THE CATALYST

by Robert Kriel

Screenplay
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"The Catalyst"
Original Screenplay
by
Robert Kriel
FADE IN
INT. ROBERT’S PLACE - NIGHT.
ROBERT JENKINS (27), lies in his bed sleeping.
He doesn’t seem to be sleeping well. His face is twitching.
INT. ROBERT’S DREAM -DAY.
The view is dazed and SOUNDS ECHO so that it is hard to make
out what is going on.
TWO men are fighting with swords. As the swords clash, the
sound THUNDERS.
LORD KREMIN(seems late fifties), dressed in a black robe
seems to have the upper hand.
LORD ARKARA (mid fifties) tries to defend LADY ARKARA, (mid
fifties) who hides behind him. Robert as a young man appears
on the scene.
Lord Kremin strikes down Lord Arkara.
Lord Kremin moves in on Lady Arkara. Robert’s VOICE ECHOES
through the hall.
ROBERT JENKINS
Mother... Father... No!!!
Kremin’s laughter sounds like that of an insane man.
Robert, holding his sword, charges Kremin.
LORD KREMIN
You are no match for me boy!
Kremin strikes Robert down.
The last thing Robert sees is a foot coming down on his face.
It goes black.
INT. ROBERT’S PLACE -NIGHT.
Robert sits up straight in bed, his body sweating, his
breath chasing heavily.
EXT. WALK IN PARK -NIGHT.
Robert is walking through a park alone.
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The sounds of the city in the background echoe through the
night.
Deep in his own thoughts Robert wanders on.
A short SHRIEK from behind some bushes draws his attention.
Slowly Robert approaches the bushes.
EXT. FIGHT IN PARK -NIGHT.
Three thugs stand over an old beggar.
The knives they have glimmer in the moonlight.
The thug, first from the left, is an average build man with
a goat beard and ugly skin.
The other two are younger boys.
The OLDER THUG speaks to the old man.
OLDER THUG
Why did you rat us out to the pigs
man?
He slaps the beggar through the face. The beggar throws his
hands up in defense.
BEGGAR
I swear, I didn’t tell them anything.
OLDER THUG
You are lying old man! I saw you
speaking to that cop today.
BEGGAR
I swear I said nothing!
OLDER THUG
I can’t take a chance like that,
old man.
The thug swings his knife towards the beggar.
Instead of the blade meeting the beggar’s body, a steel grip
clasps around the thug’s wrist.
The three men are shocked to see Robert standing there.
ROBERT JENKINS
Three against one defenseless old
man. Now that ain’t fair.
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OLDER THUG
Who the hell are you?
He tries to shake his hand from Robert’s grip, but Robert
remains unmoved.
ROBERT JENKINS
Just a normal citizen concerned
about this old man’s well being.
OLDER THUG
You came at a bad time man. Now you
have to die too.
The man tries to hit Robert.
Ducking the blow and countering with a devastating open palm
blow to the man’s chest, sends him flying before CRASHING
INTO A TREE.
Swift foot work, brings him into striking range of the two
younger men.
ROBERT JENKINS
Why waste your life on filth like
him?
The two look uneasy, deciding that they should attack at the
same time.
Robert runs into the attack, surprising them both.
Grabing hold of their wrists, he flips the two making them
do somersaults.
They hit the ground and the air RUSH from their lungs.
OLDER THUG
You are dead man!
The older thug charges with a bottle he picked up from the
ground.
He swings the bottle at Robert.
Robert blocks the bottle, shattering it into millions of
pieces.
Two quick left, right fist blows followed by a spin kick
knocks the man into a nearby pond.
The two young men charge again, but stop dead in their tracks.
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Robert is standing with his left hand stretched out in a
stop gesture. The look in his eyes makes them hesitate.
ROBERT JENKINS
Think about it.
For a while longer the two stand undecided. It is the SECOND
THUG that finally acts.
SECOND THUG
The hell with this, lets get out of
here!
They turn around and run into the darkness. Their friend
that ended up in the pond follows them hurriedly.
Robert turns around to check the area.
All is quiet. He turns to the beggar. Helping the old man to
his feet.
ROBERT JENKINS
Go to a shelter, the park is not a
safe place.
BEGGAR
Thanks mister! I thought I was gone
for sure!
Robert digs in his pocket and pulls out a fifty dollar note.
ROBERT JENKINS
Here, get yourself a hot meal.
The beggar looks at the money in his hand.
BEGGAR
You bet ya!
The beggar looks up,but Robert has disappeared into the
darkness.
INT. TRAINING ROOM - DAY.
A room where the walls are covered with ancient artifacts
such as old swords, axes and various other fighting equipment.
Robert, shirtless with black track suit pants is a well
built young man. His body glimmers with sweat. His short
black hair accentuates his blue eyes.
A scar runs across his left eye. On his back is a tattoo of
a black tiger.
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The push ups that he is doing strain the muscles in his body
to the limit. He slowly goes down then slowly up, pressing
on his knuckles as he does this.
INTERCUT TO WALL.
Focusing on art work that is of asian origin. It looks very
old. The paintings are of warriors and wars in an ancient
time.
BACK TO SCENE.
Robert stands at a wooden pole, one used for Kung Fu.
Rapidly punching the piece of equipment, quickly changing
between the different bars.
INTERCUT GLASS CASE.
A huge glass case. It contains a samurai suit complete with
helmet and a sword that belongs to a master.
BACK TO SCENE
Robert is suspended by his feet, hanging upside down from a
metal bar doing sit ups.
He gets down, takes a towel and wipes the sweat from his
forehead.
Robert throws the towel over his shoulder as he walks out of
the room.
INT. ROBERT’S SHOWER -DAY.
Robert enters the bathroom. Robert opens the shower taps. He
gets rid of his pants and enters the shower.
INT. IT DEPARTMENT -DAY.
Huge building, with various offices and people sitting
behind computers.
The front door is made of wood and has a slide card access
control system.
It opens. Robert puts his access card away and enters. The
door closes behind him.
He walks past the first office next to the door.
ROBERT JENKINS
Morning Sunil.
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SUNIL (35), an Indian, operating the help desk looks up at
Robert.
SUNIL
Robert.
Robert not very enthusiastic.
ROBERT JENKINS
Bounce back from last week’s
hangover yet?
Sunil holds his head and grunts, "not yet"
Robert walks down the corridor towards his office.
As he moves along the corridors he greets the various people
in their offices.
He stops at one particular office where the software
programmers work.
A woman sits behind her computer looking busy.
ROBERT JENKINS
Morning.
MONIQUE CROFT(29), a beautiful woman. Green eyes with brown
hair hanging loosely on her shoulders. She greets him friendly.
MONIQUE CROFT
Hi Robert, how are you this bright
Monday morning?
She gets up and gives him a hug.
ROBERT JENKINS
You look...well, shall I say rested?
Monique sits back on her chair. Robert seats himself on the
corner of her table.
MONIQUE CROFT
It was fabulous! And I thought Alex
didn’t have a romantic bone in his
body. He got us a lodge at
Masterson’s and... oh yeah, I got
rested.
Robert fiddles with the books on her table, rearranging them.
ROBERT JENKINS
Lisa and I spent the weekend down
at the lake.
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Monique teasingly punches his arm.
MONIQUE CROFT
Uh-huh. I’d say you got rested too.
Robert grins. Like the cat that ate a canary named Lisa.
ROBERT JENKINS
Speaking of Lisa, where is she?
MONIQUE CROFT
She called in earlier, said she
would be late. Don’t change the
subject.
Robert smiles as he walks to the door.
ROBERT JENKINS
Now I have to finish that
management report or my head will
be on the block. Later.
Monique pulls a face of disappointment. She waves him off.
MONIQUE CROFT
Bye.
INT. ROBERT’S OFFICE -DAY.
Robert is hard at work on the management report. He browses
through paperwork, entering the data into his computer.
LISA MILANO (27), enters behind him. She is strong build,
sleek and sexy. Her long red hair hanging straight down her
back.
She covers Robert’s eyes from behind.
LISA MILANO
Hey there sexy!
Robert swings her around. She lands on his lap, he wraps his
arms around her.
They kiss passionately. Robert speaks in a play strict voice.
ROBERT JENKINS
What brings you to the technical
manager’s office, young lady?
She plays the game as well.
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LISA MILANO
I just wanted to thank him for a
wonderful weekend. I would also
like to tell him that I think he is
a wonderful man.
She kisses him again.
ROBERT JENKINS
I will make sure that I tell him
that. But now he has to finish this
report or he would be out of a job.
As she gets up he spanks her bottom.
LISA MILANO
Lunch?
ROBERT JENKINS
Won’t miss it for anything in the
world!
Lisa exits the office. Robert continues with the report.
EXT. CAFETERIA -LUNCH -DAY.
The place is buzzing with people.
Robert enters searching the room for Lisa.
In the far right corner Lisa jumps up, waving at him. He
sees her and makes his way to the table.
Monique, Lisa and ALEX MACLEOD (31), a tall man with light
hair and strongly build, are waiting for Robert.
ALEX MACLEOD
About time you show up!
Robert shakes his hand and kisses Lisa.
ROBERT JENKINS
Shit, sorry man. Small office
crisis that I needed to take care of.
Lisa shoves a plate with a sandwich in front of Robert.
LISA MILANO
I hope you don’t mind, but I got
you a sandwich.
ROBERT JENKINS
No, that is perfect thanks.
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He takes a bite from it.
INT. CAFETERIA -ARGUMENT -DAY.
Two young men in their twenties start shoving each other
around.
YOUNG MAN #1
Hey, man get of my foot!
YOUNG MAN #2
Then get the fuck out of my space!
A third man tries to keep them apart.
INT. CAFETERIA -LUNCH -DAY.
Monique looks at the two and shrugs her shoulders.
MONIQUE CROFT
Someone needs to stop this.
She looks at Alex and Robert, but they ignore her.
She gets up and walks over to the two men. She lays her
hands on their shoulders and immediately they stop.
MONIQUE CROFT
Come on now. There is no need to
cause a scene.
YOUNG MAN #1
He is the one who keeps on stepping
on my foot!
YOUNG MAN #2
You are the fuck who can’t keep a
space open between us!
MONIQUE CROFT
Hey, hey! Stop being so childish.
It is no one’s fault. The place is
over crowded. Every one bumps into
each other. Just be patient and
tolerate each other, Okay! Act like
men, not babies.
Both like school kids bow their heads and AGREE that they
will behave. Monique goes back to the table.
ALEX MACLEOD
Smooth, very smooth!
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LISA MILANO
So! Are we all going to the gym
after work? I am looking forward to
the new kick boxing routine.
ROBERT JENKINS
Nothing like a bit of exercise to
unwind the body.
They all NOD in agreement.
INT. LORD KREMIN’S MANSION - DAY.
A dark chamber made of large stone bricks. Torches
flickering restlessly, providing the only light in the room.
Lord Kremin in his black robe reads from a massive black
book lying on a pedestal.
There is nothing else in this room.
An eerie light filters down from the roof onto the book.
Kremin’s reading is a mere mumble and can not be understood.
LIEUTENANT HAMMER (mid thirty), a bald headed black man,
massively build, enters the room wearing the same black robe.
He stops beside Kremin.
LIEUTENANT HAMMER
You called for me my lord?
Kremin stops his reading.
LORD KREMIN
We are running out of time!
(A beat)
We need to double our efforts to
find The Catalyst.
LIEUTENANT HAMMER
It is futile if we don’t know what
we are looking for my lord.
Kremin gets angry. He slams his hands down on the book.
LORD KREMIN
Damn it! What about The Guardian?
Is there any progress on him?
LIEUTENANT HAMMER
No my lord. He had no contact with
the Judokai.
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LORD KREMIN
Keep a close eye on him! Time is of
the essence. We can not afford to
make any mistakes!
Lieutenant Hammer nods "Yes", bow and leaves the room.
LORD KREMIN
I have plans for you young Guardian.
Just wait and see.
INT. GYM -NIGHT.
On treadmills from left to right is Monique, Alex and Robert.
They run at a relaxed pace. Sweat dripping from their faces.
ALEX MACLEOD
Christ! Lisa is really into the
kick boxing stuff!
INTERCUT TO LISA.
Lisa is in a room separated from the rest of the gym by a
thick glass panel.
She works a punching bag with a variation of kicks and punches.
The poor instructor holding the bag for her suffers to keep
himself balanced.
Her blows are quite powerful, shifting the instructor back
on impact.
BACK TO SCENE.
Robert shakes his head.
ROBERT JENKINS
She is something else all right!
MONIQUE CROFT
Now, now boys. Don’t tell me that
you are intimidated by a woman that
happens to be good at what she does!
With that, she speeds up the pace. The men do the same.
INT. GYM’S HEALTH BAR -NIGHT.
Alex, Monique, Lisa and Robert sit around a table drinking
fruit juices.
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ALEX MACLEOD
Man, that was a good workout.
LISA MILANO
I agree. It is good to feel the
blood surging through your body.
They finish their drinks.
MONIQUE CROFT
You know what we should do?
They all shrug "NO".
MONIQUE CROFT
We should go on a double date this
Friday.
ALEX MACLEOD
I think it is a great idea.
LISA MILANO
Why not?
ROBERT JENKINS
Settled then.
MONIQUE CROFT
I will book a table at CARLO ROMANO.
Seven o‘clock good for every one?
They all agree.
INT. ROBERT’S PLACE -NIGHT.
Robert and Lisa lie in bed sleeping. Lisa’s deep rhythmic
breathing indicate a deep slumber.
Robert again looks like his slumber is all but peacefull.
INT. ROBERT’S DREAM -DAY.
The same dream he had earlier.
Two men are fighting with swords. As the swords clash, the
sound THUNDERS.
Lord Kremin, dressed in a black robe seems to have the upper
hand.
Lord Arkara tries to defend Lady Arkara, who hides behind
him. Robert as a young man appears on the scene.
Lord Kremin strikes down Lord Arkara.
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Lord Kremin moves in on Lady Arkara. Robert’s VOICE ECHOES
through the hall.
ROBERT JENKINS
Mother... Father... No!!!
Kremin’s laughter sounds like that of an insane man.
Robert, holding his sword, charges Kremin.
LORD KREMIN
You are no match for me boy!
Kremin strikes Robert down.
The last thing Robert sees is a foot coming down on his face.
It goes black.
INT. ROBERT’S PLACE -NIGHT.
Robert’s body is sweating, his breath chasing heavily.
Wiping the sweat from his face, he looks at Lisa next to
him. She is still half asleep when she speaks.
LISA MILANO
Are you okay?
ROBERT JENKINS
Just a bad dream.
He leans over and kiss her on the neck.
ROBERT JENKINS
It’s nothing, go back to sleep!
Lisa falls asleep again.
Robert takes the glass of water next to his bed and GULPS it
down.
Softly touching the edges of the scar on his left eye.
Robert lies back on his pillow with a serious frown on his
face.
INT. FANCY RESTAURANT -NIGHT.
FRIDAY AT CARLO ROMANO RESTAURANT
Friday night, Robert escorts Lisa into the foyer of this up
market restaurant.
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Robert dressed in a black tuxedo. Lisa wearing a revealing
black piece. Heads turn as she enters.
The MAITRE ‘D greets and smiles on their arrival.
MAITRE ‘D
Good evening, Monsieur and Madam.
Welcome to CARLO ROMANO! Do you
have reservations?
ROBERT JENKINS
Yes, we are with Mr. Macleod!
The man looks at the reservation list.
MAITRE ‘D
Ah! Monsieur Alex Macleod! He and
his lovely companion are already
waiting! This way please.
He shows them into the restaurant.
Alex, also in a black tuxedo and Monique in a red number,
wait for them at a table.
They get up as Robert and Lisa arrive.
ALEX MACLEOD
Better late than never!
Robert greets his friend and kisses Monique on the cheek.
ROBERT JENKINS
Sorry for being late!
LISA MILANO
Sorry, that is my fault. I couldn’t
decide what to wear. You know us
women.
They chuckle at this. They sit down at the table.
A waiter approaches.
ALEX MACLEOD
A bottle Don Perignon. We are
celebrating!
The waiter nods and leaves.
ROBERT JENKINS
The expensive stuff, what is the
occasion?
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Monique glows red and her eyes sparkle.
The waiter returns with the champagne. He pops the cork and
fills the glasses.
ALEX MACLEOD
Well to put you out of your misery.
Last night I proposed to this
beautiful lady next to me, and she
agreed to become Mrs. Macleod.
Monique lifts her hand to show off the ring.
ROBERT JENKINS
It is about time you guys get it
together!
LISA MILANO
Oh, it is so beautiful!
MONIQUE CROFT
How could I say no to such a
handsome man.
Robert gets up and holds his glass high.
ROBERT JENKINS
To the best friends one can wish
for. May your journey together be a
rich and happy one!
LISA MILANO
Hear, hear.
They chink glasses.
INT. FANCY RESTAURANT -NIGHT.
