Pitch Black script
Pitch Black (2000)
Synopsis: Pitch Black (titled The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black on its DVD re-release) is a 2000 science fiction action horror film co-written and directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David. Dangerous criminal Richard B. Riddick (Diesel) is being transported to prison in a spacecraft. When the spaceship is damaged by comet debris and makes an emergency crash landing on an empty desert planet, Riddick escapes. However, when predatory alien creatures begin attacking the survivors, Riddick joins forces with the surviving crew and other passengers to develop a plan to escape the planet.

INT. FLIGHT DECK - DAY

Out the windscreen, cloud strata roll vertiginously. Fry throws

actuators...

EXT. SHIP - PLANET'S ATMOSPHERE - DAY

And airbrakes deploy. She manages to kill the roll. But the

ship's still coming in nose-high.

INT. NAV-BAY - MAIN CABIN

OWENS:

...showing no major water bodies...maximum

terrain, 220 meters over mean surface...

largely cinder and gypsum with some

evaporite deposits....

JETTISON DOORS CLOSE behind Owens, segregating him from the

passenger compartment. It scares him for a new reason.

OWENS:

Fry? What're you doing?

INT. FLIGHT DECK - DAY

Fry flips up a new security-latch. INTERCUTTING:

OWENS:

Fry?

FRY:

Can't get my nose down...too much load

back there....

OWENS:

You mean that "load" of passengers?

FRY:

So what, we should both go down too?

Out of sheer fucking nobility?

Tortured silence. Fry's thumb moves to the switch that will

jettison the passenger cabin. Jettison 50 people.

INT. MAIN CABIN

SELECTED SHOTS of faces inside cryo-lockers, among them JOHNS.

He's prime-of-life, badge on display, some kind of cop. Shaken

awake, he clears condensation to check the locker directly across

from his, finding...

RIDDICK. Small black goggles hide his eyes. A metal bit wedged

in his mouth lends a perpetual grimace. A read-out admonishes

"LOCK-OUT PROTOCOL IN EFFECT. ABSOLUTELY NO EARLY

RELEASE."

INT. FLIGHT DECK - DAY

OWENS:

Look, Fry. Company says we're responsible

for every one of those --

FRY:

Company's not here, is it?

OWENS:

When captain went down, you stepped up --

whether you like it or not. Now they

train you for this, so --

FRY:

And there wasn't a simulated cockroach

alive within 50 clicks of the simulated

crash site! That's how they train you!

On a fucking simulator!

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Ken Wheat

Ken Wheat (born 1950) is an American screenwriter, producer and director. He is the writer of Pitch Black and the brother of screenwriter Jim Wheat, with whom he has collaborated on a number of projects. more…

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