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Episode II Scriptment
Someone gave this to me, I don't know if its real or not.
From the opening crawl, we PAN DOWN to the Naboo Royal Starship, escorted by several Starfighters, as it approaches Coruscant.
EXT. LANDING PLATFORM (CORUSCANT) - DAY
The Royal Starship lands on one of the main platforms while the Starfighters land on a nearby platform.
A delegation of what appears to be SENATOR AMIDALA and her guards then begin to exit the Royal Starship. Suddenly, there is a huge explosion near the ramp of the ship, which results in many dead and wounded victims scattered about. Amidala’s decoy, CORDE, is among the wounded.
The real SENATOR AMIDALA (a.k.a. PADME NABERRIE - who was safely guarded and decoyed in one of the accompanying starfighters) rushes over to the dying Corde and holds her in her arms.
… I’m sorry, m’lady… I’m… not sure I…
Corde then dies in Padme’s arms. Padme lowers Corde’s body to the ground, slowly gets up, and looks at the devestation around her. CAPTAIN TYPHO, Padme’s personal bodyguard and R2-D2 are the only other survivors (they were on the same ship with Padme). With tears in her eyes, Padme yells…
No!… No!… No!…
M’Lady you are still in danger.
I should not have come back.
This vote is very important. You did your duty and
Corde did hers. Now come. M’Lady, please!
INT. GALACTIC SENATE HALL (CORUSCANT) - DAY
SUPREME CHANCELLOR PALPATINE is told by UV GIZEN, the Chancellor’s personal assistant, that Senator Amidala is dead (no one knows yet that it was actually Amidala’s decoy who was killed). Palpatine then addresses the Senate…
My esteemed colleagues, I have received some
tragic and disturbing news…
Palpatine goes on to announce that Senator Amidala has been assassinated upon her arrival to Coruscant.
But to his and the Senate’s surprise, Senator Amidala comes forward and claims that she was unharmed in the altercation. She goes on to voice her opinion on the lack of safety in the galaxy.
Palaptine then uses this recent incident to bring up the subject of a Clone Army for the Republic - an idea that he has been contemplating and discussing for some time. He is backed by SENATOR TOONBUCK TOORA of the Commerce Guild, SENATOR ORN FREE TAA, and the Intergalactic Bank Clan (who offer to put up the money for the project). BAIL ORGANA has a small role in this scene as well, while Senator Amidala also votes in favor for the army. But the Senate as a whole is not for such an undertaking.
INT. PALPATINE’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - DAY
Chancellor Palpatine gives MACE WINDU (possibly via hologram) specific orders to assign Obi-Wan and Anakin to protect Padme for the rest of her stay on Coruscant.
INT. PADME’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - DAY
Now safely in her living quarters, Padme calls for JAR JAR BINKS (who’s official title is now Representative Jar Jar Binks of the Gungans - in other words, he is now a senator who represents the Gungans), OBI-WAN KENOBI and ANAKIN SKYWALKER (the first time we see them they are hurrying to Padme’s quarters).
Mesa busten wit happiness seein yousa again, Annie.
Deesa bad times, bombab times.
Once they arrive, Padme tells them about the assassination attempt on her life and that she believes Count Dooku is behind it in someway.
Everyone then leaves Padme’s quarters so that she can be alone.
She didn't even recognize me, Jar Jar. I thought
about her every single day since we parted. And
she's forgotten about me completely.
Shesa happy. Happier den mesa see-en her in long
Anakin, you’re focusing on the negative again. Be
mindful of your thoughts. She was glad to see us.
Now lets check the security here.
Yes, my master.
NOTE: We will come to find out that Padme did, in fact, recognize him.
INT. PALPATINE’S OFFICE QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - DAY
Chancellor Palpatine, Senator Toonbuck Toora, SENATOR DARSANA, SENATOR ASKAAK, Bail Organa, and Jar Jar Binks are further discussing the idea of cloning an army for the Republic. Most everyone in the room is for the clone army except Bail Organa and Jar Jar Binks. Bail is mostly undecided, but Jar Jar is definitely against it.
Sometimes we have to break the law in order to act
in its best interest.
Palpatine is clearly saying that they must create the Republic Clone Army whether or not the Senate favors the decision.
INT. PADME’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - NIGHT
Later in that night, while she is asleep, there is another assassination attempt on Padme’s life by a female bounty hunter named ZAM WESSELL. From a remote location, Zam is controlling a deadly bug-like droid that floats into Padme’s room.
NOTE: It is unknown how it gets into her apartment. Presumably, it enters through an open window. But why Padme would leave her window open is beyond me. And then I remember that she doesn’t really exist. Nevermind…
The droid then releases dozens of Kouhons… tiny venomous caterpillar-like creatures. They scurry inside, and make their way towards the sleeping Naboo Senator.
INT. HALL OUTSIDE PADME’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - NIGHT
Obi-Wan and Anakin are standing guard just outside of Padme’s quarters when the each sense something strange… something not right.
I have a bad feeling about this.
INT. PADME’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - NIGHT
Obi-Wan and Anakin suddenly burst into Padme’s room. Obi-Wan leaps onto the droid just as it flies out the window, its mission uncompleted. Anakin tries to stomp on the Kouhons.
Anakin then makes sure Padme is alright and quickly gets on his speeder to rescue Obi-Wan.
EXT. THROUGH HEAVY TRAFFIC AND BUILDINGS OF CORUSCANT - NIGHT
Obi-wan begins to pull electrical cables from the back of the droid to disable it, but instead shuts the droid down and the two plummet toward the lower levels of Coruscant.
Obi-wan then miraculously repairs the droid and they begin to float towards the darker, seedier areas of the city.
Zam Wessell is nearby now and spots Obi-Wan… she then begins to fire her laser rifle at him. So Obi-Wan grabs his lightsaber in one hand, while holding onto the droid with the other, and manages to deflect Zam's many laser blasts.
Anakin then appears and catches Obi-Wan just as he slips off the droid. This gives Zam time to escape to her speeder… and the chase begins.
The two then chase Zam Wessell at high speeds through the heavy traffic and buildings of Coruscant (this is where Anakin's amazing piloting skills are demonstrated).
