Heavy Metal script
Heavy Metal (1981)
Synopsis: Adventures from deep space to futuristic New York, and beyond. Each world and story is dominated by the presence of the Loch'nar -- the sum of all evils manifest as a glowing green sphere whose power infects all times, all galaxies, all dimensions. To some, it appears as treasure, a green jewel they must possess. Others worship it as a god. Few escape it. Even in death and through death its powers continue. From war to war and world to world it seems invincible.

FADE UP ON:

A WHEATFIELD:

A beautiful field of wheat glistens in the morning sun.

As the camera skims overtop, titles start to roll. Ahead

of us an odd-looking service van comes into view, sputtering

along a dirt road. Getting closer, we can see the driver, a

thin, bookish man with a neat mustache. This is AUSTIN GRIMALDI.

The truck pulls up to a strange Victorian house in the middle

of the wheatfield. The house has several futuristic radar

devices on the roof that rotate constantly.

AUSTIN gets out, opens the van's rear doors, and pulls out

two large metal boxes.

CUT TO:

THE ATTIC WINDOW

The curtains part ever so slightly, and a pair of eyes peer

down.

CUT BACK TO:

THE VAN:

AUSTIN shuts the van's rear doors, and carries the two metal

boxes into the house. The titles stop rolling as we;

CUT TO:

INSIDE THE HOUSE

AUSTIN is reading a schematic diagram as he sits in front of

the exposed chassis of a complicated futuristic electronic

contraption, twice his size. There are strange tools all

over the floor.

Putting down the diagram, he opens one of the metal cases and

takes out a sophisticated-looking glass sphere with electronic

receptacles mounted in the sides.

He places this sphere in a space in the middle of the contraption,

clamps it down, and plugs some wires into the globe's receptacles.

Then he opens the second box. Inside is a glowing green ball.

Using a pair of special tongs, AUSTIN carefully lifts the ball

out, and inserts it into an opening at the base of the machine,

in the back.

As soon as the ball is inside, the machine hums to life. The

glass sphere sparkles, and a holographic picture of a green

planet in space appears inside it.

AUSTIN:

(looking at the holograph)

Hmmmm ....

He takes a strange tool, and moves out of frame to make an

adjustment underneath the machine. Suddenly a wire comes

loose from the sphere and begins to spark.

AUSTIN:

(seeing sparks)

Uh - oh ....

As the camera pulls closer to the holograph screen, the

green planet begins to silently shake.

CUT TO:

SPACE:

With an explosion that rocks the universe, a huge chunk rips

out of the green planet and shoots off into space, leaving

thousands of glowing particles in its wake.

CUT BACK TO:

AUSTIN:

Not noticing the silent image on the holograph, he quickly

repairs the sparkling connection and returns to his other

adjustments.

CUT TO:

A FOREST:

From the forest floor we see the green planetoid fly overhead,

dropping balls. We watch as it moves away and disappears beyond

a far-off mountain range. The forest rumbles as the planetoid

crashes in the distance.

The camera then pans over to a forest patch, where a beautiful

girl approaches, picking mushrooms.

CUT TO:

A GREEN BALL NEAR HER FEET

An ominous note is struck as the girl notices the glowing

ball, and is drawn to it. Picking the sphere up, she looks

at it. Something inside her warns her of its danger, but,

unable to resist, she puts it in her basket and continues on.

DISSOLVE TO:

THE GATES OF KRAAN

Night falls over this futuristic chromoid city as the beautiful

girl passes through the glass gates and heads home.

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Daniel Goldberg

Daniel Goldberg is a Canadian film producer and screenwriter. He is a writer of such films as Feds and producer of the 2003 film Old School. Goldberg is also the producer of The Hangover film series. more…

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