Panic Room script
Panic Room (2002)
Synopsis: Panic Room is a 2002 American thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by David Koepp. The film stars Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart as a mother and daughter whose new home is invaded by burglars, played by Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, and Dwight Yoakam.

EVAN:

Third floor, spare bedroom, den,

what have you. Mr. Pearlstine used

it as an office.

LYDIA:

(low voice, to Meg)

He's talking about Bernard

Pearlstine.

Meg shrugs, who's that?

EVAN:

(moving, through a

bathroom)

Master bath.

LYDIA:

The hotel guy? It's been in the

papers lately. His kids are all

suing each other over his estate.

He was a total recluse, paranoid,

rich as hell, he was worth thirty

million or something, now it turns

out they can't find half of it.

(singsong)

Somebody took something didn't

belong to them!

EVAN:

I hardly see how family gossip is

germane to showing the property.

LYDIA:

(low, to Meg)

Stop calling it the property, you

sound ridiculous.

EVAN:

(through a closet)

Master closet.

From the hallway, there is a GROANING METALLIC sound, the

elevator, and the happy laughter of the little girl as she

puts it through its paces. Evan winces, speaks as if his

mouth hurts when he moves it.

EVAN:

Could the child please stop that?

LYDIA:

KID! NO ELEVATOR!

She looks at Meg and winks.

INT. MASTER BEDROOM - DAY

EVAN:

And we emerge in the master bedroom.

He checks his watch.

Meg looks around, studying the dimensions of the room. She

looks at the far wall, the one that borders the house next

door. She looks at the wall that corners it, opposite the

window wall. She takes two steps back from it.

MEG:

Something's weird.

LYDIA:

What?

MEG:

I don't know, doesn't that corner

seem funny to you?

She points to the far end of the wall, near the entrance to

the closet. There is a mirrored door that leads to the

closet, and a mirror on the wall alongside it. If you look

closely, you'll see that the mirrors are raked slightly

toward one another, which causes an optical illusion in which

the corner of the room appears much closer to the door than

it is.

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David Koepp is an American screenwriter and director. Koepp is the fifth most successful screenwriter of all time in terms of U.S. box office receipts with a total gross of over $2.3 billion. more…

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