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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:06 am
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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

So, last night I had a little bit of an idea. I noticed that the beginning of PS is mainly about the big revelation that Harry is a wizard, which no doubt I'm sure EVERYONE who would watch it would already know from the promotion! So, it got me thinking that I could include a scene at Hogwarts while Harry is still at the Dursley's, and I remembered about the Magic Quill that wrote down the names of wizards, and included that in a scene between McGonagall and Dumbledore about Harry's imminent arrival at Hogwarts, and also how Dumbledore's been reading the Muggle newspapers

So, tell me what you think

New PS Script:    


  
Part 1a:    


  
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. GODRICíS HOLLOW - NIGHT

- and a small cottage forms.

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
- approaches.

Suddenly the house is filled with green light. A babyís cry can be heard.

CUT TO BLACK

FADE TO:

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERíS 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 - thatís what I heard.

CLOAK WEARING WOMAN
Yes, yes - theyíre son Harry...

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

BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesnít 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 owlís 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 havenít 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 (CONTíD)
Their son - Howard, isnít 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 catís 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 (CONTíD)
But what about Harry?
(Dumbledore says nothing)
What theyíre saying is he tried to kill them too, but, but, he couldnít.

DUMBLEDORE
Itís true.

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

DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess. We may never know.

Dumbledore looks at his watch.

MCGONAGALL
I donít suppose youíre going to tell me why youíre here of all places?

DUMBLEDORE
Iíve come to bring Harry to the only family he has left.

MCGONAGALL
(Pointing to number 4)
You canít mean the people who live here? Iíve been watching them all day. You couldnít find two people who are less like us. Harry Potter come an live here?!

DUMBLEDORE
(Looking sternly at McGonnagall)
Itís 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? Iím not saying his heart isnít in the right place, but he does tend to -

A loud RUMBLE is heard.

MCGONAGALL (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
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
Heíll have that scar forever.

MCGONAGALL
Couldnít you do something -

DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldnít. 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 doesnít want to get out of bed.

PETUNIA (CONTíD)
Get a move on. You have to look after the bacon. And donít you dare let it burn on Duddyís 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? Thatís two less than last year!

PETUNIA
Darling, you missed Auntie Margeís present.

DUDLEY
Well that makes it thirty-seven -

PETUNIA
(Sensing trouble)
And weíre going to buy you two new presents!

Vernon comes back from answering the phone.

VERNON
(Sniffing)
Mrs Figgís broken her leg. Canít take him.

PETUNIA
Now what?

HARRY
You could just leave me here. I wonít blow up the house!

I/E. DURSLEYíS 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 donít 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 (CONTíD)
Do it again!

He does. And nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONTíD)
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 isnít concentrating on the snake, and doesnít notice it begin to move. He notices it as itís head comes up to the glass. Harry looks around to see no one is watching. The snake winks.

HARRY (CONTíD)
Where do you come from?

The snake taps his tail next to a sign ĎBoa Constrictor, Brazilí

HARRY (CONTíD)
Was it nice there.

The snake taps again. ĎThis specimen was bred in the zooí

HARRY (CONTíD)
(Sighing)
Oh - I see -

PIERS
(Running to the snake)
Dudley! Mr Dursley! You wonít 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 (CONTíD)
And donít ask questions!

A flash of green light.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

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

Harryís eyes are filled with green light as he wakes up from a nightmare.
  

INT. HOGWARTS - MCGONAGALLíS OFFICE - DAY

Dumbledore walks into McGonagallís office, where she is sorting out letters.

DUMBLEDORE
You called, Minerva?

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

DUMBLEDORE
That Harry Potter is starting? Yes, Iíve been waiting. I wonder if you heard of what heís 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 doesnít finish his sentence.

MCGONAGALL
Iíve been wondering if it will be difficult to reach them. You know I still donít 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 Montgomeryís have just had a baby boy.
(To McGonagall again)
Donít worry, Iíve been expecting it.
Part 1c:    


  
INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry walks in just as mail can be heard coming through the slot. Harry doesnít 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
Margeís ill! Ate a funny whelk -

Harry is about to open his letter -

DUDLEY
Dad! Dad! Harryís got something!

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

HARRY
Thatís mine!

VERNON
Whoíd be writing to you?

Vernonís eyes fill with terror as he finds out. Petunia nosies over and looks like sheís about to faint.

VERNON (CONTíD)
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.)
Iím 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 Dudleyís second bedroom -

HARRY
Why?

VERNON
Donít. 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 canít deliver them theyíll just give up.

PETUNIA
(Offering fruit cake)
Iím not sure -

VERNON
Oh these peopleís 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)
Weíre renovating.

MILKMAN
And also, these were on your doormat.

He passes about 10 letters addressed to Harry. Petuniaís fake smile falters.

PETUNIA
Thank you!

MILKMAN
Good day.

He leaves and Petunia eyes the change on the letterís address: ĎThe Smallest Bedroomí. 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. Petuniaís 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 (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. Weíre going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

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

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldnít it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddyís gone mad, hasnít he?

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

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And thereís a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONTíD)
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 Dudleyís watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM! Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Whereís the cannon?

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

VERNON
Whoís there? Iím armed!

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

HAGRID
Couldnít make us a cup oí tea? Itís not been an easy journey.

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

HAGRID (CONTíD)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
And hereís Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but youíve got yer mumís 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 ĎHappy Birthday Harryí written on it. Harry doesnít 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 Harryís arm.

HARRY
Iím sorry, but I still donít really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. Aní like I told yeh, Iím Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yehíll know about Hogwarts, oí course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
Itís 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! Aní yehíve 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 (CONTíD)
Harry, yer a wizard.

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

HARRY
Iím - Iím a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, oí course. Jusí 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
Heís not going.

HAGRID
Iíd 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 weíd stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew Iím - 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?! Itís an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowiní his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Doní know if Iím the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I doní 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 canít.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, canít spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Donít make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - Ďbout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didnít know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takiní over. ĎCourse, some people stood up to him - aní he killed Ďem. Horribly. One oí the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledoreís the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum aní dad were as good a witch aní wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godricís Hollow, the village were yeh were liviní, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRICíS 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.) (CONTíD)
He came to yer house, aní, aní -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONTíD)
- he killed Ďem.

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

INT. GODRICíS HOLLOW - POTTERíS 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.)
Aní this is the real mystíry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRICíS HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harryís cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldnít.

