The Tomorrow War (2021) Movie Script

[electricity crackling,
-[people screaming]
-[wind whistling]
[screaming continues]
[muffled screaming]
[people groaning, coughing]
[thunder rumbling]
["Christmas Wrapping"
by The Waitresses playing]
Look, Im incredibly proud
of my career in the military,
and I did two combat tours,
but, uh, I was never
gonna be a career guy.
I found my passion
in the Army Research Lab.
I used my GI Bill to, uh...
to go to Cal State,
and Im currently teaching
high school biology.
MAN [on phone]:
Okay, Dan. I-I think
Arthurs still reviewing
the proposal.
Thats great,
but I have some more data,
and Im nearby,
so I-I want to bring
-a new proposal tonight.
-Let me put you on hold.
-[excited chatter, laughter]
-["Christmas Wrapping" playing]
Muri? Muri!
Okay, none of you are my child.
Has anyone seen Muri?
-Grab these. I have a mission.
Get those to the kitchen.
-Yes, sir.
-There you are. March.
-Great party, Dan.
-Oh, thank you. I appreciate...
-Your place smells amazing.
-Thank you.
Things are heating up
in this final match
of the World Cup.
Hey, Forester.
-Sorry, guys. Gonna steal him
for a second. -Hey. Sorry, guys.
We are out of Christmas napkins.
Okay, we have
"Im just here for the booze"
or "Happy 70th birthday."
-Go "Happy 70th."
Babe, Im on hold right now.
Theyre trying
to track down Arthur.
-Right now?
-This is happening right now.
I am gonna punch you
in your unfortunately
very handsome face.
This is the call, though.
Im in the final round.
This is real work
in an actual lab.
Its my dream.
-Well, Muris dream is that
you wa... -MURI: Hee-haw!
-...that you watch the game
with her. -Oh, hi.
Hee-haw! Hee-haw!
I promise Ill be back
before the end of the game.
-All right.
-Whats this?
-Um, thats...
Your-your dad sent Muri
a Christmas card.
-Can we talk about it tomorrow?
Babe, well talk about it.
-[garbage can clunks]
-Daniel. What?
We dont have to talk.
Hes just trying to be
a grandpa.
Well, I think he forfeited
the right to meet
his granddaughter
when he abandoned your husband.
No ones eating my tuna Santa.
DAN: When I come back,
Im gonna have a new job,
-and Im gonna eat all of
your tuna Santa. -[laughs]
-ARTHUR [on phone]: Hey, Dan.
-EMMY: Bye.
-Arthur. Hey, man.
-ARTHUR: Im glad you called.
Its a very competitive
-Yes, sir.
-And experience is everything.
Well, I have
leadership experience.
I ran combat missions in Iraq.
Does that translate, though?
It sure comes in handy
teaching high school.
Youre a great candidate.
The only thing youre missing is
private sector experience.
Which we have to say is
an important part
of what were looking for.
No, guys, guys...
ARTHUR: And thats why we had
to make a tough choice.
We found someone else.
His background and education--
hes just a better fit for us.
Sorry, Dan.
Good luck.
Of course youre not the guy.
You are such an idiot.
[dog barking nearby]
[muffled chatter, laughter]
-What happened?
We are live in Qatar
for the first World Cup
held in...
You know who Selman Waksman is?
I do.
He discovered the vaccine
for tuberculosis.
Do you know where he found it?
You tell me.
In the dirt with worms and poop.
SPORTSCASTER: The extreme heat
of our host city
makes playing in the summertime
all but impossible.
See these people...
playing soccer up there?
They are the best in the world.
Can you believe that?
-I want to be the best.
Like you are at science.
Like I am at science.
You know what it takes
to be the best.
You got to say to yourself,
"I will do...
I-I will do..."
You have to think this.
"...what nobody else
is willing to do."
Yeah. Right?
I am meant to do
something special with my life.
Everythings gonna be okay, Dad.
Thank you, honey.
Thats very sweet of you.
Although Im pretty sure
its supposed to be me
telling you that
and not the other way around.
And heres the corner kick.
This could be it. Its coming...
And its knocked away
by the goalie.
Oh, and its a bicycle kick!
-Dad, watch.
-SPORTSCASTER: Wait a minute!
Hes heading down the pitch.
Hes alone,
only one defender behind him.
Hes driving towards it.
Its unbelievable!
Can he do it? Yes, he can!
[electrical buzzing, whirring]
-[crowd cheering]
-[air horns blaring]
[deep whooshing]
[explosive rumbling]
[people screaming]
50 to 60 armed men and women
standing on the pitch.
-SOLDIER: Youre tapped in.
-HART: Good copy.
Its okay.
[echoing over speakers]:
We are you,
30 years in the future.
Its okay, sweetie.
We are fighting a war.
Our enemy is not human.
And we are losing.
In 11 months time,
all human beings in the future
will be wiped
from the face of the earth
unless you help us.
We need you.
Our fathers, mothers
and grandparents,
we need you to fight beside us
if we stand a chance
at winning this war.
Is this a joke?
are our last hope.
12 months ago, we had no idea
how those words
would change everything
about our daily lives.
Immediately, jump facilities
were established
around the globe
to send the worlds military
into the future
and help fight the Whitespikes.
REPORTER 2: The first thousand
soldiers are headed
-28 years into the future.
-WOMAN: Five, four, three...
-Well be anxiously awaiting
their return. -...two, one.
Seven days later,
those hopes were dashed
as only a handful
of troops survived.
Since only 50% of the military
are qualified to jump,
civilians were needed
to support the war effort,
so the worlds leaders agreed
to institute the first
worldwide draft.
Yesterday, they were civilians.
-We are you.
-But today, they are soldiers.
REPORTER 1: But even with
thousands of civilian soldiers
being sent a week,
the future global population
is currently estimated
to be less than 500,000.
And with a draftee survival rate
of less than 20%,
many people are asking:
is it worth it?
The antiwar movement continues
to gain momentum.
There are riots and protests
happening all over the world.
What are we supposed to do?
Just throw up our hands, say,
"Sorry youre dying"?
But why should we still
be fighting a war that,
as far as were concerned,
hasnt even happened?
These are our children
and our grandchildren
that are dying.
We cant just stand by
and allow them
to be wiped off
the face of the earth.
Thats why we need to draft
more civilians.
We need people to fight,
but we also need people
to solve the problem.
We need to do everything we can
to stop the aliens now.
This may be our last chance
to save the human race.
MURI [in other room]:
Please dont let them draft you.
Please dont let them take you.
EMMY: I think you had
a bad dream, honey.
MURI [crying]: Dont let them
take you. Please dont...
Its okay. Just breathe.
-Its okay.
-[Muri crying, whimpering]
Just breathe. Deep breaths.
Right, Daddy?
Yeah. In...
[inhales deeply]
Out. [exhales]
Yeah. Yeah.
Breathing brings what
-into your bloodstream?
Oxygen. Very good.
You need oxygen.
Oxygen feeds your...?
-To your brain.
-Its too easy.
Its too easy?
All right.
The process of respiration
turns oxygen into what?
Um, carbon dioxide.
Whats carbon dioxide
also called?
Okay. Maybe you need... [sighs]
Maybe you need
a physical challenge.
How about this?
Why dont you try to squeeze me
as hard as you can?
See if you can hurt me.
-[Muri growls playfully]
-[mock groaning]
-[Muri laughing]
No, no, not hard...
not-not that hard.