The waiter takes away the empty plates from their table.
Monique takes her hand bag.
MONIQUE CROFT
I need to freshen up. You gentlemen
excuse me please!
LISA MILANO
That sounds like a plan, I will
join you!
ALEX MACLEOD
Hurry back now!
The ladies enter the restroom. Alex sits forward in his chair.
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ALEX MACLEOD
Damn it! I love that woman.
ROBERT JENKINS
I am happy for you guys!
ALEX MACLEOD
There is one thing that I have to
ask of you.
ROBERT JENKINS
Sure anything!
ALEX MACLEOD
I want you to be my best man on the
big day!
Alex holds his hand out in an arm wrestle grip, Robert takes
it.
ROBERT JENKINS
That, my friend, will be an honor
and a privilege.
INT. RESTAURANT RESTROOM - NIGHT.
The two ladies are powdering their faces and applying
lipstick in the restroom mirror.
LISA MILANO
What is the story between Alex and
Robert?
MONIQUE CROFT
What do you mean?
LISA MILANO
You know, they are like brothers,
how did that happen?
MONIQUE CROFT
Well, they grew up together. They
are inseparable. I met Robert
through Alex about six years ago.
LISA MILANO
They have been together all the time?
MONIQUE CROFT
Yes, except for about two years!
LISA MILANO
What happened?
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Monique looks at Lisa with a frown.
MONIQUE CROFT
We don’t know what happened! He
just disappeared for about two
years. One day he came back
refusing to speak about it!
LISA MILANO
You don’t find that a bit odd?
MONIQUE CROFT
Yes, we do, but we love and respect
him enough to let him be! Why all
these questions?
LISA MILANO
You know, I like him a lot. But he
seems so distant sometimes and then
there are the nightmares.
MONIQUE CROFT
Nightmares?
LISA MILANO
Almost every night he wakes up in a
cold sweat. Of course he doesn’t
talk about it.
MONIQUE CROFT
Robert always had some mystery
about him.
Monique frowns as they continue in silence.
INT. FANCY RESTAURANT -NIGHT.
Robert and Alex get up so that the returning ladies can sit
down. Monique turns to Alex.
MONIQUE CROFT
Missed me?
Alex kisses her.
ALEX MACLEOD
From the moment you left the table!
An orchestra plays some mellow tunes. Monique’s eyes light up.
MONIQUE CROFT
Come, lets dance!
Alex doesn’t seem too keen.
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ALEX MACLEOD
You know that I hate dancing, honey!
MONIQUE CROFT
Just one song?
Alex refuses.
MONIQUE CROFT
Robert, would you leave a lady
hanging?
She grabs his arm and drags him out of his chair. She turns
to Lisa.
MONIQUE CROFT
Hope you don’t mind if I borrow him
for a while.
LISA MILANO
No not at all, dancing is not my
scene.
Robert and Monique step onto the dance floor.
INT. RESTAURANT DANCE FLOOR -NIGHT.
Robert and Monique slowly slide across the dance floor. She
talks close to his ear.
MONIQUE CROFT
You know that Alex and I both love
you very much?
Robert looks a bit confused.
ROBERT JENKINS
Yes of course!
MONIQUE CROFT
Then you know that you can talk to
us about anything.
ROBERT JENKINS
I am not sure that I know what
you’re getting at.
MONIQUE CROFT
I can feel that something is
bothering you. Ever since you came
back you are not the same.
ROBERT JENKINS
I assure you that I am fine.
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Monique looks him deep in the eyes. She smiles and leans
against him.
MONIQUE CROFT
Of course you are!
INT. ROBERT’S PLACE LIVING ROOM -NIGHT.
A fire CRACKLES in the fireplace.
Soft classical music plays in the background.
Robert, with Lisa sitting against him on a thick rug. His
face buried in her hair, each with a glass of red wine.
LISA MILANO
I really enjoyed the evening.
Robert doesn’t take his face from her hair as he speaks.
ROBERT JENKINS
So did I!
LISA MILANO
Alex and Monique make such a great
couple... It is clear that the
three of you are very close friends.
ROBERT JENKINS
Yes, I am fortunate to have them as
friends. I am even more fortunate
to have a girl like you.
Robert kisses her softly in the neck.
She responds by putting down her glass and turns to face
him. They start to make out.
INT. ROBERT’S PLACE BEDROOM -NIGHT.
Lisa in Robert’s arms laying in bed. Cuddling each other
gently.
LISA MILANO
Why is it that I know so little
about you?
ROBERT JENKINS
’Cause there is not much to know!
LISA MILANO
I never hear you talk about your
family or your past!
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Robert pulls away from her, his face expressionless.
ROBERT JENKINS
Why this sudden interest in my
family and my past?
She gently caresses his face.
LISA MILANO
Hey, I didn’t mean to upset you! I
only want to know more of you
’cause I care.
Robert relaxes a bit.
ROBERT JENKINS
I had a boring childhood. About
three years ago I lost both my
father and my mother in an accident.
Now Alex and Monique are my only
family!
(A beat)
You? Tell me more about yourself!
LISA MILANO
Also boring childhood, grew up in a
small town. When I had the chance I
got out. Started a new life in the
big city. Then...
She kisses him.
LISA MILANO
... I met you and loved every
moment of it.
They lie quietly for a few moments.
LISA MILANO
I really like Monique.
ROBERT JENKINS
Why is that?
LISA MILANO
I don’t know, there’s something
about her. The moment she walks
into a room everything changes. If
you feel down, she can instantly
make you feel better.
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ROBERT JENKINS
Yes, I know what you mean. She is
special isn’t she? To me she is
like the sister I never had. She
being an orphan and all...
LISA MILANO
She is an orphan?
ROBERT JENKINS
Yes, she never knew her parents.
She spent most of her childhood in
orphanages. She has the ability of
taking the worst situations and
making them good.
INT. LORD KREMIN’S MANSION -GALLERY -DAY.
In a large room filled with ancient armor and weapons of an
era long forgotten, stands the Dark Lord Kremin.
He looks at a huge painting depicting a War.
A big wooden plaque at the bottom has an inscription in a
strange language on it.
Lord Kremin looks down from the painting at the plaque.
A young boy stands by his side.
KREMIN’S SON(13), his young face pale and expressionless,
with the same pitch black eyes as his father’s.
LORD KREMIN
Do you know what this inscription
means my son?
KREMIN’S SON
No, Father. I don’t.
Kremin points to the first line on the plaque.
LORD KREMIN
This talks of a great battle.. the
battle that will end all battles
between Judokai and Jentokai.. it
says it will be the most furious
ever.
His finger moves to the second line.
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LORD KREMIN
This talks about the fate of us
all.. and the one that can make the
difference.
KREMIN’S SON
The one we seek.
LORD KREMIN
Yes.. the one that has evaded us
all these years.. but this time we
will succeed.
Kremin’s son looks at the picture next to that one.
It is of a huge chamber.
In the middle is a weapon rack holding a mysterious bow and
arrow.
KREMIN’S SON
Father, what is this?
LORD KREMIN
Ah! That my son, is the key to our
success. The bow and arrow of Torak.
KREMIN’S SON
Who is Torak, father?
LORD KREMIN
Torak was the darkest, cruelest
ruler of all times. He and a group
of Jentokai Warlocks and Witches
crafted a weapon, said to be strong
enough to kill The Catalyst’s soul.
KREMIN’S SON
Why not just kill The Catalyst with
ordinary weapons?
LORD KREMIN
’Cause my son, no ordinary weapon
can destroy the soul of The
Catalyst.
(A beat)
Yes we can kill the body, but the
soul will simply be reborn.
KREMIN’S SON
Why didn’t you use this bow and
arrow a long time ago?
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LORD KREMIN
The bow and arrow’s location got
lost in the old archives and over
time forgotten. Only recently a
librarian stumbled upon it. We
searched the world for it ’till
about six months ago, when we
finally found it.
KREMIN’S SON
But father, if you already found
it, why not use it to kill The
Catalyst?
LORD KREMIN
My, but you are full of questions
today! You see, the chamber is
magicallly sealed. It opens only on
a specific time, once every two
thousand years, staying open for
only one day and then closes again
for another two thousand years.
Lieutenant Hammer enters the room.
LORD KREMIN
Our biggest problem is that the
arrow only keeps its power for
seven days after the opening of the
chamber. The chamber opens in two
days and we still don’t know where
or who The Catalyst is.
LIEUTENENT HAMMER
My lord! News from the informer is
that the Guardian remains passive.
No sign of The Catalyst or him
making contact with the Judokai.
LORD KREMIN
Damn him! He leaves me no choice.
We shall force him to acknowledge
who he really is!
KREMIN’S SON
How are you to do that Father?
LORD KREMIN
We will hit him where it hurts
most. Move our plans forward. After
this he will react and reveal the
Judokai location. We shall then
force them to give up The Catalyst.
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LORD KREMIN (CONT’D)
The Catalyst in its good nature
will come forward by itself and
then we shall destroy it.
LIEUTENENT HAMMER
Yes my Lord.
Hammer leaves the room and Lord Kremin looks back at the
painting.
LORD KREMIN
Yes... our time has come.
EXT. BAD NEIGHBORHOOD -NIGHT.
Lisa stands in front of her car. Steam gushes out from the
open hood of the car.
LISA MILANO
Shit!
This part of town is not so good. She can already hear drunk
men whistling at her from the dark.
LISA MILANO
This is bad timing.
She looks around worried. She takes her mobile phone and
calls.
LISA MILANO
(filtered)
Hello, can you please send me a tow
truck? Yeah, the address is 78
Barlow drive... My policy number is
78930176. How long? 45 minutes!
Please hurry!
She puts the mobile phone away, closes the hood and heads
for the door of her car.
Four gangsters appear from the shadows.
The GANG LEADER speaks to her. His body tattooed and his
face scarred.
GANG LEADER
What is a pretty lady like you
doing here this time of night?
Frightened Lisa swings around to face them.
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LISA MILANO
Just having some car trouble!
Someone is already on their way to
help!
GANG LEADER
Hey, me and the boys can have a
look at your trouble!
LISA MILANO
Thanks for offering, but that is
not necessary. Like I said, help is
on the way!
GANG LEADER
What, you too good for us to help
you out?
Arrogantly he walks closer. Lisa steps back against her car.
LISA MILANO
No, no. It’s not that...
GANG LEADER
What do you think boys, shall we
welcome her to the neighborhood?
The bunch in the background agrees unanimously "YES".
Lisa tries to open her door, but the gang leader kicks it
close.
GANG LEADER
You need to learn how to be more
polite round these parts lady.
The fear on Lisa’s face disappears, it is replaced with a
grin.
LISA MILANO
Now listen to me, you piece of low
life shit!
The gang leader looks shocked.
GANG LEADER
What did you call me?
LISA MILANO
Open your ears. I said you piece of
low life shit! Get away from me,
you disgust me!
This makes the gang leader furious.
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GANG LEADER
You will regret this, bitch!
Open hand he swipes at her. Like a released coil, Lisa jumps
into action.
With precision and with amazing power she blocks the blow.
She retaliates with her knee to his groin.
The gang leader goes down.
LISA MILANO
It is time that you boys learn a
lesson that you will never forget.
She jumps forward with unknown strength and speed.
Landing between the bewildered men, she executes a series of
kicks and punches.
INTERCUT TO GANG LEADER.
The gang leader gets to his feet, taking out a knife. His
face red with anger, saliva dripping from his mouth.
BACK TO SCENE.
One after the other Lisa dispatches the attackers.
As the last one goes down, the gang leader enters with a
knife.
GANG LEADER
I am going to gut you like a fish,
you whore!
The gang leader circles Lisa, she calmly waits for him.
LISA MILANO
It is not nice calling a lady names
like that!
The gang leader lunges forward with the knife SWOOSHING
through the air.
Neatly Lisa catches the leader’s wrist.
A horrible SNAP SOUND fills the night air. The knife drops
to the floor with Lisa still holding on, the snapped wrist
bone protruding from the wound.
GANG LEADER
Ah! God damn it! You broke my hand!
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LISA MILANO
You are lucky! I could have ripped
it off completely.
Still holding the hand, she side kicks the leader against
his face. The impact sends him spinning.
The rest of the men, badly bruised, pick him up and scurry
away into the darkness.
LISA MILANO
Ah! Leaving so soon?
She lets out a wicked laugh. Lights approach from down the
street. A tow truck stops beside her. TRUCKER gets out to
help her.
TRUCKER
Evening m’am. Not a good place to
have a break down! Lets get you out
of here!
Lisa stares into the darkness and smiles.
LISA MILANO
Yeah, lets get out of here.
INT. DAWN AT ALEX AND MONIQUE’S PLACE -DAY.
Alex and Monique lie in bed. Alex has his arms around her.
He gently kisses her head.
ALEX MACLEOD
I have to get started, otherwise I
will be late.
Monique replies concerned.
MONIQUE CROFT
No, stay a while longer!
Alex, hearing the concern in her voice, looks worried at her.
ALEX MACLEOD
What is wrong honey? You sound
concerned!
MONIQUE CROFT
It is just... I had a dream again
last night!
Alex leans forward with interest.
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ALEX MACLEOD
Oh no, not the dreams again! What
about this time?
MONIQUE CROFT
It was too confusing to really say!
It was about you and that something
bad is going to happen to you! I
don’t want you to go play golf with
your clients!
ALEX MACLEOD
Darling I have to! Besides, I will
join you, Robert and Lisa later
this afternoon at the function.
Really, there is nothing to be
worried about.
MONIQUE CROFT
There is another thing!
ALEX MACLEOD
What?
MONIQUE CROFT
Lisa... There is something about
her that makes me uncomfortable.
ALEX MACLEOD
Hang on now! Lisa makes Robert
happy. All this time that I know
him, he’s never been this happy
before.
MONIQUE CROFT
I know, it’s just...
ALEX MACLEOD
There is nothing wrong! Now I
really have to hurry!
He kisses her full on the lips. Then walks out. Monique
rests back on the pillow looking very worried.
EXT IT FUNCTION -DAY.
Monique and Lisa stand by a group of people in a room that
has been rigged as a bar. Each with a drink and something to
eat in their hands.
It is a function for IT professionals. Robert is talking to
another group of men not too far from the ladies. Lisa
speaks to Monique.
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LISA MILANO
So how do you feel about Robert?
MONIQUE CROFT
Why do you ask?
LISA MILANO
He seems to be very friendly
towards you. Maybe you can speak to
him about those nightmares.
MONIQUE CROFT
Robert is like a brother to me.
Alex and I love him very much. He
will tell you about his nightmares
when he is ready.
LISA MILANO
I suppose you are right.
Monique’s mobile phone rings and she takes it from her handbag.
MONIQUE CROFT
Hello Monique speaking.
ALEX MACLEOD (V.O.)
Hello love of my life.
MONIQUE CROFT
Hi there handsome. How are you?
ALEX MACLEOD (V.O.)
Well, I am finished at the country
club, and I am standing next to my
car on my way to you.
MONIQUE CROFT
That’s good news.
While Monique says this, she can hear Alex on the other side.
ALEX MACLEOD(V.O.)
Hey... who are you... what do you
want... No! help!...
The call disconnects and Monique stares in disbelief at the
phone, not understanding what had just happened.
She immediately tries to call him back, but can’t reach him.
LISA MILANO
What is wrong?
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MONIQUE CROFT
He was talking to someone on the
other side and then yelled for
help... and now the phone is dead.
LISA MILANO
Phone the club and have it checked
out.
Monique calls the country club.
MONIQUE CROFT
No answer.
Robert stands closer as he sees the distress on Monique’s
face.
ROBERT JENKINS
What’s wrong?
MONIQUE CROFT
Something is wrong with Alex!
ROBERT JENKINS
What happened?
Lisa explains to Robert.
LISA MILANO
It sounded as if someone attacked
him while speaking to Monique.
Lisa speak to Monique.
LISA MILANO
Quickly, call the police.
Monique calls the police and a constable picks up on the
other side.
The POLICE CONSTABLE half heartedly answers the phone.
POLICE CONSTABLE (V.O.)
Police good afternoon.
MONIQUE CROFT
Hello! Yes, it seems that my
fiancee is in trouble.
The constable doesn’t sound very helpful.
POLICE CONSTABLE
M’am can you prove that he is in
trouble?
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Monique sounds distressed.
MONIQUE CROFT
No, that is why I need you to go
there and check. I spoke to him
just before I called you. It
sounded as if something really
terrible has happened to him. You
have to help him please!
POLICE CONSTABLE (V.O.)
I am sorry m’am but all units are
unavailable at this stage.
MONIQUE CROFT
How can that be? How soon can you
check? Jeez! I know he is in trouble!
POLICE CONSTABLE (V.O.)
I am sorry, I can’t give a time at
this stage.
She gets hysterical.
MONIQUE CROFT
That helps a lot. You are pathetic!
She shakily puts the mobile phone away.
MONIQUE CROFT
Shit!
