Je vais répondre au com de Norkhat et apporter les éléments de réponse que j'ai développés. Les mêmes questions se sont posées à moi dès le début de mon travail sur le scénario.

Tout d'abord, la première image que j'ai eue pour ce film, c'était son point de départ. Je l'ai même écrit dans sa version plus ou moins finale. La voici :

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RIPLEY
(voice over)

      Pride makes you underestimate your ennemy./gets you killed
      Fear makes the ennemy more deadly than he is./gets you killed
      Only a few manage the perfect balance between these two inheritances from our past       
      and overcome our flaws as a species. Only they can call themselves warriors and       
      stand a chance against the War Gods.
      All they need... is luck.

We see black space, full of far away stars moving slowly. Then, in this absolute void, sunbeams appear, and we notice, in this pure light, a diamond like stone. As the sun appears, we follow the stone, and realize it flies at an amazing speed. Its direction happens to meet a space station, that, as we realize immediately, is orbiting around the Earth.

The station is a complicated, huge, roundlike shaped structure, protected by an outside shell. On our side is written « Space Biology Research Station » with the sign of Danger.

The diamond transpierces the outside shell easily, cuts through a pipeline transporting a very cold, white liquid and, most of all, an alimentation cable. Then, it crosses a corridor that looks like the corridors in the Alien's ship and goes right through the heart of a man wearing a suit on which is written « Main Ingenieur » He falls silently, letting his inspection computer fall out of his hands. Disappearing in the tube-like hall again, it crashes brutally into a very special wall.

In the corridor, we see many glass boxes through which we can see frozen aliens, lightened by the failing lights in the corridor, blurred in a white translucid liquid. As we pass a notice that says « Alien Queen N°7A5371 MDW », we see a huge dark, frightening shape wrapped on itself in a very large glass tank. As the music stops, the Queen moves one claw. We understand that the asteroid cut the alimentation cable to the Aliens' conservation tanks.

BLACK SCREEN

TITLE :
ALIEN VS PREDATOR
INHERITANCE.

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Pour élaborer cette courte introduction, voici quelques éléments de recherche :

D'abord, pour répondre, la première chose que les Prédator feraient en arrivant sur Terre serait de prendre le contrôle de tous les systèmes de communication, tous les satellites existant, ainsi que de mettre en place un système qui leur donnerait le contrôle absolu des airs. Après tout, c'est une société à la technologie bien plus avancée que la notre. En gros, à partir du moment où les Prédator débarquent, toute coordination humaine devient impossible, toutes les stratégies élaborées à échelle mondiale, stratégique et même locale s'effondrent. Il ne reste plus que des groupes isolés qui essayent de survivre.

Quant à inventer de nouveaux extra-terrestres, je l'ai envisagé, en effet. Mais pour l'instant, je préfère explorer la version alien/predator et voir si cela me mène quelque part. J'avoue ne pas me sentir capable de me mesurer au monument que sont les aliens. Par contre, à force de me casser la tête dessus, peut-être cela finira par m'ouvrir d'autres portes quant à l'identité des envahisseurs.

Ensuite, pour ce qui est d'éviter de faire un "Independance Day", c'est très simple : les aliens de ce film et les aliens dont nous parlons ici n'ont rien à voir. Les Alien de Ripley ne sont pas une société de type humanoïde, technologiquement avancée. Ils n'ont pas la maîtrise de l'air, pas de machines. Donc, ne serait-ce que visuellement, cela n'a rien à voir. La manière dont l'invasion se déroulerait n'a rien à voir non plus. Et les aliens sont tout sauf des body snatchers. Ils n'essaient pas de se glisser dans la peau des humains. Il s'agit dans les deux cas de films trop différents de par leur nature même. Je n'envisage pas non plus un héros qui sauverait le monde entier. Mon histoire se déroulerait à un niveau plus modeste, même si décrivant aussi ce qui se passe d'un point de vue global.

