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INT.CLOVERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM 23-DAY
The classroom is filled with students chatting together; they sit casual chatting to each other as their registration teacher has not arrived. KATRINA sits at her desk near the back window of the classroom with some of her friends surrounding her, she is fifteen years old and noticeably wears her uniform strict to the dress code in comparison to her classmates. It’s a wash of noise of voices on top of each other so what is being said is unclear and insignificant chatter. MISS DAWN walks into the classroom and over to her desk.
Alright settle down and take your seats.
The teenagers begrudgingly go to their seats for the register to be taken. KATRINA who is already at her own desk straightens her posture.
Very good, I’ll start the register,
All of the pupils phones except Katrina’s (that is off) start to ring with text message alerts and they all take out there phones out their bags and pockets to read the message that they have received.
Come on, you know the rules.
Put your phones away.
All the pupils who read the message have become eerily still and expressionless, they all get up simultaneously and KATRINA at the back is spooked by the behaviour as much as MISS DAWN. With their eyes fixated on the phones in their hands they all begin to mechanically walk towards the classroom door to leave.
Get back to your seats!
Eerily they all turn their heads towards MISS DAWN before giving her eye contact, one of the boys start to walk back up to MISS DAWN while the others follow just behind. KATRINA stands up as if to speak as well but she is too afraid to speak a word, so stands frozen to the spot.
I will not ask again.
MISS DAWN is violently punched in the face by the boy. The punch is so forceful it knocks her to the ground. KATRINA lets out a gasp in shock as she watches her classmates gather round MISS DAWN as they all start to kick and punch her. They do not stop even when we see that MISS DAWN has stopped moving and keep violently attacking her. KATRINA witnessing the attack lets out a scream.
EXT.OXFORD STREET LONDON-DAY
On the screen it states the location and time. Hundreds of teenagers ranging from around twelve to eighteen are storming the streets like a chaotic mob. Some are armed and they smash shop windows and attack people on the street. A WOMAN is dragged screaming away from her pram into an alleyway by around five teenage boys. People are running and screaming. Some who try to fight them off are outnumbered considerably. When the mob reaches a crossroad armed riot police are in wait.
Stop this violence at one. If you
do not comply we will be forced to
take action against you!
The teenagers keep moving forward with weapons in hand. The POLICE MAN becomes nervous.
I said to stop this at once!
A boy that looks to be barely twelve starts hitting one of the riot men with his bat. The OFFICER defends himself with the shield unsure of what else to do.
What are you doing? Stop them!
But sir- he’s a kid!
The two parties clash as the teenagers do not back down and overwhelm the officers closest.
INT.POLICE HEADQUARTERS LONDON-DAY
There is a crisis meeting between sergeants and officers in the metropolitan police force including detective chief inspector DANTE. They all sit in seats in the hall until chief constable DARWIN appears on stage and the officers salute him.
Thank you all for being here today.
As you can see we have issued not
only a national state of emergency
but a global one. Children as young as
twelve have been reported missing as
well as being connected to violent
attacks. This began at 0905am when they
all received a text message that read:
‘infected’. These children have a newly
found violent nature and causing global
panic. When I send you out to neutralise
the situation remember that they are
vulnerable and so do not aim to harm but
to restrain. Also be sure that members
of the public do not make contact with
them or they will be risking their
lives. Now, let’s try to get these kids
He had finished his speech and so the men rose to their feet and exit the hall with a rush. DANTE stays in the hall using his phone. After a few rings it goes to voicemail. DARWIN has come down from the stage to approach DANTE
Everything alright Dante?
I don’t know Michael. Sarah,
She isn’t answering her phone
and neither is Claire.
I’m sure your daughter and Claire
are fine. How old is Sarah now?
Well she is probably can’t
answer. Not every kid has
turned violent. Many schools
have evacuated so don’t worry
Yeah I know. I better get
This mess sorted out.
That’s the spirit!
Inspector ANNA walks up to the pair with a grim face. In her hands she carries an active iPad.
Sirs, There is something you
Should both see regarding the
What is it Inspector Williams?
She turns the iPad’s screen towards the two men whose faces change to shock. DANTE takes the iPad out of ANNA’s hands to inspect closer.
What is this Anna?
It’s a public post on
The Facebook post on the screen is from a user named Rick Wilson who has posted a gruesome picture of a dead woman (notably the one with the pram earlier) with the caption ‘check out this whore’. The post has around 30K likes and the comments are being updated constantly. They pop up in this order on the screen:
Stupid fuckin whore Lol
Better of raped her! Slut
Steven Cairne Damn right lol. She had fantastic tits btw
DANTE turns the iPad off unable to read anymore. He hands it back to ANNA and turns to DARWIN.
Do you still believe that these
kids are going to go home at the
end of all this?
I hope so, or I have no idea
what we are going to do.