Monique seems desperate and starts to panic, she turns to
Robert crying.
LISA MILANO
What do they say?
Monique sobs through her words. Robert takes her in his
arms, trying to calm her.
MONIQUE CROFT
They say that there is no unit
available at this time!
ROBERT JENKINS
Damn it! Where was he when he called?
Monique wipes the tears from her eyes.
MONIQUE CROFT
Still at the club.
Robert looks at Lisa seriously.
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ROBERT JENKINS
Take her home! Wait there for me!
MONIQUE CROFT
Where are you going?
Robert kisses her on the cheek.
ROBERT JENKINS
I am going to look for Alex!
Robert walks off. Monique calls after him.
MONIQUE CROFT
Be careful!
Robert turns around and nods "YES".
EXT. DUSK AT COUNTRY CLUB -DAY.
The country club’s parking lot is empty. No one is to be
seen anywhere, except for a security guard in a security
booth.
Robert enters the parking lot on his motorcycle, stops and
gets off.
He looks around the parking area, examining each lot
individually.
Spotting a couple of plastic pieces on the ground, Robert
takes a closer look.
Small pieces of plastic leaves a trail to a nearby flower bed.
INSERT CLOSE UP ON GROUND.
Alex’s mobile phone broken into pieces. Not far from there
are splashes of blood.
BACK TO SCENE.
Robert collects some of the blood on his finger. He takes a
closer look at it, while rubbing it between his thumb and
index finger.
While sitting on his haunches, he glances over the ground
and his eyes stop at the security window with a guard, who
is monitoring his moves.
Robert gets up and walks over to question the guard.
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ROBERT JENKINS
Excuse me... How long have you been
on duty?
The RENT A COP(mid thirties), is a fat, sloppy man.
His tone of voice and the fact that he doesn’t look up
indicates that he is not interested in Robert.
RENT A COP
Since noon.
Robert points to the space where he found the blood and
broken mobile phone.
ROBERT JENKINS
A black BMW with license plate
MONIQUE on it, was parked over
there. Did you see the car leave?
RENT A COP
Can’t say that I did. A lot of cars
come and go everyday.
Investigating the guard and the booth, Robert steps closer.
ROBERT JENKINS
Did you see anything out of the
ordinary that happened round about
four O’clock?
RENT A COP
Hey, I didn’t see anything, okay!
The man is a bit edgy and there is a twitch in his left eye.
A trickle of sweat runs from his forehead.
ROBERT JENKINS
I do not appreciate being lied to.
Somehow it makes me feel betrayed.
Now, you know what happened to a
good friend of mine. I will give
you two choices: you either tell me
now or in 5 seconds I break your
face.
Robert slowly counts from 1, while the guard speaks.
RENT A COP
My door is locked and this is
armored glass... just piss off or
I’ll call the cops!
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INT. GUARD BOOTH -DAY.
The guard’s mocking face is close to the armored glass.
Robert moved out of sight.
The glass shatters as Robert’s fist comes crashing through,
catching the grinning guard off hand.
The impact forces the guard to bounce off the back of the
wall back to the now shattered window.
Robert’s hand firmly closes around the guard’s throat.
Robert pulls the big body through the window and with one
hand, he picks him up and presses him against the building.
The guard’s feet swinging about four inches from the ground.
Robert is furious, he HISSES the words through clenched teeth.
ROBERT JENKINS
I have asked you nice but now my
patience is up... what happened to
Alex?
Guard is choking out the words and Robert releases him to
fall to the ground, clutching his bloody broken face.
The guard coughs out the words.
RENT A COP
I can‘t, they will kill me.
ROBERT JENKINS
Take what they can do to you and
multiply it by infinity. That is
what I am about to do to you if you
do not tell me who they are.
RENT A COP
Okay.. okay... there where two
men.. one black guy, about 5 foot
5. Bald head and very strong and a
golden tooth.. the other was a
tall, blond, long haired man with
fancy clothes.
Robert presses his foot down on the guard’s chest.
ROBERT JENKINS
I need more than that! What did
they say.. what car did they drive?
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RENT A COP
They drove a black thunder bird. I
only got the first part of the
license plate. It started with SCAR.
ROBERT JENKINS
What else..What direction did they
go?
The guard spits up blood.
RENT A COP
The one mentioned a name.. I can’t
remember it.
Robert slaps the man in the face.
ROBERT JENKINS
Think harder about that name!
The guard covers his face in fear.
RENT A COP
Scarpatchio! The name was
Scarpatchio! That is all! I swear!
They paid me to shut up. I don’t
know what they wanted with your
friend.
Robert steps away from the guard. The guard cries out loud,
his whole body jerking from the sobs.
ROBERT JENKINS
Mario Scarpatchio! What would he
want with Alex? What ever it is, I
need to get changed before going
there!
Robert gets on the bike and spins off.
INT. ROBERT’S PLACE -NIGHT.
Robert opens a glass closet in his room.
Moving the clothes, he reveals a keypad. Keying in a code
makes a secret door slide open, leading to a small room.
On the walls are a variety of weapons and clothes.
Robert quickly gets geared up with a black, long leather
overcoat and combat boots with black pants and black T-shirt.
From the shelf he equips a sword.
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The sword’s grip is made of ivory, with an ancient dragon
carved into it.
EXT. BACK STREET SLUM -NIGHT.
Back street slum, part of a bad area run by gangsters.
Robert drives slowly through the street.
EXT. ALLEY IN SLUM -NIGHT.
Robert stops in a dark alley. Hiding the bike, out of view,
under an old rag.
Robert walks out to the street. As he goes around the
corner, he bumps into a young man.
RODRIGUES (19), scrawny young Mexican man.
RODRIGUES
Watch where you‘re going man!
The young man’s face goes pale as he recognizes Robert.
RODRIGUES
Shit! I am sorry Lord Damon... I
didn’t recognize you there for a
moment... Man it’s been a long time
since you have been here... what
brings you to this part of town?
Robert looks around to see if the area is secure.
ROBERT JENKINS
I have business with Mario.
RODRIGUES
Oh shit man! The last time you had
business with someone, all hell
broke loose!
Robert puts his index finger to his mouth to shut him up.
ROBERT JENKINS
Can you do me a favor?
RODRIGUES
Sure man, you can always rely on
me.. for the man that saved my
life.. I would cut off my one good
nut, man.
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ROBERT JENKINS
When I leave from there I expect to
use a different mode of
transportation.. you must take my
bike to the old deli and leave it
there. Can you do that?
RODRIGUES
To the deli! No problem man.
Robert gives him the key and makes his way through the street.
Keeping a low profile, he moves from one dark spot to the
next.
Robert stops at an old abandoned building. Carefully he
looks across the street.
EXT. SCARPATCHIO’S BUILDING -NIGHT.
The building he is looking at has two big men guarding the
door. They are really mean looking and well armed too.
The building looks like a real dump. The only thing that
gives it away is the expensive cars standing in front and
next to it.
Robert walks across the street towards the two men.
Robert’s face is expressionless, only his eyes move slowly
from the one man to the other. As he comes closer, the two
men look at him.
The THUG ON THE LEFT moves slowly to look macho.
The one on the right however, recognizes Robert and staggers
back against the wall.
THUG ON THE LEFT
This is a private party. Entry on
invitation only.. where is your
invitation?
The man reaches with his right hand inside his jacket,
gripping a firearm.
A huge grin crosses Robert’s face.
ROBERT JENKINS
I have my invite right here!
Robert moves with lightning speed towards the big man.
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Before the man can react to take out the gun, Robert snaps a
well timed kick to the man’s right knee.
A horrific SNAPPING noise sounds through the air.
The man screams in pain as he drops to the ground.
Just before he hits the ground, Robert strikes with a quick
blow to render the man unconscious.
The second man attacks Robert.
Seeing this, Robert reacts with an open palm blow to the
mans throat.
Robert grabs the man by the arm. Swinging him head first
into the door.
INT. MARIO’S CLUB- NIGHT.
The front door is made of solid steel.
The next moment a loud BANG sounds through the room.
The door bends in such a way that the hinges start to tear.
The people sitting on the inside jump up, guns ready.
The door bursts open and the big man walks in, face all
bloody.
Underneath his chin is the sharp edge of Robert’s sword.
Blood trickles from the tip that is penetrating the man’s
skin.
Robert holds him by the hair and uses him as a shield as
they enter the room.
Looking across the room, there are a number of half dressed
women draped across drunken, drugged up men.
The obvious look of a gang. Some of them recognize Robert
and they lower their arms. A GUN WIELDING MAN (42), confirm
their fear.
GUN WIELDING MAN
Hey man, that is Lord Damon! I
ain’t staying around here! That
hombre is bad news!
These words make most of them either get out of the building
or go about their business.
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Robert takes the man and makes towards a door that leads to
a hallway.
INT. MARIO’S CLUB HALLWAY -NIGHT.
In the hallway, Robert hits the man with the back of the
sword across the face.
The man falls unconscious to the floor. Robert sheaths the
sword underneath his black leather overcoat.
Robert makes his way down the hallway, walking slightly side
ways to make a stealthy approach.
Robert stops at a door at the end of the hallway. Slowly he
reaches towards the door handle.
INSERT ROBERT HAND.
Robert’s hand takes grip over the door handle.The short
fingered leather gloves getting a good grip.
BACK TO SCENE.
The door swings open and a group of startled men swing
around to look at the man at the door.
INT. MARIO’S OFFICE -NIGHT.
There are NINE men in the room.
Straight ahead is a table with a man sitting behind a desk.
Two big men standing on either side of him.
They reach for their weapons.
MARIO SCARPATCHIO (47) sly, greasy man neatly dressed with
lots of jewelry, stops them.
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
Lord Damon, what a pleasant surprise!
By hearing this name, the men shuffle around uneasily as
they look at each other nervously.
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
What can I do for you?
Robert walks into the room, stopping just inside the door.
Robert closes the door.
Expressionless, he looks through the smoke filled room. His
eyes rest on the two men behind Mario.
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FLASHBACK TO RENT A COP.
RENT A COP
Okay.. okay... there where two
men.. one black guy, about 5 foot
5. Bald head and very strong and a
golden tooth.. the other was a
tall, blonde long haired man with
fancy clothes.
BACK TO SCENE.
Robert speaks with a firm tone of voice.
ROBERT JENKINS
I am here for my friend Alex!
Mario looks shocked and amazed.
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
What ever do you mean?
ROBERT JENKINS
Don’t bullshit me Mario! Two of
your thugs were seen earlier as
they grabbed him. He is a very good
friend of mine. I am not leaving
before I know where he is.
As Robert says this, the expression on the men’s faces turn
to panic and horror.
They move around uneasy.
The first guy on the left, slowly brings his hand to his
back where he reaches for his gun.
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
I don’t know a man by the name of
Alex!
ROBERT JENKINS
Well, that is funny. I could swear
that I saw his car standing outside.
The man on the left makes a move and swings his gun towards
Robert.
Robert reacts by grabbing the gun, steps in and knocks the
man off his feet.
He quickly removes the sword from his side. Mario shouting
from behind his chair.
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MARIO SCARPATCHIO
Kill him!! Kill him before he kills
us!
Thugs attack with knives and hand guns.
Robert deflects and counters, at one point he spins the
sword, cutting off the barrel of a thug’s shot gun.
Robert swings the blade furiously while moving with
lightning speed through the group of men.
Robert’s speed and skill are unmatched.
Shots fired never hit him.
The two guys that kidnapped Alex, move to the front and try
to tackle him with fancy karate moves.
Robert hurls one of them through a window as the guy swings
a fist at him.
Snapping the second thug’s neck like a twig, Robert focuses
on Mario.
One of the thugs swings a wooden baseball bat at Robert.
Robert blocks the blow. The bat explodes into millions of
splinters.
Mario tries to leave the room. Robert takes his sword and
launches it at Mario. The blade pins Mario’s hand to the door.
The thug that had the baseball bat swings a fist at Robert,
striking him against the side of his head.
Robert recovers from the blow in time to block the second
shot, catching the man’s arm at the elbow.
SNAPPING it so that the bone protrudes from the skin. The
man yells, but is silenced by Robert hitting his nosebone
into his brain.
It is quiet.
Mario clutches his impaled hand with blood gushing from the
wound. Robert grabs him by the hair.
ROBERT JENKINS
Who employed you to do this?
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
Nobody!
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Robert jerks the sword from his hand. SCREAMING like a pig,
Mario spits at Robert.
Robert hits him with an open palm and he falls backwards
over his desk. Mario’s face all broken up.
ROBERT JENKINS
Do not lie to me! Who hired you to
do this?
Robert picks him up and head butts him so hard that he falls
backwards through a glass table. Blood and saliva gushes
from his face, and mouth dripping all over.
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
I don’t know! I have never met him,
just a voice on the phone!
ROBERT JENKINS
So, what does he want with Alex?
Robert grabs Mario by the throat and lifts him to his feet.
Mario gurgles in his own blood.
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
I didn’t ask and he didn’t say.
ROBERT JENKINS
How did he get hold of you? What is
your connection with him?
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
He always sends a letter that gets
delivered by some guy, the same guy
delivers the cash.
ROBERT JENKINS
Show me these letters.
Robert throws Mario to one side and Mario scampers to a
cabinet, revealing a small metal box.
Mario removes a letter from a black envelope. The envelope
bares a marking that is familiar to Robert.
It is Lord Kremin’s sign, a triangle with the infinity sign
inside the triangle.
Robert puts the letter away and walks towards the exit.
Robert stops at Mario.
ROBERT JENKINS
Where is his car keys?
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Mario takes the car keys out of his pocket. He flings it
towards Robert.
Robert walks out of the room.
Mario yells after him.
MARIO SCARPATCHIO
You don’t know what you are up
against!
Robert ignores him.
EXT. ABANDONED DELI -NIGHT.
An old abandoned building, the word DELI barely visible.
Left of the shop is a garage with a steel sliding door.
Robert pulls up to the garage in Alex’s BMW.
Leaving the car running, with the head lights on, he opens
the garage door.
A twig CRACKLING under a shoe, swings Robert around.
Rodrigues finds himself on the other side of Robert’s sword,
the tip under his chin.
The boy stutters with fear.
RODRIGUES
Sh... Shit! Lord Damon! It is me
Rod... Rodrigues, man.
Robert sheathes the sword and continues to open the garage
door.
ROBERT JENKINS
Don’t sneak up on me like that!
RODRIGUES
Did you finish your business with
Mario?
Robert gets in the car.
ROBERT JENKINS
You can say that!
Robert pulls the car into the garage.
ROBERT JENKINS
My bike?
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RODRIGUES
Wait here, I will bring it around,
man.
Hurriedly Rodrigues scampers around the corner of the building.
A couple of seconds later the motorbike revs somewhere in
the dark.
Not long afterwards, Rodrigues comes around the corner. He
gets off and hands the keys to Robert.
RODRIGUES
What about the car, man?
ROBERT JENKINS
It’s got to stay here for a while!
I will come for it later. I got
more business to take care of first!
RODRIGUES
Anything that I can help with, man?
Robert takes the envelope that he took from Mario and shows
it to Rodrigues.
ROBERT JENKINS
I am looking for people associated
with this symbol!
Rodrigues takes the envelope and studies it for a short
while. He shakes his head "NO".
RODRIGUES
Nah man, I haven’t seen this before!
Robert takes the envelope and gets onto his bike, starting it.
ROBERT JENKINS
Take care and stay out of trouble.
RODRIGUES
You know man, you can try old Jimmy
Screager at the tattoo parlor on
22nd street. He knows a lot of
different characters and symbols in
these parts man!
ROBERT JENKINS
Thanks! I will look into it!
Robert spins the bike and leaves in a hurry.
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INT. ALEX AND MONIQUE’S PLACE -NIGHT.
Monique sits on her sofa with a cup of tea. Opposite her is
Lisa looking at her.
Monique’s eyes are blood shot from crying.
MONIQUE CROFT
What is taking so long? Why don’t
we hear from them?
Lisa gets up and sits down besides Monique, putting her hand
around her shoulders for comfort.
LISA MILANO
The only thing we can do is wait! I
am sure Robert and Alex will be
here soon.
A KNOCK on the door shocks them both. Lisa gets up and walks
to the door.
Robert enters and Lisa closes the door behind him.
Monique rushes to him hysterically.
MONIQUE CROFT
Robert! Did you find anything?
Where is Alex?
Robert takes her by the shoulders and looks her square in
her eyes.
His face sterns with a deep frown lining his forehead.
ROBERT JENKINS
I did not find him! Yet!
Monique collapses on the couch crying.
ROBERT JENKINS
I do have some information that
might be helpful!
Lisa curiously stands closer.
MONIQUE CROFT
What is it?
ROBERT JENKINS
Alex has been kidnapped!
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MONIQUE CROFT
What? Why? Who would want to kidnap
him? Alex doesn’t have any enemies!
ROBERT JENKINS
I don’t have answers to these
questions! What I do know is that
the people behind this are
extremely dangerous!
