#1/1 /Origin Story
PAGE ONE - 9 PANELS
 Exterior daytime wide angle of a ROAD lined with people. They watch
in silence as a funeral carriage passes by.
 Close-up of a single white CARNATION, falling from one of the wreaths
fixed to the side of the carriage.
 Cut to a HAND picking up the flower from the side of the road.
 Interior medium angle of a bedsitter shrine. MICKEY TEARDROP, a small
greasy specimen, sitting on the edge of his bed. Posters, newspaper clippings
and photographs on the wall behind him. Action figures, paper masks and
magazines on the bed. All items of merchandise relating to the Princess
Diana cult. He stares at the flower in his hand.
 Close-up of Mickeys face; a TEAR rolling down his cheek.
 Cut to a COMPUTER terminal on Mickeys desk, displaying a Princess
Diana screensaver. A message over her face reads: You Have Mail.
on the E-MAIL text brought up on the screen: Hey, Mickey! You caught
the latest image fix? Supposed to be the ultimate. Click here for directions.
 Cut to overhead shot of Mickey lying on the bed, his arms crossed
over his chest; a GUN held in one hand.
 Close on the gun. The flower now inserted in its BARREL. A hand-carved
inscription on the side of the gun: Diana, I love you.
PAGE TWO - 6 PANELS
 Night. Exterior wide angle of an old CHURCH, its stones black with
dirt. In the pool of light from its doorway, a cluster of half-illuminated
 Close on a CULTIST in the doorway. He writhes on the ground, face
misted by crackle. On his T-shirt, a cheap hand-printed image of Diana.
 Interior medium angle of the church aisle. Benches either side, with
a few seated CULTISTS. All have smeared expressions. They sport Diana
scarves and jackets.
 Cut to a wooden table set out in front of the altar. Sitting behind
it, a DEALER flanked by a couple of thugs. He wears a hooded top and dark
glasses, his face hidden from view. On the table, various devotional items.
 Close on a SCORPION, made from heavy, crystal-cut glass. Coloured
lights flicker inside the transparent shell. A dark liquid is dripping
from the slowly moving tail.
 Cut back to the dealer. Close on his upturned finger, supporting a
TAB of blotting paper. On its surface is printed a tiny coat of arms.
PAGE THREE - 8 PANELS
 Interior medium angle of MICKEY standing opposite the dealer at the
Is it real?
DEALER: Course it is. Princess for a day.
MICKEY: A day? I need more than that.
DEALER: Suck it and see!
on Mickeys hand pulling a small electronic measuring DEVICE from his Diana
 His fingers, inserting the TAB into the side of the hand-held device.
 The instruments display SCREEN. Various readouts.
Charismatic value: 2.7.
medium angle of MICKEY and the dealer.
Youre diluting it.
DEALER: Get the fuck out of here.
of Mickeys hand coming out of his bag, holding the GUN.
 One of the toughs, hand moving to his shoulder holster.
 The dealer's face, his eyes wide.
PAGE FOUR - 5 PANELS
 Interior medium angle of MICKEYs bedsit. He sits at his desk, working
at something with a cheap laser knife.
 Close on the blade of light cutting open the belly of the overturned
glass SCORPION, its legs and pincers still moving, sporadically.
 Closer on the deep interior MECHANICAL WORKINGS of the creature.
 Large panel. Medium angle of Mickey extracting from his prey a smooth
transparent HEART, filled with a dark purple liquid.
TITLE: LOVE'S SWEET POISON.
 Cut to
a SYRINGE penetrating this pulsating heart.