If you open your books
to page 47,
talking about photosynthesis
and the magic of chlorophyll.
Its, uh...
Its really interesting stuff,
guys. Its kind of...
They say magic, you know,
its not like pulling
a rabbit out of a hat,
but its magic,
if you think about it.
The stuff we breathe out,
a tree breathes in?
I know, you guys are speechless
cause its...
its so captivating.
All right, well...
you want to talk
about something else,
lets talk about something else.
What gets you excited?
What do you want to talk about?
Really? Anyone.
Anyone in the class
besides Martin?
Class, what does Martin want
to talk about?
Ancient volcanoes.
Ancient volcanoes.
Volcanoes are
natures fury, guys.
Yes, which you demonstrated
at the last science fair.
Whats the point?
-Whats the point of what?
School, grades, college--
its all bullshit.
Yeah. Weve seen
the new number projections.
We lose, period.
The aliens kill us all.
Those are numbers
from the year 2051.
-Thats 30 years from now.
Theyre taking thousands
of people every week.
My uncle, Tinas mom.
Theyre gone, man.
Listen, guys.
I know it seems pretty bad.
But if theres one thing
that the world needs right now,
its scientists.
We cannot stop innovating.
Thats how you solve a problem.
Science is important.
So we need to focus up.
[alert tone playing over phone]
PROTESTORS [chanting]:
Not our war! Not our war!
-[siren whooping]
-[chanting continues]
[helicopter whirring]
-James Daniel Forester Junior.
You go by James or Jim?
I go by Dan, middle name.
-Birth certificate, passport?
Uh, the...
it should be in there.
Uh, as-as well as
my employment contract.
Can you have a seat, please?
-Just, uh, over there.
Thank you.
Remove your shirt, please.
-Remove my shirt?
Hey, what is this for?
[device whirring]
Its just a test.
Little extra tight, probably,
but thats fine.
Oh, a seat belt. Okay.
Oh, is it a driving test?
-OFFICER: It is not.
No? You dont have jokes
in the future?
Do you have any children,
Mr. Forester?
-Look up.
-I have a daughter.
I dont see
her birth certificate.
-OFFICER 2: Its not there?
You... Im not... didnt...
I didnt know you needed
her birth certificate.
Its not required.
However, if you are
-to die in action...
-SAM: Arms straight.
...your dependents will receive
a pretax payment of $1 million.
Id assume youd want us
to verify exactly
who your family is.
Yeah. Well, hold on
a second here.
Youre gonna feel
a cold sensation.
What is this test?
What are you testing?
-[hisses in pain, exhales]
What are you whispering?
Mr. Forester...
youve been elevated
to Active-2 status.
You meet all requirements
for conscription.
Wh-What... what are the
requirements for conscription?
A pulse?
It says, at 11:23 Eastern Time,
October 13, 2030,
youll be pronounced dead.
It-it says that I die
in seven years?
-Bite down.
-How do I die?
-We cant share that
information, sir. -But you know?
Youll really want
to bite down on this
if you want to keep
from severing your tongue.
Excuse me, sir. Excuse me.
One more, one more...
Can you please comply
and bite down, sir?
Get your hand out of my face,
or Ill bite your finger off.
-Hold on a second.
Can we just slow this down
for just a second?
-H-Hold on, hold on, hold on.
-[whirring grows louder]
Can we just slow down
one second? I...
[groaning in pain]
-[groaning continues]
[computer beeps]
[device powering down]
This device facilitates your
jump to and from the future war.
It is synched
to your unique biosignature
and can only be removed when
your tour of duty is complete.
The Jump-band allows us
to track you anywhere on Earth.
Any attempt to evade the draft
or tamper with the device
will result in your imprisonment
or your spouse
or dependent of legal age
taking your place.
You have 24 hours to get
your personal affairs in order
and report for basic training.
Do you have any questions?
Youre free to go.
I see you were a squad leader
in the Army Special Ops Command?
In Iraq?
Yeah, 15 years ago.
Thank you for your service.
EMMY: Who wants to tell me
what they remember?
About your seven days.
You want to tell us anything
you remember?
The clicking.
God, I still cant get the sound
out of my head.
One starts it, and then
the rest just chime in.
Thats when you realize...
theyre never gonna stop.
Not until were all dead.
EMMY: Do you know how many
of these guys come back?
30%-- 30% of draftees return.
I talk to them every day,
and they suffer
so much post-trauma
they can barely talk.
I mean, I-I can see why
you dont work
in the recruiting department.
Were gonna run.
Come here.
Were gonna run.
This is what were doing.
You, me and Muri,
we have to run.
We have 24 hours. I dont know
how to run from the government.
You know someone who does.
We have to. Dan.
Im not asking him
for a goddamn thing.
Do not ask for yourself.
Ask for me. Ask for me, Dan.
Ask for Muri.
[gun clicks]
What, are you gonna shoot me?
I didnt recognize you.
Mustve been that metrosexual
scruffle you got there.
I mean, grow a beard or dont.
Oh, its my beard?
Thats the reason
you dont recognize me?
-You got a new accessory, huh?
-You, too.
Desert Eagle .50 cal.
Thats cool.
Yeah, it does the job.
The job of convincing the world
you have a small dick?
-Oh, whats this?
-You like that?
Thats like the big-boy version
of that windup toy
-you drove in.
-That yours?
Yep. Got a Bullitt Mustang
parked around back, too.
Before your time, I guess.
Let me see it.
Second generation.
Thats sensor-calibrated
to your pulse.
Fortunately... came to the only guy for
whom this is a piece of cake.
I wish you wouldnt drink
while you do this.
I wish Stevie Nicks would
show up in her birthday suit
with a jar of pickles
and a bottle of baby oil.
Yeah, dont-dont overthink it.
So, what made you come to me?
I get a good Yelp review?
Come on.
I know what you do here.
You have a masters degree
in engineering
and a general disdain
for the U.S. government,
not to mention
no visible means of income.
What do you mean?
I fix planes for this rich guy.
Hes got a C-130 out there.
Yeah, Im sure thats
how you can afford a Jeep
and that Desert Eagle,
high roller.
[grunting, muttering]
Are you checking to see
if Im wearing a wire?
The thought occurred to me.
You come here, surprise visit,
talking about my distrust
of the federal government
and my "no visible means
of income."
Yeah, that sounds
like entrapment.
Is that entrapment?
Is that what that sounds like,
Perry Mason?
Is that cause you binge-watch
The Sopranos in your trailer?
You think Im gonna
get out of the draft
if I give the government you?
Theres gonna be-- some Feds are
gonna come out of your Jeep.
Did you catch that, guys?
Send in Stevie Nicks.
Why else would you come here?
You never wanted my help
a day in your life.
[slams table]
What did you just say to me?
There were years...
[scoffs] That was all
we wanted from you,
was a little bit of help.
I couldve used help...
burying your wife.
Let me tell you something.
You have no idea what went on
between your mother and me.
When I got back from Nam,
I was in a very...
...dark place.
And I...
I couldnt find a way out.
I couldnt get away
from my anger and my violence.
I couldnt control myself.
I couldnt even
recognize myself.
But I knew I was... [sighs]
Youve been mad at me
your whole life
cause I left you,
but Im telling you,
it wouldve been worse
for you and your mom
if Id have stayed.
You didnt leave for us.
You quit,
because youre a coward.
And you still are.
Stop sending Christmas cards
to my house.
Youre never gonna know Muri.
