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Old November 5th, 2007, 5:52 am
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Re: Fan Scripts: Remake Harry Potter

I wrote this all today. It is all first draft, i.e. NOTHING cut, except maybe a couple of lines here and there.

This is exactly like the books. I will cut it quite a bit:    


  
PS: Diagon AlleyINT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING
(1/8/1991)

HARRY'S HEAD

His eyes are tight shut.

HARRY POTTER (V.O.)
It was a dream. I dreamed a giant called Hagrid came to tell me I was going to a school for wizards. When I open my eyes I'll be at home in my cupboard.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

HARRY POTTER (V.O.) (CONT’D)
And there's Aunt Petunia knocking on the door.

Tap. Tap.

HARRY POTTER (CONT’D)
All right. I'm getting up.

WIDE SHOT

Hagrid's coat falls of Harry. An owl is tapping at the window, carrying a newspaper. Harry gets up and opens it and the owl drops the newspaper and attacks Hagrid's coat.

HARRY POTTER (CONT’D)
Hagrid! There's an owl!

RUBEUS HAGRID
(Grunting in his sleep)
Pay him.

HARRY POTTER
What?

RUBEUS HAGRID
He wants payin' fer deliverin' the paper. Look in the pockets.

Harry tries one of the many pockets in Hagrid's coat and the owl hops out of the way. He withdraws keys and slug pellets, then strange looking coins.

RUBEUS HAGRID (CONT’D)
Give him five Knuts.

HARRY POTTER
Knuts?

RUBEUS HAGRID
The little bronze ones.

Harry gives the owl the money and he flies off. Harry's mouth is open in astonishment. Hagrid is now up.

RUBEUS HAGRID (CONT’D)
Best be off, Harry, lots ter do today, gotta get up ter London an' buy all yer stuff fer school.

Harry looks down at the coins still in his hands.

HARRY POTTER
Um, Hagrid? I haven't got any money - and you heard Uncle Vernon last night … he won't pay for me to go and learn magic.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Don't worry about that. D'yeh think yer parents didn't leave yeh anything?

HARRY POTTER
But if their house was destroyed -

RUBEUS HAGRID
They didn' keep their gold in the house, boy! Nah, first stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizards' bank.

HARRY POTTER
Wizards have banks?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Just the one. Gringotts. Run by goblins.

HARRY POTTER
Goblins?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Yeah - so yeh'd be mad ter try an' rob it, I'll tell yeh that. Never mess with goblins, Harry. Gringotts is the safest place in the world fer anything yeh want ter keep safe - 'cept maybe Hogwarts. As a matter o' fact, I gotta visit Gringotts anyway. Fer Dumbledore. Hogwarts business. He usually gets me ter do important stuff fer him. Fetchin' you gettin' things from Gringotts - knows he can trust me, see. Got everythin'? Come on, then.
They make their way outside.

EXT. THE-HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING
(CONTINUOUS ACTION) (1/8/1991)

Only one boat is outside.

HARRY POTTER
How did you get here?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Flew.

HARRY POTTER
(Looking at Hagrid uncertainly)
Flew?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Yeah - but we'll go back in this. Not s'pposed ter use magic now I've got yeh.

They get into the boat.

INT/EXT. ROWBOAT - MORNING
(CONTINUOUS ACTION) (1/8/1991)

RUBEUS HAGRID
Seems a shame to row, though.
(He gives Harry a sideways look.)
If I was ter - er - speed things up a bit, would yeh mind not mentionin' it at Hogwarts?

HARRY POTTER
Of course not.

Hagrid taps the boat with his umbrella and it rows itself towards land.

HARRY POTTER (CONT’D)
Why would you be mad to try and rob Gringotts?

RUBEUS HAGRID
(He unfolds the newspaper while speaking)
Spells - enchantments.They say there's dragons guardin' the high security vaults. And then yeh gotta find yer way - Gringotts is hundreds of miles under London, see. Deep under the Underground. Yeh'd die of hunger tryin' ter get out, even if yeh did manage ter get yer hands on summat.

Turning a page, Hagrid says:

RUBEUS HAGRID (CONT’D)
Ministry o' Magic messin' things up as usual.

HARRY POTTER
There's a Ministry of Magic?

RUBEUS HAGRID
'Course. They wanted Dumbledore fer Minister, o' course, but he'd never leave Hogwarts, so old Cornelius Fudge got the job. Bungler if ever there was one. So he pelts Dumbledore with owls every morning, askin' fer advice.

HARRY POTTER
But what does a Ministry of Magic do?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Well, their main job is to keep it from the Muggles that there's still witches an' wizards up an' down the country.

HARRY POTTER
Why?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Why? Blimey, Harry, everyone'd be wantin' magic solutions to their problems. Nah, we're best left alone
.

The boat bumps against the edge of the coast.

EXT. STREET - MORNING
(1/8/1991)
Hagrid and Harry walk along an ordinary Muggle street.

RUBEUS HAGRID
(Pointing to a parking meter)
See that, Harry? Things these Muggles dream up, eh?

