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Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

This is a thread where you can show how you would have scripted Harry Potter, or will, cause it's bound to be remade. Come and have a go!

Feb 2010 Edit:

Below is a list of all the scripts posted in this thread. There are three categories. Full scripts are completed adaption of one of the books. Uncompleted scripts are scripts that are not yet finished. Partial scripts are scripts of only certain scenes from the books, and the rest of that book has not been scripted.

Some users have posted multiple versions of their scripts, but only the latest is documented below.

SCRIPT LIBRARY
Full scripts:    


  
ArryGrotterPhilosopher’s Stone
PhrozononeHalf-Blood Prince (1, 2, 3)
Deathly Hallows Part 1 (1, 2)]
  

Uncompleted Scripts:    


  
Blast_endedDeathly Hallows Part 1
Half-Blood Prince
(1…)
rocknrollman95Deathly Hallows (1, ...)
KJRiddleDeathly Hallows (1…)
IenjoyAcidPopsHalf-Blood Prince (1, 2
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, …)
Deathly Hallows (1, 2, …)
PhrozononeDeathly Hallows [One-shot] (1, 2, …)
Deathly Hallows Part 2 (1, …)
  




Original Post:    


  So, I've been thinking. Harry Potter will be remade, no doubt about it. So I thought, what would the script be like? It would have to be differrent. So I tried, myself, making a script for PS. It's a VERY early draft (It includes everything) and only covers the first two chapters and abit of the third.

Edit: This is my OLD VERSION and is very lengthy, my new version is posted further below (12)

NB: The Post #6 version of this script,which had the most cuts, has been deleted. What was cut in the script is now in red on this script.

My old Script:    


  
PS: The Boy Who Lived, The Vanishing Glass
FADE IN:

1 - EXT. LITTLE WHINGING/PRIVET DRIVE – MORNING – 1/11/1981

WIDE HELICOPTER SHOT of the neighbourhood around Privet Drive. TWO OWLS speed past. The CAMERA RUSHES DOWN, DOWN until it is FOLLOWING THE PATHWAY. Suddenly a TABBY CAT is WALKING ALONG WITH THE CAMERA. The camera RISES and TURNS so that 4 PRIVET DRIVE is visible. The cat makes itself comfortable on a BRICK WALL. Another OWL flies past in the background

2 - INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE – SECONDS LATER – MORNING – 1/11/1981

CLOSE UP SHOT of an EXTREMELY BORING TIE. Camera zooms out to see the reflection of VERNON DURSLEY, a man in his early 20s, in a MIRROR. He picks up his SUITCASE and walks over to his wife, PETUNIA DURSLEY, also in her early 20s, and his one year old son, DUDLEY DURSLEY. Petunia gives Dudley a BOWL OF CEREAL. Dudley drops it on the floor. Vernon chuckles to himself.

VERNON DURSLEY
Little tyke

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Shan’t!

Petunia suddenly rushes right next to Dudley, so that her face is an inch away from his.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
What did you say?

Pause

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Shan’t!

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Vernon. Vernon! Did you hear that? His first word!

Petunia hugs Dudley.

VERNON DURSLEY
I’d better get to work. I’m expecting a large order of drills today.

Vernon kisses Petunia on the cheek.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Have a good day.

Vernon leaves. Petunia scrunches up her nose as she picks up the bowl of cereal. She walks over to the KITCHEN SINK and dumps it in there. Then she pulls the CURTAIN back from the KITCHEN WINDOW and peers through it.

3 - EXT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE – THE SAME TIME – MORNING – 1/11/1981

As Vernon unlocks the front door of HIS CAR (manually), he notices the tabby cat on the opposite fence. It is reading a MAP. Vernon shakes his head and gets into the car. As he turns his head to reverse he notices the cat is staring at him. He stares back, and then drives off, ignoring the cat.


4 - EXT. SURREY – MINUTES LATER – MORNING – 1/11/1981

Vernon is drumming his fingers on the STEERING WHEEL. The camera shows that the TRAFFIC LIGHT is still red. It now allows for a GROUP OF PEOPLE to be shown below it, wearing CLOAKS. Vernon looks suspicious, nervous and panicked.

5 - INT. GRUNNINGS – MIDDAY – 1/11/1981

Vernon is at work. He is in the middle of yelling at one of the workers.

VERNON DURSLEY
…and next time, don’t misplace the drills, or there won’t be a next time!

