Seems that everyone, well everyone other than the guys being paid to do it, is writing a script for the live action movie. I didn't want to, but I started dicking around at work again, and I've got it started. Doubt I'll finish it, script format is a pain in the ass. But it opens things up and makes it fairly clear where the story is going. So, without further ado... TransformersWritten by Roy Harris FADE IN: 1. EXT. PACIFIC NORTHWEST - DAY Small Oregon town with smoking volcano a few miles behind it. Various news and emergency helicoptors are flying around the town. Dozens of cars and trucks are in gridlock traffic trying to get out of the town. CREDITS ROLL WRITTEN: OREGON 1984 ZOOM TO: An empty lot where three TWELVE-YEAR OLD BOYS are beating up an overweight classmate, CHIP CHASE. Their dirt bikes are on the ground a few feet away. CUT: Twelve-year old SPIKE WITWICKY speeds toward them on his dirt bike and hits the brakes, screeching to a halt. Without stopping, Spike lets his bike fall and marches toward the closest BULLY, who has turned to face Spike. BULLY "What are you going to do, Witwi..." Spike shoves him without slowing down. The boy stumbles back, loses his balance and falls to the ground. Spike continues toward MITCH, the largest boy and apparent leader of the group. SPIKE "Back off, Mitch!" MITCH "Up yours, Spike. What are you going to do, bruise my knuckles up with your face again?" SPIKE "What can I say, I'm persistent, just like your mom's herpes." MITCH(Taken aback for a moment, but then cruely smiles) "At least I didn't kill my mom. Yours took one look at your ugly ass and dropped dead." Spike clocks Mitch in the jaw and then charges him, tackling him to the ground. The two wrestle on the ground for awhile as the other boys cheer. Chip climbs to his feet and encourages Spike. Mitch manages to roll over so that he's on top of Spike, but before he can take advantage of the new position, the hand of a POLICE OFFICER reaches down, grabs the back of his colar, and pulls the boys apart. POLICE OFFICER "Enough. I said enough you two!" After calming the boys down, the officer crouches down so that he's roughly eye level with the two boys. OFFICER "Are you guys crazy? You should be evacuating, not picking fights with your friends!" Spike jerks his arm free of the officer's grasp. SPIKE "These buttholes aren't my friends." BULLY "Yeah, the fat-ass is his only friend. The rest of us hate these fags." OFFICER "That's enough. Now get home to your families and clear out of town. They're saying Hillary's ready to burst any time now." O.S. a traffic accident occurs. ACCIDENT SCREEEEEECH.....CRASH The officer looks up and starts heading O.S. toward the accident. OFFICER "Get home boys!" The boys watch the officer running away and Mitch turns toward Spike. MITCH "You got lucky, Witwicky. Next time it'll take more than a cop and a fake volcano to save your ass." CHIP "Actually, there's a very good chance that Mt. Saint Hillary is going to erupt. The techtonic..." BULLY "Shut up, Spaz!" MITCH(smiles) "No, wait. I've got an idea. I'll make you dorks a deal. Witwicky, you take that piece of crap Huffy up to Look-out Point, and I'll never bother Chase again." CHIP "Yeah right. Spike charging up an erupting volcano just so that I don't have to deal with your girl punches? Take a hike Mitch." Spike remains staring at Mitch, seemingly oblivious to Chip's words. SPIKE "I just ride up to Look-out Point, and you'll never touch Chip again?" CHIP "Spike, you can't be taking this seriously!" MITCH "You have my word." CHIP "Spike, you're not going!" BULLY "How are we going to know he's actually up there?" Mitch smiles and walks over to his bike, where a backpack is resting on it. He opens the backpack and pulls out a pair of binoculars. MITCH "I bought these to check out Mrs. McCormmack's bedroom, but I think they'll work for this situation just as well." Spike walks back, picks up his bike and mounts it. SPIKE "Just look to the point in forty-five minutes, Bitch." CUT to Spike getting ready to take off, but Chip grabs his handle bars. CHIP "You're not going up there, Spike!" SPIKE "Get off Chip. I'll be there and back in an hour and a half." CHIP "I'm not letting you ride up an erupting volcano!" SPIKE(rolls his eyes) "It's not erupting, that thing has been smoking for weeks." With that Spike pulls away and starts pedaling away from Chip, who is futilely chasing behind him. ZOOM OUT from the boys to slowly reveal the town and mountain in the distance. CHIP(trailing off) "That's what they said about Pompei!"