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VIDEO FEED – EXT. ICC BUILDING – DAY
We see a reporter standing in the foreground of a shot that includes a large crowd of protesters waving placards, chanting loudly, in the streets outside the International Criminal Court building. We can see a cordon of police officers in riot gear have formed up around the building.
--police try to keep crowds of angry protesters subdued after this morning’s controversial ruling by the justices of the International Criminal Court. Former President Bush and his Vice President, Dick Cheney, are free to leave after three days of deliberation by the I.C.C. whether they could indeed be prosecuted for War Crimes under the court’s mandate. The United States, of course, is not a signatory to the—
VIDEO FEED – ANOTHER VIEW – EXT. ICC BUILDING – DAY
We see a different reporter reporting from another angle. We see smoke rising in the background from several fires.
--three days since the Talent Rubicon appeared in the main chamber of the court and demanded Bush and Cheney be prosecuted for war crimes committed during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
FILE FOOTAGE: RUBICON – CLOSE-UP
We see RUBICON, a costumed Talent wearing a red-and-black mask.
No person is above the law. These men are criminals, plain and simple.
CUT BACK TO REPORTER 2
Reporter 2 is moving away from the first site. In the background, we can see that police have begun to move into the crowd. Water cannons drive the protesters back, and we can see clouds of tear gas beginning to spread.
I’m being told we are going to take you now to Paris, where Former President Bush and Mr. Cheney are speaking to a group of—
VIDEO FEED – INT. GILDED BALLROOM – DAY
We see Bush and Cheney standing at a podium in front of a huge group of reporters. Cheney steps forward to speak.
Obviously, we’re gratified that the justices of the International Criminal Court were wise enough to put an end to this travesty. Let me be clear, however: this kind of unilateral action by a Talent against the elected leaders of the United States or any other state will not be tolerated. It is nothing less than an act of terrorism—
A nimbus of bright blue light forms around Bush and Cheney, and they disappear from the podium. There is a general uproar as the reporters jump to their feet and security rushes to the front of the room.
Jesus! Dom, get up here!
THE CAMERA PULLS BACK from a small VIDEO MONITOR to reveal an ASTRONAUT (GREG) watching the screen from the pilot’s chair of
INT. SPACE SHUTTLE COCKPIT – ORBIT
We can see the curvature of the Earth below the shuttle, outside the cockpit’s narrow windows, and a vast black starfield beyond. Another astronaut, COMMANDER DOMINIC GORIE, floats up into the cockpit.
Rubicon just did it again! He fucking teleported Bush and Cheney right out of their press conference!
HOUSTON (over radio)
Endeavour, Houston. Uh, we need you to, er, secure the radio chatter on this channel...
Endeavour, we’re reading debris coming your way. Not sure if it’s some kind of malfunction. It’s not on any of the charts...
Holy... where did that come from?
Uh, Houston, we’re reading it too. It’s pretty small, but coming up fast...
No time for a course correction...
I’m getting visual now, Houston... appears to be an object just over one meter... no, two objects. And... Jesus. Jesus!
EXT. SPACE SHUTTLE – ORBIT
We see the shuttle approaching the flash-frozen bodies of GEORGE W. BUSH AND DICK CHENEY, floating in geosynchronous orbit above the blue curve of the Earth. CUT TO BLACK
WITH GREAT POWER
Comes great responsibility
EXT. WALL STREET – DAY
We see a GLOWING FORCE FIELD BUBBLE begin to materialize in the air in front of a high-powered Wall Street brokerage. A STOCKBROKER in an expensive suit places his hands on the force field bubble as it closes, sealing him in. We catch a last glimpse of his panicked face just as the FORCE FIELD GOES OPAQUE. CUT TO BLACK
how far would you go
TO SAVE THE WORLD ?
INT. OFFICE – DAY
We see a grey-haired EXECUTIVE standing at a huge glass window. We can see a big black shape in the sky, in the distance.
...What is that?
EXT. BP BUILDING - DAY
We see an OIL DRILLING RIG fly out of the FOREGROUND of the shot, hitting the BRITISH PETROLEUM BUILDING like a huge projectile. The building shudders and begins to collapse, sending a huge plume of DUST AND DEBRIS into the air.
The camera pulls back and we see a FLYING FIGURE in a cape in the foreground, watching. CUT TO BLACK.