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Old July 22nd, 2010, 7:27 pm
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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

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Thanks Lilleby!

So I thought I should make it easier for everyone to read my script so I'm going to try and consolidate it all into one post...that way everyone doesn't have to go through pages to read it and hopefully get to read through it in one go and see how it flows. So I hope someone enjoys it and comments (ALthough I doubt that'll happen ) Also I can only post so many characters per post so I'll be posting sections each day So here is is.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. 1

In Memorian:    


  EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS-MIDDAY

The camera fades in on a shot of HOGWARTS. The camera then pans down and over to show a LARGE GATHERING of people.

ELPHIAS (V.O.)
There was no greater wizard I have known than Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore’s contributions to the Wizarding community has effected us all in some way. His power was great, they say, still, that no Wizarding duel ever matched that between Dumbledore and Grindewald in 1945. Dumbledore’s triumph, and its consequences for the Wizarding world, are considered a turning point in magical history.

As this is being said we see a shot of DUMBLEDORE’S body laying in front of the crowd, his WAND underneath his folded hands. We then see shots of HARRY, RON, HERMIONE, MCGONAGALL, HAGRID, LUPIN, TONKS, GINNY, NEVILLE, LUNA, FLITWICK, SLUGHORN, MOODY, numerous other faculty and students. Standing in front of them all next to Dumbledore’s body is ELPHIAS DOGE who we find now see is the one speaking.

ELPHIAS
Albus Dumbledore was never proud or vain. I believe the early loss of his mother and sister endowed him with great humanity and sympathy. I shall miss his friendship more than I can say, but my loss is nothing compared to the Wizarding world’s. Dumbledore died as he lived: working always for the great good. We will miss you my friend.

She gently touches Dumbledore’s shoulder with her hand before walking away. All of a sudden there is a loud BOOM. Harry turns around to see BRIGHT WHITE flames erupting around Dumbledore’s body and briefly turning into the shape of a PHOENIX and then SWOOSH soaring off into the air. Now in front of everyone lies a WHITE TOMB where Dumbledore’s body was. Everyone then begins to walk away slowly. Ron holds Hermione as she cries and Harry slowly walks up to Elphias.

HARRY
Mrs. Doge…I just wanted to say how wonderful your eulogy is.

DOGE
Why Harry Potter…Albus was so very fond of you.

HARRY
Listening to you made me realize how little about Dumbledore I knew.

DOGE
He was a great man….

RITA (O.C.)
Great you say?

They both turn to see RITA SKEETER walking towards them.

DOGE
Rita Skeeter…what are you doing here?

RITA
Honoring Dumbledore just like everyone else….you look well Harry. I know how close Dumbledore and you were…some would find it…unnatural…

HARRY
Will you excuse us?

RITA
Certainly…I just wanted to commend Elphias for that beautiful eulogy, although she missed a few points…I’m sure a funeral isn’t the place to bring those up.

DOGE
What are you on about?

RITA
Harry did you know Dumbledore’s sister, Ariana, was a squib. Yes she had no powers, no wonder Dumbledore finished her off.

DOGE
That’s a lie….

RITA
Is it? She never attended Hogwarts did she…they kept her locked up…yeah I’ve been looking into old Dumbledore’s past and it seems he dabbled in dark magic in his youth.

DOGE
You know nothing.

RITA
No? We’ll just see when I release my biography on Dumbledore in a few months. The truth will be revealed and little Harry here will find out the truth about his mentor. Dumbledore and Grindewald were really good friends you know….

DOGE
That’s enough Skeeter! This isn’t the time nor place for your filth.

RITA
You’re right, I shall be going. You take care Harry alright, hopefully your funeral isn’t the next I’ll be attending.

She smiles and walks away, Harry and Elphias are both visibly angry.

DOGE
The nerve…Harry I hope you don’t believe…

HARRY
No…she’s done enough fake stories on me to last a lifetime.

DOGE
Yes…well…I must be off…take care, will you Potter?

HARRY
I will.

She smiles and walks away from Harry. Harry then walks up and stares down at Dumbledore’s tomb. Ron and Hermione both walk up behind him.

HERMIONE
I still can’t believe he’s….

RON
Yeah….Harry you alright?

HARRY
Fine Ron
(grasps locket around his neck)
We should get out of here.

The three of them begin to walk away from the funeral slowly. We see a strange man (SCRIMGEOUR) eyeing them as they walk away. He begins to follow them.

HERMIONE
Do you have everything packed?

HARRY
Yeah finished packing last night…

RON
So the plan is the same then? We join you at your aunt and uncle’s…

HARRY
Actually Ron I was just thinking I go back alone. You two deserve to see your families.

HERMIONE
But Harry….

HARRY
No Hermione...I’ll be fine….

SCRIMGEOUR (O. S.)
Harry Potter…

They turn around and Scrimgeour slowly walks towards them and extends his hand to shake Harry’s.

SCRIMGEOUR
Rufus Scrimgeour… the Minister for Magic…I’ve been wanting to meet you for a very long time. Can we take a walk
(Eyes Ron and Hermione)
Alone?

RON
**** off we’re staying…

HARRY
No...it’s fine Ron…really….

Hermione and Ron both walk away and Harry and Scrimgeour walk away from the them.

SCRIMGEOUR
First of all I’d like to send my condolences for your lost. I’ve heard how close you and Dumbledore were. (Slight pause)You do know, of course, of the rumors flying around that you are ‘The Chosen One’? Did Dumbledore ever discuss this with you?

HARRY
Yeah, we’ve discussed it.

SCRIMGEOUR
And what did Dumbledore tell you?

HARRY
Sorry, but that was between us.

SCRIMGEOUR
Oh, of course, if it’s a question of confidences, I wouldn’t want to divulge, and in any case, does it really matter whether you’re ‘the Chosen One’ or not? Perception is a strong thing Harry. The idea that there is somebody out there who might be able, who might even be destined, to destroy He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Names…well, naturally, it gives people a lift.

HARRY
What are you saying?

SCRIMGEOUR
I want you to join me Harry…stand alongside the Ministry…if people see you popping in and out of the Ministry of Magic from time to time, that would give the right impressions. It would give everyone a lift to think you were more involved…you’re ‘the Chosen One’ afterall, seeing you alongside the Ministry will give people hope…

HARRY
Sorry to be rude Minister but I have no desire to be associated with the Ministry in any way.

SCRIMGEOUR
These are dangerous times Harry and certain measures need to be taken….

HARRY
I don’t want to be used. I don’t remember you rushing to my defense when I was trying to tell everyone Voldemort was back.

SCRIMGEOUR
You sound like Dumbledore....it is clear to me that he did a very good job on you Potter. Dumbledore’s man through and through, aren’t you, Potter.

HARRY
Yeah I am.

Scrimgeour and Harry both stare at each other for a moment. Scrimgeour quickly walks away from Harry and Ron and Hermione (Who were watching from a distance) walk up to Harry.

RON
What was that about?

We hear THUNDER in the distance. All three look up and see that the sky is slowly turning dark as black clouds fill the sky.

HARRY
I’ll tell you later…we should get going….

They all begin to walk towards the school as we pan out to a WIDESHOT of Hogwarts before cutting to a shot of the HOGWARTS EXPRESS on the tracks as rain pours down.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS-NIGHT

We close in on a shot of Ron and Hermione sitting in silence and all of a sudden the lights flicker. There is a JOLT and the train starts to slow down. Ron and Hermione both glance at each other and BANG the lights go out. We see a shot of Harry, in the dark, sleeping against a window with a sheet over him.

EXT. NEW ANGLE-HOGWARTS EXPRESS

The camara shifts to an outside view of the plain. We seen numerous students looking out of the windows trying to see what is happening.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS-MOMENTS LATER

We cut back to a shot of the Hallway of the train. All of a sudden a black boot steps into frame. The camera pans up to show a man standing in the shadows. He sniffs. Another man walks up behind him.

DEATH EATER
Anything?

The man steps into the moonlight and we see it is FENRIR GREYBACK. He looks back at the other Death Eater.

GREYBACK
Yes…I’d recognize Harry Potters scent anywhere…he’s…there…

POOF Greyback turns into a gust of black smoke and it flies quickly down the hallway and he reforms in front of a compartment door. We see another shot of Harry sleeping against the window. SWOOSH the door slides open and we see Harry open his eyes. ROPES fly out of Greybacks wand.

GREYBACK
I got him!

We pan back to see that Greyback had surrounded the person under the blanket with ropes. He looks over at Ron and Hermione who are…smiling at him. Greyback frowns as he pulls back the blanket and Neville is sitting there also smiling.

GREYBACK
(whispers)
No….NO!

MOODY (O.S.)
FENRIR!

Greyback turns and see’s Moody standing in the hall with his wand pointed at him. BOOM Moody sends a spell that Greyback barely misses. As Greyback falls to the ground Moody sends another spell at the other Death Eater. BAM the Death Eater is thrown back and surrounded by ropes. Greyback lets out a growl before erupting into black smoke and quickly flying out of the train. Moody limps over to the captured Death Eater and looks down at him. Kids start walking out of their compartments into the hallway.

EXT. TRAIN TRACK-MOMENTS LATER

We see Moody walk off the train and look around. He pulls out his wand and BOOM sends his PATRONUS flying into the night sky.

INT. DARK ROOM-NIGHT

We cut to Harry looking up from the blanket next to the window. Lupin has just opened the door and walks in.


LUPIN
Mad Eye Moody just sent word that Greyback and another Death Eater stopped the Hogwarts Express looking for you, like we expected.

HARRY
Is everyone alright Professor Lupin?

LUPIN
Fine. Greyback got away but I’m sure Voldemort will be angry that you got away again.

HARRY
How will I get home?

LUPIN
Floo Network…it’s still safe at this moment, but I’m not sure how long it’ll be until….

HARRY
What?

LUPIN
Dumbledore’s gone Harry…it’ll only be a matter of time before Voldemort takes control of the Ministry…you mark my words…but for now it’s safe and we should be getting you home. Once within those walls your mother protection should hold up, you’ll be safe.

Lupin gestures for Harry to follow him and they walk towards the fireplace in the room. Both Harry and Lupin step into it.

SWOOSH they’re engulfed in green flame.

INT. DURSLEYS LIVING ROOM-NIGHT

We cut to a shot of the Dursley’s living room and SWOOSH their fireplace lights up with green flames and Lupin and Harry appear standing there. Harry dusts himself off as he walks into the living room.

HARRY
So my things…Hedwig…

LUPIN
Already upstairs.

HARRY
Thanks for everything Professor.

LUPIN
You don’t mention it. We’ll keep you updated on what’s going on Harry and whatever you do…don’t leave this house.

Harry nods and Lupin steps back into the fireplace and SWOOSH he is off. Harry looks around at the living room. He then walks slowly up to the window and looks out.

EXT. NEW ANGLE-PRIVET DRIVE-NIGHT

The camera shifts to an outside view of the Dursley’s home. We see Harry looking out from the inside and the camera pans back to show 3 Death Eaters standing in front of his house.

DEATH EATER 2
They got him back safely. The Dark Lord will not be pleased.

SWOOSH they all disappear in a sea of black smoke. Harry looks up, watching them fly away into the air, and the camera pans up into the dark sky and we see the WB logo come towards the screen.
  


The Dark Lord Ascending:    


  Lightening flashes around the logo as the camera passes through it. The camera then pans down to show a different village at night. We slowly pan down closer to the village and pass a hedge where we see a white peacock walking on top of it. The camera then approaches a huge gate that it goes through showing MALFOY MANOR behind it.

INT. MALFOY MANOR

The scene cuts to a shot of a floor as we see NAGINI slowly slither across it and we hear voices talking as we follow the snake which is slithering around feet under a table.

VOLDEMORT (Offscreen)
New’s Severus?

SNAPE (Offscreen)
The best my lord.

We see a hand reach out and Nagini slithers up the arm and the camera follows her and she slowly rests on the should of VOLDEMORT. He sits at the head of a table with a dark look in his eyes.

VOLDEMORT
What have you heard?

The camera shifts to show a group of Death Eaters sitting down the long table including SEVERUS SNAPE, BELLATRIX LESTRANGE, DRACO MALFOY, NARCISSA MALFOY, LUCIUS MALOY, YAXLEY, WORMTAIL, DOLOHOV, and a few other death eaters all looking towards the head of the table at Voldemort.

SNAPE
The Order of the Phoenix intends to move Harry Potter from his current place of safety on next Saturday, at nightfall.

VOLDEMORT
Saturday….

YAXLEY
I’ve also managed to imperius a few people within the Ministry of Magic my lord. Pretty soon the Ministry of Magic will be under your control….

VOLDEMORT
Yes but not before next Saturday….no…if we cannot touch the boy at his destination, then it must be done while he travels….

YAXLEY
We have several people planted within the Department of Magical Transport. If Potter Apparates or uses the Floo Network, we shall know immediately.

SNAPE
He will not do either. The Order is eschewing any form of transport that is controlled or regulated by the Ministry; they mistrust everything to do with that place. They used Floo to get Harry Potter to his relatives, they won't be foolish enough to use it again.

We hear a wimper and the camera pans up to show a body slowly revolving over the table.

VOLDEMORT
I shall attend to the boy in person. There have been too many mistakes where Harry Potter is concerned. I have been careless but I know better now. I must be the one to kill Harry Potter, and I shall be. I can’t, however, use my wand since Potter and I share the same core…Lucius….

LUCIUS
Yes my lord?

VOLDEMORT
I require your wand.

Lucius and Narcissa cast a nervous look at each other and Lucius pulls out his wand and hands it to Voldemort. Voldemort examines the wand and smiles as he looks at it. He then looks up and Lucius who looks a bit uncomfortable.

VOLDEMORT
Why do the Malfoys look so unhappy with their lot? Is my return, my rise to power, not the very thing they professed to desire for so many years?

LUCIUS
Of course, my Lord. We did desire it….we do….

BELLATRIX
My Lord…it is an honor to have you here, in our family’s house. There can be no higher pleaser.

VOLDEMORT
That means a great deal, Bellatrix, from you.

She smiles at him with a look of longing in her eyes and once again we hear a whimper from the person rotating above the table.

VOLDEMORT
Wormtail! Have I spoken to you about keeping our prisoner quiet?

WORMTAIL
Yes..my…my…Lord….

VOLDEMORT
Do you recognize our guest Severus? Draco? This is of course one of the teachers at Hogwarts…she taught the course…ah Muggle Studies am I correct?

He looks over at Draco who nods slightly and a smile draws across Voldemorts face.

CHARITY BURBAGE
Severus…please….please….

We hear Nagini say something in parseltongue and the smile on Voldemorts face grows wider.

VOLDEMORT
It seems Nagini is hungry….

He looks up at Charity and smiles and tears start to fall quickly from her eyes. Voldemort points his wand at Burbage.

VOLDEMORT
Avada Kadavra!

A green spell flies out of the wand and the entire screen goes green and the words ‘HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. 1’ appear on the screen.
  


The Seven Potters:    


  As the words fade we see slowly fade into a shot of the Locket in Harry’s hand.

INT. HARRY’S BEDROOM-NIGHT

The camera pulls back to show Harry sitting in his bed examining it. He notices on the side a tiny latch and pushes it and CLICK the locket is opened. Harry opens it and notices a small piece of paper inside it. He takes it out and opens it. The camera zooms in on the letter and we hear an unknown voice over the screen.

REGULUS (V.O.)
To the Dark Lord, I know I will be dead long before you read this but I want you to know that it was I who discovered your secret. I have stolen the real Horcrux and intend to destroy it as soon as I can. I face death in the hope that when you meet your match, you will be mortal once more. R.A.B.

Harry looks angry after he reads this. He puts the paper back into the locket and closes it and looks up at Hedwig.

HARRY
All that for nothing Hedwig….Dumbledore weakened himself for a fake locket…...

VERNON DURSLEY (Offscreen)
HARRY POTTER!!!

Harry looks towards his door and sighs. He puts the locket in his pocket and exits.

INT. DURSLEYS LIVING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to VERNON, PETUNIA, AND DUDLEY DURSLEY standing in the living room as Harry walks into the room..

HARRY
What is it?

VERNON
I’ve changed my mind. I’ve decided I don’t believe a word of it. We’re staying put, we’re not going anywhere.

HARRY
This is for your own good. Once I’m seventeen, the protective charm that Dumbledore put on this house will break and that exposes you as well as me. You’ve got to go into hiding and the Order wants to help. You’re being offered serious protection….

VERNON
Why can’t that…Ministry of Magic...protect us?

HARRY
We think the Ministry has been infiltrated that’s why….

VERNON
But what about my work? What about Dudley’s school? I don’t suppose those things matter to a bunch of layabout wizards….

HARRY
Don’t you understand? They will torture and kill you like they did my parents!

DUDLEY
Dad…I’m going with these Order people.

They all look over at Dudley and Harry gives him a slight smile as we hear a knock on the door. Harry opens the door and in walks HESTIA and DEDALUS.

HESTIA
Harry Potter!

DEDALUS
An honor, as ever!

HARRY
Thanks…come on in. Well here they are. My aunt and uncle and cousin….

DEDALUS
Good day to you, Harry Potter relatives!

HESTIA
So is everything ready to go?

HARRY
Yes.

The Dursleys all grab their bags in that are sitting in the hallway.

VERNON
Well, this is good-bye, then, boy.

PETUNIA
Ready, Diddy?

She looks at Dudley who is staring at Harry.

VERNON
Come along, then….

DUDLEY
I don’t understand. Why isn’t Harry coming with us? Where is he going to go?

Vernon and Petunia both look at each other nervously.

HESTIA
Surely you must know where your nephew is going?

HARRY
They don’t…they don’t know anything about me…they think I’m a waste of space but I’m used to….

DUDLEY
I don’t think you’re a waste of space.

Everyone looks up at Dudley with shock in their eyes.

HARRY
Well….um…thanks Dudley.

DUDLEY
You saved my life….

VERNON
Are we going or not? I thought we were on a tight schedule?

DEDALUS
That we are! We really must be off. Good luck Harry Potter. I hope we meet again. The hopes of the Wizarding world rest upon your shoulders.

HESTIA
Farewell, Harry, our thoughts go with you.

They all begin to exit and Dudley walks over to Harry and holds out his hand.

HARRY
Blimey Dudley did the dementors blow a different personality into you?

DUDLEY
Dunno…see you, Harry.

Harry takes his hand and shakes it.

HARRY
Yeah…maybe…take care, Big D.

Dudley and Harry both smile at each other and Dudley grabs his bags and exits. Petunia and Harry stand alone together in the hallway.

PETUNIA
Well…good bye….

HARRY
Good-bye.

She walks towards the door and pauses. She looks back at Harry as if she wanted to say something but turns and closes the door behind her leaving Harry standing alone in the house. The scene fades to Harry sitting his firebolt in the living room along with all his other bags. He looks around at the place and starts to talk to Hedwig who is sitting in her cage which is on the table in the middle of the room.

HARRY
I can’t believe this is the last time I’ll be here…not that I’ll miss it much. Look Hedwig…that’s where I used to sleep. You never knew me then….it’s so small…I’d forgotten….

Hedwig hoots and Harry walks over to her cage and strokes her beak with his finger.

Harry
Soon you’ll be able to fly as much as you want Hedwig…

BOOM there’s a crash in the kitchen and Harry turns around quickly. He slowly walks into the kitchen.

INT. DURSLEY’S KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks into the kitchen and notices standing there is Ron, Hermione, FRED AND GEORGE WEASLEY, MR. WEASLEY, MAD-EYE MOODY, TONKS, LUPIN, KINGSLEY, MUNDUNGUS FLETCHER, and HAGRID standing there. Everyone smiles at him as he walks into the kitchen.

HAGRID
All righ’ Harry? Ready fer the off?

HARRY
I wasn’t expecting this many of you….

MOODY
Change of plan. Since You-Know-Who has contacts inside the Ministry now it’ll be impossible to use magic around you.

HARRY
What do you mean?

MOODY
You’re underage! If you, or anyone around you, casts a spell to get you out of here the Death Eaters will know about it.

HARRY
So what are we going to do?

MOODY
We’re going to use the only means of transport left to us, the only one’s the Trace can’t detect. Hagrid has his motorbike…we’ll have to use brooms and thestrals. Now, your mother’s charm will only break under two conditions: when you come of age or you no longer call this place home. Once you leave here tonight the charm will be broken.

TONKS
You’ll be going to my parent’s house Harry. Once you’re within the boundaries of the protective enchantments we’ve put on their house, you’ll be able to use a Portkey to the Burrow.

HARRY
There’s one problem though…won’t it be obvious if all of us are flying there?

MOODY
I forgot to mention...there will be seven Harry Potters moving through the skies tonight.

He reaches into his cloak and pulls out a flask.

HARRY
No! No way! That’s polyjuice potion isn’t it? If you think I’m going to let six people risk their lives….

RON
Because it’s the first time for all of us….

HARRY
This is different….pretending to be me….

FRED
Well, none of us really fancy it, Harry. Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.

MOODY
Now lets have a few of your hairs boy! The only way to get you out of here safely is to have decoys!

HARRY
But…..

Moody walks over and plucks a few hairs out of Harry’s head.

MOODY
Right then…fake Potters line up over here, please.

Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Mr. Weasley, and Mundungus all walk to the other side of the kitchen. Harry looks oddly at Mundungus.

HARRY
Who are you?

MOODY
Mundungus Fletcher. Ruddy coward if you ask me! This was his wild idea so we thought we’d bring him along.

Mundungus looks nervously up at Moody who hands each of them a small glass full of the polyjuice potion.

MOODY
Altogether, then….

All of them take a drink of it and then slowly begin to form into Harry in front of our eyes. Harry’s eyes widen as he looks in front of him and six other Harry Potters are glaring back at him. Fred and George both look at each other.

FRED and GEORGE
Wow…we’re identical!

HERMIONE
Harry, your eyesight really is awful.

MOODY
Now get dressed you lot and we’ll meet you outside!

EXT. DURSLEY’S BACKYARD-MOMENTS LATER

The six Harry Potters walk out of the house towards the rest of them.

MOODY
Good. Now Mundungus you will be traveling with me, by broom…..

MUNDUNGUS
Why’m I with you?

MOODY
Because you’re the one that needs watching.

HAGRID
You’re with me, Harry. That all righ? We’ll be on the bike, brooms an’ thestrals can’t take me weight, see. Not a lot o’ room on the seat with me on it, thought, so you’ll be in the sidecar.

MOODY
All right then everyone on your transport!

We see all the different Harry’s getting on their transports. The real Harry takes Hedwig and puts her in the sidecar before he gets in.

HARRY
Hagrid…is this Sirius’s bike?

HAGRID
The very same. An’ last time yeh was on it, Harry, I could fit yeh in one hand!

MOODY
Good luck everyone, see you all in about an hour at the Burrow. On the count of three. One….two…THREE!

Hagrid starts up the motorbike and SWOOSH they are up in the air. Harry looks back to see everyone else going off in different directions. They continue to rise higher into the air then SWOOSH out of no where about thirty hooded figured appear out of no where. Spells begin to start flying through the air. Hagrid quicky turns the bike and Harry holds on as most of his possessions and Hedwigs cage fall out of the sidecar.

HARRY
No…HEDWIG!

Harry reaches out and grabs the top of the cage in time but suddenly BOOM a green light hits the cage and Hedwig falls lifeless to the bottom of the cage.

HARRY
No…NO! Hedwig….Hedwig….

Harry holds the cage close to his chest as Hagrid continues to dodge the spells flying all around them. Harry looks back and notices Death Eathers closing in on all the others.

HARRY
Hagrid, we’ve got to go back. TURN AROUND!

HAGRID
My job’s ter get you there safe, Harry!

HARRY
Stop…STOP!

Hagrid continues to fly as a few Death Eaters chase them.

HARRY
Stupefy!

A spell flies from Harry’s wand and the Death Eaters scatter to avoid it.

HAGRID
Hold on, Harry, this’ll do for em!

Hagrid presses a green button near the fuel gage and out of no where bricks start flying out of the tail pipe and BAM hits one of the them in the head and he flies backwards off his broom. The other Death Eaters simply blow up the bricks as they fly towards them. The scene shifts to Moody on his broom with Mundungus holding on for life. They continue to avoid spells thrown at them.

MOODY
Take this!

He throws a spell at one of the Death Eaters and they are thrown back off of their broom.

MUNDUNGUS
How did they find out Moody!

MOODY
Shut up Fletcher!

SWOOSH there is a poof of smoke and appearing behind them is Voldemort himself flying quickly towards them.

MUNDUNGUS
It’s him. HE’S HERE MOODY! I can’t…he’ll kill me….

MOODY
Fletcher you coward shut up and hold on!

Swoosh Moody turns quicky avoiding a spell. Voldemort pulls out a wand and points it at Mundungus.

MUNDUNGUS
No…..

VOLDEMORT
Avada…..