LISA MILANO
Who are they? How do you know about
all of this?
ROBERT JENKINS
Trust me, I know! I will explain
later. Right now we have to get you
out of here.
MONIQUE CROFT
Why? Where are we going?
Robert kneels down in front of her. Speaking softly to her.
ROBERT JENKINS
Do you trust me?
For a short moment Monique looks at him and then nods "YES".
MONIQUE CROFT
Of course I do!
ROBERT JENKINS
Good, pack your clothes we are
going away for a couple of days.
LISA MILANO
Where are we going?
ROBERT JENKINS
I am taking you both to a safe
place. Now hurry, we have to get a
move on. The road ahead is long.
The two women leave the room.
Robert removes the envelope from his pocket. He stares at
the symbol of Lord Kremin on it.
FLASHBACK OF KREMIN AND ROBERT’S FATHER.
It is the memory of his father and mother being killed by
Kremin and Kremin hitting Robert.
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The sounds echo in his head. Lisa’s voice rips him from
these thoughts.
BACK TO SCENE.
LISA MILANO
Robert... Robert we are ready!
Robert puts the envelope away quickly.
ROBERT JENKINS
Okay, lets go! Lisa, take Monique’s
car and follow me!
They exit the house.
EXT. ENTRANCE OF WOOD -CLOSE TO DAWN -DAY.
A forest with huge trees, densely grown, stretching as far
as the eye can see.
Sun is breaking over the tips of a mountain range behind the
forest. No visible road leads from here.
Robert’s bike stops at the edge of the forest.
Lisa’s car jolts up and down, finally stopping next to
Robert. They all get out.
LISA MILANO
Wow what a bumpy ride! I don’t have
a clue where we are!
ROBERT JENKINS
Don’t worry, we will be there soon!
MONIQUE CROFT
What is this place you are taking
us to? We are in the middle of
nowhere. We got off a road hours ago!
Robert takes Monique’s bags, slings it over his shoulder and
starts to walk.
ROBERT JENKINS
Come, we have to walk from here!
These woods are too dense for
vehicles.
Robert disappears into the darkness of the forest. The two
women look at each other, shrug and follow him in.
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EXT. EXIT WOOD -DAY.
Robert exits the other side of the forest. The forest ends
on the edge of a, not too high, cliff.
He turns back to look at the two ladies emerging from the
forest. They look exhausted.
The sight that greets them make them stare in awe.
EXT. LOOKING DOWN ON SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
Robert, Lisa and Monique look down on a valley between the
cliffs and the start of a mountain range.
A huge village surrounded with wooden walls at least 15 feet
high and barricaded.
Huge wooden doors, strengthened with cast iron, are the only
entrance to the village.
A temple is clearly visible in the middle of the village.
Guards patrol the walls surrounding the village. They are
wearing armor with red tunics.
Some carry bows and arrows, others with halberds or swords.
Smoke rises from fires as people cook breakfast.
LISA MILANO
Oh my God! Are we still on earth,
in the year 2003?
MONIQUE CROFT
This is amazing! What is this place?
Robert makes his way to an almost hidden stairway carved
into the side of the cliff.
ROBERT JENKINS
Come on, we can talk later!
Robert climbs down the stairs with the women close behind.
EXT. ENTRANCE TO SECRET VILLAGE -DAY.
About a hundred feet from the wooden doors, an arrow comes
WHISTLING from a guard post. It pierces the ground about six
feet from Robert.
A gate guard shouts at them in an unknown language.
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TOWER GUARD
Yarmet, shilre comacta?
Robert takes his sword and plants it in the ground in front
of him.
He puts his hands up and turns around to show he is
otherwise unarmed. Robert answers the question in the same
language.
ROBERT JENKINS
Comacta parmen Lord Damon!
This brings huge reaction with the guards who heard this.
Shouts ring out and the doors CREAK open.
Another guard blows on a horn three times.
As the doors open big enough, Robert walks towards it. The
women follow in disbeliefe.
EXT. INSIDE THE SECRET VILLAGE -DAY.
Inside, Monique and Lisa stare open mouthed at the sights in
front of them.
The structures are made of wood in ancient eastern style. A
large crowd rush to the road leading to the temple.
WHISPERING voices follow as far as they go. Robert greets by
nodding his head. Little children, clinging to mothers
shyly, look at the strangers.
LISA MILANO
I must be dreaming!
MONIQUE CROFT
As if we are in the movies!
They stop at the edge of the temple. It is much bigger than
it looked from above. Stairs run up to the entrance.
MASTER PO,(age unknown) a short asian old man, with a long
white beard and a white walking staff, comes walking down
the stairs.
Guards wearing blue tunics and armed with swords escort him.
He stops six feet from Robert and stare at him for a few
seconds.
The WHISPERING stops.
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The old man kneels down on one knee, bowing his head to
Robert.
The guards and the rest of the village follow his example.
Lisa and Monique turn around to look at the masses kneeling
down.
Robert walks to Master Po.
ROBERT JENKINS
Master Po! Please stand up.
The old man gets up and looks at Robert.
MASTER PO
Lord Damon! You have returned to us!
He grabs Robert around the waist and gives him a big hug.
Lisa clears her throat in the background.
Robert and Master Po let go. Master Po looks at Lisa and
Monique. Seeing Monique, his face lights up with a smile.
MASTER PO
Your highness brought guests! This
must be serious!
ROBERT JENKINS
Where are my manners, let me
introduce them!
He points to Lisa.
ROBERT JENKINS
Lisa Milano.
Points to Monique.
ROBERT JENKINS
Monique Croft.
Points to Master Po.
ROBERT JENKINS
This is Master Po.
Master Po bows to them and they greet him in return. He
specifically pays attention to Monique.
MONIQUE CROFT
What is this place?
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MASTER PO
Questions later! First, let us go
have tea! You all look exhausted.
Master Po and company ascend the stairs.
INT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
A room decorated with bunches of wild flowers. Incense burns
all around the room.
In the middle a low table with cushions around it. Master
Po, Robert, Lisa and Monique enter the room.
Master Po shows them to be seated.
A servant enters the room. She bows to Robert and Master Po.
Both acknowledge. Master Po speaks to her.
MASTER PO
Choi, trew Grade!
The lady nods "YES" while leaving the room.
MASTER PO
This is a glorious day! Your return
to us brings joy to my old heart.
But I fear it is under dire
circumstances!
ROBERT JENKINS
I am afraid you are right Master...
Monique interrupts them. She is a bit irritated.
MONIQUE CROFT
Wait a minute! You do remember that
we are here? You bring us for miles
and miles to a place, that in my
opinion should not exist, telling
us that you will explain later.
Well, now is a good time. What the
hell is going on here?
Master Po looks at Monique and gives a chuckle. He looks at
Robert and smiles at him.
MASTER PO
Forgive me my lord! Seeing you
again made me forget all my manners.
Shall I tell or do I leave it to you?
Robert waves his hand indicating to Master Po that he must
continue.
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MASTER PO
This place is not suppose to exist!
We live a secret life here. This
city is called Cordomai. Home to
the Judokai. In short we are an
ancient civilization dedicated to
keep the balance between good and
evil.
LISA MILANO
Come on! That sounds a bit lame,
don’t you think?
MASTER PO
Yet you are here and your eyes see!
MONIQUE CROFT
Here you call Robert "Lord Damon".
Why is that?
Robert interrupts.
ROBERT JENKINS
That is enough for now! We have
more pressing issues!
(to master po)
Can I talk to you in private, Master?
MASTER PO
Yes, let us take a walk so you can
speak freely!
ROBERT JENKINS
Excuse us for a few moments ladies!
Monique throws her hands in the air giving up. Robert and
Master Po leave the room.
EXT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
Robert and Master Po walk outside the temple looking down on
the city below.
In the distant background a group of warriors are practicing
weapons skills.
ROBERT JENKINS
Something terrible has happened to
my best friend Alex. I fear for his
life, if we are not too late already.
MASTER PO
What happened to your friend?
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ROBERT JENKINS
Yesterday he was kidnapped.
MASTER PO
Kidnapped! Do you know by whom?
ROBERT JENKINS
Yes, I do Master! That is why I am
here!
He shows Master Po the envelope he got from Mario. Master Po
takes it and studies it carefully.
MASTER PO
Lord Kremin! This is serious! Why
Alex?
ROBERT JENKINS
I am not sure! It might be that
they are using him to get to me!
INTERCUT TO UNKNOWN PRESENCE.
An unknown presence stands around the corner from Robert and
Master Po listening to their conversation.
BACK TO SCENE.
MASTER PO
Your instinct brought the women
here for protection?
ROBERT JENKINS
Yes master, Cordomai is the safest
place I know!
MASTER PO
You will go and find this Alex?
ROBERT JENKINS
He is my best friend and he is to
be married to Monique!
Master Po rubs his beard.
MASTER PO
It all makes sense to me now. This
is not just coincidence. I am
afraid there is more to this than
you know!
ROBERT JENKINS
What do you mean master?
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MASTER PO
How much do you know about this
lady Monique?
ROBERT JENKINS
We have been close friends for a
long time now. I know pretty much
everything about her. Why do you
ask this?
MASTER PO
Lord Damon, you forget your
ultimate destiny is that of The
Guardian...
Robert interrupts him.
ROBERT JENKINS
Don’t start with that again. I am
not The Guardian. I am not destined
to be this ultimate warrior. I am
no such thing!
Master Po grabs him by the shoulder and looks him deep in
his eyes.
MASTER PO
Listen to me carefully. You can not
escape what is destined for you.
ROBERT JENKINS
Master Po...
MASTER PO
Let me tell you something! This
lady is no ordinary lady. Inside
her is the soul of The Catalyst!
Robert stands back, shocked.
MASTER PO
You might be right that they are
after you, but what if they know
who she is and they are after her?
Robert stutters out the words.
ROBERT JENKINS
Are you sure? How do you know?
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MASTER PO
Unlike others I do believe in my
power. I can see into her soul.
Inside her grows The Catalyst, the
most powerful soul existing today.
Robert looks at Kremin’s symbol. He shakes his head "NO".
ROBERT JENKINS
If she is who you say she is, then
time is running out for Alex!
MASTER PO
It is imperative that you get to
the root of this evil. Go, we will
keep her safe here with us.
INTERCUT TO UNKNOWN PRESENCE.
The unknown presence draws away from the corner and disappears.
BACK TO SCENE.
Master Po and Robert walk back to the tea room.
INT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
Lisa sits alone at the table of the empty room. Robert and
Master Po enters.
ROBERT JENKINS
I must be going...
Robert looks around the room.
ROBERT JENKINS
Where is Monique?
LISA MILANO
I don’t know, she left a while ago.
She said that she won’t be long.
ROBERT JENKINS
I will be leaving shortly. The two
of you will be safe here.
LISA MILANO
I am not staying! I’m going with you!
ROBERT JENKINS
You can’t, it is much too dangerous!
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LISA MILANO
I’m not staying here and that is
final. Either I go with you to
help, or I am go home.
Robert looks at her angrily, then looks at Master Po. Master
Po just shrugs his shoulders.
ROBERT JENKINS
Okay, I’ll take you home. I don’t
want you in harms way.
Monique enters the room. Her eyes red from crying.
MONIQUE CROFT
Oh Robert, I have the most
portentous feeling that something
very bad is happening!
Robert walks to her and holds her in his arms. Robert
whispers close to her ear.
ROBERT JENKINS
Stay here! You will be safe with
Master Po.
MONIQUE CROFT
Robert, what is happening? What is
going on?
ROBERT JENKINS
There is no time to waste! Master
Po will explain it all to you.
Right now I need to find Alex and
find him fast.
MONIQUE CROFT
Be careful!
ROBERT JENKINS
Don’t worry about me! Pray for Alex!
Lisa gives Monique a hug.
LISA MILANO
Hey listen, I am going home. There
is no need for me to stay here.
MONIQUE CROFT
But will you be safe home?
LISA MILANO
Don’t worry about me.
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Robert bows to Master Po who returns the gesture. Robert and
Lisa leave the room.
EXT. TORAK’S SECRET CHAMBER -DAY.
Lord Kremin, Lieutenant Hammer and Kremin’s son stand in
front of a sealed rock chamber.
About fifty black robed men surround them.
LORD KREMIN
The time draws near. Soon the
Judokai will be forced to their
knees and we, the Jentokai, will
rule this pathetic world.
INTERCUT CHAMBER DOOR.
The rough stones of the chamber door are shaded from the sun.
A ray of sun catches the top part of it.
The sun moves and the rays draw over the door, the stones
start to move, dust fills the air and vegetation starts to
tear away.
BACK TO SCENE.
KREMIN’S SON
Look father! The door, it’s opening!
The group of men stand in anticipation, waiting for the door
to fully open. Finally the door stands open before them.
LORD KREMIN
Destiny awaits us!
They enter the chamber.
INT. TORAK’S SECRET CHAMBER -DAY.
The black robed warriors, of Lord Kremin, lead the way into
the darkness with torches burning high. They enter a large
room.
Vast quantities of gold and other valuables fill the room.
In the center is a pit with a narrow path leading it.
In the center is a platform with a pedestal. A radiant
violet light shines over the pedestal.
Upright on the pedestal is "The Bow and Arrow of Torak".
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The arrow glimmering with a reddish black color, pulsating
as if it is alive.
Lord Kremin hands his staff to his son. He walks across the
path to the pedestal.
LORD KREMIN
So beautiful! So wonderfully evil.
The most dangerous weapon in the
world, and it is all mine!
Gently he removes the bow and arrow from their stands.
He walks back to Lieutenant Hammer who holds a black velvet
bag. They wrap the bow and arrow in it.
LORD KREMIN
Now all we need is The Catalyst!
Lieutenant Hammer, get our forces
ready to attack! The moment we get
news on the whereabouts of The
Catalyst, we must act without delay!
LIEUTENANT HAMMER
Your wish is my command, my lord.
The group leaves the chamber. Lord Kremin and his son stay
behind.
LORD KREMIN
My son, I can almost taste the
bitter sweetness of revenge. One
day you will take the reign from me
and rule this world!
INT. DUSK JIMMY’S TATTOO PARLOR -NIGHT.
JIMMY SCREAGER (54), a tattoo artist with long black hair
and gray streaks. His arms covered in tattoos.
Jimmy is busy tattooing a rose on a young woman’s arse when
Robert enters the shop.
Jimmy doesn’t look at Robert, as he is busy concentrating on
his work.
JIMMY SCREAGER
Sit down I will be right with you!
Robert ignores this and enters through the curtains.
JIMMY SCREAGER
What the fuck...
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He looks up to see who is ignoring his command. Robert
stands in the room with the envelope in his hand.
JIMMY SCREAGER
Lord Damon...
Robert taps the woman on her leg. She turns to face him.
ROBERT JENKINS
Come back later. Jimmy and I need
to talk.
The woman pulls up her pants and leaves quickly cursing in
disgust.
JIMMY SCREAGER
Hey, I heard what you did to Mario
man. That is some bad shit.
ROBERT JENKINS
Cut the bull! I need to know more
about this!
Robert shows Jimmy the envelope. Jimmy takes it and his
hands start to shake when he sees the symbol.
INSERT ENVELOPE.
The golden triangle with the infinity symbol on a black
envelope held in Jimmy’s hand.
BACK TO SCENE.
Jimmy’s voice trembles as he hands it back.
JIMMY SCREAGER
I don’t know who I need to be
scared of most! You or the savages
wearing this!
ROBERT JENKINS
What savages?
JIMMY SCREAGER
A local gang that hangs out in an
old warehouse on thirty second
street. Even Mario and his men stay
clear of those creeps.
ROBERT JENKINS
Why?
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JIMMY SCREAGER
Those boys are bad news. Real nasty
mother fuckers. Kill for kicks and
have dealings in some dark shit.
Why are you interested in them?
ROBERT JENKINS
They have taken something they
shouldn’t have! Now I want it back!
JIMMY SCREAGER
Remember, you didn’t hear shit from
me, alright!
Robert grins as he leaves.
ROBERT JENKINS
Thanks for your help Jimmy. Don’t
worry, not a word!
Robert closes the door behind him.
JIMMY SCREAGER
Something tells me to stay clear
from that warehouse for a while.
EXT. WAREHOUSE ON THIRTY SECOND STREET -NIGHT.
On the roof of the old warehouse. Robert is at the skylight.
LOUD METAL music THUNDERS from inside. Robert tries to look
inside but the skylight is painted black.
ROBERT JENKINS
Shit!
A shuffle of feet makes him swing around. Three silhouettes
stand close to him.
One steps forward.
This GANGSTER is big and tall, his face concealed in the
darkness.
GANGSTER
What are you doing here? This is a
private party!
Robert reaches for his sword. The familiar click of a 9mm
pistol makes him freeze.
GANGSTER
I won’t do that if I where you! Who
are you?
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Robert puts his hands in the air.
