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Old October 12th, 2009, 7:26 pm
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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

It fitted really well, I thought it was pretty cool to put in the part about the prophecy it certainly added mysteru considering you wouldn' find out what it meant for another four films
Your music fitted that mystery well.


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Old October 14th, 2009, 7:30 am
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EDIT: Now I've done music for one of my favorite scenes, the one where Uncle Vernon sees the cloak wearing people and gets totally scared It's maybe a little more dramatic than it should, but I wanted to show Vernon's horror

The Cloak People

I used "The Philosopher's Stone/Voldemort's Theme" (I said it was a bit too dramatic ), "Sirius' Theme" and "Hedwig's Theme" at the end (when Vernon drives away) - all of them by John Williams.
Ooh, I missed this! Sounds awesome too - thanks, I love that you are doing this

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Old October 14th, 2009, 7:42 am
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Well, that's about 20 minutes and not much happens. It includes much more than is needed is occasionally pretty redundant. I haven't read it in a while, but it seems like you mainly just reformatted the book. You should try making some cuts.

I've actually recently been thinking about how I would have done the first movie. Maybe I should write it out.
I think more r/t directors should have stuck closer to the books so i have no problem with any who do keep to the books instead of cutting characters or even worse changing things like giving lines to those who don't speak them in the books.And get someone more realistic for Dumbledore.


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Old October 24th, 2009, 1:35 am
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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

I finally got off my lazy butt and wrote a bit more. I'm not really too happy with this new part. I feel its a bit too jarring.

New PS Script:    


  
Part 1:    


  
FADE IN:

INT. HALL OF PROPHECY - NIGHT

As we fade in, indistinguishable voices are heard. A spherical shape begins to be seen, and the voices become clearer and clearer...

MALE PROPHET
At the solciste will come a new...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
He will return tonight!

FEMALE PROPHET
And none will come after...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
(Louder than the others)
The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord -

We go into the spherical shape -

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

- and a small cottage forms.

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
- approaches.

Suddenly the house is filled with green light. A baby’s cry can be heard.

CUT TO BLACK

FADE TO:

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

The title floats upon an ominous background.

FADE TO:

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MORNING

We track up the footpath, meet a stray tabby cat, then pan up to woman outside number 4 (PETUNIA), who kisses her husband (VERNON) while trying to stop her baby boy (DUDLEY) cry.

EXT. LITTLE WHINING - MORNING
Vernon stops his car, amongst the morning traffic. He eyes a man and a woman whispering to each other, about to cross the road. They are wearing cloaks, looking extremely out of place.

CLOAK WEARING MAN
(As the cross in front of Vernon)
The Potters - that’s what I heard.

CLOAK WEARING WOMAN
Yes, yes - they’re son Harry...

Vernon sits in his car, dread slowly covering his face.

BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesn’t notice the traffic move again.

JIM MCGUFFIN (V.O.)
(As Vernon drives off)
Well, not only are some people celebrating Halloween a day late, -

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - NIGHT

Vernon is watching the news.

JIM MCGUFFIN
(On TV)
- today the nations owl’s have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern. There have been hundreds of sighting of this birds flying in daylight. Most mysterious.

VERNON
Er - Petunia

Petunia is makig dinner.

PETUNIA
Yes?

VERNON
You haven’t from your sister late--

PETUNIA
(With force)
No. Why?!

VERNON
Funny stuff on the news. I thought, maybe, it could have been her lot.

Petunia just sniffs.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Their son - Howard, isn’t it?

PETUNIA
(Obviously annoyed)
Harry. Nasty common name if you ask me.

She goes straight back to cooking.

VERNON
(Becoming unsettled.)
Yes. I quite agree.

We pass through the window -

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MIDNIGHT

- to find it is midnight. The stray tabby cat looks impatient upon a brick wall. POP. An eldery man (DUMBLEDORE), wearing a cloak, suddenly walks onto the deserted road. He holds out a cigarette lighter, and with one click, all the lights from the lamp extinguish with a POP.

DUMBLEDORE
Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall.

He turns to the stray tabby cat, who transforms into a woman (MCGONAGALL) with square glasses exactly like the markings that were around the cat’s eyes. They both sit down on the brick wall.

MCGONAGALL
Albus, is it true? Has he really gone?

DUMBLEDORE
It certainly seems so.

McGonagall is shocked.

MCGONAGALL
And James and Lily?

Dumbledore bows his head, and McGonagall gasps.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
But what about Harry?
(Dumbledore says nothing)
What they’re saying is he tried to kill them too, but, but, he couldn’t.

DUMBLEDORE
It’s true.

MCGONAGALL
(Looking more shocked than ever)
After all he’s done, all the people he’s killed. But how did Harry survive?

DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess. We may never know.

Dumbledore looks at his watch.

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

DUMBLEDORE
I’ve come to bring Harry to the only family he has left.

MCGONAGALL
(Pointing to number 4)
You can’t mean the people who live here? I’ve been watching them all day. You couldn’t find two people who are less like us. Harry Potter come an live here?!

DUMBLEDORE
(Looking sternly at McGonnagall)
It’s the best place for him.

MCGONAGALL
But how is the boy getting here?

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid is bringing him.

MCGONAGALL
You think it - wise to trust Hagrid with something as important as this? I’m not saying his heart isn’t in the right place, but he does tend to -

A loud RUMBLE is heard.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
What was that?

A giant motorbike falls down from the sky, ridden by a giant-of-a man (HAGRID), who carries a pile of blankets in his arms.

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid. At last.

Hagrid passes the pile of blankets to Dumbledore and we see a baby boy (HARRY) inside them.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
No problems, I hope?

HAGRID
No sir - house was almost destroyed, but I got him out ok.

McGonnagall comes up to look at baby Harry.

MCGONAGALL
(Noticing a lighting-bolt scar on his forehead)
Is that where - ?

DUMBLEDORE
He’ll have that scar forever.

MCGONAGALL
Couldn’t you do something -

DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldn’t. Scars can come in handy.

Dumbledore leads the party towards the door of number 4.

HAGRID
(teary)
Could I say good-bye to him sir?

Dumbledore nods and Hagrid bends down to give Harry a kiss. McGonagall pats Hagrid on the arm. Dumbledore places Harry down on the mat, and places a letter on top on him.

DUMBLEDORE
Good luck, Harry.

CUT TO BLACK

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - MORNING

The noise of a motorbike driving away, then -

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Up! Get up! Now!

10-year-old Harry Potter wakes, but doesn’t want to get out of bed.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
Get a move on. You have to look after the bacon. And don’t you dare let it burn on Duddy’s special day.

Harry groans.
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry serves bacon as his cousin, Dudley, now 11, counts his birthday presents.

DUDLEY
Thirty-six? That’s two less than last year!

PETUNIA
Darling, you missed Auntie Marge’s present.

DUDLEY
Well that makes it thirty-seven -

PETUNIA
(Sensing trouble)
And we’re going to buy you two new presents!

Vernon comes back from answering the phone.

VERNON
(Sniffing)
Mrs Figg’s broken her leg. Can’t take him.

PETUNIA
Now what?

HARRY
You could just leave me here. I won’t blow up the house!

I/E. DURSLEY’S CAR - MORNING

Harry is coming with them. BRRRMMM. A motorbike drives by.

VERNON
(Complaining)
Young Hoodlums, roaring along like maniacs!

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

Vernon almost crashes the car. He turns around to Harry.

VERNON
Motorbikes don’t fly!

HARRY
It was only a dream...

Harry looks to the window and the shot of him from the outside -

FADE TO:

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

- turns to a boa constrictor fast asleep behind glass. Dudley and his friend, PIERS, run up to it and press there noses on the glass, but Dudley is easily bored.

DUDLEY
(To Vernon)
Make it move!

Vernon taps on the glass. Nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
Do it again!

He does. And nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
This is boring...

He and Piers move off to the next exhibit. Harry, however, stays there.

HARRY
(To the snake)
It must be really annoying.

Harry isn’t concentrating on the snake, and doesn’t notice it begin to move. He notices it as it’s head comes up to the glass. Harry looks around to see no one is watching. The snake winks.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Where do you come from?

The snake taps his tail next to a sign ‘Boa Constrictor, Brazil’

HARRY (CONT’D)
Was it nice there.

The snake taps again. ‘This specimen was bred in the zoo’

HARRY (CONT’D)
(Sighing)
Oh - I see -

PIERS
(Running to the snake)
Dudley! Mr Dursley! You won’t believe what this snake is doing!

Dudley rushes after him, and nudges Harry out of the way. Piers and Dudley are leaning right up to the glass, but become unsupported when the glass disappears. Harry looks shocked. Dudley and Piers fall head first into the cage and become rooted to the spot when the Boa Constrictor slithers out of the exhibit.

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

Harry is shocked to find it speaking. He looks up to see Vernon looking angrily at him.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - AFTERNOON

Harry is held by Vernon

VERNON
Go! Cupboard! Stay! No meals!

Harry is pushed into the cupboard.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - AFTERNOON

Harry is alone and in the dark as Vernon slams the door on him.

FADE TO BLACK.

SERIES OF FLASHBACKS:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

Harry is shocked as his teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

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

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Dudley, PIERS POLKISS and some other of his gang are chasing Harry. Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A 5-year-old Harry questions Petunia.

HARRY
How did I get my scar?

Petunia stops what she is doing.

PETUNIA
In a car crash - when your parents died.

She walks off.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
And don’t ask questions!

A flash of green light.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - NIGHT

Harry’s eyes are filled with green light as he wakes up from a nightmare.

INT. HOGWARTS - MCGONAGALL’S OFFICE - DAY

Dumbledore walks into McGonagall’s office, where she is sorting out letters.

DUMBLEDORE
You called, Minerva?

MCGONAGALL
Yes. I’ve been sorting out the first-years. I wondered if you realised -

DUMBLEDORE
That Harry Potter is attending next year? Yes, I’ve been waiting. I wonder if you heard of what he’s been up to lately? It was in the Muggle newspaper. A snake escaped from the London Zoo, tormenting one Dudley Dursley in the process. The Muggles are ever so confused where the glass went.
(After a moment pause)
I do wonder if...

But he doesn’t finish his sentence.

MCGONAGALL
I’ve been wondering if it will be difficult to reach them. You know I still don’t like that you sent him to live with those people.

Dumbledore turns away and notices a quill jump up by itself and write a name on a piece of parchment.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah, the Montgomery’s have just had a baby boy.
(To McGonagall again)
Don’t worry, I’ve been expecting it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry walks in just as mail can be heard coming through the slot. Harry doesn’t even walk any further, because he knows what is coming.

VERNON
Get the mail, Harry.

Helplessly, he obeys.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Harry walks up the hall to a pile of mail on the floor. Bored, he fingers through the mail. His eyes open wide at one letter:
Mr H. Potter
The Cupboard under the Stairs
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging
Surrey

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Walking in, Harry turns over his letter and sees a coat of arms of a lion, eagle, badger and snake around the letter H. Harry gives the rest of the mail to Vernon. He picks up the first in the pile, a postcard.

VERNON
Marge’s ill! Ate a funny whelk -

Harry is about to open his letter -

DUDLEY
Dad! Dad! Harry’s got something!

As Harry is just about to unfold the paper inside, Vernon forces it out of his hands.

HARRY
That’s mine!

VERNON
Who’d be writing to you?

Vernon’s eyes fill with terror as he finds out. Petunia nosies over and looks like she’s about to faint.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING
Dudley listens through the hall keyhole. Harry listens through the crack at the bottom.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Look at the address! How do they know where he sleeps?!

VERNON (O.S.)
Watching - spying - might be following us.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
What should we do Vernon?

VERNON (O.S.)
Ignore it.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
But -

VERNON (O.S.)
I’m not having one in my house Petunia!

Harry lies there, confused and intrigued.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - EVENING

Harry lies in the same position. The lock turns, and Vernon opens the door.

VERNON
Harry. Er. Your aunt and I have been thinking. Er. We think it would be nice is you moved to Dudley’s second bedroom -

HARRY
Why?

VERNON
Don’t. Ask. Questions!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - EVENING

Harry is moving his stuff (which is hardly anything) up to his new room. Vernon is nailing up the letterbox, talking to Petunia. Neither notice Harry.

VERNON
See, if they can’t deliver them they’ll just give up.

PETUNIA
(Offering fruit cake)
I’m not sure -

VERNON
Oh these people’s minds work in strange ways.

Vernon takes the fruit cake and hammers another nail with it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

A confused milkman passes eggs through the window to Petunia.

PETUNIA
(Before he can say anything)
We’re renovating.

MILKMAN
And also, these were on your doormat.

He passes about 10 letters addressed to Harry. Petunia’s fake smile falters.

PETUNIA
Thank you!

MILKMAN
Good day.

He leaves and Petunia eyes the change on the letter’s address: ‘The Smallest Bedroom’. She throws them into the fire and continues to cook, selecting one of the new eggs. She breaks it. No yolk. But there is parchment. Petunia’s eyes widen with horror. She breaks more and more eggs. Harry and Dudley walk in. Petunia pulls out letters from each of the dozen eggs. She screams.

DUDLEY
(To Harry)
Who on earth wants to talk to you this badly
  

Part 2:    


  
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry is looking out the window, sad. Vernon gleefully spreads marmalade on his toast at the kitchen table.

VERNON
No posts on Sunday!

He takes a bite of his toast.

VERNON (CONT’D)
No letters today - !

But somehow a letter knocks the toast out of his hand. Harry turns around. A rumble can be heard from the fireplace. Everyone stares at it. Suddenly hundreds of letter come flying out of it. Harry jumps up and tries to get one, but he is thrown out of the room by Vernon

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. We’re going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

Rain plummets down. The Dursley’s car pulls up to the coast, and Vernon gets out.

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldn’t it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddy’s gone mad, hasn’t he?

Harry looks out of the car, its windows splattered by rain. Vernon returns.

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And there’s a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Could do with some of those letters now, eh?

EXT. SEA - NIGHT

Vernon rows the party to a small island in the middle of the sea with a small wooden shack upon it.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MIDNIGHT

Harry lies on the stone wall, unable to sleep.

HARRY
(To himself)
Happy Birthday to me...

THUNDER. Harry sighs and rolls over. He notices Dudley’s watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM! Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Where’s the cannon?

BOOM! Vernon and Petunia hurry in from another room. vernon carries a rifle

VERNON
Who’s there? I’m armed!

SMASH! The door falls down and HAGRID storms in, looking evil, but says cheerfully -

HAGRID
Couldn’t make us a cup o’ tea? It’s not been an easy journey.

None of them do anything. Hagrid puts the door back in its hinges. He goes to sit down.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
And here’s Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but you’ve got yer mum’s eyes.

Vernon gains back some courage.

VERNON
I demand that you leave at once!

Without turning, Hagrid puts his hand back and grabs the rifle out of his hands. He ties it easily into a knot and throws it into the corner.

HAGRID
Anyway. Harry, a very happy birthday to yeh.

And he pulls out a cake, with ‘Happy Birthday Harry’ written on it. Harry doesn’t know what to say.

HARRY
Who are you?

HAGRID
(Chuckling)
Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.

He puts his hand out and shakes Harry’s arm.

HARRY
I’m sorry, but I still don’t really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. An’ like I told yeh, I’m Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yeh’ll know about Hogwarts, o’ course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
It’s them that should be sorry!
(To Harry again)
Did yeh ever wonder where yer parents learnt it all?

HARRY
All what?

VERNON
(Stepping out)
Stop! I forbid you to tell -

HAGRID
You never told him? I saw Dumbledore leave that letter, Dursley! An’ yeh’ve kept it from him all these years?

HARRY
Kept what from me?

VERNON
Stop! I forbid -

HAGRID
Oh, go boil yer heads!

Petunia gasps

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Harry, yer a wizard.

No one speaks. Even the storm outside seems less wild.

HARRY
I’m - I’m a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, o’ course. Jus’ like yer parents.

Hagrid pulls out a letter and Harry opens and reads it.

HARRY
(Still shocked)
Dear Mr. Potter, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

VERNON
He’s not going.

HAGRID
I’d like to see a great Muggle like you stop him!

HARRY
A what?

HAGRID
Muggle, non-magic folk like them - the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on!

VERNON
We swore when we took him in we’d stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew I’m - a wizard?

PETUNIA
Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be? How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? I was the only one who saw her for what she was - a freak!
(Now enjoying her story)
She met that Potter at that school. She left, got married, and had you, and of course I knew you'd be just the same, just as - abnormal - and then she went and got herself blown up and we got landed with you!

HARRY
Blown up? You told me they died in a car crash!

HAGRID
Car crash?! It’s an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowin’ his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Don’ know if I’m the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I don’ like saying it. No one does.

HARRY
Why not?

HAGRID
Harry, people are still scared. Seem there was this wizard who went ... bad. Worse. Worse than worse. His name was -

Hagrid tries, but can’t.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, can’t spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Don’t make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - ‘bout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didn’t know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takin’ over. ‘Course, some people stood up to him - an’ he killed ‘em. Horribly. One o’ the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledore’s the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum an’ dad were as good a witch an’ wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godric’s Hollow, the village were yeh were livin’, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

A cloaked man (VOLDEMORT) walks up to a cottage, he notices a mother and father (LILY and JAMES) playing with their son (HARRY)

HAGRID (V.O.)
- Yer was just a year old.

Voldemort pushes the gate open, and makes his way up the path.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
He came to yer house, an’, an’ -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
- he killed ‘em.

A flash of green light and James lies dead on the floor.

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - POTTER’S COTTAGE - NIGHT

Lily protects her son as Voldemort charms open the door of the room they are in. Cut to: A flash of green light as Lily falls down to reveal Harry in his cot behind her.

HAGRID (V.O.)
An’ this is the real myst’ry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harry’s cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldn’t.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT

Harry is shocked, his lightning-bolt scar showing.

HAGRID
Never wondered how you got that mark on yer forehead? That’s what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. An’ that’s why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill ‘em, no one except you.

Harry looks away. A flash of green light appears on his eyes again, but this time Voldemort makes a cruel laugh.

HARRY
What happened to Vol - I mean, You-Know-Who?

HAGRID
Disappeared. Vanished. Makes yer even more famous. Some say he died. Codswallop, in my opinion. Dunno if he had enough human left in him to die. Most of us reckon he’s still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadn’t counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethin’ about you stumped him, all right.

Hagrid looks to Harry with warm and thankful eyes.

HARRY
Hagrid, I think you must have made a mistake. I don’t think I can be a wizard -

HAGRID
Not a wizard, eh? Never made things happen when you was scared or angry.

Quick flashbacks:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

The teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A jumper shrinks as Petunia forces it over Harry's head.

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT
The hiss of the snake continues to ring in Harry’s ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - You’ll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Haven’t I told you he’s not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you won’t stop him! His name’s been down ever since he was born. He’s off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, an’ he’ll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
I’m not paying for some crackpot old fool to teach him magic tricks!

This snaps something in Hagrid, he pulls out a pink umbrella and aims it at Vernon

HAGRID
Never - insult - Albus - Dumbledore - in - front - of - me!

A flash of violet light. Dudley squeals, and a pig’s tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Shouldn’t have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Didn’t work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasn’t much left to do.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagrid’s coat falls off him and he smiles. TAP TAP. Harry goes to the window. There is an owl there. He opens the window, and the owl comes in and drops the newspaper it was holding next to Hagrid, then starts to attach his coat.

HARRY
Hagrid! There’s an - owl!

HAGRID
(Grunting)
Give him five knuts.

HARRY
Knuts?

HAGRID
Little bronze coins. Look in the pockets.

Harry tries one of the many pockets of Hagrid’s coat. He withdraws keys and slug pellets, then finds a handful of strange looking coins. Harry gives the owl 5 bronze ones and it flies off. Harry is still shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Waking)

Best be off, Harry, gotta buy all yer stuff today.

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I haven’t got any money -

HAGRID
Don’t worry about that. D’yeh think you parents didn’t leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizards’ bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so you’d be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - ‘cept perhaps Hogwarts.

EXT. COAST - ROWBOAT - MORNING

Hagrid taps the boat with his umbrella and it rows itself towards land. He reads the newspaper (The Daily Prophet).

HAGRID
Ministry o’ Magic messin’ things up as usual.

HARRY
There’s a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyone’d be wantin’ magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say there’s dragons guardin’ the high security vaults. Crickey, I’d like a dragon.

HARRY
You’d like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. There’s a list there of everything you need.

Harry unfolds the letter and reads.

HARRY
1 wand, 1 cauldron, 1 set glass or crystal phials, 1 telescope, 1 set of brass scales. Can we find all this in London?

HAGRID
If yer know where to go.

The boat reaches the shore.
  

Part 3:    


  
EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid make their way down the road, Harry looking confused. Hagrid turns off at a grubby-looking pub.

HAGRID
This is it - The Leaky Cauldron.

INT. THE LEAKY CAULDRON - MORNING

They walk in to find the pub full of life. The barman (TOM) signals Hagrid.

TOM
The usual, Hagrid?

HAGRID
Can’t Tom, I’m on Hogwarts business.

TOM
(Seeing Harry)
Good lord, is this - can this be -?

The bar goes quiet.

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

A lady smoking a pipe doesn’t notice it has gone out. Tom comes out and shakes Harry’s hand.

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

But everyone else now wants to shake his hand. Harry is bombarded and can only hear voices.

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

HAND SHAKER 1
So proud, I’m just so proud.

HAND SHAKER 2
Always wanted to shake your hand.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Delighted, Mr Potter, just can’t tell you how much - Diggle’s the name.

His hat falls off in his excitement. A pale twitchy man comes up next.

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

Harry shakes his hand.

QUIRRELL
P-P-Potter, c-can't t-tell you how ppleased I am to meet you.

HARRY
What sort of magic do you teach?

QUIRRELL
D-Defence Against the D-D-Dark Arts. Nnot that you n-need it, eh, P-P-Potter? You'll be g-getting all your equipment, I suppose?

HAGRID
Yeh. Must get on - lots to buy.

And Harry follows Hagrid out to the back of the pub.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - BRICK COURTYARD - MORNING

They both walk in to the courtyard.

HAGRID
Told yeh you was famous. Even Professor Quirrell was tremblin' ter meet yeh - mind you, he's usually tremblin'

HARRY
Is he always that nervous?

HAGRID
Oh, yeah. Poor bloke. Brilliant mind. Jus’ took a year off ter get some firsthand experience - never been the same since. Now, where's me umbrella?

Harry suddenly realises they are at a dead-end, facing a brick wall. Hagrid is busy counting the bricks and begins to tap it with a small pink umbrella. On the third tap, a small hole appears there, which gets wider and wider, creating an archway to reveal a cobbled street packed with shops.

HAGRID (CONT’D)

Welcome to Diagon Alley.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - MORNING

They set out on to the street, Harry eyeing the many different wizardry shops. At the end of the street -

HAGRID
Gringotts!

- a tall white building towers the others. Two short creatures stand guard.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Whispering to Harry)

Yeah, those are goblins.

They make their way to the doors, which have words etched onto them. Harry reads over some of the phrases: “For those who take, but do not earn, must pay most dearly in their turn.” “Thief, you have been warned, beware Of finding more than treasure here.”

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Like I said, you’d be mad ter rob it.

He opens the doors for them.

INT. GRINGOTTS - MORNING

They find themselves in a magnificent hall full of doors to the sides and counters with goblins as tellers. Hagrid leads the way to one of these.

HAGRID
Morning.

The goblin looks up from measuring rare gems.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
We’ve come ter take some money outta Mr Harry Potter’s safe.

GOBLIN
You have his key, sir?

HAGRID
Er, got it here somewhere.

He empties some of his pockets onto the goblin’s desk. The goblin shrivels up his nose at some moudly dog biscuits.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Got it.

Hagrid gives the key to the goblin, who examines it.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
An' I've also got a letter here from Professor Dumbledore. It's about the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen.

The goblin looks stops examining the key and takes the letter and examines it instead.

GOBLIN
Very well. I will have someone take you down to both vaults. Griphook!

INT. GRINGOTTS - CART TRACKS - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid are lead in by another goblin (GRIPHOOK).

HARRY
What’s the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen?

HAGRID
Can’t tell yeh that. Very secret. More’n my job’s worth ter tell yeh.

Griphook gets in the front of a cart and Harry and Hagrid sit in the back. Harry is hardly seated when suddenly the cart whizzes away, steered through multiple junctions. Left, right, left, middle, right... Harry can’t keep track of where they’re going. And as suddenly as the cart started, it stops without warning. They all get out, Hagrid looking queasy, and Griphook inserts the key into the wall. A section of the wall fades away to reveal mounds of gold, silver and bronze coins. Harry is shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
All yours.

VAULT 713

The cart jolts to another stop. Hagrid nervously gets out, follows by a curious Harry.

GRIPHOOK
Stand back!

Griphook goes over to the wall and runs its finger down it. The wall melts away.

GRIPHOOK (CONT’D)
(To an awestruck Harry)
If anyone but a Gringotts goblin tried that, they'd be sucked through the door and trapped in there.

HARRY
How often do you check them?

GRIPHOOK
About every ten years.

Hagrid reaches into the vault and brings out a small, grubby package. Harry is disappointed.

HAGRID
Come on.

They get back on the cart, and Harry turns back to see the wall reseals itself with a small pop.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid walk out of an Apothecary, both carrying packages. Hagrid looks at Harry’s list.

HAGRID
Just yer wand left, an’ I still haven’t got yeh a birthday present.

HARRY
You don’t have to!

LATER

They both now come out of Eeylops Owl Emporium, Harry now holding the cage of a sleeping snowing white owl.

HARRY (CONT’D)
(stammering)
Th-thanks

HAGRID
Don’ mention it. Just Ollivanders left now.

He points to ‘Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382BC.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - OLLIVANDERS - AFTERNOON

A bell rings as Harry and Hagris enters. There is an eerie silence. Hagrid sits on the only chair in the room, which makes a crunching noise. He quickly gets off. A man suddenly appears at the counter.

OLLIVANDER
I thought I’d be seeing you soon, Harry Potter. You have your mothers eyes. Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow. Your father, a mahogany wand. Eleven inches. Pliable. Excellent for transfiguration.

Mr Ollivander reaches out and touches Harry’s scar.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Thirteen and a half inches. Yew. Powerful wand. I’m sorry to say I sold the wand that did it.

Ollivander’s eyes shift, and he notices Hagrid.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Rubeus Hagrid! Oak, sixteen inches, rather bendy, wasn't it?

HAGRID
Yes, it was, sir.

OLLIVANDER
Good wand, that one. But I suppose they snapped it in half when you got expelled?

HAGRID
Yes, yes, they did. I’ve still got the pieces, though.

OLLIVANDER
But you don’t use them?

HAGRID
Oh, no sir.

Hagrid’s grip on his pink umbrella tightens. Meanwhile, a tape measure appears from nowhere, and it starts to measure everywhere on Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Searching in the store)
Every Ollivander wand has a core of a powerful magical substance, Mr Potter. We use unicorn hairs, phoenix tail feathers, and the heartstrings of dragons. No two Ollivander wands are the same, and of course, you will never get such good results with another wizard's wand. It’s the wand that chooses the wizard, Mr Potter.

Ollivander grabs back the tape as it begins to measure his nostrils, and hands him a wand.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Beechwood and dragon heartstring. Nine inches. Nice and flexible. Give it a wave.

Harry foolishly gives the wand a small wave, but Ollivander quickly replaces it with another.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
No, no - here. Ebony and unicorn hair, eight and a half inches, springy. Go on.

Harry tries again but the same thing happens. The pile of discarded wands on Ollivander’s desk increases.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Looking through the store again)
Tricky customer, eh? Not to worry, we'll find the perfect match here somewhere.

He pauses.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
I wonder, now - yes, why not.

He hands a wand to Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Unusual combination - holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.

Harry takes it and waves it, but Ollivander doesn’t take it back: the wand emits red and gold sparks. Hagrid claps.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Yes, indeed, oh, very good. Well, well, well... how curious... how very curious...

HARRY
Sorry, but what's curious?

OLLIVANER
I remember every wand I've ever sold, Mr Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather - just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother why, its brother gave you that scar. I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter. After all, He- Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great.

Harry looks a little unsettled.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid come out of the Leaky Cauldron and wait at a bus stop. Hagrid pulling something out of his coat.

HAGRID
Yer ticket fer Hogwarts. First o' September - King's Cross - Platform Nine and Three Quarters - it's all on yer ticket.

Harry takes the ticket off Hagrid and examines it.

HARRY
Platform Nine and Three Quarters?

He looks back, but Hagrid has gone.
  

Part 4:    


  
INT. KINGS CROSS STATION - MORNING

There is a platform 9, and a platform 10, but no platforms in between...

VERNON
Platform Nine. Platform Ten. Your platform should be somewhere in the middle, but they don’t seem to have built it yet.

All three Dursley leave, laughing.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Have a good term.

Harry is left stranded with his trunk and owl, which hoots.

HARRY
It’s alright, Hedwig.

Harry looks at the clock. 10:45. He starts to worry.

MOLLY (O.S.)
- packed with Muggles of course -

At once Harry turns to see a plump woman (MOLLY) followed by her four sons (PERCY, FRED, GEORGE, and RON), and her daughter (GINNY) holding her hand. She stops at a point between platforms 9 and 10.

GINNY
Platform nine and three-quarters! Mum, can’t I go...

MOLLY
You’re not old enough Ginny. Be quiet. All right, Percy, you go first.

The eldest son, Percy, starts pushing his trunk ahead, but a group of tourists then pass, and when they leave Percy has vanished.

MOLLY (CONT’D)
Fred, George, you next.

Two twins come out and head for the barrier between platforms nine and ten. They seem to melt right through the wall.

HARRY
Excuse me.

Harry comes forward and Molly turns to him.

MOLLY
Hello dear. First time at Hogwarts? Ron’s new, too.

She gestures at the last of her sons.

HARRY
Yes. The thing is - I don’t -

MOLLY
Not to worry dear. All you have to do is walk straight at the barrier between platforms nine and ten. Best do it at a bit of a run if you’re nervous. Go on.
Harry looks to Ron, who is waiting for him now.

HARRY
Er - okay.

Harry pushes his trolley forward. The wall gets closer and closer. Harry swears he’ll crash, but -

INT. PLATFORM NINE AND THREE-QUARTERS - MORNING

- he finds himself on a platform packed with people. The Hogwarts Express gleams in front of him. Harry goes toward it, passing wizards, owls and cats.

NEVILLE
(Faintly heard in the background)
- lost my toad, Gran.

Unseen by Harry, a man (LUCIUS) watches his pass across the station.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS COMPARTMENT - MORNING

Harry sits down in an empty compartment. He notices the red-haired family (The Weasleys) on the platform. Molly hugs and kisses each of her sons. She gets a hankerchief out and rubs something off Ron’s nose. They all make their way towards the train, whispering to each other. When the doors shut and the train starts to leave, Ginny runs after it, half crying, half laughing, but gives up as it turns the corner. Harry sits in his compartment, thinking things over, when the door opens.

RON
Is anyone sitting there? Everywhere else is full.

Harry shakes his head and returns to look out the window.

RON (CONT’D)
(Sitting down)
Are you Harry Potter?

HARRY
Um, yes.

RON
(Pointing Harry’s scar)
And that’s where You-Know-Who -

HARRY
Yes, but I can’t remember it.

Ron stares at Harry, but quickly looks out the window.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Are all your family wizards?

RON
Er, I think so.

HARRY
Wish I’d had three wizard brothers.

RON
Five. I’m the sixth in the family. Everyone expects me to do as well as them. Head Boy, Quidditch captain, Prefect. I never get anything new either. Bill’s old robes, Charlie’s old wand, and Percy’s old rat.

He pulls out a beaten-up fat grey rat from his jacket.

RON (CONT’D)
His name’s Scabbers and he’s useless.

Scabbers is sleeping.

HARRY
You must know loads of magic. I’ve got loads to learn -

RON
There’s loads of people who come from Muggle families and they learn quick enough.

There is noise outside and a dimpled old lady opens the door to show them her food trolley.

FOOD TROLLEY LADY
Anything of the trolley, dears?

Ron’s gestures some snadwiches he has, but Harry leaps up.

HARRY
Yes please.

But he is taken aback when he sees what’s on the trolley: Bettie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes and Licorice Wands.

A LITTLE LATER

Harry and Ron are eating their way through what looks like the entire trolley. Ron’s sandwiches lie next to Scabbers, forgotten.

HARRY (CONT’D)
What are these?

He shows Ron a Chocolate Frogs packet.

HARRY (CONT’D)
They’re not really frogs, are they?

RON
No. But see what the card is. I’m missing Ptolemy. Chocolate frogs have famous witches and wizards cards inside them to collect. I’ve got about five hundred.

Harry turns the package over and pulls out a wizard card from the bottom. It shows, as the title says, Albus Dumbledore.

HARRY
So this is Dumbledore?

RON
Don’t tell me you’d never heard of Dumbledore!

Harry reads the other side of the card.

HARRY
‘Albus Dumbledore. Currently Headmaster of Hogwarts. Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with his partner, Nicolas Flamel.’

The chocolate frog suddenly escapes and leaps around the compartment. Ron tries to catch it. Harry turns the card over again to find the Dumbledore in the picture wink and leave. Harry’s mouth opens again, and Ron catches the frog. The door opens again.

NEVILLE
Sorry, but have you seen a toad at all?

Ron is now eating the chocolate frog, and has to check it’s not real.

NEVILLE (CONT’D)
Well, if you see him...

Neville leaves.

RON
Don’t know why he’s so bothered. If I’d brought a toad I’d lose it as quick as I could. Mind you, I brought Scabbers.

Scabbers still sleeps.

RON (CONT’D)
I tried to turn him yellow yesterday. I’ll show you.

As Ron takes out his wand, the door opens again.

HERMIONE
Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one.

RON
We’ve already told him -

HERMIONE
Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.

She sits on an empty seat. Ron becomes nervous.

RON
Er - Sunshine daisies, butter mellow. Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.
He waves his wand all over the place, but nothing happens.

HERMIONE
Are you sure that’s a real spell? It’s not very good, is it? I tried a few simple spells just for pratice and they all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, so it was ever a surprise when I got my letter. I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course. I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you.

Harry and Ron both looked stuned at each other.

RON
I’m Ron Weasley

HARRY
Harry Potter.

HERMIONE
Are you really? I know all about you of course. You’re in Modern Magical History and The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts and Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century.

HARRY
Am I?

HERMIONE
Goodness, you didn’t know? Do either of you know what house you’ll be in? I hope I’m in Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw. Anyway, I’d better go and look for Neville’s toad.

She stands up.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
(To Ron)
You’ve got dirt on your nose, by the way.

Thankfully, she leaves.

RON
Whatever house I’m in, I hope she’s not in it.

HARRY
What house are your brothers in?

RON
Gryffindor. So were my parents. But imagine if they put me in Slytherin! There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin.

He shudders.

HARRY
Is that the house Voldemort was in?

Ron gasps.

RON
You said You-Know-Who’s name! I’d have thought of all people -

HARRY
I’m not trying to be brave or something, I just never knew you -

But they are disturbed by the door opening again, showing three boys (DRACO, CRABBE and GOYLE)

DRACO
Is it true? They’re saying all down the train that Harry Potter’s in this compartment.

His eyes fall on Harry. Harry looks to Crabbe and Goyle, who are massive and look like bodyguards.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Oh, this is Crabbe and Goyle. And my name’s Malfoy. Draco Malfoy.

Ron tries his best to hid a s******.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Think my name’s funny, do you? No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford!

Ron turns red, and Draco turns to Harry.

DRACO (CONT’D)
You’ll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don’t want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there.

Draco holds out his hand for harry to shake, but he doesn’t.

HARRY
I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself thanks.

Draco withdraws his hand.

DRACO
I’d be careful, Potter. Unless you’re a bit politer you’ll go the same way as you’re parents.

And he gestures to Crabbe and Goyle and they all leave. Harry and Ron calmly look to each other.

EXT. HOGSMEADE STATION - NIGHT

The Hogwarts Express starts to slow down and finally reaches the station. Students, all in their robes now, exit excitedly. Hagrid appears over the sea of students, carrying a lamp.

HAGRID
Firs’ years! Firs’ years over here! Alright Harry?

Harry and Ron meet Hagrid along with other first years.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
C’mon, follow me. Mind yer step, now. First years follow me!

EXT. THE LAKE - NIGHT

The first years (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, DEAN, SEAMUS, PARVATI, LAVENDER, Draco, Crabbe, Goyle, PANSY, BLAISE, THEODORE, MILLICENT, PADMA, MICHAEL, ANTHONY, TERRY, ERNIE, HANNAH, SUSAN and JUSTIN among them) turn the corner to find themselves looking at Hogwarts across the lake. Seven floors and seven turrets lies upon a cliff face. The first years are now passing over the lake in small boats.
  

Part 5EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - NIGHT

The first-years make their way towards the castle’s doors. Hagrid brings up the behind, holding a toad. (Note: Hagrid has longer legs and will reach the front of the first years quickly)

HAGRID
(Passing Neville)
Oi, you there! Is this your toad?

NEVILLE
Trevor!

Hagrid passes the toad to Neville and some of the other first years laugh, especially Draco. The first years stop at the doors and Hagrid comes forward and knocks on it. The door swings open at once to show Minerva McGonagall.

HAGRID
The firs’ years, Professor McGonagall.

MCGONAGALL
Thank you Hagrid. I will take them from here.

INT. HOGWARTS - ENTRANCE HALL - NIGHT

Professor McGonagall leads the first years inside. Hagrid slips though a large door to the right, through which the rest of the students are seen. McGonagall stops in front of this door.

MCGONAGALL
Welcome to Hogwarts. The start-of-term banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your houses. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here, your house will be like your family. You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in your house dormitory, and spend free time in your house common room. The four houses are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each house has its own noble history and each has produced outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule breaking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup. The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school. I shall return when we are ready for you. Please wait quietly.

McGonagall goes through the door also, leaving the first years nervous.

HARRY
How exactly do they sort us?

RON
Some sort of test I think. Fred said it hurts a lot, but I think he was joking.

Only Hermione seems ready for such test.

HERMIONE
- ooh, maybe we’ll have to perform Alohamora, you know the -

But she is cut off as a few students scream. Twenty transparent ghosts glide through the hall’s marble staircase.

FAT FRIAR
Forgive and forget, I say, we ought to give him a second chance -

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
My dear Friar, haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves?
(Noticing the first-years)
I say, what are you all doing here?

FAT FRIAR
New students! About to be Sorted, I suppose? Hope to see you in Hufflepuff! My old house -

MCGONAGALL
(Suddenly reappearing)
Move along now. The Sorting Ceremony’s about to start. Follow me.
The ghosts glide through another of the hall’s doors. McGonagall leads them through the Great Hall’s doors.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

Students sitting on four long tables turn their heads, as the first-years enter. Hermione looks to the ceiling to see thousands of candles floating near the ceiling, which imitates the sky outside.

HERMIONE
(To whoever listens)
It’s bewitched to look like the sky outside. I read about it in Hogwarts: A History.

The students make their way between the tables and towards a fifth, were the staff sit. In front of this table is a three legged stool, atop a patched and frayed pointed hat. A rip suddenly appears, and the hat sings through it.

SORTING HAT
Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffis are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw ,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands - though I have none
For I'm a Thinking Cap!

The whole hall appaulds.

RON
So we’ve just got to try on the hat!

MCGONAGALL
(With a list in her hands)
Hannah Abbot.

A girl with pigtails comes forward and put on that hat.

SORTING HAT
Hufflepuff!

The hall appaulds and Hannah goes to sit with the Hufflepuffs.

MCGONAGALL
Susan Bones.

Susan now comes forward.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
(Some time later)
Hermione Granger.

Hermione pushes past Harry and Ron and eagerly puts on the hat. A moments pause, then -

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

Ron groans.

A little later, Neville sits on the stool. He is there for a while. All the students are watching. At the staff table, Dumbledore eyes Neville with interest.

SORTING HAT (CONT’D)
Gryffindor!

Neville runs off still with the hat on, and has to return it amongst the hall’s laughter.

MCGONAGALL
Draco Malfoy.

Draco comes forwards and as the sorting hat is placed onto his head -

SORTING HAT
Slytherin.

Both Harry and Ron eye Draco as he heads to the Slytherin table, who welcome him with open arms.

MCGONAGALL
(Later)
Padma Patil
(Later)
Parvati Patil
(Later)
Harry Potter.

The hall suddenly goes quiet, then erupts with whispered conversations. Harry slowly makes his way to the stool. The hat is placed on his head and a small voice can he heard only by Harry.

SORTING HAT
Hmm ... Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, my goodness, yes - and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting... So where shall I put you?

Harry thinks with all his might:

HARRY (V.O.)
Not Slytherin. Not Slytherin.

SORTING HAT
Not Slytherin, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that - no? Well, if you're sure - better be...
(To everyone in the hall)
Gryffindor!

Everyone cheers, and the Gryffindor table explodes.

GEORGE
We've got Potter!

FRED
We've got Potter!

The ghost from earlier, Nearly-Headless Nick, pats Harry on the shoulder. Harry looks up to the staff table. Dumbledore is clapping Harry vigorously, and Dumbledore winks to him.

MCGONAGALL
(A bit later)
Ron Weasley.

Ron staggers forth and eyes his brothers and Harry at the Gryffindor table. The hat goes on his head.

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

MCGONAGALL
(When Ron’s applause dies)
Blaise Zabini.

Ron makes his way over to the Gryffindor table and sits next to Harry.

PERCY
(Nearby; Pompously)
Well done, Ron, excellent.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Slytherin!

They all look up to see McGongall rolling up for parchment of names, and taking the stoll and hat away. Albus Dumbledore gets to his feet.

DUMBLEDORE
Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.

Harry stares blankly at Dumbledore

HARRY
Is he a bit mad?

Unseen by Harry, mountains of food suddenly appears on the table.

PERCY
Mad? He’s a genius! But, yes, he is a bit mad. Potatoes, Harry?

Harry turns in shock to see the mountains of food. Harry piles up his plate.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
(Drifting towards him)
That does look good.

HARRY
Can’t you - ?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I haven’t eaten for nearly five hundred years. One does miss it.

RON
I know who you are! You’re Nearly-Headless Nick!

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I would prefer Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, resident ghost of Gryffindor -

SEAMUS
Nearly headless? How can you be nearly headless?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
Like this.

Nick pulls his ear and his head swings off from his neck. Seamus is shocked. Nick puts his head back on.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK (CONT’D)
So - new Gryffindors! I hope you're going to help us win the house championship this year? Gryffindors have never gone so long without winning. Slytherins have got the cup six years in a row! The Bloody Baron's becoming almost unbearable - he's the Slytherin ghost.

He eyes the ghost sitting at the Slytherin table, his robes stained with ghostly blood.

SEAMUS
How did he get covered in blood?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I've never asked.

Harry eyes the Bloody Baron makes a gaunt look towards the Ravenclaw table.

A little later, pudding arrives.

SEAMUS
I'm half-and-half. Me dad's a Muggle. Mum didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married. Bit of a nasty shock for him.

Everyone laughs.

RON
What about you, Neville?

NEVILLE
Well, my Gran brought me up and she's a witch, but the family thought I was all Muggle for ages. Nothing happened until I was eight. Great Uncle Algie came round for dinner, and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles when my Great Auntie Enid offered him a meringue and he accidentally let go. But I bounced - all the way down the garden and into the road. They were all really pleased, Gran was crying, she was so happy. Great Uncle Algie was so pleased he bought me my toad.

Further down the table, Percy and Hermione discuss school.

HERMIONE
I do hope they start right away, there's so much to learn, I'm particularly interested in Transfiguration, it's supposed to be very difficult.

PERCY
You'll be starting small, just matches into needles and that sort of thing -

Harry’s eyes wander to the staff table. He notices Quirrell, who talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin (SEVERUS SNAPE). Snapes eyes notice Harry and they lock. Suddenly, Harry recoils and touches his burning scar.

PERCY (CONT’D)
What is it?

Everyone around Harry notices.

HARRY
(Staring again at Snape)
Nothing.
(Pause)
Who’s that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?

PERCY
Oh, you know Quirrell already? No wonder he looks so nervous. That’s Professor Snape. Teaches Potions, but everyone knows he’s after Quirell’s job. Knows and awful lot about the Dark Arts.

DUMBLEDORE
(Returning to his feet)
Ahem. Just a few more words now that we are al fed and watered. I have a few start-of-term notices to give you. First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. And a few of our older students would do well to remember that as well.
(He looks towards the Weasley twins)
I have also been asked by Mr Filch, the caretaker, to remind you all that no magic should be used between classes in the corridors. Quidditch trials will be held in the second week of the term. Anyone interested in playing for their house teams should contact Madam Hooch. And finally, I must tell you that this year, the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death.

Harry laughs, but few others do.

HARRY
He’s not serious?

PERCY
Must be.

DUMBLEDORE

And now bedtime. Off you trot.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

Percy brings the Gryffindor first-years (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Seamus, Dean, Parvati, Lavender and two other girls) through a tapestry into the corridor, but stops at the sight of a bundle of walking sticks ahead.

PERCY
(explaining)
Peeves. A poltergeist. Peeves - show yourself.

Peeves lets out a rasberry.

PERCY (CONT’D)
Do you want me to go to the Bloody Baron?

Pop. A little man with wicked, dark eyes and a wide mouth appears, floating cross-legged in the air, clutching the walking sticks.

PEEVES
Oooooooh! Ickle Firsties! What fun!

Peeves swoops at the first-years and they all duck.

PERCY
Go away, Peeves, or the Baron'll hear about this, I mean it!

Peeves sticks out his tounge, drops the walking sticks on the first-years and leaves, rattling the coats of armour as he passes them.

PERCY (CONT’D)
(Making his way further along the corridor)
You want to watch out for Peeves. The Bloody Baron's the only one who can control him. Here we are.

They arrive at the portrait of a FAT LADY.

FAT LADY
Password?

PERCY WEASLEY
Caput Draconis.

The Fat Lady opens her portrait, revealing a hole in the wall which the first-years scramble through.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

PERCY WEASLEY
Welcome to the Gryffindor Common Room. Girls, your dormitory is through the door to the right and boys the door to your left.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry falls in a uncomfortable sleep.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - DREAM

Harry sits on the sorting stool, wearing Professor Quirrell's turban, which speaks to him.

SORTING HAT
(With a twisted voice like Voldemort’s)
For Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that. It's your destiny.

Harry tries to pull the turban off, but it won't come off. Malfoy's face appears at Slytherin table, laughing. And suddenly Professor Snape is looking at him with a look of hatred and a flash of green light fills the screen.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry wakes up, turns then falls back to sleep.
  



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I finally got off my lazy butt and wrote a bit more.
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I'm not really too happy with this new part. I feel its a bit too jarring.
I was a bit too long maybe. If it was a real film script there probably would be some cuts - but then there will be some good deleted scene

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Hello dear friends! It's crazy how growing up keeps you away from the things you enjoy

So I've stopped doing my DH 2 parter. Once again I'm on the fence about the idea. I wanted to do it to kind of compare with and see why the filmakers would do such a thing. I did finish DH 1 (which is in this thread somewhere I"m sure) but now I've started doing a one shot again. I need to see if it can be done and I think it can.

I've taken some of the things from my 2 parter though and I'm really liking the developments so far. I can't wait to share it with you all and I just wanted to say hey to those who have followed this topic for so long and I'm glad it's still going strong!


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Alright folks here is my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows one shot. I'm not done yet but I might as well get some of it up here. Let me know what you think.

The Dark Lord Ascending:    


  The WB logo slowly comes towards the screen through dark clouds. Lightening flashes and breaks off pieces of the logo as the camera passes through the symbol. The camera descends out of the clouds over the village of GODRICS HALLOW. The camera closes in on a DARK FIGURE walking along the dark street. The word’s 17 years ago appear on the screen.

EXT. GODRICS HOLLOW-17 YEARS AGO-NIGHT

The hooded figure stops and stares at a house in front of him. We see a close up of his eyes as he smiles. Inside we see JAMES POTTER playing with a baby HARRY POTTER. He’s flying him through the air. LILY POTTER walks into the frame and kisses James and takes Harry. James kisses Harry and Lily exits. The figure pulls his hood back and it is VOLDEMORT. He reaches out and slowly opens the gate and continues forward. He points his wand at the door and BOOM it flies open.

INT. GODRICS HALLOW-POTTER HIDING PLACE-NIGHT

As he steps into the house JAMES POTTER runs into the hallway.

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

James pulls out his wand and BOOM Voldemort knocks it out of his hand.

JAMES
LILY!!!

VOLDEMORT
Avada Kadavra!

BOOM the spell hits James and he falls to the floor dead. We hear baby Harry crying upstairs. Voldemort looks up and leaps up the stairs in one motion. He walks towards the closed bedroom door. He points his wand at a closed door and BOOM it flies open. Inside is LILY POTTER who is holding her son. At the sight of Voldemort she puts Harry into the crib and stands in front of him.

LILY
Not Harry, please not Harry!

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

LILY
Not Harry, please…kill me instead….


VOLDEMORT
This is my last warning….

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

VOLDEMORT
Stand aside, girl!

LILY
No!

VOLDEMORT
Avada Kadavra!

BOOM a green light shoots out and hits Lily. She falls to the floor dead. Voldemort then slowly walks up to the baby who is looking up at him. He points his wand at Harry’s head.

VOLDEMORT
It has been foretold that you would be the one to defeat me Harry Potter and I am here to make sure that it is not so. Avada Kadavra!

SWOOSH the spell backfires turning Voldemort into nothing more than dust. He screams out in pain as the house around him starts to collapse. The dust flies out of the house screaming as the walls around start to tumble. We see the baby laying down as if he’s dead in the crip. The screen goes black.

EXT. GODRICS HALLOW

HAGRID (O.S.)
I hear sumin’…over der!

The scene cuts to HAGRID tossing aside the rubble. We hear a baby crying. He pulls back a large board that’s over the crib. He looks down and gently lifts the baby out of it.

HAGRID
Is alri little one…yer safe. I won’ let anything happen to yer.

The baby curls up in Hagrids arm. Hagrid smiles as he wipes the dirt off of Harry’s face.

HAGRID
Lil’ Harry’s okay Dumbledore!

The camera pans over to show ALBUS DUMBLEDORE walking up to Harry. He places his hand on Harry and runs his finger across the lightening bolt scar on his head. His eyes widen and he looks up at Hagrid. The camera pans back upwards towards the sky.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
This boy will be famous; there won’t be a wizard in our world that won’t know his name.

We see a newspaper flying in the wind. It flies towards the camera and BOOM slams into it. On the cover we see a picture of Harry when he’s 11. The caption reads ‘THE BOY WHO LIVED’ The page turns to show him standing in front of OLLIVANDER. Harry takes the wand and a wind blows. The page turns to show Harry standing in front of the MIRROR OF ERISED. The page turns to show Harry stabbing TOM RIDDLE’S diary. The page then turns to show Harry and Sirius at Hogwarts. The page turns again to show Harry and Voldemort during Prior Incantatum in the graveyard. The page then turns to show Harry standing in the Ministry of Magic with photographers all around him. Dumbledore walks up behind him and places his arm around him and the caption reads ‘HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED RETURNS’ The page turns again to show Harry hiding under the Astronomy Tower. We see SEVERUS SNAPE hit Dumbledore with a spell knocking him off the tower. The page turns again to show a WHITE TOMB on the cover and the headline reads ‘DUMBLEDORE LAID TO REST ON HOGWARTS GROUNDS’ All of a sudden the fire begins to surround the newspaper. As it burns we see Voldemort’s face behind it. The camera pans back to show him sitting in front of a table.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-NIGHT-PRESENT DAY

VOLDEMORT
17 years it’s been since that night. Years of failure on my part but now I know what must be done. It is I who must destroy Harry Potter once and for all.

The camera shifts to show a group of Death Eaters sitting down the long table including 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.

VOLDEMORT
Any news on the boy Severus?

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

BELLATRIX
Do you honestly believe him my lord? I know Snape killed Dumbledore but I still don’t trust him…


VOLDEMORT
What better proof do I need that Severus does indeed serve me? Do you question my judgment Bellatrix?

BELLATRIX
No my lord…never….

VOLDEMORT
Good. Where do we lie within the Ministry Yaxley?

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.

Voldemort looks over at Lucius who looks away nervously. Narcissa holds onto his arm tightly and Draco is looking down.

VOLDEMORT
Why do the Malfoys look so unhappy? 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 we hear a whimper from the person rotating above the table.

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

WORMTAIL
Yes…my…my…Lord….

The camera pans up to show CHARITY BABAGE rotating above the table. Tears are running from her eyes and she hangs suspended by what seems to be an invisible rope.

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….

The camera now shows NAGINI slowly slithering past everyone’s feet. Voldemort reaches out his hand and she begins to slither up his arms and rests on his shoulder. 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!

The scene cuts to a outside shot of MALFOY MANOR. We see a flash of green out of one of the windows. The camera quickly turns upwards and passes through the cloud. The title ‘HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS’ appear in the clouds. The camera passes through the title the clouds slowly dissolve and focus on HARRY POTTER’S eyes.
  


The Dursley's Departed:    


  EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS-EVENING-(DREAM SEQUENCE)

There is a white FLASH and now we see Harry walking slowly, in a dreamlike state, forward holding Dumbledore’s WAND. There are two rows of people on each side of him. Harry continues to look ahead but we see RON, HERMIONE, LUPIN, TONKS, MR.WEASLEY, MRS. WEASLEY, FRED, GEORGE, LUNA, NEVILLE, MCGONAGALL, FLITWICK, HAGRID and GINNY all watch him in silence as he walks through them. The camera shifts to show that ahead of him is Dumbledore’s body in a white coffin. Harry walks up to the coffin and looks down at it. He places the wand between Dumbledore’s folded hands. Harry steps back as a strong wind begins to blow. The coffin slowly closes itself then BOOM an image of a PHOENIX forms around the WHITE TOMB. BOOM the image of the Phoenix flies off into the sky. All of a sudden it begins to rain. Harry turns around and everyone seems to be gone. Dark clouds quickly begin to form over the sky. Slowly everything goes dark and all that is seen is the White Tomb. Harry turns towards it and standing between him and the tomb is Voldemort. Harry begins to do the neck twitch as Voldemort smiles at him pointing his wand at Harry.

VOLDEMORT
It ends now Harry Potter. Avada Kadavra!

There is a green FLASH and

INT. DURSLEY’S HOME-HARRY’S BEDROOM-NIGHT

Harry’s eyes open. Harry, panting hard and sweating, reaches for his glasses. It was just a nightmare. He sits on the edge of his bed in silence. We hear a hoot and Harry looks over at HEDWIG’S cage.

HARRY
Another bad dream Hedwig. It seems like I’m having them more and more lately.

Harry looks over and stares at the FAKE LOCKET on his desk. He picks it up and opens it pulling out the letter inside. Harry begins to read it.

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 folds the note and places it back in the fake locket and sighs.

HARRY
Who is this R.A.B. Hedwig? You don’t really care do you? You just want to get out of that bloody cage.

Harry walks over and strokes Hedwig on her beak. He then turns and looks around his room. All of his belongings are packed and the room is bare.

HARRY
It’s going to be kind of weird not coming back here every summer.

UNCLE VERNON (O.S.)
HARRY POTTER!

Harry sighs and walks out of his room.


INT. THE DURSLEYS-LIVING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks down the stairs and the camera pans over to show VERNON, PETUNIA, AND DUDLEY DURSLEY standing in the living room with all their bags packed.

VERNON
I’ve decided I don’t believe a word of it. We’re staying here!

HARRY
This is for your own good Uncle Vernon. 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
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…

VERNON
Petunia and I have decided that we are staying….

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, uncle, and cousin….

DEDALUS
Good day to you, Harry Potter relatives!

HESTIA
So is everything ready to go?

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 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. You saved my life….

Everyone looks up at Dudley with shock in their eyes.

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
Maybe…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
Look Hedwig. That’s where I used to sleep.

Harry points at the cupboard under the stairs and actually smiles. He walks up and opens it. He looks around and inside he notices the little toys he used to play with.

HARRY
It’s so small…I’d forgotten….

Harry picks up his plastic horse. He notices an envelope sticking out from under one of the cabinets. Harry bends over to pick it up. He looks at it and it’s his Hogwart’s Invitation letter. A big smile grows on Harry’s face.

HARRY
Look Hedwig. This is the letter that changed my life forever….

There is a sound made in the kitchen that makes Harry jump. He sits the items down and quickly pulls out his wand. Harry slowly walks towards the kitchen. He turns around the corner ready to strike.
  


The Seven Potters:    


  INT. DURSLEYS-KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks into the kitchen and see’s HAGRID smiling down at him.

HAGRID
All righ’ Harry? Ready fer the off?


HARRY
Hagrid? What are you doing here so early?

HAGRID
Change o’ plan ‘Arry….everyone else will be right in.

HARRY
Everyone else?

HERMIONE (O.S.)
Harry!

Harry turns and Hermione runs in and hugs him. Behind her Ron walks in. Harry and Ron hug as Fred, George, MAD-EYE MOODY, Ginny, Mr. Weasley, Tonks, Lupin and KINGSLEY all pile into the kitchen.

HARRY
Wow, I wasn’t expecting this many of you.

Harry and Ginny lock eyes for a moment and smile at each other.

MAD EYE
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 Mad-Eye?

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 and the rest of us will have to use brooms. 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, the charm will be broken.

HARRY
Where will we be going? The Burrow?


MR. WEASLEY
Not quite. We’re still putting up the proper protection so we don’t have an incident like we had last year.

GINNY
Plus we think they’ll expect you to go there first.

HARRY
So where?

TONKS
We’ll be meeting at our place Harry. We call it our Shell Cottage.

She smiles and grabs Lupin’s arm.

LUPIN
We have protection set up around a 30-mile radius around the area so just in case, they can’t pinpoint a location.

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
What? No! 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.

GEORGE
Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.

HARRY
Thanks guys.

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.

HARRY
Ow!

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

Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, and Ginny line up on the other side of the kitchen while Moody pours the potion in separate cups.

HARRY
Wait…there’s only 5 of you. Who’s the 6th?

DOBBY (O.S.)
Harry Potter!

Harry jumps in shock and turns around to see DOBBY the houself standing behind him.

HARRY
Dobby? How long have you been here?

DOBBY
I’ve been here the whole time sir.

MOODY
Come here elf!

HARRY
Wait…Dobby? I didn’t know houselves could use the potion.

HERMIONE
Well it’s possible…although it against their nature to do so but…

DOBBY
Dobby would do anything to help Harry Potter. Anything.

Harry smiles as Mad Eye hands each of them their cup.

MAD EYE
All together then.

They all take a big gulp of the drink. They all frown at the disgusting taste (although Dobby appears to really enjoy it) and all of a sudden all of their features start to change into Harry. Harry stares in disbelief as now there are six other Harry Potter’s standing in front of him. They all look at each other in shock.

FRED AND GEORGE
Wow…we’re identical!

HERMIONE
Harry your eyesight really is awful! I can’t see a thing without your glasses.

Dobby lets out a loud yelp and starts to dance around the room. They all stare at him.

HARRY
Dobby…DOBBY…what is it?

DOBBY
Dobby never dreamed that he would possibly get to BE Harry Potter!

He gives a smile and we see Mad Eye roll his eye.

EXT. DURSLEY’S BACKYARD-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to everyone walking outside.

HAGRID
You’re with me, Harry. That all righ?

RON
I’m not Harry this is Ron.

HAGRID
Oh…’arry?

HERMIONE
Hermione. I think Harry is inside getting his things Hagrid.

Hagrid looks as the real Harry walks out with Hedwig’s cage and a briefcase. Lupin walks out carrying Harry’s firebolt.

HAGRID
Oh there ye are ‘arry! We’ll be on the bike, brooms can’t take me weight see. You’ll be in the sidecar.

MOODY
Everyone on your transport!

Everyone get’s on their brooms. Harry places Hedwig in the sidecar before he gets in.

HARRY
Hagrid, is this Sirius 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 Shell Cottage. On the count of three. One….two…THREE!

SWOOSH everyone takes off into the night sky. Hagrid starts the bike and races out of the back yard onto the street, almost slamming into a parked car. He stops it and reeves the engine.

HARRY
Hagrid?

HAGRID
We got ter get ‘er started good before we take ‘off ‘arry. Hold on!

VROOM Hagrid races down the street. He clicks a button and SWOOSH they are airborne. The camera pans up to show Hagrids bike soaring into the night sky.

EXT. LONDON SKYLINE-NIGHT

We see an overhead shot of London at night. SWOOSH we see Lupin with one of the Harry decoys and Tonks with another fly past the camera. The camera pans up to show Mad Eye circling keeping a watch out. Hagrid’s bike flies into view as they fly over the city.

HAGRID
We’ll be there in no time ‘Arry!

Harry grabs his scar as it bursts into pain.

HAGRID
‘Arry what’s wrong?

HARRY
I…I don’t know…

SWOOSH out of nowhere Death Eaters appear around them. Hagrid quickly pulls to his left narrowly avoiding hitting one of the newly apparated Death Eaters. BAM spells are now being flown throughout the air. We see the Harry decoys start to separate and dodge the spells. Hagrid turns sharp avoiding a spell thrown by a Death Eater. We see Bellatrix on a broom flying towards Tonks. BOOM a spell is thrown that Tonks quickly deflects. She turns upwards quickly as the Harry decoy holds onto her tightly. We now see Snape flying next to another Death Eater. They’re closing in on Kingsley and another Harry decoy. Snape looks over at the Death Eater. They both pull out their wands and the camera quickly DIPS to show Moody blasting away the Death Eaters. The scene shifts to Harry in Hagrids sidecar. A Death Eater appears behind them and fires a spell.