MUNDUNGUS
I didn’t sign on for this!

He closes his eyes and SWOOSH he is gone.

MOODY
FLETCHER!!!

VOLDEMORT
Kadavra!

BAM the spell hits Moody who falls off of his broom and Voldemort evaporates in a poof of smoke.

The scene cuts back to Harry and Hagrid still avoiding spells in the air.

HAGRID
Hold on Harry!

Hagrid presses the button again and BAM dragon fire burst from the exhaust and the motorbike shoots forwards. The sidecar begins to sway from the force and twisting violently.

HAGRID
I’m on it, Harry, don’ worry!

Hagrid pulls out his pink umbrella and points it at the side car.

HARRY
Hagrid! No! Let me!

HAGRID
REPARO!

BOOM the spell hits the sidecar but instead of fixing it it blasts it away from the bike and Harry, along with the sidecar, begin to fall. Spells continue to hit the sidecar as Harry falls. He looks up and notices Hagrid had turned around and is flying towards him. Harry turns around and throws a spell at a coming Death Eater that he avoided but ran into another Death Eater knocking him off the his broom. Hagrids hand reaches down and grabs Harry pulling him onto the bike as the sidecar continues to fall. Harry looks down at the falling sidecar.

HARRY
Confringo!

BAM the sidecar explodes and Harry looks away from the sight. The blast knocked a Death Eater back and the other vanished.

HAGRID
Harry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I shouldn’ta tried ter repair it meself….yeh’ve got no room….

HARRY
It’s not a problem, just keep flying….

Once again Death Eaters appear and start throwing spells at them. Harry blocks a few of them and throws a counter jinx at one knocking his hood off and recognizes STAN SHUNPIKE.

HARRY
Stan?

Stan points his wand at Harry, a blank look in his eyes.

HARRY
Expelliarmus!

STAN
That’s him, it’s him, it’s the real one!

All the death eaters stop following and disappear as Hagrid and Harry continue to fly quickly through the air.

HAGRID
Harry, what’s happened? Where’ve they gone?

HARRY
I don’t know!

HAGRID
Hold on Harry…we’re almost…..

Harry lets out a scream of pain as he grabs his scar. Then SWOOSH Voldemort appears flying quickly towards them with a look of anger in his eyes. Hagrid starts to descend on the bike and Harry holds on for dear life. A Death Eater pulls out his wand and is inches away from them.

HAGRID
NO!!!!

Hagrid lunges off the bike and onto the Death Eater and they both fall towards the earth. Harry, eyes closed, begins to scream out in pain.

VOLDEMORT
Avada….

Harry’s wand points at Voldemort then BOOM a spurt of golden fire shots out hitting the remaining Death Eater.

VOLEMORT
No!

Harry pushes the green button and BOOM the bike accelerates again. Harry looks back and notices Voldemort taking another Death Eaters wand and flying towards him and then he stops and SWOOSH hi vanished. Harry looks down and notices Hagrid spread eagle on the ground.

HARRY
Hagrid!

He pulls back on the handle bars but it continues to head quickly towards the ground. Harry lets out a scream and the screen goes black.

INT. TONKS RESIDENCE-LIVING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

TED TONKS (Offscreen)
Harry…Harry Potter…

Harry opens his eyes and see’s TED TONKS looking down on him. He sits up slowly and notices he’s sitting in a living room.

HARRY
Hagrid….

TED
He’s fine, son. The wife’s seeing to him now. How are you feeling? I’m Ted Tonks, Dora’s father.

HARRY
But….Voldemort….the Death Eaters….

TED
Hagrid told us everything and you’re fine. The protection we have up around our house stopped them, they shouldn’t be able to get within a hundred yards of here.

Harry looks up as Hagrid and ANDROMEDA TONKS walk into the room.

HAGRID
Alrigh’ Harry?

HARRY
Fine….

He casts a look at Andromeda and jumps up quickly in shock. Andromeda pauses.

HARRY
I’m….so sorry…I thought you were….

ANDROMEDA
Bellatrix? Yeah looking like my sister has proven to be a curse in some ways…
HARRY
Your sister?

TED
Surprised someone good came out of that family eh? This is my wife Andromeda Harry.

HARRY
Nice to meet you…

ANDROMEDA
A pleasure it is Potter. It’s nice to finally meet you.

HARRY
Thanks for your help, both of you.

TED
Don’t mention it! Now you two should get off to the Portkey as soon as possible. Send Dora I love won’t you? Tell her we’re so proud of her.

HARRY
Proud?

TED
Yes…didn’t you hear? Dora and Remus Lupin got married?

HARRY
I didn’t….

Ted walks over and points to a small siver backed hairbrush laying on the table.

TED
There’s your Portkey.

He walks back over and grabs his wife’s arm. Harry and Hagrid both look at each other and put their hands on the Portkey. They both look at each other a moment and then SWOOSH they are gone.
  


Fallen Warrior:    


  EXT. THE BURROW-NIGHT

The scene cuts to a shot of the Burrow in the distance and SWOOSH Harry and Hagrid both appear and fall onto the ground. We see a light come on in the distance and figures start to run out of the house.

HAGRID
Alrigh’ Harry?

HARRY
Fine….

Harry notices MRS. WEASLEY and GINNY running quickly towards them. Mrs. Weasley throws her arms around Harry quickly.

MRS. WEASLEY
Thank goodness you’re all right!

HARRY
Is everyone else okay?

MRS. WEASLEY
I’m afraid not, come in dear. We’ll fill you in on everything.

INT. THE BURROW-LIVING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks into the living room and everyone looks up at him. He notices George lying on the couch with a bandage around his head.

HARRY
What happened to him?

GINNY
Snape used the Sectumsempra spell on him, took his ear clean off.

Lupin jumps up and rushes towards Harry, placing his hands firmly on his shoulders and looking into his eyes.

LUPIN
What creature sat in the corner the first time Harry Potter visited my office at Hogwarts!

HARRY
A…a grindylow in a tank, wasn’t it?

LUPIN
It’s him…We’ve been betrayed Harry. Voldemort knew that you were being moved tonight...someone…

HARRY
None of the Order would have told Voldemort we were moving tonight. He only caught up with me towards the end…

TONKS
He caught up with you?

RON
Blimey Harry how did you escape?

LUPIN
Not only that, but how did they figure out it was you.

HARRY
I…well…I don’t’ know really. I saw Stan Shunpike, remember he drove the Knight Bus. And I tried to disarm him instead of….well…he doesn’t know what he’s doing does he? He must’ve been Imperiused.

LUPIN
Harry, the time for Disarming is past! These people are trying to kill you! Atleast Stun if you aren’t prepared to kill!

HARRY
We were hundreds of feet up! Stan’s not himself and if I stunned him and he’d fallen, he’d have died the same as if I’d used Avada Kadavra!

LUPIN
You’re missing the point Harry…

HARRY
Am I? Correct me if I’m wrong but Expelliarmus saved me from Voldemort two years ago! I won’t blast people out of my way just because they’re there, that’s Voldemorts job!

They all stare at Harry who looks around the room and notices someone missing.

HARRY
Where’s Moody?

Everyone’s head drops at the mention of his name.

KINGSLEY
He didn’t make it Harry.

Harry turns around from all of them in the state of shock.

HARRY
I can’t stay here. You’re all in danger while I’m here. I don’t want…

MRS. WEASLEY
Don’t be silly! The whole point tonight was to get you here safely.

HAGRID
Yer not goin’ anywhere…

MR. WEASLEY
Look at what we went through to get you here.

GEORGE
Yeah, what about my bleeding ear?

They all turn and look at George who’s just awakened.

FRED
Are you all right?

GEORGE
Yeah, I feel saint like actually. You see brother…I’m holy. Holey
(He points at his missing ear)
Get it?

FRED
With the whole wide world of ear related humor before you, you go for holey?

HAGRID
See ‘arry you can’t go

GEORGE
Ear, Ear!

FRED
That’s better!

HARRY
Fine I’ll…stay. Is it alright if I go to bed?

MRS. WEASLEY
Of course dear. Do you want me to fetch Hedwig for you, I’ll put her up with the other owls.

Harry eyes fell. He hadn’t thought about it and it seems everyone else in the room realizes the same thing.

HARRY
Can I please…just go to sleep…

He turns and walks up the stairs leaving everyone in the living room.

INT. THE BURROW-RON’S ROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Harry stirring in his sleep. Suddenly there is a FLASH

INT. MALFOY MANOR-DUNGEON-NIGHT

There is a man shown on the floor crying out in pain. He looks up and we see that it is OLLIVANDER. We then see Voldemort step into frame.

VOLDEMORT
CRUCIO!!

Ollivander screams out in pain as Voldemort stands over him cleary angry.

VOLDEMORT
You lied to Lord Voldemort Ollivander. You said that since Potter and I have the same core in our wands we won’t be able to fight one another, and that if I change wands I could destroy him.

OLLIVANDER
Please...no…I swear...I thought I thought…

VOLDEMORT
Lies! You sought to help him, to help him escape…me….

OLLIVANDER
The connection…. exists only between your two wands….

VOLDEMORT
Really?

He throws Lucius’s broken wand down in front of Ollivander

VOLDEMORT
Explain this then.

OLLIVANDER
No…I…I….

Voldemort points the wand at Ollivander again who starts to scream out in agony and FLASH

INT. THE BURROW-RONS ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

Harry opens his eyes and sits up panting hard. He then turns his neck in the way Voldemort does.

INT. THE BURROW-ROOMS ROOM-MORNING’

The scene cuts to a shot of the Burrow in the morning. We then hear Hermione’s voice as the scene cuts to Harry sitting on his bed and Ron and Hermione are sitting across from him.

HERMIONE
Your scar wasn’t supposed to do that anymore Harry! You mustn’t let that connection open up again, Dumbledore wanted you to close your mind. Don’t let him get inside your head!

RON
And you say your wand acted on it’s on to destroy him?

HERMIONE
That’s impossible, I’m sure Harry just reacted instinctively.

HARRY
No Hermione, I’m telling you it wasn’t a spell I recognized. It’s like my wand had a power of it’s own.

RON
And besides shouldn’t we be discussing when we’re going to leave to hunt for You-Know-What’s soul thingy’s…

HARRY
Horcruxes….yeah I’ve been thinking about that. Which reminds me…

He pulls out the locket and tosses it to Ron.

HARRY
It’s a fake.

HERMIONE and RON
What!?!

HARRY
Open it…there’s a note inside by someone names R.A.B….they say they destroyed the locket.

Hermione takes out the paper and begins to read it.

RON
You mean Dumbledore?

HARRY
Yeah, he’ll probably still be alive if he wasn’t so weak from that potion in the cave. Snape wouldn’t of had the chance….

HERMIONE
Dumbledore always trust Snape though Harry, you know that…

HARRY
Well he was wrong!

Hermione and Ron both look at each other and seem to mentally agree to change the subject.

RON
Mum’s been trying to get it out of Hermione and me. What we’re off to do.

HARRY
Which means the sooner we leave the better….

HERMIONE
But Harry…

HARRY
But what Hermione? You know me being here isn’t safe for any of you…the death eaters know how much this place means to me.

RON
But we have all sorts of protections set up now….

HARRY
You think those are going to stop Voldemort from getting to me? No…the sooner we leave the better.

HERMIONE
Listen Harry….you’re still underage…use any spell and the Ministry will know exactly where you are.

There’s a knock on the door and in walks MRS. WEASLEY with a smile on her face.

MRS. WEASLEY
Suppers ready…come on now…don’t want the food to get cold.

RON
Yes!

Ron quickly dashes out of the room. Hermione sighs and smiles at the gesture and follows him. Harry gets up to leave.

MRS. WEASLEY
Harry dear, I wanted to speak with you before we ate.

HARRY
What is it Mrs. Weasley?

MRS. WEASLEY
Well Harry it’s just….Ron and Hermione seem to think that the three of you are dropping out of Hogwarts.

HARRY
Well…we are….

MRS. WEASLEY
May I ask why you are abandoning your education?

HARRY
Dumbledore left me….stuff to do….

MRS. WEASLEY
What sort of ‘stuff’

HARRY
Mrs. Weasley I can’t….

MRS. WEASLEY
Why would Dumbledore send three teenagers barely of age on a suicide mission when he has the whole Order to do it?

HARRY
Because only I can do it Mrs.Weasley.

MRS. WEASLEY
And Ron and Hermione?

Harry stares at her, lost for words. What has he gotten his friends into? Mrs. Weasley stares at him for a moment and then smiles.

MRS. WEASLEY
Let’s get to supper dear…we can discuss this later.

Harry nods and walks out of the room and the scene cuts to

INT. BURROW-KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks down the stairs into the kitchen where Hermione, Lupin, Tonks, Mr. Weasley, Ginny, Fred, and George are all sitting. Lupin is reading ‘THE DAILY PROPHET’ and Mrs. Weasley comes down after Harry.

MRS. WEASLEY
Alright have a seat Harry dear and we can get started….

She looks over and notices Ron has already started eating.

MRS. WEASLEY
Well those of us with manners…

Ron looks up at his mom and shrugs. Harry takes a seat next to Ron and Mrs. Weasley sits next to her husband.

LUPIN
Still no news of Mad Eye’s death in here…as expected.

HARRY
Is it true Mr. Weasley about Voldemort having spies in the Ministry...how could this happen?

MR. WEASLEY
It seems You-Know-Who is much more powerful than we realized…his rise is happening quickly.

HARRY
People should know….

MR. WEASLEY
How will they find out Harry? You-Know-Who has spies planted everywhere now…people are terrified

MRS. WEASLEY
Can we talk about this another time please…besides we should all start eating before Ron eats everything...

RON
Come on Mum I would save a little…..

Lupin sits down the newspaper and everyone starts passing around their dinner plates.The scene slowly fades to a WIDESHOT of the Burrow and we cut to Harry walking up the stairs towards Ron’s room.

INT. BURROW-RON’S ROOM-EVENING

Harry walks into the room and finds Hermione surrounded by books and Ron eating an apple while reading a Quidditch magazine.

HARRY
What’s going on?

HERMIONE
I’m just looking through some old books. Just trying to decide which one’s to take with us on the mission.

HARRY
Listen…about that….

Hermione and Ron both look up at Harry.

HARRY
I know you said that you wanted to come with me…

RON
Here he goes…

HERMIONE
We’re coming with you Harry…that’s final…

HARRY
But…

RON
Shut up.

HARRY
Are you sure you’ve thought this through?

Hermione slams the books she’s reading and stands up quickly. Tears swell in her eyes.

HERMIONE
I’ve been packing for days so we’re ready to leave at a moment’s notice. I modified my parents’ memories so that they think they’re completely different people. Assuming I survive our hunt for Horcruxes, I’ll find Mum and Dad and lift the enchantment. If I don’t…well, I think I’ve cast a good enough charm to keep them safe and happy. They don’t know they’ve got a daughter…

HARRY
Hermione….

HERMIONE
So to think we haven’t thought this through Harry…to think we don’t’ know what we’re facing….

Tears fall down her face and she can’t finish the sentence. Ron gets up and wraps his arms around her and frowns at Harry.

HARRY
I…I’m sorry…I didn’t….

RON
Want to see what else we’ve done?

INT. BURROW-ATTIC-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Ron and Harry standing in his attic. We hear a loud groan and the camera pans over to show a GHOUL in pajama’s and red hair.

HARRY
Ron…why is this ghoul dressed in pajamas?

RON
If all three of us don’t show up at Hogwart’s this year everyone’s going to think we’re off with you. Which means the Death Eaters will go straight for our families for information. So we’re putting out the story that I have spattergroit….it’s very contagious so if anyone comes to check out the story they won’t get close enough to find out the truth.

The ghoul groans again.

HARRY
Do your mum and dad know about this?

RON
Dad does…I’m sure mum will be fine with it once we’re gone.

Harry looks at Ron and smiles knowing that his friends are there with him until the end. He sits down on his bed.

RON
So this R.A.B. person he said in his note he was going to destroy the locket, didn’t he? Wonder if he did finish it off? It’d be one less for us to do!

HERMIONE
Yes, but we’re still going to have to try and trace the real locket, aren’t we? We have to find out if it’s really destroyed.

RON
How exactly do you destroy a Horcrux?

HERMIONE
Well I’ve been researching this….

HARRY
How? There were no books on Horcruxes in the library at school…

HERMIONE
There weren’t. Dumbledore removed them all and I sort of…well…used a summoning charm to get the book out of Dumbledore’s study.

HARRY
When?

HERMIONE
After the funeral….

Harry and Ron both glance over at each other.

HERMIONE
Anyway from what I read the only foolproof way to destroy a Horcrux is what Harry did to Riddle’s diary.

HARRY
Stab it with a basilisk fang?

RON
Lucky we’ve got a large supply of basilisk fangs…I was wondering what we were going to do with them…

HARRY
How do you think Dumbledore destroyed the ring? Why didn’t I ask him? I never really….

The door opens and Mrs.Weasley walks in looking worried.

MRS. WEASLEY
Your fathers back and he brought a guest…they want to see you three
  


The Will of Albus Dumbledore:    


  The trio glance at each other and the scene cuts to them walking into the sitting room and standing there is Mr.Weasley and Scrimgeour who’s holding a large bag.

SCRIMGEOUR
Harry Potter….it’s good to see you again…

HARRY
What do you want?

SCRIMGEOUR
I need to have a word with you alone Harry and then Mr. Weasley and Ms. Granger can join later. Do you mind?

HARRY
No….

MR. WEASLEY
We’ll just be in the kitchen….

RON
Yell if you need anything Harry….

They all exit leaving Scrimgeour and Harry standing in the sitting room.

SCRIMGEOUR
I’ve heard word Harry that you were with Dumbledore the night he died…..

HARRY
What happened between Dumbledore and I is my business.

SCRIMGEOUR
Your loyalty is admirable Harry but things are different now Harry. Dumbledore is gone and it’s time for action to be taken….

HARRY
He will only be gone when none are loyal to him Minister.

SCRIMGEOUR
My dear boy….even Dumbledore cannot return from the dead…no one can…

HARRY
I’m not saying he can….

SCRIMGEOUR
You and Dumbledore went somewhere the night he died Harry and it’s in your best interest to ….

HARRY
What? Betray Dumbledore?

SCRIMGEOUR
The Ministry can offer you all sorts of protection Potter. I would be delighted to place my Aurors at your service if only you….

HARRY
Voldemort wants to kill me himself, and Aurors won’t stop him. Thanks for the offer Minister but no thanks.

SCRIMGEOUR
So the request I made of you at Dumbledore’s funeral….

HARRY
The one where I tell the world what a great job you’re doing?

SCRIMGEOUR
The job in raising everyone’s morale Harry! They need a symbol of hope in such dark times….

HARRY
I hear Voldemort’s already infiltrated the Ministry.

Scrimgeour pauses at this, clearly shaken.

HARRY
It’s only a matter of time when everyone will find out the truth.

SCRIMGEOUR
Is that your final word?

HARRY
Yes.

SCRIMGEOUR
Well I guess you really are….

HARRY
Dumbledore’s man through and through. That’s right.

Scrimgeour bows his head in defeat and takes the bag he has on his shoulder off and sits it down on the floor.

HARRY
So is that why you came here?

SCRIMGEOUR
No.

HARRY
Then what?

SCRIMGEOUR
I think you should call Mr. Weasley and Ms. Granger in before we proceed…

The camera zooms in on Harry’s look of curiosity and cuts to Harry, Ron, and Hermione sitting in the sitting room and Scrimgeour standing in front of them.

SCRIMGEOUR
The reason I came here is because of Albus Dumbledore’s will.

The trio cast looks at each other.

SCRIMGEOUR
I see you three are surprised….you were not aware then that Dumbledore had left you anything?

RON
All or us? Me and Hermione too?

HARRY
Dumbledore died over a month ago. Why has it taken so long to give us what he left us?

HERMIONE
They wanted to examine whatever he’s left us.

SCRIMGEOUR
Yes….

HERMIONE
You had no right!

SCRIMGEOUR
I had every right. The Decree for Justifiable Confiscation gives the Ministry the power to confiscate the contents of a will….

HERMIONE
That law was created to stop wizards passing on Dark artifacts and the Ministry is supposed to have powerful evidence that the deceased’s possessions are illegal before seizing them!

RON
So why give it do us now?

HERMIONE
The thirty days are up. They can’t keep objects longer than that unless they can prove they’re dangerous.

SCRIMGEOUR
Would you say you were close to Dumbledore, Ronald?

RON
Me? No…not really…

SCRIMGEOUR
Then why do you think he remembered you in his will?

RON
I dunno…I mean…when I say we weren’t close I meant, I mean…I think he liked me…

HERMIONE
You’re being modest Ron, Dumbledore was very fond of you…who wouldn’t be?

They both smile at each other as Scrimgeour pulls out a piece of parchment and clears his throat.

SCRIMGEOUR
The Last Will and Testament of Album Percival Wulfric Brain Dumbledore….to Ronald Bilius Weasley, I leave my Deluminator, in the hope that he will remember me when he uses it.

Scrimgeour reaches into the bag and pulls out the DELUMINATOR and hands it to Ron.

SCRIMGEOUR
Thousands of students Dumbledore taught, and yet you three make it into his will. Curious yes? Now…to Miss Hermione Jean Granger, I leave my copy of ‘The Tale of Beedle the Bard’ in hope that she will find it entertaining and instructive.

Scrimgeour reaches into the bag and hands the book to Hermione.

SCRIMGEOUR
Why do you think Dumbledore left you that book?

HERMIONE
He know I liked books.

SCRIMGEOUR
Yes…and finally to Harry James Potter. I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the reward of perseverance and skill.

Scrimgeour pulls out the SNITCH and holds it up in front of his face.

SCRIMGEOUR
Now this is very curious, why would Dumbledore leave you this Snitch Potter?

HARRY
For the reasons you read out maybe?

SCRIMGEOUR
A Snitch is a very good hiding place for a small object. You know why, I’m sure?

HARRY
What are you talking about?

HERMIONE
Flesh memory. A Snitch is not touched by bare skin before it’s released. It carries an enchantment by which it can identify the first human to lay hands upon it, in case of a disputed capture.

SCRIMGEOUR
Correct Ms. Granger and it makes me think that Dumbledore, who had prodigious magical skill, might have enchanted this Snitch so that it will open only for you.

Harry looks up at Scrimgeour who gives a faint smile.

SCRIMGEOUR
Take it.

Harry holds out his hand and Scrimgeour slowly leans forward and places the Snitch in his hand. Nothing happens.

HARRY
Well I guess there goes your theory. Is that all?

SCRIMGEOUR
No, Dumbledore left you another object Potter.

HARRY
What?

SCRIMGEOUR
The sword of Godric Gryffindor.

HARRY
Then where is it?

SCRIMGEOUR
I’m sorry to say the sword wasn’t Dumbledore’s to give away….

HERMIONE
It belongs to Harry! He was the one who found it, it came to him out of the Sorting Hat…

SCRIMGEOUR
Well Ms. Granger the sword may present itself to any worthy Gryffindor. That does not make it exclusive property of Mr. Potter, whatever Dumbledore may have decided. Why do you think Dumbledore wanted to give you the sword?

HARRY
Maybe he thought it would look nice on my wall.

SCRIMGEOUR
This is not a joke Potter! Was it because Dumbledore believed that only the sword of Godric Gryffindor could defeat the Heir of Slytherin? Did he wish to give you that sword because he believed, as do many, that you are the one destined to destroy He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?

HARRY
Yeah it’ll be easy to just walk up and stick a sword in Voldemort won’t it Minister? You come in here trying to recruit me to be a poster child for the Ministry when all the Ministry is doing is wasting time examining the things Dumbledore left us and keeping the public in the dark!

SCRIMGEOUR
You don’t know what you’re talking about!

Harry quickly stands up and faces Scrimgeour.

HARRY
No? People are dying…I was nearly one of them…Vodlemort chased me across three counties, he killed Mad-Eye Moody, but there’s been no word about any of that from the Ministry, has there?

SCRIMGEOUR
You go too far!

Scrimgeour pulls out his wand but Harry, Hermione, and Ron are quicker and have their wands pointed at his face.

SCRIMGEOUR
You’re not in school Potter and I am not Dumbledore. He might has forgiven your insolence and insubordination but not me! You wear that scar like a crown, Potter, but I will not tell you how to do my job! It’s time you learned some respect!

HARRY
It’s time you earned it.

We see Mr. and Mrs.Weasley enter into the sitting room quickly.

MR. WEASLEY
What’s going on here?

SCRIMGEOUR
Nothing…it was nothing Arthur…I apologize.

He puts his wand away and stares at Harry before exiting.

MRS. WEASLEY
Are you three alright?

HARRY
Fine.

INT. RONS BEDROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry, Ron, and Hermione sitting in Ron’s room. Hermione is looking through the book Dumbledore gave her. Ron clicks the Deluminator and the light in the room goes off. He clicks it again and the light comes on.