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? Thatís what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. Aní thatís why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill Ďem, 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 heís still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadnít counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethiní 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 donít 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 Harryís ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - Youíll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Havenít I told you heís not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you wonít stop him! His nameís been down ever since he was born. Heís off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, aní heíll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
Iím 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 pigís tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Shouldnít have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Didnít work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasnít much left to do.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagridís 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! Thereís 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 Hagridís 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 (CONTíD)
(Waking)

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

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I havenít got any money -

HAGRID
Donít worry about that. Díyeh think you parents didnít leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizardsí bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so youíd be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - Ďcept 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 oí Magic messiní things up as usual.

HARRY
Thereís a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyoneíd be wantiní magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say thereís dragons guardiní the high security vaults. Crickey, Iíd like a dragon.

HARRY
Youíd like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. Thereís 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.
  

  



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I really liked how you did a zoom out from Vernon's extremely boring tie.

There was a mistake, though. The book said "Dudley learned a new word, 'shan't". I assume this means it was not his first word.

Also, you repeated the sentence "About why he's disappeared?" (McGonagall to Dumbledore)
Are you from Britian or somehwere else? just wondering.

I personally remember the book saying "Dudley learned a new word (Won't!)"

I'm from America, so that maybe why...?

Lol, I'm confused.

Does remake mean change plot points, or just go over it and re-do it, leaving the plot points intact?

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Are you from Britian or somehwere else? just wondering.

I personally remember the book saying "Dudley learned a new word (Won't!)"

I'm from America, so that maybe why...?

Lol, I'm confused.

Does remake mean change plot points, or just go over it and re-do it, leaving the plot points intact?

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Shan't is in the British (*coughrealcough*) version, and Won't is in the American.

And remake can mean anything, really - Give it a go!


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Shan't is in the British (*coughrealcough*) version, and Won't is in the American.

And remake can mean anything, really - Give it a go!
Thanks.

I will try... but where shall thou start?



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Well, I'm having a good streak at the moment, which is probably going to fade away soon, knowing me

I probably didn't compress this enough, but it is an important section...

New PS Script, 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 (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. Weíre going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

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

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldnít it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddyís gone mad, hasnít he?

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

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And thereís a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONTíD)
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 Dudleyís watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM! Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Whereís the cannon?

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

VERNON
Whoís there? Iím armed!

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

HAGRID
Couldnít make us a cup oí tea? Itís not been an easy journey.

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

HAGRID (CONTíD)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
And hereís Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but youíve got yer mumís 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 ĎHappy Birthday Harryí written on it. Harry doesnít 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 Harryís arm.

HARRY
Iím sorry, but I still donít really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. Aní like I told yeh, Iím Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yehíll know about Hogwarts, oí course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
Itís 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! Aní yehíve 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 (CONTíD)
Harry, yer a wizard.

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

HARRY
Iím - Iím a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, oí course. Jusí 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
Heís not going.

HAGRID
Iíd 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 weíd stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew Iím - 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?! Itís an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowiní his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Doní know if Iím the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I doní 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 canít.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, canít spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Donít make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - Ďbout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didnít know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takiní over. ĎCourse, some people stood up to him - aní he killed Ďem. Horribly. One oí the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledoreís the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum aní dad were as good a witch aní wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godricís Hollow, the village were yeh were liviní, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRICíS 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.) (CONTíD)
He came to yer house, aní, aní -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONTíD)
- he killed Ďem.

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

INT. GODRICíS HOLLOW - POTTERíS 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.)
Aní this is the real mystíry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRICíS HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harryís cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldnít.

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? Thatís what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. Aní thatís why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill Ďem, 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 heís still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadnít counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethiní 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 donít 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 Harryís ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - Youíll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Havenít I told you heís not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you wonít stop him! His nameís been down ever since he was born. Heís off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, aní heíll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
Iím 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 pigís tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Shouldnít have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Didnít work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasnít much left to do.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagridís 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! Thereís 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 Hagridís 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 (CONTíD)
(Waking)

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

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I havenít got any money -

HAGRID
Donít worry about that. Díyeh think you parents didnít leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizardsí bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so youíd be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - Ďcept 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 oí Magic messiní things up as usual.

HARRY
Thereís a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyoneíd be wantiní magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say thereís dragons guardiní the high security vaults. Crickey, Iíd like a dragon.

HARRY
Youíd like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. Thereís 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.
  



Thanks for the positive feedback so far!
Oh, I looove your new PS script, it makes me want to film it
And it also makes me want to write a score to it


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So, last night I had a little bit of an idea. I noticed that the beginning of PS is mainly about the big revelation that Harry is a wizard, which no doubt I'm sure EVERYONE who would watch it would already know from the promotion! So, it got me thinking that I could include a scene at Hogwarts while Harry is still at the Dursley's, and I remembered about the Magic Quill that wrote down the names of wizards, and included that in a scene between McGonagall and Dumbledore about Harry's imminent arrival at Hogwarts, and also how Dumbledore's been reading the Muggle newspapers

So, tell me what you think

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Part 1a:    


  
FADE IN:

  

  

The prophecy is a nice way to start, the WB scripts lacked the ability to include references to later boks maybe why they seem less together as a whole..
I really like the idea of McGonagall and Dumbledore talking about Harry's going to Hogwarts, nice introduction.. which is strange 'cause I spend most of my time complaining about how much the WB script deviates from the book.


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Thanks guys!

I had been hoping to write a least a scene a day and actually FINISH it but knowing me, that hasn't happened I might write some more tonight


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Thanks guys!

I had been hoping to write a least a scene a day and actually FINISH it but knowing me, that hasn't happened I might write some more tonight
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I just manage to write out some more, now completing 5 chapters

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Part 1:    


  [fieldset]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?/fieldset]
  

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.
  



Edit Reason: I had to add in the part about Hagrid being expelled at Ollivanders because I forgot about it, plus to have someone else but Ollivander speaking in that scene



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(this was written way before Fantastic Beasts was a thing... )

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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

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I just manage to write out some more, now completing 5 chapters

New PS Script:    


  
Part 1:    


  [fieldset]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. GODRICíS HOLLOW - NIGHT

- and a small cottage forms.

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
- approaches.

Suddenly the house is filled with green light. A babyís cry can be heard.

CUT TO BLACK

FADE TO:

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERíS 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 - thatís what I heard.

CLOAK WEARING WOMAN
Yes, yes - theyíre son Harry...

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

BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesnít 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 owlís 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 havenít 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 (CONTíD)
Their son - Howard, isnít 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 catís 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 (CONTíD)
But what about Harry?
(Dumbledore says nothing)
What theyíre saying is he tried to kill them too, but, but, he couldnít.

DUMBLEDORE
Itís true.

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

DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess. We may never know.

Dumbledore looks at his watch.

MCGONAGALL
I donít suppose youíre going to tell me why youíre here of all places?

