BEACH FRONT - DAWN
The grey sky fills with maroon, pinks,
purples. Church bells
in the distance awaken the kaleidoscopic sun; its rays dance
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
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.
He swims through the air, gains control; he somersaults
The sky transposes into back to back infinite mirrors. He
cradles his wings, bowling balls straight for camera.
Here I come.
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
at the clock, "4;44am".
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
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.
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
the dove flies away.
- SAME MOMENT
A huge white slimy beast swims past camera.
surrounding its path quickly scatters. Music intensifies.
BEAST POV: through dark oval eyes, swims towards the ocean
surface, watching Nazareth
ABOVE OCEAN - SAME MOMENT
Nazareth POV: looking down, the back of a white DRAGON-WHALE
Water shoots up from its back. Nazareth's
foot touches down
on the top of the shooting water.
MOVING BIKER POV: the dove flies at us, dropping down
the wheely into a ditch in the road.
The dove hovers over the biker as it flips into an on-coming
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
The skidding tires STOP inches from crushing
OCEAN - MOMENTS LATER
Nazareth, trying to keep his balance, surfs Dragon-Whale.
The wind, shooting mist press
against his face.
(sees the crash through the
(screaming at heaven)
I had more time!
Water shoots up from Dragon-Whale's back in between
Puking into the water, he is forced back. Finally, he gains
composure mid-air and charges
Dragon-Whale's white tiger head with black alien
Its long neck spins its head 180 degrees. Its dragon wings
slow itself down,
Nazareth stops mid-air inches from the beast's mouth.
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
blow to Nazareth's head.
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.
CAR ACCIDENT - MOMENTS LATER
The back tire of the smashed Harley spins awkwardly; the
plate, barely hangs on reads, "ZYRA".
An Asian woman,
mid 50's, gets out of her car, runs over to
A black Mercedes pulls up. A mid 40's African American male,
BABEL, dressed to kill in white suite, calmly
walks over to
Don't touch him!
Babel kicks Zyra in the helmet.
dove dives down presses against Babel's face. Babel
grabs the dove, bites off its head, spits it out and
The woman backs away.
Who are you?
Better worry about your own kid.
woman turns, her bloody child smashed against the inside
of the windshield.
She runs back to the car.
Zyra takes off his helmet; his blurry vision becomes clear.
Babel smiles showing his blood stained gold
What do you want?!
You're my bitch Z and I'm going to teach
you to bark.
The woman cries in the background.
God help me!
his helmet, slams it down on Babel's head, takes
off running, disappearing into the forest.
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.
God loved the world so much that He gave
His only begotten Son.
o o o...
INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT
Sunlight streaks the room through mirror blinds. Reflected in
DEZERAE, Zyra's wife sitting up in bed, closes
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
framed wedding picture. The glass cracks.
Damn, Zyra, get up.
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.
Zyra, get up.
(under his breath)
background transposes into infinite mirrors; Zyra dives
INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT
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.)
"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
DREAM SEQUENCE - BEACH
- MOMENTS LATER
The sun drowns out Nazareth laying in the sand.
he sits up, looks out at the ocean.
The tiger head, white wings and tail protrude up from
movement filled water.
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.
INT. BEDROOM - SAME MOMENT
in the shower. Shampoo glides down her body and
into the drain. Zyra turns in his sleep and puts the pillow
over his head.
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
back of Zyra's vest.
Hey mister, you that fallen angel
everyone's talking about?
Zyra turns to look.
The boy, morphs into demon, bites a chunk of meat from Zyra's
Zyra reaches down, grabs the demon by his feet. Multi
cultural children step out from behind the surrounding
trees. Zyra lifts the demon above
SLAMS him down repeatedly onto the ground.
Die die die.
Brains blue, green and black blood splatter onto the
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
The child demons pay homage, then instantly charge
forming a dome over him with their dark wings. Weird sounds.
OCEAN BOTTOM - CONTINUOUS
The black spirit
summoned down through the earth, under-water
Dragon-Whale POV: ROARS with fury, slams its tail SPLITTING
the ocean bottom exposing
the center of the earth, the lake
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.
(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
Why are you limping?
Zyra limps past her.
I don't know.
EXT. STUDIO - MORNING
actor outside with PRODUCTION ASSISTANT having smoke.
Back to one.
They want you back
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
The midget walks backwards, dressed in black tails
top hat, holding a basket of black and red rose pedals. He
throws them into the
Here comes the bride all dressed in
white...Da dant da da
dant da da dant da
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
walking down the aisle holding an empty glass
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!
fly, blood squirts; a human hand distorts. BANG!
BANG! The nail penetrates deeper through the hands, the
into black wood. BANG! BANG! BANG!
The midget approaches, stops at the foot
of the altar, BANG!
Blood strikes his face.
(wiping it off)
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,
The midget puts down the basket, picks up the book,
profile in between Bug Boy and the Bride. The skeletons
gather behind and in front
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.
INT. SHOPPING MALL - SAME MOMENT
Two OLD LADIES walk rapidly along the shops following every
carries a book.
Two PUNK KIDS, blue spiked hair wears "ZYRA"
other, orange Mohawk wears "Bug Boy" T-shirt. They walk out
the record store new C.D.'s.
PUNK KID 2
This shit's gonna be awesome.
He rips open the plastic to "Bug Boy" sound-track.
PUNK KID 1
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.
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.
Are you OK ma'am?
OLD LADY 1
These damn kids think they rule the
A short Italian woman, ELIZABETH, a bit over weight,
a bag, bends down, picks up book off the floor. On the
riding his bike.
Excuse me, ma'am.
The old ladies turns.
OLD LADY 1
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.
Good. I can't
(pulls out same book from bag)
This was the only time I had,
would have bought it sooner.
Is that the same dude as "Bug Boy"?
The movie's not out yet, right?
Everybody is "Bug Boy"
crazy these days.
Kids walk in here all the time doing the
even saw a father doing it to his
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.
In background, kids do the bug in front of book store
a poster of "ZYRA" reads "Now Available".
