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FADE IN:

EXT. BEACH FRONT - DAWN

The grey sky fills with maroon, pinks, purples. Church bells
in the distance awaken the kaleidoscopic sun; its rays dance
on the ocean's canvas.

Thunder roars, lightning strikes from the core of the sun
energizing the rays' performance.

Same moment, life-filled wings sprout from the center of the
sun pulling a spirit bridge; the wind howls.

An angel, NAZARETH, poises over the moving bridge in the
center of the sun. From behind him, doves, blazing with
fire, fly forth escorting him just beyond the edge of the
bridge.

HOLY SPIRIT (V.O.)
Go Nazareth. Complete your mission.

The doves circulate around him; he settles back into his life
filled wings, arms out-spread and focused straight ahead; his
feet dangle mid-air; the earth thousands of miles below.

The doves fly towards screen and beyond, leaving Nazareth;
the sun becomes normal and the bridge disappears.

Looking down, Nazareth clumsily free-falls and flips, not
having control of his new wings. Fast music.

NAZARETH
Ahhhhhhhhhhh...

He swims through the air, gains control; he somersaults
playfully down.

The sky transposes into back to back infinite mirrors. He
cradles his wings, bowling balls straight for camera.

NAZARETH (cont'd)
Here I come.

INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

ZYRA, late 20's male, long dark hair, sleeps in king size
water bed next to his wife under Black/white leopard sheets.

Nazareth dives from the ceiling mirror into Zyra. He jumps
up, looks at the clock, "4;44am".

ZYRA
Cool dream.

His head slams back down onto the feather pillow.

DREAM SEQUENCE- We travel through the infinite mirrors.
Music continues. We enter onto a moving black Harley
Davidson.

BIKER POV - TRAVELING FAST

Takes a sharp turn on the winding road; an on-coming car
serves out of its way laying on its horn - HONK. The biker
pops a wheely, flips him off while increasing acceleration.

CUT TO:

OCEAN BOTTOM - SOOTHING MUSIC

School of exotic fish swim by. Plant life, coral reefs
breathe beneath the surface. Calmness underwater.

A large dark presence is felt in the distance.

CUT BACK TO:

SKY - SAME MOMENT - SAME MUSIC

Nazareth, wings out-spread, spirals down above the ocean.
Chirping, he communicates to the dove on his pointer finger;
the dove flies away.

OCEAN BOTTOM - SAME MOMENT

A huge white slimy beast swims past camera. All life
surrounding its path quickly scatters. Music intensifies.

BEAST POV: through dark oval eyes, swims towards the ocean
surface, watching Nazareth above water.

ABOVE OCEAN - SAME MOMENT

Nazareth POV: looking down, the back of a white DRAGON-WHALE
rises just below surface.

Water shoots up from its back. Nazareth's foot touches down
on the top of the shooting water.

CUT TO:

MOVING BIKER POV: the dove flies at us, dropping down from
the wheely into a ditch in the road.

The dove hovers over the biker as it flips into an on-coming
car. CRASH!

The biker SMASHES into the car windshield, the glass CRACKS;
The bike flips over the car, smashing onto the ground rolling
to a stop.

The car slams on its brakes. The biker thrown from the hood,
rolls through the air, and lands on the ground motionless.

The skidding tires STOP inches from crushing his helmet.

CUT TO:

OCEAN - MOMENTS LATER

Nazareth, trying to keep his balance, surfs Dragon-Whale.
The wind, shooting mist press against his face.

NAZARETH
(sees the crash through the
dove's eyes)
NOOOOO....
(screaming at heaven)
I had more time!

Water shoots up from Dragon-Whale's back in between
Nazareth's legs.

NAZARETH
AUUUGGGHHH....

Puking into the water, he is forced back. Finally, he gains
composure mid-air and charges the beast.

Dragon-Whale's white tiger head with black alien eyes RISES.
Its long neck spins its head 180 degrees. Its dragon wings
slow itself down, ROAR.

Nazareth stops mid-air inches from the beast's mouth. The
tiger head stares him dead in the face.

Nazareth's POV: The white tiger head exposes its canine
teeth, green serpentine tongue which slams against camera, a
blow to Nazareth's head.

TIGER HEAD
(Satanic voice)
Have a safe flight asshole!

Dragon-Whale lifts its tail from the water; SLAMS it against
Nazareth, bat to ball, forcing him back a hundred yards.

Nazareth skids to a stop on shore.

CUT TO:

CAR ACCIDENT - MOMENTS LATER

The back tire of the smashed Harley spins awkwardly; the
California license plate, barely hangs on reads, "ZYRA".

An Asian woman, mid 50's, gets out of her car, runs over to
Zyra.

A black Mercedes pulls up. A mid 40's African American male,
BABEL, dressed to kill in white suite, calmly walks over to
Zyra.

BABEL
(to woman)
Don't touch him!

Babel kicks Zyra in the helmet.

The dove dives down presses against Babel's face. Babel
grabs the dove, bites off its head, spits it out and throws
it down.

The woman backs away.

WOMAN
(terrified)
Who are you?

BABEL
Better worry about your own kid.

The woman turns, her bloody child smashed against the inside
of the windshield.

WOMAN
(reality hits)
NOOOOOO....

She runs back to the car.

Zyra takes off his helmet; his blurry vision becomes clear.
Babel smiles showing his blood stained gold teeth.

ZYRA
What do you want?!

BABEL
You're my bitch Z and I'm going to teach
you to bark.

The woman cries in the background.

WOMAN
God help me!

Zyra grabs his helmet, slams it down on Babel's head, takes
off running, disappearing into the forest.

BABEL
You're mine Zyra.

Blood pours down Babel's head; it miraculously heals; he
gets into his Mercedes, drives away.

The Asian woman cries over her dead child.

ASIAN WOMAN
Faith...

FEMALE (V.O.)
God loved the world so much that He gave
His only begotten Son.

ASIAN WOMAN
(faded)
No o o o...

FADE TO:

INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

Sunlight streaks the room through mirror blinds. Reflected in
the blinds, DEZERAE, Zyra's wife sitting up in bed, closes
the bible.

DEZERAE
And what do we do? We kill His only Son.

The alarm clock turns 7:00 am. BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. She puts
the bible on the night stand, accidently pushing off the
framed wedding picture. The glass cracks.

DEZERAE
Damn, Zyra, get up.

She leans over Zyra, turns off alarm, picks up broken frame.

DREAM SEQUENCE - Zyra, in black leather, runs through the
forest, stops, grabs his side to catch his breath.

DEZERAE (V.O.)
(whispered)
Zyra, get up.

Zyra looks around.

ZYRA
(under his breath)
I'm coming.

The background transposes into infinite mirrors; Zyra dives
through.

INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

Zyra's soul dives into his body from the mirror ceiling. He
sits up rapidly breathing heavily. He opens his hazel eyes,
in his pupils, "The Holy Bible", opened to Revelations 1:3,
surrounded in flames. Roll credits over...

HOLY SPIRIT (V.O.)
(Scripture)
"Blessed is he that readith, and they
that hear the words of this prophecy, and
keep those things which are written
therein: for the time is at hand."

The "Holy Bible" slams shut! - BOOM - Branded on the antique
brown leather cover, "Wings of Flesh". Title. Flames engulf
the screen.

DREAM SEQUENCE - BEACH - MOMENTS LATER

The sun drowns out Nazareth laying in the sand. Disheveled,
he sits up, looks out at the ocean.

The tiger head, white wings and tail protrude up from
movement filled water.

TIGER HEAD
(to Nazareth)
I am your god. You will have no other
gods before me.

DRAGON-WHALE turns itself around, shoots water from its back,
dives into the sea.

Nazareth rises.

NAZARETH
(Screams)
Blasphemer!!!

CUT TO:

INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

Dezerae is in the shower. Shampoo glides down her body and
into the drain. Zyra turns in his sleep and puts the pillow
over his head.

DEZERAE O.S.
Are you up yet? We're going to be late
to set if you don't get up.

Her voice fades as we enter into Zyra's dream.

DREAM SEQUENCE - FOREST - RAINING

Zyra tries to run. His legs are heavy. The mud swallows his
feet; he can't move.

A young boy peaks out from behind a tree. Instantly, he tugs
on the back of Zyra's vest.

BOY
Hey mister, you that fallen angel
everyone's talking about?

Zyra turns to look.

BOY
It's him...get'em...KILL'EM!

The boy, morphs into demon, bites a chunk of meat from Zyra's
leg.

ZYRA
(screams)
Auugh...Get OFF Me!

Zyra reaches down, grabs the demon by his feet. Multi
cultural children step out from behind the surrounding
trees. Zyra lifts the demon above his head.

ZYRA
Die...DEMON!!!

SLAMS him down repeatedly onto the ground.

ZYRA
Die die die.

Brains blue, green and black blood splatter onto the
children; the children morph into demons.

Zyra THROWS the dead demon at the others, opens an escape;
the demon's body decomposes; steam rises; its black spirit
descends.

The child demons pay homage, then instantly charge Zyra,
forming a dome over him with their dark wings. Weird sounds.

OCEAN BOTTOM - CONTINUOUS

The black spirit summoned down through the earth, under-water
to Dragon-Whale.

Dragon-Whale POV: ROARS with fury, slams its tail SPLITTING
the ocean bottom exposing the center of the earth, the lake
of fire.

Dragon-Whale swings its tail forcing the black spirit into
the lake of fire. Tortured souls ravenously attack.

INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

Zyra jumps out of bed.

ZYRA
(shaking off the vision)
Holy shit...I'm up, I'm up!

Dezerae stands in the bathroom doorway wrapped in a towel
brushing her teeth shaking her head.

DEZERAE
Why are you limping?

Zyra limps past her.

ZYRA
I don't know.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. STUDIO - MORNING

MIDGET actor outside with PRODUCTION ASSISTANT having smoke.

FIRST A.D.
(over walkie)
Back to one.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
They want you back in there.

The midget stamps out smoke and enters the studio.

INT. CHAPEL, MOVIE SET - "BUG BOY" - BEGINNING OF SCENE

Small red chapel illuminates from religious stained glass
crosses.

The midget walks backwards, dressed in black tails and red
top hat, holding a basket of black and red rose pedals. He
throws them into the air.

MIDGET
(singing)
Here comes the bride all dressed in
white...Da dant da da dant da da dant da
da...

In slow motion, the pedals land on the white roll out carpet,
turn to bugs and skitter away.

Blue Doc Martins, a shredded wedding dress and a vale covers
the bride walking down the aisle holding an empty glass
terrarium.

At the foot of the altar, 3 skeleton painted faces in black
velvet cloaks, slam a black metal skull onto the heads of
nails. BANG! BANG! BANG!

MALE V.O.
Auuuughhhhh...

Sparks fly, blood squirts; a human hand distorts. BANG!
BANG! The nail penetrates deeper through the hands, the feet
into black wood. BANG! BANG! BANG!

Demonic laughter.

The midget approaches, stops at the foot of the altar, BANG!
Blood strikes his face.

MIDGET
(wiping it off)
Damn you.

The bride stops, stands erect waiting patiently.

The skeletons, each a different color, lift the cross. Zyra,
diaper wearing "Bug Boy", part bug, part boy, squirms and
grunts nailed to the cross. It slams down into the hole,
stands erect.

The midget puts down the basket, picks up the book, turns
profile in between Bug Boy and the Bride. The skeletons
gather behind and in front of midget.

MIDGET
We are gathered here today to unite our
new species to our bride.

Red skeleton presses crown of bob-wire on Bug Boy's head.
Blood lands on the book. Midget wipes it off.

Blue skeleton lifts vale exposing Dezerae, bleached out face,
blue hair, blue eyes.

Dezerae squats down, puts the terrarium under Bug Boy's feet,
kisses his pregnant stomach.

Blood drips into the terrarium; Midget throws rose pedals
in, they feather down, blood catches one forcing it faster.

CUT TO:

INT. SHOPPING MALL - SAME MOMENT

Two OLD LADIES walk rapidly along the shops following every
turn. One carries a book.

