A group of FORENSIC DETECTIVES is sitting in a large board room, going over unseen photographs. The camera pans over the room, to the grim face of DR. WOLFSHEIM, the program head.
DR WOLFSHEIM: "We are tracking a dangerous maniac - every time he kills, he adopts the surname of his victim. First his name was "John Jacob". Then he killed Doctor Flaversheim Jingleheimer. "
[A BEAT AND CAMERA ANGLE CHANGE]
DR. WOLFSHEIM: "Dr. Schmidt, I'm putting you in charge of the investigation. We need to stop our friend before his name has a chance to grow any longer."
INSPECTOR SCHMIDT nods grimly.
NIGHT - INSPECTOR SCHMIDT is working at his drawing room computer, beads of sweat dotting his brow as he feverishly searches through documents, images, databases. A beat. The music rises as sudden comprehension dawns on his face. The music rises to a crescendo, and, as the camera draws nearer and nearer to the man's face, the music comes to an abrupt halt:
INSPECTOR SCHMIDT (WHISPER): "His name is my name too."
A window breaks downstairs. SCHMIDT darts toward the window. Follows a random sequence of violent images - the type usually seen in movie trailers: Too blurry to see clearly, a shrouded figure swings an electric eggbeater. Someone jumps off of a roof. A fire hydrant explodes. Work with me here.
Finally, everything fades to black. Spooky childrens' voices start singing.
CHILDREN: ". . . whenever he goes out, the people always shout. . . there goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. . ."
Through each beat of the pre-chorus ("LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!!!" ) a letter drops into place until the screen reads "July 2008" in blood-red letters.
It's gold! Not just the trailer but the movie! Does anybody else have a nursery rhyme or movies trailer that would work well in this format?
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