CUT BACK TO:
INT. MOVIE SET - "BUG BOY" - SAME MOMENT
Bug Boy, crucified on the cross.
"Forgive them Father for they know not
what they do."
Dezerae, on her knees in front of the cross. The terrarium
separates the two.
(looking up at Bug Boy)
Praying for our forgiveness. Giving birth
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
Wait a beat.
On monitor, same image. A bald male, CHRISTOPHER STING, sits
in director's chair, mesmerized.
than Marilyn Manson.
Banned by blockbuster.
Crew laughs. First AD stands next to the director.
Alright, check the gates.
The camera assistant checks.
It's a wrap everybody. Listen, same time
tomorrow. Don't forget
to grab your call
I saw the preview for this film. When's
The First A.D. helps Zyra
March 2nd, my birthday.
Doesn't give you much time.
assistant dissembles the camera.
They just have to throw in the pick-up
shots, dude. We'll be done shooting
Zyra takes off his pregnant
pouch, gives it to First A.D..
First A.D. walks away.
hyping it up as your most
That's what sells tickets. Gives them
something to complain about.
Yeah I guess you're right.
walks off set. Zyra screams after her.
Baby, hold on.
Don't touch me, you're all bloody.
Listen to you, little miss goth smurf as
your husband gets nailed to the
I'm starving. Let's get out of here.
Sushi or McDonald's?
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
helmets, gives Zyra a ticket.
(slipping valet a ten)
Take care of her.
Zyra puts arm around Dezerae, opens the door; they enter.
SUSHI BLUE - CONTINUOUS
A fancy Japanese fisherman's wharf.
Live jazz on deck
overlooks ocean. The HOSTESS, early 20's fine Japanese
How many will it be, two?
We have reservations for three under
Oh yes, your third party is here.
(crossing them off the
I invited Dr. Moppet.
Because of those dreams.
me crazy. Moppet said he wasn't busy and
us for dinner.
I just wish you would've told me.
They reach the table. DR. MOPPET,
late 40's, dressed in
yellow suite, Hawaiian shirt, thick black glasses, puts down
glass, greets them.
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.
I hate Merlot.
Who likes Merlot?
Dr. Moppet hands glass to hostess.
DR. MOPPET (cont'd)
of this. We'll have your
I'm not your servant. I get paid to look
Please Zyra, Dezerae
have a seat.
I'll send your waiter over.
The hostess walks away. Zyra pulls
out chair for Dezerae,
Doc, I'm having crazy dreams again. I
don't know what they mean?
that to me over the phone.
I feel lost. I'm being chased. I can't
figure it out.
It's Revelations unfolding.
You read the bible, 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
in Dezerae's mind.
It's not fantasy, it's truth.
You're blinded by your own ego-centric
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,
In background, tray of drinks land
on couple's lap. They walk
cussing, the waiter's left apologizing. People turn to look.
What's their problem?
He's an actor.
waiter walks cautiously to table.
Are you ready to order? I'm Chung Ho. I
will be your waiter.
We're going to split
the California roll,
rainbow roll, fresh water eel, spicy tuna
and fried vegetables.
And for you, sir?
California and rainbow please.
Do you want Saki?
Yes, a large one.
Make that two please.
Hey Chung, my wife will have a glass of
No Beaujolais, only Merlot.
I hate Merlot. Chardonnay please.
I'll be right back with your drinks.
Doc, you know what I forgot to tell you.
A child was killed in
my dream. His name
How do you know?
(flashback of dream)
The mother cried like a baby.
may be on to something.
Let's say for arguments sake, this beast
Lucifer. Evil takes on many forms.
I think you are onto something, Doc.
In Revelations, Satan takes form of a
dragon and beast, possibly
you my bible teacher or Psychiatrist?
Damn Dez, no wonder why you set me up
Give me a second, he's showing you faith
is dead, find your faith and fight back.
Look at you, you're
fucking crazy, man.
This is very interesting.
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.
(to Dr. Moppet)
- QUARTER MOON - PCH - MOMENTS LATER
Zyra and Dezerae ride
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.
I'm exhausted. We'll love tomorrow
They walk in.
You should give him a second chance.
Why do you do that to
You called him.
I didn't know he was a religious doctor.
Just because he's intelligent and can
carry on a conversation
Is that what you call it?
I'm going to read myself to sleep. We
have to get up early.
All you ever do is read
What's your problem?
Why does that bother you? I enjoy it.
I don't know. It just does.
Dezerae puts her purse down. Zyra walks into bedroom.
Do you want wine? I'm having some.
to bar, pours two glasses of red wine.
INT. BEDROOM - SAME
Zyra under sheets reaches over sets alarm. Dezerae
hands him glass.
Thanks baby. I'm sorry.
downs it, puts glass on night-stand.
Slow down killer.
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.
BEACH - SAME MOMENT
Nazareth on his knees prays.
Lord, I failed.
Forgive me. Lead me on
the right path, so your will may be done.
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
it spins mid-air.
Nazareth witnesses from shore.
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
from the wings at the end of the bridge. (Spiritual battle.)
its peak, it dives, wings gear its descent.
Help me Lord!
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
of bees illuminate, Babel, in white suite with bees
under his palms allow him to walk on water away from
tower. He approaches the soaking wet Nazareth.
Quite an introduction.
You've seen nothing yet. I will have
Zyra. He deserves me.
His faith is dead.
faith is not. They are
one under God.
He is mine.
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
EXT. FOREST - STORM - SAME MOMENT
bolt, Nazareth, strikes demons surrounding Zyra.
They fly through the air, the bolt enters Zyra.
Zyra, energized, runs.
(Cries out in pain)
What's happening to me?
He rips off black leather vest, CRACK-CRACK-CRACK in his
His skin deforms, shaping numbs forming wings
under flesh. He falls to his knees, grabs wet earth,
clenches his teeth.
The pain subsides. His wings of flesh, fully
hovers above ground, glides through swampy forest.
Babel, in distance, releases little demons that once
Zyra pulls forth energy from within, turns, expels it through
tips. The little demons, ZAPPED back.
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.
