In 2004, Japanese scientists took
the first photos of a living Architeuthis - the giant squid. Soon after,
startling evidence of an even larger squid is discovered and dubbed the Colossal Squid.
These scientific breakthroughs
are the precursors of something sinister.
Soon after...a red tide
washes across the globe. Inordinate numbers of sperm whales beach themselves. The remains
of rare deep water fish and unknown species sprawl out onto the sands.
Many fish are 3 to 4 times larger than usual. Mixed in with the decay is a dark
sticky film and strange markings on the carcasses.
Suddenly ships are reported to be lost at sea. Brave and foolhardy men go out in search for
answers. Many disappear and the few who return tell stories
of giant shadows under the surface. A military vessel limps back
to port with the carcass of a once extinct shark...a Megalodon. The fears of the ignorant are
relieved. Then...terror strikes the business
world as several oil rigs are struck by "rogue waves" simultaneously.
All eyes turn to an unprecedented gathering of
military, and the wealthy. Amidst the arguments and paranoia, a pale old man enters and scuttles to the podium.
He places tattered photos on the projector. The room gasps, then becomes
silent. As they stare at images only seen in nightmares, the
says, "This is the creature responsible for the destruction...and I how to stop it."