Two PUNK KIDS, blue spiked hair wears "ZYRA" T-shirt. The
other, orange Mohawk wears "Bug Boy" T-shirt. They walk out
of the record store new C.D.'s.

PUNK KID 2
(orange Mohawk)
This shit's gonna be awesome.

He rips open the plastic to "Bug Boy" sound-track.

PUNK KID 1
(blue spike)
This shit's gonna rock.

He rips open the plastic to "Zyra". The cover, sun bleeds
down over Zyra and band members in desert blood bath.

SMASH - Blue hair punk hits ground. Old lady 1 hits ground.
Punk kid gets up.

PUNK KID
Watch it bitch!

They take off running. The record store MANAGER, lends his
hand, the old lady gets up. In the background window, a life
size Bug Boy.

MANAGER
Are you OK ma'am?

OLD LADY 1
These damn kids think they rule the
world.

A short Italian woman, ELIZABETH, a bit over weight, carries
a bag, bends down, picks up book off the floor. On the
cover, "ZYRA" riding his bike.

ELIZABETH
Excuse me, ma'am.

The old ladies turns.

OLD LADY 1
Yes.

ELIZABETH
I believe you dropped this.
(handing her the book)
How do you like it?

OLD LADY 1
It's the best book I ever read.

ELIZABETH
Good. I can't wait.
(pulls out same book from bag)
This was the only time I had, otherwise I
would have bought it sooner.

MANAGER
Is that the same dude as "Bug Boy"?

ELIZABETH
Yes.

MANAGER
The movie's not out yet, right?

ELIZABETH
March 2nd.

MANAGER
Everybody is "Bug Boy" crazy these days.
Kids walk in here all the time doing the
bug. I even saw a father doing it to his
little girl.

OLD LADY 1
It's on trailers for movies and
commercials during soaps. I don't get
it, but it looks interesting.

Elizabeth walks away.

ELIZABETH
Bye.

In background, kids do the bug in front of book store window,
a poster of "ZYRA" reads "Now Available".

CUT BACK TO:

INT. MOVIE SET - "BUG BOY" - SAME MOMENT

Bug Boy, crucified on the cross.

BUG BOY
"Forgive them Father for they know not
what they do."

Dezerae, on her knees in front of the cross. The terrarium
separates the two.

DEZERAE
(looking up at Bug Boy)
Praying for our forgiveness. Giving birth
to a new species, human bugs. You're not
evil, only natural.

A whip strikes his pregnant stomach, flesh tears open.
Movement and baby cries from within.

Wait a beat.

MALE (O.S.)
And Cut!

On monitor, same image. A bald male, CHRISTOPHER STING, sits
in director's chair, mesmerized.

DIRECTOR
Insane! Spookier than Marilyn Manson.
Banned by blockbuster.

Crew laughs. First AD stands next to the director.

FIRST A.D.
Alright, check the gates.

The camera assistant checks.

CAMERA ASSISTANT
It's good!

FIRST A.D.
It's a wrap everybody. Listen, same time
tomorrow. Don't forget to grab your call
sheets.

CAMERA ASSISTANT
(to Zyra)
I saw the preview for this film. When's
the release?

The First A.D. helps Zyra get down.

ZYRA
March 2nd, my birthday.

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Doesn't give you much time.

The camera assistant dissembles the camera.

ZYRA
They just have to throw in the pick-up
shots, dude. We'll be done shooting
tomorrow.

Zyra takes off his pregnant pouch, gives it to First A.D..

FIRST A.D.
Thanks.

First A.D. walks away.

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Media's hyping it up as your most
"controversial yet".

ZYRA
That's what sells tickets. Gives them
something to complain about.

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Yeah I guess you're right.

Dezerae walks off set. Zyra screams after her.

ZYRA
Baby, hold on.

Dezerae turns around.

DEZERAE
Don't touch me, you're all bloody.

ZYRA
Listen to you, little miss goth smurf as
your husband gets nailed to the cross.

DEZERAE
I'm starving. Let's get out of here.

ZYRA
Sushi or McDonald's?

DEZERAE
McDonald's.

FADE TO:

EXT. SUSHI RESTAURANT - MOMENTS LATER - NIGHT

Neon sign, a blue dolphin under "Sushi Blue".

Zyra and Dezerae pull up on black Harley Davidson. The VALET
takes the helmets, gives Zyra a ticket.

ZYRA
(slipping valet a ten)
Take care of her.

Zyra puts arm around Dezerae, opens the door; they enter.

INT. SUSHI BLUE - CONTINUOUS

A fancy Japanese fisherman's wharf. Live jazz on deck
overlooks ocean. The HOSTESS, early 20's fine Japanese
woman, greets them.

HOSTESS
How many will it be, two?

ZYRA
We have reservations for three under
Zyra.

HOSTESS
Oh yes, your third party is here.
(crossing them off the list)
Follow me.

ZYRA
Thank you.

They follow.

DEZERAE
Third Party?

ZYRA
I invited Dr. Moppet.

DEZERAE
Why?

ZYRA
Because of those dreams. They're driving
me crazy. Moppet said he wasn't busy and
he'd meet us for dinner.

DEZERAE
I just wish you would've told me.

ZYRA
Sorry.

They reach the table. DR. MOPPET, late 40's, dressed in
yellow suite, Hawaiian shirt, thick black glasses, puts down
red wine glass, greets them.

DR. MOPPET
Look at the beautiful couple. You make
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson look like,
or is it Heather? Anyway, you look great.
Please have a seat. I got the best
Merlot in the house.

DEZERAE
I hate Merlot.

DR. MOPPET
Who likes Merlot?

Dr. Moppet hands glass to hostess.

DR. MOPPET (cont'd)
Get rid of this. We'll have your
best...?

DEZERAE
Beaujolais.

DR. MOPPET
Beaujolais?

HOSTESS
I'm not your servant. I get paid to look
cute.

DR. MOPPET
Please Zyra, Dezerae have a seat.

HOSTESS
I'll send your waiter over.

The hostess walks away. Zyra pulls out chair for Dezerae,
they sit.

ZYRA
Doc, I'm having crazy dreams again. I
don't know what they mean?

DR. MOPPET
You mentioned that to me over the phone.

ZYRA
I feel lost. I'm being chased. I can't
figure it out.

DEZERAE
It's Revelations unfolding.

DR. MOPPET
You read the bible, Zyra?

ZYRA
Nah, I don't believe in that shit.
Dezerae's a freak about it. I believe
people need to believe in something
greater than themselves. The Bible fills
fantasy in Dezerae's mind.

DEZERAE
It's not fantasy, it's truth.

DR. MOPPET
What's truth?

DEZERAE
(to Zyra)
You're blinded by your own ego-centric
stupidity.

ZYRA
See what I put up with Doc. In my
dreams, a beast tells an angel, "I am
your god, you will have no other gods
before me." The angel screams,
"BLASPHEMER".

In background, tray of drinks land on couple's lap. They walk
cussing, the waiter's left apologizing. People turn to look.

ZYRA
(turns)
What's their problem?

DR. MOPPET
(excusing Zyra)
He's an actor.

Zyra's waiter walks cautiously to table.

WAITER
Are you ready to order? I'm Chung Ho. I
will be your waiter.

DEZERAE
We're going to split the California roll,
rainbow roll, fresh water eel, spicy tuna
roll and fried vegetables.

WAITER
And for you, sir?

DR. MOPPET
California and rainbow please.
(to Zyra)
Do you want Saki?

ZYRA
Yes, a large one.

DR. MOPPET
Make that two please.

ZYRA
Hey Chung, my wife will have a glass of
Beaujolais.

WAITER
No Beaujolais, only Merlot.

DEZERAE
I hate Merlot. Chardonnay please.

WAITER
I'll be right back with your drinks.

ZYRA
Doc, you know what I forgot to tell you.
A child was killed in my dream. His name
was Faith.

DR. MOPPET
How do you know?

ZYRA
(flashback of dream)
The mother cried like a baby.

DR. MOPPET
Zyra, Dezerae may be on to something.
Let's say for arguments sake, this beast
is Lucifer. Evil takes on many forms.

DEZERAE
I think you are onto something, Doc.

DR. MOPPET
In Revelations, Satan takes form of a
dragon and beast, possibly man.

ZYRA
Are you my bible teacher or Psychiatrist?
Damn Dez, no wonder why you set me up
with him.

DR. MOPPET
Give me a second, he's showing you faith
is dead, find your faith and fight back.

ZYRA
Look at you, you're fucking crazy, man.

DR. MOPPET
This is very interesting.

ZYRA
I'm so glad my life makes your life
interesting. Let's get out of here, Dez,
this shit's a mistake.

Zyra throws down a fifty and walks out. Dezerae follows.

DEZERAE
(to Dr. Moppet)
Sorry.

EXT. NIGHT - QUARTER MOON - PCH - MOMENTS LATER

Zyra and Dezerae ride Harley.

INT. ZYRA AND DEZERAE'S HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER

Bike turns off. Through living room glass wall, the quarter
moon, starry night illuminates gothic/angelic atmosphere.
The door unlocks.

DEZERAE V.O.
I'm exhausted. We'll love tomorrow
night.

They walk in.

ZYRA
Fine.

DEZERAE
You should give him a second chance.

ZYRA
Why do you do that to me?

DEZERAE
You called him.

ZYRA
I didn't know he was a religious doctor.

DEZERAE
Just because he's intelligent and can
carry on a conversation even about
spiritual healing...

ZYRA
Is that what you call it?

DEZERAE
I'm going to read myself to sleep. We
have to get up early.

ZYRA
All you ever do is read the bible.
What's your problem?

DEZERAE
Why does that bother you? I enjoy it.

ZYRA
I don't know. It just does.

Dezerae puts her purse down. Zyra walks into bedroom.

DEZERAE
Do you want wine? I'm having some.

ZYRA V.O.
Please.

Dezerae walks to bar, pours two glasses of red wine.

INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

Zyra under sheets reaches over sets alarm. Dezerae walks in,
hands him glass.

ZYRA
Thanks baby. I'm sorry.

He downs it, puts glass on night-stand.

DEZERAE
Slow down killer.

She undresses, hops into bed, grabs bible from night stand,
starts to read. Zyra falls asleep to moving water bed.

DREAM SEQUENCE- UNDERWATER

DRAGON-WHALE swims, gulps down school of exotic fish.

EXT. BEACH - SAME MOMENT

Nazareth on his knees prays.

NAZARETH
Lord, I failed. Forgive me. Lead me on
the right path, so your will may be done.
Amen.

He stands up. Church bells ring. Wings sprout from sun's
core; spirit bridge extends further. Breeze increases
across water front. Waves grow. An eerie presence is felt.

DRAGON-WHALE shoots straight up from ocean. Its serpentine
neck and tail move, its wings lift him higher, its gills
flare as it spins mid-air.

Nazareth witnesses from shore.

NAZARETH
What the hell?!

Its wings fully extend, its tail curls underneath its body,
its six bear claw feet spread, tiger head GROWLS; force from
the center of the earth accompanies its breath ending inches
from the wings at the end of the bridge. (Spiritual battle.)
After reaching its peak, it dives, wings gear its descent.

NAZARETH
Help me Lord!

Dragon-Whale enters water, creates tidal wave, swarm of bees
rise in tower formation, water crashes down onto Nazareth
forces him to knees.

The bridge further extends, sun closes, bridge disappears.

Water calms. Day turns to dusk. Sun becomes black. Moon
becomes blood.

Tower of bees illuminate, Babel, in white suite with bees
under his palms allow him to walk on water away from the
tower. He approaches the soaking wet Nazareth.

NAZARETH
Quite an introduction.

BABEL
You've seen nothing yet. I will have
Zyra. He deserves me.

NAZARETH
He's protected.

BABEL
His faith is dead.

NAZARETH
However, Dezerae's faith is not. They are
one under God.

BABEL
He is mine.

Babel disappears. The bees disappear. Nazareth arches his
back, raises his arms and wings, thunder roars, lighting
strikes Nazareth from the sun. He becomes one with this
energy.

CUT TO:

EXT. FOREST - STORM - SAME MOMENT

Lightning bolt, Nazareth, strikes demons surrounding Zyra.
They fly through the air, the bolt enters Zyra.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
Run.

