Legend script
Legend (2015)
Synopsis: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy) and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

1EXTERIOR FOREST NIGHT

Huge trees taper upward like columns supporting the roof of heaven.

Moonlit dewdrops spangle a delicate spiderweb. The setting is

tranquil and utterly majestic.

Over the brow of a distant hill, a pair of brilliant light beams

scintillate in an etheral ballet.

Numerous small animals gather to behold this wonder. They stand on

the hillcrest, staring down as if at the Nativity.

Squirrels, quail, hedgehogs, mice, pheasants and badgers, natural

enemies untied by the radiant LIGHT.

A magnificent stag watches, numbers of tiny songbirds perched in his

branching antlers.

1A EXTERIOR FOREST NIGHT

PULL BACK:
from the hilltop, through ferns and brambles to a steep

embankment where umbrella-sized toadstools cluster.

A snarling face APPEARS under a mushroom cap. This is BLIX a brigand

goblin hunter. Clad in decrepit armor and slung with savage weapons,

he is a terrifying figure.

Blix WHISTLES. The SOUND is unexpectedly lovely, a nightingale's

call.

Further back, three other goblins return the BIRDCALL. They bristle

with weaponry. POX is a pig-faced fop wearing tattered lace and

flithy brocade. Tiny BLUNDER and TIC are both masked by grotesque

helmets. Swarms of gnats drone above their hidden heads. They creep

forward to join Blix.

1B GOBLIN'S POV : HILLTOP

The distant animals silhouetted by dazzling LIGHT.

1C EXTERIOR FOREST NIGHT

Blix signals an advance and the goblins creep through the forest

towards the hilltop.

A moth lands on a twig two feet from Tic's head. He turns. His

incredibly sticky tongue uncoils from within the helmet seizing the

moth and retracting with it, quick as a flash.

As the goblins near the hilltop, the fantastic LIGHT gradually

illuminates their hideous features. A tiny mouse runs out of the

eye-slits on Blunder's helmet, circles the crest, and runs back in

on the other side.

Blix signals silently for the other goblins to spread out.

The goblins crawl separately through the underbrush.

Pox comes snout to snout with a wild piglet. Terrified, the little

shoat SQUEALS and scampers off.

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2A CLOSE :
ANIMALS

Alerted by the NOISE, they face the impending threat. The startled

animals run for cover down the hillside.

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3A EXTERIOR FOREST NIGHT

Blix charges forward, brandishing his crossbow.

BLIX:
Kill. . . . !

Blix runs over the top of the hill and down into the gully beyond,

closely followed by Tic, Pox, and Blunder. Brilliant clumps of

forget-me-nots are everywhere, like disgarded jewels.

3B GOBLIN'S POV : DISTANT FOREST

The pair of shining LIGHT BEAMS race away between the trees.

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5A EXTERIOR FOREST NIGHT

The goblins watch the LIGHT BEAMS disappear. Blix GROWLS in

frustration.

BLUNDER(musing):
. . . . Fast as a hound dog with his ass on fire. .

. .

Blunder spots a SHINING silver hair caught on the bark. He reaches

up and plucks it free.

POX:
What's that . . . . ? L-l-let me see, old chap.

BLUNDER:
No! It's mine!

Blunder hides the hair behind his back, but Pox quickly grabs the

other end.

POX:
Give it to m-m-m-me!

Both goblins pull on the hair. Miraculously, it does not break, but

stretches between them like spun steel.

BLUNDER:
Turn loose, anus features!

POX:
Hard cheese!

A furious tug of war. Pox pulls his knife and tries unsuccessfully

to cut the hair.

BLUNDER:
It's mine you rectum! Mine! Mine!

Blix marches up and furiously bangs their heads together. Pox and

Blunder fall dazed to the ground.

Blix holds the silver hair shining above his head and studies it.

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Brian Helgeland

Brian Thomas Helgeland (born January 17, 1961) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. He is most known for writing the screenplays for L.A. Confidential (for which he received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Mystic River, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Helgeland also wrote and directed 42 (2013), a biopic of Jackie Robinson, and Legend (2015), about the rise and fall of the Kray twins. more…

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