DUMBLEDORE
Iíve come to bring Harry to the only family he has left.

MCGONAGALL
(Pointing to number 4)
You canít mean the people who live here? Iíve been watching them all day. You couldnít find two people who are less like us. Harry Potter come an live here?!

DUMBLEDORE
(Looking sternly at McGonnagall)
Itís 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? Iím not saying his heart isnít in the right place, but he does tend to -

A loud RUMBLE is heard.

MCGONAGALL (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
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
Heíll have that scar forever.

MCGONAGALL
Couldnít you do something -

DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldnít. 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 doesnít want to get out of bed.

PETUNIA (CONTíD)
Get a move on. You have to look after the bacon. And donít you dare let it burn on Duddyís 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? Thatís two less than last year!

PETUNIA
Darling, you missed Auntie Margeís present.

DUDLEY
Well that makes it thirty-seven -

PETUNIA
(Sensing trouble)
And weíre going to buy you two new presents!

Vernon comes back from answering the phone.

VERNON
(Sniffing)
Mrs Figgís broken her leg. Canít take him.

PETUNIA
Now what?

HARRY
You could just leave me here. I wonít blow up the house!

I/E. DURSLEYíS 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 donít 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 (CONTíD)
Do it again!

He does. And nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONTíD)
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 isnít concentrating on the snake, and doesnít notice it begin to move. He notices it as itís head comes up to the glass. Harry looks around to see no one is watching. The snake winks.

HARRY (CONTíD)
Where do you come from?

The snake taps his tail next to a sign ĎBoa Constrictor, Brazilí

HARRY (CONTíD)
Was it nice there.

The snake taps again. ĎThis specimen was bred in the zooí

HARRY (CONTíD)
(Sighing)
Oh - I see -

PIERS
(Running to the snake)
Dudley! Mr Dursley! You wonít 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 (CONTíD)
And donít ask questions!

A flash of green light.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

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

Harryís eyes are filled with green light as he wakes up from a nightmare.

INT. HOGWARTS - MCGONAGALLíS OFFICE - DAY

Dumbledore walks into McGonagallís office, where she is sorting out letters.

DUMBLEDORE
You called, Minerva?

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

DUMBLEDORE
That Harry Potter is attending next year? Yes, Iíve been waiting. I wonder if you heard of what heís 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 doesnít finish his sentence.

MCGONAGALL
Iíve been wondering if it will be difficult to reach them. You know I still donít 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 Montgomeryís have just had a baby boy.
(To McGonagall again)
Donít worry, Iíve been expecting it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry walks in just as mail can be heard coming through the slot. Harry doesnít 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
Margeís ill! Ate a funny whelk -

Harry is about to open his letter -

DUDLEY
Dad! Dad! Harryís got something!

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

HARRY
Thatís mine!

VERNON
Whoíd be writing to you?

Vernonís eyes fill with terror as he finds out. Petunia nosies over and looks like sheís about to faint.

VERNON (CONTíD)
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.)
Iím 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 Dudleyís second bedroom -

HARRY
Why?

VERNON
Donít. 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 canít deliver them theyíll just give up.

PETUNIA
(Offering fruit cake)
Iím not sure -

VERNON
Oh these peopleís 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)
Weíre renovating.

MILKMAN
And also, these were on your doormat.

He passes about 10 letters addressed to Harry. Petuniaís fake smile falters.

PETUNIA
Thank you!

MILKMAN
Good day.

He leaves and Petunia eyes the change on the letterís address: ĎThe Smallest Bedroomí. 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. Petuniaís 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?/fieldset]
  

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 (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. Weíre going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

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

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldnít it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddyís gone mad, hasnít he?

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

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And thereís a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONTíD)
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 Dudleyís watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM! Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Whereís the cannon?

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

VERNON
Whoís there? Iím armed!

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

HAGRID
Couldnít make us a cup oí tea? Itís not been an easy journey.

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

HAGRID (CONTíD)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
And hereís Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but youíve got yer mumís 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 ĎHappy Birthday Harryí written on it. Harry doesnít 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 Harryís arm.

HARRY
Iím sorry, but I still donít really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. Aní like I told yeh, Iím Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yehíll know about Hogwarts, oí course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
Itís 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! Aní yehíve 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 (CONTíD)
Harry, yer a wizard.

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

HARRY
Iím - Iím a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, oí course. Jusí 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
Heís not going.

HAGRID
Iíd 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 weíd stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew Iím - 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?! Itís an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowiní his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Doní know if Iím the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I doní 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 canít.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, canít spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Donít make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - Ďbout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didnít know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takiní over. ĎCourse, some people stood up to him - aní he killed Ďem. Horribly. One oí the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledoreís the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum aní dad were as good a witch aní wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godricís Hollow, the village were yeh were liviní, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRICíS 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.) (CONTíD)
He came to yer house, aní, aní -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONTíD)
- he killed Ďem.

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

INT. GODRICíS HOLLOW - POTTERíS 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.)
Aní this is the real mystíry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRICíS HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harryís cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldnít.

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? Thatís what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. Aní thatís why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill Ďem, 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 heís still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadnít counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethiní 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 donít 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 Harryís ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - Youíll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Havenít I told you heís not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you wonít stop him! His nameís been down ever since he was born. Heís off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, aní heíll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
Iím 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 pigís tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Shouldnít have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Didnít work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasnít much left to do.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagridís 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! Thereís 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 Hagridís 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 (CONTíD)
(Waking)

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

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I havenít got any money -

HAGRID
Donít worry about that. Díyeh think you parents didnít leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizardsí bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so youíd be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - Ďcept 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 oí Magic messiní things up as usual.

HARRY
Thereís a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyoneíd be wantiní magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say thereís dragons guardiní the high security vaults. Crickey, Iíd like a dragon.

HARRY
Youíd like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. Thereís 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
Canít Tom, Iím on Hogwarts business.

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

The bar goes quiet.

TOM (CONTíD)
Bless my soul. Harry Potter - what an honour.

A lady smoking a pipe doesnít notice it has gone out. Tom comes out and shakes Harryís hand.

TOM (CONTíD)
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, canít believe Iím meeting you at last!

HAND SHAKER 1
So proud, Iím just so proud.

HAND SHAKER 2
Always wanted to shake your hand.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Delighted, Mr Potter, just canít tell you how much - Diggleís 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. Jusí 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 (CONTíD)

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 (CONTíD)
(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: ďFor those who take, but do not earn, must pay most dearly in their turn.Ē ďThief, you have been warned, beware Of finding more than treasure here.Ē

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Like I said, youíd 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 (CONTíD)
Weíve come ter take some money outta Mr Harry Potterís safe.

