The pilot script for Alfonso Cuarón's Believe is now online

One of our most highly anticipated TV shows coming this fall is Believe, the Alfonso Cuarón-scripted series about a young girl with remarkable powers. Now it appears that the entire pilot script has popped up online. » 5/19/13 11:00am 5/19/13 11:00am

Behold handwritten pages from the Empire Strikes Back script

Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan wrote his first script draft for The Empire Strikes Back (though his was certainly not the first draft) by hand, and recently donated those handwritten pages to the Writers Guild Foundation Archive. Slashfilm got a peek at a few of those pages, and how they differ from the final version of… » 5/04/13 1:00pm 5/04/13 1:00pm

Read Harrison Ford's original script notes from Raiders of the Lost Ark

Take a look inside the mind of Indiana Jones. An old draft for Lawrence Kasdan's Raiders of the Lost Ark script has appeared over at Cinephilia & Beyond with tons of notes in the margins from Harrison Ford himself. » 1/31/13 1:42pm 1/31/13 1:42pm

The Deadly Rise of the Planet of the Apes Ending You Didn't See

Think Caesar's final moments in Rise Of the Planet of the Apes could have done with a little more bloodshed? So did the original script — read the real ending to the Apes reboot, and find out who died! » 10/03/11 10:55am 10/03/11 10:55am

Early script pages reveal what's happening with the American Akira

We've read some casting pages that were sent out recently for the live-action American version of classic 1980s anime Akira, and let's just say things are not looking good. » 2/28/11 1:32pm 2/28/11 1:32pm

A gustatory adventure in the deleted scene from Neil Gaiman's upcoming…

Neil Gaiman recently posted a deleted scene from the Doctor Who script he's written for next season. In this vignette, the Doctor and Amy investigate a mysterious world...of flavor! » 8/21/10 2:00pm 8/21/10 2:00pm

What Did The Original Script For The Empire Strikes Back Look Like?

Word is the first draft of The Empire Strikes Back has been making the rounds on the web...without Lucasfilm's OK. What didn't make the final cut? A cloned Lando, Luke Skywalker's twin sister Nellith, and a war with the Wampas. » 5/15/10 3:00pm 5/15/10 3:00pm

Thor's Opening Sequence Revealed, Plus Your First Look At His Giant…

How will the mighty Thor's big movie adventure launch, and what horrible foe will he have to face? Find out with the first details of Marvel's Thor script, and the first picture of the Destroyer. Update: The script ain't real. » 4/29/10 7:00am 4/29/10 7:00am

How Important Is Mute's Futuristic Setting?

Duncan Jones has described Mute as inspired by Blade Runner, but how important is the futuristic setting to the film's plot. A script reviewer finds Mute was originally set in the modern day, and told a very similar story. » 11/12/09 6:40am 11/12/09 6:40am

The Next "Paranormal Activity" Includes Aliens And Ray Guns

Since Paranormal Activity did so well, Hollywood is demanding the return of the mockumentary movie, as if The Fourth Kind wasn't enough. And the details to Oren Peli's next mockumentary project Area 51 are leaking out. Check it out. » 11/11/09 11:48am 11/11/09 11:48am

The Mind-Transplant Script Whedon Wrote Before Dollhouse

Long before Dollhouse, even before Buffy graced our television sets, Joss Whedon wrote Afterlife, an action-packed screenplay about memory transfers, human slavery in the name of scientific research, and the problem of two personalities battling over a single body. » 10/05/09 11:20am 10/05/09 11:20am

First Bloody Details From Rodriguez's Predators Give Us Hope

More details of Robert Rodriguez's Predator reboot have emerged, including Danny Trejo's bad ass character, a supreme alien species, and a bloody human-versus-alien rumble in the jungle that would make even Arnold proud. Meet team humans — spoilers ahead. » 9/28/09 3:13pm 9/28/09 3:13pm

"Alien" Prequel Writer's Other Movie, About A Mecha Death Suit

Ridley Scott tapped screenwriter Jon Spahits to write the prequel to Alien, and the script for Spahits' unproduced film Shadow 19 shows us why: it's a videogame-fueled romp through an alien planet filled with space battles, sentient machines, and mecha. » 9/28/09 11:53am 9/28/09 11:53am

Tron 2 Script Review Reveals New Characters, Sillier Cyber-Metaphors

In a new Tron 2 script review, a few more details are spilled about life inside the mainframe. Oh and if you're curious what coding will look like in modern-day computers, get ready for more light cycle action. » 6/19/09 5:10pm 6/19/09 5:10pm

Sexual Swordplay, 80s Montages and Murder Dominate McG's 20,000 Leagues

Curious as to what the Terminator Salvation director has in store for Captain Nemo? Check out all the details on McG's Nemo origins tale, stuffed to the gills with montages and sexy sword-fighting. » 1/26/09 12:51pm 1/26/09 12:51pm

Ray Bradbury’s Bizarre "Earth Stood Still" Christmas Sequel

The original version of The Day the Earth Stood Still deliberately left audiences with many questions. Does Klaatu return to Earth? Does humanity prove itself worthy of survival? In 1981, Fox commissioned science fiction author Ray Bradbury to pen a sequel to the film. But Bradbury's script never made it to the silver… » 12/09/08 8:20am 12/09/08 8:20am

First Script Review of "The Road"

A pretty recent version of the script for post-apocalyptic drama The Road » 8/25/08 3:00pm 8/25/08 3:00pm found its way into the hands of the folks at Quiet Earth, and they've posted a review of it. Apparently this version of the script, which is dated late 2007, is true to the original Cormac McCarthy novel except for a few minor changes. Quiet…

Satellite Goes Down, Buck Rogers Not Reporting In

It looks like the U.S. Navy was able to pull off a real-life game of missile command last night, and successfully shot down our ailing superspy satellite while everyone was busy gawping at the lunar eclipse. Hey, that's exactly how the script for the failed reboot of Buck Rogers began... does that mean we just sent a… » 2/21/08 1:30pm 2/21/08 1:30pm

Justice League Movie Gets Bitchslapped

The writers strike is forcing executives to actually consider some of the rash decisions they've made. Case in point, the Justice League movie. Before the holidays there were announcements of cast members, chatter about the shooting location, a script that needed some work, and even rumblings from the Christian Bale/… » 1/08/08 2:50pm 1/08/08 2:50pm

Being John Malkovich, Again

For Europeans, the chance to get inside John Malkovich's head is more than just a concept from a Spike Jonze movie. Malkovich has joined forces with Sony to create something called the Vaio-John project, which offers people the chance to see short movies of Malkovich discussing grand topics and influences, see what… » 11/20/07 6:40am 11/20/07 6:40am