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.

(NOTE:
Credits will appear here over a series of shots designed to

convey a sense of loneliness, of separation, and of the passage of

time.)

DISSOLVE TO:

12-A SERIES OF SHOTS - A DISTANT GLOBE (MINIATURE)

16

We see a strange and distant planet. At first the globe occupies but a

small area of the screen; but with each new VIEW it comes closer and

looms larger, as if" observed from a spaceship in a spiraling orbit of

descent.

The topography of the planet bears little resemblance to our own. Much

of it is obscured by cloud cover; even more of-it appears to be

cratered desert of reddish hue. We can, however, make out a few narrow

"green belts" and a patch of blue water.

In the FINAL SHOTS of this SEQUENCE we see the strange planet as it

would be observed from a spacecraft plummeting from twenty thousand

feet to one thousand feet. It appears that the ship will fall into a

vast lake surrounded by soaring sandstone pinnacles. The water is

blue-black, the pinnacles vermillion. (This is the Lake Powell

location, at Lone Rock.)

17INT. SPACESHIP - FULL SHOT - DAY

Four empty pilot seats are seen in f.g., the four glass caskets in

b.g. We HEAR the RHYTHMIC BLEAT of a WARNING SIGNAL, a RUSH OF WIND

as in a rapid descent, and perhaps the ROAR OF RETROJETS. Then, a

great CRASH as the craft hits water. The whole ship shudders on impact.

Loose equipment falls to the cabin floor. CAMERA MOVES DOWN the cabin

aisle as the ship begins to roll in the water and HOLDS on the four

glass caskets. There are THREE LOUD METALLIC CLICKS as the glass

domes of the caskets swing open automatically.

18CLOSE ON TAYLOR

He now has a full beard. His eyes come open. Instantly alert, he

rises to a sitting position, gazing across at:

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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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