Just a little idea for a teaser trailer for the sequel idea I outlined in my previous Blog. I have presented it in script format for ease of reading.
EXT. OUTSKIRTS OF A RURAL TOWN
CAPTION: "New Ararat, Jackson County, Wyoming"
CAPTION: "April 12th, 2038"
The area is lightly wooded. In the foreground is a pine cabin. JOEL, noticeably older, is sitting on a bench on the patio, strumming his guitar. He's looking meditatively into the distance.
Two definitely-feminine legs drop into the frame. We follow the WOMAN as she stalks silently forwards. As she gets closer to JOEL, she pulls out a Butterfly Knife, which she near-silently opens. She's almost at JOEL and taking an overhead back-stab posture when...
You know, I heard you when you pulled out that fancy new knife of yours.
What...? Shit! This isn't fair! I'm gonna get the drop on you one day, old man! You'll see!
I may have taught you all you know, Baby Girl, but I didn't teach you everything I know!
The POV cuts to looking over JOEL's shoulder. The WOMAN is very obviously an older ELLIE. Taller, slightly heavier built and with longer hair and with a small, colourful feather braided into her ponytail. She's wearing a tanned hide jacket over a t-shirt that fits her snugly but isn't too revealing.
((pouts)) Has it occurred to you that I might know some things you didn't teach me?
((smirks)) Miracles do happen!
JOEL puts down his guitar and turns to face ELLIE as she puts her knife back onto her belt.
So, Maria made up her mind yet?
Yeah, well, it's gotta be done!
((Frowns)) Doesn't sit right, having to sit this one out!
Well, if you hadn't busted your leg trying to tame that stallion, you wouldn't have to!
JOEL grunts in annoyance and rubs his left lower leg with an unhappy grimace
Look, you don't worry about it, okay? Maria and Tommy have chosen the best possible replacement to run this scouting, scrounging and salvage trip in the area around the town!
Now, who would they ask to take on a suicide mission like that?
ELLIE grins mischievously and her voice takes on a mocking faux Texan twang
Ah, some trouble-making girl who hangs around town with her friends, causin' mischief!
Well, you be careful, Ellie. Remember what I told you...
Yeah... "This world don't need heroes; you see to yourself and yours and let other folk look out for themselves." Seems a shitty way to live your life.
No-one said it wasn't. It's just the way we survive.
ELLIE sighs, shakes her head and smiles again as she stoops to pick up and strap on her pack.
Well, with all we've been through, how hard can a sweep for Hunter camps, Infected nests and other settlements that might be interested in trade be? Yeah, I know, as hard as you can imagine and more!
Got that right. Keep walkin' and keep breathin', Ellie.
Relax, Old Man; I'll be back before you know it!
I love you Baby Girl.
ELLIE smiles again, leans over and gently kisses JOEL on the temple, making him smile too.
I love you too... Daddy.
CUT TO: MONTAGE
ELLIE and several other characters pulling on their packs, holstering weapons and mounting horses.
The gates of the Dam open and six riders, led by ELLIE ride out
Road away from the Dam, ELLIE and her COMPANIONS riding away from the camera.
LOGO: "THE LAST OF US II"
LOGO: "The Miracle Girl"
CAPTION: "Summer 2015"