ROBERT JENKINS
I am the health inspector!
GANGSTER
A health inspector! At this time of
the night?
Robert moves towards the men.
ROBERT JENKINS
Yes! I heard that this building
houses a lot of potential health
risks!
GANGSTER
Man, your health is in serious risk
at the moment.
ROBERT JENKINS
You got it wrong, your license is
about to expire!
Robert lunges forward, kicking the man in the chest.
Immediately Robert cartwheels to the left, landing in front
of the man with the pistol.
Before the man gets a chance to react, Robert grabs hold of
his hand holding the gun.
A SNAPPING SOUND follows. The man cries out from pain as his
hand is snapped at the wrist.
GANGSTER #3 jumps in for some action.
GANGSTER #3
You are going to pay for this, you
mother fucker!
The third man wildly swings a lead pipe at Robert’s head.
Robert ducks underneath these wild swings.
Timing one to perfection, Robert moves in on the man.
He grabs this man’s arm from below, jamming it upwards.
SCREAMS as the man’s shoulder dislocates.
Robert throws the man across the roof, where he crashes into
a steel barrier.
ROBERT JENKINS
Consider your license revoked!
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Robert turns around to leave. The first gangster charges him
like a bull.
Catching Robert off guard, the gangster tackles him.
Both of them, knocked off balance, stumble backwards towards
the skylight.
CRASHING through glass, both men fall down.
INT. WAREHOUSE ON THIRTY SECOND STREET -NIGHT.
Robert lies on top of the gangster who broke his fall.
Broken glass and pieces of wood spread across the floor.
A cut to his face is the only injury that Robert sustained
from the fall. Robert gets up and looks around him.
About twenty men armed with knifes, swords and other crude
instruments surround him, ready to fight.
ROBERT JENKINS
All I want is some information,
then I will be on my way!
No one says a word.
ROBERT JENKINS
It is going to be difficult to get
the information I need, when no one
talks!
TROY, a man with scars across his face and one blind eye,
stands in front of Robert.
TROY
Lord Damon, how nice of you to drop
in!
ROBERT JENKINS
So you know who I am!
TROY
Don’t insult our intelligence! How
would we not know the leader of the
Judokai, our sworn enemies.
Robert’s face sterns as he scans trough the tough crowd.
ROBERT JENKINS
About the info that I require. We
can do this the easy or the hard way!
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Robert removes his sword from underneath his jacket. Slowly
he swings it around.
Troy attacks first, clearly a better trained foe than the
others.
His lightning fast moves put Robert on the back foot. In the
process, others join in.
Robert fends off the swarm of attackers blocking their
attacks that come from all sides.
Steel on steel, showering the crowd with sparks. Fiercely
Robert battles to maintain his ground against this mass.
Every attack Robert counters, leaves a gap where the
attacker used to stand. The gap is immediately filled up by
another warrior.
The fight seems hopeless as the crowd starts to overwhelm
Robert.
INTERCUT TO LISA ENTERING.
The warehouse door bursts open. The man that was standing in
front of it flies over the railing.
Lisa enters the building. She is wearing a TIGHT red/brown
spandex outfit. Her weapon of choice is a quarter staff.
LISA MILANO
Hey, that is unfair! Let us even up
the score a bit!
She leaps over the railing into the crowd.
BACK TO SCENE.
Robert sees her and this enrages him.
ROBERT JENKINS
Lisa! No! Stay out of this!
His new found anger is doesn’t help the gangsters.
It is as if he grows stronger. A warrior gets hit taking the
men standing behind him down with him.
His speed also increases. His sword SWISHES violently
cutting off one of the gangsters hands and another one’s leg.
INTERCUT TO LISA.
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Lisa skillfully swings her staff, striking down the
gangsters foolishly as they enter within her reach.
The speed at which she swings the staff makes it a mere
blur. She grins from ear to ear with delight.
Sticking the staff into the ground, she launches herself
forward, kicking the man with such force that his neck snaps.
BACK TO SCENE.
Troy swings a chain at Robert, wrapping it around the hand
with the sword. Jerking the sword from Robert’s hand, it
slides across the floor underneath the men’s feet.
Robert coils the chain around his wrist and grabs onto it.
Robert jerks on the chain pulling Troy closer to him.
He hits Troy repeatedly in the face with the chain wrapped
fist.
Troy drops like a brick from the blows that hit him like a
hammer.
Robert uses the chain to strike down the men close to him.
Only three men remain standing. Robert throws the chain
across to Lisa. She grabs the other end and together they
take out one of the men.
Lisa lets go and grabs another man by the throat, head
butting him.
She finishes him off by performing a handstand, coiling her
powerful legs around the man’s neck.
She SNAPS his neck and uses her legs to throw him across the
room.
The last man doesn’t wait any longer, he runs away out of
the building.
Robert looks at Lisa in amazement. He retrieves his sword
and sheathes it.
ROBERT JENKINS
How? When did you learn to fight
like that?
She picks up her staff and smiles at him.
LISA MILANO
Don’t I get a hello kiss first?
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She throws her arms around his neck and plants a french kiss
on him.
ROBERT JENKINS
Seriously, why didn’t you tell me
that you can fight like that?
LISA MILANO
You never asked! See, I told you
that I could be helpful.
She kisses him again. Troy’s groaning brings Robert back to
action. Robert kneels down beside Troy.
ROBERT JENKINS
Now, are you ready to give me the
info I need?
Troy coughs up blood. Through a bloody mouth and missing
teeth he hisses.
TROY
Fuck you!
He spits in Robert’s face. Lisa steps in and kicks him in
the ribs. Troy coils up and coughs up more blood.
LISA MILANO
Wrong answer! Tell us what we need
to know and we will have mercy.
Troy looks at Lisa dubiously.
TROY
I am not ranked high enough to know
the details! All I know is that we
had to get the man from Scarpatchio
and keep him here.
ROBERT JENKINS
So is he here now?
Troy shakes his head "NO".
TROY
They came to take him away earlier
today!
ROBERT JENKINS
Where did they take him to?
TROY
I don’t know, they didn’t say!
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Lisa lays a back hand onto his already broken face. The man
spits blood swearing.
TROY
Fuck! I swear I don’t know.
ROBERT JENKINS
Then who can tell us?
TROY
A man with the name Spence. He
usually hangs out at Bobby’s pub.
Robert gets up.
ROBERT JENKINS
Bobby’s pub! I know Bobby well!
Robert walks towards the door.
From behind him he hears a SNAP. He swings around and finds
Lisa laying Troy down on the floor, his neck broken.
ROBERT JENKINS
What are you doing?
LISA MILANO
I said I would be merciful if he
cooperates!
Robert is furious.
ROBERT JENKINS
There was no need to kill him. He
was already beaten. We kill only if
necessary, not for fun.
LISA MILANO
Sorry, I didn’t know that you have
sympathy for your enemies.
Robert walks away angrily.
ROBERT JENKINS
Lets go, time is wasting.
EXT. SECRET VILLAGE -NIGHT.
Lanterns burn all over the village. Other than that, it is
pitch black.
Guards wander through the empty streets of the village.
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On the walls quiet sentries stand staring into the night.
The village sleeps peacefully.
EXT. SECRET TEMPLE -NIGHT.
Monique sits on the staircase of the temple.
The view from here is amazing, with the majestic mountain
range on the one side and the dark forest on the other.
The flickering lanterns look small from here. Master Po’s
voice startles her.
MASTER PO
I gather that you can’t sleep?
Monique spins around looking at him surprised.
MONIQUE CROFT
Master Po, you startled me!
MASTER PO
Sorry about that. Here, drink!
He hands her a steaming cup of tea. She gladly takes it from
him.
MONIQUE CROFT
How can I sleep with what is going
on right now?
Master Po, slow with age, takes a seat next to her.
MASTER PO
I understand your worries my child.
But I assure you that the matter is
in good hands!
Questioningly she looks at him.
MONIQUE CROFT
Don’t you think that it is about
time you tell me what this is all
about?
Master Po rubs his hand over his beard.
MASTER PO
You are right! You have every right
to be told the truth! Since you are
very important to our existence, I
will tell you.
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MONIQUE CROFT
Me! Important to you? How is that
possible?
MASTER PO
All in good time. Let me explain
this first. Beside the normal human
existence, there are three other
races on this planet.
He shuffles closer to Monique.
MASTER PO
There is us, the Judokai, naturally
good and protective towards the
normal humans. Then there is the
Jentokai. Pure evil and using the
humans for their own personal gain.
Monique stares at Master Po in disbelieve.
MONIQUE CROFT
And the third?
MASTER PO
The third is one being so good, so
pure, also bearing so much weight,
that it’s existence carries the
fate of all that is good.
MONIQUE CROFT
It all sounds fascinating, but
don’t you think it is a bit far
fetched?
MASTER PO
You may not understand or believe
it all now. But you will with time.
MONIQUE CROFT
Master Po, has anybody told you
that the words coming from your
mouth are confusing?
Master Po chuckles.
MASTER PO
I get that all the time!
They stare into the night in silence.
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MONIQUE CROFT
What is it that makes these three
groups different from the normal
human factor?
MASTER PO
The three of them have one common
factor. The difference is in soul.
The soul being the essence of one’s
existence.
MONIQUE CROFT
What makes the soul so important?
MASTER PO
Without the soul the body is an
empty shell, meaning nothing,
having no value.
MONIQUE CROFT
Let me guess! The Judokai’s souls
are to do good with each having
their own special abilities. The
Jentokai the exact opposite, their
souls drive them to destruction.
But the third I don’t understand!
MASTER PO
The third being The Catalyst. This
soul and it’s body is protected by
us Judokai. The Catalyst favours
our battle against the evil
Jentokai for centuries now. If this
soul should be destroyed by the
Jentokai, the effect would be
catastrophic. Failure from our side
is no option.
MONIQUE CROFT
Where does Robert, or Lord Damon
fit into all of this?
Master Po gets up and stretches his old back.
MASTER PO
Tomorrow is another day. More
questions would be answered and
truths revealed. Sleep well.
Master Po leaves before she can speak.
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INT. EARLY MORNING IN TRAINING ROOM -DAY.
Robert meditates. He only wears sweat pants. His hands
pressed together in front of him.
Incense burns all around the room. A picture of his Mother
and Father, sided by candles, displays in front of him on a
little stand.
FLASHBACK TO MEMORIES.
Again Lord Kremin kills his parents and hits him unconscious.
This time it goes on. Robert is standing at a big gate ready
to leave. Master Po is with him.
MASTER PO
Your father and mother’s death were
unfortunate, but you still live.
That is the miracle and proof that
you must still fulfill your destiny.
Robert’s anger makes him shout out the words.
ROBERT JENKINS
I’m no Guardian. How can I be if I
can’t even protect my father and
mother. Now you want me to protect
the greatest being of all. There is
no way I can allow myself to do that.
MASTER PO
My lord! You must have faith in
your destiny. It will all work out
if you only believe!
ROBERT JENKINS
No Master! I will not risk the
entire world’s fate with my
incompetence!
Robert leaves through the open gate and Master Po shouts
after him.
MASTER PO
By not doing that, the world is
already doomed.
BACK TO SCENE.
Robert opens his eyes and drops his hands into his lap.
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ROBERT JENKINS
I am sorry that I failed you father
and mother. I can’t protect her.
She is safe with Master Po and his
warriors. I have to find Alex and
take him back to her. That is all I
can do.
INT. BOBBY’S TAVERN -DAY.
Robert and Lisa enter the bar. It is a rough looking crowd.
The air is filled with smoke, the music is loud and the
large drunken men cheer on the strippers that line the dance
floor.
Robert and Lisa make their way to the bar counter. The bar
man stands with his back to them preparing drinks.
ROBERT JENKINS
Hey Bobby!
The big barman turns around and alternately looks at them.
BOBBY, mid forties, leans his large body forward and
whispers in a soft voice.
BOBBY
Damon... to what do I owe the honor.
Robert leans forward to maintain the confidentiality of the
conversation.
ROBERT JENKINS
We are looking for a man called
Spence. It is said that he hangs
out here most of the time.
BOBBY
You need to be more specific Damon,
a lot of people come and go from
here.
Robert takes out the envelope with Kremin’s symbol on it.
Bobby takes the piece of paper and looks at it closely.
Slowly shaking his head, he indicates that he doesn’t know.
BOBBY
Sorry my friend, can’t say that I
have seen this before.
A drunken old man sitting at the bar pushes against Lisa.
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He grabs the paper from Bobby’s hand, Lisa grabs the man‘s
hand and twists it till the man squirms with pain.
The DRUNKEN OLD MAN quickly YELPS out.
DRUNKEN OLD MAN
I know that symbol and the man,
Spence, that wears it.
Robert takes Lisa’s shoulder and she releases her grip.
ROBERT JENKINS
What can you tell me about this
symbol?
DRUNKEN OLD MAN
Nothing comes cheap you know. I
need something to loosen up my
tongue.
Robert nods to Bobby.
He pours the man a drink and shoves it in front of him.
The old man takes it and in one gulp downs it. He wipes his
mouth.
DRUNKEN OLD MAN
I’ve seen some boys come in here
with this tattooed on their
shoulders. None of them are right
in the head. If you know what I
mean. Especially the one you are
looking for. This Spence came in
earlier.
The old man scans the room and finally points to the far
corner of the bar.
A group of seven men sit around a table drinking beer.
They are out of place in the bar. These men are quiet and by
themselves.
Robert nods at Bobby, he gives the old man another drink.
ROBERT JENKINS
Thanks for your help old timer!
LISA MILANO
Shall we introduce ourselves?
ROBERT JENKINS
That’s what we came here for!
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BOBBY
Please don’t bring the house down.
It is bad enough when you are
alone, but two of you together!
ROBERT JENKINS
Don’t worry, we just want to ask
them a couple of questions.
Robert and Lisa walk over to the table. They stop about six
feet away.
The group’s pale complexions reveal that they do not spend
so much time in the sun as normal bikers would.
Their conversation dries up as they notice Robert and Lisa.
ROBERT JENKINS
Excuse me gentlemen. I was
wondering if you can help me with
some questions?
The men look at each other and without saying a word a man
at the far end just shrugs his shoulders.
Robert takes out the envelope and turns it so they can see
it. As soon as they see this, the men start shuffling in
their chairs, looking uneasy.
Lisa notices that some of the men have the symbol tattooed
on their shoulders, slightly hidden away under their sleeves.
ROBERT JENKINS
I need to speak to Spence!
SPENCE is a slender, yet well built man in his mid thirties.
His eyes, dark brown, staring cold at Robert.
SPENCE
What makes you think we know
anybody called Spence?
ROBERT JENKINS
Some of our friends told us that
Spence is one of you sitting here.
SPENCE
Well your friends are wrong. Now
leave us alone.
The man points at the door for Robert to leave. Robert
notices the symbol on the man’s arm as it is uncovered.
Robert points this out to him.
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ROBERT JENKINS
He happens to have the same tattoo
as the one you have on your arm.
Threatening, the group of men get up.
SPENCE
I don’t know who you are. But it is
best that you leave before there is
trouble.
ROBERT JENKINS
You don’t understand, we are not
leaving until you tell us which one
of you goes by the name Spence!
SPENCE
You are obviously not too smart. In
case you haven’t noticed, there are
seven of us just two of you.
LISA MILANO
Yes, you are right. It is not fair.
You are seven and we are only two,
so why don’t you call a couple more
of your friends to join you. That
might even it out.
This angers them and the leader walks forward towards Lisa.
SPENCE
Your mouth is going to cause you a
lot of problems, lady.
LISA MILANO
What makes you think that I am a
lady? What do you think Damon? Is
my mouth too big?
By mentioning his name, the men stagger back a bit. Even
Spence stops in his tracks. Spence turns towards Robert.
SPENCE
Lord Damon! I am Spence!
ROBERT JENKINS
Ok then Spence! Glad we could get
the formalities out of the way. Now
tell us what we need to know and we
will be on our way.
SPENCE
Come on. You know that we can’t
tell you anything!
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With this Spence grabs a chair and launches it towards Lisa.
She in turn, ducks neatly as the chair hurtles by into the
crowd behind her.
Lisa steps up against a pillar and launches herself into a
spin kick. The heal of her foot catches Spence on the side
of the face, sending him spinning.
INTERCUT TO ROBERT.
Robert faces two of them who have beer bottles in their
hands. Robert switches feet as if he would be kicking at them.
This distracts them giving him the chance to surprise them
with well placed punches, BREAKING the ones nose and
CRACKING the others a jaw.
BACK TO SCENE.
Lisa blocks off the fist attack of one of the men.
As he hits, she hits his fist.
His fist bones snap on impact. She finishes him off with a
knee into his face, knocking his head backwards against the
wall.
INTERCUT TO ROBERT.
Spence gets up with a knife which he flashes at Robert.
Robert stays out of reach. Spence lunges forward. Robert
side steps and Spence looses his balance.
Robert uses this as an opportunity to attack.