RON
Cool…

HARRY
I can’t believe they’re keeping the sword of Gryffindor. We have to get it back from them!

HERMIONE
How? We don’t know where it is.

HARRY
Dumbledore’s office!

HERMIONE
You think it’s still there Harry? And besides I doubt we’ll be able to just waltz into Hogwarts and get the sword from Dumbledore’s office!

Harry looks down at the snitch in his hand.

HARRY
Well I guess it’s time to see if Dumbledore really left me a message with this thing.

RON
What do you mean?

HARRY
Don’t you remember Ron. My first match I caught the Snitch…

RON
In your mouth! Blimey Harry Scrimgeour had no clue?

HARRY
And I wasn’t going to mention it. Well..here goes…

Harry pops the Snitch into his mouth and takes it out. Slowly words start to form on the Snitch and Harry reads it outloud.

HARRY
‘I open at the close’

RON
What’s that supposed to mean?

HARRY
No idea.

The camera zooms in on the writing and then fades to a shot of the MINISTRY OF MAGIC.

INT. MINISTRY OF MAGIC-ATRIUM-NEXT DAY

We see a shot of the Atrium where a few wizards are walking around. SWOOSH a fireplace lights up with green flames and Scrimgeour appears and walks out.

WIZARD
Good day Minister.

SCRIMGEOUR
Good day.

We follow Scrimgeour as he walks through the Ministry.

INT. MINISTRY OF MAGIC-HALLWAY-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Scrimgeour walking down the hallway towards his office. He opens the door a walks in.

INT. MINISTRY OF MAGIC-MINISTERS OFFICE-MOMENTS LATER

Scrimgeour enters the dark office and walks towards his desk. He turns the light on and standing in front of him are 5 Death Eaters in their masks. The door slams behind him and Scrimgeour quickly goes for his wand but is disarmed and thrown back onto the floor. One Death Eater takes off their mask and it is Yaxley.

SCRIMGEOUR
You!

YAXLEY
Hello Minister.

SCRIMGEOUR
But..but…

YAXLEY
I’ve already planted spies in the Ministry Scrimgeour and there’s only one person standing in The Dark Lord’s way. Only one person that’s stopping him from having full control of the Wizarding Community.

Yaxley starts to laugh as Scrimgeour bows his head in defeat and the screen goes black.
  


Harry's Seventeenth Birthday:    


  INT. BURROW-RONS ROOM-MORNING

SWOOSH blinds fly up in Ron’s room waking Harry up. He sits up quickly and grabs his glasses.

HARRY
What’s going on?

RON
Happy Birthday Harry!

HARRY
I’d forgotten today was my birthday…I’m seventeen!

RON
Well go ahead…use some magic...u can do it anytime you like now!

Harry grabs his wand and looks around the room. He see’s a book sitting next to Ron’s bed and points his wand at it.

HARRY
Accio book!

The book flies into Harry’s hand and he looks down at the title.

HARRY
Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches?

RON
That book’s pure gold…you should keep it. It explains everything you need to know about girls.

MRS. WEASLEY (O.S.)
Breakfast is ready!

Ron quickly runs out of the room and Harry slowly follows him.

INT. BURROW-KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks into the kitchen to find Mrs. Weasley and Hermione setting the table. They both look up and smile as Harry enters

MRS. WEASLEY
Happy birthday Harry!

She reaches into a box and pulls out a watch.

MRS. WEASLEY
It’s traditional to give a wizard a watch when he comes of age. I’m afraid this one isn’t new like Ron’s but…

Harry gets up and hugs her tightly. She smiles at him, pats him on the cheek, and turns to finish cooking. Hermione then hugs Harry.

HERMIONE
Happy seventeenth Harry.

HARRY
Thanks Hermione.

MRS. WEASLEY
Make sure you clean up your room…we’re having guest over later.

RON
What guests?

MRS. WEASLEY
Just a few people to celebrate Harry’s seventeenth.

HARRY
Mrs. Weasley that really isn’t….

MRS. WEASLEY
It is Harry. Now go freshen up.

EXT. BURROW-BACKYARD-AFTERNOON

Harry casts a look at Ron before running upstairs and the scene cuts to a wideshoot of the Burrow. The camera then pans down to show a few tables in the backyard covered with food. Hermione is standing outside and points her wand up and BOOM purple and gold streamers erupts and starts to wrap and drap themselves around the tables, tree, and bushes. Ron walks up and rubs her on her back.

RON
Nice Hermione. You’ve really got an eye for that sort of thing.

HERMIONE
Why thank you Ron!

INT. BURROW-SITTING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

Ron looks over at Harry, who’s sitting alone under a tree with ‘The Daily Prophet’and gives him a thumbs up. Harry laughs and looks back down at the paper. We see a shot of the article that has a picture of Rita Skeeter smiling up from it. We hear her voiceover as Harry reads.

RITA (V.O.)
Coming next week my new biography of Albus Dumbledore entitled, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore, will be released. I won’t give away the highlights of my book but I promise that anybody who thinks Dumbledore was white as his beard is in for a rude awakening! Also I devote an entire chapter to the entire chapter to the whole Potter-Dumbledore relationship. It’s been called unhealthy, even sinister. Dumbledore took unnatural interest in Potter from the word go…

GINNY (O.S.)
Harry?

Harry looks up from the paper and standing in front of him is Ginny.

HARRY
Ginny…hey…

GINNY
Happy seventeenth.

HARRY
Thank you…

He sits the paper down and stands up facing her.

HARRY
You want to go for a walk?

GINNY
Sure…

EXT. BURROW FRONT YARD-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Ginny slowly walking in front of the house in silence.

HARRY
We haven’t had the chance to really talk huh?

GINNY
Well you’ve been busy, saving the world and all…

HARRY
Ginny…I…I just…I wish things were different you know? I wish I wasn’t ‘The Chosen One’ and maybe, just maybe…we could…

GINNY
But you are ‘The Chosen One’ Harry and I know you have a mission to do. I won’t jeopardize that with something like my feelings…

Harry grabs Ginny and starts to kiss her. They begin to kiss like they’ll never see each other again. They stop kissing and hold each other looking while looking into each others eyes.

HARRY
When this is over….when all this is done…

RON (O.S.)
Harry!

They both jump apart as Ron walks towards them from the house.

RON
Parties started…everyone is here….

GINNY
Well happy seventeenth Harry…

She smiles at him and walks off. Harry begins to follow but Ron stops him.

RON
I saw you two…

HARRY
What?

RON
I saw you and Ginny…snogging…

HARRY
Ron I’m….

RON
We’re leaving soon Harry.

HARRY
I know I just….

RON
And you get her hopes up like that? You know she’s had a crush on you since she first met you…

HARRY
I know Ron and I’m sorry…it won’t happen again…

RON
Right…well... let’s get to your party, everyone’s waiting.

EXT. BURROW-BACKYARD-MOMENTS LATER

Harry nods and the scene cuts to Harry following Ron into the backyard where we see Harry a few of his close friends smiling at him. There’s Hagrid, TONKS, LUPIN, LUNA, XENOPHILIUS LOVEGOOD, Fred, George, Hermione, Dean, Seamus, Neville, and his grandmother.

EVERYONE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY!!!

They all clap and BOOM Fred and George set off fireworks that rain down confetti. A smile creeps across Harry’s face and Mrs. Weasley runs up and hugs Harry once again.

MRS. WEASLEY
I just invited a few people I knew you were fond of.

HARRY
This is great Mrs. Weasley…thanks….

HAGRID
Seventeen, eh! Six years ter the day since we met, Harry,d’yeh remember it?

HARRY
Didn’t you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig’s tail, and tell me I was a wizard?

Hagrid smiles at Harry as Tonks wraps her arms around him.

TONKS
We’re both so proud of you.

LUPIN
You never cease to amaze me Harry, now you’re an adult and I know Lily and James would be so proud.

LUNA
Happy seventeenth Harry.

HARRY
Luna…thanks…

LUNA
This is my father Harry….

XENOPHILIUS
Xenophilius Lovegood at your service. A pleasure it is Harry Potter. Luna has told me so much about you. Maybe one day I can get an exclusive interview with you for my paper ‘The Quibbler’…that would really be wonderful…

HARRY
Erm yeah…

XENOPHILIUS
We stay just over the hill there.

He points into the direction of their house.

XENOPHILIUS
If you need anything, anything at all, feel free to stop in!

HARRY
Thanks…

Harry notices he’s wearing a symbol on his chest.

HARRY
Interesting symbol….what does it mean?

XENOPHILIUS
Ah this thing…it’s the symbol for the Deathly Hallows…

LUNA
It’s actually a thrilling tale…would you like to hear it Harry?

HARRY
Erm..maybe later Luna…thanks…

They both smile at Harry as Neville and his Grandmother walk into frame.

NEVILLE
Harry…happy seventeenth!

HARRY
Neville…thanks.

NEVILLE
Harry this is my gran...gran Harry Potter.

GRAN
Nice to finally meet the great Harry Potter. Neville’s told me all about you of course, and I know how much you adored Dumbledore. Hard to believe he was involved in the Dark Arts when he was younger…..

NEVILLE
Gran please….

HARRY
What do you mean?

GRAN
Oh yeah the great Dumbledore wasn’t always so great…did away with his Squib sister. Guess he thought it looked bad to be one of the greatest wizards and his sister never had any powers. What was her name again? Ariana I believe.

NEVILLE
Don’t mind her Harry…she’s been reading the Daily Prophet a lot lately….

HARRY
I read the same article…Rita Skeeter wrote it so I’m sure it’s just rubbish….

GRAN
This is common knowledge Potter…well before your years. I’m old friends with Bathilda Bagshot. She was there through most of it. She knows the truth.

HARRY
Bathilda Bagshot? Didn’t she write ‘A HISTORY OF MAGIC”

GRAN
The very same. She knew Dumbledore for years…well worth a trip to Godric’s Hollow, I’d have thought.

HARRY
Bathilda Bagshot lives in Godric’s Hollow?

GRAN
Oh yes, she’s been there forever! She and the Dumbledore’s were neighbors.

HARRY
Dumbledore lived there…?

DOBBY (O.S.)
Harry Potter!

Harry turns around and notices the house elf DOBBY standing there smiling up at him.

HARRY
Dobby? What are you doing here?

DOBBY
Dobby wouldn’t miss Harry Potter’s seventeenth!

HARRY
I’m glad to see you Dobby, really I am….

DOBBY
I have a gift for you sir….

Dobby pulls out a sock and hands it to Harry.

DOBBY
It’s the sock Harry Potter gave to Dobby to free him from the Malfoy’s. Dobby thought Harry Potter would like it back!

HARRY
Oh…um…thanks Dobby!

He takes the sock.

DOBBY
If Harry Potter needs anything…anything at all…just let Dobby know!

HARRY
I will Dobby…

BOOM there a burst of light in the middle of the backyard. Everyone turns around as a large and silver Lynx patronus appears. The patronus opens its mouth.

SHACKLEBOLT
The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.
  


A Place to Hide:    


  We see a ripple in the sky as the defenses around the house are liften.BOOM glass starts to shatter from the Burrow. Everyone starts to run, grabbing their wands, and awaiting the coming battle. Lupin runs up to Harry.

LUPIN
Get out of here…quickly!

HARRY
But…!

HERMIONE
HARRY TAKE MY HAND! WHERE’S RON!

BOOM there is a loud explosion and the chimney is blown clean off the Burrow. Black smoke starts to appear all around them. We see spells starting to fly through the air. Harry and Hermione both run quickly towards Ron. Hermione grabs Ron’s hand and SWOOSH they are gone.

EXT. TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD-MOMENTS LATER

SWOOSH they appear in the middle of a crowed street.

RON
Where are we?

HERMIONE
Tottenham Court Road. Walk, just walk. We need somewhere to hide.

HARRY
Hide? My Invisibility Cloak! I don’t have it with me….

HERMIONE
I’ve got the cloak, and clothes for all of us.

They turn down an ally and Hermione opens the small handbag she has with her and starts feeling around in it.

HARRY
You fit everything in there?

HERMIONE
Everything we will need yes. It was tricky but I think I’ve done okay.

HARRY
When did you do all this?

HERMIONE
I told you at the Burrow, I’ve had the essentials packed for days, you know, in case we needed a quick getaway.

She pulls out the Invisibility Cloak and hands it to Harry.

RON
You’re amazing, you are.

HERMIONE
Thank you…now Harry, get that Cloak on!

HARRY
But everyone at the Burrow!

RON
It’s not the time to worry about everyone else mate. It’s you they’re after and we’ll just put everyone in more danger by going back.

Harry hesitates but throws the cloak over him and Ron and Hermione walk out of the alleyway into the busy Muggle streets.

RON
So why’d you bring us here?

HERMIONE
What else is there? We can’t book rooms at The Leaky Cauldron and Grimmauld Place is out if Snape can get in there.

RON
But Dad told me that Moody put spells just in case he showed up to stop him getting in. I’m sure it’s better than in this Muggle town. We have to go somewhere to find out what’s going on.

HERMIONE
We know what’s going on Ron! Voldemort’s taken over the Ministry, what else do we need to know?

RON
Yeah….

HERMIONE
Yeah so let’s just….

SWOOSH out of nowhere two figures apparate in front of them in black smoke.

HERMIONE
Run!

She pulls Ron and Harry (Who’s still invisible) into another allyway in the nick of time as spells fly past them. The Death Eaters begin to chase them down the Alleyway throwing spells and rubble is blasted all around them. One Death Eater points his wand at Ron which sends ropes flying at him. SWOOSH Hermione waves her wand and the ropes are thrown back at the Death Eater who simply burns them before they wrap around him.

HARRY (O.S.)
STUPDEFY!

The spell shoots out but barely misses the Death Eater.

DEATH EATER 1
EXPULSO!

BOOM the wall next to Harry explodes knocking the Cloak off of him as he falls.

HERMIONE
Petrificus Totalus!

BOOM the Death Eater is hit in the chest and falls down frozen.

RON
STUPEFY!!

BOOM the other Death Eater is knocked hard against the wall and falls out unconscious. Harry then goes to fetch is Cloak as Ron checks on Hermione

RON
You alright?

HERMIONE
Fine…how did they find us?! What are we going to do?

RON
What are we going to do with them? You don’t think we should kill them do you?

HARRY
We just need to wipe their memories. It’s better like that; it’ll throw them off the scent. If we killed them it’d obvious we were here.

Hermione points her wand at the Death Eater.

HERMIONE
Obliviate!

HARRY
Brilliant Hermione.

She turns and does the same for to the other Death Eater.

HERMIONE
How do you think they found us Harry? You don’t think you’ve still got your trace on you?

RON
Ha can’t have, he’s seventeen now.

HARRY
We need somewhere to hide…Grimmauld Place..that’s all we have.

HERMIONE
But Harry Snape…

HARRY
If Snape shows up I’d like nothing better to do than repay him for what he did. Besides where else is there?

EX. NUMBER TWELVE GRIMMAUL PLACE-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to a shot of Grimmauld Place. SWOOSH the trio appear in front of it. They all stare in silence at the house for a moment.

HARRY
Well here we go…

Harry takes a deep breath and opens the door.

INT. NUMBER 12 GRIMMAULD PLACE-HALLWAY-MOMENTS LATER

Harry, Ron, and Hermione slowly walk into the dark house. Ron closes the door behind him and all of a sudden all three of their mouths start to clench tightly and a loud voice is heard.

MOODY (O. S.)
Severus Snape?

HARRY
(Slightly struggling)
We’re not Snape!

There is a WHOOSH and the mouth clenching stops. All three of them grab their mouths in relief.

RON
What was that?

HERMIONE
That must have been the Tongue Tying Curse Mad-Eye set up for Snape.

All three of them stand still for a moment looking down the dark hallway. Harry takes a deep breath before taking a step and when he does SWOOSH a gush of wind blows towards them and a transparent image of DUMBLEDORE slowly glides down the hall towards them. He slowly raises his hand and points at Harry. Harry points his wand at him in panic and Hermione grabs Ron in fear.

HARRY
No! It wasn’t us! We didn’t kill you….

BOOM the image of Dumbledore explodes into a cloud of dust. The three of them cough as the dust blows into their face. Ron holds onto Hermione who is shaking in his arms.

HERMIONE
That…that was….

HARRY
Yeah…but it wasn’t really him, was it? Just something to scare Snape.

Harry takes another deep breath but before he takes a step Hermione grabs his arm.

HERMIONE
Wait Harry! Before we go any further, I think we’d better check.

She pulls out her wand and points in down the hall.

HERMIONE
Homenum revelio!

Nothing happens. Harry and Ron both look at Hermione in silence.

HERMIONE
That was a spell to reveal human presence, and there’s nobody here except us. I think it’s safe.

HARRY
Good. Well let’s get upstairs…

He starts to walk and grabs his scar in pain.

RON
What is it?

HARRY
Nothing…I….I just felt angry. He’s really angry.

Harry closes his eyes and his neck twitches as we hear Voldemort’s voice over the screen.

VOLDEMORT (O.S.)
You call me back to tell me Harry Potter has escaped again! Lord Voldemort is not sure he will forgive this time.

We hear another voice scream as Harry grabs his head in pain and then BOOM there is a burst of bright light. They all look up as a Weasel patronus appears in front of them and Mr. Weasley’s voice comes from it.

MR. WEASLEY (O.S.)
Family safe, do not reply, we are being watched.

SWOOSH the Patronus is gone.

RON
Everyone’s alright!

HERMIONE
That’s good news….Harry? Are you alright?

HARRY
Fine..it was just Voldemort. I think the connection between us is opening again…especially when he loses control. It’s fine now...

HERMIONE
Right…well let’s get upstairs and freshen up. Don’t worry about your undergarments Ron, I washed them yesterday.

RON
Hermione…

They both walk upstairs and Harry’s watches them. He then turns and looks down the hallway towards the door. He lets out a sigh and proceeds to walk upstairs.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-HALLWAY

The camera shifts to Harry walking up the stairs into a Hallway. He turns to walk up the next flight of stairs but pauses. He notices the nameplate on a door reads ‘SIRIUS’ He pauses in front of the door for a moment and then slowly opens the door.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-SIRIUS ROOM

Harry walks into Sirius’s room and looks around. He notices the large bed, tall windows, and a dusty chandelier. He walks toward the other end of the room where there a many pictures plastered on the wall underneath a large Gryffindor banner. The camera zooms in on the pictures showing plenty of motorcycles, girls in bikini’s, and plenty of pictures of young Sirius. He camera pauses on a picture of young Sirius, James, Lupin, and Wormtail all smiling and waving. The camera pans back to show Harry looking at the picture.

HARRY
Dad….

He tries to take the picture down but it doesn’t budge. Harry takes a step back and we hear a paper shuffle. He looks down notices a pile of papers next to Sirius bed. He picks them up and starts looking through them. One is crumbled and Harry smooths it out and begins to read. We hear LILY’S POTTER voice.

LILY (O.S.)
Dear Padfoot…

INT. GODRICS HALLOW-POTTERS HIDING PLACE-SITTING ROOM- 17 YRS AGO-NIGHT

The scene fades to a shot of Lily sitting at a table writing the letter.

LILY (V.O.)
Thank you for Harry’s birthday present! It was his favorite by far.

She looks back and we see JAMES POTTER standing with a smile on his face. The camera pans down to show a one year old Harry zooming around on a little broomstick.

JAMES
Looks Lily he’s a natural. He’s going to be a great Quidditch player one day!

Lily smiles and turns around to write again.

LILY (V.O.)
One year old and already zooming along on his toy broomstick. James is getting a bit frustrated shut up here, he tries not to show it but I can tell…also, Dumbledore’s still got his Invisibility Cloak, so no chance of little excursions. Wormy was here last weekend, he seemed a bit down. Bathilda Bagshot drops in most days, she has the most amazing stories about Dumbledore, I don’t know how much to believe, actually, because it seems incredible that Dumbledore….

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-SIRIUS ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts back to Harry standing in Sirius room staring at his mothers letter. He sits it down on Sirius’s bed and starts to scan the floor looking for the second page. He notices a torn photograph on the floor and looks at it. It’s a picture of him as a baby zooming around on the broom and his fathers legs chasing him. Harry smiles and the scene fades to him walking into the bedroom where Ron and Hermione are.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-BEDROOM-MOMENTS LATER

Hermione is pulling out clothes from her bag and Ron seems to be examining the room. They both looks up as Harry walks in.

HERMIONE
Where were you?

HARRY
Sirius’s room…thought I’d check it out. Look.

He hands Hermione the letter and the picture. Hermione begins to read the letter.

HARRY
It’s a letter my mom wrote to Sirius, I can’t find the second page anywhere.

RON
Was his room a mess aswell? Seems like someone was here before us…looking for something….

HARRY
Yeah I notices that…what do they think they could find?

RON
Information about the Order maybe?

HERMIONE
Bathilda? Do you think your mom means Bathilda Bagshot Harry?

HARRY
Yeah…Neville’s gran told me she stayed in Godrics Hallow aswell. Dumbledore too.

HERMIONE
Dumbledore?

HARRY
Yeah. Add that to the list of things I don’t know about him.

Harry sits down on the bed in frustration.

HERMIONE
Harry?

HARRY
Don’t you see Hermione? We’re unprepared! I don’t know where to begin looking for the Horcruxes and all this about Dumbledore being a dark wizard in his youth…

HERMIONE
Harry I’m sure that’s fake…

HARRY
Is it? Hermione all the time we spent together and I know nothing about him…or this mission…and Snape took him away before I had the chance.

RON
We’ll figure something out mate.

HARRY
I just wish we had more time…I wish I could talk to him again…

HERMIONE
Harry…I think we can….

HARRY
What do you mean?

HERMIONE
Every headmaster Hogwarts ever had has a portrait in the headmasters office after they pass….

HARRY
How are we supposed to get there to speak to his portrait?
  


Kreacher's Tale:    


  Hermione smiles and the scene cuts to a shot of an empty room and the door opens and the trio walks into it.

INT-GRIMMAULD PLACE-BEDROOM 2-MOMENTS LATER

HERMIONE
Back when Ron and I first came to Grimmauld Place Sirius took us on a tour.

They stop in front of an empty portrait.

RON
Great…an empty frame…

HERMIONE
Don’t you remember Ron? This portrait is of Phineas Nigellus Black…he was once a Hogwarts Headmaster….

HARRY
Do you mean?

HERMIONE
Yes…he can move between this portrait and his one at Hogwarts. If we can somehow contact him….

HARRY
Maybe we’ll get him to contact Dumbledore’s portrait for us!

HERMIONE
Exactly!
(Clears her throat)
Phineas! Phineas Black!?!

Nothing happens.

RON
Well that was fun.

HERMIONE
Well I’ll keep trying to contact him. You two go to the kitchens and see what you can find.

They both nod and exit.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-HALLWAY-MOMENTS LATER

Harry and Ron begin to walk down the hall. Ron looks up and notices another faceplate on a door. Harry pauses and turns around.

HARRY
Ron?

RON
Harry…I think you should see this….

Harry walks over and looks at the nameplate. The camera zooms in on the faceplate and it reads ‘Do Not Enter Without the Express Permission of Regulus Arcturus Black’

HARRY
Ron…you don’t think….

RON
It has to be….

HARRY
Hermione!

Hermione runs out of the room towards them.

HERMIONE
What’s wrong?!?

HARRY
I think Ron has found something…look…

She starts to read the faceplate.

HERMIONE
Regulus…R.A.B? The locket….you don’t think?

HARRY
I think so Hermione.

The smile and open the door.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-REGULUS ROOM-MOMENT LATER

They walk into the room which is covered with the Slytherin colors. Hermione starts to examine the collage of newpapers that are on his wall.

HERMIONE
They’re all about Voldemort…I think Regulus was a Death Eater.

RON
Wouldn’t surprise me.

He starts to rummage through things looking for the locket

HERMIONE
There’s an easier way Ron….ACCIO LOCKET!

Nothing happens and Ron shrugs and starts searching again.

HERMIONE
Well I’ll take this side…Harry you search there…I’m sure together we’ll be able to find the locket.

HARRY
Do you think anyone else knew about the locket Hermione?

HERMIONE
What do you mean?

HARRY
I mean…I just had this crazy thought…might not be anything…

RON
Spit it out why don’t you…

HARRY
Kreacher…

HERMIONE and RON
Kreacher?

HARRY
He’s been here his whole life…it may be a long shot but maybe he’ll know something.

RON
Well he’s your houself now…call him.

HARRY
Right…KREACHER!

POP immeditaly KREACHER the houself appears in the middle of Regulus room. He bows at Harry.

KREACHER
Master back in my Mistress’s old house with the blood-traitor Weasley and the Mudblood….