GRUNNINGS WORKER 1
Yes, sir

The Grunnings worker nods and walks out of Vernon’s office. Vernon sits in his CHAIR, which doesn’t face the WINDOW. Vernon is incredible pleased with himself. In the window, an OWL flies by. Vernon looks at a photograph of him, Petunia and Dudley. He then checks his watch, and walks out, calling to the nearest person.

VERNON DURSLEY
Going to the bakers, in case anyone wants to know where I am.

6 - EXT. BAKERS/SURREY – SECONDS LATER – MIDDAY - 1/11/1981

Vernon emerges from the BAKERS holding a DOUGHNUT. As he begins to eat it, CLOAKED PEOPLE, different from those he saw earlier, come in his direction. Vernon gets angry. As the cloaked people get closer, Vernon hears some of the conversation.

CLOAKED PERSON 1
The Potters, that’s right, that’s what I heard…

CLOAKED PERSON 2
…yes, their son, Harry…

Vernon stops dead, shocked with fear.

7 - INT. GRUNNINGS – MINUTES LATER – MIDDAY – 1/11/1981

Vernon picks up the PHONE, and then puts it back down. He picks it up again, his finger nearing a button. His finger stays there for a while, but the phone is placed back on the receiver. On the third time, the phone manages its way to his ear. His finger is back, just above the button. The camera shown us it is labelled ‘Home’. There is a knock on the open door.


GRUNNINGS WORKER 2
Mr Dursley?

Vernon quickly looks up to the worker and back to the phone, then shoves the phone back in its original place.

8 - EXT. GRUNNINGS/SURREY – SUNSET – 1/11/1981

Looking flustered, Vernon makes his way to his car. He accidentally bumps into someone.

VERNON DURSLEY
Sorry

The person turns around, it is a cloaked person.

CLOAKED PERSON 3
Don’t be sorry my dear sir, for nothing could upset me today! Rejoice, for You-Know-Who has gone at last! Even Muggles like yourself should be celebrating, this happy, happy day!

The cloaked person hugs Vernon, who is standing there, frozen.

9 - INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE – EVENING – 1/11/1981

Vernon is watching the news on the TELEVISION.

TELVESION VOICE (TED)
And finally, bird-watchers everywhere have reported that the nation’s owls have been behaving very unusually today. Although owls normally hunt at night and are hardly seen in daylight, there have been hundreds of sightings of these birds since sunrise. Experts are unable to explain why the owls have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern. Most mysterious. And now, over to Jim McGuffin with the weather. Going to be any more showers of owls to night Jim?

TELEVISION VOICE (JIM MCGUFFIN)
Well Ted, I don’t know about that, but it’s not only the owls that have been acting oddly today. Viewers as far apart as Kent, Yorkshire and Dundee have been phoning in to tell me that instead of the rain I promised yesterday, they’ve had a downpour of shooting stars! Perhaps people have been celebrating Bonfire Night early – it’s not until next week, folks! But I can promise a wet night tonight.

Throughout this Vernon gets more and more terrified. Suddenly Petunia walks in with TWO TEAS and sits down on the COUCH beside him. Still looking at the TV, Vernon says…

VERNON DURSLEY
Er – Petunia, dear – you haven’t heard from your sister lately, have you?

Petunia’s head suddenly snaps towards Vernon’s

PETUNIA DURSLEY
No. Why?

VERNON DURSLEY
Funny stuff on the news. Owls, shooting stars, and there were a lot of funny-looking people in town today…

PETUNIA DURSLEY
So?

VERNON DURSLEY
Well, I thought, maybe, it was something to do with, you know, her lot.

Pause. Petunia sips some tea.

VERNON DURSLEY
Their son, he’d be about Dudley’s age now, wouldn’t he?

PETUNIA DURSLEY
I suppose so.

VERNON DURSLEY
What’s his name again? Howard isn’t it?

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Harry. Nasty, common name, if you ask me.