You dont get a second chance.
[distorted, muffled chatter]
EMMY: ...allowed to take $400
out at once from the ATM,
but if we get out of town...
What? Hi.
You okay?
I dont know whats gonna
happen to me if I go,
but you and I both know
what will happen to all of us
if I stay.
Well figure it out together.
I know how to do this.
Its seven days. Ill survive.
Im a pretty tough guy.
Youre tough? The man who cries
through every cold?
You have to tell her.
What you doing?
Looking for vaccines.
Oh. You find any?
Not really.
Diggings hard.
Oh, see, its about, uh...
Youre doing the...
Its right what youre doing
with your foot--
you got to give it the weight--
but then you got to use...
Whats this?
Son of a bitch.
-[chuckling]: You did that.
-Oh, hey. Shit.
Thats supposed to be buried
deeper than that.
Ill give you ten dollars
if you tell your mom
that you cut that cable, not me.
All right.
Fist-bump on it.
There you go.
So, uh...
So, listen, Chickpea.
I got to go on a trip.
Be gone for about a week.
You got drafted.
Hey, hey, hey.
Its okay.
Dont worry.
I want you to know something.
I will be back.
You know I love you, Chickpea.
You people...
you all have something
in common.
Whatever your age, occupation,
ethnicity or gender,
whatever your background,
you are now heroes.
You answered a call.
It was a cry for help
across time.
Its the voice
of your children...
...and they need you.
The sacrifice that you make now
is for them.
For the first time
in human history,
the armed forces
from every nation
are united against one enemy.
Im Sergeant Diaz.
I am not your friend.
This is.
DODD: Seven days from now,
when you are sent
-into that war...
-Wrap it around tighter. wont be fighting
for your country.
Open the chamber, please.
Youll be fighting
for the world.
SOLDIER: I need to see
your weapons been cleared.
Throats and abdomens--
thats what you aim for.
On behalf of
the Department of Defense...
...and a grateful nation...
[all gasp]
...we thank you
for your service.
Lieutenant Hart.
Your tour of duty
will be seven days.
Thats 168 hours.
At the end of your tour,
if the Jump-band attached
to your arm determines
that you are still
clinically alive...
Are there any doctors? will automatically
be jumped back
from wherever you are,
and your tour of duty
will be complete.
What you think you know about
basic training does not apply.
You will not march,
crawl or climb.
There will be no push-ups,
no pull-ups,
no obstacle courses.
[sighs] I was kind of
looking forward to that.
You will take
what you are given
and dress as quickly as you can.
Overly ventilated jeans,
yoga pant fails,
cargo shorts--
all will be replaced.
See, I dont get
the criteria for,
like, what goes and what stays.
Like, they took my shorts,
they left the jacket,
which is clearly, like,
fashion over function.
My man over there is wearing
a chefs hat.
I mean, I didnt get this...
This isnt military issue.
I bought this at
Ross Dress for Less for like $30
cause I thought it was
gonna be cold in the van.
Most of you will deploy
with D-Force.
The rest will jump with R-Force.
The screen on your Jump-band
indicates deployment.
-Check it now.
-[Jump-bands beeping]
Oh. I guess were together.
Im Charlie.
-How are you?
-Hey. R-Force.
DORIAN: You can braid
each others hair later.
All right, stop talking.
Totally. Uh, sorry.
I-I mean, when Im nervous,
I talk, and...
On a scale of one to ten,
Im like a 97
on the nervous scale.
Or maybe a... like a 98.
You look like a murderer.
No offense. Well...
-I mean, you do, so...
-Hmm? -He will kill you
before the aliens do.
I know.
I called him a murderer.
-T-Turn around, man.
-I am. [stammers]
Does anyone have any questions?
I missed all of that.
CHARLIE: You know that guy
in the red shirt?
His names Dorian.
Hes one of the sole survivors
of the first jump to Russia.
This is his third tour.
CHARLIE: Yeah. You see that claw
around his neck?
That is supposed to be from
one of the first Whitespikes
ever killed.
Hes flipping us off.
I think shes flipping you off.
She? Oh.
-Thats my bad.
-Whatd you do before all this?
Well, I was department chair
at Georgia Tech.
Doctorate in Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences.
Now Im director of R and D
at Wallace Technology.
Were the fastest-growing
geothermal energy company
in the U.S.
Oh, wow.
Okay, so I have, like, a theory.
Have you noticed how all of us--
or at least most of us--
are, like, over 40?
Yeah. Youre thinking that,
in order for the time jump
to occur,
we have to be dead in the time
were jumping to?
I mean, I imagine its to...
to avoid some sort of paradox.
Which would lead me to believe
thats why the people
training us are so young.
They havent been born yet.
[chuckles] I think were
gonna be best friends.
Welcome to R-Force,
also known as Research Force.
Youll be joining
your counterparts in 2051
at a fortified
research facility.
Your function is to add
your knowledge
and skill set to theirs
-and prevent our extinction.
-NORAH: Excuse me.
Why dont we just jump back
to earlier in the war?
The Jumplink doesnt
work that way.
Its the temporal
displacement device
housed in a fortified location
in the middle of the ocean,
and its what makes
all your armbands work.
Time only flows
in one direction.
Its like a river.
The Jumplink placed two rafts
on that river, 30 years apart.
Now, we can jump
back and forth between them,
but both rafts will always
keep moving forward.
So, why cant we just build
more rafts?
The Jumplink tech
is held together
with chewing gum
and chicken wire.
Weve barely managed to make
one very rudimentary wormhole.
If we werent in
an extinction-level event,
wed still be jumping lab rats.
Now, we can jump you to 2051,
and we can jump you back.
HART: Every six days,
the Whitespikes disappear.
They crawl back
into their nests.
We call it the Sabbath.
Their day of rest.
And thats when
we insert troops.
Okay, but why dont we have
pictures or video?
You know, it would help us
to know what were up against.
The consensus was that
if the public saw
what theyd face
when they reach the future,
it would become virtually
impossible to fill that hangar.
Okay, cool.
Next time someone asks that,
you should probably just lie.
-[group inhaling deeply]
-Oh, come on, man.
WOMAN: Palms together.
Take a breath in.
-And then exhale.
-[group exhaling]
Bring your hands
through that center.
Close your eyes.
Small breath in and out.
I mean, out of all this stuff,
you couldnt put one thing
of floss in here?
Whats up, man?
-You doing all right?
-Oh, no, yeah.
No, Im-Im good.
Going to war.
But you survived jellyfish
season, so you can survive this.
-The shirt.
[chuckles, mutters]
You know, actually, I didnt.
My wife got this for me
as a joke
cause I got stung
so many times.
I... I hate...
I hate the beach.
I hate it.
My wife, of course,
she loves it.
We went this summer
right before she...
She, uh... she got sent out
in the first wave.
Im really sorry.
Uh, how about you, man?
You got a family?
-[alarm blaring]
-HART: All right, people!
Lets go! This is not a drill!
Move your bodies! Lets go!
This is not a drill!
-Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
-Lets go! Lets go!
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Whats going on?
I thought we had seven days.
The world doesnt end
on a schedule.
Uh, well, were not ready
for any kind of deployment.
We dont even know
what were going on to do.
Youll get your assignment
in the LZ.
Stay on comms. Youll be
contacted as soon as you land.
DAN: Some of these guys are very
green. Do they all need to go?
Why cant some of them stay here
and train some more?
The research facility
is under attack.