CUT BACK TO:
DREAM SEQUENCE: FOREST - WOODEN CABIN
When's the last time you saw Zyra?
Gabriel, a stoner, Zyra's younger brother
looks through eye hole POV: It's Zyra, impatient, wings
disappear into back.
Gabe let me in.
Holy Shit! I need to quit doing drugs
Gabriel opens door.
Let me see your back!
Gabe, who's there?
Zyra, no shirt, looks crazed, enters soaking
wet. Rain pours
in background. Elizabeth, their mother, enters. We never
Zyra!? Are you
Elizabeth hugs him.
Get your brother a towel. A Detective
Babel is here looking for you.
I don't know a Babel.
The phone rings. Elizabeth grabs for it.
It may be your father.
Gabriel hands Zyra towel.
Dad's dead! What's she talking about?
She's crazy since you left.
Zyra looks at
Zyra cautiously enters dinning area.
(putting out his
I'm Detective Babel.
doesn't take it.
You look familiar.
Damn Zyra! He's a cop. Shake his hand.
Some want you dead, Zyra. I'm here to
A look of recognition strikes his eye.
Elizabeth hangs up phone, walks into dinning area.
That was the strangest call.
Babel pulls gun from his coat. Elizabeth screams.
(aiming at Zyra)
Watch scripture come alive. Proverb 2
Peter 22. "The dog is turned to his own
vomit again; and the sow that
to her wallowing in the mire."
BANG! - Gabriel goes down.
Blood splatters over her.
She drops to her knees, cradles
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.
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.
"Our Father Who Art in Heaven,
be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will
be done, on earth as
it is in heaven.
Dezerae wakes up.
Give us this day, our daily
forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those whom trespass
against us, and lead
us not into temptation, but deliver us
The black ghost disappears. Zyra's frightened.
I haven't prayed since
I was a little
You ever have a dream so real, even after
you wake up, you're in
I'm going crazy. Babel stood at the foot
of our bed manifested from my dream.
We better get up. We're going
You don't believe me.
Who's Babel? I don't know what to
Dezerae rolls out of bed.
Dezerae walks into bathroom.
Zyra lays back down, throws
sheet over his head.
I don't want to give birth today!
INT. MOVIE SET- "BUG BOY" - MOMENTS LATER
Everyone's in place.
Alright, let's change camera angles.
Props, bring in the babies.
The PROP MASTER carefully carries them onto set. The camera
works on camera. The DP and Director talk about
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.
How are you doing,
Bloody. Do I have time for a smoke?
Nope. Need anything else?
A blood bath?
cracks himself up. Zyra blows him off.
I need Dezerae.
MAKE-UP LADY (O.S.)
Look behind you, idiot.
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.
Places. Everybody knows what to do?
Prop master exits.
ACTORS AND CREW
We are ready when you are.
The Director nods his head sitting behind monitor.
camera assistant slates camera.
Bug Boy. Pick-up. Martini shot.
The slate falls, camera assistant exits. On monitor, Bug Boy
crucified on cross, skeletons surround him.
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
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
out of his stomach, up his chest.
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
The bride grabs as many babies from his womb, places
the terrarium. Tears swell in her eyes, she grabs the one
from his face.
Look at our beautiful
You did very well.
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.
The skeleton bows his head, falls to his knees, the rest
follow. The midget laughs
Dezerae scoops the last bug baby from his gut, places
inside terrarium. The midget grabs it from her hand.
Let me see.
In one motion,
she grabs the baby back, slaps the midget
upside the head, knocking him over and gently places it
How dare you!
Through the glass, two babies cuddle next to
Bug Boy's POV: blurry vision, flames, Babel in
the midst of
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.
Great. More Bug More.
Zyra blinks again tries to shake image. Babel laughs harder.
I'm not leaving. And only you know I'm
here. Ain't life grand!
Director turns to SCRIPT SUPERVISOR.
She shakes her head no. Bug Boy, tears in his
for his soul on the cross. The buzz of bees fade in.
What do you want from me?
Just your soul. Poor innocent Zyra
the image that selfish bearded man used
years ago, just to create
Bees fly from the holes in Babel's body, covering Bug Boy
completely. Tears fill Zyra's eyes.
Look at you crying
like a baby as you
IMAGE: Young Zyra in Kiss make-up crying.
Shut the fuck up! I'll kill you.
He tries to break free from the cross.
(to script supervisor)
This is amazing. It's like he's
for his soul.
his mouth, the bees fly back inside his body.
Time is at hand, my friend. No one can
(finishes out the scene)
Father, into Thy hands I commend
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
The bride picks up terrarium, exits. The skeletons
midget follow leaving Bug Boy to burn.
Wait a beat.
The prop master turns off the flames.
HOLY SHIT! I have
never in the history
of film making seen a scene like this.
one messed up dude Zyra.
Check the gates.
It's a wrap! Congratulations Zyra.
Get me down from here!
were on fire, dude.
The First A.D. helps Zyra down. Zyra storms
I was just kidding.
Dezerae puts terrarium down, follows Zyra.
He tares off
stomach pouch, throws it.
What's wrong with you? You were amazing!
They enter his dressing room.
INT. DRESSING ROOM - CONTINUOUS
off diaper, throws it against wall, grabs towel
wraps it around himself, sits on bed clenches his hair and
I saw him again.
Satan. Whatever the hell you want
to call him.
From your dreams?
Yes Dez, from my dreams.
(shakes off the feeling)
God, I was covered in bees. What's wrong
It sounds like you're tripping on acid
I'm not high!
I gotta get outta here. I'm going crazy!
From his pants, he pulls out joint, lighter and lights up.
I thought you weren't high.
I wasn't, but I am now.
(taking a hit)
No. You know I quit.
leaves. He puts on his pants, finishes the joint. The
Harley Revs up.
CITY STREETS - MOVING HARLEY - NIGHT - MOMENTS LATER
Dezerae holds onto Zyra for dear life. He weaves in and out
Slow down! You're scaring me!
It's just like my dream.
Where are you now BABEL?
He speeds around turn, headlights from an on-coming car whiz
Stop the bike!
He pops wheely, she grabs him tighter.
