The Lotus (2018) Script

It's almost time.

I've been waiting for this for so long.

See Biochem,

they never had any vision.

They never saw the bigger picture.

I did.

I'm gonna make them see.

I hear what they say about me, that I've lost my way.

I found a way.

This is the only way.


Abe, how's that tracker looking?

We're close.

Remind me exactly what the hell it is we're looking for.

TOH device, emits a low frequency signal.

It repels the infected, like a...

Kind of like a dog whistle.

Exactly.

Back in the early stages of the infection, Biochem captured a few of them.

Did some experiments, made some discoveries.

Turns out these zombies or whatever you want to call them have a very sensitive hearing spectrum.

The device causes them pain, but harmless to us.

Thanks for the science lessons, doc.

My pleasure.


Stop doing that.

Had to make sure.

You don't want pretty boy to get hurt do you?

Leave it alone, it's finally dead.

Hey, look at this.

I had one of these when I was a kid.

Powers out, you got those batteries?

What?

The batteries that I asked you to pack.

She drops the ball again.

Fuck you.

You wish.

I'll check my bag.

Hey let me take a look at the map.


Abe, why are we really here?

Starting to think you don't trust me.

I don't trust this place and I certainly don't trust her.

Cecilia, if we find what we're looking for...

And what exactly are we looking for?

And don't say that device.

Smart girl.

I do have another reason for wanting to find that device.

And what's that?

My daughter.

I'm sorry, I didn't know.

And there's a cure?

Yes, there's a cure.

It's got some flaws.

But the man close to perfecting it is experimenting on my daughter.

He's using her.

I don't know if she's alive or dead, but I've gotta find out.

And who's this man responsible?

Think.

The devil.

And what do we do when we find him?

I don't know.


It's Old Yeller.

I love that book.

Didn't he die of rabies?

Best dog gone dog in the west.

It's a good book.

There's a picture of him.

Here hold this.

Abe!

Let's go, darling.


What's the plan now, pretty boy?

Give me a second.

We don't have a second.

Bob, how you doing?

I'm not fucking sure.

Fuck.

We can't find what we're looking for.

We need to get the fuck out of here now.

We're in too deep.

I can't read this thing.

That's it, I'm taking them out.

I'll catch up.


Let's do this.


Anybody want to get a bite to eat after this?

Shut it, I'm out.

I'm done.

Me too.

Fuck.

I knew this was a bad idea.

Batter up, you son of a bitch.


After seeing the world collapse I waited for the infection to take over.

But it never came for me.

From just a few seconds to several minutes the infection takes over, hits you like a ton of fucking bricks.

My baby, my baby.

Father, please help him.

My baby, help him.


The good old zombie apocalypse was here.

It arrives.

Everyone had been waiting for it.

They even joked about it.

But no one's joking now.

What the fuck is this shit, $10?

English, you mother fucker.


Well, I don't know what you just said but that's more like it.

I'll be right back.


What the fuck?

I'm almost ready.

Fucking wet backs.


Okay.

Well, we've tried everything that you've suggested.

Okay.

We'll see you next week, Dr. Brayden, thank you.

What'd he say?

Well we have an appointment next week so.

What does that mean?

I think we should just wait and talk about it next week when we can sit down with the doctor.

I found a doctor

in New York and his name is Dr. Fowler and he has worked with a lot women...

Hey.

Just stop.

We have a doctor, a really really good doctor.

A really good doctor?

Then why hasn't anything happened?

Why aren't you pregnant now if he's good?

I feel like you're putting a lot of pressure on me.

By helping you find another doctor that can help us.

I got the money. Yeah sure.

Let's do whatever you want to do.

Baby, I know all I've been doing is trying to help you.

But you know what's not fair?

You tell me I'm putting too much pressure on you.

You tell me we need to wait 'til it's meant to be.

Let it happen when it's supposed to happen.

The doctor we have now is good.

If the doctor we have now is good then shit would have happened already.

I should stop everything now.