EXT. NIGHTCLUB (CORUSCANT) - NIGHT
The chase finally comes to an end at a nightclub in the lower levels of Coruscant.
NOTE: The lower levels of Coruscant are somewhat run-down and “scummy.” I imagine it to be like something out of Blade Runner, just for comparisons sake.
Obi-Wan and Anakin then attempt to enter the nightclub to find Zam, but the BOUNCER thinks otherwise and yells "NO JEDI!" at the two. Anakin attempts to use a mind trick on the bouncer but Obi-Wan stops him from doing so. Anakin then reaches for his lightsaber and ignites it in the bouncer's face in attempt to scare him away. But the bouncer doesn’t even flinch. In fact, he grows double in size and stands towering, ready to fight. Obi-Wan then uses a mind trick on him and the two Jedi proceed into the club. As they enter, Obi-Wan jokes…
Anakin, you'll be the death of me.
INT. NIGHTCLUB (CORUSCANT) - NIGHT
Once inside, Obi-Wan and Anakin are met with a young troublemaker named ELIAN SLEAZE BAGGANO. Elian irritatingly tries to sell them some kind of drugs…
You want some death sticks? You want some death
Obi-Wan casually waves his hand in front of Eian’s face…
You should rethink your life.
Finally, Obi-Wan and Anakin catch Zam outside the club and begin to interrogate her, trying to find out who she's working for and why they want Padme dead. But before they can get any information out of her, in a twist of events, Zam is assassinated by a what seems to be a foreign dart of some sort.
This new assassin is none other than who we know as… JANGO FETT. However, the weapon that killed Zam is mysterious to the two Jedi.
At this level of Coruscant, there's only one man who
knows all about these underground weapons.
INT. DEXTER’S DINER (CORUSCANT) - NIGHT
Obi-Wan and Anakin arrive at a diner to meet an old connection of his named DEXTER JETTSTER (Dexter is a large reptilian creature with four arms. His traditional attire includes a spattered on T-shirt, pants, and a small apron. Being a larger alien creature of probably 300+ pounds, his shirt doesn't quite fit right and is exposed to reveal his large belly. His three-fingered hands are perfect to grill burgers. He also wears sandals that reveal he has three toes as well. And yes, it appears he has a bad habit of smoking as well). Dexter hugs his long time friend Obi-Wan with three arms and with his other arm, he shakes hands with Anakin at the same time.
Obi-Wan then asks Dexter if he know anything about the weapon that killed Zam Wesell. Dexter tells him that it is called a "Kaminoan Kyber Dart" and it only comes from the water planet called Kamino. According to Dexter, the Kaminoans are also very big into cloning.
They're cloners. Damned good ones, too.
Cloners? Are they friendly?
INT. PADME’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - NIGHT
The two Jedi return to Padme's quarters and discuss the current situation with her.
INT. JEDI COUNCIL TOWER (CORUSCANT) - MORNING
Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme meet with the Jedi Council and discuss the recent events of the past day. It is decided that Anakin must accompany Padme back to Naboo where she will be safe.
In dark times nothing is what it appears to be, but
the fact remains Senator, in grave danger you are.
The Jedi Council then confers with Obi-Wan about Zam Wesell and the mysterious Jango. Obi-Wan tells them that Kamino is the only planet where Kyber Darts can be found and that he suspects there's something larger and more sinister going on there. The Jedi Council agrees and dispatches Obi-Wan to journey to Kamino. They instruct him follow up on the clues of the conspiracy he obtained from Zam Wesell's murder and too figure out who is really behind the assassination attempts on Senator Amidala.
EXT. JEDI TEMPLE (CORUSCANT) - MORNING
Before leaving for Kamino, Obi-Wan decides to go to the Jedi Hall of Records to find out where exactly Kamino is and to seek information on Count Dooku.
Before Obi-Wan enters the Hall, there is an establishing shots of the Jedi Temple where we see numerous young Jedi in training. We then focus in on YODA and a group of young Jedi-hopeful children on a balcony. Yoda is teaching them about the lightsaber. He
pulls his own out and ignites it…
The most precious weapon a Jedi’s lightsaber is.
INT. JEDI HALL OF RECORDS (CORUSCANT) - MORNING
Once inside the Hall, Obi-Wan meets JOCAST NU, librarian and academic.
Obi-Wan then begins to look at a map to try and find Kamino’s exact location. Since Kamino is a remote planet and does not have much tie with the Republic, not much is known about it. Jocastu then assists Obi-Wan by showing him a hologram of the planet.
Eventually the discussion leads to “The Lost Twenty" - the only 20 Jedi to ever have left the Jedi Order. Among these 20 is the mysterios Count Dooku, a former highly respected Jedi Master.
I never understood why he quit. Only twenty Jedi
have ever left the Order.
The Lost Twenty… And Dooku was the most recent
and the most painful. No one likes to talk about it.
His leaving was of great loss to the order.
Jocast goes on to mention Qui-Gon Jinn. She says that Qui-Gon’s death was the deciding factor in Dooku’s leaving the Order… it was the last straw.
Near Obi-Wan, we focus in on a small statue of the head of an old bearded man… the statue is of Count Dooku.
INT. PALPATINE’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - DAY
Since Palpatine is (in a certain way) behind the secret cloning project on Kamino and doesn't want Obi-Wan to discover what's happening there, Palpatine contacts… COUNT DOOKU… and tells him that Obi-Wan is on his way to Kamino.
NOTE: Here it is revealed that Chancellor Palpatine and Count Dooku are secretly in on everything together. On the outside, they are leaders of opposing forces, while behind the scenes, they plot to take over the galaxy. But it goes even deeper than that. More about this will be revealed as the story progresses.
Dooku then contacts Jango Fett and dispatches him to assassinate Obi-Wan once he arrives on Kamino.
EXT. LANDING PLATFORM (CORUSCANT) - DAY
Before setting off for Naboo, Anakin and Padme are bid farewell by Jar Jar. Jar Jar does not go with them and has instead opted to stay on Coruscant due to everything that is going on.
The ship Anakin and Padme travel in is sort of like a scheduled flight between planets. So Anakin and Padme are not alone… there are lots of other aliens and humans on the ship.