STOP THE BIKE!!!
down, skids around another turn.
(on top of her lungs)
Zyra slows down, pulls over, stops in front of a restaurant.
Dezerae jumps off bike,
throws the helmet at him.
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)
deserve to be treated like this.
Zyra takes off helmet, gets
off bike, puts arm around her.
Zyra backs away.
Don't touch me!
You need a priest to
exorcise you. You're fuckin possessed!
You're just upset.
You need to be locked up.
An older couple walks out of restaurant.
Excuse me, is everything okay?
Yeah, it's fine.
Are you okay, ma'am?
I said she's fine.
I didn't ask you.
(in his face)
You want to start something?
Please, I'm fine. Thank you for
sir. It was very kind of you.
on, Honey, let's go.
The couple walks away.
You make no sense. You think you
all the answers.
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.
I'm sorry. I lost control.
What are you going to do?
I'll see Moppet tomorrow maybe he can
You prayed for the first time in
this morning. That's Faith. That's
what's going to save you,
Come to church with me tomorrow.
I can't. I'm not ready.
Give me your keys.
You've never driven a Hog before.
Fine, I'm walking.
walks away. Zyra picks up her helmet.
Dezerae! I'm not letting you walk.
She keeps walking.
He straps her helmet to the bike, puts his on, starts
Harley and catches up.
Why are you doing this?
God you're impossible!
He gets off bike and walks.
How generous! It's
only pitch black out.
He pushes bike up cliff, stops for a
breathe, she continues.
Can you at least wait for me.
He catches up.
I'm scared. I've never been scared of
anything before, but this,
I have no
to walk up cliff.
Quit doing drugs, Zyra.
Zyra stops, puts bike on stand, pulls
out bag of weed,
empties it over the cliff.
I wasn't high when I saw Babel.
love you too. I'm sorry.
I forgive you.
Half full moon illuminates ocean silhouetting
Church bells ring. Zyra and Dezerae fade away. The
EXT. BEACH FRONT - SAME
Wings strike out from sun guiding the spirit bridge
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
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.
Good morning, Johnny.
Father, when is the next funeral? I want
to serve, so I can
receive bread from the
mother slaps him upside the head.
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.
(holding in his laughter)
Good morning Dezerae.
Good morning Father. What's so
Children make me laugh. That's all.
Father, will you have a minute to spare
I have a breakfast meeting
at 10. I
suppose I could be a little late. Unless
you cared to join
No thank you, I have to get home after
mass. It won't take long.
Alright, meet me in the sacristy after
Dezerae enters, Father closes
doors behind her.
EXT. BEACH - MORNING - SAME MOMENT
Waves roll in. People, all types and sizes, sunbathe, play
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.
I'd sell my soul to feel your hog between
Zyra holds up wedding ring, lifts dark visor.
Not in this life.
The light turns green, he peels out. Recognition strikes
BABE 1 AND 2
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
How do you like the book?
It's the best book I ever read.
Zyra throws down visor, pulls
away. The teller looks at
cover, shakes his head in disbelief.
INT. LOCAL BAR - SAME MOMENT
bar, mirrors, pool table, beer signs hang on the
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.
He bends down, picks
it up, sits at the bar next to
Elizabeth. The television in background shows Zyra in
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.
this idiot. I just worked on a
movie with him.
Does he receive visions from the devil?
All I know is when we were in the middle
of our last shot, he
freaked out. It
People ad lib all the time. Especially
when they're famous. They
smarter than the writer.
I guess you just had to be there.
Excuse me, I couldn't help but to
overhear your conversation. You know
I just worked with him for a couple of
Why, you want to fuck him?
Garth laughs at his own rudeness.
You're the rudest man I ever met!
blows smoke in his face, spills her drink on him and
What the fuck BITCH?
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.
You believe in the devil?
(as he dries himself off)
No, but I believe in cocking a bullet
that whale's head.
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.
Drugs enhance vision as you know, Garth.
What do you want out of life?
Wait a second, how did you know my
And how do you know I do drugs?
The BAR TENDER walks over to them.
Can I get you anything?
Bring my friend a Captain Morgan's
rum and coke. I will have the same.
Sorry he's had enough, but I'll bring
yours right up.
I said bring my friend
a spiced rum and
coke. I will have the same.
tender makes the drinks.
I had a friend in Boston who shat himself
drinking that shit.
Two wasted friends walk by laughing.
I'm the hand that rocks the buzz.
You're weird, man, but I like your style.
You were tripping on the last day of "Bug
How do you know this
I'm a soul collector.
Anyway, nobody cares as long as you get
the job done.
Garth gets up, walks out.
What about your drink?
Garth walks back, downs it.
Garth stumbles against a muscle head.
with a hundred.
I can't break this.
Garth falls to the ground wasted drunk.
I got him.
Babel picks him up, carries
him away. On television Zyra
INT. PARKING GARAGE - SAME MOMENT
Media surrounds Zyra.
"Bug Boy", your most controversial film.
Bug, Part Boy pretending to be Jesus
Christ. Are you the Anti-Christ?
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.
You heard it, folks, straight
horses' mouth, "Worry about your own
Hollywood star, Zyra. Is he your role
is Holly Gossip reporting
live in Santa Monica from KNOW, the
that brings you America's
INT. DR. MOPPET'S OFFICE - THAT MOMENT
Behind oak desk, Dr.
Moppet, in bright colors, black glasses,
watches Holly Gossip.
That looks like my parking lot.
Zyra blows past SECRETARY outside Moppet's office.
Stop. You can't go in there.
Zyra barges in, she follows.
Dr. Moppet, I tried to stop him but...
It's OK sweetie, let him be.
She exits. Dr. Moppet turns off TV.
I can't stand these idiots. They have
nothing else better to do than to
life a living hell.
Good morning Zyra. I wasn't expecting
you for another hour.
Doc. I got money.
He throws down a hundred dollar bill on
(taking the money)
That's not the point. I could have had...
Demonic paroxysmal visions. Is there any
Calm down, relax on the couch.
Zyra walks over, spins globe
underneath bay window over
looking the beach.
