Arthur: Dawn of Destiny (PoC)
Written by:Cameron Logan & C. Neil Davenport
EXT. THE SAVAGE FOREST – NIGHT
A drunken, middle-aged man, MILO, staggers through the forest. Carries a bottle of mead in his hand.
All hail the king! His might is
never-ending. All hail the-
Milo stops singing. Raises his finger and BELCHES.
One for the history books.
Milo continues along his way, drinking from his bottle.
Now where was I? Oh, yes. “All
hail the king. His might is never-
Someone claps in the distance. Milo stops dead in his tracks. Spots someone waiting up ahead. Takes a swig of mead.
The stranger approaches Milo.
That was quite a lovely
The stranger pulls a large knife from his belt and begins to sharpen it with a granite rock. Milo sobers up for a split second.
I don’t want any trouble, sir.
Didn’t anyone ever tell you it’s
not wise to drink when you have
secrets to hide?
I’ve no idea what you mean.
The stranger grins, showing his rotten teeth. Milo is disgusted.
Oh, I think that you do.
The stranger punches Milo to the ground. Leans down and puts the knife to Milo’s forehead.
I’ve no money, sir. I spent all on
I don’t need your bloody riches. I
just need you to talk.
Wait. I know a man who can fix
those teeth of yours. He’ll make
’em shine like pearls.
The stranger uses his knife to pick at his teeth. Places the blade on Milo’s throat.
Don’t be a trickster! You know
where the bastard son of Uther
Pendragon is hiding. I’ll give you
to the count of three to tell me
The bast- I’ve never heard of such
That’s not what you said at the
tavern. I heard you spilling your
It was the mead!
Please sir. I was just showing
Alright! Alright. Some old wizard
brought the boy to Sir Ector. He
claims him as a son, but he’s not.
Where is this Sir Ector?
Please don’t hurt the boy.
Where is he?
Four miles south. He owns a large
The stranger smiles and pulls back his knife. Milo sighs in
It’s amazing what a whiff of death
can do to a man.
The stranger jabs the knife into Milo’s chest. Milo’s eyes widen.
But I gave you what you wanted.
You were guaranteed nothing, my
The stranger twists the knife.
Milo’s head drops.
The Dark Legion sends their
The stranger wipes his knife on Milo’s shirt. Stands.
A bright light shines from afar.
The stranger covers his eyes.
A hooded figure in the distance holds a staff, shining like a midday’s sun.
The stranger runs.
The hooded man now stands directly in front of him. It is MERLIN.
The stranger swings at Merlin, but his knife goes through him like a ghost.
Merlin’s staff lights up brighter.
The stranger’s body stiffens. He tries to talk. Only guttural noises come out. His feet lift off the ground as his floats into mid-air.
If one is to act like a toad-
Merlin pounds the staff into the ground.
The stranger disappears and his clothes drop to the ground.
The light on Merlin’s staff extinguishes.
Merlin walks over to the pile of clothes. Pulls back the shirt and a frog hops out from underneath. Merlin steps on the frog and crushes it.
Merlin approaches Milo’s body. Kneels down and closes Milo’s eyelids.
Rest easy, my old friend. May
mercy be your companion.
Merlin rises. Pulls out a compass. Turns until the needle hits south. Walks out of frame.
Rose bushes begin to grow around Milo’s body.
EXT. HILLTOP – SUNRISE
Merlin walks up and stops on a hilltop. Watches someone
EXT. SIR ECTOR’S ESTATE – CONTINUED
In a clearing below, a little boy, ARTHUR, swings a sword-shaped branch against a tree.
SIR ECTOR shovels hay beside the boy. He notices Merlin.
Arthur. Go inside and get washed
Arthur stabs the branch into the ground and runs out of frame.
TITLE | Arthur: Dawn of Destiny