Krull script
Krull (1983)
Synopsis: Krull is a 1983 British-American science fantasy film directed by Peter Yates and starring Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, David Battley and Freddie Jones. It was produced by Ron Silverman and released by Columbia Pictures. Krull's distinctive features include an unlikely union between the science fiction and fantasy genres, a robust score by James Horner, early screen roles for actors Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane, and its surrealistic set design within the castle presented as the "Black Fortress". Although it was a commercial failure when released, it has since achieved status of a cult film.

FADE IN:

EXT. FOREST - JUST BEFORE DAWN

Mail-clad HORSEMEN gallop headlong through the dark, bent

low over their saddles. A bestial scream is heard, and

suddenly a saddle is empty, the rider sprawled face down in

a pool of blood.

At the head of the band, COLWYN, a boy of twenty-two, raises

his shield to ward off an unseen assailant. We hear a

horrendous tearing sound, and Colwyn's father, TUROLD,

riding beside him, looks over at the boy. Colwyn is unharmed

- but his shield is deeply gouged, as if by a huge claw.

EXT. PARAPET OF WHITE CASTLE - DAWN

A GUARD sees the band of warriors emerge from the forest.

GUARD:

(shouts)

Open the gate!

EXT. APPROACH TO WHITE CASTLE - DAWN

The warriors gallop toward the main gate of the castle.

Though their arms and armor are reminiscent of the Middle

Ages on Earth, this is not Earth ...

TWIN SUNRISE:

Behind the riders, TWO SUNS rise above the horizon.

EXT. MAIN GATE OF WHITE CASTLE - DAWN

Turold and Colwyn lead their men through the gate and

dismount. Waiting for them are LORD ROWAN, a man of Turold's

age, and an elderly COUNCILOR. Rowan notices the gouges in

Colwyn's shield.

ROWAN:

(to Turold)

You were attacked in the forest?

TUROLD:

Yes. We lost five.

ROWAN:

You were lucky. I lost thirty there.

INT. CORRIDOR IN WHITE CASTLE - DAY

Turold and Rowan walk down the corridor, followed by Colwyn

and the Councilor.

ROWAN:

I tried to reach Ynyr, the old one.

I led a hundred men to his place in

Granite Needle, but it was

surrounded. The Dark Ones guard it

by night and by day they call out

the Slayers. Ynyr cannot get out and

no one can get in.

TUROLD:

How many did you lose?

ROWAN:

Sixty at the needle, another thirty

in the forest. Only ten of us made

it back.

TUROLD:

We will have to try again. His

knowledge is great. Without it, we

cannot hope to win.

INT. QUEEN'S BEDROOM - DAY

The QUEEN is propped up in bed, eyes closed, head tilted

back. Her crown, a jeweled tiara, rests in her lap. She is

attended by two GIRLS-IN-WAITING, one of whom sponges her

forehead with a damp cloth. The Queen opens her eyes as the

elderly Councilor enters.

COUNCILOR:

Lord Turold and his son, my lady.

The Queen hands her tiara to one of the girls-in-waiting,

who places it on her head. Then she nods, and the Councilor

admits Turold and Colwyn, followed by Rowan. The three

kneel.

QUEEN:

He has turned out well.

Turold stands and looks down at Colwyn with an affectionate

smile.

TUROLD:

Middling well.

Colwyn stands and we see that he is several inches taller

than his father.

TUROLD:

Though a touch too tall for my

taste.

Colwyn smiles somewhat sheepishly.

QUEEN:

(to Colwyn)

My daughter is in the north tower.

Go to her.

COLWYN:

(flustered)

In my armor?

QUEEN:

If she's to marry a warrior, she'd

best get used to it.

Colwyn bows his head and leaves. The three men approach the

Queen.

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Colin Welland

Colin Welland, born Colin Edward Williams, was a British actor and screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his script for Chariots of Fire. more…

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