Padme is dressed in a stiff, bright green, A-line traveling dress, while the always-alert Anakin wears standard Jedi garb.
On the crowded lower deck, R2-D2 is serving drinks.
What follows are many scenes in the ship that begin to develop the love story between Anakin and Padme.
EXT. LANDING PLATFORM (KAMINO) - DAY
DESRIPTION: Kamino is the planet where the all of clones are being manufactured. This planet is complete water and it rains continuously. All the "cities" are built on top of the water and are supported by columns that go underneath the water. They look like oil platforms out at sea, but much more elaborate and impressive.
NOTE: The same special effects used to create the water and waves in “The Perfect Storm” will be used for the effects on this planet. So expect the atmosphere to look amazing… waves crashing everywhere and rain pouring down, while the cities and structures remain unharmed in all their technological glory.
As Obi-Wan arrives, he is greeted by LAMU SU, the Prime Minister of the planet, and then taken to a conference room to discuss the matters at hand.
INT. CONFERRENCE ROOM (KAMINO) - DAY
During the initial meeting, the Kaminoans are very kind (as they are throughout their encounters) to Obi-Wan and they do not think there is anything "wrong" with their cloning operation.
INT. CLONE LABORATORY (KAMINO) - DAY
Obi-Wan is then escorted to a laboratory and a cloning facility where he soon realizes this conspiracy runs deeper than Count Dooku and the Kyber Dart.
Lamu Su genuinely believes that he and his people are producing Clone Warriors under a legitimate contract from the Republic. He says that they have even been contacted by the head of the Jedi Council to confirm this…
Who commissioned this cloning activity?
It was Master Sido-Dyas, head of the Jedi Council.
Lamu Su then goes on to say that “Sido-Dyas” persuaded them to use the essence and DNA of a man named… Jango Fett… for the Republic`s Clone Armies. He claims that in return for his services, all Jango wanted was a cloned son.
NOTE: So one of the first ever cloned being is none other than Boba Fett… an exact replica of his father.
INT. CLONE HATCHERY (KAMINO) - DAY
The prime minister then shows Obi-Wan a clone hatchery (similar to the laboratory, but the clones are fully formed). There are clone barracks, a clone commissary for dining, and even a clone classroom. There are thousands (maybe millions) of them here. Everything looks like a production line in a giant laboratory.
NOTE: It is obvious that Palpatine is behind this. Using his Sith name, Darth Sidious (“Sido-Dyas”), and claiming that he is the head of the Jedi Council (which he is not), he will be able to manipulate this war from yet another side. Why he is doing this will be explained as the story progresses.
INT. THEED ROYAL PALACE (NABOO) - DAY
Anakin and Padme meet with QUEEN JAMILLIA, the new ruler of Naboo, and discuss the events of the past few days (Queen Jamillia only has two scenes. She is a very small character).
EXT. STREETS OF NABOO - DAY
Anakin and Padme prepare to travel to a Lake Retreat outside of Theed where they will visit Padme's family. Anakin carries two big suitcases and Padme carries just one. They are also carrying shopping bags with bread, fabric, and fruit for Padme's family.
The attraction between Anakin and Padme grows as they spend more time together.
INT. NABERRIE LAKE RETREAT (NABOO) - DAY
Anakin and Padme meet Padme’s family: her mother JOBAL NABERRIE, father RUWEE NABERRIE, and her SISTERS. They show Anakin around the house and eventually take him to his bedroom.
INT. MACE WINDU’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - EVENING
Obi-Wan contacts the Jedi Council by hologram and reports on what he has been told and shown by Lamu Su. Yoda tells Obi-Wan to continue the investigation and try to find out who “Sido-Dyas” is and who he is working for. MACE WINDU then speculates that someone in the Senate may be involved, and this secret army is being created to start a war.
A clone army! Ordered by someone in the Senate
perhaps... Someone's out to start a war.
Inform the chancellor of this, we must.
INT. CLONING HATCHERY (KAMINO) - EVENING
Soon after Obi-wan contacts the Jedi Council, Jango Fett emerges and fires at Obi-Wan in attempt to kill him. Jango misses and Obi-Wan then ignites his light saber and begins to chase him.
EXT. LANDING PLATFORM (KAMINO) - EVENING
Obi-Wan catches up to Jango on a landing platform in the pouring rain. Obi-Wan then spots Jango at the entry ramp of Slave-1 (Jango’s ship). This is where we first see 8 year-old BOBA FETT as he hurries aboard. Jango turns from his son to see Obi-Wan ready with lightsaber ignited.
Jango then opens fire with one blaster. Obi-Wan deflects the bolts. As Jango continues firing, he moves behind and around pillars. Obi-Wan shuffles while deflecting the bolts.
As Jango moves behind a pillar, Obi-Wan charges forward. Jango then unholsters a second blaster and begins firing with both weapons. Obi-Wan has trouble deflecting the barrage of bolts.
Jango takes off (using his jetpack) over the top of Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan swings his lightsaber in attempt to take Jingo down, but misses. As he is flying past, Jango pivots in the air and fires down at Obi-Wan from a high angle. Obi-Wan deflects the bolts from above. Jango continues to fire with both blasters as he flies away from Obi-Wan. Under the barrage of two blasters, Obi-Wan struggles to deflect every bolt. He then rolls off to the side to avoid the bolts as Jango flies off behind a tower.
Emerging on the other side the tower, Jango fires a rocket that is protruding from the top of his jetpack. Obi-Wan avoids the explosion, but is stunned. Jango flies higher and out of the picture.
Obi-Wan then recovers and looks around for Jango (who seems to have disappeared). He is tense in the silence. Obi-Wan then senses something and turns just in time to see... young Boba Fett in the cockpit of Slave-1 taking aim with the ship’s heavy blasters. The shots begin to fire, but miss Obi-Wan as he accidentally drops his lightsaber.
Jango appears from above and jumps down. Obi-Wan recovers, and with a yell, leaps forward to jump-kick Jango in the face. Jango crashes back onto the landing platform. Obi-Wan lands on his feet.
