The Cell script
The Cell (2000)
Synopsis: "The Cell" takes a shocking, riveting mind trip into the dark and dangerous corridors of a serial killer's psyche -- a psyche that holds the key to saving the killer's final, trapped victim who remains alive. Making this journey into the recesses of a killer's nightmarish fantasy world is Catherine Deane, a psychologist who has been experimenting with a radical new therapy. Through a new transcendental science, Catherine can experience what is happening in another person's unconscious mind.

THROUGH A LARGE WINDOW, we see into an ADJOINING ROOM within

which a HUMAN FIGURE hangs suspended in mid-air by a series

of cables designed to simulate flotation.

AT THE CONSOLE, Miriam uses a pen to hit specific areas of

the touch-sensitive screen, changing the complex CHEMICAL

SYMBOLS displayed there.

IN THE PROCEDURE ROOM, a series of pharmaceuticals are

injected into an intravenous tube feeding the sleeve/arm of

the figure. A featherweight cloth MASK electronically rises,

revealing the sleeping face of Catherine.

AT THE CONSOLE, Miriam hits a button and speaks into an

intercom microphone.

MIRIAM:

Sing a song of sixpence...

IN THE PROCEDURE ROOM, there is no reaction from Catherine.

MIRIAM (O.S.) (CONT'D)

Sing a song of sixpence...

CATHERINE:

(hoarse, groggy)

A pocketful of rye...

MIRIAM (O.S.)

Four-and-twenty blackbirds.

Catherine's eyes open.

CATHERINE:

Baked in a pie...

IN THE CONTROL ROOM, Henry hits a switch and Catherine is

lowered to the pedestal. Miriam checks Monitors displaying

Catherine's vital signs and continuing what must be a

routine, presses numbers on a keypad to open the PRESSURIZED

AIRTIGHT DOOR separating the two areas.

IN THE PROCEDURE ROOM, lights come on and Miriam eases

Catherine out of the apparatus. She checks her pupil

dilation, pulse, throat, and reflexes. She pokes and prods

with a familiarity that would seem rude to an outside

observer, but is nothing to them. Getting to her feet, we

see that Catherine's BODYSUIT is made of an unusual dark

fabric almost liquid in consistency.

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Mark Protosevich

Mark David Protosevich is an American screenwriter. He wrote the screenplays for the films Poseidon and I Am Legend. Protosevich was born in Chicago, Illinois and is an alumnus of Columbia College Chicago. more…

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