Its the last lab left
studying the Whitespikes.
If its lost, the war is lost.
[indistinct shouting]
Reach out in space! Lets go!
ENGINEER [over P.A.]:
Commencing countdown protocol.
One minute to jump.
[whirring, electrical crackling]
Be prepared for a drop.
The Jumplink will drop you five
to ten feet above the ground.
That should be fun.
30 seconds.
Weapons up.
Oh, here. Come on.
Take that, and just
flip it around like that.
Makes sense.
And thats your safety.
Okay. How do you know how to do
all this stuff, man?
How are you so calm?
Long story.
What, are you, like,
Kind of a short story, I guess.
20 seconds.
Tuck position.
Where are we going?
Miami Beach.
Of course
itd have to be a beach.
Ten, nine,
eight, seven,
six, five,
four, three,
two, one.
-[people screaming]
Lieutenant, somethings wrong
with the output coordinates.
Should we abort?
[deep whooshing]
[people screaming]
-[wind whistling]
-[explosive rumbling]
[screaming continues]
[muffled screaming]
[people screaming]
Dan! Dan!
[people groaning, coughing]
I got you. Come on.
You got to get up. I got you.
[indistinct chatter]
[thunder rumbling]
[Whitespikes screeching
in distance]
Welcome to Miami.
Im just glad Will Smith
isnt alive to see this.
[distant shouting]
-[men grunt]
Well, I couldve done
without seeing that.
Well, if you think this is bad,
you dont want to see
what happens next.
[rapid clicking]
[Whitespike screeching]
Where are they?
Somebody find out
what the hell went wrong.
Romeo Actual,
this is Romeo Command.
Do you copy me?
Can anybody hear me?
We need the comms up now.
Come on.
Get me someone on this radio
right now.
[over comms]: Romeo Actual,
this is Romeo Command.
Do you copy?
Can anybody hear me?
Yeah. Command, this is Actual.
Were here.
Some of us.
Identify yourself.
Im-Im Dan Forester.
Dan Forester.
Okay, Dan, listen up.
I got imagery up of your team,
and I see that youre a soldier,
so Im gonna be real with you.
Whitespikes have
overrun the city,
and we cant stop them,
so were gonna have to clean it.
Clean it?
A blanket bombardment
has been ordered.
Get me an ETA on that right now.
-On me.
-Theyre going to eradicate
every living thing
till there is nothing left.
[whistles, imitates explosion]
Theyre gonna do that to here?
I got one problem, Dan,
and Im gonna need your help.
Get me that map
of the lab-- now.
My research team is stranded
in a lab by your location,
and they are surrounded
by the enemy,
so you and your unit are now
on a rescue mission.
And since you have experience
running CSAR,
I need you to get my team
out of there.
You got it, Dan?
Copy that, Command.
Listen, everybody.
Were on a CSAR, all right?
Its combat search and rescue.
Our destination is
this research facility.
I need every able-bodied person
on this rooftop to follow me!
[Whitespikes screeching,
We need someone on point.
Whats your name?
-Whats your name?
-Robert Cowan.
-Cowan. Okay.
You guys hustle up there,
look down the street,
tell me what you see.
-Okay? Go.
-NORAH: Okay.
DAN [over comm]: All right,
guys, what are we looking at?
Car on fire.
A scooter.
-No aliens.
-Copy that.
Lets move.
[distant howling]
Romeo Command,
we have multiple KIA.
Is there anyone left here alive?
Only the research team, I hope.
Everybody else was ordered
to evacuate.
[Whitespikes screeching,
clicking in distance]
Guys, situational awareness.
Eyes up, down, all around.
Youre wasting your time
training them to be soldiers.
DAN: Im not. Just trying
to keep them alive, man.
Listen, you and your team seem
to be the only people out here
who know what the hell
theyre doing.
I could really use your help.
You try to save your friends,
youre gonna get eaten.
Were Team Not Eaten.
Did he just say theyd eat us?
-[distant clicking]
-What was that?
Romeo Command, were approaching
the research facility
from the southeast corner.
All right,
proceed to the lab on seven.
Copy that.
Dan, you should know
the Whitespikes can smell blood
from a mile away.
So be careful.
[Charlie gasps]
Is that... is that one of them?
[knife stabs]
What is he doing?
Hes taking souvenirs.
Uh, excuse me.
Uh, you cant take that
with you.
This guy shushes me.
Dan. You got to see this.
What is that?
Command, we found your team.
No survivors.
All right, Dan, Im gonna
need you to head to the row
of biomedical freezers
along the south wall in the lab.
Dan, if they left bodies behind,
theyre gonna come back.
So you need to move fast.
[over comms]: The lab directors
office is on your left.
-Get the hard drives.
-Copy that. You got that?
-I got it.
-This office right here.
All data, all hard drives,
Entering the lab.
What are we looking for?
all the biological material
from lab one, and I need those
blue ampoules from lab two.
On me. Lab two.
[Whitespike chittering
in distance]
Oh, no. I see something.
I dont see anything.
Guys, somethings watching us.
What? Like Whitespikes?
-Well, duh.
-COWAN: Its moving.
You-you dont see it?
Colonel, theyre gonna
start the bombing.
[indistinct radio chatter]
Where are these blue ampoules?
Along the south wall.
How many we looking at?
12, Dan. I need all of them.
-Got em. -All right,
ready the extraction team.
We need to get em
out of there right now!
-Yes, maam.
-Watch team, fall back.
I want you to rendezvous with me
in the laboratory on the
seventh floor. You understand?
Lab on seven. Copy.
[indistinct radio chatter]
Ladies and gentlemen,
lets move now! We got to go.
ROMEO COMMAND: These bombs are
gonna drop in six minutes,
and theres nothing
I can do about it,
-so you need to move fast.
-DAN: Lets go!
We do not want to go
out the front door.
Im not sure if somethings
out there or not.
Command, we need a new exit.
Head to the loading dock
at the back,
and take the rear stairwell.
South stairwell. Copy that.
[electrical crackling]
[distant chittering]
[electrical humming]
[electrical humming continues]
Keep an eye out.
[distant clicking]
[distant chittering]
[panting continues]
[rapid thumping]
Uh, guys?
[distant thumping]
[rapid clicking]
[clicking continues]
[deep, rapid breathing]
Thats them!
Contact above!
Downstairs! Go now! Move!
Come on!
[indistinct shouting]
[pained grunt]
Oh, shit.
Oh, shit!
Shit, shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit, shit,
shit, shit, shit, shit, shit!
-Oh, shit, shit!
Oh, shit!
Move, move, move! Move now! Go!
[indistinct shouting]
Go, go! Get out of here!
Necks or the bellies.
Thats the only lethal part
on their body. Lets go!
Lets go!
Can anybody hear me?
Get those Humvees on site now!
You heard the colonel.
We need transport now. Lets go!
SOLDIER [over comms]:
Recon, Alpha-- one minute.
We cant afford to lose them.
Romeo Actual, the bombings
gonna commence in three minutes.
You have got to get
out of there.
PILOT: Bravo inbound.
Time to target: 60 seconds.
MAN [over radio]:
Go weapons hot.
[indistinct radio chatter]
All right, Actual,
you need to head left
at the next intersection.
You got Whitespikes
closing in on you
from the north and the south.
Uh, Command, were going right!
Okay, but you need to stay away
from areas with red smoke.
Contact acquired.
Red smoke visible
at two oclock.
Form up on me.
