This script was an early draft for the concept that goes with the storyboards in my previous post. In the final animation there won’t be as much dialogue and the story doesn’t have the same conflict. However, after this project I hope to continue this story and maybe make a short film out of it in the future, who knows haha. But until then here is my early draft to my script:
QUE DIABLO: Action Short Film
INT. STONE WALL CASTLE/ INT. ARENA
The setting is dark and resembles a castle of the underworld. Camera slowly moves down a dark corridor. We see a set of doors at the end of the hallway partially open. Sounds of punches, kicks and blow being thrown echo down the hall. CUT to the room at the end of the hall. Dim torches and small fires surround the arena barely lighting up the setting of the current fight taking place. Sounds of fists hitting bones and blows being thrown continue to be heard but no figures are seen yet. We PAN across the room to see blood splattered across the walls and floor. On one end of the room we see a big chair resembling a throne. Skulls representing the fallen contenders lay about the sides of the throne. ZOOM onto to the throne to see more details. As we are zoomed onto the throne, an unknown shadow passes by. The shadow of the figure is huge in size and resembles a beast with massive horns.
CUT to an unknown figure that panting hard. Blood is dripping from the unknown figure’s arm onto the arena floor. The camera CUTS to a big puddle of blood a few feet from the figure. We can assume that the blood is from the figures bleeding arm. Camera pulls back to reveal our two fighters. On the left stands a young man, maybe in his early to late twenties, holding on to his right arm. He’s battered and bruised all over his body. Much of his skin is soaked in his own blood from the many cuts and wounds that cover the man. The other figure on the right however, looks nothing like a man. Having a head of a skull with horns, the massive figure shows no signs of being wounded. His arms are crossed as he stares at the man across from him with a menacing grin on his face.
Camera CUTS to the panting and battered man’s face. We can see that he is struggling to catch his breath. We suddenly hear a thunderous laughter start to ring through the room. Camera CUTS (FRONTAL) back to the DEMON KING as he continues to laugh at his opponent.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You felt that your martial arts skills was enough to surpass me? HAHAHA, you’re nothing more than a mere human who thinks they have a chance in this world. You’re efforts got you this far in this tournament and for that I must applaud you. You’re one of the few fighters who has taken on this tournament that has made it this far. Your luck has gotten you here but this is where it runs out!
DEMON KING leaps forward towards the unnamed man. Camera CUTS back to see the DEMON KING cocking back a tremendous fist that’s aimed for the man. Before connecting, the screen slowly fades out as we hear the punch connects to bone…
EXT. BEACH HOUSE/ EXT. BEACH
Camera PANS across a gorgeous beach. Seagulls fly in the sky as the waves are crashing into the shore. The camera CUTS to a two story beach house. Camera slowly starts to ZOOM in on the house as we hear the ocean in the background. A phone starts to while the camera is on the fixed on the house. After the third ring we hear a woman’s voice come from the house. “Honey your phone is ringing!” screams an unknown woman.
INT. BEACH HOUSE/ INT. LIVING ROOM
Camera is fixed onto a glass coffee table where we see the ringing phone the unknown woman was mentioning earlier. As the camera slowly ZOOMS onto the ringing phone, we see the caller ID says bro. Next we hear a man shout back, “I got it babe!” We see a man’s hand come into frame as he reaches towards the phone. CUT to the phone being the man’s hand as we get a closer look at the phones front. “It’s just my brother!” shouts the man. Camera CUTS to show a half view of the man holding the phone. It is the main character, JOSE DIABLO. As the man starts to pull the phone closer to his face, he clicks answer to talk on the phone.
Hey what’s up bro?
We hear loud pants and heavy breathing from the other line. A voice tries to say “Jose…” as he is gasping for breath.
Jesus? You okay man? You sound out of breath?
Whatever you do…don’t…don’t…
Don’t do what? Are you messing me bro? –short chuckle-
…don’t come to this tournament…
Tournament? You talking about the one you were going on and on about the other day? You know I don’t fight anymore man, so that shouldn’t be a problem, ha-ha. Why you telling me this though?
No…you don’t understand…he wants
Phone makes a sound like it is being dropped. A scrapping sound follows after as we hear the sound of a menacing laugh come through the other line…
HAHAHAHAHAHA, so you’re the famous JOSE DIABLO, master of the fire fist right?
Who the hell is this? And what have you done with JESUS?
I’m the man who holds your brothers’ life in his hands.
What are you talking about! If you hurt my brother I swear I’ll find who you and…
Stop right there. Your brother is safe, for now that is. I wouldn’t say he is unhurt though. HAHAHA. You see your brother thought he was strong enough to take on this tournament without knowing the costs first. I will say he made it pretty far in this tournament but he forgot about one thing that was stopping him from succeeding…ME! HAHAHAHAHA
Who the fuck are you?!?
Who am I you say? Well I’m the king of this tournament, the beast that destroys all that try to cross me. The bringer of death and chaos. I’m the DEMON KING!
Well…you just messed with the wrong family. I WILL go to this tournament and I WILL win it and get my brother back!
JOSE NO! It’s a trap! He wants the Fire Fist technique for himself!
Silence puny mortal! I’ll be waiting for you “Fire Fist”…CLICK
JESUS??? JESUS!?!?! JEEEESUUUUUUUUUUS!!?!??!?!
EXT. CASTLE/ INT. DUNGEON/ INT. CASTLE
We see the same dimly light corridors and hallways again as the camera travels through the castle. We arrive to a great big wooden door. CUT to a room full of cages. We see several shots of what lies within the barred cages. Some chains and bones are scattered within them. At the end of the row of numerous cages we see JESUS chained up to a stone wall. Bleeding from all over his body. His right arm still bleeding from the carnage that took place in the opening scene.
Camera cuts back to the room with the bloody and tattered arena and the DEMON KING’s throne. The camera is positioned behind the throne to show a wide angle of the room. In one corner of the room we see more bones and skulls from past fighters.
That’s all for now. Hope you enjoyed it!
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