Zyra, energized, runs.

ZYRA
(Cries out in pain)
What's happening to me?

He rips off black leather vest, CRACK-CRACK-CRACK in his
upper back. His skin deforms, shaping numbs forming wings
under flesh. He falls to his knees, grabs wet earth,
clenches his teeth.

ZYRA
AAAUUUGGGHHH!!!

The pain subsides. His wings of flesh, fully grown. Zyra
hovers above ground, glides through swampy forest.

Babel, in distance, releases little demons that once
surrounded Zyra.

Zyra pulls forth energy from within, turns, expels it through
his finger tips. The little demons, ZAPPED back.

ZYRA
Suckers...

CUT TO:

INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

Dezerae closes her bible, looks over at Zyra in same
position, his elbows in, his fingers raised, distorted, an
evil encompasses his face.

ZYRA
...suckers.

CUT BACK TO:

DREAM SEQUENCE: FOREST - WOODEN CABIN

BABEL (V.O.)
When's the last time you saw Zyra?

WOMAN (V.O.)
Months ago.

BOOM-BOOM-BOOM- Gabriel, a stoner, Zyra's younger brother
looks through eye hole POV: It's Zyra, impatient, wings
disappear into back.

ZYRA
Gabe let me in.

GABRIEL
Holy Shit! I need to quit doing drugs

Gabriel opens door.

GABRIEL
Let me see your back!

WOMAN (O.S.)
Gabe, who's there?

Zyra, no shirt, looks crazed, enters soaking wet. Rain pours
in background. Elizabeth, their mother, enters. We never
her face.

ELIZABETH
Zyra!? Are you alright?

ZYRA
I'm Fine!

Elizabeth hugs him.

ELIZABETH
(to Gabriel)
Get your brother a towel. A Detective
Babel is here looking for you.

ZYRA
I don't know a Babel.

The phone rings. Elizabeth grabs for it.

ELIZABETH
It may be your father.

Gabriel hands Zyra towel.

ZYRA
Dad's dead! What's she talking about?

GABRIEL
She's crazy since you left.

BABEL (O.S.)
Zyra.

Zyra looks at Gabriel.

GABRIEL
He's cool.

Zyra cautiously enters dinning area.

BABEL
(putting out his hand)
I'm Detective Babel.

Zyra doesn't take it.

ZYRA
You look familiar.

GABRIEL
Damn Zyra! He's a cop. Shake his hand.

BABEL
Some want you dead, Zyra. I'm here to
protect you.

A look of recognition strikes his eye.

Elizabeth hangs up phone, walks into dinning area.

ELIZABETH
That was the strangest call.

Babel pulls gun from his coat. Elizabeth screams.

BABEL
(aiming at Zyra)
Watch scripture come alive. Proverb 2
Peter 22. "The dog is turned to his own
vomit again; and the sow that was washed
to her wallowing in the mire."

BANG! - Gabriel goes down.

ELIZABETH
NOOOO...

Blood splatters over her. She drops to her knees, cradles
Gabriel's body.

Zyra dives for Babel's neck, his hands tighten, Babel
disembodies into dust, Zyra hits the ground.

Alarm clock goes off- BEEP

SAME MOMENT: Front door kicks open.

Alarm Clock- BEEP

Young punk demon, blue spiked hair, standing in door way,
levels a red laser gun on Zyra's forehead.

PUNK DEMON
You're no different than us!

Alarm Clock- BEEP

Zyra, exhausted, falls to his knees.

CUT BACK TO:

INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

Zyra barely opens his eyes, his pov: a black ghost stands at
foot of bed. He prays fast.

ZYRA
"Our Father Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed
be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will
be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Dezerae wakes up.

ZYRA (cont'd)
Give us this day, our daily bread and
forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those whom trespass against us, and lead
us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. Amen."

The black ghost disappears. Zyra's frightened.

ZYRA
I haven't prayed since I was a little
boy.

DEZERAE
What happened?

ZYRA
You ever have a dream so real, even after
you wake up, you're in it?

DEZERAE
Yes.

ZYRA
I'm going crazy. Babel stood at the foot
of our bed manifested from my dream.

DEZERAE
We better get up. We're going to be
late.

ZYRA
You don't believe me.

DEZERAE
Who's Babel? I don't know what to
believe.

Dezerae rolls out of bed.

ZYRA
GOD!!!

Dezerae walks into bathroom. Zyra lays back down, throws
sheet over his head.

ZYRA
I don't want to give birth today!

INT. MOVIE SET- "BUG BOY" - MOMENTS LATER

Same set. Everyone's in place.

FIRST AD
Alright, let's change camera angles.
Props, bring in the babies.

The PROP MASTER carefully carries them onto set. The camera
assistant works on camera. The DP and Director talk about
next shot.

DP
I think if we shoot from this angle...

Bug Boy, in diaper and baby pouch, stands next to First A.D..
The MAKE-UP LADY touches up Dezerae.

FIRST AD
How are you doing, Bug?

ZYRA
Bloody. Do I have time for a smoke?

FIRST AD
Nope. Need anything else?

ZYRA
A bath!

FIRST AD
A blood bath?

First AD cracks himself up. Zyra blows him off.

FIRST A.D.
I need Dezerae.

MAKE-UP LADY (O.S.)
Look behind you, idiot.

FIRST AD
(turns around)
Oh, hi sweetie. Are you ready?

She nods. The prop master puts remote control bug babies
inside Zyra's stomach pouch. Camera and lights are set.

FIRST AD
Places. Everybody knows what to do?

Prop master exits.

ACTORS AND CREW
YES.

1ST AD
(to director)
We are ready when you are.

The Director nods his head sitting behind monitor.

FIRST DIRECTOR
Sound.

SOUND O.S.
Rolling.

FIRST A.D.
We're rolling.

On monitor, camera assistant slates camera.

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Bug Boy. Pick-up. Martini shot.

The slate falls, camera assistant exits. On monitor, Bug Boy
crucified on cross, skeletons surround him.

DIRECTOR (O.S.)
Action.

Buzzing and baby cries as bloody appendage pierces through
Bug Boy's stomach. (Cut to scene.)

Bug Boy's bloody body hangs on cross, every muscle
contracted, distorted.

Dezerae kneels at his feet, blood, guts trickle down from his
womb into terrarium.

Bug Boy's POV: looking down, part bug, part baby with his own
face crawls out of his stomach, up his chest.

DIRECTOR (O.S.)
(whispers)
Now.

The bride's hand reaches in. The bug baby skitters away, she
tries to grab it.

The skeletons chant in between lit torches.

The Bug baby skitters up onto Bug Boy's face leaving trails
of blood, guts.

The bride grabs as many babies from his womb, places them in
the terrarium. Tears swell in her eyes, she grabs the one
from his face.

DEZERAE
Look at our beautiful children.
You did very well.
(to baby)
Give daddy a kiss.

Baby Bug kisses Bug Boy on the cheek. They both have same
face. She lays it gently into terrarium.

A whip rips open his womb, she turns to skeleton.

DEZERAE
(Furious)
CAREFUL!!!

The skeleton bows his head, falls to his knees, the rest
follow. The midget laughs darkly.

Dezerae scoops the last bug baby from his gut, places it
inside terrarium. The midget grabs it from her hand.

MIDGET
Let me see.

In one motion, she grabs the baby back, slaps the midget
upside the head, knocking him over and gently places it
inside.

DEZERAE
How dare you!

Through the glass, two babies cuddle next to each other.

Bug Boy's POV: blurry vision, flames, Babel in the midst of
flames laughing.

Zyra as Bug Boy blinks. Babel still there.

Bug Boy's POV: Looking around, Babel's face on every
skeleton. This is real. He bugs out.

DIRECTOR (O.S.)
Great. More Bug More.

Zyra blinks again tries to shake image. Babel laughs harder.

BABEL
I'm not leaving. And only you know I'm
here. Ain't life grand!

BUG BOY
GO AWAY!

Director turns to SCRIPT SUPERVISOR.

DIRECTOR
(whispers)
Is that scripted?

She shakes her head no. Bug Boy, tears in his eyes, fights
for his soul on the cross. The buzz of bees fade in.

BUG BOY
What do you want from me?

BABEL
Just your soul. Poor innocent Zyra using
the image that selfish bearded man used
years ago, just to create controversy for
ticket sales.

Bees fly from the holes in Babel's body, covering Bug Boy
completely. Tears fill Zyra's eyes.

BABEL
Look at you crying like a baby as you
once did.

FLASH IMAGE: Young Zyra in Kiss make-up crying.

BUG BOY
Shut the fuck up! I'll kill you.

He tries to break free from the cross.

DIRECTOR
(to script supervisor)
This is amazing. It's like he's fighting
for his soul.

Babel opens his mouth, the bees fly back inside his body.

BABEL
Time is at hand, my friend. No one can
save you.

Babel's gone.

BUG BOY
(finishes out the scene)
Father, into Thy hands I commend my
spirit.

Bug Boy drops his head; his body falls limb. His insides
plop from his torn gut into the terrarium.

The skeletons grab the torches, place them at the foot of the
cross. Flames rise.

The bride picks up terrarium, exits. The skeletons and
midget follow leaving Bug Boy to burn.

Wait a beat.

DIRECTOR (O.S.)
And cut.

The prop master turns off the flames.

DIRECTOR
HOLY SHIT! I have never in the history
of film making seen a scene like this.
You are one messed up dude Zyra.

FIRST AD
Check the gates.

CAMERA ASSISTANT
(checking)
They're good.

FIRST A.D.
It's a wrap! Congratulations Zyra.

ZYRA
Get me down from here!

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Man, you were on fire, dude.

The First A.D. helps Zyra down. Zyra storms off set.

CAMERA ASSISTANT
I was just kidding.

Dezerae puts terrarium down, follows Zyra. He tares off
stomach pouch, throws it.

DEZERAE
(catching up)
What's wrong with you? You were amazing!

They enter his dressing room.

INT. DRESSING ROOM - CONTINUOUS

Zyra takes off diaper, throws it against wall, grabs towel
wraps it around himself, sits on bed clenches his hair and
teeth.

ZYRA
I saw him again.

DEZERAE
Who?

ZYRA
BABEL, Satan. Whatever the hell you want
to call him.

DEZERAE
From your dreams?

ZYRA
Yes Dez, from my dreams.
(shakes off the feeling)
God, I was covered in bees. What's wrong
with me?

DEZERAE
It sounds like you're tripping on acid
again.

ZYRA
I'm not high!
(tears swell)
I gotta get outta here. I'm going crazy!

From his pants, he pulls out joint, lighter and lights up.

DEZERAE
I thought you weren't high.

ZYRA
I wasn't, but I am now.
(taking a hit)
Want some?

DEZERAE
No. You know I quit.

She leaves. He puts on his pants, finishes the joint. The
Harley Revs up.

CUT TO:

CITY STREETS - MOVING HARLEY - NIGHT - MOMENTS LATER

Dezerae holds onto Zyra for dear life. He weaves in and out
of traffic.

DEZERAE
Slow down! You're scaring me!

ZYRA
It's just like my dream.
(screams out)
Where are you now BABEL?

He speeds around turn, headlights from an on-coming car whiz
by.

ZYRA
Yeah!!

DEZERAE
Stop the bike!

He pops wheely, she grabs him tighter.

DEZERAE
STOP THE BIKE!!!

Zyra drops down, skids around another turn.

DEZERAE
(on top of her lungs)
STOOOOOOP!!!

Zyra slows down, pulls over, stops in front of a restaurant.
Dezerae jumps off bike, throws the helmet at him.

DEZERAE
ASSHOLE! I'm not dying like this. I
don't know what your problem is but I
can't take it anymore.
(falling to her knees in tears)
I don't deserve to be treated like this.

Zyra takes off helmet, gets off bike, puts arm around her.

ZYRA
I'm sorry.

Zyra backs away.

DEZERAE
Don't touch me! You need a priest to
exorcise you. You're fuckin possessed!

ZYRA
You're just upset.

DEZERAE
You need to be locked up.

An older couple walks out of restaurant.

