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.



At oh-three-hundred this morning,

TDRSS picked up an automated

navigation beacon broadcasting at

two minute intervals in Neptune orbit.

Lyle hands Weir a stack of hardcopy data. Weir reads the

data with growing excitement.


Incredible... These are the same

coordinates before the ship

disappeared... this, this happened?

This isn't some kind of hoax?


I wouldn't bring you here on a hoax.

Houston confirms the telemetry and

I.D. codes.



It's the Event Horizon. She's come


Hollis answers drily.


That ship was lost in deep space,

seven years ago. If the Titanic sailed

into New York harbor, I'd find it

more plausible.


Houston wants Aerospace to send out

a search and rescue team, investigate

the source of the transmission. If

it really is the Event Horizon,

they'll attempt a salvage.


We need you to prepare a detailed

briefing on the ship's systems for

the salvage crew...


A written briefing can't possibly

anticipate the variables on a mission

like this. I have to go with them.

Lyle looks at Weir, stunned by the request.


Dr. Weir, you have no experience

with salvage procedures.


I designed the ship's propulsion

system. I am the only person capable

of evaluating the performance of the

gravity drive. You can't send a Search

and Rescue team out there alone and

expect them to succeed. That would

be like... like sending an auto-

mechanic to work on the shuttle.


I can understand your desire to redeem

your reputation, Dr. Weir, but it

doesn't factor into this.


This is not about my reputation!

This is not about me at all!

(beat, passionate)

The Event Horizon was created for

one reason:
to go faster than light.

Imagine mankind exploring new solar

systems, colonizing new worlds. Seven

years ago, we didn't just lose the

ship and the crew. We lost the dream.

(beat, quiet and


I have to go.

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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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