Long, long ago, there were rumors of a Poptropica movie or TV series. Fans speculated on what it could be about, from a whole new story to a Mystery of the Map spinoff. Flash forward to today, and that dream never became a reality.
So in my traditional fashion, I decided to do it myself!
As much as I would like to see an epic, shiny, animated finished product, there’s no way I (and my carpal tunnel) could do all that, so I’ve decided to just release the script in episodic form! Stay tuned for a sneak peek of the first episode!
I’m going to try to update this fairly frequently (perhaps every week), but I won’t make any promises currently. I do have the plot all figured out from beginning to end, and plenty more script to release!
But enough with my rambling! Let’s get to the story!
EXT. EREWHON PRISON — EVENING
We see the tall prison from a worms-eye view, near the ocean. Even though it is still evening, dark storm clouds surround the sky, shrouding the prison in night. A few windows glow as lights from inside the building are turned on.
A HELICOPTER lands, hovering a bit and billowing clouds of dust on the small landing pad next to the prison. It finally finishes its descent as we get a closer look at the area. Several prison guards are standing nearby, and a bearded man, DR. JUPITER, is waiting to greet whoever is inside the HELICOPTER.
A MAN jumps out from the side door. The darkness hides most of his face from view, along with a WOMAN who jumps out behind him.
Well, this isn’t quite what I expected!
Did you expect a luxury hotel?
No, I just didn’t think the weather would be so…
He looks down at the stormy waves, crashing against jagged rocks.
It helps protect us from onlookers, at least!
(He looks at the WOMAN)
And hello, Miss…
The WOMAN extends her gloved hand. DR. JUPITER takes the cue and kisses it.
Lesser. Camille Lesser. I’m his assistant.
You seem awfully dainty for this line of work.
(She grins. There’s something a little suspicious about it.)
I have experience with these sort of people.
DR. JUPITER steps back. His friendly smile leaves his face.
I should hope so. We’ve had many psychologists analyze our prisoners…few were able to help much.
They should be willing to work with me, if we give them time.
The smile returns to DR. JUPITER’S face. He steps aside, motioning for the newcomers to enter the building.
Well then, let’s get started.
The two enter as the HELICOPTER ascends. DR. JUPITER remains behind with the GUARDS, discussing something with them.
As they cross through the doorway, framed with lightning-bolt decorated pillars, the WOMAN turns to the psychologist.
Well, that was certainly easier than I expected, Mr. D.
They enter a lit area, revealing the faces of notorious criminals DIRECTOR D. and MADEMOISELLE MOREAU. DIRECTOR D. smiles.
Trust me, miss Moreau, my plans are all very simple.
We look from the outside, as they head deeper into the prison.
“Erewhon contains some of the most notorious criminals in all of the world of Poptropica…but could their abilities be used for someone’s advantage?
Director D., a cunning and charismatic spy, and Madimoiselle Moreau, a sweet yet spiteful Frenchwoman, are both villains who have managed to avoid the long arm of the law. They have teamed up to start their grandest plan yet, but they will need a little help.
Will justice and peace prevail above these many conflicting schemes, or will these villains be consumed by their own ambition and follow a murky path as the world collapses due to a plan they may not even be aware of?”
Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles