Dark City script
Dark City (1998)
Synopsis: John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is that he can't remember whether he committed the murders or not. For one brief moment, he is convinced that he has gone completely mad. Murdoch seeks to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity. As he edges closer to solving the mystery, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of ominous beings collectively known as the Strangers.

A business card for something called "Neptune's Kingdom";

And a postcard from "Shell Beach", a sea-side town.

With trembling hands, Walker puts everything back into the wallet

and looks around the room once again.

As he does this, he notices something on the floor.

HIS P.O.V. follows a dark stain on the floorboards, to a woman's

bare foot behind the bed. In the shadows there lies a WOMAN'S BODY,

naked, in a RAPIDLY EXPANDING pool of blood. Her eyes stare

lifeless.

Walker throws his hands over his mouth.

INT. HOTEL CORRIDOR - NIGHT

Walker staggers from the room, grabs a wall for support.

DING!

At the end of the corridor, elevator doors open TO REVEAL: TWO

SHADOWY FIGURES - ONE TALL, ONE VERY SHORT.

Walker instinctively flattens himself against the wall.

The figures step from the elevator - still in shadow - he can't

see them clearly.

Walker makes for the stairs.

INT. LOBBY - NIGHT

Walker rushes past a deserted front desk. A VOICE from the back

room stop him in his tracks:

HOTEL MANAGER O.S.

You gotta message.

Walker looks uncertainly towards a bead curtain.

MANAGER O.S.

(Cont.)

Message! You deaf?

Walker looks to a series of nooks for messages in front of him. In

one he sees a little folded note. Reaching across the desk, he

glances through the beads into the manager's office. RADIO SOUNDS

O.S.

HIS P.O.V. - hard to see - the man sits in a chair, lit by the

glow of a T.V. set.

Walker grabs the note, looks at it. It says: JOHN WALKER - PLEASE

CALL - .. That's all - no number. Walker thrusts the message

in his pocket.

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Alex Proyas

Alexander "Alex" Proyas is an Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Proyas is best known for directing the films The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot, Knowing, and Gods of Egypt. more…

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