No, you know what your problem is?

What's my problem?

Is that it's always been about what you want, not about what we want.

Oh yeah, really, okay, it's all about me.

Then tell me what you want!

I'm asking you.

Maybe I'm broken.

Broken, yeah.

Okay, broken, yeah.

Why are you broken?

'Cause you don't know if you want to be with me?

I told you what I wanted and...

Well, tell me now, right now, I want hear it again.

I want hear it again. I want to see you write it down.

I want a family.

You sure you want to have family with me?

Or someone else?

Is there another one?

So what's his name?

What's his name, Tony, Andy?

This is ridiculous.

Ridiculous?

Yeah, you know what's ridiculous?

Is that you're broken and you're broken because you don't want to have a family with me.

Look at me.

Do you want to have a family with me?

Do you want to have kids with me?

Do you want to spend the rest of your life with me?

I need to know right now.

You know I want a family.

How much do you want that?


You look nervous.

Weren't you?

Is Jake coming?

I don't think so.

Call him.

I can't.

You don't always have to be a hard ass you know.

Listen, today's about you.

I don't want to talk about my shit. You hear me?

Fair enough.

Hey, before I forget, I bought you something.

You're supposed to be saving your money.

It's just a little something, don't worry.

You like it?

I love it.

I knew you would.

Chug it chug it, do it.

Come on keep going, yes.

Shit.

Mia's gonna kill me, we're not even married yet.

Look at you.

She's already got you by the balls.

This tie cost me 50 bucks and I just ruined it.

Oh you only get married once.

Well, in this day and age two maybe three times.

But she's you're first future ex-wife and that's the most important one.

You're such a dick.

I love you brother and I'm truly, truly happy for you.

It means a lot man.

Jesus.

You okay?

No, don't worry about... relax.

I'll take care of it.

You sure?

Yeah.

You look beautiful.

I feel fat.

Really?

I feel

you know there's something inside me, growing.

Maybe you're preg...

When did you find out?

Just a few days ago.

Matthew doesn't know yet.

I promise I won't say anything.

I love you.

Don't get all lovey dovey on me.

Say it back.

I love you too.

Hey, you okay?

If you still need me to walk you down the isle...

No, I'm fine. I'm okay.

What are those idiots up too?

I'll take care of it.

All right, who's gonna hit the golf ball further?

Right down the middle man.

What are you idiots doing?

Trying to ease myself.

What's on your mind kiddo?

I'm just really happy for y'all.

Oh my God.

Is she opening up her big black heart?

Just kidding.

Want to knock one out really quick?

We can sneak away to my car, bang one out.

Really dude?

I'm kidding.

You know I love you.

I'm gonna take care of her, I promise.

For the rest of my life.

Either way you're gonna be okay, with or without him.

You're one bad ass chick.

Come on, let's go get you married.

Come on.

Thanks for taking care of all this.

We're gonna pay you back soon as I find a job.

Sorry it couldn't be more extravagant.

It's perfect.

You don't have to pay me back.


Hey, you okay?

Don't worry, he's here with you.


You doing all right?

Not too hot.

Hang in there.

I'm trying brother.


Baby.

Oh my God.

My sister.

Oh my God.

Baby.

Matthew, come on.

I'm sorry.

What the fuck is happening?

I left her.

I let her die.

No, no.

There is nothing you could have done.

There's nothing we could have done.

I'm so sorry.

No, I'm not leaving you.

Leave me, go get the fuck out of here.


Excuse me.

Hey, you got anything to eat?

Hey, save me some of that, it's all I... have.

Granola.

Who are you?

Caleb Smith, and you are?

Cee, so what's all this about?

You don't want to know.

My sister's dead.

Everyone I know is dead.

I have a right to know what killed them.

You're not the only one sweetie.

Where are you going?

Somewhere else.

I can come with you.

No, you won't.

Can't stop me.

Jesus.

Fine, I'll stay here.

But at least tell me what's going on, please.

You heard of Biochem?

