The Fantastic Four script
Synopsis: Transported to an alternate universe, four young outsiders gain superhuman powers as they alter their physical form in shocking ways. Reed Richards becomes Mr. Fantastic, able to stretch and twist his body at will, while pal Ben Grimm gains immense strength as the Thing. Johnny Storm becomes the Human Torch, able to control and project fire, while his sister Sue becomes the Invisible Woman. Together, the team must harness their new abilities to prevent Doctor Doom from destroying the Earth.

FADE IN:

CLOSE ON A MASSIVE STEEL HEAD

Our first thought: DR. DOOM? But it's not moving. A

welder's torch sparks into frame in the hands of a sculptor

on scaffolding. This is art, an epic 20 foot statue going up

of a business mogul (VICTOR VON DOOM) in whose generously

extended hands sit two intertwined columns of DNA. His face

is chiseled, angular, perfect (too perfect). Past sparks, we

MOVE down to pick up...

EXT. STREET/VON DOOM INDUSTRIES TOWER - DAY

REED RICHARDS and BEN GRIMM head toward the soaring glass-box

atrium of VDI Headquarters. Designed to inspire awe, it

does.

REED:

High open space, exposed structural

elements. Obviously aimed at first

time visitors to create feelings of...

smallness, inadequacy.

Ben glances at Reed, who looks a little nervous.

BEN:

Good thing it ain't workin... Reed,

what are we doing here? This guy's

fast-food, strip-mall science --

REED:

This wasn't our first stop, in case

you forgot NASA. And Victor's not

that bad. He's just a little...

(seeing the statue)

Larger than life.

INT. VON DOOM INDUSTRIES TOWER - DAY

They move past the statue, into the sprawling atrium.

REED:

He's financed some of the biggest

breakthroughs of this century.

BEN:

You'd never know it.

He motions to a high-tech ORB, showing FOOTAGE of VDI's

accomplishments:
a safe and clean nuclear facility, the first

private Space Station.

All images have VICTOR front and center, glad-handling George

Bush, Tony Blair, shady International Leaders. The last

image is Victor holding the AMERICA'S CUP.

BEN (CONT'D)

Jesus. That too?

They reach three stern RECEPTIONISTS.

REED:

Reed Richards and Ben Grimm to see --

A receptionist cuts him off, handing them each a pass.

FEMALE RECEPTIONIST

Executive elevator, top floor.

BEN:

What's the price for a smile round here?

They head for the elevator. Reed carries a small, black box.

As they enter the elevator, steel doors shut and we CUT TO --

INT. VON DOOM INDUSTRIES TOWER - OFFICE - DAY

A large, dark office. Ben in the corner. He yawns,

watches...

BRIGHT HOLOGRAMS: Stars. Planets. They hover in the air,

making the room feel like a majestic portal into outer space.

REED (O.S.)

My research suggests that exposure to

a high-energy cosmic storm born on

solar winds might have triggered the

evolution of early planetary life.

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Jeremy Slater

Jeremy Slater is an American film writer. Slater wrote My Spy, an action comedy film which will be directed by Jake Kasdan, as well as Tape 4, a horror film to be produced by Primal Pictures, and Man .. more…

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