Jango quickly recovers and charges forward. In close quaters, Obi-Wan blocks Jango's attempt to raise his blaster to fire as the pair struggle for the weapon. Obi-Wan then elbows Jango hard in the face. HIGH ANGLE shot as Obi-Wan then judo flips Jango over his back. Jango hits the ground hard but recovers quickly as Obi-Wan moves in for an attack.
Jango grabs and traps Obi-Wan’s foot. Jango spins Obi-Wan (in mid air) and brings him down face-first onto the ground. Obi-Wan retaliates from the ground with a sweep kick to Jango's head, knocking him back.
Obi-Wan gets to his feet. Jango also gets up and takes aim with his arm-mounted blaster. Obi-Wan leaps over the bolts and onto Jango's shoulders, then flips himself back and over, flipping Jango over and onto his back. But Jango then rolls to his feet.
Obi-Wan charges with a punch. Jango moves in to attack, chopping at Obi-Wan's head. Obi-Wan blocks it. Jango ducks a wild punch and grabs Obi-Wan by his waist. He then sweeps Obi-Wan off his feet and flips him over, bringing him crashing down over his bent knee.
Obi-Wan (momentarily stunned) is thrown by Jango. He lands and skids over the wet surface. Obi-Wan then comes to a halt on the ground and spots something… his lightsaber.
Jango suddenly appears, flying towards Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan gets up and reaches for his lightsaber (to summond it with the Force). Jango fires his cable and it wraps around Obi-Wan's hands as he fails to catch his lightsaber.
Jango takes off into the air (with jetpack again), still tied to Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan is dragged along the ground. LOW ANGLE behind Obi-Wan as he is being dragged. HIGH ANGLE on Jango, who is still flying.
Obi-Wan then rolls to one side while being dragged. He manages to roll around, to the other side of one of the oncoming pillars. Obi-Wan then jumps up and wraps the cable around the pillar. Jango crashes to the ground. The jetpack shoots off on its own and into the side of a building.
Obi-Wan (with his hands still tied) charges. He kicks Jango over the side of the platform. Jango begins to slide down the angled side of the platform. Obi-Wan, who is still connected to Jango by the cable, gets pulled to the edge of the platform.
Almost over the complete edge, Jango activates the claws on the side of his forearms. Jango then digs his "claws" into the platform. Obi-Wan continues down, past Jango and falls over the edge.
Still tied to Jango, Obi-Wan hangs, nothing between him and the raging sea. Obi-Wan then begins to swing back and forth. Jango is gradually getting pulled more and more down, so he releases the cable. DISTANT SHOT as Obi-Wan free-falls.
Obi-Wan then reaches for and grabs a service platform with the tips of his fingers. He pulls himself onto the platform.
CUT TO Jango as he has made it up and is entering Slave-1. Obi-Wan, who is already back on the platform (remember that Jedi can jump pretty high), summons his lightsaber as he runs. Obi-Wan catches the lightsaber as Slave-1 begins to take off.
Obi-Wan then takes a seeker pod (tracking device) from his belt and throws it. The seeker pod sticks to the side of the ship. Obi-Wan watches from the platform as Slave-1 takes off into the rain.
INT. NABERRIE LAKE RETREAT (NABOO) - NIGHT
In his bedroom, Anakin tosses and turns in his bed. He suddenly wakes up to a horrifying nightmare concerning his mother.
Obi-Wan is in his ship and has taken off into space in pursuit of Jango. Not after long, Jango realizes that Obi-Wan is on his tail
In an attempt to lose Obi-Wan, Jango takes his ship into an asteroid field. Obi-Wan follows. What proceeds is an intense chase through the asteroids where Obi-Wan eventually encounters some trouble. Believing that Obi-Wan was killed in the asteroid field, Jango and Boba proceed to their destination - a rocky planet called Geonosis.
Though Obi-Wan, of course, is not dead. When he finally makes it out of the asteroid field, he picks up Jango with the tracking device and continues to follow him.
As Jango and Obi-Wan approach Geonosis, there are two droid control ships in orbit (indicating that there is an army of battle droids on Geonosis). Jango races up to one of them, when suddenly two fighters come out. To Jango's surprise, the fighters start attacking him as well as Obi-Wan. Jango maneuvers away and then makes his way to the planet. Obi-Wan does the same and again follows Jango.
EXT. NABERRIE LAKE HOUSE (NABOO) - MORNING
Padme enters Anakin's room to find him meditating on the balcony. Not wanting to interrupt him, she turns to leave, but Anakin tells her not to go…
Your presence is soothing.
Anakin's then tells Padme that his concern for his mother has grown so strong that he wants to leave Naboo and go to Tatooine. But Anakin is under strict orders by the Jedi Council to stay on Naboo. He disobeys and Padme decides to go with him.
INT. THEED ROYAL PALACE (NABOO) - MORNING
After telling her family goodbye, Anakin and Padme make their way back to Theed where they meet with Queen Jamillia again. They tell her they have to leave immediately and the Queen then willingly gives them a ship.
So Anakin, Padme, and R2-D2 then take off for Tatooine.
INT. NUBIAN SPACESHIP
It is aboard this ship and on this journey through space that Anakin and Padme share their first kiss. But Padme tries to not let her feelings overwhelm her. Instead, she reminds Anakin of her duties to her people and the Republic…
I am not going to give into this. I'm not going to
throw my life away. I have more important things to
do than fall in love.
Obviously this remark does not settle well with Anakin.
EXT. GEONOSIS - DAY
DESCRIPTION: Geonosis is an entirely rocky planet. The environment is dominated by canyons and giant stalagmite formations. These formations are hollowed out, and serve as towers. The Geonosians (aliens who look a little like organic Battledroids with wings) live here and stay and work underneath the surface of this planet.
Obi-Wan begins to scale one of the stalagmite towers in search of Jango. He then enters the tower through a small blue window opening. It is from this window that Obi-Wan sees the Geonosians building thousands of Super Battledroids.
INT. CHANCELLOR PALPATINE’S QUARTERS (CORUSCANT) - DAY
Obi-Wan sends a distress call to the Jedi Council to warn them of what he has seen.