Yes, of course.

Biochem did this?

They are responsible.

Why?

The virus itself has been around for awhile.

Several years in fact.

How do you know?

'Cause I...

I worked for Biochem.

We ran a secret project called The Lotus.

The Lotus?

It was defense plan.

Biochem would quarantine small towns and villages around the world, run these micro-outbreaks.

They'd run these scenarios to study the virus and tested several antiviral vaccines under the name of Rhea-1.

Which none worked except for one, but the side affects were not what we were expecting.

Infecting and killing innocent people to study a virus, wonderful.

Got a nice little gash there.

So this Lotus project?

It began with good intentions, I swear to you.

Just fell into the wrong hands.

We intervened in what was supposed to be a natural process.

Don't we always?

This was supposed to change our way of life.

Why do I get the feeling that this is not just about the virus?

It's just a portion of the bigger picture.

What could possibly be much bigger?

You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

Try me.

Remember that meteor that hit Russia in 2013?

Yes.

Then one hit Costa Rica in 2014.

And then San Francisco in 2015.

Those three rocks that hit our planet all came from the same place.

So why are we concerned about a few space rocks?

'Cause these space rocks had a microorganism that we'd never seen before from somewhere we'd never been.

What kind of microorganism would... Jesus.

Extraterrestrial?

Not what you were expecting were you?

Why us?

We don't know.

Who or what is sending them here?

We don't know.

What do you know?

The antiviral vaccine gets it's name from Rhea, mother of gods.

In Greek mythology Rhea gave birth to several of the gods of Mount Olympus including Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus.

Rhea's also the name of Saturn's second largest moon, which is where we believe the meteors to have come from.

Where are you headed?

Jacob was Biochem's top engineer.

He's responsible for releasing the virus.

I have to stop him.

What happens when you find him?

Jacob was a friend of mine.

And somewhere along the way he lost his path.

He lives in his own world now and believes in things that aren't real.

And for that we're all suffering.

Let me go with you.

It's good to meet you Cee.

Where am I supposed to go?

Listen, beware of the implants.

Implants?

Biochem sends its own to collect data.

They observe and report.

All right, if you get caught in a shitty situation they will not intervene.

They're very deceptive, trust no one.

Here they come.


Keep this door shut.

Get in.

I can't stay.

Are you fucking crazy?

I'm a danger to you.

Why?

Because I'm infected.

Keep the doors locked.

Do you love me enough to give me your last slice of pizza?

Ugh.

I guess, if you were starving.

Do you remember when we started coming here?

Six years ago.

What if one of those end of the world apocalypse bull shit things happened?

Would you stay with me if shit got crazy or would you dart?

I think I'd have to come find you.

Come find me?

Of course.

Come get you.

Where would you find me?

How about here, favorite place.

We'd meet up no matter what?

I'd come find you.

I promise.

Cee, Cee.

Wake up.

Wake up, wake up.

Where the fuck have you been?

I'm right here.

Right here.

Come on.


Easy.

Who the fuck are you?

I'm a friend.

Where's Jay?

With Abe and Rex.

Who's Abe and Rex?

Jay's been looking for you.

Can you put your gun down?

Where are you going?

Here comes trouble, pretty boy.

Good to see you, kiddo.

Good to see you too.

Hi, I'm Abraham. I'm the CEO, management.

Who are these people?

Let's go talk. I'll fill you in on everything.

Jay?

I said are you okay?

I'm fine.

Surrounded by like a dozen of them.

I just plowed right through them with my car and...

Guns are good, but the car is even better so we...

Did you sleep with her?

What?

You know who I'm talking about.

Of course not.

Where's your ring?

I lost it.

Where's yours?

I haven't worn it in a while.

You two love birds done?

We gotta go.

Give us a minute.

Fuck.

Look, Abe says there's this antivirus.

It's gonna be hard-

Rhea 1.

Yeah, how'd you know?

I ran into this guy named Caleb.

He told me all about Biochem and he says Rhea 1's defective.

