The Time Machine script
Synopsis: The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the 1960 film screenplay by David Duncan. The executive producer was Arnold Leibovit and the director was Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the original author. The film stars Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory and Phyllida Law, and includes a cameo by Alan Young, who also appeared in the 1960 film adaptation.

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EXT. COTTAGE - LONG SHOT - (NIGHT) - (MATTE)

Warm lights pour through the windows, spreading

over the snow-patched countryside. Only the

laboratory, a converted greenhouse, is dark, shaded

from the moonlight by a majestic, leafless oak.

A two-horse carriage, in the style of the turn of

the century, lingers in the driveway. Beyond all

this, the River Thames takes a sharp curve.

A lonely figure hurries up to the front door and

KNOCKS on it impatiently.

AT THE DOOR 2

The knock is answered by MRS. WATCHETT, the house-

keeper, a thin, tense woman with iron gray hair.

The CAMERA ENTERS the HALL with DAVID FILBY, an

amiable red-haired young man of science, who hastily

hands her his rumpled cloak and hat, then rushes

toward:

INT. LIBRARY 3

A pleasant Edwardian room, the shelves are stacked

tightly with volumes of books, many of ancient

Vintage.

Three men are seated in a rough circle, motionless,

obviously awaiting the arrival of occupants for the

two empty chairs. The silence is accentuated by the

merry CRACKLING of logs in the fireplace and the

capricious TICKING of innumerable timepieces about

the room.

Filby enters, pauses to glance down, then embarrassedly

takes his chair.

SERIES OF CLOSE SHOTS 4

DR. PHILIP HILLYER is an imposing (a)

businessman, wearing full sideburns.

He stares stonily at the last empty

chair, then at Filby with annoyance.

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John Logan

John David Logan (born September 24, 1961) is an American playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and television producer. more…

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