Look at all these people. They're no
different than anyone else.
you to thank them as they fuck you up the
Zyra plops down on red leather couch.
I've done some research since I last
spoke to you.
Please, no religious bull shit.
Dr. Moppet pulls from bookshelves,
an antique brown leather
bible. Fire engines, Star Wars figures KISS dolls and Ozzy
fill the shelves. A crucifix hangs above door.
I've seen that book before.
It's the bible. It contains many
miraculous stories about historical
characters. It's quite interesting. I
recommend it in your case.
Am I in bible study?
the bible to Acts 2:17.
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."
(hiding behind images)
This explains why you receive visions.
You are one of the chosen. The
illuminated and flipped to Revelations
18:2 "The Fall of
Babylon". You said the
man chasing you is Babel, right?
Yeah, Doc but maybe you need a shrink
more than I do.
"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
piled up to the sky, and God remembers
her crimes." That
explains the tower of
I don't know. It all seems a little too
Let me put you under
Moppet picks up remote, presses play. Soothing Whale
I've never done this before.
You'll be fine, trust me. Relax, close
your eyes. I will guide you through
meditation leading to your visions.
Zyra gets comfortable, closes his eyes.
You sure you know what you're doing?
Take a deep breath.
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.
That was a great homily you gave.
I've been working on it all
The reason I'm here is because Zyra has
been receiving demonic
What do you mean?
Spastic demonic attacks in his dreams.
In Acts it says men
will receive visions
and dream dreams in the last days.
Is this why you are here to talk about
end times? We are not living in end
times. God is not going to destroy
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
He won't. I can't even get him to come
The only end times we need to worry about
is our own lives. Whatever he is going
through is a vocation from God.
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.
Thank you very much father.
You're welcome. Keep me updated.
CUT BACK TO:
INT. DR. MOPPET'S OFFICE - SAME MOMENT
Zyra, enters deep state of hypnosis.
Travel back into...
The room swirls into whirlpool entering into Zyra's forehead.
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
flesh, alive. Doves circulate, illuminate as a
shield around Zyra/Nazareth. Angelic music.
St. Anthony's Church bells ring.
Do not fear. Stay within me. I am
Nazareth your guardian angel.
doves guide Nazareth/Zyra back through the sun.
OF SUN - SAME MOMENT
Crystallized Castles, golden ponds fill
the streets of gold.
Rolling hills filled with dragons, dinosaurs. The place where
animals roam freely.
Zyra gives way to flying dragons and
Where am I?
Animals speak to each other. Zyra controlled
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
(pointing to fire lizard)
That is Zyra, a fire lizard.
lay my eggs inside your head
Warning you of the beast in bed
to you within your dreams
I'm Zyra your fire lizard.
They rise up out of golden pond. An angel flies by.
God's distinct mystical creatures live
here. God has
given me permission to
show you this realm, the first of heaven.
are chosen to help complete the
bridge that will connect this world to
Christ will use it for his return.
Why are there two different suns?
The other end of this world shines a sun brighter from which
The brighter sun is an entrance to the
next realm of heaven.
An angel flies
into this realm from the brighter sun.
How many are there?
God is infinite. As many kingdoms as He
this hierarchy, Angels
pass from one realm to another depending
rank. Souls are brought into
higher realms when God chooses.
Zyra dives landing at entrance of most magnificent castle in
If you accept
your mission, we will work
together. My presence within you will
you wings so you can come here when
you are needed.
The double arch crystal doors open.
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.
Follow me. Do not say a word.
They walk to the large white throne and see who is sitting on
fall to their knees in silence and worship.
Then another scroll opens, the book of life.
The dead are judged according to their deeds, by what is
written in the scrolls.
ONE WHO SAT ON THE THRONE
"Behold, I make all things new. Write
these words down, for they are
trustworthy and true. They are
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
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.
His presence is in every
They enter the less brighter sun, into earth's atmosphere.
Hovering LA, red glow, white glow increase and decrease
throughout. Zyra closes in.
With your new eyes, see the red, evil.
love. Your faith, your
actions controls your aura. God always
what each child is doing.
INT. DR. MOPPET'S OFFICE - SAME
Through the bay window, Zyra enters his body. Moppet,
to Zyra, takes notes calling him back.
On three you will wake up. One, two,
three. Welcome back.
Zyra opens his eyes, sits up.
Are you ok?
Zyra does not answer. He gets up, walks out.
I'll call you tomorrow.
Looking down at his notes, every word from "The One Who Sat
on the Throne" is written.
Thank you Lord.
EXT. OCEAN - DUSK - AERIAL VIEW - LATER THAT NIGHT
The red glow grows over sea; Babel leads Garth walking on
Garth, hypnotized by Babel's power, follows. The sun drops
below horizon, Babel releases Garth from spell.
into freezing water.
Help me! I can't...
(underwater and back up)
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,
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
Dragon-Whale swims up, chomps down, Garth's body
half. Garth's right eye pops from head, floats to surface.
Tiger head finishes him off in one gulp. Blood surrounds the
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
Bob spots the eye.
Bob, stop the boat.
No Bob. All you ever do is boss me
I'm serious Bob, where's the flash
Bob throws him the flashlight. He misses, it lands
Thank God that's a floater, otherwise I'd
throw your fat ass over and make
That's good Bob.
over, misses the eye.
Bob slows the boat. Bob grabs the floating flashlight
lighting Garth's eye.
I knew it. It's a human eye.
Quit smoking crack, Bob. Maybe a fish
Oh yeah, check this out.
Bob picks up the eye by its tendons, dangles it in Bob's
Jesus Christ, Mary and Joseph.
You're right Bob this one deserves the
That's a human eye.
I told you.
Bob flashes the light into the water and notices the blood.
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.
I dropped the eye.
You dropped the eye?
I dropped the eye. There it is.
Trying to keep his balance, he walks to the back of boat,
picks up the eye. It squishes from his fingers.
Did you get it?
in both hands.
Yeah. You think it can see me?
Bob drops the eye in the beer
This is big time Bob. We're going to be
on the news.