Camera starts to zoom in on Vernon, which is horribly unsettled

VERNON DURSLEY
Oh, yes. Yes I quite agree

10 - INT. DURSLEYS’ BEDROOM/4 PRIVET DRIVE – LATE EVENING – 1/11/1981

Vernon is lying in his BED, deep in thought. Finally shrugs of his thoughts and goes to sleep. The camera PASSES THROUGH THE WINDOW to…

11 - EXT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - THE SAME TIME – LATE EVENING – 1-2/11/1981

…the cat which is still sitting on the brick fence. It is stiff and looking in one direction. The camera then shows that the road is deserted. It finally rests on one of the STREET LAMPS. POP. Pause. A different POP. The lamp extinguishes. The camera CUTS BACK to the cat, which is now moving its head. The lamp nearest the brick wall extinguishes with another POP. The camera then CUTS to an elderly man standing in the once deserted street, he is putting away an OBJECT WHICH LOOKS LIKE A CIGARETTE LIGHTER (DELUMINATOR). The man, Albus Dumbledore, speaks to the cat.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall.

The camera turns to see that the cat is transforming into a woman in her late 50s, wearing a cloak.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
How did you know it was me?

Dumbledore sits next to McGonagall on the fence.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
My dear Professor, I’ve never seen a cat sit so stiffly.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
You’d be stiff if you’d been sitting on a brick wall all day.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
All day? When you could have been celebrating? I must have passed a dozen feasts and parties on my way here.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
(Angrily) Oh yes, everyone’s celebrating, all right. You’d think they’d be a bit careful, but no – even the Muggles have noticed something’s going on. It was on their news. I heard it. Flocks of owls, shooting stars. Well, they’re not completely stupid. They were bound to notice something. Shooting stars down in Kent, I’ll bet that was Dedalus Diggle. He never had much sense.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
You can’t blame them. We’ve had had precious little to celebrate for eleven years.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
I know that, but it’s no reason to lose our heads. People are being downright careless, out on the streets in broad daylight, not even dressed in Muggle clothes, swapping rumours.

McGonagall pauses and looks at Dumbledore as if she wants him to say something.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
A fine thing it would be if, on the very day You-Know-Who seems to have disappeared at last, the Muggles found out about us all. I suppose he really has gone, Dumbledore?

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
It certainly seems so. We have much to be thankful for. Would you care for a sherbet lemon?

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
A what?


Dumbledore pulls out a packet of SHERBET LEMONS and offers them to McGonagall.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
A sherbet lemon. They’re a kind of Muggle sweet I’m rather fond of.
McGonagall looks at the sherbet lemons, but says…

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
No thank you. (Pause)
As I say, even if You-Know-Who has gone…

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
My dear Professor, surely a sensible person like yourself can call him by his real name? All this “You-Know-Who” nonsense – for eleven years I have been trying to persuade people to call him by his proper name, Voldemort [Vol-de-more].

McGonagall flinches at this name. Dumbledore is busy getting his sherbet lemons.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
It all gets confusing if we keep saying “You-Know-Who” I have never seen any reason to be frightened of saying Voldemort’s [Vol-de-mores] name.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
I know you haven’t. But you’re different. Everyone knows you’re the only one You-Know…
Dumbledore looks at McGonagall.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
…oh alright, (she lowers her voice) Voldemort [Vol-de-more] (She speaks at normal volume) was frightened of.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
You flatter me. Voldemort had powers I will never have.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
Only because you’re too, well, noble to use them.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
It’s lucky it’s dark. I haven’t blushed this much since Madam Pomfrey told me she like my new earmuffs.

Pause.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
The owls are nothing to the rumours that have been flying around. You know what everyone is saying? About why he’s disappeared?

Pause. Dumbledore says nothing.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
What they’re saying is that night (Pause) Voldemort [Vol-de-more] turned up in Godric’s Hollow. He went to find the Potters. The rumour is that Lily and James Potter are, are, that they’re dead.

Dumbledore bows his head, McGonagall gasps.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
Lily and James, I can’t believe it, I didn’t want to believe it, Oh Albus.

Dumbledore pats McGonagall on the shoulder.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
I know, I know.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
That’s not all. They’re saying he tried to kill the Potter’s son, Harry. But, he couldn’t. He couldn’t kill that little boy. No one knows why, or how, but they’re saying that when he couldn’t kill Harry Potter, Voldemort’s power somehow broke, and that’s why he’s gone.

Dumbledore nods.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
It’s, it’s true? After all he’s done, all the people he’s killed, he couldn’t kill a little boy? It’s just astounding, of all the things to stop him, but how in the name of heaven did Harry survive?

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess, we may never know.

Suddenly, Dumbledore takes out a WATCH WITH TWELVE HANDS AND MOVING PLANETS AROUND THE EDGES. The camera gets a CLOSE UP SHOT of this. Dumbledore pockets it.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid’s late. I suppose it was he who told you I’d be here, by the way?