[tires squealing]
[cheering, laughing]
Yes! Oh, my God!
What the hell, man?
Contact rear!
-DAN: Move!
Approaching target.
Fox one, package inbound.
Bravo, on me. Danger close.
[roaring, chittering]
-Dan, get the hell out of there
right now. -Yeah, no shit!
Enemys swarming
the target location.
Bravo team, lets hit it again.
Move now!
Come on!
1-1-5, weapons free.
Bravo 2-8 on-site, fully armed.
Theres a shit ton of Spikes
down there.
Friendlies on the ground,
take cover.
Get out of there. Move now.
Were working on it.
-We got to go!
-DAN: No, we cant leave him.
Final approach, package east.
T minus 30 seconds.
Colonel, theyre not
gonna make it.
Dan, what is your status?
Lets go!
[pained yelp]
ROMEO COMMAND: Dan, you are
in the line of fire.
You have got to get
out of there.
Goddamn it, Dan,
get the hell out of there!
-Working on it, Command.
Come on! Lets go! Move!
-Just go!
-We got this!
-[Whitespike screeches]
800 meters. Lets take em down.
Weapons free.
[muffled, indistinct chatter]
[high-pitched ringing]
[muffled chatter continues]
Hey. Charlie.
You okay?
[helicopters whirring]
[indistinct announcement
over P.A.]
Where the hell are we?
Well, were not in Miami
anymore, thats for sure.
WOMAN [over P.A.]:
Additional personnel required
for off-loading.
All personnel, clear the deck
for incoming.
Come on.
Where is everybody?
What do you think?
You shouldve kept going
instead of jumping into that
tunnel to save your friends.
Were here to save people.
We got to try.
Were on a mission.
Thats what were here to do.
But you didnt.
Did you?
Youll see.
Nothing we do here matters.
Thats where youre wrong.
I dont believe that one bit.
I dont think
you believe that, either.
You dont know me.
If nothing matters,
what are you doing here?
Three deployments.
Why you got that...
souvenir around your neck?
Its not a souvenir.
Its a reminder.
Of what?
Reminds me of the one thing
I learned the day I got drafted.
Ill be dead in six months.
So heres what Im gonna do.
Im gonna keep living my life...
the way I want to,
and Im gonna die
the way I want to.
Id rather die here
than a slow death back home.
Dan Forester.
Thats me.
Command wants to see you.
You two,
youre gonna be redeployed.
Im dead, man. I cant...
You kidding me?
-I cant do this again.
-DAN: Yes, you can.
Im gonna get killed,
or Im gonna kill somebody else.
-Yes, you can.
-[Charlie sighs]
And you will.
-All right.
Take care of him.
Sir, we dont have all day.
[exhales sharply]
Okay. I can survive this.
[chuckles] No, you cant.
Well, dont laugh.
You dont laugh if somebody says
theyre gonna survive something.
These have to make it
to Deepswell in one piece.
Copy that.
Romeo Command?
I believe weve met already.
Dan Forester.
Yes, uh, thank you
for recovering the ampoules.
My pleasure. Yeah.
And for trying to find my team.
Im sorry about that. Im sorry.
Colonel Forester.
-Im not a colonel.
-Excuse me.
Theyre starting in 20, Colonel.
Copy. Thank you.
Colonel Forester.
First Sergeant Dan Forester,
Special Forces.
Uh, former, in a past life.
Forester. Thats funny.
Uh, you spell that... one "R"?
Just one "R."
Me, too.
Wait, where...
Where your people from?
Same place that youre from.
Youre my Muri Forester?
Im Muri Forester.
You got, uh...
No, you look great. You, uh...
I mean, just...
[laughs]: Compared to
the last time I saw you, you...
I didnt know if you were alive.
Lets take a walk.
Colonel Forester--
gonna take me a minute
to get used to that one.
I have a few different titles.
I guess when youre down
to less than 500,000 people
on the planet,
you wear a few hats.
I always figured you wouldve
went into science.
I did.
R-Force is my creation.
Im the lead researcher.
Wow. Come on.
Yeah, I have a PhD
in biotechnology
with an emphasis
in genomics and immunology.
Cal State?
[Muri chuckles]
Well, I hope I was proud of you.
I am. Im proud of you.
Look, you need
to understand something.
This is the end.
Within the next few weeks,
the human species will disappear
from the face of the earth.
We are literally living
on borrowed time.
So you should know that
nothing about this for me
is sentimental.
I didnt in any way
bring you here
because I wanted
to spend time with my father.
I brought you here for a reason.
Well, whats the reason?
Ill tell you
when you need to know.
Yes, maam.
Do you want to see something
really dangerous?
I feel like literally
thats all Ive been doing
since I got here, but okay.
What is that?
Thats not what I saw in Miami.
No, the ones that you fought
in Miami were the males.
This is a female.
Shes very aggressive
and much more rare.
They typically nest underground,
and the males are
fiercely protective.
They would die to defend her.
All they seem to care about is
the survival of the species.
Carry on.
All right, listen up, everybody.
Greenwood, this is Dan Forester.
Hes gonna be joining us
for the extraction.
Hes gonna need full armor.
The toxin kills the males
just fine.
It makes quite a mess of them,
But when we sent a team in
to clean out the nests,
we found dozens of dead males
and her.
DAN: So the females
survive the toxin.
And now you want to find out
why it didnt kill her?
In order to find out what can.
Vipers Two, Three and Four
are ready
to sedate and cage the female.
Greenwood and I will provide
recon and air support.
-Got it? Any questions?
-No, maam.
MURI: Her physiology is the key
to their extinction.
Its kind of our last hope.
Last hope for what?
At finding something
that will kill them all.
Okay. Were in and out
real quick. Lets go.
[Whitespikes shrieking]
Theyre everywhere.
Yeah, one day,
they were just here.
They were stealthy.
They landed somewhere remote,
avoided all satellite imagery
and radar.
They started
tearing apart Russia.
Three years later,
every major landmass--
North and South America,
Asia, Africa, Europe--
are devoid of human life.
Three years. I mean, they must
be reproducing so fast.
They have no use
for prisoners or government,
technology, money-- nothing.
We are food.
And they are hungry.
[Whitespikes screeching,
Muri, when they gave me this...
...they said, uh...
...they said Id die
in seven years.
Yeah, last time I saw you
was the day that you died.
Its like seeing a ghost.
What happened?
What happened? Like...
how-how did you die?
What happened before I died?
What happened to me?
Wh... You know,
what happened to your mom?
I think the less that we say
to each other, the better.
[indistinct radio chatter]
PILOT: Ranger Team One,
Viper Five coming topside.
Has the female been sedated?
RANGER: Were throwing
everything we can at her.
[over comm]:
Fire team has her cornered.
Shes in Cave One.
We tranqed her pretty hard.
Shes fighting it,
but shes feeling it.
We could use some help
-getting her in the cage.
-Roger. Rope.
[Whitespike growling]
Keep pulling!
-[Whitespike snarling]
-Got to fight.
[soldiers shouting indistinctly
over comm]
[Whitespike growling, snarling]
Come on.
[Whitespike screeching
over comm]
RANGER [over comm]:
Man down! Man down!
All right, take it down
and give me cover.
-Were going in.
-Yeah, I need a gun.
No, youre staying in the helo.
Youre up.
Go, go, go!
Someone get a harpoon
on that tentacle!
R Team, incoming, Cave Two!
Fire in the hole!
