Project CMPRS - Chapter 1 Script
- May 16, 2012 7:30 AM
So yah, another story xD This time it's an old script i wrote like 2 years back....I'm considering attempting to turn it into a manga. If any artists see this and like it, do tell :D
Page 1: The city of Luna EX is shown (with the view far away enough so the whole city can be seen along with parts of the moon, but not too far away.)
Text:”The place is this city built on the moon. The time is now - 18:00:59, 13th September 2511. Most definitively there are many events revolving around this place and its past. However, I’ll only tell you that the city of Luna EX is locked into a three-way struggle for domination, resource and life. And right now it is a turning point for the entire city and its inhabitants as a certain someone will be late for certain something…”
Panel 1: A larger panel. The view is in front of Myles, who is shown running fast through a bridge that’s connecting two buildings. The bridge is covered with a steel wall on the top and the right (from Myles’ point of view), but the left side a window, looking at the moon (as the building is built on that ring.). He has a very scared type of look as he’s very late for class. Angry People are commenting from behind him as he has bumped into them while running.
Myles: Damnit! Damnit!! I’ll be late! I CAN’T be late!”
Random1: Hey! Watch it!
Random2: What a jerk!
Random3: Dude, slow it!
Panel 2: A side view showing Myles running, with the glass wall behind him. A worn out mech is shown pushed back (with movement lines, like it has been pushed into “the frame”.). A mini-panel here focuses on Myles’ eye as he notices it.
Panel 3: Myles is shown stopping himself (with some difficulty as there is a trace of breaking behind him.), and he is turned towards the glass wall, observing the mecha. Other people are shown diverting their attention, with some asking others to do so. Now, the mecha is shown pointing cannon to the right, and shooting it.
Random1: Oh my god! Another one!
Random2: Hey, check it out! Another fight!
Myles: Damnit! Doesn’t seem like a drill this time.
Random3: Lisa, isn’t that a rebel’s mech?
Panel 4: A zoom in on the mech, while the back of Myles’s head can still be seen looking at it. Another mech comes, swinging a laser broad sword at the other mech.
Myles: Damn! That’s the new “CrossRod”!
Panel 1: The CrossRod mech (the one with the sword) is shown in a leaping motion above the other one (the more worn out mech), holding the sword with both hands above his head, about to swing it down. A “blast” effect can be seen(the jets on the back and the legs that help the mech move release a large amount of energy at once, kind of like a momentary strong push for jumps and sharp maneuvers.).
Panel 2: Focused on the worn out mech, showing it Firing its gun, sending a large blast of energy at the jumping mech (which isn’t seen here).
Panel 3: From above the CrossRod mech, showing both mechs. The CrossRod mech does another blast, dodging the shot by going to the left while still closing in. (Now it’s very close to the other mech.)
Panel 4: The CrossRod mech has sliced through the other mech’s arms (both of them as both are holding onto the gun)
Panel 5: This one shifts back to Myles who is now In shock after realizing he’s going to be late. There’s a very surprised look on his face.
Myles: Damnit! Now I’m even more late!
Panel 1: Several small panels show a sequence of Myles running into the building (that was connected with the bridge), running through a big hall and finally opening a door with the sign “Classroom D” on it.
Myles (thinking): Please don’t let it be over, please don’t let it be over, please…
Panel 2: The door is opened by Myles, but he is now shown looking at Lyra (female teacher.). She is holding a holographic board with her left hand, and has a very serious, cold look.
Myles (thinking): God, please save me!
Lyra: Ah, the infamous wolf man. Glad you could finally join us.
Myles (Thinking): I’m dead…
Panel 3: Lyra is shown looking over her shoulder as the focus is on a group of students (mostly female with several males.) are shown walking towards the exit of the classroom, joyful, as if they’re celebrating. One student, Nick, is seen smiling and in the middle of the group as everyone seems to be cheering him.
Student1 (male): Man, that was AWESOME!
Student2 (female): Yeah Nick, the way you kicked that mech was so great!
Nick: Yeah, I owned him! CrossRod is so epic!
Panel 4: An angle behind Lyra’s back showing Myles with his hands in front of him, trying to explain the situation, scared for his life.
Myles: Please, miss Peck. I can explain. I, I was…
Lyra: No need to explain. You have already been transferred to another project.
Panel 5: Myles is shown from behind panicking (drawn in a comic way), as Lyra is still as serious as ever.
Myles: NO!!! How could you do this to me?!
Panel 1: A zoom in on Lyra’s face.
Lyra: It’s very simple. You were late yesterday and I believed your ridiculous excuse. Today you are not only late, but you missed the class completely.
