Planet of the Apes script
Synopsis: Planet of the Apes is a 2001 American science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, and Estella Warren. The sixth film produced in the Planet of the Apes franchise, it was loosely adapted from Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel of the same name and the 1968 film version. It tells the story of astronaut Leo Davidson crash-landing on a planet inhabited by intelligent apes.

Taylor withdraws the hypodermic needle from his vein and secures it in

a drawer of the console.

TAYLOR:

Well then, Earthmen: A missing link

salutes you. Bless you, my descendants.

Taylor snuffs out the cigar butt and places it in the drawer beside the

hypodermic. Then, flicking a switch Au cut off the Mozart, he rises and

looks up again at:

5THE CLOCK MARKED EARTH TIME

The longest needle of this clock now makes nearly two revolutions per

second. The shortest needle points to the numeral 2105.

6INT. CABIN - TRACKING WITH TAYLOR

Space scientists have presumably solved the problem of weightlessness,

for Taylor walks the short distance from; the console to the after

section without particular effort. CAMERA FOLLOWS him, and we can now

see four glass capsules, or "caskets", in the rear of the cabin. Taylor

looks down at them.

7-SEVERAL SHOTS - THE FOUR CASKETS - FROM TAYLOR'S P.O.V.

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One of them is open. The other three are occupied by astronauts: DODGE,

LANDON and STEWART. They, too, wear dungarees and boots. Dodge and

Landon are thirtyish, clean-shaven, virile -- America's finest. Stewart

is a handsome young woman, her hair bobbed short. Their eyes are closed

and they do not appear to be breathing -- yet no undertaker could make

them so alive.

11ANOTHER ANGLE - FAVORING TAYLOR

He grasps the handle of his own casket and slowly pulls himself into

it. Continuing SILENCE. CAMERA MOVES IN as Taylor Dulls the glass lid

shut and secures it. He adjusts two dials inside the capsule and lies

back, buckling his safety belt. CAMERA MOVES INTO A CLOSEUP of Taylor.

His eyes are open. He seems serene, even enraptured.

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William Broyles Jr.

William Dodson "Bill" Broyles Jr. is an American screenwriter, who has worked on the television series China Beach, and the films Apollo 13, Cast Away, Entrapment, Planet of the Apes, Unfaithful, The Polar Express, and Jarhead. more…

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