GOBLIN
You have his key, sir?

HAGRID
Er, got it here somewhere.

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

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Got it.

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

HAGRID (CONTíD)
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
Whatís the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen?

HAGRID
Canít tell yeh that. Very secret. Moreín my jobís 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 canít keep track of where theyíre 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 (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
(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 Harryís list.

HAGRID
Just yer wand left, aní I still havenít got yeh a birthday present.

HARRY
You donít have to!

LATER

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

HARRY (CONTíD)
(stammering)
Th-thanks

HAGRID
Doní mention it. Just Ollivanders left now.

He points to ĎOllivanders: 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 Iíd 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 Harryís scar.

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
Thirteen and a half inches. Yew. Powerful wand. Iím sorry to say I sold the wand that did it.

Ollivanderís eyes shift, and he notices Hagrid.

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
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. Iíve still got the pieces, though.

OLLIVANDER
But you donít use them?

HAGRID
Oh, no sir.

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

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
(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. Itís 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 (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
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 Ollivanderís desk increases.

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

He pauses.

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
I wonder, now - yes, why not.

He hands a wand to Harry.

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

Harry takes it and waves it, but Ollivander doesnít take it back: the wand emits red and gold sparks. Hagrid claps.

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
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.
  



Edit Reason: I had to add in the part about Hagrid being expelled at Ollivanders because I forgot about it, plus to have someone else but Ollivander speaking in that scene

Yay, love it! I seriously gonna film this some day.. i want to play Ollivander

Keep up the FANTASTIC work


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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

I can't believe how much I'm churning out lately! But that's going to change soon with going back to school tomorrow

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 4INT. 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.
  



Thank for the feedback, Lilleby. I too really want to film this This is the reason I'm writing them, in hope of ending up making it


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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. GODRICíS HOLLOW - NIGHT

- and a small cottage forms.

SYBILL TRELAWNEY
- approaches.

Suddenly the house is filled with green light. A babyís cry can be heard.

CUT TO BLACK

FADE TO:

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERíS 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 - thatís what I heard.

CLOAK WEARING WOMAN
Yes, yes - theyíre son Harry...

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

BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesnít 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 owlís 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 havenít 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 (CONTíD)
Their son - Howard, isnít 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 catís 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 (CONTíD)
But what about Harry?
(Dumbledore says nothing)
What theyíre saying is he tried to kill them too, but, but, he couldnít.

DUMBLEDORE
Itís true.

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

DUMBLEDORE
We can only guess. We may never know.

Dumbledore looks at his watch.

MCGONAGALL
I donít suppose youíre going to tell me why youíre here of all places?

DUMBLEDORE
Iíve come to bring Harry to the only family he has left.

MCGONAGALL
(Pointing to number 4)
You canít mean the people who live here? Iíve been watching them all day. You couldnít find two people who are less like us. Harry Potter come an live here?!

DUMBLEDORE
(Looking sternly at McGonnagall)
Itís 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? Iím not saying his heart isnít in the right place, but he does tend to -

A loud RUMBLE is heard.

MCGONAGALL (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
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
Heíll have that scar forever.

MCGONAGALL
Couldnít you do something -

DUMBLEDORE
Even if I could, I wouldnít. 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 doesnít want to get out of bed.

PETUNIA (CONTíD)
Get a move on. You have to look after the bacon. And donít you dare let it burn on Duddyís 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? Thatís two less than last year!

PETUNIA
Darling, you missed Auntie Margeís present.

DUDLEY
Well that makes it thirty-seven -

PETUNIA
(Sensing trouble)
And weíre going to buy you two new presents!

Vernon comes back from answering the phone.

VERNON
(Sniffing)
Mrs Figgís broken her leg. Canít take him.

PETUNIA
Now what?

HARRY
You could just leave me here. I wonít blow up the house!

I/E. DURSLEYíS 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 donít 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 (CONTíD)
Do it again!

He does. And nothing happens.

DUDLEY (CONTíD)
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 isnít concentrating on the snake, and doesnít notice it begin to move. He notices it as itís head comes up to the glass. Harry looks around to see no one is watching. The snake winks.

HARRY (CONTíD)
Where do you come from?

The snake taps his tail next to a sign ĎBoa Constrictor, Brazilí

HARRY (CONTíD)
Was it nice there.

The snake taps again. ĎThis specimen was bred in the zooí

HARRY (CONTíD)
(Sighing)
Oh - I see -

PIERS
(Running to the snake)
Dudley! Mr Dursley! You wonít 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 (CONTíD)
And donít ask questions!

A flash of green light.

RETURN TO PRESENT.

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

Harryís eyes are filled with green light as he wakes up from a nightmare.

INT. HOGWARTS - MCGONAGALLíS OFFICE - DAY

Dumbledore walks into McGonagallís office, where she is sorting out letters.

DUMBLEDORE
You called, Minerva?

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

DUMBLEDORE
That Harry Potter is attending next year? Yes, Iíve been waiting. I wonder if you heard of what heís 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 doesnít finish his sentence.

MCGONAGALL
Iíve been wondering if it will be difficult to reach them. You know I still donít 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 Montgomeryís have just had a baby boy.
(To McGonagall again)
Donít worry, Iíve been expecting it.

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - MORNING

Harry walks in just as mail can be heard coming through the slot. Harry doesnít 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
Margeís ill! Ate a funny whelk -

Harry is about to open his letter -

DUDLEY
Dad! Dad! Harryís got something!

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

HARRY
Thatís mine!

VERNON
Whoíd be writing to you?

Vernonís eyes fill with terror as he finds out. Petunia nosies over and looks like sheís about to faint.

VERNON (CONTíD)
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.)
Iím 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 Dudleyís second bedroom -

HARRY
Why?

VERNON
Donít. 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 canít deliver them theyíll just give up.

PETUNIA
(Offering fruit cake)
Iím not sure -

VERNON
Oh these peopleís 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)
Weíre renovating.

MILKMAN
And also, these were on your doormat.

He passes about 10 letters addressed to Harry. Petuniaís fake smile falters.

PETUNIA
Thank you!

MILKMAN
Good day.

He leaves and Petunia eyes the change on the letterís address: ĎThe Smallest Bedroomí. 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. Petuniaís 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
  

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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 (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
Out! Out!

INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - HALL - MORNING

Vernon slams the door behind Petunia, Dudley and Harry.

VERNON
(Looking menacing)
That does it. Weíre going away!

I/E. COAST - NIGHT

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

PETUNIA
(As Vernon leaves)
Wouldnít it be better just to go home?

