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.

Owens unbuckles from his chair.

OWENS:

Don't touch that switch!

Overcome by guilt, Fry retracts her thumb of mass destruction.

But a HUGE JOLT puts the thumb right back.

FRY:

I'm not dying for them.

She pushes it. But this time...

EXT. SHIP - PLANET'S ATMOSPHERE - DAY

No bolts fire. Nothing separates from the SHIP THAT SCREAMS DOWN

through the clouds.

INT. NAV-BAY - MAIN CABIN

Now we see why:
Owens reopened the jettison doors locally -- and

blocked them open.

FRY:

Owens!

OWENS:

70 seconds! You still got 70 seconds to

level this beast out!

INT. FLIGHT DECK - DAY

Seething anger and guilt, Fry pops more airbrakes, shedding more

speed, more heat. The ship does level -- but it's still being

pounded hellishly. She tries to get a stable view out...

The windscreen. We're breaking through cloud-bottoms. There's

just a glimpse of landscape before...

EXT. SHIP - PLANET'S ATMOSPHERE - DAY

An airbrake fails. It shears off and pinwheels into...

INT. FLIGHT DECK - DAY

The windscreen. It cracks into a thousand spiderwebs -- but

impossibly it holds. For now.

OWENS (V.O.)

What the shit was that?

Sunlight flares from every fractured edge: It's like looking

into burning diamonds, and Fry can only get an impression

of the outside world. Now she has to rely on...

A ground-mapping display. 120 meters altitude. And dropping.

INT. CRYO-LOCKER - DAY

INTERCUT Johns. Realizing he's in some kind of shit-storm, he

claws at safety restraints.

INT. FLIGHT DECK - DAY

Ground-mapper:
60 meters. COLLISION ALARMS kick in.

Out the fractured windscreen, we see a huge dark mass rise up

into view. Land.

40 meters...30...20...10....

Fry braces.

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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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