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CIRQUE D' ETOILES

*** Russian astronaut, thrown out of the space program, hijacks a space taxi going to the International Space Station. An intergalactic, time warp, adventure to the future.

It is the year 2037, and global warming has ravaged our ecosystem. The polar caps are long gone. Our deserts are scorched. Sea levels keep rising. Hurricanes and tornadoes have brought destruction to our cities. Many of our beloved species have gone extinct, and there is an eminent danger of asteroids colliding with earth. Vladimir's mission is to send satellites to outer space to prevent these events from occurring. He's also wants to terraform Mars, so when our planet goes supernovae in 5 billion years.Vladimir hijacks a space taxis called the Warbler as it takes off for the International Space Station (ISS). It is a spacecraft similar to the soyuz, but a prototype with eight seats. He hijacks it because Elton Velocity from Space Launch would not sell him one, even though he has the money. He doesn't think Elton shares his vision. However, to do so he must escapee special CIA agent Gordon who is on his tail. Gordon was once an astronaut like Vladimir serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA, much like Vladimir who served aboard for the Russian space program Roscosomos. Vladimir's girlfriend Valentina is still a cosmonaut on ISS. They talked about marrying. Their dream is for their great grandchildren to live on Mars one day. Unfortunately, those plans are on hold right now, because Vladimir was dismissed from the space program for substance abuse. He trying to stay sober. Vladimir owns a troupe called Cirque D’ Etoile. Svetlana is the star, and his mistress. She is a master aerialist. Valentina does not know about her. Vladmir hopes the the two never meet. Spoiler alert: they do. Svetlana however developes a serious crush on Gordon, while he was going undercover in Paris. Gordon doesn't love her though. He is in love with Claire another CIA agent. To add more to the soap opera drama, Valentina unsuccessfully tries to seduce Gordon aboard ISS. Vladimir believes he can convince the world, and even Gordon to see his point of view. He eventually does. Gordon asks Vladimir “ Why are you an astronaut? Why are you doing all this? Why terraform Mars?” His answer? “ Because I believe we all share a universal memory passed on to us, imprinted in our souls, to go back and search the celestial skies for our home. Like the salmon swimming for miles to spawn in the streams of their birth.” After he takes over ISS , the world cheers him on as he announces by satellite this message to the world “ Hello world. My name is Vladimir Nicolay. I am coming to you live from the International Space Station. I have take over the International Space Station. Your governments have lied to you in the biggest cover up of all time. I am first a scientist, not a politician. Global warming is at epic proportions. We must change that, and I promise you I will. “ Vladimir launches the satellites with the help of Gordon and the other astronauts on ISS. Gordon even rescues Vladimir as he gets dismantled while attaching one of the satellites. The two become friends, and the mission is a success. Vladimir stays on ISS with Valentina and the other astronauts, to continue monitoring the satellites, and working on terraforming. Gordon returns to earth to be with Claire his true love and Svetlana goes with him. . Want to know the rest?

Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Starring Roles For:
Adrien Brody/Bryan Cranston/ Thiery Neuvoc
Michael Fassbender/Waltz/Aaron Taylor Johnson
Amy Adams
In the Vein Of:
Interstellar
Gravity
Dangerous Liaisons
Posted:
01/15/2015
Updated:
11/28/2020
Author Bio:
I write because I like to tell stories, and for no other reason! I've read a lot of scripts, and seen a lot of movies. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I am a Graduate of the Univerity of Illinois. I did some writing for the Daily Illini and have some experience in copy- writing when I worked for The American Medical Association. I went to Evanston Township High School. I worked at the Help Desk for The University of Chicago Medical Center for eight years.

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