Generic Script - Summer Blockbuster
A license to print money
- •INT. OUTER SPACE - NIGHTEvil aliens/robots/spiders/humans dressed in black arrive. They're sure plotting something!
- •INT. HIGH SCHOOL - DAYConventionally attractive 18 year old male sure is a nerd! If only the attractive rebellious girl would notice him. Teacher is a dick for no reason.
- •INT. GOVERNMENT - DAYLots of people in camouflage. That one dude who played Aaron on 24 is the general. Our radars are picking up something big!
- •EXT. MIDWEST CORN FIELD - NIGHTThe good version of the aliens/robots/spiders/humans dressed in black arrive on Earth. Leader is noble, but needs young human male to fight against evil
- •EXT. INDUSTRIAL AREA THAT'S CHEAP TO FILM IN - NIGHTConventionally attractive nerd and rebellious girl have a meet cute. Her home life is difficult, so that's why she's so rebellious. Evil aliens/robots/spiders/humans dressed in black attack them, but they escape thanks to the help of the good aliens/robots/spiders/humans dressed in black
- •INT. SUBURBAN GARAGE - NIGHTGood guy leader explains exactly why conventionally attractive nerd is their version of Jesus.
- •INT. FLASHBACK/FORWARD/SIDEWAYS - CONTINUOUSThe leader uses magic or something to show the protagonist what terrible thing happened/might happen/is happening in an alternate dimension unless the nerd and rebellious girl fall in love and deliver a MacGuffin somewhere exotic to shoot, like Dubai
- •EXT. AMERICA'S HIGHWAY SYSTEM - DAYThe nerd, rebellious girl, and assorted outer space friends try to get to the location, but it's a trap! Huge battle/car chase ensues. The leader of the good aliens/robots/spiders/humans wearing black sacrifices himself heroically so that the nerd can save the universe
- •INT. SUBURBAN HOME - DAYNerd no longer wants to save universe. Rebellious girl tells him they'll totally kiss if he does. He changes his mind
- •EXT. CITY WITH GREAT TAX BREAKS BUT WE'LL SAY IS NEW YORK - DAYThe evil aliens/robots/spiders/humans wearing black launch their assault! The army is powerless to stop them!
- •INT. CGI MAELSTROM - CONTINUOUS45 minutes of good aliens/robots/spiders/humans wearing black against bad aliens/robots/spiders/humans wearing black. Spend 90 percent of budget here
- •INT. CHINA - CONTINUOUSCut away to a brave Chinese General and his hot Lieutenant, played by Fan Bing Bing. You want this movie to open BIG in China
- •EXT. DESTROYED CITY - DAYThe battle is over. Good guys won, but bad guys aren't dead yet so you can crank out a sequel for summer 2018. Nerd and Rebellious girl kiss while a Linkin Park/Fall Out Boy song plays. Good alien/robot/spider/human wearing black leader is alive again