Chancellor Palpatine somehow intercepts this message and watches the hologram of Obi-Wan as he tells the Council about the army of advanced Battledroids and the Control ships...
War is inevitable.
The Council recognizes this as an emergency and decides to dispatch a Jedi army.
After Obi-Wan’s holographic image flickers away, Palpatine immediately contacts Count Dooku. He tells him that Obi-Wan has discovered the planet and that a Jedi army is on it's way to Geonosis.
EXT. MOS ESPA (TATOOINE) - DAY
Once in Mos Espa, Anakin, Padme, and R2-D2 go to see Anakin’s old slave master… WATTO… at his shop.
When they arrive, Watto is there. He is outside his front door chasing a pit droid around. Watto is running on the ground and flapping his wings hard, but it unable to fly because he is so old. He finally picks up a stick and slaps the droid in the nose, causing it to fold up and stop running around. Anakin, Padme, and R2 then approach him.
Anakin reminds Watto who he is and that he has come for his mother. Watto tells Anakin that she is now married to Cliegg Lars and that they live out on a moisture farm outside a city called Mos Eisley (from Episode IV).
So Anakin attains a speeder and he, Padme, and R2 hurry toward Mos Eisley.
EXT. LARS HOMESTEAD (TATOOINE) - DAY
Upon arriving at the Lars moisture farm (the same home that Luke lives in in Episode IV), Anakin meets CLIEGG LARS (Shmi’s new husband), his brother OWEN LARS, BERU (who are “Uncle Owen” and “Aunt Beru” to Luke in Episode IV), and even a still- uncompleted C-3PO.
When Anakin asks where his mother is, they say that Shmi is not there and Anakin becomes even more concerned. Cliegg tells him that early that morning, she went out to gather a certain crop which grows only on moisture vaporators. He goes on to say that she has not return at the time she usually does, so Cliegg formed a search party and went out to find her. In the process, he failed and was badly injured by Tusken Raiders and most of the search party was killed.
Anakin immediately jumps on Owen Lars' swoop bike and speeds out into the desert. Padme runs after him…
EXT. DESERT HILLS (TATOOINE) - DAY
After getting directions from a JAWA along the way, Anakin heads into a hilly, rocky region of the desert.
INT. LARS HOMESTEAD GARAGE (TATOOINE) - DAY
While Anakin is searching for his mother, Padme completes C-3PO by applying his plating in the Lars' Garage on Tatooine.
EXT. ROCKY REGION (TATOOINE) - DAY
After searching for hours, Anakin finally finds his mother, SHMI SKYWALKER… as she is being carried by Tusken Raiders. She is obviously badly wounded.
As Anakin approaches, a Tusken hits Shmi in the stomach with his gaffi stick. Anakin sees this and screams as he quickly approaches. Spooked, the Tusken’s drop Shmi and take off.
Anakin runs to his mother and holds her body in his lap. They tearfully exchange a few words and she then tragically dies in his arms. Anakin is completely devastated and he blames himself for her death. He sits next to her in silence for a long time.
Anakin then gives his mother some kind of small funeral. He digs a hole in the sand and places Shmi in it. He then covers the tomb in rocks.
EXT. ROCKY HILL (TATOOINE) - NIGHT
All night Anakin sits on top of a rocky hill near the place where his mother was slain. He is in a meditative state, trying to calm his flurried emotions.
As the twin suns of Tatooine finally rise over the horizon, Anakin catches a glimpse of a few Tusken mothers playing with their children in the shadows below him. He watches them for a bit, then stands up. Staring at them with a blank expression on his face, he reaches for his lightsaber, ignites it, and methodically walks towards them.
INT. ROCK TOWER (GEONOSIS) - NIGHT
Obi-Wan is somehow taken prisoner by a large group of Battledroids.
INT. LARS HOMESTEAD (TATOOINE) - MORNING
When Anakin returns to the worried Lars farm, he tells Cliegg that he finally found his mother and that she was dead. Everyone is in shock.
If I hadn't gone away, none of this would have
happened. We'd be happy.
But you'd still be slaves.
But at least she'd still be alive and we'd be happy.
As the conversation proceeds, the two begin raising their voices at each other. Anakin is obviously extremely jealous of his mother's love for the Lars family. The argument stops when Padme gently places her hand on Anakin's shoulder.
Padme then takes Anakin into the garage and shows him C-3PO, who now has covers and all.
Isn't he great?
Anakin then receives a general distress call hologram from Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan warns them of the situation, but is in desperate need of help.
Padme feels the need to go to Geonosis, but Anakin doesn't agree... he doesn’t want to leave Tatooine. But Amidala convinces Anakin that they must to go to Geonosis to help Obi-Wan and aid in whatever crisis presents itself. Anakin finally agrees.
Owen then presents C-3PO to Anakin because he realizes that the two share a past and he feels extreme sorrow for what happened to Shmi: C-3PO is all that is left of Anakin's relationship with his mother.
EXT. GEONOSIS - DAY
After arriving on Geonosis, Anakin and Padme argue about what to do. Anakin doesn’t want to fight, but Padme reminds him of their obligations to the Republic. Once again, Anakin is convinced by Padme’s words.
Sometimes I just don’t understand human behavior.
Anakin and Padme then leave their ship with the two droids and cautiously proceed toward a large rock formation (basically an enormous building made out of rock). Obviously, they are searching for Obi-Wan.
Once they enter the building, they are immediately surrounded by Battledroids. Count Dooku, who is standing on a level above them, looks down at them and yells…
Give up. You are captured.
Dooku then Force-grabs Anakin's lightsaber right out of his hand. The droids then capture Anakin and Padme and take them to separate jail cells.
INT. JAIL CELL (GEONOSIS) - DAY
Apparently the capturing was brutal because Anakin mutters to Padme…
I think we’re still alive.
INT. GLADITORIAL ARENA (GEONOSIS) - DAY
An enormous gladiatorial execution arena has been built into the ground.
DESCRIPTION: The arena looks like a giant pit, although it's not quite circular all the way around. It has been built into the landscape, flowing with the rock, forming around giant columns. It’s huge. There are futuristic looking gladiators carrying shields and weapons, entertaining the thousands of alien spectators as they cheer.