Panel 2: Myles is shown lying on the ground, devastated (again drawn in a comical way.), while Lyra is shown looking at the holographic chart. Behind her, students are exiting the classroom, still celebrating.
Lyra: Mr. Wolfman, I will NOT tolerate unpunctuality in the participants attending a project I’M leading. You have been transferred to another project.
Panel 3: Myles is on his feet, pointing at Lyra while now there’s a bit more distance between the two. Lyra is shown fixing her glasses with her right hand.
Myles: You can’t do that! I’ll complain!
Lyra: You can kill me if you want, but it has already been done.
Panel 4: Lyra is shown walking away from Myles.
Lyra: The class is tomorrow in this same classroom at 1100 hours, Mr. Wolfman. As for your attendance…
Panel 5: A small panel showing Lyra’s eye and mouth.
Lyra: I couldn’t care less!
Panel 1: Myles is shown banging his head repeatedly against the wall while his hands are placed against it.
Text: 5 minutes and 17 seconds later…
Myles: Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!
Unknown: Hey Myles! What’s going on?
Panel 2: Myles is shown turning around. The view is from behind Jo’s shoulder, showing him, surprised, with his hands still on the wall. Jo’s hand is raised in a greeting manner.
Myles: Jo? What are you doing here?
Jo: Going to pick up sis. We’re going to Decembra afterwards.
Myles: Ooh nice. I’m coming too.
Panel 3: Both Jo and Myles are shown walking with Jo leading.
Jo: So umm…any reason why you were banging your head? If you want to tell me, that is…
Myles: Oh no big deal, I just got kicked out of the project, lost my best way to talk to Zoe….Nothing, really.
Panel 4: Jo is shown stopped and turned towards Myles. Myles is shown raising his shoulders, shrugging.
Jo: I take it you were late?
Myles: Eh, not my fault I was busy.
Jo: Well hitting on girls is hardly a good excuse.
Myles: Well at least I got a number.
Panel 5: Now Myles is shown walking, ahead of Jo. Jo is only turning around, but not actually moving.
Myles: So any idea where Sleepy might be?
Jo: Probably the cafeteria.
Panel 1: Both are shown opening a door to a large cafeteria where students are talking, dining and whatnot.
Panel 2: Now both are in the room, looking around.
Jo: So…any idea what you’re going to do now? All students need to participate in a project.
Myles: Oh yeah! Miss Gorgon told me she transferred me to another project.
Jo: Oh…know which one?
Myles: Not really but she told me the briefing is tomorrow at 11 in the D classroom.
Panel 3: Jo is shown mildly surprised.
Jo: Well that’s nice. Now the three of us are in the same project.
Panel 4: Myles is turning around, with Jo facing him with her back. Both are looking around.
Myles: Three of us?
Jo: Umm...Yeah, me and sis were told to go to Classroom D tomorrow at 11 AM too, so I’m guessing…
Myles: Cool, I guess.
Panel 1: Myles is pointing away from the two of them.
Myles: Oh look, there she is!
Panel 2: They’re shown walking over to a bench on the wall, where Damsel is shown sleeping.
Jo: Oh god…this is so embarrassing…
Panel 3: A zoom in on Damsel while Jo and Myles are still shown, with a side view. Myles is walking over to Damsel. Jo is facepalming.
Myles: Hey! Wake up! Wake up, my asleep damsel in distress.
Jo: I hope no one saw her.
Panel 4: 2 small panels, one showing a slightly open eye, with the other one an almost fully open one, showing Myles, as if Damsel’s looking at him. Myles has that certain wide grin on his face.
Damsel: Huh? What time is it?
Myles: It’s wake up time, hehe.
Panel 5: Damsel is shown sitting on the bench, stretching her arms, yawning.
Jo: Come on Damsel. The cafeteria bench, again? Really now?!
Damsel: *Yawn* Hey! I didn’t get to sleep enough last night.
Jo: You slept for 15 hours.
Damsel: 15 hours. My point exactly.
Panel 1: Damsel is shown standing up, rubbing her eyes as Myles has his arms crossed, smiling at her. Jo is looking in a direction away from them, as if to see if someone’s looking.
Jo: Whatever sis. We’re going to Decembra. Want to come?
Damsel: No thanks, gonna hit the sack early tonight. Kinda tired.
Myles: From what? Sleeping?
Damsel: Pretty much, yeah.
Panel 2: Jo is shown grabbing Damsel’s hand, almost dragging her by it. Myles is not shown in this panel.
Jo: Well this time I’ll make sure you actually reach home!
Panel 3: All three are shown on the sidewalk, with the school’s buildings behind them. Jo is raising her arm.
