Act III

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EXT. DOWNTOWN STREET (LAS VEGAS) – DAY

DOWNTOWN EMPIRE SUBJECTS, dressed in elaborate purple-themed uniforms, fill the sidewalks of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. They watch in shock as an armored column of U.S. Army SOLDIERS files past. Soldiers disembark and take up positions facing the Downtown Empire Subjects.

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NEWSCASTER #1
“… are unable to dislodge the crowd and seem poised to make some kind of attack. The United Nations is calling on the U.S. government to protect the people gathered from around the world for what began as a collaborative movie some…”

INT. BAR – “CAESARS PALACE” RESORT

The previous newscast plays on a television above the bar. The bar is filled with CAESARS EMPIRE SUBJECTS, in purple uniforms of a variant style.

EXT. PORTE COCHERE – “CAESARS PALACE” RESORT – DAY

The porte cochere, the fountains and the street (Strip) areas are filled with Caesars Empire Subjects and U.S. Army Soldiers.

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NEWSCASTER #2
“… fear to attack a gathering of the world’s top scientists and engineers, and the leaders of the largest and most influential technology companies… “

INT. TECH COMMAND CENTER – “MANDALAY BAY” RESORT

The previous broadcast plays on a monitor. SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, in slick futuristic purple-themed dress with technical insignia, watch the previous broadcast in a room filled with vast arrays of video feeds, arranged around a central screen à la the Star Trek viewing port. One of them switches to another newscast.

NEWSCASTER #3
“… Mirror Empire channels are the top source of news for the entire planet yet support is still growing for… “

EXT. AFRICA – MILITARY OPS – DAY

AFRICAN EMPIRE SUBJECTS in purple empire uniforms communicate using body-worn technology.

EXT. “BELLAGIO” RESORT – DAY

Near the fountains BELLAGIO EMPIRE SUBJECT #1 shows the previous scene on his or her holographic cell phone to BELLAGIO EMPIRE SUBJECT #2. Both are in purple uniforms.

INT. LUXURY SUITE CONFERENCE ROOM – “BELLAGIO” RESORT

Mature BELLAGIO EMPIRE SUBJECTS review documents.

CLOSE-UP – DOCUMENTS’ HEADINGS:

“Universal Birth Into First Class”
“Freedom at Age Six”
“Elevation to Royalty”
“Ordination to Priesthood”
“Demotion to Lower Classes”

INT. WHITE HOUSE – DAY

The previous (“Bellagio”) scene is on a television screen in the room. GENERALS, INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS, and CABINET MEMBERS hover around the U.S. PRESIDENT.

INT. CORPORATE BOARDROOM – DAY

A CEO yells and gesticulates toward a monitor showing the previous scene in the White House.

INT. CONFERENCE CENTER – “NEW YORK NEW YORK” RESORT

A large room holds uniformed EMPIRE REPRESENTATIVES, one for each country in the Americas. It resembles a UN General Assembly.

NEWSCASTER #4
“The Mirror Empire is poised to overthrow the U.S. government…”

INT. PARASOL BAR – “WYNN” RESORT

Newscast #4 plays on a screen behind the bar. An elegantly uniformed, elderly EMPIRE OFFICIAL sits at the bar. He receives a portable document viewer from an official-looking COURIER. As he rises, a double row of EMPIRE HONOR GUARDS snaps to attention. He hardly notices as he touches a button on the tablet computer.

CLOSE-UP – TABLET COMPUTER:

The following scene outside the “Paris” Resort.

EXT. “PARIS” RESORT – DAY

PARIS RESORT EMPIRE SUBJECTS are lined up along the sidewalk, holding position as lines of military trucks, tanks, and soldiers file up Las Vegas Boulevard. Military helicopters and jets fly overhead.

EXT. “EXCALIBUR” RESORT – DAY

Uniformed EMPIRE CHILD SUBJECTS, 6 to 11, stand in awe as the military procession marches by.

EXT. “LUXOR” RESORT

LUXOR EMPIRE SUBJECTS watch the military deployment. LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS are pushed aside. A police cruiser is crushed by a tank.

INT. PENTHOUSE SUITE – “M” RESORT

EMPIRE OFFICIALS stand at a window and watch the military deployment filing up Las Vegas Boulevard.

INT. WHITE HOUSE – DAY

The U.S. President and Officials watch the previous scene on a screen. AIDES bustle in and out.

INT. PENTHOUSE SUITE – “M” RESORT

An “M” RESORT EMPIRE OFFICIAL nods to some FUNCTIONARIES. The Functionaries speak into phones.

INT. CONVENTION ROOM – “ARIA” RESORT

The room has been made into a coronation chamber. An EMPIRE PRIEST lowers a crown onto a girl’s head.

INT. MILITARY COMMAND HEADQUARTERS

Generals share stern looks. One nods at an AIDE, who exits the room.

EXT. LAS VEGAS STREETS – DAY

MILITARY COMMANDERS give orders into microphones.

EXT. LAS VEGAS STRIP – DAY

Tank turrets swing toward the crowd. Soldiers aim their weapons. CROWDS react to the tank turrets and guns aimed at them.

FADE TO BLACK.

We HEAR ARTILLERY AND GUNFIRE.

TITLES: “A wicked archer I’ve become; the ends of my bow kiss.”

FADE TO WHITE.

TITLES: “Only the strongest bends his bow like this.”