GENTLEMAN
Excuse me, is everything okay?

ZYRA
Yeah, it's fine.

GENTLEMAN
Are you okay, ma'am?

ZYRA
I said she's fine.

GENTLEMAN
I didn't ask you.

ZYRA
(in his face)
You want to start something?

DEZERAE
Please, I'm fine. Thank you for asking,
sir. It was very kind of you.

GENTLEMAN
You're welcome.

Zyra backs off.

LADY
Come on, Honey, let's go.

The couple walks away.

ZYRA
You make no sense. You think you have
all the answers.

DEZERAE
I took wedding vows to be with you in
good times and in bad. But you will not
bring me down with you.

It soaks in.

ZYRA
I'm sorry. I lost control.

DEZERAE
What are you going to do?

ZYRA
I'll see Moppet tomorrow maybe he can
help me.

DEZERAE
You prayed for the first time in years
this morning. That's Faith. That's
what's going to save you, not Moppet.
Come to church with me tomorrow.

ZYRA
I can't. I'm not ready.

DEZERAE
Give me your keys.

ZYRA
You've never driven a Hog before.

DEZERAE
Fine, I'm walking.

She walks away. Zyra picks up her helmet.

ZYRA
Dezerae! I'm not letting you walk.

She keeps walking.

ZYRA
Shit!

He straps her helmet to the bike, puts his on, starts up
Harley and catches up.

ZYRA
Why are you doing this?

No answer.

ZYRA
God you're impossible!

He gets off bike and walks.

DEZERAE
How generous! It's only pitch black out.

He pushes bike up cliff, stops for a breathe, she continues.

ZYRA
Can you at least wait for me.

Dezerae stops.

ZYRA
Thank you.

He catches up.

ZYRA
I'm scared. I've never been scared of
anything before, but this, I have no
control over.

They continue to walk up cliff.

DEZERAE
Quit doing drugs, Zyra.

Zyra stops, puts bike on stand, pulls out bag of weed,
empties it over the cliff.

ZYRA
I wasn't high when I saw Babel.

DEZERAE
I know.
(hugging him)
I love you.

ZYRA
I love you too. I'm sorry.

DEZERAE
I forgive you.

Half full moon illuminates ocean silhouetting them.

Church bells ring. Zyra and Dezerae fade away. The night
becomes dawn.

EXT. BEACH FRONT - SAME MOMENT

Wings strike out from sun guiding the spirit bridge a third
way across the sky. Angelic music.

An airplane flies through the bridge from opposite direction.

INT. PLANE - SAME MOMENT

Over-flowing with light, people in awe from what they see and
hear.

EXT. ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH - SUNDAY MORNING

A simple Catholic Church; many late comers rush the doors.
The priest, FATHER O'DONNEL, greets parishioners. A little
boy, JOHNNY, tugs on his vestment.

FATHER O'DONNEL
Good morning, Johnny.

JOHNNY
Father, when is the next funeral? I want
to serve, so I can receive bread from the
dead.

His mother slaps him upside the head.

MOTHER
I apologize Father. I never taught him
to speak that way. Come on Johnny.

Practically pulling his arm out of socket, they walk into
church. Dezerae approaches.

FATHER O'DONNEL
(holding in his laughter)
Good morning Dezerae.

DEZERAE
Good morning Father. What's so funny?

FATHER O'DONNEL
Children make me laugh. That's all.

DEZERAE
Father, will you have a minute to spare
after mass?

FATHER O'DONNEL
I have a breakfast meeting at 10. I
suppose I could be a little late. Unless
you cared to join us.

DEZERAE
No thank you, I have to get home after
mass. It won't take long.

FATHER O'DONNEL
Alright, meet me in the sacristy after
church.

DEZERAE
Thank you.

Dezerae enters, Father closes doors behind her.

CUT TO:

EXT. BEACH - MORNING - SAME MOMENT

Waves roll in. People, all types and sizes, sunbathe, play
volleyball, kids build sand castles, etc..

PCH - SAME MOMENT

A billboard advertises "Bug Boy". Cars drive by. Zyra's Hog
slows down, stops at red light. Beach goers cross street.
Two blondes in g-strings walk over to Zyra, stroke his bike,
lower sunglasses, lock eyes.

BABE 1
Nice Hog.

BABE 2
I'd sell my soul to feel your hog between
my thighs.

Zyra holds up wedding ring, lifts dark visor.

ZYRA
Not in this life.

The light turns green, he peels out. Recognition strikes
their face.

BABE 1 AND 2
ZYRA!!!

Cars HONK, they flip them off.

EXT. OFFICE BUILDING - PCH - MOMENTS LATER

Zyra pulls into parking garage, grabs ticket from TELLER.
The teller reads Zyra's book. Zyra lifts his visor.

ZYRA
How do you like the book?

TELLER
It's the best book I ever read.

ZYRA
Cool.

Zyra throws down visor, pulls away. The teller looks at
cover, shakes his head in disbelief.

TELLER
Nah.

CUT TO:

INT. LOCAL BAR - SAME MOMENT

Small black bar, mirrors, pool table, beer signs hang on the
walls.

Elizabeth, eyes glued to television, sits at bar sipping long
island ice tea, smoking a cig.

The Camera Assistant, GARTH, staggers out of bathroom,
Heineken in hand; it slips and spills.

GARTH
Shit.

He bends down, picks it up, sits at the bar next to
Elizabeth. The television in background shows Zyra in
parking lot, the media attacks.

NEWS CASTER 1
Is it true you see a shrink because you
have visions of the devil?

Zyra keeps silent, continues to walk up the stairs.

On the other side of Garth, Babel in white suite.

GARTH
(to Babel)
I know this idiot. I just worked on a
movie with him.

BABEL
Does he receive visions from the devil?

GARTH
All I know is when we were in the middle
of our last shot, he freaked out. It
wasn't scripted.

BABEL
People ad lib all the time. Especially
when they're famous. They think their
smarter than the writer.

GARTH
I guess you just had to be there.

BABEL
I was.

GARTH
Whatever dude.

ELIZABETH
(to Garth)
Excuse me, I couldn't help but to
overhear your conversation. You know
Zyra?

GARTH
I just worked with him for a couple of
days.
(sarcastically)
Why, you want to fuck him?

Garth laughs at his own rudeness.

ELIZABETH
You're the rudest man I ever met!

She blows smoke in his face, spills her drink on him and
exits.

GARTH
What the fuck BITCH?

BAR TENDER
Hey, watch your language.

The television plays.

NEWS CASTER 2
Are you worried about your soul?

NEWS CASTER 3
What kind of role model uses drugs?

They trail behind Zyra chasing him up stairs.

The Bar Tender hands Garth a rag.

BABEL
(to Garth)
You believe in the devil?

GARTH
(as he dries himself off)
No, but I believe in cocking a bullet in
that whale's head.

BABEL
I believe people are their own gods. They
can become whatever they want as long as
they can envision it.

Garth places rag on bar.

GARTH
Amen.

BABEL
Drugs enhance vision as you know, Garth.
What do you want out of life?

GARTH
Wait a second, how did you know my name?
And how do you know I do drugs?

The BAR TENDER walks over to them.

BAR TENDER
(to Babel)
Can I get you anything?

BABEL
Bring my friend a Captain Morgan's spiced
rum and coke. I will have the same.

BAR TENDER
Sorry he's had enough, but I'll bring
yours right up.

BABEL
I said bring my friend a spiced rum and
coke. I will have the same.

BAR TENDER
No problem.

The bar tender makes the drinks.

GARTH
I had a friend in Boston who shat himself
drinking that shit.

Two wasted friends walk by laughing.

BABEL
I'm the hand that rocks the buzz.

GARTH
You're weird, man, but I like your style.

BABEL
You were tripping on the last day of "Bug
Boy".

GARTH
How do you know this man?

BABEL
I'm a soul collector.

GARTH
Anyway, nobody cares as long as you get
the job done.

Garth gets up, walks out.

BAR TENDER
(to Garth)
What about your drink?

Garth walks back, downs it.

GARTH
(to Babel)
Thanks.

Garth stumbles against a muscle head.

MUSCLE HEAD
Watch it!

Babel pays with a hundred.

BAR TENDER
I can't break this.

BABEL
Keep it.

BAR TENDER
Thanks.

Garth falls to the ground wasted drunk.

BABEL
(bending down)
I got him.

Babel picks him up, carries him away. On television Zyra
addresses media.

CUT TO:

INT. PARKING GARAGE - SAME MOMENT

Media surrounds Zyra.

NEWSCASTER 3
"Bug Boy", your most controversial film.
Part Bug, Part Boy pretending to be Jesus
Christ. Are you the Anti-Christ?

ZYRA
What the Hell is wrong with you people?
Worry about your own goddamn souls!

Zyra slams the door in their face. Newscaster 3, HOLLY
GOSSIP, talks to camera.

HOLLY GOSSIP
You heard it, folks, straight from the
horses' mouth, "Worry about your own
goddamn souls". Today's hottest
Hollywood star, Zyra. Is he your role
model? This is Holly Gossip reporting
live in Santa Monica from KNOW, the
station that brings you America's
bleeding hearts.

INT. DR. MOPPET'S OFFICE - THAT MOMENT

Behind oak desk, Dr. Moppet, in bright colors, black glasses,
watches Holly Gossip.

MOPPET
That looks like my parking lot.

Zyra blows past SECRETARY outside Moppet's office.

SECRETARY
Stop. You can't go in there.

Zyra barges in, she follows.

SECRETARY
Dr. Moppet, I tried to stop him but...

MOPPET
It's OK sweetie, let him be.

She exits. Dr. Moppet turns off TV.

ZYRA
I can't stand these idiots. They have
nothing else better to do than to make my
life a living hell.

MOPPET
Good morning Zyra. I wasn't expecting
you for another hour.

ZYRA
I know Doc. I got money.

He throws down a hundred dollar bill on his desk.

MOPPET
(taking the money)
That's not the point. I could have had...

ZYRA
Demonic paroxysmal visions. Is there any
hope, Doc?

MOPPET
Calm down, relax on the couch.

Zyra walks over, spins globe underneath bay window over
looking the beach.

ZYRA
Look at all these people. They're no
different than anyone else. They want
you to thank them as they fuck you up the
ass.

Zyra plops down on red leather couch.

MOPPET
I've done some research since I last
spoke to you.

ZYRA
Please, no religious bull shit.

MOPPET
Relax Zyra.

Dr. Moppet pulls from bookshelves, an antique brown leather
bible. Fire engines, Star Wars figures KISS dolls and Ozzy
doll fill the shelves. A crucifix hangs above door.

ZYRA
I've seen that book before.

MOPPET
It's the bible. It contains many
miraculous stories about historical
characters. It's quite interesting. I
recommend it in your case.

ZYRA
(sarcastically)
Am I in bible study?

Moppet opens the bible to Acts 2:17.

MOPPET
Listen to this. "It will come to pass in
the last days, 'God says, 'that I will
pour out a portion of my spirit upon all
flesh. Your sons and daughters shall
prophesy, your young men shall see
visions, your old men shall dream
dreams." Skipping down a few lines, "The
sun shall be turned to darkness and the
moon to blood, before the coming and
great splendid day of the Lord."

ZYRA
(hiding behind images)
So what?

MOPPET
This explains why you receive visions.
You are one of the chosen. The pages
illuminated and flipped to Revelations
18:2 "The Fall of Babylon". You said the
man chasing you is Babel, right?

ZYRA
Yeah, Doc but maybe you need a shrink
more than I do.

MOPPET
"He, the angel of God, cried out in a
mighty voice: "Fallen, fallen is Babylon
the great. She has become a haunt for
demons. She is a cage for every unclean
spirit, a cage for every unclean bird, a
cage for every unclean and disgusting
beast." Your dragon-whale. A few lines
down, "Depart from her, my people, so as
to not take part in her sins and receive
a share in her plagues, for her sins are
piled up to the sky, and God remembers
her crimes." That explains the tower of
bees.

ZYRA
I don't know. It all seems a little too
surreal.

MOPPET
Let me put you under hypnosis.

Moppet picks up remote, presses play. Soothing Whale music.