Abe says otherwise.

Do you trust him?

I mean, I don't know if I can trust him.

I mean he could be leading us into a trap.

Caleb said not to trust anyone.

You know what if Abe's telling the truth?

Let's just leave, you me and Bob.

Let's get the hell out of here.

And go where?

Where do you want to go Cee?

Somewhere else.

All we have to do is just get to the bottom of this.

Find where this thing is.

This would be the cure for all of us.

Okay.

But if one thing goes wrong, we're out of here.

All right fair enough.

Cool?

All right, let me show you something.

Holy shit.

What is all this?

Protection.

Considering that she's never shot a gun before I think that a bat might be a little more effective for her.

Who says I've never shot a gun before?

Her father was in the military for 22 years, taught her everything she knew.

Best shot I've seen.

Hey don't mind her, she takes some time to get used to.

Buddy, let's get back.

This is different.

Courtesy of Biochem.

You'll like it.

We're low on ammo so be scarce.

Take this and keep it with you, all right.

Wait a minute.

What?

There's only one car.

It's out of gas.

Chevrolegs lady luck, Chevrolegs.

Feel free to stay.

How you doing?

Tired and hungry.

Me too.

Let me ask you something.

Sure.

Rhea 1.

Who told you about that?

Caleb.

He's still alive.

How do you know him?

What?

Oh we worked on The Lotus Project together, it's...

I know he told me all that.

What did he tell you?

Some pretty far out things.

About microorganisms?

So it's true?

Afraid so.

But we're working on it.

Who's we?

Biochem.

We're divided, good guys, bad guys.

Caleb's a good one.

Caleb said he was infected.

He volunteered to be infected.

But there are some flaws.

You'll have to decide if it's worth it.

What does that mean?

The world's changing darling.

You gotta embrace it regardless of the consequences.

Can you do that?

Yeah.

Good girl.

This is it.

We're here.


Abe!

Lets go, darling.

What's the plan now, pretty boy?

Fuck.

Batter up, you son of a bitch.


It's okay, it's okay, I'm here, I'm here.

Where's Jay?


Jay.

Jay.

Jay.


What's going on?

How?

We got bit.

We're not infected.

Stop.

Who are you?

Emma.

Who are you here with, Emma?

Jacob.

Who is Jacob?

Here's a scary man now.

What the hell is wrong with him?

Emma, I'm not going to hurt you.

How are you still alive?

I injected you all with the Rhea 1.

So you're a newborn?

Yes.

I was.

Shit.

Go fuck yourself. How's that for a side affect?

The TOH device, where's it at?

Let me go and I'll hand it over.

No way.

See that silver case on the desk?

Got it, let's go.

Good, let's get the hell out of here.

Well, hello hello, everyone.

On your knees.

Get on your knees, pretty boy.

Implants.

Ta da.

Biochem is offering these very nice benefits.

I couldn't pass it up.


Isn't all of this amazing?

The way our world is in the process of change?

Poor dying innocent people.

Well, except for you.

While you all were in recovery I took the courtesy of running a few tests, and stumbled upon a revelation.

After being bit by these creatures out there, you were the only one who was not infected.

I realized your PSH and LH levels were very very low.

The test I ran on little Emma, who I had originally thought she was my source for a true vaccine was actually due to the fact that naturally a child's PSH and LH levels are low either way.

Which is why you cannot bear any children.

Which is why a child cannot be infected.

Oh, I'm sorry did he not know?

What's your point?

To simplify it.

These hormones are very crucial in the ovulation process.

Without it, a woman cannot conceive and a man can't produce the proper little swimmers.

So my point being these microorganisms need these hormones to survive inside the human body.

And without it, they cannot function.

I thought it was airborne.

It has a 36 hour lifespan in our atmosphere.

Their aim is to find us, infect us,

and take over.

Listen.

We have a dilemma.

Now, what do we do?

This is not a rhetorical question.

Please feel free to answer.

Cure the world and the world can no longer procreate.