[Ranger yells]
[panicked gasping]
[birds screeching]
Get ready.
Im about to piss her off.
-Greenwood, now!
[yells, grunts]
-Pull her in the cage!
-Do it now!
[Rangers grunting]
[growls, shrieks]
RANGER [over comm]:
The colonel is down.
I repeat, the colonel is down!
Stay in the helo.
[Whitespike snarling]
[all grunting]
Hang on!
-Come on, pull!
[all grunting]
We got her ass.
Viper One, get her out of here.
Well get the next one.
Viper Four, enemy contact--
your three oclock!
[Whitespikes shrieking]
[Whitespikes squealing]
[grunts, whimpers]
[flare pops]
You put yourself in danger.
I made a judgment call.
Yeah, you couldve screwed up
my mission.
I was trying to help.
Thats not what
I asked you to do.
I need you to stay alive.
You were under attack.
I wasnt gonna sit in a helo
and listen to my daughter
get eaten.
Im still your dad.
You know, I used to want
to be like you.
I wanted to be you.
I believed in you
when nobody else did.
And then?
What? What happened?
Talking about a period
of my life that I havent lived
but you have.
Enlighten me. What happened?
You left us.
Bullshit. No, I didnt.
Yeah, you left us.
That nearly killed Mom,
you know.
She believed in you, too.
Just like I did.
I know for a fact
I would never leave you.
Yeah, thats what I thought.
When I was 12,
you guys separated.
And then you told me that
everything was gonna be okay.
And then, when I was 14,
you divorced.
You... you just never... [sighs]
You never seemed happy
with your life.
And then, on my 16th...
We got a call from the hospital.
You were in a car accident.
I was there in the ICU.
I heard your last heartbeat
on the monitor.
I was there...
when everyone rushed in
and they pushed me away.
And I watched them shock you
over and over again.
You know, Mom had tried
to help me
separate from you, but I, um...
I couldnt.
I didnt want to,
because I wanted you to see me.
I wanted you to hear me.
I wanted you to...
to fix it and...
and save our family.
I didnt want you to walk away.
And then you were gone.
[helicopter approaching]
PILOT: Deepswell-9,
Viper Actual on approach.
WOMAN: Copy, Actual.
Drone escort en route.
[monitor beeping]
DAN: Excuse me. Im looking
for Colonel Forester.
Thank you.
[Whitespike breathing deeply]
Good morning.
How are you holding up?
Oh, Im okay.
Im good.
Want to give me a hand?
Yeah, uh...
What can I do?
Uh, just grab that controller
and, uh, take her up for me.
[Dan groans softly]
Its the top left switch.
Ugh. She stinks.
Yeah, shes, um, secreting
something like sweat.
-[whirring stops]
-You sure its safe
to be that close? -No.
Thats why we sedated her.
Gave her 180 milligrams
of hydromorphone.
Did you say 180 milligrams?
Per day?
Every hour.
You know, the female genetics
arent that different
from the males.
The toxin still affects them,
but for some reason, her body is
much better at detoxifying it.
So you just got to figure out
what shes using
to attack the toxin.
You can design an enzyme
inhibitor to neutralize it.
And then we can kill them all.
Oh, yeah.
The only problem is finding out
whats stopping the toxin.
It can be one of
a thousand things.
Well need hundreds
of variations... make thousands of tests.
With any luck, we should have
a working female toxin
by the morning.
I scrounged up some dinner.
Have two options:
veggie lasagna and...
veggie lasagna.
Thats how you know
youre near the end.
Okay, lets see how fast
we can denature this thing.
Its gonna run a thousand tests.
See if we can break down
this sucker.
We can.
We can. This is gonna work.
Youre gonna save the world.
37% bond.
That could be
the inhibitor, right?
Yeah, its not a great bond.
-Its something, isnt it?
-Its something.
Its gonna have to be
a lot stronger
so that the female doesnt
break down that toxin,
but it is a great start.
-Its a start.
-Ill give you that.
49% bond.
The Miami Dolphins ever win
the Super Bowl?
Do you really want to know?
56% bond.
What year, specifically,
and what was the spread?
68% bond.
-[Whitespike groaning]
Once you figure out this toxin,
do you have a way
of deploying it?
Well, I have a solution.
But, uh, you know, its not
really worth talking about it
until I know that this thing
works for sure.
Understood. Yeah.
You got a lot of work to do.
Ill just...
Ill make dinner.
You know, theres another
Sabbath coming up tomorrow.
Yeah. I know.
Thats when I leave.
Its a... a big day
all around, I guess.
I want to help.
Its okay. You know, its, um...
just kind of
a one-person job anyway.
Your mom would be really proud
of you right now.
I know I am.
Good night, Chickpea.
She never quits.
I came down here to see
if she needed help.
I shouldve known.
Is that right?
You would know
more than anyone, right?
Not really. [chuckles]
She was nine years old
last time I saw her.
Stubborn, but...
She calls it "persistent."
Now more than ever,
she has to be.
What do you mean?
You know, one way or another,
this war is...
almost over.
62% bond.
Now starting "R" sequence.
Range one through 37.
[door whooshes open]
Hows it going?
Going great.
Ive discovered
roughly 10,000 ways
to not achieve
sufficient potency.
Why dont you take a break.
Let me try some of this.
No, Im fine. I got it.
52% bond.
Come on.
You dont have to do this
on your own.
You know that?
You brought me here
for a reason, you told me.
I know that I have some purpose.
Tell me how Im gonna help you.
30% bond.
If this toxin works,
I need you to take it back.
We cant make it here.
Were on borrowed time already.
You have the resources
and the ability
to mass-produce it in your time,
and then you can stop this war
from ever happening.
Muri, what are you asking me?
Youre asking me to save
my future, but then what?
Leave you?
Here, to die?
I know.
[stammers, sighs]
I know what
Im asking you to do.
No, theres got to be
another way.
Believe me,
Ive thought of everything,
and this is the only way.
Im asking you to do what
no one else is willing to do.
Why me?
Because youre my father.
And theres no one
that I want to trust more.
All right, Muri.
Ill take the toxin back.
Ill have it mass-produced.
But understand this:
I am not going to leave you
here to die.
Im coming back for you.
And you and me,
were gonna save this world.
[computer beeping]
100% bond.
Try R-7.
[growls softly]
[Whitespike roaring]
-[alarm blaring]
-DAN: Shit.
MAN [over P.A.]:
Incoming! Incoming!
[man continues indistinctly
over P.A.]
Oh, shit!
They breached the perimeter!
Theyre surrounding us.
Listen to me.
Theyre destroying
the perimeter defense.
[indistinct announcement
over P.A.]
Oh, my God, the minefield.
[Whitespike growling]
Theyre coming for her.
[Whitespikes screeching]
I need to get this
to safety right now.
-No, we have to kill her.
This is all the toxin we have.
We cannot waste it.
Come on. Move! Go!
[Whitespike roaring]
Eight minutes to jump.
I need you to do
exactly what I say
when I say, how I say it.
Do you understand?
Youre our mission now.
I have to protect you.
-I understand.
-You have got to make it back.
I promise.
What about you?
Were getting in the chopper.
You can make the jump
from the air.
[over comm]: Greenwood,
Im taking Dan to Viper One.
Ill hold em off
as long as I can.
MAN [over P.A.]: All personnel,
prepare for possible impact.
All personnel, prepare
for possible impact.
-[soldiers shouting]
-[Whitespikes growling]
[heavy gunfire]
MURI: This is Colonel Forester.