EXT.GOSSET STREET LONDON-AFTERNOON
KATRINA walks through the street scared. She is looking for help but the street is barren. She knocks on a few doors shouting for help but no one comes to answer. She walks on the verge of tears. Around the corner she sees a girl with two boys around her eyes. She tries to call on them but a hand is placed over her mouth and she is dragged into an alleyway. She tries to fight NOAH off and he lets her go. She turns to him.
What are you doing?
NOAH has a finger to his lips asking KATRINA to be silent. NOAH is at seventeen years of age, his clothes look rough and dirty along with unwashed hair and a filthy face.
You can’t let those guys
Trust me okay?
He starts to walk back to the opening of the alleyway and KATRINA begrudgingly follows him. NOAH looks to make sure that the group has left. He starts walking towards the school building in the distance.
Where are you going?
Well your school is
over there right?
But it’s empty now.
There is nothing in
It now except for…
Shouldn’t we go
Look for help?
You don’t have to come.
NOAH starts to walk to the school, KATRINA stands still wondering what she should do.
Don’t walk so fast!
KATRINA catches up with him and they walk together.
INT.CLOVERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE-AFTERNOON
The entrance way into the school was abandoned except for the few bodies of dead pupils and staff members. KATRINA and NOAH avoided looking too closely at them while they walked.
Can you take me to the
Why would you want to
I need a shower. Desperately.
Don’t pretend you haven’t
KATRINA looks away from NOAH embarrassed by his honesty. She nods shyly to his request.
Sure thing… I’m Katrina Roberts,
What’s your name?
It’s Noah. Just Noah.
CLOVERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL P.E DEPARTMENT- AFTERNOON
KATRINA and NOAH walk towards to door of the boys changing rooms. NOAH attempts to walk in when he noticed KATRINA is waiting beside the door.
Aren’t you coming?
W-why would I? Your
going to shower!
We are safer together.
At least wait inside okay?
Um okay when you put
It that way I’ll make
They get into the changing room where bags and clothes have been left abandoned by a class who would have been taking gym. NOAH starts to rummage through the bags.
What are you doing?
NOAH finds a t-shirt, hoodie and jeans that will fit him along with a towel.
Not like they will be
Coming back for them,
I’ll be a sec.
NOAH walks into one of the shower cubicles and KATRINA sits on the wooden bench closest. NOAH can be heard turning on the shower. KATRINA jumps out her skin when she hears NOAH groan loudly.
You have no idea how long
It’s been since I had a hot
I could guess!
KATRINA starts to laugh as well before she becomes quiet again.
Why did you stop me earlier?
Do you know what happened to
Yes I was in class when they…
Everyone around our age is
like that. They started attacking
everyone that wasn’t them.
If that’s true what will
We do if they find us?
I’ll run out naked and
scare them off!
They both start to laugh at the statement. NOAH switches off the shower. He starts to dry off and get changed. He walks out of the changing room dressed in the other clothes while he leaves the old ones in the shower. He walks across to KATRINA and sits beside her while he dried his hair with the towel.
You don’t go to school?
Thought we had a silent
agreement that I was
I was just asking.
Nope. Now let’s go to your
canteen feels like I haven’t
eaten in days!
You haven’t eaten in-
It’s just an expression!
They both start to laugh again and the door of the changing room door opens. A TEEN boy enters with a blood soaked school uniform and bat. KATRINA and NOAH fall silent and rise to their feet.
Thought doing the rounds would
KATRINA remained frozen to the spot while Noah ran up to the TEEN. TEEN swings his bat and hits NOAH in the head. NOAH falls to the ground. The teen approaches KATRINA while dropping his bat. He throws her to the ground and she starts to scream. He gets on top of her and uses his hands to keep her pinned to the floor. NOAH with blood running down his head from behind uses the bat to choke the TEEN until he passes out. NOAH throws the TEEN off of KATRINA.
I-I though you were-
NOAH puts out a hand to help KATRINA up off the floor.
I’ve been hit harder.
INT.POLICE HEADQUARTERS LONDON DANTE’S OFFICE-NIGHT
DANTE sits at his desk worried. He has his phone to his ear, it rings off and he sighs. There is a knock at his door and DARWIN walks in.
How you holding up?
I got a hold of some of the
staff that evacuated Sarah’s
school. Apparently she was off
` ill. Claire isn’t answering
her phone at all so I have
no idea what’s going on.
At least you know she is
safe. And you know how
stubborn Claire is.
Yeah my ex-wife hasn’t
answered my calls in
in ten years.
Exactly DANTE. Go
Home, get some sleep
and when this is all
over you can go visit.
DARWIN leaves the office and DANTE puts the phone back to his ear attempting to phone his ex-wife again. It starts to ring.
INT.CLAIRE AND SARAH’S HOME-NIGHT
Claire’s phone starts to vibrate and ring from DANTE’s call. Just across from the phone on the kitchen counter Claire lies glassy eyed on the floor with multiple stab wounds to her back.
END OF PILOT.