Leviathan (1989 film) script
Synopsis: Leviathan is a 1989 Italian-American science fiction horror film directed by George P. Cosmatos and written by David Webb Peoples and Jeb Stuart. It stars Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Ernie Hudson, and Daniel Stern as the crew of an underwater geological facility as stalked and by a hideous mutant creature. It's creature effects were designed by Academy Award-winning special effects artist Stan Winston. The film was released around the same time as other, similarly-themed 'underwater' science fiction and horror films including The Abyss and DeepStar Six, and received mixed reviews from critics, citing numerous similarities to films such as Alien and The Thing.

WILLIE'S VOICE

Six to Shack...Hook's on. Ready

to winch.

UNDERWATER MACHINERY

Halogen lights illuminate bits and pieces of dredges and

dumpsters squatting in the gloom. A winch begins grinding

and the big, newly hooked container lurches down the tracks.

It comes to the end where a winch fits it into place with

several others to complete a set. We hear BECK'S VOICE.

BECK/ RADIO

Ok, that's it. Come on in.

More motor suited DIVERS appear, their helmet lights

glaring. Their breastplate names catch in the dim lights:

COBS, BOWMAN, WILLIE.

As they approach the UNDERWATER LOCK, where an elevator will

transport them up into the Shack, we see signs of human

life:
a basketball goal attached to the side of the

building; stickers and signs: "No Bozos," etc. A formal sign

towers over the entrance. It says: TRANSOCEAN CORP. SHACK 6.

ON ONE OF THE CREW

He moves behind the others. Suddenly he freezes in his

tracks and slowly rotates his helmet--on his shoulder in the

glare of his helmet beam WE SEE the a hideous looking SEA

SPIDER. It's thick legs moving eerily down his arm.

Carefully, so as not to disturb the creature, a mechanical

motor hand moves into position below it, and in one quick

movement, snares it.

CLOSE ON METAL WAIST POCKET. The latch opens and the

writhing sea spider is shoved inside. From the pocket WE

MOVE UP the diver's suit until we see the name SIXPACK on

the breastplate. He looks around to see if anyone has

noticed then continues on toward the shack.

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David Peoples

David Webb Peoples (born c. 1940) is an American screenwriter, best known for the films Blade Runner, Unforgiven and Twelve Monkeys. more…

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