HARRY
I forbid you to call anyone ‘blood traitor’ or ‘Mudblood’

KREACHER
If Master doesn’t mind Kreacher asking…why is Master snooping around ole Master Rugulus’s room.

HARRY
We’re looking for something and maybe you can help us. Do you know if Regulus had this….this locket…

Kreacher eyes widen at the question and falls to his knees. Harry takes off the fake locket around his neck and holds it in front of Kreacher.

HARRY
I went looking for it about a month ago and this is what I found. It had a letter inside it….

Tears begin to fall down Kreachers eyes.

KREACHER
Gone…it’s gone…Kreacher did wrong, Kreacher failed in his orders!

HARRY
Kreacher?

KREACHER
Mundungus Fletcher stole it all: Miss Bella’s and Miss Cissy’s pictures, the goblets with the family crest, and the locket. Master Regulus’s locket.

Kreacher starts to beat on himself mercilessly and Harry grabs his arms.

HARRY
I order you not to hurt yourself! Now Kreacher this is important…Hermione wasn’t Mundungus…

HERMIONE
Yeah he came with us when we picked you up from the Dursley’s. Not the most trustworthy person…

RON
He’s the reason Moody is dead.

HARRY
Are you sure he stole it Kreacher?

KREACHER
Yes.

HARRY
And you call the locket ‘Master Regulus’s’ Why? Where did it comes from?

Kreacher curls himself up into a ball and stares off into the distance.

KREACHER
For years Master Regulus talked of the Dark Lord, who was going to bring the wizards out of hiding to rule the Muggles and Muggle-borns…and finally when he was sixteen years old, Master Regulus joined the Dark Lord.

RON
He was a Death Eater?

KREACHER
Yes…

INT. GRIMMAULD YEARS-KITCHEN-YEARS EARLIER (FLASHBACK)

The scene slowly fades to Kreacher in the past cleaning up the kitchen. REGULUS slowly walks into the kitchen.

KREACHER (V.O)
A year after he had joined, Master Regulus came down to the kitchen to see Kreacher and Master Regulus said…he said…

REGULUS
The Dark Lord requires an elf Kreacher.

Kreacher bows.

EXT. THE CAVE-NIGHT

The scene cuts to a wideshot of THE CAVE where Voldemort hid the locket Horcrux. We see Voldemort standing outside of the entrance with Kreacher.

KREACHER (V.O.)
So Kreacher went to the Dark Lord. The Dark Lord took Kreacher to a cave beside the sea. And beyond the cave there was a cavern, and in the cavern was a great black lake….

We see Voldemort pulling the boat up from the depths of the lake. Kreacher looks up at him curiously and Voldemort simply smiles.

KREACHER (V.O.)
There was boat…and it took us to this basin full of potion on the island. The Dark Lord…The Dark Lord made Kreacher drink it…

We see Kreacher taking a drink of the potion and he begins to yell out in pain. He continues to drink as Voldemort’s eyes widen with satisfaction.

KREACHER (V.O.)
Kreacher drank, and as he drank, he saw terrible things…Kreacher’s insides burned…Kreacher cried for Master Regulus to save him, but the Dark Lord only laughed. He made Kreacher drink all the potion…He dropped a locket into the empty basin…he filled it with more potion..and then…and then….

HARRY (V.O.)
What Kreacher?

KREACHER (V.O.)
He sailed away, leaving Kreacher on the island…

We see Voldemort sailing away on the boat and Kreacher gasping for air on all fours.

KREACHER (V.O.)
Kreacher needed water, he crawled to the island’s edge and he drank from the black lake…and hands…dead hands…came out of the water and dragged Kracher under the surface….

We see Kreacher being pulled under by the INFERI and then we cut back to present day.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-REGULUS’S ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

We see Kreacher, tears in his eyes and rocking back and forth as he tells the story. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are now sitting in front of him, a look of amazement in their eyes.

HARRY
How did you get away?

Kreacher looks up at Harry.

KREACHER
Master Regulus told Kreacher to come back.

HARRY
I know, but how did you escape the Inferi?

KREACHER
Master Regulus told Kreacher to come back.

HARRY
But you couldn’t Apparate in and out of that cave otherwise Dumbledore…

RON
Elf magic isn’t like wizard magic Harry.

KREACHER
The house elf’s highest law is his Master’s bidding. Kreacher was told to come home, so Kreacher came home.

HARRY
So what did Regulus say when you told him what happened?

KREACHER
Master was very worried, very worried…Master told Kreacher to stay hidden and not to leave the house. And then…it was a little while later…Master Regulus came to find Kreacher.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-REGULUS ROOM-PAST

The scene cuts to Regulus standing in his room looking at the fake locket. He puts it in his pocket and looks down at Kreacher.

REGULUS
Kreacher…I need you to take to the cave. Take me to the cave the Dark Lord took you.

KREACHER
Yes Master.

Regulus grabs Kreachers arm and BOOM they disappeared.

INT. CAVE ENTRANCE-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Kreacher putting blood on the wall and it peeling away slowly. Regulus slowly follows Kreacher in and it cuts to them in the boat as it lands in the island in the middle of the lake. Regulus walks up to the basin and looks down into it. He takes the fake locket out of his pocket and stares at it for a moment.

REGULUS
I want you to take this Kreacher and once the basin is empty…I want you to switch lockets.

KREACHER
But Master the potion does terrible…

REGULUS
That’s an order Kreacher!

He hands the locket to Kreacher.

REGULUS
I want you to leave without me. Go home and never tell my mother about this and I want you to destroy the locket Kreacher.

KREACHER
Yes…yes Master….

Regulus begins to drink the potion and yell out in pain.

KREACHER (V.O.)
And master drank it…drank all the potion..and when he was done Kreacher swapped lockets…

We see Kreacher switch out lockets as Regulus lays on the ground in pain. He looks up at Kreacher who bows and walks towards the boat. The boat begins to move once Kreacher is in it and we see Regulus reach down for water. All of a sudden the Inferi begin to pull him under.

KREACHER (V.O.)
Kreacher watched…as Master Regulus…was dragged beneath the water…and….

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-REGULUS’S ROOM-PRESENT DAY

The scene cuts back to Kreacher staring blankly into the distance. Hermione has a hand over her mouth as tears slowly form in her eyes.

KREACHER
Nothing Kreacher did made any mark on the locket. Kreacher tried everything but it would not open. So many powerful spells upon the casing. Kreacher failed to obey orders….

He starts to cry loudly.

HARRY
I will destroy the locket Kreacher…I just need you to find Mundungues Fletcher. It’s really important. We want to ensure that Master Regulus didn’t die in vain.

Kreacher stares up at Harry with a curious look on his face.

KREACHER
Find Mundungus Fletcher?

HARRY
And bring him here.

Kreacher gets up on his feet.

HARRY
Before you go…um….

He hands the fake locket to Kreacher.

HARRY
I’d like you to have this. This belonged to Regulus and I’m sure he’d want you to have it as a token of gratitide for what you…

Tears begin to roll down Kreachers eyes

KREACHER
Th…thank you..Master…

Kreacher looks down at the locket and then POOF he is gone.

HERMIONE
That was nice of you Harry.

HARRY
Yeah…

He walks out of Regulus room and Ron and Hermione follow.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-HALLWAY-MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks into the hallway and looks out of one of the windows.

HARRY
Guys….

They both walk up to the window and look out. Standing outside are two Death Eaters looking around curiously.

RON
Do you think?

HERMIONE
They can’t see this place. You have to know it’s here to see it….we’re safe…

HARRY
But why would they come here?

HERMIONE
Sirius’s will. He left you this home and if the Ministry kept his will like they did Dumbledore’s….

HARRY
They’d know to find me here.

Harry closes the blind and the scene cuts to a shot of Grimmauld Place. Standing in front two Death Eaters still looking right at the house, but they’re not able to see it.
  


The Bribe:    


  INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-KITCHEN-AFTERNOON

We cut to Hermione making lunch in the kitchen. Ron is obviously bored and Harry is pacing.

HARRY
Where is Kreacher? It’s been weeks…

HERMIONE
He’ll find him Harry.

MOODY’S VOICE
Severus Snape?

They all pause in horror. Quickly they pull out their wands. Harry slowly walks into the hallway and see’s a figure standing in the dark.

HARRY
Don’t move!

LUPIN
Hold your fire….

Lupin steps into the light.

LUPIN
It’s me, Rumus.

Harry smiles as Lupin takes off his cloak and walks into the kitchen. Hermione runs up and hugs him.

LUPIN
I’m glad to see you three are alright. No signs of Severus, then?

HARRY
No. What’s been going on? Is everyone okay?

LUPIN
Yes, but we’re all being watched. There are a few Death Eaters outside….

HARRY
We know….

LUPIN
I had to apparate very precisely onto the top step outside the front door to be sure that they would not see me.

HERMIONE
Well have a seat I’m just preparing lunch.

HARRY
So what happened after we left? We haven’t heard a thing….

LUPIN
Death Eaters searched the Burrow up and down looking for Harry. Arthur heard a rumor that they tried to torture your whereabouts out of Scrimgeour before they killed him; if it’s true, he didn’t give you away. Voldemort knows however how much the Burrow means to you Harry and I’m sure he figured you’d be there….

HARRY
For my seventeenth birthday.

LUPIN
The Death Eaters have got the full might of the Ministry on their side now Harry. They’ve got the power to perform brutal spells without fear of identification or arrest. They’ve been torturing numerous people trying to find out where you are.

HERMIONE
And are they bothering to give an excuse for torturing Harry’s whereabouts out of people?

Lupin pulls a Daily Prophet out of his coat and unfolds it. He sits it on the table. On the cover is a picture of Harry and the headline reads ‘WANTED FOR THE QUESTIONING ABOUT THE DEATH OF ALBUS DUMBLDORE’

LUPIN
That’s the pretext for going after you.

RON
That’s rubbish!


HERMIONE
So Death Eaters have taken over the Daily Prophet too?

LUPIN
Yes. They say Scrimgeour resigned and Pius Thicknesse has replaced him, he is under the Imperius Curse of course.

RON
Why didn’t Voldemort declare himself Minister for Magic?

LUPIN
Voldemort is playing a clever game Ron. Declaring himself might have provoked open rebellion: Remaining masked has created confusion, uncertainty, and fear. And by suggesting that Harry had a hand in Dumbledore’s death, Voldemort has not only set a price upon your head, but sown doubt and fear amongst many who would have defended him. The Ministry has also started moving against Muggle borns.

HARRY
What do you mean?

Lupin opens the paper and hands it to Hermione.

HERMIONE
Muggle-born Register. The Ministry of Magic is undertaking a survey of so-called ‘Muggle borns’, the better to understand how they came to posses magical secrets. Every so called Muggle born is to present themselves for interview by the newly appointed Muggle-born Registration Commission.

RON
People won’t let this happen.

LUPIN
It is happening, Ron. Muggle borns are being rounded up as we speak. They’re saying that only magic can be passed on from wizard to wizard and that most muggle borns gained their power by theft or force.

Hermione looks down with shock in her eyes and Ron puts his arm around her.

HARRY
What about Hogwarts?

LUPIN
Students must be given Blood Status…meaning that they have proven to the Ministry that they are of Wizard descent…before they are allowed to attend.

Harry slams his fist on the table in anger and stands up.

HARRY
This can’t happen…this….

LUPIN
I know Harry.
(Pause)
Harry…I have a question and I’ll understand if you can’t confirm this but…the Order is under the impression that Dumbledore left you a mission.

HARRY
He did.

LUPIN
Can you confide in me what the mission is?

HARRY
I can’t Remus, I’m sorry. If Dumbledore didn’t tell you I don’t think I can.

LUPIN
I thought you’d say that but I might still be of some use to you. You know what I am and what I can do. I could come with you to provide protection.

HERMIONE
But what about Tonks?

LUPIN
What about her?

HERMIONE
Well you’re married! How does she feel about you going away with us?

LUPIN
Tonks will be perfectly safe. She’ll be at her parents’ house.

HERMIONE
Is…is everything fine between you and…

LUPIN
Everything is fine, thank you.

They all stare down at Lupin who sighs.

LUPIN
Tonks is going to have a baby.

HERMIONE
Oh, how wonderful!

HARRY
Congrats.

LUPIN
Yeah…so do you accept my offer? Will three become four? I cannot believe Dumbledore would have disapproved….

HARRY
Wait…you want to leave Tonks at her parents house and come away with us?

LUPIN
She’ll be perfectly safe there, they’ll look after her. Harry, I’m sure James would have wanted me to stick with you.

HARRY
Well...I’m not. I’m pretty sure my father would have wanted to know why you aren’t sticking with your own kid.

LUPIN
You don’t understand…

HARRY
Explain then!

LUPIN
I made a grave mistake marrying Tonks. I did it against my better judgment and I have regretted it very much ever since.

HARRY
So you’re just going to dump her and the kid and run off with us?

Lupin jumps up and kicks back his chair in anger, glaring down at Harry.

LUPIN
Don’t you understand what I’ve done to my wife and my unborn child? I’ve made her an outcast! Even her own family is disgusted by our marriage, what parents want their only daughter to marry a werewolf? And the child…my kind don’t usually breed! It will be like me and if by some miracle it is not like me, then it will be better off…a hundred times so, without a father of whom it must always be ashamed!

HERMIONE
Don’t say that…how could any child be ashamed of you?

HARRY
Oh, I don’t know Hermione, I’d be pretty ashamed of him. If the new regime thinks Muggle-borns are bad what will they do to a half werewolf whose fathers’ in the Order? My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he’d tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?

LUPIN
How dare you! This is not about a desire for danger or personal glory…how dare you suggest such a thing!

HARRY
I think you’re feeling a bit of a daredevil…fancy stepping into Sirius’s shoes…

HERMIONE
Harry….

HARRY
I’d never have believe this. The man who taught me to fight dementors…a coward.

Lupin pulls out his wand and BOOM Harry is thrown across the room. Lupin grabs his cloak and quickly exits.

HERMIONE
Remus come back!

BOOM we hear the front door slam.

HERMIONE
Harry! How could you?

Harry gets up and dusts himself off.

HARRY
Easy….He had it coming to him. Parent’s shouldn’t leave their kids unless…unless they’ve got to.

Harry storms out of the kitchen leaving Ron and Hermione. Hermione sighs and the camera pans back out of the kitchen and down the hall. It passes through the mirror of the front door and outside.
  


Hogwart's New Headmaster:    


   The camera then pans up towards the sky. It pans down and we see the HOGWARTS EXPRESS on the tracks and the camera pans up to to show Hogwarts in the distance. As the camera gets closer to Hogwarts it becomes night and the camera pans down to show students gathering in THE GREAT HALL.

INT. HOGWARTS-THE GREAT HALL-NIGHT

We see Ginny and Luna walking slowly into the Great Hall.

LUNA
It’s very…strange...to be here without Dumbledore.

GINNY
Yeah…any idea who’s taking his place?

LUNA
No idea…well I’ll see you after the feast Ginny!

GINNY
Later Luna.

Ginny takes a seat next to Neville who is scanning the teachers table. Dumbledore’s chair is still empty and McGonagall looks very uncomfortable.

GINNY
Any news on the new headmaster yet Neville?

NEVILLE
None. Have you heard anything about Harry?

GINNY
Nothing.

The door of the Great Hall opens and swiftly Snape walks down the aisle. Ginny and Neville both frown as he passes them and walks behind the teacher’s desk. Instead of sitting in usual spot however he stands in front of the podium. The whole hall becomes silent.

SNAPE
I’d like to introduce you to your new headmaster…..me.

All the Slytherian students begin to cheer. Ginny casts a worried look at Neville who also seems to have tensed up.

SNAPE
Now before we get to business I’d like to introduce a few new additions to the staffing.

He looks up and AMYCUS CARROW and ALECTO CARROW both walk into the Great Hall dressed in black with smiles on their faces. Neville leans in and whispers to Ginny.

NEVILLE
Aren’t those?

GINNY
Death Eaters? Yeah….

They both sit down behind the teachers desk.

SNAPE
I’d like you all to welcome Amycus Carrow who will be the new Dark Arts teacher.

He raises a hand in acknowledgement.

SNAPE
Amycus Carrow will now teach…Muggle Studies….

Everyone in the hall seemed to cast looks at each other when he said this.

SNAPE
Now things are going to be different here. Rule breaking is prohibited and heed my warning, any wrong doers will indeed be punished….severely. I will not tolerate insubordination and any trouble makers will be handled by me personally.

Ginny and Neville both casts looks at each other as the scene cuts to the students leaving the Great Hall and going to their respective houses. Ginny walks away from the crowd out into the Entrance Courtyard. Neville and Luna both follow her as she looks up into the night sky.

EXT. HOGWARTS-ENTRANCE COURTYARD-NIGHT

LUNA
Are you alright Ginny?

GINNY
Yeah…just thinking about Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I hope they’re ok.

LUNA
I’m sure they’re fine. If there’s one thing I know about those three…they’re strong.

NEVILLE
So what are we going to do about Snape?

GINNY
What do you mean?

NEVILLE
We can’t just let him take over without a fight.


GINNY
Neville….

NEVILLE
As long as we’re here…Dumbledore’s Army still lives on.

LUNA
What can we do?

NEVILLE
Plenty. Look out for the first years…make sure they come to no harm. Show Snape and those Death Eaters we won’t go down without a fight! Dumbledore wouldn’t want us to give in.

GINNY
Neither would Harry.

NEVILLE
Exactly. So what do you say?

Ginny turns around to face Neville and Luna and nods.

GINNY
For Harry.

LUNA and NEVILLE
For Harry.

SNAPE (O.S.)
What is this?

They turn to see Snape walking up behind them.

SNAPE
Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t you three supposed to be heading to your houses.

They all quickly walk past Snape into the school. Ginny looks back at him for a second before walking away. Snape stands looking up at the night sky.

INT. HOGWARTS-HEADMASTERS OFFICE-NIGHT

The scene cuts to the SPINNING GARGOYLE and we see Snape walk into the Headmaster’s Office. The camera pans up to show old Headmasters asleep on the wall. Snape slowly walks towards the desk and glances at the SWORD OF GRYFFINDOR hanging in a glass case. He then walks up to the photo of Phineas Black.


SNAPE
Phineus Black

PHINEUS
Yes headmaster?

SNAPE
I’m going to need you assistance.

Phineas looks down at Snape curiously as the camera slowly fades to a shot of ‘The Daily Prophet’ that reads ‘SEVERUS SNAPE CONFIRMED AS HOGWARTS HEADMASTER’ The camera pans back to show Harry picking it up off the ground and looking at it. He is dressed in dark clothes and has on a hat that is low on his face to hide his identity. He looks at the paper and we see a look of anger develop in his eyes. Harry quickly walks into an allyway. He turns and see’s if anyone is looking and SWOOSH he apparates onto the top step of Grimmauld Place. He stands there for a second looking out at the Death Eaters standing in front of the house. There are about 10 of them standing there now. He sighs and opens the door. The door closes behind him.

HARRY (O.S.)
You guys won’t believe it…
  

That's pretty amazing. I loved the intro! Really neat!


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You guys, the pride of my collection: The Flaw in the Plan. This is probably the most holy chapter in the entire series, and I've been working on the movie adaption for quite a while. I made it rather cinematic, and I'll give you some comment on the changes:
  • Narcissa's betrayal will not be clear until the battle's aftermath, in an added conversation between the Trio, including a flashback.
  • Hagrid's role in the walk to the castle is ommitted, because I found it more creepy to show Voldemort all alone waiting for everyone outside the castle. I honestly feel ashamed, because I always liked the image of him carrying Harry.
  • Another devellopment in the second part of the battle: the Death Eater outnumber the Defenders, then they are overrun by the forces of Hogwarts. House-elves not included because they never were at Hogwarts in the movies. Dobby and Kreacher have probably had pretty nice roles in the previous movie.
  • I wanted the 'friends' to shine during this part, finishing Death Eaters and Ron finishing Greyback in order to safe Hermione was something I missed in the books.
  • I used the still infamous Why do you live? line because I always liked it and really wanted it to be the last thing Harry would say to Voldemort, mainly because I didn't liked the book's last-Harry-line and because it was something very beautiful at the end of the fifth movie. Movie Harry has always differed a little bit from book Harry.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - The Flaw in the Plan

And for those who can't open PDF or don't trust unknown downloadlinks: my Google Docs account.

I really recommend this, and I apologize for being this arrogant, but I really think this makes a good script. Hope you enjoy it, and please comment/criticize/praise/like/hate it!
Sounds cool! I'll check it out!

Speaking of, what do you think of my script so far?


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So I've starting my Deathly Hallows script over...again...but with this one I am determined to finish it. I just wrote what I'm about to post over the last 30 mins...without proof reading...so sorry if it's not so great. I'm just curious to what you all think of it. So here is the first 7 mins of my Deathly Hallows screenplay!

PROLOGUE:    


  
We open with a shot of the WB logo moving slowly towards the viewer. As the camera slowly moves through the logo we focus on a BLUE EYEBALL. The camera slowly pulls back to reveal that the eye belongs to LILY POTTER who is looking down at us with a smile on her face.

INT. GODRICS HALLOW-POTTERS HIDING PLACE-LIVING ROOM-NIGHT

LILY
He is just perfect. Too perfect for words.

SIRIUS BLACK head pops into the frame, also looking down at us with a look of joy and excitement across his face.

SIRIUS
I can’t believe how much he looks like James. Except for his eyes. He has your eyes Lily.

We now see a shot of baby HARRY POTTER laying in a very cushioned basket. The baby smiles as Lily tickles his cheek. Sirius turns and notices JAMES POTTER standing with his back turned to them looking down at something. He quickly walks over to James and pats him on his back. James turns around and smiles at Sirius and we notice he is holding a picture.

SIRIUS
You alright my friend?

JAMES
Fine Sirius. I was just looking at this picture of the Order.

A shot of the picture of the ORDER OF THE PHOENIX appears on the screen.

JAMES
It seems like Lily and I have been in hiding for ages. We haven’t seen everyone in a very long time.

SIRIUS
Well everyone can’t know where you are James. You know that. Voldemort is looking for you two. The less who know your whereabouts the better.

JAMES
I know. I know. It’s just this war. I can’t imagine raising a son under these types of circumstances. He deserves better….

SIRIUS
And he will have better. Don’t go worrying yourself about Harry James, he’ll be fine. You know that.

LILY
Of course he does. James has been getting like this a lot lately but you know what’ll make you feel better?
Lily picks Harry up and walks him over to James, slowly handing him to him. James takes Harry and the biggest smile imaginable crosses his face.

JAMES
I have a feeling you’re going to do some great things son….

CRASH. Everyone turns and now we notice that PETER PETIGREW is also in the room. We see him quickly pick up the book he just dropped and nervously place it back on the bookshelf.

SIRIUS
You alright Wormtail?

PETER
Fine. Fine. Just….

LILY
You’ve been acting really distant lately Peter. What’s wrong?

PETER
Nothing. Nothing. Just the stress of this war and…and…hey James where is your Invisibility Cloak. If I could borrow it for a mo….

JAMES
I would Wormtail but Dumbledore has it.

SIRIUS
What does Dumbledore want with your cloak?

JAMES
No idea. He seemed really intrigued with it. He said he’ll return it soon.

Peter walks slowly to the window and peers out of it.

SIRIUS
You sure you’re alright Wormtail?

PETER
Fine. Fine. It’s just….the full moons out…so I was just thinking about Remus…

SIRIUS
Ah Lupin will be fine. He always is that scoundrel.

LILY
I really hope he comes to visit soon. I miss him.

SIRIUS
Speaking of which I must be off! I hate to leave so soon but I have a few affairs I must handle.

LILY
Thanks for stopping by again Sirius. You’re going to be a great godfather to Harry.

SIRIUS
I will do my best.

He gives Lily a hug. He then turns and smiles at James and places his hand on his shoulder.

SIRIUS
I will see you soon my brother.

JAMES
Of course. Take care Padfoot.

SIRIUS
And I will be seeing you as well Harry. Wow…I still can’t believe how much he looks like you James. Well I must be off. Wormtail!

Peter jumps at the sound of his name as he was staring out the window again. He turns and stares at Sirius.

SIRIUS
I’m leaving. You take care alright?

PETER
Yes. Yes. You too Sirius.

With a quick turn Sirius transform into a DOG. He gives one final bark before running out of the dog door. Baby Harry seems amused by the transformation and James simply smiles.

JAMES
You sure you are alright Peter. You’ve been distant lately. Is there anything you need to talk about.

PETER
No. No. But I must get going.

LILY
But you only just got here!

PETER
Yes. Yes. I know but….I really must go.

Peter rushes to the door and grabs the nob and pauses. He turns and looks at them and a look of sorrow slowly forms on his face. He stares at them as if he wants to say something but he is struggling to find the words. He looks away quickly as tears start to run down his face. He quickly rushes out of the house without saying a word. Lily and James both cast a nervous look at each other.