ZYRA
I've never done this before.

MOPPET
You'll be fine, trust me. Relax, close
your eyes. I will guide you through a
meditation leading to your visions.

Zyra gets comfortable, closes his eyes.

ZYRA
You sure you know what you're doing?

MOPPET
Take a deep breath.

CUT TO:

INT. ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH - SAME MOMENT

Mass ends. People shuffle out. Dezerae genuflects, walks
onto altar and back into sacristy.

INT. SACRISTY - CONTINUOUS

Fr. O'Donnell takes off vestments.

DEZERAE
That was a great homily you gave.

FATHER O'DONNEL
Thank you. I've been working on it all
week.

DEZERAE
The reason I'm here is because Zyra has
been receiving demonic paroxysmal
visions.

FATHER O'DONNEL
What do you mean?

DEZERAE
Spastic demonic attacks in his dreams.
In Acts it says men will receive visions
and dream dreams in the last days.

FATHER O'DONNEL
Is this why you are here to talk about
end times? We are not living in end
times. God is not going to destroy the
earth. He is a loving God. There is too
much work that still needs to be done
before Christ can return. Tell Zyra to
come and speak to me.

DEZERAE
He won't. I can't even get him to come
to church.

FATHER O'DONNEL
The only end times we need to worry about
is our own lives. Whatever he is going
through is a vocation from God. He needs
to listen to God's call. God calls each
one of us to fulfill His plan for our
lives. It is up to us to submit.

DEZERAE
Thank you very much father.

FATHER O'DONNEL
You're welcome. Keep me updated.

DEZERAE
I will.

She leaves.

CUT BACK TO:

INT. DR. MOPPET'S OFFICE - SAME MOMENT

Zyra, enters deep state of hypnosis.

MOPPET
Travel back into...
(voice dissipates)
your...subconsciousness...the place
where...

The room swirls into whirlpool entering into Zyra's forehead.

MOPPET (cont'd)
...thoughts...flow...

INT. ZYRA'S BRAIN - CONTINUOUS

Zyra crystallizes, shatters into reflecting pieces of light.
Above the ocean, under the sun, his spirit forms.

Thunder roars, lightning strikes from the sun into Zyra. His
wings of flesh, alive. Doves circulate, illuminate as a
shield around Zyra/Nazareth. Angelic music.

St. Anthony's Church bells ring.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
Do not fear. Stay within me. I am
Nazareth your guardian angel.

The doves guide Nazareth/Zyra back through the sun.

OTHER SIDE OF SUN - SAME MOMENT

Crystallized Castles, golden ponds fill the streets of gold.
Rolling hills filled with dragons, dinosaurs. The place where
distinct animals roam freely.

Zyra gives way to flying dragons and dinosaurs.

ZYRA'S VOICE
Where am I?

NAZARETH'S VOICE
Shhh. Listen.

Animals speak to each other. Zyra controlled by Nazareth,
dives into golden pond. Huge eggs protected by dragons rest
on bottom. Smaller dragons, fire lizards, swim by. An egg
cracks open, a fire lizard is born. Bubbles rise as they
speak.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
(pointing to fire lizard)
That is Zyra, a fire lizard.

ZYRA'S VOICE
(sings)
I lay my eggs inside your head
Warning you of the beast in bed
I come to you within your dreams
I'm Zyra your fire lizard.

They rise up out of golden pond. An angel flies by.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
God's distinct mystical creatures live
here. God has given me permission to
show you this realm, the first of heaven.
You are chosen to help complete the
bridge that will connect this world to
yours.

ZYRA'S VOICE
Why?

NAZARETH'S VOICE
Christ will use it for his return.

ZYRA'S VOICE
Why are there two different suns?

The other end of this world shines a sun brighter from which
they came.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
The brighter sun is an entrance to the
next realm of heaven.

An angel flies into this realm from the brighter sun.

ZYRA'S VOICE
How many are there?

NAZARETH'S VOICE
God is infinite. As many kingdoms as He
needs. Within this hierarchy, Angels
pass from one realm to another depending
on their rank. Souls are brought into
higher realms when God chooses.

Zyra dives landing at entrance of most magnificent castle in
this realm.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
If you accept your mission, we will work
together. My presence within you will
allow you wings so you can come here when
you are needed.

The double arch crystal doors open.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
Once the bridge is complete, Jesus Christ
my Lord and Savior, will use it only when
God the Father tells Him. The bridge
grows with love. God's message must
reach all His people. You will touch
those God has appointed for you.

Before they enter, Nazareth separates himself from Zyra.
Zyra's wings of flesh disappear.

NAZARETH
Follow me. Do not say a word.

They walk to the large white throne and see who is sitting on
it. They fall to their knees in silence and worship.

Scrolls open. Then another scroll opens, the book of life.
The dead are judged according to their deeds, by what is
written in the scrolls.

THE ONE WHO SAT ON THE THRONE
"Behold, I make all things new. Write
these words down, for they are
trustworthy and true. They are
accomplished. I am the Alpha and the
Omega, the beginning and the end.
To the thirsty I will give a gift from
the spring of life-giving water. The
victor will inherit these gifts, and I
shall be his God, and he will be my son.
But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the
depraved, murderers, the unchaste,
sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers
of every sort, their lot is in the
burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is
the second death." Revelations 21:5

Tears fill their eyes; their hearts weigh heavy, they know a
great mission awaits them.

They exit, Nazareth steps into Zyra, his wings of flesh
expand, they are one again. They take off in flight.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
His presence is in every realm.

They enter the less brighter sun, into earth's atmosphere.

Hovering LA, red glow, white glow increase and decrease
throughout. Zyra closes in.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
With your new eyes, see the red, evil.
The white, love. Your faith, your
actions controls your aura. God always
knows what each child is doing.

INT. DR. MOPPET'S OFFICE - SAME MOMENT

Through the bay window, Zyra enters his body. Moppet, next
to Zyra, takes notes calling him back.

DR. MOPPET
On three you will wake up. One, two,
three. Welcome back.

Zyra opens his eyes, sits up.

DR. MOPPET
Are you ok?

Zyra does not answer. He gets up, walks out.

DR. MOPPET
I'll call you tomorrow.

Looking down at his notes, every word from "The One Who Sat
on the Throne" is written.

DR. MOPPET
Thank you Lord.

EXT. OCEAN - DUSK - AERIAL VIEW - LATER THAT NIGHT

The red glow grows over sea; Babel leads Garth walking on
water.

Garth, hypnotized by Babel's power, follows. The sun drops
below horizon, Babel releases Garth from spell.

Garth drops into freezing water.

GARTH
Help me! I can't...
(underwater and back up)
...swim.

Babel lends out his hand, his fingers inches from Garth's
grasp. Babel laughs.

Babel raises his arms, drops down into the water.

UNDER WATER - CONTINUOUS

His feet turn into tail of dragon, his body grows into whale,
his neck elongates into dragon's neck, his arms out-spread
into wings, his head forms into tiger head with alien eyes.

Garth's eyes bulge from his head, water bubbles rise from
his mouth.

Dragon-Whale swims up, chomps down, Garth's body bitten in
half. Garth's right eye pops from head, floats to surface.

Tiger head finishes him off in one gulp. Blood surrounds the
beast.

EXT. OCEAN - MOMENTS LATER

Blood rises to the surface. His eye pops up, floats in blood
pool about 200 yards off shore.

A small fishing boat approaches. Two men, BOB and BOB, late
30's, one, over weight drinks a beer, the other, anorexic
wears military fatigues, dog chains, drives the boat. Big
Bob spots the eye.

BOB
Bob, stop the boat.

BOB
No Bob. All you ever do is boss me
around.

BOB
I'm serious Bob, where's the flash light.

Bob throws him the flashlight. He misses, it lands in the
water.

BOB
Thank God that's a floater, otherwise I'd
throw your fat ass over and make you find
it.

BOB
Holy Cockadoodooldoo!

BOB
That's good Bob.

Bob reaches over, misses the eye.

BOB
Slow down.

Bob slows the boat. Bob grabs the floating flashlight
lighting Garth's eye.

BOB
I knew it. It's a human eye.

BOB
Quit smoking crack, Bob. Maybe a fish
eye.

BOB
Oh yeah, check this out.

Bob picks up the eye by its tendons, dangles it in Bob's
face.

BOB
Jesus Christ, Mary and Joseph.

BOB
You're right Bob this one deserves the
whole family.

BOB
That's a human eye.

BOB
I told you.

Bob flashes the light into the water and notices the blood.

BOB (con't)
Holy shit we're in a blood bath.

Skinny Bob revs the engine, heads for shore. The eye flies
from big Bob's fingers, lands in back of the boat.

BOB
I dropped the eye.

BOB
You dropped the eye?

BOB
I dropped the eye. There it is.

Trying to keep his balance, he walks to the back of boat,
bends down, picks up the eye. It squishes from his fingers.

BOB (cont'd)
Gross.

BOB
Did you get it?

Cuffing it in both hands.

BOB
Yeah. You think it can see me?

BOB
Shut up!

Bob drops the eye in the beer cooler.

BOB
This is big time Bob. We're going to be
on the news.

CUT TO:

EXT. ZYRA/DEZERAE'S HOUSE - NIGHT

Three quarters of moon shines brightly against house.

Zyra pulls in driveway, presses automatic opener, garage door
opens, drives in, parks it next to Dezerae's black Range
Rover.

He shuts garage door, enters house carrying a bag.

INT. KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS

He puts down keys, pours himself glass of wine from bar.

ZYRA
Baby.

No answer. He walks through living room past moon
illuminating ocean, into bedroom with package. Dezerae, in
bed cries watching the news.

ZYRA
What's wrong?

DEZERAE
Where the hell have you been? You don't
call me all day, then you have the nerve
to show up at ten o'clock at night asking
me what's wrong. I'm through. I thought
things were going to be different, but I
can't take this. I'm going to my
mother's tomorrow and filing for a
divorce.

ZYRA
What? I can explain.

DEZERAE
I don't want to hear it. Who are you
fucking Zyra?

ZYRA
What? You need to calm down. Nobody's
fucking nobody. I went to Dr. Moppet's
this morning like I told you. He put me
under hypnosis. I hallucinated into the
first realm of heaven.

DEZERAE
(freaks out)
Stop it! Stop lying to me. Just stop
it.

ZYRA
I'm not lying! After the meeting I spent
the day talking to Fr. O'Donnell. He
told me you spoke to him this morning.
He was surprised to see me because you
told him you couldn't get me in church,
never mind getting me to speak to him. I
devoted my life to Christ today, Dezerae.
To Jesus Christ. I want to grow old with
you, raise a beautiful family. I love
you. Call Fr. O'Donnell if you don't
believe me.

DEZERAE
Why didn't you call?

ZYRA
I lost track of time. I went to
confession and stayed in prayer just
until about a half an hour ago. I really
hurt God Dezerae. I don't want to
continue this life style any longer.
Here I bought you this.

He hands her the package. She pulls out a crystal angel
frame for their wedding picture.

ZYRA
It reminded me of, oh forget it.

DEZERAE
Of what?

ZYRA
Of heaven. Every second with you is
heaven.

Dezerae gets out of bed, hugs, kisses him.

DEZERAE
I love you so much. I thought you got
into an accident. I called all the local
hospitals and police stations. Nobody
had any records of you.

On wide screen TV, Bob and Bob, by Santa Monica Pier being
interviewed.

NEWSCASTER 3
This is Holly Gossip, recorded live from
the Santa Monica Bridge where two guys
coming in from their fishing trip spotted
a floating eyeball. No say on whose it
is or how it happened. Officials are
keeping people out of the water until
they can find this under water killer.

ZYRA
This lady pissed me off today.

DEZERAE
Holly Gossip? I think she's great.

ZYRA
You should have seen what she did to me.

DEZERAE
What?

ZYRA
On my way into Moppet's office, three
different camera people flooded me with
questions like "What kind of role model
uses drugs?" And "Is it true that I'm
seeing a shrink because I get visions of
the devil?" Why do they distort the
truth and exploit it. It doesn't make
sense.

DEZERAE
That's the media. Look at these two
guys.

On TV, Bob and Bob.

