Cellular script
Cellular (2004)
Synopsis: Schoolteacher Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger) is abducted by ruthless crook Ethan (Jason Statham) and brought to a remote hideout, where she finds a broken cell phone. Unfortunately, when she tries to use the malfunctioning phone to contact the authorities, she accidentally reaches college student Ryan (Chris Evans) instead. The young man wants to help Jessica, but she has no idea where her captors have taken her, and Ryan must scramble to figure out where she is before his cell phone goes dead.

FADE IN:

EXT. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AERIAL SHOT - DAY

Flying low over the massive sprawl of the city.

NARRATOR:

There are 2,762,500 cellular

phones currently operating in the

county of Los Angeles.

QUICK CUTS:

Local citizens on their cellulars.

A BUSINESSMAN IN A CROWDED RESTAURANT - simultaneously

devouring his lunch and conducting a heated negotiation over

his cellular.

CAMERA PANS THE RESTAURANT

A pretty woman at the next table also on her cell phone.

And beyond two more on theirs. Half the restaurant seems to

be talking and eating at the same time.

Even the waiter is in the corner anxiously taking a call

from his agent.

NARRATOR:

Forty percent of all households in

the city utilize one or more

cellular devices.

EXT. DOWNTOWN L.A. STREET

A teenager on a skateboard weaves through traffic while

chattering on the phone.

He whips past numerous motorists at the light who are

likewise engaged in conversation.

OVER THIS:
OPENING CREDITS APPEAR

EXT. THE BALL PARK - DAY

The crowd cheers as the Dodgers score a base hit -- except

for those who are too busy on the phone to notice.

INT. DARKENED MOVIE THEATE

Packed with customers. At the crucial dramatic moment

someone's cell phone goes off. The audience voices its

disapproval, hooting as the owner of the offending device

dashes up the aisle to the lobby.

EXT. THE BEACH - DAY

Gorgeous sun worshippers -- and many of them glued to their

telephones.

One couple mouth to mouth in an embrace, oblivious to all

around them -- until a cell phone rings. They immediately

terminate their lovemaking -- both of them reaching for

their cellular at the same moment. Nobody can afford to

miss a call.

NARRATOR:

An estimated 200 new units are

being added each day.

CREDITS CONTINUE

INT. MEN'S ROOM

A long line of gentlemen at the urinals. And one of them

using his free hand to punch up a number.

EXT. BEVERLY HILLS - HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

As the students swarm out, immediately switch on their cell

phones and launch into an update of the day's events.

INT. A LAP DANCING CLUB

As a frustrated young lady vainly tries to attract the

attention of her middle aged client by giving it her all --

only to find him oblivious to her charms and entirely

focused on his cellular call.

Despite the proximity of her bare breasts and the thrashing

of her long auburn hair across his face there is no

response. It's as if she's not even there.

HIGH ANGLE - ABOVE THE CANYONS

Perched here amidst the wilderness one of the giant dishes

that relay thousands of calls to a satellite station in the

sky.

ON THE SOUND TRACK we HEAR a cacophony of overlapping voices

-- idle babble -- crucial information -- and just plain

talk, totally unintelligible -- which quickly begins to take

on the quality of chirping insects -- as still more voices

join in and the volume rises to virtually engulf us.

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Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan is an American screenwriter and film producer. His writing credits include the screenplays for The Fast and the Furious franchise, Wanted, and the Fox crime drama Gang Related. more…

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