This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs

by C. W. Neill

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Shares humorous introductory scenes for unfinished screenplays, including scenes inspired by blockbuster films and television shows.

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INT. I DON'T KNOW, AN APARTMENT?

DAVE sits on the couch or whatever. Maybe he's standing, it doesn't matter.

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EXT. WAREHOUSE

Anywhere from twenty to twenty­-five​ GUYS are involved in a gunfight. Some of the guys are GOOD GUYS, some of them are BAD GUYS, and one of them is AGENT JOHN MACKEY (good guy).

Mackey's a great shot, so he's just taking out Bad Guys one by one.

He shoots BAD GUY #7, but he doesn't die right away.

BAD GUY #7

If I'm going down, you're going down with me,

Mackey!

He pushes a red button on a DETONATOR and the whole place blows up in flames. But not before Mackey and the remaining Good Guys get out just in time.

AGENT JOHN MACKEY

Who wants tacos?

Stupid question. Everybody does.

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INT. LOCKER ROOM

A bunch of SPORTS GUYS are hootin' and hollerin' because they just won the big game.

COACH enters and blows his WHISTLE. The guys hush up real quick.

They don't know what he's gonna say.

COACH

Cool sports, men. Very cool sports.

The guys all go back to celebrating, but now they're including Coach and everyone's really enjoying themselves.

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EXT. FIELD

There's a bunch of TREES. Right now I'm picturing SEQUOIA TREES. But depending on what kind of location we're able to get once production starts, that can change. Just know that sequoia trees are preferred.

A TYRANNOSAURUS REX shows up and he is pissed.

NOTE: This movie will require dinosaurs.

From This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs by C.W. Neill. Copyright 2014 by C.W. Neill. Excerpted by permission of Penguin Group USA.