Hey all. This is my first foray into the world of fan fiction. A little BATMAN 5 script treatment I did in 1999. Hope you like it.



FADE IN:



The Warner Brothers logo appears.



It morphs into a Batsymbol as "A Batman Overture" starts to play



WARNER BROTHERS PRESENTS



A JOEL SCHUMACHER FILM



The batsymbol explodes into a million pieces.

(almost symbolicly)



Behind it is a purple sky.



Silver words fly through the sky and disappear.



GEORGE CLOONEY



JESSE VENTURA



CHRIS O'DONNEL



ALICIA SILVERSTONE



MICHAEL GOUGH



PAT HINGLE



CATHERINE ZETA-JONES



and VERNE TROYER



THE BATMAN FAMILY



SCREENPLAY BY AKIVA GOLDSMAN AND A MONKEY



BASED ON CHARACTERS APPEARING IN DC COMICS



BATMAN CREATED BY BOB KANE



COSTUMES DESIGNED BY HASBRO TOYS



MUSIC BY ELIOT GOLDENTHAL



DIRECTED BY JOEL SCHUMACHER



The letters turn into a brilliant green light and shoot out at us!



CUT TO-



(Rapid fire action sequence)



BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT



Chrome and shadow.



A black gauntlet snaps into place.



CUT TO-



ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT



A black gauntlet snaps into place.



CUT TO-



BATGIRL'S COSTUME VAULT



A smaller black gauntlet snaps into place.



CUT TO-BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT



A black gloved hand pulls a silver batarang from a post.



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ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT



Another black glove pulls a footlong throwing bird from a post.



CUT TO-



BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT



The first black gloved hand pulls a huge Batpistol from a post.



CUT TO-



ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT



The other gloved hand pulls a Batpistol of it's own from a post.



CUT TO-



BATGIRL'S COSTUME VAULT



A smaller black gloved hand pulls a small metal cylinder from a small post and twists it open, revealing purple lipstick.



CUT TO-



BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT



A black bat-belt is clasped shut with a hiss.



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ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT



A silver belt is clasped shut with a hiss.



CUT TO-



BATGIRL'S COSTUME VAULT



A silver hip hugging belt is clasped shut with a hiss.



CUT TO-



BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT



A black cape flips open, revealing a large raised silver batsymbol.



CUT TO-



ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT



A chest whirls and we see a silver bird insignia.



CUT TO-BATGIRL'S COSTUME VAULT



A chest whirls and we see breast armor, and a large stylized batsymbol.



CUT TO-



BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT



A horned cowl is placed on a head.



CUT TO-



ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT



A silver Robin mask is placed on with a suction sound.



CUT TO-



BATGIRL'S COSTUME VAULT



A smaller cowl is placed over a blonde head.



CUT TO-



INT. BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT



ANGLE ON:



Looking out into the Batcave.



Something is rising from the floor ahead, steam obscuring it.



A huge cape whips across the screen and disappears off to the right. We see:



The Batmobile



40 feet long. Six long, scalloped wings portrude from the back. A revolving red light shows through the front.



SFX: Footsteps clank on metal.



PAN AROUND



ANGLE ON:



Batman in his new costume:



The cowl is too large and out of porportion, and the suit is covered in crappy silver highlights, like his ice-proof batsuit at the end of Batman & Robin. He stands, motionless, watching the Batmobile rise.



PAN AROUND



ANGLE ON:



Robin in his new costume.



It's black with a giant silver bird emblazoned on the chest and silver highlights. The mask is silver, and shaped like a bird. He too, stands motionless, watching the Batmobile.



The music crescendoes and the Batmobile is now level with the crimefighters, facing the access tunnel.



ANGLE ON:



Robin's face.



He grins and opens his mouth turning to Batman.



ROBIN

I still want a car.



Batman turns, his rubber suit creaking. He smiles.



BATMAN

Just because you're banging Batgirl you think you own the cave.



Batman looks across the cave, toward Batgirl's costume vault. He shakes his head.



BATMAN

Women.



He strides to the Batmobile and leaps into the open cockpit of the Batmobile, sweeping his cape back behind him.



Robin smiles.



ANGLE ON:



The Batmobile.



Ridiculously placed turbo thrusters above his single seat cockpit fire.



CUT TO-



The back of the Batmobile.



Flame leaps from the exhaust.



CUT TO-



The front of the Batmobile.



The engine begins to glow flourescent red as the light spins around inside.



ANGLE ON:



The back of the Batmobile



The Batmobile rockets into the access tunnel, flame spewing from 7 different exhaust ports.



