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  • EXT. SPACE - NIGHT

    The red and yellow S against the backdrop of stars.

    Superman floats at the highest reaches of Earths atmosphere. His eyes are closed. He is alone. Drifting.

    His head snaps up, his arms shoots out into fists. Theres not enough oxygen for a sonic boom. Instead the world warps around Superman in heat waves as he shoots off.

    Hes pushing himself. Trying to fly faster than ever before. His eyes narrow. His jaw tightens. He blurs into a red line and his wake grows even more distorted.

    Superman laughs, slows, but theres not much to snag him up here. So he coasts until dawn. Unnatural dawn, as he flew from the dark side of the world.

    Sweet drips down his tired smile as he shifts to a standing position, arms wide to embrace the sunlight.

    We can see the fatigue lifting from him. The sweat stops dripping. The relief washing over his face. To him this is love and chocolate cake and inner peace.

    He falls towards Earth, moving towards South America.

    EXT. A SMALL TOWN IN ARGENTINA - DAY

    Supermans feet touch the earth and kick up a puff of dust. He falls into a slow walk immediately.

    INT. CORNER SHOP - DAY

    A bell chimes but the SHOPKEEPER doesnt look up from his TV but KID does. His eyes grow wide and mouth drops open.

    KIDPadre. Padre!

    SHOPKEEPERQue?

    KIDEs l! Es l!

    Superman moves up to the counter and sees a small, crude doll that is unmistakably hand-made and fashioned after him.

    SUPERMANUh, disclpeme?

  • The Shopkeeper rises and takes off his hat.

    SUPERMAN (CONTD)I was wondering if I could get some aqua. I dont have any money. It falls right out the suit.

    The Shopkeeper understands but is stunned. Kid sprints to a cooler and grabs a bottle of water to offer to Superman.

    KIDAqui.

    Superman checks with a nodding Shopkeeper, still stunned.

    SUPERMANGracias.

    Superman drinks from the bottle as the kid moves behind the counter to pick up the doll and a pen, never taking his eyes off Superman, who is looking back in a bemused manner.

    The kid offers up a pen and the doll.

    SUPERMAN (CONTD)You want me to sign this?

    KIDSi.

    SUPERMANSuper-hombre?

    KIDNo. Superman.

    SUPERMAN(gesturing to himself)

    Yo soy Super-hombre.

    KIDNo. Ustead es Super-MAN.

    SUPERMANHuh...

    He autographs the doll and hands it over before smiling to the father. Then he sees the news on TV.

    Bogot is under siege. Guerrillas move down the street holding ADVANCED WEAPONS. One of them levels his gun at a military jeep. It fires off a laser shot that destroys the vehicle in a fiery explosion.

    2.

  • His posture and timber shifts. Clark is totally eclipsed.

    SUPERMAN (CONTD)Thank you for the water.

    (to Kid)Listen to your father.

    EXT. OUTSIDE THE SHOP - DAY

    A group of kids appears. They point and shout as they see Superman who runs into the street before being enveloped in dust and a sonic boom as he departs.

    The dust falls. The kids stare with mouths agape in awe.

    EXT. SOMEWHERE IN BOGOT - DAY

    CAROLINA [30s, Colombian] speaks with perfect english.

    CAROLINANo information yet on how these weapons came into being or where the rebels got them from. However, they have not advanced to the Presidents location. After having a shoot out with the military theyve stopped and-

    A laser blast hits the ground next to Carolinas feet. She vanishes and the camera shakes falls to the ground. The picture is still. Then it shakes again. LUIS [30s, rebel] appears holding a small advanced pistol to Carolinas head. A half-dozen men all with large advanced weapons stand behind.

    Theres something off. These men dont LOOK like rebels. They look like average Joes. Like nerds.

    LUISHold the camera on me.

    (composed)The demands of this rebellion are simple and they will be met.

    A red blur and the six weapons are smashed, nearly cut in half. They fall to the ground, their wielders dazed.

    LUIS (CONTD)Too long, our people have worked for a corrupt and incapable leader. We do not want violence. We do not wish to harm anyone.

    3.

  • Superman walks towards the six men who attempt to attack him. He has to take it easy on them, hit slow and light. Four fall like sacks of flour. The fifth hits Superman and bows in pain as his mouth is covered by Supermans hand. The sixth runs.

    LUIS (CONTD)Today will be marked as a new dawn for the people of Colombia and we hope it lights a fire to all the people in the wo-

    A flash and Superman is crushing the pistol.

    SUPERMAN(to Carolina)

    You alright?

    CAROLINAUh, yes, I am.

    SUPERMAN(to Luis)

    Lets have a chat.

    Superman yanks Luis in to the air as he lifts-off.