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
Yes. And I don’t suppose you’re going to tell me why you’re here of all places?

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
I’ve come to bring Harry to his aunt and uncle. They’re the only family he has left now.
McGonagall is suddenly shocked.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
You don’t mean… You can’t mean the people who live here? Dumbledore, you can’t. I’ve been watching them all day. You couldn’t find two people who are less like us. And they’ve got this son. I saw him kicking his mother all the way up the street. Harry Potter come and live here!

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
It’ the best place for him. His aunt and uncle will be able to explain everything to him when he’s older. I’ve written them a letter.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
A letter? Really Dumbledore, you think you can explain all this in a letter? These people will never understand him! He’ll be famous, a legend, I wouldn’t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter Day in future. There will be books written about Harry. Every child in our world will know his name!

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Exactly. It would be enough to turn any boy’s head. Famous before he can walk and talk! Famous for something he won’t even remember! Can’t you see how much better off he’ll be, growing up away from all that until he is ready to take it?

McGonagall opens her mouth, and then shuts it again.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
Yes. Yes, you’re right of course. But how is the boy getting here, Dumbledore?

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid’s bringing him.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
You think it … wise to trust Hagrid with something as important as this?

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
I would trust Hagrid with my life.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
I’m not saying his heart isn’t in the right place but you can’t pretend he’s not careless. He does tend to…

Suddenly, a RUMBLE is heard.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
What was that?

McGonagall and Dumbledore get of the brick wall and look down the deserted street. The rumble is getting LOUDER. When McGonagall finishes her search, she looks to Dumbledore, who is looking at the sky. A GIANT MOTORBIKE is landing. On the motorbike is RUBEUS HAGRID, an extremely large man in his early 50s. He gets off, carrying a bundle of blankets.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid. At last. And where did you get that motorbike?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Borrowed it, Professor Dumbledore, sir. Young Sirius Black lent it me. I got him sir.

Hagrid looks down at the blankets. A 1-year-old HARRY POTTER is sleeping inside them. Dumbledore addresses Hagrid.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
No problems, were there?

RUBEUS HAGRID
No, sir – house was almost destroyed, but I got him out all right before the Muggles started swarmin’ around. He fell asleep as we was flyin’ over Bristol.

Dumbledore and McGonagall observe the baby. It has BLACK HAIR and GREEN EYES. On its forehead is a CUT, SHAPED LIKE LIGHTNING.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
Is that where…?

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Yes. He’ll have that scar forever.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
Couldn’t you do something about it, Dumbledore?

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldn’t. Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground. Well – give him here, Hagrid – we’d better get this over with.
Harry is passed from Hagrid to Dumbledore. The three of them turn to face number 4, sadness over all their faces.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Could I – could I say good-bye to him, sir?

Hagrid bends down and gives baby Harry a kiss, then lets out a saddened howl.

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
Shhh! You’ll wake the Muggles!

RUBEUS HAGRID
S-s-sorry

Hagrid takes out a LARGE SPOTTED HANKERCHIEF and wipes away his tears.

RUBEUS HAGRID
But I c-c-can’t stand it – Lily an’ James dead – an’ poor little Harry off ter live with Muggles…

MINERVA MCGONAGALL
Yes, yes, it’s all very sad, but get a grip on yourself, Hagrid, or we’ll be found.

McGonagall pats Hagrid on the arm. Dumbledore makes his way to the FRONT DOOR of number 4 and lays Harry on the DOORMAT. Dumbledore then takes out a LETTER and tucks it in Harry’s blankets. Dumbledore walks back and the three of them stand silently for a while, staring at baby Harry.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Well, that’s that. We’ve no business staying here. We may as well go and join the celebrations.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Yeah, I best get this bike away. G’night, Professor McGonagall – Professor Dumbledore, sir.
Still moping up his tears, Hagrid gets back on the bike and departs.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
I shall see you soon, I expect, Professor McGonagall.

McGonagall blows her nose in a way of reply. Dumbledore walks back out to road. He pulls out the Deluminator and clicks it once, all the street lights come back to life. He looks back at NUMBER FOUR,PRIVET DRIVE where a tabby cat can now be seen, slowly departing.

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
Good luck, Harry

Baby Harry turns in his sleep, clutching Dumbledore’s letter

CUT TO DARKNESS. Suddenly a shrill voice is heard.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Up! Get up! Now!