Robert kicks the knife from his hand and grabs his head,
putting him in a head lock under his left arm.
Robert repeatedly kicks him in the face with the heal of his
right foot.
BACK TO SCENE.
A big, fat man charges Lisa.
She jumps up in the air, grabbing hold of a support beam.
As the man passes underneath her, she drops onto his
shoulders, locking his head between her thighs and knees.
She violently twists to the side, snapping his neck. The man
drops to his knees, dead.
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That was the last of Spence’s hence men.
INTERCUT TO ROBERT.
Blood and saliva spill from Spence’s face. Robert’s hand is
locked around his throat.
ROBERT JENKINS
Tell me and I will end it quickly.
Where did you take Alex?
SPENCE
I can’t..
Robert picks him up and throws him across the room, hitting
the wall very hard.
ROBERT JENKINS
I will ask you again. Where is Alex?
SPENCE
You don’t know what you are up
against!
Robert again lets go a flurry of blows to Spence‘s body.
This leaves Spence very dazed and on the brink of collapsing.
SPENCE
Okay... okay... I will talk!
Robert lets go of him and the man tries to wipe the blood
from his face.
SPENCE
They have taken him to Lord
Kremin’s mansion.
ROBERT JENKINS
Where is Kremin’s mansion?
SPENCE
I don’t know the location. I have
never been there before! We
normally meet at a temple on the
outskirts of the city. The address
is 105 Torakia Street. You can’t
miss it, Lord Kremin’s symbol is on
the gate.
Spence drops backwards and looses consciousness.
ROBERT JENKINS
Let’s go!
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Bobby pops up from behind the counter.
BOBBY
Who is going to pay for all of this?
ROBERT JENKINS
Don’t worry, we will sort it out
later!
LISA MILANO
Go ahead, I will meet you there!
ROBERT JENKINS
Where are you going?
LISA MILANO
There is something small that I
have to take care of.
ROBERT JENKINS
Okay but hurry, I don’t know how
much time Alex still has.
LISA MILANO
I will be there before you know it.
EXT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
Monique wanders through the village’s beautiful garden.
A group of young Judokai men skillfully practice their
martial arts.
Under a tree a group of young children are gathered with an
elderly lady talking to them.
Monique takes a seat on a rock outcropping.
A little girl, about five years old with blond hair and blue
eyes, comes running by.
Looking at Monique, the girl trips over a stone and falls
down.
Monique rushes to help her up.
MONIQUE CROFT
Hey, you have to be careful. Are
you okay?
MERCIA shyly nods "YES". Monique dusts the little girl off.
MONIQUE CROFT
What is your name?
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MERCIA
Mercia
GARY, Mercia’s twin brother, also blond hair and blue eyes,
comes running towards them.
MONIQUE CROFT
How old are you?
Mercia shows five on her fingers. Gary grabs Monique’s hand.
GARY
I want to show you a trick!
He places both his hands on Monique’s hands. Concentrating
on her hand. When he removes his hand, it reveals a gecko.
Monique SHRIEKS. Gary laughs and runs away.
Mercia immediately puts her hands over the gecko.
Same concentration. When she removes her hands a beautiful
butterfly is revealed.
MONIQUE CROFT
Wow! That is amazing...
MASTER PO
Mercia! Shouldn’t you be at your
lessons?
She giggles and runs away.
MASTER PO
Innocent fun! Such incredibly
important powers.
MONIQUE CROFT
These special powers are so
captivating!
Master Po and Monique walk side by side through the garden.
MONIQUE CROFT
Master Po, I hope Alex and Robert
are okay!
MASTER PO
I am sure they are. Lord Damon will
find him!
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MONIQUE CROFT
This might sound silly, but since
that morning before Alex’s
kidnapping, I had this terrible
feeling inside that something bad
was going to happen.
MASTER PO
Feelings are important. You
sometimes have to listen to them
more closely! Tell me more about
these kind of feeling! Have you had
them before?
MONIQUE CROFT
Yes, but not as strong. It is as if
every hour it feels worse. It feels
as if someone is choking me.
Master Po stops and turns to face her.
His face is very puritanical. He looks deep into her eyes.
MASTER PO
Do you know what my special gift is?
She shakes her head.
MASTER PO
I have the ability to see into
one’s soul. That way, I can train
and develop that soul to it’s full
potential.
He points to a young, strong looking man sparing with three
others.
MASTER PO
That boy is exceptional. He is
destined to become the next
Guardian. Not yet as powerful as
Lord Damon, but what makes him
strong is his belief in himself.
MONIQUE CROFT
What happened to Robert? Why did he
leave?
MASTER PO
Follow me, I will show you!
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INT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
It is a huge chamber with statues, reaching high, to form
the pillars of the chamber.
The statues are all different figures. Paintings line the
walls.
Master Po and Monique enter the chamber.
MASTER PO
This is the Judokai Hall of fame!
They walk to the end of the chamber.
MASTER PO
We honor our heroes and legends by
erecting these statues. By painting
these pictures of their epics, we
will always remember what they did.
The two statues on the end look fairly new in comparison to
the rest. They are of a man and a woman.
MONIQUE CROFT
And these two, who are they?
MASTER PO
These two are Lord and Lady Arkara!
The father and mother of Lord Damon.
MONIQUE CROFT
What happened to them? Why didn’t
Robert say anything?
MASTER PO
The death of his father and mother
was a great shock to him. Lord
Kremin killed them whilst they
where visiting a smaller village.
Lord Damon tried to save them, but
barely escaped with his own life.
MONIQUE CROFT
This happened about three years ago!
MASTER PO
Yes it did. How do you know?
MONIQUE CROFT
I felt the terrible pain and
troubles in him since then. He left
us for a while and on his return
refused to speak about it.
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MASTER PO
That is why he left the Judokai. He
lost faith in his ability to be The
Guardian. He said, "how can he
protect something so precious if he
can not protect his own family".
Monique sheds a tear. Master Po puts his hand on her shoulder.
MASTER PO
You are truly good friends.
MONIQUE CROFT
He is the family I never had.
Master Po takes her shoulders with both his hands. She looks
up and sees a tear in his eye.
MONIQUE CROFT
Master Po! What is wrong?
MASTER PO
There is something I need to tell
you!
MONIQUE CROFT
What can be so bad that it makes
you sad?
MASTER PO
All these years you grew up without
a family. When in fact you have a
family!
MONIQUE CROFT
What do you mean?
MASTER PO
Just after your birth, before she
died, your mother, who was my
sister, gave you to me..
Monique shakes her head as she cries.
MASTER PO
From that moment I knew you where
special. It broke my heart when the
council ordered that it would be
safer if you where to be placed in
the world as an orphan.
MONIQUE CROFT
You are lying? Stop lying to me!
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MASTER PO
It is no lie my child!
Monique cries and pounds her fists on Master Po’s chest.
MONIQUE CROFT
Why would they do something so cruel?
MASTER PO
They had no choice! Keeping you
here was too dangerous. If Lord
Kremin were to have found you, he
would surely have killed you!
MONIQUE CROFT
What are you talking about?
MASTER PO
Monique! Within you shelters the
most precious gift of all. You are
The Catalyst. It is fate that
brought Lord Damon to you.
MONIQUE CROFT
Me! The Catalyst?
MASTER PO
Yes you! All these premonitions, is
The Catalyst that brings it to you.
He takes her into his arms, hugging her. They stand crying
together.
EXT. JENTOKAI TEMPLE -DAY.
Concealed from the road, Robert waits for Lisa.
Overlooking the temple, Robert can see a couple of robed
figures wandering the yard.
Robert checks his watch.
ROBERT JENKINS
Come on! Where are you?
A black van leaves the premises.
ROBERT JENKINS
I can’t waste more time!
He slips over the wall. Stealthy, he uses the long shadows
to cover.
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EXT. JENTOKAI TEMPLE BACKDOOR -DAY.
Robert stands in front of a door at the back of the temple.
Carefully he examines the door, slowly turning the handle
until, with a CLICK, the door opens.
Robert checks around to make sure he goes unnoticed.
INT. JENTOKAI TEMPLE -DAY.
A small passage leads deeper into the temple.
Robert checks the door leading left and right from it. Only
empty rooms greet his caution.
A big, rusted metal, door draws Robert’s attention. He moves
along the wall until he stands next to it.
His eyes stay focused on the hallways. He turns the handle
and amazingly it opens. The door CREAKS open.
A stone staircase leads down into a dark basement. Robert
enters the darkness, closing the door behind him.
INT. JENTOKAI TEMPLE BASEMENT -DAY.
Water dripping into a puddle is the only sound that breaks
the silence.
The basement is dark. Robert strains his eye’s to focus.
He freezes at the sound of CHAINS dragging across the stone
floor. Quietly he unsheathes his sword. His approach is
cautious, with the sword outstretched in his left hand.
Deeper in, the sounds of the chains become louder. Soft
MOANING follows.
Robert stops when, in the shadows, he sees a figure sitting
in the dark.
The figure is chained to the wall and the moaning is coming
from it.
Robert approaches cautiously. He stops at what he thinks is
a safe distance.
ROBERT JENKINS
Alex?
The moaning stops. Puzzled, Robert steps closer.
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ROBERT JENKINS
Alex is that you?
The figure coughs heavily. Robert steps closer to the
shadows to help the figure.
As he gets closer, the figure leaps forward.
A horribly disfigured creature, with saliva dripping from
its mouth. Crooked razor sharp teeth half rotted away is
visible in the creatures mouth.
Nails made of surgically implanted steel slice at Robert.
Surprised by this, Robert is a bit late to defend.
The creature’s nails slice his chest open, drawing streaks
of blood.
Robert leaps back from shock. As if possessed, the creature
twists and grinds against the chains.
ROBERT JENKINS
I heard about these creatures.
Mutated to seek and destroy Judokai!
Pulling and jerking on the chains, loosen the mountings on
the wall.
Robert pulls himself together. Sword ready, he gets up,
slowly making an approach.
The creature jerks again and the chains break free from the
wall. Like lightning the creature is on Robert.
Slicing at Robert with its steel nails, Robert fends off the
attacks with his sword. Metal on metal as the creature
fiercely attacks and Robert defends.
It drives Robert against a wall. Robert ducks just in time
as the creature slices where his head would have been.
Chunks of stone fly as the nails carve up the wall.
Robert counters by sweeping the creature’s feet from under
it. Agility is definitely one of this creature’s strong
points.
For a split second the creature looses balance, but bounces
back like a rubber ball, this time kicking Robert, making
him loose his sword.
The impact is so hard that Robert slides across the floor.
The creature jumps on Robert. Slamming it’s fingers into the
ground as Robert moves just in time.
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The creature’s one hand is nailed to the floor. He tries to
do the same with the other hand. The same result follows.
Robert seizes this opportunity and with all his might, kicks
the creature off him. A horrible TEARING sound follows.
Robert looks on the ground to find the creature’s nails
still planted in the floor.
The creature howls with pain and anger.
ROBERT JENKINS
Let’s see how you fight without
your attachments!
The creature jumps at Robert. Before it lands, Robert
strikes with a spin kick, sending the creature crashing into
the wall.
Cart wheeling closer, Robert strikes the creature repeatedly
all over it’s body.
He grabs hold of the creature’s neck, pulling it down and
kicking it over him with both feet.
Robert picks up his sword. The creature gets up dazed.
Robert spins around and releases the sword. It boomerangs
decapitating the creature.
LISA MILANO(O.C)
Robert! Robert are you down here?
Lisa comes running down the stairs with the quarter staff in
her hands.
LISA MILANO
Robert! Thank God you are okay!
She hugs him.
ROBERT JENKINS
Where have you been?
LISA MILANO
I got lost and when I finally
arrived, I ran into some resistance
outside!
ROBERT JENKINS
Are you okay?
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LISA MILANO
Yeah sure! Nothing I could not
handle!
ROBERT JENKINS
Come, we have to search for Alex!
LISA MILANO
He is not here! I have already
searched the rest of the place. No
sign of him.
ROBERT JENKINS
Shit!
LISA MILANO
I did find something interesting
upstairs.
ROBERT JENKINS
What?
LISA MILANO
I will show you!
They run upstairs.
INT. JENTOKAI TEMPLE KREMIN’S OFFICE -DAY.
An office with heavy dark wooden furniture. A table in the
middle of the room is covered with a pile of maps.
Robert and Lisa enter the room.
LISA MILANO
It looks like a lot of planning
happened here.
Robert looks around the room. He takes one of the maps. It
is marked with a big red circle in the middle.
ROBERT JENKINS
This looks very familiar!
Lisa takes a piece of paper from a desk.
LISA MILANO
This seems to be the location of
Kremin’s mansion!
INSERT PAPER IN LISA’S HAND.
Robert puts the map down, he looks over Lisa’s shoulder at
the paper. A mini map was drawn, together with a description.
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BACK TO SCENE.
ROBERT JENKINS
That is not far from here. I reckon
20 minutes tops!
Lisa browses through the rest of the room.
ROBERT JENKINS
One thing bothers me. When I came
in, there were guards all over. Now
this place is deserted!
LISA MILANO
There was hardly anyone when I got
here.
ROBERT JENKINS
It doesn’t matter, come on, let’s
go. I have a strong feeling that we
are getting closer to Alex.
EXT. KREMIN’S MANSION -DAY.
A few guards stroll through the huge mansion’s garden. It
doesn’t look as if there is a lot of people around.
Robert on his motorcycle, comes racing into the yard. Ten
feet away from two guards, he wheelies the bike.
The two guards scamper to get out of his way. They dive to
the side to avoid getting hit by the motorcycle.
Lisa’s car follows, not too far behind. Robert stops in
front of the house.
He dismounts with a spin kick to the guard closest to him.
The man falls back into the bushes.
INTERCUT TO LISA.
Lisa jumps from her car with the quarter staff ready.
The guard seems hesitant at first, but Lisa doesn’t give him
a chance as she attacks him.
Lisa swings the quarter staff with deadly accuracy.
The guard’s body falls lifeless after she struck him with
the staff against his head.
BACK TO SCENE.
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Robert uses Kung Fu’s on two of Kremin’s guards. In
lightning speed, he dispatches the two with relative ease.
Robert, with Lisa by his side, rushes into the house.
INT. KREMIN’S MANSION FOYER -DAY.
To the left of the entrance is a staircase leading upstairs.
Straight on is a hallway.
To the right is a staircase leading to the basement.
Robert runs into the room, sword ready.
A group of Kremin’s men rush from the hallway.
Lisa covers Robert’s right flank. Robert rushes into the
group, sword flashing.
Lisa joins in with her staff. The warriors are armed with
weapons such as swords, spears and other hand weapons.
Robert’s face is red, with veins bulged. Lisa has a wicked,
sadistic grin on her face as she fights.
They jump, fall and kick all over the foyer. Together they
end the misery of the last man.
ROBERT JENKINS
Let’s split up! You take upstairs!
I am going downstairs.
Lisa nods in agreement.
INT. KREMIN’S MANSION BASEMENT -DAY.
A big chamber with torches along the wall.
A fire rages in the middle, in the shape of Kremin’s symbol.
The triangle with the infinity sign in the middle.
Two elite guards stand on either side of Alex, who is
chained to the wall. His mouth taped up.
On the other side of the fire, Robert comes rushing down the
staircase. His sword in his left hand, ready.
On his entry, the two guards ready their weapons. Alex kicks
against the chains when he sees Robert. Robert sees him.
ROBERT JENKINS
Alex! Alex are you okay?
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The ELITE GUARD’S step closer, with swords drawn.
ELITE GUARD #1
He is okay for now!
ELITE GUARD #2
As for you, Lord Damon, we have
been expecting you!
ELITE GUARD #1
A pity that you have to die after
you came so close to rescuing your
friend.
Robert cautiously approaches the two. They are much bigger
than him. Skillfully they swing their swords around,
circling Robert.
The first guard attacks Robert. The second one, behind
Robert, steps in for some action.
Three swords in tandem, make contact.
Sparks shower them at certain times of contact. Robert
concentrates, with a lot of intensity.
ELITE GUARD #1
Finally a worthy opponent!
ELITE GUARD #2
Lord Kremin will be pleased to have
his head as a trophy.
The second guard charges Robert from behind. Robert sees him
coming.
A majestic back flip sends Robert over the rushing guard’s
head. Robert lands behind him. The guard spins around. The
two guards side by side strike at Robert.
The two strike with so much power that it shifts Robert
across the floor. Robert runs backwards to the wall, the two
guards chasing him.
Robert runs along the side of the wall, jumping from pillar
to pillar.
He finally leaps across the flames to the center of Kremin’s
flaming symbol.
ROBERT JENKINS
Come get me if you have the balls
to do so.
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Fearless, the guards jump into the center.
ELITE GUARD #1
You are going to die today, Judokai!
Robert is caught off guard and the guard knocks his sword
from his hands. The sword lands on the other side of the
flames.
The second guard swings at Robert’s head and misses. Robert
ducks under the SWOOSH of the blade.
