Eighteen combat-ready special forces, wearing assault black, jump packs and combat gear, stare down the deep end of a greasy ramp into the night sky. Village lights flicker 19,000 feet below.
The STRIKE FORCE LEADER signals to his team. Without a moments hesitation, they dive into the darkness and plummet toward earth. EXT. MANSION – NIGHT
A military GUARD, old Soviet-style uniform, rounds the corner of the large estate toting an AK-47. A red laser dot appears briefly on his forehead and, after a beat, the red dot seems to bleed. The Guard collapses dead. Two other GUARDS are dispatched with single, silenced shots. A Strike Team member at a junction box awaits a signal. Through infra-red binoculars the strike Force Leader watches his assault troops as they take positions.
STRIKE FORCE LEADER(into headset/in Russian)GO!
On the estate – as the power goes out. The team on the mansions front porch pops the door and pours in.
INT. FIVE TEAM MEMBERS as they rush a stairway in phalanx formation. They nearly knock over an old lady, who in turn lets out a blood curdling scream.
UPSTAIRS CORRIDOR – The team kicks open a door.
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