HARRY
Protego!

SMACK the spell is blocked. Harry turns around and notices a group of Death Eaters all lined up in front of them. He looks back and notices that they are surrounded.

HARRY
Hagrid!

HAGRID
Don’ worry ‘arry, we’ll lose em!

BAM Hagrid dips quickly and makes a sharp turn and BAM flies into one of the skyscrapers.

INT. SKYSCRAPER- OFFICE-NIGHT

We see Hagrid fly through the mostly deserted office. The poor night shift workers dive as Hagrid’s bike flies through and trashes most of their office. Two Death Eaters quickly fly through the hole in the window following them. Harry looks back and points his wand.

HARRY
Impedimenta!

SWOOSH the first dives to the side but BAM the other is hit by the spell being thrown off of his broom and landing on one of the desks. BAM they crash through the window on the opposite side. Hagrid turns quickly and the bike does a 360. While upside down Harry’s broom and Hedwig’s cage both fall out of the sidecar. Harry quickly reaches and grabs the cage as the broom continues to fall and BAM we see a green light hit it.

HARRY
NO!!!!!!!!!!

The bike turns right side up again and Hagrid quickly avoids another spell. Harry, with tears in his eyes, quickly opens the cage, pulls out Hedwigs lifeless body, and holds it close to him.

HARRY
Hedwig….Hedwig…..

The camera then pulls up to show Voldemort simply floating above the city. He is watching the battle below trying to find the real Harry Potter. The scene then cuts to a Death Eater pulling beside Hagrid on his broom. BAM Hagrid kicks him off of his broom. SWOOSH we see Mad Eye pull up quickly beside them (taking out a Death Eater in the process)

MAD EYE
The Dark Lord….he’s up there!

Hagrid and Harry both look up and notice Voldemort simply floating above them all.

MAD EYE
I’ll distract him. Get Harry into the protection…NOW!!!

HARRY
Professor Moody…wait…!

SWOOSH Moody pulls up and flies towards Voldemort. BOOM he throws a spell that Voldemort quickly deflects. He continues to throw spells that Voldemort deflect with ease. BOOM Voldemort knocks the broom from under Moody but before he falls Voldemort SWOOPS down and grabs him by the neck. Harry looks up and see’s Voldemort and Moody hanging above the skyline. Hagrid quickly dips and turns around a building and now they’re out of sight. The camera cuts back to Voldemort and Moody hanging mid air. Moody gasps for breath as Voldemort stares at him. He places his wand right on Moody’s stomach.

VOLDEMORT
Avada Kadavra!

BOOM we see the spell hit Moody and Voldemort lets him go and we see Moody fall.

EXT. SHORELINE/FIELD-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Hagrid quickly flying across a barren landscape. Two Death Eaters are quickly gaining on them.

HAGRID
Almost there ‘arry!

Hagrid makes another turn as a Death Eater sends a spell. The spell misses them and Harry turns and points his wand.

HARRY
Stupefy!

BOOM the spell is fired but misses the Death Eater but he moves so quickly to avoid it that his hood flies off and it is STAN SHUNPIKE.

HARRY
Stan?

Stan points his wand at Harry.

HARRY
Expelliarmus!

BOOM his wand is knocked out of his hand. He doesn’t seem to mind and actually smiles and SWOOSH he and the other Death Eater disappear.

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

HARRY
I…I don’t know!

HAGRID
Hold on tight Harry, we’re nearly there….

Hagrid turns again and Harry looks down and notices a beachline below him. All of a sudden Harry screams out in pain as his scar begins to throb again. SWOOSH a Death Eater appears and BAM hits the sidecar making it separate from the bike.

HAGRID
NO!

Hagrid quickly grabs Harry’s arm before he falls. Harry looks down and notices the sidecar crash into the ocean. Hagrid pulls him up upon the bike behind him. SWOOSH Voldemort appears flying quickly towards them.

HARRY
It’s him Hagrid!!!
Another Death Eater appears next to them. BAM Hagrid elbows him off the broom. Another one appears in front of him and Hagrid let’s out a scream of rage and JUMPS off of the bike onto the Death Eater and they both fall. Voldemort raises his wand and it seems that the very clouds begin to turn into fire. The fire whirls around his head fiercely and begin to form into a GIANT FIRE SERPENT. Voldemort points his wand and the fire serpent quickly flies towards Harry. The scene cuts to a wideshot of Voldemort floating mid air and the giant serpent quickly flying towards Harry on the motorbike which is quickly descending to the ground. Harry covers his head in defeat and BOOM the spell is knocked back by the protective charm.

VOLDEMORT
NO!!!!

Harry looks around and sighs that he’s still alive. He quickly turns and grabs the handle of the bike. He pulls up and tries to slow it down and BAM he crashes into the ground.

EXT. BEACH-NIGHT

Harry is thrown to the side as the bike continues to flip and turn further ahead of him. Harry quickly gets up and looks around.

HARRY
HAGRID!!!

He looks back where they came and starts to walk in that direction. Ahead he see’s Voldemort standing in front of him muttering trying to take down the protection that is up. Harry stops cold and notices a few feet behind Voldemort is Hagrid lying on the ground.

HARRY
No…..

Voldemort stops and stares at Harry. They both stare at each other for a moment in silence. Voldemort then turns his neck. All of a sudden Harry does the same movement and can hear Voldemort in his head.

VOLDEMORT
I’m going to kill you Harry. These protections won’t hold for long and when they break I will find you.

Voldemort gives Harry a smile and POOF he is gone. Harry stares at Hagrid’s body in disbelief. He starts to approach the body. A hand goes across Harry’s shoulder and quickly turns him around. It is Lupin looking deep into Harry’s eyes.

LUPIN
What shape does Harry Potter’s patronus take?

HARRY
Wha….?

LUPIN
ANSWER ME!!!!

HARRY
A stag…but why….?

LUPIN
I had to make sure it was you Harry. I’m sorry.

HARRY
Hagrid….Hagrid….

Lupin looks over and notices Hagrid lying in the sand. Tonks is seen running towards them in the distance.

LUPIN
I’ll go check on him. Don’t walk out of the protection Harry it could be a trap.

Lupin runs out of the protection and approaches Hagrid’s body. Tonks stops and puts her arm around Harry.

LUPIN
He’s alive. He’s breathing.
  


Shell Cottage:    


  We see a wideshot of Lupin kneeling over Hagrid and Harry and Tonks standing on the beach. The scene then fades to a shot of waves. The camera then pans up to show SHELL COTTAGE in the distance. The camera cuts to a shot of a bruised and battered Harry walking toward the house with Tonks. We see the door open and Ginny runs out. She quickly throws her arms around Harry and they hug.

INT. SHELL COTTAGE-LIVING ROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Hermione tending to some of Ron’s scars. The camera slowly pans over to show George with a bandage over his head and blood soaked on the side of it. Fred is sitting on the floor in front of his brother. Dobby is looking into the fireplace and Kinglsey is pacing. The door opens and Harry and Ginny walk in. Everyone looks up. Hagrid, Tonks, and Lupin follow. Hagrid takes a seat in one of the chairs and Tonks rushes into another room. Harry looks over and notices George.

HARRY
What happened to him?

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

KINGSLEY
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…

MR. WEASLEY
He caught up with you?

Harry looks as Mr. Weasley walks into the room with.

RON
Blimey Harry how did you escape?

HERMIONE
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 dong 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…

LUPIN
You’re missing the point Harry…

HARRY
Am I Lupin? 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!

Tonks walks into the room with some towels and hands one to Harry.

HERMIONE
Where’s Mad Eye?

Harry drops his head at the sound of his name. Everyone immediately knew what happened. There is a moment of silence before Harry speaks again.

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

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

HAGRID
Yer not goin’ anywhere…

TONKS
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?

TONKS
You’ll find a bed made right upstairs.
HARRY
Thanks Tonks. Thank you all.

He turns and leaves everyone.

INT. SHELL COTTAGE-BEDROOM-NIGHT

We see a shot of Harry sleeping. He is tossing and turning. Sweat pour down his face as we hear screams over the screen.

VOLDEMORT(O.S.)
I’m going to kill you Harry….

Harry eyes pop open.

EXT. SHELL COTTAGE-BEDROOM-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to a shot of Shell Cottage. The camera then pans over to show Harry and Hermione walking along the beach.

HERMIONE
You 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.

HARRY
I know Hermione. I keep having these nightmares. The other night I was dreaming about Dumbledore’s funeral again…and…well…I really can’t remember much more of it. I just know Voldemort was there.

HERMIONE
It’s hard to lose someone Harry. It’s natural to think about them often. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about my parents.

HARRY
Your parents? Are they…

HERMIONE
They’re fine Harry….just fine….except….

Hermione pulls out a picture of her parents and stares down at it. We see a shot of them smiling up at her.

HERMIONE
They don’t know they have a daughter anymore.

Harry looks at her curiously.

HERMIONE
I modified my parents’ memories so that they think they’re completely different people. I didn’t want to risk…if anything happens to me on our mission, they’ll be fine.

Tears slowly begin to fall down Hermione’s eyes. Harry puts his arm around her to comfort her.

HARRY
Hermione I’m sorry….

HERMIONE
No. It’s fine. Really. Don’t go blaming yourself for it. Ron and I promised we would help and I’m sticking by it.

They begin to hug and we see Ron walk out of the house. He pauses for a second and watches Harry and Hermione hugging on the beach. They pull apart from each other and notice Ron standing there. Hermione looks away and wipes the tears from her face and Harry smiles and motions for Ron to come over. Ron slowly walks over towards them.

HARRY
What’s going on mate?

RON
Nothing…it’s just…the portkey is ready. We’re going to be heading to the Burrow soon.

HARRY
Oh…great…I’ll go get my things.

Harry pats Ron on the shoulder and walks towards the house. Ron stares at Hermione who gives him a small smile.

RON
You alright?

HERMIONE
Yeah…I’m…I’m fine.

She smiles and walks towards the house following Harry. Ron stands still staring sadly as she walks away. The scene slowly fades to a shot of a CAN. The camera pans back to show Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny standing around it. Lupin and Tonks both walk into the room and they all turn to look at them.




INT. SHELL COTTAGE-LIVING ROOM-MIDDAY


LUPIN
Alright this Portkey will take you straight into the protective enchantments at The Burrow.

TONKS
If any of you ever need a place to stay for a while…well…you’re more than welcomed here.

HARRY
Thanks again for your help

LUPIN
Okay on the count of three.

They all place their hand on the can.

LUPIN
One…two…THREE.

SWOOSH they are gone.
  


Harry's Seventeenth Birthday:    


  EXT. THE BURROW-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to a shot of THE BURROW. SWOOSH the four appear in the reeds around the house.

RON
Wishful thinking on my part to think we’ll land in my bedroom…in my bed….

GINNY
No one else here wants to be in your bed Ron…well besides…

HERMIONE
We should get to the Burrow.

She quickly walks off. Ginny and Harry both smile at her and follow. Ron shrugs and follows them. The scene cuts to them walking out of the reeds. We see Mrs.Weasley in the front yard waiting for them.

RON and GINNY
Mum!!

They both run towards her and throw their arms around her as Harry and Hermione look on.

INT. BURROW-RONS ROOM-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to a shot of the Daily Prophet. The camera pans back to show Hermione reading it. She is sitting on the floor, Ron is lying on his bed and Harry is sitting on the other bed in his room.

HERMIONE
There’s still no word on Moody’s death.

RON
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Death Eaters have taken ‘The Prophet’ over already.

HERMIONE
They’re still talking about Dumbledore though. Rita Skeeter, she’s publishing a book called ‘The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore’ Says she’s got proof that Dumbledore was once a dark wizard in his youth.

HARRY
Rubbish.

HERMIONE
Harry did you know Dumbledore lived in Godric’s Hallow?

HARRY
Really? That’s where my parents were killed. He never told me…well…come to think of it…there’s a lot about him I don’t know.

RON
And You-Know-Who’s soul thingy’s….

HARRY
Horcruxes.

RON
Yeah Horcruxes. Any idea what they are?

HARRY
No. Dumbledore said they could be anything.

RON
Great. Just our luck it’s in a banana or something…


HERMIONE
Don’t be thick. This is You-Know-Who we’re talking about. I’m sure he wouldn’t place his soul in a banana. I think it would be in something important.

RON
If R.A.B. destroyed the locket then that is one less Horcrux we have to find.

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.

Harry nobs in agreement. The scene cuts to a shot of the sun rising over the horizon. The camera pans over to show the Burrow. The camera goes through the upstairs window towards a sleeping Harry. The door opens and we see Ron rush in and pull open the blinds.

INT. BURROW-RON’S BEDROOM-DAWN

RON
HARRY!

Harry quickly jumps up and reaches for his glasses. Once he has them on he looks up at Ron.

HARRY
What is it? What’s wrong?

RON
Happy 17th Birthday mate!

HARRY
What? Oh…yeah…it is my birthday…..thanks.

RON
Well go ahead…use some magic...you 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. Not that…you’ll need it or anything.

HARRY
Thanks mate.

The scene fades to Harry buttoning up his shirt. Ron is in the mirror fixing his hair and Ginny walks into the room.

GINNY
Ron mum wants you.

RON
Give me a sec.

GINNY
Foods almost ready. She wants you to lick the bowl.

RON
Why didn’t you say so!

Ron rushes out of the room. Harry laughs and Ginny smiles at Harry. Harry smiles at her and gives a nervous chuckle. Ginny walks in and closes the door behind her.

GINNY
Guess this is probably the last time we’ll have some alone time… don’t you think?

HARRY
Well….um….

GINNY
We haven’t really had the chance to really talk huh? You’ve been busy, saving the world and all…

Harry slowly walks over to Ginny.

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…

GINNY
Don’t make promises you can’t keep Harry….

There is a knock at the door. They jump apart as Hermione opens the door.

HERMIONE
Oh…sorry….

GINNY
No it’s fine. We were done anyway. Happy Seventeenth Harry.

HARRY
Thanks.

She quickly leaves and Hermione looks over at Harry with a sly smile.

HARRY
What?

HERMIONE
Nothing.

HARRY
Nothing happened!

HERMIONE
Uh huh. Come on downstairs….we’re waiting for you…

HARRY
For what?

The scene cuts to a shot of a food filled table.

INT. THE BURROW-KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks downstairs and into the kitchen where Mrs. Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, Hagrid, Fred, George, Ginny, and Ron are standing.


EVERYONE
Happy Birthday Harry!!!

Fred and George pull a device and POP confetti flies all over the room. Harry looks back at Hermione who smiles at him.

HARRY
What’s all this?

MRS. WEASLEY
Happy Birthday dear!

HARRY
Thanks Mrs. Weasley. This is…great...you didn’t have to…

MRS. WEASLEY
Of course I did!

Tonks hugs Harry.

TONKS
Happy Birthday Harry!

HARRY
Thanks.

LUPIN
Your parents and Sirius would be proud. I know I am. You’ve grown into a fine man Harry.

HARRY
Thanks Professor.

LUPIN
You’re a man now Harry, you can call me Remus.

Ron pats Harry on the shoulder as Harry smiles.

MRS. WEASLEY
Come sit here Harry dear, it’s your special day.

She hands Harry a watch.

MRS. WEASLEY
It’s tradition to give wizards a watch on their Birthday. I know it’s not much but….

Harry quickly hugs Mrs. Weasley.

HARRY
Thanks Mrs. Weasley. Really.

She smiles and we see a few tears form in her eyes. She pats Harry on the back and motions for him to sit down.

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

HARRY
Yeah. You told me I was a wizard and gave Dudley a pig’s tail.

Hagrid smiles at Harry and everyone takes their seat.

HARRY
Where’s Mr. Weasley?

MRS. WEASLEY
He had to work today dear. The new Minister Rufus Scrimgeour has been working them to the bone. He sends his love. He should be home soon.

LUPIN
I’d like to make a toast.

Mrs. Weasley hands Harry a glass and everyone else raises there’s.

LUPIN
To Harry Potter. You’ve had to endure a lot of things at a young age and to see you turn out to be such a respectable young wizard….well…..it makes me glad to know you. I see so much of your father in you and you look so very much alike.

HAGRID
‘cept for the eyes.

RON
Like he hasn’t heard that one before.

Everyone laughs.

LUPIN
I just wanted to say…well…I’m proud of you Harry. Happy Seventeenth. To Harry.

EVERYONE
Harry!

Harry simply smiles.

FRED
Well say something!

GEORGE
Yeah Harry! Speech!

HARRY
Well…um…Thank you all. This wasn’t needed. A lot has happened to me in 17 years and…well…I wouldn’t have made it this far if it wasn’t for each and every one of you.

Everyone smiles at him and he looks down as if he’s a little embarrassed.

MRS. WEASLEY
Alright now everyone dig in!

RON
Yes!

Ron is the first to grab something. Hermione looks at him and sighs. Everyone starts to pass plates around the table and the camera zooms in on Harry with a smile on his face as he watches his family
  


The Will of Albus Dumbledore:    


  INT. THE BURROW-KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to everyone sitting at the table finishing up their dinners.

HARRY
This has been wonderful, thank you all.

LUPIN
We had to do this, seeing you’re taking a year off from school from what I hear.

It goes silent and everyone looks up at Lupin.

MRS. WEASLEY
What?

HARRY
It’s nothing Mrs. Weasley, really…

LUPIN
You can’t do this alone Harry…

TONKS
Remus not now….

RON
He won’t be alone. Hermione and I are going with him.

MRS. WEASLEY
Going with…what is this?

HARRY
Dumbledore left us an assignment to do and we can’t talk about it. Just…just trust me…

MRS. WEASLEY
You’re just kids!

HARRY
Not anymore. Besides it’s on Dumbledore’s orders Mrs. Weasley. If he says we can then you have to trust him….

DOBBY (O.S.)
Sorry I’m late!

Everyone jumps. Harry looks down and see’s Dobby staring up at him.

HARRY
Dobby….

DOBBY
Dobby is so sorry sir. Dobby would not miss Harry Potter’s birthday for anything in the world. Dobby had to find Harry Potter the perfect gift.

Harry looks relieved that Dobby interrupted the conversation.

HARRY
What is it?

Dobby reaches into his clothes and pulls out a sock.

DOBBY
This is the sock Harry Potter used to free Dobby. Dobby thought you would want it back sir.

Dobby smiles at Harry and Harry takes the sock and chuckles.

HARRY
Thanks Dobby.

The door opens and Mr. Weasley walks in with a huge bag on his arm.

MR. WEASLEY
Hello all.

MRS. WEASLEY
Arthur you’re home! What is that?

MR. WEASLEY
Ministry business. Harry, Ron, Hermione…could I speak to you three alone for a second.

MRS. WEASLEY
Arthur…?

MR. WEASLEY
Don’t worry Molly, we’ll be back soon.

The three of them get up from the table and follow Mr. Weasley out of the room.

INT. THE BURROW-SITTING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

Mr. Weasley walks into the sitting room and gestures the three of them to sit down as he opens the bag.

MR. WEASLEY
I have something for the three of you. Scrimgeour was supposed to do this himself but I guess he wasn’t feeling up to it.

HARRY
Anything wrong Mr. Weasley?

MR. WEASLEY
Dumbledore. He left all three of you something in his will.

The trio glance at each other as Mr. Weasley pulls out a piece of parchment and begins to read aloud.

MR. WEASLEY
To Ronald Bilius Weasley, I leave my Deluminator, in the hope that he will remember me when he uses it.

Mr. Weasley pulls out the Deluminator and hands it to Ron. Ron grabs it and examines it and he pushes the button and SWOOSH it sucked out the light from the nearest light.


RON
Cool…

He clicks it again and the light is restored.

RON
I wonder why he left me this…I was under the impression he never noticed me at all.

HERMIONE
Don’t be thick; Dumbledore was very fond of you. Who wouldn’t be?

They both look at each other and smile and Mr. Weasley clears his throat.

MR. WEASLEY
To Miss Hermione Jean Granger, I leave my copy of ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ in the hope that she will find it entertaining and instructive.

He pulls out the book and hands it to Hermione who quickly flips it open and begins to read.

MR. WEASLEY
And finally, To Harry James Potter. Seems you have a few things here Harry. I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the rewards of perseverance and skill.

He pulls out the snitch and looks at it.

MR. WEASLEY
Now this I must say is most peculiar.

HARRY
Why’s that sir?

MR. WEASLEY
Flesh memory.

HARRY
What?

HERMIONE
Snitches carry enchantments by which it can identify the first human to lay hands upon it, in case of a disputed capture.

Mr. Weasley hands the Snitch over to Harry and drops it in his hand. Harry picks it up and stares at it but nothing happens.

MR. WEASLEY
He also left you Sirius Black’s will.

HARRY
What?

MR. WEASLEY
Yes. Dumbledore fought hard to get that from the Ministry. Sirius left you his home in Grimmauld Place and everything he owned.

Harry takes the will and looks at it.

MR. WEASLEY
There’s one last thing left for you Harry. It’s the sword of Godric Gryffindor.

All three of them stare up him in shock.

MR. WEASLEY
I was shocked aswell. Unfortunately it wasn’t available; I’m not sure where it is exactly.

HARRY
The Minister…Scrimgeour...he doesn’t know?

MR. WEASLEY
He didn’t say. He seemed distracted…worried…I think You-Know-Who’s reigns is getting to him.

MRS. WEASLEY
ARTHUR!!!

They all run into the kitchen. Everyone that was inside is now outside the house. They all rush outside.
  


A Place to Hide:    


  EXT. BURROW-FRONT YARD-MIDDAY

The camera cuts to Tonks and Lupin, wands both drawn. The camera pans over to show DEATH EATERS just outside of the protection. They keep throwing spells trying to break it down.

MRS. WEASLEY
They just showed up.

LUPIN
They must know Harry is here.

Hermione gasps and runs back into the house.

MR. WEASLEY
Well we’re safe as long as the protection holds.

MRS. WEASLEY
I can’t take this…not again….

SWOOSH all of a sudden there is a bright light that appears in front of them. It quickly forms into a silver lynx patronus.

KINGSLEY
(Voice coming from the Patronus)
The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.

Fear crosses all of their eyes. We see beyond the perimeters Bellatrix appear. She smiles as she slowly walks towards the barrier.

LUPIN
Harry get out of here. NOW!!!

Ron grabs his arm and they run into the house. Lupin, Tonks, Fred, George, Ginny, Dobby, and Mr. Weasley all run into the yard with their wands drawn. Bellatrix gives a laugh as she simply touches the protection with her wand and SWOOSH it seems to the protection turns into fire. Everyone looks up as it seems the sky has vanished and they’re surrounded by a dome of fire. SWOOSH the Death Eaters turn into black smoke and quickly fly through the fire. It seems the fire and their smoke mesh together and it appears 4 giant fire balls are flying towards them. Tonks and Lupin quickly burst into white smoke and fly head first into two of the Death Eaters. BAM they collide. We see everyone else start to throw spells. Bellatrix lands in front of them.

BELLATRIX
Thought I’d stop by for another visit.

She starts to laugh and we see rage engulf Mrs. Weasley.

INT. THE BURROW-LIVING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Ron running through the house.

RON
HERMIONE! HERMIONE!

We see Hermione quickly run down stairs.

RON
Where did you….

HERMIONE
I had to grab something. Come. Quickly.

BOOM it seems like a shock wave moves through the house. The trio is knocked down as glass shatters all around them. Ron jumps up and see’s his Mum laying on the ground with Bellatrix over her. Everyone else is captured by a Death Eater.

RON
No….

HERMIONE
Come on Ron!

RON
MUM!!!

Hermione reaches out and grabs Ron’s arm. She takes Harry’s hand and SWOOSH they disappear. We see them twisting and turning in the apparition stream and we hear Ron sceams. We see them land and the entire world around them quickly takes form. They land in the middle of a crowded street and quickly jump back as a bus barely hits them.

EXT. TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD-MOMENTS LATER

Hermione looks around and begins to walk. Harry and Ron glance at her and begin to follow. Ron pushes his way through people trying to get to Hermione. Hermione keeps walking. She quickly turns a corner and other 2 follow.

RON
Hermione!

She pauses while still looking around. Ron and Harry finally catch up with her.

RON
Where are we?

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

She begins to walk again and they both walk beside her.

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. Undetectable Extension Charm. It was tricky but I think I’ve done okay.

HARRY
When did you do all this?

HERMIONE
I’ve had the essentials packed for days, you know, in case we needed a quick getaway. This is what I ran upstairs to get.

She pulls out the Invisibility Cloak and hands it to Harry. Harry 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
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. We see the people on the street start to run away in fear. Some are blasted back by the Death Eaters before they turn to chase the trio down the Alleyway. 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 be obvious that we were here.

Hermione points her wand at the Death Eater.

HERMIONE
Obliviate!

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?

EXT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to a shot of Number 12 Grimmauld Place and SWOOSH Harry, Ron, and Hermione appear in front of it. They slowly approach the door and stand there for a moment.

HARRY
Well…here goes nothing.

He takes a deep breath and opens the door.

INT. NUMBER 12 GRIMMAULD PLACE-ENTRANCE

The camera shifts to inside of the house as we see Harry walking through the door. All three walk into the house and Ron closes the door behind him. They all stop moving.

HERMIONE
Harry…Harry I can’t move…

HARRY
Me neither!

We see them try to move but they can’t. Slowly it seems dust starts to collect in front of them. If quickly starts to spin and FLASH the dust forms into an image of Dumbledore. The figure stands eerily still and points at them.

MOODY (VOICE)
Severus Snape?

HARRY
We’re not Snape!

The figure starts to float slowly towards them. Fear grips the trio as they try to move once again. We see the Dumbledore figure open it’s mouth.

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

SWOOSH the cloud of dust explodes leaving them coughing. They’re now able to move. Hermione quickly jumps into Ron’s arms shaking.

HARRY
You guys okay?

RON
Yeah.

Harry turns and begins to walk down the hall.

HERMIONE
Harry wait.

She pulls out her wand.

HERMIONE
Homenum revelio!

Nothing happens.

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

RON
And old dusty.

He gesturing to where Dumbledore’s figure just was.

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
Harry you have to block that!

HARRY
I know Hermione…let’s…just go and freshen up alright?

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

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.
  


R.A.B.:    


  INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-KICHEN-NIGHT

The scene cuts to an outside shot of Grimmauld Place. The scene then cuts to the trio sitting in the kitchen. Hermione is reading the book Dumbledore gave her, Harry is staring at the snitch, and Ron keeps clicking the lights on and off.

HERMIONE
Would you stop that! I’m trying to read!

RON
Sorry…

Ron clicks the deluminator and the lights pop on again.

HARRY
We have to get the sword of Gryffindor back from them.

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

HARRY
Dumbledore’s office maybe?

HERMIONE
You think it’s still there? 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
Wait a minuet. If this Snitch is really from my first game then….I got it!

RON
Got what?

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

RON
In your mouth!

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.

HERMIONE
Well I’m not having any luck figuring anything out either from this book. This book is full of fairy tales. Why would Dumbledore leave this for me? Although…

Hermione gets up and takes the book over to Harry.

HERMIONE
Do you know what the symbol means Harry?

The camera zooms in on the SYMBOL.

HERMIONE
Dumbledore used it as the A in his name and its here on the story ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’

RON
I loved that story! Mum used to read that story to us all the time growing up.

She shows the symbol to Ron.

HERMIONE
So do you know what the symbol means?

RON
No idea.

Harry sighs in frustration, gets up, and kicks the chair across the kitchen.

HARRY
What was he playing at? Dumbledore left me with nothing! We’re unprepared! We don’t know anything!

HERMIONE
Harry…

HARRY
I don’t know what these Horcruxes are or even where to start looking for them. He leaves us these things in his will and for what? Snape took him away before…before…

HERMIONE
We’ll figure things out Harry…it’ll just take some time…

HARRY
Time? TIME! I thought Dumbledore and I had more time and look where we are now.

KREACHER (O.S.)
Who’s there?

They all jump and turn as KREACHER the houself walks into the kitchen.

KREACHER
Why is the mudblood and blood traitor in my families’ house? GET OUT!

HARRY
Kreacher?

KREACHER
Ma….master…..

Kreacher bows and Harry casts a look at Hermione and Ron.

HARRY
Master?

HERMIONE
Don’t you see Harry? Sirius left you this place in his will, which means….

RON
Kreacher belongs to you. Great…tell him to make us some food.

HERMIONE
Ron!

RON
What! That’s what they’re there for!

HERMIONE
House elves have every right as we do.

HARRY
Quiet you two! Kreacher why are you still here?

KREACHER
Kreacher is bound to this home and will keep watch over it. Master Sirius deserved what he got meddling with mudbloods and…

HARRY
Enough! I don’t want to hear you saying mudblood or blood traitor again. You understand?

KREACHER
Yes master.

HARRY
Where did you just come from?

KREACHER
I was cleaning my mistress’s portrait. If she knew the scum that were in her house….

HARRY
I thought I told you not to say…

KREACHER
You told me not to call them mudblood and blood traitor. You said nothing about scum.

Kreacher smiles and quickly leaves the room before Harry orders him not to say it.

RON
He’s going to be fun to have around. So now what?

HARRY
Let’s have a look around this place. See what we can find

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-BEDROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to a shot of a dark dusty room. The door opens and Hermione walks into the room. She starts to look around the room curiously. She glances and notices a portrait on the wall. She walks to the portrait and wipes the dust off the nameplate.

HERMIONE
Phineas Nigellus Black.

Her eyes widen as she glances up at the portrait.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-HALLWAY

The camera cuts 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. Harry notices an envelope. He picks it up and written on the envelope is ‘To Sirius, From Lily.’ Harry quickly opens the envelope and pulls out a letter and a picture falls out. Harry picks it up. It’s a picture of him as a baby zooming around on the broom and his fathers legs chasing him. Harry smiles and there is a knock on the door. Harry turns around to see Hermione standing there.

HERMIONE
Harry there’s something you have to see.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-BEDROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Hermione walking into the room Hermione just left. She walks over to the portrait and points at it.

HERMIONE
It belongs to Phineas Nigellus Black.

HARRY
Phineas? Wasn’t he…?

HERMIONE
An old Headmaster at Hogwarts? Yes. Which means he can move from his portrait at Hogwarts to this one. I was thinking….

HARRY
Maybe he can contact Dumbledore for us! Brilliant!

HERMIONE
Phineas. Mr. Black are you there! Mr. Black we need to talk to you please!

Nothing happens and Hermione turns around with a look of disappointment.

HARRY
Maybe he’s busy with the new headmaster at Hogwarts whoever that is.

HERMIONE
Perhaps. We should keep a close watch on this just in case he appears.

Hermione begins to take the portrait down.

HARRY
What are you doing?

HERMIONE
Who knows how long we’ll be here. Might as well put it in my bag with everything else.

Harry helps her take the portrait down. Ron walks into the room.

RON
I got something I think you two really need to see.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-HALLWAY-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Ron leading Harry and Hermione down a hall. He stops in front of the door.

RON
Take a look.

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

HARRY
Regulus Arcturus Black. That’s Sirius’s brother. Slughorn mentioned him last year.

RON
Yeah but look at the initials Harry.

HARRY
R. A….wait…you don’t think….

RON
It has to be.

Harry goes to open the door but it doesn’t budge. He jams his shoulder into the door to try and force it open. Harry then pulls out his wand and points it at the doorknob. BOOM the doorknob falls off and the door opens. They slowly walk into the room.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-REGULAS ROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to them walking into Regulus’s all green room. Ron goes over to the wall and starts to examine the newspaper clippings.

RON
They’re all about You-Know-Who. Do you think Regulus was a Death Eater?

HARRY
Wouldn’t surprise me.

Hermione notices a chest underneath his bed. She pulls it out and opens it. She pulls out the books in it and gasps.

HARRY
Hermione?

HERMIONE
I can’t believe it….

Ron and Harry walk up behind her. She slowly opens the book.

HARRY
Hermione?

She looks back at them with an intrigued look on her face.

HERMIONE
These books are about Horcruxes.

Ron and Harry glance at each other.

KREACHER (O.S.)
What are you doing in Master Regulus room!

They all turn to see Kreacher, visibly angry, standing in the doorway. He notices the book Hermione is holding and quickly rushes and snatches it from her.

HARRY
Kreacher….


KREACHER
No! Get out! GET OUT! I’m sorry master!!

Kreacher begins to cry as he holds the book closer to him.

RON
Just order him to give you the book, the git.

HERMIONE
Ron!

HARRY
Kreacher….

Harry reaches out to touch him but Kreacher quickly pulls back and glares at Harry. Harry pulls out the fake locket and lets it hang in front of Kreacher.

HARRY
Does this look familiar to you Kreacher?

Kreacher stares at the locket in silence. He drops the book and tears begin to fall faster down his face.

HARRY
I went looking for a locket a few months ago. I found this…there is a letter inside….

KREACHER
Yes. Yes.

HARRY
Did this belong to your Master Regulus?

Kreacher nods all the while staring at the locket.

KREACHER
Kreacher failed Master. Kreacher tried….

HARRY
Tell me what happened Kreacher. Please.
  


Kreacher's Tale:    


  Kreacher for the first time takes his eyes off the locket and looks up at Harry. He slowly walks to the other side of the room and sits against the wall. Kreacher seems to stare off into the distance…a memory filling is mind that he hadn’t thought about in years.

KREACHER
When he was sixteen years old, Master Regulus joined the Dark Lord.

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. He puts some books in a chest and pushes it under his bed. He pulls out the fake locket and looks at it for a moment. He puts it in his pocket and looks down at Kreacher.

REGULUS
Kreacher…I need you to take me 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. THE CAVE ENTRANCE-MOMENTS LATER-PAST

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 camera slowly pans out of Kreacher ‘s huge eyes as he stares blankly into the distance.

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
Kreacher…where is the locket?

Kreacher looks up at Harry and stares blankly at him. Does he tell him? It is a direct order afterall.

KREACHER
Kreacher hid it. Kreacher hid it so no one could find it.

HARRY
Could you bring it to me Kreacher? I can destroy it for Master Regulus.

KREACHER
Yes…master…

Kreacher stands up.

HARRY
Before you go though.

Harry 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 gratitude 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.

RON
Why’d you give him the fake locket already? How do you know he’ll actually bring you the real locket….

HARRY
I trust Kreacher. I think…I think he hates Voldemort for what he did to his master and will do anything to stop him.

HERMIONE
Well I’ll get to reading the books. See what Regulus found out.

Harry nods as Hermione walks over to the trunk. Ron looks out of one of the windows and his eyes widen.

RON
Harry…..look.

Harry looks out of the window and standing in front of Grimmauld Place are 4 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.
  


Lupin's Visit:    


  INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-KITCHEN-AFTERNOON

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

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 you. 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
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 headed by Delores Umbridge.

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 doesn’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.
  


Hogwart's New Headmaster:    


  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. 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 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

The camera focuses on Ginny as she’s sitting at the table. Everyone seems to be looking ahead curiously. Dumbledore’s chair is still empty and McGonagall looks very uncomfortable. 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 teacher’s 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
Alecto 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

NEVILLE
So what are we going to do about Snape?

Ginny and Luna both look over at him curiously.

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

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

Ginny and Luna both smile and Neville and they all nod in agreement.

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. He looks off into the distance and stares at The White Tomb.

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.

EXT. LONDON-ALLEYWAY-MIDDAY
The scene cuts to a shot a rainy alleyway. We pan down into the alleyway to see Harry, covered in a raincoat walking quickly. He walks near the edge of the alleyway and pauses. Standing in front of Grimmauld Place are 10 Death Eaters. They are all just standing there staring ahead. 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. He sighs and opens the door. The door closes behind him.

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

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-KITCHEN-AFTERNOON-NEXT DAY

The scene cuts to Harry slamming the paper on the kitchen table. Ron and Hermione both grab it and read the headline. The camera shows a picture of Snape standing in front of a podium and it reads ‘SEVERUS SNAPE CONFIRMED AS HOWGWARTS NEW HEADMASTER’

HERMIONE
No!

HARRY
Looks like he’s appointed the Carrows as new teachers… They were on top of the tower the night Dumbledore died. And there are more Death Eaters watching the house. They must know we’re here…

RON
Yeah but don’t you think they’d be able to get in already if Snape told them how?

HARRY
You’re right…

Harry takes a seat in a chair. Hermione walks over and picks the book up.

HARRY
So what have you learned about Horcruxes?

HERMIONE
Well I see now why this topic was banned in school. Horcruxes…they’re horrible, horrible things. I’ve never read a book so dark.

HARRY
Any word on how to destroy them?

HERMIONE
Yes, well, from what I’ve read what Harry did to Riddle’s diary was one of the few really foolproof ways of destroying a Horcrux.

RON
Stabbing it with a basilisk fang? Lucky we’ve got such a large supply of those…

HERMIONE
It has to be something so destructive that the Horcrux can’t repair itself. Basilisk venom can only be destroyed by one thing….

HARRY
Phoenix tears.

RON
Did you read anything on if you make a Horcrux, somehow putting the pieces of your soul back together?

HERMIONE
Well the pieces of the souls are always drawn to each other anyway. The soul isn’t meant to be split. If Voldemort himself wants to put his soul back together he would have to feel remorse. You’ve got to really feel what you’ve done. The pain is said to be unbearable and can destroy you….

RON
I can see him doing that.

HARRY
So we know how to at least destroy it. I don’t see how we’re going to get baskilisk venom but we still don’t know what the other Horcruxes are.

HERMIONE
I wouldn’t be so sure Harry.

Hermione walks over and gets another large black book. She sits it on the table and opens it.

HERMIONE
I was reading through this book and it seems Regulus left a few notes.

They all look into the book and the camera focuses on its pages.

HERMIONE
See....there…strange things. But here there is a list. I’m not sure how he found out…I’m sure it took a long time…

HARRY
It says ring, diary, snake…

RON
And he has in parenthesis Hogwart’s Founders heirlooms with a question mark. What’s that supposed to mean?

HARRY
I think R.A.B. figured out what Voldemort’s Horcruxes were. Look it makes sense. Ring. Dumbledore destroyed it. It belonged to Riddle’s mother. He told me so last year. The locket he went to find himself.


HERMIONE
Do you think the locket could be from Slytheran? Which would make it one of the Hogwart’s Founders heirloom.

HARRY
It would make sense. Riddle is his descendent.

RON
And snake?

HARRY
Nagini his snake maybe? Hermione did the book say it was possible for Horcrux’s to be put into something living?

HERMIONE
It’s possible but extremely risky.

HARRY
I destroyed the diary in my 2nd year which means we have….

HERMIONE
5 to destroy.

RON
Yeah and they can be anywhere!

HARRY
Well atleast we kind of know what to look for now. It’s a start.

KREACHER (O.S.)
Master.

They turn around to see Kreacher standing there with the fake locket around his neck. He reaches into his pocket and pulls out the real locket.

KREACHER
This is for you.

Harry stares at the locket. There seems to be a hissing sound coming from within it. Harry slowly walks towards Kreacher, as though he’s mesmerized by it. He kneels down and looks at it. He reaches out and it seems the locket leaps into Harry’s hand. He stares down at it.

HERMIONE
Harry?

It looks as the locket has Harry under some sort of trance. He continues to gaze down at it.

HERMIONE
HARRY!

Harry jumps and looks back at her. He then looks down at Kreacher and smiles.

HARRY
Thanks so much for this Kreacher.

Kreacher smiles as he wraps his hand around the fake locket and slowly walks out of the room. Harry stands up and faces Ron and Hermione.

RON
So that’s it? How do we know that elf isn’t jipping us?

HARRY
It’s the real one…there’s something dark about it. Dumbledore told me that dark magic leaves traces….

He holds it out and Hermione takes it. Harry moves his neck slightly as Hermione and Ron stare at the locket. Both seem to be uneasy with it.

HERMIONE
You’re right Harry. There’s something dark about this thing.

RON
So now what?

HARRY
We find out how to destroy it.
  



Intruder in Grimmauld Place:    


  INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-BEDROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to a shot of Harry sleeping. The locket is around his neck and he is tossing and turning. There is a SWOOSH.

INT. HOGWARTS-DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-DREAM

We see Harry standing in front of Dumbledore in his office.

HARRY
So if we destroy all of them….


DUMBLEDORE
One kills Voldemort….

The scene cuts to Dumbledore placing the diary and the locket on his desk.

DUMBLEDORE
Magic…dark magic…it leaves…..

We see Harry touch the ring and it begins to spin.

DUMBLEDORE (O.S.)
Traces…

There is a FLASH and

INT. HOGWARTS-ASTRONOMY TOWER-NIGHT

Harry is standing on the Astronomy Tower. He looks up and see’s Dumbledore standing in front of him.

DUMBLEDORE
Trust me.

There is another flash and Harry is now below. He looks up and see’s Dumbledore standing there. He turns and standing behind him is Snape who puts his finger to his mouth. Harry nods. FLASH.

SEVERUS
Avada Kadavra!

BOOM the spell hits Dumbledore and we see the green light reflect on Harry.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-BEDROOM-NIGHT

Harry opens his eyes. He sits up panting and grasps the locket around his neck. He does the neck twich.

EXT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-STREET-MIDDAY-MONTHS LATER

We see a shot of Grimmauld Place covered in snow. We see Death Eaters in front of the house casting spells trying to discover something but failing. The camera pans backwards and a dark figure steps into the frame looking ahead.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-KITCHEN-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to Ron using his wand to have dishes float in the air. One by one he starts to make them explode. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. We see Hermione walk in behind him.

HERMIONE
Ronald! Stop it! What are you doing?

Ron turns around, his concentration broken, and all the dishes CRASH into the ground.

HERMIONE
What’s all this?

RON
I’m going to repair them.

HERMIONE
That’s beside the point…

RON
I’m bored Hermione! After all this time you’d think we’d be further along. I didn’t think we’d still be sitting here!

HERMIONE
We’re doing the best we can Ron. That book takes time to decipher and I’m doing my best.

RON
I just thought Harry would….

He pauses and frowns.

INT. GRIMMAULD PLACE-STAIRWAY-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to Harry standing on the stairwell listening to them.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
He’s doing the best he can Ron. I know it’s frustrating. I too thought this would be a bit more exciting but we don’t even know where to begin looking for the remaining Horcruxes.

RON(O.S.)
I could be with my family.

HERMIONE(O.S.)
I know…but we promised we’d stick with him….

SWOOSH the dust start to form in front of Harry. He backs up in surprise the figure of Dumbledore forms and begins to move down the hall. Someone was inside. Harry pulls out his wand and points it at the door. POOF the dust disappears.

HARRY
Who’s there?

We see the figure standing there silent in the dark.

HARRY
SHOW YOURSELF!

The figure slowly walks into the light and it’s SNAPE who is carrying a large BAG on his shoulder.

HARRY
SNAPE!

BAM a spell flies out of Harry’s wand but misses Snape.

SNAPE
Potter!

Harry runs into the kitchen and Snape appears in the doorway seconds later.

HARRY
CRUCIO!

The spell flies out but misses and hits the door. Hermione moves her wand and the TABLE flies towards Snape. BOOM the table explodes into pieces as Snape blasts it. Ron throws a spell but Snape blocks it.

SNAPE
Don’t be foolish!

HARRY
MURDERER!

Harry lunges forward at Snape. Hermione and Ron try to grab his arm but miss him. Snape holds up the bag as Harry grabs for him and lets go as Harry grabs it and pushes Harry shoves the bag back on Snape knocking him down. Harry drops the bag and points his wand at Snape.

HARRY
You’re going to pay for what you did!

SNAPE
And what exactly did I do Potter?

Harry lets out a scream of rage but before he can do anything we see Hermione grab him and SWOOSH they apparate.

INT. APPARATION STREAM-MOMENTS LATER

We hear Harry screaming in rage as He and Hermione move quickly through the stream until BAM they land in the middle of the snowy woods. We see Ron standing next to a tree.

EXT. WOODS-MOMENTS LATER

HARRY
WHY DID YOU DO THAT!?!?! I HAD HIM HERMIONE…I COULD’VE KILLED HIM!

HERMIONE
Could you Harry? Snape is more skilled then all of us do you think he would’ve let you just kill him! You saw how he blocked all our spells.

HARRY
But Hermione…

HERMIONE
Grimmauld Place isn’t safe anymore Harry. We got the locket…let’s focus on the mission before revenge.

HARRY
It’s all my fault. I dream about it every night. I could have stopped him from killing Dumbledore. I trusted him…I TRUSTED HIM!!!

HERMIONE
Give me the locket Harry.

Harry looks up at Hermione curiously. Harry takes off the locket and hands it to Hermione.

HERMIONE
Better?

HARRY
Ye…yeah…actually….it was odd. My anger was….magnified…


HERMIONE
I thought so. I’ve seen you angry before Harry but….

HARRY
Every spell I threw at him didn’t work properly. Do you think….

HERMIONE
This locket is dark magic Harry…we don’t know how it’ll affect us…Ron…could you….

Ron walks up and takes the locket. He stares at it and we hear a tiny thud…as if a heart is beating. He lowers the locket and see’s Hermione comforting Harry still and we see a look of curiosity grow on Ron’s face.

HERMIONE
We’ll take turns wearing the locket until we figure out how to destroy it. I have my bag and I’m sure everything we’ll need out here is in it. I’m going to set up enchantments around to make sure we’re safe…Ron….

RON
Yeah….

HERMIONE
If you look through the bag you should be able to find a tent. Could you put it up for me?

RON
Sure….

HERMIONE
Harry you rest alright?

She smiles at him and sets off to put up enchantments. Ron stares at Harry for a moment.

HARRY
You alright Ron?

RON
Yeah…just…gonna put the tent up….

He puts the locket around his neck and turns away from Harry and the scene fades.
  



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Alright folks here is my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows one shot. I'm not done yet but I might as well get some of it up here. Let me know what you think.
Hey, I actually like this one It's pretty impressive how you fit the plot to be in just one film! My only complain is that Voldemort's actions and line feels a little 'villain stereotyped'


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Hey, I actually like this one It's pretty impressive how you fit the plot to be in just one film! My only complain is that Voldemort's actions and line feels a little 'villain stereotyped'
Thanks! I agree as I reread it is a bit stereotyped huh I'll work on it!

Alright here is more of the script.

Defense Against the Dark Arts:    


  INT.-WOODS- TENT-EVENING

The scene fades back on a shot of the locket. The camera slowly pulls back and we see Ron’s face. As the camera moves further back we see Ron sitting inside of the tent staring at the locket in his hands. The camera pans over to show Harry laying down staring into the roof of the ceiling.

HERMIONE
Well I’ve done all I can do with putting up protective enchantments. At the very least, we should know they’re coming.

HARRY
Thanks Hemione….hopefully they’re good enough to keep out Volde….

RON
Don’t say the name!

Hermione and Harry both glance at Ron curiously.

HERMIONE
Don’t be silly Ron…fear of a name….

RON
It just….it feels like a jinx or something. Can’t we call him You-Know-Who…please?

HARRY
I reckon so.

HERMIONE
Well I’ll make us some tea then. I have enough food packed for about a week. Afterwards…..

HARRY
We’ll manage Hermione.

She smiles at Harry and the scene cuts to a shot of the tent next to a lake. We cut to them sitting at the table. Ron is picking at his food.

HERMIONE
Do you have any idea where You-Know-Who’s Horcruxes could be?

HARRY
Do you think he could have hid one at Borgin and Burkes? You know he went into exile in Albania for a while….

RON
Yeah, let’s go to Albania. Shouldn’t take more than an afternoon to search an entire country.

HARRY
I have a feeling however, that there’s one in Hogwarts.

HERMIONE
But don’t you think Dumbledore would’ve found it there?

HARRY
Dumbledore said that he never assumed he knew all of Hogwart’s secrets. I’m telling you, if there’s one place Vol…

RON
Harry!

HARRY
Right…You-Know-Who. If there was one place that was really important it was Hogwarts. It was his first real home, the place that meant he was special; it meant everything to him, and even after he left…

RON
This is You Know Who we’re talking bout, not you.

The tugs at the locket around his neck and starts poking at his plate again.

RON
I can’t keep eating this rubbish.

HERMIONE
Rubbish? Harry caught that fish and I did my best with it! I notice I’m always the one who ends up sorting out the food, because I’m a girl I suppose!

RON
No, it’s because you’re supposed to be the best at magic! My mother can make good food appear out of thin air.

HERMIONE
It’s impossible to make good food out of nothing! You can summon it if you know where it is, you can transform it, and you can increase the quantity if you’ve already got some….

RON
Well don’t bother increasing this, it’s disgusting.

He pushes his plate away and walks away. We see sadness fill Hermione’s eyes. Harry stares at Ron as the scene fades to a shot of the DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASSROOM.



INT. HOGWARTS-DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS-MIDDAY

AMYCUS CARROW is standing in front of the class.

AMYCUS
Now today class we will be learning about the Unforgivable Curses. I would hope 7th year students would know about them but how many of you have seen them in effect. Not many. You…..come here….

He points at a student. The student hesitates and slowly walks up in front of the class.

AMYCUS
You’re a mudblood am I correct?

STUDENT
That’s not an appropriate term sir.

AMYCUS
No..no..I guess not…Goyle!

GOYLE
Yes sir?

AMYCUS
I want you to show the class the effects of the Cruciatus Curse.

The camera pans to Neville who is clearly angry as Goyle walks up to the front of the class.

GOYLE
What do you want me to perform it on?

AMYCUS
What…oh no dear boy…who...and this filthy mudblood looks like a good candidate…

NEVILLE
NO!

Neville quickly jumps up.

NEVILLE
That is inhumane!

AMYCUS
Sit down Mr. Longbottom!


NEVILLE
No!

Amycus laughs and gives a nod at Goyle

GOYLE
CRUCIO!

The student falls to the ground screaming out in pain.

AMYCUS
Good boy Goyle…oh you’re so much like your father….

GOYLE
Thank you sir….

The student continues to role around in pain as Goyle continues to perform the spell on him.

NEVILLE
STOP IT!

AMYCUS
Speak out of line again and you’ll be sent to detention Longbottom!

NEVILLE
I don’t care!

AMYCUS
You’re a pureblood! Filthy half breeds like this deserve nothing more….

NEVILLE
They have every right as we do! If I remember correctly isn’t your precious master a half blood himself!

AMYCUS
You watch your tongue!

BAM Neville is hit with a spell and is thrown back across the room. Amycus quickly storms towards him, grabbing him by his robes and looking down on him.

AMYCUS
Do you really want to play the hero Mr. Longbottom? Do you have any idea who you’re dealing with?

NEVILLE
Do you?

Amycus glares down at Neville for a moment and then smiles.

AMYCUS
Follow me to the front of the class.

He let’s go of Neville and walks towards the class.

AMYCUS
You can take a seat Goyle. Great work! Longbottom…front of the class…NOW!

Neville slowly walks to the front of the class. He glances down at the student who is still whimpering on the floor.

AMYCUS
Now Longbottom I think it’s best if you participate in today’s lesson. Practice the Crucatus curse on this Mudblood

NEVILLE
No.

AMYCUS
NOW LONGBOTTOM!

NEVILLE
I said no…I…I won’t do it…..

Amycus walks up to Neville.

AMYCUS
Pity…

Amycus pulls out a knife and SWOOSH slashes it across Neville’s cheek. Neville falls to the ground and screams out in pain. Amycus puts the knife back into his robes and faces the class.

AMYCUS
Now does anyone else want to end up like Mr. Longbottom here?

The camera pans down to show Neville looking up at Amycus, holding his cheek as we see blood trickle through his fingers. We see reaction shots from students in the classroom.
  


Ginny's Plan:    


  INT. HOGWARTS-COURTYARD-EVENING

The scene fades to a shot of ‘THE QUIBBLER’ with the headline ‘THE CHOSEN ONE: WHAT ARE HIS PLANS TO DEFEAT THE DARK LORD?’ We pan back to show students walking away reading them. The camera pans over to show Luna and Ginny handing out ‘The Quibbler’ to Hogwarts students.

LUNA
Free copies of ‘The Quibbler’…the only paper brave enough to report the truth about You-Know-Who!

GINNY
Don’t believe everything you read….especially things in ‘The Daily Prophet’

We see McGonagall walk towards them with a worried look in her eyes.

MCGONAGALL
And what do you two think you’re doing?

GINNY
We have to keep everyone’s spirits up Professor. The Prophet is dragging Harry’s name through the mud…

LUNA
And with him missing people don’t know what to think. My dad wants to keep everyone’s spirits up and we want to help.

MCGONAGALL
As admirable as this is…you two have no idea the trouble you can get into….

GINNY
I don’t care. If there’s anything I can do to help Harry….

MCGONAGALL
Don’t be foolish. You know who runs the school now and the punishment this could get you….

LUNA
Dumbledore would want us to keep fighting Professor.

She looks at them and sighs. She looks up and notices Neville walking towards them with a huge bandage on his cheek.

MCGONAGALL
Longbottom?

Ginny and Luna turn around and gasp.

GINNY
Neville! What happened?

MCGONAGALL
Who did this to you my dear boy?

NEVILLE
Amycus Carrow.

MCGONAGALL
The nerve…you see what I mean girls…I shall take this matter to the headmaster at once!

GINNY
He’s not going to do anything about it.

MCGONAGALL
We’ll see about that.

She storms away as Neville has a seat. Ginny and Luna both sit next to him and comfort him.

NEVILLE
He was having us use the cruciatus curse on a student…I couldn’t let him….

LUNA
That was a brave thing you did Neville. Standing up to him like that.

The camera pans over to show Alecto Carrow snatching ‘The Quibbler’ from one of the younger students hands. She yells something at him and he points towards Luna. Alecto looks over at Luna and walks quickly towards her.

ALECTO
Are you responsible for this Lovegood!

LUNA
Yes…everyone deserves the truth.

BAM Luna is slapped across the face. Ginny and Neville quickly jump in front of her and pull out there wands.

ALECTO
The Dark Lord will hear about this…and if your father doesn’t stop printing this filth soon….

GINNY
Then what?

Alecto laughs.

ALECTO
You kids really have no idea what you’re dealing with.

She begins to walk away and pauses. She pulls out her wand and points in at the trio.

ALECTO
Accio!

SWOOSH all the newspapers go flying towards her and FLASH they all go up into flames and she walks off laughing as burnt newspaper debris rains down over the courtyard.

NEVILLE
So what are we going to do now?

LUNA
Oh I have more copies in my room…

GINNY
I think we should be more silent about this. Go underground…like we did a few years ago.

NEVILLE
You’re right…no one else needs to be hurt. Harry would know what to do…I just wish we knew where they were. I wish we could help.

Ginny’s eyes widen and she turns to Neville and Luna.

GINNY
You know what…I think we can. The Sword of Gryffindor.

NEVILLE
What about it.

GINNY
Follow me.

INT. HOGWARTS-EMPTY CLASSROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Ginny, Luna, and Neville walking into an empty classroom. Ginny closes the door behind them.

GINNY
What I’m about to tell you…and ask you to do…can get us into a lot of trouble.

NEVILLE
After all these years I’m used to it.

GINNY
Dumbledore left Harry the sword of Gryffindor in his will.

NEVILLE
Isn’t that in the headmaster’s office?

GINNY
Yes…and that’s the trick. I think we should steal it for him…keep it safe.

NEVILLE
How do you expect to break into Snape’s office?

LUNA
We don’t know the password.

GINNY
We could apparate there directly.

NEVILLE
But you can’t apparate on Hogwarts grounds. You know that Ginny.

GINNY
We can’t…but I know someone who can.

INT. HOGWARTS-HALLWAY-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to a shot of a huge portrait of a yellow pear. The camera pans back to show Ginny standing in front of it. She looks to her left and we see Neville at the opposite end of the hallway keeping watch. She looks to her right and Luna is doing the same. The reaches out a finger and tickles the pear. It starts to giggle and the portrait slowly moves forward revealing a DOOR behind it. Ginny sighs and walks into the door.

INT. HOGWARTS-KITCHENS-MOMENTS LATER

Ginny walks into HOGWARTS KITCHEN and the camera pans over to show HOUSELVES running around preparing dishes and cleaning. She walks slowly through the kitchen and catches a glimpse of a FEMALE HOUSELF obviously drunk stumbling around. She continues to look around until she spots Dobby folding some tablecloths.

GINNY
Dobby.

Dobby looks up at Ginny and a huge smile rises on his face.

GINNY
Ginny Weasley ma’am.

He bows at her.

DOBBY
What brings you to the kitchens? Is anything wrong….?

GINNY
I need your help Dobby…Harry…needs your help. I know how loyal you are to him….

DOBBY
Why I’d do anything for Harry Potter. He’s the reason Dobby is free.

GINNY
I need you to help me break into the headmasters office.

Dobby looks up at her curiously.

INT. HOGWARTS-SNAPES OFFICE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to a shot of the empty Headmaster’s Office. SWOOSH Ginny and Dobby appear in the middle of the office.

GINNY
Right…here’s hoping Neville and Luna’s distraction keep Snape away long enough.

She starts to look around the office for the sword. Dobby notices it first.

DOBBY
There it is young Weasley! On the wall…there!

GINNY
Great Dobby

She pulls out her wand

GINNY
ACCIO GRYFFINDOR SWORD!!

SMASH the glass of the case shatters everywhere as the sword comes flying at them. Ginny quicky grabs it by the handle and looks at it.

GINNY
Great…lets go….

BAM the door to the office flies open and in walks Snape holding onto Neville and Luna, both looking distraught.

SNAPE
And what exactly do you think you’re doing?

Ginny drops her head in defeat, Dobby clinches his fist, and Snape gives a small smile as the camera pans away out of the window and through the clouds. SWOOSH there is a wide shot of the snowy forest.
  


Ron's Depature:    


  EXT. MOUNTAINS/WOODS/MONTAGE-WINTER

Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking through the snow. We see them set up the tent in different locations. We see Hermione and Harry walk ahead as Ron watches them from a distance. We see Hermione standing outside setting up protections. She pauses and looks as she notices 3 figures walking in the distance. Harry walks up behind her and they both stare down at the figures

EXT. WOODS-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Hermione and Harry walking down the hill towards the figures. The three are now sitting around a fire and they’re roasting fish over it. Harry puts his finger up over his lip signaling for her to remain quiet. They stand behind a huge tree and they’re able to see that the people are GRIPHOOK the goblin, TED TONKS, another goblin named FRED.

EXT. WOOD-CAMPFIRE-MOMENTS LATER-NIGHT

TED
I’ve been on the run for about six weeks now. What about you Griphook? I had the impression the goblins were for You-Know-Who, on the whole?

GRIPHOOK
You had a false impression. We take no sides. This is a wizards war. I’m in hiding because I deemed it prudent. Having refused what I considered an impertinent request, I could see that my personal safety was in jeopardy.

TED
What did they ask you to do?


GRIPHOOK
Duties ill-befitting the dignity of my race. I am not a house elf. I had a small revenge however, before I left.

The two goblins look at each other and begin to laugh.

TED
Oh?

GRIPHOOK
Did you not hear about the kids who tried to steal Gryffindor’s sword out of Snape’s office at Hogwarts a few weeks ago?

The camera cuts to a reaction shot of Harry and Hermione.

TED
Never heard a word. What did they think, that they’d be able to use the sword on You-Know-Who?

GRIPHOOK
Whatever the reason was Snape decided the sword wasn’t safe where it was. Couple of days later, once he’d got the say-so from You-Know-Who; I imagine he sent it down to London to be kept in Gringotts instead.

Griphook and Fred burst out into laughter again. Ted looks confused.

TED
What’s so funny?

GRIPHOOK
The sword of Gryffindor is a fake. It is a copy…an excellent copy. The original was forged centuries ago by goblins and had certain properties only goblin-made armor possess. Wherever the genuine sword of Gryffindor is, it is not in a vault at Gringotts bank.

INT. WOODS-TENT-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to Harry and Hermione bursting into the tent. Ron looks around, visibly angry.

RON
Where were you two?

HARRY
We saw some people. Thought we’d go down and investigate.

RON
Didn’t bother to let me know did you?

HERMIONE
Not now Ron…we just found out something….something incredible…

The scene cuts to Hermione pulling out the portrait of Phinieas Black. She props it up against the table and kneels in front of it.

HARRY
You think he’ll answer this time?

HERMIONE
Let’s cross our fingers. Phineas Nigellus? Professor Black? Could we talk to you?

PHINIEAS (O.S.)
Please always helps.

Phinieas slowly appears in the portrait and Hermione quickly points her wand at him.

HERMIONE
OBSCURO!

SWOOSH a blindfold appears over Phineas face.

PHINEAS
What! How dare you!

HERMIONE
I’m very sorry, Professor Black, but it’s a necessary precaution.

PHINEAS
Remove this foul addition at once! Where am I? What is going on?

HARRY
Never mind where we are.

PHINEAS
Can that possibly be the voice of the elusive Mr. Potter?

HARRY
Maybe. We’ve got a couple of questions to ask you about the sword of Gryffindor.

PHINEAS
Ah yes. That silly girl acted most unwisely there…

HERMIONE
Silly girl?

PHINEAS
Yes this young girl…Weasley I think is her name…her and her friends tried to take the sword out of the Headmaster’s office.

HARRY
Ginny?