Vernon ignores her and leaves. A bolt of lightning.

DUDLEY
Daddyís gone mad, hasnít he?

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

VERNON
Found the perfect place! And thereís a storm forecast for tonight.

He makes an evil smile.

VERNON (CONTíD)
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 Dudleyís watch, dangling over the couch where he is sleeping. 11:59pm. 12:00pm. BOOM! Harry turns and Dudley stirs as the door shakes.

DUDLEY
Whereís the cannon?

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

VERNON
Whoís there? Iím armed!

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

HAGRID
Couldnít make us a cup oí tea? Itís not been an easy journey.

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

HAGRID (CONTíD)
(To Dudley)
Budge up, yer great lump!

Dudley squeals and run to his parents.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
And hereís Harry! Yeh look a lot like yer dad, but youíve got yer mumís 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 ĎHappy Birthday Harryí written on it. Harry doesnít 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 Harryís arm.

HARRY
Iím sorry, but I still donít really know -

HAGRID
Call me Hagrid, everyone does. Aní like I told yeh, Iím Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts - yehíll know about Hogwarts, oí course

HARRY
Er - no. Sorry.

HAGRID
(Shocked)
Sorry?
(To the Dursleys)
Itís 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! Aní yehíve 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 (CONTíD)
Harry, yer a wizard.

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

HARRY
Iím - Iím a what?

HAGRID
Wizard, oí course. Jusí 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
Heís not going.

HAGRID
Iíd 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 weíd stamp out that rubbish!

HARRY
You knew? You knew Iím - 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?! Itís an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowiní his own story!

HARRY
What happened?

HAGRID
(Sighing)
Doní know if Iím the right person ter tell yeah. Someone Gotta.
Hagrid looks angrily at the Dursleys.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
It begins, I suppose, with - with a person called -

HARRY
Who?

HAGRID
Well - I doní 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 canít.

HARRY
Could you write in down?

HAGRID
Nah, canít spell it.
(With much difficulty)
Voldemort. Donít make me say it again! Anyway - You-Know-Who - Ďbout twenty years ago, started looking for followers. Dark days, harry. Didnít know who to trust. Terrible things happened. He was takiní over. ĎCourse, some people stood up to him - aní he killed Ďem. Horribly. One oí the only safe places left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledoreís the only one he ever feared.
(Changing the subject)
Now, yer mum aní dad were as good a witch aní wizard as I ever knew. Head Boy and Girl in their day. All anyone knows is, he turned up in Godricís Hollow, the village were yeh were liviní, on Halloween ten years ago. -

FLASHBACK:

INT. GODRICíS 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.) (CONTíD)
He came to yer house, aní, aní -

Voldemort charms the door open. James is standing there.

HAGRID (V.O.) (CONTíD)
- he killed Ďem.

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

INT. GODRICíS HOLLOW - POTTERíS 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.)
Aní this is the real mystíry of the thing - he tried to kill you.

Harry starts to cry.

EXT. GODRICíS HOLLOW - NIGHT

The house is filled with green light. Harryís cry continues to be heard.

HAGRID (V.O.)
But he couldnít.

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? Thatís what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh. Aní thatís why yer famous, Harry. No one ever lived after he decided ter kill Ďem, 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 heís still out there somewhere, too weak to carry on. There was something going on that night he hadnít counted on - I dunno what, no one does - but somethiní 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 donít 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 Harryís ears. Harry looks at Hagrid and he smiles back.

HAGRID
See? You wait - Youíll be right famous at Hogwarts

VERNON
(appearing again)
Havenít I told you heís not going.

HAGRID
If he wants to go, you wonít stop him! His nameís been down ever since he was born. Heís off ter the finest school of wizardry in the world, aní heíll be under the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen, Albus Dumble-

VERNON
Iím 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 pigís tail grows between his legs. All the Dursleys scream and run into the next room.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Shouldnít have lost me temper.

Hagrid looks to Harry, who is smiling.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Didnít work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose there wasnít much left to do.

INT. HUT-ON-THE-ROCK - MORNING

Harry wakes up. Hagridís 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! Thereís 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 Hagridís 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 (CONTíD)
(Waking)

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

HARRY
(Still looking at the coins)
Um, Hagrid? I havenít got any money -

HAGRID
Donít worry about that. Díyeh think you parents didnít leave yeh anything? First stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizardsí bank. Run by goblins -

HARRY
Goblins?

HAGRID
Yeah, so youíd be mad ter rob it. Gringotts is the safest place in the world - Ďcept 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 oí Magic messiní things up as usual.

HARRY
Thereís a Ministry of Magic?

HAGRID
Yeah. Their main jobis to keep it from the Muggles that were still around. Or then everyoneíd be wantiní magic solutions.

Harry comprehends this.

HARRY
Why would you be mad to rob Gringotts?

HAGRID
Spells - enchantments. They say thereís dragons guardiní the high security vaults. Crickey, Iíd like a dragon.

HARRY
Youíd like one?

HAGRID
Wanted one ever since I was a kid. Still got yer letter Harry? Good. Thereís 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
Canít Tom, Iím on Hogwarts business.

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

The bar goes quiet.

TOM (CONTíD)
Bless my soul. Harry Potter - what an honour.

A lady smoking a pipe doesnít notice it has gone out. Tom comes out and shakes Harryís hand.

TOM (CONTíD)
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, canít believe Iím meeting you at last!

HAND SHAKER 1
So proud, Iím just so proud.

HAND SHAKER 2
Always wanted to shake your hand.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Delighted, Mr Potter, just canít tell you how much - Diggleís 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. Jusí 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 (CONTíD)

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 (CONTíD)
(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: ďFor those who take, but do not earn, must pay most dearly in their turn.Ē ďThief, you have been warned, beware Of finding more than treasure here.Ē

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Like I said, youíd 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 (CONTíD)
Weíve come ter take some money outta Mr Harry Potterís safe.

GOBLIN
You have his key, sir?

HAGRID
Er, got it here somewhere.

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

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Got it.

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

HAGRID (CONTíD)
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
Whatís the You-Know-What in vault seven hundred and thirteen?

HAGRID
Canít tell yeh that. Very secret. Moreín my jobís 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 canít keep track of where theyíre 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 (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
(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 Harryís list.

HAGRID
Just yer wand left, aní I still havenít got yeh a birthday present.

HARRY
You donít have to!

LATER

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

HARRY (CONTíD)
(stammering)
Th-thanks

HAGRID
Doní mention it. Just Ollivanders left now.

He points to ĎOllivanders: 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 Iíd 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 Harryís scar.

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
Thirteen and a half inches. Yew. Powerful wand. Iím sorry to say I sold the wand that did it.