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CHARACTERS

ACTIVE CHARACTERS

   The importance of movement : aliens, predator and humans are very distinct in the way they move. It defines them, their deep nature. Aliens have a deadly beauty in the way they move all together as one, all incarnations of one unique Will, stirring in one direction. They are intelligent, extremely intelligent, but they are driven by only one thing : survive and destroy. They move with the grace of a herd, have the same change of direction at the same time when they run. What defines aliens is that they have one goal, and they run head on to that goal, and will do whatever it takes to reach it. Aliens never give up. As long as they are alive, they WILL find a way. This certainty reflects in the way they move.    INSTINCT TO KILL
   The Predator are the most powerful individuals that ever existed. They have a whole armour and weapons compound connected to their neural system. They are fast as hell (a small fraction of second), and are literally War Gods. They fight alone using tricks and a wide range of strategies to kill, but when fighting as a pack, they follow the patterns of brilliant strategies that are as much intuition to them as killing is to aliens. They move like dancers, accelerating sometimes to a point where the eye can't follow. They are always one step ahead of whatever is happening around them. In the way they move is reflected their ability to follow and foresee everything that is happening around them in all directions. STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE
   The Humans on the other side, are a mix of both extremes. They are individuals who take pride in their uniqueness, and do not manage to have the perfect coodrination that both aliens and Predator achieve. What defines humans is flaws. There exists no perfection in their movement, the way they behave and act together. Whatever they do, the result is chaos.      DESIRE & FEAR,  IMPERFECTION & CHAOS

ALIEN QUEEN

The original alien queen is actualy modified by humans. She is a mass destruction weapon that was created to destroy alien races, except it was impossible to get the planets in alien's claws back. How did humans get a hand on it ? They found it on a planet, dead from time but with preserved genes and studied it, using simulation environment to see what would happen. Then, they created aliens that were kept in a coma situation all the time, and stored enough alive aliens to be able to hit an outer space invader if it became necessary. This was a secret Operation with a secret funding. Only the Space Agency has access to this information. This was done in the years 2030 at a time when there was not much control from the WWS on the agency yet. The files concerning this have been stored and are only known to a few of the Space Agency leaders. The alien queens have a perfect spatial memory.

OTHER ALIEN QUEENS

OTHER ALIENS

ALIEN SPACE/SOUND PERCEPTION : something similar to the complex informations on the helmet of a pilot ? They see with a great precision, any sound, movement or heat difference. They hear the beating heart and arteries. They feel radio waves, magnetic field, have a sense of light rays or anything. They perceive their own kind in a special way. Concentric lines that are shaken and enlightened when anything might indicate danger or prey.

One scene when the alien stops suddenly, listening, the camera comes from behind, enters in the alien, and moves on inside his way of seeing. As the alien listens to something far away, the camera runs through the landscape and we discover that the alien hears every footstep : we see the shape of one foot appearing out of thin air when it touches the ground, then disappear, then another, then the same reappears, and as the camera draws back and up, a whole army appears, foot first, then the rest of the body, the vehicles, etc... Back to reality, the alien yells and starts running at a terrifying speed. From behind, thousands of aliens follow.

ALIENS OF THE VOID QUEEN

PREDATOR PACK LEADER

OTHER PREDATORS

Les Predator sont tous des Guerriers puissants, d'une violence dantesque, sans la moindre considération pour les humains. Ils sont matures, et bien qu'il y ait un chef, les autres sont tout sauf des enfants de choeur soumis. Ils ont des armes différentes et travaillent en équipes. Ils ne sont pas sur Terre pour nous envahir, ni pour nous protéger. Ils sont là pour détruire les aliens. La seule motivation par rapport aux humains serait qu'ils viennent de découvrir la race humaine et envisagent d'en faire des esclaves. Dans ce cas-là, détruire les aliens signifie simplement pour eux détruire les loups qui menacent leurs brebis. Dans tous les cas, les Predator n'ont aucune considération pour les humains. Ils éliminent toute menace potentielle sans le moindre état d'âme.