FAT BOB
I told Bob I knew it was a human eye. He
thought it was a fish ball, but after I
dangled it in his face, he knew I was
right. Hi mom.

SKINNY BOB
Shut up Bob. I can't believe you, your
mom's dead. Anyway, I knew it was real.
I could see the blood and the stench of
death was in the air. I know the smell.
I'm a marine.

HOLLY GOSSIP
Well thank you both for coming on the air
to tell your story. When we find out
more on "Danger in the Deep" we'll let
you know. Don't go away coming up next
is Zyra, Hollywood's hottest star,
telling the American public to worry
about their own god BLEEP souls.

A mad image of Zyra fills the screen.

ZYRA
You believe that?!

DEZERAE
That's why she makes money. Next time
don't be so rude in front of the camera.

ZYRA
I know.

Zyra turns off the television.

ZYRA
I'm tired. I had a long day.

DEZERAE
Me too.

Zyra finishes wine, takes off his clothes, hops into bed.
Dezerae turns off lights.

DEZERAE
What do you have planned for tomorrow?

ZYRA
I am going in to see Aladdin, the
producer, to tell him I will not market
"Bug Boy".

DEZERAE
What? You can't do that.

ZYRA
I believe God wants me to.

DEZERAE
He booked you for weeks doing commercials
and photo shoots.

ZYRA
I know.

DEZERAE
Zyra, it's in your contract. You have to
do it.

ZYRA
I'll call Robin and see if I can get out
of it.

DEZERAE
Who?

ZYRA
My marketing lawyer from the book.

DEZERAE
Yeah, call him and see what he says.

ZYRA
I love you baby.

DEZERAE
I love you too.

They kiss, make love.

ZYRA'S VISION: 4 metal chains serpentine from each corner of
bed, cuffs lock his hands and feet yanking his body into X.

Nazareth flies from ceiling mirror, rescues Dezerae.

DEZERAE
Zyraaaa....

Reflected in Zyra's eyes, Nazareth flies away with Dezerae.

FLASHBACK - ZYRA'S PAST - ORGY - HEAVY CRAZY MUSIC

Zyra, in X-shape on bed, blind-folded, chained, cuffed. Red
lights, purple lights, blue lights. Six foot pot bong, half
bottle of Jack, cigarette butts fill the background.

Beautiful women, dressed in S&M leather whip him, pour hot
candle wax over his nipples and body. Others moisten his
body with oils, ice cubes. (Torture and excitement at the
exact moment.)

Babel's face appears in the mirror ceiling above. Flames and
tortured souls parallel their actions.

BABEL
Zyra, your activities belong to me.
Everything you do glorifies my name. You
can be king of this world. Just ask me.

ZYRA
Leave me Satan in the name of Jesus
Christ.

A soul cries out from Babel's voice.

SOUL
Help me Zyra.

ZYRA
Gabriel?

Babel's mouth opens wide. Flames rise from the back of his
throat. Gabriel, Zyra's brother, claws his way up Babel's
tongue from the flames.

GABRIEL
He won't let me go.

Gabriel's father, behind him claws his back keeping him from
rising.

GABRIEL
Help me.

Babel closes his mouth, swallows the image. Zyra on the bed.

ZYRA
NO. It's not fair.
(to the women)
Get off me.

They excite him more, biting his nipples, drawing blood.

BABEL
You never cared. Don't try to care now.
You don't know how to love. You knew
your father abused your little brother.
You never did anything except cry like a
baby. He eventually killed him.

FLASH BACK - The father SLAMS Gabriel against the wall, rips
open Gabriel's pants, back hands him across the face.

FATHER
Shut up before I kill you.

Blood from Gabriel's mouth lays out across the wall. Gabriel
goes down. He crawls away.

The father grabs him from behind, chokes him, slams his
forehead into the concrete floor. He sticks himself inside
his son.

GABRIEL
NOOOO...

BABEL
(face appears)
That's when you walked in and did nothing
but cry.

Young Zyra walks into room, he and his father locks eyes.

FATHER
You're next.

Blood pours from Gabriel's forehead. On Gabriel's last
breathe, he looks up, locks eyes with Zyra.

GABRIEL
(barely a whisper)
Why?

Blood pours from Gabriel's mouth, he reaches under bed, grabs
gun, BANG, shoots his father in the face blowing out back of
his head. Blood, brains scatter against window.

Gabriel dies.

Young Zyra, dressed in KISS, Gene Simmons' make-up, curls up
in ball crying.

YOUNG ZYRA
Momma.

INT. ZYRA AND DEZERAE'S BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT

Zyra lays in fetal position, cries for "momma". Dezerae
wakes from her sleep, shakes him. Zyra ROARS out of it.

ZYRA
IT'S NOT FAIR!

Zyra's nipples bleed.

DEZERAE
It's OK, it's OK, it's me, Dezerae...

INT. ZYRA AND DEZERAE'S LIVING ROOM - NEXT MORNING

Sun light pours through glass wall. The automatic coffee pot
brews.

ZYRA O.S.
Smells good.

Zyra enters wearing white robe, bags under eyes, bed head and
white patches over nipples.

ZYRA
Do you want some coffee baby?

DEZERAE O.S.
Yes please.

The phone rings. Zyra picks up cordless.

ZYRA
Hello. Hey, why are you calling so
early? Yeah two's fine. I'll see you
then.

He places phone on counter, pours two cups of coffee with
milk.

ZYRA
(screaming)
Moppet wants me to meet him at two.

DEZERAE
You don't have to scream.

She crept up behind him wearing white lace.

ZYRA
Sorry, I didn't see you.

She goes in for good morning kiss.

DEZERAE
You had a rough night.

ZYRA
Yeah.

DEZERAE
Do you want to talk about it?

Zyra grabs coffee, walks over to couch.

ZYRA
I never told you the full truth about
what happened to my family.

DEZERAE
Okay.

ZYRA
When I was 10, my brother Gabriel was 8,
my father beat and sexually abused him.
I was too young to do anything except
cry. He threatened to kill us all if we
tried to leave. Eventually he followed
through. Halloween night 1983, my
brother and I were getting ready to go
trick or treating. My mom worked late,
my father said he would take us. I was
in the bathroom upstairs putting on my
KISS make-up, when I heard my brother
scream for help in the basement. By the
time I got down there, the bastard was
raping my brother. I was young. I
didn't know what to do. I was in shock.
The last thing I remember, a gun shot and
watching my father's brains blow out onto
the window. They both laid dead in a
pool of blood. Time no longer existed.
My mother shoved my head into her bosom
and repeated "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" over
and over again.

Tears fill their eyes.

ZYRA (cont'd)
I blamed my mother and myself. The court
separated us. The only time I see her is
in my dreams. I guess now that you know
the truth, it sort of puts things into
perspective.

DEZERAE
I love you. I'm sorry.

She cuddles him into her bosom, tears flow.

ZYRA
I need to call Robin.

DEZERAE
Ok.

ZYRA
I never told anyone. I dreamed about it
last night. Yesterday, when I was under,
my guardian angel, Nazareth, showed me a
world that exists just beyond the other
side of the sun. A bridge is being built
by angels and dragons connecting their
world to ours. The bridge is made of
love. Like the center of my heart. I
can feel it growing. I need to forgive
my mother and myself. And even more
difficult, I need to forgive my father.
I know Gabriel has forgiven me. Jesus
Christ has forgiven me. I need to let
Gabriel go, so for the first time in his
life, he can be free.

Zyra sips coffee.

ZYRA
Do I sound crazy to you?

DEZERAE
Believe it or not, I see a side of you I
have never seen in any other human being.
I have always imagined Jesus Christ as
what you are at this moment.

ZYRA
He's here. I feel Him too. The reason I
walked away from the Catholic Church was
because my father took my family every
Sunday. I need to call Robin.

He picks up phone, dials.

ZYRA
Hi Stacy, this is Zyra. May I speak to
Robin please? Alright just tell him I
called. He's got the number. Thank you.

He hangs up phone.

ZYRA
He won't be in for another hour.

DEZERAE
I don't think you should try and get out
of it.

ZYRA
Really?

DEZERAE
I see so much light radiating from you
right now, to avoid those who are in
darkness would be a sin.

ZYRA
Since you put it that way.

DEZERAE
God will work through you. Keep the
faith.

ZYRA
I'll change my appointment with Moppet.

He dials Moppet.

ZYRA
Dr. Moppet please. Hey Doc I'm not going
to make the appointment today. I'll call
you when I can reschedule. I'm fine.
Thank you. Bye.

CUT TO:

EXT. PCH - SANTA MONICA PIER - AFTERNOON

Grey clouds. Zyra rides Harley, stops at same red light.
"Bug Boy" in background. On the shore, a crowd of people.
Sirens in the distance.

The lanes ahead closed by cops. An ambulance pulls into
parking lot. Zyra looks at his watch. He pulls off road,
parks, walks down to crowd, pulls out cell phone and dials.

ZYRA
Hello, hello, Aladdin I can hardly hear
you. At the beach. I got stuck in
traffic. There's an accident down here.
Hold on a second.

The ambulance pulls up to scene. Cops clear crowd away.
Zyra walks up to SURFING DUDE.

ZYRA
What happened?

SURFING DUDE
Some dude was washed up on shore bitten
in half by jaws or something.

Zyra pushes his way to the front. The medics lift torso of
Garth missing one eye and bag him. They bag his bottom half,
place it in Ambulance.

ZYRA
HOLY SHIT!!!
(into phone)
Aladdin you're not going to believe this.
Did you watch the news last night?
Remember the eye ball thing? They just
put Garth's torso, the Camera Assistant
from the reshoot, into the ambulance.
They bagged his legs separately. I don't
know. This is messed up. I'll be there
soon.

Holly Gossip pulls up in media van.

COP 1
Alright folks, the show is over.
Everybody go home.

People puke in background from stench and image. Holly
interviews cop.

HOLLY GOSSIP
Do you have an explanation for why a man
is bitten in half on the Santa Monica
beach?

COP 1
We have NO information.

Zyra spots Holly, walks over.

ZYRA
Excuse me, Holly.

HOLLY GOSSIP
(turns around)
Yes. Zyra, what are you doing here?

ZYRA
I was on my way to a shoot when I saw the
commotion.

CUT TO:

INT. ZYRA AND DEZERAE'S HOUSE - SAME MOMENT

Dezerae eats ice cream watching her soaps. News flash
interrupts program.

KNOW NEWS CASTER
We interrupt this program to bring you a
live update on "Danger in the Deep".
Holly are you there?

The screen is split between KNOW News Caster and Holly. Jaws
music plays. It drizzles rain in Holly's background.

HOLLY GOSSIP
Yes Dick I'm here with believe it or not,
Zyra.

KNOW NEWS CASTER
It looks like you're getting wet out
there.

HOLLY GOSSIP
It just started.
(to Zyra)
Do you have any information on "Danger in
the Deep"?

CUT TO:

ZYRA AND HOLLY.

ZYRA
Holly, be real. A man was just found
bitten in half. To set this up like some
a miniseries is exactly what is wrong
with this country. My name is Zyra, my
condolences go out to the family and
friends of this man. I don't know what
lives out there. I do know the media is
a larger beast...

HOLLY GOSSIP
Well thank you...

ZYRA
I am not done. Don't you ever interrupt
me again. The media for this exact
reason is a larger beast than any animal
that could possibly live in the waters.
May God bless his soul and give strength
to his family and friends.

Zyra walks off.

CUT BACK TO:

DEZERAE'S TELEVISION SET.

HOLLY GOSSIP
Well that was Zyra and I'm Holly Gossip
reporting live from Santa Monica. Thank
you Dick.

KNOW NEWS CASTER
That was Holly Gossip from KNOW.

Dezerae turns off television. The phone rings. She answers.

DEZERAE
Hello, hey baby. Yeah I just saw you on
the news. I'm very proud of you. What?
Oh my God are you sure? How strange!
Yeah he called back. I told Robin the
situation. He agreed with me. He said
not to worry he'll support you in any
decision you make. He's very nice. He
said for you to call him later. I love
you too. Bye.

She kisses the phone, hangs up.