A kick from the guard catches him in the face and knocks him
down.
Robert recovers just in time to launch a counter attack.
With unknown speed and strength, Robert unleashes a flurry
of kicks and punches to the guard’s body.
Robert finishes the series off by hitting the guard with a
flat, open palm on the chest.
Air RUSHES from the guard’s lungs, the impact too great for
the guard to keep his balance.
SCREAMING, as his body lights up in flames, the guard runs
around the room, trying to put out the blaze.
His HORRIFIC screams die in his throat.
ELITE GUARD #1
You will pay for that!
The remaining guard, blinded by anger, senselessly attacks.
Robert ducks and rolls effortlessly from his attacks. A
second wave follows.
Robert lands next to the perished guard’s sword. He looks at
the remaining guard, charging like a raging bull.
Robert picks up the sword, with one swift swing he lets it
go like a hammer thrower.
INTERCUT SWINGING BLADE.
The blade SWOOSHES through the air at an incredible speed.
BACK TO SCENE.
It strikes the guard in the chest.
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The force is so strong, that the guard somersaults once
before landing face down on the floor, DEAD.
Robert wipes the sweat from his face. He leaps across the
fire and makes his way to Alex.
INT. KREMIN’S MANSION -SAVING ALEX -DAY.
Robert kneels down in front of Alex. Alex seems to be okay.
A couple of bruises and dry blood against the head, are the
only visible injuries.
Robert starts with the shackles around his ankles.
ROBERT JENKINS
You don’t know how glad I am to see
you are okay!
Alex’s mouth is still taped up. Alex starts jerking on the
chains.
Robert looks at him and sees the distress on his face.
ROBERT JENKINS
Alex what is wrong?
Alex’s eyes are wild with fear. He indicates something
behind Robert.
INTERCUT TO BEHIND ROBERT.
Robert turns his head around. Too late.
Lisa’s staff crashes down to the side of his head.
Robert is thrown to the side. Lisa steps in quickly with a
THUMPING KICK to his ribs.
Robert coughs and gasps for air. His eyes bewildered with
disbelieve.
ROBERT JENKINS
Lisa! What...
She kicks him again. Robert rolls on his back.
LISA MILANO
The mighty Lord Damon! Not so tough
after all!
Robert rolls to his knees.
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ROBERT JENKINS
Lisa! What are you doing?
Lisa’s expression is wicked.
LISA MILANO
I am doing what I desired to do for
the last six months!
ROBERT JENKINS
I don’t understand!
LISA MILANO
Of course you don’t! I am the
master of deception. We used you to
get to The Catalyst and your
precious village.
ROBERT JENKINS
No!
LISA MILANO
Yes! You are so pathetic. The
mighty Lord Damon. Guardian of The
Catalyst!
She kicks Robert again. Blood and saliva run from his mouth.
ROBERT JENKINS
Why?
She takes his head in her hands. She speaks close to his face.
LISA MILANO
Kremin was running out of time. We
needed to find The Catalyst. We
thought that you would lead us to
her.
ROBERT JENKINS
But I didn’t know who she was!
LISA MILANO
Right, so we thought that by
kidnapping your closest friend and
leaving enough evidence so you can
trace it back to Kremin, it will
force you to go back to your
village. Which it did.
ROBERT JENKINS
And there you overheard Master Po
telling me that Monique is The
Catalyst!
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LISA MILANO
Finally the lights go on and the
lttle hero realizes that he doomed,
not only his people, but the one
soul that can save all of mankind.
She slaps him through the face.
ROBERT JENKINS
What is in it for you?
LISA MILANO
Ah, a good question. A small little
thing called IMMORTALITY!
ROBERT JENKINS
You won’t get away with this!
LISA MILANO
My dear naive little Robert! We
already did. You see, Lord Kremin
obtained the bow and arrow of Torak...
ROBERT JENKINS
Impossible! It doesn’t exist!
LISA MILANO
That is where you are wrong! It
does and as we speak Lord Kremin
and his army are closing in on your
precious village to end this age
old stand off.
INT. KREMIN’S MANSION -LISA FIGHT -DAY.
Robert sits on his knees, his face grave.
Lisa with her staff in her hands, steps in to kick Robert in
his face. Just before impact, Robert grabs her foot by the
ankle.
ROBERT JENKINS
It isn’t over yet.
He kicks her feet from under her and rolls towards Alex, in
the same motion, he picks up his sword.
Robert and Lisa circle each other.
LISA MILANO
I hoped that you would at least put
up a fight before I kill you.
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Lisa jumps high through the air. Robert follows, the two of
them collide in mid air. Both land on their feet on opposite
sides.
Weapons flashing with deadly pace and accuracy. The two
determined to destroy each other.
One for one, first Lisa then Robert. Each striking and the
other one countering. They are equally matched.
Lisa strikes and misses. Robert uses this window to attack.
Lisa lands with a THUD from the blow. Blood trickles from
her mouth. Using her finger, she tastes her own blood.
LISA MILANO
You are everything I hoped for!
ROBERT JENKINS
You are nothing I hoped for!
She jumps up and strikes at him.
Robert’s determination fuels his spirit. Lisa doesn’t have
anything in her arsenal that seems to work on Robert.
Lisa uses her staff to block Robert’s raging attack. With
the last kick, her staff shatters into millions of pieces.
The blow sends her flying.
She picks up a chain to attack Robert.
Robert times the lashes coming his way. Again Lisa swings.
Robert catches the end and jerks Lisa closer.
Robert repeatedly slams his fist into her face. At last he
coils the chain around her neck.
Robert swings her around so they stand back to back.
ROBERT JENKINS
Things could have been different
between us!
With great force Robert crouches down, SNAPPING bones from
her back and then her neck, leaving Lisa lifeless on his back.
Robert tosses her to the side. Quickly he removes the
remaining shackles from Alex and removes the tape from his
mouth.
ALEX MACLEOD
Robert! Thank God you came! How did
you know that I was here?
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ROBERT JENKINS
Will you be able to walk?
ALEX MACLEOD
I am okay! What the hell happened
here? Who are these people?
ROBERT JENKINS
Later! Now we have to fetch Monique
before Kremin attacks. Master Po
and his men can look after themselves.
Alex stretches stiffly.
ALEX MACLEOD
I don’t have a ride!
ROBERT JENKINS
Use Lisa’s car, she won’t be
needing it.
Robert helps Alex out of the room.
EXT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
Master Po and Monique stand on the top of the temple stairs.
Monique suddenly grabs her head in pain.
MASTER PO
What is wrong my child?
MONIQUE
It is the same feeling I had the
day of Alex’s disappearance! Just
ten times worse.
MASTER PO
I sense it too! A terrible evil
draws closer. Lord Kremin is coming
for you!
MONIQUE
Where is Robert?
MASTER PO
I am afraid that Kremin played us
for a fool. He knew that it would
be difficult with Lord Damon
around, so he set us up by drawing
him away from you. That gives him
the perfect opportunity to attack.
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EXT. GUARD TOWER -DAY.
The guard at this tower is unaware of what is happening.
Suddenly an arrow pierces into the man’s chest, throwing him
off the tower.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE SECRET VILLAGE WALL -DAY.
A horde of armored warriors spill from the bushes with
ladders to breech the wall.
A Judokai guard sounds the alarm. Archers, swordsmen and
halberdiers rush to defend the walls.
Arrows fly over the wall, some striking some missing. The
Judokai return fire from inside the walls.
The enemy reach the wall and position the ladders. Men from
above try to push them back but the horde caught them by
surprise.
EXT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
Master Po shouts to nearby guards.
MASTER PO
Sound the alarm! Get those too
young or old to fight, into the
mountains through the tunnels in
the Temple!
A horn blows. Women, men and little children scamper into
the temple.
EXT. SUN SET IN FOREST - DAY.
Robert enters the forest and rides hard, dirt flying.
The urgency reflected on his face. His sword glimmers in the
sun.
Alex stops at the edge and gets out of Lisa’s car.
ALEX MACLEOD
Robert wait!
Robert doesn’t hear him. Alex follows Robert into the forest.
EXT. SUN SET IN SECRET VILLAGE - DAY.
The compound is filled with men and women fighting in true
Asian hand to hand combat.
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Swords, bows, halberds and hands, anything goes. At the
temple, Master Po screams sharply to some of the guards.
MASTER PO
You three get up the wall!
Master Po turns to five other warriors.
MASTER PO
You five see to it that the Temple
entrance is well protected.
Some of the elite guards await his orders.
MASTER PO
The rest of you follow me.
A couple of hoodlums try to attack Master Po and Monique,
but they are quickly dispatched.
EXT. MAIN GATE -DAY.
An explosion rocks the entrance, launching guards into the
air. The big doors shatter into splinters.
Through the smoke and dust, Lord Kremin and his right hand
enter through what used to be the gate.
Lord Kremin’s Elite guards come pushing pass to join the
frenzy, making their way to the temple.
EXT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
MASTER PO
Come, we can not stay here! It is
too dangerous, we must move to a
safer area.
MONIQUE
What about the others?
MASTER PO
They are here to protect you, or
die trying! Your safety is more
important right now.
INT. SECRET TEMPLE -DAY.
Master Po enters the temple, Monique and the elite guard
follow.
Master Po accesses a hidden panel. A secret door slides
open. Stone stairs, lit by torches, leads down to the Hall
of fame.
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EXT. OUTSIDE TEMPLE ENTRANCE -DAY.
Kremin and his band of warriors reach the temple.
The Judokai temple guards try to stop them. The small group
of guards fight hard, but Kremin’s elite overpower them.
INT. HALL OF FAME -DAY.
In the hall of fame Master Po, and the small group of elite
guards, stand in the middle, forming a circle around Monique.
MASTER PO
No harm must come to The Catalyst!
We shall protect her. No surrender,
no retreat!
The circle becomes smaller, forming a tight unit around
Monique.
Kremin enters the hall of fame.
LORD KREMIN
Well, well... Master Po... how
shall I put this.. I suppose an
unwelcome surprise!
MASTER PO
Lord Kremin! You will not get her!
LORD KREMIN
Oh, but I will. You have been
outsmarted! Now you and your kind
will pay the ultimate price for
failure. DEATH!
MASTER PO
It is not over yet. Not as long as
I have oxygen in these lungs.
LORD KREMIN
Come on Po, give her up. I will be
merciful by killing you both quickly.
MASTER PO
Never.
Po and the Judokai Elite ready their weapons. The Jentokai
is up to the challenge.
EXT. EDGE OF FOREST -DAY.
Robert is at the end of the forest. Looking down on the
chaos in the village, Robert’s veins bulge with rage.
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ROBERT JENKINS
No.. this can’t be happening.
Monique, hang on, I am coming!
Masterfully he maneuvers his bike down the narrow stairs in
the side of the cliff.
At the bottom he revs the bike real hard, spinning off
towards the temple grounds.
Not heading straight for the main gate, that now lies in
ruins.
Instead, he speeds to a ramp that was placed there in order
for the Jentokai to get inside.
EXT. NANO AT SECRET VILLAGE -NIGHT.
About thirty feet inside the wall, the young Judokai man,
NANO(19), destined to become The Guardian, desperately fends
off three Jentokai attackers.
His skills are exceptional. He kills the first and injures
the second one. Not noticing the body behind him, he trips
over a body and falls backwards.
The third Jentokai raises his sword to strike down on the
young man.
EXT. SECRET VILLAGE FROM FOREST -NIGHT.
Robert hits the ramp at high speed. Robert, still hanging on
to the bike, flies over the wall.
INT. INSIDE THE SECRET VILLAGE WALL -NIGHT.
Robert comes flying over the wall.
The young Judokai looks up to see Robert coming down on the
Jentokai warrior that is about to kill him.
The Jentokai warrior’s grin, changes to horror when he sees
the bike coming at him.
The bike crashes into the man, sending Robert flying and
leaving the man dead on the ground.
Robert lands on his back and rolls. Lightning fast he gets up.
With his sword drawn, he runs towards the temple. On his way
there, he swiftly dispatches a couple of Jentokai.
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EXT. GATE OF SECRET TEMPLE -NIGHT
At the main gate, Alex arrives. He is confronted by a NASTY,
dwarf like Jentokai. Teeth sharp with a scary looking face.
The dwarf charges Alex.
Alex frantically looks for a weapon. Close to his feet is a
crude piece of wood from the gate.
Alex picks it up, wielding it like a baseball bat.
Alex defends his life with ferocity and utter desperation.
The dwarf attacks relentlessly, then, with a spin kick
catches Alex off guard, sending him backwards falling down.
Alex shakes his head as he gets up from the ground.
ALEX MACLEOD
Man! You are as fast as you are ugly!
The little man jumps through the air towards Alex. Alex is
ready for him this time.
Alex grabs the little man out of the air and throws him
towards the remains of the gate. The little man comes down
on a sharp pole, impaling him through the heart.
INT. HALL OF FAME -NIGHT.
Both sides elite guards fight ferociously. One trying to get
to Monique, the other defending her with their lives.
Master Po with arms spread, keeps her behind him. Lord
Kremin and his Lieutenant circle them cautiously.
LORD KREMIN
If this is what you want, prepare
to die like the worthless dog you
are!
MASTER PO
Well then Kremin, come and get her!
Kremin and the lieutenant both attack Po. Master Po uses his
staff to fight them off.
The fight is intense and it is clear that Master Po is not
as old as he looks. He moves quite fast and keeps the two at
bay.
The Judokai is one man down against the Jentokai. The
Jentokai slowly get the upper hand over the Judokai Elite
guard.
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One Judokai is left fighting off the last two Jentokai
warriors. He dispatches one of the Jentokai, but not before
being wounded.
One on one the last Judokai gets cut again. Merciless he
cuts off the head of the last Jentokai elite warrior.
Soon after, he drops dead from the wounds he sustained.
Monique, still hiding behind Master Po, tries to stay away
from the attackers.
Carefully she watches Master Po’s moves, to avoid getting in
the way.
Master Po knocks the Lieutenant from his feet and for a
moment he concentrates on Kremin.
EXT. TEMPLE DOOR -NIGHT
Robert reaches the temple stairs. Half way up, a LARGE
Jentokai warrior darkens his path.
WARRIOR AT TEMPLE ENTRANCE
You shall not pass me, Judokai pig!
The warrior swings a huge axe and Robert barely dodges it.
Robert quickly moves up the stairs to be on the same level
of ground.
The man swings again, this time Robert is ready.
The man misses and Robert steps in, with a well placed side
kick to the man’s head, sending him flying sideways.
Robert follows up with a spinning kick, catching the man
square in the chest.
This kick so powerful, that the man flies through the air,
landing seven feet away.
The man rolls to his knees, gripping his chest. Slowly the
man gets up. Robert readies himself to attack again.
Alex enters.
ALEX MACLEOD
Go! I’ll take it from here.
ROBERT JENKINS
You sure you can handle this?
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Robert sees the young man he saved by crashing into his
attacker with the bike.
ALEX MACLEOD
With a little help I’ll manage!
ROBERT JENKINS
Thanks man. By the way, what took
you so long?
ALEX MACLEOD
Something ugly kept me back!
Alex and the young man attack the big warrior and dish out
some serious blows to the disorientated man.
Robert runs into the temple.
INT. HALL OF FAME -NIGHT
Master Po fights Kremin at close range. Both of them
sweating. Face to face.
LORD KREMIN
I almost forgot how good you are.
MASTER PO
You have not seen anything yet.
They push each other back and attack, jumping through the
air, colliding in mid air.
The collision knocks Kremin’s weapon from his hands.
Kremin falls to the ground, landing on his back. Master Po
lands at his feet. Cautiously Master Po approaches with his
weapon ready.
MASTER PO
You are much too sure of yourself!
You must remember, The Catalyst is
still under our protection.
Kremin crawls on his knees in front of Master Po. Begging
pathetically.
LORD KREMIN
Please don’t kill me! Not like
this. At least strike me clean.
Master Po is about to strike. Lieutenant Hammer strikes Po
with a baton from behind. Po stumbles against a pillar.
Master Po hits his head and looses consciousness.
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Kremin gets up and wipes his forehead. The Lieutenant joins
him by his side.
LORD KREMIN
Well then.. that wasn’t so hard at
all.
He turns to Monique.
LORD KREMIN
The Catalyst! What?
(he turns 360
scanning the area)
No one to protect you? Typical!
They are never around when you need
them.
MONIQUE
What is it you want with me?
LORD KREMIN
Well, that is simple! To kill you
of course.
Kremin moves closer to Monique, his Lieutenant staying about
nine feet behind him.
They corner her against the statue of Robert’s father.
Terrified, Monique presses hard against the statue.
LORD KREMIN
The mistake often made is that the
"BAD" guy always lingers too long.
Ultimately suffering the penalty.
This time however, we are not going
to waste any time!
He looks back at his Lieutenant and nods. Lieutenant Hammer
produces a crossbow that was strapped to his back.