Robin stands motionless as a large black pod emerges, then splits open, folding down, revealing a huge motorcycle.



The Redbird.



He strides to The Redbird and swings a leg across it, mounting it. He guns the engine and the sides of the cycle light up with red light. He kicks a lever on the side and the cycle roars after the Batmobile.



Another, smaller, silver pod rises from the cycle's pod. It folds open, revealing a smaller silver cycle.



POV-Behind Batgirl.



She mounts the stairs to the platform slowly, ladylike, walking on high heeled boots. She reaches the Batcycle and sits down, gunning the engine. The Batcycyle rockets into the access tunnel.



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INT. ACCESS TUNNEL.



The Batmobile is racing past support arches and flourescent lights. Behind it, The Redbird is gaining, Robin's cape flapping behind him.



CUT TO-



The Batmobile's cockpit.



Batman looks down at the steering wheel. Suddenly a small box flips toward the middle and a mini-screen blinks on. Comissioner Gordon appears.



GORDON

Batman! A new villain has commandeered the Gotham Museum Egyptian wing. He's taken the security guards hostage.



Batman smiles for no reason as the screen blinks off.



CUT TO-



EXT. GOTHAM MUSEUM-NIGHT



CUT TO-



INT. GOTHAM MUSEUM



A large Egyptian hall, filled with wonders of the ancient world. A large man in gold armor and a pharoah's headdress stands in front of a glass case, silently surveying a small beetle, encased in amber. His henchmen, a gang in slave get-up have fanned out through the wing. The man looks at the beetle, and a tear comes to his eyes. He wipes it away with a gold handkerchief.



KING TUT

Beautiful...



He looks to a henchman.



KING TUT

Anubis.



A henchman hands him a gold scepter. King Tut takes it and smashes the glass. He reaches in and grabs the amber block, holding it up to the light.



KING TUT

Soon...eternal life...



Suddenly the skylight explodes into millions of shards.



Batman and Robin crash into the museum, capes spread. They glide to the floor in front of King Tut and snaps their capes down. Batman smiles.



BATMAN

The museum is closed.



Batman whacks the amber out of King Tut's hand with a backhanded fist It flies across the room and lands on the floor.



King Tut looks at Batman.



KING TUT

Batman.



He scowls, and waves his scepter.



KING TUT

Kill them!



His henchman rush Batman and Robin, who raise their arms toward the ceiling. A small silver batgrapple below Batman's wrist snaps open and launches toward the ceiling with a whoosh, the grapple wrapping around a beam. Batman rises out of harm's way as the henchman converge. Robin does a backflip and then pulls a silver handheld batgrapple from his belt. He fires the grapple into the ceiling, following Batman's example.



Batman looks at Robin, and his grapple detaches and he drops into the midst of the thugs, his cape landing on a few of them, somehow knocking them out. He whirls, punching another henchman, his whirling cape knocking out another henchman. Robin lands beside him, and they are back to back. But still outnumbered.



Suddenly the wall shatters and Batgirl flies in on The Batcycle. She hits the floor and stops without skidding. Batman looks over.



Batgirl grins, removing her helmet. She tosses her head and fires her own handheld batgrapple toward the ceiling, whizzing up and over the henchman and landing softly beside Batman and Robin.



BATGIRL

Sorry I'm late.



The crimefighters fight the henchman.



King Tut's eyes narrow and he starts for the exit, clutching his prize. Batman hurls a thug out of the way and pushes through the melee, following King Tut. Robin vaults off another thugh and runs after Batman, leaving Batgirl to fight the remaining seven henchmen.



They close in on her. Batgirl palms her Utility Belt and raises her arm, a small silver canister in it. She sprays the canister into their eyes. The henchman scream and fall to the museum floor clutching their eyes. Batgirl smiles.



BATGIRL

A girl should always carry Batmace.



She hurries after Batman and Robin.



CUT TO-



THE "OLD WEST" WING OF THE MUSEUM



Batman and Robin have cornered King Tut.



BATMAN

It's over.



King Tut snarls.



KING TUT

It's never over, Batman.



He presses a stud on his scepter.



KING TUT

Somewhere in this building is the guard I captured. I've just activated a bomb that I attached to him. You have two minutes to find him.



He laughs and backs through a door marked:



EMPLOYEES ONLY



Batman turns and races back into the Egyptian wing. He stops at a sarcophagus and pulls it open. Inside, a frightened guard is tied and gagged. A small timer is ticking away the seconds. Batgirl arrives at the scene and looks at the bomb.



