Final Draft 9

Rubber (2010)

Screenplay Genre: Comedy / Drama / Horror

Movie Time: 82 minutes

1. INCITING INCIDENT

Robert (a tire) awakens and begins wandering through the desert, trying his strength. Trampling water bottles and such, his first true murder occurs when he squashes a scorpion. His bloodthirsty ways are born. (00:12:52)

2. LOCK IN

Robert has discovered his telepathic powers and uses them for death and destruction. He reaches the main road and encounters a beautiful woman, with whom he falls in love with. (00:22:17)

3. FIRST CULMINATION

After previously witnessing the cleaning lady throw Robert out of Room 16, only to see him autonomously roll back inside, Zach (Remy Thorne) returns to discover her decapitated body — the first body found. The police and ambulance arrive, and the hunt begins. (00:41:55)

4. MAIN CULMINATION

The beautiful girl, Sheila (Roxane Mesquida), has decided to help the police by voicing a mannequin dressed as her to lure the tire out. This plan does not prevail and the tire blows up the mannequin. (01:11:17)

5. THIRD ACT TWIST

Robert has now been destroyed by the lieutenant (Stephen Spinella), but the old man in the wheelchair (Wings Hauser) witnesses a tricycle emerge and claims, “it’s not the end! He’s been reincarnated as a tricycle!” The tricycle murders the old man and continues on to find Sheila. (01:12:18)