Ollivanderís eyes shift, and he notices Hagrid.

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
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. Iíve still got the pieces, though.

OLLIVANDER
But you donít use them?

HAGRID
Oh, no sir.

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

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
(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. Itís 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 (CONTíD)
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 (CONTíD)
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 Ollivanderís desk increases.

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

He pauses.

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
I wonder, now - yes, why not.

He hands a wand to Harry.

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

Harry takes it and waves it, but Ollivander doesnít take it back: the wand emits red and gold sparks. Hagrid claps.

OLLIVANDER (CONTíD)
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 4INT. 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 donít seem to have built it yet.

All three Dursley leave, laughing.

VERNON (CONTíD)
Have a good term.

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

HARRY
Itís 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, canít I go...

MOLLY
Youíre 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 (CONTíD)
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? Ronís new, too.

She gestures at the last of her sons.

HARRY
Yes. The thing is - I donít -

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 youíre 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 heíll 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 Ronís 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 (CONTíD)
(Sitting down)
Are you Harry Potter?

HARRY
Um, yes.

RON
(Pointing Harryís scar)
And thatís where You-Know-Who -

HARRY
Yes, but I canít remember it.

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

HARRY (CONTíD)
Are all your family wizards?

RON
Er, I think so.

HARRY
Wish Iíd had three wizard brothers.

RON
Five. Iím 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. Billís old robes, Charlieís old wand, and Percyís old rat.

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

RON (CONTíD)
His nameís Scabbers and heís useless.

Scabbers is sleeping.

HARRY
You must know loads of magic. Iíve got loads to learn -

RON
Thereís 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?

Ronís gestures some snadwiches he has, but Harry leaps up.

HARRY
Yes please.

But he is taken aback when he sees whatís 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. Ronís sandwiches lie next to Scabbers, forgotten.

HARRY (CONTíD)
What are these?

He shows Ron a Chocolate Frogs packet.

HARRY (CONTíD)
Theyíre not really frogs, are they?

RON
No. But see what the card is. Iím missing Ptolemy. Chocolate frogs have famous witches and wizards cards inside them to collect. Iíve 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
Donít tell me youíd never heard of Dumbledore!

Harry reads the other side of the card.

HARRY
ĎAlbus 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.í

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. Harryís 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 itís not real.

NEVILLE (CONTíD)
Well, if you see him...

Neville leaves.

RON
Donít know why heís so bothered. If Iíd brought a toad Iíd lose it as quick as I could. Mind you, I brought Scabbers.

Scabbers still sleeps.

RON (CONTíD)
I tried to turn him yellow yesterday. Iíll show you.

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

HERMIONE
Has anyone seen a toad? Nevilleís lost one.

RON
Weíve already told him -

HERMIONE
Oh, are you doing magic? Letís 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 thatís a real spell? Itís not very good, is it? I tried a few simple spells just for pratice and they all worked for me. Nobody in my familyís magic at all, so it was ever a surprise when I got my letter. Iíve learned all our course books by heart, of course. Iím Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you.

Harry and Ron both looked stuned at each other.

RON
Iím Ron Weasley

HARRY
Harry Potter.

HERMIONE
Are you really? I know all about you of course. Youíre 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 didnít know? Do either of you know what house youíll be in? I hope Iím in Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw. Anyway, Iíd better go and look for Nevilleís toad.

She stands up.

HERMIONE (CONTíD)
(To Ron)
Youíve got dirt on your nose, by the way.

Thankfully, she leaves.

RON
Whatever house Iím in, I hope sheís 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-Whoís name! Iíd have thought of all people -

HARRY
Iím 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? Theyíre saying all down the train that Harry Potterís in this compartment.

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

DRACO (CONTíD)
Oh, this is Crabbe and Goyle. And my nameís Malfoy. Draco Malfoy.

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

DRACO (CONTíD)
Think my nameís 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 (CONTíD)
Youíll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You donít 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 doesnít.

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

Draco withdraws his hand.

DRACO
Iíd be careful, Potter. Unless youíre a bit politer youíll go the same way as youíre 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
Firsí years! Firsí years over here! Alright Harry?

Harry and Ron meet Hagrid along with other first years.

HAGRID (CONTíD)
Címon, 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.
  

Yay, more script Can't wait to read your take on the sorting, the introduction of the teachers, the introduction of the ghosts and finally seeing Peeves in a Harry Potter script

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Thank for the feedback, Lilleby. I too really want to film this This is the reason I'm writing them, in hope of ending up making it
You're welcome Your script is very easy to imagine as a virtually beautiful movie Looking forward to more...


EDIT: Okay, I was so inspired by your script I actually tried to write some music to it It's actually "Hedwig's Theme" by John Williams, but played by me My first try to use GarageBand, but it was fun

It was meant to be the opening number. You can download it here:
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EDIT: Okay, I was so inspired by your script I actually tried to write some music to it It's actually "Hedwig's Theme" by John Williams, but played by me My first try to use GarageBand, but it was fun

It was meant to be the opening number. You can download it here:
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That's AWESOME!

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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

I changed some small things on my previous script of the first chapters of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I couldn't find a good part for the Battle over Little Whinging, so that part is now kind of 'missing'. I continued the script after the arrival of the Order of the Phoenix at the Burrow.

I really hope you'll enjoy reading, and soon I'll post the Wedding of Bill and fleur and Infiltration of the Ministry, on which I'm still working.

DEATHLY HALLOWS: The Dark Lord Ascending/The New Minister:    


  
DEATHLY HALLOWS: The Dark Lord Ascending/The New Minister
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART I


Written by

Steven Kloves


Based on the book by

J.K. Rowling



We home in on a dark COUNTRY ROAD. The only LIGHT is coming from an old LAMPPOST that FLICKERS. Then it goes out. When it goes back on, a CLOAKED PERSON has appeared out of nowhere.

The CAMERA looks up and the LOGO emerges in the sky.


EXT. WILTSHIRE/MALFOY MANOR Ė NIGHT Ė 19/7/1997

A WIDE HELICOPTER SHOT from MALFOY MANOR. We follow the CLOAKED PERSON to the WROUGHT-IRON GATES. He rolls his SLEEVE. He shows the DARK MARK on his left forearm. The GATES swing open. When he arrives at the FRONT DOOR, he knocks and he is revealed to be Severus Snape. Narcissa Malfoy appears in the doorstep.

NARCISSA MALFOY
Follow me, the Dark Lord is waiting for you.


INT. MALFOY MANOR/DRAWING ROOM Ė SECONDS LATER

We home in on the DARK SILHOUET of Lord Voldemort. Sitting at the HEAD of a LONG TABLE in front of the FIREPLACE. A HUGE SNAKE draped around his NECK. The DOOR slams open.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Snape Ö You are very nearly late.

