Avatar script
Avatar (2009)
Synopsis: On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Na'vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet's environment is poisonous, human/Na'vi hybrids, called Avatars, must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na'vi woman (Zoe Saldana). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.

JAKE:

Jesus, Tommy.

JAKE (V.O.)

The Suits' concern was touching.

AGENT 1

Your brother represented a significant

investment. We'd like to talk to you

about taking over his contract.

The ATTENDANT closes the box and seals it with a tape

dispenser, like it's a package for shipping. The cardboard

coffin is rolled into the furnace.

JAKE (V.O.)

The egghead and the jarhead. Tommy was

the scientist, not me. He was the one

who wanted to get shot light years out

into space to find the answers.

5.

PUSHING IN ON JAKE as he watches, bathed in orange light.

JAKE (V.O.)

Me -- I was just another dumb grunt

gettin' sent someplace I was gonna

regret.

INSIDE THE FURNACE the burners quickly eat away the

cardboard; TOMMY'S FACE is, for a moment, wreathed in flame

but not touched by it, as we --

DISSOLVE TO:

JAKE'S FACE, in icy darkness. CLOSE ON his eyes -- they OPEN

suddenly, and he takes a sharp breath.

JAKE'S POV -- the inside of a metal coffin. A SERVO WHINE

and we are moving, emerging into a large chamber --

INT. CRYO VAULT

JAKE'S POV -- A TECH in medical scrubs FLOATS WEIGHTLESSLY

toward us. Wherever we are, we're not on Earth.

Jake squints as the lights flicker on, revealing --

WIDE SHOT -- the multi-tiered CRYO VAULT. Hundreds of CRYO-

CAPSULES are opening like morgue drawers, as med techs pull

themselves about in ZERO-G, tending to their patients.

JAKE:

(a hoarse whisper)

Are we there?

MED TECH:

We're there, Sunshine.

TIME CUT -- SCORES OF PEOPLE emerge from their cryo-capsules

in ZERO-G. Pale spirits of the dead rising from rows of open

coffins.

The MED TECH floats among them, using his announcement voice.

MED TECH:

People, you have been in cryo for five

years, nine months and twenty two days.

You will be hungry, you will be weak. If

you feel nausea, please use the sacks

provided for your convenience. The staff

thanks you in advance.

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James Cameron

James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. He first found major success with the science fiction action film The Terminator. more…

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