Frankenweenie script
Frankenweenie (2012)
Synopsis: Young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher (Martin Landau) gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences.

Burgemeister is pleased with the photo.

WIDER:
A girl Victor’s age tries to sneak out of the

house behind Burgemeister.

January 2012

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This is ELSA VAN HELSING. She’s a raven-haired fourth-

grader with the soul of a poet.

With eyes in the back of his head...

BURGEMEISTER:

Where do you think you’re going?

She freezes.

ELSA:

School.

He turns to face her.

BURGEMEISTER:

Is that so. What about that dog of

yours?

ELSA:

She’s not in the house and she’s

away from your tulips.

BURGEMEISTER:

I want you to remember something,

while your parents are away I am

in charge here.

ELSA:

Yes, Uncle Bob.

BURGEMEISTER:

Dutch Day is coming up and I don’t

need any trouble. How’s your song

coming?

ELSA:

Okay.

BURGEMEISTER:

Keep at it. Dutch day is a big day

for me.

ELSA:

Yes sir.

He’s finished. Has nothing more to say.

Elsa walks away, happy to be out of that conversation.

Burgemeister goes back to admiring his photo in the

newspaper.

January 2012

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INT. CLASSROOM - DAY

MR. RZYKRUSKI stands at the blackboard, where he's

written his name. He has a thick, impossible-to-place

accent, somewhere between a Russian spy and Dracula.

MR. RZYKRUSKI

Good morning children. I am Mr.

Rzykruski. I will be your new

science teacher. Apparently, Mr.

Holcum had an incident.

Edgar interjects:

E:

He got hit by lightning.

This is news to Mr. Rzykruski. The rest of the class,

including Victor and every child we've met so far,

already knew.

MR. RZYKRUSKI

Well. That is bad. But he did

not get "hit by" lightning.

Lightning does not hit a person,

the way one is hit by a baseball

or a cabbage.

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John August

John August (born August 4, 1970) is an American screenwriter and film director, and host of the Scriptnotes podcast along with Craig Mazin. more…

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