SEVERUS SNAPE
My Lord, there was some business to take care of.

LORD VOLDEMORT
I hope you have the information I asked for.

Snape takes place next to Voldemort. The CAMERA shows the present DEATH EATERS sitting at the table. The FRIGHTENED Carrows. A CROUCHED Peter Pettigrew. A PROUD Bellatrix Lestrange. The DEPSONDENT Narcissa Malfoy, the BEATEN UP Lucius Malfoy and the TERRIFIED Draco Malfoy.

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

LORD VOLDEMORT
Interesting. And this information comes Ö

SEVERUS SNAPE
Ö from the source we discussed, My Lord.

One of the DEATH EATERS stands up and takes off his DEATH EATER MASK.

YAXLEY
My Lord, I have heard differently.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Speak, Yaxley.

YAXLEY
I have heard that Potter will be moved the thirtieth, the night before the boy turns seventeen.

SEVERUS SNAPE
And what source is so reliable that we can trust on this?

YAXLEY
One of the officials close to the Minister for Magic himself. He told me that the escort of Potter will be arranged by the Order of the Phoenix and some of the Aurors for ultimate protection.

SEVERUS SNAPE
I assure you Yaxley, the Auror Office will play no further part in the protection of Harry Potter. The Order knows that we have infiltrated the Ministry of Magic.

Voldemorts EYES NARROW. He STROKES the snake with his LONG FINGERS.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Where are they going to hide the boy next?

SEVERUS SNAPE
At the home of one of the Order, My Lord. The place has been given every protection the Order and the Ministry could provide. I think there wonít be a chance taking him there, My Lord. Unless Ö the Ministry will have fallen before the Order can move Potter.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Well Yaxley Ö Will the Ministry have fallen by that time?

Yaxley SWALLOWS and looks around ANXIOUS.

YAXLEY
My Lord, infiltrating the Ministry of Magic Ö I have, with difficulty and after great effort, succeeded in placing an Imperius Curse upon one of the highest officials within the Ministry: Pius Thicknesse.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Let me make something clear Ö The new Minister for Magic we are dealing with is nothing compared to Cornelius Fudge. Rufus Scrimgeour is an intelligent person and although we already have infiltrated the Ministry, he is not blind. Before I take over the Ministry for Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour must be surrounded by our people. One failed attempt on his life will set me back a long way.

YAXLEY
Yes, My Lord. But I Ö


LORD VOLDEMORT
Silence!

Voldemort RAISED his hand. His SNAKE opens his MOUTH and HISSES ANGRILY.

LORD VOLDEMORT
The Ministry of Magic will not be mine next Saturday. If we cannot touch the boy at his destination, then it must be done while he travels.

SEVERUS SNAPE
Permission to speak, My Lord.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Yes.

SEVERUS SNAPE
Now the Order of the Phoenix knows the Ministry of Magic has been infiltrated, they will certainly not make use of any way of traveling controlled by the Ministry of Magic. That means Ö

LORD VOLDEMORT
Ö he will have to move in the open.

The EYES of Voldemort TWINKLE. A SUPPRESSED SMILE appears on his face.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Next Saturday we will be ready when Harry Potter shall be moved from his safety. No mistakes are allowed, there have been too many mistakes where Harry Potter is concerned. Some of them have been my own. That Potter lives is due more to my errors, than to his triumphs.

We get an CLEAR SHOT of the MALFOYS looking down FRIGHTENED.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Lucius!

Lucius Malfoy looks up ANXIOUS. He stands up and SQUARES HIS SHOULDERS.

LUCIUS MALFOY
Yes, My Lord.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Now I am not allowed to make any mistake concerning the boy, I am in desperate need of another wand. And after your failure last summer, I see no reason for you to have a wand any more.

LUCIUS MALFOY
My Lord?

LORD VOLDEMORT
Give me your wand, Lucius.

Lucius HESTITATES. He SWALLOWS. He HANDS OVER his WAND to Voldemort. Lucius seems to EXPECT that Voldemort would give him HIS WAND.

LORD VOLDEMORT
You are suggesting I will give me my own wand? I have give you your liberty, is that not enough for you? But I have noticed that you and your family seem less than happy of late Ö what is it about my presence in your home that displeases you?

LUCIUS MALFOY
Nothing Ö nothing, My Lord.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Such lies! CRUCIO!

Voldemort WAVES his WAND. Lucius FALLS DOWN and WRIGGLES in PAIN. Bellatrix Lestrange STANDS UP.

BELLATRIX LESTRANGE
My Lord, it is an honour to have you here, in our familyís house. There can be no higher pleasure.

LORD VOLDEMORT
No higher pleasure. That means a great deal, Bellatrix, from you.

Her EYES get FILLED with TEARS of HAPPINESS. Voldemort DEMANDS her to sit.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Wormtail Ö Bring us the prisoner.


INT. MALFOY MANOR/HIDDEN BASEMENT Ė SECONDS LATER

Wormtail walks down the DARK STAIRCASE. He opens a LOCKED DOOR. He enters the BASEMENT. TWO PRISONERS are sitting in the CORNER of the EMPTY CHAMBER. TIED UP. Prisoners are REVEALED to be Ollivander and an UNKNOWN WOMAN. Wormtail grabs her with his SILVER HAND. They LEAVE.

UNKNOWN WOMAN
Please Ö Donít do this Ö


INT. MALFOY MANOR/DRAWING ROOM Ė SECONDS LATER

Voldemort looks back when Wormtail enters.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Do you recognize our guest, Severus?

SEVERUS SNAPE
I do.

LORD VOLDEMORT
And you, Draco? Wasnít she one of your teachers at Hogwarts? The one that wrote an impassioned defense of Mudbloods in the Daily Prophet. Professor Charity Burbage Ö Not content with corrupting and polluting the minds of wizarding children.

Charity Burbage was CRYING and BEGGING FOR HER LIFE.

CHARITY BURBAGE (crying)
Severus Ö please Ö

LORD VOLDEMORT
Avada Kedavra!

A JET of GREEN LIGHT knocked her over. She is DEAD.

LORD VOLDEMORT
Dinner, Nagini Ö

The SNAKE slipped of his shoulders towards Charity Burbage. Voldemort LAUGHS while the DEATH EATERS look FRIGHTENED.

LORD VOLDEMORT
By the end of the summer, the Ministry of Magic will have been fallen and Harry Potter shall be dead.