I have a working toxin.
I want my chopper on the pad
ready to fly.
-Were on our way.
-PILOT: I copy, Colonel.
This is Viper One
standing by on Pad Two.
GREENWOOD [over comm]:
Theyve breached
the bottom decks.
The only way
to the helipad is up top,
through the engine room.
Start evac
for all nonessentials.
Everybody else, listen up.
We need you at
your defensive positions.
We have got to protect
the Jumplink.
This toxin has got to go back
on the next jump.
Seven minutes to jump.
Go, go, go! Be quick.
Straight ahead, go.
Six minutes to jump.
This is Forester.
Were entering the engine room.
Viper One copy.
[over comm]: Be advised, weve
got Spikes on-site, Colonel.
Watch your six.
[Whitespikes screeching]
[Whitespikes screeching,
Five minutes to jump.
-[gasps quietly]
[rapid clicking]
[Whitespike chittering]
[Whitespike chittering,
[pained shrieking]
[growls, roars]
Four minutes to jump.
Move! Move! This way!
Were almost there!
-[Muri groaning]
[panting rapidly]
Hey, hey, hey. You all right?
Im... Im okay.
PILOT [over comm]:
This is Viper One.
I cant stay here.
Spikes are all over us.
[Muri gasps in pain]
Put your arm around me.
PILOT: Colonel, meet me
at the helipad on Rig Two.
Three minutes to jump.
PILOT: Mayday! Mayday!
Viper One going down!
[Muri groaning]
I need you to move.
We got to get up.
We got to move.
Come on. On three.
-One... Hey.
-One, two, three.
[yells in pain, sobs]
You got to leave me here.
Well just sit here for a while.
-Im sorry.
Im sorry I said
all those things to you.
I shouldnt have said them.
I was angry, and I didnt mean
to hurt you.
-[sobbing softly]
-Its okay.
Im so happy
I got to see you like this--
how you were when I was a kid.
[trembling breaths]
This is how I remember you.
We cant quit.
We cannot quit right now.
We cant do this right now.
-[groans softly]
-[Muri sobs]
[explosions booming]
-You have to take this.
-No. No, no, no, no, no.
Im not leaving you.
You got to leave me.
We were never going to make it.
You need to make sure
this never happens.
I love you, Dad.
[strained grunting]
Hang on!
20 seconds until jump.
No. No.
[helicopter whirring]
HART [muffled]:
Forester. Forester.
[muffled, indistinct chatter]
Can you hear me?
The toxin.
The green vial-- where is it?
It-its in your hand.
We tried to get it from you,
but you wouldnt let us.
We need to mass-produce this
and send it back.
Itll kill em all.
The Jumplink just went off-line.
We cant send anything back.
We cant travel to the future.
Its over.
DAN [softly]:
Oh, Muri.
WOMAN [over P.A.]:
Lieutenant Hart,
please report to command now.
Im sorry.
[over P.A.]: Lieutenant Hart,
please report to command.
Im sorry.
You made it.
I hid.
I made this for you.
I made it
the second that you left
-because I just knew you were
gonna come home. -Yeah.
I got sparkles all over my room.
And then that was my handprint.
Like, we painted
over top of my hand.
And look-- look at
all of the glitter.
Mommy helped me with the words.
Do you like it?
[crickets chirping]
What Im about to tell you
is gonna be...
its gonna sound crazy.
She was there.
Our little girl.
Shes smart. Shes a scientist.
I dont... W-Wait, Im confused.
You saw Muri?
Youre saying you literally
physically saw our daughter?
We worked together.
On a toxin.
She figured it out.
She was gonna kill them all.
She was gonna save the world.
[gasping breaths]
And, uh...
Hey, its okay.
Now Ive got a solution
and no way to use it.
So we got to figure it out.
We got to figure it out.
Were gonna figure
this out together.
What do we know? We know when
and where they land, right?
The first attack
is in late summer
-in, uh, northern Russia, 2048.
So, what if theres a whole army
waiting for them
when they get off their ships?
Yeah. But there were no ships.
There was no satellite footage
of any rockets, nothing.
They searched everything.
They couldnt find it.
They had to have
gotten here somehow.
Exactly. All we know is...
...they were just here.
Just because
they attacked in 2048
doesnt mean thats
when they got here.
What if they got here
in 47, 46?
I mean, its
the middle of nowhere, Russia.
We wouldnt have found
their ships.
Because were looking
at the wrong year.
Holy shit.
I got to call somebody.
Who are you gonna tell them
came up with the solution?
From me. Im gonna definitely
say that I came up with it.
-I think it was your wife.
-Its all good. Its all good.
REPORTER: With contact
to the future now severed,
governments have been unable
to stop rioting
and looting from spreading
across the globe,
as most now believe that,
in 30 years,
humanity will be wiped off
the face of the earth.
Did you miss me?
First round is on me.
DAN: Yeah, no ones gonna
stop you, huh?
Theres still a chance
that we can stop
this war from ever happening.
It doesnt look like it.
Told you it was all for nothing.
Its too late for heroes,
Im not a hero.
I was trying to save
my daughter.
If I got to save the world
to save her,
then Im damn sure gonna do it.
[inhales deeply]
What kind of selfish dick
doesnt help a guy
save his kid, right?
You still got that claw?
Well, there is something here.
But its not sediment.
Or blood.
Its ash. Its volcanic ash.
And its not from Russia.
Its from China.
-Or Korea. Somewhere in there.
-How do you know that?
Oh, you want me to explain the
chemical makeup of the sediment?
Fuck no.
So, how does
Chinese volcanic ash end up
on an island in northern Russia?
You know any volcano experts?
Am I in trouble?
Martin, the lives of every man,
woman and child on this planet
could be saved
if we could just get the answer
to one question,
and its all about volcanoes.
I knew this would happen.
Oh, I wouldve killed for a
moment like this in high school.
How would a creature
whos only ever stepped foot
in northern Russia
get volcanic ash from China
or Korea under its claws?
Well, this would be weird,
it would have to be from
the Millennium Eruption.
The Millennium Eruption.
What the hell is that?
The Changbai volcano
on the border
of China and Korea
erupted in 946 A.D.
with the force of over
a thousand nuclear bombs.
It blew ash over half the world,
and today, you can still find
that ash buried in ice.
Is there any way to pinpoint
exactly where in Russia
that ash wouldve landed?
-[snaps fingers]
[students murmuring]
I love this kid.
Check this out.
This is the largest glacier
in Russia.
Scientists doing
deep drill experiments there
found volcanic ash
at a depth of 400 meters,
a depth consistent
with the average snowfall
since the year 946 A.D.
But to get ash
in the claws, I mean,
they would have to dig through
a thousand years of ice.
They didnt dig down.
They dug up.
Thats why theres
no sign of impact.
BOTH: Theyve been here
the whole time.
Why wait a thousand years
to dig out?
Martin, can you bring up an
ice melt projection for Russia?
Yeah, polar ice melt, uh,
Russia, 2023 to 2048.
There it is.
They didnt wait it out.
They thawed out.
We have to get to Russia.
No. Youre not going to Russia.
-But thats where they are.
-Well, we think.
No, we know.
That has to be where they are.
Have any proof?
We have to go there
to get the proof.
Listen, if we can go there now
and kill them all,
we prevent this from ever
happening, you understand?
Weve lost all contact
with the future, Forester.
President just placed
the armed forces on high alert.
