The Cell script
The Cell (2000)
Synopsis: "The Cell" takes a shocking, riveting mind trip into the dark and dangerous corridors of a serial killer's psyche -- a psyche that holds the key to saving the killer's final, trapped victim who remains alive. Making this journey into the recesses of a killer's nightmarish fantasy world is Catherine Deane, a psychologist who has been experimenting with a radical new therapy. Through a new transcendental science, Catherine can experience what is happening in another person's unconscious mind.

AT THE CONSOLE, Henry moves to another section and for the

first time, we see there are two elaborate neural monitors.

And the "brain" pictured here is smaller. Younger...


"Mister E." is doing fine.

REVEAL A SECOND FIGURE suspended from the ceiling in the

PROCEDURE ROOM. A SMALL BOY is lowered to the pedestal and

as Miriam records data, Catherine removes the child's "mask,"

displaying the haunted face of Edward. Clearly, the boy is

in some kind of catatonic state.


Did we go sailing?


Almost. Mocky-Lock showed up.


"Mocky-Lock is the bogeyman, Mocky-Lock

wants me where I am."


Mocky-Lock is a pain in the ass.

Henry communicates with them via the intercom.


Where did that come from again?

Catherine looks annoyed - How could he forget?


A nursery rhyme.

Catherine detaches the cables and eases Edward's frail body

into a waiting wheelchair. Miriam takes a penlight and

examines the boy's eyes... An emotionless void, oddly



(thinking aloud)

Nursery rhymes, fairy tales, the

bogeyman... All preparation for the

horrors of the real world.

Making certain the child is comfortable, Catherine covers him

with a blanket, rests a teddy bear on his lap, and pushes him

into the CONTROL ROOM, accompanied by Miriam. Henry types in

a command and moves to join them.


Anybody hungry? I'm hungry...

A BUZZER sounds and ANOTHER DOOR HISSES OPEN... A constantly

fretting administrator, BARRY COOPERMAN, is waiting for them

in the corridor.


Edward's parents are here.

We can see it in Catherine's face - this isn't good news.


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Mark Protosevich

Mark David Protosevich is an American screenwriter. He wrote the screenplays for the films Poseidon and I Am Legend. Protosevich was born in Chicago, Illinois and is an alumnus of Columbia College Chicago. more…

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