Monday, December 6, 2010

Hmm. I had a thought, and its just too good to sit on.

Recently I've become a huge fan of the series "Lie to Me". Not only is the acting brilliant, the plots new and original, and the action justified, but at times the cinematography is downright breathtaking in its genius.

I've also been a long time fan of House, at least of the early seasons before it ceased being a medical mystery drama and started transforming into a soap opera centered around the medical staff.  Then I thought, these two universes are not mutually exclusive. In fact there could be a universe where Cal Lightman and Gregory House both exist. Intriguing. So I came up with this teaser.

The CIA has just brought in an old man stricken with a mysterious illness who they believe to be Osama Bin Laden, but they don't know for sure. It is up to Dr. Gregory House and Dr. Cal Lightman to determine if it is the real Bin Laden and if so keep him alive long enough to be tried for his crimes. President Obama guest stars as himself.

Here's a taste.

INT. PRIVATE MEDICAL FACILITY
CAL LIGHTMAN steps out of a military helicopter on a roof and is met by REYNOLDS and two other Federal Agents. They walk hurriedly through a door, into an elevator, and down a hallway as they converse. They pass several security checkpoints and locked doors, casually flashing their name badges to the guards as they talk.

                      LIGHTMAN
          Whats this all about then?
                      REYNOLDS
          This is big Lightman, bigger than any case you have worked. Everyone is           interested in the outcome here, all the way up to the very top. 
                      LIGHTMAN 
          Well that's the truth certainly, but why are you showing hint of fear?
                      REYNOLDS
          I'm afraid for you, Lightman, if you screw this one up it is not just           your ass, but everyone's ass on the line.
                      LIGHTMAN
                (Smugly)
          So who is this mystery man that's got everyone's knickers in a twist,           eh?
                      REYNOLDS 
          CIA brought him in last night, they think that this time it is really           him...
                      LIGHTMAN
          ...and by really HIM you mean...

They walk up to a reinforced glass window, from behind their heads it is clear that inside the room is an elderly bearded man strapped to a hospital bed. He looks weak and infirm. Several heavily armed special agents stand guard in the room.

INT. HOUSE'S OFFICE - EVENING
LISA CUDDY marches into the office with a stern look on her face and hands DR. HOUSE a blue case-file labeled CLASSIFIED. He opens it, reads for a moment and looks up intrigued.

                      HOUSE
          ...THE Osama Bin-Laden?

[OPENING CREDITS]



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