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Monday, November 16, 2009

Sin Nombre, A Serious Man, Coraline and 9 - post author Don

More scripts for award consideration. These three are from Focus Films

9 – Undated, unspecified draft script by Pamela Pettler (Story by Shane Acker) Based on the short “9” witten by Shane Acker – hosted by: Focus Films – in pdf format

When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world where all humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they’ll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.

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Sin Nombre – October 25, 2007 unspecified draft script by Cary Fukunaga – hosted by: Focus Films – in pdf format

Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events.

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Coraline – Undated, unspecified draft script by Henry Selick (based on the novel by Neil Gaiman) – hosted by: Focus Films – in pdf format

A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents (including Other Mother) try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family.

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A Serious Man – Undated, unspecified draft script by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – hosted by: Focus Films – in pdf format

A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother won’t move out of the house

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

2012 - post author Don

2012 has been burning up the box office. Check out some Reviews by SimplyScripters. Worried that the world is coming to an end? NASA sets us straight.

2012 – February 19, 2008 2nd draft script by Roland Emmerich & Harald Kloser (polished by Matt Charman) – hosted by: My PDF Scripts – in pdf format

An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

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Original Scripts - post author Don

On the Unproduced Scripts page, there are 36 original works for your reading pleasure.

Among them is The Near Death Experience by Michael Joseph Kospiah

After experiencing a near death experience, a lonely suicide hot line operator puts victims through a near death experience of their own in order to make them appreciate life. But his life’s plan comes crashing down when he falls for the wife of one of his comatose victims. (106 pages in pdf format)

Check it and others out on the unproduced scripts page. – Don

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sunshine Cleaning and The Men Who Star At Goats - post author Don

Two more scripts in the running for award consideration. These two from Overture Films.

Sunshine Cleaning – March 5, 2007 green revised draft script by Megan Holley – hosted by: Overture Films – in pdf format

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible – a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She’s also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can’t hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it’s a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out?

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The Men Who Stare At Goats – October 21, 2008 unpsecified draft script by Peter Straughan (based on the book by Jon Ronson) – hosted by: Overture Films – in pdf format

A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.

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Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire - post author Don

Thanks Simon for the heads up on another script on the Oscar road.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire – January 16, 2008 first revised (green) draft script by Geoffrey Fletcher Revisions by Lee Daniels (Based on the novel by Sapphire) – hosted by: Lionsgate – in pdf format

Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

We Own The Night and K-2 - post author Don

K-2 – November 1989 first draft script by Scott Roberts (based on screenplay by Patrick Meyers) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Taylor and Harold are good friends and avid climbers. While climbing one day, they meet a man who it seems might be attempting to climb K2, the world’s second-highest peak. Always pushy, Taylor bugs the man for a spot on the team, claiming that he and Harold are good enough. They may be very good, but K2 is a very tough mountain.

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We Own The Night – Undated, Unspecified draft script by Jams Grey – hosted by: My PDF Scripts – in pdf format

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York’s Finest; he’s a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother’s maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby’s club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby’s loyalties face the test.

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More scripts on the Movie Scripts page. – Don

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Informant - post author Don

Two more studio released scripts in the race to the Oscars.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – August 28, 2007 unspecified draft script by Steve Kloves (Based on the book my J. K. Rowling) – hosted by: WarnerBros – in pdf format

In Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, Harry finds a book marked mysteriously, “This book is the property of the Half Blood Prince,” which helps him excel at Potions class and teaches him a few dark and dangerous ones along the way. Meanwhile, Harry is taking private lessons with Dumbledore in order to find out about Voldemort’s past so they can find out what might his only weakness.

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The Informant! – undated, ‘as produced’ draft script by Scott Z. Burns (based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald) – hosted by: WarnerBros – in pdf format

Mark Whitacre has worked for lysine developing company ADM for many years and has even found his way into upper management. But nothing has prepared him for the job he is about to undertake – being a spy for the FBI. Unwillingly pressured into working as an informant against the illegal price-fixing activities of his company, Whitacre gradually adopts the idea that he’s a true secret agent. But as his incessant lies keep piling up, his world begins crashing down around him.

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Of course, there are more scripts on the Movie Scripts page. – Don

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dark Man and Saw - post author Don

A little blast from the past. Thanks to Toko for the heads up.

Saw – Undated, Unspecified script by Leigh Whannell – hosted by: Moonwitch – in doc format

Adam and Dr. Lawrence Gordon wake up chained to pipes at opposite ends of a dirty utility room. They soon learn that they have become the victims of the Jigsaw, a man who devises intricate situations to teach his victims to value their life by forcing them to hurt theirselves or others to stay alive. Jigsaw is described as a killer, but never actually does any harm to his victims. Pitted against the clock and each other, the two must work to outwit their captor and save Gordon’s family, who have been taken hostage by the killer.

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Darkman – February 9, 1989 unspecified draft script By Joshua and Daniel Goldin, Sam and Ivan Raimi and Chuck Pfarrer (Story by Sam Raimi) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Peyton Westlake is a scientist who has discovered a way to produce synthetic skin. This could revolutionise skin grafting, except for one minor glitch; the synthetic skin degrades after 100 minutes of exposure to light. When gangsters attack Peyton, he is horrifically burnt, and assumed dead. In his quest for revenge, Peyton, aka the Darkman, is able to take on the appearance of anyone (using the synthetic skin,) but he’s only got 100 minutes per disguise.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Soulshadows II: Uncle Harry - post author Don

Soulshadows II is a weekly supernatural anthology series. Join Tanis, each week, as she highlights an item from her collection – each one containing the shadow of a very special soul.

Next up is Uncle Harry by Steven Dilworth, Tanis by Robert Newcomer and Steven Dilworth.

Scott’s Uncle Harry may have been cruel and vindictive all his life, but who says it has to end there? 27 pages (pdf format).

Rated R for language
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