The tip of the arrow is bright red with a glow that looks as
if it is alive.
He takes aim and fires. The arrow speeds towards its victim.
Inches before the arrow hits Monique, Robert jumps in front
of her. The arrow hits him in the lower right side of his
chest.
Robert hits the floor, rolls and gets up with his blade ready.
The impact on Monique, throws her clear from the statue.
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Monique recovers quickly, crawling in behind the statue to
look at the men from a fairly safe position.
Robert pulls his face in pain as he breaks off the
protruding part of the arrow sticking out from his chest.
LORD KREMIN
Damon!
ROBERT JENKINS
Kremin! You bastard! What have you
done?
LORD KREMIN
Fulfilling my destiny... you are
not going to stop me... you are too
late!
ROBERT JENKINS
You will not get away with this.
LORD KREMIN
Open your eyes Damon, I already
did. Your Master is gone... your
army is useless... you are out
manned and wounded... face it,
there is nothing you can do for her.
ROBERT JENKINS
You and your kind will pay for all
the suffering you caused.
LORD KREMIN
That is exactly what your father
said just before I killed him.
Robert’s face fills up with anger as he hears this,
furiously attacking the Lieutenant.
Weapons clashing at extreme speeds. The two hacking away at
each other.
Both equally matched, the one counters and the other
attacks, only to be blocked and countered again.
They are all over the place, jumping through the air,
meeting each other in mid air, hitting and passing each
other to land on the other side.
Robert looses his sword. He retaliates by kicking the
Lieutenant’s sword from his hand.
It looks like nobody can win, until Robert places a well
aimed kick to the Lieutenant’s chest, sending him flying back.
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The moment he hits the wall, Robert is there, hammering his
fists into the Lieutenant’s body.
The Lieutenant desperately tries to get away, but Robert
drags him back and beats him senseless.
Lieutenant Hammer knocks him back and Robert falls backwards.
Robert rolls over and gets onto his haunches.
LIEUTENANT HAMMER
You are a worthy opponent. It is
too bad that I have to kill you now!
Lieutenant Hammer picks up his sword, charging towards Robert.
Robert looks around, finding his sword not too far from his
left hand.
Robert waits until the man is close enough, then swiftly
picks up the sword while getting up.
Swinging the sword upwards, slicing Lieutenant Hammer as he
passes.
The two men stop aside each other. Lieutenant Hammer’s face
goes pale and the look in his eyes glaze over.
A rip in his clothes appear. Slowly the man splits in two,
falling dead to the ground.
Robert spins around to face Kremin, out of breath and
sweating. Kremin claps his hands.
LORD KREMIN
That was not bad for a beginner
like yourself! I think it is time
that someone teaches you a lesson.
Robert and Kremin slowly circle each other. Kremin with his
staff and Robert swinging the blade in his one hand.
ROBERT JENKINS
Sometimes a teacher can learn from
a student. Lets see if you have
anything to teach me.
Showers of sparks fly each time their weapons clash.
Carefully circling each other.
Lashing out every now and then, easily fended off by the
other. Robert attacks furiously.
A series of counters from Kremin enables him to kick
Robert’s sword from his hand.
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Kremin attacks Robert with the staff. Robert blocks it off
with his arms, but it is too painful.
Kremin jabs him with the end in the stomach. The impact of
the blow sends him flying back.
LORD KREMIN
You have to do better than that boy!
He hits the wall with such a force that pieces of the wall
crumble and fall to the ground.
Kremin becomes more vicious than a tiger that has smelled
blood.
Kremin goes after Robert with fury. Robert tries to get away
from him by running along the wall.
Kremin strikes Robert with a blow that catches him over the
shoulder. Robert crashes to the floor.
Kremin strikes down with his staff. Robert grabs it, inches
from his face, kicking it from Kremin’s hand.
Robert flips up from the ground doing a spin kick, catching
Kremin in the chest. Kremin flies across the room into one
of the statues, chunks of rock fly all over.
ROBERT JENKINS
I am not the boy you used to know!
As he gets up, Robert is all over him. Combinations of Kung
Fu and Aikido mixed into raw animalism.
Robert dishes it out to Kremin. Kremin doesn’t look so good
and desperation sets in as he tries to block off the attacks.
INT. HALL OF FAME -MONIQUE -NIGHT.
Monique looks at the fantastic display of aggression.
Looking at the two men moving around the room, she sees
Master Po.
She slowly moves towards him, not taking her eyes off the
two men fighting.
She checks his pulse and sighs with relief as he is still
alive.
MONIQUE
Master Po! Wake up!
Po slowly wakes up, looking very weak. Monique helps him to
sit up right.
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She crawls to a position where she can continue to observe
the action.
INT. HALL OF FAME ROBERT -NIGHT
Another short flurry of blows to Kremin’s body and it is
ended off by a mighty uppercut that knocks Kremin’s head
back, his body flying backwards.
Robert ends up kneeling down on one knee. His left hand is
still in the air from the blow, with his right hand
stretched backwards.
His face looking down to the ground. Kremin flies back about
eighteen feet.
Kremin hits the ground hard, his body squirming, as if in
shock.
Robert slowly gets to his feet. Kremin rolls over on his
stomach, then on his hands and knees. Yellow blood dripping
from his face.
ROBERT JENKINS
Give it up Kremin! Leave now and I
won’t have to kill you.
Kremin gets up and wipes the blood from his face. His voice
crackling.
LORD KREMIN
I must admit. I have underestimated
you Lord Damon. Unfortunately for
you, there are some things about me
that you don’t know!
Kremin bursts into a psycho laugh.
Looking up to the roof, so that Robert can’t see his face, a
strange black-red glow covers his body.
The laugh grows deeper and darker.
Kremin’s body transforms. He bursts out of his clothes as he
grows in size. His hands turn into large animal paws,
similar to that of a lion.
The glow subsides. Kremin looks down at Robert and the sight
is pretty scary. His black hair glimmer with red flames.
His eyes, like flowing lava, and fangs like a saber tooth
tiger. His devilish voice rumbles through the hall.
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108.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
Now Lord Damon! Let me show you
what being the Dark Lord of the
Jentokai is all about!
INTERCUT TO MONIQUE AND PO.
MASTER PO
No!... Not now, he is not ready!
Monique gasps for air at this sight, putting her hand over
her mouth.
BACK TO SCENE.
ROBERT JENKINS
Let’s not waste time... let’s get
this on!
Robert picks his sword up, getting into a fighting stance.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
Do you really think that you can
take me on with a measly sword?
Kremin bursts out with laughter.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
No, Judokai.. you will be no match
for me!
Unexpectedly, Kremin shoots out a ball of fire. Robert
barely manages to dodge it. It flies down the hall, hitting
the wall with a huge explosion.
Robert moves quickly, stepping from side to side, sword
stretched to the side.
As he gets closer, he jumps and swings the blade at Kremin.
Without any effort Kremin grabs Robert from the air and
hurls him across the hall.
Robert lands and slides along the ground.
Kremin jumps through the air, landing with his knee on
Robert’s chest, knocking the air from his lungs.
Kremin gets up. Robert rolls over onto his stomach, the
veins in his face look like they are going to explode.
Kremin turns around to look at Monique and Po.
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109.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
Is this your Guardian? Your
champion? The ONE every one relies
on? At least his father put up more
of a fight. Look at him, and I
haven’t even started yet!
Robert slowly gets up.
ROBERT JENKINS
It is not over yet Kremin!
Kremin slowly turns around.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
Ready for more?
Robert charges Kremin and tries to attack with various
combos. Kremin easily blocks them with one hand.
Kremin’s new form makes him much taller than Robert.
With an open palm, Kremin strikes Robert flat on the chest.
Robert falls back on the statue of his father, breaking
chunks off it.
Kremin walks closer. He picks Robert up with one hand. As he
puts him down on his feet, he strikes Robert with a backhand.
Robert spins through the air.
Before Robert can hit the ground, Kremin is there to kick
him. The kick is powerful. Robert slams into the wall next
to Monique and Po.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
For centuries we tried and every
time we failed. This time we will
succeed.
Robert looks bad. His face is covered with blue blood.
Monique rushes to his side and helps him to sit upright.
Blood and saliva, mixed together, drip from his mouth.
Robert’s eyes are closed. When Monique lets go of him, he
falls over.
MONIQUE
Come on Robert, don’t give up! You
need to reach deep within yourself.
Release your true guardian spirit.
That is the only way to defeat him!
Robert’s speech is slurry and tired.
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110.
ROBERT JENKINS
I can’t! Kremin is too strong!
Robert collapses. Monique lies him flat on his back and puts
his head in her lap. Monique cries.
MONIQUE
Don’t you leave us now! This is
your destiny... believe in yourself.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
Typical... history repeats itself.
The Judokai hero that dies trying.
It’s pathetic... his father just
delayed the inevitable... we
Jentokai were meant to rule.
Because of his failure you will die
and bring me ultimate power.
Kremin slowly makes his way from across the hall. In his
left hand a fire ball builds up.
MONIQUE
Damon believe... I am The Catalyst..
as long as I am alive there is hope.
One of her tears fall onto his cheek. It glows an almost
metallic florescent blue color. Slowly it runs down his face.
When it rolls down his chin, it splits up and traces small
veins that lie close to the surface of his skin.
It spreads over his whole body until finally, as if sucked
in by his skin, the blue dissolves into his body.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
The fate of mankind both destroyed
at once. Victory is sweet!
Monique looks up at him. Kremin launches the fire ball at
them.
Monique jumps up screaming at a high pitch. It becomes
louder and louder. The fire ball speeds towards them.
Suddenly Monique’s voice goes hyper, the sound so high that
Kremin and Master Po have to cover their ears.
Before the fire ball strikes, something happens to Monique.
Her body transforms into a sublime shapeless being.
The fire ball crashes into this being with great force. An
incredible explosion follows. The being seems to absorb the
flames.
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111.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
What?
(A beat)
No!
The flames fade away. The being absorbed it entirely. The
light disappears as Monique turns back to normal.
She collapses unconscious on the floor.
MASTER PO
The Catalyst. No!
Behind Monique’s body is Robert kneeling down on his one
knee, looking down to the floor.
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
You pathetic creature! The one you
are suppose to be guarding ends up
saving you!
Robert’s voice is calm.
ROBERT JENKINS ENHANCED
Not so fast Kremin! It isn’t over
yet!
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
Oh come on Damon! Wise up and let
it go.
Robert looks up and the sight stops Kremin in his tracks.
Robert’s face changed, he too has fangs and his eyes give
off a florescent blue glow.
Robert gets up and looks at Kremin.
ROBERT JENKINS ENHANCED
It ends tonight! Centuries of
fighting stops here, with you and
me. You will pay for all the
suffering and pain! You will pay
for the death of my family!
LORD KREMIN ENHANCED
It can’t be! You are The Guardian
after all. Well, this time I will
make sure you die.
INTERCUT TO MASTER PO.
MASTER PO
Finally it happens!
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112.
He moves to Monique, dragging her away from the two men.
BACK TO SCENE.
Kremin charges Robert. Their blows sound like thunder.
Two TITANS clashing, Robert hits Kremin against the wall,
the impact cracks it open.
This time however Kremin is more on the receiving side. Fast
actions from Robert hit Kremin to the ground.
Kremin gets up and launches a fire ball at Robert. As the
fireball approaches, Robert freezes it.
Robert catches the ROCK hard block of ice.
Spinning around Robert hurls it back towards Kremin. The ice
rock hits Kremin and crushes him against the foot of Lady
Arkara’s statue.
Kremin is finished, he crawls onto his hands and knees,
yellow blood oozes from his body.
Robert walks closer and pulls Kremin’s head back by the
hair, exposing his throat.
Blood oozes from the arrow, lodged in Robert’s chest.
ROBERT JENKINS ENHANCED
It is done.
Robert strikes Kremin in the face. Kremin falls limp on the
floor, his body turning to normal.
Robert turns around to Monique and Master Po. Monique is
weak, but okay.
Robert walks towards them and collapses a few feet away from
them, clasping the arrow in his body.
Master Po runs to him. Monique makes an effort to get up and
follow.
MONIQUE
We need to get him to a doctor!
Master Po examines the arrow. Sadly he shakes his head.
MASTER PO
It is no use!
MONIQUE
What do you mean?
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113.
MASTER PO
The arrow used is the arrow of
Torak! A poison so powerful it can
not be stopped or cured!
Monique looks at Robert. She takes his head in her arms
while crying.
MONIQUE
I am sorry!
Robert’s body turns to normal.
Alex enters the room, clothes torn and bloody.
The young man, with a group of the remaining elite guard,
follow behind him.
INT. HALL OF FAME -FINAL BREATH -NIGHT
Robert speaks to Monique.
ROBERT JENKINS
It is not your fault! It is my
destiny!
Tired and exhausted, Alex kneels beside Robert. Taking
Robert’s hand. Tears flowing down his cheek.
ALEX MACLEOD
My friend... what can I do?
Robert makes an effort to smile at them.
ROBERT JENKINS
You just take this special lady and
make her happy!
MASTER PO
The prophecy has been fulfilled.. a
part we did not tell any one, was
that this Guardian will die saving
the world, but in doing so, ensures
that the threat does not return soon.
Robert spits blood from his mouth as he speaks.
ROBERT JENKINS
It is over... you take care of
yourself and Alex... he is a good
man.
Robert dies.
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114.
INT. BURIAL CHAMBER -NIGHT.
Inside a huge cavern. In the background, a roaring sound of
a river fills the cavern.
On the shore is Master Po, Monique, Alex and various other
people all dressed in formal attire.
The guards dressed in full armament and blue Tunics.
On the lake, an altar floats. On it lies Robert with full
elite armament, his sword on his chest, a satin veil covers
his body, with flowers neatly decorated around him.
INTERCUT TO CAVERN WALLS.
Steps of stone carved into the walls. Along these walls are
burning torches, providing light inside the cavern.
Thousands of Judokai line these steps and the shore.
BACK TO SCENE.
Po steps forward to speak to the crowd.
MASTER PO
A sad day it is today! As a family
we gather here today to send off
the greatest warrior that ever
lived! A man, brother, friend, yes
almost a son.
Master Po wipes a tear from his eye.
MASTER PO
Not only did he sacrifice his life
for ours, he saved us from the
darkness. Killing the Dark Lord
Kremin that threatened us for many
a century.
INTERCUT TO MONIQUE.
Monique’s eyes are red and swollen from crying. She hides
her face in Alex’s chest.
BACK TO SCENE.
MASTER PO
His name will live on forever. We
will honor him in the stories we
tell our children and their
children’s children.
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115.
Po nods to Alex. They walk towards the raft, pushing it into
the lake.
Slowly it starts to drift towards the roaring sound. They
step back.
Po puts his right hand across his chest with the fingers
straight, every one follows his example.
MASTER PO
He ji Jenta!
Following his example, thousands of Judokai echoes these
words.
"He ji Jenta" x 5
INTERCUT TO MONIQUE.
She speaks to the young man Robert saved. Nano is dressed in
Elite gear.
MONIQUE
What are they saying?
NANO
It means farewell and safe journey!
Absolute silence follows.
INT. BURNING RAFT -NIGHT.
The raft reaches the middle of the water, slowly drifting off.
INT. SHORE -NIGHT.
Master Po nods to Nano, who steps forward. A group of older
men take out musical instruments, playing a sad tune.
NANO
Archers!
A group of six similarly dressed archers step forward and
position themselves on the shore.
NANO
Bows ready!
They get their bows ready, each with an arrow.
NANO
Light Arrows!
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116.
Another young man steps forward with a torch. From left to
right he lights each archer’s arrow tip.
Standing with flaming arrows, the archers await the order.
Nano looks at Master Po, who in return nods.
NANO
Take aim!
They draw back the arrows.
NANO
Fire!
Flaming arrows soar through the sky, hitting the raft. The
flames spread slow, then faster and faster.
Every one still saluting, watch as the raft burns furiously.
It nears the edge of a huge gap in the rock wall, the water
disappears into the darkness. With the roar of a waterfall,
the raft reaches the edge and disappears into the abyss.
MASTER PO
It is done.
The small group gather around. Alex holding Monique in his
arms.
MONIQUE
What happens now?
MASTER PO
Kremin is destroyed, but his son is
still out there!
ALEX MACLEOD
What about Monique? Will she be safe?
MASTER PO
You are welcome to stay here, you
are family after all!
MONIQUE
I can’t, my life is on the outside,
with Alex!
MASTER PO
Alex is a good man! Day to day he
will protect you as your husband.
As for the protection of The Catalyst.
Master Po looks at Nano.
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117.
MASTER PO
There will always be a guardian
looking out for this one special
soul.
Monique hugs Master Po giving him a little peck on the cheek.
MASTER PO
You take care Monique! Come visit
your old and weary uncle, so we can
have tea.
MONIQUE
You can’t keep me away, that I
promise!
Alex puts his arm around Monique’s shoulders. They all turn
around and leave.
FADE OUT.
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