PHINEAS
Yes that is her name….

RON
What happened to her you git!

PHINEAS
So much anger I sense. Besides the girl and her friends were foolhardy in the extreme. Thieving from the headmaster’s office!

HARRY
They weren’t thieving. That sword isn’t Snape’s.

PHINEAS
It belongs to Professor Snape’s school. Exactly what claim did the Weasley girl have upon it? She deserved her punishment, as did the idiot Longbottom and the Lovegood oddity!

HARRY
Luna and Neville. Sir…how did Snape punish them?

PHINEAS
Professor Snape sent them into the Forbidden Forest, to do some work for the oaf, Hagrid.

HARRY
I bet they had a good laugh with Hagrid. The Forbidden Forest…they’ve faced plenty worse. Big deal!

HERMIONE
Professor Black. Is it possible for you to bring Dumbledore along, here, into your portrait?

PHINEAS
The portraits of Hogwarts may commune with each other, but they cannot travel outside the castle except to visit a painting of themselves hanging elsewhere. Dumbledore cannot come here with me and after the treatment I have received; I can assure you that I shall not be making a return visit!

HERMIONE
Professor Black couldn’t you just tell us, please, when was the last time the sword was taken out of its case? Before Ginny took it out, I mean?

PHINEAS
If you must know the last time I saw the sword of Gryffindor leave its case was when Professor Dumbledore used it to break open a ring.

Hermione and Harry both cast a look at each other.

PHINEAS
Well, good night to you!

SWOOSH and like that Phineas leaves the portrait.

HERMIONE
Harry!

HARRY
I know!

HERMIONE
The sword can destroy Horcruxes! Goblin-made blades imbibe only that which strengthen them….Harry, that sword’s impregnated with basilisk venom!

HARRY
And Dumbledore didn’t give it to me because he still needed it; he wanted to use it on the locket….

HERMIONE
And he must have realized they wouldn’t let you have it if he put it in his will so he made a copy and put a fake in the glass case!

HARRY
So where did he leave the real one?

HERMIONE
Somehwere in Hogsmeade?


HARRY
The Shrieking Shack? Nobody ever goes in there.

HERMIONE
But Snape knows how to get in; wouldn’t that be a bit risky?

HARRY
Dumbledore trusted Snape.

HERMIONE
Not enough to tell him that he had swapped the swords.

HARRY
You’re right! What do you think Ron? Ron?

Harry turns and notices Ron sitting on his bed glaring at both of them.

RON
Oh, remembered me, have you? You two carry on; don’t let me spoil your fun.

HARRY
What’s your problem?

RON
Problem? I have no problem..

HARRY
Well, you’ve obviously got a problem. Spit it out, will you?

Ron stands up; looking the angriest they have ever seen him.

RON
All right, I’ll spit it out. Don’t expect me to skip up and down the tent because there’s some other damn thing we’ve got to find. Just add it to the list of stuff you don’t know.

HARRY
I don’t know?

RON
It’s not like I’m not having the time of my life here. Nothing to eat and freezing my backside off every night. I just hoped, you know, after we’d been running around for weeks, we’d have achieved something.

HARRY
I thought you knew what you’d signed up for?

RON
Yeah, I thought I did too.

HARRY
So what part of it isn’t living up to your expectations? Did you think we’d be staying in five-star hotels?

RON
We thought you knew what you were doing! We thought Dumbledore told you what to do, we thought you had a real plan!

HERMIONE
Ron!

HARRY
Well, sorry to let you down. I’ve been straight with you from the start; I told you everything Dumbledore told me. And in case you haven’t noticed, we’ve found one Horcrux….

RON
Yeah, good thing your house elf had it. We’re about as near getting rid of it as we are to finding the rest of them….nowhere effing near, in other words!

HERMIONE
Take off the locket, Ron. You wouldn’t be talking like this if you hadn’t been wearing it all day.

HARRY
Yeah, he would. I heard you two talking back in Grimmauld Place.

RON
This is pathetic.

HARRY
So why are you still here?

RON
Search me!

Ron storms out of the tent. Harry rushes after him and Hermione follows.

HARRY
Yeah…go home then!


RON
Maybe I will! Didn’t you hear what they said about my sister? But you don’t give a rat’s fart, do you; it’s only the Forbidden Forest…

HARRY
I was only saying…she was with the others, they were with Hagrid!

RON
Yeah, I get it, you don’t care! What about the rest of my family Harry?

HARRY
What about them?

RON
For all we know something could have happened to them because of what Ginny did. You didn’t think about that did you? It’s all right for you two, with your parents safely out of the way….

HARRY
My parents are dead!

RON
And mine could be going the same way!

HARRY
Then GO!

BAM Harry is thrown back by a spell Ron throws at him. Harry jumps up and pulls out his wand and casts a spell…

HERMIONE
PROTEGO!

The spell is blocked and Harry and Ron stare at each other angrily.

HARRY
Leave the Horcrux.

Ron takes off the locket and throws it onto the ground. Ron looks over at Hermione.

RON
What are you doing?

HERMIONE
What do you mean?

RON
Are you staying or what?

HERMIONE
Yes I’m staying Ron, we said we’d go with Harry, we said we’d help….

RON
I get it. You choose him.

HERMIONE
Ron..no..please…come back!

Ron begins to walk away and Hermione begins to chase after him.

RON
PROTEGO!

A barrier forms that blocks Hermione from passing through. Ron continues to walk further away from them into the woods. Then SWOOSH he is gone.

HERMIONE
Ron! Please! Ron!!!!

Hermione falls to her knees and begins to cry. Harry walks over and picks up the Horcrux staring down at it. The camera slowly zooms in onto the locket.
  


Godric's Hollow:    


  INT. THE WOODS-WEEKS LATER

The scene fades to Hermione shooting protective spells around the snowy tent. Once she casts the final spell she wipes tears from her face and walks slowly back into the tent.

INT. THE WOODS-THE TENT-MOMENTS LATER

HERMIONE
They’re all up. Has Phineas been back yet?

HARRY
No, but he’ll be back soon enough. He’s been good company the past few weeks since….

He looks up at the hurt expression on her face and quickly changes the subject.

HARRY
Hermione I’ve been thinking. I want to go to Godric’s Hollow.

HERMIONE
That’s not a good idea Harry. Don’t you think You-Know-Who will know you want to visit your parents grave.

HARRY
Not just that…look…

He hands Hermione his mothers letter.

HARRY
I found this at Grimmauld Place. It’s from my mum. She mentions Bathilda Bagshot.

HERMIONE
Bathilda Bagshot? The author of ‘A History of Magic?’ I didn’t know she was from there.

HARRY
She would visit them and she told them stories of Dumbledore. The letter stops there. Do you think Dumbledore could’ve asked her to keep a Horcrux?

HERMIONE
It’s possible…

HARRY
Plus I’m sure Dumbledore knew I wanted to go back there. Plus the fact that’s he’s from there…

HERMIONE
True, Godric Gryffindor aswell.

HARRY
Gryffindor? We have to go Hermione! What else do we have to lose?

HERMIONE
Ok we can go. I’m brewing Polyjuice Potion at the moment and we can disguise ourselves as other people.

HARRY
How long until it’s done?

HERMIONE
Oh a few weeks….

HARRY
A few weeks! Hermione that’s too long. Listen we’ll be fine. We have the cloak and I’ll have you there with me.

Hermione stares at Harry and sighs.

HERMIONE
When did you become so persuasive?

Harry shrugs and smiles and the scene cuts to a wideshot of GODRIC’S HALLOW. The camera pans down into the town. We see 4 pair of footsteps appear in the snow.

EXT. GODRICS HOLLOW-BACKYARD-NIGHT

HARRY (O.S.)
Let’s take off the Cloak.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
Harry….

HARRY (O.S.)
Look Hermione the streets are completely empty. We can stick to the alleways until we find Bathilda. We’re fine.

SWOOSH the Cloak is pulled off and see Harry and Hermione standing behind an old shed. Harry peeks around the corner and notices all the Christmas lights. He notices a family sitting around a Christmas tree singing songs through a window.

HARRY
I think it’s Christmas Eve.

HERMIONE
Harry…look…

Harry turns and Hermione points across the street. We see there is a GRAVEYARD.

EXT. GODRICS HOLLOW-WAR MEMORIAL-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Harry and Hermione running across the street towards the graveyard. They run past a WAR MEMORIAL. Hermione keeps running. She turns around to notice Harry has stopped and is staring at the memorial. Hermione rushes back over to Harry.

HERMIONE
Harry we must…

HARRY
Look.

She looks at the memorial and as she does it slowly begins to transform into a statue of James, Lily, and Harry.

HARRY
I never imagined there would be a statue. Look…I have no scar.

HERMIONE
This is nice…really nice…but we really must be going Harry.

She walks off towards the graveyard. Harry begins to walk away and the statue slowly forms back into the Memorial.

EXT. GODRICS HOLLOW-GRAVEYARD-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Harry and Hermione slowly walking through the graveyard looking at tombstones. Hermione notices a tombstone and gasps. She wipes off the snow covering it and it says ‘IGNOTUS PEVERELL’ and the symbol that she showed Harry earlier is on it. She looks around to beckon Harry to it and notices him standing in front of a tombstone. She walks over slowly to him.

The scene cuts to a shot of the tombstone Harry is looking at. It has JAMES POTTER, LILY POTTER. ‘The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death’ Harry kneels down and places his hand on his parent’s tomb and Hermione stands behind him in silence. We see tears slowly fall down his cheek.

HARRY
It says ‘The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death’…isn’t that a Death Eater idea? Why is it there?

HERMIONE
It doesn’t mean defeating death in the way the Death Eaters mean Harry; it means….living beyond death. Living after death.

Harry continues to stare at the tombstone in silence. Hermione pulls out her wand and SWOOSH a wreath of Christmas roses begin to blossom all around the tombstone. Harry looks back and her and smiles.

HARRY
Thank you.

Hermione smiles at him.

EXT. GODRICS HOLLOW-STREET-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Hermione and Harry slowly walking down a dark street. They notice a sign on a mailbox that says ‘BAGSHOT’ They both look at each other and look up at the house in front of them.

HARRY
I think this is the place…let’s go…

HERMIONE
Harry…we have to be careful…

They walk up to the house and pause in front of the door. Hermione pulls out her wand and points it at the door.

HERMIONE
Homenum revelio!

Nothing happens and she looks at Harry.

HERMIONE
I think the place is empty.

INT. GODRICS HOLLOW-BATHILDA’S HOME-WAITING ROOM-NIGHT

Harry reaches for the door and click it opens. He peers inside and frowns at the smell. They both walk inside and light their wands. Harry starts to look around the room. It seems the place hasn’t been cleaned in a while. Pictures are missing out of frames and the furniture is covered in dust. We see Hermione notice the book ‘The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore’ by Rita Skeeter sitting on the coffee table. She picks it up and stares at it.

HARRY
I wonder where she is?

HERMIONE
I’ll take a look in this room. Harry if there’s any sign of….

HARRY
I know Hermione…I’ll be fine….

Hermione slowly walks into the next room. Harry continues looking around the sitting room. He notices a picture of a young Dumbledore and a man he doesn’t recognize (GRINDEWALD). He notices the symbol around the mans neck and picks the picture up then he hears a voice.

BATHILDA (O.S.)
Harry Potter…

Harry jumps and he turns around to see the old lady standing in a dark hallway. The shadow is covering her and her movements are very stilted.

HARRY
Bathilda Bagshot? I’m sorry…I didn’t know you were here….

BATHILDA
I’ve been waiting for you. Come with me. I have something to give you.

Harry nods and against his better judgement he begins to follow her.

INT. BATHILDA’S HOME-BEDROOM-NIGHT

Bathilda walks slowly into her bedroom and beckons Harry to follow her. We see her begin to light candles in the room.

HARRY
Mrs. Bagshot I have a few questions. You see I found out Dumbledore lived here and I was wondering if you…

Harry grabs his scar in pain. He does the neck twitch and we hear a voice over the screen.

VOLDEMORT (O.S.)
Hold him!

Bathilda turns around and closes her eyes. Her body begins to fall slowly as Nagini slithers out of her mouth. Harry raises his wand to strike but the snake is to fast for him. SWISH Nagini digs her fangs into Harry’s arm and throws him across the room. BOOM he crashes into an old wadrobe. Harry rolls out in time as Nagini lunges towards him.

NAGINI
Yes…hold you…hold you…

Harry holds up his wand to fight but it is broken. His face fills with horror as the huge snake begins to wrap herself around him then BOOM a red light fills the room and Nagini is thrown hard against the opposite wall. We see Harry’s eyes begin to roll back into his head as the camera pans over to show Hermione standing in the doorway with her wand pointed at the snake.

HARRY
He’s coming! He’s coming!

Nagini goes to strike Hermione and BOOM a powerful spell hits Nagini knocking a hole in the wall of the house and sends Nagini flying outside just as a wisp of dark smoke begins to form in the room. Hermione quickly reaches for Harry as we see Voldemort’s face appear and SWOOSH they are gone. Voldemort walks over to the hole in the wall and looks out. He see’s a bloody Nagini slithering on the ground. He lets out a scream of rage so powerful that the house begins to shake. The whole screen begins to shake and then

INT. WOODS-THE TENT-DAYS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry opening his eyes and lets out a scream. He clutches his scar and tries to move but Hermione pushes him gently back down into the bed.

HERMIONE
Relax Harry we’re safe….we’re safe….

HARRY
Hermione? We…we got away?

HERMIONE
Barely…but yes. You’ve been ill…really ill…

HARRY
How long ago did we leave?

HERMIONE
It’s been a few days now….

HARRY
Have I been unconscious this whole time?

HERMIONE
Not exactly. You’ve been shouting and moaning and…things. I couldn’t get the Horcrux off you. It was stuck to your chest.

Harry opens up his shirt and there is a scarlet oval over his heart where the locket had burned him.

HERMIONE
It left a mark, I’m sorry. I had to use a Severing Charm to get it away. The snake bit you too, but I’ve cleaned the wound and put some dittany on it….

HARRY
Give it to me.

HERMIONE
Harry I don’t think you should be wearing it….

HARRY
Hermione please!

She reaches into the bag and hands the locket to Harry which he puts around his neck..

HARRY
I’m so sorry Hermione…I should’ve listened…

HERMIONE
No Harry please…you should rest….

HARRY
Where’s my wand, Hermione?

Hermione slowly reaches into her pocket and pulled out his wand now split in two being held together only by a strand of the phoenix feather.

HARRY
No…Hermione could you mend it? Please….

HERMIONE
Harry I don’t think I can…when it’s broken like this….

HARRY
Please try Hermione!

Hermione points her wand at it.

HERMIONE
Reparo!

It seals itself and Hermione hands the wand to Harry.

HARRY
Lumos!

There is a spark and then nothing. Harry lays down feeling defeated.

HARRY
I’m in over my head Hermione. How could Dumbledore possibly think that I could do this?

HERMIONE
Stop it Harry. Just rest.

Harry rolls over on his side and the camera slowly fades to a shot of OLLIVANDER sitting in a corner.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-CELLAR-NIGHT

He jumps as the door opens and Voldemort walks into the door. Without saying anything Voldemort points his wand at him.

VOLDEMORT
I need a wand wandmaker. Something that will help me finish Harry Potter once and for all.

OLLIVANDER
I…I don’t understand….

VOLDEMORT
CRUCIO!!!!

Ollivander screams out in pain.

VOLDEMORT
There’s word of a wand called…The Elder Wand…what is it?

OLLIVANDER
The wand is traced back through centuries. It leaves a bloody trail wherever it goes.

VOLDEMORT
It is said to be unbeatable.

OLLIVANDER
I can not confirm or deny it. The wand has never crossed my path.

VOLDEMORT
Who was the last wizard to have the wand? ANSWER ME!

OLLIVANDER
One can’t be sure…there are rumors..that..that….

SWOOSH Ollivander is tossed across the room and CRUNCH slammed against the opposite wall with a flick of Voldemort’s wand. He walks over and pulls him up by the shirt.

VOLDEMORT
TELL ME!

OLLIVANDER
Grindewald! He’s the last known wizard to have the wand. It’s been lost ever since.

Voldemort smiles at Ollivander and lets him go. He turns to walk out of the cellar. BAM the door slams and Harry’s eyes open.
  


The Silver Doe:    


  INT. FOREST OF DEAN-TENT-NIGHT

The scene cuts to a wideshot of THE FOREST OF DEAN. There is a LARGE FROZEN LAKE that we pan over as we go into the trees and we see the tent sitting in a clearing. The scene cuts to Hermione reading ‘The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore’ while Harry is sitting back staring at the snitch.

HARRY
Hermione…you ever heard of The Elder Wand?

HERMIONE
No…why?

HARRY
He’s looking for it and…well….

HERMIONE
Harry enough! I’m starting to think you enjoy looking into his mind!

HARRY
No it’s just….Hermione…why are you reading that rubbish?

HERMIONE
I just want to see what Rita Skeeter has to say that’s all. It’s very interesting. I’m not sure what is true and what’s made up.

HARRY
All of it is rubbish Hermione. I’m going to go keep a look out. Can I borrow your wand?

HERMIONE
Sure it’s on the table.

HARRY
Thanks.

Harry picks up her wand. He goes to walk out of the tent and pauses.

HARRY
Hermione? Where are we anyway?

HERMIONE
The Forest of Dean. While you were unconscious I moved our location…you know…just in case….

HARRY
What would I do without you?

HERMIONE
Maybe you should ask Ron….

She quickly looks down and starts to read the book she pulled out as tears show in her eyes. Harry walks out of the tent..

EXT. THE FOREST OF DEAN-NIGHT

Harry looks around the forest for a moment. He then begins to walk patrolling the perimeter when all of a sudden a silver light is seen in the distance moving through the trees. Harry stops in his tracks and stares into that direction. The silver object steps out from behind a tree and Harry see’s it is a SILVER DOE. The Doe stares at Harry for a moment and Harry stares back at it with amazement in his eyes. The Doe then turns to walk away.

HARRY
No…come back….Lumos.

The tip of the wand lights up and Harry begins to run after the Doe as snow crunched beneath his feet. The Doe continues to run deeper into the forest and Harry followed. All of a sudden the Doe stops and turns to look at Harry once more. It is standing on the edge of the frozen lake. The Doe then begin to walk across the ice. Harry pauses and stares at it. It turns around as if the beckon Harry and continues to walk across the ice. Harry looks behind him to see if anyone is there.

EXT. FOREST OF DEAN-FROZEN LAKE-NIGHT

He then slowly walks across the frozen surface of the lake after the doe. Harry looks back and realizes how far away from the shore he is. He looks back at the Doe who is now standing still. Should he continue to follow it? Harry takes a deep breathe and walks towards the Doe. As he gets closer to white from the doe illuminates Harry’s face. It bows its head down in the direction of the lake before looking at Harry and vanishing. It is now completely dark besides Hermione’s wand. Harry glances around himself once more before pointing the wand at the lake. There seems to be something in there. Harry kneels down and wipes some of the snow from the surface and tilts the wand to try and see what it is. Just below the surface Harry see’s a SWORD.


HARRY
The sword of Gryffinor.

Harry looks around again to see if anyone is watching.

HARRY
Accio sword!

Nothing happens. Harry sighs as he realizes what he must do. He starts to take off his clothes until he was only in his underwear and the locket. He points Hermione’s wand at the surface of the lake.

HARRY
Diffindo!

A crack appears in the ice and it grows and grows until CRACK chunks of ice break apart leaving it clear for Harry to jump in. Harry looks behind him again to make sure no one else is watching.

HARRY
Lumos Maxima!

A bright light emerges from the wand and hovers over Harry. He slowly walks over to the water and see’s the sword lying beneath. Harry takes a deep breath and plunges into the lake.

INT. FOREST OF DEAN-FROZEN LAKE-NIGHT

Harry begins to swim down towards the sword. It seems to be much further than it appeared. The further he goes down the less of the light he can see from above. Harry pauses and looks above. The light is still hovering but the handle of the sword seems so close. He quickly swims towards it. As he gets closer it seems to get darker and darker. He’s almost there and Harry’s hand finally grasps the handle of the swords. He quickly begins to swim upwards as he is running out of air. Harry is to the surface and BAM ice has reformed. He is trapped. Harry starts to bang at the ice with his fists as fear grip his eyes. All of a sudden the locket around his neck turns a bright red. It grasps firmly around Harry’s neck and begins to pull him under again. His hand lets go of the sword and he tries to pull the locket from his throat. Harry starts to kick wildly and his eyes slowly begin to roll to the back of his head as he becomes lightheaded. Harry looks up and it appears there is a FLASH and the screen slowly starts to fade to black as we see a hand coming down towards Harry.



EXT. FROZEN LAKE SURFACE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Harry falls onto the ice gasping for air and coughing up water. He grasps his neck and notices the locket is gone. A look of panic runs across Harry’s face.

RON (O.S.)
Are you mental!

Harry looks up and the camera pans to show Ron standing there in front of him holding the locket and the sword in his hands.

RON
Why the hell didn’t you take that thing off before you dived?

HARRY
It was you? You cast that doe?

RON
What? No, of course not! I thought it was you doing it!

HARRY
My Patronus is a stag!

RON
Oh yeah.

CRACK. They look down as they notice the fracture that Ron just made is now spreading. They both look at each other and mentally agree it’s best to get off the lake as soon as possible. Harry quickly picks up his clothes and Hermione’s wand and he and Ron begin to run towards the shore. The light continues to follow them. CRACK. CRACK. CRACK. The ice begins to cave in all around them. Harry loses his footing and falls. Ron turns around and quickly picks him up. CRACK. CRACK. Now ice all around them is breaking apart. Ron looks at Harry. Ron grab Harry by the arm and closes his eyes. SWOOSH they re gone as the ice beneath them collapses.
  


Ron's Worse Fear:    


  EXT. THE FOREST OF DEAN-SHORE OF LAKE-NIGHT

SWOOSH they appear on the shore of the lake. They both sit down and catch their breathe. Harry starts to put his clothes back on as Ron stares at the sword. Once Harry is dressed he holds it out to Harry.

RON
Here you go. I got it out for you. That’s why you jumped in, right?

HARRY
Yeah…but I don’t understand. How did you get here? How did you find us?

RON
Long story. I’ve been looking for you for ages it feels like. I came here and I saw that deer coming and you following. I tried calling out for you as you walked across the lake but you didn’t hear me. How did the sword get in that pool?

HARRY
Whoever cast the Patronus must have put it there.

RON
You reckon this is the real one?

HARRY
One way to find out, isn’t there?

Harry begins to look around and notices a flat rock a few feet away.

HARRY
There.

Harry walks over to the rock and places the locket on it. Ron tries to hand Harry the sword but Harry backs away.

HARRY
You should do it.

RON
Me? Why?

HARRY
You got the sword out of the pool. I think it’s supposed to be you. I’m going to open it and you stab it. Straightaway okay? Because whatever’s in there will put up a fight.

RON
But it can’t be opened…

HARRY
There’s one way we haven’t tried yet. I’m going to try and open it using Parseltongue.

RON
No Harry…please…that thing’s bad for me. I can’t handle it. It affects me worse than it affected you and Hermione. I can’t….

HARRY
You know you can do it Ron. Please, lets get rid of the damn thing!

Ron stares at Harry for a moment.

RON
Tell me when…

HARRY
On three okay? One…two…three…sssaaaayyyaahhaaaseeesay

There is a CLICK and the door of the locket swings open. Behind the mirrors inside lies a living eye. He blinks and looks at both of them.

HARRY
Stab.

Ron raises the sword to stab but a voice hisses from out of the Horcrux.

VOLDEMORT
I have seen your heart Ronald Weasley. I have seen your dreams and I have seen you fears….

HARRY
Stab Ron!

VOLDEMORT
Least loved by the girl who prefers your friend. Second best, always, eternally overshadowed….

SWOOSH all of a sudden two grotesque bubbles, figues of Harry and Hermione, but weirdly distorted, appear above the locket.

LOCKET-HARRY
Why return? We were better without you…we laughed at your stupidity, your cowardice….

LOCKET-HERMIONE
Who could look at you, who would ever look at you next to Harry Potter? What have you ever done, compared with the Boy Who Lived? What woman would take you, you are nothing….

The holograms lips meet and Harry looks up at Ron who has a deep gaze on his face. His eyes are now completely black.

HARRY
Ron please! Do it…do it now!

Tears begin to stream down Ron’s eyes as he raises the sword above his head and BAM slams it into the locket. There is a loud scream and BOOM there is a sudden gust of wind that knocks Harry and Ron backwards. Harry gets up and walks over to the Horcrux, now broken. He picks it up and stares at it. Harry looks over at Ron. Ron it sitting crying with his knees drawn to his chest and the sword is sitting beside him. Harry slowly walks over to Ron and kneels down in front of him and places his hand on his shoulder.

HARRY
After you left she cried for a week. I love her like a sister and I know she feels the same way about me. It’s always been like that…I thought you knew.

RON
I’m sorry I left. I know I was a….

HARRY
You’ve sort of made up for it tonight. Getting the sword, finishing off the horcrux…saving my life.

RON
That makes it sound a lot cooler than it was.

HARRY
Stuff like that always sounds cooler than it really was. I’ve been trying to tell you that for years.

Ron looks up at Harry and smiles. Harry stands up and holds his hand out to help Ron up. They both hug as tears stream from both of their eyes.

HARRY
I missed you, more than you know.

RON
It was the Deluminator Harry.

Harry backs away from Ron who pulls the Deluminator out of his pocket.

RON
It doesn’t just turn the lights on and off. For the past few weeks I’ve been looking around the forest where I left you. I knew there were spells up but I knew I had to try and today I heard…I heard her voice. She said my name and it came from the Deluminator. I clicked it and a light came from it and sorta went inside me. After that I knew where to find you and that’s when I Disparrated here. Dumbledore must’ve known I was weak. He knew that I would be the one to run out on you.


HARRY
No. I think he knew you’d always come back.

Ron smiles at Harry and the scene fades to them standing in front of the tent.

RON
She’s going to kill me.

HARRY
Yep.

INT.FOREST OF DEAN- THE TENT-MOMENTS LATER

Hermione is reading the same book when Harry walks in.

HARRY
Hermione….

HERMIONE
Harry hey…

She pauses as Ron walks into the tent. She drops the book and stands up. She walks up slowly to him.

RON
Hey

He smiles at her and Hermione runs up and starts to punch him.

HERMIONE
You complete arse Ronald Weasley! You crawl back here after weeks and weeks…..where’s my wand!

Harry slowly sneaks the wand into his pocket and backs away.

HARRY
Hermione calm….

HERMIONE
Don’t you tell me what to do Harry Potter! I will not calm down. And YOU!

RON
Hermione please….

HERMIONE
I came running after you! I called you! And you come back after weeks and think it’s going to be all right!

RON
I’m sorry….

HERMIONE
Sorry? Sorry! You think that’s going to make it alright? We could have been dead! DEAD!

Ron goes in and wraps his arm around her. She bursts out to crying while gently pounding at his chest with her fist. Harry sits down on his bunk and stares down at the locket as the scene fades to a shot of Hogwarts.
  


Undesirable Number 1:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS-HALLWAY CORRIDOR A/B-NIGHT

We cut to a shot of an empty Hallway. A door opens at the end and Luna walks out of it holding stacks of paper. She looks around the corner before walking out. As she walks down the hall we see a dark figure appear behind her. She stops and looks around but there is nothing there. All of a sudden BAM a bag goes over her head and we see the Quibbler articles hit the ground.

The scene cuts to Neville panting with blood running down his face. His back is up against a wall. He takes a deep breath and looks around the corner. It is clear and he begins to run down the corridor. As he runs quickly down the hallway we see on the wall spelt out in giant letters ‘Dumbledore’s Army, Still Recruiting’ Neville turns another corner and BOOM a spell barely misses him. He turns and goes the other way as we see AMYCUS and ALECTO CARROW enter the frame.

ALECTO
There he is!

They both throw spells in his direction and Neville quickly turns the corner and BOOM the spells knock a hole in one of the walls.

EXT. HOGWARTS-COURTYARD-NIGHT

Neville runs outside into the night sky. There are a few students trying to unchain a first year boy who is chained up on a pillar. Neville pulls out his wand and BOOM the child is freed. The students notice the Carrows running up and deliberately get into their way. BAM the Carrows run right into the crowd of students and fall.

AMYCUS
Out of our way you brats!

Amycus helps Alecto up and they continue to run towards Neville.

INT. HOGWARTS-CORRIDOR-NIGHT

Neville runs down another hallway, frantically thinking of where to hide. We see him running towards the BIRD CAGE and he takes a left. He stops in front of a wall.

NEVILLE
I need a place to hide. A place where the Carrows won’t be able to find me.

Slowly a door begins to form in the wall. Neville glances back to see if anyone is coming and the door opens itself. Neville runs into the room and it closes behind him and the door slowly fades away. The Carrows run into the shot and stop in front of the wall.

AMYCUS
Where is he?

ALECTO
He can’t be too far. Let’s split up.

The camera turns quickly and goes out of a window into the night sky into the clouds. We see the DARK MARK appear in the clouds and as the camera dips over LONDON we see mass destruction below us. As the camera gets closer we start to see cars being over turned and people running in all directions. FOG seems to have engulfed the whole city. We see a reporter standing in the midst of the destruction.

EXT. LONDON-STREET-NIGHT

REPORTER
There is still no one to blame for the chaos that has ensued here the last few weeks. The only lead we have is this young man.

A picture of Harry that says ‘UNDESIREABLE NUMBER 1’ under it appears over the screen.

REPORTER (V.0.)
I have been told to report that if anyone…ANYONE...has seen this Harry Potter to turn him in immediately.

The scene cuts to people throwing rocks into buildings and rushing in to rob them. SWOOSH Death Eaters are seen flying over quickly and the camera pans over to see them go through BIG BEN. BOOM the clock begins to fall as the camera pans back up into the clouds. We pan back down over a forest.

FRED (V.O.)
The Snatchers continue their reign of terror across England.


GEORGE (V.O.)
Torturing and destroying the lives of many muggles and half bloods.

As these words are spoken the camera passes into the tree’s and towards a tent in the distance. We then pass into the tent and show the trio sitting around a radio.

FRED (O.S.)
Now on to our popular feature ‘Pals of Potter’ Romulus, do you maintain, as you have every time you’ve appeared on our program, that Harry Potter is alive?

LUPIN (O.S.)
I do. There is no doubt at all in my mind that the Death Eaters would proclaim his death far and wide.

GEORGE (O.S.)
What would you say to Harry if you knew he was listening?

LUPIN (O.S.)
I’d tell him we’re all with him in spirit and I’d tell him to follow his instincts, which are good and nearly always right.

FRED (O.S.)
Well listeners that brings us to the end of another Potterwatch.

GEORGE (O.S.)
Keep twiddling those dials. The next password will be ‘Mad-Eye’ Keep each other safe. Keep faith.

FRED and GEORGE (O.S.)
Goodnight.

Ron turns off the radio and looks back at Harry and Hermione.

RON
Didn’t I tell you Potterwatch was amazing?

HERMIONE
That’s an amazing thing Fred and George are doing. Really incredible.

HARRY
They mentioned something called Snatchers….



RON
Yeah, they’re gangs trying to earn gold by rounding up Muggle-borns and blood traitors, there’s a reward from the Ministry for everyone they capture. I was also right about not saying You-Know-Who’s name wasn’t I? The names jinxed.

HARRY
Jinxed?

RON
Yeah, that’s how they track down people. Using his name breaks protective enchantments; it causes some kind of magical disturbance.

HERMIONE
That’s how those Death Eaters found us in Totenham Court Road!

RON
Exactly. Oh and they’ve gotten to the muggle news media aswell Harry. I managed to snatch this up.

Ron pulls out the poster of Harry and hands it to him.

HARRY
Undesirable Number 1?

RON
You’re being blamed for all the chaos. Everyone’s looking for you. Muggles and Wizards alike. They’re saying if you are found the destruction will stop.

HERMIONE
Now you really can’t be seen.

Harry looks down and notices the same picture he saw at Bathilda’s in the open book that Hermione is has sitting on her bed.

HARRY
That picture….I saw that at Bathilda’s home.

He picks up the book and looks at it.

HARRY
And that symbol.

HERMIONE
Yeah I noticed that too. Strange it keeps popping up. I saw it in the graveyard aswell on a tombstone.

HARRY
Who’s that man?


HERMIONE
Grindewald.

HARRY
Grindewald? The dark wizard Dumbledore defeated…but why…

HERMIONE
According to Rita Skeeter they were really good friends. This goes into the theory that Dumbledore was once a dark wizard. That symbol became a symbol for terror and destruction.

HARRY
And Dumbledore helped?

HERMIONE
Not exactly.

HARRY
Not exactly?

HERMIONE
Harry it isn’t important.

HARRY
Isn’t important! Dumbledore associating with dark wizards isn’t important! He leaves us this….symbol…without any idea of its meaning and we find out it’s the symbol for a dark wizard.

HERMIONE
Maybe it’s more than that.

HARRY
Maybe! We won’t know now will we! All this time and Dumblere left me with nothing! Once again I must ask too much of you Harry! Don’t expect me to explain everything, just trust me, trust that I know what I’m doing, trust me even though I don’t trust you! Never the whole truth! Never!

HERMIONE
He changed Harry. You know that. And he loved you…

HARRY
I don’t know who he loved but it wasn’t me. This isn’t love, the mess he’s left me in.

Ron and Hermione glance at each other and mentally agree to change the subject.
  


The Snatchers:    


  
RON
Well we got the sword of Gryffindor. Those soul thingy’s have no chance now!

HERMIONE
Yeah…I just wish we were closer to finding them.

HARRY
The snake is one. I’m sure of it. That same feeling…that same…dark magic I felt when I looked at the locket I felt when I looked at Bathilda. I didn’t know it at the time but it’s just…familiar….

RON
Great. You-Know-Who never let’s that thing out of his sight.

HARRY
I think there’s one at Hogwarts.

Hermione and Ron stare at Harry oddly.

HARRY
It makes sense now that I think of it. Hogwarts was his home and what better place to hide something important than your home?

HERMIONE
Once again Harry if a Horcrux were at Hogwarts don’t you think Dumbledore would’ve found it?

HARRY
You heard Lupin, he said my instincts are correct. I just have a feeling Vold-

RON
Harry NO!

HARRY
-mort hid something there.

RON
The names taboo!

There is a loud swoosh as all the protective enchantments are broken down. The SNEAKOSCOPE on the table begins to spin and light up. Ron pulls out the Deluminator and clicks it so all the lights go out. We see outlines of bodies outside of the tent.

GREYBACK (O.S.)
Come out of there with your hands up! You’ve got a half a dozen wands pointing at you and we don’t care who we curse.

Hermione quickly points her wand at Harry and BOOM there is a flash and Harry falls to the ground just as the Snatchers rush into the tent. They surround the kids and one picks Harry up. The other Snatchers begin to rummage through the tent overturning the beds and looking through their things. Greyback walks in and looks around. He notices Hermione and smiles. He reaches out and grabs her and Ron shoves off a Snatcher, leaps to defend her, but another Snatcher grabs him by the arms and holds him back.

RON
Don’t touch her!

BAM Greyback punches Ron in the jaw. He is then thrown to the ground face down and Greyback places his foot on his back.

HERMIONE
No! Leave him alone!

GREYBACK
Your boyfriends going to have worse than that done to him if he’s on my list. My…aren’t you a delicious girl….

He reaches out and strokes Hermione’s cheek with his hand.

GREYBACK
Tie them up.

Ron is picked up and the trio are put together. Greyback pulls out his wand and SWOOSH ropes fly around them wrapping them together.

GREYBACK
Now…let’s see who we’ve got.

He looks down and stares into Harry’s face.

GREYBACK
What happened to you ugly?

HARRY
Stung.

GREYBACK
What’s your name?

HARRY
Dudley…Vernon Dudley.

GREYBACK
Check the list, Scabior.

Greyback looks at Ron.

GREYBACK
And you ginger?

RON
Stan Shunpike.

Greyback laughs and then punches Ron in the mouth.

SCABIOR
Tell us the truth boy!

Ron’s mouth is full of blood.

RON
Bardy…Bardy Weadley.

GREYBACK
A Weasley? Yeah I had some fun with the Weasley’s home last year. Blood traitor the lot of them. Now on to your little friend…who are you girly?

HERMIONE
Penelope Clearwater.

SCABIOR
What’s your blood status?

HERMIONE
Half-blood.

SNATCHER 1
Greyback! Look at this!

He turns and the Snatcher is holding up the sword of Gryffindor.

GREYBACK
Very nice. Looks goblin made. Where did you get something like that?

The trio say nothing and Scabior looks closer at Hermione who looks down.

SCABIO
‘ang on a minute…that girl…I think….

He reaches into his jacked and pulls out ‘THE DAILY PROPHET’ Hermione and Ron cast a nervous look at each other. He opens it up and his eyes widen. He looks up at Hermione and then hands the paper to Greyback.

GREYBACK
Well…there is a picture here that looks a while lot like you girly.

They turn the paper around so they can see it and standing there is a picture of Hermione.

SCABIOR
‘ermione Granger, the Mudblood who is known to be traveling with Harry Poter.

HERMIONE
That isn’t me!

Greyback walks up and stares even closer at Harry.

GREYBACK
What’s that on your forehead, Vernon? Well…it looks like we’ve caught Harry Potter.

The Snatchers all look at each other with a stunned impression. Could it really be Potter?

SCABIOR
‘What do we do wit’ him?

GREYBACK
They’re using the Malfoy’s place as a base. We’ll take the boy there. Let’s go!

SWOOSH one by one they all begin to apparate out. Greyback grabs Harry and SWOOSH they are gone.
  


Malfoy Manor:    


  EXT. MALFOY MANOR-NIGHT

The scene cuts to a wideshot of Malfoy Manor. We see the Snatchers walking towards the house.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-STUDY-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Lucius sitting alone in his study. There is a knock at the door.

LUCIUS
Enter.

The door slowly opens and in walks Peter Pettigrew.

PETER
Lucius….

LUCIUS
This better be important Wormtail….

PETER
There are Snatchers….at the door….they say they have Potter.

Lucius eyes widen and quickly get up from his seat. He grabs his cane and quickly rushes past Pettigrew out of the room.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-LIVING QUARTERS-NIGHT

We see Lucius walking down the long staircase from his study. The camera pans down to show the Snatchers, the trio, and Narcissa standing in front of them. She turns as Lucius walks up to them.

LUCIUS
Narcissa dear what is…

NARCISSA
They claim they’ve got Potter.

SCABIOR
If you look a bit closer, you’ll see ‘is scar.

Lucius kneels down and looks into Harry’s swollen face.

LUCIUS
Is that you Potter??

Harry doesn’t say anything. Lucius stands up and looks back at Narcissa.

NARCISSA
Follow me.

INT. MALFY MANOR-DRAWING ROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Narcissa walking into the huge room. Draco is sitting in a chair next to a marble fireplace reading something. Above them is a LARGE CHANDELIER. He lowers the book as his other enters, followed by everyone else.

NARCISSA
Come here Draco.

Draco gets up and walks towards them. Narcissa places her arm on his shoulder and raises her wand. The end of it lights up and she points it in Harry’s face.

NARCISSA
They say this is Harry Potter. Take a look.

Draco hesitates and then kneels down and looks directly into Harry’s face. They both lock eyes for a moment and Harry looks down.

GREYBACK
Well boy?

DRACO
I…I can’t be sure.

LUCIUS
Look at him carefully Draco. If we are the ones to hand Potter over to the Dark Lord, everything will be forgiven.

GREYBACK
Look there…it could be a scar….

NARCISSA
We better be certain, Lucius, that this is Potter before we summon the Dark Lord….

LUCIUS
Severus. Contact Severus Narcissa. Surely he’ll know the spell to correct whatever has happened to the boy.

Narcissa nods. She pats her son on the shoulder lightly before rushing out of the room.

GREYBACK
What about the Mudblood, then? And the redhead!

LUCIUS
Why why…Ms. Granger and Mr. Weasley. I was so wrapped up in examining him that I didn’t notice you two. Look Draco, isn’t it Arthur Weasley’s son?

DRACO
Yeah…it could be them…maybe….

SWOOSH the large sliding doors on the opposite side of the room open and Bellatrix rushes into the room.

BELLATRIX
I just ran into Narcissa…she says we may have Harry Potter!

LUCIUS
We’re not sure.

BELLATRIX
What is there not to be sure about? Look it’s that mudblood Granger and the bloodtraitor Weasley. Which would only mean….

She looks directly into Harry’s face.

BELLATRIX
That you are Harry Potter…I’m sure of it!

She turns around and raises up her sleeve revealing the DARK MARK on her arm. She pulls out her wand but Lucius grabs her by the wrist.

LUCIUS
I shall summon him, Bella.

BELLATRIX
Take your hands off of me!

LUCIUS
We must be sure Bellatrix. Narcissa is contacting Snape….

BELLATRIX
We don’t have time to wait for Snape!

She pauses and her eyes widen. She notices one of the Snatchers holding the sword of Gryffindor. She snatches her hand away from Lucius.

BELLATRIX
No…how can it be. That sword... give it to me.

SNATCHER 1
It’s not yorn, missus, it’s mine, I reckon I found it.

Bellatrix lets out a scream of rage and quickly points her wand. BAM the snatcher is thrown back before he can react. The other snatchers quickly pull out their wands but before they can attack Bellatrix lets out a powerful spell that SWOOSH knocks everyone backwards. We see the trio hit the ground as Bellatrix quickly rushes over and picks up the sword. She stares at if for a moment, walks over to Greyback, and stands over him.

BELLATRIX
Where did you get this sword?

GREYBACK
How dare you!

He goes to move but Bellatrix presses the sword deeply against his neck.

BELLATRIX
Do not test me right now werewolf.

GREYBACK
It was in their tent! Those three!

He points to the trio and behind them we see Narcissa enter.

NARCISSA
What’s going on here?

BELLATRIX
Draco, take the other Snatchers outside. If you haven’t got the guts to finish them then leave them in the courtyard for me.

NARCISSA
Don’t you dare speak to my son like that!

BELLATRIX
Be quiet! The situation is graver than you can possibly imagine. If it is indeed Potter, he must not be harmed. The Dark Lord wishes to dispose of Potter himself…but if he finds out…I must…take the prisoners to the cellar, while I think what to do
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EXT. GRINDEWALDS TOWER-NIGHT

The scene cuts to a tall black fortress off in the distance. Vodlemort steps into the frame looking up at the building. He smiles and SWOOSH flies quickly up to the top of the building.

INT. GRINDEWALDS CELL-NIGHT

The scene cuts to smoke slowly entering into the cell. We see a figure in a blanket sit up and the smoke slowly takes form into Voldemort. The person smiles.

GRINDEWALD
I’ve been expecting you.


VOLDEMORT
Hello Grindewald.

Grindewald smiles a toothless grin.
  


The Deathly Hallows:    


  INT. HALLWAY/CELLAR-MALFOY MANOR-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Greyback taking the trio down a hall. He opens the cellar door and pushes them all in. We hear a CLICK as he locks the door.

HARRY
Let’s try and get these ropes off.

LUNA
Harry? Oh no I didn’t want you to be caught.

HARRY
Luna? Do you think you can help us get these ropes off?

LUNA
Yeah hold still.

Luna walks up and begins to untie the ropes. Once Harry is free they begin to free Hermione and Ron. Once Ron is free he pulls out the deluminator and clicks it filling the cellar with light.

Harry looks around and notices Ollivander and GRIPHOOK the goblin in the cell with them.

HARRY
Thanks so much Luna.

LUNA
What happened to your face?

HERMIONE
How long have you been here Luna?

LUNA
It’s hard to say. I was taken from Hogwarts because my father has been writing positive thing about Harry in the Quibbler. I don’t mind. Mr. Ollivander has been good company. Griphook there arrived here yesterday

HERMIONE
Is there no way out of here?

LUNA
No. The cellar is completely escape-proof.

Harry notices a pin on Luna’s shirt is the same symbol they’ve seen many times.

HARRY
Luna. That symbol…where did you get it?

LUNA
Oh this? It’s my fathers.

Hermione walks over and looks at it and glances at Harry.

HERMIONE
Luna do you have any idea what it means?

LUNA
Oh yeah. It is the sign for the Deathly Hallows.

HERMIONE
Deathly Hallows?

LUNA
Aren’t you familiar with the ‘Tale of the Three Brothers?’

HARRY
No…

HERMIONE
Harry that’s the story Dumbledore wrote the symbol on! But I’ve read it numerous times and it never mentions Hallows.

LUNA
Well off course not silly! If they spelled it out for you, anyone could figure it out.

HARRY
I don’t understand.

Luna takes off the pin and points at it as she talks.

LUNA
The Elder Wand. The Resurrection Stone. The Cloak of Invisibility. Together the Deathly Hallows. Three objects which, if united, will make the possessor master of Death.

HERMIONE
That’s ridiculous Luna. We all know there are such things as Invisibility Cloak. They are rare, but they exist, but…

LUNA
The third Hallow is a true Cloak of Invisibility. A cloak that really and truly renders the wearer completely invisible, giving constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what spells are cast at it. Sort of like Harry’s cloak.

HERMIONE
But….

HARRY
Did you say the Elder Wand Luna?

Luna nods and Harry looks at Hermione.

HARRY
I think this is it Hermione. He’s after the Elder Wand right now.

HERMIONE
But Harry…

HARRY
Luna do you know of the last person to have the Elder Wand?

LUNA
No….

OLLIVANDER (O.S.)
The Dark Lord just asked me the exact same question Harry Potter.

Harry looks over and see’s Ollivander staring blankly at the wall.

HARRY
You told him Grindewald. Didn’t you Mr. Ollivander?

Ollivander looks over at Harry with a shocked look on his face.

OLLIVANDER
How did you…

HARRY
This is it Hermione. Dumbledore wanted us to know about these Deathly Hallows. Can’t you see? The Elder Wand…he’s there now I think…at Grindewalds cell….

HERMIONE
Harry! I thought I told you…

HARRY
I have the Invisibility Cloak. I wonder where the Resurrection Stone is….

HERMIONE
Well there isn’t much to do about that right now Harry. This is rubbish and we’re stuck down here! We should be trying to find out a way out instead of worrying about a foolish tale.

There is a sound made outside the door. Ron quickly clicks his Deluminator and the light goes out in the room. We hear a CLICK and the door opens. Someone walks into the room. They pull out their wand and lights it up and we see that it is SNAPE.

SNAPE
Lumos Maxima.

He makes a sweeping move with his wand and a white orb flies out and floats around the room lighting it. He walks in and looks down at Harry.

SNAPE
Don’t make any sudden movement.

Snape walks up to Harry and looks down at him. He glances over and notices Hermione and Ron frowning at him. He points his wand at Harry’s face and there is a red FLASH. Harry’s face slowly begins to form back to normal. Snape stares down at Harry as Bellatrix and Greyback walk into the cellar.

BELLATRIX
Good job Snape. Now we know that it is Potter. There’s still one problem.

She hands Snape the sword of Gryffindor. He stares down at it.

BELLATRIX
How did they get it? You…mudblood…come with me!

Bellatrix reaches out and grabs Hermione. Ron goes to move but Greyback pulls out his wand at points it at him.

RON
No! Take me instead!

BELLATRIX
If she dies under questioning, I’ll take you next. Blood traitor is next to Mudblood in my book.

Bellatrix takes the sword from Snape as she pulls Hermione out of the cellar. Snape turns around and follows. Greyback backs out of the room with his wand still pointed at Ron. He laughs as he closes the door. BAM it slams and the light goes out in the room again. Ron quickly runs towards the door and starts banging on it.

RON
HERMIONE! HERMIONE!

Harry grabs the Deluminator and turns the light on in the room again.

HARRY
Ron…

RON
WE HAVE TO HELP HER! HERMIONE!
  


Hermione's Interrogation:    


  INT. HALLWAY-MALFOY MANOR-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Hermione being dragged down a long hallway by Bellatrix while Snape and Greyback follow them. They turn a corner and head towards 2 Double Doors with GAINT SNAKE STATUES on both sides of them. We see Wormtail standing in front of the door.

BELLATRIX
You! Rat! Guard the cellar. We don’t need Harry Potter getting away again.

PETTIGREW
Yes madam.

He bows his head and walks back down the hall. Bellatrix waves her wand and the doors fly open. She throws Hermione into the Drawing Room where Draco, Narcissa, and Lucius are sitting.

BELLATRIX
Leave me alone with her.

LUCIUS
Bella I really think….

BELLATRIX
NOW!!!!!!

Narcissa and Lucius both glance at each other before getting up to leave. Narcissa takes Draco by the arm and they all exit. Bellatrix follows them.

BELLATRIX
And please no interruptions.

BAM the door closes and we cut to a shot of Voldemort’s face.

INT. GRINDEWALD CELL-NIGHT

VOLDEMORT
Where is it?

GRINDEWALD
Your journey was pointless. I never had it.

VOLDEMORT
You lie!

Voldemort waves his wand tossing Grindewald across the cell. We hear a CRACK as his fragile body hits the way and lands with a THUD. Grindewald begins to laugh.

VOLDEMORT
Crucio!

Grindewald begins to move around in pain but it doesn’t seem to bother him since he laughs as the spell is performed. Voldemort cancels the spell.

GRINDEWALD
There’s nothing more you can do to hurt me. Kill me Voldemort, I welcome death! But my death will not bring you what you seek…There is so much you do not understand…

INT. MALFOY MANOR-DRAWING ROOM-NIGHT

BAM Hermione hits the floor snapping us back into Malfoy Manor.

BELLATRIX
Now I’m going to ask you again….where did you get this sword? TELL ME!

HERMIONE
We found it! I swear!

BELLATRIX
You are lying, filthy Mudblood, and I know it! You have been inside my vault at Gringotts! Tell the truth, tell the truth! CRUCIO!

She points her wand at Hermione who lets out a piercing scream. Bellatrix then does a move with her wand lifting Hermione into the air and BOOM throws her across the room. Bellatrix rushes over and pulls Hermione up by the hair.

BELLATRIX
What else did you take? What else have you got? Tell me the truth or, I swear….

She pulls out the silver knife and places it across Hermione’s neck.

BELLATRIX
I will run you through with this knife. Now how did you get into my vault?

HERMIONE
We’ve never been inside your vault…it isn’t the real sword! It’s a copy, just a copy!

BELLATRIX
A copy? A likely story!!

SNAPE (O.S.)
If I may Bellatrix….

Bellatrix quickly turns around and we see Snape walking into the room.

BELLATRIX
I thought I said no interruptions!

SNAPE
If you indeed want to find out if the swords a copy or not just ask the goblin in your cellar. Did you ever think of that?

Bellatrix frowns at Snape but knows he is right.

BELLATRIX
Right…right…DRACO! Fetch the elf. Let’s end this now.

Draco nods and slowly turns and walks towards the cellar. Draco turns the corner and see’s Wormtail standing in front of the door.

DRACO
Open the door Wormtail. I have to get the goblin.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-CELLAR-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Harry jumping back in shock when he hears Draco. Harry rushes over to Griphook and whispers in his ear.

HARRY
Griphook. You must tell them that sword’s a fake, they mustn’t know it’s the real one, please…

Ron pulls out his Deluminator and clicks it and the cellar goes dark and we hear Draco’s voice from the other side of the door.

DRACO (O.S.)
Stand back. Line up against the back wall. Don’t try anything, or I’ll kill you!

Everyone stood up and lines up against the back wall. We hear a click and the door slowly opens showing the outline of Draco.

DRACO
Come to me goblin.

Griphook quickly walks towards Draco. He exits and Draco quickly closes the door behind him.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-DRAWING ROOM-NIGHT

We cut to Draco and Griphook walking into the room. We see Wormtail walk in behind them and Hermione is laying on the floor still. Bellatrix picks up the sword and walks over to Griphook.

BELLATRIX
I need your help Goblin and try anything funny and it’ll be the last thing you do.

She holds out the sword and hands it to Griphook.

BELLATRIX
I need you to tell me if this is the real Sword of Gryffindor or not.

Griphook stares at the sword and runs his other fingers down the blade examining it.

BELLATRIX
Well?

GRIPHOOK
It is a fake.

BELLATRIX
And you’re sure?

GRIPHOOK
Quite.

BELLATRIX
Good. Wormtail! Go and fetch Potter out of the celler. I want him here next to me when I summon the Dark Lord.

GREYBACK
Now don’t go taking credit…!

Bellatrix turns and casts Greyback and look and he quickly silences himself. Wormtail bows his head and walks out of the room. He walks past Snape who watches Wormtail walk away. The camera shifts to a different, lower, view as if something is following Wormtail down the hall.
  


The Escape:    


  INT. MALFOY MANOR-CELLAR-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Harry and Ron looking out of the cellar door.

HARRY
Wormtails coming…what do you think?

RON
We’re going to have to try and tackle him.

Ron pulls out his Deluminator.

HARRY
Leave the lights on.

WORMTAIL (O.S.)
Stand back! Stand away from the door. I…I am coming in.

There is a click and the door slowly opens. Wormtail stands in the doorway, to afraid to go inside because of the light, and he pulls out his wand.

WORMTAIL
I know you’re in there, come out.

All of a sudden Harry and Ron go charging at him. BAM Wormtail knocks Ron back with a spell. He turns to curse Harry but all of a sudden a hand goes over his mouth. Panicked and confused Wormtail tries to turn and see who has his mouth covered. He turns his head and we see Dobby on his back holding on tight.

DOBBY
You will not harm Harry Potter!

HARRY
Dobby?

Wormtail tries to reach back and grab Dobby off of him. Harry rushes and grabs his wand hand and Wormtails silver hand goes around Harry’s neck. Ron quickly grabs his other hand and takes the wand, tossing it across the cellar and tries to help Harry take his silver hand off of Harry’s neck. Harry starts to stumble at the loss of breathe and Dobby starts clawing at Wormtails face. With all his strength Wormtail in one movement manages to grab Dobby and toss his off of him aswell as tackle Ron knocking him down while still holding Harry. Wormtail looks down at Harry and looks as if he’s about to yell out for help.

HARRY
You’re going to kill me? After I saved your life? You owe me, Wormtail.

His hand slackens, allowing Harry to get out of the grip. Harry stares at Wormtail as a look of regret goes over his face.

WORMTAIL
Go. And I know it doesn’t mean much after all I’ve done Potter but I’m s…

All of a sudden Wormtails silver hand grows red and the fingers start to move wildly and turn towards Wormtail’s neck.

HARRY
No….

Before Harry could grab his hand the silver hand quickly goes around Wormtails neck…throwing him across the room, and the fingers impel into the wall of the cellar. Now Wormtail is stuck to the wall, with his own hand around his neck, gasping for air and we see smoke rise as his hand is also burning him.. Harry tries to pull his hand away but jumps back at the heat. Ron grabs Wormtails wand and points it at his hand.

RON
Relashio!

Nothing happens. Tears start to roll down Wormtails eyes and his eyes roll back and he is still. Harry and Ron both look at each other. They turn and see Luna tending to Dobby. They rush over to their side.

HARRY
Dobby…what..how…?

DOBBY
Dobby was sent here by….

We hear Bellatrix yell out ‘WORMTAIL’ Harry turns around at this and then quickly looks down at Dobby.

HARRY
Dobby. Can you get Luna and Mr. Ollivander out of here? Take them too..I dunno…

RON
Shell Cottage. That’s where I went when I left.

HARRY
Great…then come back. Can you do that, Dobby?

DOBBY
Of course Harry Potter.

LUNA
Harry, I want to stay and help!

HARRY
I can’t risk you two being hurt. Now go!

Luna goes and grabs Mr. Ollivanders hand. Dobby grabs Luna’s hand and SWOOSH they are gone. Harry and Ron look at each other and rush out of the cellar.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-DRAWING ROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Bellatrix pacing.

BELLATRIX
What’s taking him so long! WORMTAIL!

SNAPE
If there is nothing else I must leave. I do have a school to run.

BELLATRIX
Yeah fine Snape go! Run back to your little school!

Snape glares at Bellatrix and quickly walks out of the room from the opposite direction and closes the door.

LUCIUS
This is preposterous. Let’s just summon the Dark Lord. I’ll go see what’s taking Wormtail and about time he gets here Potter will be up here.

BELLATRIX
Fine…and I think we can dispose of the Mudblood now. Greyback, take her if you want her.

Greyback smiles and licks his lips.

GREYBACK
Why yes I do….

We hear a YELL and Ron comes bursting through the door. He points Wormtails wand at Bellatrix.

RON
Expelliarmus!

BOOM she is knocked back and her wand flies into the air.

RON
Accio!

Her wand flies towards them and Harry, who runs in right behind Ron, grabs it.

HARRY
Stupefy!

BOOM Lucius is thrown back before he can pull out his wand. Greyback lets out a growl and throws a spell at Ron. BOOM Ron ducks behind a table as Draco and Narcissa send spells at Harry. Harry quickly jumps behind a sofa. He takes a moment and then jumps up throwing a spell in their direction which Draco blocks. We see Bellatrix rush over and grab Hermione off the floor and put a knife to her throat.

BELLATRIX
Stop or she dies! Drop your wands! Now!

She pierces Hermione’s skin with the knife and we see some blood flow out. Ron and Harry glance at each other and dropped their wands.

BELLATRIX
Good. Draco, pick them up and I….

Wrapping her arm around Hermions neck she pulls back her sleeve and touches it with her finger. We see the Dark Mark on her arm begin to move and turn darker than it is.

BELLATRIX
The Dark Lord will be here soon.

INT. GRINDEWALDS CELL-NIGHT

We see an overhead shot of Voldemort standing over Grindewald. We hear a WHOOSH and Voldemort looks up at the camera with his anger filled eyes. He then looks down at Grindewald who begins to laugh.

GRINDEWALD
Kill me Voldemort! You will not win, you cannot win! That wand will never, ever be yours….

Voldemort lets out a scream of rage and a green light flashes out of his wand. BAM it hits Grindewald and the whole cell is lit green. We see Grindewalds lifeless body on the floor. Voldemort quickly turns around and looks out the window. Do they dare summon him without having Potter? SWOOSH he bursts into smoke and we see him fly out of the cell towards Malfoy Manor.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-DRAWING ROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Draco picking up the wands while Narcissa and Lucius stand behind him with their wands on Harry and Ron. Griphook is still holding the sword of Gryffinor and standing next to Bellatrix, who is still holding Hermione and Greyback is eyeing Hermione.

BELLATRIX
Now…Cissy…I think we ought to tie these little heroes up again and let them watch Greyback take care of Miss Mudblood.

She tosses Hermione to Greyback who grabs her.

RON
NO!

LUCIUS
Don’t move.

Lucius points his wand directly at Ron’s face. Tears start to roll down Ron’s eyes as we see Greyback lick Hermione’s tears.

GREYBACK
I’m going to have fun with this one.

We see Bellatrix smile and then we hear a creaking sound. Everyone looks up and BAM the crystal chandelier above where Bellatrix, Greyback, Griphook, and Hermione come crashing down. Bellatrix dives out of the way and Greyback pushes Hermione away from him and takes a dive. CRASH the chandelier crashes on the ground and pieces of crystal are scattered all across the room. Lucius grabs Narcissa to protect her from the shards and Draco falls to the ground. Ron quickly runs to help Hermione and Harry jumps over the couch and wrestles the wands from Draco’s grip. BAM Harry hits Draco in the nose and Draco kicks Harry off of him and Harry falls back. He looks up and we see Dobby hanging from the chain where the chandelier was. Harry notices Greyback running towards Ron who is pulling Hermione out of the rubbage.

HARRY
Stupefy!

Three shrieks of light fly towards Greyback (out of each wand Harry has) and hit’s Greyback who is lifted into the air and thrown across the room. Bellatrix jumps up with her wand and points it at Ron. We see Narcissa break free of Lucius hold and pull out her wand. She looks up and notices Dobby.

NARCISSA
Dobby! You….You dropped the chandelier?

Bellatrix pauses and looks up aswell.

DOBBY
You must not kill Harry Potter.

He waves his hand and BAM Bellatrix, Narcissa, and Lucius are all thrown backwards, each of their wands flying out of their grip. Harry runs towards Ron and Hermione and hands him one of the wands.

HARRY
Ron take Hermione and Griphook….

Ron nods and reaches out and grabs the unconscious Griphooks hand and SWOOSH the three of them are gone. We see Bellatrix get up.

BELLATRIX
You dirty little monkey! How dare you defy your masters!

DOBBY
Dobby has no master! Dobby is a free elf and has come to save Harry Potter!

HARRY
Dobby hurry! Let’s get out of here!

Bellatrix lets out a scream and we see Dobby jump down from the chandelier. His hand is reaching out for Harry and Harry is reaching up for him. We see Bellatrix pull out the silver knife and she throws it in their direction. We see their hands touch and SWOOSH they apparate and we see the knife go into the apparition stream.
  


Dobby's Farewell:    


  INT. APPARATION STREAM-NIGHT

We hear Harry scream as they twist through the apparition stream.

EXT. SHELL COTTAGE-NIGHT

BAM we see Harry crash into the sand on a beach. Harry looks up and see’s Ron holding onto Hermione a few feet up. He quickly jumps up and runs towards them.

HARRY
Ron is Hermione….

RON
She’s fine just…just weak….

LUNA (O.S.)
They’re here!

They look over and see Luna running out of the house towards them. We see Tonks and Lupin run out behind her.