EXT. GODRICS HALLOW-DARK STREET-NIGHT (MOMENTS LATER)
The scene cuts to Peter closing the gate of the Potters behind him and quickly walking down the street. The street is mysteriously dark and deserted and the only light source is the full moon. Peter continues to walk down the street and all of a sudden pauses. We hear a rustle in the distance.

PETER
Who….Who’s there?

A slowly wind begins to blow towards Peter. Leaves move quickly towards him and a look of horror crosses Peter’s face. All of a sudden a hand slowly appears on his shoulder out of thin air. As the wind continues to blow the figure continues to form and VOLDEMORT appears behind Peter. Voldemort clinches his hand slightly over Peters shoulders.

VOLDEMORT
Well done Wormtail. Betraying those who care for you the most. Now that is a sign of loyalty.

Voldemort smiles. He slowly turns and begins walking towards the Potters hiding place. We see one last shot of Peter with tears running down his eyes.Voldemort slowly walks up to the gate and pushes it open.

INT. GODRICS HALLOW-POTTERS HIDING PLACE-LIVING ROOMNIGHT

We cut to James holding Harry in the air and slowly turning in circles.

JAMES
I bet you are going to make a fantastic Quidditch player one day!

LILY
Well I think he could very well be a top Potions maker.

JAMES
Whatever he decides to do I will support him. You know that Lily. Although being a seeker like his old dad would really be great.

BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. James stops in his tracks at the knock on the door.

JAMES
Were we expecting anyone else tonight ?

LILY
I don’t think so. Maybe it’s Peter again.

James hands Harry to Lily and turns towards the door. He quickly pulls out his wand.

LILY
James….

JAMES
We can’t be too careful honey.
BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. This time the knocks almost take the door off the hinges.

JAMES
Who’s there!

BOOM! With a mighty blast the door is knocked back slamming into the opposite wall. We see Voldemort standing there with his wand drawn.

JAMES
Lily! It’s him! Take Harry and go! I’ll hold him off!

Lily quickly runs out of the room as James throws a spell at Voldemort. Voldemort quickly deflects the spell with ease. James lets out a scream and runs towards Voldemort. He quickly transforms into a STAG and rams into Voldemort throwing him across the room. BOOM Voldemort crashes down onto a table but quickly turns into smoke and rushes into the James. James is thrown back and BOOM crashes into the wall knocking down a picture of his family. He is now transformed back into his human form. James is kneeled over onto the ground, clearly badly injured. Voldemort steps into the frame and all we see is his hand, wand, and James lying helpless on the floor. James points his wand weakly at Voldemort and with a quick hand movement from Voldemort it is thrown across the room. James is now helpless. Voldemort walks slowly up to James and looks down at him.

JAMES
You won’t win….

VOLDEMORT
Avada Kadavra!

BOOM the green spell hits James and he slumps over lifeless. Voldemort looks down at him for a moment and then we hear crying in the distance. Voldemort looks in the direction of the crying.

INT. GODRICS HALLOW-POTTERS HIDING PLACE-BEDROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Lily holding Harry in her arms as he cries. She gently caresses his head trying to calm him down.

LILY
It’ll be alright baby. You’re going to be alright.

BOOM the door is blown open. Lily turn around to see Voldemort staring at her from the other side of the door. She kisses Harry on the head and places him in the crib behind her and stands in front of him.

LILY
Please don’t hurt him.

VOLDEMORT
Step aside girl!


LILY
Please, not Harry, kill me instead….

VOLDEMORT
This is my last warning you silly girl. Step aside now!

LILY
Have mercy….please…I’ll do anything….

VOLDEMORT
Stand aside girl!

Lily looks back at Harry and gives him a smile. She then turns back to Voldemort and looks him straight in his eyes.

LILY
No.

Voldemort eyes widen in anger and he points his wand at Lily.

VOLDEMORT
Avada Kadavra!

BOOM the spell hits her and she falls onto the ground dead. Voldemort walks forward, stepping over Lily’s body, and looks into the crib. Harry looks up at him and Voldemort simply frowns.

VOLDEMORT
It has been foretold that you would be the one to defeat me Harry Potter. I am here to make sure that is not so. No one can defeat the great Lord Voldemort. I am all powerful….

He points the wand at Harry’s head

VOLDEMORT
I cannot die. Avada Kadavra!

BOOM the spell flies out of the wand and hits Harry but something goes wrong. Voldemort begins to scream as his very flesh starts to tear away in particles of dust. The walls all begin to shake violently as Voldemort is quickly torn apart. POOF he quickly is turned into dust and flies out of the nearby broken window. The house continues to shake as pieces of the ceiling start crashing down. The camera quickly pans down into the crib where we see baby Harry laying there as if he’s dead. Something is different. There is a BRIGHT WHITE LIGHT shaped as a lightening bolt on his head. It hovers on his skin for a second before burning into his skull with a sizzle.

INT. THE DURSLEYS-HARRY’S ROOM-NIGHT (SEVENTEEN YEARS LATER)

The scene cuts to sixteen year old Harry Potter opening his eyes. The camera focus on his eyes for a second before panning back and showing him sweating and panting as he is laying in his bed. He sits up slowly and places his hand on his scar. He lets out a gasp of pain as he touches it. He reahes to his night stand and puts on his glasses. He hear a rustling nearby. Harry looks up and we see HEDWIG in her cage.

HARRY
It’s alright Hedwig. Just another bad dream.

Harry turns on the lamp next to his bed and stands up. He walks over to the mirror in his bedroom and looks into it. He just stares at his reflection. Harry moves his neck slowly to the side and slowly his reflection begins to form into Voldemorts. The camera pans closer to Voldemorts reflection. We focus on it for a second and the camera pans back to reveal we are now in a new place.

INT. MALFOR MANOR-DINING HALL-NIGHT

Voldemort is starting ahead in silence. We see the light from the fireplace outline his figure. We cut to show that he is sitting at the head of a large table. The chair to his right is empty but all the others are full of Death Eaters and Snatchers. Among them are BELLATRIX LESTRANGE, LUCIUS MALFOY, DRACO MALFOY, NARCISSA MALFOY, DOLOHOV,YAXLEY, FENRIR GREYBACK, Petigrew, and three more unnamed Death Eaters. We hear a door close in the distance and a smile grows on Voldemorts face. The door at the far end of the hall opens and in walks SEVERUS SNAPE. Everyone turns and looks at Snape as he walks slowly towards the table. Voldemort extends his arm towards the empty chair and we see Bellatrix roll her eyes.

VOLDEMORT
New’s Severus?

SNAPE
The best my lord.
  



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You guys, the pride of my collection: The Flaw in the Plan. This is probably the most holy chapter in the entire series, and I've been working on the movie adaption for quite a while. I made it rather cinematic, and I'll give you some comment on the changes:
  • Narcissa's betrayal will not be clear until the battle's aftermath, in an added conversation between the Trio, including a flashback.
  • Hagrid's role in the walk to the castle is ommitted, because I found it more creepy to show Voldemort all alone waiting for everyone outside the castle. I honestly feel ashamed, because I always liked the image of him carrying Harry.
  • Another devellopment in the second part of the battle: the Death Eater outnumber the Defenders, then they are overrun by the forces of Hogwarts. House-elves not included because they never were at Hogwarts in the movies. Dobby and Kreacher have probably had pretty nice roles in the previous movie.
  • I wanted the 'friends' to shine during this part, finishing Death Eaters and Ron finishing Greyback in order to safe Hermione was something I missed in the books.
  • I used the as of yet infamous Why do you live? line because I always liked it and really wanted it to be the last thing Harry would say to Voldemort, mainly because I didn't liked the book's last-Harry-line and because it was something very beautiful at the end of the fifth movie. Movie Harry has always differed a little bit from book Harry.
  • I re-used Greyback's HBP line Don't you smell clean because I found it very disappointing they gave him such a small role in the movie, and in the end even cut that part out.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - The Flaw in the Plan

And for those who can't open PDF or don't trust unknown downloadlinks: my Google Docs account.

I really recommend this, and I apologize for being this arrogant, but I really think this makes a good script. Hope you enjoy it, and please comment/criticize/praise/like/hate it!


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This is what I hope to be the opening scene of Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Behold, the "Lily and James murder flashback"


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WARNER BROS. LOGO APPEARS FLOATING TOWARD THE SCREEN, IN FRONT OF A BACKDROP OF STORMY SKIES. CAMERA PANS THROUGH THE CLOUDS. LIGHTNING FLASHES ACROSS THE SCREEN, AND THUNDER IS HEARD AS THE CAMERA PANS DOWN INTO GODRIC'S HOLLOW.

CAPTION, BOTTOM OF SCREEN: 16 years ago...

EXT. GODRIC'S HOLLOW – HALLOWEEN – EVENING

A soft rain patters across the roads and sidewalks as numerous kids, dressed in different costumes laugh and giggle.

Two TEENS, dressed as vampires walk down a sidewalk talking indistinct. A cloaked man, VOLDEMORT, walks with almost a glide down the sidewalk, the camera at his back. His face lowered toward the sidewalk.

CAMERA PANS to the TEENS. TEEN 1 elbows TEEN 2 and nods toward VOLDEMORT.

TEEN 1
[laughter]
Look at this joker!

TEEN 2
Nice costume, mister!

VOLDEMORT raises his head. TEEN 1's eyes go wide. Both TEENS run off the other way. CAMERA pans on VOLDEMORT'S face. He does not look like his present self, but he does not look normal either. A red glow can be seen in his eyes. VOLDEMORT stares at the backs of the two teens, reaching for his wand, his hand near it. Then he stops. He has other business this evening.

VOLDEMORT'S eyes focus to his left. The CAMERA pans in on...

INT. POTTER RESIDENCE – HALLWAY OUTSIDE HARRY'S NURSERY

LILY POTTER closes the door behind her. JAMES POTTER appears and smiles at her.

LILY POTTER
Harry's asleep.

JAMES POTTER
All Hallows Eve.

LILY POTTER
If only we could celebrate it like a normal family.

JAMES POTTER
When this is all over, Lily. I promise. We will.

LILY smiles, though it is a little tearful. Suddenly, a noise is heard downstairs, the clicking sound of a lock unlocking. LILY looks at JAMES, her eyes wide, as...

INT. POTTER RESIDENCE - BOTTOM FLOOR

FRONT DOOR explodes off its hinges.

POV – VOLDEMORT

JAMES POTTER
Lily, take Harry and go! It's him! Go! Run! I'll hold him off!

VOLDEMORT glides over to the stairwell. JAMES POTTER is searching his pockets for his wand. It is not there.

VOLDEMORT
Avada Kedavra!

Blinding green light fills the screen as JAMES POTTER slumps to the ground. He is dead. The sound of LILY POTTER screaming is heard, as VOLDEMORT glides up the stairs.

INT. HARRY'S NURSERY

The door is blocked by a chair, but this does not matter. The door unlocks and opens. The chairs moves out of the way on its own.

POV – VOLDEMORT

VOLDEMORT walks into the room. LILY POTTER is standing in front of the crib.

LILY POTTER
[tearful]
Not Harry, not Harry, please not Harry!

VOLDEMORT
Stand aside, you silly girl... stand aside, now.

LILY POTTER
Not Harry. Please, no. Take me, instead.

VOLDEMORT
This is my last warning.

LILY POTTER
Not Harry! Please ... have mercy ... have mercy ... Not Harry! Not Harry! Please -- I'll do anything …

VOLDEMORT
Stand aside. Stand aside, girl!

LILY looks defiant. There are no more tears in her eyes. VOLDEMORT'S eyes narrow.

A BRIGHT GREEN LIGHT flashes across the screen. LILY POTTER sinks to the ground, dead. Her eyes are still open.

[REUSED FOOTAGE of BABY HARRY staring at VOLDEMORT]

CAMERA on VOLDEMORT'S face. He is smiling. He is close to victory.

VOLDEMORT
Avada Kedavra!

VOLDEMORT'S eyes go wide.

VOLDEMORT
[pained, moaning]
No...

EXT. POTTER HOUSE

The roof of the POTTER HOUSE starts to collapse as a cloud of dust raises through the air and floats off through the air into the night. The camera follows the dust cloud until it reaches the...

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Well done Fury! That scene is the best way to open Part 2, and I hope the filmmakers are planning on doing just that. I am optimistic that is indeed the case since we did see what appeared to be new shots of James and Lily dead during DH1.


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Boat Dock Scene

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EXT. STAIRWAY TO HOGWARTS BOAT DOCK – NIGHT

HARRY, RON and HERMIONE descend the wooden steps toward the HOGWARTS BOAT DOCK.

RON
(breathless
What is Voldemort doing all the way out here?

HERMIONE
Well, it is the perfect hiding spot. It is away from the battle.

RON
Yeah, but why isn't he fighting in the battle?

HARRY
He doesn't need to. He thinks I'll come to him.

RON
Which is exactly what we're doing. I did say this was a bad idea, right? I mean –

HERMIONE
(hasty)
Ron, shh!

RON, HERMIONE and HARRY stop on the stairs. Indistinct voices are heard, coming from the BOAT DOCK.

HARRY
(whisper)
It's Voldemort.

RON
And Snape, that traitorous git.

HERMIONE
Shh, please!

HARRY continues to descend the last few steps away from RON and HERMIONE.

HERMIONE
Harry! What is he doing?

CAMERA follows HARRY as he walks to the outside walls of the BOAT DOCK. He stops by a WINDOW, and peers inside.

INT. BOAT DOCK – NIGHT

NAGINI slithers near SEVERUS SNAPE'S feet and passes by him toward VOLDEMORT. SNAPE winces, but does not look at NAGINI. VOLDEMORT is sitting in a throne-type chair. The ELDER WAND is in his hand.

VOLDEMORT
I'm sure you wondering why I summoned you away from the battle, Severus.

SNAPE
Please, my lord. I wish to return to the battle. Let me find the boy.

EXT. BOAT DOCK OUTER WALL

HARRY peers into the window as RON and HERMIONE walk up to him. VOLDEMORT'S voice is indistinct inside.

HERMIONE
(begging, whisper)
Please, Harry! Put the cloak on!

HARRY raises his hand to silence HERMIONE, but his focus is still on what is happening...

INT. BOAT DOCK

Inside the BOAT DOCK, NAGINI slithers up the throne-like chair. Camera pans to VOLDEMORT.

VOLDEMORT
I have a problem, Severus.

SEVERUS
My Lord?

VOLDEMORT raises the ELDER WAND.

VOLDEMORT
Why doesn't it work for me, Severus?

SEVERUS
I do not understand, my Lord. You have performed extraordinary feats of magic with the wand.

VOLDEMORT points the ELDER WAND at NAGINI. Suddenly, a clear bubble appears around the great snake.

VOLDEMORT
No. I have performed my usual magic. I am extraordinary. But this wand... no. It has not revealed the wonders it promised. It has not proven to me what the tales throughout history say it can do. I feel no difference between this wand and my very first wand I procured when I was but a boy.

CAMERA focuses in on SNAPE. He looks nervous.

VOLDEMORT
No difference. But... I the answer has come to me. I have thought long and hard about it. Do you know why I brought you here tonight away from the battle?

SNAPE
No, my lord. But I beg of you to let me return. If I could find the boy...

VOLDEMORT
You sound like Lucius. Neither of you understand Potter as I do. The boy will come to me. I have something he wants.

CAMERA pans to NAGINI, who is slithering around her protective bubble.

EXT. BOAT DOCK WALL

HARRY looks through the window straight toward NAGINI.

HERMIONE
(whispers)
Harry, no. You can't.

INT. BOAT DOCK

CAMERA focuses on SNAPE. His eyes turn from VOLDEMORT to NAGINI to VOLDEMORT.

VOLDEMORT
Potter will come, yes. The battle continues as we speak. Countless wizards and witches are dying, their magical blood spilling over the grounds. I know Potter. He does not wish for this to go on any longer. He will come.

SNAPE
My Lord, the chance that he could get killed by another hand is too great. If I could--

VOLDEMORT
My instructions to the Death Eaters were perfectly clear. Kill his friends. Capture the boy, but do not kill.

VOLDEMORT'S eyes look from the ELDER WAND to SEVERUS.

VOLDEMORT
But at the moment it is you I wish to speak to. You are very valuable to me. Very valuable.

SNAPE
My Lord knows I only live to serve him. But—let me go find the boy--

VOLDEMORT
(loudly)
I have told you, no!

SNAPE flinches slightly.

VOLDEMORT
(calm)
My concern at the moment is what will happen when I meet the boy.

SNAPE
Surely, my Lord, there can be no question--

VOLDEMORT
But there is a question, Severus. There is.

SNAPE stares, as if into space. VOLDEMORT twists his hands around the ELDER WAND.

VOLDEMORT
Thrice I have tried to kill the boy. Thrice I failed. The wands did not work. Why?

SNAPE
I-I cannot answer that, my Lord.

VOLDEMORT
You cannot?

SNAPE
No, my Lord. But I beg you –

VOLDEMORT
Two wands fail, so I sought a new one. The Wand of Destiny. The Deathstick. The Elder Wand.

CAMERA focuses on SNAPE'S eyes. He is looking at the Elder Wand. A frown creases his lips.

VOLDEMORT
I took it from its former master's grave. The grave of Albus Dumbledore.

CAMERA focuses in on SNAPE once again. His face is ghostly white, shocked.

SNAPE
My Lord... the boy.

VOLDEMORT is not listening. He is looking at the ELDER WAND.

VOLDEMORT
I sat here on the brink of victory, wondering why the Elder Wand refuses to rise to its full power. Why it refuses to work for me, its master. Then, I believe, I found the answer.

SNAPE'S eyes look dead as he stares at VOLDEMORT.

VOLDEMORT
I am not the wand's rightful master.

VOLDEMORT'S eyes raise to SNAPE.

VOLDEMORT
You are.

SNAPE
My Lord!

VOLDEMORT
You have been a faithful servant, Severus, and I regret this. But the Elder Wand belongs to the wizard who killed its previous master. You killed Albus Dumbledore. While you live, Severus, the wand cannot truly be mine.

SNAPE
My Lord!

VOLDEMORT
There is no other way. I must master the wand. It must be mine when I once again face the boy.

VOLDEMORT swipes the air with the ELDER WAND. CAMERA focuses in on NAGINI. The protective bubble disappears, and NAGINI falls to the floor.

CAMERA focuses on SNAPE, who backs up toward the exact window HARRY is looking through.

CAMERA pans in on....

VOLDEMORT
(in Parseltongue)
Kill.

CAMERA follows Nagini as it slithers across the floorboards. CAMERA pans over to a panicked SNAPE, who is leaning against the wall. CAMERA pans to...

EXT. BOAT DOCK WALL.

HARRY'S eyes, wide with fright. A monstrous hiss is heard. HARRY backs away, as a loud collision is heard.

INT. BOAT DOCK

CAMERA pans to NAGINI as she slithers away from...

CAMERA FOCUS IN ON
SNAPE, who is dying, his breath gurgling, a DEATH RATTLE.

CAMERA returns to NAGINI as she crawls toward VOLDEMORT and is encased in the bubble protection once again.

Close-up to VOLDEMORT. His eyes are on Snape.

VOLDEMORT
I regret it.

It is clear he doesn't. VOLDEMORT walks toward the exit of the BOAT DOCK, NAGINI, encased in protective bubble, floating beside him.

EXT. BOAT DOCK

RON and HERMIONE drag a stricken-looking HARRY around the wall, hidden as VOLDEMORT walks toward the staircase. CLOSE-UP on VOLDEMORT as he turns his head, thinking he hears movement. After a moment, he continues up the staircase, NAGINI following him.

INT. BOAT DOCK

HARRY races inside, and runs over to the dying SNAPE.

RON and HERMIONE enter, both looking horrified as they watch HARRY kneel toward SNAPE.

CLOSE-UP of SNAPE, HARRY above him.

SNAPE
(gurgling)
Take it. Take it.

White MEMORIES seep from SNAPE'S ear and under his head. HARRY hastily conjures a VIAL and gathers the memories.

SNAPE
Look at me.

CAMERA focuses in on HARRY's eyes, as he looks at SNAPE questioningly.

SNAPE
Look... at... me.

CLOSE UP of HARRY'S EYES.

CLOSE UP of SNAPE'S EYES.

CLOSE UP of HARRY'S EYES.

CLOSE UP of SNAPE'S EYES as they close. SEVERUS SNAPE is dead.


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Because we will not get news very soon. I made some script excerpts of DH2. I tried to make them using the ideas that Kloves showed us through the movies. In other words, the more real possible.

So I have this scripte excerpts:
Shell Cottage: Conversation between Harry and Griphook.
Conversation between Harry and Ollivander
Voldemort´s return to Malfoy Manor.
Gringotts: After they enter at the cave.
Snape death scene.


Coming soon: Godric´s Hollows flashback.

So this is the first script excerpt:

147 INT. SHELL COTTAGE – LEFT ROOM- AFTERNOON

Harry opens the door followed by Ron and Hermione. The room consists of a armchair, a goblin who is on it and looks Harry carefully. Griphook. Near him there is a sword of a shiny metal and rubies in the hilt. There is also a window where you can watch a clear sky and light gray walls. Harry goes to the goblin.

HARRY
How are you?

GRIPHOOK (With a dark tone)
Well, I guess.

HARRY
Thanks for trick that witch
about Godric Gryffindor´s sword.

The goblin moves his mouth and pronounce something in a foreign language.

HARRY
Is there a problem?

GRIPHOOK
Of course.

The goblin gets up with the sword and walk to the centre of the room leaving the window, Harry, Ron and Hermione as a background.

GRIPHOOK
This sword was forged by goblins not wizards.
So it is ours.

At that time, Ron anticipates Harry but he stops him with an arm.

GRIPHOOK (CONTINOUS)
Centuries have passed but nothing has changed.
Always tells the wrong story.

RON (angry)
That sword was made for Godric Gryffindor.
Therefore it belongs him.

At that time the goblin turns to Ron.

GRIPHOOK (Seriously)
And Do you know who it belonged before to? To Ragnuk I.
Gryffindor stole it.

RON
That´s not true

HARRY
Stop!

All watch him.

HARRY
Griphook I need to ask something

The goblin turned to him defiantly, but decided to return, slowly to the armchair still holding the sword. Harry sits on it, while Ron and Hermione are standing. Griphook deposites the sword on the floor.

HARRY
I suppose you don´t remember...

GRIPHOOK
...That you were the guy who came
six years ago to withdraw your money
from your Gringotts vault?

While the goblin is speaking, Harry looks him perplex

GRIPHOOK
Yes, you are also famous between
the goblins.

His gaze turns to the scar on his forehead and the camera focuses briefly.

HARRY (speaking slowly)
I need to ask you if ... There is something important ...
In the Lestrange´s vault.

The goblin looks at him strangely. Ron who is with Hermione decides to intervene.

RON
What do you mean?

HARRY
When she discovered the sword
she went crazy.

HERMIONE
And when I was tortured, she thought that we had
it out of there.

Griphook decides to talk and the three pay attention.

GRIPHOOK
I must not tell the secrets
of Gringotts.

HARRY
I'm not looking to steal anything or attempt
get something for my benefit.
Only attempt to end this war.

The goblin looks him thoughtfully and after few seconds he exclaims

GRIPHOOK
I will trust you, Harry Potter.
I have never been in that vault
but it is rumored that there is
an special object inside... A cup.

HERMIONE
The Hufflepuff cup.

Griphook watches her with the same curiosity as Harry. The camera focuses on her.

RON
How do you know?

HERMIONE
Always it's worth paying
attention in class.
Like the sword belongs to Gryffindor
and the locket to Slytherin
the cup belongs to Hufflepuff.

RON
Do you think in the vault can be
a ...?

Hermione hits his arm. Harry goes to the goblin.

HARRY
What do you say Griphook? Will you help us?

GRIPHOOK
I ... I will think on it. If you excuse me
I'll sleep for a while because I
need a rest.

Ron is about to say something but Harry quickly exclaims.

HARRY
All right. Let us know when
you have decided what to do.

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Hi, I'm writing my script of PoA and here's a bit. (Sorry, I'm from Germany, so my English sucks ) I'd love to hear your opinion

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FADE IN:

DARKNESS.

BOOM - again - BOOM (later known as a clock.)

We GLIDE THROUGH the blackness which is transforming into a midnight sky. We PASS THROUGH the WB LOGO. Into more mist...

DISSOLVE TO:

1 EXT. AZKABAN PRISON - NORTHSEA - MIDNIGHT 1

We PUSH CLOSER to the A-form building on a lonely island. Dark creatures - DEMENTORS - fly around the prison.

”HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN”

We PASS THROUGH - then we quickly PUSH INTO one tiny window.

2 INT. AZKABAN PASSAGE - SAME 2

We PASS some cells. We see many DEATHEATERS (later known as BELLATRIX LESTRANGE, BARTY CROUCH JR. etc...). The cells are guarded by Dementors. As we hear a THUNDER we quickly PUSH to the only EMPTY CELL. The Dementors flying crazy around. A SUDDEN MOVE and we...

