Monkeybone script
Monkeybone (2001)
Synopsis: Slipping into a coma following a freakish accident, cartoonist Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser) finds himself in an incredible fantasy world known as Down Town. To return to reality, Stu has to outwit Death, herself (Whoopi Goldberg)... but one of the cartoonist's own creations, Monkeybone, has come to life and is manically intent on destroying Stu's plans to resume his life.

STANLEY (V.O.)

It was useless. Like putting a baseball cap on

the Washington Monument. And then...all at once

...there he was.

The BACKPACK bucks and wriggles, as if something inside is trying to GET

OUT. And then - with a flourish of rousing disco strings - IT DOES!

STANLEY (V.O.)

Monkeybone!!

The libidinous cartoon monkey BURSTS OUT of the backpack, POINTS at MISS

HUDLAPP - and announces, in his Barry White baritone:

MONKEYBONE:

Oooo-oo-ooh, baby. I love your way.

KC and the SUNSHINE BAND comes up underneath as MONKEYBONE DANCES to the

front of the class. He grabs MISS HUDLAPP by the hands and begins

dancing The Bump with her ARM FLAPS. Butt left, WHAP. Butt right, WHAP.

The KIDS are bug-eyed - agog. With each WHAP their little heads turn

back and forth as if they're watching a nude tennis match.

INT. SCREENING ROOM - ON AUDIENCE (LIVE-ACTION)

A roomful of LIVE HUMANS watching the cartoon, heads turning in sync

with the kids onscreen. TV-INDUSTRY HIPSTERS, AD EXECS, MANUFACTURER'S

REPS...they're all guests at this sneak preview of the Monkeybone show,

and they're LAUGHING UPROARIOUSLY.

In the midst of the crowd is a handsome young couple: JULIE McELROY and

STU MILEY. JULIE's a research scientist, brainy, professional,

abnormally well-adjusted - and pretty enough that she'd be intimidating

if it weren't for a prominent goofy streak.

STU is the one guy in the auditorium who isn't laughing at the cartoon

on the screen. In fact, he's solemn as a judge - peering nervously

around to see how the rest of the audience is responding.

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Sam Hamm

Sam Hamm (born November 19, 1955) is an American screenwriter. Hamm is perhaps best known for writing the screenplay for Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns. As a result of his work, he was invited to write for Detective Comics. The result was Batman: Blind Justice, which introduced Bruce Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard, who later appeared in Batman Begins. Hamm's other screen credits include Never Cry Wolf and Monkeybone. He also wrote unused drafts for Planet of the Apes and Watchmen adaptations. more…

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