HARRY
Hey Dobby…we made it…

Harry turns and see’s Dobby slowly walking towards him.

HARRY
Dobby?

Harry runs towards Dobby who begins to collapse. Harry catches Dobby in his arms and looks down and notices the silver knife in Dobby’s chest.

HARRY
No…NO!

Dobby looks up at Harry and reaches out and touches Harry’s face. Dobby gives a faint smile.

HARRY
No Dobby…stay with me…stay with me!

DOBBY
Harry…..Potter….

Dobby gives a sigh and is still. His hand falls and we see tears begin to fall out of Harry’s eyes.

HARRY
Dobby? Dobby….don’t be dead..Dobby wake up…please…

He holds Dobby close to him and begins to cry. We see Ron and Hermione slowly walk up behind Harry. Luna, Tonks, and Lupin run up next to them and stop. We see Luna cover her mouth with her hands and begin to cry. Tonks looks up at Lupin who kneels down and puts his arm around Harry. We see a wideshot of everyone standing around Harry and the scene goes black. We hear a scream.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-DRAWING ROOM-NIGHT

The scene cuts to Bellatrix on the floor screaming out in pain. Her face is covered in blood and we see Voldemort step into the frame with his wand pointed at her.

BELLATRIX
I’m sorry my Lord…I’m sorry!

VOLDEMORT
You call me back to tell me Harry Potter got away…AGAIN!

BELLATRIX
It was the bloody houself…we don’t know how he got here!

VOLDEMORT
Get back in line!

Bellatrix quickly runs up and the camera pans over to show Greyback, Narcissa, Lucius, and Narcissa all on their knees in the middle of the room. Their faces are bruised. Bellatrix gets back on her knees next to Greyback and looks down. Voldemort begins to pace in front of them.

VOLDEMORT
I expected this from Lucius, but you Bellatrix. You are…were…my greatest follower.

BELLATRIX
I will not fail you again my Lord…I swear this on my life!

Voldemort reaches down and touches her face.

VOLDEMORT
You don’t have to swear on your life because it will be taken if you fail me again.

He shoves her face and walks away. We see him walk towards the camera and SWOOSH his cloack covers the screen and the scene cuts to a shot of the ocean.

EXT. SHELL COTTAGE-SUNRISE

The camera sweeps across the ocean and we see in the distance Shell Cottage and on the beach in front of the house we see Harry shoveling. Ron and Hermione are standing close to him and Hermione is holding Dobby’s body in a blanket. We see Luna on the opposite side of Harry sitting in the sand and Lupin is standing close to Luna. The camera zooms in on the shovel hitting the sand. Harry wipes the sweat from his head and looks up at Hermione.

HARRY
It’s ready.

Harry reaches up from the hole and Hermione hands Dobby to him. Tears begin to roll down her eyes and Ron puts his arm around her. Harry places Dobby’s body at the bottom of the hole. He touches Dobby’s face one last time and stares at his face. Harry then jumps out of the hole. Luna stands up and walk over to him.

LUNA
I think we ought to say something. I’ll go first, shall I?

Harry nods.

LUNA
Thank you so much, Dobby, for rescuing me from that cellar. It’s so unfair that you had to die, when you were so good and brave. I’ll always remember what you did for us. I hope you’re happy now.

RON
Thanks Dobby.

HERMIONE
Thank you so much Dobby. You will be missed.

Harry silently looks down at Dobby’s body in the ground.

HARRY
Goodbye Dobby.

We see Lupin raise his wand and the hole is refilled with sand.

LUPIN
Now into the house you lot, its best if you rest.

Luna goes to help Ron help Hermione walk into the house. Lupin looks at Harry who is still looking at where Dobby is buried.

LUPIN
Harry?

HARRY
D’you mind if I stay here a moment?

LUPIN
Take your time.

Lupin nods and turns and walks towards the house following the other three. Harry looks around and notices a number of large white stones, close to the sea. He walks over and picks one up and places it on the head of Dobby’s grave. Harry reaches into his pocket and pulls out two wands. He picks one and points it at the stone. We see a FLASH and Harry stares down for a moment. He then slowly walks away and we see the camera pan down to show that now on the rock lies the words “HERE LIES DOBBY, A FREE ELF”

EXT. SHELL COTTAGE-BEACH-EARLY MORNING

The scene fades to Harry sitting in the sand facing the ocean. He pulls out the snitch and looks at it and then clinches it in his fence. Harry looks out into the ocean.

HARRY
You gave Ron the Deluminator. You understood him…You gave him a way back. You understood Wormtail…You knew there was a bit of regret there. If you knew them…What did you know about me, Dumbledore? Am I meant to know, but not to seek? Did you know how hard I’d find that? Is that why you made it this difficult? So I’d have time to work that out?

Harry closes his eyes and the scene fades to a shot of Voldemort looking out of a huge window at Malfoy Manor.

INT. MALFOY MANOR-STUDY-DAWN

We see Voldemort looking out of the window deep in thought. He begins to pace back and forth going over something in his head. We see Lucius peering through the door at him. He then stops suddenly as if something suddenly hit him. He looks over at Lucius and smiles.

EXT. SHELL COTTAGE-BEACH-EARLY MORNING

We see Harry open his eyes.

HARRY
I know where it is.

We see Harry jump up and start to walk towards the house.
  


Harry's Decision:    


  INT. SHELL COTTAGE-BEDROOM-EARLY MORNING

The scene cuts to Ollivander laying on the bed staring at the ceiling. There is a knock at the door.

OLLIVANDER
Come in.

The door opens and Harry walks in.

HARRY
Mr. Ollivander, I’m sorry to disturb you.

OLLIVANDER
My dear boy. You rescued us. I thought we would die in that place. I can never thank you enough.

HARRY
We were glad to do it.

Harry reaches into his pocket and pulls out his broken wand. Mr. Ollivander slowly sits up.

HARRY
Mr. Ollivander, I need some help. Can you mend this? Is it possible?

Ollivander takes the wand pieces from Harry and looks down at it.

OLLIVANDER
A wand that has suffered this degree of damage cannot be repaired by any means that I know of. I am sorry…very sorry….

HARRY
I’d expected you to say that. Well…

He pulls out the two other wands that are in his pocket.

HARRY
Do you think you can identify these?

Ollivander takes the wands from Harry and stares at them.

OLLIVANDER
This wand belongs to Bellatrix Lestrange.

HARRY
And this one?

OLLIVANDER
This was the wand of Draco Malfoy.

HARRY
Was?

OLLIVANDER
Wandlore is complex Harry. I take it this wand was taken by force…if so the conquered wand will bend its will to its new master.

HARRY
So I can use this wand…even if it didn’t choose me? Does this hold true for all wands?

OLLIVANDER
I think so yes.

HARRY
So, it isn’t necessary to kill the previous owner to take true possession of a wand?

OLLIVANDER
You ask deep questions, Mr. Potter.

HARRY
In the cellar Luna was talking about something called the Deathly Hallows. Are they real?

Ollivander stares at Harry for a moment before answering.

OLLIVANDER
I’m afraid so my dear boy. Many believe it is but a tale, but the three objects do exist. The Elder Wand, The Cloak of Invisibility, and the Resurrection stone. If one person has them all they will be the master of death.

HARRY
Master of death?

OLLIVANDER
They will not die. They will….immortal.

HARRY
Do you think it’s possible to find all of them?

OLLIVANDER
No Harry Potter. Although the Elder Wand can be traced the other two I’m afraid are not.

HARRY
You-Know-Who is interested in finding the Elder Wand isn’t he?

OLLIVANDER
Yes…he…tortured me…he wanted to find a wand that could beat you since the core of each of your wands were the same. The Dark Lord seeks it because he believes it will make him truly invulnerable.

HARRY
And will it?

OLLIVANDER
The owner of the Elder Wand must always fear attack but the idea of the Dark Lord in possession of the Deathstick is, I must admit…formidable.

HARRY
So can it only be passed by murder?

OLLIVANDER
I do not know whether it needs to pass by murder, no. Its history is bloody, but that may be simply due to the fact that it is such a desirable object.

HARRY
Grindewald was the last person to have it. Am I right?

OLLIVANDER
Yes….

HARRY
Thank you very much Mr. Ollivander. I’ll leave you to get some rest now. Thank you for telling me all this.

OLLIVANDER
Thank you Harry Potter…thank you….

INT. SHELL COTTAGE-BEDROOM-EARLY MORNING

The scene cuts to a shot of Griphook sitting on a bed. There is a knock on the door.

GRIPHOOK
Enter.

The door opens and Harry walks in.

HARRY
Griphook…I’m sorry to disturb you. How are your legs?

GRIPHOOK
Painful, but mending.

HARRY
You probably don’t remember….

GRIPHOOK
That I was the goblin who showed you to your vault, the first time you visited Gringotts? I remember Harry Potter. Even amongst goblins, you are very famous.

Harry and Griphook stare at each other for a moment.

GRIPHOOK
You are an unusual wizard Harry Potter. I watched you bury the houself. You dug it’s grave. You also rescued a goblin. You brought me here. Saved me. You are very odd...indeed…

HARRY
Yes well I need your help Griphook.

Harry pauses and takes a deep breath.

HARRY
I need to break into a Gringotts vault.

GRIPHOOK
Break into a Gringotts vault? It is impossible.

HARRY
No it isn’t. The same day I first met you…remember…

GRIPHOOK
The vault in question was empty at the time. Its protection was minimal!

HARRY
Well, the vault I need to get into isn’t empty, and I’m guessing its protection will be pretty powerful. It belongs to the Lestranges.

Griphook seems slightly taken aback by this request.


GRIPHOOK
What do you seek within the Lestranges’ vault? The sword that lies inside it is a fake. This is the real one. I think that you know this since you asked me to lie for you back there.

HARRY
But the fake sword isn’t the only thing in that vault, is it? Perhaps you’ve seen the other things in there?

GRIPHOOK
It is against our code to speak of the secrets of Gringotts. We have a duty to the objects placed in our care.

HARRY
Will you help us? We haven’t got a hope of breaking in without a goblin’s help. You’re our one chance.

GRIPHOOK
I shall…think about it.

HARRY
Thank you.

Harry smiles and rushes out of the room.

EXT. SHELL COTTAGE-BEACH-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to the trio standing on the beach.

HERMIONE
Harry are you saying what I think you’re saying. Do you think there’s a Horcrux in the Lestranges vault?

HARRY
Yes. Bellatrix was terrified when she thought we’d been in there. What did she think we’d seen, what else did she think we might have taken? I don’t think he told Bellatrix it was a Horcrux though. He never told Lucius Malfoy the truth about the diary.


RON
What did you talk to Ollivander about then?

HARRY
The Deathly Hallows.

HERMIONE
Harry not that rubbish again…

HARRY
They’re real Hermione. Ollivander confirmed it. Luna wasn’t making it up. Dumbledore wanted us to know about them. It makes sense. That’s why the symbol keeps popping up Hermione.

HERMIONE
But Harry the Horcruxes…

HARRY
Grindewald used the Elder Wand to become powerful.

HERMIONE
What?!?

HARRY
You-Know-Who was looking for him when we were captured and I think he killed him. I was sitting here on the beach thinking and…and…I saw into his mind again and…

HERMIONE
Harry!

HARRY
Listen Hermione. Who defeated Grindewald?

HERMIONE
Dumbledore but what does that….

Her eyes widen as she realizes where Harry is going with the story.

HERMIONE
Are you saying?

HARRY
Dumbledore took the Elder Wand from Grindewald.

EXT. HOGWARTS-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to a shot of Snape looking towards the camera with an expressionless stare. The camera pans over to show Voldemort walking in the opposite direction away from him. Ahead of him is Dumbledore’s white marble tomb. We see a close up shot of Voldemort with longing in his eyes. He walks up and stares down at Dumbledore’s tomb. He waves his hand over it and we see a glowing light and SWOOSH the top is opened. We see a shot of Dumbledore lying in the tomb, arms crossed, with the wand within those hands. We see Voldemorts hand reach into the tomb and take the wand from Dumbledore’s grasp. He lifts it in front of his face and examines it. Voldemort begins to laugh. He raises the wand above his head and BOOM a powerful spell flies out of it towards the sky. SWOOSH we see black clouds begin to form blocking out the sun. We see a shot of Snape turning around and looking out at the distance at the sight. The scene cuts to an overhead shot of Voldemort looking up and laughing. He’d finally gotten what he was looking for.

EXT. SHELL COTTAGE-BEACH-MIDDAY

The scene cuts to Harry, Ron, and Hermione on the beach.

RON
How long have you known this? Why have we been wasting time?

HARRY
Hermione is right Ron. Dumbledore didn’t want me to have it. He wanted me to get the Horcruxes. I’m supposed to get the Horcruxes.
  



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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

So, I finally got around to this again. The delay this time has mainly been because I had been toying with the idea of writing a television series to keep it as faithful as possible. I ended up finishing the pilot and if anyone wants to read it, you can so here.

Anyway, I decided that I preferred to write a film script, so I reverted back to that. I've now adapted the first half of the book, and my script is currently 57 pages, so I could end up under 120 pages total! That's not hard for a book the size of PS, though

Anyway, I continue my script with the first lessons at Hogwarts. I have altered parts earlier too, but it is harder to edit this version here too, so they are not included, sorry

New PS Script:    


  
Part 1:    


  
FADE IN:

INT. HALL OF PROPHECY - NIGHT

As we fade in, indistinguishable voices are heard. A spherical shape begins to be seen, and the voices become clearer and clearer...

MALE PROPHET
At the solciste will come a new...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
He will return tonight!

FEMALE PROPHET
And none will come after...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
(Louder than the others)
The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord -

We go into the spherical shape -

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

- and a small cottage forms.

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
- approaches.

Suddenly the house is filled with green light. A baby’s cry can be heard.

CUT TO BLACK

FADE TO:

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

The title floats upon an ominous background.

FADE TO:

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MORNING

We track up the footpath, meet a stray tabby cat, then pan up to woman outside number 4 (PETUNIA), who kisses her husband (VERNON) while trying to stop her baby boy (DUDLEY) cry.

EXT. LITTLE WHINING - MORNING
Vernon stops his car, amongst the morning traffic. He eyes a man and a woman whispering to each other, about to cross the road. They are wearing cloaks, looking extremely out of place.

CLOAK WEARING MAN
(As the cross in front of Vernon)
The Potters - that’s what I heard.

CLOAK WEARING WOMAN
Yes, yes - they’re son Harry...

Vernon sits in his car, dread slowly covering his face.

BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesn’t notice the traffic move again.

JIM MCGUFFIN (V.O.)
(As Vernon drives off)
Well, not only are some people celebrating Halloween a day late, -

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - NIGHT

Vernon is watching the news.

JIM MCGUFFIN
(On TV)
- today the nations owl’s have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern. There have been hundreds of sighting of this birds flying in daylight. Most mysterious.

VERNON
Er - Petunia

Petunia is makig dinner.

PETUNIA
Yes?

VERNON
You haven’t from your sister late--

PETUNIA
(With force)
No. Why?!

VERNON
Funny stuff on the news. I thought, maybe, it could have been her lot.

Petunia just sniffs.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Their son - Howard, isn’t it?

PETUNIA
(Obviously annoyed)
Harry. Nasty common name if you ask me.

She goes straight back to cooking.

VERNON
(Becoming unsettled.)
Yes. I quite agree.

We pass through the window -

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MIDNIGHT

- to find it is midnight. The stray tabby cat looks impatient upon a brick wall. POP. An eldery man (DUMBLEDORE), wearing a cloak, suddenly walks onto the deserted road. He holds out a cigarette lighter, and with one click, all the lights from the lamp extinguish with a POP.

DUMBLEDORE
Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall.

He turns to the stray tabby cat, who transforms into a woman (MCGONAGALL) with square glasses exactly like the markings that were around the cat’s eyes. They both sit down on the brick wall.

MCGONAGALL
Albus, is it true? Has he really gone?

DUMBLEDORE
It certainly seems so.

McGonagall is shocked.

MCGONAGALL
And James and Lily?

Dumbledore bows his head, and McGonagall gasps.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
But what about Harry?
(Dumbledore says nothing)
What they’re saying is he tried to kill them too, but, but, he couldn’t.

DUMBLEDORE
It’s true.

MCGONAGALL
(Looking more shocked than ever)
After all he’s done, all the people he’s killed. But how did Harry survive?

DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess. We may never know.

Dumbledore looks at his watch.

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

DUMBLEDORE
I’ve come to bring Harry to the only family he has left.

MCGONAGALL
(Pointing to number 4)
You can’t mean the people who live here? I’ve been watching them all day. You couldn’t find two people who are less like us. Harry Potter come an live here?!

DUMBLEDORE
(Looking sternly at McGonnagall)
It’s the best place for him.

MCGONAGALL
But how is the boy getting here?

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid is bringing him.

MCGONAGALL
You think it - wise to trust Hagrid with something as important as this? I’m not saying his heart isn’t in the right place, but he does tend to -

A loud RUMBLE is heard.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
What was that?

A giant motorbike falls down from the sky, ridden by a giant-of-a man (HAGRID), who carries a pile of blankets in his arms.

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid. At last.

Hagrid passes the pile of blankets to Dumbledore and we see a baby boy (HARRY) inside them.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
No problems, I hope?

HAGRID
No sir - house was almost destroyed, but I got him out ok.

McGonnagall comes up to look at baby Harry.

MCGONAGALL
(Noticing a lighting-bolt scar on his forehead)
Is that where - ?

DUMBLEDORE
He’ll have that scar forever.

MCGONAGALL
Couldn’t you do something -

DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldn’t. Scars can come in handy.

Dumbledore leads the party towards the door of number 4.

HAGRID
(teary)
Could I say good-bye to him sir?

Dumbledore nods and Hagrid bends down to give Harry a kiss. McGonagall pats Hagrid on the arm. Dumbledore places Harry down on the mat, and places a letter on top on him.

DUMBLEDORE
Good luck, Harry.

CUT TO BLACK

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - MORNING

The noise of a motorbike driving away, then -

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Up! Get up! Now!

10-year-old Harry Potter wakes, but doesn’t want to get out of bed.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
Get a move on. You have to look after the bacon. And don’t you dare let it burn on Duddy’s special day.

Harry groans.
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry serves bacon as his cousin, Dudley, now 11, counts his birthday presents.

DUDLEY
Thirty-six? That’s two less than last year!

PETUNIA
Darling, you missed Auntie Marge’s present.

DUDLEY
Well that makes it thirty-seven -

PETUNIA
(Sensing trouble)
And we’re going to buy you two new presents!

Vernon comes back from answering the phone.

VERNON
(Sniffing)
Mrs Figg’s broken her leg. Can’t take him.

PETUNIA
Now what?

HARRY
You could just leave me here. I won’t blow up the house!

I/E. DURSLEY’S CAR - MORNING

Harry is coming with them. BRRRMMM. A motorbike drives by.

VERNON
(Complaining)
Young Hoodlums, roaring along like maniacs!

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

Vernon almost crashes the car. He turns around to Harry.

VERNON
Motorbikes don’t fly!

HARRY
It was only a dream...

Harry looks to the window and the shot of him from the outside -

FADE TO:

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

- turns to a boa constrictor fast asleep behind glass. Dudley and his friend, PIERS, run up to it and press there noses on the glass, but Dudley is easily bored.

DUDLEY
(To Vernon)
Make it move!

Vernon taps on the glass. Nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
Do it again!

He does. And nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
This is boring...

He and Piers move off to the next exhibit. Harry, however, stays there.

HARRY
(To the snake)
It must be really annoying.

Harry isn’t concentrating on the snake, and doesn’t notice it begin to move. He notices it as it’s head comes up to the glass. Harry looks around to see no one is watching. The snake winks.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Where do you come from?

The snake taps his tail next to a sign ‘Boa Constrictor, Brazil’

HARRY (CONT’D)
Was it nice there.

The snake taps again. ‘This specimen was bred in the zoo’

HARRY (CONT’D)
(Sighing)
Oh - I see -

PIERS
(Running to the snake)
Dudley! Mr Dursley! You won’t believe what this snake is doing!

Dudley rushes after him, and nudges Harry out of the way. Piers and Dudley are leaning right up to the glass, but become unsupported when the glass disappears. Harry looks shocked. Dudley and Piers fall head first into the cage and become rooted to the spot when the Boa Constrictor slithers out of the exhibit.

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

Harry is shocked to find it speaking. He looks up to see Vernon looking angrily at him.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - AFTERNOON

Harry is held by Vernon

VERNON
Go! Cupboard! Stay! No meals!

Harry is pushed into the cupboard.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - AFTERNOON

Harry is alone and in the dark as Vernon slams the door on him.

FADE TO BLACK.

SERIES OF FLASHBACKS:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

Harry is shocked as his teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

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

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Dudley, PIERS POLKISS and some other of his gang are chasing Harry. Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A 5-year-old Harry questions Petunia.

HARRY
How did I get my scar?

Petunia stops what she is doing.

PETUNIA
In a car crash - when your parents died.

She walks off.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
And don’t ask questions!

A flash of green light.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - NIGHT

Harry’s eyes are filled with green light as he wakes up from a nightmare.

INT. HOGWARTS - MCGONAGALL’S OFFICE - DAY

Dumbledore walks into McGonagall’s office, where she is sorting out letters.

DUMBLEDORE
You called, Minerva?

MCGONAGALL
Yes. I’ve been sorting out the first-years. I wondered if you realised -

DUMBLEDORE
That Harry Potter is attending next year? Yes, I’ve been waiting. I wonder if you heard of what he’s been up to lately? It was in the Muggle newspaper. A snake escaped from the London Zoo, tormenting one Dudley Dursley in the process. The Muggles are ever so confused where the glass went.
(After a moment pause)
I do wonder if...

But he doesn’t finish his sentence.

MCGONAGALL
I’ve been wondering if it will be difficult to reach them. You know I still don’t like that you sent him to live with those people.

Dumbledore turns away and notices a quill jump up by itself and write a name on a piece of parchment.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah, the Montgomery’s have just had a baby boy.
(To McGonagall again)
Don’t worry, I’ve been expecting it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry walks in just as mail can be heard coming through the slot. Harry doesn’t even walk any further, because he knows what is coming.

VERNON
Get the mail, Harry.

Helplessly, he obeys.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Harry walks up the hall to a pile of mail on the floor. Bored, he fingers through the mail. His eyes open wide at one letter:
Mr H. Potter
The Cupboard under the Stairs
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging
Surrey

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Walking in, Harry turns over his letter and sees a coat of arms of a lion, eagle, badger and snake around the letter H. Harry gives the rest of the mail to Vernon. He picks up the first in the pile, a postcard.

VERNON
Marge’s ill! Ate a funny whelk -

Harry is about to open his letter -

DUDLEY
Dad! Dad! Harry’s got something!

As Harry is just about to unfold the paper inside, Vernon forces it out of his hands.

HARRY
That’s mine!

VERNON
Who’d be writing to you?

Vernon’s eyes fill with terror as he finds out. Petunia nosies over and looks like she’s about to faint.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING
Dudley listens through the hall keyhole. Harry listens through the crack at the bottom.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Look at the address! How do they know where he sleeps?!

VERNON (O.S.)
Watching - spying - might be following us.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
What should we do Vernon?

VERNON (O.S.)
Ignore it.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
But -

VERNON (O.S.)
I’m not having one in my house Petunia!

Harry lies there, confused and intrigued.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - EVENING

Harry lies in the same position. The lock turns, and Vernon opens the door.

VERNON
Harry. Er. Your aunt and I have been thinking. Er. We think it would be nice is you moved to Dudley’s second bedroom -

HARRY
Why?

VERNON
Don’t. Ask. Questions!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - EVENING

Harry is moving his stuff (which is hardly anything) up to his new room. Vernon is nailing up the letterbox, talking to Petunia. Neither notice Harry.

VERNON
See, if they can’t deliver them they’ll just give up.

PETUNIA
(Offering fruit cake)
I’m not sure -

VERNON
Oh these people’s minds work in strange ways.

Vernon takes the fruit cake and hammers another nail with it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

A confused milkman passes eggs through the window to Petunia.

PETUNIA
(Before he can say anything)
We’re renovating.

MILKMAN
And also, these were on your doormat.

He passes about 10 letters addressed to Harry. Petunia’s fake smile falters.

PETUNIA
Thank you!

MILKMAN
Good day.

He leaves and Petunia eyes the change on the letter’s address: ‘The Smallest Bedroom’. She throws them into the fire and continues to cook, selecting one of the new eggs. She breaks it. No yolk. But there is parchment. Petunia’s eyes widen with horror. She breaks more and more eggs. Harry and Dudley walk in. Petunia pulls out letters from each of the dozen eggs. She screams.

DUDLEY
(To Harry)
Who on earth wants to talk to you this badly
  

Part 2:    


  
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry is looking out the window, sad. Vernon gleefully spreads marmalade on his toast at the kitchen table.

VERNON
No posts on Sunday!

He takes a bite of his toast.

VERNON (CONT’D)
No letters today - !

But somehow a letter knocks the toast out of his hand. Harry turns around. A rumble can be heard from the fireplace. Everyone stares at it. Suddenly hundreds of letter come flying out of it. Harry jumps up and tries to get one, but he is thrown out of the room by Vernon

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. We’re going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

Rain plummets down. The Dursley’s car pulls up to the coast, and Vernon gets out.

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldn’t it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddy’s gone mad, hasn’t he?

Harry looks out of the car, its windows splattered by rain. Vernon returns.

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And there’s a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Could do with some of those letters now, eh?

EXT. SEA - NIGHT

Vernon rows the party to a small island in the middle of the sea with a small wooden shack upon it.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MIDNIGHT

Harry lies on the stone wall, unable to sleep.

HARRY
(To himself)
Happy Birthday to me...

THUNDER. Harry sighs and rolls over. He notices Dudley’s watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM! Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Where’s the cannon?

BOOM! Vernon and Petunia hurry in from another room. vernon carries a rifle

VERNON
Who’s there? I’m armed!

SMASH! The door falls down and HAGRID storms in, looking evil, but says cheerfully -

HAGRID
Couldn’t make us a cup o’ tea? It’s not been an easy journey.

None of them do anything. Hagrid puts the door back in its hinges. He goes to sit down.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
And here’s Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but you’ve got yer mum’s eyes.

Vernon gains back some courage.

VERNON
I demand that you leave at once!

Without turning, Hagrid puts his hand back and grabs the rifle out of his hands. He ties it easily into a knot and throws it into the corner.

HAGRID
Anyway. Harry, a very happy birthday to yeh.

And he pulls out a cake, with ‘Happy Birthday Harry’ written on it. Harry doesn’t know what to say.

HARRY
Who are you?

HAGRID
(Chuckling)
Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.

He puts his hand out and shakes Harry’s arm.

HARRY
I’m sorry, but I still don’t really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. An’ like I told yeh, I’m Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yeh’ll know about Hogwarts, o’ course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
It’s them that should be sorry!
(To Harry again)
Did yeh ever wonder where yer parents learnt it all?

HARRY
All what?

VERNON
(Stepping out)
Stop! I forbid you to tell -

HAGRID
You never told him? I saw Dumbledore leave that letter, Dursley! An’ yeh’ve kept it from him all these years?

HARRY
Kept what from me?

VERNON
Stop! I forbid -

HAGRID
Oh, go boil yer heads!

Petunia gasps

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Harry, yer a wizard.

No one speaks. Even the storm outside seems less wild.

HARRY
I’m - I’m a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, o’ course. Jus’ like yer parents.

Hagrid pulls out a letter and Harry opens and reads it.

HARRY
(Still shocked)
Dear Mr. Potter, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

VERNON
He’s not going.

HAGRID
I’d like to see a great Muggle like you stop him!

HARRY
A what?

HAGRID
Muggle, non-magic folk like them - the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on!

VERNON
We swore when we took him in we’d stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew I’m - a wizard?

PETUNIA
Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be? How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? I was the only one who saw her for what she was - a freak!
(Now enjoying her story)
She met that Potter at that school. She left, got married, and had you, and of course I knew you'd be just the same, just as - abnormal - and then she went and got herself blown up and we got landed with you!

HARRY
Blown up? You told me they died in a car crash!

HAGRID
Car crash?! It’s an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowin’ his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Don’ know if I’m the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I don’ like saying it. No one does.

HARRY
Why not?

HAGRID
Harry, people are still scared. Seem there was this wizard who went ... bad. Worse. Worse than worse. His name was -

Hagrid tries, but can’t.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, can’t spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Don’t make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - ‘bout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didn’t know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takin’ over. ‘Course, some people stood up to him - an’ he killed ‘em. Horribly. One o’ the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledore’s the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum an’ dad were as good a witch an’ wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godric’s Hollow, the village were yeh were livin’, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

A cloaked man (VOLDEMORT) walks up to a cottage, he notices a mother and father (LILY and JAMES) playing with their son (HARRY)

HAGRID (V.O.)
- Yer was just a year old.

Voldemort pushes the gate open, and makes his way up the path.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
He came to yer house, an’, an’ -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
- he killed ‘em.

A flash of green light and James lies dead on the floor.

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - POTTER’S COTTAGE - NIGHT

Lily protects her son as Voldemort charms open the door of the room they are in. Cut to: A flash of green light as Lily falls down to reveal Harry in his cot behind her.

HAGRID (V.O.)
An’ this is the real myst’ry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harry’s cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldn’t.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT

Harry is shocked, his lightning-bolt scar showing.

HAGRID
Never wondered how you got that mark on yer forehead? That’s what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. An’ that’s why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill ‘em, no one except you.

Harry looks away. A flash of green light appears on his eyes again, but this time Voldemort makes a cruel laugh.

HARRY
What happened to Vol - I mean, You-Know-Who?

HAGRID
Disappeared. Vanished. Makes yer even more famous. Some say he died. Codswallop, in my opinion. Dunno if he had enough human left in him to die. Most of us reckon he’s still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadn’t counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethin’ about you stumped him, all right.

Hagrid looks to Harry with warm and thankful eyes.

HARRY
Hagrid, I think you must have made a mistake. I don’t think I can be a wizard -

HAGRID
Not a wizard, eh? Never made things happen when you was scared or angry.

Quick flashbacks:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

The teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A jumper shrinks as Petunia forces it over Harry's head.

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT
The hiss of the snake continues to ring in Harry’s ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - You’ll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Haven’t I told you he’s not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you won’t stop him! His name’s been down ever since he was born. He’s off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, an’ he’ll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
I’m not paying for some crackpot old fool to teach him magic tricks!

This snaps something in Hagrid, he pulls out a pink umbrella and aims it at Vernon

HAGRID
Never - insult - Albus - Dumbledore - in - front - of - me!

A flash of violet light. Dudley squeals, and a pig’s tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Shouldn’t have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Didn’t work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasn’t much left to do.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagrid’s coat falls off him and he smiles. TAP TAP. Harry goes to the window. There is an owl there. He opens the window, and the owl comes in and drops the newspaper it was holding next to Hagrid, then starts to attach his coat.

HARRY
Hagrid! There’s an - owl!

HAGRID
(Grunting)
Give him five knuts.

HARRY
Knuts?

HAGRID
Little bronze coins. Look in the pockets.

Harry tries one of the many pockets of Hagrid’s coat. He withdraws keys and slug pellets, then finds a handful of strange looking coins. Harry gives the owl 5 bronze ones and it flies off. Harry is still shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Waking)

Best be off, Harry, gotta buy all yer stuff today.

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I haven’t got any money -

HAGRID
Don’t worry about that. D’yeh think you parents didn’t leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizards’ bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so you’d be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - ‘cept perhaps Hogwarts.

EXT. COAST - ROWBOAT - MORNING

Hagrid taps the boat with his umbrella and it rows itself towards land. He reads the newspaper (The Daily Prophet).

HAGRID
Ministry o’ Magic messin’ things up as usual.

HARRY
There’s a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyone’d be wantin’ magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say there’s dragons guardin’ the high security vaults. Crickey, I’d like a dragon.

HARRY
You’d like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. There’s a list there of everything you need.

Harry unfolds the letter and reads.

HARRY
1 wand, 1 cauldron, 1 set glass or crystal phials, 1 telescope, 1 set of brass scales. Can we find all this in London?

HAGRID
If yer know where to go.

The boat reaches the shore.
  

Part 3:    


  
EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid make their way down the road, Harry looking confused. Hagrid turns off at a grubby-looking pub.

HAGRID
This is it - The Leaky Cauldron.

INT. THE LEAKY CAULDRON - MORNING

They walk in to find the pub full of life. The barman (TOM) signals Hagrid.

TOM
The usual, Hagrid?

HAGRID
Can’t Tom, I’m on Hogwarts business.

TOM
(Seeing Harry)
Good lord, is this - can this be -?

The bar goes quiet.

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

A lady smoking a pipe doesn’t notice it has gone out. Tom comes out and shakes Harry’s hand.

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

But everyone else now wants to shake his hand. Harry is bombarded and can only hear voices.

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

HAND SHAKER 1
So proud, I’m just so proud.

HAND SHAKER 2
Always wanted to shake your hand.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Delighted, Mr Potter, just can’t tell you how much - Diggle’s the name.

His hat falls off in his excitement. A pale twitchy man comes up next.

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

Harry shakes his hand.

QUIRRELL
P-P-Potter, c-can't t-tell you how ppleased I am to meet you.

HARRY
What sort of magic do you teach?

QUIRRELL
D-Defence Against the D-D-Dark Arts. Nnot that you n-need it, eh, P-P-Potter? You'll be g-getting all your equipment, I suppose?

HAGRID
Yeh. Must get on - lots to buy.

And Harry follows Hagrid out to the back of the pub.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - BRICK COURTYARD - MORNING

They both walk in to the courtyard.

HAGRID
Told yeh you was famous. Even Professor Quirrell was tremblin' ter meet yeh - mind you, he's usually tremblin'

HARRY
Is he always that nervous?

HAGRID
Oh, yeah. Poor bloke. Brilliant mind. Jus’ took a year off ter get some firsthand experience - never been the same since. Now, where's me umbrella?

Harry suddenly realises they are at a dead-end, facing a brick wall. Hagrid is busy counting the bricks and begins to tap it with a small pink umbrella. On the third tap, a small hole appears there, which gets wider and wider, creating an archway to reveal a cobbled street packed with shops.

HAGRID (CONT’D)

Welcome to Diagon Alley.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - MORNING

They set out on to the street, Harry eyeing the many different wizardry shops. At the end of the street -

HAGRID
Gringotts!

- a tall white building towers the others. Two short creatures stand guard.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Whispering to Harry)

Yeah, those are goblins.

They make their way to the doors, which have words etched onto them. Harry reads over some of the phrases: “For those who take, but do not earn, must pay most dearly in their turn.” “Thief, you have been warned, beware Of finding more than treasure here.”

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Like I said, you’d be mad ter rob it.

He opens the doors for them.

INT. GRINGOTTS - MORNING

They find themselves in a magnificent hall full of doors to the sides and counters with goblins as tellers. Hagrid leads the way to one of these.

HAGRID
Morning.

The goblin looks up from measuring rare gems.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
We’ve come ter take some money outta Mr Harry Potter’s safe.

GOBLIN
You have his key, sir?

HAGRID
Er, got it here somewhere.

He empties some of his pockets onto the goblin’s desk. The goblin shrivels up his nose at some moudly dog biscuits.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Got it.

Hagrid gives the key to the goblin, who examines it.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
An' I've also got a letter here from Professor Dumbledore. It's about the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen.

The goblin looks stops examining the key and takes the letter and examines it instead.

GOBLIN
Very well. I will have someone take you down to both vaults. Griphook!

INT. GRINGOTTS - CART TRACKS - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid are lead in by another goblin (GRIPHOOK).

HARRY
What’s the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen?

HAGRID
Can’t tell yeh that. Very secret. More’n my job’s worth ter tell yeh.

Griphook gets in the front of a cart and Harry and Hagrid sit in the back. Harry is hardly seated when suddenly the cart whizzes away, steered through multiple junctions. Left, right, left, middle, right... Harry can’t keep track of where they’re going. And as suddenly as the cart started, it stops without warning. They all get out, Hagrid looking queasy, and Griphook inserts the key into the wall. A section of the wall fades away to reveal mounds of gold, silver and bronze coins. Harry is shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
All yours.

VAULT 713

The cart jolts to another stop. Hagrid nervously gets out, follows by a curious Harry.

GRIPHOOK
Stand back!

Griphook goes over to the wall and runs its finger down it. The wall melts away.

GRIPHOOK (CONT’D)
(To an awestruck Harry)
If anyone but a Gringotts goblin tried that, they'd be sucked through the door and trapped in there.

HARRY
How often do you check them?

GRIPHOOK
About every ten years.

Hagrid reaches into the vault and brings out a small, grubby package. Harry is disappointed.

HAGRID
Come on.

They get back on the cart, and Harry turns back to see the wall reseals itself with a small pop.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid walk out of an Apothecary, both carrying packages. Hagrid looks at Harry’s list.

HAGRID
Just yer wand left, an’ I still haven’t got yeh a birthday present.

HARRY
You don’t have to!

LATER

They both now come out of Eeylops Owl Emporium, Harry now holding the cage of a sleeping snowing white owl.

HARRY (CONT’D)
(stammering)
Th-thanks

HAGRID
Don’ mention it. Just Ollivanders left now.

He points to ‘Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382BC.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - OLLIVANDERS - AFTERNOON

A bell rings as Harry and Hagris enters. There is an eerie silence. Hagrid sits on the only chair in the room, which makes a crunching noise. He quickly gets off. A man suddenly appears at the counter.

OLLIVANDER
I thought I’d be seeing you soon, Harry Potter. You have your mothers eyes. Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow. Your father, a mahogany wand. Eleven inches. Pliable. Excellent for transfiguration.

Mr Ollivander reaches out and touches Harry’s scar.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Thirteen and a half inches. Yew. Powerful wand. I’m sorry to say I sold the wand that did it.

Ollivander’s eyes shift, and he notices Hagrid.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Rubeus Hagrid! Oak, sixteen inches, rather bendy, wasn't it?

HAGRID
Yes, it was, sir.

OLLIVANDER
Good wand, that one. But I suppose they snapped it in half when you got expelled?

HAGRID
Yes, yes, they did. I’ve still got the pieces, though.

OLLIVANDER
But you don’t use them?

HAGRID
Oh, no sir.

Hagrid’s grip on his pink umbrella tightens. Meanwhile, a tape measure appears from nowhere, and it starts to measure everywhere on Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Searching in the store)
Every Ollivander wand has a core of a powerful magical substance, Mr Potter. We use unicorn hairs, phoenix tail feathers, and the heartstrings of dragons. No two Ollivander wands are the same, and of course, you will never get such good results with another wizard's wand. It’s the wand that chooses the wizard, Mr Potter.

Ollivander grabs back the tape as it begins to measure his nostrils, and hands him a wand.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Beechwood and dragon heartstring. Nine inches. Nice and flexible. Give it a wave.

Harry foolishly gives the wand a small wave, but Ollivander quickly replaces it with another.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
No, no - here. Ebony and unicorn hair, eight and a half inches, springy. Go on.

Harry tries again but the same thing happens. The pile of discarded wands on Ollivander’s desk increases.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Looking through the store again)
Tricky customer, eh? Not to worry, we'll find the perfect match here somewhere.

He pauses.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
I wonder, now - yes, why not.

He hands a wand to Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Unusual combination - holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.

Harry takes it and waves it, but Ollivander doesn’t take it back: the wand emits red and gold sparks. Hagrid claps.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Yes, indeed, oh, very good. Well, well, well... how curious... how very curious...

HARRY
Sorry, but what's curious?

OLLIVANER
I remember every wand I've ever sold, Mr Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather - just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother why, its brother gave you that scar. I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter. After all, He- Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great.

Harry looks a little unsettled.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid come out of the Leaky Cauldron and wait at a bus stop. Hagrid pulling something out of his coat.

HAGRID
Yer ticket fer Hogwarts. First o' September - King's Cross - Platform Nine and Three Quarters - it's all on yer ticket.

Harry takes the ticket off Hagrid and examines it.

HARRY
Platform Nine and Three Quarters?

He looks back, but Hagrid has gone.
  

Part 4:    


  
INT. KINGS CROSS STATION - MORNING

There is a platform 9, and a platform 10, but no platforms in between...

VERNON
Platform Nine. Platform Ten. Your platform should be somewhere in the middle, but they don’t seem to have built it yet.

All three Dursley leave, laughing.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Have a good term.

Harry is left stranded with his trunk and owl, which hoots.

HARRY
It’s alright, Hedwig.

Harry looks at the clock. 10:45. He starts to worry.

MOLLY (O.S.)
- packed with Muggles of course -

At once Harry turns to see a plump woman (MOLLY) followed by her four sons (PERCY, FRED, GEORGE, and RON), and her daughter (GINNY) holding her hand. She stops at a point between platforms 9 and 10.

GINNY
Platform nine and three-quarters! Mum, can’t I go...

MOLLY
You’re not old enough Ginny. Be quiet. All right, Percy, you go first.

The eldest son, Percy, starts pushing his trunk ahead, but a group of tourists then pass, and when they leave Percy has vanished.

MOLLY (CONT’D)
Fred, George, you next.

Two twins come out and head for the barrier between platforms nine and ten. They seem to melt right through the wall.

HARRY
Excuse me.

Harry comes forward and Molly turns to him.

MOLLY
Hello dear. First time at Hogwarts? Ron’s new, too.

She gestures at the last of her sons.

HARRY
Yes. The thing is - I don’t -

MOLLY
Not to worry dear. All you have to do is walk straight at the barrier between platforms nine and ten. Best do it at a bit of a run if you’re nervous. Go on.
Harry looks to Ron, who is waiting for him now.

HARRY
Er - okay.

Harry pushes his trolley forward. The wall gets closer and closer. Harry swears he’ll crash, but -

INT. PLATFORM NINE AND THREE-QUARTERS - MORNING

- he finds himself on a platform packed with people. The Hogwarts Express gleams in front of him. Harry goes toward it, passing wizards, owls and cats.

NEVILLE
(Faintly heard in the background)
- lost my toad, Gran.

Unseen by Harry, a man (LUCIUS) watches his pass across the station.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS COMPARTMENT - MORNING

Harry sits down in an empty compartment. He notices the red-haired family (The Weasleys) on the platform. Molly hugs and kisses each of her sons. She gets a hankerchief out and rubs something off Ron’s nose. They all make their way towards the train, whispering to each other. When the doors shut and the train starts to leave, Ginny runs after it, half crying, half laughing, but gives up as it turns the corner. Harry sits in his compartment, thinking things over, when the door opens.

RON
Is anyone sitting there? Everywhere else is full.

Harry shakes his head and returns to look out the window.

RON (CONT’D)
(Sitting down)
Are you Harry Potter?

HARRY
Um, yes.

RON
(Pointing Harry’s scar)
And that’s where You-Know-Who -

HARRY
Yes, but I can’t remember it.

Ron stares at Harry, but quickly looks out the window.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Are all your family wizards?

RON
Er, I think so.

HARRY
Wish I’d had three wizard brothers.

RON
Five. I’m the sixth in the family. Everyone expects me to do as well as them. Head Boy, Quidditch captain, Prefect. I never get anything new either. Bill’s old robes, Charlie’s old wand, and Percy’s old rat.

He pulls out a beaten-up fat grey rat from his jacket.

RON (CONT’D)
His name’s Scabbers and he’s useless.

Scabbers is sleeping.

HARRY
You must know loads of magic. I’ve got loads to learn -

RON
There’s loads of people who come from Muggle families and they learn quick enough.

There is noise outside and a dimpled old lady opens the door to show them her food trolley.

FOOD TROLLEY LADY
Anything of the trolley, dears?

Ron’s gestures some snadwiches he has, but Harry leaps up.

HARRY
Yes please.

But he is taken aback when he sees what’s on the trolley: Bettie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes and Licorice Wands.

A LITTLE LATER

Harry and Ron are eating their way through what looks like the entire trolley. Ron’s sandwiches lie next to Scabbers, forgotten.

HARRY (CONT’D)
What are these?

He shows Ron a Chocolate Frogs packet.

HARRY (CONT’D)
They’re not really frogs, are they?

RON
No. But see what the card is. I’m missing Ptolemy. Chocolate frogs have famous witches and wizards cards inside them to collect. I’ve got about five hundred.

Harry turns the package over and pulls out a wizard card from the bottom. It shows, as the title says, Albus Dumbledore.

HARRY
So this is Dumbledore?

RON
Don’t tell me you’d never heard of Dumbledore!

Harry reads the other side of the card.

HARRY
‘Albus Dumbledore. Currently Headmaster of Hogwarts. Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with his partner, Nicolas Flamel.’

The chocolate frog suddenly escapes and leaps around the compartment. Ron tries to catch it. Harry turns the card over again to find the Dumbledore in the picture wink and leave. Harry’s mouth opens again, and Ron catches the frog. The door opens again.

NEVILLE
Sorry, but have you seen a toad at all?

Ron is now eating the chocolate frog, and has to check it’s not real.

NEVILLE (CONT’D)
Well, if you see him...

Neville leaves.

RON
Don’t know why he’s so bothered. If I’d brought a toad I’d lose it as quick as I could. Mind you, I brought Scabbers.

Scabbers still sleeps.

RON (CONT’D)
I tried to turn him yellow yesterday. I’ll show you.

As Ron takes out his wand, the door opens again.

HERMIONE
Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one.

RON
We’ve already told him -

HERMIONE
Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.

She sits on an empty seat. Ron becomes nervous.

RON
Er - Sunshine daisies, butter mellow. Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.
He waves his wand all over the place, but nothing happens.

HERMIONE
Are you sure that’s a real spell? It’s not very good, is it? I tried a few simple spells just for pratice and they all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, so it was ever a surprise when I got my letter. I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course. I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you.

Harry and Ron both looked stuned at each other.

RON
I’m Ron Weasley

HARRY
Harry Potter.

HERMIONE
Are you really? I know all about you of course. You’re in Modern Magical History and The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts and Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century.

HARRY
Am I?

HERMIONE
Goodness, you didn’t know? Do either of you know what house you’ll be in? I hope I’m in Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw. Anyway, I’d better go and look for Neville’s toad.

She stands up.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
(To Ron)
You’ve got dirt on your nose, by the way.

Thankfully, she leaves.

RON
Whatever house I’m in, I hope she’s not in it.

HARRY
What house are your brothers in?

RON
Gryffindor. So were my parents. But imagine if they put me in Slytherin! There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin.

He shudders.

HARRY
Is that the house Voldemort was in?

Ron gasps.

RON
You said You-Know-Who’s name! I’d have thought of all people -

HARRY
I’m not trying to be brave or something, I just never knew you -

But they are disturbed by the door opening again, showing three boys (DRACO, CRABBE and GOYLE)

DRACO
Is it true? They’re saying all down the train that Harry Potter’s in this compartment.

His eyes fall on Harry. Harry looks to Crabbe and Goyle, who are massive and look like bodyguards.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Oh, this is Crabbe and Goyle. And my name’s Malfoy. Draco Malfoy.

Ron tries his best to hid a s******.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Think my name’s funny, do you? No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford!

Ron turns red, and Draco turns to Harry.

DRACO (CONT’D)
You’ll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don’t want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there.

Draco holds out his hand for harry to shake, but he doesn’t.

HARRY
I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself thanks.

Draco withdraws his hand.

DRACO
I’d be careful, Potter. Unless you’re a bit politer you’ll go the same way as you’re parents.

And he gestures to Crabbe and Goyle and they all leave. Harry and Ron calmly look to each other.

EXT. HOGSMEADE STATION - NIGHT

The Hogwarts Express starts to slow down and finally reaches the station. Students, all in their robes now, exit excitedly. Hagrid appears over the sea of students, carrying a lamp.

HAGRID
Firs’ years! Firs’ years over here! Alright Harry?

Harry and Ron meet Hagrid along with other first years.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
C’mon, follow me. Mind yer step, now. First years follow me!

EXT. THE LAKE - NIGHT

The first years turn the corner to find themselves looking at Hogwarts across the lake. Seven floors and seven turrets lies upon a cliff face. The first years are now passing over the lake in small boats.
  

Part5:    


  
EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - NIGHT

The first-years make their way towards the castle’s doors. Hagrid brings up the behind, holding a toad. (Note: Hagrid has longer legs and will reach the front of the first years quickly)

HAGRID
(Passing Neville)
Oi, you there! Is this your toad?

NEVILLE
Trevor!

Hagrid passes the toad to Neville and some of the other first years laugh, especially Draco. The first years stop at the doors and Hagrid comes forward and knocks on it. The door swings open at once to show Minerva McGonagall.

HAGRID
The firs’ years, Professor McGonagall.

MCGONAGALL
Thank you Hagrid. I will take them from here.

INT. HOGWARTS - ENTRANCE HALL - NIGHT

Professor McGonagall leads the first years inside. Hagrid slips though a large door to the right, through which the rest of the students are seen. McGonagall stops in front of this door.

MCGONAGALL
Welcome to Hogwarts. The start-of-term banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your houses. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here, your house will be like your family. You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in your house dormitory, and spend free time in your house common room. The four houses are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each house has its own noble history and each has produced outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule breaking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup. The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school. I shall return when we are ready for you. Please wait quietly.

McGonagall goes through the door also, leaving the first years nervous.

HARRY
How exactly do they sort us?

RON
Some sort of test I think. Fred said it hurts a lot, but I think he was joking.

Only Hermione seems ready for such test.

HERMIONE
- ooh, maybe we’ll have to perform Alohamora, you know the -

But she is cut off as a few students scream. Twenty transparent ghosts glide through the hall’s marble staircase.

FAT FRIAR
Forgive and forget, I say, we ought to give him a second chance -

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
My dear Friar, haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves?
(Noticing the first-years)
I say, what are you all doing here?

FAT FRIAR
New students! About to be Sorted, I suppose? Hope to see you in Hufflepuff! My old house -

MCGONAGALL
(Suddenly reappearing)
Move along now. The Sorting Ceremony’s about to start. Follow me.
The ghosts glide through another of the hall’s doors. McGonagall leads them through the Great Hall’s doors.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

Students sitting on four long tables turn their heads, as the first-years enter. Hermione looks to the ceiling to see thousands of candles floating near the ceiling, which imitates the sky outside.

HERMIONE
(To whoever listens)
It’s bewitched to look like the sky outside. I read about it in Hogwarts: A History.

The students make their way between the tables and towards a fifth, were the staff sit. In front of this table is a three legged stool, atop a patched and frayed pointed hat. A rip suddenly appears, and the hat sings through it.

SORTING HAT
Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffis are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw ,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands - though I have none
For I'm a Thinking Cap!

The whole hall applauds.

RON
So we’ve just got to try on the hat!

MCGONAGALL
(With a list in her hands)
Hannah Abbot.
A girl with pigtails comes forward and puts on that hat.

RON
I’ll kill Fred! He was going on about wresting a troll.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Hufflepuff!

Harry smiles weakly as the hall applauds and Hannah goes to sit with the Hufflepuffs. Harry is obviously nervous.

MCGONAGALL
(Some time later)
Hermione Granger.

Hermione pushes past Harry and Ron and eagerly puts on the hat. A moments pause, then -

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

Ron groans.

A little later, Neville sits on the stool. He is nervous and has been there for a while. All the students are watching. At the staff table, Dumbledore eyes Neville with interest.

SORTING HAT (CONT’D)
Gryffindor!

Neville runs off still with the hat on, and has to return it amongst the hall’s laughter.

MCGONAGALL
Draco Malfoy.

Draco comes forwards and as the sorting hat is placed onto his head -

SORTING HAT
Slytherin.

Both Harry and Ron eye Draco as he heads to the Slytherin table, who welcome him with open arms. Harry is the most nervous yet.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
(Later)
Padma Patil
(Later)
Parvati Patil
(Later)
Harry Potter.

The hall suddenly goes quiet, then erupts with whispered conversations. Harry slowly makes his way to the stool. The hat is placed on his head and a small voice can he heard only by Harry.

SORTING HAT
Hmm ... Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, my goodness, yes - and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting... So where shall I put you?

Harry thinks with all his might:

HARRY (V.O.)
Not Slytherin. Not Slytherin.

SORTING HAT
Not Slytherin, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that - no? Well, if you're sure - better be...
(To everyone in the hall)
Gryffindor!

Everyone cheers, and the Gryffindor table explodes.

GEORGE
We've got Potter!

FRED
We've got Potter!

The ghost from earlier, Nearly-Headless Nick, pats Harry on the shoulder. Harry looks up to the staff table. Dumbledore is clapping Harry vigorously, and Dumbledore winks to him.

MCGONAGALL
(A bit later)
Ron Weasley.

Ron staggers forth and eyes his brothers and Harry at the Gryffindor table. The hat goes on his head.

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

MCGONAGALL
(When Ron’s applause dies)
Blaise Zabini.

Ron makes his way over to the Gryffindor table and sits next to Harry.

PERCY
(Nearby; Pompously)
Well done, Ron, excellent.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Slytherin!

They all look up to see McGongall rolling up for parchment of names, and taking the stoll and hat away. Albus Dumbledore gets to his feet.

DUMBLEDORE
Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.

Harry stares blankly at Dumbledore

HARRY
Is he a bit mad?

Unseen by Harry, mountains of food suddenly appears on the table.

PERCY
Mad? He’s a genius! But, yes, he is a bit mad. Potatoes, Harry?

Harry turns in shock to see the mountains of food. Harry piles up his plate.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
(Drifting towards him)
That does look good.

HARRY
Can’t you - ?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I haven’t eaten for nearly five hundred years. One does miss it.

RON
I know who you are! You’re Nearly-Headless Nick!

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I would prefer Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, resident ghost of Gryffindor -

SEAMUS
Nearly headless? How can you be nearly headless?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
Like this.

Nick pulls his ear and his head swings off from his neck. Seamus is shocked. Nick puts his head back on.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK (CONT’D)
So - new Gryffindors! I hope you're going to help us win the house championship this year? Gryffindors have never gone so long without winning. Slytherins have got the cup six years in a row! The Bloody Baron's becoming almost unbearable - he's the Slytherin ghost.

He eyes the ghost sitting at the Slytherin table, his robes stained with ghostly blood.

SEAMUS
How did he get covered in blood?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I've never asked.

Harry eyes the Bloody Baron makes a gaunt look towards the Ravenclaw table.

A little later, pudding arrives.

NEVILLE
Well, my Gran brought me up and she's a witch, but the family thought I was all Muggle for ages. Nothing happened until I was eight. Great Uncle Algie came round for dinner, and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles when my Great Auntie Enid offered him a meringue and he accidentally let go. But I bounced - all the way down the garden and into the road. They were all really pleased, Gran was crying, she was so happy. Great Uncle Algie was so pleased he bought me my toad.

Further down the table, Percy and Hermione discuss school.

HERMIONE
I do hope they start right away, there's so much to learn, I'm particularly interested in Transfiguration, it's supposed to be very difficult.

PERCY
You'll be starting small, just matches into needles and that sort of thing -

Harry’s eyes wander to the staff table. He notices Quirrell, who talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin (SEVERUS SNAPE). Snapes eyes notice Harry and they lock. Suddenly, Harry recoils and touches his burning scar.

PERCY (CONT’D)
What is it?

Everyone around Harry notices.

HARRY
(Staring again at Snape)
Nothing.
(Pause)
Who’s that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?

PERCY
Oh, you know Quirrell already? No wonder he looks so nervous. That’s Professor Snape. Teaches Potions, but everyone knows he’s after Quirell’s job. Knows and awful lot about the Dark Arts.

DUMBLEDORE
(Returning to his feet)
Ahem. Just a few more words now that we are al fed and watered. I have a few start-of-term notices to give you. First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. And a few of our older students would do well to remember that as well.
(He looks towards the Weasley twins)
I have also been asked by Mr Filch, the caretaker, to remind you all that no magic should be used between classes in the corridors. Quidditch trials will be held in the second week of the term. Anyone interested in playing for their house teams should contact Madam Hooch. And finally, I must tell you that this year, the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death.

Harry laughs, but few others do.

HARRY
He’s not serious?

PERCY
Must be.

DUMBLEDORE

And now bedtime. Off you trot.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

Percy brings the Gryffindor first-years (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Seamus, Dean, Parvati, Lavender and two other girls) through a tapestry into the corridor, but stops at the sight of a bundle of walking sticks ahead.

PERCY
(explaining)
Peeves. A poltergeist. Peeves - show yourself.

Peeves lets out a rasberry.

PERCY (CONT’D)
Do you want me to go to the Bloody Baron?

Pop. A little man with wicked, dark eyes and a wide mouth appears, floating cross-legged in the air, clutching the walking sticks.

PEEVES
Oooooooh! Ickle Firsties! What fun!

Peeves swoops at the first-years and they all duck.

PERCY
Go away, Peeves, or the Baron'll hear about this, I mean it!

Peeves sticks out his tounge, drops the walking sticks on the first-years and leaves, rattling the coats of armour as he passes them.

PERCY (CONT’D)
(Making his way further along the corridor)
You want to watch out for Peeves. The Bloody Baron's the only one who can control him. Here we are.

They arrive at the portrait of a FAT LADY.

FAT LADY
Password?

PERCY WEASLEY
Caput Draconis.

The Fat Lady opens her portrait, revealing a hole in the wall which the first-years scramble through.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

PERCY WEASLEY
Welcome to the Gryffindor Common Room. Girls, your dormitory is through the door to the right and boys the door to your left.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry falls in a uncomfortable sleep.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - DREAM

Harry sits on the sorting stool, wearing Professor Quirrell's turban, which speaks to him.

SORTING HAT
(With a twisted voice like Voldemort’s)
For Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that. It's your destiny.

Harry tries to pull the turban off, but it won't come off. Malfoy's face appears at Slytherin table, laughing. And suddenly Professor Snape is looking at him with a look of hatred and a flash of green light fills the screen.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry wakes up, turns then falls back to sleep.
  

Part 6STUDENT 1 (O.S.)
There, look.

STUDENT 2 (O.S.)
Where?

INT. HOGWARTS - FIRST FLOOR - MORNING

Hogwarts students stage whisper to one another as Harry and Ron come around the corner.

STUDENT 1
Next to the tall kid with the red hair.

STUDENT 2
Wearing the glasses?

STUDENT 1
Did you see his face?

STUDENT 2
Did you see his scar?

Harry is embarrassed and is trying to dodge the starers, but Ron is quite proud that people are looking their way.

INT. HOGWARTS - HISTORY OF MAGIC CLASS - MORNING

Professor Binns, an elderly ghost, drones on and on. Every one of the Gryffindor first years are bored, except Hermione, who is listening to every word.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREENHOUSE ONE - AFTERNOON

Professor Sprout shows the Gryffindor and Hufflepuff first years a magical plant. Small pods explode from it at Sprout’s touch and the students move out of the way - except Neville who gets a face-full.

EXT. HOGWARTS - ASTRONOMY TOWER - NIGHT

The Astronomy teacher, Professor Sinistra overlooks the Gryffindor first years as they look through telescopes. We see the extraordinary view from Hogwarts’s tallest tower.

INT. HOGWARTS - CHARMS CLASS - MORNING

FLITWICK
(In an bored voice)
Parvati Patil.

Professor Flitwick, an incredibly short man, is taking the roll of his first year Gryffindor class. He pauses on his list.

FLITWICK (CONT’D)
Harry Potter?

He looks up and spots Harry. Flitwick topples out of sight in his excitement.

INT. HOGWARTS - TRANSFIGURATION CLASS - AFTERNOON

Professor McGonagall lectures her class of Gryffindor first years.

MCGONAGALL
Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned.

And she swiftly turns her desk into a pig and back again. Everyone one in the class looks at each other, amazed. But instead, matchsticks appear on everyone’s desk and they become disappointed.

INT. HOGWARTS - DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASS - MORNING

Professor Quirrell is stuttering to his class of first year Gryffindors, turban still on.

QUIRRELL
M-My tur-turban was a tha-ank-ank-you gift for-or warding off the-the trouble-le-lesome Infe-fe-feri.

Quirrell looks down at his notes.

SEAMUS
And how did you get rid of the Inferi?

Quirrell seems to be in a panic.

QUIRRELL
(Going pink)
It's - It's - It's a love-lovely d-dday today.

DEAN
(Whispering to Seamus)
It must have been that smell he’s got underneath the turban.

They both s******.

INT. HOGWARTS - POTIONS DUNGEON - AFTERNOON

Pickled animals in jars sit horribly on shelves. We find Severus Snape surveying his class of Gryffindor and Slytherin first-years. He pauses and looks straight at Harry.

SNAPE
Ah. Yes. Harry Potter. Our new - celebrity.

A few s******.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potionmaking. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses.
(pause)
I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death - if you aren't as big a lot of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.

Hermione sits more upright at this. Snape still surveys the class.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
(Without warning)
Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?

Harry looks around stumped. Hermione's hand flies into the air.

HARRY
I don't know sir.

SNAPE
Tut, tut - fame clearly isn't everything. Let's try again. Potter, where would you look if I told you to find me a bezoar?

Hermione stretches her arm further.

HARRY
I don't know, sir.

SNAPE
(Now very close to Harry)
What is the difference, Potter, between monkshood and wolfsbane?

Hermione now stands up and waves her hand around.

HARRY
I don't know. I think Hermione does, though, why don't you try her?

Snape finally notices Hermione.