EXT. VALET PARKING LOT - MOMENTS LATER

Holly Gossip walks past VALET 2, Babel distracts him.

BABEL
(to Valet)
Excuse me.

VALET 2
Can I help you?

BABEL
Do you know where I can find 3rd Street
Promenade. I'm just passing through. I
heard many lost souls travel that area.

VALET 2
That's an understatement. Just go up two
blocks, turn left at the light. You
can't miss it.

Holly spots Zyra's Harley Davidson.

HOLLY GOSSIP
(to herself)
That will be the last time he makes a
fool out of me.

Babel and Valet 2 still talk.

BABEL
Thank you for your kindness. Here, have
lunch on me.

Babel hands him a hundred dollar bill.

VALET 2
Are you serious? I can't take that from
you.

BABEL
Does it look like I'm hurting for money?

Holly Gossip sneaks out, walks along sidewalk. Valet 2 takes
the money.

VALET 2
(shakes his hand)
Thank you...

BABEL
Babel.

VALET 2
Babel.

He pockets the money.

INT. COMMERCIAL SET, CAVE - MOMENTS LATER

Zyra walks in. ALADDIN, bald Persian man, approaches. Rain
surrounds building.

ALADDIN
(shaking Zyra's hand)
How are you?

ZYRA
A little shaken up, but I'll be fine.

ALADDIN
You look good. You have a certain glow
about you.

ZYRA
Thank you. So what's happening?

ALADDIN
Chris will be here any moment.

ZYRA
He's directing?

ALADDIN
Yes.

ZYRA
Cool. The cave looks great.

They walk over to set. He points at the 2000 green VW BUG.

ALADDIN
That Bug will pull in as you fly around.
You will jump in front of it, rip the
driver from the car and take off. The
slogan will be "Get Out of the Way of the
Millennium Bug". It's simple.

ZYRA
Fine. Who's the driver?

ALADDIN
The nerdy guy by craft service.

NERDY GUY sips tea by craft service, waves, walks over to
Zyra puts out his hand.

NERDY GUY
I am a huge fan of yours.

The nerdy guy has too much spastic energy.

ZYRA
(shaking his hand)
Thank you.

He does not let go of Zyra's hand.

ALADDIN
(to the nerdy guy)
That's enough.

He still does not stop shaking his hand. Aladdin separates
hands.

ALADDIN
I said that's enough. If you ever want
to work in this town again, you will
listen to me.

NERDY GUY
I'm sorry. I'm just so excited to meet
you Zyra.

ZYRA
I understand. It's cool. God Bless.

NERDY GUY
(not knowing how to respond)
Yeah.

He puts his head down, walks away.

ZYRA
(to Aladdin)
It's an honor for me to have people loose
it like that. I must stay humble.

Christopher Sting walks onto set.

ALADDIN
Whatever Z?
(to Sting)
Where have you been?

STING
There was a horrible accident down the
street. I had to backtrack about ten
blocks.

ZYRA
Do you remember Garth?

STING
Garth? Garth Hexton the camera assistant?

ZYRA
Yeah. They found his body bitten in half
washed up on shore.

STING
What?

ALADDIN
Didn't you see the news last night,
"Danger in the Deep"?

STING
No, I got home too late from "Sushi
Blue".

ALADDIN
Two guys named Bob and Bob were on a
fishing boat and found a floating
eyeball.

STING
This story gets weirder and weirder.
Sounds like our next film.

ZYRA
A beast bit a human body in half.
(to himself)
A beast?

Flash image of dragon-Whale.

STING
You alright?

ZYRA
Yeah.

STING
So what's the plan?

INT. CAVE - MOMENTS LATER - THE SHOOT

Zyra as Bug Boy in wings buzzes in flight.

STING O.S.
Action.

The green VW Bug drives into cave. Bug Boy lands on hood,
rips open driver's door. The nerdy guy, genuinely scared
shitless.

BUG BOY
I need to get to church. Jesus Christ
saved me. I need to teach the world to
love. Move over.

The nerdy guy moves over into passenger seat. Bug Boy drives
away.

STING
CUT! What the hell was that?

Zyra gets out of car.

ALADDIN
(to Zyra)
What the fuck are you doing? Quit
playing around.

ZYRA
Change the slogan. "Follow the way of the
millennium bug". I'm out of here.

Zyra walks off set.

ALADDIN
You can't do this. I'll sue your ass.
You'll hear from my lawyer.

Sting looks dumb founded.

EXT. PARKING LOT - VALET - MOMENTS LATER

VALET 2 brings bike around, Zyra tips him. It still rains.

ZYRA
Thanks man.

VALET
Be careful!

He hops on the bike, pulls out into traffic. He cruises up
the coast.

ZYRA
(sings out to heaven)
I feel the best I've ever felt.

A gasoline truck pulls out in front of him. CRASH!
EXPLOSION!

Zyra skids from under the truck out of the explosion.

On coming cars slam on their brakes swerving into the cliff -
CRASH. One car after another RAMS the car in front.

Zyra stops sliding in the middle of the street. A car skids
to a stop, inches from crushing his head. A mid-50's Asain
Woman gets out of the car.

ASAIN WOMAN
Oh my God, are you OK?
(no answer)
HELP!

The clouds and sky darken. Thunder roars, lightning strikes
from the cloud covered sun. Wings pull the bridge beyond its
furthest point.

The lightning, Nazareth, strikes Zyra's body. The Asain
woman flies back.

Rain clouds release heavily minimizing the fire of the
gasoline truck. Sirens can be heard.

Holly Gossip pulls up in media van.

Zyra's spirit, once again with Nazareth. Zyra's wings of
flesh expand; they leave his body, fly towards the sun.

HOLLY GOSSIP
(to her camera guy)
Let's go. We need to cover this.

CAMERA GUY
What a day!

They run to the scene. The Asian woman gets up.

HOLLY GOSSIP
(to Asian woman)
Ma'am, excuse me, ma'am, can you tell me
what happened here?

Ambulances arrive. The police arrive. Two fire engines
arrive. The fire fighters pull the hose from the truck.

Cop 1 jumps out of the police car. The fire fighters put out
rest of fire.

COP 1
Everybody clear out. Go home. It's not
safe here.

The Asian woman gets back into her car. Her young son,
FAITH, sits in the front seat with seat belt on.

ASAIN WOMAN
Faith, you OK?

FAITH
Yes mommy I'm fine.

The cops block off the accident. Nobody talks to Holly.

INT. ZYRA AND DEZERAE'S HOUSE - SAME MOMENT

Dezerae looks out her window, rain pounds against glass wall.
On television, Holly Gossip reporting Live.

HOLLY GOSSIP
This has been an incredible day. Just a
few hours ago you heard from Hollywood's
Hottest Star, you know what, he's a human
being. Dezerae if you're watching this
get down to the Santa Monica Hospital as
soon as possible. Zyra has been in a
terrible accident.

DEZERAE
What?

She grabs her keys. The back part of the house CRACKS, land
slides. The roof splits open, glass wall shatters inches
from slicing her up. She runs to the garage.

DEZERAE
Holy shit! Jesus get me through this.

She jumps into her Range Rover, throws it in reverse, breaks
through the garage door, peels out.

Back half of house slides down the cliff, crumbles.

EXT. ACCIDENT - PCH - SAME MOMENT

Angry waves pound the shores. People run to escape the
storm.

The medics lay Zyra onto stretcher.

MEDIC 1
Get him oxygen NOW.

Medic 2 puts oxygen mask on him. They slide stretcher into
ambulance, take off. Cop car sirens them to hospital.

Tow trucks drive onto scene.

The waves reach half way to PCH.

COP 1
(to the tow trucker)
Get them out of here quickly.

HOLLY GOSSIP
Oh my God, I'm watching houses land slide
cliffs all along PCH. This is a crisis
situation.

One house after another land slides down the cliff crumbling.

Wind howls loudly whipping across the coast.

CAMERA MAN
We lost power.

HOLLY GOSSIP
What? Fix it.

CAMERA MAN
I can't.

Waves crash down reaching PCH.

HOLLY GOSSIP
Let's get out of here.

They hop in van; camera man punches the gas. Fallen debris
crash down behind them.

CAMERA MAN
Oh shit! I don't want to die.

People hop on fire trucks, tow trucks leaving cars behind.

200 hundred yards off shore, the water whirlpools; it
deepens until the cracked earth below is exposed.

Bees rise from cracked earth, the lake of fire.
BZZZZZZZZZ!!!

CUT TO:

DR. MOPPET'S OFFICE - SAME MOMENT

His secretary runs into office. Moppet, on his knees prays,
looking out bay window, rain slams against it.

The tower of bees rise in the distance. Houses crumble.

DR. MOPPET
Dear Lord Jesus forgive my sins. I don't
want to die.

The secretary falls to her knees, prays.

CUT TO:

EXT. SANTA MONICA EMERGENCY HOSPITAL - STORM - SAME MOMENT

Dezerae runs through the entrance...

INT. EMERGENCY ROOM - CONTINUOUS

...to the front desk NURSE.

DEZERAE
(frantic)
Where's my husband?

NURSE
Just calm down. Who's your husband?

DEZERAE
Don't tell me to calm down. Zyra.

NURSE
He's in the emergency room, but you can't
go in there.

She busts through the doors. Security chases.

CUT TO:

EXT. OCEAN BOTTOM - SAME MOMENT

Dragon-Whale circularly swims rapidly creating the whirlpool.

The bees rise, souls/demons summoned from lake of fire fill
tower of bees.

DRAGON WHALE
You must rise to the heavens. Stop the
bridge in its path. RISE!!!!!!

His voice echoes throughout ocean giving strength to tower.

EXT. ABOVE OCEAN - SAME MOMENT

Tower of bees/souls rise up in direct path of the bridge.

OTHER SIDE OF THE SUN - SAME MOMENT

Angels, lined up connected by channel of light through their
hearts from one sun to the other, flap their wings.

Dragons, dinosaurs, extinct beasts run through the air and
enter less brighter sun.

Nazareth/Zyra rounds up beasts throughout the land. Angels
ride dragons into the sun.

INT. MAGNIFICENT CRYSTAL CASTLE - SAME MOMENT

The Sacred Heart of Christ seated in white throne
illuminates. Doves fly from his heart, exit castle.

EXT. CASTLE - CONTINUOUS

The doves enter Nazareth/Zyra's back, illuminate out their
heart.

NAZARETH/ZYRA
NOW!

They guide Nazareth/Zyra through the sun leaving trail of
light.

Traveling past animals through the bridge, the doves guide
Nazareth/Zyra to the wings pulling the bridge; they fly into
wings, wings of flesh lock into spirit wings.

ZYRA'S VOICE
Are we locked in.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
Yes. Keep pulling!

Two beings in one, with power from the Holy Spirit, guide the
bridge towards earth.

Tower of bees/demons rise in direct path.

CUT TO:

INT. MORGUE - SAME MOMENT

The MORTICIAN cleans his tools, his back against Garth's two
piece body. He turns around, Garth is gone. No one is
around.

MORTICIAN
(freaks out)
I've been doing this way too long.

CUT BACK TO:

EXT. OCEAN SKY - STORM - MOMENTS LATER

On top of tower of bees, chained down to a toilet bowl is
Garth's body possessed with thousands of demons/tortured
souls. His eyes, Zyra's father's eyes, the eyes of the
devil.

Thousands of pounds chained to Garth's arms and legs
preventing souls/demons from escaping.

Horrific sounds: bees, torture, screaming.

Nazareth/Zyra face to face with Garth.

ZYRA'S VOICE
(seeing his father eyes)
He's got my father's eyes!

GARTH
(Gabriel's voice)
Help me Zyra.

ZYRA'S VOICE
Gabriel? What do I do Nazareth?

NAZARETH'S VOICE
Do what your heart tells you.

ZYRA'S VOICE
I command you Satan in the name of Jesus
Christ to release my brother Gabriel.

GARTH
(Zyra's father's voice)
NO! He's mine.

Gabriel's spirit flies from the father's eyes into
Zyra/Nazareth's heart.

GABRIEL
Thank you Zyra.