BATGIRL

Standard wiring. Double-fault relay. Mid-charge circuit breaker. I'm on it.



She pulls a wire from the bomb and the bomb stops. Batman turns to her.



BATMAN

Show off.



Robin comes up behind them.



ROBIN

How'd you know where to find him?



Batgirl lays a hand on Robin's shoulder.



BATGIRL

He's Batman.



The three crime fighters smile.



CUT TO-



THE BATCAVE



Dick and Barbara are sitting on leather chairs, in costume. masks off, watching a digital man in gold armor spin around on the screen of the Batcomputer. Bruce stands on a platform above them.



BRUCE

His real name is unknown. According to Arhkam's files, he thinks he's the reincarnation of King Tut. Woke up one day with amnesia, and things went downhill from there.



He turns to see Dick and Barbara making eyes at each other. He turns back to the controls.



BRUCE

Apparently he believes the ancient myth that scarabs and other ingredients can be combined to create an...elixer of youth. The person who drinks the elixir would, in theory, live forever.



Dick smiles.



DICK

Isn't that a little odd?



Bruce smiles.



BRUCE

Odd? Let's play free word association. Two-Face. Riddler. Freeze. Poison Ivy.



Dick smiles.



DICK

Point taken.



Bruce hits a button.



BRUCE

His suit acts as armor and also gives him enhanced strength.



He looks down at Dick and Barbara. They are kissing.



BRUCE

We're going to trap ourselves a Pharoah. Alfred?



Alfred has been watching from the shadows.



ALFRED

Yes, sir?



BRUCE

Bring me the Wayne scarab collection.



ALFRED

Yes, sir.



Bruce turns back to see that Dick has pulled his cape over him and Barbara. He smiles and follows Alfred out of the cave. He shuts the secret door and his eyes get very faraway. A voice is speaking inside his head.



"But I can't wait forever...recklessly in love...forever...Bruce and I..."



He sighs. When he looks up, Alfred is standing there watching him. He smiles. Bruce nods at him and walks past him, down a hallway. Alfred watches him go.



CUT TO-



KING TUT'S HIDEOUT.



King Tut is sitting on a throne, clad in a more traditional Pharoah costume, surrounded by women. A man approaches the throne.



ANUBIS

Sir...



Tut looks up and takes the newspaper that Anubis is holding.



KING TUT

Excellent. An opportunity to obtain the precious amber I need.



He stands.



KING TUT

Ready my chariot!



Anubis nods, turns away from King Tut and rolls his eyes.



CUT TO-



EXT. GOTHAM MUSEUM-NIGHT



Strobe lights can be seen through the skylight.



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INT. GOTHAM MUSEUM.



A crowd has gathered. Gossip Gerty stands onstage, beside Commissioner Gordon and several guards. Gordon holds a glass case with a few small blocks of amber in it.



GOSSIP GERTY

The famous Wayne amber! On loan from that delectable Bruuuce Wayne!!!



The crowd applaudes as Gordon shows the amber around. Gossip Gerty looks pleased.



GOSSIP GERTY

Over a thousand years old, this amber is thought to have been-



An explosion drowns her out. The crowd looks up to see a Sphinx-shaped tank bursting through the wall. It's head and paws raise up and King Tut exits, surrounded by henchmen.



KING TUT

Citizens of Gotham! Do not be alarmed.



He stamps his scepter and the gang moves through the crowd, taking watches, etc. Tut strides up to the stage.



KING TUT

Commissioner Gordon.



Gordon scowls.



GORDON

Batman and Robin are on the way...you won't get away with this.



Tut smiles and raises his scepter. The eyes light up. A dazed look comes across Gordon's face. Tut waves his hand in front of his face. No reaction. Tut smiles and grabs the case full of amber.



CUT TO-



INT. BATCAVE ACCESS TUNNEL



Batman is piloting the Batmobile. Robin drives up alongside him on The Redbird. He raises his wrist to his mouth.



ROBIN

Shouldn't we have stayed at the museum to catch Tut?



Batman smiles.



BATMAN

I left him a surprise.



The vehicles rocket through the tunnel.



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INT. GOTHAM MUSEUM.



King Tut steps off the stage and heads for his Sphinxmobile.



BATGIRL

Nice outfit.



King Tut looks up to see Batgirl standing in a traditional heroic pose atop a huge statue. His eyes widen and he stares.



KING TUT

Batgirl. I'd love to stay and chat, but I have a date with eternity.



He turns to go. Batgirl leaps off the statue, cape spread. She glides after him, landing just behind him. King Tut whirls, hitting her in the chest with his scepter. She falls over. King Tut looks down at her and smiles.