SNAPE
Sit down you silly girl! For your information, Potter, asphodel and wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of Living Death. A bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons. As for monkshood and wolfsbane, they are the same plant, which also goes by the name of aconite.
(Pause)
Well? Why aren't you all copying that down?

Everyone grabs quills and begins to write.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
And five points will be taken from Gryffindor House for your cheek, Potter.

Harry and Snape lock eyes.

INT. HOGWARTS - HEADMASTER'S OFFICE - AFTERNOON

SNAPE
(Angry and loud)
... mediocre ... arrogant as his father, a determined rule-breaker ... delighted to find himself famous ... attention-seeking and impertinent -

Dumbledore is sitting at his desk reading 'Transfiguration Today'.

DUMBLEDORE
You see what you expect to see, Severus. Other teachers report that the boy is modest, likable, and reasonably talented.

Snape looks angered at this. Dumbledore looks up.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
Keep an eye out, won’t you?

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - HAGRID'S HUT - AFTERNOON

Harry, Ron and Hagrid eat rock cakes in Hagrid’s small home.

HARRY
But Snape seemed to really hate me!

HAGRID
(Unconvincingly)
Rubbish! Why should he?
(To Ron)
How's yer brother Charlie? I liked him a lot - great with animals.

While Hagrid and Ron talk, Harry notices a newspaper clipping on the table. “Gringotts Break-In Latest.” Harry skims the article “31 July”, “believed to be the work of Dark wizards”, “nothing had been taken”, “emptied the same day.”

HARRY
(Suddenly looking up)
Hagrid! That Gringotts break-in happened on my birthday! It might've been happening while we were there!

Hagrid grunts and doesn't meet Harry's eyes. Harry now looks at the picture accompanying the article - of the vault that Hagrid and him visited - and the words “emptied the same day”.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - MORNING

First years gather around a notice: "First-year flying lessons. Gryffindor and Slytherin - Thursday morning."

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - MORNING

Harry and Ron eat breakfast.

HARRY
Typical. Just what I always wanted. To make a fool of myself on a broomstick in front of Malfoy.

RON
You don't know that you'll make a fool of yourself. Anyway, I know Malfoy's always going on about how good he is at Quidditch, but I bet that's all talk.

Just then, hundreds of owls erupted from the ceiling, all carrying mail. Harry jumps, not used to this yet. Ron chuckles at this. An owl lands next to Neville and he unwraps a package.

NEVILLE
It's a Remembrall! Gran knows I forget things - this tells you if there's something you've forgotten to do. Look, you hold it tight like this and if it turns red - oh...
(It turns red)
... you've forgotten something...

A cruel laugh. Draco Malfoy passes the Gryffindor table, Crabbe and Goyle in tow.

DRACO
But you can’t remember what you forgotten, can you?

The three Slytherins walk off, still laughing.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - MORNING

Twenty mediocre broomsticks lie on the ground. Madam Hooch steps towards them.

HOOCH
Well what are you waiting for? Everyone stand by a broomstick. Come on, hurry up.

The Slytherin and Gryffindor first years do so.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Stick your right hand over your broom and say 'Up'.

Everyone says “Up!” Harry's broom jumps into his hand at once. Harry is a little surprised. A few others brooms now slide into hands. Hermione's broom simply rolls over on the ground and Neville's doesn't move at all.

Shortly later, everyone has mounted their broom.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Now, when I blow my whistle, you kick off from the ground, hard. Keep your brooms steady, then come back down by leaning forwards slightly. On my whistle - three - two -

But Neville, full of nerves kicks off before the whistle. Not knowing what to do, he rises higher and higher. A small ball falls from his pocket.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Come back, boy!

Neville’s Remembrall falls at Draco’s feet. Up in the air, Neville has managed to turn around and is now darting down, out of control, strait into - WHAM! He hits the ground. His broomstick sticks out of the ground at an odd angle. Madam Hooch bends over him.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Broken wrist... Come on boy - hospital wing.

She helps Neville up and turns on the others.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
None of you are to move till I return. Leave those brooms where they are or you’ll be out of Hogwarts before you can say ‘Quidditch’.

She and Neville slowly makes their way up to the castle.

DRACO
Did you see his face, the great lump?

Draco throws the Remembrall up and catches it in his hand.

HARRY
Give that here, Malfoy.

Harry holds out his hand, but Draco goes not move. The Slytherins laugh.

DRACO
I think I’ll leave it somewhere for Longbottom to collect - how about - up a tree?

Draco grabs his broom and takes off. He is good.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Come and get it, Potter.

Harry grabs his broom, but Hermione steps in the way.

HERMIONE
No! You’ll get us all into trouble!

Harry turns and flies anyway. He surprises himself that he find flying easy, too. He darts towards Draco, who is a little shocked as Harry pelts straight at the Remembrall in his hand. Draco moves it just in time.

HARRY
No Crabbe and Goyle up here to save your neck!

DRACO
(Thinking the same thing)
Catch it if you can then!

Draco throws the ball and Harry darts after it. Closer and closer. He finally reaches it and smiles as he catches it.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
Harry Potter!!!

The adrenaline running through Harry disappears in an instance. Professor McGonagall stands with the other first years, watching. Sunken hearted, Harry touches back down to the ground. Malfoy smirks over at him.

INT. HOGWARTS - SECOND FLOOR - MORNING

Harry follows McGonagall, pitying himself, broomstick still in hand. McGonagall stops outside the Charms class.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
Excuse me, Professor Flitwick, could I borrow Wood for a moment?

Harry does not look up.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Potter, this is Oliver Wood.

Harry looks up to see a confused burly boy.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Wood, I’ve found you a Seeker.

Oliver becomes delighted.
  



Phrozenone, I started reading your DH, but couldn't continue when Tonks announced they owned Shell Cottage. I know the thought behind it and how lengthy a script making it Bill's would be, but I am sometimes more 'purist' that I sometimes think I am I think it's amazing nonetheless!

Lilleby, I enjoyed your little musical compositions, and am sad to see you haven't posted any since.


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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

And I give you a bit more!!

New PS Script:    


  
The Boy Who Lived:    


  
FADE IN:

INT. HALL OF PROPHECY - NIGHT

As we fade in, indistinguishable voices are heard. A spherical shape begins to be seen, and the voices become clearer and clearer...

MALE PROPHET
At the solciste will come a new...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
He will return tonight!

FEMALE PROPHET
And none will come after...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
(Louder than the others)
The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord -

We go into the spherical shape -

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

- and a small cottage forms.

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
- approaches.

Suddenly the house is filled with green light. A baby’s cry can be heard.

CUT TO BLACK

FADE TO:

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

The title floats upon an ominous background.

FADE TO:

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MORNING

We track up the footpath, meet a stray tabby cat, then pan up to woman outside number 4 (PETUNIA), who kisses her husband (VERNON) while trying to stop her baby boy (DUDLEY) cry.

EXT. LITTLE WHINING - MORNING
Vernon stops his car, amongst the morning traffic. He eyes a man and a woman whispering to each other, about to cross the road. They are wearing cloaks, looking extremely out of place.

CLOAK WEARING MAN
(As the cross in front of Vernon)
The Potters - that’s what I heard.

CLOAK WEARING WOMAN
Yes, yes - they’re son Harry...

Vernon sits in his car, dread slowly covering his face.

BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesn’t notice the traffic move again.

JIM MCGUFFIN (V.O.)
(As Vernon drives off)
Well, not only are some people celebrating Halloween a day late, -

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - NIGHT

Vernon is watching the news.

JIM MCGUFFIN
(On TV)
- today the nations owl’s have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern. There have been hundreds of sighting of this birds flying in daylight. Most mysterious.

VERNON
Er - Petunia

Petunia is makig dinner.

PETUNIA
Yes?

VERNON
You haven’t from your sister late--

PETUNIA
(With force)
No. Why?!

VERNON
Funny stuff on the news. I thought, maybe, it could have been her lot.

Petunia just sniffs.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Their son - Howard, isn’t it?

PETUNIA
(Obviously annoyed)
Harry. Nasty common name if you ask me.

She goes straight back to cooking.

VERNON
(Becoming unsettled.)
Yes. I quite agree.

We pass through the window -

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MIDNIGHT

- to find it is midnight. The stray tabby cat looks impatient upon a brick wall. POP. An eldery man (DUMBLEDORE), wearing a cloak, suddenly walks onto the deserted road. He holds out a cigarette lighter, and with one click, all the lights from the lamp extinguish with a POP.

DUMBLEDORE
Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall.

He turns to the stray tabby cat, who transforms into a woman (MCGONAGALL) with square glasses exactly like the markings that were around the cat’s eyes. They both sit down on the brick wall.

MCGONAGALL
Albus, is it true? Has he really gone?

DUMBLEDORE
It certainly seems so.

McGonagall is shocked.

MCGONAGALL
And James and Lily?

Dumbledore bows his head, and McGonagall gasps.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
But what about Harry?
(Dumbledore says nothing)
What they’re saying is he tried to kill them too, but, but, he couldn’t.

DUMBLEDORE
It’s true.

MCGONAGALL
(Looking more shocked than ever)
After all he’s done, all the people he’s killed. But how did Harry survive?

DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess. We may never know.

Dumbledore looks at his watch.

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

DUMBLEDORE
I’ve come to bring Harry to the only family he has left.

MCGONAGALL
(Pointing to number 4)
You can’t mean the people who live here? I’ve been watching them all day. You couldn’t find two people who are less like us. Harry Potter come an live here?!

DUMBLEDORE
(Looking sternly at McGonnagall)
It’s the best place for him.

MCGONAGALL
But how is the boy getting here?

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid is bringing him.

MCGONAGALL
You think it - wise to trust Hagrid with something as important as this? I’m not saying his heart isn’t in the right place, but he does tend to -

A loud RUMBLE is heard.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
What was that?

A giant motorbike falls down from the sky, ridden by a giant-of-a man (HAGRID), who carries a pile of blankets in his arms.

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid. At last.

Hagrid passes the pile of blankets to Dumbledore and we see a baby boy (HARRY) inside them.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
No problems, I hope?

HAGRID
No sir - house was almost destroyed, but I got him out ok.

McGonnagall comes up to look at baby Harry.

MCGONAGALL
(Noticing a lighting-bolt scar on his forehead)
Is that where - ?

DUMBLEDORE
He’ll have that scar forever.

MCGONAGALL
Couldn’t you do something -

DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldn’t. Scars can come in handy.

Dumbledore leads the party towards the door of number 4.

HAGRID
(teary)
Could I say good-bye to him sir?

Dumbledore nods and Hagrid bends down to give Harry a kiss. McGonagall pats Hagrid on the arm. Dumbledore places Harry down on the mat, and places a letter on top on him.

DUMBLEDORE
Good luck, Harry.

CUT TO BLACK
  

The Vanishing Glass:    


  
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - MORNING

The noise of a motorbike driving away, then -

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Up! Get up! Now!

10-year-old Harry Potter wakes, but doesn’t want to get out of bed.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
Get a move on. You have to look after the bacon. And don’t you dare let it burn on Duddy’s special day.

Harry groans.
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry serves bacon as his cousin, Dudley, now 11, counts his birthday presents.

DUDLEY
Thirty-six? That’s two less than last year!

PETUNIA
Darling, you missed Auntie Marge’s present.

DUDLEY
Well that makes it thirty-seven -

PETUNIA
(Sensing trouble)
And we’re going to buy you two new presents!

Vernon comes back from answering the phone.

VERNON
(Sniffing)
Mrs Figg’s broken her leg. Can’t take him.

PETUNIA
Now what?

HARRY
You could just leave me here. I won’t blow up the house!

I/E. DURSLEY’S CAR - MORNING

Harry is coming with them. BRRRMMM. A motorbike drives by.

VERNON
(Complaining)
Young Hoodlums, roaring along like maniacs!

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

Vernon almost crashes the car. He turns around to Harry.

VERNON
Motorbikes don’t fly!

HARRY
It was only a dream...

Harry looks to the window and the shot of him from the outside -

FADE TO:

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

- turns to a boa constrictor fast asleep behind glass. Dudley and his friend, PIERS, run up to it and press there noses on the glass, but Dudley is easily bored.

DUDLEY
(To Vernon)
Make it move!

Vernon taps on the glass. Nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
Do it again!

He does. And nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
This is boring...

He and Piers move off to the next exhibit. Harry, however, stays there.

HARRY
(To the snake)
It must be really annoying.

Harry isn’t concentrating on the snake, and doesn’t notice it begin to move. He notices it as it’s head comes up to the glass. Harry looks around to see no one is watching. The snake winks.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Where do you come from?

The snake taps his tail next to a sign ‘Boa Constrictor, Brazil’

HARRY (CONT’D)
Was it nice there.

The snake taps again. ‘This specimen was bred in the zoo’

HARRY (CONT’D)
(Sighing)
Oh - I see -

PIERS
(Running to the snake)
Dudley! Mr Dursley! You won’t believe what this snake is doing!

Dudley rushes after him, and nudges Harry out of the way. Piers and Dudley are leaning right up to the glass, but become unsupported when the glass disappears. Harry looks shocked. Dudley and Piers fall head first into the cage and become rooted to the spot when the Boa Constrictor slithers out of the exhibit.

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

Harry is shocked to find it speaking. He looks up to see Vernon looking angrily at him.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - AFTERNOON

Harry is held by Vernon

VERNON
Go! Cupboard! Stay! No meals!

Harry is pushed into the cupboard.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - AFTERNOON

Harry is alone and in the dark as Vernon slams the door on him.

FADE TO BLACK.

SERIES OF FLASHBACKS:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

Harry is shocked as his teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

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

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Dudley, PIERS POLKISS and some other of his gang are chasing Harry. Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A 5-year-old Harry questions Petunia.

HARRY
How did I get my scar?

Petunia stops what she is doing.

PETUNIA
In a car crash - when your parents died.

She walks off.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
And don’t ask questions!

A flash of green light.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - NIGHT

Harry’s eyes are filled with green light as he wakes up from a nightmare.
  

The Letters From No One:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - MCGONAGALL’S OFFICE - DAY

Dumbledore walks into McGonagall’s office, where she is sorting out letters.

DUMBLEDORE
You called, Minerva?

MCGONAGALL
Yes. I’ve been sorting out the first-years. I wondered if you realised -

DUMBLEDORE
That Harry Potter is attending next year? Yes, I’ve been waiting. I wonder if you heard of what he’s been up to lately? It was in the Muggle newspaper. A snake escaped from the London Zoo, tormenting one Dudley Dursley in the process. The Muggles are ever so confused where the glass went.
(After a moment pause)
I do wonder if...

But he doesn’t finish his sentence.

MCGONAGALL
I’ve been wondering if it will be difficult to reach them. You know I still don’t like that you sent him to live with those people.

Dumbledore turns away and notices a quill jump up by itself and write a name on a piece of parchment.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah, the Montgomery’s have just had a baby boy.
(To McGonagall again)
Don’t worry, I’ve been expecting it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry walks in just as mail can be heard coming through the slot. Harry doesn’t even walk any further, because he knows what is coming.

VERNON
Get the mail, Harry.

Helplessly, he obeys.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Harry walks up the hall to a pile of mail on the floor. Bored, he fingers through the mail. His eyes open wide at one letter:
Mr H. Potter
The Cupboard under the Stairs
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging
Surrey

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Walking in, Harry turns over his letter and sees a coat of arms of a lion, eagle, badger and snake around the letter H. Harry gives the rest of the mail to Vernon. He picks up the first in the pile, a postcard.

VERNON
Marge’s ill! Ate a funny whelk -

Harry is about to open his letter -

DUDLEY
Dad! Dad! Harry’s got something!

As Harry is just about to unfold the paper inside, Vernon forces it out of his hands.

HARRY
That’s mine!

VERNON
Who’d be writing to you?

Vernon’s eyes fill with terror as he finds out. Petunia nosies over and looks like she’s about to faint.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING
Dudley listens through the hall keyhole. Harry listens through the crack at the bottom.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Look at the address! How do they know where he sleeps?!

VERNON (O.S.)
Watching - spying - might be following us.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
What should we do Vernon?

VERNON (O.S.)
Ignore it.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
But -

VERNON (O.S.)
I’m not having one in my house Petunia!

Harry lies there, confused and intrigued.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - EVENING

Harry lies in the same position. The lock turns, and Vernon opens the door.

VERNON
Harry. Er. Your aunt and I have been thinking. Er. We think it would be nice is you moved to Dudley’s second bedroom -

HARRY
Why?

VERNON
Don’t. Ask. Questions!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - EVENING

Harry is moving his stuff (which is hardly anything) up to his new room. Vernon is nailing up the letterbox, talking to Petunia. Neither notice Harry.

VERNON
See, if they can’t deliver them they’ll just give up.

PETUNIA
(Offering fruit cake)
I’m not sure -

VERNON
Oh these people’s minds work in strange ways.

Vernon takes the fruit cake and hammers another nail with it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

A confused milkman passes eggs through the window to Petunia.

PETUNIA
(Before he can say anything)
We’re renovating.

MILKMAN
And also, these were on your doormat.

He passes about 10 letters addressed to Harry. Petunia’s fake smile falters.

PETUNIA
Thank you!

MILKMAN
Good day.

He leaves and Petunia eyes the change on the letter’s address: ‘The Smallest Bedroom’. She throws them into the fire and continues to cook, selecting one of the new eggs. She breaks it. No yolk. But there is parchment. Petunia’s eyes widen with horror. She breaks more and more eggs. Harry and Dudley walk in. Petunia pulls out letters from each of the dozen eggs. She screams.

DUDLEY
(To Harry)
Who on earth wants to talk to you this badly

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry is looking out the window, sad. Vernon gleefully spreads marmalade on his toast at the kitchen table.

VERNON
No posts on Sunday!

He takes a bite of his toast.

VERNON (CONT’D)
No letters today - !

But somehow a letter knocks the toast out of his hand. Harry turns around. A rumble can be heard from the fireplace. Everyone stares at it. Suddenly hundreds of letter come flying out of it. Harry jumps up and tries to get one, but he is thrown out of the room by Vernon

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. We’re going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

Rain plummets down. The Dursley’s car pulls up to the coast, and Vernon gets out.

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldn’t it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddy’s gone mad, hasn’t he?

Harry looks out of the car, its windows splattered by rain. Vernon returns.

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And there’s a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Could do with some of those letters now, eh?

EXT. SEA - NIGHT

Vernon rows the party to a small island in the middle of the sea with a small wooden shack upon it.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MIDNIGHT

Harry lies on the stone wall, unable to sleep.

HARRY
(To himself)
Happy Birthday to me...

THUNDER. Harry sighs and rolls over. He notices Dudley’s watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM!
  

The Keeper of the Keys:    


  
Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Where’s the cannon?

BOOM! Vernon and Petunia hurry in from another room. vernon carries a rifle

VERNON
Who’s there? I’m armed!

SMASH! The door falls down and HAGRID storms in, looking evil, but says cheerfully -

HAGRID
Couldn’t make us a cup o’ tea? It’s not been an easy journey.

None of them do anything. Hagrid puts the door back in its hinges. He goes to sit down.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
And here’s Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but you’ve got yer mum’s eyes.

Vernon gains back some courage.

VERNON
I demand that you leave at once!

Without turning, Hagrid puts his hand back and grabs the rifle out of his hands. He ties it easily into a knot and throws it into the corner.

HAGRID
Anyway. Harry, a very happy birthday to yeh.

And he pulls out a cake, with ‘Happy Birthday Harry’ written on it. Harry doesn’t know what to say.

HARRY
Who are you?

HAGRID
(Chuckling)
Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.

He puts his hand out and shakes Harry’s arm.

HARRY
I’m sorry, but I still don’t really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. An’ like I told yeh, I’m Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yeh’ll know about Hogwarts, o’ course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
It’s them that should be sorry!
(To Harry again)
Did yeh ever wonder where yer parents learnt it all?

HARRY
All what?

VERNON
(Stepping out)
Stop! I forbid you to tell -

HAGRID
You never told him? I saw Dumbledore leave that letter, Dursley! An’ yeh’ve kept it from him all these years?

HARRY
Kept what from me?

VERNON
Stop! I forbid -

HAGRID
Oh, go boil yer heads!

Petunia gasps

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Harry, yer a wizard.

No one speaks. Even the storm outside seems less wild.

HARRY
I’m - I’m a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, o’ course. Jus’ like yer parents.

Hagrid pulls out a letter and Harry opens and reads it.

HARRY
(Still shocked)
Dear Mr. Potter, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

VERNON
He’s not going.

HAGRID
I’d like to see a great Muggle like you stop him!

HARRY
A what?

HAGRID
Muggle, non-magic folk like them - the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on!

VERNON
We swore when we took him in we’d stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew I’m - a wizard?

PETUNIA
Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be? How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? I was the only one who saw her for what she was - a freak!
(Now enjoying her story)
She met that Potter at that school. She left, got married, and had you, and of course I knew you'd be just the same, just as - abnormal - and then she went and got herself blown up and we got landed with you!

HARRY
Blown up? You told me they died in a car crash!

HAGRID
Car crash?! It’s an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowin’ his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Don’ know if I’m the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I don’ like saying it. No one does.

HARRY
Why not?

HAGRID
Harry, people are still scared. Seem there was this wizard who went ... bad. Worse. Worse than worse. His name was -

Hagrid tries, but can’t.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, can’t spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Don’t make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - ‘bout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didn’t know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takin’ over. ‘Course, some people stood up to him - an’ he killed ‘em. Horribly. One o’ the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledore’s the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum an’ dad were as good a witch an’ wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godric’s Hollow, the village were yeh were livin’, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

A cloaked man (VOLDEMORT) walks up to a cottage, he notices a mother and father (LILY and JAMES) playing with their son (HARRY)

HAGRID (V.O.)
- Yer was just a year old.

Voldemort pushes the gate open, and makes his way up the path.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
He came to yer house, an’, an’ -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
- he killed ‘em.

A flash of green light and James lies dead on the floor.

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - POTTER’S COTTAGE - NIGHT

Lily protects her son as Voldemort charms open the door of the room they are in. Cut to: A flash of green light as Lily falls down to reveal Harry in his cot behind her.

HAGRID (V.O.)
An’ this is the real myst’ry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harry’s cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldn’t.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT

Harry is shocked, his lightning-bolt scar showing.

HAGRID
Never wondered how you got that mark on yer forehead? That’s what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. An’ that’s why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill ‘em, no one except you.

Harry looks away. A flash of green light appears on his eyes again, but this time Voldemort makes a cruel laugh.

HARRY
What happened to Vol - I mean, You-Know-Who?

HAGRID
Disappeared. Vanished. Makes yer even more famous. Some say he died. Codswallop, in my opinion. Dunno if he had enough human left in him to die. Most of us reckon he’s still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadn’t counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethin’ about you stumped him, all right.

Hagrid looks to Harry with warm and thankful eyes.

HARRY
Hagrid, I think you must have made a mistake. I don’t think I can be a wizard -

HAGRID
Not a wizard, eh? Never made things happen when you was scared or angry.

Quick flashbacks:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

The teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A jumper shrinks as Petunia forces it over Harry's head.

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT
The hiss of the snake continues to ring in Harry’s ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - You’ll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Haven’t I told you he’s not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you won’t stop him! His name’s been down ever since he was born. He’s off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, an’ he’ll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
I’m not paying for some crackpot old fool to teach him magic tricks!

This snaps something in Hagrid, he pulls out a pink umbrella and aims it at Vernon

HAGRID
Never - insult - Albus - Dumbledore - in - front - of - me!

A flash of violet light. Dudley squeals, and a pig’s tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Shouldn’t have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Didn’t work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasn’t much left to do.
  

Diagon Alley:    


  
INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagrid’s coat falls off him and he smiles. TAP TAP. Harry goes to the window. There is an owl there. He opens the window, and the owl comes in and drops the newspaper it was holding next to Hagrid, then starts to attach his coat.

HARRY
Hagrid! There’s an - owl!

HAGRID
(Grunting)
Give him five knuts.

HARRY
Knuts?

HAGRID
Little bronze coins. Look in the pockets.

Harry tries one of the many pockets of Hagrid’s coat. He withdraws keys and slug pellets, then finds a handful of strange looking coins. Harry gives the owl 5 bronze ones and it flies off. Harry is still shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Waking)

Best be off, Harry, gotta buy all yer stuff today.

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I haven’t got any money -

HAGRID
Don’t worry about that. D’yeh think you parents didn’t leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizards’ bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so you’d be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - ‘cept perhaps Hogwarts.

EXT. COAST - ROWBOAT - MORNING

Hagrid taps the boat with his umbrella and it rows itself towards land. He reads the newspaper (The Daily Prophet).

HAGRID
Ministry o’ Magic messin’ things up as usual.

HARRY
There’s a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyone’d be wantin’ magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say there’s dragons guardin’ the high security vaults. Crickey, I’d like a dragon.

HARRY
You’d like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. There’s a list there of everything you need.

Harry unfolds the letter and reads.

HARRY
1 wand, 1 cauldron, 1 set glass or crystal phials, 1 telescope, 1 set of brass scales. Can we find all this in London?

HAGRID
If yer know where to go.

The boat reaches the shore.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid make their way down the road, Harry looking confused. Hagrid turns off at a grubby-looking pub.

HAGRID
This is it - The Leaky Cauldron.

INT. THE LEAKY CAULDRON - MORNING

They walk in to find the pub full of life. The barman (TOM) signals Hagrid.

TOM
The usual, Hagrid?

HAGRID
Can’t Tom, I’m on Hogwarts business.

TOM
(Seeing Harry)
Good lord, is this - can this be -?

The bar goes quiet.

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

A lady smoking a pipe doesn’t notice it has gone out. Tom comes out and shakes Harry’s hand.

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

But everyone else now wants to shake his hand. Harry is bombarded and can only hear voices.

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

HAND SHAKER 1
So proud, I’m just so proud.

HAND SHAKER 2
Always wanted to shake your hand.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Delighted, Mr Potter, just can’t tell you how much - Diggle’s the name.

His hat falls off in his excitement. A pale twitchy man comes up next.

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

Harry shakes his hand.

QUIRRELL
P-P-Potter, c-can't t-tell you how ppleased I am to meet you.

HARRY
What sort of magic do you teach?

QUIRRELL
D-Defence Against the D-D-Dark Arts. Nnot that you n-need it, eh, P-P-Potter? You'll be g-getting all your equipment, I suppose?

HAGRID
Yeh. Must get on - lots to buy.

And Harry follows Hagrid out to the back of the pub.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - BRICK COURTYARD - MORNING

They both walk in to the courtyard.

HAGRID
Told yeh you was famous. Even Professor Quirrell was tremblin' ter meet yeh - mind you, he's usually tremblin'

HARRY
Is he always that nervous?

HAGRID
Oh, yeah. Poor bloke. Brilliant mind. Jus’ took a year off ter get some firsthand experience - never been the same since. Now, where's me umbrella?

Harry suddenly realises they are at a dead-end, facing a brick wall. Hagrid is busy counting the bricks and begins to tap it with a small pink umbrella. On the third tap, a small hole appears there, which gets wider and wider, creating an archway to reveal a cobbled street packed with shops.

HAGRID (CONT’D)

Welcome to Diagon Alley.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - MORNING

They set out on to the street, Harry eyeing the many different wizardry shops. At the end of the street -

HAGRID
Gringotts!

- a tall white building towers the others. Two short creatures stand guard.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Whispering to Harry)

Yeah, those are goblins.

They make their way to the doors, which have words etched onto them. Harry reads over some of the phrases: “For those who take, but do not earn, must pay most dearly in their turn.” “Thief, you have been warned, beware Of finding more than treasure here.”

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Like I said, you’d be mad ter rob it.

He opens the doors for them.

INT. GRINGOTTS - MORNING

They find themselves in a magnificent hall full of doors to the sides and counters with goblins as tellers. Hagrid leads the way to one of these.

HAGRID
Morning.

The goblin looks up from measuring rare gems.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
We’ve come ter take some money outta Mr Harry Potter’s safe.

GOBLIN
You have his key, sir?

HAGRID
Er, got it here somewhere.

He empties some of his pockets onto the goblin’s desk. The goblin shrivels up his nose at some moudly dog biscuits.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Got it.

Hagrid gives the key to the goblin, who examines it.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
An' I've also got a letter here from Professor Dumbledore. It's about the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen.

The goblin looks stops examining the key and takes the letter and examines it instead.

GOBLIN
Very well. I will have someone take you down to both vaults. Griphook!

INT. GRINGOTTS - CART TRACKS - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid are lead in by another goblin (GRIPHOOK).

HARRY
What’s the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen?

HAGRID
Can’t tell yeh that. Very secret. More’n my job’s worth ter tell yeh.

Griphook gets in the front of a cart and Harry and Hagrid sit in the back. Harry is hardly seated when suddenly the cart whizzes away, steered through multiple junctions. Left, right, left, middle, right... Harry can’t keep track of where they’re going. And as suddenly as the cart started, it stops without warning. They all get out, Hagrid looking queasy, and Griphook inserts the key into the wall. A section of the wall fades away to reveal mounds of gold, silver and bronze coins. Harry is shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
All yours.

VAULT 713

The cart jolts to another stop. Hagrid nervously gets out, follows by a curious Harry.

GRIPHOOK
Stand back!

Griphook goes over to the wall and runs its finger down it. The wall melts away.

GRIPHOOK (CONT’D)
(To an awestruck Harry)
If anyone but a Gringotts goblin tried that, they'd be sucked through the door and trapped in there.

HARRY
How often do you check them?

GRIPHOOK
About every ten years.

Hagrid reaches into the vault and brings out a small, grubby package. Harry is disappointed.

HAGRID
Come on.

They get back on the cart, and Harry turns back to see the wall reseals itself with a small pop.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid walk out of an Apothecary, both carrying packages. Hagrid looks at Harry’s list.

HAGRID
Just yer wand left, an’ I still haven’t got yeh a birthday present.

HARRY
You don’t have to!

LATER

They both now come out of Eeylops Owl Emporium, Harry now holding the cage of a sleeping snowing white owl.

HARRY (CONT’D)
(stammering)
Th-thanks

HAGRID
Don’ mention it. Just Ollivanders left now.

He points to ‘Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382BC.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - OLLIVANDERS - AFTERNOON

A bell rings as Harry and Hagris enters. There is an eerie silence. Hagrid sits on the only chair in the room, which makes a crunching noise. He quickly gets off. A man suddenly appears at the counter.

OLLIVANDER
I thought I’d be seeing you soon, Harry Potter. You have your mothers eyes. Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow. Your father, a mahogany wand. Eleven inches. Pliable. Excellent for transfiguration.

Mr Ollivander reaches out and touches Harry’s scar.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Thirteen and a half inches. Yew. Powerful wand. I’m sorry to say I sold the wand that did it.

Ollivander’s eyes shift, and he notices Hagrid.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Rubeus Hagrid! Oak, sixteen inches, rather bendy, wasn't it?

HAGRID
Yes, it was, sir.

OLLIVANDER
Good wand, that one. But I suppose they snapped it in half when you got expelled?

HAGRID
Yes, yes, they did. I’ve still got the pieces, though.

OLLIVANDER
But you don’t use them?

HAGRID
Oh, no sir.

Hagrid’s grip on his pink umbrella tightens. Meanwhile, a tape measure appears from nowhere, and it starts to measure everywhere on Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Searching in the store)
Every Ollivander wand has a core of a powerful magical substance, Mr Potter. We use unicorn hairs, phoenix tail feathers, and the heartstrings of dragons. No two Ollivander wands are the same, and of course, you will never get such good results with another wizard's wand. It’s the wand that chooses the wizard, Mr Potter.

Ollivander grabs back the tape as it begins to measure his nostrils, and hands him a wand.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Beechwood and dragon heartstring. Nine inches. Nice and flexible. Give it a wave.

Harry foolishly gives the wand a small wave, but Ollivander quickly replaces it with another.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
No, no - here. Ebony and unicorn hair, eight and a half inches, springy. Go on.

Harry tries again but the same thing happens. The pile of discarded wands on Ollivander’s desk increases.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Looking through the store again)
Tricky customer, eh? Not to worry, we'll find the perfect match here somewhere.

He pauses.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
I wonder, now - yes, why not.

He hands a wand to Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Unusual combination - holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.

Harry takes it and waves it, but Ollivander doesn’t take it back: the wand emits red and gold sparks. Hagrid claps.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Yes, indeed, oh, very good. Well, well, well... how curious... how very curious...

HARRY
Sorry, but what's curious?

OLLIVANER
I remember every wand I've ever sold, Mr Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather - just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother why, its brother gave you that scar. I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter. After all, He- Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great.

Harry looks a little unsettled.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid come out of the Leaky Cauldron and wait at a bus stop. Hagrid pulling something out of his coat.

HAGRID
Yer ticket fer Hogwarts. First o' September - King's Cross - Platform Nine and Three Quarters - it's all on yer ticket.

Harry takes the ticket off Hagrid and examines it.

HARRY
Platform Nine and Three Quarters?

He looks back, but Hagrid has gone.
  

The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters:    


  
INT. KINGS CROSS STATION - MORNING

There is a platform 9, and a platform 10, but no platforms in between...

VERNON
Platform Nine. Platform Ten. Your platform should be somewhere in the middle, but they don’t seem to have built it yet.

All three Dursley leave, laughing.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Have a good term.

Harry is left stranded with his trunk and owl, which hoots.

HARRY
It’s alright, Hedwig.

Harry looks at the clock. 10:45. He starts to worry.

MOLLY (O.S.)
- packed with Muggles of course -

At once Harry turns to see a plump woman (MOLLY) followed by her four sons (PERCY, FRED, GEORGE, and RON), and her daughter (GINNY) holding her hand. She stops at a point between platforms 9 and 10.

GINNY
Platform nine and three-quarters! Mum, can’t I go...

MOLLY
You’re not old enough Ginny. Be quiet. All right, Percy, you go first.

The eldest son, Percy, starts pushing his trunk ahead, but a group of tourists then pass, and when they leave Percy has vanished.

MOLLY (CONT’D)
Fred, George, you next.

Two twins come out and head for the barrier between platforms nine and ten. They seem to melt right through the wall.

HARRY
Excuse me.

Harry comes forward and Molly turns to him.

MOLLY
Hello dear. First time at Hogwarts? Ron’s new, too.

She gestures at the last of her sons.

HARRY
Yes. The thing is - I don’t -

MOLLY
Not to worry dear. All you have to do is walk straight at the barrier between platforms nine and ten. Best do it at a bit of a run if you’re nervous. Go on.
Harry looks to Ron, who is waiting for him now.

HARRY
Er - okay.

Harry pushes his trolley forward. The wall gets closer and closer. Harry swears he’ll crash, but -

INT. PLATFORM NINE AND THREE-QUARTERS - MORNING

- he finds himself on a platform packed with people. The Hogwarts Express gleams in front of him. Harry goes toward it, passing wizards, owls and cats.

NEVILLE
(Faintly heard in the background)
- lost my toad, Gran.

Unseen by Harry, a man (LUCIUS) watches his pass across the station.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS COMPARTMENT - MORNING

Harry sits down in an empty compartment. He notices the red-haired family (The Weasleys) on the platform. Molly hugs and kisses each of her sons. She gets a hankerchief out and rubs something off Ron’s nose. They all make their way towards the train, whispering to each other. When the doors shut and the train starts to leave, Ginny runs after it, half crying, half laughing, but gives up as it turns the corner. Harry sits in his compartment, thinking things over, when the door opens.

RON
Is anyone sitting there? Everywhere else is full.

Harry shakes his head and returns to look out the window.

RON (CONT’D)
(Sitting down)
Are you Harry Potter?

HARRY
Um, yes.

RON
(Pointing Harry’s scar)
And that’s where You-Know-Who -

HARRY
Yes, but I can’t remember it.

Ron stares at Harry, but quickly looks out the window.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Are all your family wizards?

RON
Er, I think so.

HARRY
Wish I’d had three wizard brothers.

RON
Five. I’m the sixth in the family. Everyone expects me to do as well as them. Head Boy, Quidditch captain, Prefect. I never get anything new either. Bill’s old robes, Charlie’s old wand, and Percy’s old rat.

He pulls out a beaten-up fat grey rat from his jacket.

RON (CONT’D)
His name’s Scabbers and he’s useless.

Scabbers is sleeping.

HARRY
You must know loads of magic. I’ve got loads to learn -

RON
There’s loads of people who come from Muggle families and they learn quick enough.

There is noise outside and a dimpled old lady opens the door to show them her food trolley.

FOOD TROLLEY LADY
Anything of the trolley, dears?

Ron’s gestures some snadwiches he has, but Harry leaps up.

HARRY
Yes please.

But he is taken aback when he sees what’s on the trolley: Bettie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes and Licorice Wands.

A LITTLE LATER

Harry and Ron are eating their way through what looks like the entire trolley. Ron’s sandwiches lie next to Scabbers, forgotten.

HARRY (CONT’D)
What are these?

He shows Ron a Chocolate Frogs packet.

HARRY (CONT’D)
They’re not really frogs, are they?

RON
No. But see what the card is. I’m missing Ptolemy. Chocolate frogs have famous witches and wizards cards inside them to collect. I’ve got about five hundred.

Harry turns the package over and pulls out a wizard card from the bottom. It shows, as the title says, Albus Dumbledore.

HARRY
So this is Dumbledore?

RON
Don’t tell me you’d never heard of Dumbledore!

Harry reads the other side of the card.

HARRY
‘Albus Dumbledore. Currently Headmaster of Hogwarts. Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with his partner, Nicolas Flamel.’

The chocolate frog suddenly escapes and leaps around the compartment. Ron tries to catch it. Harry turns the card over again to find the Dumbledore in the picture wink and leave. Harry’s mouth opens again, and Ron catches the frog. The door opens again.

NEVILLE
Sorry, but have you seen a toad at all?

Ron is now eating the chocolate frog, and has to check it’s not real.

NEVILLE (CONT’D)
Well, if you see him...

Neville leaves.

RON
Don’t know why he’s so bothered. If I’d brought a toad I’d lose it as quick as I could. Mind you, I brought Scabbers.

Scabbers still sleeps.

RON (CONT’D)
I tried to turn him yellow yesterday. I’ll show you.

As Ron takes out his wand, the door opens again.

HERMIONE
Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one.

RON
We’ve already told him -

HERMIONE
Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.

She sits on an empty seat. Ron becomes nervous.

RON
Er - Sunshine daisies, butter mellow. Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.
He waves his wand all over the place, but nothing happens.

HERMIONE
Are you sure that’s a real spell? It’s not very good, is it? I tried a few simple spells just for pratice and they all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, so it was ever a surprise when I got my letter. I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course. I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you.

Harry and Ron both looked stuned at each other.

RON
I’m Ron Weasley

HARRY
Harry Potter.

HERMIONE
Are you really? I know all about you of course. You’re in Modern Magical History and The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts and Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century.

HARRY
Am I?

HERMIONE
Goodness, you didn’t know? Do either of you know what house you’ll be in? I hope I’m in Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw. Anyway, I’d better go and look for Neville’s toad.

She stands up.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
(To Ron)
You’ve got dirt on your nose, by the way.

Thankfully, she leaves.

RON
Whatever house I’m in, I hope she’s not in it.

HARRY
What house are your brothers in?

RON
Gryffindor. So were my parents. But imagine if they put me in Slytherin! There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin.

He shudders.

HARRY
Is that the house Voldemort was in?

Ron gasps.

RON
You said You-Know-Who’s name! I’d have thought of all people -

HARRY
I’m not trying to be brave or something, I just never knew you -

But they are disturbed by the door opening again, showing three boys (DRACO, CRABBE and GOYLE)

DRACO
Is it true? They’re saying all down the train that Harry Potter’s in this compartment.

His eyes fall on Harry. Harry looks to Crabbe and Goyle, who are massive and look like bodyguards.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Oh, this is Crabbe and Goyle. And my name’s Malfoy. Draco Malfoy.

Ron tries his best to hid a s******.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Think my name’s funny, do you? No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford!

Ron turns red, and Draco turns to Harry.

DRACO (CONT’D)
You’ll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don’t want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there.

Draco holds out his hand for harry to shake, but he doesn’t.

HARRY
I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself thanks.

Draco withdraws his hand.

DRACO
I’d be careful, Potter. Unless you’re a bit politer you’ll go the same way as you’re parents.

And he gestures to Crabbe and Goyle and they all leave. Harry and Ron calmly look to each other.

EXT. HOGSMEADE STATION - NIGHT

The Hogwarts Express starts to slow down and finally reaches the station. Students, all in their robes now, exit excitedly. Hagrid appears over the sea of students, carrying a lamp.

HAGRID
Firs’ years! Firs’ years over here! Alright Harry?

Harry and Ron meet Hagrid along with other first years.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
C’mon, follow me. Mind yer step, now. First years follow me!

EXT. THE LAKE - NIGHT

The first years turn the corner to find themselves looking at Hogwarts across the lake. Seven floors and seven turrets lies upon a cliff face. The first years are now passing over the lake in small boats.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - NIGHT

The first-years make their way towards the castle’s doors. Hagrid brings up the behind, holding a toad. (Note: Hagrid has longer legs and will reach the front of the first years quickly)

HAGRID
(Passing Neville)
Oi, you there! Is this your toad?

NEVILLE
Trevor!

Hagrid passes the toad to Neville and some of the other first years laugh, especially Draco. The first years stop at the doors and Hagrid comes forward and knocks on it.
  

The Sorting Hat:    


  
The door swings open at once to show Minerva McGonagall.

HAGRID
The firs’ years, Professor McGonagall.

MCGONAGALL
Thank you Hagrid. I will take them from here.

INT. HOGWARTS - ENTRANCE HALL - NIGHT

Professor McGonagall leads the first years inside. Hagrid slips though a large door to the right, through which the rest of the students are seen. McGonagall stops in front of this door.

MCGONAGALL
Welcome to Hogwarts. The start-of-term banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your houses. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here, your house will be like your family. You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in your house dormitory, and spend free time in your house common room. The four houses are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each house has its own noble history and each has produced outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule breaking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup. The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school. I shall return when we are ready for you. Please wait quietly.

McGonagall goes through the door also, leaving the first years nervous.

HARRY
How exactly do they sort us?

RON
Some sort of test I think. Fred said it hurts a lot, but I think he was joking.

Only Hermione seems ready for such test.

HERMIONE
- ooh, maybe we’ll have to perform Alohamora, you know the -

But she is cut off as a few students scream. Twenty transparent ghosts glide through the hall’s marble staircase.

FAT FRIAR
Forgive and forget, I say, we ought to give him a second chance -

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
My dear Friar, haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves?
(Noticing the first-years)
I say, what are you all doing here?

FAT FRIAR
New students! About to be Sorted, I suppose? Hope to see you in Hufflepuff! My old house -

MCGONAGALL
(Suddenly reappearing)
Move along now. The Sorting Ceremony’s about to start. Follow me.
The ghosts glide through another of the hall’s doors. McGonagall leads them through the Great Hall’s doors.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

Students sitting on four long tables turn their heads, as the first-years enter. Hermione looks to the ceiling to see thousands of candles floating near the ceiling, which imitates the sky outside.

HERMIONE
(To whoever listens)
It’s bewitched to look like the sky outside. I read about it in Hogwarts: A History.

The students make their way between the tables and towards a fifth, were the staff sit. In front of this table is a three legged stool, atop a patched and frayed pointed hat. A rip suddenly appears, and the hat sings through it.

SORTING HAT
Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffis are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw ,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands - though I have none
For I'm a Thinking Cap!

The whole hall applauds.

RON
So we’ve just got to try on the hat!

MCGONAGALL
(With a list in her hands)
Hannah Abbot.
A girl with pigtails comes forward and puts on that hat.

RON
I’ll kill Fred! He was going on about wresting a troll.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Hufflepuff!

Harry smiles weakly as the hall applauds and Hannah goes to sit with the Hufflepuffs. Harry is obviously nervous.

MCGONAGALL
(Some time later)
Hermione Granger.

Hermione pushes past Harry and Ron and eagerly puts on the hat. A moments pause, then -

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

Ron groans.

A little later, Neville sits on the stool. He is nervous and has been there for a while. All the students are watching. At the staff table, Dumbledore eyes Neville with interest.

SORTING HAT (CONT’D)
Gryffindor!

Neville runs off still with the hat on, and has to return it amongst the hall’s laughter.

MCGONAGALL
Draco Malfoy.

Draco comes forwards and as the sorting hat is placed onto his head -

SORTING HAT
Slytherin.

Both Harry and Ron eye Draco as he heads to the Slytherin table, who welcome him with open arms. Harry is the most nervous yet.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
(Later)
Padma Patil
(Later)
Parvati Patil
(Later)
Harry Potter.

The hall suddenly goes quiet, then erupts with whispered conversations. Harry slowly makes his way to the stool. The hat is placed on his head and a small voice can he heard only by Harry.

SORTING HAT
Hmm ... Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, my goodness, yes - and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting... So where shall I put you?

Harry thinks with all his might:

HARRY (V.O.)
Not Slytherin. Not Slytherin.

SORTING HAT
Not Slytherin, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that - no? Well, if you're sure - better be...
(To everyone in the hall)
Gryffindor!

Everyone cheers, and the Gryffindor table explodes.

GEORGE
We've got Potter!

FRED
We've got Potter!

The ghost from earlier, Nearly-Headless Nick, pats Harry on the shoulder. Harry looks up to the staff table. Dumbledore is clapping Harry vigorously, and Dumbledore winks to him.

MCGONAGALL
(A bit later)
Ron Weasley.

Ron staggers forth and eyes his brothers and Harry at the Gryffindor table. The hat goes on his head.

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

MCGONAGALL
(When Ron’s applause dies)
Blaise Zabini.

Ron makes his way over to the Gryffindor table and sits next to Harry.

PERCY
(Nearby; Pompously)
Well done, Ron, excellent.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Slytherin!

They all look up to see McGongall rolling up for parchment of names, and taking the stoll and hat away. Albus Dumbledore gets to his feet.

DUMBLEDORE
Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.

Harry stares blankly at Dumbledore

HARRY
Is he a bit mad?

Unseen by Harry, mountains of food suddenly appears on the table.

PERCY
Mad? He’s a genius! But, yes, he is a bit mad. Potatoes, Harry?

Harry turns in shock to see the mountains of food. Harry piles up his plate.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
(Drifting towards him)
That does look good.

HARRY
Can’t you - ?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I haven’t eaten for nearly five hundred years. One does miss it.

RON
I know who you are! You’re Nearly-Headless Nick!

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I would prefer Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, resident ghost of Gryffindor -

SEAMUS
Nearly headless? How can you be nearly headless?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
Like this.

Nick pulls his ear and his head swings off from his neck. Seamus is shocked. Nick puts his head back on.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK (CONT’D)
So - new Gryffindors! I hope you're going to help us win the house championship this year? Gryffindors have never gone so long without winning. Slytherins have got the cup six years in a row! The Bloody Baron's becoming almost unbearable - he's the Slytherin ghost.

He eyes the ghost sitting at the Slytherin table, his robes stained with ghostly blood.

SEAMUS
How did he get covered in blood?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I've never asked.

Harry eyes the Bloody Baron makes a gaunt look towards the Ravenclaw table.

A little later, pudding arrives.

NEVILLE
Well, my Gran brought me up and she's a witch, but the family thought I was all Muggle for ages. Nothing happened until I was eight. Great Uncle Algie came round for dinner, and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles when my Great Auntie Enid offered him a meringue and he accidentally let go. But I bounced - all the way down the garden and into the road. They were all really pleased, Gran was crying, she was so happy. Great Uncle Algie was so pleased he bought me my toad.

Further down the table, Percy and Hermione discuss school.

HERMIONE
I do hope they start right away, there's so much to learn, I'm particularly interested in Transfiguration, it's supposed to be very difficult.

PERCY
You'll be starting small, just matches into needles and that sort of thing -

Harry’s eyes wander to the staff table. He notices Quirrell, who talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin (SEVERUS SNAPE). Snapes eyes notice Harry and they lock. Suddenly, Harry recoils and touches his burning scar.

PERCY (CONT’D)
What is it?

Everyone around Harry notices.

HARRY
(Staring again at Snape)
Nothing.
(Pause)
Who’s that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?

PERCY
Oh, you know Quirrell already? No wonder he looks so nervous. That’s Professor Snape. Teaches Potions, but everyone knows he’s after Quirell’s job. Knows and awful lot about the Dark Arts.

DUMBLEDORE
(Returning to his feet)
Ahem. Just a few more words now that we are al fed and watered. I have a few start-of-term notices to give you. First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. And a few of our older students would do well to remember that as well.
(He looks towards the Weasley twins)
I have also been asked by Mr Filch, the caretaker, to remind you all that no magic should be used between classes in the corridors. Quidditch trials will be held in the second week of the term. Anyone interested in playing for their house teams should contact Madam Hooch. And finally, I must tell you that this year, the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death.

Harry laughs, but few others do.

HARRY
He’s not serious?

PERCY
Must be.

DUMBLEDORE

And now bedtime. Off you trot.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

Percy brings the Gryffindor first-years (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Seamus, Dean, Parvati, Lavender and two other girls) through a tapestry into the corridor, but stops at the sight of a bundle of walking sticks ahead.

PERCY
(explaining)
Peeves. A poltergeist. Peeves - show yourself.

Peeves lets out a rasberry.

PERCY (CONT’D)
Do you want me to go to the Bloody Baron?

Pop. A little man with wicked, dark eyes and a wide mouth appears, floating cross-legged in the air, clutching the walking sticks.

PEEVES
Oooooooh! Ickle Firsties! What fun!

Peeves swoops at the first-years and they all duck.

PERCY
Go away, Peeves, or the Baron'll hear about this, I mean it!

Peeves sticks out his tounge, drops the walking sticks on the first-years and leaves, rattling the coats of armour as he passes them.

PERCY (CONT’D)
(Making his way further along the corridor)
You want to watch out for Peeves. The Bloody Baron's the only one who can control him. Here we are.

They arrive at the portrait of a FAT LADY.

FAT LADY
Password?

PERCY WEASLEY
Caput Draconis.

The Fat Lady opens her portrait, revealing a hole in the wall which the first-years scramble through.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

PERCY WEASLEY
Welcome to the Gryffindor Common Room. Girls, your dormitory is through the door to the right and boys the door to your left.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry falls in a uncomfortable sleep.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - DREAM

Harry sits on the sorting stool, wearing Professor Quirrell's turban, which speaks to him.

SORTING HAT
(With a twisted voice like Voldemort’s)
For Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that. It's your destiny.

Harry tries to pull the turban off, but it won't come off. Malfoy's face appears at Slytherin table, laughing. And suddenly Professor Snape is looking at him with a look of hatred and a flash of green light fills the screen.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry wakes up, turns then falls back to sleep.
  

The Potions Master:    


  
STUDENT 1 (O.S.)
There, look.

STUDENT 2 (O.S.)
Where?

INT. HOGWARTS - FIRST FLOOR - MORNING

Hogwarts students stage whisper to one another as Harry and Ron come around the corner.

STUDENT 1
Next to the tall kid with the red hair.

STUDENT 2
Wearing the glasses?

STUDENT 1
Did you see his face?

STUDENT 2
Did you see his scar?

Harry is embarrassed and is trying to dodge the starers, but Ron is quite proud that people are looking their way.

INT. HOGWARTS - HISTORY OF MAGIC CLASS - MORNING

Professor Binns, an elderly ghost, drones on and on. Every one of the Gryffindor first years are bored, except Hermione, who is listening to every word.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREENHOUSE ONE - AFTERNOON

Professor Sprout shows the Gryffindor and Hufflepuff first years a magical plant. Small pods explode from it at Sprout’s touch and the students move out of the way - except Neville who gets a face-full.

EXT. HOGWARTS - ASTRONOMY TOWER - NIGHT

The Astronomy teacher, Professor Sinistra overlooks the Gryffindor first years as they look through telescopes. We see the extraordinary view from Hogwarts’s tallest tower.

INT. HOGWARTS - CHARMS CLASS - MORNING

FLITWICK
(In an bored voice)
Parvati Patil.

Professor Flitwick, an incredibly short man, is taking the roll of his first year Gryffindor class. He pauses on his list.

FLITWICK (CONT’D)
Harry Potter?

He looks up and spots Harry. Flitwick topples out of sight in his excitement.

INT. HOGWARTS - TRANSFIGURATION CLASS - AFTERNOON

Professor McGonagall lectures her class of Gryffindor first years.

MCGONAGALL
Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned.

And she swiftly turns her desk into a pig and back again. Everyone one in the class looks at each other, amazed. But instead, matchsticks appear on everyone’s desk and they become disappointed.

INT. HOGWARTS - DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASS - MORNING

Professor Quirrell is stuttering to his class of first year Gryffindors, turban still on.

QUIRRELL
M-My tur-turban was a tha-ank-ank-you gift for-or warding off the-the trouble-le-lesome Infe-fe-feri.

Quirrell looks down at his notes.

SEAMUS
And how did you get rid of the Inferi?

Quirrell seems to be in a panic.

QUIRRELL
(Going pink)
It's - It's - It's a love-lovely d-dday today.

DEAN
(Whispering to Seamus)
It must have been that smell he’s got underneath the turban.

They both s******.

INT. HOGWARTS - POTIONS DUNGEON - AFTERNOON

Pickled animals in jars sit horribly on shelves. We find Severus Snape surveying his class of Gryffindor and Slytherin first-years. He pauses and looks straight at Harry.

SNAPE
Ah. Yes. Harry Potter. Our new - celebrity.

A few s******.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potionmaking. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses.
(pause)
I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death - if you aren't as big a lot of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.

Hermione sits more upright at this. Snape still surveys the class.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
(Without warning)
Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?

Harry looks around stumped. Hermione's hand flies into the air.

HARRY
I don't know sir.

SNAPE
Tut, tut - fame clearly isn't everything. Let's try again. Potter, where would you look if I told you to find me a bezoar?

Hermione stretches her arm further.

HARRY
I don't know, sir.

SNAPE
(Now very close to Harry)
What is the difference, Potter, between monkshood and wolfsbane?

Hermione now stands up and waves her hand around.

HARRY
I don't know. I think Hermione does, though, why don't you try her?

Snape finally notices Hermione.

SNAPE
Sit down you silly girl! For your information, Potter, asphodel and wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of Living Death. A bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons. As for monkshood and wolfsbane, they are the same plant, which also goes by the name of aconite.
(Pause)
Well? Why aren't you all copying that down?

Everyone grabs quills and begins to write.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
And five points will be taken from Gryffindor House for your cheek, Potter.

Harry and Snape lock eyes.

INT. HOGWARTS - HEADMASTER'S OFFICE - AFTERNOON

SNAPE
(Angry and loud)
... mediocre ... arrogant as his father, a determined rule-breaker ... delighted to find himself famous ... attention-seeking and impertinent -

Dumbledore is sitting at his desk reading 'Transfiguration Today'.

DUMBLEDORE
You see what you expect to see, Severus. Other teachers report that the boy is modest, likable, and reasonably talented.

Snape looks angered at this. Dumbledore looks up.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
Keep an eye out, won’t you?

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - HAGRID'S HUT - AFTERNOON

Harry, Ron and Hagrid eat rock cakes in Hagrid’s small home.

HARRY
But Snape seemed to really hate me!

HAGRID
(Unconvincingly)
Rubbish! Why should he?
(To Ron)
How's yer brother Charlie? I liked him a lot - great with animals.

While Hagrid and Ron talk, Harry notices a newspaper clipping on the table. “Gringotts Break-In Latest.” Harry skims the article “31 July”, “believed to be the work of Dark wizards”, “nothing had been taken”, “emptied the same day.”

HARRY
(Suddenly looking up)
Hagrid! That Gringotts break-in happened on my birthday! It might've been happening while we were there!

Hagrid grunts and doesn't meet Harry's eyes. Harry now looks at the picture accompanying the article - of the vault that Hagrid and him visited - and the words “emptied the same day”.
  

The Midnight Duel:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - MORNING

First years gather around a notice: "First-year flying lessons. Gryffindor and Slytherin - Thursday morning."

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - MORNING

Harry and Ron eat breakfast.

HARRY
Typical. Just what I always wanted. To make a fool of myself on a broomstick in front of Malfoy.

RON
You don't know that you'll make a fool of yourself. Anyway, I know Malfoy's always going on about how good he is at Quidditch, but I bet that's all talk.

Just then, hundreds of owls erupted from the ceiling, all carrying mail. Harry jumps, not used to this yet. Ron chuckles at this. An owl lands next to Neville and he unwraps a package.

NEVILLE
It's a Remembrall! Gran knows I forget things - this tells you if there's something you've forgotten to do. Look, you hold it tight like this and if it turns red - oh...
(It turns red)
... you've forgotten something...

A cruel laugh. Draco Malfoy passes the Gryffindor table, Crabbe and Goyle in tow.

DRACO
But you can’t remember what you forgotten, can you?

The three Slytherins walk off, still laughing.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - MORNING

Twenty mediocre broomsticks lie on the ground. Madam Hooch steps towards them.

HOOCH
Well what are you waiting for? Everyone stand by a broomstick. Come on, hurry up.

The Slytherin and Gryffindor first years do so.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Stick your right hand over your broom and say 'Up'.

Everyone says “Up!” Harry's broom jumps into his hand at once. Harry is a little surprised. A few others brooms now slide into hands. Hermione's broom simply rolls over on the ground and Neville's doesn't move at all.

Shortly later, everyone has mounted their broom.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Now, when I blow my whistle, you kick off from the ground, hard. Keep your brooms steady, then come back down by leaning forwards slightly. On my whistle - three - two -

But Neville, full of nerves kicks off before the whistle. Not knowing what to do, he rises higher and higher. A small ball falls from his pocket.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Come back, boy!

Neville’s Remembrall falls at Draco’s feet. Up in the air, Neville has managed to turn around and is now darting down, out of control, strait into - WHAM! He hits the ground. His broomstick sticks out of the ground at an odd angle. Madam Hooch bends over him.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Broken wrist... Come on boy - hospital wing.

She helps Neville up and turns on the others.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
None of you are to move till I return. Leave those brooms where they are or you’ll be out of Hogwarts before you can say ‘Quidditch’.

She and Neville slowly makes their way up to the castle.

DRACO
Did you see his face, the great lump?

Draco throws the Remembrall up and catches it in his hand.

HARRY
Give that here, Malfoy.

Harry holds out his hand, but Draco goes not move. The Slytherins laugh.

DRACO
I think I’ll leave it somewhere for Longbottom to collect - how about - up a tree?

Draco grabs his broom and takes off. He is good.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Come and get it, Potter.

Harry grabs his broom, but Hermione steps in the way.

HERMIONE
No! You’ll get us all into trouble!

Harry turns and flies anyway. He surprises himself that he find flying easy, too. He darts towards Draco, who is a little shocked as Harry pelts straight at the Remembrall in his hand. Draco moves it just in time.

HARRY
No Crabbe and Goyle up here to save your neck!

DRACO
(Thinking the same thing)
Catch it if you can then!

Draco throws the ball and Harry darts after it. Closer and closer. He finally reaches it and smiles as he catches it.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
Harry Potter!!!

The adrenaline running through Harry disappears in an instance. Professor McGonagall stands with the other first years, watching. Sunken hearted, Harry touches back down to the ground. Malfoy smirks over at him.

INT. HOGWARTS - SECOND FLOOR - MORNING

Harry follows McGonagall, pitying himself, broomstick still in hand. McGonagall stops outside the Charms class.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
Excuse me, Professor Flitwick, could I borrow Wood for a moment?

Harry does not look up.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Potter, this is Oliver Wood.

Harry looks up to see a confused burly boy.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Wood, I’ve found you a Seeker.

Oliver becomes delighted.
  

New ScriptINT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

RON
You’re joking!

Ron looks at Harry in awe, steak and kidney pie half-way to his mouth.

RON (CONT’D)
But first years never - you must be the youngest house player in....

HARRY
- a century. Wood told me.

Harry eats, but Ron still stares.

HARRY (CONT’D)
I start Quidditch training next week, but don’t tell anyone - Wood wants to keep it a secret...

Ron’s eye dart behind Harry. Draco, Crabbe and Goyle are making their way towards them.

DRACO
Having a last meal, Potter? When are you getting the train back to the Muggles?

HARRY
A lot braver now, aren’t you?

Draco sneers.

DRACO
I’ll take you on anytime. Tonight. Wizard’s duel. What’s the matter? Never heard of -?

RON
Of course he has!

DRACO
Midnight then. In the trophy room - it’s always unlocked.

And the three stalk off, laughing.

HARRY
A wizard’s duel?

RON
(laughing)
The most you and Malfoy’ll be able to do is send sparks at each other, but you could always throw your wand away and punch him on the nose.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
Excuse me?

They turn again to see Hermione passing them.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
I couldn’t help overhearing what you and Malfoy were saying -

RON
(Muttering)
Bet you could.

HERMIONE
- and you mustn’t go wandering around the school at night.

HARRY
It’s none of your business.

RON
Goodbye.

Hermione gives Ron a snarly look and walks off.

EXT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

The castle is dark, silent.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

Harry and Ron creep down the spiral staircase from their dormitory, make towards the portrait hole.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
I can’t believe you’re going to do this.

Hermione steps up from a seat near the fire. She is the only other person there.

RON
You! Go back to bed!

HERMIONE
I almost told your brother - Percy, he’s a prefect, he’d put a stop to this.

Harry ignores her.

HARRY
Come on.

