Finally finished another page of the Last Blood screenplay. I’ve been incredibly lazy recently, even more than usual, which is hard to do. The strike appears to be ending very soon (although nothing’s guaranteed there), which would be a great time to sell a screenplay, so hopefully I’ll write a million pages in the next very short period of time.
Finished this page literally five minutes ago, so things will probably change before the whole thing’s done. Already made a few small changes to the first page, which you should obviously read before this one, although that link simply shows the original version from December.
Page 2 features the first significant changes from the comic, since we now see The First Zombie controlling his zombies much much earlier in an extended opening scene. Not positive that it’s a good decision at the moment. It serves two purposes: to make things more clear and to make things less clear.
What it makes more clear is the powers of The First Zombie, to help illustrate right from the start how it was possible (or at least a lot more possible, for you skeptics) for him to kill almost everyone on Earth so quickly. Even after the schaemiac situation was explained in the comic, people were still whining about how “zombies can’t kill everyone in only a month” and it seemed like none of them had even read the comic and understood that they had a leader who could control all the others with his mind. Zombies are dangerous enough without that — with it they’re unstoppable, especially if that leader has any brain at all and can smell us out from hundreds of miles away. What this page makes less clear is what exactly is going on in this movie for a first time reader/viewer. In the comic version people thought “Oh no, a zombie bit a girl!” Now they think “The zombie has fangs and telepathic powers? What’s going on here?!” Might be too much too soon, but I’m liking it for now. I can already picture it as a nice little deleted scene if it doesn’t work, though. I want a Last Blood DVD to watch right now.
And that’s the end of the first scene, by the way. Page 3 starts off with a new scene at the school that features dialogue from April, Jimmy, Murdo and Grady.