Garth, furious, summons the strength from below, swings the
weights at Zyra/Nazareth. Satan ROARS through Garth's mouth.

ZYRA/NAZARETH'S VOICE
DUCK!

They duck, weights fly past, spinning Garth around.

Zyra/Nazareth's pov: the ocean water rides up tower of bees.
Dragon-Whale swims keeping it alive.

ZYRA/NAZARETH'S VOICE
The power of our Lord Jesus Christ of
heaven and of earth will reign forever.

A rush of light surges from the sun forcing them over the top
of Garth.

GARTH
(Satan's Voice)
NOOOO!!!!

Garth smashes into illumination of light, the bottom of the
bridge. His skin boils, melts. The bees, souls/demons
sizzle burn rising into the bridge. Black, red smoke stench
the air.

The doves guide Gabriel through the bridge, to the other side
of the sun, through the channel of light connecting the
Angels' hearts to the brighter sun.

ANGELS
Welcome home Gabriel.

They pass through the brighter sun.

Dragon-Whale stops swimming. Water rushes into the center of
the whirlpool.

Tower of bees/souls above water continues rising into bridge.

People in surrounding areas in awe, fear, puking from stench.

Water fills whirlpool. The last of the bees,demons burn,
spirits summoned by beast.

Dragon-Whale shoots straight up, ROARING, moving its long
neck, tail, flapping its wings. Its gills flare, it barely
makes it over the bridge.

DRAGON WHALE
It's never over!

On its way down, it spreads its wings, catching currents,
dives into ocean making awesome SPLASH.

Zyra/Nazareth reach shore, the bridge disconnects from their
back, SLAMS into the ground, forcing templates to split all
along the coast.

(The great 8.0 earthquake that scientists have been
predicting for years finally hits.)

The streets of L.A. flood, water rushes through drowning the
people running.

Buildings collapse.

People all over the world are tuned into their
televisions/radios. The news is heard all over the globe.

NEWSCASTERS V.O
It is a sad day in history for human
beings as the earth reconstructs itself.
The state once known as California in the
United States of America is now
completely submerged under-water. For
the thousands lost, our hearts pour out
to your families and friends.

Helicopters film disaster. The San Francisco Bridge breaks
in half, the bay sinks.

Within minutes, the land once known as California is
completely submerged under-water.

People who made it to the border, stare out into the vast sea
which just minutes before was their home.

Some cry, some silent, some pray, some in shock. Ambulances
arrive escorting these people away.

Zyra/Nazareth fly above the new coast.

NAZARETH'S VOICE
This is what will be when God touches
down upon the earth.

They land a quarter of the way up on the illuminated bridge.
Their pov: looking out, the bridge enters the water where
California used to be.

They separate for the first time. Zyra still has his wings
of flesh and remains standing on the spirit bridge.

ZYRA
I don't understand.

NAZARETH
The bridge has not yet touched down,
Zyra. It is a prophecy, however,
everything else up until this point has
occurred. Natural events on earth effect
the spiritual realm. God has made it
this way. People have been warned for
years from scientists and prophets that
the earth will reshape itself. Those who
chose to believe have faith and take
action as God provides. Only God the
Father knows when He will allow the
bridge to touch down and send His Son to
claim His reign on earth. God's timing is
not man's timing.

ZYRA
Why do I still have my wings?

NAZARETH
Your faith and actions have earned them.

ZYRA
Is this the beginning of the end?

NAZARETH
No. There is still much work to be done
before Christ can claim his throne on
earth. Congratulations Zyra. You have
touched many with your story, now they
have the freedom to choose.

Babel, dressed to kill in his white suite, rises from the
ocean below.

ZYRA
(looking down at Babel)
What will come of him?

NAZARETH
He's Lucifer. He chose to be forever
evil.

Zyra and Nazareth fly down to meet Babel. The Bridge
illuminates above connected to the sun.

They stand on the water.

BABEL
(to Nazareth)
Very impressive. I could not have done
better.
(to Zyra)
I still have your father.

Zyra remains quiet.

BABEL
(to Zyra)
What are your plans now big shot.

ZYRA
None of your business.

BABEL
I will find you. It is a small world.

ZYRA
No you won't. I'm with Christ now.

BABEL
Well, I better get going. I have a lot
of souls to tend to.

Babel sinks into the water.

BABEL
(torso shows)
It's not over.

He disappears.

ZYRA
MY WIFE! I need to get back to Dezerae.
What are you going to do now?

NAZARETH
My mission is not yet complete.

ZYRA
Well, thank you Nazareth, you have saved
my soul, God Bless.

Zyra takes off in flight. Nazareth flies off.

NAZARETH V.O.
I'm going to miss that kid.

 

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAYS LATER

The sun light pours through the window striking Zyra's oxygen
masked face. He lays on the hospital bed, I.V.'s stick out of
his arms.

His eyes slowly open. His POV: a female angel illuminates in
front of him.

ZYRA
(under the oxygen mask)
Where am I?

The light becomes normal, the angel becomes Dezerae. He
lifts the mask onto his forehead.

DEZERAE
Baby, oh my God you're alive.

She goes in for the kiss.

ZYRA
Careful. Are we in heaven?

DEZERAE
In the Santa Monica hospital. I thought
I lost you forever.
(not letting go)
You were in a very bad accident.

ZYRA
What about the earthquake?

DEZERAE
What earthquake?

ZYRA
(to himself V.O.)
It was a prophecy.
(to Dezerae)
Was anyone else hurt?

DEZERAE
(nodding yes)
It was a horrible storm. You slammed
into a gasoline truck. The doctors said
it was a miracle you didn't die on
impact.

ZYRA
What happened to the driver?

DEZERAE
(breaking down)
The truck exploded. The police said the
impact of a Harley Davidson striking a
gasoline truck even at 55 m.p.h. is not
enough to make it blow.

ZYRA
Somebody tried to kill me.

DEZERAE
They're looking into it.

ZYRA
How did you know I was here?

Holly Gossip walks into his room without her camera.

HOLLY GOSSIP
Hi Zyra.

ZYRA
Get out.

DEZERAE
Holly told me directly over the air waves
where you were. There are hundreds of
people outside the hospital right now
praying for you to pull through. I would
not have known you were here as soon as I
did if it wasn't for Holly.

Zyra grabs Holly's hand.

ZYRA
Thank you. I'm sorry.

HOLLY GOSSIP
You changed my life Zyra. I want to
thank you and apologize for my behavior.

ZYRA
We all make mistakes, Holly.

HOLLY GOSSIP
Well, I'll go out there and tell your
fans you're alright.

Zyra sits up, looks out the window sees thousands of people
gathered in prayer holding lit candles. Holly leaves.

CROWD
(sings)
Amazing grace how sweet the sound...

Tears fill Zyra's eyes.

DEZERAE
The hospital's upset but oh well.

Zyra laughs, it hurts.

DEZERAE
Dr. Moppet called and wanted to know if
you were alright. I'll call him later.
Oh, and Robin called to tell you he took
care of Aladdin and not to worry about a
thing.

ZYRA
Really?

DEZERAE
(smiles)
Your commercial has been playing all day.

On the television in background, the "VW Bug Commercial."

DEZERAE AND ZYRA
There it is.

They watch. It is exactly what was shot with Zyra's slogan.

DEZERAE
I'm surprised they didn't dub over it.

ZYRA
I left them no choice. They had three
cameras running, so I did my one take and
split.

DEZERAE
Robin said VW's sales went up 38% on the
Bug.

Zyra laughs.

ZYRA
That's why he said he took care of
Aladdin.

DEZERAE
Well, now that all of the good news is
out of the way, I have some bad news.

ZYRA
What happened?

DEZERAE
The night of your accident...

ZYRA
How long ago was that?

DEZERAE
Three days ago.

ZYRA
Those people have been out there for
three days?

DEZERAE
Yeah.

ZYRA
No wonder the hospital is so upset.

The crowd outside starts cheering.

CROWD O.S.
ZYRA...ZYRA...ZYRA

ZYRA
I have to get up and see.

He gets out of bed, walks slowly over to the window holding
onto the movable I.V. stand. The crowd goes crazy. Holly is
in front. He opens the window, everyone quiets.

ZYRA
Thank you very much for caring about me.
I don't know what to say.

Someone screams out from the crowd.

VOICE
How 'bout God Bless!

Zyra laughs.

ZYRA
Thank you. God Bless!

The crowd goes crazy. He gets back into bed. There is a
knock at the door. A woman's voice can be heard.

WOMAN V.O.
Hello.

DEZERAE
Yeah, can I help you?

WOMAN V.O.
Is this Zyra's room?

Zyra gives Dezerae a look of "who's that?"

DEZERAE
Who's asking?

WOMAN V.O.
Zyra's mother.

DEZERAE
Hold on a second.

She walks over, opens the door. It's Elizabeth.

DEZERAE
Please come in.

They walk in.

ZYRA
Mom?! I thought you were dead.

ELIZABETH
The court forbade me to see you after the
trial. I signed the agreement to keep
them from locking me up.

ZYRA
How come nobody ever told me?

ELIZABETH
That was part of the agreement. When I
saw you on the news in critical
condition, I was afraid to come. I went
shopping to clear my mind. A stranger
walked up to me and said, "You don't know
me. My name is Nazareth. I know your
son. Zyra needs you." Then he vanished.
Something happened to me. I broke down
and forgave myself for not protecting you
and Gabriel. I have come to ask you for
your forgiveness.

She can't hold it in any longer. She weeps.

ZYRA
(chocked up)
I forgive you mom. I love you.

She walks over, hugs him. All three cry tears of joy.

DEZERAE
I don't know if this is a good time to
mention this but I'm pregnant.

ZYRA
What? I'm going to be a daddy?

DEZERAE
Yes.

ELIZABETH
Congratulations.

ZYRA
Let's move to Florida Dez. I want to
move to the other side of the country. I
don't want to raise a family in L.A..

DEZERAE
Really, 'cause that's what I wanted to
tell you.

ZYRA
What?

DEZERAE
The night of your accident, it rained so
heavily. When I heard Holly tell me to
get over to the hospital, I got out just
in time. Our house was caught in a land
slide and only half remains.

Zyra laughs.

DEZERAE
It's not funny Zyra.

ZYRA
Yeah it is. It's perfect.

DEZERAE
You're crazy! I was almost killed.

ZYRA
Me too, but we're here to laugh about it.
Plus we're insured.

Dezerae laughs.

ELIZABETH
I wouldn't mind getting out of here
especially since the big one is suppose
to submerge California like Atlantis.

Zyra cracks up even harder.

ZYRA
I'm in pain.

DEZERAE
(to Elizabeth)
You should come with us.

ZYRA
What about the court?

ELIZABETH
Screw the court. Family's more
important! I'm not loosing you twice.

FADE TO BLACK.

WHITE LETTERS READ "9 MONTHS LATER".

FADE UP FROM BLACK.

AERIAL SHOT: FLORIDA. WE CLOSE IN.

DOCTOR'S V.O.
Push!

DEZERAE V.O.
AUUUUUUUUUGH!

DOCTOR'S V.O.
Good! One more time. PUSH!

DEZERAE V.O.
AAUUUUUUGGGGHHHH!!!!!

DOCTOR'S V.O.
Almost there. PUSH!

DEZERAE V.O.
No.

DOCTOR'S V.O.
One more time. PUSH!

DEZERAE V.O.
IF I HEAR ONE MORE TIME...
AAAAAUUUUGGGHH!!!!

A baby cries V.O.. The hospital's below.

DOCTOR'S V.O.
Congratulations! It's a boy!

Doves fly from the sun to Nazareth above the hospital.

HOLY SPIRIT V.O.
Your mission is complete.

They guide him back through the sun, the bridge disappears.

DEZERAE V.O.
(half dead)
Give me baby Z.

ZYRA V.O.
Who?

INT. SURGERY ROOM - SAME MOMENT

Dezerae looking like she just gave birth, holds her baby.
Zyra, eyes filled with tears, kneels next to her holding the
baby's hand. Elizabeth is a wreck, holding a tissue bleeding
mascara. The doctor and assistant smile.

DEZERAE
Zyven.

THE END.

Roll Credits.