We see soldiers emerge out of a tunnel into the main arena.
Overlooking a grand arena in a VIP style "box" area sit Count Dooku, POGGLE THE LESSER (alien leader of the Geonosians), a NEMODIAN LEADER from the Trade Federation, and Jango Fett, who is standing calmly behind him the Nemodian. The four dignitaries are watching a huge four-legged beast called a REEK as it devours the slaves.
They then decide to feed Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme to the Reek as well. So they bring out the three prisoners and prepare to tie them up to poles. They begin with Padme.
Dooku then contacts Sidious…
The Jedi are here, master. I have felt them.
They have taken the bait, exactly as planned.
Do you wish them destroyed?
Destroy all except Skywalker. I have special plans
Behind Count Dooku and the three other dignitaries, in the entrance to the VIP section, a flash of light appears and knocks out one of the GEONOSIAN GUARDS. This event goes unnoticed by the four VIP spectators.
A dark hand then taps Dooku’s shoulder. Dooku turns around as MACU WINDU reveals himself while holding Jango at bay with his lightsaber. We then look down into the arena as THOUSANDS OF JEDI enter from all passageways, lightsabers ignited.
Dooku then reveals the DROID ARMY that has been awaiting the Jedi. Mace turns as the army (Battle Droids, Destroyer Droids, and even Super Droids) emerge from the dark passageway behind them. CUT TO a HIGH ANGLE of the VIP box as droids are coming from all entrances in the remote area.
It’s a trap.
Mace is surrounded. Jango backs out of firing range. The droids then unmercifully open fire. Mace deflects the first few bolts as Dooku and the other dignitaries attempt to move to safer ground.
The droids continue to fire as Mace deflects the bolts right back at them. WIDE SHOT of Mace as he spins and deflects shots from all sides. A number of droids are smashed back by their own bolts.
Jango then brings up his flamethrower and fires at Mace. Geonisians fly away in the background. Mace leaps as the flame scorches the area where he was, but his cloak catches on fire. Instead, the Nemoidian is hit by the flame. Jango then blasts at Mace in the air. Mace deflects all the bolts as he flips in mid air and down into the arena, his cloak still on fire. Jango looks for an escape and Dooku leaves the area. Once on the ground of the arena, Mace throws off his burning cloak.
WIDE SHOT as Jedi fight for their lives against the superior number of droids. Two Jedi leap from another VIP box just as it’s blasted by droids. MORE SHOTS of Jedi defending themselves from attacks on all sides. One Jedi destroys a Super Droid but is suddenly gunned down by a Destroyer Droid.
NOTE: I would assume that this huge battle makes its way into the stands and possibly onto the ground, outside of the arena (if, in fact, the arena is “dug” into the ground). Because this battle is ENORMOUS. We’re talking thousands of Jedi, thousands of droids, and not to mention what else is about to come.
Mace looks back at the VIP box he was in moments ago. Droids from the VIP box shoot towards him. Mace blocks the shots again as we see Jango fly off in the distance.
As Mace defends himself against the droids firing at him from the stands, Jango lands behind him in the arena. Mace continues to defend himself as Jango aims his cable from behind and fires. Mace turns around just in time to “force push” the cable away, causing it to wrap around a nearby Destroyer Droid.
Mace then turns away from Jango to take care of more droids in the arena. The entangled Destroyer turns and fires upon Jango, shots whipping around him. Jango then detaches his cable and flies past the Destroyer. Jango's flight path leads him directly behind Mace, who is still battling droids. As Jango passes, Mace swings his lightsaber over his head and hits Jango's jetpack, sending him into an uncontrolled dive towards the ground.
The Destroyer Droid tracking Jango ends up firing at Mace, who in return deflects all the bolts. Jango crashes to the ground and rolls to his feet. The Destroyer continues to blast at Mace as Jango tries to fix his damaged jetpack.
Jango then fires at Mace with both blasters. Mace spins to deflect the new attack of bolts. With a destroyer droid on one side and Jango Fett on the other, Mace defends from both enemies at the same time. Mace then suddenly leaps into the air leaving the destroyer and Jango firing at each other. Jango leaps into a sideways roll and keeps firing at the destroyer. The destroyer explodes under Jango's attack.
Mace lands as a Battledroid begins to fire at him. He deflects the bolt without even looking and charges towards Jango. CUT TO JANGO’s POV of Mace charging him as the battle rages on in the background.
Suddenly, the Reek (the enormous four legged, tri-horned beast with a bull-like nose ring) then appears from a passageway and charges after Mace through a number of droids. CUT TO a shot TRACKING the Reek as it quickly advances toward Mace. Jango appears stunned in the distance.
Mace turns and spots the Reek as Jango scrambles to his feet. MACE’S POV of the Reek charging directly at him. Mace swipes at the Reek, chopping off one of its’ horns. The Reeks still catches Mace with its shoulder, sending Mace sprawling and losing his lightsaber.
Mace hits the ground and rolls up onto his side. MACE’S GROUND POV of his lightsaber as Jango is running toward it. Just before Jango reaches the lightsaber, one of the Reek's feet slams down on it.
The Reek snarls at Mace as he gets back on his feet and tries to “force” calm over the beast. The Reek then turns to Jango on the other side, forcing him to back off. HIGH ANGLE of the Reek and the two foes on either side of it. A tense moment.
Mace attempts to get closer to his lightsaber while Jango tries to get a clear shot. Jango moves slowly around the beast. The Reek is still looking at Jango while Mace heads closer to his lightsaber. The Reek then reacts to Mace's close proximity. Mace again tries to calm the beast with the force - the Reek calms somewhat. Mace moves closer and then tries to free the lightsaber with the force. Jango moves toward the Reek's backside. Mace is obscured by the Reek's front leg.
Jango spots his discarded jetpack lying on the ground a short distance beyond Mace. CLOSE UP on the jetpack. Jango shifts aim and fires at the Jetpack. Mace reacts, throwing himself backwards and away. The jetpack explodes as Mace dives clear. Mace hits the ground in a roll and ends up near a wall.
