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Adamant Trailer

This is the script to go with the pseudo trailer I made, a teaser for Adamant's "origin movie.". Since it's just for this campaign, it's not as polished as something I'd do for wider distribution, so bear that in mind :-). Also, some things got changed in the editing process, so this doesn't exactly match the video.

(Note: I know that screenplay aren't supposed to have shot descriptions in them, but since this is really to give a reader an idea what the trailer would look like instead of to hand to someone to film, I went ahead and included some.)

       LAB INTRO

          EXT. UC BERKLEY - DAY

          Long overhead shot of the Le Conte Hall (the Physics
          department) and Sather Tower (the Campanile).

          INT. BANNER'S LAB

          BRUCE and JEN are seated on opposite sides of his desk.
          Bruce is smiling.

                              BRUCE
                    Congratulations, Jen. You're
                    cleared.
                         (Slides a manila folder across
                         the desk)
                    Take a look.

          Jen at opens the folder, then looks up, stunned.

                              JEN
                    The Super-Soldier Project?

                              SLOW PAN FROM DOCUMENTS TO LAB EQUIPMENT

                              BRUCE (V.O.)
                    My theory is that Dr. Erskine's
                    Vita-Rays were actually specific
                    gamma frequencies.

                                                              FADE TO:

          PAN ACROSS SIDE-BY-SIDE PHOTOS OF STEVE ROGERS, FIRST IN HIS
          "LAB RAT" OUTFIT, SECOND IN FULL FIELD-CAPTAIN AMERICA KIT
          W/SHIELD

                              BRUCE (V.O.)
                    It only worked once.

                                                              FADE TO:
          OMINOUS HEAD SHOT PHOTO OF THE RED SKULL

                              BRUCE (V.O.)
                         (uncertain)
                    Well, it only -- _really_ --
                    worked once...

                                                               CUT TO:

       ACTION TEASE - HYDRA AT STAN'S

          EXT. STAN'S PLACE - NIGHT:

          One Hydra goon flies out of the window with a Wilhelm
          Scream, followed by two more.

                                                               CUT TO:

       LAB CONFRONTATION

          General ROSS glaring menacingly at Bruce, Ross' daughter
          BETTY at Bruce's side; Jen & other lab assistants in the
          background

                              BRUCE
                    We're not _ready_ for human
                    trials!

                              ROSS
                         (calmly menacing)
                    If you won't do it, Banner, I can
                    find a dozen more who will.

                                                                CUT TO:

          FULL SHOT OF LAB, DR. ROSS RUNNING AFTER GEN. ROSS WHILE
          BANNER TURNS TO HIS EQUIPMENT

                              BETTY
                    Don't do this, Dad! You have no
                    idea what could come out of there!

                                                               CUT TO:

       JEN'S DECISION

          INT. BANNER'S LAB PRE-TRANSFORMATION, MEDIUM SHOT, OVER
          BRUCE'S SHOULDER, LOOKING AT HIS OWN DATA, PREPARING TO USE
          HIMSELF AS A SUBJECT

                              JEN
                    Doctor Banner?

          STREAK-PAN TO: FULL SHOT OF JEN FROM BANNER'S PERSPECTIVE,
          LOOKING HORRIFIED

                              JEN
                    You can't do this!

                              BRUCE
                    I _have_ to do this. I won't risk
                    anyone else.

          PAN AND ZOOM IN:

          Close-up of Jen going from horrified to determined

                              JEN
                    Then you can't do it alone.

          MONTAGE: BRUCE AND JEN SETTING UP THE EXPERIMENT; GOING OVER
          DATA; JEN, ALONE, LOOKING AT HER OWN PROFILE

                              JEN (V.O.)
                    You need someone else here.

      TRANSFORMATION

          Full Shot of Bruce under a console and Jen on a keyboard.
          Jen looks down, then walks at almost a run to the test
          chamber.

          Medium Shot of Jen closing and locking the security door.

          Full Shot of Jen inside the chamber, through the window,
          from behind Bruce in medium-shot foreground

                              JEN
                    You're too valuable, Doctor.

          Bruce pounds on the window. There's an impenetrable-sounding
          thud of fist on thick plastic. Jen continues to prepare,
          nervous but methodical and determined.

                              BRUCE
                    Jen!