CUT TO:

3 INT. MINISTRY OF MAGIC - ATRIUM - HOURS LATER 3

The Minister of Magic CORNERLIUS FUDGE standing in front of a crowd of REPORTERS.

FUDGE
It has been confirmed that the dangerous mass murderer Sirius Black escaped from Azkaban prison. Everyone have to be prepared for the worst. The premier minister from the muggles was informed that Black is a dangerous killer with a ”gun”.

FLASH TO:

4 INT. PREMIER MINISTER OFFICE - LONDON - ONE HOUR AGO 4

A big room with a WIDE WINDOW with a look at London. The PREMIER MINISTER sits at his table. Fudge stands near the fireplace which flames are GREEN.

FUDGE
Black is dangerous. With only one spell he killed one wizard and injured over twenty muggles.

The Premier Minister looks worried out of the window.

FLASH TO:




5 INT. MINISTRY OF MAGIC - ATRIUM - CONTINUED 5

Off Fudge’s worried face.

FUDGE
But your Ministry will try everything to catch Black and make sure our population is safe.


DISSOLVE INTO:

The DAILY PROPHET.

The picture with Fudge POP OUT and goes on to headlines like:

”NEW PROTECTION MEASURES AT HOGWARTS.”
”MAGICAL POPULATION LIVES IN FEAR.”
”AZKABAN - SAFE?”

Then we pop to a main article about Black which contains BIG LETTERS (”DANGEROUS, KILLED WIZARD, INJURED MUGGLES, FOLLOWER TO YOU-KNOW-WHO”).

CLOSE ON THE PHOTO.
Black’s face is filled with anger. Special mark on his scary, crazy EYES.

We PUSH BACK.

6 INT. DURSLEY’S KITCHEN - PRIVET DRIVE 4 - DAY 6

CLOSE ON THE TELEVISION SCREEN.
The same photo of Black as in the Prophet.

REPORTER (V.O.)
Black is a dangerous criminal. We’d set up a special number which you can call at every time if you have any information about Black. ..

VERNON (O.S.)
Look at this!

VERNON DURSLEY sits at the table, eating bacon. Next to him sits his son DUDLEY. AUNT PETUNIA stands at the oven.

VERNON
That he’s a criminal you must not tell us. And this hair.

Like it was agreed - HARRY POTTER enters the kitchen. Vernon raises an eyebrow, looks to Petunia.

PETUNIA
Did you told him?

VERNON
Not yet.

HARRY
What told me?
Vernon’s looking annoying to Harry. His eyebrow’s still raised.

VERNON
That Magda is visiting.

Vernon smiles satisfied as he sees Harry’s expression. It’s petrified.

HARRY
No. No. You’re kidding.
(Looks to Vernon)
Okay. You’re not.

VERNON
Today.
(Ignores Harry’s expression)
First, you think before you speak to her.

HARRY
Fine, if she does.

Second, Magda do not know about your abnormality. So nothing will happen. You behave!

HARRY
Fine, if she does.


VERNON
(Satisfied)
And third, we told her you are visiting the St. Brutus Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys!

HARRY
What!?

VERNON
And you will stay at this story!
(Looks to Petunia)
I get her from the airport.
(Looks to Harry)
Now.

7 INT. DURSLEY’S HALLWAY - MINUTES LATER 7

Vernon just want to open the door to leave as...

HARRY (O.S.)
Uncle Vernon?

VERNON
Yes?

Harry has a paper in his hand, gives it to Vernon.

HARRY
Can you sign this? Please?
VERNON
What’s that?

HARRY
Third graders at Hogw... At my school are allowed to visit the Hogsmeade, the village outs...

VERNON
Yeah, yeah. Later, perhaps.

8 INT. HARRY’S BEDROOM - LATER 8

Harry’s entering his room. Hedwig stands at the window with a dead mouse in her mouth.

HARRY
Hey Hedwig.
(Notice the mouse)
Nice.

He sits down on his bed, looking to the picture with his parents. Then he takes the Daily Prophet with Black at the front page. He’s still staring at the page when...

PETUNIA
Harry! Come on!

Harry sighs, leaving the room. But we stay on the Prophet.

”Black visited Hogwarts.”

9 INT. DURSLEY’S HALLWAY - SAME 9

Harry and Petunia waiting at the door.

PETUNIA
Do something with your hair!

HARRY
Try.

As Petunia wants to do something at Harry’s hair, the car outside parks and we hear big, loud footsteps on the ground.

PETUNIA
Now!

Harry opens the door and Vernon and a fat, mid 50’s old woman too. That’s AUNT MAGDA with her bulldog Ripper.

MAGDA
Oh, Petunia. So good to see you.

They’re hugging. Vernon takes off his jacket.


VERNON
You! Take the trunk. And...
HARRY
Yeah, yeah. If she does.

Harry takes it and brings it upstairs.

10 INT. DURSLEY’S LIVING ROOM - EVENING 10

Harry, Vernon, Petunia, Magda and Dudley sitting at the big table and eating.

MAGDA
Oh, you did a great job, Petunia.

PETUNIA
Thank you. Ehm, does Ripper want something?

Ripper scratches at the tablecloth.

MAGDA
Oh, he is just hungry.

She throws a stake on the floor and Ripper storms to it. Petunia looks disturbed to the dirty floor.

MAGDA
You! Boy, still here?

Harry looks up from his plate.

HARRY
Yes.

MAGDA
Do not say ”yes” in this rude tone! Damn nice from my Vernon and Petunia to keep you here.
(To Vernon and Petunia)
If they had put him on my door, he would be at an orphanage.

PETUNIA
Well, she was my sister.

Harry grins - everywhere it would be nicer than here.

MAGDA
Don’t grins to me like that! I see since my last visit you don’t improve! Vernon, where you’re taking the boy?

VERNON
To St. Brutus Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys.
MAGDA
Well done.

She drinks from her wine.

MAGDA
Do they use the cane?

HARRY
Oh. Oh, yes.

MAGDA
Excellent. I hate this Whishy Washy that you should not beat people who actually really deserves it.

She drinks again from her wine, but then her glass EXPLODES! Short shot from Harry’s angry face.

PETUNIA
Oh Magda!

VERNON
Are you alright?

Both are very upset, but her son stares at the black TV screen.

VERNON
(To Harry)
Maybe its better you go up.

As Harry wants to stand up...

MAGDA
No, no. I’m fine. You stay! Hey! Plate!

Harry takes the shards and put it in the trash. Then he goes to the cupboard and takes a new plate. He grins, but as he turns Vernon stands in front of him.

HARRY
(Surprised)
Man!

VERNON
(Whisper)
I warn you! I told you not to do anything!

HARRY
I didn’t do that!

VERNON
Shh! If something happens...

HARRY
Then what? Two weeks cupboard? Great.

Harry passes him and put the plate to Magda. She looks at him.

MAGDA
Don’t worry.

VERNON
What?

MAGDA
About him. It’s not your fault he has gone to that.

HARRY
Oh, shut up.

MAGDA
Do you want to say something?

HARRY
Oh, no.

MAGDA
It’s always the parents. The father
especially. What a job his father had?

VERNON
Nothing. He was jobless.

MAGDA
(Drunk)
And a drinker!

HARRY
SHUT UP!

Magda ignores him.

MAGDA
(Still drunk)
No, not the father. It’s always the mother. It’s the same with dogs. If the mother is wrong you have...

HARRY
DAMN, SHUT UP! SHUT UP! My father wasn’t a drinker! And my mother wasn’t wrong! It’s just YOU! You’re the god damn, wrong, drunk b i t c h !

VERNON
GO UP! NOW!


MAGDA
Boy! You’d better...

She raises one finger, but suddenly –-

-- the finger SWELLS! It’s getting bigger and bigger.




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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II: Make your own script

My script of Deathly Hallows: Part II.

My Version:    


  

FADE IN to darkness. Distant yells and explosions are heard echoing as the Warner Bros. Logo appears in a collage of red clouds while on fire. Flames are heard whooshing as the logo scrolls past the screen.

CUE CAMERA to fly trough the clouds while the yelling and explosions intensify until they seem to echo themselves out. CUE CAMERA to show the Shell Cottage with Harry walking out. NEXT SHOT shows Harry walking towards Dobby's grave and staring at it. NEXT SHOT shows Ron exiting the Shell Cottage and walking next to Harry.

RON:
I'm sorry, mate.

Harry nods.

RON:
Well, Fleur wanted me to tell you that dinner's ready.

Harry nods again. Ron pats him on the back as he walks back towards the Cottage. Harry then looks up at the sky, which is starting to become darker. NEXT SHOT shows Harry leaving Dobby's grave and heading towards the Cottage and going inside.



  




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So, has anybody made a full script yet? For a whole movie?


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So, has anybody made a full script yet? For a whole movie?
If you refer back to the first post of the thread, I've listed Full Scripts, Uncompleted Scripts and Partial Scripts.

I personally have written a Philosopher's Stone full script, and Phrozenone has written scripts for Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows Part 1.


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If you refer back to the first post of the thread, I've listed Full Scripts, Uncompleted Scripts and Partial Scripts.

I personally have written a Philosopher's Stone full script, and Phrozenone has written scripts for Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows Part 1.
Oh yeah! Cool! I'll give them a read.
Any plans on doing a script more?


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Unfortunately, I've had less an less time to continue my CoS script. I actually lost a couple of chapters of it when my computer broke down. I'm not far through though, and it would still need a lot of editing.

Short version: Not in the foreseeable future.


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Call me out if this is a strange thing to ask, but could someone tell me how to do the thing where there is a long post that is made smaller so you can click on it and see the whole thing? (If that makes any sense.)

I ask because I have a full fan script of Prisoner of Azkaban that I'd love to put up here and see if anyone has a reaction.


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Call me out if this is a strange thing to ask, but could someone tell me how to do the thing where there is a long post that is made smaller so you can click on it and see the whole thing? (If that makes any sense.)

I ask because I have a full fan script of Prisoner of Azkaban that I'd love to put up here and see if anyone has a reaction.
After you add your post, highlight everything you want covered, and then click on that longish blue box up top.

or....

put this at the beginning [spoiler**] and this at the end [/spoiler**]
but remove the ** from both first.


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I ask because I have a full fan script of Prisoner of Azkaban that I'd love to put up here and see if anyone has a reaction.
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I dipped my toes into this sort of thing a little while back. I make no secret of my hatred for Mike Newell's take on Goblet of Fire, so I took a shot at rewriting it myself. I didn't finish the thing, but I do like what I wrote. I've always thought that the best way to adapt the Harry Potter books would be as seven animated multi-part TV miniseries, so that's the forum I had in mind when I wrote this. Thus, it's a little more leisurely in the pacing than a movie would be, since I'd have all the time I need to tell the story.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part 1:    


  
(Ext. Riddle House – Night)
The camera pushes through the mist covering the neatly trimmed lawn, swooping past the ivy-covered mansion that is the Riddle house. Up and over the roof it goes, into the sprawling back yard, finally coming to rest on a small shack – the residence of caretaker Frank Bryce. A light is on in the window.
(Int. Frank’s Shack – Cont’d)
Frank hobbles to the stove, clutching his hot water bottle in one hand and leaning on his walking stick with the other. He sets down the bottle and puts the kettle under the faucet to fill it up – but stops as he glances out the window.
From Frank’s POV, we see the Riddle house. One of the windows on the second floor is illuminated from within, flickering, as if someone has lit a fire.
Frank scowls.

FRANK
Bloody kids…

He hobbles away from the sink.
(Ext. Riddle House – Cont’d)
Still leaning on his stick, Frank walks across the lawn as quickly as his bad leg will allow. He puts a key in the back door and opens it silently.
(Int. Riddle House – Cont’d)
The inside of the house is covered in dust; nobody has lived there for decades. But as Frank silently enters, we can hear voices from the second floor – the voices of Wormtail and Voldemort.

WORMTAIL
There’s a little more in the bottle, my lord, if you are still hungry…

VOLDEMORT
Later. Where is Nagini?

WORMTAIL
Out…out exploring the house, I think…

VOLDEMORT
You will milk her before we retire, Wormtail. I will need feeding in the night…

Frank slowly ascends the stairs, still not making a sound.

WORMTAIL
H-how long do you expect us to stay here?

VOLDEMORT
A week…perhaps more. It would be foolish of us to act before the Quidditch World Cup. Every meddler from the Ministry of Magic will be on the watch for signs of unusual activity…

Frank reaches the second floor landing and notices a door ajar. Light streams from it.

WORMTAIL
You know…m-my lord…it-it could be done without Harry Potter. I mean, if we were to use another wizard – any wizard, really, the thing could be done so much more quickly…

VOLDEMORT
I have my reasons for using the boy, as I have already explained, and I will use no other…I believe my plan will be effective. All I need from you, Wormtail, is a modicum of courage…of which you seem to be in short supply.

Frank leans close to the door to listen in.
Inside the room, Wormtail stands hunched and frightened-looking beside Voldemort’s armchair. The entire scene is shot so that we never see Voldemort himself.

WORMTAIL
B-but Bertha Jorkins’ disappearance will not go unnoticed for long, my lord. And if we proceed with the plan…

VOLDEMORT
“If”? “If”, Wormtail? You WILL do the thing, quietly, and without fuss. I only wish that I could do it myself, but in my current condition… Come now, Wormtail, one more murder, and our path to Harry Potter is clear.

Frank listens outside the room, rapt with tension. A hissing sound comes from beneath him; he looks down and starts as the great snake Nagini slithers past his feet into the room. From inside, Voldemort speaks briefly in Parseltongue. Then:


VOLDEMORT
Ah…how enlightening. Nagini tells me that there is an old Muggle standing right outside the room, listening to our every word…do invite him in, Wormtail. Where are your manners?

The door flies open, and Wormtail nervously beckons Frank into the room. Frank bravely limps inside. Voldemort is still concealed by the armchair.

VOLDEMORT
You heard everything, Muggle?

FRANK
I don’t know what you mean by “Muggle”. All’s I know is I’ve heard enough to interest the police tonight, let me tell you. You’re plannin’ murder, you are! And I’ll have you know, my wife knows I’m up here, and if I don’t—

VOLDEMORT
You have no wife. Nobody knows you are here. Do not lie to Lord Voldemort. He knows…he always knows…

The determination starts to fade from Frank’s face. He swallows.

FRANK
“Lord”, is it? Well, I’m afraid don’t think very highly of you, “My Lord”. Why don’t you turn ‘round and face me like a man?

VOLDEMORT (almost whispering)
But I am not a man, Muggle…

Wormtail grips the back of the chair and turns it to face Frank. We still can’t see what Voldemort looks like – but we do see Frank’s reaction, which is one of sheer terror.

VOLDEMORT
I am much…much more…than a man…

Frank screams. A flash of green light fills the screen.

(Int. Harry’s Bedroom – Night)
Harry suddenly jolts awake, his scar burning. Hissing with pain, he puts a hand to his forehead and winces. After a second or two, he regains his composure and blinks in the darkness, breathing heavily.

HARRY
What the hell was that?

(Int. Harry’s Bedroom – Morning)
Harry seats himself at his desk, dips his quill into his ink bottle, and begins to write a letter. Hedwig sleeps soundly in her cage by the window.

HARRY (v.o.)
Dear Sirius, thanks for your last letter. Glad to hear you’re doing well. Things are the same as usual around here. Dudley’s still complaining about his diet, and Aunt Petunia said she’d cut his pocket money if he didn’t stop smuggling donuts into his bedroom, so he got really mad and chucked his Super Nintendo out the window. (That’s a sort of computer thing that Muggles play games on.)

Harry hesitates, looks out the window, then continues.

HARRY (v.o)
I’m all right, mostly, but something weird happened early this morning. My scar hurt again. Last time it was because Voldemort was at Hogwarts. But I don’t reckon he can be anywhere near me now… can he?

Harry hesitates again. He turns towards the door as he hears Aunt Petunia’s voice.

AUNT PETUNIA (o.s.)
Vernon, Dudley! Breakfast!

Harry sighs, puts down his quill, and stands up.
(Int. Dursley’s Kitchen – Cont’d)
Aunt Petunia cuts a grapefruit into quarters and places them on four separate plates.
She places one on the table, in front of Uncle Vernon. He lowers his newspaper and stares at it.

UNCLE VERNON
Is this it?

Petunia places a plate in front of Dudley, then another before Harry.

AUNT PETUNIA
You know the rules, Vernon darling. Dudley’s diet, and all.

UNCLE VERNON
Feh. They call this a diet? Rabbit food, if you ask me.

AUNT PETUNIA
Well, I think our encouragement is really helping our little Diddykins. Look how slim he’s getting already!

Dudley’s backside is quite literally hanging over either end of his chair. He grabs a spoon and begrudgingly starts gobbling his grapefruit. From offscreen, the doorbell rings.

UNCLE VERNON
That’ll be the postman, I expect.

With a grunt, Uncle Vernon rises from his chair and walks out of the room. Harry absent-mindedly pokes at his grapefruit with his spoon. Dudley eyes it greedily.

DUDLEY
Are you gonna eat that?

Harry gives Dudley a look, as if to say “Really?”

UNCLE VERNON (offscreen, angry)
BOY! Get in here!

Starting, Harry drops his spoon with a clatter.
(Int. Dursley Living Room – Cont’d)
Harry stands before Uncle Vernon, who looks livid. He brandishes an envelope in front of him, which is adorned with over three dozen stamps.

UNCLE VERNON (holding back rage)
This just arrived for you. The postman seemed to think it was funny, all those stamps and everything…

Vernon thrusts the envelope into Harry’s hands.

UNCLE VERNON
Well, open it!

Harry rips the envelope open and reads it quickly. His expression brightens as he moves down the page.

HARRY (excited)
It’s from Mrs. Weasley. She’s invited me to stay the rest of the summer at her house… Mr. Weasley’s got tickets to the Quidditch World Cup! They want me to come along!

UNCLE VERNON
Quidditch? What is this rubbish?

HARRY
It’s a sport. A wizard sport, played on broom—

Uncle Vernon bursts into a flurry of angry shushing, glancing terrified at the window.

UNCLE VERNON (furious)
How many times do I have to tell you not to mention that…that unnaturalness under my roof? You stand there in the clothes that your aunt and I have put on your ungrateful back…

HARRY (aside)
Only after Dudley’s finished with them.

UNCLE VERNON (livid)
I will NOT be spoken to like that! Why, you should thank your lucky stars that we’ve still kept you after all these years, after the hell you’ve put us through! All sorts of funny goings-on, owls swooping in and out day and night…

Harry rolls his eyes at this speech, then gets an idea.

HARRY
Okay, fine, I get it, I can’t go to the World Cup. Can I go back to my room, then? Only I’ve got a letter I want to send to Sirius. You know, my godfather…

Uncle Vernon’s face falls. His eye twitches slightly.

UNCLE VERNON
You’re…you’re writing to him, are you?

HARRY
Yeah, you know, he hasn’t heard from me in a while, and I don’t want him to think anything’s wrong. Otherwise he might come barging in here, looking for me, and then who knows what he’d do?

Uncle Vernon gulps, rubbing the back of his head nervously. After a few seconds’ deliberation, he succumbs.

UNCLE VERNON
All right then, fine, you can go see this…this stupid World Cup thing. These Weasleys, though, they’re to pick you up, mind. I’ve got no time to be chauffeuring you all over the country. And y-you write your godfather and tell him…t-tell him everything’s all right.

Uncle Vernon exits back to the kitchen, mopping his forehead. Harry smiles and exits to the hallway. Dudley passes him.

HARRY (joyous)
That was an excellent breakfast, wasn’t it? I feel really full, don’t you?

Harry walks toward the stairs, a spring in his step, leaving Dudley looking confused.

(Establish: Dursley House – Day)
(Int: Dursley Living Room – Same)
It’s Friday afternoon. Harry glances uncertainly out the window, then looks at the clock. It’s 5:30. Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia, and Dudley, all dressed up in their Sunday best, are seated on the couch. Vernon and Petunia are growing impatient; Dudley is clutching his backside and looking fretful.

UNCLE VERNON (agitated)
They’re late.

HARRY
I know…um, maybe the traffic’s bad?

UNCLE VERNON
Or maybe these types just have no consideration for other people’s schedules!

AUNT PETUNIA
Honestly. We might have had an engagement!




UNCLE VERNON (snorting)
Probably think they’re going to be invited to dinner if they show up late enough. Either that or they drive some tinpot old car that’s broken d—

Everyone jumps as a loud BANG comes from the fireplace, which is empty of any real firewood but contains a fake electric fire instead. Loud scuffling and muttering can be heard from behind the boards covering up the flue.
Comprehension dawns on Harry as he rushes over to the fireplace.

UNCLE VERNON (fuming)
What the bloody hell is that?

HARRY (slightly nervous)
Um…I think it’s them.

From behind the boards, another loud BANG is heard, followed by Mr. Weasley’s muffled voice.

ARTHUR
Ouch! Fred, no, go back! There’s been some kind of mistake. Tell George not to—

A third BANG, and another yelp of pain.

ARTHUR
OW! George, no, there’s no room! Go back quickly and tell Ron before he –

One final BANG, and another voice is added to the mix – that of Ron Weasley. Harry looks back and forth between the fireplace and the fuming Dursleys.

RON
What’s going on? Is something wrong?

FRED
Oh no, Ron, this is exactly where we wanted to end up.

GEORGE (as if his face is squashed)
Yeah, we’re having the time of our lives here…

Harry cups his hands around his mouth and yells into the fireplace.

HARRY
Mr. Weasley! Mr. Weasley, can you hear me?

ARTHUR
Harry? Harry, is that you?

HARRY
Yeah, my aunt and uncle blocked off the fireplace! They didn’t know you were coming by Floo Powder. They’ve got an electric fire, you see…

ARTHUR (suddenly intrigued)
Ooh! Eclectric, you say? I’d love to see that…hmm, I think I know how to fix this. Stand back, Harry!

Harry leaps back from the fireplace. Uncle Vernon, however, strides right towards it.

UNCLE VERNON
Now just wait one ruddy –

With a loud BOOM, the fireplace explodes in a shower of splintered wood and soot.
The dust settles, and out step Mr. Weasley, Fred, George, and Ron. Mr. Weasley is holding his wand as he surveys the living room, now covered in dust.

ARTHUR
There we go!… Er, sorry about the mess, I’ll tidy it all up before we leave…

The Dursleys are also covered in dust from head to foot, looking confused and infuriated. Uncle Vernon goes “pfft”, knocking a cloud of dust loose from his mustache.
Ron grabs Harry’s hand and pulls him into a bro hug.

RON
Harry! How ya been?

HARRY
Ron! Good to see you again, man!

ARTHUR
All packed, Harry? Got your trunk?

HARRY
Oh yeah, it’s upstairs in my room.

FRED/GEORGE (in unison)
We’ll get it!

With a quick glance at Dudley, Fred and George bound out of the living room. Arthur awkwardly puts his hands in his pockets and tries to make conversation with the stone-faced Dursleys. He notices the electric fire, now overturned on the floor.

ARTHUR
Ah, this must be the fire Harry was talking about! Runs on eceltricity, you say? Ah yes, I see the plug now. I collect plugs, you know. And batteries! Always good to have a hobby, don’t you think? My wife calls it mad, but there you are.

Uncle Vernon’s jaw twitches dangerously.
Fred and George re-enter, carrying Harry’s trunk. Hedwig’s empty cage is perched on top of it.

GEORGE
Ready to go, Dad!

As George passes by Dudley, several small purple candies fall out of his pocket, landing right at Dudley’s feet. He eyes them longingly.

ARTHUR
Ah, excellent! Well, we’ll be off then! Just need ourselves a real fire first…

Arthur points his wand at the fireplace.

ARTHUR
Incendio!

A jet of fire shoots out of his wand and bursts to life in the fireplace, crackling merrily.
Arthur pulls out a bag of Floo Powder and chucks a handful into the flames, turning them green.

ARTHUR
All right, go on ahead, boys, and I’ll just tidy up this little mess I made…plus, I’m sure Harry wants to say goodbye to his aunt and uncle!

Fred steps into the fire.
FRED
The Burrow!

He disappears with a whoosh.
Arthur turns to face Uncle Vernon as George steps into the fireplace behind him, dragging Harry’s trunk and carrying the cage under his arm.

ARTHUR
Again, my sincerest apologies for the rubble! I had your house connected to the Floo Network, just for the day, you know – I’ve got a contact in the Floo Regulation Panel, he set everything up for me. But anyway…Harry, are you ready to go?

HARRY
Sure.

He turns to the Dursleys.

