Compound

“Compound” is currently being written

Genre: Action / Science Fiction
Logline: Trapped in a post-apocalypse town, Unwilling participants fight to the death against an unknown enemy with no chance of escape.

SYNOPSIS
Royal Marine, Sergeant MARK HARPER, returns home from his second tour in Afghanistan and visits his ex wife and kids. After an emotional day Mark hooks up with his friends and they hit the town to celebrate his return. Partying in a nightclub, Mark meets a beautiful woman and ends up back at her place where they spend an amazing night together. Mark lies in her bed and is content with his lot. He falls asleep smiling.

Mark awakens on the floor of an empty and degraded room, the muffled sounds of battle can be heard outside. Dressed in half military and half civilian clothing, a confused Mark looks around the room and notices an M16 on the floor next to him. The sounds of battle become clearer and louder and Mark rises to his feet and walks over to the window. Looking out from the upstairs bedroom of a terraced house, Mark witnesses a furious battle in the streets below. A round slams through the window throwing Mark to the floor. Whilst on the floor a siren sounds outside and the fire fight stops. Once again Mark looks out of the window but this time everyone is gone and the dust settles to the ground. Mark picks up the M16 and proceeds to walk out of the house and onto the street. Dazed and confused Mark tries to take in what has just happened as he walks down the street, and then from out of nowhere he is grabbed and pulled into a building. After a short struggle Mark is pinned to the floor by AMANDA, “Mark! What the fuck are you doing?” Shocked by the fact that Amanda knows him, Mark demands an explanation as to what is happening. Amanda tells him that they are all ex military that there are 15 of them, with Amanda being the leader, they are trapped in this town and they cannot escape. They have no idea how long they have been there and they regularly come under attack from an unknown force. One of the buildings has a green light above it (QM building) and when it illuminates they can go inside to get basic rations and ammunition but that’s as much as they know. If someone gets shot they put them in the QM building and they return patched up a few days later.

Mark becomes hell bent on escape and convinces the others to help him. Still coming under regular attack, they put their plan into effect and escape into the main compound. They fight their way through the compound into large buildings that seem to always have the lights on. Having lost nearly half their team and the rest suffering from gunshot wounds, they venture inside the building. In there, they have to negotiate maze like corridors and stumble across rooms filled with medical equipment and strange objects they have never seen before. Eventually everyone but Mark and Amanda get killed or left behind as they venture deeper into the building. They stop meeting resistance and Mark and Amanda make their way down a long corridor with a large control room at the end.

The control room is full of monitors and futuristic computer consoles and as they enter they are both scanned. Displayed on the screen in front of them is diagnostics of both their bodies and the words “Battle construct Droids” written beneath. The computer speaks and informs them that they are Cyborgs constructed from dead soldiers. Created to run realistic war games against humanoid drones, the only way to properly test them, would be against human combatants. They ask the computer “Who is running the facility?” The computer informs them that there has been no human interaction for ten years and the whole place has been running automatically for all that time. Mark and Amanda trash the control room, commandeer a Humvee and head out into the great unknown.

Budget: £500k

Comparisons: Black Hawk Down, Universal Solider, Terminator Salvation