He and Ron climb through the portrait hole, but Hermione rushes after them.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

HERMIONE
(Coming through the portrait hole)
You’ll lose all the points I got from Professor McGonagall for knowing about Switching Spells.

RON
Go a... (way)

Hermione turns back around to see what Ron is looking at and gasps. The Fat Lady portrait is empty.

HERMIONE
Now what am I going to do?

RON
That’s your problem.

HERMIONE
I’m coming with you.

RON
You are not!

HARRY
Shut up! I heard something...

Some sort of snuffling can be heard.

RON
Is it Filch’s cat? Mrs Norris?

The three of them bravely turn a corner to find...

HARRY
Neville?

NEVILLE
(Whimpering)
Thank goodness you found me! I couldn’t remember the new password -

RON
Keep your voice down. Password’s ‘Pig Snout’, but the Fat Lady’s gone off somewhere.

Neville’s eyes widen.

NEVILLE
Don’t leave me!

Ron stares from Hermione to Neville.

RON
If either of you get us caught, I’ll never rest until I’ve learnt that Curse of the Bogies Quirrell told us about and use it on you.

Hermione opens her mouth again.

HARRY
Shh!

They set off.

INT. HOGWARTS - TROPHY ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville creep into the room to find no one there.

HARRY
They should be here: We’re late.

RON
Maybe he’s chickened out.

Hermione and Neville shift nervously behind them. Then...

FILCH (O.S.)
Sniff around my sweet, they might be lurking in a corner.

Neville yelps and Harry’s eyes widen.

HARRY
(Quietly)
This way!

He beckons to the opposite side from where Filch is.

INT. HOGWARTS - THIRD FLOOR - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville appear in a corridor full of suits of armour. They creep down it. Neville looks back, but he slips on Ron’s robes. Ron tries to grab him, but - CRASH! Neville falls into a suit of armour, which falls onto another- onto another...

HARRY
RUN!

They all run, darting behind a tapestry and following the hidden passage found there. They dart unknowingly through the passage, finding an opening and piling through it. They arrived in another corridor.

RON
Where are we?

HERMIONE
Still on the third floor. Our charms class is just there.

She points to a door, and Ron points to a staircase.

RON
We need to get back to Gryffindor tower.

The four make their way towards the staircase.

HERMIONE
(to Harry)
Malfoy tricked you. Filch knew someone was going to be in the trophy room. Malfoy must have -

A rattle sounds as a door opened. All four of them froze in shock. It’s Peeves. He squeals with delight.

HARRY
Be quiet Peeves, please!

PEEVES
Wandering around at midnight? Naughty naughty, you’ll get caughty!

RON
Only if you don’t tell Filch - move!

He swipes at Peeves, who decides to bellow:

PEEVES
STUDENTS OUT OF BED DOWN THE CHARMS CORRIDOR! STUDENTS OUT OF BED...!

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville run towards the only door in front of them. But it’s locked.

RON
This is it! We’re done for!

HERMIONE
Oh move over!
(She brings out her wand)
Alohomora!

The lock clicks and they all rush through the door and shut it quickly.

INT. HOGWARTS - FLUFFY’S ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville listen through the door.

FILCH (O.S.)
Which way did they go, Peeves? Tell me.

INT. HOGWARTS - THIRD FLOOR - NIGHT

PEEVES
Say ‘please’!

FILCH
Where did they go?

PEEVES
(In a sing-song voice)
Shan’t say nothing if you don’t say ‘please’!

FILCH
Alright - please!

PEEVES
NOTHING! Ha ha. Told you I wouldn’t say nothing if you didn’t say please.

He blows a raspberry and whooshes off. Filch curses him and walks down the corridor the opposite way to where the four are hidden.

INT. HOGWARTS - FLUFFY’S ROOM - NIGHT

HARRY
(Taking his ear off the door)
He thinks this door’s locked. I think we’ll be - get off Neville!

Neville is tugging at Harry’s robes, his eyes wide in shock. Harry turns to see why - A huge three-headed dog stands before them, all six eyes staring at them. Without thinking, Harry opens the door and they all run out.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville scramble back through the portrait hole.

FAT LADY
(To their backs)
Where have you been?

Ron slams the portrait shut. For a second, they all stared at each other, then Neville rushes up to his dormitory.

RON
(Breaking the silence)
What are they doing, keeping that locked up in a school?

HERMIONE
You don’t use your eyes, do you? Didn’t you see what it was standing on?

HARRY
The floor?

HERMIONE
No, not the floor. It was standing on a trapdoor. It’s obviously guarding something.

Harry looks intrigued.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
I hope you’re all pleased with yourselves. We could have been killed - or worse, expelled.

Without another word, she too goes to her dormitory.

RON
You’d think we’d dragged her along, wouldn’t you?

But Harry isn’t paying attention. He mouths ‘guarding something’ to himself.

Quick shot of Hagrid scooping up a small package from Gringotts vault 713.
  



Well, I realise now that this last chapter was one of the longest, but I managed to make chapter 8 only 4 pages, so I am still hopeful for an under 125 page script.

[Chapter: Pages]
The Boy Who Lived: 4
The Vanishing Glass: 4
The Letters From No One: 5
The Keeper of the Keys: 7
Diagon Alley: 9
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters: 7
The Sorting Hat: 11
The Potions Master: 4
The Midnight Duel: 10


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And none will come after...
Farewell to the Harry Potter films

(this was written way before Fantastic Beasts was a thing... )

A true - CoS and Pottermore!

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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

I've been busy I really want to finish this script by the end of the month. I started it in September 07!!! That would mean I spent 2 and a half years on it Though, there has been long times I haven't bothered with it and then all my sidetrack scripts, like the tv series I thought of....

Anywho, I have written a whole new other chapter! You might notice that a scene is missing, but I have plans to include it in the next chapter - you'll see how soon

I managed to make this chapter short, which is good. I did remove a 3-4 page scene, though, and I hope the next chapter doesn't go over 10 pages...

And what does anyone think about including Moaning Myrtle?

EDIT: I just finsihed the next chapter too!

New PS Script:    


  
The Boy Who Lived:    


  
FADE IN:

INT. HALL OF PROPHECY - NIGHT

As we fade in, indistinguishable voices are heard. A spherical shape begins to be seen, and the voices become clearer and clearer...

MALE PROPHET
At the solciste will come a new...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
He will return tonight!

FEMALE PROPHET
And none will come after...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
(Louder than the others)
The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord -

We go into the spherical shape -

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

- and a small cottage forms.

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
- approaches.

Suddenly the house is filled with green light. A baby’s cry can be heard.

CUT TO BLACK

FADE TO:

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

The title floats upon an ominous background.

FADE TO:

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MORNING

We track up the footpath, meet a stray tabby cat, then pan up to woman outside number 4 (PETUNIA), who kisses her husband (VERNON) while trying to stop her baby boy (DUDLEY) cry.

EXT. LITTLE WHINING - MORNING
Vernon stops his car, amongst the morning traffic. He eyes a man and a woman whispering to each other, about to cross the road. They are wearing cloaks, looking extremely out of place.

CLOAK WEARING MAN
(As the cross in front of Vernon)
The Potters - that’s what I heard.

CLOAK WEARING WOMAN
Yes, yes - they’re son Harry...

Vernon sits in his car, dread slowly covering his face.

BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesn’t notice the traffic move again.

JIM MCGUFFIN (V.O.)
(As Vernon drives off)
Well, not only are some people celebrating Halloween a day late, -

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - NIGHT

Vernon is watching the news.

JIM MCGUFFIN
(On TV)
- today the nations owl’s have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern. There have been hundreds of sighting of this birds flying in daylight. Most mysterious.

VERNON
Er - Petunia

Petunia is makig dinner.

PETUNIA
Yes?

VERNON
You haven’t from your sister late--

PETUNIA
(With force)
No. Why?!

VERNON
Funny stuff on the news. I thought, maybe, it could have been her lot.

Petunia just sniffs.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Their son - Howard, isn’t it?

PETUNIA
(Obviously annoyed)
Harry. Nasty common name if you ask me.

She goes straight back to cooking.

VERNON
(Becoming unsettled.)
Yes. I quite agree.

We pass through the window -

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MIDNIGHT

- to find it is midnight. The stray tabby cat looks impatient upon a brick wall. POP. An eldery man (DUMBLEDORE), wearing a cloak, suddenly walks onto the deserted road. He holds out a cigarette lighter, and with one click, all the lights from the lamp extinguish with a POP.

DUMBLEDORE
Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall.

He turns to the stray tabby cat, who transforms into a woman (MCGONAGALL) with square glasses exactly like the markings that were around the cat’s eyes. They both sit down on the brick wall.

MCGONAGALL
Albus, is it true? Has he really gone?

DUMBLEDORE
It certainly seems so.

McGonagall is shocked.

MCGONAGALL
And James and Lily?

Dumbledore bows his head, and McGonagall gasps.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
But what about Harry?
(Dumbledore says nothing)
What they’re saying is he tried to kill them too, but, but, he couldn’t.

DUMBLEDORE
It’s true.

MCGONAGALL
(Looking more shocked than ever)
After all he’s done, all the people he’s killed. But how did Harry survive?

DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess. We may never know.

Dumbledore looks at his watch.

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

DUMBLEDORE
I’ve come to bring Harry to the only family he has left.

MCGONAGALL
(Pointing to number 4)
You can’t mean the people who live here? I’ve been watching them all day. You couldn’t find two people who are less like us. Harry Potter come an live here?!

DUMBLEDORE
(Looking sternly at McGonnagall)
It’s the best place for him.

MCGONAGALL
But how is the boy getting here?

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid is bringing him.

MCGONAGALL
You think it - wise to trust Hagrid with something as important as this? I’m not saying his heart isn’t in the right place, but he does tend to -

A loud RUMBLE is heard.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
What was that?

A giant motorbike falls down from the sky, ridden by a giant-of-a man (HAGRID), who carries a pile of blankets in his arms.

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid. At last.

Hagrid passes the pile of blankets to Dumbledore and we see a baby boy (HARRY) inside them.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
No problems, I hope?

HAGRID
No sir - house was almost destroyed, but I got him out ok.

McGonnagall comes up to look at baby Harry.

MCGONAGALL
(Noticing a lighting-bolt scar on his forehead)
Is that where - ?

DUMBLEDORE
He’ll have that scar forever.

MCGONAGALL
Couldn’t you do something -

DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldn’t. Scars can come in handy.

Dumbledore leads the party towards the door of number 4.

HAGRID
(teary)
Could I say good-bye to him sir?

Dumbledore nods and Hagrid bends down to give Harry a kiss. McGonagall pats Hagrid on the arm. Dumbledore places Harry down on the mat, and places a letter on top on him.

DUMBLEDORE
Good luck, Harry.

CUT TO BLACK
  

The Vanishing Glass:    


  
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - MORNING

The noise of a motorbike driving away, then -

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Up! Get up! Now!

10-year-old Harry Potter wakes, but doesn’t want to get out of bed.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
Get a move on. You have to look after the bacon. And don’t you dare let it burn on Duddy’s special day.

Harry groans.
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry serves bacon as his cousin, Dudley, now 11, counts his birthday presents.

DUDLEY
Thirty-six? That’s two less than last year!

PETUNIA
Darling, you missed Auntie Marge’s present.

DUDLEY
Well that makes it thirty-seven -

PETUNIA
(Sensing trouble)
And we’re going to buy you two new presents!

Vernon comes back from answering the phone.

VERNON
(Sniffing)
Mrs Figg’s broken her leg. Can’t take him.

PETUNIA
Now what?

HARRY
You could just leave me here. I won’t blow up the house!

I/E. DURSLEY’S CAR - MORNING

Harry is coming with them. BRRRMMM. A motorbike drives by.

VERNON
(Complaining)
Young Hoodlums, roaring along like maniacs!

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

Vernon almost crashes the car. He turns around to Harry.

VERNON
Motorbikes don’t fly!

HARRY
It was only a dream...

Harry looks to the window and the shot of him from the outside -

FADE TO:

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

- turns to a boa constrictor fast asleep behind glass. Dudley and his friend, PIERS, run up to it and press there noses on the glass, but Dudley is easily bored.

DUDLEY
(To Vernon)
Make it move!

Vernon taps on the glass. Nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
Do it again!

He does. And nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
This is boring...

He and Piers move off to the next exhibit. Harry, however, stays there.

HARRY
(To the snake)
It must be really annoying.

Harry isn’t concentrating on the snake, and doesn’t notice it begin to move. He notices it as it’s head comes up to the glass. Harry looks around to see no one is watching. The snake winks.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Where do you come from?

The snake taps his tail next to a sign ‘Boa Constrictor, Brazil’

HARRY (CONT’D)
Was it nice there.

The snake taps again. ‘This specimen was bred in the zoo’

HARRY (CONT’D)
(Sighing)
Oh - I see -

PIERS
(Running to the snake)
Dudley! Mr Dursley! You won’t believe what this snake is doing!

Dudley rushes after him, and nudges Harry out of the way. Piers and Dudley are leaning right up to the glass, but become unsupported when the glass disappears. Harry looks shocked. Dudley and Piers fall head first into the cage and become rooted to the spot when the Boa Constrictor slithers out of the exhibit.

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

Harry is shocked to find it speaking. He looks up to see Vernon looking angrily at him.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - AFTERNOON

Harry is held by Vernon

VERNON
Go! Cupboard! Stay! No meals!

Harry is pushed into the cupboard.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - AFTERNOON

Harry is alone and in the dark as Vernon slams the door on him.

FADE TO BLACK.

SERIES OF FLASHBACKS:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

Harry is shocked as his teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

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

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Dudley, PIERS POLKISS and some other of his gang are chasing Harry. Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A 5-year-old Harry questions Petunia.

HARRY
How did I get my scar?

Petunia stops what she is doing.

PETUNIA
In a car crash - when your parents died.

She walks off.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
And don’t ask questions!

A flash of green light.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - NIGHT

Harry’s eyes are filled with green light as he wakes up from a nightmare.
  

The Letters From No One:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - MCGONAGALL’S OFFICE - DAY

Dumbledore walks into McGonagall’s office, where she is sorting out letters.

DUMBLEDORE
You called, Minerva?

MCGONAGALL
Yes. I’ve been sorting out the first-years. I wondered if you realised -

DUMBLEDORE
That Harry Potter is attending next year? Yes, I’ve been waiting. I wonder if you heard of what he’s been up to lately? It was in the Muggle newspaper. A snake escaped from the London Zoo, tormenting one Dudley Dursley in the process. The Muggles are ever so confused where the glass went.
(After a moment pause)
I do wonder if...

But he doesn’t finish his sentence.

MCGONAGALL
I’ve been wondering if it will be difficult to reach them. You know I still don’t like that you sent him to live with those people.

Dumbledore turns away and notices a quill jump up by itself and write a name on a piece of parchment.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah, the Montgomery’s have just had a baby boy.
(To McGonagall again)
Don’t worry, I’ve been expecting it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry walks in just as mail can be heard coming through the slot. Harry doesn’t even walk any further, because he knows what is coming.

VERNON
Get the mail, Harry.

Helplessly, he obeys.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Harry walks up the hall to a pile of mail on the floor. Bored, he fingers through the mail. His eyes open wide at one letter:
Mr H. Potter
The Cupboard under the Stairs
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging
Surrey

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Walking in, Harry turns over his letter and sees a coat of arms of a lion, eagle, badger and snake around the letter H. Harry gives the rest of the mail to Vernon. He picks up the first in the pile, a postcard.

VERNON
Marge’s ill! Ate a funny whelk -

Harry is about to open his letter -

DUDLEY
Dad! Dad! Harry’s got something!

As Harry is just about to unfold the paper inside, Vernon forces it out of his hands.

HARRY
That’s mine!

VERNON
Who’d be writing to you?

Vernon’s eyes fill with terror as he finds out. Petunia nosies over and looks like she’s about to faint.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING
Dudley listens through the hall keyhole. Harry listens through the crack at the bottom.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Look at the address! How do they know where he sleeps?!

VERNON (O.S.)
Watching - spying - might be following us.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
What should we do Vernon?

VERNON (O.S.)
Ignore it.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
But -

VERNON (O.S.)
I’m not having one in my house Petunia!

Harry lies there, confused and intrigued.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - EVENING

Harry lies in the same position. The lock turns, and Vernon opens the door.

VERNON
Harry. Er. Your aunt and I have been thinking. Er. We think it would be nice is you moved to Dudley’s second bedroom -

HARRY
Why?

VERNON
Don’t. Ask. Questions!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - EVENING

Harry is moving his stuff (which is hardly anything) up to his new room. Vernon is nailing up the letterbox, talking to Petunia. Neither notice Harry.

VERNON
See, if they can’t deliver them they’ll just give up.

PETUNIA
(Offering fruit cake)
I’m not sure -

VERNON
Oh these people’s minds work in strange ways.

Vernon takes the fruit cake and hammers another nail with it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

A confused milkman passes eggs through the window to Petunia.

PETUNIA
(Before he can say anything)
We’re renovating.

MILKMAN
And also, these were on your doormat.

He passes about 10 letters addressed to Harry. Petunia’s fake smile falters.

PETUNIA
Thank you!

MILKMAN
Good day.

He leaves and Petunia eyes the change on the letter’s address: ‘The Smallest Bedroom’. She throws them into the fire and continues to cook, selecting one of the new eggs. She breaks it. No yolk. But there is parchment. Petunia’s eyes widen with horror. She breaks more and more eggs. Harry and Dudley walk in. Petunia pulls out letters from each of the dozen eggs. She screams.

DUDLEY
(To Harry)
Who on earth wants to talk to you this badly

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry is looking out the window, sad. Vernon gleefully spreads marmalade on his toast at the kitchen table.

VERNON
No posts on Sunday!

He takes a bite of his toast.

VERNON (CONT’D)
No letters today - !

But somehow a letter knocks the toast out of his hand. Harry turns around. A rumble can be heard from the fireplace. Everyone stares at it. Suddenly hundreds of letter come flying out of it. Harry jumps up and tries to get one, but he is thrown out of the room by Vernon

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. We’re going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

Rain plummets down. The Dursley’s car pulls up to the coast, and Vernon gets out.

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldn’t it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddy’s gone mad, hasn’t he?

Harry looks out of the car, its windows splattered by rain. Vernon returns.

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And there’s a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Could do with some of those letters now, eh?

EXT. SEA - NIGHT

Vernon rows the party to a small island in the middle of the sea with a small wooden shack upon it.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MIDNIGHT

Harry lies on the stone wall, unable to sleep.

HARRY
(To himself)
Happy Birthday to me...

THUNDER. Harry sighs and rolls over. He notices Dudley’s watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM!
  

The Keeper of the Keys:    


  
Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Where’s the cannon?

BOOM! Vernon and Petunia hurry in from another room. vernon carries a rifle

VERNON
Who’s there? I’m armed!

SMASH! The door falls down and HAGRID storms in, looking evil, but says cheerfully -

HAGRID
Couldn’t make us a cup o’ tea? It’s not been an easy journey.

None of them do anything. Hagrid puts the door back in its hinges. He goes to sit down.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
And here’s Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but you’ve got yer mum’s eyes.

Vernon gains back some courage.

VERNON
I demand that you leave at once!

Without turning, Hagrid puts his hand back and grabs the rifle out of his hands. He ties it easily into a knot and throws it into the corner.

HAGRID
Anyway. Harry, a very happy birthday to yeh.

And he pulls out a cake, with ‘Happy Birthday Harry’ written on it. Harry doesn’t know what to say.

HARRY
Who are you?

HAGRID
(Chuckling)
Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.

He puts his hand out and shakes Harry’s arm.

HARRY
I’m sorry, but I still don’t really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. An’ like I told yeh, I’m Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yeh’ll know about Hogwarts, o’ course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
It’s them that should be sorry!
(To Harry again)
Did yeh ever wonder where yer parents learnt it all?

HARRY
All what?

VERNON
(Stepping out)
Stop! I forbid you to tell -

HAGRID
You never told him? I saw Dumbledore leave that letter, Dursley! An’ yeh’ve kept it from him all these years?

HARRY
Kept what from me?

VERNON
Stop! I forbid -

HAGRID
Oh, go boil yer heads!

Petunia gasps

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Harry, yer a wizard.

No one speaks. Even the storm outside seems less wild.

HARRY
I’m - I’m a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, o’ course. Jus’ like yer parents.

Hagrid pulls out a letter and Harry opens and reads it.

HARRY
(Still shocked)
Dear Mr. Potter, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

VERNON
He’s not going.

HAGRID
I’d like to see a great Muggle like you stop him!

HARRY
A what?

HAGRID
Muggle, non-magic folk like them - the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on!

VERNON
We swore when we took him in we’d stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew I’m - a wizard?

PETUNIA
Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be? How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? I was the only one who saw her for what she was - a freak!
(Now enjoying her story)
She met that Potter at that school. She left, got married, and had you, and of course I knew you'd be just the same, just as - abnormal - and then she went and got herself blown up and we got landed with you!

HARRY
Blown up? You told me they died in a car crash!

HAGRID
Car crash?! It’s an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowin’ his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Don’ know if I’m the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I don’ like saying it. No one does.

HARRY
Why not?

HAGRID
Harry, people are still scared. Seem there was this wizard who went ... bad. Worse. Worse than worse. His name was -

Hagrid tries, but can’t.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, can’t spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Don’t make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - ‘bout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didn’t know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takin’ over. ‘Course, some people stood up to him - an’ he killed ‘em. Horribly. One o’ the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledore’s the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum an’ dad were as good a witch an’ wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godric’s Hollow, the village were yeh were livin’, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

A cloaked man (VOLDEMORT) walks up to a cottage, he notices a mother and father (LILY and JAMES) playing with their son (HARRY)

HAGRID (V.O.)
- Yer was just a year old.

Voldemort pushes the gate open, and makes his way up the path.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
He came to yer house, an’, an’ -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
- he killed ‘em.

A flash of green light and James lies dead on the floor.

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - POTTER’S COTTAGE - NIGHT

Lily protects her son as Voldemort charms open the door of the room they are in. Cut to: A flash of green light as Lily falls down to reveal Harry in his cot behind her.

HAGRID (V.O.)
An’ this is the real myst’ry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harry’s cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldn’t.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT

Harry is shocked, his lightning-bolt scar showing.

HAGRID
Never wondered how you got that mark on yer forehead? That’s what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. An’ that’s why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill ‘em, no one except you.

Harry looks away. A flash of green light appears on his eyes again, but this time Voldemort makes a cruel laugh.

HARRY
What happened to Vol - I mean, You-Know-Who?

HAGRID
Disappeared. Vanished. Makes yer even more famous. Some say he died. Codswallop, in my opinion. Dunno if he had enough human left in him to die. Most of us reckon he’s still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadn’t counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethin’ about you stumped him, all right.

Hagrid looks to Harry with warm and thankful eyes.

HARRY
Hagrid, I think you must have made a mistake. I don’t think I can be a wizard -

HAGRID
Not a wizard, eh? Never made things happen when you was scared or angry.

Quick flashbacks:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

The teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A jumper shrinks as Petunia forces it over Harry's head.

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT
The hiss of the snake continues to ring in Harry’s ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - You’ll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Haven’t I told you he’s not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you won’t stop him! His name’s been down ever since he was born. He’s off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, an’ he’ll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
I’m not paying for some crackpot old fool to teach him magic tricks!

This snaps something in Hagrid, he pulls out a pink umbrella and aims it at Vernon

HAGRID
Never - insult - Albus - Dumbledore - in - front - of - me!

A flash of violet light. Dudley squeals, and a pig’s tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Shouldn’t have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Didn’t work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasn’t much left to do.
  

Diagon Alley:    


  
INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagrid’s coat falls off him and he smiles. TAP TAP. Harry goes to the window. There is an owl there. He opens the window, and the owl comes in and drops the newspaper it was holding next to Hagrid, then starts to attach his coat.

HARRY
Hagrid! There’s an - owl!

HAGRID
(Grunting)
Give him five knuts.

HARRY
Knuts?

HAGRID
Little bronze coins. Look in the pockets.

Harry tries one of the many pockets of Hagrid’s coat. He withdraws keys and slug pellets, then finds a handful of strange looking coins. Harry gives the owl 5 bronze ones and it flies off. Harry is still shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Waking)

Best be off, Harry, gotta buy all yer stuff today.

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I haven’t got any money -

HAGRID
Don’t worry about that. D’yeh think you parents didn’t leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizards’ bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so you’d be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - ‘cept perhaps Hogwarts.

EXT. COAST - ROWBOAT - MORNING

Hagrid taps the boat with his umbrella and it rows itself towards land. He reads the newspaper (The Daily Prophet).

HAGRID
Ministry o’ Magic messin’ things up as usual.

HARRY
There’s a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyone’d be wantin’ magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say there’s dragons guardin’ the high security vaults. Crickey, I’d like a dragon.

HARRY
You’d like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. There’s a list there of everything you need.

Harry unfolds the letter and reads.

HARRY
1 wand, 1 cauldron, 1 set glass or crystal phials, 1 telescope, 1 set of brass scales. Can we find all this in London?

HAGRID
If yer know where to go.

The boat reaches the shore.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid make their way down the road, Harry looking confused. Hagrid turns off at a grubby-looking pub.

HAGRID
This is it - The Leaky Cauldron.

INT. THE LEAKY CAULDRON - MORNING

They walk in to find the pub full of life. The barman (TOM) signals Hagrid.

TOM
The usual, Hagrid?

HAGRID
Can’t Tom, I’m on Hogwarts business.

TOM
(Seeing Harry)
Good lord, is this - can this be -?

The bar goes quiet.

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

A lady smoking a pipe doesn’t notice it has gone out. Tom comes out and shakes Harry’s hand.

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

But everyone else now wants to shake his hand. Harry is bombarded and can only hear voices.

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

HAND SHAKER 1
So proud, I’m just so proud.

HAND SHAKER 2
Always wanted to shake your hand.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Delighted, Mr Potter, just can’t tell you how much - Diggle’s the name.

His hat falls off in his excitement. A pale twitchy man comes up next.

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

Harry shakes his hand.

QUIRRELL
P-P-Potter, c-can't t-tell you how ppleased I am to meet you.

HARRY
What sort of magic do you teach?

QUIRRELL
D-Defence Against the D-D-Dark Arts. Nnot that you n-need it, eh, P-P-Potter? You'll be g-getting all your equipment, I suppose?

HAGRID
Yeh. Must get on - lots to buy.

And Harry follows Hagrid out to the back of the pub.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - BRICK COURTYARD - MORNING

They both walk in to the courtyard.

HAGRID
Told yeh you was famous. Even Professor Quirrell was tremblin' ter meet yeh - mind you, he's usually tremblin'

HARRY
Is he always that nervous?

HAGRID
Oh, yeah. Poor bloke. Brilliant mind. Jus’ took a year off ter get some firsthand experience - never been the same since. Now, where's me umbrella?

Harry suddenly realises they are at a dead-end, facing a brick wall. Hagrid is busy counting the bricks and begins to tap it with a small pink umbrella. On the third tap, a small hole appears there, which gets wider and wider, creating an archway to reveal a cobbled street packed with shops.

HAGRID (CONT’D)

Welcome to Diagon Alley.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - MORNING

They set out on to the street, Harry eyeing the many different wizardry shops. At the end of the street -

HAGRID
Gringotts!

- a tall white building towers the others. Two short creatures stand guard.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Whispering to Harry)

Yeah, those are goblins.

They make their way to the doors, which have words etched onto them. Harry reads over some of the phrases: “For those who take, but do not earn, must pay most dearly in their turn.” “Thief, you have been warned, beware Of finding more than treasure here.”

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Like I said, you’d be mad ter rob it.

He opens the doors for them.

INT. GRINGOTTS - MORNING

They find themselves in a magnificent hall full of doors to the sides and counters with goblins as tellers. Hagrid leads the way to one of these.

HAGRID
Morning.

The goblin looks up from measuring rare gems.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
We’ve come ter take some money outta Mr Harry Potter’s safe.

GOBLIN
You have his key, sir?

HAGRID
Er, got it here somewhere.

He empties some of his pockets onto the goblin’s desk. The goblin shrivels up his nose at some moudly dog biscuits.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Got it.

Hagrid gives the key to the goblin, who examines it.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
An' I've also got a letter here from Professor Dumbledore. It's about the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen.

The goblin looks stops examining the key and takes the letter and examines it instead.

GOBLIN
Very well. I will have someone take you down to both vaults. Griphook!

INT. GRINGOTTS - CART TRACKS - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid are lead in by another goblin (GRIPHOOK).

HARRY
What’s the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen?

HAGRID
Can’t tell yeh that. Very secret. More’n my job’s worth ter tell yeh.

Griphook gets in the front of a cart and Harry and Hagrid sit in the back. Harry is hardly seated when suddenly the cart whizzes away, steered through multiple junctions. Left, right, left, middle, right... Harry can’t keep track of where they’re going. And as suddenly as the cart started, it stops without warning. They all get out, Hagrid looking queasy, and Griphook inserts the key into the wall. A section of the wall fades away to reveal mounds of gold, silver and bronze coins. Harry is shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
All yours.

VAULT 713

The cart jolts to another stop. Hagrid nervously gets out, follows by a curious Harry.

GRIPHOOK
Stand back!

Griphook goes over to the wall and runs its finger down it. The wall melts away.

GRIPHOOK (CONT’D)
(To an awestruck Harry)
If anyone but a Gringotts goblin tried that, they'd be sucked through the door and trapped in there.

HARRY
How often do you check them?

GRIPHOOK
About every ten years.

Hagrid reaches into the vault and brings out a small, grubby package. Harry is disappointed.

HAGRID
Come on.

They get back on the cart, and Harry turns back to see the wall reseals itself with a small pop.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid walk out of an Apothecary, both carrying packages. Hagrid looks at Harry’s list.

HAGRID
Just yer wand left, an’ I still haven’t got yeh a birthday present.

HARRY
You don’t have to!

LATER

They both now come out of Eeylops Owl Emporium, Harry now holding the cage of a sleeping snowing white owl.

HARRY (CONT’D)
(stammering)
Th-thanks

HAGRID
Don’ mention it. Just Ollivanders left now.

He points to ‘Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382BC.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - OLLIVANDERS - AFTERNOON

A bell rings as Harry and Hagris enters. There is an eerie silence. Hagrid sits on the only chair in the room, which makes a crunching noise. He quickly gets off. A man suddenly appears at the counter.

OLLIVANDER
I thought I’d be seeing you soon, Harry Potter. You have your mothers eyes. Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow. Your father, a mahogany wand. Eleven inches. Pliable. Excellent for transfiguration.

Mr Ollivander reaches out and touches Harry’s scar.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Thirteen and a half inches. Yew. Powerful wand. I’m sorry to say I sold the wand that did it.

Ollivander’s eyes shift, and he notices Hagrid.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Rubeus Hagrid! Oak, sixteen inches, rather bendy, wasn't it?

HAGRID
Yes, it was, sir.

OLLIVANDER
Good wand, that one. But I suppose they snapped it in half when you got expelled?

HAGRID
Yes, yes, they did. I’ve still got the pieces, though.

OLLIVANDER
But you don’t use them?

HAGRID
Oh, no sir.

Hagrid’s grip on his pink umbrella tightens. Meanwhile, a tape measure appears from nowhere, and it starts to measure everywhere on Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Searching in the store)
Every Ollivander wand has a core of a powerful magical substance, Mr Potter. We use unicorn hairs, phoenix tail feathers, and the heartstrings of dragons. No two Ollivander wands are the same, and of course, you will never get such good results with another wizard's wand. It’s the wand that chooses the wizard, Mr Potter.

Ollivander grabs back the tape as it begins to measure his nostrils, and hands him a wand.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Beechwood and dragon heartstring. Nine inches. Nice and flexible. Give it a wave.

Harry foolishly gives the wand a small wave, but Ollivander quickly replaces it with another.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
No, no - here. Ebony and unicorn hair, eight and a half inches, springy. Go on.

Harry tries again but the same thing happens. The pile of discarded wands on Ollivander’s desk increases.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Looking through the store again)
Tricky customer, eh? Not to worry, we'll find the perfect match here somewhere.

He pauses.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
I wonder, now - yes, why not.

He hands a wand to Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Unusual combination - holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.

Harry takes it and waves it, but Ollivander doesn’t take it back: the wand emits red and gold sparks. Hagrid claps.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Yes, indeed, oh, very good. Well, well, well... how curious... how very curious...

HARRY
Sorry, but what's curious?

OLLIVANER
I remember every wand I've ever sold, Mr Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather - just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother why, its brother gave you that scar. I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter. After all, He- Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great.

Harry looks a little unsettled.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid come out of the Leaky Cauldron and wait at a bus stop. Hagrid pulling something out of his coat.

HAGRID
Yer ticket fer Hogwarts. First o' September - King's Cross - Platform Nine and Three Quarters - it's all on yer ticket.

Harry takes the ticket off Hagrid and examines it.

HARRY
Platform Nine and Three Quarters?

He looks back, but Hagrid has gone.
  

The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters:    


  
INT. KINGS CROSS STATION - MORNING

There is a platform 9, and a platform 10, but no platforms in between...

VERNON
Platform Nine. Platform Ten. Your platform should be somewhere in the middle, but they don’t seem to have built it yet.

All three Dursley leave, laughing.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Have a good term.

Harry is left stranded with his trunk and owl, which hoots.

HARRY
It’s alright, Hedwig.

Harry looks at the clock. 10:45. He starts to worry.

MOLLY (O.S.)
- packed with Muggles of course -

At once Harry turns to see a plump woman (MOLLY) followed by her four sons (PERCY, FRED, GEORGE, and RON), and her daughter (GINNY) holding her hand. She stops at a point between platforms 9 and 10.

GINNY
Platform nine and three-quarters! Mum, can’t I go...

MOLLY
You’re not old enough Ginny. Be quiet. All right, Percy, you go first.

The eldest son, Percy, starts pushing his trunk ahead, but a group of tourists then pass, and when they leave Percy has vanished.

MOLLY (CONT’D)
Fred, George, you next.

Two twins come out and head for the barrier between platforms nine and ten. They seem to melt right through the wall.

HARRY
Excuse me.

Harry comes forward and Molly turns to him.

MOLLY
Hello dear. First time at Hogwarts? Ron’s new, too.

She gestures at the last of her sons.

HARRY
Yes. The thing is - I don’t -

MOLLY
Not to worry dear. All you have to do is walk straight at the barrier between platforms nine and ten. Best do it at a bit of a run if you’re nervous. Go on.
Harry looks to Ron, who is waiting for him now.

HARRY
Er - okay.

Harry pushes his trolley forward. The wall gets closer and closer. Harry swears he’ll crash, but -

INT. PLATFORM NINE AND THREE-QUARTERS - MORNING

- he finds himself on a platform packed with people. The Hogwarts Express gleams in front of him. Harry goes toward it, passing wizards, owls and cats.

NEVILLE
(Faintly heard in the background)
- lost my toad, Gran.

Unseen by Harry, a man (LUCIUS) watches his pass across the station.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS COMPARTMENT - MORNING

Harry sits down in an empty compartment. He notices the red-haired family (The Weasleys) on the platform. Molly hugs and kisses each of her sons. She gets a hankerchief out and rubs something off Ron’s nose. They all make their way towards the train, whispering to each other. When the doors shut and the train starts to leave, Ginny runs after it, half crying, half laughing, but gives up as it turns the corner. Harry sits in his compartment, thinking things over, when the door opens.

RON
Is anyone sitting there? Everywhere else is full.

Harry shakes his head and returns to look out the window.

RON (CONT’D)
(Sitting down)
Are you Harry Potter?

HARRY
Um, yes.

RON
(Pointing Harry’s scar)
And that’s where You-Know-Who -

HARRY
Yes, but I can’t remember it.

Ron stares at Harry, but quickly looks out the window.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Are all your family wizards?

RON
Er, I think so.

HARRY
Wish I’d had three wizard brothers.

RON
Five. I’m the sixth in the family. Everyone expects me to do as well as them. Head Boy, Quidditch captain, Prefect. I never get anything new either. Bill’s old robes, Charlie’s old wand, and Percy’s old rat.

He pulls out a beaten-up fat grey rat from his jacket.

RON (CONT’D)
His name’s Scabbers and he’s useless.

Scabbers is sleeping.

HARRY
You must know loads of magic. I’ve got loads to learn -

RON
There’s loads of people who come from Muggle families and they learn quick enough.

There is noise outside and a dimpled old lady opens the door to show them her food trolley.

FOOD TROLLEY LADY
Anything of the trolley, dears?

Ron’s gestures some snadwiches he has, but Harry leaps up.

HARRY
Yes please.

But he is taken aback when he sees what’s on the trolley: Bettie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes and Licorice Wands.

A LITTLE LATER

Harry and Ron are eating their way through what looks like the entire trolley. Ron’s sandwiches lie next to Scabbers, forgotten.

HARRY (CONT’D)
What are these?

He shows Ron a Chocolate Frogs packet.

HARRY (CONT’D)
They’re not really frogs, are they?

RON
No. But see what the card is. I’m missing Ptolemy. Chocolate frogs have famous witches and wizards cards inside them to collect. I’ve got about five hundred.

Harry turns the package over and pulls out a wizard card from the bottom. It shows, as the title says, Albus Dumbledore.

HARRY
So this is Dumbledore?

RON
Don’t tell me you’d never heard of Dumbledore!

Harry reads the other side of the card.

HARRY
‘Albus Dumbledore. Currently Headmaster of Hogwarts. Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with his partner, Nicolas Flamel.’

The chocolate frog suddenly escapes and leaps around the compartment. Ron tries to catch it. Harry turns the card over again to find the Dumbledore in the picture wink and leave. Harry’s mouth opens again, and Ron catches the frog. The door opens again.

NEVILLE
Sorry, but have you seen a toad at all?

Ron is now eating the chocolate frog, and has to check it’s not real.

NEVILLE (CONT’D)
Well, if you see him...

Neville leaves.

RON
Don’t know why he’s so bothered. If I’d brought a toad I’d lose it as quick as I could. Mind you, I brought Scabbers.

Scabbers still sleeps.

RON (CONT’D)
I tried to turn him yellow yesterday. I’ll show you.

As Ron takes out his wand, the door opens again.

HERMIONE
Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one.

RON
We’ve already told him -

HERMIONE
Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.

She sits on an empty seat. Ron becomes nervous.

RON
Er - Sunshine daisies, butter mellow. Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.
He waves his wand all over the place, but nothing happens.

HERMIONE
Are you sure that’s a real spell? It’s not very good, is it? I tried a few simple spells just for pratice and they all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, so it was ever a surprise when I got my letter. I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course. I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you.

Harry and Ron both looked stuned at each other.

RON
I’m Ron Weasley

HARRY
Harry Potter.

HERMIONE
Are you really? I know all about you of course. You’re in Modern Magical History and The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts and Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century.

HARRY
Am I?

HERMIONE
Goodness, you didn’t know? Do either of you know what house you’ll be in? I hope I’m in Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw. Anyway, I’d better go and look for Neville’s toad.

She stands up.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
(To Ron)
You’ve got dirt on your nose, by the way.

Thankfully, she leaves.

RON
Whatever house I’m in, I hope she’s not in it.

HARRY
What house are your brothers in?

RON
Gryffindor. So were my parents. But imagine if they put me in Slytherin! There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin.

He shudders.

HARRY
Is that the house Voldemort was in?

Ron gasps.

RON
You said You-Know-Who’s name! I’d have thought of all people -

HARRY
I’m not trying to be brave or something, I just never knew you -

But they are disturbed by the door opening again, showing three boys (DRACO, CRABBE and GOYLE)

DRACO
Is it true? They’re saying all down the train that Harry Potter’s in this compartment.

His eyes fall on Harry. Harry looks to Crabbe and Goyle, who are massive and look like bodyguards.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Oh, this is Crabbe and Goyle. And my name’s Malfoy. Draco Malfoy.

Ron tries his best to hid a s******.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Think my name’s funny, do you? No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford!

Ron turns red, and Draco turns to Harry.

DRACO (CONT’D)
You’ll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don’t want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there.

Draco holds out his hand for harry to shake, but he doesn’t.

HARRY
I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself thanks.

Draco withdraws his hand.

DRACO
I’d be careful, Potter. Unless you’re a bit politer you’ll go the same way as you’re parents.

And he gestures to Crabbe and Goyle and they all leave. Harry and Ron calmly look to each other.

EXT. HOGSMEADE STATION - NIGHT

The Hogwarts Express starts to slow down and finally reaches the station. Students, all in their robes now, exit excitedly. Hagrid appears over the sea of students, carrying a lamp.

HAGRID
Firs’ years! Firs’ years over here! Alright Harry?

Harry and Ron meet Hagrid along with other first years.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
C’mon, follow me. Mind yer step, now. First years follow me!

EXT. THE LAKE - NIGHT

The first years turn the corner to find themselves looking at Hogwarts across the lake. Seven floors and seven turrets lies upon a cliff face. The first years are now passing over the lake in small boats.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - NIGHT

The first-years make their way towards the castle’s doors. Hagrid brings up the behind, holding a toad. (Note: Hagrid has longer legs and will reach the front of the first years quickly)

HAGRID
(Passing Neville)
Oi, you there! Is this your toad?

NEVILLE
Trevor!

Hagrid passes the toad to Neville and some of the other first years laugh, especially Draco. The first years stop at the doors and Hagrid comes forward and knocks on it.
  

The Sorting Hat:    


  
The door swings open at once to show Minerva McGonagall.

HAGRID
The firs’ years, Professor McGonagall.

MCGONAGALL
Thank you Hagrid. I will take them from here.

INT. HOGWARTS - ENTRANCE HALL - NIGHT

Professor McGonagall leads the first years inside. Hagrid slips though a large door to the right, through which the rest of the students are seen. McGonagall stops in front of this door.

MCGONAGALL
Welcome to Hogwarts. The start-of-term banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your houses. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here, your house will be like your family. You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in your house dormitory, and spend free time in your house common room. The four houses are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each house has its own noble history and each has produced outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule breaking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup. The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school. I shall return when we are ready for you. Please wait quietly.

McGonagall goes through the door also, leaving the first years nervous.

HARRY
How exactly do they sort us?

RON
Some sort of test I think. Fred said it hurts a lot, but I think he was joking.

Only Hermione seems ready for such test.

HERMIONE
- ooh, maybe we’ll have to perform Alohamora, you know the -

But she is cut off as a few students scream. Twenty transparent ghosts glide through the hall’s marble staircase.

FAT FRIAR
Forgive and forget, I say, we ought to give him a second chance -

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
My dear Friar, haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves?
(Noticing the first-years)
I say, what are you all doing here?

FAT FRIAR
New students! About to be Sorted, I suppose? Hope to see you in Hufflepuff! My old house -

MCGONAGALL
(Suddenly reappearing)
Move along now. The Sorting Ceremony’s about to start. Follow me.
The ghosts glide through another of the hall’s doors. McGonagall leads them through the Great Hall’s doors.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

Students sitting on four long tables turn their heads, as the first-years enter. Hermione looks to the ceiling to see thousands of candles floating near the ceiling, which imitates the sky outside.

HERMIONE
(To whoever listens)
It’s bewitched to look like the sky outside. I read about it in Hogwarts: A History.

The students make their way between the tables and towards a fifth, were the staff sit. In front of this table is a three legged stool, atop a patched and frayed pointed hat. A rip suddenly appears, and the hat sings through it.

SORTING HAT
Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffis are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw ,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands - though I have none
For I'm a Thinking Cap!

The whole hall applauds.

RON
So we’ve just got to try on the hat!

MCGONAGALL
(With a list in her hands)
Hannah Abbot.
A girl with pigtails comes forward and puts on that hat.

RON
I’ll kill Fred! He was going on about wresting a troll.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Hufflepuff!

Harry smiles weakly as the hall applauds and Hannah goes to sit with the Hufflepuffs. Harry is obviously nervous.

MCGONAGALL
(Some time later)
Hermione Granger.

Hermione pushes past Harry and Ron and eagerly puts on the hat. A moments pause, then -

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

Ron groans.

A little later, Neville sits on the stool. He is nervous and has been there for a while. All the students are watching. At the staff table, Dumbledore eyes Neville with interest.

SORTING HAT (CONT’D)
Gryffindor!

Neville runs off still with the hat on, and has to return it amongst the hall’s laughter.

MCGONAGALL
Draco Malfoy.

Draco comes forwards and as the sorting hat is placed onto his head -

SORTING HAT
Slytherin.

Both Harry and Ron eye Draco as he heads to the Slytherin table, who welcome him with open arms. Harry is the most nervous yet.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
(Later)
Padma Patil
(Later)
Parvati Patil
(Later)
Harry Potter.

The hall suddenly goes quiet, then erupts with whispered conversations. Harry slowly makes his way to the stool. The hat is placed on his head and a small voice can he heard only by Harry.

SORTING HAT
Hmm ... Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, my goodness, yes - and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting... So where shall I put you?

Harry thinks with all his might:

HARRY (V.O.)
Not Slytherin. Not Slytherin.

SORTING HAT
Not Slytherin, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that - no? Well, if you're sure - better be...
(To everyone in the hall)
Gryffindor!

Everyone cheers, and the Gryffindor table explodes.

GEORGE
We've got Potter!

FRED
We've got Potter!

The ghost from earlier, Nearly-Headless Nick, pats Harry on the shoulder. Harry looks up to the staff table. Dumbledore is clapping Harry vigorously, and Dumbledore winks to him.

MCGONAGALL
(A bit later)
Ron Weasley.

Ron staggers forth and eyes his brothers and Harry at the Gryffindor table. The hat goes on his head.

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

MCGONAGALL
(When Ron’s applause dies)
Blaise Zabini.

Ron makes his way over to the Gryffindor table and sits next to Harry.

PERCY
(Nearby; Pompously)
Well done, Ron, excellent.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Slytherin!

They all look up to see McGongall rolling up for parchment of names, and taking the stoll and hat away. Albus Dumbledore gets to his feet.

DUMBLEDORE
Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.

Harry stares blankly at Dumbledore

HARRY
Is he a bit mad?

Unseen by Harry, mountains of food suddenly appears on the table.

PERCY
Mad? He’s a genius! But, yes, he is a bit mad. Potatoes, Harry?

Harry turns in shock to see the mountains of food. Harry piles up his plate.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
(Drifting towards him)
That does look good.

HARRY
Can’t you - ?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I haven’t eaten for nearly five hundred years. One does miss it.

RON
I know who you are! You’re Nearly-Headless Nick!

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I would prefer Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, resident ghost of Gryffindor -

SEAMUS
Nearly headless? How can you be nearly headless?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
Like this.

Nick pulls his ear and his head swings off from his neck. Seamus is shocked. Nick puts his head back on.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK (CONT’D)
So - new Gryffindors! I hope you're going to help us win the house championship this year? Gryffindors have never gone so long without winning. Slytherins have got the cup six years in a row! The Bloody Baron's becoming almost unbearable - he's the Slytherin ghost.

He eyes the ghost sitting at the Slytherin table, his robes stained with ghostly blood.

SEAMUS
How did he get covered in blood?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I've never asked.

Harry eyes the Bloody Baron makes a gaunt look towards the Ravenclaw table.

A little later, pudding arrives.

NEVILLE
Well, my Gran brought me up and she's a witch, but the family thought I was all Muggle for ages. Nothing happened until I was eight. Great Uncle Algie came round for dinner, and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles when my Great Auntie Enid offered him a meringue and he accidentally let go. But I bounced - all the way down the garden and into the road. They were all really pleased, Gran was crying, she was so happy. Great Uncle Algie was so pleased he bought me my toad.

Further down the table, Percy and Hermione discuss school.

HERMIONE
I do hope they start right away, there's so much to learn, I'm particularly interested in Transfiguration, it's supposed to be very difficult.

PERCY
You'll be starting small, just matches into needles and that sort of thing -

Harry’s eyes wander to the staff table. He notices Quirrell, who talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin (SEVERUS SNAPE). Snapes eyes notice Harry and they lock. Suddenly, Harry recoils and touches his burning scar.

PERCY (CONT’D)
What is it?

Everyone around Harry notices.

HARRY
(Staring again at Snape)
Nothing.
(Pause)
Who’s that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?

PERCY
Oh, you know Quirrell already? No wonder he looks so nervous. That’s Professor Snape. Teaches Potions, but everyone knows he’s after Quirell’s job. Knows and awful lot about the Dark Arts.

DUMBLEDORE
(Returning to his feet)
Ahem. Just a few more words now that we are al fed and watered. I have a few start-of-term notices to give you. First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. And a few of our older students would do well to remember that as well.
(He looks towards the Weasley twins)
I have also been asked by Mr Filch, the caretaker, to remind you all that no magic should be used between classes in the corridors. Quidditch trials will be held in the second week of the term. Anyone interested in playing for their house teams should contact Madam Hooch. And finally, I must tell you that this year, the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death.

Harry laughs, but few others do.

HARRY
He’s not serious?

PERCY
Must be.

DUMBLEDORE

And now bedtime. Off you trot.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

Percy brings the Gryffindor first-years (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Seamus, Dean, Parvati, Lavender and two other girls) through a tapestry into the corridor, but stops at the sight of a bundle of walking sticks ahead.

PERCY
(explaining)
Peeves. A poltergeist. Peeves - show yourself.

Peeves lets out a rasberry.

PERCY (CONT’D)
Do you want me to go to the Bloody Baron?

Pop. A little man with wicked, dark eyes and a wide mouth appears, floating cross-legged in the air, clutching the walking sticks.

PEEVES
Oooooooh! Ickle Firsties! What fun!

Peeves swoops at the first-years and they all duck.

PERCY
Go away, Peeves, or the Baron'll hear about this, I mean it!

Peeves sticks out his tounge, drops the walking sticks on the first-years and leaves, rattling the coats of armour as he passes them.

PERCY (CONT’D)
(Making his way further along the corridor)
You want to watch out for Peeves. The Bloody Baron's the only one who can control him. Here we are.

They arrive at the portrait of a FAT LADY.

FAT LADY
Password?

PERCY WEASLEY
Caput Draconis.

The Fat Lady opens her portrait, revealing a hole in the wall which the first-years scramble through.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

PERCY WEASLEY
Welcome to the Gryffindor Common Room. Girls, your dormitory is through the door to the right and boys the door to your left.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry falls in a uncomfortable sleep.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - DREAM

Harry sits on the sorting stool, wearing Professor Quirrell's turban, which speaks to him.

SORTING HAT
(With a twisted voice like Voldemort’s)
For Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that. It's your destiny.

Harry tries to pull the turban off, but it won't come off. Malfoy's face appears at Slytherin table, laughing. And suddenly Professor Snape is looking at him with a look of hatred and a flash of green light fills the screen.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry wakes up, turns then falls back to sleep.
  

The Potions Master:    


  
STUDENT 1 (O.S.)
There, look.

STUDENT 2 (O.S.)
Where?

INT. HOGWARTS - FIRST FLOOR - MORNING

Hogwarts students stage whisper to one another as Harry and Ron come around the corner.

STUDENT 1
Next to the tall kid with the red hair.

STUDENT 2
Wearing the glasses?

STUDENT 1
Did you see his face?

STUDENT 2
Did you see his scar?

Harry is embarrassed and is trying to dodge the starers, but Ron is quite proud that people are looking their way.

INT. HOGWARTS - HISTORY OF MAGIC CLASS - MORNING

Professor Binns, an elderly ghost, drones on and on. Every one of the Gryffindor first years are bored, except Hermione, who is listening to every word.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREENHOUSE ONE - AFTERNOON

Professor Sprout shows the Gryffindor and Hufflepuff first years a magical plant. Small pods explode from it at Sprout’s touch and the students move out of the way - except Neville who gets a face-full.

EXT. HOGWARTS - ASTRONOMY TOWER - NIGHT

The Astronomy teacher, Professor Sinistra overlooks the Gryffindor first years as they look through telescopes. We see the extraordinary view from Hogwarts’s tallest tower.

INT. HOGWARTS - CHARMS CLASS - MORNING

FLITWICK
(In an bored voice)
Parvati Patil.

Professor Flitwick, an incredibly short man, is taking the roll of his first year Gryffindor class. He pauses on his list.

FLITWICK (CONT’D)
Harry Potter?

He looks up and spots Harry. Flitwick topples out of sight in his excitement.

INT. HOGWARTS - TRANSFIGURATION CLASS - AFTERNOON

Professor McGonagall lectures her class of Gryffindor first years.

MCGONAGALL
Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned.

And she swiftly turns her desk into a pig and back again. Everyone one in the class looks at each other, amazed. But instead, matchsticks appear on everyone’s desk and they become disappointed.

INT. HOGWARTS - DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASS - MORNING

Professor Quirrell is stuttering to his class of first year Gryffindors, turban still on.

QUIRRELL
M-My tur-turban was a tha-ank-ank-you gift for-or warding off the-the trouble-le-lesome Infe-fe-feri.

Quirrell looks down at his notes.

SEAMUS
And how did you get rid of the Inferi?

Quirrell seems to be in a panic.

QUIRRELL
(Going pink)
It's - It's - It's a love-lovely d-dday today.

DEAN
(Whispering to Seamus)
It must have been that smell he’s got underneath the turban.

They both s******.

INT. HOGWARTS - POTIONS DUNGEON - AFTERNOON

Pickled animals in jars sit horribly on shelves. We find Severus Snape surveying his class of Gryffindor and Slytherin first-years. He pauses and looks straight at Harry.

SNAPE
Ah. Yes. Harry Potter. Our new - celebrity.

A few s******.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potionmaking. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses.
(pause)
I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death - if you aren't as big a lot of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.

Hermione sits more upright at this. Snape still surveys the class.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
(Without warning)
Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?

Harry looks around stumped. Hermione's hand flies into the air.

HARRY
I don't know sir.

SNAPE
Tut, tut - fame clearly isn't everything. Let's try again. Potter, where would you look if I told you to find me a bezoar?

Hermione stretches her arm further.

HARRY
I don't know, sir.

SNAPE
(Now very close to Harry)
What is the difference, Potter, between monkshood and wolfsbane?

Hermione now stands up and waves her hand around.

HARRY
I don't know. I think Hermione does, though, why don't you try her?

Snape finally notices Hermione.

SNAPE
Sit down you silly girl! For your information, Potter, asphodel and wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of Living Death. A bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons. As for monkshood and wolfsbane, they are the same plant, which also goes by the name of aconite.
(Pause)
Well? Why aren't you all copying that down?

Everyone grabs quills and begins to write.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
And five points will be taken from Gryffindor House for your cheek, Potter.

Harry and Snape lock eyes.

INT. HOGWARTS - HEADMASTER'S OFFICE - AFTERNOON

SNAPE
(Angry and loud)
... mediocre ... arrogant as his father, a determined rule-breaker ... delighted to find himself famous ... attention-seeking and impertinent -

Dumbledore is sitting at his desk reading 'Transfiguration Today'.

DUMBLEDORE
You see what you expect to see, Severus. Other teachers report that the boy is modest, likable, and reasonably talented.

Snape looks angered at this. Dumbledore looks up.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
Keep an eye out, won’t you?

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - HAGRID'S HUT - AFTERNOON

Harry, Ron and Hagrid eat rock cakes in Hagrid’s small home.

HARRY
But Snape seemed to really hate me!

HAGRID
(Unconvincingly)
Rubbish! Why should he?
(To Ron)
How's yer brother Charlie? I liked him a lot - great with animals.

While Hagrid and Ron talk, Harry notices a newspaper clipping on the table. “Gringotts Break-In Latest.” Harry skims the article “31 July”, “believed to be the work of Dark wizards”, “nothing had been taken”, “emptied the same day.”

HARRY
(Suddenly looking up)
Hagrid! That Gringotts break-in happened on my birthday! It might've been happening while we were there!

Hagrid grunts and doesn't meet Harry's eyes. Harry now looks at the picture accompanying the article - of the vault that Hagrid and him visited - and the words “emptied the same day”.
  

The Midnight Duel:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - MORNING

First years gather around a notice: "First-year flying lessons. Gryffindor and Slytherin - Thursday morning."

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - MORNING

Harry and Ron eat breakfast.

HARRY
Typical. Just what I always wanted. To make a fool of myself on a broomstick in front of Malfoy.

RON
You don't know that you'll make a fool of yourself. Anyway, I know Malfoy's always going on about how good he is at Quidditch, but I bet that's all talk.

Just then, hundreds of owls erupted from the ceiling, all carrying mail. Harry jumps, not used to this yet. Ron chuckles at this. An owl lands next to Neville and he unwraps a package.

NEVILLE
It's a Remembrall! Gran knows I forget things - this tells you if there's something you've forgotten to do. Look, you hold it tight like this and if it turns red - oh...
(It turns red)
... you've forgotten something...

A cruel laugh. Draco Malfoy passes the Gryffindor table, Crabbe and Goyle in tow.

DRACO
But you can’t remember what you forgotten, can you?

The three Slytherins walk off, still laughing.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - MORNING

Twenty mediocre broomsticks lie on the ground. Madam Hooch steps towards them.

HOOCH
Well what are you waiting for? Everyone stand by a broomstick. Come on, hurry up.

The Slytherin and Gryffindor first years do so.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Stick your right hand over your broom and say 'Up'.

Everyone says “Up!” Harry's broom jumps into his hand at once. Harry is a little surprised. A few others brooms now slide into hands. Hermione's broom simply rolls over on the ground and Neville's doesn't move at all.

Shortly later, everyone has mounted their broom.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Now, when I blow my whistle, you kick off from the ground, hard. Keep your brooms steady, then come back down by leaning forwards slightly. On my whistle - three - two -

But Neville, full of nerves kicks off before the whistle. Not knowing what to do, he rises higher and higher. A small ball falls from his pocket.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Come back, boy!

Neville’s Remembrall falls at Draco’s feet. Up in the air, Neville has managed to turn around and is now darting down, out of control, strait into - WHAM! He hits the ground. His broomstick sticks out of the ground at an odd angle. Madam Hooch bends over him.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Broken wrist... Come on boy - hospital wing.

She helps Neville up and turns on the others.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
None of you are to move till I return. Leave those brooms where they are or you’ll be out of Hogwarts before you can say ‘Quidditch’.

She and Neville slowly makes their way up to the castle.

DRACO
Did you see his face, the great lump?

Draco throws the Remembrall up and catches it in his hand.

HARRY
Give that here, Malfoy.

Harry holds out his hand, but Draco goes not move. The Slytherins laugh.

DRACO
I think I’ll leave it somewhere for Longbottom to collect - how about - up a tree?

Draco grabs his broom and takes off. He is good.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Come and get it, Potter.

Harry grabs his broom, but Hermione steps in the way.

HERMIONE
No! You’ll get us all into trouble!

Harry turns and flies anyway. He surprises himself that he find flying easy, too. He darts towards Draco, who is a little shocked as Harry pelts straight at the Remembrall in his hand. Draco moves it just in time.

HARRY
No Crabbe and Goyle up here to save your neck!

DRACO
(Thinking the same thing)
Catch it if you can then!

Draco throws the ball and Harry darts after it. Closer and closer. He finally reaches it and smiles as he catches it.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
Harry Potter!!!

The adrenaline running through Harry disappears in an instance. Professor McGonagall stands with the other first years, watching. Sunken hearted, Harry touches back down to the ground. Malfoy smirks over at him.

INT. HOGWARTS - SECOND FLOOR - MORNING

Harry follows McGonagall, pitying himself, broomstick still in hand. McGonagall stops outside the Charms class.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
Excuse me, Professor Flitwick, could I borrow Wood for a moment?

Harry does not look up.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Potter, this is Oliver Wood.

Harry looks up to see a confused burly boy.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Wood, I’ve found you a Seeker.

Oliver becomes delighted.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

RON
You’re joking!

Ron looks at Harry in awe, steak and kidney pie half-way to his mouth.

RON (CONT’D)
But first years never - you must be the youngest house player in....

HARRY
- a century. Wood told me.

Harry eats, but Ron still stares.

HARRY (CONT’D)
I start Quidditch training next week, but don’t tell anyone - Wood wants to keep it a secret...

Ron’s eye dart behind Harry. Draco, Crabbe and Goyle are making their way towards them.

DRACO
Having a last meal, Potter? When are you getting the train back to the Muggles?

HARRY
A lot braver now, aren’t you?

Draco sneers.

DRACO
I’ll take you on anytime. Tonight. Wizard’s duel. What’s the matter? Never heard of -?

RON
Of course he has!

DRACO
Midnight then. In the trophy room - it’s always unlocked.

And the three stalk off, laughing.

HARRY
A wizard’s duel?

RON
(laughing)
The most you and Malfoy’ll be able to do is send sparks at each other, but you could always throw your wand away and punch him on the nose.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
Excuse me?

They turn again to see Hermione passing them.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
I couldn’t help overhearing what you and Malfoy were saying -

RON
(Muttering)
Bet you could.

HERMIONE
- and you mustn’t go wandering around the school at night.

HARRY
It’s none of your business.

RON
Goodbye.

Hermione gives Ron a snarly look and walks off.

EXT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

The castle is dark, silent.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

Harry and Ron creep down the spiral staircase from their dormitory, make towards the portrait hole.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
I can’t believe you’re going to do this.

Hermione steps up from a seat near the fire. She is the only other person there.

RON
You! Go back to bed!

HERMIONE
I almost told your brother - Percy, he’s a prefect, he’d put a stop to this.

Harry ignores her.

HARRY
Come on.