          Close-up of Jen in the chair, the green lasers tracking
          together towards the center of her forehead

          BLACK SCREEN: SOUND OF SINGLE HEARTBEAT

          FLASH-CUT TO: FULL SHOT OF LAB, BRUCE AND BETTY LOOKING INTO
          THE WINDOW IN SHOCK AS THE LIGHTS DIM

          BLACK SCREEN: SOUND OF SINGLE HEARTBEAT

          FLASH-CUT TO: CLOSE-UP OF A SILVER-GRAY FIST SMASHING A
          HIGH-TECH DEVICE

          BLACK SCREEN: SOUND OF SINGLE HEARTBEAT

          FLASH-CUT TO: MEDIUM SHOT OF BRUCE AND BETTY FROM BEHIND,
          SLOWLY BACKING AWAY AS THE SMOKE-FILLED TEST CHAMBER
          SHUDDERS, THEN THE BACK OF THE CHAIR FLIES THROUGH THE
          WINDOW AND INTO THE CAMERA, CUT TO BLACK--

          BLACK SCREEN: SOUND OF SINGLE HEARTBEAT

       JEN WAKING UP

          JEN WAKES UP ON A COT IN A SMALL, OBVIOUSLY IMPROMPTU LAB,
          SITTING UP AND HOLDING HER HEAD

                              BETTY (V.O.)
                    Jen!

                              JEN
                         (groans)
                    What happened?

       ARREST

          EXT. CAMPUS - DAY

          Several Military vehicles drive onto the Campanile Esplanade

                              ROSS (V.O.)
                    You are under arrest.

       ABOMINATION TEASE

          EXT. WOODLANDS NEAR CAMPUS - NIGHT

          Long Shot, of Adamant leaping over trees

          EXT. GRASSY HILL - NIGHT

          Proto-Quinjet slowing to hover over a grassy hill
          Cut to black:

                              CRAWFORD (V.O.)
                    Bruce, I need your help.

       EXPLANATIONS

          INT. BANNER'S LAB (partly restored from damage)

          Full Shot, Bruce sitting, Betty at a chalkboard, Jen
          standing by a window

                              BETTY
                    We've never seen anything even
                     _close_...

          INT. MICROSCOPE

          Electrified red cells turning silver-gray; sounds of
          cracking glass

                              BETTY (V.O.)
                    ...to this sort of cellular
                    activity.

          INT. BANNER'S LAB

          Close-up of Bruce looking guilt-ridden

                              BETTY (V.O.)
                    That you survived an event like
                    this...

          EXT. CAMPUS - DAY

          Long Shot of Jen on the edge of campus, looking thoughtfully
          into the distance

                              BETTY (V.O.)
                    ...it's beyond my comprehension.

       MORE ACTION

          MONTAGE: Standard military units and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents
          mobilizing in separate flashes

                              ROSS (V.O.)
                    As far as I'm concerned, that
                    woman's whole body is property of
                    the U.S. Army.

          MONTAGE: Action medley: Adamant throwing Hydra goons at
          Stan's, Jen ducking into an alcove in the lab, Adamant
          easily smashing cars in a junkyard.

          Over-the-shoulder shot of Adamant staring at her silvery
          fist, bits of car still falling away from her knuckles

                              CRAWFORD (V.O.)
                    I know you did something incredible
                    here, Bruce.

       INTRO CRAWFORD

          INT. BANNER'S LAB

          Full Shot, Crawford in a wheelchair looking up imploringly
          at Banner

                              BRUCE
                    Sir, you have no idea how dangerous
                    this could be.

          INT. CRAWFORD'S LAB

          Medium Shot of Crawford in his Frankenstein's lab version of
          the Gamma Test Chamber

                              CRAWFORD (V.O.)
                    I'm DYING, Bruce! What's more
                    dangerous than that?!

       JEN'S OTHER DECISION

          EXT. NEAR HILL - NIGHT

          Close-up of Jen, looking worried but determined

                              JEN
                    I have to stop him.

          Long Shot of the hill, a green figure bursting from its peak

       ACTION CLIMAX TEASE AND TITLES

          EXT. CONSTRUCTION SITE - NIGHT

          Bird's Eye Shot of Adamant and Abomination pounding at each
          other, from news helicopter's perspective

                              JEN (V.O.)
                    I'm the only one who can.

          TITLE CARD (SLOWLY-RETREATING TEXT): TO STOP AN ABOMINATION

          Long Shot of Abomination throwing an I-Beam at a news
          helicopter

          TITLE CARD (SLOWLY-RETREATING TEXT): WE NEED SOMEONE

          Full Shot of Adamant in the air, catching the I-Beam right
          in front of the news chopper just before it gets hit

          TITLE CARD (SLOWLY-RETREATING TEXT): INVINCIBLE

          Long Shot of Adamant and Abomination leaping at each other,
          fists ready to swing, music reaching crescendo

          TITLE CARD: THE INVINCIBLE ADAMANT