Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (17 page)

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SCENE 88

INT. MINISTÈRE DES AFFAIRES MAGIQUES, MAIN LEVEL—NIGHT

THESEUS exits a meeting room and strides toward LETA, who is waiting for him.

LETA

What’s happening?

THESEUS

Grindelwald’s rallying. We don’t know where, but we think it’s tonight.

LETA and THESEUS kiss.

LETA

Be careful.

THESEUS

Of course.

LETA

Promise me you’ll be careful.

THESEUS

Of course, I’m going to be careful. Listen, I want you to hear this from me. They think that Credence boy might be your missing brother.

LETA

My brother is dead. He died. How many times, Theseus?

THESEUS

I know, I know. And the records, the records will prove that, okay? They can’t lie.

TRAVERS

(sharply)

Theseus.

THESEUS leaves LETA and joins TRAVERS.

TRAVERS

I want every person at that rally arrested. If they resist—

THESEUS

Sir—forgive me . . . but if we go in too heavy, don’t we run the risk of adding to the—

TRAVERS

Just do it.

THESEUS catches sight of NEWT-AS-THESEUS and TINA walking, heads down, through the Ministry typing pool. The brothers’ eyes meet.

ANGLE ON NEWT-AS-THESEUS AND TINA.

NEWT-AS-THESEUS grabs TINA’S arm and makes a sharp turn down a corridor. THESEUS sets off in pursuit, leaving LETA and the angry TRAVERS (who hasn’t spotted
NEWT) behind. LETA backs away from the throng and slips through a side door.

SCENE 89

INT. MINISTÈRE DES AFFAIRES MAGIQUES, CORRIDOR—NIGHT

NEWT-AS-THESEUS and TINA run along a corridor lined with pictures, the Polyjuice Potion already wearing off NEWT.

NEWT

I don’t suppose you can Disapparate on Ministry premises in France, can you?

TINA

No.

NEWT

Pity.

The Potion wears off completely.

TINA

Newt!

NEWT

Yes, I know. I know there’s—

At once, every portrait along the corridor turns into NEWT. An alarm sounds.

ALARM (O.S.)

Urgence! Urgence! Un sorcier suivi, Newt Scamander, est entré dans le Ministère! Emergency! Emergency! A tracked wizard, Newt Scamander, has entered the Department
of Magic!

THESEUS moves into shot.

THESEUS

Newt!

TINA

(running)

That’s your brother?

NEWT

Yes—I think I may have mentioned in my letters we have quite a complicated relationship—

THESEUS

NEWT, STOP!

NEWT and TINA sprint through a second door, which leads—

SCENE 90

INT. MINISTÈRE DES AFFAIRES MAGIQUES, MAILROOM—NIGHT

—into a mailroom. Two elderly PORTERS are pushing mailcarts across the circular room.

TINA

Does he want to kill you?

NEWT

Frequently.

THESEUS

No!

As they sprint past the mailcarts, THESEUS sends a curse after them, sending the mailcart boxes flying. TINA blocks the spell.

TINA

He needs to control his temper!

TINA points her wand. THESEUS is slammed down into a high chair that TINA has conjured out of nowhere. Hands bound, THESEUS flies backward on the chair into a meeting room,
where he slams into a wall.

NEWT

(awed)

I think that might have been the best moment of my life.

TINA laughs. NEWT and TINA sprint on.

SCENE 91

INT. LESTRANGE MAUSOLEUM—NIGHT

An ancient tomb containing many sarcophagi is dominated by the grand marble tomb of LETA’S father.

ABERNATHY and MACDUFF enter carrying the bag retrieved from the French Ministry and remove the elaborate box, which they plant in the mausoleum to be found.

SCENE 92

EXT. PÈRE LACHAISE CEMETERY—SHORTLY AFTERWARD—NIGHT

JACOB is panting as he runs through the dark, deserted cemetery, looking for the tomb he saw in the orb. A faint light in the distance shows him the Lestrange
mausoleum.

SCENE 93

EXT. LESTRANGE MAUSOLEUM—A MINUTE LATER—NIGHT

JACOB reaches the tomb. A stone raven on the lintel.

JACOB

(whispers)

Queenie?

No answer. He enters.

SCENE 94

INT. LESTRANGE MAUSOLEUM—NIGHT

ANGLE ON JACOB entering a small space full of shadows and sarcophagi. A single lamp.

JACOB

Queenie, honey?

MALE WIZARD

Don’t. Don’t move.

A movement behind him. He whirls around. A silhouetted figure lunges at him.

SCENE 95

INT. MINISTÈRE DES AFFAIRES MAGIQUES, RECORDS ROOM ATRIUM—NIGHT

NEWT and TINA turn a corner into a beautiful atrium area in front of towering Art Nouveau doors carved to resemble trees. A very old woman behind a desk bars the way:
MELUSINE.

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