Text: 7 minutes and 1 second later.
Panel 4: A taxi is shown arrived, with Jo pushing Damsel into the taxi.
Jo: Block 13 in the north sector, the building across the mall. And make sure she doesn’t fall asleep.
Taxi driver: Alrighty miss!
Panel 5: The taxi is shown zooming off with Jo facepalming again. Myles is shown calling for another taxi.
Jo: Finally. Can we go to Decembra now, please?
Myles: Sure, let me just get another taxi.
Panel 1: They’re shown getting out of the taxi, in front of the big night club called Decembra.
Panel 2: Jo is about to walk in when Myles is grabbing her by the shoulder.
Myles: Jo, before we go in… I want to ask you something.
Panel 3: Jo is shown turning around. It’s a zoom in on her face.
Panel 4: A zoom in on Myles. He has a certain seductive look.
Myles: Will you…be my wingman?
Panel 5: Myles is shown on the ground with a bump on his head(drawn in a comical way), with Jo angry at him.
Jo: No way!
Myles: But…this just isn’t my day!
Panel 6: Both of them are shown walking through the door.
Page 11: The entire page is basically shots of Jo and Myles dancing with no text.
Panel 1: A holographic clock is shown, showing 10:48 AM.
Text: The next day.
Panel 2: Myles is shown sleeping in his bed, all messy (like he got drunk the day before). The alarm is ringing.
Text: Beep! Beep! Beep!
Panel 3: Myles gets up, sleepy eyes and all.
Myles: Mmmm…what time is it?
Panel 4: A small panel shows the time, now 10:49 AM, and then an emotionless expression on his face is shown (like moments before realization).
Panel 5: He is shown freaking out (drawn in comic way).
Panel 1: Myles is shown in a pair of jeans, shirtless and with a messy hair. He’s struggling to put them on, imbalanced and standing on one foot.
Myles: Not again!
Panel 2: He is trying to put on a shirt, with his pants starting to fall down as the belt isn’t locked in.
Panel 3: His watch is shown on the desk next to the bed, with him reaching for it.
Panel 4: He’s putting it on while walking around the room, with his face looking in another direction.
Myles: Damnit! Where have I put it this time?!
Panel 5: A hoverboard is shown, with him looking at it.
Myles: Bingo, baby!
Panel 1: He is shown flying out of the window, from a tall building, while holding onto the board with his right hand, looking at his watch on his left hand.
Myles: Let’s do this, baby!
Panel 2: Myles is shown flying fast, going above a train track with a train below him. A small panel shows the time 10:54 AM.
Myles: C’mon baby, don’t fail me!
Panel 3: He’s driving under another bridge, this one a walking bridge connecting two buildings.
Panel 4: He is shown flying through a large tunnel connecting the ring with the part of the city on the moon’s surface. Time shows 10:57 AM
Panel 5: He is shown heading towards the school, with it clearly in view and not that far away. Time shows 10:58 AM.
Panel 1: Myles is flying through the school’s hallway, going past people.
Myles: Sorry people, coming through!
Panel 2: He is shown coming to a stop in front of Classroom D, holding onto the board as it’s completely vertical, with his feet on it.
Panel 3: The door is shown bashed open by Myles, with a serious attitude. Students are shown looking at him in surprise.
Panel 4: Myles is on his knees, bowing up and down in a comic way, apologizing.
Myles: Imsorryimsorryimsorry!!! I promise it won’t happen again!
Panel 5: Myles looks up, noticing that there are only students in the classroom (the whole classroom is shown here), but no teacher.
Panel 1: Myles is approached by Jonas, greeting him.
Jonas: Oi, the teacher ain’t here yet.
Myles: I umm…Thank you?
Panel 2: Jonas taps him in the back, laughing, while they’re approached by Jo, who has a sort of innocent smile on her face. Myles seems happy.
Jonas: Ha! Funny guy! Jonas likes you!
Jo: Don’t mind him, Myles.
Myles: It’s alright. I like him too.
Panel 3: Myles is talking to Jo, while walking through the classroom, while Jonas has gone off to talk to someone else.
Myles: So umm, this is it, huh?
Jo: Yes…But you weren’t here for the briefing, so…
Myles: Oh right! So what’s the deal with this project?
Jo: Well, the thing is…It’s actually about a…
Panel 4: The door is bashed open, this time by the teacher. He’s showing an antique pocket watch.
Teacher: Alright people! I’m still on time, according to a clock from Zurich, made in 1998!
Panel 5: The teacher is talking to the students in the background, pointing to his watch, while the focus is on Myles who’s talking to Jo. Both of them are next to a desk on which Damsel is asleep.