He and Ron climb through the portrait hole, but Hermione rushes after them.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

HERMIONE
(Coming through the portrait hole)
You’ll lose all the points I got from Professor McGonagall for knowing about Switching Spells.

RON
Go a... (way)

Hermione turns back around to see what Ron is looking at and gasps. The Fat Lady portrait is empty.

HERMIONE
Now what am I going to do?

RON
That’s your problem.

HERMIONE
I’m coming with you.

RON
You are not!

HARRY
Shut up! I heard something...

Some sort of snuffling can be heard.

RON
Is it Filch’s cat? Mrs Norris?

The three of them bravely turn a corner to find...

HARRY
Neville?

NEVILLE
(Whimpering)
Thank goodness you found me! I couldn’t remember the new password -

RON
Keep your voice down. Password’s ‘Pig Snout’, but the Fat Lady’s gone off somewhere.

Neville’s eyes widen.

NEVILLE
Don’t leave me!

Ron stares from Hermione to Neville.

RON
If either of you get us caught, I’ll never rest until I’ve learnt that Curse of the Bogies Quirrell told us about and use it on you.

Hermione opens her mouth again.

HARRY
Shh!

They set off.

INT. HOGWARTS - TROPHY ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville creep into the room to find no one there.

HARRY
They should be here: We’re late.

RON
Maybe he’s chickened out.

Hermione and Neville shift nervously behind them. Then...

FILCH (O.S.)
Sniff around my sweet, they might be lurking in a corner.

Neville yelps and Harry’s eyes widen.

HARRY
(Quietly)
This way!

He beckons to the opposite side from where Filch is.

INT. HOGWARTS - THIRD FLOOR - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville appear in a corridor full of suits of armour. They creep down it. Neville looks back, but he slips on Ron’s robes. Ron tries to grab him, but - CRASH! Neville falls into a suit of armour, which falls onto another- onto another...

HARRY
RUN!

They all run, darting behind a tapestry and following the hidden passage found there. They dart unknowingly through the passage, finding an opening and piling through it. They arrived in another corridor.

RON
Where are we?

HERMIONE
Still on the third floor. Our charms class is just there.

She points to a door, and Ron points to a staircase.

RON
We need to get back to Gryffindor tower.

The four make their way towards the staircase.

HERMIONE
(to Harry)
Malfoy tricked you. Filch knew someone was going to be in the trophy room. Malfoy must have -

A rattle sounds as a door opened. All four of them froze in shock. It’s Peeves. He squeals with delight.

HARRY
Be quiet Peeves, please!

PEEVES
Wandering around at midnight? Naughty naughty, you’ll get caughty!

RON
Only if you don’t tell Filch - move!

He swipes at Peeves, who decides to bellow:

PEEVES
STUDENTS OUT OF BED DOWN THE CHARMS CORRIDOR! STUDENTS OUT OF BED...!

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville run towards the only door in front of them. But it’s locked.

RON
This is it! We’re done for!

HERMIONE
Oh move over!
(She brings out her wand)
Alohomora!

The lock clicks and they all rush through the door and shut it quickly.

INT. HOGWARTS - FLUFFY’S ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville listen through the door.

FILCH (O.S.)
Which way did they go, Peeves? Tell me.

INT. HOGWARTS - THIRD FLOOR - NIGHT

PEEVES
Say ‘please’!

FILCH
Where did they go?

PEEVES
(In a sing-song voice)
Shan’t say nothing if you don’t say ‘please’!

FILCH
Alright - please!

PEEVES
NOTHING! Ha ha. Told you I wouldn’t say nothing if you didn’t say please.

He blows a raspberry and whooshes off. Filch curses him and walks down the corridor the opposite way to where the four are hidden.

INT. HOGWARTS - FLUFFY’S ROOM - NIGHT

HARRY
(Taking his ear off the door)
He thinks this door’s locked. I think we’ll be - get off Neville!

Neville is tugging at Harry’s robes, his eyes wide in shock. Harry turns to see why - A huge three-headed dog stands before them, all six eyes staring at them. Without thinking, Harry opens the door and they all run out.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville scramble back through the portrait hole.

FAT LADY
(To their backs)
Where have you been?

Ron slams the portrait shut. For a second, they all stared at each other, then Neville rushes up to his dormitory.

RON
(Breaking the silence)
What are they doing, keeping that locked up in a school?

HERMIONE
You don’t use your eyes, do you? Didn’t you see what it was standing on?

HARRY
The floor?

HERMIONE
No, not the floor. It was standing on a trapdoor. It’s obviously guarding something.

Harry looks intrigued.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
I hope you’re all pleased with yourselves. We could have been killed - or worse, expelled.

Without another word, she too goes to her dormitory.

RON
You’d think we’d dragged her along, wouldn’t you?

But Harry isn’t paying attention. He mouths ‘guarding something’ to himself.

Quick shot of Hagrid scooping up a small package from Gringotts vault 713.
  

Hallowe'enINT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - MORNING

Harry and Ron have a quiet conversation during breakfast.

RON
So you think that dog’s guarding whatever Hagrid took from Gringotts?

HARRY
Yeah, but all I know is that it was about two inches long.

RON
It’s either really valuable or really dangerous.

HARRY
Or both.

Suddenly, the owls descend, carrying post. Harry is used to this now. Everyone’s attention is on a long package carried by 6 owls. Harry is as shocked as anyone when it lands in front of him, knocking his plate to the floor. Harry reaches out to open it just when a letter fell open from another owl. Harry opens and reads: “DO NOT OPEN THE PARCLE AT THE TABLE. It contains your new Nimbus Two Thousand.” He stops reading and opens his mouth, then darts to the end of the message. “Professor M. McGonagall”. He looks up to the staff table, where McGonagall smiles back.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - MORNING

Harry comes in, carrying the package. Ron follows reading the message.

RON
A Nimbus Two Thousand! I’ve never even touched once.

Harry Shh’s him and looks around. It’s empty apart from...

HERMIONE
So I suppose you think that’s a reward for breaking rules?

Hermione is at the base of the girls dormitory staircase.

HARRY
I thought you weren’t speaking to us?

RON
Yeah. Don’t stop now, it’s doing us all good.

Hermione marches through the portrait hole with her nose in the air. Harry starts to take the wrappings of the broomstick. Gold letters, “Nimbus Two Thousand” are etched at the handle.

HARRY
Wow.

INT. HOGWARTS - CHARMS CLASS - MORNING

The Gryffindor first-years are in pairs. Harry is working with Seamus, and Ron looks annoyed, partnered with Hermione. Hermione has her full attention on Flitwick

FLITWICK
Now, don’t forget that nice movement we’ve been practising. Swish and flick. And saying the incantation correctly is very important too. Never forget Wizard Barffio, who said ‘s’ instead of ‘f’ and found himself on the floor with a buffalo on his chest! So, it’s Wingardium Leviosa. Your turn now.

20 voices chant “Wingardium Levisoa” but none of the feathers lying in front of them move.

RON
Wingardium Leviosa.

He prods his wand at the feather, but nothing happens.

HERMIONE
You’re saying it wrong! It’s Win-gar-dium Levi-o-sa. Make the ‘gar’ nice and long.

RON
You do it then, if you’re so clever.

Hermione swishes and flicks her wand.

HERMIONE
Wingardium Leviosa.

Her feather is the first to leave their desk.

FLITWICK
Oh, well done!

INT. HOGWARTS - THIRD FLOOR - MORNING

Ron comes out of the Charms class in a bad temper.

RON
It’s no wonder no one can stand her. She’s a nightmare, honestly.

Harry begins to reply when someone knocks into Ron, and rushes off. Hermione - crying.

HARRY
I think she heard you.

RON
(Uncomfortable)
So?

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

The hall is decked with pumpkins and live bats for the Halloween feast. Parvati whispers to her friend, Lavender.

PARVATI
Hermione was crying in the toilets. Wanted to be left alone. Moaning Myrtle’s been helping her flood the bathroom, though.

Lavender giggles. They continue whispering and find seats. Harry and Ron, who overheard. Look to each other and find seats too.

Later, everyone is eating, but Ron isn’t really in the mood to. He converses silently to Harry. Suddenly the noise from the students lower. Quirell is running up the aisle towards Dumbledore. By the time he gets there no one in the entire room is making a sound.

QUIRRELL
Troll - in the dungeons - thought you ought to know.

He faints at Dumbledore’s feet. The once silent hall now is in an uproar. Dumbledore produces several purple firecrackers to resume the quietness.

DUMBLEDORE
Prefects, lead your Houses back to your common rooms immediately.

Percy suddenly jumps up from his seat.

PERCY
Follow me! No need to fear the troll. Stay close behind me.

Harry and Ron along with the rest of the table follow Percy. Harry looks up to the staff table, where a quick briefing is taking place. Snape isn’t taking his eyes off Quirrell.

HARRY
How could a troll get in?

RON
Don’t ask me in, they’re suppose to be really stupid. Maybe Peeves...

But Harry suddenly grabs Ron’s arm.

HARRY
I just thought - Hermione.

RON
What about her?

HARRY
She doesn’t know about the troll.

Ron seems to be having a internal conflict.

RON
Oh, all right then.

Making sure Percy can’t see them, they follow the Hufflepuffs instead.

INT. HOGWARTS - SECOND FLOOR - NIGHT

Harry and Ron reach the landing and look around. Footsteps can be heard.
RON
Percy!

He pulls Harry behind a large stone griffin. They both look around and see Snape, heading up another staircase.

HARRY
He’s heading for the third floor.

Harry goes to step out again, but Ron puts his hand out.

RON
Can you smell something?

Harry freezes too, and slowly they turn to see the troll coming up the stairs towards them. Twelve feet tall, his skin a dull grey, his body lumpy and like a boulder. He carries a huge wooden club. Harry and Ron watch as it passes them. The troll becomes interested in a door ajar to his right. He pushes it and goes inside. Harry and Ron become relieved.

HARRY
So, which is the girls’...?

A high pitch scream suddenly comes from the room the troll went into. Another scream comes from the ghost of a bespectacled teenage girl (MOANING MYRTLE) who flies through the wall, terrified.

RON
Oh no...

HARRY
Hermione!

INT. HOGWARTS - MOANING MYRTLE’S BATHROOM - NIGHT

Hermione slides down one of the walls, the troll approaching her. Sinks and cubicles are smashed. Harry and Ron rush through the door and Hermione’s eyes widen.

HARRY
Confuse it!

Ron picks up a tap and throws it at the troll’s head. It stops only a few feet from Hermione. It turns around, wondering where the tap came from. He finds Harry, and starts advancing at him instead.

RON
Oi, pea-brain!

Ron throws a pipe at the troll, and it now advances on Ron.

HARRY
(Seizing the opportunity)
Hermione, come on, run!

But Hermione is frozen to the spot. She simply stares up at the troll. Harry’s attention shifts to Ron, who is slowly cowering into a cubicle. Without thinking, Harry jumps and finds himself hanging from the troll’s neck. The troll still advances on Ron, so Harry foolishly sticks his wand up the troll’s nose. A scream of agony. The troll waves his club dangerously around. Harry is unable to get down again. Ron pulls out his wand, not sure what to do. Then:

RON
Wingardium Leviosa!

The troll’s club flies out of its hand. Harry is able to jump down out of harm’s way. The troll stares stupidly at his club, above his head. Then Ron flicks his wand down, and the club thuds down upon the troll’s head. All three move out of the way as it crashes onto the floor.

HERMIONE
Is it dead?

RON
I don’t think so...

Harry grabs his wand out of the troll’s nostrils. It has was looks like lumpy grey glue on it.

HARRY
Ugh - troll bogies.

Outside, they hear doors slamming and spin around to see Professor McGonagall standing at the doorway. She is speechless. Quirrell arrives in front of Snape, who limps in. Snape doesn’t take an eye off Quirrell, who wimpers when he sees the troll.

MCGONAGALL
What on earth were you thinking? You’re lucky you weren’t killed!

HERMIONE
Please, Professor, they were looking for me.

MCGONAGALL
Miss Granger?

HERMIONE
I went looking for the troll - I thought I could deal with it because - because I’ve read about them...

Ron drops his wand. He can’t believe Hermione is lying.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
If Harry and Ron hadn’t found me, I’d be dead now. It was about to finish me off when they arrived.

MCGONAGALL
In that case... Miss Granger, you foolish girl. Five points will be taken from Gryffindor.

Snape raises his eyebrow at this. McGonagall turns to Harry and Ron

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Well, I still say you were lucky. You each win Gryffindor five points. Professor Dumbledore will be informed. You may go now.

INT. HOGWARTS - SECOND FLOOR - NIGHT

Harry, Ron and Hermione silently walk down the corridor.

HERMIONE
Thanks... er...

HARRY
There are some things you can’t share without liking each other.

Hermione smiles and Harry and Ron return it.
QuidditchINT. HOGWARTS - ENTRANCE HALL - MORNING

Harry carries ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’ in his hand while he walks to breakfast with Ron and a slightly out-of-place Hermione. Harry is nervous. He wears his Quidditch robes. They hear whispering voices behind them.

SNAPE (O.S.)
Blasted thing. How are you suppose to keep your eyes on all three -

Snape and Filch stop at the sight of Harry, Ron and Hermione, Snape awkwardly because of his leg. Wanting to break the tension, Snape says:

SNAPE (CONT’D)
What’s that, Potter?

He points to ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’. Harry shows him it.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
Library books are not to be taken into the Great Hall when eating. Five points from Gryffindor.

He snatches the book and limps into the Great Hall with Filch.

HERMIONE
He just made that rule up.

RON
I wonder what’s wrong with his leg.

HARRY
Didn’t you hear him? He tried to get past that three-headed dog on Halloween! That’s where he was going when we saw him. I bet he let the troll in, to make a diversion!

HERMIONE
No - he wouldn’t...

RON
Honestly Hermione, you think all teaches are saints or something. I’m with Harry.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - QUIDDITCH PITCH - MORNING

In the stands, Ron and Hermione are joined by Hagrid, Neville, Seamus and Dean, holding a banner “Potter for President”. Harry and the rest of the Gryffindor team (Oliver, Fred, George, ANGELINA, ALICIA and KATIE) walk onto the field, towards the Slytherin team.

OLIVER
(To Harry)
You’ll be fine, Harry. Just remember the rules.

Harry nods. Madam Hooch brings out a crate containing four balls. She pulls out a red football-sized ball. The players make their may into the air.

(Possible intercuts to a training session with voice-overs)

OLIVER (V.O.) (CONT’D)
Now, Quidditch is easy enough to understand. There are seven players on each side. Three are called Chasers. This ball’s called the Quaffle.

Madam Hooch blows her whistle and throws the Quaffle into the air. Angelina catches it. It’s a frenzy. Players dart all over the stadium, watching for their particular ball.

LEE (O.S.)
And the Quaffle is taken immediately by Angelina Johnson of Gryffindor - what an excellent Chaser that girl is, and rather attractive too -

MCGONAGALL
JORDAN!

In the stands, LEE commentates, overseen by McGonagall. Slytherin player, MARCUS tackles the Quaffle from Angelina and pelts towards three hoops, which Oliver flies around.

OLIVER (V.O.)
The Chasers throw the Quaffle to each other and try to get it through one of the hoops. Ten points for every score made. Now there’s another player called the Keeper - I have to stop the other team from scoring.

Marcus aims the Quaffle at one of the hoops, but Wood scoops it up and passes it to Katie. Suddenly, a jet black ball flies towards Harry, who dodges it.

OLIVER (V.O.) (CONT’D)
These two are Bludgers. They rocket around trying to knock players off their brooms. It’s the Beaters’ job to protect their side from the Bludgers and try to knock them towards the other team.

Fred Weasley soars towards the Bludger and aims it at Flint.

FRED
Alright there, Harry?

LEE (O.S.)
(As it happens)
Slytherin in possession. Chaser Pucey ducks two Bludgers, two Weasleys and Bell. He speeds towards the - wait a moment - was that the Snitch?

Harry turns to see a glint of gold in the distance.

OLIVER (V.O.)
This is the Golden Snitch, and it’s the most important ball of the lot. It’s the Seeker’s hob to catch it. Whichever team’s Seeker catches the Snitch wins his team an extra hundred and fifty points, and they end the game, so they nearly always win...

Harry pelts in the direction of the Snitch, closely followed by Slytherin Seeker Higgs. Harry looks over the shoulder at him - WHAM! Marcus Flint had collides with Harry, grinning evilly. Madam Hooch’s whistle sounds. In the stands, the Gryffindors are furious.

LEE
So, after that obvious and disgusting bit of cheating -

MCGONAGALL
Jordan!

LEE
Alright, alright. Flint nearly kills the Gryffindor Seeker, which could happen to anyone, I’m sure...

In the air, Harry’s broom does an odd twitch. Harry looks at it, a bit confused. It jerks again, and Harry quickly holds on, now unable to control the broom. No one seems to notice. Alicia is making a penalty shot.

HAGRID
(Looking through binoculars)
Dunno what Harry thinks he’s doing. If I didn’ know better, I’d say he lost control of his broom...

In the air, Harry does uncontrollable zig-zags. In the stands, Hermione grabs the binoculars, and instead of looking at Harry, she looks to the crowd.

HERMIONE
I knew it - Snape - look. He’s jinxing the broom.

Snape’s eyes are fixed on Harry and he is muttering under his breath.

RON
What should we do?

HERMIONE
Leave it to me.

The rest of the Gryffindor team forget about the game and hover under Harry in case he falls. Marcus Flint grabs the Quaffle and scores. Hermione reaches a stand and bends down, pointing at Snape’s robes.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
Incendio.

A small fire appears there. Hermione rushes away, accidently knocking Quirrell. Snape yelps at realising he is on fire. In the air, Harry looks relieved to find his broomstick working fine and sits on it properly, and speeds to the ground. The audience cheer, but become confused. Harry falls to the ground, looking sick. But then, something gold falls out.

HARRY
(Holding it up)
I’ve got the Snitch!

There is an uproar in the crowds. The Slytherin teams aren’t pleased.

INT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - HAGRID’S HUT - AFTERNOON

Hagrid pours tea for Harry, Ron and Hermione.

RON
It was Snape.

HAGRID
Rubbish. Why would Snape do somethin’ like that?

HARRY
Well, he tried to get past that three-headed dog at Hallowe’en.

Hagrid drops his teapot.

HAGRID
Who told you about Fluffy?

HERMIONE
Fluffy?

HAGRID
Yeah, he’s mine - bought him off a Greek chappie las’ year. I lent him to Dumbledore to guard the -

HARRY
Yes?

HAGRID
Now, don’t ask me any more -

HARRY
But Snape’s trying to steal it.

HAGRID
Rubbish.

HERMIONE
So why did he just try to kill Harry? I know a jinx when I see one, Hagrid, I’ve read about them! You’ve got to keep eye contact and Snape wasn’t blinking at all.

HAGRID
I’m telling yeh, yer wrong! Snape wouldn’t try an’ kill a student! Yer meddlin’ in things that don’ concern yeh. Forget about that dog, and’ you forget what it’s guardin’, that’s between Professor Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel -

HARRY
Aha! So there’s someone called Nicolas Flamel involved?

Hagrid looks furious.
  



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And none will come after...
Farewell to the Harry Potter films

(this was written way before Fantastic Beasts was a thing... )

A true - CoS and Pottermore!

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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

I've just written a bit more - I hope to get a full draft complete in a week!

New PS Script:    


  
The Boy Who Lived:    


  
FADE IN:

INT. HALL OF PROPHECY - NIGHT

As we fade in, indistinguishable voices are heard. A spherical shape begins to be seen, and the voices become clearer and clearer...

MALE PROPHET
At the solciste will come a new...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
He will return tonight!

FEMALE PROPHET
And none will come after...

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
(Louder than the others)
The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord -

We go into the spherical shape -

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

- and a small cottage forms.

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
- approaches.

Suddenly the house is filled with green light. A baby’s cry can be heard.

CUT TO BLACK

FADE TO:

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

The title floats upon an ominous background.

FADE TO:

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MORNING

We track up the footpath, meet a stray tabby cat, then pan up to woman outside number 4 (PETUNIA), who kisses her husband (VERNON) while trying to stop her baby boy (DUDLEY) cry.

EXT. LITTLE WHINING - MORNING
Vernon stops his car, amongst the morning traffic. He eyes a man and a woman whispering to each other, about to cross the road. They are wearing cloaks, looking extremely out of place.

CLOAK WEARING MAN
(As the cross in front of Vernon)
The Potters - that’s what I heard.

CLOAK WEARING WOMAN
Yes, yes - they’re son Harry...

Vernon sits in his car, dread slowly covering his face.

BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesn’t notice the traffic move again.

JIM MCGUFFIN (V.O.)
(As Vernon drives off)
Well, not only are some people celebrating Halloween a day late, -

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - NIGHT

Vernon is watching the news.

JIM MCGUFFIN
(On TV)
- today the nations owl’s have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern. There have been hundreds of sighting of this birds flying in daylight. Most mysterious.

VERNON
Er - Petunia

Petunia is makig dinner.

PETUNIA
Yes?

VERNON
You haven’t from your sister late--

PETUNIA
(With force)
No. Why?!

VERNON
Funny stuff on the news. I thought, maybe, it could have been her lot.

Petunia just sniffs.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Their son - Howard, isn’t it?

PETUNIA
(Obviously annoyed)
Harry. Nasty common name if you ask me.

She goes straight back to cooking.

VERNON
(Becoming unsettled.)
Yes. I quite agree.

We pass through the window -

EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MIDNIGHT

- to find it is midnight. The stray tabby cat looks impatient upon a brick wall. POP. An eldery man (DUMBLEDORE), wearing a cloak, suddenly walks onto the deserted road. He holds out a cigarette lighter, and with one click, all the lights from the lamp extinguish with a POP.

DUMBLEDORE
Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall.

He turns to the stray tabby cat, who transforms into a woman (MCGONAGALL) with square glasses exactly like the markings that were around the cat’s eyes. They both sit down on the brick wall.

MCGONAGALL
Albus, is it true? Has he really gone?

DUMBLEDORE
It certainly seems so.

McGonagall is shocked.

MCGONAGALL
And James and Lily?

Dumbledore bows his head, and McGonagall gasps.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
But what about Harry?
(Dumbledore says nothing)
What they’re saying is he tried to kill them too, but, but, he couldn’t.

DUMBLEDORE
It’s true.

MCGONAGALL
(Looking more shocked than ever)
After all he’s done, all the people he’s killed. But how did Harry survive?

DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess. We may never know.

Dumbledore looks at his watch.

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

DUMBLEDORE
I’ve come to bring Harry to the only family he has left.

MCGONAGALL
(Pointing to number 4)
You can’t mean the people who live here? I’ve been watching them all day. You couldn’t find two people who are less like us. Harry Potter come an live here?!

DUMBLEDORE
(Looking sternly at McGonnagall)
It’s the best place for him.

MCGONAGALL
But how is the boy getting here?

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid is bringing him.

MCGONAGALL
You think it - wise to trust Hagrid with something as important as this? I’m not saying his heart isn’t in the right place, but he does tend to -

A loud RUMBLE is heard.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
What was that?

A giant motorbike falls down from the sky, ridden by a giant-of-a man (HAGRID), who carries a pile of blankets in his arms.

DUMBLEDORE
Hagrid. At last.

Hagrid passes the pile of blankets to Dumbledore and we see a baby boy (HARRY) inside them.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
No problems, I hope?

HAGRID
No sir - house was almost destroyed, but I got him out ok.

McGonnagall comes up to look at baby Harry.

MCGONAGALL
(Noticing a lighting-bolt scar on his forehead)
Is that where - ?

DUMBLEDORE
He’ll have that scar forever.

MCGONAGALL
Couldn’t you do something -

DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldn’t. Scars can come in handy.

Dumbledore leads the party towards the door of number 4.

HAGRID
(teary)
Could I say good-bye to him sir?

Dumbledore nods and Hagrid bends down to give Harry a kiss. McGonagall pats Hagrid on the arm. Dumbledore places Harry down on the mat, and places a letter on top on him.

DUMBLEDORE
Good luck, Harry.

CUT TO BLACK
  

The Vanishing Glass:    


  
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - MORNING

The noise of a motorbike driving away, then -

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Up! Get up! Now!

10-year-old Harry Potter wakes, but doesn’t want to get out of bed.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
Get a move on. You have to look after the bacon. And don’t you dare let it burn on Duddy’s special day.

Harry groans.
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry serves bacon as his cousin, Dudley, now 11, counts his birthday presents.

DUDLEY
Thirty-six? That’s two less than last year!

PETUNIA
Darling, you missed Auntie Marge’s present.

DUDLEY
Well that makes it thirty-seven -

PETUNIA
(Sensing trouble)
And we’re going to buy you two new presents!

Vernon comes back from answering the phone.

VERNON
(Sniffing)
Mrs Figg’s broken her leg. Can’t take him.

PETUNIA
Now what?

HARRY
You could just leave me here. I won’t blow up the house!

I/E. DURSLEY’S CAR - MORNING

Harry is coming with them. BRRRMMM. A motorbike drives by.

VERNON
(Complaining)
Young Hoodlums, roaring along like maniacs!

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

Vernon almost crashes the car. He turns around to Harry.

VERNON
Motorbikes don’t fly!

HARRY
It was only a dream...

Harry looks to the window and the shot of him from the outside -

FADE TO:

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

- turns to a boa constrictor fast asleep behind glass. Dudley and his friend, PIERS, run up to it and press there noses on the glass, but Dudley is easily bored.

DUDLEY
(To Vernon)
Make it move!

Vernon taps on the glass. Nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
Do it again!

He does. And nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONT’D)
This is boring...

He and Piers move off to the next exhibit. Harry, however, stays there.

HARRY
(To the snake)
It must be really annoying.

Harry isn’t concentrating on the snake, and doesn’t notice it begin to move. He notices it as it’s head comes up to the glass. Harry looks around to see no one is watching. The snake winks.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Where do you come from?

The snake taps his tail next to a sign ‘Boa Constrictor, Brazil’

HARRY (CONT’D)
Was it nice there.

The snake taps again. ‘This specimen was bred in the zoo’

HARRY (CONT’D)
(Sighing)
Oh - I see -

PIERS
(Running to the snake)
Dudley! Mr Dursley! You won’t believe what this snake is doing!

Dudley rushes after him, and nudges Harry out of the way. Piers and Dudley are leaning right up to the glass, but become unsupported when the glass disappears. Harry looks shocked. Dudley and Piers fall head first into the cage and become rooted to the spot when the Boa Constrictor slithers out of the exhibit.

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

Harry is shocked to find it speaking. He looks up to see Vernon looking angrily at him.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - AFTERNOON

Harry is held by Vernon

VERNON
Go! Cupboard! Stay! No meals!

Harry is pushed into the cupboard.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - AFTERNOON

Harry is alone and in the dark as Vernon slams the door on him.

FADE TO BLACK.

SERIES OF FLASHBACKS:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

Harry is shocked as his teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

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

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Dudley, PIERS POLKISS and some other of his gang are chasing Harry. Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A 5-year-old Harry questions Petunia.

HARRY
How did I get my scar?

Petunia stops what she is doing.

PETUNIA
In a car crash - when your parents died.

She walks off.

PETUNIA (CONT’D)
And don’t ask questions!

A flash of green light.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - NIGHT

Harry’s eyes are filled with green light as he wakes up from a nightmare.
  

The Letters From No One:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - MCGONAGALL’S OFFICE - DAY

Dumbledore walks into McGonagall’s office, where she is sorting out letters.

DUMBLEDORE
You called, Minerva?

MCGONAGALL
Yes. I’ve been sorting out the first-years. I wondered if you realised -

DUMBLEDORE
That Harry Potter is attending next year? Yes, I’ve been waiting. I wonder if you heard of what he’s been up to lately? It was in the Muggle newspaper. A snake escaped from the London Zoo, tormenting one Dudley Dursley in the process. The Muggles are ever so confused where the glass went.
(After a moment pause)
I do wonder if...

But he doesn’t finish his sentence.

MCGONAGALL
I’ve been wondering if it will be difficult to reach them. You know I still don’t like that you sent him to live with those people.

Dumbledore turns away and notices a quill jump up by itself and write a name on a piece of parchment.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah, the Montgomery’s have just had a baby boy.
(To McGonagall again)
Don’t worry, I’ve been expecting it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry walks in just as mail can be heard coming through the slot. Harry doesn’t even walk any further, because he knows what is coming.

VERNON
Get the mail, Harry.

Helplessly, he obeys.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Harry walks up the hall to a pile of mail on the floor. Bored, he fingers through the mail. His eyes open wide at one letter:
Mr H. Potter
The Cupboard under the Stairs
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging
Surrey

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Walking in, Harry turns over his letter and sees a coat of arms of a lion, eagle, badger and snake around the letter H. Harry gives the rest of the mail to Vernon. He picks up the first in the pile, a postcard.

VERNON
Marge’s ill! Ate a funny whelk -

Harry is about to open his letter -

DUDLEY
Dad! Dad! Harry’s got something!

As Harry is just about to unfold the paper inside, Vernon forces it out of his hands.

HARRY
That’s mine!

VERNON
Who’d be writing to you?

Vernon’s eyes fill with terror as he finds out. Petunia nosies over and looks like she’s about to faint.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING
Dudley listens through the hall keyhole. Harry listens through the crack at the bottom.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
Look at the address! How do they know where he sleeps?!

VERNON (O.S.)
Watching - spying - might be following us.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
What should we do Vernon?

VERNON (O.S.)
Ignore it.

PETUNIA (O.S.)
But -

VERNON (O.S.)
I’m not having one in my house Petunia!

Harry lies there, confused and intrigued.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS - EVENING

Harry lies in the same position. The lock turns, and Vernon opens the door.

VERNON
Harry. Er. Your aunt and I have been thinking. Er. We think it would be nice is you moved to Dudley’s second bedroom -

HARRY
Why?

VERNON
Don’t. Ask. Questions!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - EVENING

Harry is moving his stuff (which is hardly anything) up to his new room. Vernon is nailing up the letterbox, talking to Petunia. Neither notice Harry.

VERNON
See, if they can’t deliver them they’ll just give up.

PETUNIA
(Offering fruit cake)
I’m not sure -

VERNON
Oh these people’s minds work in strange ways.

Vernon takes the fruit cake and hammers another nail with it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

A confused milkman passes eggs through the window to Petunia.

PETUNIA
(Before he can say anything)
We’re renovating.

MILKMAN
And also, these were on your doormat.

He passes about 10 letters addressed to Harry. Petunia’s fake smile falters.

PETUNIA
Thank you!

MILKMAN
Good day.

He leaves and Petunia eyes the change on the letter’s address: ‘The Smallest Bedroom’. She throws them into the fire and continues to cook, selecting one of the new eggs. She breaks it. No yolk. But there is parchment. Petunia’s eyes widen with horror. She breaks more and more eggs. Harry and Dudley walk in. Petunia pulls out letters from each of the dozen eggs. She screams.

DUDLEY
(To Harry)
Who on earth wants to talk to you this badly

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry is looking out the window, sad. Vernon gleefully spreads marmalade on his toast at the kitchen table.

VERNON
No posts on Sunday!

He takes a bite of his toast.

VERNON (CONT’D)
No letters today - !

But somehow a letter knocks the toast out of his hand. Harry turns around. A rumble can be heard from the fireplace. Everyone stares at it. Suddenly hundreds of letter come flying out of it. Harry jumps up and tries to get one, but he is thrown out of the room by Vernon

VERNON (CONT’D)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. We’re going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

Rain plummets down. The Dursley’s car pulls up to the coast, and Vernon gets out.

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldn’t it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddy’s gone mad, hasn’t he?

Harry looks out of the car, its windows splattered by rain. Vernon returns.

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And there’s a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Could do with some of those letters now, eh?

EXT. SEA - NIGHT

Vernon rows the party to a small island in the middle of the sea with a small wooden shack upon it.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MIDNIGHT

Harry lies on the stone wall, unable to sleep.

HARRY
(To himself)
Happy Birthday to me...

THUNDER. Harry sighs and rolls over. He notices Dudley’s watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM!
  

The Keeper of the Keys:    


  
Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Where’s the cannon?

BOOM! Vernon and Petunia hurry in from another room. vernon carries a rifle

VERNON
Who’s there? I’m armed!

SMASH! The door falls down and HAGRID storms in, looking evil, but says cheerfully -

HAGRID
Couldn’t make us a cup o’ tea? It’s not been an easy journey.

None of them do anything. Hagrid puts the door back in its hinges. He goes to sit down.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
And here’s Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but you’ve got yer mum’s eyes.

Vernon gains back some courage.

VERNON
I demand that you leave at once!

Without turning, Hagrid puts his hand back and grabs the rifle out of his hands. He ties it easily into a knot and throws it into the corner.

HAGRID
Anyway. Harry, a very happy birthday to yeh.

And he pulls out a cake, with ‘Happy Birthday Harry’ written on it. Harry doesn’t know what to say.

HARRY
Who are you?

HAGRID
(Chuckling)
Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.

He puts his hand out and shakes Harry’s arm.

HARRY
I’m sorry, but I still don’t really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. An’ like I told yeh, I’m Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yeh’ll know about Hogwarts, o’ course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
It’s them that should be sorry!
(To Harry again)
Did yeh ever wonder where yer parents learnt it all?

HARRY
All what?

VERNON
(Stepping out)
Stop! I forbid you to tell -

HAGRID
You never told him? I saw Dumbledore leave that letter, Dursley! An’ yeh’ve kept it from him all these years?

HARRY
Kept what from me?

VERNON
Stop! I forbid -

HAGRID
Oh, go boil yer heads!

Petunia gasps

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Harry, yer a wizard.

No one speaks. Even the storm outside seems less wild.

HARRY
I’m - I’m a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, o’ course. Jus’ like yer parents.

Hagrid pulls out a letter and Harry opens and reads it.

HARRY
(Still shocked)
Dear Mr. Potter, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

VERNON
He’s not going.

HAGRID
I’d like to see a great Muggle like you stop him!

HARRY
A what?

HAGRID
Muggle, non-magic folk like them - the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on!

VERNON
We swore when we took him in we’d stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew I’m - a wizard?

PETUNIA
Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be? How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? I was the only one who saw her for what she was - a freak!
(Now enjoying her story)
She met that Potter at that school. She left, got married, and had you, and of course I knew you'd be just the same, just as - abnormal - and then she went and got herself blown up and we got landed with you!

HARRY
Blown up? You told me they died in a car crash!

HAGRID
Car crash?! It’s an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowin’ his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Don’ know if I’m the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I don’ like saying it. No one does.

HARRY
Why not?

HAGRID
Harry, people are still scared. Seem there was this wizard who went ... bad. Worse. Worse than worse. His name was -

Hagrid tries, but can’t.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, can’t spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Don’t make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - ‘bout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didn’t know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takin’ over. ‘Course, some people stood up to him - an’ he killed ‘em. Horribly. One o’ the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledore’s the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum an’ dad were as good a witch an’ wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godric’s Hollow, the village were yeh were livin’, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

A cloaked man (VOLDEMORT) walks up to a cottage, he notices a mother and father (LILY and JAMES) playing with their son (HARRY)

HAGRID (V.O.)
- Yer was just a year old.

Voldemort pushes the gate open, and makes his way up the path.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
He came to yer house, an’, an’ -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONT’D)
- he killed ‘em.

A flash of green light and James lies dead on the floor.

INT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - POTTER’S COTTAGE - NIGHT

Lily protects her son as Voldemort charms open the door of the room they are in. Cut to: A flash of green light as Lily falls down to reveal Harry in his cot behind her.

HAGRID (V.O.)
An’ this is the real myst’ry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRIC’S HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harry’s cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldn’t.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT

Harry is shocked, his lightning-bolt scar showing.

HAGRID
Never wondered how you got that mark on yer forehead? That’s what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. An’ that’s why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill ‘em, no one except you.

Harry looks away. A flash of green light appears on his eyes again, but this time Voldemort makes a cruel laugh.

HARRY
What happened to Vol - I mean, You-Know-Who?

HAGRID
Disappeared. Vanished. Makes yer even more famous. Some say he died. Codswallop, in my opinion. Dunno if he had enough human left in him to die. Most of us reckon he’s still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadn’t counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethin’ about you stumped him, all right.

Hagrid looks to Harry with warm and thankful eyes.

HARRY
Hagrid, I think you must have made a mistake. I don’t think I can be a wizard -

HAGRID
Not a wizard, eh? Never made things happen when you was scared or angry.

Quick flashbacks:

INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY

The teacher's wig is suddenly turns blue.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - DAY

A jumper shrinks as Petunia forces it over Harry's head.

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

Harry tries to jump behind a bin, but finds himself on the roof.

INT. ZOO REPTILE HOUSE - AFTERNOON

BOA CONSTRICTOR
(As it passes Harry)
Thankssss.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - NIGHT
The hiss of the snake continues to ring in Harry’s ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - You’ll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Haven’t I told you he’s not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you won’t stop him! His name’s been down ever since he was born. He’s off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, an’ he’ll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
I’m not paying for some crackpot old fool to teach him magic tricks!

This snaps something in Hagrid, he pulls out a pink umbrella and aims it at Vernon

HAGRID
Never - insult - Albus - Dumbledore - in - front - of - me!

A flash of violet light. Dudley squeals, and a pig’s tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Shouldn’t have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Didn’t work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasn’t much left to do.
  

Diagon Alley:    


  
INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagrid’s coat falls off him and he smiles. TAP TAP. Harry goes to the window. There is an owl there. He opens the window, and the owl comes in and drops the newspaper it was holding next to Hagrid, then starts to attach his coat.

HARRY
Hagrid! There’s an - owl!

HAGRID
(Grunting)
Give him five knuts.

HARRY
Knuts?

HAGRID
Little bronze coins. Look in the pockets.

Harry tries one of the many pockets of Hagrid’s coat. He withdraws keys and slug pellets, then finds a handful of strange looking coins. Harry gives the owl 5 bronze ones and it flies off. Harry is still shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Waking)

Best be off, Harry, gotta buy all yer stuff today.

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I haven’t got any money -

HAGRID
Don’t worry about that. D’yeh think you parents didn’t leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizards’ bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so you’d be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - ‘cept perhaps Hogwarts.

EXT. COAST - ROWBOAT - MORNING

Hagrid taps the boat with his umbrella and it rows itself towards land. He reads the newspaper (The Daily Prophet).

HAGRID
Ministry o’ Magic messin’ things up as usual.

HARRY
There’s a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyone’d be wantin’ magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say there’s dragons guardin’ the high security vaults. Crickey, I’d like a dragon.

HARRY
You’d like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. There’s a list there of everything you need.

Harry unfolds the letter and reads.

HARRY
1 wand, 1 cauldron, 1 set glass or crystal phials, 1 telescope, 1 set of brass scales. Can we find all this in London?

HAGRID
If yer know where to go.

The boat reaches the shore.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid make their way down the road, Harry looking confused. Hagrid turns off at a grubby-looking pub.

HAGRID
This is it - The Leaky Cauldron.

INT. THE LEAKY CAULDRON - MORNING

They walk in to find the pub full of life. The barman (TOM) signals Hagrid.

TOM
The usual, Hagrid?

HAGRID
Can’t Tom, I’m on Hogwarts business.

TOM
(Seeing Harry)
Good lord, is this - can this be -?

The bar goes quiet.

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

A lady smoking a pipe doesn’t notice it has gone out. Tom comes out and shakes Harry’s hand.

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

But everyone else now wants to shake his hand. Harry is bombarded and can only hear voices.

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

HAND SHAKER 1
So proud, I’m just so proud.

HAND SHAKER 2
Always wanted to shake your hand.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Delighted, Mr Potter, just can’t tell you how much - Diggle’s the name.

His hat falls off in his excitement. A pale twitchy man comes up next.

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

Harry shakes his hand.

QUIRRELL
P-P-Potter, c-can't t-tell you how ppleased I am to meet you.

HARRY
What sort of magic do you teach?

QUIRRELL
D-Defence Against the D-D-Dark Arts. Nnot that you n-need it, eh, P-P-Potter? You'll be g-getting all your equipment, I suppose?

HAGRID
Yeh. Must get on - lots to buy.

And Harry follows Hagrid out to the back of the pub.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - BRICK COURTYARD - MORNING

They both walk in to the courtyard.

HAGRID
Told yeh you was famous. Even Professor Quirrell was tremblin' ter meet yeh - mind you, he's usually tremblin'

HARRY
Is he always that nervous?

HAGRID
Oh, yeah. Poor bloke. Brilliant mind. Jus’ took a year off ter get some firsthand experience - never been the same since. Now, where's me umbrella?

Harry suddenly realises they are at a dead-end, facing a brick wall. Hagrid is busy counting the bricks and begins to tap it with a small pink umbrella. On the third tap, a small hole appears there, which gets wider and wider, creating an archway to reveal a cobbled street packed with shops.

HAGRID (CONT’D)

Welcome to Diagon Alley.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - MORNING

They set out on to the street, Harry eyeing the many different wizardry shops. At the end of the street -

HAGRID
Gringotts!

- a tall white building towers the others. Two short creatures stand guard.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
(Whispering to Harry)

Yeah, those are goblins.

They make their way to the doors, which have words etched onto them. Harry reads over some of the phrases: “For those who take, but do not earn, must pay most dearly in their turn.” “Thief, you have been warned, beware Of finding more than treasure here.”

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Like I said, you’d be mad ter rob it.

He opens the doors for them.

INT. GRINGOTTS - MORNING

They find themselves in a magnificent hall full of doors to the sides and counters with goblins as tellers. Hagrid leads the way to one of these.

HAGRID
Morning.

The goblin looks up from measuring rare gems.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
We’ve come ter take some money outta Mr Harry Potter’s safe.

GOBLIN
You have his key, sir?

HAGRID
Er, got it here somewhere.

He empties some of his pockets onto the goblin’s desk. The goblin shrivels up his nose at some moudly dog biscuits.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Got it.

Hagrid gives the key to the goblin, who examines it.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
An' I've also got a letter here from Professor Dumbledore. It's about the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen.

The goblin looks stops examining the key and takes the letter and examines it instead.

GOBLIN
Very well. I will have someone take you down to both vaults. Griphook!

INT. GRINGOTTS - CART TRACKS - MORNING

Harry and Hagrid are lead in by another goblin (GRIPHOOK).

HARRY
What’s the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen?

HAGRID
Can’t tell yeh that. Very secret. More’n my job’s worth ter tell yeh.

Griphook gets in the front of a cart and Harry and Hagrid sit in the back. Harry is hardly seated when suddenly the cart whizzes away, steered through multiple junctions. Left, right, left, middle, right... Harry can’t keep track of where they’re going. And as suddenly as the cart started, it stops without warning. They all get out, Hagrid looking queasy, and Griphook inserts the key into the wall. A section of the wall fades away to reveal mounds of gold, silver and bronze coins. Harry is shocked.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
All yours.

VAULT 713

The cart jolts to another stop. Hagrid nervously gets out, follows by a curious Harry.

GRIPHOOK
Stand back!

Griphook goes over to the wall and runs its finger down it. The wall melts away.

GRIPHOOK (CONT’D)
(To an awestruck Harry)
If anyone but a Gringotts goblin tried that, they'd be sucked through the door and trapped in there.

HARRY
How often do you check them?

GRIPHOOK
About every ten years.

Hagrid reaches into the vault and brings out a small, grubby package. Harry is disappointed.

HAGRID
Come on.

They get back on the cart, and Harry turns back to see the wall reseals itself with a small pop.

EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid walk out of an Apothecary, both carrying packages. Hagrid looks at Harry’s list.

HAGRID
Just yer wand left, an’ I still haven’t got yeh a birthday present.

HARRY
You don’t have to!

LATER

They both now come out of Eeylops Owl Emporium, Harry now holding the cage of a sleeping snowing white owl.

HARRY (CONT’D)
(stammering)
Th-thanks

HAGRID
Don’ mention it. Just Ollivanders left now.

He points to ‘Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382BC.

INT. DIAGON ALLEY - OLLIVANDERS - AFTERNOON

A bell rings as Harry and Hagris enters. There is an eerie silence. Hagrid sits on the only chair in the room, which makes a crunching noise. He quickly gets off. A man suddenly appears at the counter.

OLLIVANDER
I thought I’d be seeing you soon, Harry Potter. You have your mothers eyes. Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow. Your father, a mahogany wand. Eleven inches. Pliable. Excellent for transfiguration.

Mr Ollivander reaches out and touches Harry’s scar.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Thirteen and a half inches. Yew. Powerful wand. I’m sorry to say I sold the wand that did it.

Ollivander’s eyes shift, and he notices Hagrid.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Rubeus Hagrid! Oak, sixteen inches, rather bendy, wasn't it?

HAGRID
Yes, it was, sir.

OLLIVANDER
Good wand, that one. But I suppose they snapped it in half when you got expelled?

HAGRID
Yes, yes, they did. I’ve still got the pieces, though.

OLLIVANDER
But you don’t use them?

HAGRID
Oh, no sir.

Hagrid’s grip on his pink umbrella tightens. Meanwhile, a tape measure appears from nowhere, and it starts to measure everywhere on Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Searching in the store)
Every Ollivander wand has a core of a powerful magical substance, Mr Potter. We use unicorn hairs, phoenix tail feathers, and the heartstrings of dragons. No two Ollivander wands are the same, and of course, you will never get such good results with another wizard's wand. It’s the wand that chooses the wizard, Mr Potter.

Ollivander grabs back the tape as it begins to measure his nostrils, and hands him a wand.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Beechwood and dragon heartstring. Nine inches. Nice and flexible. Give it a wave.

Harry foolishly gives the wand a small wave, but Ollivander quickly replaces it with another.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
No, no - here. Ebony and unicorn hair, eight and a half inches, springy. Go on.

Harry tries again but the same thing happens. The pile of discarded wands on Ollivander’s desk increases.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
(Looking through the store again)
Tricky customer, eh? Not to worry, we'll find the perfect match here somewhere.

He pauses.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
I wonder, now - yes, why not.

He hands a wand to Harry.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Unusual combination - holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.

Harry takes it and waves it, but Ollivander doesn’t take it back: the wand emits red and gold sparks. Hagrid claps.

OLLIVANDER (CONT’D)
Yes, indeed, oh, very good. Well, well, well... how curious... how very curious...

HARRY
Sorry, but what's curious?

OLLIVANER
I remember every wand I've ever sold, Mr Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather - just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother why, its brother gave you that scar. I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter. After all, He- Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great.

Harry looks a little unsettled.

EXT. CHARING CROSS ROAD - AFTERNOON

Harry and Hagrid come out of the Leaky Cauldron and wait at a bus stop. Hagrid pulling something out of his coat.

HAGRID
Yer ticket fer Hogwarts. First o' September - King's Cross - Platform Nine and Three Quarters - it's all on yer ticket.

Harry takes the ticket off Hagrid and examines it.

HARRY
Platform Nine and Three Quarters?

He looks back, but Hagrid has gone.
  

The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters:    


  
INT. KINGS CROSS STATION - MORNING

There is a platform 9, and a platform 10, but no platforms in between...

VERNON
Platform Nine. Platform Ten. Your platform should be somewhere in the middle, but they don’t seem to have built it yet.

All three Dursley leave, laughing.

VERNON (CONT’D)
Have a good term.

Harry is left stranded with his trunk and owl, which hoots.

HARRY
It’s alright, Hedwig.

Harry looks at the clock. 10:45. He starts to worry.

MOLLY (O.S.)
- packed with Muggles of course -

At once Harry turns to see a plump woman (MOLLY) followed by her four sons (PERCY, FRED, GEORGE, and RON), and her daughter (GINNY) holding her hand. She stops at a point between platforms 9 and 10.

GINNY
Platform nine and three-quarters! Mum, can’t I go...

MOLLY
You’re not old enough Ginny. Be quiet. All right, Percy, you go first.

The eldest son, Percy, starts pushing his trunk ahead, but a group of tourists then pass, and when they leave Percy has vanished.

MOLLY (CONT’D)
Fred, George, you next.

Two twins come out and head for the barrier between platforms nine and ten. They seem to melt right through the wall.

HARRY
Excuse me.

Harry comes forward and Molly turns to him.

MOLLY
Hello dear. First time at Hogwarts? Ron’s new, too.

She gestures at the last of her sons.

HARRY
Yes. The thing is - I don’t -

MOLLY
Not to worry dear. All you have to do is walk straight at the barrier between platforms nine and ten. Best do it at a bit of a run if you’re nervous. Go on.
Harry looks to Ron, who is waiting for him now.

HARRY
Er - okay.

Harry pushes his trolley forward. The wall gets closer and closer. Harry swears he’ll crash, but -

INT. PLATFORM NINE AND THREE-QUARTERS - MORNING

- he finds himself on a platform packed with people. The Hogwarts Express gleams in front of him. Harry goes toward it, passing wizards, owls and cats.

NEVILLE
(Faintly heard in the background)
- lost my toad, Gran.

Unseen by Harry, a man (LUCIUS) watches his pass across the station.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS COMPARTMENT - MORNING

Harry sits down in an empty compartment. He notices the red-haired family (The Weasleys) on the platform. Molly hugs and kisses each of her sons. She gets a hankerchief out and rubs something off Ron’s nose. They all make their way towards the train, whispering to each other. When the doors shut and the train starts to leave, Ginny runs after it, half crying, half laughing, but gives up as it turns the corner. Harry sits in his compartment, thinking things over, when the door opens.

RON
Is anyone sitting there? Everywhere else is full.

Harry shakes his head and returns to look out the window.

RON (CONT’D)
(Sitting down)
Are you Harry Potter?

HARRY
Um, yes.

RON
(Pointing Harry’s scar)
And that’s where You-Know-Who -

HARRY
Yes, but I can’t remember it.

Ron stares at Harry, but quickly looks out the window.

HARRY (CONT’D)
Are all your family wizards?

RON
Er, I think so.

HARRY
Wish I’d had three wizard brothers.

RON
Five. I’m the sixth in the family. Everyone expects me to do as well as them. Head Boy, Quidditch captain, Prefect. I never get anything new either. Bill’s old robes, Charlie’s old wand, and Percy’s old rat.

He pulls out a beaten-up fat grey rat from his jacket.

RON (CONT’D)
His name’s Scabbers and he’s useless.

Scabbers is sleeping.

HARRY
You must know loads of magic. I’ve got loads to learn -

RON
There’s loads of people who come from Muggle families and they learn quick enough.

There is noise outside and a dimpled old lady opens the door to show them her food trolley.

FOOD TROLLEY LADY
Anything of the trolley, dears?

Ron’s gestures some snadwiches he has, but Harry leaps up.

HARRY
Yes please.

But he is taken aback when he sees what’s on the trolley: Bettie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes and Licorice Wands.

A LITTLE LATER

Harry and Ron are eating their way through what looks like the entire trolley. Ron’s sandwiches lie next to Scabbers, forgotten.

HARRY (CONT’D)
What are these?

He shows Ron a Chocolate Frogs packet.

HARRY (CONT’D)
They’re not really frogs, are they?

RON
No. But see what the card is. I’m missing Ptolemy. Chocolate frogs have famous witches and wizards cards inside them to collect. I’ve got about five hundred.

Harry turns the package over and pulls out a wizard card from the bottom. It shows, as the title says, Albus Dumbledore.

HARRY
So this is Dumbledore?

RON
Don’t tell me you’d never heard of Dumbledore!

Harry reads the other side of the card.

HARRY
‘Albus Dumbledore. Currently Headmaster of Hogwarts. Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with his partner, Nicolas Flamel.’

The chocolate frog suddenly escapes and leaps around the compartment. Ron tries to catch it. Harry turns the card over again to find the Dumbledore in the picture wink and leave. Harry’s mouth opens again, and Ron catches the frog. The door opens again.

NEVILLE
Sorry, but have you seen a toad at all?

Ron is now eating the chocolate frog, and has to check it’s not real.

NEVILLE (CONT’D)
Well, if you see him...

Neville leaves.

RON
Don’t know why he’s so bothered. If I’d brought a toad I’d lose it as quick as I could. Mind you, I brought Scabbers.

Scabbers still sleeps.

RON (CONT’D)
I tried to turn him yellow yesterday. I’ll show you.

As Ron takes out his wand, the door opens again.

HERMIONE
Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one.

RON
We’ve already told him -

HERMIONE
Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.

She sits on an empty seat. Ron becomes nervous.

RON
Er - Sunshine daisies, butter mellow. Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.
He waves his wand all over the place, but nothing happens.

HERMIONE
Are you sure that’s a real spell? It’s not very good, is it? I tried a few simple spells just for pratice and they all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, so it was ever a surprise when I got my letter. I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course. I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you.

Harry and Ron both looked stuned at each other.

RON
I’m Ron Weasley

HARRY
Harry Potter.

HERMIONE
Are you really? I know all about you of course. You’re in Modern Magical History and The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts and Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century.

HARRY
Am I?

HERMIONE
Goodness, you didn’t know? Do either of you know what house you’ll be in? I hope I’m in Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw. Anyway, I’d better go and look for Neville’s toad.

She stands up.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
(To Ron)
You’ve got dirt on your nose, by the way.

Thankfully, she leaves.

RON
Whatever house I’m in, I hope she’s not in it.

HARRY
What house are your brothers in?

RON
Gryffindor. So were my parents. But imagine if they put me in Slytherin! There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin.

He shudders.

HARRY
Is that the house Voldemort was in?

Ron gasps.

RON
You said You-Know-Who’s name! I’d have thought of all people -

HARRY
I’m not trying to be brave or something, I just never knew you -

But they are disturbed by the door opening again, showing three boys (DRACO, CRABBE and GOYLE)

DRACO
Is it true? They’re saying all down the train that Harry Potter’s in this compartment.

His eyes fall on Harry. Harry looks to Crabbe and Goyle, who are massive and look like bodyguards.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Oh, this is Crabbe and Goyle. And my name’s Malfoy. Draco Malfoy.

Ron tries his best to hid a s******.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Think my name’s funny, do you? No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford!

Ron turns red, and Draco turns to Harry.

DRACO (CONT’D)
You’ll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don’t want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there.

Draco holds out his hand for harry to shake, but he doesn’t.

HARRY
I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself thanks.

Draco withdraws his hand.

DRACO
I’d be careful, Potter. Unless you’re a bit politer you’ll go the same way as you’re parents.

And he gestures to Crabbe and Goyle and they all leave. Harry and Ron calmly look to each other.

EXT. HOGSMEADE STATION - NIGHT

The Hogwarts Express starts to slow down and finally reaches the station. Students, all in their robes now, exit excitedly. Hagrid appears over the sea of students, carrying a lamp.

HAGRID
Firs’ years! Firs’ years over here! Alright Harry?

Harry and Ron meet Hagrid along with other first years.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
C’mon, follow me. Mind yer step, now. First years follow me!

EXT. THE LAKE - NIGHT

The first years turn the corner to find themselves looking at Hogwarts across the lake. Seven floors and seven turrets lies upon a cliff face. The first years are now passing over the lake in small boats.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - NIGHT

The first-years make their way towards the castle’s doors. Hagrid brings up the behind, holding a toad. (Note: Hagrid has longer legs and will reach the front of the first years quickly)

HAGRID
(Passing Neville)
Oi, you there! Is this your toad?

NEVILLE
Trevor!

Hagrid passes the toad to Neville and some of the other first years laugh, especially Draco. The first years stop at the doors and Hagrid comes forward and knocks on it.
  

The Sorting Hat:    


  
The door swings open at once to show Minerva McGonagall.

HAGRID
The firs’ years, Professor McGonagall.

MCGONAGALL
Thank you Hagrid. I will take them from here.

INT. HOGWARTS - ENTRANCE HALL - NIGHT

Professor McGonagall leads the first years inside. Hagrid slips though a large door to the right, through which the rest of the students are seen. McGonagall stops in front of this door.

MCGONAGALL
Welcome to Hogwarts. The start-of-term banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your houses. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here, your house will be like your family. You will have classes with the rest of your house, sleep in your house dormitory, and spend free time in your house common room. The four houses are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each house has its own noble history and each has produced outstanding witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn your house points, while any rule breaking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the house cup. The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school. I shall return when we are ready for you. Please wait quietly.

McGonagall goes through the door also, leaving the first years nervous.

HARRY
How exactly do they sort us?

RON
Some sort of test I think. Fred said it hurts a lot, but I think he was joking.

Only Hermione seems ready for such test.

HERMIONE
- ooh, maybe we’ll have to perform Alohamora, you know the -

But she is cut off as a few students scream. Twenty transparent ghosts glide through the hall’s marble staircase.

FAT FRIAR
Forgive and forget, I say, we ought to give him a second chance -

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
My dear Friar, haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves?
(Noticing the first-years)
I say, what are you all doing here?

FAT FRIAR
New students! About to be Sorted, I suppose? Hope to see you in Hufflepuff! My old house -

MCGONAGALL
(Suddenly reappearing)
Move along now. The Sorting Ceremony’s about to start. Follow me.
The ghosts glide through another of the hall’s doors. McGonagall leads them through the Great Hall’s doors.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

Students sitting on four long tables turn their heads, as the first-years enter. Hermione looks to the ceiling to see thousands of candles floating near the ceiling, which imitates the sky outside.

HERMIONE
(To whoever listens)
It’s bewitched to look like the sky outside. I read about it in Hogwarts: A History.

The students make their way between the tables and towards a fifth, were the staff sit. In front of this table is a three legged stool, atop a patched and frayed pointed hat. A rip suddenly appears, and the hat sings through it.

SORTING HAT
Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffis are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw ,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands - though I have none
For I'm a Thinking Cap!

The whole hall applauds.

RON
So we’ve just got to try on the hat!

MCGONAGALL
(With a list in her hands)
Hannah Abbot.
A girl with pigtails comes forward and puts on that hat.

RON
I’ll kill Fred! He was going on about wresting a troll.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Hufflepuff!

Harry smiles weakly as the hall applauds and Hannah goes to sit with the Hufflepuffs. Harry is obviously nervous.

MCGONAGALL
(Some time later)
Hermione Granger.

Hermione pushes past Harry and Ron and eagerly puts on the hat. A moments pause, then -

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

Ron groans.

A little later, Neville sits on the stool. He is nervous and has been there for a while. All the students are watching. At the staff table, Dumbledore eyes Neville with interest.

SORTING HAT (CONT’D)
Gryffindor!

Neville runs off still with the hat on, and has to return it amongst the hall’s laughter.

MCGONAGALL
Draco Malfoy.

Draco comes forwards and as the sorting hat is placed onto his head -

SORTING HAT
Slytherin.

Both Harry and Ron eye Draco as he heads to the Slytherin table, who welcome him with open arms. Harry is the most nervous yet.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
(Later)
Padma Patil
(Later)
Parvati Patil
(Later)
Harry Potter.

The hall suddenly goes quiet, then erupts with whispered conversations. Harry slowly makes his way to the stool. The hat is placed on his head and a small voice can he heard only by Harry.

SORTING HAT
Hmm ... Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, my goodness, yes - and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting... So where shall I put you?

Harry thinks with all his might:

HARRY (V.O.)
Not Slytherin. Not Slytherin.

SORTING HAT
Not Slytherin, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that - no? Well, if you're sure - better be...
(To everyone in the hall)
Gryffindor!

Everyone cheers, and the Gryffindor table explodes.

GEORGE
We've got Potter!

FRED
We've got Potter!

The ghost from earlier, Nearly-Headless Nick, pats Harry on the shoulder. Harry looks up to the staff table. Dumbledore is clapping Harry vigorously, and Dumbledore winks to him.

MCGONAGALL
(A bit later)
Ron Weasley.

Ron staggers forth and eyes his brothers and Harry at the Gryffindor table. The hat goes on his head.

SORTING HAT
Gryffindor!

MCGONAGALL
(When Ron’s applause dies)
Blaise Zabini.

Ron makes his way over to the Gryffindor table and sits next to Harry.

PERCY
(Nearby; Pompously)
Well done, Ron, excellent.

SORTING HAT (O.S.)
Slytherin!

They all look up to see McGongall rolling up for parchment of names, and taking the stoll and hat away. Albus Dumbledore gets to his feet.

DUMBLEDORE
Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.

Harry stares blankly at Dumbledore

HARRY
Is he a bit mad?

Unseen by Harry, mountains of food suddenly appears on the table.

PERCY
Mad? He’s a genius! But, yes, he is a bit mad. Potatoes, Harry?

Harry turns in shock to see the mountains of food. Harry piles up his plate.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
(Drifting towards him)
That does look good.

HARRY
Can’t you - ?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I haven’t eaten for nearly five hundred years. One does miss it.

RON
I know who you are! You’re Nearly-Headless Nick!

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I would prefer Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, resident ghost of Gryffindor -

SEAMUS
Nearly headless? How can you be nearly headless?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
Like this.

Nick pulls his ear and his head swings off from his neck. Seamus is shocked. Nick puts his head back on.

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK (CONT’D)
So - new Gryffindors! I hope you're going to help us win the house championship this year? Gryffindors have never gone so long without winning. Slytherins have got the cup six years in a row! The Bloody Baron's becoming almost unbearable - he's the Slytherin ghost.

He eyes the ghost sitting at the Slytherin table, his robes stained with ghostly blood.

SEAMUS
How did he get covered in blood?

NEARLY-HEADLESS NICK
I've never asked.

Harry eyes the Bloody Baron makes a gaunt look towards the Ravenclaw table.

A little later, pudding arrives.

