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Friday, March 3, 2017

John Wick screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks to Phil again:

John Wick (Scorn) – Undated, unspecified draft script by Derek Kolstad – hosted by: Whoa is (not) me – in pdf format

A man called John Wick is grieving the loss of his beloved wife; Helen that has recently died of an illness. He goes to her funeral and receives the condolences from his old friend Marcus. At home, John receives a special delivery which is the last gift from his wife, an adorable puppy that becomes his pride and joy. One day, John goes to the gas station in his ’69 Mustang and the Russian; Iosef Tarasov asks the price he wants for his car. John advises that the car is not for sale and returns home. During the night, Iosef, who is the son of the powerful Russian mobster Viggo, breaks into John’s house with other gangsters and beat John, kill his precious dog, and steal his car. Iosef learns that John Wick was the unbeatable hit man who used to work for his father. Known as the guy you hire to kill the Boogy Man, Iosef soon realizes that he messed with the wrong person. Now, John Wick has lost everything he loved and wants the head of Iosef. Viggo decides to protect his son at any cost …

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Monday, February 27, 2017

Passengers Screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks Phil for the heads up on this one:

Passengers – Undated, unspecified script by Jon Spaihts – hosted by: Sony Pictures Awards – in pdf format

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea screenplay winners. - posted by Don

Moonlight – Undated, unspecified draft script by Barry Jenkins (Based on “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” By Tarell Alvin McCraney) – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Manchester By The Sea – March 10, 2015 final draft script by Kenneth Lonergan – hosted by: Amazon Studios – in pdf format

An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday the 13th 3D – Unproduced script by Nick Antosca - posted by Don

Friday the 13th 3d (unproduced draft) by Nick Antosca

Thanks Zack for the heads up on this!

Nick Antosca (the writer of the Hannibal tv show) has put his rejected Friday script on the web.

From what I can gather, this was extremely close to being filmed before Paramount got cold feet.

Friday the 13th 3D – Undated, unspecified draft script by Nick Antosca – hosted by: Friday The 13th Franchise – in pdf format

Dazed and Confused meets Jason.

Information courtesy of blumhouse.com

Listen to the episode of Shock Waves with Nick Antosca who talks Friday the 13th

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bad Moms screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks to Wes, over on the Movie Scripts page we have…

Bad Moms – June 9, 2015 unspecified draft script by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore – hosted by: Script Pipeline – in pdf format

Amy has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, a beautiful home and a career. However, she’s overworked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Screenplays – Dune - posted by Stephen Batchelor

At the time of writing, Denis Villeneuve has been selected to direct a new big screen adaption of the classic sci-fi series, Dune (a series so large, it’s put me off starting to read it). We’ve been treated to a number of adaptions of this incredibly popular series of books, the 80’s film, directed by David Lynch, I believe to be a masterpiece.

dune1A couple of different editions exist for this film, and the only thing Lynch hates more then the original film, are these ‘extended’ editions, which have simply inserted previously cut scenes or animated sequences (?!), all in a bid to make the film less confusing, sadly this has the opposite effect. to be honest, even without having the books, I was never confused by the original film.

At the turn of the century we were treated to a really well made mini series, which spawned a sequel – if you’ve never had the chance to watch them, hunt them down, you won’t be disappointed (or maybe you will, I don’t know what you like).

The scripts (yes, scripts, plural) are for the Lynch film, the drafts are a few months apart, but its neat to spot the changes, and on one of the scripts (I believe it’s the later draft), the front pages have ‘warnings’ about spilling the beans about the project. I’m not sure how far off these are from the shooting scripts, but it gives you an interesting insight into the development.dune2

Anyway, click the pics and have a read, let me know what you think, and if you liked the mini series adaption, I can’t be the only one, it’s got an all star cast, and the big guy from Ace Venture 2 plays Baron Harkonnen!

By the way, casting will begin soon for the new film, who do you think would be a perfect fit for characters like Paul Atriedes or Barron Harkonnen?

And remember, he who controls the spice, controls the universe.


Stephen Batchelor is a screenwriter. He watches movies. Reads scripts. Writes pages. Read His Blog, check out his facebook page Facebook.com/TheScriptMason and stalk him on twitter @thescriptmason.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Screenplays – Dr. Strange - posted by Stephen Batchelor

“You’ve got the Ancient One as Tilda Swinton. Give me a break! Really? I mean, it’s stupid. You know?”

That’s a quote from screenwriter/producer, Bob Gale, you might know him from films like “Back To The Future” and “Used Cars”.

Gale is a huge fan of Dr. Strange, and in the mid 80’s shopped a rather cool draft around. It wasn’t overly ambitious, and seemed designed for a slightly lower budget, but we have to remember, this is back in a time when Marvel could barely give away characters, let alone have them dominating the box office.

Anyway, for some reason this script didn’t sell, and we wouldn’t see an official Dr. Strange on the silver screen for another thirty years. Click the pic and have a read, Gale says he won’t watch it, but what do you think, is he right to avoid it, or is it just sour grapes, let us know below.

dr-strange


Stephen Batchelor is a screenwriter. He watches movies. Reads scripts. Writes pages. Read His Blog, check out his facebook page Facebook.com/TheScriptMason and stalk him on twitter @thescriptmason.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

La La Land Screenplay (Finally!) - posted by Don

La La Land – undated, unspecified script by Damien Chazelle – hosted by: Lionsgate – in pdf format

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Crusade – Unproduced Screenplay - posted by Don

Stephen Batchelor has another interesting article on and a copy of the unproduced screenplay of Crusade written by Walon Green. You can find it on his blog.

For a brief moment in the 90’s director Paul Verhoeven, and super star Arnold Schwarzenegger had the opportunity to re-team for what surely would have been the most fascinating medieval epic of the decade – Crusade. Read More ->

Crusades – January 24, 1993 unproduced, revised draft script by Walon Green (revisions by Gary Goldman) – hosted by: Stephen Batchelor – Screenwriter – in pdf format

Hagen is a renegade soldier who is waiting on death row, but his fate is changed when he meets with the Pope. Hagen started the sacred ground to fight on behalf of Christianity under the walls of Jerusalem.

Information courtesy of GeekTyrant

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