Or let the infection take over and kill us all.

Either way the world ends.

Either way they win.

Exactly.

And I thought who are we to intervene?

Just let the universe do what it's meant to do.

We have the right to protect ourselves.

We have lost our way and I am absolutely ashamed of who we've become.

Do we really deserve to strive on as a race?

Have we really earned our spot in the universe?

And I'll leave you with that.

Be quick.

I'm sorry-

Let us go.

You two fuckers, on your feet now.

Get on your knees.

Hey there sweet, cheeks, missed you.

You're a wretched fucking hound, Isabel.

Drop your weapon slowly, slowly.

And lace your hands behind your head.

Marcus, take Isabel and Rex outside now.

My pleasure.

Put it down!

Put it down!

Back the fuck away!

Well, here we are.

Told you I'd find you.

It doesn't matter anymore.

Diedrich, take him out.

Let's go, Doogie.

You guys can stand up.

How you doing, Cee?

Not too good. Been injected with Rhea 1.

What the hell are doing? Relax.

We gotta get you guys to base camp, stat.

You sure you been injected?

Yeah, it didn't take.

Impossible.

Not according to Jacob.

We're talk about on the way, come on.

Wait, who the hell are you guys?

This is Caleb with Biochem.

We're the good guys.

There's nothing good about Biochem.

Well, we here at Biochem are trying to fix that.

How did you find us?

Wasn't really looking for you.

It's that little girl under the desk under there.

Made a promise to an old friend.

You guys go ahead. I'll catch up with you.

Oh.

Almost forgot.

Thank you.


Hey there.

I'm a friend of your fathers.

Papa.

Yeah, papa.

Will you come with me now, Emma?

No one's gonna hurt you anymore, I promise.

Come on.


Will you carry me?

No.

Yeah, all right.

Bitch.

Hey.

You got a little something right there.

What the hell are you staring at, Little Bo Peep?

You're making a terrible, terrible mistake.

Yeah well we see about that, Jimmy Neutron.

They're already here.

Hey, what the hell are you talking about?

You'll see.


Go go go, go go go.

Rex, oh my God!

Base camp, dragon six requesting coordinates over.

Dragon six stay clear of the water.

Did he say stay away from the water?

Do it now!

It's not working.

It's not working, go.


What are they doing?

They're communicating.

Get them out of here now.

Yeah, what about you?

I have to get back to base camp.

There's something about Rhea 1 and The Lotus and I...


Bob, Emma!

Where is everyone else?

The man from the sky took them.

Die, all you mother fuckers.

Fuck you.

And fuck you too.

Let's go.

No, leave.

We're not leaving you.

Not too tight.

We'll be waiting around outside, okay?

If I get loose, don't hesitate to shoot.

Shut up.

I'm serious.

The Lotus Project's original intention was a defense plan against the inevitable.

Biochem knew that an invasion was coming and did what they could to prepare themselves.

But they failed at preparing the world.

I carry the truth to the cure within my body, a truth that will help us fight another day against the infected and possibly the invasion that stands before us.

This is the defense plan that Biochem needed.

And if this is so, then I am The Lotus.


Where are we going?

I want to go home.

No, let's go more.

I don't want you getting bit anymore, come on.

Seriously, now you want to attack it?

He's going crazy.

You trying to eat my soul?

You trying to eat my soul like a dirty cat?

Try to steal your breath when your sleeping?

Oh look at that.

I just caught a mosquito biting me.

Good.

What was that?

Oh man.

Jason?

Yeah, that's the person that says I'm creepy.

Give me that.

What was that?

Probably your possum.

That's a little possum.

Oh my God, oh my God.

What just happened?

Hey loungers, so I'm back.

I'm Margherita, if you don't know.

And this is the Margherita Lounge.

Today I went to a concert and it was by Lucy Hale.

I don't know if you guys know her.

I was able to meet her and that was pretty awesome so check out some photos on my...

Hello?


Oh come on, answer me.