KING TUT

Grab her!



Several slaves grab a struggling Batgirl and drag her into the Sphinx. King Tut looks around at the crowd. He does a sweeping curtsy with his cloak.



KING TUT

Give my regards to Batman and Robin.



Laughing, he goes inside the Sphinx. The head and paws lower and the mighty machine backs out the hole it made in the wall.



Suddenly the skylight shatters and Batman and Robin glide into the room.



Batman lands in a fountain, then leaps forward and karate kicks two crowd members. Robin grabs two crowd members and slams their heads together. They drop to the floor, unconscious.



GORDON

Stop!



Batman looks up as Commissioner Gordon snaps out of King Tut's trance.



GORDON

Tut got away! With the Wayne scarabs!



Batman looks toward the hole in the wall. A crowd member comes up behind him.



CROWD MEMBER

They kidnapped Batg-



Batman backhands him a la the chemical factory scene in "Batman"



He grabs Robin's shoulder. Batman and Robin race from the room. A dark- haired woman in a long black dress watches them, in awe.



CUT TO-



GOTHAM BRIDGE



King Tut's Sphinxmobile roars along the higway.



Pan around.



Behind it, The Batmobile is in pursuit. Batman sits in the cockpit, a goofy smile on his face.



The Sphinxmobile crashes through a guardrail and plunges toward the water below. It hits the Gotham River and starts to sink. It has converted into a sub.



Batman raises his wrist.



BATMAN

Pull back, The Redbird doesn't turn into a sub!



Robin looks at his control panel.



ROBIN

I'll be fine.



Batman scowls.



BATMAN

Pull back!



Robin guns his engine.



Batman looks at a monitor on the left side of The Batmobile.



BATMAN

Redbird control codes!



A diagnostic of The Redbird appears.



BATMAN

Self-destruct. I mean-Disable engine!



Too late. The Redbird icon is flashing red. Batman raises his wrist to his mouth.



BATMAN

Code Red! Eject! I'll catch you.



Robin looks down at his monitor.



It's flashing:



SELF-DESTRUCT INIATIATED



Robin's eyes widen.



ROBIN

Eject!



The Redbird's seat rockets up into the air, high over the bridge.



BEAT



The Redbird explodes into a giant fireball.



Robin drops off the seat, cape spread.



The Batmobile roars toward the broken guardrail.



Batman hits a switch. Long wings come out of the sides of The Batmobile. The fuselage slides back, revealing a second seat. A cockpit slides from behind the seat and clicks into place.



(What exactly IS a fuselage?)



POV-Behind The Batmobile.



The afterburner fires and The Batmobile plummets off the bridge, disappearing from view. Then we hear it's engine and it shoots skyward, converted to The Batwing.



CUT TO-



The cockpit of The Batwing.



Batman pulls back on the yoke, leveling off. Above, Robin glides toward the Batwing.



Batman slows The Batwing and Robin glides gently into the second seat.



ROBIN

Thanks!



Batman presses a button.



BATMAN

Hang on.



A cockpit slides from the sides and envelops them as the Batwing plummets toward the water. The wings fold away and the wheels rotate and become turbines. The Batwing hits the water, now The Batsub.



ROBIN

Radar tracking a large object at vector-S.



Batman nods.



BATMAN

There.



POV-Outside The Batsub



The machine is cleaving through the water. The Sphinx is just ahead. The Batsub rockets toward it.



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BATSUB COCKPIT



BATMAN

Arm torpedoes.



Torpedo launchers roll open on the sides of the sub.



ROBIN

We're gonna sink 'em?



Batman presses twin triggers on the yoke.



BATMAN

We're going to force them to surface.



He presses the triggers. Twin torpedoes streak toward the Sphinx. They hit and explode.



Batman watches from the cockpit. A few seconds pass.



ROBIN

They aren't surfacing.



Batman reaches down and presses a button.



POV-A top view of The Batsub.



Batman is rocketed out the front. He looks back at The Batsub, then presses a button on his belt. Thrusters on his boots fire and he rockets toward The Sphinx. He reaches The Sphinxmobile and palms his belt. He pulls the Bat-Laser from it and presses the button on the back. The laser cuts into the side of the Sphinx, and the door swings open. Batman wrenched the door open and looks inside. Nothing.



WILL BATMAN FLOOD THE SUB ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF PHYSICS? WHAT ABOUT ROBIN? WILL WE SEE THE HUNTRESS, BATMITE AND BATHOUND? NO. THIS BORES ME.