Startled by the explosion, the Reek rears up on its’ hind legs, freeing the lightsaber. Jango is ready to pounce and then dives at the lightsaber but... it floats off screen just as he reaches it. The lightsaber returns to Mace's hand.
Jango looks up at the Reek as its’ shadow falls over him. He rolls out of the way of the Reek’s front legs as they thunderously crash back down on the ground. The Reek charges at Mace, trampling Jango. Jango avoids being crushed by the beast's huge feet.
TRACKING the Reek as it charges at Mace. Mace leaps into the air as the Reek reaches him, causing the Reek to smash into the wall of the arena. Mace flips into the stands in the midst of a group of droids. He lands and attacks.
Jango recovers and retrieves his blaster. The Reek shakes it's head, looks around and spots Jango. The Reek lumbers around and trotts towards Jango. Jango raises his blaster and aims carefully. The Reek begins to fully charge. Jango pauses. JANGO’S POV as the Reek charges closer. In the last moment, Jango fires into the beast's eyes and dives out of the way, still ready with blasters if need be. The Reek tumbles and crashes to the ground, dead.
Jango stands and whips around looking for Mace with both blasters raised. Mace leaps down from the stands and charges forward. Jango opens fire desperately but Mace deflects all the bolts as he runs.
Mace lunges with his lightsaber at Jango's head and Jango ducks, but is left off balance. Jango manages one blast from his arm-mounted blaster, but it misses. Mace spins and slices across and downward.
Jango's helmet bounces and rolls in the dust. His body falls to the dirt - safely assumed dead - leaving Mace the victor.
NOTE: It is assumed that young Boba Fett witnesses this horrific event… hints his eventual hate for the Jedi.
Although Mace Windu seems to be handling himself well, the blow to the majority of the Jedi is tremendous. Count Dooku, the Geonosians, and the Droids seem to have the upper hand, but the tables suddenly turn…
Padme looks to the sky and notices six giant assault/attack Gunships decending into and around the arena. Upon landing, thousands of CLONETROOPERS emerge from these six ships.
And Yoda is with them.
With laser blasters firing on the now outnumbered Droids, the sides even up somewhat and the huge battle rages on.
NOTE: It is believed that Yoda went to Kamino before coming to Geonosis and retrieved either all or a majority of the clones that were being produced there. He most likely revealed that it was he, and not “Sido-Dyas,” who was the head of the Jedi Council. And although he never ordered the making of the clones in the first place, Yoda used his position to his advantage and is now using the clones to fight for him, helping him in this situation.
It is Yoda and the Clonetroopers that finally save Padme from the arena and she then joins them in the fight.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE ARENA (GEONOSIS) - EVENING
As the battle continues, Obi-Wan and Anakin also managed to escape from the arena (either with or without the help of Yoda and the clones). While doing so, they each took a lightsaber from two dead Jedi bodies laying on the ground.
They both then engage in the attack and deflect droid blaster fire with their lightsabers, one in each hand.
Destroyers are too powerful, we need to fall back.
They eventually fight their way into a ship hangar and out of sight from the arena. Anakin then tells Obi-Wan that he wants to go back for Padme because she is in great danger if she fights. But Obi-Wan tells him to stay focused on the task at hand, so Anakin stays with him.
EXT. SPACE (ABOVE GEONOSIS)
The Republic forces finally arrive and begin violently assaulting the evil Droid Control Ships.
INT. SHIP HANGAR NEAR THE ARENA (GEONOSIS) - EVENING
Obi-Wan and Anakin have encountered more droids. Eventually the two are separated from fighting the droids.
Count Dooku (who is reveals his true Sith name, DARTH TYRANUS) appears and he strategically goes after Anakin first. Obi-Wan sees this and fights furiously against the droids so that he can get to Anakin. Obi-Wan doesn't want to leave his padawan alone with a Sith Lord after he lost Qui-Gon the same way.
Anakin is in a state of mental chaos. His mother has just been slain in front of his very eyes, he can't protect his love (Padme) from the battle outside, he has been separated from his master, and he's now engaged in a battle against one of the most powerful Force-wielders in the galaxy. Dooku sees Anakin's mental instability and can sense his fear. Using this to his advantage, he bullies Anakin for his own amusement. Dooku's intent at this moment is not to turn Anakin to the Dark Side, rather to amuse himself by messing with Anakin's head.
Tyranus and Anakin fight all thru the hangar and eventually around Tyranus’ ship. Anakin finds that Tyranus is much stronger than he, and Anakin basically gets completely destroyed. Tyranus then Force-throws an object at Anakin, causing him to fall off of a small ledge.
INT. DROID CONTROL SHIP (SPACE)
As the battle on the ground rages on, the battle in space is underway as well.
KI-ADI MUNDI then leads SIX OTHER JEDI in an assault on one of the two Droid Control Ships. They stealthily enter and eventually make their way to the bridge.
NOTE: This is much like the end of Episode I when we are switching back and forth between the different battles. We see the ground war in and near the arena, the space battle, and the climactic lightsaber duel between the main characters. Hopefully, Lucas will make it seem new and original. I have faith that he will.
INT. SHIP HANGAR NEAR THE ARENA (GEONOSIS) - EVENING
Darth Tyranus then makes his way to Obi-Wan. We find that Tyranus is obviously a better fighter than Obi-Wan, using calculated moves and expending little energy in the fight. The two talk quite a bit while fighting (like Darth Vader and Obi-Wan in Episode IV.) Tyranus speaks to Obi-Wan almost hypnotically, telling him of the instability of the Republic and how it will crumble. Addressing him as "Master Kenobi," Tyranus begs Obi-Wan to just kill him, then easily deflects his saber when the frustrated Jedi attacks.
Eventually Anakin returns to the fight and it becomes a 2 on 1 situation. The battle fiercely continues, but Tyranus still overpowers both Jedi at the same time. He begins to taunt both of them now, and even seems to be enjoying himself. Tyranus pries into their deepest fears and regrets.
Tyranus begins to tell Anakin that he is fighting a lost cause: He failed to protect his mother just as he failed to protect Padme. Tyranus then tells Anakin that Padme has been killed in the battle.
