EXT - '50s CROATIAN FLATS - NIGHT

Establish shot of some modernist high-rise in the former Yugoslavia.
Descending sweeps of strings on the soundtrack.
A bright yellow-orange light flickers into life in one of the windows, and increases in magnitude to approach bleach-out.

Cut to:

INT - '50s BEDROOM - NIGHT

We are in a young child's bedroom; some might call it a nursery.
The shot is bleached out by special effects, and we can hear the buzzing sound of a materialising TARDIS.
The concentration of FX light is in the same part of shot as the window in the last shot; namely to the left of centre. The light receeds to reveal the room, and in the corner is a wardrobe. As the light dies away, we see it creeping from the jamb of the wardrobe door. The wardrobe is shaking.
The light and the shaking fade into nothingness, and the shot is now illuminated by a child's nightlight: a porcelin boot with an upturned toe that reveals three rabbits. There is also a tin-foil mobile hung over the cot. This casts nice fronds of light about the room.

The room should bear striking resemblance to Leon's university accomidation. Our shot has a cot in the near front left, where Leon's bed might be, a desk at the near front right, with the lamp on, the wardrobe at the rear left, and the door at the centre rear. We are looking from the lakeside window, in effect, and should use the same set - albeit decorated as a '50s nursery.

Cut to:

Face-on shot of the wardrobe as it shakes and glows its last. The door opens.

Cut to:

ECU of LEON (Jean Reno)'s face. He looks about to get his bearings.
Music starts: something from Fellini's 8½.

Cut to:

Previous shot again, showing LEON stepping from the wardrobe. He looks a little shaken and disoriented as he looks about.

Cut to:

Original angle from window. LEON is wearing his dark brown corduroy jacket and his glasses.

Cut to:

POV from the cot at LEON looking down at us. This is a temporal jump for a change.

LEON
Don't you recognise me?

Cut to:

Shot of BABY in cot, showing no signs of recognition.

Cut to:

False angle from Tomy's wall, showing LEON gesturing to the baby. In the background, on the wall, is Picasso's stick-man painting of Don Quixote, in a simple '80s-style blue frame.

LEON
I am you.

Cut to:

CU of BABY looking snooty.

LEON
I am you fifty years from now.

Cut to:

False angle from Chris's wall, showing LEON sitting himself in the chair at his desk. The chair has its back to the window, and LEON looks into the cot.

Cut to:

POV from the cot to LEON.

LEON
I am your future.

Cut to:

Shot from the door end, taking in the window. Nets disguise the back-lighting, which should be a card and bulb cityscape with moonlight.

LEON
I'm not doing bad for fifty, eh?

Cut to:

BABY making some nonchelant noise with its mouth.

Cut to:

BABY's POV. LEON leans in.

LEON
You know, you've been born into a doomed world.

Cut to CU of BABY.

LEON
But you have a wonderful mind.

Cut to LEON by the cot.

LEON
You'll see and do some amazing things in your life.

Cut to CU of LEON.

LEON
You're going to travel far across time...

Wider angle, incorporating cot.

LEON
...and space.

CU of BABY, complete with panicky gurgle.

POV of BABY.

LEON
I know what you are thinking.

LEON / cot / window.

LEON
It all sounds like the ravings of a mad man.

CU of LEON.

LEON
Don't worry.

LEON / cot / window. He looks at us as he says.

LEON
Watch.

He looks back at the BABY as he probes in his coat pocket.

CU of LEON, seemingly having got what it is he was after.

CU of LEON's hands. He has some scraps of notepaper which he is rummaging through.

LEON
There are people who will help disorganise your life.

CU of BABY looking tired.

POV of LEON, rummaging through his papers. He studies one, with some heiroglyphs on it.

LEON
They'll play a big part in your future.

LEON / cot / window. Still clutching the papers in his left hand, LEON reaches with his right into an inside pocket, and produces a stuffed toy goose. As greylag as possible.

LEON
(grimly)
Ah. Elgar. Nice to see you again.

Shot over the cot. LEON lowers in the goose, causing the BABY to cry.

Shot from door. LEON is getting up and walking away, putting his papers back in his pocket.

LEON
You know, you're going to have a mixed life,
and, sorry, eight thousand clones.

CAPTION: "E.D.S. Deliver gore."

LEON walks out of shot, right. Hold shot.
TARDIS sounds; light flares up.

Cut to shot of BABY in coffin; tearful; playing with goose. Light spills across him.

Reverse angle to show the light disappearing through the rattling wardrobe door again.

Cut to:

EXT - '50s CROATIAN FLATS - NIGHT

The light at the window receeds as the music comes to a somber end.
The image begins to fade out.
Then, without warning, there is a blinding flash and a massive explosion as the building detonates from the window outwards.
The fade-out continues, gradually, to black.

CAPTION:

ANS X
Emerging from the Wilderness
on Easter Sunday, 8th April.