EXT. ZYRA/DEZERAE'S HOUSE - NIGHT
quarters of moon shines brightly against house.
in driveway, presses automatic opener, garage door
opens, drives in, parks it next to Dezerae's black Range
He shuts garage door, enters house carrying
INT. KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS
He puts down keys, pours himself glass of wine from bar.
No answer. He walks through living room past moon
illuminating ocean, into bedroom
with package. Dezerae, in
bed cries watching the news.
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
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
What? I can explain.
I don't want to hear it. Who are you
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
I hallucinated into the
first realm of heaven.
Stop it! Stop lying to me. Just stop
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
Why didn't you call?
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.
me of, oh forget it.
Of heaven. Every second with you is
Dezerae gets out of bed, hugs, kisses him.
I love you so much. I thought you got
into an accident. I
called all the local
hospitals and police stations. Nobody
records of you.
On wide screen TV, Bob and Bob, by Santa
Monica Pier being
This is Holly Gossip, recorded live from
the Santa Monica
Bridge where two guys
coming in from their fishing trip spotted
eyeball. No say on whose it
is or how it happened. Officials are
people out of the water until
they can find this under water killer.
This lady pissed me off today.
Holly Gossip? I
think she's great.
You should have seen what she did to me.
On my way into Moppet's office, three
different camera people flooded
questions like "What kind of role model
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
That's the media. Look at these two
On TV, Bob and 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.
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
death was in the air. I know the smell.
I'm a marine.
Well thank you
both for coming on the air
to tell your story. When we find out
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
You believe that?!
That's why she makes money. Next time
don't be so rude in front of the camera.
Zyra turns off the television.
I'm tired. I had a long day.
Zyra finishes wine,
takes off his clothes, hops into bed.
Dezerae turns off lights.
What do you have planned for tomorrow?
I am going in to see
producer, to tell him I will not market
What? You can't
I believe God wants me to.
He booked you for weeks doing commercials
and photo shoots.
Zyra, it's in your contract. You have to
I'll call Robin and see if I can get out
My marketing lawyer from the book.
Yeah, call him and see what he says.
I love you baby.
I love you too.
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.
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
Babel's face appears in the mirror ceiling above.
tortured souls parallel their actions.
Zyra, your activities belong to me.
Everything you do glorifies
my name. You
can be king of this world. Just ask me.
Leave me Satan in the name of Jesus
A soul cries out from Babel's voice.
Help me Zyra.
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.
He won't let me go.
Gabriel's father, behind him claws his back keeping him from
Babel closes his mouth, swallows the image. Zyra
on the bed.
NO. It's not fair.
(to the women)
Get off me.
They excite him more, biting his nipples, drawing blood.
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
pants, back hands him across the face.
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
when you walked in and did nothing
Young Zyra walks into room, he and his father locks eyes.
from Gabriel's forehead. On Gabriel's last
breathe, he looks up, locks eyes with Zyra.
(barely a whisper)
Blood pours from Gabriel's mouth, he reaches under bed,
gun, BANG, shoots his father in the face blowing out back of
his head. Blood, brains
scatter against window.
Young Zyra, dressed in KISS, Gene Simmons' make-up, curls up
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.
IT'S NOT FAIR!
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
wearing white robe, bags under eyes, bed head and
white patches over nipples.
Do you want some coffee baby?
The phone rings. Zyra picks up cordless.
Hello. Hey, why are you calling so
early? Yeah two's fine. I'll see you
He places phone on counter, pours two cups of coffee with
wants me to meet him at two.
You don't have to scream.
up behind him wearing white lace.
Sorry, I didn't see you.
She goes in
for good morning kiss.
You had a rough night.
Do you want to talk about it?
Zyra grabs coffee, walks over
I never told you the full truth about
what happened to my family.
When I was 10, my brother Gabriel
my father beat and sexually abused him.
I was too young to do
cry. He threatened to kill us all if we
tried to leave.
Eventually he followed
through. Halloween night 1983, my
I were getting ready to go
trick or treating. My mom worked late,
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.
I blamed my mother and myself. The court
The only time I see her is
in my dreams. I guess now that you know
the truth, it sort of puts things into
I love you. I'm sorry.
She cuddles him into her bosom, tears flow.
I need to call Robin.
I never told anyone. I dreamed about
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
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.
Do I sound crazy to you?
Believe it or not,
I see a side of you I
have never seen in any other human being.
always imagined Jesus Christ as
what you are at this moment.
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.
Hi Stacy, this is Zyra.
May I speak to
Robin please? Alright just tell him I
got the number. Thank you.
He hangs up phone.
He won't be in for
I don't think you should try and get out
I see so much light radiating from you
right now, to avoid those
who are in
darkness would be a sin.
Since you put it that way.
God will work through you. Keep the
I'll change my appointment with Moppet.
He dials Moppet.
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.
EXT. PCH - SANTA MONICA PIER - AFTERNOON
Grey clouds. Zyra rides Harley, stops at same red light.
Boy" in background. On the shore, a crowd of people.
Sirens in the distance.
The lanes ahead closed by cops. An ambulance pulls into
Zyra looks at his watch. He pulls off road,
parks, walks down to crowd, pulls out cell phone and dials.
Hello, hello, Aladdin
I can hardly hear
you. At the beach. I got stuck in
an accident down here.
Hold on a second.
The ambulance pulls up to scene. Cops clear crowd away.
Zyra walks up to SURFING DUDE.
Some dude was washed up on
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.
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
Holly Gossip pulls up in media van.
Alright folks, the show is over.
Everybody go home.
People puke in background from stench and image. Holly
Do you have an explanation for why a man
is bitten in half on the Santa Monica
We have NO information.
Zyra spots Holly, walks over.
Excuse me, Holly.
Yes. Zyra, what are you doing here?
I was on my way to a shoot when I saw the
INT. ZYRA AND DEZERAE'S HOUSE - SAME MOMENT
Dezerae eats ice cream watching her soaps. News flash
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.
Yes Dick I'm here with believe
it or not,
KNOW NEWS CASTER
It looks like you're getting wet out
It just started.
