Gattaca script
Gattaca (1997)
Synopsis: Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered "valid." He assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent's plans.

Jerone covers himself with a silk robe and steps into a pair of

backless slippers.


JEROME emerges from the incinerator room into a large, luxurious

loft-style condo containing a bizarre assortment of equipment -

arranged somewhat like a production line.

Long, scrupulously clean metal work benches are arranged along

one entire wall. Laid out on the benches in neat rows are

dozens of plastic bags - some filled, some unfilled. Instruments

on trays - various types of tweezers, scissors and other less

familiar utensils. Round, stainless steel containers filled

with hairs of differing lengths and other body matter.

JEROME approaches another man slumped over one of the benches.

EUGENE. He clutches an empty vodka bottle. He is snoring

lightly - sleeping off the night before. As JEROME gently

prises the bottle out of his hand, we are struck by the

similarity of Eugene's face to Jerome's.

Jerome pulls Eugene's chair back from the desk with surprising

ease. A wheelchair - a modern, ergonomic design. Jerome wheels

Eugene to a bedroom and, with some difficulty, hauls the larger

man onto the bed. Through his alcoholic fog, Eugene feebly co-

operates - his paralyzed legs a particular dead weight.

After covering Eugene with a blanket, Jerome enters a bathroom

containing a surgically-clean stainless steel basin, sink,

shower and toilet.

Beside the toilet stands a large, industrial-style stainless

steel refrigerator.

Donning protective gloves, Jerome opens the liquid-nitrogen

cooled refrigerator. A cloud of condensed water vapor billows

out. Revealed inside the fridge are racks of labelled jars and

silicon pouches - some containing a yellowish liquid, some a

deep, red liquid.

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Andrew Niccol

Andrew M. Niccol is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, Lord of War, In Time, The Host, and Good Kill. more…

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