HARRY POTTER
(Jogging to keep up)
Hagrid, did you say there are dragons at Gringotts?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Well they say so. Crikey, I'd like a dragon.

HARRY POTTER
You'd like one?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid - here we go.

They reach the train station.

INT. SUBWAY TRAIN - MORNING
(1/8/1991)

Harry and Hagrid are on the train. Hagrid knits what looks like a yellow circus tent.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Still got your letter, Harry?

Harry takes it out.

RUBEUS HAGRID (CONT’D)
Good. There's a list there of everything yeh need.

The letter is unfolded.

HARRY POTTER
HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY. Uniform. First-year students will require: Three sets of plain work robes (black), One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear, One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar), One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings). Please note that all pupils' clothes should carry name tags. Set Books. All students should have a copy of each of the following: The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk. A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot. Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling. A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration by Emetic Switch. One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore. Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander. The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble. Other Equipment. 1 wand, 1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2), 1 set glass or crystal phials, 1 telescope, 1 set brass scales. Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad. PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS.

Throughout this Harry keeps on looking up at Hagrid, who beckons him on.

HARRY POTTER (CONT’D)
Can we find all this in London?

RUBEUS HAGRID
If yeh know where to go.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - LATE MORNING
(1/8/1991)

Harry and Hagrid walk down it, Harry uncertain, seeing the book shops, the music stores, the restaurants and the cinemas.

RUBEUS HAGRID
This is it, the Leaky Cauldron. It's a famous place.

It's a shabby, grubby-looking little pub. None of the people around them seem to notice it is even there.

INT. LEAKY CAULDRON - LATE MORNING
(CONTINUOUS ACTION) (1/8/1991)

Inside, a group of old woman sit gossiping over drinks in a corner (Doris Crockford among them), one of them smoking a pipe. A pale young man (Quirenius Quirrell) is being served and a little man with a top hat (Dedalus Diggle) is talking to the toothless and bald barman (Tom).

TOM - BARMAN
The usual, Hagrid?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Can't, Tom, I'm on Hogwarts business.

Hagrid puts his hand on Harry's shoulder.

TOM - BARMAN
Good Lord, is this - can this be -?

The bar go silent

TOM - BARMAN (CONT’D)
Bless my soul. Harry Potter … what an honour.

The lady smoking the pipe doesn't notice it has gone out. Tom comes out from behind the bar and shacks his hand.

TOM - BARMAN (CONT’D)
Welcome back, Mr Potter, welcome back.

Suddenly everyone is moving.

DORIS CROCKFORD
Doris Crockford, Mr Potter, can't believe I'm meeting you at last.

TLC PERSON 1
So proud, Mr Potter, I'm just so proud.

TLC PERSON 2
Always wanted to shake your hand - I'm all of a flutter.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Delighted, Mr Potter, just can't tell you, Diggle's the name, Dedalus Diggle.

Diggle's hat falls off in his excitement.

HARRY POTTER
I've seen you before! You bowed to me once in a shop.
DEDALUS DIGGLE
'He remembers! Did you hear that? He remembers me!

A pale young man, head bald, makes his way nevoursly towards Harry.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Professor Quirrell! Harry, Professor Quirrell will be one of your teachers at Hogwarts.

Quirrell shakes Harry's hand.

QUIRENIUS QUIRRELL
P-P-Potter, c-can't t-tell you how p- pleased I am to meet you.
HARRY POTTER
What sort of magic do you teach, Professor Quirrell?
QUIRENIUS QUIRRELL
D-Defence Against the D-D-Dark Arts. N-not that you n-need it, eh, P-P-Potter? You'll be g-getting all your equipment, I suppose? I've g-got to p-pick up a new b-book on vampires, m-myself.

Quirrell leaves. The others want another handshake.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Must get on - lots ter buy. Come on, Harry.

Hagrid pulls Harry away from a handshake with Doris Crockford.

EXT. LEAKY CAULDRON > DIAGON ALLEY COURTYARD - LATE MORNING
(CONTINUOUS ACTION) (1/8/1991)

Harry and Hagrid enter.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Told yeh, didn't I? Told yeh you was famous. Even Professor Quirrell was tremblin' ter meet yeh - mind you, he's usually tremblin'

HARRY POTTER
Is he always that nervous?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Oh, yeah. Poor bloke. Brilliant mind. He was fine while he was studyin' outta books but then he took a year off ter get some firsthand experience … They say he met vampires in the Black Forest, and there was a nasty bit o' trouble with a hag - never been the same since. Scared of the students, scared of his own subject now, where's me umbrella?

Harry pauses, the new information swimming around his head. Hagrid pulls out his umbrella and counts the bricks on the wall.

RUBEUS HAGRID (CONT’D)
Two up...
(He moves his umbrella two bricks up from a dustbin)
Three across...
(And three across.)
Right, stand back, Harry.

He taps the wall three times. Slowly, a hole emerges. It spirals, the bricks with it, until it makes an archway so large Hagrid can fit through it.

RUBEUS HAGRID (CONT’D)
Welcome, to Diagon Alley.
  




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