NEVILLE
Well, my Gran brought me up and she's a witch, but the family thought I was all Muggle for ages. Nothing happened until I was eight. Great Uncle Algie came round for dinner, and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles when my Great Auntie Enid offered him a meringue and he accidentally let go. But I bounced - all the way down the garden and into the road. They were all really pleased, Gran was crying, she was so happy. Great Uncle Algie was so pleased he bought me my toad.

Further down the table, Percy and Hermione discuss school.

HERMIONE
I do hope they start right away, there's so much to learn, I'm particularly interested in Transfiguration, it's supposed to be very difficult.

PERCY
You'll be starting small, just matches into needles and that sort of thing -

Harry’s eyes wander to the staff table. He notices Quirrell, who talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin (SEVERUS SNAPE). Snapes eyes notice Harry and they lock. Suddenly, Harry recoils and touches his burning scar.

PERCY (CONT’D)
What is it?

Everyone around Harry notices.

HARRY
(Staring again at Snape)
Nothing.
(Pause)
Who’s that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?

PERCY
Oh, you know Quirrell already? No wonder he looks so nervous. That’s Professor Snape. Teaches Potions, but everyone knows he’s after Quirell’s job. Knows and awful lot about the Dark Arts.

DUMBLEDORE
(Returning to his feet)
Ahem. Just a few more words now that we are al fed and watered. I have a few start-of-term notices to give you. First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. And a few of our older students would do well to remember that as well.
(He looks towards the Weasley twins)
I have also been asked by Mr Filch, the caretaker, to remind you all that no magic should be used between classes in the corridors. Quidditch trials will be held in the second week of the term. Anyone interested in playing for their house teams should contact Madam Hooch. And finally, I must tell you that this year, the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death.

Harry laughs, but few others do.

HARRY
He’s not serious?

PERCY
Must be.

DUMBLEDORE

And now bedtime. Off you trot.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

Percy brings the Gryffindor first-years (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Seamus, Dean, Parvati, Lavender and two other girls) through a tapestry into the corridor, but stops at the sight of a bundle of walking sticks ahead.

PERCY
(explaining)
Peeves. A poltergeist. Peeves - show yourself.

Peeves lets out a rasberry.

PERCY (CONT’D)
Do you want me to go to the Bloody Baron?

Pop. A little man with wicked, dark eyes and a wide mouth appears, floating cross-legged in the air, clutching the walking sticks.

PEEVES
Oooooooh! Ickle Firsties! What fun!

Peeves swoops at the first-years and they all duck.

PERCY
Go away, Peeves, or the Baron'll hear about this, I mean it!

Peeves sticks out his tounge, drops the walking sticks on the first-years and leaves, rattling the coats of armour as he passes them.

PERCY (CONT’D)
(Making his way further along the corridor)
You want to watch out for Peeves. The Bloody Baron's the only one who can control him. Here we are.

They arrive at the portrait of a FAT LADY.

FAT LADY
Password?

PERCY WEASLEY
Caput Draconis.

The Fat Lady opens her portrait, revealing a hole in the wall which the first-years scramble through.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

PERCY WEASLEY
Welcome to the Gryffindor Common Room. Girls, your dormitory is through the door to the right and boys the door to your left.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry falls in a uncomfortable sleep.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - DREAM

Harry sits on the sorting stool, wearing Professor Quirrell's turban, which speaks to him.

SORTING HAT
(With a twisted voice like Voldemort’s)
For Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that. It's your destiny.

Harry tries to pull the turban off, but it won't come off. Malfoy's face appears at Slytherin table, laughing. And suddenly Professor Snape is looking at him with a look of hatred and a flash of green light fills the screen.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY'S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry wakes up, turns then falls back to sleep.
  

The Potions Master:    


  
STUDENT 1 (O.S.)
There, look.

STUDENT 2 (O.S.)
Where?

INT. HOGWARTS - FIRST FLOOR - MORNING

Hogwarts students stage whisper to one another as Harry and Ron come around the corner.

STUDENT 1
Next to the tall kid with the red hair.

STUDENT 2
Wearing the glasses?

STUDENT 1
Did you see his face?

STUDENT 2
Did you see his scar?

Harry is embarrassed and is trying to dodge the starers, but Ron is quite proud that people are looking their way.

INT. HOGWARTS - HISTORY OF MAGIC CLASS - MORNING

Professor Binns, an elderly ghost, drones on and on. Every one of the Gryffindor first years are bored, except Hermione, who is listening to every word.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREENHOUSE ONE - AFTERNOON

Professor Sprout shows the Gryffindor and Hufflepuff first years a magical plant. Small pods explode from it at Sprout’s touch and the students move out of the way - except Neville who gets a face-full.

EXT. HOGWARTS - ASTRONOMY TOWER - NIGHT

The Astronomy teacher, Professor Sinistra overlooks the Gryffindor first years as they look through telescopes. We see the extraordinary view from Hogwarts’s tallest tower.

INT. HOGWARTS - CHARMS CLASS - MORNING

FLITWICK
(In an bored voice)
Parvati Patil.

Professor Flitwick, an incredibly short man, is taking the roll of his first year Gryffindor class. He pauses on his list.

FLITWICK (CONT’D)
Harry Potter?

He looks up and spots Harry. Flitwick topples out of sight in his excitement.

INT. HOGWARTS - TRANSFIGURATION CLASS - AFTERNOON

Professor McGonagall lectures her class of Gryffindor first years.

MCGONAGALL
Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned.

And she swiftly turns her desk into a pig and back again. Everyone one in the class looks at each other, amazed. But instead, matchsticks appear on everyone’s desk and they become disappointed.

INT. HOGWARTS - DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASS - MORNING

Professor Quirrell is stuttering to his class of first year Gryffindors, turban still on.

QUIRRELL
M-My tur-turban was a tha-ank-ank-you gift for-or warding off the-the trouble-le-lesome Infe-fe-feri.

Quirrell looks down at his notes.

SEAMUS
And how did you get rid of the Inferi?

Quirrell seems to be in a panic.

QUIRRELL
(Going pink)
It's - It's - It's a love-lovely d-dday today.

DEAN
(Whispering to Seamus)
It must have been that smell he’s got underneath the turban.

They both s******.

INT. HOGWARTS - POTIONS DUNGEON - AFTERNOON

Pickled animals in jars sit horribly on shelves. We find Severus Snape surveying his class of Gryffindor and Slytherin first-years. He pauses and looks straight at Harry.

SNAPE
Ah. Yes. Harry Potter. Our new - celebrity.

A few s******.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potionmaking. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses.
(pause)
I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death - if you aren't as big a lot of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.

Hermione sits more upright at this. Snape still surveys the class.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
(Without warning)
Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?

Harry looks around stumped. Hermione's hand flies into the air.

HARRY
I don't know sir.

SNAPE
Tut, tut - fame clearly isn't everything. Let's try again. Potter, where would you look if I told you to find me a bezoar?

Hermione stretches her arm further.

HARRY
I don't know, sir.

SNAPE
(Now very close to Harry)
What is the difference, Potter, between monkshood and wolfsbane?

Hermione now stands up and waves her hand around.

HARRY
I don't know. I think Hermione does, though, why don't you try her?

Snape finally notices Hermione.

SNAPE
Sit down you silly girl! For your information, Potter, asphodel and wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of Living Death. A bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons. As for monkshood and wolfsbane, they are the same plant, which also goes by the name of aconite.
(Pause)
Well? Why aren't you all copying that down?

Everyone grabs quills and begins to write.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
And five points will be taken from Gryffindor House for your cheek, Potter.

Harry and Snape lock eyes.

INT. HOGWARTS - HEADMASTER'S OFFICE - AFTERNOON

SNAPE
(Angry and loud)
... mediocre ... arrogant as his father, a determined rule-breaker ... delighted to find himself famous ... attention-seeking and impertinent -

Dumbledore is sitting at his desk reading 'Transfiguration Today'.

DUMBLEDORE
You see what you expect to see, Severus. Other teachers report that the boy is modest, likable, and reasonably talented.

Snape looks angered at this. Dumbledore looks up.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
Keep an eye out, won’t you?

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - HAGRID'S HUT - AFTERNOON

Harry, Ron and Hagrid eat rock cakes in Hagrid’s small home.

HARRY
But Snape seemed to really hate me!

HAGRID
(Unconvincingly)
Rubbish! Why should he?
(To Ron)
How's yer brother Charlie? I liked him a lot - great with animals.

While Hagrid and Ron talk, Harry notices a newspaper clipping on the table. “Gringotts Break-In Latest.” Harry skims the article “31 July”, “believed to be the work of Dark wizards”, “nothing had been taken”, “emptied the same day.”

HARRY
(Suddenly looking up)
Hagrid! That Gringotts break-in happened on my birthday! It might've been happening while we were there!

Hagrid grunts and doesn't meet Harry's eyes. Harry now looks at the picture accompanying the article - of the vault that Hagrid and him visited - and the words “emptied the same day”.
  

The Midnight Duel:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - MORNING

First years gather around a notice: "First-year flying lessons. Gryffindor and Slytherin - Thursday morning."

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - MORNING

Harry and Ron eat breakfast.

HARRY
Typical. Just what I always wanted. To make a fool of myself on a broomstick in front of Malfoy.

RON
You don't know that you'll make a fool of yourself. Anyway, I know Malfoy's always going on about how good he is at Quidditch, but I bet that's all talk.

Just then, hundreds of owls erupted from the ceiling, all carrying mail. Harry jumps, not used to this yet. Ron chuckles at this. An owl lands next to Neville and he unwraps a package.

NEVILLE
It's a Remembrall! Gran knows I forget things - this tells you if there's something you've forgotten to do. Look, you hold it tight like this and if it turns red - oh...
(It turns red)
... you've forgotten something...

A cruel laugh. Draco Malfoy passes the Gryffindor table, Crabbe and Goyle in tow.

DRACO
But you can’t remember what you forgotten, can you?

The three Slytherins walk off, still laughing.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - MORNING

Twenty mediocre broomsticks lie on the ground. Madam Hooch steps towards them.

HOOCH
Well what are you waiting for? Everyone stand by a broomstick. Come on, hurry up.

The Slytherin and Gryffindor first years do so.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Stick your right hand over your broom and say 'Up'.

Everyone says “Up!” Harry's broom jumps into his hand at once. Harry is a little surprised. A few others brooms now slide into hands. Hermione's broom simply rolls over on the ground and Neville's doesn't move at all.

Shortly later, everyone has mounted their broom.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Now, when I blow my whistle, you kick off from the ground, hard. Keep your brooms steady, then come back down by leaning forwards slightly. On my whistle - three - two -

But Neville, full of nerves kicks off before the whistle. Not knowing what to do, he rises higher and higher. A small ball falls from his pocket.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Come back, boy!

Neville’s Remembrall falls at Draco’s feet. Up in the air, Neville has managed to turn around and is now darting down, out of control, strait into - WHAM! He hits the ground. His broomstick sticks out of the ground at an odd angle. Madam Hooch bends over him.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
Broken wrist... Come on boy - hospital wing.

She helps Neville up and turns on the others.

HOOCH (CONT’D)
None of you are to move till I return. Leave those brooms where they are or you’ll be out of Hogwarts before you can say ‘Quidditch’.

She and Neville slowly makes their way up to the castle.

DRACO
Did you see his face, the great lump?

Draco throws the Remembrall up and catches it in his hand.

HARRY
Give that here, Malfoy.

Harry holds out his hand, but Draco goes not move. The Slytherins laugh.

DRACO
I think I’ll leave it somewhere for Longbottom to collect - how about - up a tree?

Draco grabs his broom and takes off. He is good.

DRACO (CONT’D)
Come and get it, Potter.

Harry grabs his broom, but Hermione steps in the way.

HERMIONE
No! You’ll get us all into trouble!

Harry turns and flies anyway. He surprises himself that he find flying easy, too. He darts towards Draco, who is a little shocked as Harry pelts straight at the Remembrall in his hand. Draco moves it just in time.

HARRY
No Crabbe and Goyle up here to save your neck!

DRACO
(Thinking the same thing)
Catch it if you can then!

Draco throws the ball and Harry darts after it. Closer and closer. He finally reaches it and smiles as he catches it.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
Harry Potter!!!

The adrenaline running through Harry disappears in an instance. Professor McGonagall stands with the other first years, watching. Sunken hearted, Harry touches back down to the ground. Malfoy smirks over at him.

INT. HOGWARTS - SECOND FLOOR - MORNING

Harry follows McGonagall, pitying himself, broomstick still in hand. McGonagall stops outside the Charms class.

MCGONAGALL (O.S.)
Excuse me, Professor Flitwick, could I borrow Wood for a moment?

Harry does not look up.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Potter, this is Oliver Wood.

Harry looks up to see a confused burly boy.

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Wood, I’ve found you a Seeker.

Oliver becomes delighted.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

RON
You’re joking!

Ron looks at Harry in awe, steak and kidney pie half-way to his mouth.

RON (CONT’D)
But first years never - you must be the youngest house player in....

HARRY
- a century. Wood told me.

Harry eats, but Ron still stares.

HARRY (CONT’D)
I start Quidditch training next week, but don’t tell anyone - Wood wants to keep it a secret...

Ron’s eye dart behind Harry. Draco, Crabbe and Goyle are making their way towards them.

DRACO
Having a last meal, Potter? When are you getting the train back to the Muggles?

HARRY
A lot braver now, aren’t you?

Draco sneers.

DRACO
I’ll take you on anytime. Tonight. Wizard’s duel. What’s the matter? Never heard of -?

RON
Of course he has!

DRACO
Midnight then. In the trophy room - it’s always unlocked.

And the three stalk off, laughing.

HARRY
A wizard’s duel?

RON
(laughing)
The most you and Malfoy’ll be able to do is send sparks at each other, but you could always throw your wand away and punch him on the nose.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
Excuse me?

They turn again to see Hermione passing them.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
I couldn’t help overhearing what you and Malfoy were saying -

RON
(Muttering)
Bet you could.

HERMIONE
- and you mustn’t go wandering around the school at night.

HARRY
It’s none of your business.

RON
Goodbye.

Hermione gives Ron a snarly look and walks off.

EXT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

The castle is dark, silent.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

Harry and Ron creep down the spiral staircase from their dormitory, make towards the portrait hole.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
I can’t believe you’re going to do this.

Hermione steps up from a seat near the fire. She is the only other person there.

RON
You! Go back to bed!

HERMIONE
I almost told your brother - Percy, he’s a prefect, he’d put a stop to this.

Harry ignores her.

HARRY
Come on.

He and Ron climb through the portrait hole, but Hermione rushes after them.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

HERMIONE
(Coming through the portrait hole)
You’ll lose all the points I got from Professor McGonagall for knowing about Switching Spells.

RON
Go a... (way)

Hermione turns back around to see what Ron is looking at and gasps. The Fat Lady portrait is empty.

HERMIONE
Now what am I going to do?

RON
That’s your problem.

HERMIONE
I’m coming with you.

RON
You are not!

HARRY
Shut up! I heard something...

Some sort of snuffling can be heard.

RON
Is it Filch’s cat? Mrs Norris?

The three of them bravely turn a corner to find...

HARRY
Neville?

NEVILLE
(Whimpering)
Thank goodness you found me! I couldn’t remember the new password -

RON
Keep your voice down. Password’s ‘Pig Snout’, but the Fat Lady’s gone off somewhere.

Neville’s eyes widen.

NEVILLE
Don’t leave me!

Ron stares from Hermione to Neville.

RON
If either of you get us caught, I’ll never rest until I’ve learnt that Curse of the Bogies Quirrell told us about and use it on you.

Hermione opens her mouth again.

HARRY
Shh!

They set off.

INT. HOGWARTS - TROPHY ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville creep into the room to find no one there.

HARRY
They should be here: We’re late.

RON
Maybe he’s chickened out.

Hermione and Neville shift nervously behind them. Then...

FILCH (O.S.)
Sniff around my sweet, they might be lurking in a corner.

Neville yelps and Harry’s eyes widen.

HARRY
(Quietly)
This way!

He beckons to the opposite side from where Filch is.

INT. HOGWARTS - THIRD FLOOR - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville appear in a corridor full of suits of armour. They creep down it. Neville looks back, but he slips on Ron’s robes. Ron tries to grab him, but - CRASH! Neville falls into a suit of armour, which falls onto another- onto another...

HARRY
RUN!

They all run, darting behind a tapestry and following the hidden passage found there. They dart unknowingly through the passage, finding an opening and piling through it. They arrived in another corridor.

RON
Where are we?

HERMIONE
Still on the third floor. Our charms class is just there.

She points to a door, and Ron points to a staircase.

RON
We need to get back to Gryffindor tower.

The four make their way towards the staircase.

HERMIONE
(to Harry)
Malfoy tricked you. Filch knew someone was going to be in the trophy room. Malfoy must have -

A rattle sounds as a door opened. All four of them froze in shock. It’s Peeves. He squeals with delight.

HARRY
Be quiet Peeves, please!

PEEVES
Wandering around at midnight? Naughty naughty, you’ll get caughty!

RON
Only if you don’t tell Filch - move!

He swipes at Peeves, who decides to bellow:

PEEVES
STUDENTS OUT OF BED DOWN THE CHARMS CORRIDOR! STUDENTS OUT OF BED...!

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville run towards the only door in front of them. But it’s locked.

RON
This is it! We’re done for!

HERMIONE
Oh move over!
(She brings out her wand)
Alohomora!

The lock clicks and they all rush through the door and shut it quickly.

INT. HOGWARTS - FLUFFY’S ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville listen through the door.

FILCH (O.S.)
Which way did they go, Peeves? Tell me.

INT. HOGWARTS - THIRD FLOOR - NIGHT

PEEVES
Say ‘please’!

FILCH
Where did they go?

PEEVES
(In a sing-song voice)
Shan’t say nothing if you don’t say ‘please’!

FILCH
Alright - please!

PEEVES
NOTHING! Ha ha. Told you I wouldn’t say nothing if you didn’t say please.

He blows a raspberry and whooshes off. Filch curses him and walks down the corridor the opposite way to where the four are hidden.

INT. HOGWARTS - FLUFFY’S ROOM - NIGHT

HARRY
(Taking his ear off the door)
He thinks this door’s locked. I think we’ll be - get off Neville!

Neville is tugging at Harry’s robes, his eyes wide in shock. Harry turns to see why - A huge three-headed dog stands before them, all six eyes staring at them. Without thinking, Harry opens the door and they all run out.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville scramble back through the portrait hole.

FAT LADY
(To their backs)
Where have you been?

Ron slams the portrait shut. For a second, they all stared at each other, then Neville rushes up to his dormitory.

RON
(Breaking the silence)
What are they doing, keeping that locked up in a school?

HERMIONE
You don’t use your eyes, do you? Didn’t you see what it was standing on?

HARRY
The floor?

HERMIONE
No, not the floor. It was standing on a trapdoor. It’s obviously guarding something.

Harry looks intrigued.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
I hope you’re all pleased with yourselves. We could have been killed - or worse, expelled.

Without another word, she too goes to her dormitory.

RON
You’d think we’d dragged her along, wouldn’t you?

But Harry isn’t paying attention. He mouths ‘guarding something’ to himself.

Quick shot of Hagrid scooping up a small package from Gringotts vault 713.
  

Halloween:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - MORNING

Harry and Ron have a quiet conversation during breakfast.

RON
So you think that dog’s guarding whatever Hagrid took from Gringotts?

HARRY
Yeah, but all I know is that it was about two inches long.

RON
It’s either really valuable or really dangerous.

HARRY
Or both.

Suddenly, the owls descend, carrying post. Harry is used to this now. Everyone’s attention is on a long package carried by 6 owls. Harry is as shocked as anyone when it lands in front of him, knocking his plate to the floor. Harry reaches out to open it just when a letter fell open from another owl. Harry opens and reads: “DO NOT OPEN THE PARCLE AT THE TABLE. It contains your new Nimbus Two Thousand.” He stops reading and opens his mouth, then darts to the end of the message. “Professor M. McGonagall”. He looks up to the staff table, where McGonagall smiles back.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - MORNING

Harry comes in, carrying the package. Ron follows reading the message.

RON
A Nimbus Two Thousand! I’ve never even touched once.

Harry Shh’s him and looks around. It’s empty apart from...

HERMIONE
So I suppose you think that’s a reward for breaking rules?

Hermione is at the base of the girls dormitory staircase.

HARRY
I thought you weren’t speaking to us?

RON
Yeah. Don’t stop now, it’s doing us all good.

Hermione marches through the portrait hole with her nose in the air. Harry starts to take the wrappings of the broomstick. Gold letters, “Nimbus Two Thousand” are etched at the handle.

HARRY
Wow.

INT. HOGWARTS - CHARMS CLASS - MORNING

The Gryffindor first-years are in pairs. Harry is working with Seamus, and Ron looks annoyed, partnered with Hermione. Hermione has her full attention on Flitwick

FLITWICK
Now, don’t forget that nice movement we’ve been practising. Swish and flick. And saying the incantation correctly is very important too. Never forget Wizard Barffio, who said ‘s’ instead of ‘f’ and found himself on the floor with a buffalo on his chest! So, it’s Wingardium Leviosa. Your turn now.

20 voices chant “Wingardium Levisoa” but none of the feathers lying in front of them move.

RON
Wingardium Leviosa.

He prods his wand at the feather, but nothing happens.

HERMIONE
You’re saying it wrong! It’s Win-gar-dium Levi-o-sa. Make the ‘gar’ nice and long.

RON
You do it then, if you’re so clever.

Hermione swishes and flicks her wand.

HERMIONE
Wingardium Leviosa.

Her feather is the first to leave their desk.

FLITWICK
Oh, well done!

INT. HOGWARTS - THIRD FLOOR - MORNING

Ron comes out of the Charms class in a bad temper.

RON
It’s no wonder no one can stand her. She’s a nightmare, honestly.

Harry begins to reply when someone knocks into Ron, and rushes off. Hermione - crying.

HARRY
I think she heard you.

RON
(Uncomfortable)
So?

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - NIGHT

The hall is decked with pumpkins and live bats for the Halloween feast. Parvati whispers to her friend, Lavender.

PARVATI
Hermione was crying in the toilets. Wanted to be left alone. Moaning Myrtle’s been helping her flood the bathroom, though.

Lavender giggles. They continue whispering and find seats. Harry and Ron, who overheard. Look to each other and find seats too.

Later, everyone is eating, but Ron isn’t really in the mood to. He converses silently to Harry. Suddenly the noise from the students lower. Quirell is running up the aisle towards Dumbledore. By the time he gets there no one in the entire room is making a sound.

QUIRRELL
Troll - in the dungeons - thought you ought to know.

He faints at Dumbledore’s feet. The once silent hall now is in an uproar. Dumbledore produces several purple firecrackers to resume the quietness.

DUMBLEDORE
Prefects, lead your Houses back to your common rooms immediately.

Percy suddenly jumps up from his seat.

PERCY
Follow me! No need to fear the troll. Stay close behind me.

Harry and Ron along with the rest of the table follow Percy. Harry looks up to the staff table, where a quick briefing is taking place. Snape isn’t taking his eyes off Quirrell.

HARRY
How could a troll get in?

RON
Don’t ask me in, they’re suppose to be really stupid. Maybe Peeves...

But Harry suddenly grabs Ron’s arm.

HARRY
I just thought - Hermione.

RON
What about her?

HARRY
She doesn’t know about the troll.

Ron seems to be having a internal conflict.

RON
Oh, all right then.

Making sure Percy can’t see them, they follow the Hufflepuffs instead.

INT. HOGWARTS - SECOND FLOOR - NIGHT

Harry and Ron reach the landing and look around. Footsteps can be heard.
RON
Percy!

He pulls Harry behind a large stone griffin. They both look around and see Snape, heading up another staircase.

HARRY
He’s heading for the third floor.

Harry goes to step out again, but Ron puts his hand out.

RON
Can you smell something?

Harry freezes too, and slowly they turn to see the troll coming up the stairs towards them. Twelve feet tall, his skin a dull grey, his body lumpy and like a boulder. He carries a huge wooden club. Harry and Ron watch as it passes them. The troll becomes interested in a door ajar to his right. He pushes it and goes inside. Harry and Ron become relieved.

HARRY
So, which is the girls’...?

A high pitch scream suddenly comes from the room the troll went into. Another scream comes from the ghost of a bespectacled teenage girl (MOANING MYRTLE) who flies through the wall, terrified.

RON
Oh no...

HARRY
Hermione!

INT. HOGWARTS - MOANING MYRTLE’S BATHROOM - NIGHT

Hermione slides down one of the walls, the troll approaching her. Sinks and cubicles are smashed. Harry and Ron rush through the door and Hermione’s eyes widen.

HARRY
Confuse it!

Ron picks up a tap and throws it at the troll’s head. It stops only a few feet from Hermione. It turns around, wondering where the tap came from. He finds Harry, and starts advancing at him instead.

RON
Oi, pea-brain!

Ron throws a pipe at the troll, and it now advances on Ron.

HARRY
(Seizing the opportunity)
Hermione, come on, run!

But Hermione is frozen to the spot. She simply stares up at the troll. Harry’s attention shifts to Ron, who is slowly cowering into a cubicle. Without thinking, Harry jumps and finds himself hanging from the troll’s neck. The troll still advances on Ron, so Harry foolishly sticks his wand up the troll’s nose. A scream of agony. The troll waves his club dangerously around. Harry is unable to get down again. Ron pulls out his wand, not sure what to do. Then:

RON
Wingardium Leviosa!

The troll’s club flies out of its hand. Harry is able to jump down out of harm’s way. The troll stares stupidly at his club, above his head. Then Ron flicks his wand down, and the club thuds down upon the troll’s head. All three move out of the way as it crashes onto the floor.

HERMIONE
Is it dead?

RON
I don’t think so...

Harry grabs his wand out of the troll’s nostrils. It has was looks like lumpy grey glue on it.

HARRY
Ugh - troll bogies.

Outside, they hear doors slamming and spin around to see Professor McGonagall standing at the doorway. She is speechless. Quirrell arrives in front of Snape, who limps in. Snape doesn’t take an eye off Quirrell, who wimpers when he sees the troll.

MCGONAGALL
What on earth were you thinking? You’re lucky you weren’t killed!

HERMIONE
Please, Professor, they were looking for me.

MCGONAGALL
Miss Granger?

HERMIONE
I went looking for the troll - I thought I could deal with it because - because I’ve read about them...

Ron drops his wand. He can’t believe Hermione is lying.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
If Harry and Ron hadn’t found me, I’d be dead now. It was about to finish me off when they arrived.

MCGONAGALL
In that case... Miss Granger, you foolish girl. Five points will be taken from Gryffindor.

Snape raises his eyebrow at this. McGonagall turns to Harry and Ron

MCGONAGALL (CONT’D)
Well, I still say you were lucky. You each win Gryffindor five points. Professor Dumbledore will be informed. You may go now.

INT. HOGWARTS - SECOND FLOOR - NIGHT

Harry, Ron and Hermione silently walk down the corridor.

HERMIONE
Thanks... er...

HARRY
There are some things you can’t share without liking each other.

Hermione smiles and Harry and Ron return it.
  

Quidditch:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - ENTRANCE HALL - MORNING

Harry carries ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’ in his hand while he walks to breakfast with Ron and a slightly out-of-place Hermione. Harry is nervous. He wears his Quidditch robes. They hear whispering voices behind them.

SNAPE (O.S.)
Blasted thing. How are you suppose to keep your eyes on all three -

Snape and Filch stop at the sight of Harry, Ron and Hermione, Snape awkwardly because of his leg. Wanting to break the tension, Snape says:

SNAPE (CONT’D)
What’s that, Potter?

He points to ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’. Harry shows him it.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
Library books are not to be taken into the Great Hall when eating. Five points from Gryffindor.

He snatches the book and limps into the Great Hall with Filch.

HERMIONE
He just made that rule up.

RON
I wonder what’s wrong with his leg.

HARRY
Didn’t you hear him? He tried to get past that three-headed dog on Halloween! That’s where he was going when we saw him. I bet he let the troll in, to make a diversion!

HERMIONE
No - he wouldn’t...

RON
Honestly Hermione, you think all teaches are saints or something. I’m with Harry.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - QUIDDITCH PITCH - MORNING

In the stands, Ron and Hermione are joined by Hagrid, Neville, Seamus and Dean, holding a banner “Potter for President”. Harry and the rest of the Gryffindor team (Oliver, Fred, George, ANGELINA, ALICIA and KATIE) walk onto the field, towards the Slytherin team.

OLIVER
(To Harry)
You’ll be fine, Harry. Just remember the rules.

Harry nods. Madam Hooch brings out a crate containing four balls. She pulls out a red football-sized ball. The players make their may into the air.

(Possible intercuts to a training session with voice-overs)

OLIVER (V.O.) (CONT’D)
Now, Quidditch is easy enough to understand. There are seven players on each side. Three are called Chasers. This ball’s called the Quaffle.

Madam Hooch blows her whistle and throws the Quaffle into the air. Angelina catches it. It’s a frenzy. Players dart all over the stadium, watching for their particular ball.

LEE (O.S.)
And the Quaffle is taken immediately by Angelina Johnson of Gryffindor - what an excellent Chaser that girl is, and rather attractive too -

MCGONAGALL
JORDAN!

In the stands, LEE commentates, overseen by McGonagall. Slytherin player, MARCUS tackles the Quaffle from Angelina and pelts towards three hoops, which Oliver flies around.

OLIVER (V.O.)
The Chasers throw the Quaffle to each other and try to get it through one of the hoops. Ten points for every score made. Now there’s another player called the Keeper - I have to stop the other team from scoring.

Marcus aims the Quaffle at one of the hoops, but Wood scoops it up and passes it to Katie. Suddenly, a jet black ball flies towards Harry, who dodges it.

OLIVER (V.O.) (CONT’D)
These two are Bludgers. They rocket around trying to knock players off their brooms. It’s the Beaters’ job to protect their side from the Bludgers and try to knock them towards the other team.

Fred Weasley soars towards the Bludger and aims it at Flint.

FRED
Alright there, Harry?

LEE (O.S.)
(As it happens)
Slytherin in possession. Chaser Pucey ducks two Bludgers, two Weasleys and Bell. He speeds towards the - wait a moment - was that the Snitch?

Harry turns to see a glint of gold in the distance.

OLIVER (V.O.)
This is the Golden Snitch, and it’s the most important ball of the lot. It’s the Seeker’s hob to catch it. Whichever team’s Seeker catches the Snitch wins his team an extra hundred and fifty points, and they end the game, so they nearly always win...

Harry pelts in the direction of the Snitch, closely followed by Slytherin Seeker Higgs. Harry looks over the shoulder at him - WHAM! Marcus Flint had collides with Harry, grinning evilly. Madam Hooch’s whistle sounds. In the stands, the Gryffindors are furious.

LEE
So, after that obvious and disgusting bit of cheating -

MCGONAGALL
Jordan!

LEE
Alright, alright. Flint nearly kills the Gryffindor Seeker, which could happen to anyone, I’m sure...

In the air, Harry’s broom does an odd twitch. Harry looks at it, a bit confused. It jerks again, and Harry quickly holds on, now unable to control the broom. No one seems to notice. Alicia is making a penalty shot.

HAGRID
(Looking through binoculars)
Dunno what Harry thinks he’s doing. If I didn’ know better, I’d say he lost control of his broom...

In the air, Harry does uncontrollable zig-zags. In the stands, Hermione grabs the binoculars, and instead of looking at Harry, she looks to the crowd.

HERMIONE
I knew it - Snape - look. He’s jinxing the broom.

Snape’s eyes are fixed on Harry and he is muttering under his breath.

RON
What should we do?

HERMIONE
Leave it to me.

The rest of the Gryffindor team forget about the game and hover under Harry in case he falls. Marcus Flint grabs the Quaffle and scores. Hermione reaches a stand and bends down, pointing at Snape’s robes.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
Incendio.

A small fire appears there. Hermione rushes away, accidently knocking Quirrell. Snape yelps at realising he is on fire. In the air, Harry looks relieved to find his broomstick working fine and sits on it properly, and speeds to the ground. The audience cheer, but become confused. Harry falls to the ground, looking sick. But then, something gold falls out.

HARRY
(Holding it up)
I’ve got the Snitch!

There is an uproar in the crowds. The Slytherin teams aren’t pleased.

INT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - HAGRID’S HUT - AFTERNOON

Hagrid pours tea for Harry, Ron and Hermione.

RON
It was Snape.

HAGRID
Rubbish. Why would Snape do somethin’ like that?

HARRY
Well, he tried to get past that three-headed dog at Hallowe’en.

Hagrid drops his teapot.

HAGRID
Who told you about Fluffy?

HERMIONE
Fluffy?

HAGRID
Yeah, he’s mine - bought him off a Greek chappie las’ year. I lent him to Dumbledore to guard the -

HARRY
Yes?

HAGRID
Now, don’t ask me any more -

HARRY
But Snape’s trying to steal it.

HAGRID
Rubbish.

HERMIONE
So why did he just try to kill Harry? I know a jinx when I see one, Hagrid, I’ve read about them! You’ve got to keep eye contact and Snape wasn’t blinking at all.

HAGRID
I’m telling yeh, yer wrong! Snape wouldn’t try an’ kill a student! Yer meddlin’ in things that don’ concern yeh. Forget about that dog, and’ you forget what it’s guardin’, that’s between Professor Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel -

HARRY
Aha! So there’s someone called Nicolas Flamel involved?

Hagrid looks furious.
  

The Mirror of ErisedEXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - MORNING

The castle is covered in white snow.

INT. HOGWARTS - ENTRANCE HALL - MORNING

Harry, Ron, Hermione along with other Gryffindors and Slytherins, make their way up from the dungeons. They spot Hagrid, carrying a huge Christmas tree.
RON
Hi Hagrid, want any help?

But before Hagrid can answer, Draco drawls behind them.

DRACO
Would you mind moving out of the way? Are you trying to earn some extra gold, Weasley? Hoping to be gamekeeper yourself when you leave Hogwarts, I suppose - that hut of Hagrid’s must seem like a palace compared to what your family’s used to.

Ron dives at Malfoy, but Snape arrives

SNAPE
WEASLEY!

HAGRID
He was provoked, Professor Snape.

SNAPE
Be it as it may, fighting is against Hogwarts rules, Hagrid. Five points from Gryffindor, Weasley. Be grateful it isn’t more.

And Snape and Draco leave with other smirking Slytherins.

HARRY
I hate them both: Malfoy and Snape.

HAGRID
Come on, cheer up, it’s Christmas. Tell yeh what, come with me an’ see the Great Hall, looks a treat.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - MORNING

Harry, Ron and Hermione follow Hagrid into the Great Hall, which has been decorated for Christmas. McGonagall and Flitwick are busy putting up decorations.

HAGRID
How many days you got left until yer holidays?

HERMIONE
Just one. And that reminds me - Harry, Ron, we’ve got half an hour before lunch, we should be in the library.

HAGRID
The library? Just before the holidays?

HARRY
Oh, we’re not working. Ever since you mentioned Nicolas Flamel, we’ve been -

HAGRID
What? Listen here - I’ve told yeh - drop it -

HERMIONE
We just want to know who Nicolas Flamel is, that’s all. He wasn’t in ‘Great Wizards of the Twentieth Century’, ‘Notable Magical Names of Our Time’, Important Modern Magical Discoveries’, or even ‘A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry’.

HARRY
Just give us a hint. I know I’ve read the name somewhere.

HAGRID
I’m saying nothing.

RON
Just have to find out by ourselves, then.

Harry, Ron and Hermione turn around and start to walk out.

HERMIONE
You will keep looking while I’m away, won’t you?

RON
And you could ask your parents if they know who Flamel is. It’d be safe to ask them.

HERMIONE
Very safe, as they’re both Muggle dentists...

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY’S DORMITORY - MORNING

Harry wakes up to find a small stack of presents at the end of his bed. Ron is in the middle of unwrapping his.

RON
Happy Christmas.

HARRY
You too. Will you look at this? I’ve got some presents!

RON
What did you expect, turnips?

Harry reaches out and grabs the present from Hagrid. It turns out to be a wooden flute. The second present was from Hermione - a box of Chocolate Frogs. Harry reaches his next present.

RON (CONT’D)
I think I know who that one’s from. My mum. Every year she makes us a jumper, and mine’s always maroon.

Ron shows him his. Harry unwraps the present to find his own.

HARRY
That’s really nice of her.

Harry reaches down for the last present. It feels light. He unwraps it to find a cloak made of the most mysterious substance. It feels like fluid and looks transparent.

RON
(his mouth wide)
I - I think - It’s an invisibility cloak. They’re really rare, and really valuable. Try it on.

Harry tries the cloak on. His head is the only visible part of his body.

RON (CONT’D)
It is! Look down.

Harry does. He looks at his reflection in the window - of only his head.

RON (CONT’D)
There’s a note!

Ron points to a piece of paper on the ground. Harry picks it up.

HARRY
‘Your father left this in my possession before he died. It is time it was returned to you. Use it well.’ There’s no signature.

Harry takes the cloak off.

INT. HOGWARTS - GREAT HALL - AFTERNOON

BANG! Harry and Ron pull a cracker and white mice erupt and fall to the ground, and blue smoke emits. A chess set falls onto the table.

RON
A wizards’ chess set! We should try it out.

Up at the staff table, Hagrid pours McGonagall wine, who blushes, and Dumbledore swaps his hat for a bonnet. Percy bites a slice to find a sickle embedded in it.

GEORGE
Why aren’t you wearing your jumper, Perce? P for Prefect!

FRED
Or hasn’t Mum got a letter on yours?

GEORGE
I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name.

FRED
But we’re not stupid - we know we’re called Gred and Forge.

Harry looks up and laughs and one of Ron’s pawns attack Harry’s.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOY’S DORMITORY - NIGHT

Harry lies in bed, listening to Ron’s snores. His finger runs over the words ‘Use it well’. He gets out of bed.

INT. HOGWARTS - LIBRARY - NIGHT

A lamp bobs within the aisle of books, a hand holding it, but we can’t see past the wrist. It moves towards ‘The Restricted Section’ The rope separating this section moves by itself when the lamp reaches it. It moves towards the nearest shelve and lays to rest on the floor, but the hand moves up to grab a book. Under the cloak, Harry surveys the books on this shelf, and decides to start with a thick heavy volume. He opens it. AHH! The book is screaming. Harry shuts it with a slam, and stumbles backwards. The lamp falls over and goes out. Another lamp is in the library now, held by Argus Filch. Harry makes sure he is fully covered in the cloak, and slips by him and runs out of the library.

INT. HOGWARTS - FOURTH FLOOR - NIGHT

It is deserted. Under the cloak, Harry comes to halt and rests. He is relieved that he was able to get away. He is about to set off again, when...

FILCH
You asked me to come directly to you, Professor, in anyone was wandering around at night, and somebody’s been in the library - Restricted Section.

SNAPE
The Restricted Section? Well, they can’t be far, we’ll catch them.

Harry starts to worry as Filch and Snape make their way towards Harry. It is a narrow corridor. Harry desperately squeezes through a door to his left, which is ajar, and is thankful that he is able to.

INT. HOGWARTS - DISUSED CLASSROOM - NIGHT

Harry takes a while to realise where he is. He notices the only thing in the room is a ornate mirror, looking out of place. Harry approaches and reads the inscription “Erised stra shru oyt cafru oyt on woshi”. He then looks down to his reflection. He almost screams. Not only is he reflected there (even though he is still invisible), but there are many older people behind him. Harry looks around and can’t see anyone else there. Harry looks to the people directly behind him in the reflection. The woman has red hair and green eyes - the same eyes as Harry. The man has untidy black hair and glasses - like Harry. Harry reaches out to touch the mirror.

HARRY
Mum? Dad?

James and Lily Potter smile back at him.

HARRY (CONT’D)
I’ll come back.

INT. HOGWARTS - FOURTH FLOOR - NIGHT

Harry and Ron are underneath the cloak. Harry is almost running, and Ron is struggling to keep up while keeping invisible.

HARRY
It’s here - just here - yes!

INT. HOGWARTS - DISUSED CLASSROOM - NIGHT

Harry pushes the door open and throws the cloak aside. He and Ron rush to the mirror. Harry stares at his family, but when Ron appears by Harry’s side, they fade away.

RON
I can’t see anything.

HARRY
Look in it properly. Stand where I am.

Harry moves aside and Ron gasps.

RON
Look at me! I’m different. I look older. And I’m head boy!

HARRY
What? Don’t you see your family?

RON
No, I’m alone. I’m holding the house cup and the Quidditch Cup - I’m Quidditch captain too! Do you think this mirror shows the future?

HARRY
How can it? All my parents are dead - let me have another look -

RON
You had it to yourself last night - don’t push me -

But they hear a noise nearby and Ron throws the cloak over both of them.

RON (CONT’D)
This isn’t safe, come on.

But Ron has to drag Harry away from the mirror.

FADE TO:

INT. HOGWARTS - DISUSED CLASSROOM - NIGHT

Harry stands again in front of the mirror, staring at his deceased relatives. They all smile at Harry.

DUMBLEDORE (O.S.)
So - back again Harry?

Harry almost jumps in shock. Dumbledore sits on one of the desks behind him.
HARRY
I - I didn’t see you, sir...

DUMBLEDORE
Strange how short-sighted being invisible can make you.

Dumbledore smiles.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
So, you, like hundreds before you, have discovered the delights of the Mirror of Erised. I expect you’ve realised what it does?

HARRY
Well, it shows me my family -

DUMBLEDORE
And it showed your friend Ron himself as Head Boy.
(Before Harry can speak)
I don’t need a cloak to become invisible. Now can you think what the Mirror of Erised shows us all?

Harry shakes his head.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
Let me explain. The happiest man on earth would be able to look into this Mirror and see himself exactly as he is.

HARRY
It shows us what we want...?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes and no. It shows nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible. The Mirror will be moved to a new home tomorrow, Harry, and I ask you not to go looking for it again. If you ever do run across it, you will now be prepared.

Dumbledore winks, and Harry glances back at the mirror.

DUMBLEDORE (CONT’D)
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.

HARRY
Professor, can I ask you something? What do you see when you look in the mirror?

DUMBLEDORE
(Slightly taken aback)
I?
(looking into the Mirror)
I see myself holding a pair of thick woollen socks. One can never have enough socks. Now, why don’t you put that admirable cloak back on and get off to bed?

Harry does so and Dumbledore smiles, and glances again into the Mirror, his expression changing to sorrow.
  



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A question about something you wrote a while ago:

At the beginning of the first scene in the Philosopher's Stone, you have the hall of prophecies, and Trelawney says "He will return tonight!" But she doesn't make the prediction until 1994. So why do you have it there, in either 1981 or 1991?


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A question about something you wrote a while ago:

At the beginning of the first scene in the Philosopher's Stone, you have the hall of prophecies, and Trelawney says "He will return tonight!" But she doesn't make the prediction until 1994. So why do you have it there, in either 1981 or 1991?
I never really thought about that, actually. That line isn't even from the book, but I liked the line because if this script ever became a film, it'd be like saying that Harry is returning to the cinema.

I'm still not sure if I like that scene at the start. I might change it. I want to finish the script before revising scenes.

Thanks for the feedback! I've been waiting for some, even if you referred to a scene I wrote months ago


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Done another chapter! Just 4 more to go now

I'll probably have to go over everything again, because I'm finding the later chapters are a lot more lengthy that the earlier ones.

Edit: I can't fit my whole script in a post anymore Here's the old bit and here's the new bit:

Nicolas Flamel:    


  [fieldset]EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - AFTERNOON

The snow melts away. In the distance a train comes into Hogsmeade station. Fade to another day. Seven players are on the Quidditch Pitch.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - QUIDDITCH PITCH - AFTERNOON

Harry, Fred, George, Angelina, Alicia and Katie stare at Oliver, who has just given some news to the team.

GEORGE
Snape’s refereeing? When’s he ever refereed a Quidditch match?

ANGELINA
He’s not going to be fair if we might overtake Slytherin!

OLIVER
It’s not my fault! We’ve just got to make sure we play a clean game...

Harry stands to the side, with his broom, looking uncomfortable.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - NIGHT

Ron and Hermione have abandoned their chess game.

HERMIONE
Don’t play.

RON
Say you’re ill.

HERMIONE
Pretend to break your leg.

RON
Really break your leg.

HARRY
I can’t. There isn’t a reserve Seeker. If I back out, Gryffindor can’t play.

Before Ron or Hermione reply, the room erupts in laughter. Neville comes hopping into the room, his legs magicked together. Hermione jumps up at once and brings out her wand.

HERMIONE
Finite Incantatem!

Neville’s legs spring apart, and he sits next to Harry, Ron and Hermione.

HERMIONE (CONT’D)
What happened?

NEVILLE
Malfoy. He told me he’d been looking for someone to practise that on.

RON
You’ve got to stand up to him, Neville.

Harry brings out a chocolate frog and gives it to Neville.

HARRY
You’re worth twelve of Malfoy.

Neville takes the Chocolate Frog.

NEVILLE
Thanks, Harry. I think I’ll go to bed. Do you want the card?

Neville hands over the card and walks off. Harry looks at it.

HARRY
Dumbledore again.
(He turns the card over)
The first one I ever -

Harry gasps.

HARRY (CONT’D)
I found him! I found Flamel! “Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with his partner, Nicolas Flamel.”

Hermione jumps to her feet and rushes to her dormitory.

HERMIONE
Stay there!

RON
Ok, we will...

Hermione rushes back again, a huge book in her hands ‘Advancements in Alchemy’.

HERMIONE
(breathless)
I never thought to look in here! I got this out of the library for a bit of light reading.

RON
Light?

HERMIONE
Be quiet!

Hermione rustles though the pages and find the one she wants.

RON
Are we allowed to speak yet?

HERMIONE
Nicolas Flamel is the only know maker of the Philosopher’s Stone!

HARRY
The what?

HERMIONE
“The Philosopher’s Stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal. The only Stone currently in existence belongs to Mr Nicolas Flamel, who last year celebrated his six hundred and sixty-fifth birthday.”

RON
No wonder we couldn’t find in Flamel in that ‘Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry’

HERMIONE
Don’t you see? The dog must be guarding the Philosopher’s Stone! Dumbledore’s keeping it safe for him since someone tried to steal it from Gringotts.

HARRY
A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying? No wonder Snape’s after it. Anyone would want it.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - QUIDDITCH PITCH - AFTERNOON

Student pour into the stadium for the game, Including Ron, Hermione and Neville. Down below, the Gryffindor team walk in.

OLIVER
(To Harry)
I don’t want to pressure you, but if we ever need an early capture of the Snitch, it’s now. Finish the game before Snape can favour Hufflepuff too much.

FRED
The whole school’s out here. Blimey - even Dumbledore!

Harry looks around and spots Dumbledore in the stands, next to a nervous-looking Quirrell. Snape, nearby the players, also stares at the stands.

RON
I’ve never seen Snape so mean. Ouch!

Draco pokes Ron in the head. In the background, a whistle sounds and Lee begins his commentary.

DRACO
Oh, sorry Weasley, didn’t see you there. Wonder how long Potter’s going to stay on his broom this time? Anyone want to bet?

Ron doesn’t say anything.

LEE (O.S.)
(As it happens)
And Snape awards a penalty to Hufflepuff, because he got hit with a Bludger.

Fred and George smirk to each other.

DRACO
You know how I think they choose people for the Gryffindor team? It’s people they feel sorry for. Potter’s got not parents and the Weasleys have no money. You should be on the team, Longbottom, you’ve got not brains.

NEVILLE
I’m worth twelve of you, Malfoy

DRACO
Longbottom, if brains were gold, you’d be poorer than Weasley.

HERMIONE
(Oblivious to Draco’s taunts)
Ron - Harry!

Harry is in a dive, having seen the snitch.

DRACO
You’re in luck, Weasley. Potter’s spotted some gold -

Ron dives onto Draco and begins to fight him. Neville looks on nervously and decides to join in. Harry stretches his arm out and grasps the Snitch.

LEE (O.S.)
Potter’s got the Snitch! A hundred and fifty, nil. That has to be the fastest capture ever.

HERMIONE
We won!

She turns around to find Draco, Crabbe, Goyle, Ron and Neville fight on the ground. Below, the team celebrate.

DUMBLEDORE
(To Harry)
Well done. Nice to see you haven’t been brooding about that mirror.

Snape spits bitterly to the ground.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - AFTERNOON

Harry comes out of the changing rooms, a grin upon his face, broomstick in hand. His smile falters. A hooded figure makes its way into the forest. Without falt, Harry hops on broom.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - FORBIDDEN FOREST - AFTERNOON

Harry skims the surface of the trees, until he finds two figures in conversation. Snape and Quirrell.

QUIRRELL
...d-don’t know why you wanted t-t-to meet here of all p-places -

SNAPE
Have you found out how to get past that beast of Hagrid’s yet?

QUIRRELL
B-b-but Severus, I -

SNAPE
You don’t want me as your enemy Quirrell.

An owl hoots nearby and Harry has to make sure he doesn’t fall. He catches the end of the next sentence.

SNAPE (CONT’D)
- your little bit of hocus pocus. I’m waiting. We’ll have another little chat soon, when you’ve had time to decide where your loyalties lie.

Snape stalks off, leaving a nervous Quirrell.

INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM - AFTERNOON

Gryffindors celebrate the win, while Harry whispers to Ron and Hermione in a corner.

HARRY
Snape’s forcing Quirrell to help him get the stone. He asked if he knew how to get past Fluffy, and he mentioned Quirrell’s ‘hocus pocus’. I reckon there are other things guarding the stone. Quirrell would have done some anti-Dark Arts spell which Snape needs help with.

HERMIONE
So you mean the Stone’s only safe as long as Quirrell stands up to Snape?

RON
It’ll be gone by next Tuesday...[/fieldset
  



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Another chapter, and again I'll post it separate, sorry. Only 3 chapters to go, so I'll be uploading a PDF of the full script soon. (It makes me so happy to know that it'll be a full script soon )

Anyway, here's chapter 14:

Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback:    


  
INT. HOGWARTS - LIBRARY - AFTERNOON

Harry, Ron and Hermione are busy studying.

HERMIONE
The twelve uses of dragon blood are spot remover, oven cleaner...

RON
I’ll never remember that!

HERMIONE
You can’t even remember two of them? Ron, these exams are important! We need to pass to get into the second year!

Harry looks up from his text-book, hoping to stop the bickering. He spots Hagrid in a nearby shelf.

HARRY
Hagrid!

Hagrid looks around nervously and spots the trio.

HAGRID
Oh, hello. What’re you lot up ter? Yer not still lookin’ fer Nicolas Flamel, are yeh?

RON
Oh, we found out who he is ages ago. We know it’s a Philosopher’s -

HAGRID
Shh! Do go shoutin’ it!

HARRY
There are a few things we want to ask you about, actually, about what’s guarding the Stone -

HAGRID
Shhhhhh! Come an’ see me later. I’m not promisin’ I’ll tell yeh anything, but don’ go rabbitin’ about it in here!

HARRY
See you later, then.

And Hagrid shuffles away, a book behind his back.

RON
What’s he hiding? Do you think it had anything to do with - you-know-what...

HERMIONE
He was looking up about - dragons.

She points to a small faded sign ‘Dragons’ next to the row Hagrid was in.

HARRY
Hagrid’s always wanted a dragon. He told me the first time I met him.

RON
But it’s against our law. It’s hard to stop Muggles noticing them. Charlie works with them in Romania. You should see the burns he’s got.

HERMIONE
What on earth’s Hagrid up to?

INT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - HAGRID’S HUT - AFTERNOON

All the curtains are drawn, and the fire is lit. Hagrid, Harry, Hermione and Ron sit down.

HAGRID
Now, I can’t tell you what’s guardin’ the Stone. That stone’s there for a good reason.

HERMIONE
Hagrid, we only wondered who has done the guarding, really, apart from you.

HAGRID
Well, I don’ s’pose it could hurt ter tell yer that. Let’s see. Dumbledore borrowed Fluffy from me, then some o’ the teachers did enchanments - Professor Sprout, Professor Flitwick, Professor Quirrell, an’ Dumbledore himself did somethin’. Hang on, I’ve forgotten someone. Oh, yeah, Professor Snape.

HARRY
Snape?

HAGRID
Yeah. Yer not still on abou’ that are yeh? Snape helped protect the Stone, he’s not about ter steal it.

RON
Hagrid, can we have a window open?

HAGRID
Can’t, sorry...

HARRY
Hagrid, what’s that?

Harry points to a huge black egg in the fire.

HAGRID
Ah, that’s - er...

RON
Where did you get it, Hagrid?

HAGRID
Won it. Las’ night. I was down in the village havin’ a few drinks an’ got into a game o’ card with a stranger. Think he was quite glad to get rid of it, ter be honest.

HERMIONE
But what are you going to do with it when it hatches?

HAGRID
Well, I’ve been doin’ some readin’. Keep the egg in the fire, an’ when it hatches, feed it on a bucket o’ brandy and chicken blood every half hour. It should be hatchin’ within the next week. What I got there’s a Norwegian Ridgeback. They’re rare.

HERMIONE
Hagrid, you live in a wooden house.

Hagrid doesn’t listen, but hums, stoking the fire.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - MORNING

Harry, Ron and Hermione make their way towards Hagrid’s Hut. Harry holds a note “It’s hatching”

RON

Hermione, how many times are we going to see a dragon hatching?

Harry knocks vigorously on the door.

HAGRID (O.S.)
Who is it?

HARRY
It’s us.

Hagrid opens the door slightly and the trio slip through.

INT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - HAGRID’S HUT - MORNING

Harry, Ron and Hermione follow Hagrid to the table

HAGRID
It’s nearly out.

The egg has many cracks in it. They wait in silence. It splits into two. A small baby dragon emerges, looking at Hagrid. It sneezes sparks and shows pointed fangs.

HAGRID (CONT’D)
Isn’t he beautiful? Bless him, he knows his mummy!

HERMIONE
Hagrid, how fast do Norwegian Ridgebacks grow?

RON
I’d be surprised if he’d even fit in here next week.

HARRY
Hagrid, just let him go. Set him free.

HAGRID
I can’t. He’s too little. He’d die. I think I’ll call him Norbert. Norbert! Norbert! Where’s mummy?

RON
He’s lost his marbles.

HARRY
(To Ron)
Charlie.

RON
You’re losing it too! I’m Ron, remember?

HARRY
No - Charlie, your brother, in Romania, studying dragons. We could send Norbert to him.

RON
Brilliant! What about it, Hagrid?

Hagrid pines, watching the baby dragon snap at his fingers.

EXT. HOGWARTS - COURTYARD - AFTERNOON

Hedwig flies away from Harry and Hermione in a corner, while Ron rushes towards them, holding a swollen hand.

RON
It bit me! I tell you, that dragon’s the most horrible animal I’ve ever met, but the way Hagrid goes on about it, you’d think it was a fluffy little bunny rabbit. Do you think it’s safe to go to the hospital wing?

HERMIONE
You could tell Madam Pomfrey it was a dog bite...

HARRY
But don’t go yet - Hedwig’s just sent Charlie’s reply. Listen: ‘I’d be glad to take the Norwegian Ridgeback. I think the best thing will be to send him over with some friends of mine next week. Could you get the Ridgeback up the tallest tower at midnight on Saturday? They can meet you there and take him away in the dark so they aren’t seen.’

Harry looks up from the parchment and notices someone nearby - Draco. He had obviously been eavesdropping. Harry doesn’t like the way Draco smiles as he struts off.

HERMIONE
(Noticing this too)
We’ve got the invisibility cloak. It should be able to cover both of us and Norbert.

EXT. HOGWARTS GROUNDS - NIGHT

Harry throws the invisbilty cloak over himself, Hermione and a crate.

HAGRID
Bye bye, Norbert. Mummy will never forget you!

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

A panting noise is heard. Harry and Hermione are breathless.

HARRY
Nearly there.

HERMIONE
Shh...

They hear footsteps. Professor McGonagall comes around the corner, holding Draco by the ear.

DRACO
You don’t understand, Professor, Harry Potter’s got a dragon.

MCGONAGALL
What utter rubbish! I shall see Professor Snape about you.

Harry and Hermione slip into the foot of a spiral staircase.

EXT. HOGWARTS - ASTRONOMY TOWER - NIGHT

The door of the battlement open and shut by itself. Harry throws the cloak off himself and Hermione and places the crate with Norbert in it at their feet.

HERMIONE
Malfoy’s got detention! I could sing.

HARRY
Don’t.

They spot four broomsticks in the air, which swoop down upon them and grin.

INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR - NIGHT

Voices are heard.

HERMIONE (O.S.)
Thank goodness Norbert’s out of our lives. The rate Hagrid was going, I except we would have been singing lullabies to it.

HARRY (O.S.)
Sssh.

Filch comes into view, turns a corner and smiles at the sight of a visible Harry and Hermione.

FILCH
Well, well, well. We are in trouble.

EXT. HOGWARTS - ASTRONOMY TOWER - NIGHT

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I've now written two more chapters, but I think I'll wait to finish the entrie script before posting the rest. I am so excited that I'm finishing this when I started it so long ago!

Edit: Just finished the Harry/Dumbledore talk and only have 6 pages of book to script! I think I have to cut down their chat though - it takes up 5 pages! I'm currently at 121 pages, so a little over what I hoped, but I saw that Kloves' HBP was 160 pages () so I think I'll be ok

Edit 2: I finished!!!!! !!!!

I invite everyone to read my PS script in its entirety at this link.

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Well, I'm hoping someone will come by and post feedback

I think now I've got the time, I will give feedback on Phrozonone's just posted script.

And also, while I'm waiting, I did something I should have started ages ago. In the first post, I made a 'script library' with links to everyone's scripts they've posted in the thread.
http://www.cosforums.com/showpost.ph...93&postcount=1

*waits patiently *

Ok, so Phrozonone!

DH review, Part 1:    


  I think if you were to show Godric's Hollow at the start, Hagrid shouldn't be shown. I just find that part a bit odd.

While I think that flashbacks would be good to remind the audience what has happened, i just don't like how a newspaper carries all these moments (Although I like that you got the White Tomb in there )

The Dark Lord Ascending is good, but then we come to another flashback which I think is out of place

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VOLDEMORT
It ends now Harry Potter. Avada Kadavra!
This line makes that whole scene even worse

Quote:
HARRY
Look Hedwig. That’s where I used to sleep.
I hope this is in the real film - I love this small scene.

Quote:
HARRY
Look Hedwig. This is the letter that changed my life forever….
I think that Vernon would have made sure all the letters at the house were destroyed, and since the cupboard door was shut, that none of them managed to get into there. But I like the thought, but not the line

Ginny's underage, so I can't see her being part of the seven potters.

And polyjuice potion shouldn't work on Dobby!!

Plus, I've said before my opinion about Tonks and Lupin owning Shell Cottage

And I am hoping that Hagrid would try to avoid destroying a Muggle building and avoid awkward questions

Quote:
VOLDEMORT
I’m going to kill you Harry. These protections won’t hold for long and when they break I will find you.
Yeah, change that

Quote:
LUPIN
What shape does Harry Potter’s patronus take?
I would choose a different question. The whole Wizengamot (sp) and DA all know the answer to this. Plus anyone that saw it during OWLs (if you are following the books).

Quote:
RON
And You-Know-Who’s soul thingy’s….
I see this as just a cheap way to explain what Horcruxes are Ron isn't that stupid to forget what they are called.

Quote:
GINNY
Foods almost ready. She wants you to lick the bowl.

RON
Why didn’t you say so!
Again, I don't like the characterism here

I think you should have had Scrimgeour come. I know he is dead two seconds later in your script , but I feel that we need to actually meet him at some point.

I think that we shouldn't see the Death Eaters until the patronus comes...

Quote:
BELLATRIX
Thought I’d stop by for another visit.

She starts to laugh and we see rage engulf Mrs. Weasley.
I like that you are setting up the duel at the end, but that doesn't seem like a Bellatrix line to me...

I'd prefer that Hermione had the bag on her at all times.

Quote:
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.
These lines of Voldemort are too cliché

I love that you have Phineas!

Regulus does seem the type to own Horcrux books, but I still like the idea that Hermione gets that information from Dumbledore's copy.

I love your flashbacks for Kreacher's tale.

And I LOVE seeing Hogwarts, but I don't think that Snape would say
Quote:
SNAPE
I’d like to introduce you to your new headmaster…..me.


Quote:
HERMIONE
See....there…strange things. But here there is a list. I’m not sure how he found out…I’m sure it took a long time…

HARRY
It says ring, diary, snake…

RON
And he has in parenthesis Hogwart’s Founders heirlooms with a question mark. What’s that supposed to mean?
I know this works for the film series, but Regulus in the book only knew about one and thought there was only one - the note (which you have word for word in your script) confirms this

The lack of the Ministry heist makes finding the locket less dramatic, IMO. But I know that it cuts about 3 chapters

Snape at Grimmauld Place - it just seems wrong, but I know you need a reason for them to go camping, so whatever

Ok, that's all for now, I'll comment on more later
  



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Old February 13th, 2010, 6:55 am
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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

A few weeks ago, I began writing a DH script for a school writing project.
I turned it in clocking at 67 pages (up until the end of the wedding) and I thought I might as well share it here.
I'd love some feedback even though I probably won't be finishing it. I want to try writing a script for GoF which was, in my opinion, the weakest screenplay in the movies.

You can find it here.


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