Theyre rioting at the border.
Buenos Aires, Johannesburg,
Mexico City,
Istanbul, London.
NATOs disbanded.
And-and you want me to use
taxpayer money
to fund a special covert mission
into a hostile sovereign nation,
led by a biology teacher?
Oh, also the head of R and D
for a tech company.
Wallace Technology-- were
the Amazon of earth sciences.
I can tell Im not
convincing you at all. Thats...
Look, guys...
the way things are going,
well be lucky if we dont
kill each other off
long before the aliens get here.
Excuse me.
Well, I hate to say
I told you so,
but people just hate
spending money on research.
I say we just go kill em
ourselves. How about that, huh?
No, Russias closed its borders.
I mean, we need a plane
and a pilot willing to commit
an international felony,
whatever thats called.
Theres no way we can get there.
There may be a way.
So, how was the future?
Miami Dolphins still suck?
I need a plane.
And a pilot.
To fly undetected
into Russian airspace
so I can get a team of soldiers
to the top of a glacier island
in order to find... alien spaceship.
Wow, you know,
they say kids never come by
unless they need something.
I need your help.
Ill get my coat.
Thank you for coming.
Yeah. We made as much
of the toxin as we could.
-I hope its enough.
-DAN: Me, too.
I worked with Colonel Forester.
She was your daughter, right?
It was an honor
to have known her.
[engine whirring]
And four.
Our man brought
the whole arsenal.
Cause this time,
Im not gonna hide.
Im gonna fight.
Its not even loaded.
It-its not loaded.
Its a pressurized cabin.
Why would I load it
in the cabin?
A bullet goes in the thing,
and everybodys sucked out.
Dropping to 1,000 feet.
CHARLIE: Okay, guys,
so were looking for, like,
geothermic anomalies, okay?
Anything weird,
like fissures, heat plumes
-or magnetic spikes.
-[engines revving]
Lets grid up and cover this
part of the glacier by sundown.
HART: Well start with
the southeastern quadrant.
[wind whistling]
Well gain a good vantage point
if we can get to the peak
of the ice cap before sundown.
JAMES: Might as well be
looking for an ice cube.
HART: Approaching
the northwestern quadrant.
Looks rough up ahead.
Watch your visibility.
Are your gauges acting up?
Uh-huh. Yeah.
Feel that?
Yeah, its like
something electrical.
Whoa. Look at that.
We sitting on a magnetic field
or something?
This is a giant block of ice.
Anything, like,
magnetically charged
would be at least
a thousand feet down.
[wind howling]
I think we found your ice cube.
Going hot.
[small explosions rippling]
-Is that it?
-[loud booming]
[wind howling]
[wind whistling]
-[water dripping]
-[wind whistling]
JAMES: So youre telling me
all this is melting in 30 years?
Well, one degree
is the difference
between ice and water.
Okay, well... least we have proof.
We go in there, theres
a chance we dont come out.
We can leave right now.
Go back with photographs,
show everybody the world has
a common enemy to fight.
Go tell the U.N.,
and they can talk about it
till were all dead.
Yeah. I mean, I hate to agree
with Conspiracy Santa,
but, you know, we get
the world governments involved,
it could turn into a nightmare.
I dont have that kind of time.
Neither does Muri.
Feel like this is
my opportunity to give her
and give this world
a second chance.
Second chances are
really hard to come by.
So, what are we gonna do?
I guess were gonna cut
that son of a bitch open
and shoot anything
that looks sideways at us.
Youre secondary perimeter.
If we dont come out
and something else does,
it cannot leave this cave.
You understand?
Roger that.
Good luck.
Looks like we found our cockpit.
Those arent Whitespikes.
They most certainly are not.
They didnt want to land here.
This is a crash site.
Lets move.
The Whitespikes.
Theyre cargo.
Ready to breed, like cattle.
Or weapons.
Uh, planet-clearing weapons?
Yeah, but they crashed.
Whos to say
Earth was their target?
It doesnt matter.
When were done with them,
itll be like
they were never here at all.
Lets go.
[Whitespikes squealing]
She did it.
[Whitespikes moaning]
Go! Get em! Dose em!
Take the corner.
[indistinct shouting]
Charlie, James,
we got Whitespikes on the move!
-[Whitespike chittering]
-JAMES: Shit.
I got the entrance covered.
Go! Well get the ones
in the ship.
DORIAN: Give me that C-4. In
case one of us gets in trouble,
we got to blow this thing
manually, all right?
-No timers.
-No, no, no, no.
Take this.
As a souvenir.
Go save your daughter.
[Whitespikes screeching]
[heavy gunfire]
Lets go!
I go left. You go right.
CHARLIE: We got this.
No ones hiding today.
-[gun clicks]
Shit. Charlie.
Charlie, I need you!
Charlie! Charlie!
-[Charlie yelling]
[saw buzzing]
[chitters, roars]
Charlie? Dad?
[heavy gunfire]
DORIAN [over comm]:
I got contact!
Light em up!
Theyre on the move!
Light em up! Fire!
[Whitespikes moaning]
HART [over comm]:
Holy shit.
Theres a whole colony
down here.
We got to blow the ship!
Ill hold them off.
HART [over comm]:
Blow the ship!
If Im gonna die...
...Im gonna die my way!
Dad? Charlie?
You all right?
You okay?
I got one!
JAMES [chuckling]:
Yeah, you did.
He sliced it up
like Julia Child.
One got away, though.
Big one. Red belly.
Oh, shit.
Thats the female.
We better go get her
before she lays an egg
or whatever the hell they do.
Come on, look at you.
Your hands are shaking.
Im fine.
No, youre gonna be
a liability out there.
I need you to stay here,
stay with Charlie.
You dont have to babysit me.
This is the one thing
Im good at.
DAN: Aim for the left ridge.
Mind the horizon.
We only get one shot at this.
I found something.
I got tracks here.
Dad, shes on the move.
Dad, Dad, do you copy?
Surprise, dumbass.
[bullets whizzing]
-Yeah, she didnt like that.
-Get her!
[shrieking echoes]
[wind whistling]
Where the hell is she?
Goddamn it.
You stuck her, Dad.
Got eyes on her?
Shes bleeding, though.
Maybe shes down.
No, she aint down.
You stuck her, though.
You got her, Dad.
[snarls, screeches]
[grunts, groans]
-[Whitespike squealing]
[spikes whooshing]
[Whitespike squealing]
[yells, grunts]
[gasping, whimpering]
Come here.
Im sorry, son.
-No, no, no, Dad.
-Im sorry for...
Did you tell it to die?
It worked.
Why didnt you tell it sooner?
[Charlie groans, sighs]
Lets just take a little break.
[James chuckling]
REPORTER: Some incredible
images coming out
-of Russia today. -REPORTER 2:
Thats right, Gabrielle.
An explosion rocked
a glacier there,
and top government sources
are saying that it has
something to do with the aliens
and the future war.
As soon as I heard that
the Whitespikes might
already be here,
my actions were swift
and decisive.
A coalition of elite soldiers
under my sole command
eliminated the future
alien threat.
And you know what?
Id do it again.
[clattering outside]
I love you.
You found them?
Yeah, we found em.
Id like you to meet
your grandpa.
DAN: I never told her about
our seven days together
nor how, in a future
that now will never happen,
she changed me forever.
Im never gonna leave her.
Ill never leave this family.
Because my best future,
it turned out,
was always right in front of me.
[music ends]