REVENGE OF THE SITH (THE NON-CANON DRAFT)
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
A vast sea of stars serves as the backdrop for the Main Title, followed by a rollup, which crawls into infinity.
War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere.
In a stunning move, the fiendish droid leader, General Grievous, has swept into the Republic capital and kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine, leader of the Galactic Senate.
As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee the besieged capital with their valuable hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a desperate mission to rescue the captive Chancellor....
PAN DOWN to reveal a REPUBLIC ATTACK CRUISER. Continue to PAN with the Cruiser as TWO JEDI STARFIGHTERS enter and head toward an enemy Battle Cruiser.
TRUCK with the Jedi Fighters as they maneuver in unison, dodging flack and enemy laser fire.
R2-D2 is on ANAKIN'S ship. R4-P17 is on OBI-WAN'S ship.
A giant space battle is revealed as the tiny Jedi ships continue their assault in a synchronous ballet.
INT. OBI-WAN'S STARFIGHTER COCKPIT - SPACE
OBI-WAN bounces through the flack with a frown. His ship rocks violently.
INT. ANAKIN’S STARFIGHTER COCKPIT - SPACE
ANAKIN smiles as he blasts a TRADE FEDERATION DROID DROP FIGHTER.
There isn't a droid made that can out fly
you, Master, and no other way to get to the Chancellor...
Look out, four droids inbound...
EXT. CORUSCANT - SPACE BATTLE
The TWO JEDI FIGHTERS swerve in unison as FOUR TRADE FEDERATION DROID DROP FIGHTERS attack.
After several clever moves by the Jedi, two of the FEDERATION DROID DROP FIGHTERS collide with each other in a ball of flame.
INT. OBI-WAN'S STARFIGHTER COCKPIT - SPACE Obi-Wan struggles to maintain control of his ship.
We've got to split them up.
Break left, fly through the guns on that
Obi-Wan flies to the left of a huge tower on a REPUBLIC CRUISER. The TWO DROID DROP FIGHTERS follow.
Easy for you bait?
Don't worry. you.
to say. Why am I always the
I'm coming around behind
Obi-Wan deftly maneuvers around a large Starship's superstructure, but the TWO DROID FIGHTERS stay on his tail, BLASTING him with intense laser fire.
OBI-WAN KENOBI Anakin, they're all over me!
Dead ahead! Closing... lock onto him,
Artoo BEEPS his reply as Anakin swoops in for the kill. He BLASTS one of the DROID DROP FIGHTERS. It EXPLODES.
We got him, Artoo!
Anakin BLASTS away at the second DROID DROP FIGHTER as Artoo BEEPS an angry warning.
ANAKIN I copy, Artoo.
I'm going down on the deck.
Good idea... I need some room to
Obi-Wan dives toward the surface of one of the larger TRADE FEDERATION BATTLESHIPS and is forced to fly through a maelstrom of laser flack. He skims the surface, followed by the DROID DROP FIGHTER, which is followed by Anakin.
Cut right. Do you hear me? Cut right.
Don't let him get a handle on you. Come on, Artoo, lock on! Lock on!
Artoo BEEPS. The crosshairs merge on the DROID DROP FIGHTER.
OBI-WAN KENOBI Hurry up! I don't like this!
Obi-Wan flies through a narrow gap between two towers on a Battleship.
The DROID DROP FIGHTER hits one of Obi-Wan's wings with a laser blast, parts of the ship go flying around Obi-Wan's Astro Droid, R-4.
R-4 BEEPS a blue streak.
Don't even try to fix it, Arfour. I've
shut it down.
We're locked on... we've got him.
Anakin drops in behind the DROID DROP FIGHTER and blows him apart. Artoo SQUEALS with delight.
Yeah! We got him... good going, Artoo.
Next time you're the bait... Now let's
find the Command Ship and get on with it. R-4 BEEPS a blue streak.
Lock onto them, Artoo. Master, General
Grievous's ship is directly ahead.
Artoo BEEPS a reply, and it reads out in Anakin's cockpit.