    CAROLINAI--you--Superman is here now, the rebels demands have been stated, I-

    INT. DAILY PLANET OFFICE ANNEX - DAY

    The newsroom is in anarchy. LOIS LANE and JIMMY OLSEN stare at the feed.

    LOISShes one lucky lady.

    Jimmy gives her an incredulous look.

    INT. LEX CORP WAR ROOM - DAY

    LEX LUTHOR looks at the feed with narrowed eyes. His desk acts like the surface of a large, futuristic tablet.

    LEX LUTHOR Hes taken the bait.

    VOICE (V.O.)Orders?

    4.

  • LEX LUTHORTest all systems for lethality.

    VOICE (V.O.)And if I can take him out?

    Lexs brow furrows. His jaw tightens.

    LEX LUTHORDo not hesitate.

    INT. A WAREHOUSE - DAY

    A METAL BEHEMOTH rises. Sleek and white its about 12 feet tall on its two legs with a cannon for one arm and an assortment of launchers on its back. It looks like a tank-version of the advanced weapons.

    INT. INSIDE THE BEHEMOTH - DAY

    A screen identical to Lexs desk is triangulating. Its searching all vectors and showing systems are nominal.

    EXT. A WAREHOUSE IN COLOMBIA - DAY

    The wall explodes. A moment. Then the Behemoth walks through the street. A pair of rebels see it and are shocked.

    EXT. ABOVE BOGOTA - DAY

    Superman literally hangs Luis life on his pinkie finger.

    SUPERMANWhere is your leader.

    LUISWe dont have a centralized leadership model! The rebellion-

    Superman drops Luis who screams. After a moment Superman descends and grabs Luis, pulling him back into the sky.

    SUPERMANDo I need to ask again?

    LUISNo! No! We dont have a leader, I swear! Were all broken down into various units!

    5.

  • SUPERMANHow did you organize? Where did the weapons come from?

    LUISWe were on a forum and-

    SUPERMANYou met on the internet?

    LUISYes! We were all mad at the policies of the new government and met someone named Equus. He told us where to find the weapons. What day to attack. Told us not to take the President but hold the city.

    SUPERMANHold the city?

    LUISYes! I swear it! He said to get the eyes of the world on us.

    SUPERMAN(processing)

    Why would they-

    Superman hears the hiss too late. He turns to see a rocket-propelled-grenade soaring towards his position. He lifts Luis to shield him as the grenade hits.

    A explosion of light green. Little pieces hang in the air like confetti. Kryptonite flakes.

    We see through Supermans eyes. Luis starts to become blurry, the light is dimming, he starts to fall towards the earth. Superman reaches out but is too slow.

    Hes falling too. Not descending, but falling.

    He falls through the cloud and immediately the world starts coming back into focus. His outstretched hand becomes a fist.

    Superman swoops down to catch Luis and toss him gently to the Earth before soaring upward.

    The skyscrapers and buildings become blueprints, people are just skeletons. This is X-ray vision. Superman is seeking.

    He hears the second grenade coming. The world flashes back into its normal color as Superman moves at breakneck speed.

    6.

  • The grenade changes course with a perfect 90 degree angle.

    Superman dives into the ocean creating a tunnel of air the grenade follows. The tunnel collapses. The grenade detonate harmlessly. Superman shoots to the surface.

    He flies back towards the city.

    INT. INSIDE THE BEHEMOTH - DAY

    A Heads-Up-Display (HUD) shows Superman flying towards the center of a modified radar screen. The VOICE taps it and gets a view of the outside. A box appears to highlight Superman.

    VOICEMelee.

    COMPUTERSwitching from Artillery to Melee.

    EXT. A STREET IN BOGOTA - DAY

    Parts and armor jettison off the Behemoth. Its getting sleeker. The rocket packs fall off and the arm cannon turns on as its raised. It fires off rapid lasers.

    EXT. ABOVE BOGOTA - DAY

    Superman dodges the first few lasers with ease, but theyre getting closer. Hes struggling to keep moving forward.

    INT. INSIDE THE BEHEMOTH - DAY

    A corner of the view screen states Firing Solution with a rapidly climbing number.

    VOICEHurry up. Hurry up.

    When it hits 100% a secondary cannon option appears.

    VOICE (CONTD)Fire secondary cannon!

    EXT. A STREET IN BOGOTA - DAY

    The Behemoths chest opens and a smaller cannon appears. It shots out a single, long beam that hits Superman.

    7.

  • He falls out of the sky and crashes through a building before digging a trench with his impact.

    EXT. IN THE TRENCH - DAY

    Superman inhales and exhales sharply as the laser volley continues to fire into the ground. Hes safe. For now.

    Hes at a loss. He doesnt know what to do. The world is still distorted and faint. He hears The Voice, quiet through static.

    VOICE (O.S.)Superman is down. Preparing to engage.

    He closes his eyes