Do you have any information on "Danger in
ZYRA AND HOLLY.
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...
Well thank you...
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.
Well that was Zyra and I'm
reporting live from Santa Monica. Thank
KNOW NEWS CASTER
Holly Gossip from KNOW.
Dezerae turns off television. The
phone rings. She answers.
Hello, hey baby. Yeah I just saw you on
the news. I'm very proud of you.
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
for you to call him later. I love
you too. Bye.
She kisses the phone, hangs up.
EXT. VALET PARKING LOT - MOMENTS
Holly Gossip walks past VALET 2, Babel distracts him.
Can I help you?
Do you know where I can find 3rd Street
Promenade. I'm just passing through. I
heard many lost souls travel that area.
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.
That will be the last time he makes a
fool out of me.
Babel and Valet 2 still talk.
Thank you for your
kindness. Here, have
lunch on me.
Babel hands him a hundred dollar bill.
Are you serious? I can't take that from
Does it look like I'm hurting for
Holly Gossip sneaks out, walks along sidewalk. Valet
(shakes his hand)
He pockets the money.
SET, CAVE - MOMENTS LATER
Zyra walks in. ALADDIN, bald Persian
man, approaches. Rain
(shaking Zyra's hand)
How are you?
A little shaken up, but I'll be fine.
look good. You have a certain glow
Thank you. So what's happening?
Chris will be here any moment.
Cool. The cave looks great.
They walk over to set. He points at the 2000 green VW BUG.
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.
Fine. Who's the driver?
The nerdy guy by
NERDY GUY sips tea by craft service, waves,
walks over to
Zyra puts out his hand.
I am a huge fan of yours.
The nerdy guy has too much spastic energy.
(shaking his hand)
He does not let go of Zyra's hand.
(to the nerdy guy)
He still does not stop shaking his hand. Aladdin separates
I said that's enough.
If you ever want
to work in this town again, you will
listen to me.
I'm sorry. I'm
just so excited to meet
I understand. It's cool. God Bless.
(not knowing how to respond)
He puts his head down, walks away.
It's an honor for me to have people loose
it like that. I must stay humble.
Christopher Sting walks
Where have you been?
There was a horrible accident down
street. I had to backtrack about ten
Do you remember Garth?
Garth? Garth Hexton
the camera assistant?
Yeah. They found his body bitten in half
washed up on shore.
Didn't you see the news last night,
"Danger in the Deep"?
No, I got home too late from "Sushi
Two guys named Bob and Bob were
fishing boat and found a floating
This story gets weirder and weirder.
Sounds like our next film.
A beast bit a human body in half.
Flash image of dragon-Whale.
So what's the plan?
INT. CAVE - MOMENTS LATER - THE SHOOT
Zyra as Bug Boy in wings buzzes in flight.
The green VW
Bug drives into cave. Bug Boy lands on hood,
rips open driver's door. The nerdy guy, genuinely scared
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
CUT! What the hell was that?
Zyra gets out of car.
What the fuck are you doing? Quit
Change the slogan.
"Follow the way of the
millennium bug". I'm out of here.
Zyra walks off set.
You can't do this. I'll sue your ass.
You'll hear from my
Sting looks dumb founded.
EXT. PARKING LOT - VALET - MOMENTS LATER
VALET 2 brings bike around, Zyra tips him. It still rains.
He hops on the
bike, pulls out into traffic. He cruises up
(sings out to heaven)
I feel the best I've ever felt.
A gasoline truck pulls out in front of him. CRASH!
Zyra skids from under the truck out of the explosion.
On coming cars slam on their brakes swerving into the cliff -
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.
Oh my God, are you OK?
The clouds and sky darken. Thunder roars, lightning
from the cloud covered sun. Wings pull the bridge beyond its
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.
spirit, once again with Nazareth. Zyra's wings of
flesh expand; they leave his body, fly towards the sun.
(to her camera guy)
Let's go. We need to cover this.
What a day!
They run to the scene. The Asian woman gets up.
(to Asian woman)
Ma'am, excuse me, ma'am, can you tell
what happened here?
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.
Everybody clear out. Go home. It's not
The Asian woman gets back into her car. Her young son,
FAITH, sits in the front seat with seat belt on.
Faith, you OK?
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.
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
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.
Holy shit! Jesus get me through
She jumps into her Range Rover, throws it in reverse,
through the garage door, peels out.
Back half of house slides down the cliff, crumbles.
- PCH - SAME MOMENT
Angry waves pound the shores. People
run to escape the
The medics lay
Zyra onto stretcher.
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.
reach half way to PCH.
(to the tow trucker)
Get them out of here quickly.
Oh my God, I'm watching houses land slide
cliffs all along
PCH. This is a crisis
One house after another land slides down the cliff crumbling.
Wind howls loudly whipping across the coast.
We lost power.
What? Fix it.
down reaching PCH.
Let's get out of here.
They hop in van; camera man punches
the gas. Fallen debris
crash down behind them.
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.
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.
Dear Lord Jesus forgive my sins. I don't
want to die.
The secretary falls to her knees, prays.
EXT. SANTA MONICA EMERGENCY HOSPITAL - STORM - SAME
Dezerae runs through the entrance...
INT. EMERGENCY ROOM - CONTINUOUS
...to the front desk NURSE.
Where's my husband?
Just calm down. Who's your husband?
Don't tell me to
calm down. Zyra.
He's in the emergency room, but you can't
go in there.
She busts through the doors. Security chases.
EXT. OCEAN BOTTOM - SAME MOMENT
Dragon-Whale circularly swims rapidly creating the whirlpool.
The bees rise, souls/demons summoned from lake of fire fill
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
Nazareth/Zyra rounds up beasts throughout the
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
They guide Nazareth/Zyra through the sun leaving trail of
Traveling past animals through the bridge, the doves guide
to the wings pulling the bridge; they fly into
wings, wings of flesh lock into spirit wings.
Are we locked
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.
INT. MORGUE - SAME MOMENT
The MORTICIAN cleans his tools, his back against Garth's two
He turns around, Garth is gone. No one is
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
Thousands of pounds chained to Garth's arms and legs
preventing souls/demons from escaping.
