The battle of crippled good vs. evil.
By Josh Ruben & Thomas Middleditch
EXT. ARCHERY RANGE
An arrow completely misses a stationary target. A KID IN
GLASSES is struggling with his bow and arrow as MITCH stands
behind him, instructing.
That's ok, that's ok. Don't get
frustrated. Remember, draw back
nice and easy and then release. You
hold on too long and it'll get
The Glasses Kid nods. The bow is nearly his size.
I hope you're not thinking of
entering the competition with
shooting like that.
We turn to reveal PERCIVAL. Upper crust, an asshole, think
Malfoy from Harry Potter, holding a deluxe compound bow.
(slowly moving to them)
Those skills won't get you far this
year. It may have slid in 2k12, but
the game has changed.
You still have open entry?
Anyone can sign up, yes.
The Mitch is genuinely hurt. This kid cuts deep.
(back to Glasses Kid)
If you sign up you're gonna wish
you never had been born. And after
that? I'm going to eat your mom out
right in front of you.
Glasses Kid wobbles. But then he gains his composure.
You can say all that to me, I don't
care. Duncan will show you where to
stick that fancy bow of yours.
Duncan's back this year? I thought
his parents took him to space camp.
They did. But he was so awesome he
I'm not scared of Duncan. He may
have won every year since 2k10, but
this is 2k13, and I'm the king now.
Why do you keep saying the years
Like lightening, Percival slaps Mitch across the face HARD.
Then he grabs the glasses off the Glasses Kid, throws them
on the ground, then crushes them with his foot.
I own this camp!
EXT. ARCHERY RANGE - LATER
A crowd has gathered. A motley crew of ARCHERS are lined up
opposite the targets. Percival is flanked by TWO EVIL KIDS.
As we pan across the crowd we hear whispers of
"Duncan...Duncan is so awesome...etc." and also "look at
Percival...he's pissed...this is gonna be good...etc."
There he is!
A GIRLS faints. DUNCAN "rolls" up. Duncan is a heavily
paralyzed kid in a motorized wheelchair. This is never
talked about. To everyone he is a god. People are literally
fighting back tears of joy. He rolls up right next to
Glasses Kid, who has no glasses and is squinting like mad.
Did you miss me?
Good to see ya, Duncan. How was
Let's just say I really...blasted
off the competition.
The entire crowd laughs.
Glad you could make it, Dun-can't.
I hope you've been practicing. I
sure have. 2k13 is my year.
Somebody bow me.
Someone sets a bow and arrow down on his lap.
Kick the tires and light the fires.
CUE MUSIC. Something like "You're The Best!" from Karate
MONTAGE OF ARCHERY TOURNAMENT.
* All the archers lining up. The Mitch has his hand up, then
he shoots it down and everyone shoots. A lot of misses.
Duncan and Percival are good.
* A RANDOM ARCHER shoots and the arrow hardly makes it from
the bow. Mitch leans in and ejects him. These kids are kids,
and they suck.
* Percival lines up a shot. Just before he let's fly, he
turns to Duncan.
Still looking at Duncan, he let's it go. Just outside the
bullseye. An incredible shot. The crowd reacts, impressed.
Not to be outdone, Duncan swivels his chair so it faces
opposite the targets. INSERT OF PERCIVAL'S TARGET: Duncan's
arrow hits the bullseye, right next to Percival's arrow.
Duncan's face is trying to grin but it's coming out weird.
END OF MONTAGE. SONG FADES...
EXT. ARCHERY RANGE - LATER
Just three left. Glasses Kid lines up a shot. He can't see,
he's sweating. Percival leans in and blows in his ear. It
messes with him and he twitches on his aim. The arrow flies
right into the crowd and skewers a kid in the chest.
Are you ok?
I'm fine, I'm fine. I have to see
how this ends.
(to Glasses Kid)
Sorry, son. You're outta here.
Please hand over your bow and
He does. The Mitch breaks them over his knee.
You know we have to buy our own
(ignoring him, he addresses
Ok guys, we are down to the final
two. This is for all the marbles.
Quiet on the field, respect the
comp. Archers will fire at the same
time, closest one to a bullseye
Duncan and Percival line up. It's tense.
Percival draws his bow. Duncan is motionless. Percival gives
a glance to one of his CRONIES who nods in return.
Percival let's 'er rip. But a hand reaches in on Duncan's
frame and presses the little joystick to his wheelchair
forward and it fucks up his shot. The arrow goes flying
upward. The CROWD GASPS.
Percival's arrow hits the bullseye.
Another arrow. Now.
Glasses Kid places another arrow on his lap. He shoots it up
into the air, and just like in the Robin Hood cartoon, he
hits his soaring arrow with the new one and it flies back
down. It hits the target with such force that the whole
The crowd is stunned. The Mitch walks over to the target and
rummages around in the debris. He finds Duncan's arrow, with
it pierced right through the fabric of the bullseye. He
holds it up.
That's a bullseye. Duncan wins the
Everyone cheers. Percival hangs his head as the crowd bumps
past him towards Duncan. They hoist him up out of his
wheelchair and carry him off.
Hey, let's dunk Duncan!
Duncan looks worried as the crowd takes him to the pool.
They toss him into the pool and all walk away, celebrating.
We stay on Duncan, face up, floating in the pool. He's
inches away from the pool steps but he's paralyzed so he
just floats there, helpless.