As I rewrite the book into a movie script, I have further developed Lady Jana into my antagonist. In the book she had a small but significant part. Now she has more of a role. I am trying to project her as a cold-hearted person that has it out for Risor and his fellow survivors of Altai. Here is one of the scenes where she will not stop in her desire to find them.
INT. – LUXA PRISON – DAY
Lord Dentam leads Lady Jana into the prison’s torture room where Moza is strapped to a table with two guards and two interrogators in the room. One of Moza’s eyes is bruised shut and he has burn marks over his chest.
Dentam, why have you brought me here? You know we are planning the attack on Atlantis and I need to be there.
My lady, this is the flyer that brought the last group from Altai. He is a loyalist and we caught him
trying to escape, with his family and other loyalist scum. He might know where Altai went?
Lady Jana perks up, walks to the table and grabs a handful of hair of Moza.
Where did they go, scum. Tell us and you can die quickly.
Fuck you, traiterous bitch. All of you, you rebel against your
rightful Emperor. I would not….
(Smashing his head back on the table)
Let’s try this again. (turning to a INTERROGATOR) Is his family still
Yes my lady. We figured they could be good for the slave camps.
(pulling Moza’s head up)
As I was saying. Tell me where they went and your family will go to slave camps. Don’t and they will be tortured here in front of you. (Turning to the interrogator) Is his wife pretty?
Ah, yes my lady, she is a good looking woman.
(turning back to Moza)
Maybe your wife can provide some entertainment before she dies.
Would you like to see that? (guards and interrogators grin to each other)
No, please. I do not know where they went. Please do not harm my
family, I beg of you.
My lady, he reported they were still at the camp site near Altai
when we left.
(looking disgusted at Dentam)
Don’t have the stomach for this Dentam, then you can leave. (turning to the guards) Bring his
(screaming in anguish)
Lord Dentam looks sick, Moza tries to struggle. The camera follows the guards out the door.
Which movie star would you think could play Lady Jana?????