Horrific sounds: bees,
Nazareth/Zyra face to face with Garth.
his father eyes)
He's got my father's eyes!
Help me Zyra.
Gabriel? What do I do Nazareth?
your heart tells you.
I command you Satan in the name of Jesus
Christ to release my brother Gabriel.
(Zyra's father's voice)
NO! He's mine.
Gabriel's spirit flies from the father's eyes
Thank you Zyra.
summons the strength from below, swings the
weights at Zyra/Nazareth. Satan ROARS through Garth's mouth.
They duck, weights fly past, spinning Garth around.
Zyra/Nazareth's pov: the ocean water rides up tower of bees.
swims keeping it alive.
The power of our Lord Jesus Christ of
heaven and of earth will
A rush of light surges from the sun forcing
them over the top
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 doves guide Gabriel through the bridge, to the
of the sun, through the channel of light connecting the
Angels' hearts to the
Welcome home Gabriel.
They pass through the brighter sun.
Dragon-Whale stops swimming. Water rushes into the center of
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
spirits summoned by beast.
Dragon-Whale shoots straight up, ROARING, moving its long
neck, tail, flapping its wings. Its gills flare,
makes it over the bridge.
It's never over!
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
The streets of L.A. flood, water rushes through
People all over the world are tuned into their
televisions/radios. The news is heard all over the globe.
It is a sad day in history for human
beings as the earth
The state once known as California in the
States of America is now
completely submerged under-water. For
thousands lost, our hearts pour out
to your families and friends.
Helicopters film disaster. The San Francisco Bridge breaks
the bay sinks.
Within minutes, the land once known as California
completely submerged under-water.
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.
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.
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.
Why do I still have my wings?
Your faith and actions have earned
Is this the beginning of the end?
No. There is still much work to be done
before Christ can claim his throne
earth. Congratulations Zyra. You have
touched many with your story,
have the freedom to choose.
Babel, dressed to kill in his white suite, rises from the
(looking down at Babel)
What will come of him?
He's Lucifer. He chose to be forever
Zyra and Nazareth fly down to meet Babel. The Bridge
illuminates above connected to the sun.
They stand on the water.
Very impressive. I could not have done
I still have your father.
Zyra remains quiet.
What are your plans now big shot.
None of your business.
I will find you. It
is a small world.
No you won't. I'm with Christ now.
Well, I better get going. I have a lot
of souls to tend to.
Babel sinks into the water.
MY WIFE! I need to get back to Dezerae.
What are you going to do now?
My mission is not yet complete.
Well, thank you Nazareth, you have saved
my soul, God Bless.
Zyra takes off in flight. Nazareth flies off.
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 eyes slowly open. His POV: a female angel illuminates in
front of him.
(under the oxygen
Where am I?
The light becomes
normal, the angel becomes Dezerae. He
lifts the mask onto his forehead.
Baby, oh my God you're alive.
She goes in for the kiss.
Careful. Are we in heaven?
In the Santa Monica hospital. I thought
I lost you forever.
(not letting go)
You were in a very bad accident.
What about the earthquake?
(to himself V.O.)
It was a prophecy.
Was anyone else hurt?
It was a horrible storm. You slammed
into a gasoline
truck. The doctors said
it was a miracle you didn't die on
to the driver?
The truck exploded. The police said the
impact of a
Harley Davidson striking a
gasoline truck even at 55 m.p.h. is not
to make it blow.
Somebody tried to kill me.
They're looking into it.
How did you know I was here?
Holly Gossip walks into his room without her camera.
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.
Thank you. I'm sorry.
my life Zyra. I want to
thank you and apologize for my behavior.
We all make mistakes, Holly.
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
Amazing grace how sweet the sound...
Tears fill Zyra's eyes.
The hospital's upset but oh well.
Zyra laughs, it hurts.
Dr. Moppet called
and wanted to know if
you were alright. I'll call him later.
Robin called to tell you he took
care of Aladdin and not to worry about a
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.
I'm surprised they didn't dub over
left them no choice. They had three
cameras running, so I did my one take and
Robin said VW's sales went up 38% on the
That's why he said he took care of
Well, now that all of the good news is
out of the way, I have
some bad news.
The night of your accident...
How long ago was that?
Three days ago.
Those people have been out there for
No wonder the hospital is so upset.
The crowd outside starts cheering.
I have to get up and see.
gets out of bed, walks slowly over to the window holding
onto the movable I.V. stand. The crowd goes crazy.
in front. He opens the window, everyone quiets.
Thank you very much for caring about me.
I don't know what to
Someone screams out from the crowd.
How 'bout God Bless!
Thank you. God Bless!
crowd goes crazy. He gets back into bed. There is a
knock at the door. A woman's voice can be heard.
Yeah, can I help
Is this Zyra's room?
Zyra gives Dezerae a look of "who's
Hold on a second.
She walks over, opens the door. It's Elizabeth.
Please come in.
They walk in.
Mom?! I thought you were dead.
The court forbade me to see you after the
trial. I signed
the agreement to keep
them from locking me up.
How come nobody ever told me?
That was part of the agreement. When I
saw you on the news
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
She can't hold it in any longer. She weeps.
I forgive you mom. I love you.
She walks over, hugs him. All three cry tears of joy.
I don't know if this is a good time to
mention this but I'm pregnant.
What? I'm going to be a daddy?
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..
Really, 'cause that's what I wanted to
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.
It's not funny Zyra.
Yeah it is. It's perfect.
You're crazy! I
was almost killed.
Me too, but we're here to laugh about it.
Plus we're insured.
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.
I'm in pain.
You should come with us.
What about the court?
Screw the court. Family's more
important! I'm not loosing
WHITE LETTERS READ "9 MONTHS LATER".
FADE UP FROM BLACK.
AERIAL SHOT: FLORIDA. WE CLOSE IN.
Good! One more time. PUSH!
One more time. PUSH!
IF I HEAR ONE MORE TIME...
A baby cries V.O.. The hospital's below.
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.
Give me baby Z.
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
The doctor and assistant smile.