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HUMAN MILITARY CHARACTERS

Un officier de l'armée, responsable des hommes envoyés affronter le danger (plusieurs centaines de milliers voire millions : réfléchir aux enjeux politiques d'une telle situation : des soldats de tous les pays. En particulier Japon, Chine, Russie, Inde, karen, France, Allemagne, USA bien sûr : ils ont des drapeaux sur leurs uniformes. Quand ils jurent ou réagissent automatiquement, c'est dans leur langue d'origine.) Il se rend compte du massacre qui a lieu et ne peut qu'assister à ça. Il donne l'ordre de se cacher, de ne pas jouer aux héros. Leur disant qu'ils ne peuvent que laisser les Predators faire leur travail et espérer qu'ils ne seront pas sur leur chemin.

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Voilà enfin ce à quoi j'étais arrivé en terme des deux personnages principaux : deux amis, l'un américain, l'autre indien. Le premier étant le personnage principal, et le second l'éléctron qui lui est attaché.


Personnage central : Un officier à la tête d'une unité militaire qui fait partie du cordon de protection mis en place et qui se retrouve isolé parmi les hordes d'alien dans un bâtiment au milieu d'une ville détruite qui a été bombardée. Il se défend intelligemment mais en se faisant repousser et réduire en nombre. Puis débarquent les Predators. Un predator entre, les sauve d'abord, puis les tue. Sauf un petit nombre qui survit à l'apocalypse, uniquement pour découvrir à la fin les alien qui tombent.
L'officier de l'armée, expérimenté. Environ 40 ans. Sobre, attachant, efficace. Ne se met pas en avant. On sent qu'il réfléchit vite et agit sous pression. Il a vécu des moments difficiles et a beaucoup appris. Modèle : Rommel. Un visage marqué par la vie. Il est vénéré par ses hommes, qu'il mène en étant le modèle de la résistance, de la bonne humeur et de l'humanité. L'un des combats qu'il mène est le combat contre la folie, l'inhumanité qui réside forcément dans la violence, la confrontation à la mort et le chaos absolu.
C'est un homme seul, d'une beauté fatiguée, et qui avait autrefois une prestance qui a séduit les femmes. Il a ainsi vécu avec plusieurs femmes, qu'il a aimées, et qu'il a quittées ou qui l'ont quitté. Il a une certaine amertume de ce côté-là, un amour qu'il ne peut donner et des enfants qu'il n'a jamais eus. Il lui manque ce foyer, et il donne cette tendresse dissimulée à ses soldats. Son lien avec le conseiller indien est particulièrement fort.
Leur rencontre date d'un voyage de jeunesse en Inde, à l'époque de sa jeunesse, où il cherchait encore sa voie, se demandant s'il devait entrer dans l'armée ou suivre une voie de création. Il a rencontré cet indien

INDIAN PRESIDENT PERSONNAL ADVISOR (M. Night Shyamalan)

Le conseiller du président indien, un jeune homme de 35 ans. Comment expliquer sa clairvoyance ? (quelle expérience précédente ?) Un lien depuis un incident spécial avec le Président. Ils travaillent ensemble depuis 7 ans. Un événement traumatisant, où le conseiller a fait preuve d'une incroyable clarté de jugement sous pression. Quelque chose lié à son enfance et à ses parents.
Bengali ou Sud Indien. Une culture Dans le Sud maths et sciences logiques : presque chaque enfant rêve d'aller dans les IIT (Indian institute of technology) (Université). Même si très axé sur les sciences, c'est ouvert sur le reste : culture gén très développée. Cours de socio psycho, littérature.
(Bengali : Marx et Rabindranath Tagore sont leurs Dieux. Restent très socialos. Culture structurée autour de lui, tout le monde cite son grand gitanjali.)
Classe moyenne pour le Sud,
He's a brilliant student from a middle class family. Student in a IIT, with a particular interest in international politics. From Bengalore or Chennai. His father is south Indian, and Mother from Bengal. A very warm, loving family. Like Sneharika's. He has been travelling around the country and on all the continents at family's contact places. He has befriended many people and has contacts all around the world.
He met the Military on a city train. You fall, someone catches you. Or you are the only traveller with someone else, a robber comes in, you become friends. He always practiced a fighting sport. He helps the American traveller. They spent the whole summer time together, travelling around India, talking about the world.  Several years later, the Indian student came to visit his friend. They met when Molina was 20 and the Indian 15 or 16. The Indian was very mature for his age. He has always been the intelectual type...

