The Omega Man script
The Omega Man (1971)
Synopsis: The Omega Man (stylized as The Ωmega Man) is a 1971 American science fiction film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Charlton Heston. It was written by John William Corrington and Joyce Corrington, based on the 1954 novel I Am Legend by the American writer Richard Matheson. The film's producer, Walter Seltzer, went on to work with Heston again in the dystopian science fiction film Soylent Green in 1973.[2] The Omega Man is the second adaptation of Matheson's novel, the first being The Last Man on Earth (1964) which starred Vincent Price. A third adaptation, I Am Legend starring Will Smith, was released in 2007.

PROCESS SHOT - MISSILES IN SPACE

SOUND is killed for this and similar SHOTS. Alien missiles apparently motionless in space with the earth turning very slowly below.

MED. CLOSE SHOT - ANTI-MISSILE MISSILES being raised, fired.

CLOSE SHOT - MILITARY TECHNICIAN

in Omaha Situation Room. He is monitoring anti-missiles as they head for incoming missiles. Radio transmissions again: "...two minutes thirty to initial intercept. Tracking is...ninety seconds to initial...

PROCESS SHOT - ANTI-MISSILES IN SPACE

showing anti-missiles zeroing in on the much larger alien missiles. SOUND OFF. WE SEE some of the small missiles about to hit the larger ones.

MED. SHOT - MILITARY TECHNICIANS

at consoles. CAMERA PANS TO WALL MAP showing small blips conjoining with the large ones6 SOUND SUDDENLY. "Abort antis ... repeat abort.... configuration..."

MED. SHOT - MILITARY TECHNICIANS

They frown at one another, one shrugs. SOUND: another VOICE, "Impact... Impact... score mounting. Impact on thirty percent of incoming ... now fifty-one point six. Impact.."

PROCESS SHOT - MISSILES COLLIDING

MED. SHOT - MILITARY TECHNICIANS

as they hear the transmissions, their expression of nonunderstanding turns to one of panic. SOUND: Initial VOICE, "Abort firings. Missiles do not conform to nuclear-configurations. Repeat, abort firings. Do not intercept. Non-nuclear attack underway ... Repeat, non-nuclear attack underway.

PROCESS SHOT - MISSILES EXPLODING

Color of explosions should be geared to the color of water in the plaza fountain, which is perhaps illuminated by CAMERA orange and red and yellow spots under the water. IMAGE BLURS at explosion.

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John William Corrington

John William Corrington was an American film and television writer, novelist, poet and lawyer. He received a B.A. degree from Centenary College, in 1956 and his M.A. from Rice University in 1960, the ... more…

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