Anakin just snaps. Out of pure rage, he swings furiously at Tyranus who is a bit taken with the overwhelming power this young Jedi is displaying. Dark Side emotions run through Anakin and Tyranus is forced to defend himself with a little more caution.
As the battle continues, Obi-Wan tries to control Anakin’s emotions. He tells him to concentrate on the battle and not to think of Padme's death. Upon hearing what he believes is confirmation of her death from his master, Anakin becomes so enraged that he takes a swing at Obi-Wan.
NOTE: Sometime during this battle it is believed that Anakin uses two lightsabers against Tyranus. But at this point it is too early to tell how and when exactly he does this.
INT. DROID CONTROL SHIP (SPACE)
Ki-Adi finally finds the control center and eventually throws the switch in attempt to deactivate the droids on the ground… but nothing happens, the droids do not turn off. It appears that the Nemoidians have learned that lesson after the Battle of Naboo.
NOTE: It is believed that the douids are actually being controlled from somewhere on the ground, perhaps beneath Geonosis. It’s possible that the “Droid Control Ships” in space were just decoys.
INT. SHIP HANGAR NEAR THE ARENA (GEONOSIS) - EVENING
Darth Tyranus force-throws objects at the Jedi as the two are becoming very injured. Tyranus is completely beating them down. Eventually, one of the flying objects knocks Anakin unconscious.
Tyranus then slices at a chain that holds large mechanical loading device (like a claw). The device falls on Obi-Wan and an unconscious Anakin, pinning them to the ground.
Believing that his battle will soon be over, Tyranus turns to see… Yoda. What results is Yoda returning the favor and eventually whooping Tyranus. Yoda strategically rolls around on the ground extremely quickly (like Sonic the Hedgehog?), slicing Tyranus as he does this. He is much faster and stronger than Tyranus could have ever imagined. The battle ends as Yoda Force-pushes Dooku off a ledge.
The badly beaten Sith Lord then runs to his ship and takes off into the night sky.
NOTE: It is possible that we will not see Yoda actually fighting Darth Tyranus. It all depends on ILM, the special effects guys. If they can’t make Yoda look believable as he’s fighting Tyranus, then there will be no fight. The scene will then just cut straight to Yoda Force-pushing Tyranus off the ledge. I really hope they can get it right. We need to see Yoda with a lightsaber.
We then find that the collapsed crane is pinning Obi-Wan and a now conscious Anakin to the ground. Yoda then closes his eyes and concentrates. It takes almost all of his power, but finally the crane lifts clear and smashes down out of the way. However, Yoda is left completely exhausted, with a look of concern on his face.
At the same time, Padme, a clone captain, and about ten more clonetroopers come rushing into the hangar. The clone captain approaches Yoda…
Resistance is at an end, General.
… and that he awaits new orders from Yoda.
Meanwhile, Padme runs up to Anakin and throws her arms around him. Anakin is so tired and beaten down, that he can barely stand. But the fact that Padme is actually alive is enough to lighten the pain. With all they have been through together, Padme can’t help but fall for him.
NOTE: So the Republic ends up defeating this resistance on Geonosis. Apparently the clones defeated the droids on the ground and Ki-Adi and his crew were victorious in space… all the details of the victory aren’t completely known at this time. But remember, the Jedi only won this small encounter and it was not pretty… they were dealt a decent blow. The rest of the Rebellion resistance is still alive and well… along with Count
Dooku. And you can bet that the supply of clones (good or bad) won’t run out any time soon.
EXT. DESERTED LANDING PLATFORM (CORUSCANT) - MORNING
Darth Tyranus’ ship lands on a secret platform in a deserted and broken down part of the planet, away from all the tall buildings and grandeur of Coruscant. Everything looks in disrepair.
INT. ABANDONED HANGAR (CORUSCANT) - MORNING
Darth Tyranus walks down the ramp and into the abandoned hangar where he is then greeted by… Darth Sidious.
Welcome home Lord Tyranus. You have done well.
I bring you good news, my Lord. The war has begun.
Excellent. Everything is going as planned.
INT. JEDI COUNCIL CHAMBER (CORUSCANT) - DAY
The damage this battle has caused to Jedi is catastrophic and the atmosphere among the Council is quite depressing. Among the 12 members of the Jedi Council, only Yoda, Mace Windu, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Plo Koon are the only survivors. Obi-Wan then adds to the conversation…
The prophecy is true… The Dark Side is growing.
I must admit, without the clones it would not have
been a victory.
Victory? Victory, you say? Not victory. A defeat, it
was, Master Obi-Wan. Begun, the Clone War has.
EXT. NABERRIE LAKE RETREAT (NABOO) - EVENING
In a very small and secret ceremony, Anakin and Padme get married. They are wed by a Naboo holy man, with Padme’s family and the two trusty droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, being the only ones in attendance.
EXT. MILITARY STAGING ARENA (CORUSCANT) - NIGHT
Chancellor Palpatine, Bail Organa, Jar Jar Binks, and a select few other dignitaries stand and oversee a seemingly grand, but ultimately horrific site to behold… Beneath them stands a military staging arena where tens of thousand of clones are being organized and shipped to fight in the wars.
|04-11-2001, 01:43 AM||#2|
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to be honest, it looks like someone just added dialogue to the plot breakdown from swrumors.com. it doesnt have a lucas style to the writing.
|04-11-2001, 05:02 PM||#3|
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Of course, Jonathan Hales(sp) was brought in to help Lucas. And I heard that they worked together to produce the best overall screenplay. It is not Lucas alone.
I really hope the screenplay closely resembles this scriptment. My initial reading of it had me excited. Very promising.
|04-12-2001, 08:37 PM||#4|
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I hope this isn't what it will actually turn out being, because I just spent an hour and 11 minutes reading it, possibly ruining the the plot for myself.
|04-12-2001, 08:48 PM||#5|
Uh, then why did you read it?!
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|04-13-2001, 07:23 AM||#6|
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This doesn't fit in with the "new" Star Wars universe. There aren't any fart jokes or people stepping in dooty. Therefore it must be false.
|04-14-2001, 10:20 AM||#7|
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you forgot making mentaly incapacitated aliens into childrens comic releif
|03-19-2004, 06:36 AM||#12|
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