The airbag deployed, slamming Dr. Martin Harris in the face. As consciousness slowly ebbed back in, he opened his eyes, disorientated and dazed. His vision was blurred, his head ached. He felt a sticky substance on his forehead and the strange salty taste of blood in his mouth.
Dr. Harris looked around the car. The driver side window was smashed and the steering wheel cracked. It was then that he realized he was not alone. He saw another man slumped in the passenger seat. His heart started to race as he remembered the sound of two doors opening before the accident.
Dr. Harris got out of the car and frantically looked around him. Streets stretched before him, silent and empty. He could hear the faint sound of an ambulance in the distance and he knew he was alone.
He tried to think back to how he got there – to how he had come to be in such a perilous situation – but try as he might, the events of the night fogged his mind. In his pocket, he found his wallet, with the well-known white card inside. It could only mean one thing: someone had assumed his identity.
He felt a chill run through him as he considered his plight. If another man had assumed his identity, that meant he was a man without a name – a man without an identity. Nowhere to turn, nobody to trust. He was all alone in a strange city, hunted by an unknown force.
Dr. Harris had to act fast. He couldn’t just stand in the middle of the street and hope for the best – he had to flee to safety and find out who had done this to him. He ran, his heart pounding in his chest, searching for a place to hide. Eventually, he stumbled across a dilapidated motel in the middle of nowhere and he ducked inside.
He had to find out why someone had stolen his identity. It was the only way he could reclaim his life. He took a deep breath, steadied himself, and prepared to embark on a frantic, mysterious journey to uncover the truth.
After days of hide-outs and research, Dr. Martin Harris finally got a break. He had tracked down the man who had stolen his identity, and it turned out to be a former colleague.
The two men met in a deserted alleyway. The man was desperate and desperate people will do anything, so Dr. Harris proposed a deal. He would keep his identity a secret and in exchange, the man would have to provide information about the scientific project they had been working on before the accident.
The conversation was heated, but in the end, the man agreed. Dr. Harris thanked him and wished him well before walking away.
He finally felt closure – to know he hadn’t been attacked at random, that he hadn’t been left for dead in a strange city without an identity. He now knew the truth and he was going to reclaim his life, no matter what.
Little did he know that this man had stumbled upon new, revolutionary technology that could change the world and that this knowledge was what had been stolen. But as long as Dr. Martin Harris kept his promise, no one would ever know.
Some scenes from the AI movie Unknown
EXT. CITY STREET – NIGHT
We see a car driving along a city street at night. The car is driven by DR. MARTIN HARRIS, a distinguished looking man in his mid 40s.
Suddenly, two doors nearby open and two men jump out. They rush towards the car, guns drawn.
EXT. CAR – CONTINUOUS
Dr. Harris sees the men coming towards him and slams his foot on the accelerator. The car lurches forward and he swerves, narrowly avoiding the two men.
EXT. CITY STREET – CONTINUOUS
Dr. Harris speeds away, the two men in hot pursuit. He takes a sharp turn and loses them temporarily. He breathes a sigh of relief, until he hears the sound of a gunshot.
EXT. CITY STREET – CONTINUOUS
Dr. Harris takes a sharp turn and the car swerves, crashing into an oncoming vehicle. Seconds later, the car’s airbag deploys, slamming Dr. Harris in the face.
EXT. CAR – DAY
We see Dr. Harris inside the car, disoriented and dazed. He looks around the car, seeing the smashed driver-side window and the cracked steering wheel. His heart races as he remembers the two doors opening before the accident. It then hits him that he is not alone.
He notices the man in the passenger seat, slumped and unconscious.
EXT. CITY STREET – DAY
Dr. Harris steps out of the car, frantically looking around. The streets are silent and empty. He hears the faint sound of an ambulance in the distance. He is alone.
EXT. MOTEL – DAY
Dr. Harris finds a dilapidated motel and ducks inside, hoping to find safety and answers.
EXT. MOTEL ROOM – DAY
We see Dr. Harris sitting on a bed in a motel room, trying to piece together what happened. He takes out his wallet and finds his “white card” inside. Someone has assumed his identity.
He lays back and looks up at the ceiling, overwhelmed by his predicament. He knows he can’t stay here forever, he needs to find out who did this and reclaim his life.
EXT. STREET CORNER – DAY
We follow Dr. Harris as he wanders the streets, searching for clues and any information that might lead him to the man responsible. He eventually hears a rumor from an informant that the man he’s looking for is hiding in an abandoned apartment building.
EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING – DAY
Dr. Harris approaches the apartment building, and finds the man in an empty room. The two men face each other. The man reveals the motive for stealing his identity – the newly developed technology that Dr. Harris had been working on.
The man begs for Dr. Harris to keep his identity a secret and offers information about the project in exchange. Dr. Harris agrees and the man gives him the information he needs.
EXT. STREET CORNER – DAY
Dr. Harris walks away from the apartment building, relieved to know the truth and to have the information he needs. His identity is safe, and he is now ready to reclaim his life.
EXT. SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE – DAY
Dr. Harris arrives at the Scientific Institute, the place where he works. The halls are buzzing with activity. He strides confidently through the building, knowing there is much work to be done.
INT. SCIENTIFIC LAB – DAY
Dr. Harris enters the lab, a flurry of activity as he starts preparing for the project. He works tirelessly for days, using the information provided to him by the informant to develop a revolutionary new technology that could change the world.