12 - INT. THE CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - 4 PRIVET DRIVE – MORNING - 23/6/1991

A 10-YEAR-OLD HARRY POTTER wakes.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Up!

It is heard that Petunia leaves and muddles around in the kitchen. Harry turns on his side. Through Harry’s POV muffled visions of a flying motorbike can be seen in front of the wall. Suddenly, Petunia voice can be heard again.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Are you up yet?

HARRY POTTER
Nearly

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Well, get a move on, I want you to look after the bacon. And don’t you dare let it burn, I want everything perfect on Duddy’s birthday.

Harry groans.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
What did you say?

HARRY POTTER
Nothing, nothing…

13 - INT. THE ENTRANCE – 4 PRIVET DRIVE – MORNING – 23/6/1991

Harry walks out of his cupboard, brushing a spider of his shoulder. He makes his way to the kitchen.


14A - INT. THE KITCHEN - 4 PRIVET DRIVE – MORNING - 23/6/1991

The KITCHEN TABLE is covered with THIRTY-SEVEN PRESENTS. Uncle Vernon (now in his 30s) is sitting at the table, reading the newspaper.

VERNON DURSLEY
Comb your hair!

Harry ignores him and walks over to the FRYING PAN lying on the STOVETOP.

CUT TO:

14B - INT. THE KITCHEN - 4 PRIVET DRIVE – A LITTLE LATER - 23/6/1991

Harry is now serving the BACON to Vernon. Petunia (in her 30s too) and DUDLEY DURSLEY, an obese, blond, 11-year-old, enter. Dudley starts to count the presents, but is displeased.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Thirty-six. That’s two less than last year.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Darling, you haven’t counted Auntie Marge’s present.

She points to the smallest present.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
See, it’s here under this big one from Mummy and Daddy.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
All right, thirty-seven then.

Dudley gets angry. His hands are both on the table. Harry takes his plate to the kitchen and continues to eat there.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
And - And we’ll buy you another two presents while we’re out today. How’s that, popkin? Two more presents. Is that all right?

Dudley looks like he is concentrating really hard.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
So I’ll have thirty … thirty…

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Thirty-nine, sweetums

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Oh. All right then.

And he begins to unwrap his presents. Vernon chuckles.

VERNON DURSLEY
Little tyke wants his money’s worth, just like his father. ‘Atta boy, Dudley!

He ruffles Dudley’s hair, but Dudley isn’t paying attention. He has just unwrapped a REMOTE CONTROL AEROPLANE and has dived for another present. The TELEPHONE suddenly RINGS. Petunia goes to answer it. None of the conversation is heard. Harry just continues eating Dudley rips the wrapping of a cine-camera and a computer game. Petunia came back, both angry and worried.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Bad news, Vernon. Mrs Figg’s broken her leg. She can’t take him.

Petunia jerks her head towards the kitchen, where Harry is still looking after the bacon. Dudley finally looks up, his mouth open in horror; ripping the wrapping he had just been holding as he does so, showing a gold wrist-watch.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Now what?

VERNON DURSLEY
We could phone Marge.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Don’t be silly, Vernon, she hates the boy.

VERNON DURSLEY
What about what’s-her-name, your friend – Yvonne?

PETUNIA DURSLEY
On holiday in Majorca.


HARRY POTTER
You could just leave me here.

Petunia suddenly turns on Harry.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
And come back and find the house in ruins?

HARRY POTTER
I won’t blow up the house.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
I suppose we could take him to the zoo … and leave him in the car…

VERNON DURSLEY
That car’s new, he’s not sitting in it alone…

Suddenly a loud wailing noise is heard. Dudley has begun to fake cry.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Dinky Duddydums, don’t cry, Mummy won’t let him spoil your special day!

And she hugs her son.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
I … don’t … want … him … t-t-to come! He always sp-spoils everything!

Dudley gives Harry a nasty grin through his mother’s arms. Suddenly the doorbell rings. Petunia lets go of Dudley and he stop to cry at once.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Oh, good Lord, they’re here!

She rushes to the front door, and comes back with PIERS POLKISS.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Shall we get going then?

Petunia, Dudley and Piers all motion to go. Vernon stays where Harry is, confused.

VERNON DURSLEY
Well, you’ve nothing to do but come. You’ve managed to get your way. But I’m warning you, I’m warning you now, boy – any funny business, anything at all – and you’ll be in that cupboard from now until Christmas.