HARRY (awkwardly)
Um, bye, then…

The Dursleys do not respond. Dudley bends down out of frame to inspect one of the candies.
Ron disappears into the fire, and then Harry prepares to follow him – but he’s interrupted by a horrible GAGGING sound behind him. He whips around to see Dudley clutching his hands over his mouth, looking terrified. He opens his mouth – and his tongue flops out, having grown to nearly three feet in length.
Aunt Petunia SCREAMS. She grabs her son’s tongue and starts yanking on it, as if trying to pull it right out of Dudley’s head. Dudley wails in pain, flailing his arms wildly.
Uncle Vernon turns to Arthur, his face twisted with rage.

ARTHUR (nervous)
Not to worry! Not to worry, that’s just my sons Fred and George, they’re real pranksters, you know – but I think it’s just a simple Engorgement Charm! I can put it right!

Arthur pulls out his wand again and points it at Dudley. Uncle Vernon BELLOWS wordlessly and grabs a china figure off the nearest table, then hurls it at Arthur; it misses and shatters against the fireplace. Harry recoils in alarm.

HARRY (unsure what to do)
Uh, Mr. Weasley?

ARTHUR
Just go on ahead, Harry! Don’t worry, I’ll sort it out!

Harry steps into the fire.

HARRY
The Burrow!

He disappears in a flurry of green flames. Petunia continues to pull on Dudley’s tongue. Arthur ducks as Vernon hurls another figurine at him.

ARTHUR (indignant)
Now, really! I’m trying to help!

(Int. Floo Network – Cont’d)
Harry whips through the flames, faster and faster, until…
(Int. The Burrow Kitchen – Cont’d)
…He zooms out of the Weasley’s kitchen fireplace, landing on the floor in a sitting position. Fred and George help him to his feet.

FRED
Well? Did he eat it?

Harry brushes the soot from his hair.

HARRY
Yeah, he did.

The kitchen rings with laughter. Standing around the table are Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and two characters we have not yet been introduced to – the oldest Weasley brothers, Bill and Charlie.

HARRY
What was that, anyway?

GEORGE
Ton-Tongue Toffee! Fred and I invented it!

He holds up a candy and smirks.

GEORGE
Want one?

HARRY (chuckling)
I think I’ll pass, thanks.

Charlie and Bill step forward to shake Harry’s hand.

CHARLIE
Great to have you here, Harry! I’m Charlie, and this is Bill. Ron’s told us all about you.

BILL
You psyched for the World Cup?

HARRY (beaming)
Definitely!

With a whoosh, Mr. Weasley emerges from the fireplace. He looks ruffled as he rounds on Fred and George.

ARTHUR
Boys! That wasn’t funny at all! What on earth did you give that poor Muggle boy?

FRED
How long did his tongue get?

ARTHUR
It was four feet by the time his parents let me shrink it—

Fred and George burst into laughter again.

ARTHUR
…But that’s beside the point! That sort of behavior seriously undermines Muggle/wizard relations!

FRED
Oh come on, Dad! We didn’t give it to him because he’s a Muggle!

GEORGE
Yeah, we gave it to him ‘cause he’s a great bullying git, isn’t he, Harry?

HARRY
Yeah, he is.

ARTHUR
That doesn’t matter! Boys, you just wait until I tell your mother! She’s going to –

MOLLY (o.s.)
Tell me what?

Mrs. Weasley bustles into the kitchen, looking suspicious.
Arthur starts fumbling for words.

MOLLY
What’s all this shouting about, Arthur?

ARTHUR (hemming and hawing)
Um…uh, it’s n-nothing, Molly dear…the, uh, the twins…well, I’ve had words with them already, so, uh…

Hermione nudges Harry and Ron.

HERMIONE
Shall we bring Harry’s things upstairs?

RON (quickly)
Good idea.

HARRY (quickly)
Right.

GINNY (quickly)
I’ll help.

All three of them leave the kitchen in a hurry.
(Int. Burrow Stairwell – Cont’d)
Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny all troop up the stairs. Harry and Ron carry Harry’s trunk.

RON
Mum’s been on Fred and George’s case all summer long. They didn’t get nearly as many O.W.L.s as she’d hoped.

GINNY
And then they had this great row, because Mum wants them to go into the Ministry after school like Dad and Percy, and all they want to do is open a joke shop.


HARRY
Ah, that’d be brilliant!

Percy’s bedroom door opens, and he peeks out into the hall.

PERCY
Oh, hello, Harry. Would you all mind keeping the noise down? I’m working on a special report for the Department of International Magical Cooperation in here and I can’t focus with you four thundering up and down the stairs.

RON (huffy)
We’re not thundering, we’re walking! Sorry to disturb the top secret workings of the Ministry of Magic!

Percy scoffs and shuts the door. The kids continue up the stairs.

HARRY
So Percy’s enjoying his new job, then?

RON
Enjoying it? I don’t reckon he’d come home if Dad didn’t make him. Just don’t get him on the subject of his boss, whatever you do. “According to Mr. Crouch…” “As I was saying to Mr. Crouch…” “Mr. Crouch is of the opinion…” Blimey, they’ll be announcing their engagement any day now.

(Int. Ron’s Room – Cont’d)
Harry flops down on the bed. Ron’s pet owl, Pigwidgeon, hoots excitedly in its cage, twittering around and totally unable to stand still.

RON
Shut up. Shut up, Pig! Here, have an owl treat…

HARRY (confused)
“Pig”?

GINNY (pompous)
He’s being stupid. Its proper name is Pigwidgeon.

Ron tips an owl treat from a box into Pig’s cage.

RON (sarcastic)
Yeah, and that’s not a stupid name at all.

Ron chucks the box onto a nearby bookshelf.

RON
Ginny named him. She reckons it’s cute, and now he won’t answer to anything else, the feathery little twit.

HERMIONE
Have you had a good summer, Harry?

HARRY
Yeah, thanks again for those food parcels you guys sent me. I don’t think I’d have survived two months on just grapefruit.

RON
And have you heard from Sir—

Hermione quickly gives Ron a “cut-it-out” motion, gesturing to Ginny, who is currently occupied with Pig. Harry nods, then mouths “Later.”

(Ext. The Burrow Garden – Evening)
Crookshanks chases a garden gnome across the lawn as everyone else eats dinner at two long tables situated aside the bushes. Everyone is in conversation.

PERCY
…It’s been extremely busy in our department, you know, what with all the preparations for the World Cup. And we’re just not getting the support we need from Ludo Bagman in the Department of Magical Games and Sports…

ARTHUR
Ah, I like Ludo. He’s the one who got us the tickets for the Cup! I did him a favor, you know – his brother got into a spot of trouble with a lawnmower with unusual powers, I smoothed the whole thing over…

PERCY
Oh, Ludo’s likeable enough, but how he ever got to be head of department! You realize that witch from his department, Bertha Jorkins, has been missing for a month now and he still hasn’t done anything about searching for her?

Further down the table, Mrs. Weasley is talking to Bill about his earring.

MOLLY
…With a great horrible fang on it and everything! Really, Bill, what do they say at Gringotts?

BILL
Mum, no one at the bank gives a damn how I dress as long as I bring in plenty of treasure.

MOLLY
And your hair’s getting silly, dear, I do wish you’d let me give it a trim…

GINNY
Aw, I like it, Mum! Besides, it’s not nearly as long as Professor Dumbledore’s…

Further still down the table, Charlie and the twins are in discussion.

CHARLIE (through a mouthful of food)
Ah, it’s got to be Ireland. They flattened Peru in the semifinals.

FRED
Bulgaria’s got Viktor Krum, though.

CHARLIE
Krum’s one decent player. Ireland’s got seven. I just wish England could have made it, though. That last match of theirs against Transylvania was a travesty. 390 to 10…just unbelievable…

At the very end of the table, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all seated together, speaking in hushed voices.

RON
So…have you heard from Sirius lately?

HARRY
Yeah, he sounds all right. In fact, I wrote to him yesterday morning, right after I got your mum’s invitation. He might write back while I’m here.

HERMIONE
Aw, that’s good. Keeping him up to date with everything, I expect?

Harry scratches his scar and looks up at the sky.

HARRY (lost in thought)
Yeah…yeah, all the important stuff…

(Establish: The Burrow – Night)
(Int. Ron’s Room – Same)
Harry, Ron, Hermione, Fred, and George are all sound asleep. The alarm clock next to Harry tells us it’s 4:29 in the morning. It ticks to 4:30 and starts ringing, snapping Harry awake with a YELP.

(Ext. Stoatshead Hill – Early Morning)
Mr. Weasley, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Fred, and George all tramp up the hill. Sunlight is just barely visible over the horizon.

HARRY
So how are we getting to the World Cup?

ARTHUR
Well, Side-Along Apparition is a little too risky with big numbers like ours. So we’ll be using a Portkey. It’s an object that’s been enchanted to transport whoever’s holding it from one spot to another at a specific time. The one we’re taking should be around here somewhere…

Everyone starts looking around. A voice calls from the top of the hill.

AMOS (o.s.)
Over here, Arthur! We’ve got it!

Atop the hill, two wizards are standing – Amos Diggory and his teenage son, Cedric. Amos is holding an old boot.
Arthur and the kids rush to greet him.

ARTHUR
Amos! There you are! Kids, this is Amos Diggory. He works with me at the Ministry. And I think you know his son, Cedric?

CEDRIC
Hi, how’s it going?

Fred and George give Cedric a nasty look.
Amos notices Harry among the group.

AMOS (stunned)
Merlin’s beard! Harry Potter?

HARRY (slightly embarrassed)
Um, yeah.

AMOS
Ah, Ced’s talked about you! Told us all about how he beat you in Quidditch last year, didn’t you, Ced?

Amos puts his arm around Cedric and yanks him close. Cedric is clearly not enjoying being put on the spot like this.

AMOS (jovial)
I told him “Ced, that’ll be one to tell your grandkids, it will! You beat the famous Harry Potter!”

CEDRIC (annoyed)
Harry fell off his broom, Dad. I told you, it was an accident.

AMOS (chuckling)
Yes, but you didn’t fall off, did you? One falls off, one stays on; doesn’t take a genius to tell who the better player is!

Harry rolls his eyes. Fred and George scowl menacingly at Amos.
Everyone kneels down and puts a hand on the Portkey.

ARTHUR
Everybody got a good grip? Should be any second now…

He checks his watch. His countdown is intercut with quick shots of the people surrounding the boot.

ARTHUR
Five…four…three…two…one!

In a flash of blue light, the boot and the entire party vanish.

(Ext. Moor – Cont’d)
Another flash of blue light, and everyone reappears. They’re in a misty moor. Arthur, Amos, and Cedric steady themselves; everyone else lands in a heap.

ARTHUR
There, see? Not so bad, is it?

(Ext. Roberts Cottage – Cont’d)
Arthur and the kids tramp up to the cottage where Mr. Roberts is stationed. Mr. Roberts stands in the doorway, smiling.

ARTHUR
Morning! Would you be Mr. Roberts?

ROBERTS
Aye, I would! Your name?

ARTHUR
Weasley, two tents, booked a couple of days ago.

Mr. Roberts checks his clipboard.

ROBERTS
Aye, you’ve got a space up by the wood there. You’ll be paying now, then?

ARTHUR (slightly unsure)
Oh yes, of course…

Arthur takes a wad of Muggle money out of his pocket and turns to Harry and Hermione.

ARTHUR
You’ll need to help me, kids. We got a little short-handed this year, had to bring on Muggle security – he thinks we’re just regular campers, though. This is a ten, isn’t it?

HARRY
A twenty. See, it’s got the number there.

HERMIONE
And this one’s a five here…

ARTHUR
Ah yes, of course. I don’t know, these little bits of paper…

Mr. Roberts catches part of their conversation.

ROBERTS (politely)
Are you folks foreign?

ARTHUR
Foreign? No…

ROBERTS
Well, it’s just you’re not the first ones I’ve seen to have trouble with paying. These two blokes tried to pay me with great gold coins the size of hubcaps not ten minutes ago.

ARTHUR
You, uh, y’don’t say…

Arthur hands Mr. Roberts the money.

ROBERTS
Never been this crowded before, neither. ‘S like, I dunno, some sort of rally! All these folks seem to know each other. There’s some real weirdos among ‘em, too…

With a CRACK, a Ministry wizard Apparates directly next to Mr. Roberts and points his wand at him.

MINISTRY WIZARD
Obliviate!

Mr. Roberts’ expression slackens, and his eyes unfocus. The Ministry wizard stows his wand.

MINISTRY WIZARD (exhausted)
Poor bloke. Needs a Memory Charm ten times a day.

ROBERTS (dazed)
Merry Christmas…

Arthur and the kids blink uncomfortably at the woozy-looking Mr. Roberts.

(Establish: World Cup Campsite – Day)
(Ext. World Cup Campsite – Same)
Tents line the hillside for acres. Witches and wizards are out and about everywhere, greeting one another and rushing to and fro.
Arthur sits outside his tent, with Harry, Ron, and Hermione seated next to him. All of them are roasting sausages over a fire.
Bill, Charlie, and Percy step out of the woods behind them.

PERCY (proudly)
‘Morning, Dad! Just Apparated!

RON (aside to Harry)
Percy’s been a right braggart ever since he passed his Apparition test last month. Been Apparating down the stairs into the kitchen every morning, just because he can.

The elder Weasley boys take a seat beside the kids. Everyone turns as they hear a voice.

BAGMAN (o.s.)
Ahoy there!

Ludo Bagman comes striding towards the Weasley tent, decked out in his Wimbourne Wasps uniform.

BAGMAN (jovial)
Arthur, ol’ man! What a day, eh? Couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather, and hardly a hiccup in the arrangements! Not much for me to do!

Bagman puts his hands in his pockets and bounces merrily on the balls of his feet as three Ministry wizards rush by behind him, responding to an explosion of magical fireworks in the distance.
Arthur stands up and shakes Bagman’s hand.

ARTHUR
Ludo, old boy! Good to see you! Everyone, this is Ludo Bagman! It’s thanks to him that we’ve got such good tickets!

Bagman pulls out a large money sack and jingles it.

BAGMAN
Fancy a flutter on the match, eh, Arthur? I’ve already got Roddy Pontner betting me Bulgaria will score first – I offered him nice odds, too!

ARTHUR
Oh, let’s see…hmm…a Galleon on Ireland to win?

Arthur takes a gold Galleon out of his pocket and places it in Bagman’s hand. Bagman looks a little disappointed.

BAGMAN
A Galleon? Oh, very well then…any other takers?

Harry looks around confused at Ron and Hermione.

ARTHUR (concerned)
They’re a bit young to be gambling, don’t you think, Ludo? I mean –

Fred and George burst out of the tent, holding their own money bag.

FRED
We’ll bet 37 Galleons, 15 Sickles, and three Knuts that Ireland wins, but Viktor Krum gets the Snitch!

George pulls a wand out of his pocket.

GEORGE
And we’ll throw in one of our trick wands.

Arthur looks shocked as Bagman takes the wand.

ARTHUR
Boys, that’s all your savings! I really don’t think –

With a loud SQUAWK, the wand turns into a rubber chicken. Bagman bursts out laughing.

BAGMAN (overjoyed)
Excellent! You’ve got a bet, boyos! I’ll throw in five Galleons for the funny wand!

Fred and George toss their money bag to Bagman, smirking. Percy looks scandalized.
Bagman takes a seat next to Arthur.

ARTHUR (awkward)
So…um, Ludo, any news about Bertha Jorkins?




BAGMAN
Not a dicky bird. But she’ll turn up, the poor dear. Lost, you take my word for it. She’ll stumble back into the office sometime in October, thinking it’s still July…

A wizard suddenly Apparates before the tent with a loud CRACK. It’s Barty Crouch, dressed in a fine suit and looking very busy.

CROUCH
Ah, good morning, Arthur.

Percy immediately stands up, surreptitiously grooming himself.

PERCY (sycophantically)
Mr. Crouch! Pleasure to see you, sir! Would you care for a cup of tea?

CROUCH
Hm? Oh, yes, certainly! Thank you, Weatherby.

Fred and George both snort with laughter. Percy swoops into the tent, ignoring them.
Crouch turns to Bagman.

CROUCH
Ludo, I’ve been looking all over for you. The Bulgarians are insisting we add another twelve seats to the Top Box.

BAGMAN
Oh, is that what they’re after? I thought the chap was asking to borrow a pair of tweezers. Bit of a strong accent…

ARTHUR
Been keeping busy, Barty?

CROUCH
Fairly. Organizing Portkeys across five continents is no lean feat, you know. Plus, with one thing and another…

BAGMAN
Oh, you mean the big event, eh? Can’t wait to see that!

Bagman turns to the kids.

BAGMAN
You kids just wait ‘til this fall! The Ministry’s got a real treat in store for you all…

CROUCH (warning)
I thought we agreed, Ludo, not to release the details until the prearranged time?

BAGMAN (jovial)
Oh, details, details! They’ve signed, haven’t they? They’ve agreed, haven’t they? Besides, these kids’ll find out soon enough anyway – I mean, it’s happening at Hogwarts!

Harry, Ron, and Hermione suddenly look interested.

HARRY
What’s happening at Hogwarts?

CROUCH (swiftly)
Ludo, we really must go and meet the Bulgarians. See you all in the Top Box!

Crouch Disapparates; Ludo shrugs, smiling, and Disapparates too.
Percy emerges from the tent, holding a cup of tea.

PERCY (confused)
Mr. Crouch?

FRED
I’ll take that, Weatherby.

Fred takes the teacup from Percy and sips it, making a big deal of looking stuffy and proper as he does. George snickers openly as Percy scowls at the two of them.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione all turn to Arthur.

RON
Dad, what was Mr. Bagman talking about? What’s going on at Hogwarts this fall?

ARTHUR
Oh, you’ll find out soon enough, I expect!

Ron slumps back and crosses his arms.


RON (cross)
Ugh, I hate when parents say that…

(Establish: Quidditch World Cup Stadium – Night)
(Int. Quidditch World Cup Stadium – Same)
The match is minutes away from starting, and the stadium is full to the brim with a hundred thousand restless Quidditch fans. Irish and Bulgarian flags wave everywhere.
In the Top Box, Arthur and the older Weasley boys scoot into their seats as Ginny, Ron, and Hermione settle in to their own seats in the front row. Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge is in conversation with the Bulgarian Minister of Magic, trying to introduce him to Harry.

FUDGE
You know…Harry Potter? The boy who defeated You-Know-Who? …You do know who he is, don’t you?

The Bulgarian Minister looks quizzically at Harry.
Harry sighs exasperatedly and brushes aside his bangs, revealing the lightning bolt scar on his forehead.
The Bulgarian Minister points and starts gabbling excitedly in his native tongue. Fudge slumps his shoulders in a resigned sort of way.

FUDGE
Knew we’d get there in the end.

Harry sits down as Ron holds up a pair of golden Omnioculars and reads the inscription on the side.

RON
“Omnioculars: slow-motion replay and play-by-play breakdown.” Wicked…

He raises the specs to his face and looks across the stadium, twiddling the knobs on the sides.

RON
Ha! Check this out, I can make that bloke down there pick his nose over and over again!

Hermione rolls her eyes exasperatedly as Harry laughs.
Harry then notices a soft whimpering coming from the seat next to him. He looks to his left and sees a house-elf, clad in a tea towel and covering its face in fright. The seat immediately behind the elf is empty.

HARRY (stunned)
Dobby? Dobby! Is that you?

The elf looks up – it’s not Dobby. It’s not even a male elf. She has a big red nose and tufts of longish brown hair at the back of her head.

WINKY (quavering)
Did…did Sir just call me Dobby?

HARRY (hastily)
Oh! Um, sorry, I thought you were someone I know…

WINKY
But I knows Dobby too, Sir! My name is Winky, sir, and you surely must be Harry Potter! Dobby speaks of you all the time, sir.

HARRY (flattered)
Yeah? How is Dobby these days, anyway? How’s freedom treating him?

Winky shakes her head quickly, her batlike ears flapping.

WINKY
Ah, sir, meaning no disrespect, but I is not thinking you did Dobby any favors, sir, when you is setting him free. He is wanting paying for his work now, sir!

HARRY
Well, what’s so bad about that? Why shouldn’t he be paid if he wants to be?

Winky actually gasps at this.

WINKY (horrified)
House-elves is not paid, sir! House-elves does what they is told without asking questions! I…I is not liking heights at all…

Winky looks over the edge of the Top Box and gulps.

WINKY (cont’d)
…But my master sends me to the Top Box to save him a seat, and I comes, sir. Winky is a good house-elf…

She shudders and hides her face again. Ron and Hermione take notice. Hermione looks concerned.

RON
So that’s a house-elf, eh? Weird little things, aren’t they?

HARRY
Trust me, Dobby was weirder.

Behind the kids, Cornelius Fudge has just welcomed the Malfoy family into the Top Box – Lucius, Narcissa, and Draco. All three of them exude an air of importance and superiority. Arthur seems thoroughly put out.

FUDGE
Arthur, I daresay you know Lucius, am I right? He and his wife Narcissa and their son Draco are here tonight as my guests. They’ve just made a very generous contribution to St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries!

ARTHUR (strained)
How…how nice.

The Malfoys take their seats.

LUCIUS (snidely, aside to Arthur)
Good Lord, Arthur, what did you have to sell to get seats in the Top Box? Surely your house wouldn’t have fetched this much…

Arthur seethes silently.
Draco folds his program into a paper airplane and throws it at the front row. It hits Harry in the back of the head. He turns and scowls at Malfoy, who smirks in a victorious sort of way.
Ludo Bagman bounds into the Top Box, all smiles and full of energy.

BAGMAN
Everybody ready?

FUDGE
Ready when you are, Ludo!

Bagman places his wand to his own throat.

BAGMAN
Sonorus!

When he speaks again, his voice is magically amplified across the entire stadium like a loudspeaker.

BAGMAN
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the final of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup!

The audience erupts in cheers. Harry, Ron, and Hermione all shout their support too.

BAGMAN
Let us begin with a brief performance! Presenting the Bulgarian National Team mascots!

Down on the field, a curtain rises above an entranceway, and about a dozen veela dance onto the pitch.
Up in the Top Box, Arthur leans forward in his seat eagerly.

ARTHUR
Oho! Veela!

HARRY (confused)
Veela?

Harry raises his own Omnioculars to his eyes to get a better look. The veela dance and twirl seductively, their beautiful faces shining as their long platinum-blonde hair swirls behind them. They seem to be emitting a soft white glow.
Harry lowers his Omnioculars. He is transfixed, his mouth hanging open. Ron is similarly afflicted. Hermione shakes her head in disbelief.

HERMIONE
Honestly…

BAGMAN
And now, kindly put your wands in the air for the Irish National Team mascots!

The veela halt their dance as a huge green comet soars over the pitch, sailing right through the center goal post on the Irish side.
A close-up reveals the comet is comprised of thousands of tiny leprechauns, each holding a little green lantern.
As they soar over the crowd, gold coins rain down, and the spectators excitedly grab them. Ron holds his hands out in a cupped shape and tries to catch as many coins as he can.

RON (thrilled)
Excellent!

BAGMAN
And now…here they are, the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team! Dimitrov! Ivanova! Zograf! Levski! Vulchanov! Volkov! KRUM!!

The players soar into the stadium as Bagman recites each of their names. When Viktor Krum arrives, he receives a standing ovation. Ron leaps out of his seat and points.

RON (excited)
It’s him! It’s him!

HERMIONE
Who?

RON
Krum, Hermione! Viktor Krum! Probably the greatest Seeker in the last fifty years! He’s incredible!

Hermione looks at the scoreboard, which is flashing a photo of the surly-looking Krum with his Quidditch statistics.

HERMIONE
He looks really grumpy…

RON (disbelieving)
“Really grumpy”? Who gives a rat’s fart what he looks like, he’s a genius with a broomstick!

BAGMAN
And now, please greet the Irish National Quidditch Team! Connolly! Ryan! Troy! Mullet! Moran! Quigley! LYNCH!!

The Irish players swoop into the stands just as the Bulgarians did. Seeker Aiden Lynch shoots an intimidating glare at Viktor Krum, who stares back, stone-faced.
Down below, Egyptian referee Hassan Mostafa mounts his broom and kicks open the crate containing the four balls. The two Bludgers and the Golden Snitch go soaring out into the open as Mostafa levitates the Quaffle into the air and gives a sharp blast on his whistle. The game begins.

BAGMAN (thrilled)
And they’re off! Mullet takes immediate possession of the Quaffle, passes to Troy, Troy passes to Moran, intercepted by Dimitrov! Over to Ivanova – no, back to Mullet! Troy again, Levski intercepts! Moran intercepts!

The Quidditch players move so quickly, Bagman can just barely keep up. Quigley belts a Bludger straight at Ivanova, who ducks out of the way just in time; it sails towards Vulchanov, who whacks it back towards Mullet. Krum and Lynch circle the action, eyeing the field for the Snitch.
In the Top Box, Harry, Hermione, and all the Weasleys are rapt with attention, their heads swooshing back and forth to keep up with the action. Winky is still cowering with her hands over her face.

