Nobody's safe on land or sea. Our new series for the Nintendo 3DS, now in two Ds.
By Kevin Corrigan and Caldwell Tanner
EXT. LAKE STEVE, 20s, swims frantically, a SHARK FIN in hot pursuit. Just as the fin is about to catch him, Steve pulls himself out of the water and onto the dock. He SIGHS in relief. However, the fin rises out of the water - it's actually a SHARK STRAPPED TO THE BACK OF A BEAR! Bear (with Shark attached) climbs onto the dock and ROARS. FREEZE FRAME. TITLE CARD: BEAR-SHARK! Steve's jaw drops. He runs out of frame. EXT. FOREST Steve runs, checking over the shoulder. Finally, he reaches the ROAD. He spots an approaching truck. As he flags it down, the driver waves back at him. INT./EXT. TRUCK Steve gets in and slumps in the passenger seat, relieved. Steve catches his reflection in the rear-view mirror. The driver's hand reaches and adjusts the mirror, revealing that BEAR (in trucker hat and aviators) IS DRIVING! Bear waves cheekily with a SEVERED ARM. (The waving arm from earlier.) Steve presses himself against the truck door. Bear, still driving, attempts to bite Steve with both paws on the wheel. Realizing he can't reach, Bear takes one hand off the wheel and tries to swat at Steve, but the car swerves, forcing Bear to grab the wheel. SIRENS. Bear checks the rear-view mirror. His reckless driving has attracted a COP CAR. Bear pulls over, and he and Steve do their best not to look guilty. The COP approaches the window. ANGLE ON Steve as he tries to explain his situation to the officer. Suddenly, his face falls. REVEAL: It's SHARK in a COP COSTUME! Steve looks more annoyed than terrified. As Shark opens the door, Steve notices a BILLY CLUB on Shark's belt. He grabs it and stuffs it in Shark's mouth, jamming it open. In the chaos, Steve slips past Shark and flees the truck. Shark and Bear are hot on his trail. EXT. MOUNTAIN Steve reaches the foot of a mountain and begins ascending the sheer rock wall. After a few slips, he gets his footing and starts climbing. It's hard work. Steve, tired and dirty, reaches a plateau. He looks back down the cliff. Nobody's behind him. Phew. WIDEN TO REVEAL: A CHAIR LIFT directly to Steve's right. Bear and Shark are in one of the chairs with an OLD WOMAN, enjoying a casual ride. They reach the summit and dismount. In a VERY QUICK beat, Bear hands his camera to the old woman who was in the chair with them. She takes a snapshot of Bear and Shark against the scenery. The two animals, ferocious again, resume their chase. Steve runs until he reaches Bear and Shark close behind of faith. He SWAN DIVES off a cliff facing the sea. With him, he decides to take a leap off the cliff, smiling. He got away! ...Or not. Suddenly, a SHARK FIN appears in the water below him. It's SHARK! Confused, Steve looks up to the top of the cliff, where Bear and Shark still stand. Bear opens a VALVE on Cop Shark, who DEFLATES. Shark was an INFLATABLE DECOY! Mid-air, Steve can't believe it. SERIOUSLY? Shark (the real one, in the water) leaps STRAIGHT UP, devouring Steve. Shark continues his upward trajectory until he is eye-level with Bear. They HIGH-FIVE. BEAR-SHARK!