HARRY POTTER
I’m not going to do anything, honestly…

But Harry can’t seem to be able to mean the last word. As the sentence completes, the camera zooms in on Harry and a series of flashbacks begin.

14C - INT. A SCHOOL CLASSROOM - MIDDAY

The TEACHER’S WIG is suddenly TURNED BLUE.

14D - INT. THE KITCHEN - 4 PRIVET DRIVE

Petunia tries to force a JUMPER over Harry’s head. It shrinks and shrinks until it is so small it would fit a glove puppet.

14E - EXT. SCHOOL - LUNCHTIME

Dudley, Piers and some other of HIS GANG are chasing Harry. Harry tries to jump behind a BIN, but finds himself on the ROOF.

14F - INT. THE KITCHEN - 4 PRIVET DRIVE – MORNING - 23/6/1991

Harry is rather unsettled

15 - INT. / EXT. THE DURSLEY’S CAR – SURREY? – MID-MORNING - 23/6/1991

BRRRMMM. A motorbike overtakes the DURSLEY’S CAR.

VERNON DURSLEY
…roaring along like maniacs, the young hoodlums.

HARRY POTTER
I had a dream about a motorbike. It was flying.

Vernon nearly crashes into the car in front. He turns around in his seat to look at Harry

VERNON DURSLEY
MOTORBIKES DON’T FLY!

Dudley and Piers s******.

HARRY POTTER
I know they don’t. It was only a dream.

16 - EXT. CARPARK/ENTRANCE/ICE-CREAM VAN - THE ZOO – SURREY? – MID-MORNING - 23/6/1991

The Dursley’s car park at the zoo, which is very busy. The group walk up to the entrance, but Petunia is dragged by her son to an ICE-CREAM VAN, which is near by.

VERNON DURSLEY
Er – two large, chocolate sundaes.

Vernon points to Dudley and Piers as he says this.

ICE-CREAM LADY
And what do you want?

The ice-cream lady addresses Harry.

HARRY POTTER
Er…

VERNON DURSLEY
He’ll have…

Vernon looks at the MENU, the most expensive being a large chocolate sundae, the cheapest being a lemon ice-lolly, but Vernon is only interested in the latter.

VERNON DURSLEY
…a lemon ice-lolly.

17 - INT. THE ZOO – SURREY? – MID-MORNING - 23/6/1991

Harry observes a GORRILA while he licks his LEMON ICE-LOLLY. It is scratching its head. Harry turns to see Dudley also starching his head, looking remarkably like the gorilla, except with an addition of a CHOCOLATE SUNDAE.

18 - INT. RESTAURANT - THE ZOO – SURREY? – LUNCHTIME - 23/6/1991

The Dursley’s, Harry and Piers have just been served. Dudley’s meal looks massive compared to Harry’s, yet…

DUDLEY DURSLEY
It’s … too … SMALL!!!

Vernon calls over a waiter, has a quick word, then hands over some money. Seconds later, another waiter comes out with an either larger meal. This sobers Dudley.

VERNON DURSLEY
Harry, you can have this.

And he hands Dudley’s refused meal to Harry, who seems to be the happiest he’s ever been.


19 - INT. REPTILE HOUSE - THE ZOO – SURREY? – AFTERNOON - 23/6/1991

Dudley runs towards the GLASS CAGE of the LARGEST SNAKE, a BOA CONSTRICTOR. It is fast asleep. Dudley presses his nose against the glass, then turns to his father.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Make it move.

Vernon taps on the glass, but the snake doesn’t move.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Do it again.

Vernon taps the glass the glass again, but still nothing happens

DUDLEY DURSLEY
This is boring.

And he moves away, Harry, however, stays looking in on the snake relating to it. Then the snake opens its eyes and slowly raises its head so that it is level with Harry’s. The snake winks. Harry looks around, then back at the snake. The snake jerks his head where the Dursleys are now and rolls his eyes.

HARRY POTTER
It must be really annoying.

The snake nods.

HARRY POTTER
Where do you come from, anyway?

The snake points its tail at the SIGN next to the glass. It reads ‘Boa Constrictor, Brazil.’

HARRY POTTER
Was it nice there?

The snake points again to the sign. Beneath it is a SMALLER SIGN. It reads ‘This specimen was bred in the zoo.’