Myles: That’s the teacher huh? Pretty cool guy.
Jo: Yes. Lucky you he’s just as late for class.
Teacher: See here? Eleven o’clock!
Panel 1: The teacher slams a holographic screen on the desk, now with a dead serious look on his face. Only he is seen in this panel.
Teacher: Alright you slacks! SIT!
Panel 2: With his finger he’s scrolling through the screen.
Teacher: Students, it seems we’ve been joined by a young gentleman named Myles Noah Wolfman. Will he please stand up?
Panel 3: Myles is shyly raising his stand, slowly standing up.
Myles: Here, Teach.
Teacher: Ah, so nice to see you’re on time. I can’t imagine why Miss Peck would call you an unpunctual schmuck.
Panel 4: Every seated student bursts in laughter as the teacher is laughing with them.
Panel 5: The focus is on Myles and Jo who are talking, while the teacher is talking in the background.
Jo: I didn’t know your middle name was Noah.
Myles: Heck, neither did I.
Teacher: Now Myles, if you don’t mind me calling you that, I’ve taken the liberty to transfer the required data into your WATCH.
Panel 6: The teacher again has a serious look on his face.
Teacher: Also students, this is going to be our last class in here. We’re changing classrooms to 13G, a classroom specifically meant for this project.
Page 18: The students are walking through the hallway, with a focus on Myles and Jonah talking.
Jonas: Jonas sees you know Josephina and her sister.
Myles: Yeah we’ve been friends since middle-school. So what’s this whole project about?
Jonas: It’s CMPRS, pronounced “Compress.” Not surprised you don’t know about it. The military hasn’t been quite as open about this one as they are about their other projects.
Myles: You don’t say? So is this another mech thing?
Jonas: Nu-uh. You’ll see, man. This is a whole new level of awesome.
Myles: Yeah well…
Myles(in a small panel, with a sad look on his face): I doubt it’s better than the CrossRod…
Jonas: Not better…WAY better!
Myles: We’ll see.
Panel 1: The teacher is standing in front of a large door to what seems to be a hangar, turned towards the students.
Teacher: And here we are students.
Panel 2: The door is opening as everyone’s gazing in awe.
Panel 3: They’re entering the large hangar, which is almost empty, but is the size of a stadium.
Panel 4: Just as they’re looking around (almost in the center of the hangar), the CrossRod mech is seen bursting through the roof with two worn out mechs holding it, with an emergency seal quickly sealing the
Panel 5: Everybody is surprised, with a focus on Myles
Myles: What the hell?!
Panel 1: The teacher is in front of the students looking at the battling mechs.
Teacher: Not again! They keep bursting it here!
Panel 2: He turns to the student while in the background we see the CrossRod mech jumped on by the two other mechs.
Teacher: Alright students, I suppose it IS time for some practical activity. I trust you all read the manuals I sent you?
Panel 3: Focused on Myles while the teacher is shown in the background. He’s talking to Jonas.
Myles: What’s he talking about?!
Jonas: Oh man, you’ll love this!
Teacher: Now anybody who wants to volunteer?
Panel 4: Cristo is shown raising his hand up high, with Myles looking at him.
Teacher: Ah, Cristo, how willing of you.
Panel 5: Cristo walks towards the teacher, separating from the others. The teacher is seen as well, as they’re close to each other.
Teacher: And now that I think of it, quite a good time for the newcomer to see what this project is all about.
Panel 1: Cristo is shown touching a holographic screen.
Text: Whenever you’re ready Cristo.
Panel 2: Focus shifts back to Myles while the mechs are seen in the background, this time the CrossRod thrown into the air and shot at by the mechs.
Myles: What’s he doing?
Jonas: You’ll see…
Panel 3: First a mini-panel shows Cristo pressing a holographic button on the screen. Then the holographic screen is shown dissipating as he starts running.
Panel 4: A zoom out shows him running at the mechs (not that far off, but the angle is from behind so a part of the mechs is seen as well.)
Teacher: Now wait a minute Cristo! That is not proper protocol!
Panel 5: A split panel. In the first, the CMPRS suit is shown materializing, and in the second it’s fully formed, covering Cristo.
Page 22: Cristo is shown in the air, his hands over his head, blast effect visible and all. Small panels around the page show Myles admiring and talking to Jonas.
Myles: Woah! That’s beast!
Jonas: Chill man, you ain’t seen the beast YET. And beast is in 3...2...1... !!
Page 23: The entire page portrays Cristo with a large laser sword in his hands.
Text: THAT is the beast!