Event Horizon script
Event Horizon (1997)
Synopsis: When the Event Horizon, a spacecraft that vanished years earlier, suddenly reappears, a team is dispatched to investigate the ship. Accompanied by the Event Horizon's creator, William Weir (Sam Neill), the crew of the Lewis and Clark, led by Capt. Miller (Laurence Fishburne), begins to explore the seemingly abandoned vessel. However, it soon becomes evident that something sinister resides in its corridors, and that the horrors that befell the Event Horizon's previous journey are still present.

EXT. NEPTUNE - MODEL INTERPLANETARY SPACE

A vast field of stars. The gas giant Neptune slowly spins

into view. Brilliant and blue and cold against the void.

EXT. NEPTUNE - MODEL A BLACK SILHOUETTE

stands out against the planet, tiny against Neptune's scale.

EXT. NEPTUNE - MODEL DRIFT CLOSER

to discern the hard angles of a man-made craft. A ship. No

longer dwarfed by the planet, the scale of the vessel emerges:

a vast labyrinth of steel.

Its shadow swallows all in darkness.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. EVENT HORIZON - GRAVITY COUCH BAY

Shafts of Neptune's blue light enter through windows,

illuminate debris suspended in the zero-gravity environment:

shards of metal and glass.

MOVE from the Corridor into:

INT. EVENT HORIZON - BRIDGE

A cockpit for three. Neptune's blue light fills the chamber,

reflects off immobile particles in the air. Thick quartz

windows look down at Neptune. The cockpit lights are dark

but for one blinking red light.

An emergency beacon. Under-floor lights go on.

The strobe of the red light reveals a man floating at the

helm, slowly spinning. He is dead, perfectly preserved in

the cold vacuum of space. His eyes are empty black pits and

his mouth hangs open in a scream: DR. WILLIAM WEIR.

CUT TO:

INT. STUDIO APARTMENT

Weir opens his eyes, waking from dream. Sweat beads his

ascetic, etched face. Many years a scientist.

He turns on the bedside lamp, revealing a couple's apartment.

Decorated by a woman, but Weir is alone, unless you count

photographs. His nightstand looks like a shrine to a beautiful

woman.

Weir reaches to the stand. Picks up...

RECENT, UNFRAMED PHOTO

The woman appears thin and haggard and wears a small brave

smile.

Weir lies back on the bed. Looks at the photo. Presses it to

his forehead and closes his eyes. Trying to be with her,

just one more time.

WEIR:

(whisper)

I miss you.

INT. STUDIO APARTMENT - LATER

Weir stands in front of the bathroom mirror, shaving with a

straight-razor. The mirror reveals the bathtub just behind

him. DRIP, DRIP, DRIP...

Weir turns to stare at the bathtub. Water wells up at the

mouth of the tub's faucet, grows impossibly large, falls...

DRIP.

Weir turns back to his shaving.

INT. STUDIO APARTMENT - LATER

Weir stands in the kitchenette, staring at the microwave as

it cooks his breakfast.

INT. STUDIO APARTMENT - LATER

Weir stands before his window, chewing his oatmeal

mechanically, forcing himself to swallow. He reaches out to

open the blinds...

INT. STUDIO APARTMENT REVERSE ANGLE

as the blinds pull aside, revealing Weir, upside-down.

ROTATE AND PULL BACK...

EXT. DAYLIGHT STATION - MODEL TO REVEAL DAYLIGHT STATION

Weir's window is just one of many in a space station, a

delicate combination of cylindrical habitats and solar panels.

The structure hangs above the Earth in low orbit.

TITLE CARD:
DAYLIGHT SPACE STATION 08.23.2046

INT. STUDIO APARTMENT (BLINDS OPEN)

A videophone RINGS OS...

WEIR (V.O.)

This is Weir.

LYLE (V.O.)

(tinny)

Dr. Weir, Admiral Hollis would like

to see you as soon as possible.

CUT TO:

INT. DAYLIGHT - OFFICE

A military office, United States Aerospace Command seal

blazoned on the door. Views of the Earth. Admiral HOLLIS

sits behind his desk, a gruff career officer and a good man.

Weir enters, escorted by Hollis' adjutant, LYLE.

WEIR:

You wanted to see me, Admiral?

HOLLIS:

I apologize for the short notice,

Bill, but we've had something come

up that requires your immediate

attention. Lyle?

INT. HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Lyle activates a holographic display of the solar system. A

box magnifies the eighth planet, Neptune, revealing a flashing

red dot in its orbit.

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Andrew Kevin Walker

Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964) is an American BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. He is known for having written Seven (1995), for which he earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as several other films, including 8mm (1999), Sleepy Hollow (1999) and many uncredited script rewrites. more…

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