HARRY POTTER
Oh, I see – so you’ve never been to Brazil?

As the snake shakes its head, a loud shout can be heard from behind…

PIERS POLKISS
DUDLEY! MR DURSLEY! COME AND LOOK AT THIS SNAKE! YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT IT’S DOING!

Dudley rushes up to the snake’s cage.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Out of the way, you.

And he punches Harry in the ribs. Harry falls onto the CONCRETE FLOOR. Piers and Dudley lean right up to the glass then suddenly they become unsteady as the GLASS DISAPPEARS. The snake uncoils itself and slithers out of its cage, onto the floor. People scream and run for the exits. The snake goes past Harry (on the floor) and a voice can be heard…

SNAKE
Brazil, here I come … Thanksss, amigo.

And it slithers out the door; Harry follows it with his eyes, a little confused.

20 - INT. OFFICE - THE ZOO – SURREY? – SOON AFTER - 23/6/1991

The group are sitting in the zoo’s office. The ZOO’S DIRECTOR is handing Petunia tea. Her hand is trembling. A voice comes from the corner.

REPTILE HOUSE KEEPER
But the glass. Where did the glass go?

ZOO DIRECTOR
Will you excuse me?

The two Zoo worker’s leave the office, leaving the group to talk on their own accord. Dudley and Piers seem to have got their confidence back.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Did you see how it nearly bit off by leg? But I shook it off…

PIERS POLKISS
I swear it was trying to squeeze me to death.

Piers suddenly turns on Harry.

PIERS POLKISS
Harry was talking to it, weren’t you, Harry?

Harry is lost for words. Vernon looks at Harry with hatred over his face.

20 - INT. ENTRANCE – 4 PRIVET DRIVE – LATE AFTERNOON - 23/6/1991

The Dursleys and Harry walk into their house, all a little shaken.

VERNON DURSLEY
Go – cupboard – stay – no meals.

Harry goes into…

21 - INT. THE CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS – 4 PRIVET DRIVE – CONTINUING - 23/6/1991

…his cupboard, lies in bed, but doesn’t go to sleep. Remembered voices echo in head.

(YOUNG) HARRY POTTER (OV)
How did I get my scar?

PETUNIA DURSLEY (OV)
In the car crash when your parents died. And don’t ask questions

The room is suddenly filled with green light, as though Harry is remembering it.

FADE TO BLACK

CUT TO MONTAGUE OF SCENES:

22A - EXT. BACK GARDEN – 4 PRIVET DRIVE – MORNING - 12/7/1991

Dudley crashes his REMOTE CONTROL AEROPLANE into the neighbour’s window.

22B - INT. 2 PRIVET DRIVE – CONTINUING - 12/7/1991

The neighbour looks up, thinking the plane was a bird, and continues to read his NEWSPAPER.

22C - EXT. BACK GARDEN – 4 PRIVET DRIVE – CONTINUING - 12/7/1991

Dudley shows no emotion and turns back into the house.


23 - EXT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE – EARLY AFTERNOON - 17/7/1991

Dudley is struggling to ride his RACING BIKE, looks down at the pedals which he can’t manage to push enough, and…

WHAM!

ARABELLA FIGG, on crutches, is knocked over, though not hurt.

24 - INT. ENTRANCE – 4 PRIVET DRIVE – MORNING - 20/7/1991

Vernon is holding the door to the cupboard under the stairs open, letting, Harry walk out, but there is no happiness on his face. A group of boys are on the staircase watching the scene, they are Dudley, Piers, DENNIS, MALCOLM and GORDON.

HARRY POTTER
What day is it?

VERNON DURSLEY
July 20. But you’d be in here for another five months if I had my way.

HARRY POTTER
So school’s over? And then I’ll be going to…?

He waits for an answer.

VERNON DURSLEY
Well, Dudley’s going to Smeltings, my old school, the finest institute.

Vernon suddenly turns sour.

VERNON DURSLEY
You, on the other hand, are off to Stonewall High.

He speaks the last to words with disgust. Dudley’s gang on the stairs laugh.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
They stuff people’s heads down the toilet the first day at Stonewall. Want to come upstairs and practice?

Harry turns to him coolly

HARRY POTTER
No, thanks. The poor toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it – it might be sick.

And Harry walks out the front door.
  



So when there is a remake, would this be a contender?
  




Last edited by ArryGrotter; February 13th, 2010 at 10:23 pm.
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