The Military comes from a Jewish family. Darren Martin Joseph Levinson. Born in a very cultivate Jewish non religious family, democrat. He has always been. He is a Patriot, but he serves in the army because he thinks fast, has always been fascinated by tactics and strategy. He wants to do something. Not enough independence originally, so after talking about this with the Indian, it became obvious that all he wanted was to be on the warfield, to use his body and mind at their best. He has always been a healthy and quiet man because of his family. Both had a loving mother that stayed home and took care of them. His father was an important businessman and politicaly engaged. His parents didn't take well his engagement in the army at first. And their relationship was cold for a while, but then it became obvious that Darren was where he was supposed to be. He was happy, it was a hard job, but it was the way he wanted it. And he was still their son. He was born in the middle of the Recession Years, so he does not remember them, but he took part in all the Peacekeeping interventions that followed, being in one of the Elite Brigades of the US Army. Especially on the African continent and in the Middle East. He has always been as great a supporter of the WWS as his Indian best friend.

Throughout their life they both kept in touch, seeing each other when they could, sometimes even managing to go travelling together, and anyway writing emails and calling regularly. In the 20 years of their friendship, they have managed to go travelling 7 times, going to new places each time. Their best memories together include their first two month travel, their meeting, their long discussions on political themes, their travel through the Russian landscape, their travel to Israel.

The Indian is married for 8 years already, happy, and has two kids, two girls, one of which is handicapped. They have 6 and 5 years. Darren was never married but he had some very strong relationships. The first one started while he was in the army as a young soldier, when he was 21, and had an affair with a higher ranking Woman that had a strong authority. She left him after two years, when they got separated. It was never easy, but he learnt much from her. His second girlfriend was a beautiful sociology professor he met during a permission, aged 23. They stayed together 5 years, but in the end, Darren was too good a military. He loved his job too much and saw everything from that perspective. He left her. During five years, he had several light relationships. Aged 33, he met his last girlfriend, and became very attached to her. They stayed 6 years together. At the moment of the invasion, they were separated for one year already. They decided together to end te relationship. it just didn't work out. Their families did not like each other much. And then a lot of little things broke the connection little by little.

Darren and his Indian brother have never known hunger or poverty, but they travelled and saw how hard life could be. They both are quite self restrained, intelectual men, who like life, are very much attached to it and love what they do, finding meaning in it and always exploring new ways.

Darren is his friend's military advisor, helping him with everything he doesn't know.

Differences :
The Councelor does not lead men. He stays in the background, alert, watching, observing, thinking. He disappears sometimes to lead missions. He heads a little office of information analysis.

Darren is a decider, on a small level, but he's good at it. Always calm, always focused, always 100% into what he is doing, thinking fast and new.

The Indian has always been very easily excited. He jumps all around, behaves freely in a society where this is not easy. He is an original, with an amazing smile, easily noticeable, but quite respected because of his analysis.

Darren, on the other side, is warm, although he has a way of handling himself that is strict, elegant and military. He is very good at selfdiscipline, the Army is his life, when his Indian brother spends all his time in his job by passion. He has no discipline, fits in no known way. He is a free thinker.

Darren is his daughter's Godfather. he considers them as his daughters and has a very good relationship with his Indian Bro's wife.

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Voilà pour aujourd'hui. La prochaîne fois, je mettre un post avec deux scènes que j'ai scénarisées, du moins en partie.