BAGMAN (cont’d)
Volkov sends a Bludger towards Moran, Moran dodges, drops the Quaffle! Intercepted by Levski! Passed to Dimitrov – intercepted again by Mullet! Passes to Troy, back to Mullet, back to Troy –

Moran hurls the Quaffle at the Bulgarian goalposts. Zograf dives to block it, but misses by inches. The Quaffle soars through the center goal with a loud CLANG.
The crowd erupts in cheers again.

BAGMAN
TROY SCORES!! Ten-zero to Ireland!

The leprechauns soar into the air and loop-de-loop across the night sky. Down below, the veela cross their arms and pout.
(Montage)
Moran grabs the Quaffle and swoops up, over, and around the Bulgarian players to score another goal. CLANG. The scoreboard reads IRELAND 20 – BULGARIA 0.
Troy, Mullet, and Moran form the Hawkshead Attacking Formation and fly straight through the Bulgarian Beaters. Mullet, out in front and holding the Quaffle, puts it through the hoop. CLANG. The scoreboard reads IRELAND 30 – BULGARIA 0.
Ivanova manages to swoop in and intercept the Quaffle as Troy passes it to Moran. Both Bludgers fly into frame, forcing Moran and Mullet to back off as Ivanova heads for the Irish goalposts. Ivanova hurls the ball sideways, and it brushes past Ryan’s outstretched fingers for a goal. CLANG. The scoreboard reads IRELAND 30 – BULGARIA 10.

The Quaffle changes hands several more times.

BAGMAN
Dimitrov passes to Levski, back to Dimitrov, over to Ivanova – OH! I say!

Heads turn all across the stadium as Krum and Lynch both go into a nosedive from two hundred feet up. Both players are straining against their brooms. Krum is slightly ahead of Lynch.
In the Top Box, Harry and Ron are on the edge of their seats. Hermione squints at the field.

HERMIONE
Wait…where’s the Snitch?

At the last second, Krum pulls out of the dive. Lynch hits the ground with a loud, sickening THUMP. The entire crowd GROANS in unison.
Hermione covers her mouth with her hands. Ron facepalms in exasperation.

RON (irritated)
The great prat! Krum was feinting!

Harry peers through his Omnioculars and twiddles the slo-mo replay knob on the side.
In a POV shot through the Omnioculars, we see Lynch hit the ground in slow motion as Krum veers off. A description of the play comes up at the bottom of the lens: WRONSKI DEFENSIVE FEINT – DANGEROUS SEEKER DIVERSION.
Ginny looks on in concern. Charlie puts a hand on her shoulder.

CHARLIE
He’ll be okay, he only got ploughed! Which is what Krum was after, of course…

(Establish: Quidditch World Cup – Late Night)
(Int. Quidditch World Cup – Same)
The game is getting faster and more furious. Players crisscross in front of the scoreboard, which now reads IRELAND 140 – BULGARIA 10.
Moran puts another goal through the Bulgarian hoops with a CLANG and the score reads IRELAND 150 – BULGARIA 10.
Mullet takes control of the Quaffle and shoots for the goalposts, but Zograf flies out to meet her and elbows her right in the face just as she’s preparing to throw. She drops the Quaffle, reeling in pain. Hassan Mostafa blows a sharp blast on his whistle.

BAGMAN
Foul! Mostafa takes the Bulgarian Keeper to task for cobbing! Penalty shot for Ireland!

The Ireland players surround Mullet as she hurls the Quaffle at the goalposts. Zograf misses by a mile. CLANG. The score is now IRELAND 160 – BULGARIA 10.
The leprechauns shoot into the air again and rearrange themselves to form the words HA HA HA! Down below, the veela seethe angrily.
Play resumes. Vulchanov and Volkov simultaneously belt the Bludgers viciously towards the Irish Chasers; Mullet dodges nimbly, and Troy actually swings around 360 degrees on his broom to avoid it.
Moran catches the Quaffle and heads for the Bulgarian goalpost. Dimitrov braces himself and flies straight into Moran, nearly knocking her off her broom.
The audience jeers.

BAGMAN
Ooh, another foul! Dimitrov skins Moran, deliberately flying to collide there! Another penalty shot for Ireland, if I’m not mistaken!

Mostafa gives another short burst on his whistle. Moran takes the penalty shot and scores easily. CLANG. The score reads IRELAND 170 – BULGARIA 10.
The Irish supporters in the crowd erupt in cheers. The leprechauns zoom into the air and form a giant hand, which then reshapes itself into a very rude hand gesture that’s obscured by the top of the screen. At this, the infuriated veela leap to their feet and begin to transform, their beautiful faces mutating into ugly bird’s heads, and wings sprouting from their backs. They hurl a barrage of fireballs at the leprechauns, who scatter.
In the Top Box, everyone watches the fight between the mascots with astonishment.

ARTHUR
And that, my boys, is why you should never go for looks alone.

The Bludgers sail wildly around the pitch as play resumes. Now the game is doubly difficult, as the players are dodging the veela’s fireballs too.
With rage in his eyes, Volkov whacks a Bludger straight at Troy. Quigley swoops in just in time and pelts it back in the Bulgarians’ direction. It hits Krum square in the face with a stomach-churning CRUNCH.
The entire audience GROANS again. Krum’s nose is clearly broken, and his face is covered in blood.
In the Top Box, Ron grips the guardrail and leans forward.

RON
Time out! Time out! Ah, come on, Krum can’t play like that, look at him!

Harry grabs Ron’s arm in surprise and points at the sky.

HARRY (breathless)
Look at Lynch!

Nearly three hundred feet above the ground, Lynch goes into a dive, his hand outstretched. Glittering just a few feet in front of him is the Golden Snitch.
Lynch bobs and weaves through the melee of players, Bludgers, and fireballs. Suddenly, he looks up to see that Krum is hot on his tail, flecks of blood flying from his broken nose. Krum gains ground on Lynch until they’re both neck-and-neck, in a 90-degree dive heading straight for the ground.
Mere feet above the pitch, the Snitch makes an unexpected right turn. Krum follows it with amazing agility, but Lynch just isn’t fast enough and hits the ground with another loud THUMP. He woozily hoists himself up, then SCREAMS as he’s trampled by a stampede of vicious veela.
Krum’s hand is mere inches away from the Snitch, getting closer by the second. Finally, he leaps off his broom and tumbles across the pitch, slamming into the base of the third Bulgarian goalpost. He stands up, shakes his bloody head, and hoists his fist into the air, the Golden Snitch fluttering futilely against his fingers.
With three loud CLANGS, the scoreboard flashes FINAL: IRELAND 170 – BULGARIA 160.
The crowd explodes in cacophonous cheers. Above the stadium, green fireworks burst in the night sky.
In the Top Box, Harry, Ron, and Hermione all cheer at the top of their voices, waving their Irish flags.

BAGMAN
IRELAND WINS!!! Viktor Krum gets the Snitch, but Ireland wins!

Bagman’s eyes shift uneasily.

BAGMAN (slightly nervous)
Good Lord, I…uh, I don’t think any of us expected that!

Bagman turns to face Fred and George, who are standing behind him with their arms crossed, each wearing smug smiles on their faces.

(Ext. Path to the Stadium – Late Night)
The path is illuminated with green lanterns. Witches and wizards are all heading back to the campsite, engaged in excited conversation about the game. Several leprechauns fly overhead every so often.
The Weasley party is gathered together, with Arthur, Fred, and George leading the way. George is carrying a large sack of gold.

RON
What the bloody hell did Krum catch the Snitch for? Ireland was a hundred and sixty points up!

HARRY
Knew they were never gonna catch up, I s’pose. Probably just wanted to end the game on his terms, not theirs.

ARTHUR
Boys, don’t go telling your mother you’ve been gambling!

FRED
Oh, don’t worry about that, Dad.

GEORGE
We’ve got big plans for this money. We don’t want it getting confiscated.

(Establish: Weasley Tent – Late Night)
(Int. Weasley Tent – Same)
The inside of the Weasleys’ tent is much larger than the outside would suggest. Harry and Ron are fast asleep in bunk bed-style cots. Outside, faint shouts can be heard. The light suddenly goes on, and Arthur rushes in, shaking the boys awake.

ARTHUR (apprehensive)
Get up! Come on, boys, get up! It’s urgent!

The boys stir sleepily.

RON (thickly)
S’matter?

HARRY (bleary)
It can’t be morning…

ARTHUR
No time to explain, Harry! Just grab a jacket and get outside!

(Ext. Weasley Tent – Cont’d)
Arthur, Harry, Ron, Fred, George, Bill, Charlie, and Percy rush outside, jackets and coats hastily thrown on over their nightclothes. The tents around them are illuminated by firelight. Witches and wizards run past, screaming. The boys spot something and stop dead in their tracks, horrified.
A group of about a dozen wizards is moving together along the path, setting tents on fire and blasting things out of their way with their wands. All of them are clad in black robes with hoods covering their faces. Above them, fifteen feet in the air, are four people, suspended there like marionettes.
Arthur scowls.

ARTHUR (disgusted)
Death Eaters…

Hermione and Ginny burst out of their tent.

GINNY (shocked)
Oh my God! What’s going on?

Hermione squints at the sight before her.
A closeup of the people in midair reveals that one of them is Mr. Roberts, the Muggle who checked the Weasleys’ campsite. The other three people are his wife and children. The Death Eaters fling them around helplessly in the air.

HERMIONE (stunned)
It’s Mr. Roberts!

RON
Ugh, that’s sick! Someone’s gotta stop them!

Arthur draws his wand.

ARTHUR
Bill, Charlie, Percy – come with me! The rest of you, get into the woods and stick together! We’ll come get you later!

Arthur and his oldest sons run off to assist the Ministry officials trying to hold back the Death Eaters. The kids turn and run.
(Ext. Woods – Cont’d)
Fred, George, and Ginny lead the way, weaving through trees. Harry, Ron, and Hermione follow. Suddenly, Ron stumbles and falls to the ground. Hermione and Harry stop and turn around.

HERMIONE
Ron! What happened?

RON (in pain)
I’m okay…just tripped over a tree root…

DRACO (o.s.)
Well, with feet that size, it’s hard not to.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione turn to see Draco Malfoy leaning next to a nearby tree, a look of grim satisfaction on his face.
Ron gets to his feet, brushing himself off. He looks livid.

RON (seething)
**** off, Malfoy.

DRACO (taunting)
Language, Weasley! Better hurry along, you three. You don’t want her spotted, do you?

HERMIONE (defiant)
And what’s that supposed to mean?

DRACO
They’re after Muggles, Granger. You wanna be dangling around in midair like a rag doll? I could use the laugh…

HARRY (furious)
Hermione’s a witch!

DRACO
Suit yourself, Potter, but if you think they can’t spot a Mudblood when they see one…

RON (livid)
You watch your mouth, you smarmy son of a –

Ron tries to lunge at Draco, but Harry and Hermione hold him back.

HARRY
Where’s your parents, Malfoy? Out there with that masked lot, are they?

Draco smirks unpleasantly.

DRACO (oily)
Well…if they were, I wouldn’t be likely to tell you, now would I, Potter?

Harry, Ron, and Hermione all glower at Draco, their faces fixed with utter contempt.
(Ext. Woods – Cont’d)
The Trio pushes their way through the trees. It’s darker here, and the screams and bangs of the campsite have grown fainter.

RON
Where did the others get to?

HARRY
Search me… blimey, I can’t see a thing in here…

HERMIONE
Me neither.

She draws her wand.

HERMIONE
Lumos!

Light shines from the tip of her wand. Ron draws his own wand.

RON
Good idea. Lumos!

And his wand lights too. Harry fumbles around, feeling his pockets, growing more nervous by the second.

HARRY (worried)
Oh no. Oh no, no, no… I don’t believe this! I lost my wand!

RON (shocked)
You’re kidding!

HERMIONE
Did you have it on you when you left the tent?

HARRY
I could have sworn I did! I don’t even remember taking it out of my pocket! Maybe it fell out while we were running…

They all stop dead as they hear rustling in the brush behind them. Ron and Hermione raise their still-lit wands.

HERMIONE
Who’s there?

Winky bursts out of the brush, struggling to run as if someone were holding her back.

WINKY (frightened)
There is bad wizards about! People high up in the air! Winky is getting out of the way!

She disappears into the trees again. Harry, Ron, and Hermione stare after her.

RON
Why can’t she run properly?


HARRY
Bet she didn’t ask permission to hide. I remember Dobby was always forced to punish himself whenever he disobeyed the Malfoys…

HERMIONE (disgusted)
You know, house-elves get a very raw deal, don’t they? I mean, it’s slavery, that’s what it is! Why doesn’t anyone do something about it?

RON
Well, the elves are happy, aren’t they? They like working, they like being bossed around…

HERMIONE (short)
Ugh! It’s people like you, Ron, who prop up rotten and unjust systems, just because they’re too lazy to –

Harry SHUSHES them suddenly. More rustling can be heard coming from the area where Winky disappeared to. Harry carefully steps forward.

HARRY (apprehensive)
Hello? Is someone there?

There is no answer. The rustling stops.
Harry turns to look at the others. Suddenly, they all jump as a booming voice cuts through the stillness.

VOICE (o.s.)
MORSMORDRE!

A loud BANG issues from beyond the trees, and something green and glittering sails into the air, hanging above the treetops like a monstrous grotesque firework. It’s the image of a skull, with a serpent protruding from its mouth like a tongue.
More SCREAMS are heard in the distance. Harry and Ron stand transfixed, but Hermione tugs violently on their arms.

HERMIONE (scared)
Harry! Ron! Come on, move!

HARRY
What? What’s the matter!


HERMIONE
It’s the Dark Mark, Harry! That’s You-Know-Who’s symbol!

HARRY (stunned)
…Voldem—

HERMIONE
Come ON!!

She yanks the boys away. They don’t get three steps before they hear the familiar CRACKS of at least a dozen Apparating wizards all around them. Ron GASPS.

RON
Get down!

Ron pushes Harry and Hermione to the ground – and just in time.

MINISTRY WIZARDS (o.s.)
STUPEFY!

A barrage of Stunning spells flies over the three kids and into the trees behind them.
The wizards and witches of the Ministry walk swiftly into the clearing. At the head of them is Arthur Weasley.

ARTHUR
Stop! STOP! That’s my son!

Arthur helps the kids to their feet.

ARTHUR
Are you three all right?

HARRY
Yeah, we’re fi—

Barty Crouch lunges forward and puts his wand to Harry’s chest. He is livid.

CROUCH (violently)
Which of you did it? Which one of you conjured the Dark Mark?

RON
Wh-what? Us? We didn’t do that!

CROUCH (furious)
Don’t lie! You’ve been caught at the scene of the crime!

ARTHUR
Barty, don’t be ridiculous! They’re just kids! (then) Where did the Mark come from?

HERMIONE
Over there, in the trees. We heard someone shout an incantation…

Arthur runs off in that direction. Crouch is not convinced.

CROUCH
Oho! Said an incantation, did they? You seem awfully well informed about how this Mark is summoned, missy!

ARTHUR (o.s.)
There’s someone over here!

Amos Diggory steps out from the group.

AMOS
Who is it, Arthur?

ARTHUR (o.s.)
It’s…it’s… oh, dear…

Arthur emerges from the trees, carrying an unconscious Winky. A wand is clutched in her hand.
The color drains from Crouch’s face. He looks gobsmacked.

CROUCH (lost for words)
WINKY?! This… I… this can’t…

AMOS
Barty…isn’t that your elf?

HERMIONE (surprised)
Your elf?!

Arthur lays Winky at Crouch’s feet. Amos bends down and picks up the wand in her hand.



AMOS
Look at this! Clause three of the Code of Wand Use broken, right there – “No non-human creature is permitted to carry or use a wand”.

ARTHUR
Now hold on, Amos. Let’s hear what she’s got to say for herself.

Arthur raises his wand, but before he can do anything, Crouch swoops down upon Winky with his own wand and angrily points it at her.

CROUCH
Rennervate!

Winky stirs and opens her eyes. When she sees the Dark Mark in the sky, she sits up straight and gasps.

AMOS
Elf! You’ve been found beneath the Dark Mark with a wand in your hand! Would you care to explain yourself?

WINKY (frightened)
I – I is not doing it, sir! I is not knowing how!

Amos brandishes the wand Winky was holding in front of her face. As he does, Harry notices something.

AMOS
You mean to say that you didn’t use this wand? That you just happened to –

HARRY
Hey – that’s mine!

Amos stares at Harry incredulously.

AMOS
Excuse me?

HARRY
That’s my wand! I dropped it!

AMOS (wildly)
You dropped it? YOU dropped it? Oho, is this a confession? You threw it aside after you conjured the Mark?

Arthur slaps Amos in the back of the head.

ARTHUR (irritated)
Amos, think who you’re talking to! Is Harry Potter likely to conjure the Dark Mark?

Amos blushes slightly.

AMOS (embarrassed)
Er… no, of course not. Sorry… got carried away…

HARRY
And I didn’t drop it there, anyway. I lost it before we got into the woods.

Amos rounds on Winky again. Winky is in the fetal position, rocking back and forth, gasping heavily.

AMOS
So you found this wand on the ground, eh, elf? And you thought you’d have a little fun, did you?

WINKY (hysterical)
I is not doing magic with it, sir! I is…I is just picking it up, sir! Please, I is not knowing how to do magic with wands, sir!

Hermione steps forward.

HERMIONE (indignant)
It wasn’t her! It couldn’t have been!

AMOS
Well, there’s one way to find out…

Amos places the tip of his own wand to the tip of Harry’s wand.

AMOS
Priori Incantatem!

A dark gray echo of the Dark Mark bursts out of Harry’s wand, albeit much smaller than the one in the sky. Amos throws Harry’s wand back to him and glares at Winky, trembling on the ground.

AMOS
Seems you’ve been caught red-handed, elf! Caught with the guilty wand in your hand!

WINKY (terrified)
No! No, no, no, sir! I is not doing it! I is a good house elf, I isn’t using wands…

ARTHUR
Amos, think about it. Precious few wizards know how to cast that spell! Where could she have learned it?

CROUCH (barely containing his rage)
Perhaps Mr. Diggory is suggesting that I routinely teach my servants how to perform magic associated with those who supported He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?

Amos gulps.

AMOS (backpedaling)
Uh, n-no, Barty, nothing like that…I-I never suggested that you had anything to do with –

CROUCH (furious)
You accuse my elf, you accuse ME, Amos!

ARTHUR
It’s likely that someone just found Harry’s wand, used it to cast the Mark, then ditched it and Disapparated. Winky here probably just wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time, don’t you think?

AMOS
Well… I suppose it’s possible… though I’d still like to take her in for questioning.

CROUCH
That won’t be necessary, Amos. Rest assured, I will deal with her.

Crouch glares down at Winky, seething with rage. Winky starts to cry.

WINKY (through sobs)
M-Master…M-Master, p-p-please…


CROUCH (growing rage)
Winky has behaved tonight in a way I would not have believed possible. I told her to remain in the tent. I told her to stay there while I went to sort out the trouble. And I find that she deliberately disobeyed me!

Crouch rolls up the sleeve of his suit jacket.

CROUCH
This…

He whips his glove off his hand.

CROUCH
…means…

He hurls the glove into Winky’s lap.

CROUCH
…CLOTHES!

Winky looks at the glove, distraught, then throws herself at Crouch’s feet, bawling.

WINKY (hysterical)
NO! NO, MASTER, PLEASE! NOT CLOTHES! NOT CLOTHES!

Winky continues to sob as Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Arthur look on uncomfortably. Hermione in particular looks equally disgusted and pitiful.
(Int. Weasley Tent – Late Night)
Harry, Ron, and Hermione are seated around the circular table in the kitchen. Arthur pours them each a mug of hot chocolate. Fred, George, Ginny, Bill, Charlie, and Percy all stand around looking concerned.

HERMIONE (outraged)
The way they were treating her! Mr. Diggory, calling her “elf” all the time…and Mr. Crouch! He knows she didn’t do it and he still sacked her anyway! He talks to her like she’s not even human!

RON (reasonably)
Well, she’s not…

Hermione shoots Ron a dirty look. Percy crosses his arms.

PERCY
Well, Mr. Crouch is quite right to get rid of an elf like that! Embarrassing him in front of the whole Ministry… how would it have looked if she’d wound up in front of the Department for the Regulation and Control of –

FRED (irritated)
Oh, put a sock in it, Weatherby.

RON
What was that skull thing, anyway? Sure, it was spooky looking, but it was just hanging there…

HERMIONE
I told you, Ron, it’s You-Know-Who’s sign. I read about it in The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts.

Arthur puts the kettle back on the stove.

ARTHUR
And it hasn’t been seen for thirteen years. Of course people panicked… You-Know-Who and his Death Eaters sent the Dark Mark into the sky whenever they killed someone. The terror it inspired…

BILL
Well, whoever conjured it tonight didn’t do us any favors. The Death Eaters all Disapparated the moment they saw it. Lucky we caught the Robertses before they hit the ground…

RON
If those were You-Know-Who’s supporters, though, wouldn’t they be happy to see the Dark Mark?

BILL
Use your brains, Ron. The Death Eaters fought hard to keep themselves out of Azkaban, said they were forced to do You-Know-Who’s bidding. They’d be even more frightened than us to see him come back. Do you reckon he’d be too pleased with the ones who betrayed him?

Harry sips his hot chocolate, looking worried.

HARRY
So… so whoever conjured the Dark Mark, were they doing it to show support for the Death Eaters, or to scare them away?

ARTHUR
Your guess is as good as mine, Harry. But I’ll tell you this - it was only ever the Death Eaters who knew how to conjure that spell. I’d be surprised if the person who did it hadn’t been a Death Eater once, even if they aren’t now…

Harry sets down his cup and furrows his brow in concern, running a hand across his scar.

(Int. The Burrow – Morning)
Everyone is back from the World Cup. In the kitchen, Arthur is angrily reading a copy of the Daily Prophet bearing a moving black-and-white photo of the Dark Mark and the headline “SCENES OF TERROR AT THE QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP”.

ARTHUR (grumpy)
“Ministry blunders…” “Lax security…” “Culprits not apprehended…” “National disgrace”?! Ugh! Who wrote this garbage?

Arthur violently flips the paper around to the front page.

ARTHUR
Oh, of course. Rita Skeeter.

He throws the paper onto the kitchen table, where Percy and Bill are seated. Bill looks very tired. Molly bustles around the kitchen, looking worried.

PERCY
That woman’s got it in for the Ministry! Just last week she wrote that waffle about how we’re supposedly “wasting our time” quibbling about cauldron thickness when we ought to be stamping out vampires! As if it wasn’t specifically stated in paragraph twelve of –

BILL (yawning)
Do us all a favor and shut up, Perce.

Harry looks out the window, then turns to Molly.

HARRY
Um, Mrs. Weasley, Hedwig hasn’t arrived with a letter for me, has she?


MOLLY
Hedwig? No, dear, I’m afraid there’s been no post at all.

Harry looks at Ron and Hermione.

HARRY
Let’s go upstairs, guys.

(Int. Ron’s Room – Cont’d)
Harry shuts the door, then turns to Ron and Hermione, who are seated on Ron’s bed.

HARRY (heavy)
Look…there’s something I haven’t told you… On Thursday morning, I woke up with my scar hurting again.

Hermione gasps and puts a hand over her mouth. Ron looks stunned.

RON
But…but he wasn’t there, was he? You-Know-Who, I mean?

HARRY
I’m sure he wasn’t on Privet Drive. But I had just been dreaming about him… Him and Peter Pettigrew. They were in a house somewhere, talking about how they were going to kill someone…

RON
But it was just a dream, mate. Doesn’t mean anything.

Harry turns to face the window.

HARRY
But was it, though? I mean, it’s weird… I have a nightmare about Voldemort, my scar hurts, and then three days later the Death Eaters are on the march and Voldemort’s sign is in the sky…

Ron flinches uncomfortably.

RON (pained)
Don’t say his name!

HERMIONE
You told Sirius about this, I hope!

HARRY
‘Course I did. I’d hoped he would reply sooner than this, though…

HERMIONE
But Sirius is in hiding, we don’t know where he is. He could be in Africa or something for all we know. Hedwig’s not going to manage that journey in a few days.

Harry’s eyes dart back towards Ron and Hermione, then back out the window.

HARRY (slightly worried)
Yeah… yeah, I s’pose… I just wish I knew what all this means…

From Harry’s POV, we see the very Hedwig-free sky over the backyard of the Burrow.
  



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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

Just want to say thank you to all those that contributed to this thread over the years. I started this thread without any expectations and was overwhelmed by the response it received. While I never quite reached my goal of scripting the entire series, I don't regret starting it . I'll definitely be saving a copy of this thread to look back on in years to come.


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