INT. MINISTRY FOR MAGIC/MINISTERíS OFFICE Ė MORNING Ė 26/7/1997

We home in an a DESK filled with PAPERWORK. A hand grabs the QUILL and dips it in an INKWELL. Before he can start writing, we hear a door open up.

MINISTRY OFFICIAL (O.S.)
Sir, they are ready.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR (O.S.)
Thank you.

He puts down the QUILL. We see his face. He stands up and DUSTS his ROBES.


INT. MINISTRY FOR MAGIC/CONFERENCE ROOM Ė MOMENTS LATER

Rufus Scrimgeour walks on the STAGE. ATTENDED by two AURORS.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
As you all know, the world has changed.

He PAUSES for a while. He puts his GLASSES on the tip of his NOSE.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
More people are disappearing every day.

A WIDE SHOT of the press and the MINISTRY OFFICIALS present in the COGERENCE ROOM. Several PICTURES are made.

REPORTER 1
Is there any news on the disappearance of Charity Burbage and Amelia Bones?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
There is no news regarding those two disappearances.

REPORTER 2 (O.S.)
Is there any progress in the murder investigation of Albus Dumbledore?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Albus Dumbledore has been killed by Death Eaters who have succeeded in penetrating the castle of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

REPORTER 3 (O.S.)
Are our children still save at Hogwarts now Dumbledore is no more?

REPORTER 4 (O.S.)
Is it true that Severus Snape was involved the death of Dumbledore?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
The only thing I can assure you is this: dark times lie ahead. The Ministry of Magic is working on ultimate security for both the Wizarding as the Muggle World. The Muggle Prime Minister has been contacted recently and has been informed of the open war we have with the Dark Forces of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

A HUGE FLASH and the image of Scrimgeour FREEZES and TURNS INTO this picture on the FRONTPAGE of the DAILY PROPHET.
  


DEATHLY HALLOWS: Leaving Privet Drive/The Seven Potters:    


  
DEATHLY HALLOWS: Leaving Privet Drive/The Seven PottersINT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE/HARRY POTTERíS BEDROOM Ė EVENING Ė 27/7/1997

The camera SLIDES over the DAILY PROPHET with SCRIMGEOUR at the CONFERENCE. An older copy with the FACE of Albus Dumbledore ĎALBUS DUMBLEDORE: IN MEMORIAMí. SCHOOLBOOKS. SOCKS. THE FAKE LOCKET. The camera goes up and we see Harry sitting on his BED. He holds his INVISIBILTY CLOAK, the MARAUDERS MAP and an PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. He tries to put it in a RUCKSACK.

VERNON DURSLEY (O.S.)
Boy!


INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE/LIVING ROOM Ė MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks in with his RUCKSACK and WAND.

VERNON DURSLEY
Put that thing away!

HARRY POTTER
You mean this?

Harry points it at Vernon who JUMPS BACKWARDS. Petunia Dursley SCREAMS.

VERNON DURSLEY
Put it away! And sit down! I have changed my mind.

HARRY POTTER
What a surprise.

VERNON DURSLEY
I have decided I donít believe a word of it. According to you, Petunia, Dudley and I are in danger. You claim that this Lord Ö

HARRY POTTER
Ö Voldemort.

VERNON DURSLEY
You claim that he will find you here and so we are not safe anymore? I think you are just Ö We think that this is a plot to get the house!

HARRY POTTER
The house? What house?

VERNON DURSLEY
This house! Our house! House prices are sky-rocketing round here! You want us out of the way so you have Ö

HARRY POTTER
Are you out of your mind? A plot to get this house? Are you actually as stupid as you look?

PETUNIA DURSLEY
Donít you dare to talk to us like that!

HARRY POTTER
In case youíve forgotten, Iíve already got a house, my godfather left me one in London. So why would I want this one? All the happy memories?

VERNON DURSLEY
So you claim that Ö

HARRY POTTER
Lord Voldemort is on the move! Hundreds of people are disappearing and dying these days. These crashes and explosions and derailments and whatever has happened since we last watched the news Ö Even the fogs are caused by his hand. Mr. Weasley and Kingsley Shacklebolt were quite clear about all this!

VERNON DURSLEY
Letís say Ö for the sake of argument Ö we accept this protection. I still donít see why we canít have this Kingsley bloke!

HARRY POTTER
As Iíve told you, Kingsley is protecting your Prime Minister. You saw him on the news! Do you actually think he will escort three Muggles to safety while the government is in grave danger? Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle are members of the Order of the Phoenix, they are skilled and they are armed Ö in case something should happen.

VERNON DURSLEY
But what about my work? What about Dudleyís school? I donít suppose those things matter to a bunch of layabout wizards Ö

HARRY POTTER
Donít you understand? He will torture and kill you like they did my parents!

Everyone goes SILENT. Dudley SWALLOWS. Vernon and Petunia look each other in the eyes.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
Iím going with these Order people.

HARRY POTTER
Dudley, for the first time in your life, youíre actually talking sense. Theyíll be here in about five minutes so be ready.


INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE/HALLWAY Ė SECONDS LATER

Harry walks away but HALFWAY up the STAIRS, the DOORBELL rings. Harry runs to the DOOR and Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones appears in the DOORSTEP.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Harry Potter! An honour as ever!

HARRY POTTER
Thanks Dedalus. Thank you both for doing this.

Vernon, Petunia and Dudley arrive in the HALLWAY.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
I see you are packed and ready! The plan is that we leave just before Harry does. So I would like to ask you to follow us to the car where we Ö I presume you know how to drive, I take it?

VERNON DURSLEY
Know how to Ö? Ofcourse I bloody know how to drive!

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Excellent! You, Harry, will wait here for you guard. There has been a little change in the arrangements. Mad-Eye will explain everything when they arrive.

HESTIA JONES
Perhaps we should wait outside in the hall, Dedalus.

VERNON DURSLEY
Thereís no need. Well, this is goodbye, then, boy. Come on, Dudley Ö Petunia.

HESTIA JONES
Excuse me?

HARRY POTTER
It doesnít matter. Honestly.

HESTIA JONES
Doesnít matter? Donít these people realize what youíve been through? What danger you are in? The unique position you hold in the hearts of the movement against Voldemort?

HARRY POTTER
They think Iím a waste of space, actually. But Iím used to it.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
I donít think youíre a waste of space.

HARRY POTTER
Well Ö er Ö thanks Dudley.

DUDLEY DURSLEY
You saved my life.

HARRY POTTER
Actually the Dementor would have only taken your soul.

Hestia looks ANGRY to Vernon. Petunia starts to CRY and HUGS Dudley.

PETUNIA DURSLEY
So sweet of my little Dudders. Such a lovely boy Ö saying thank you.

HESTIA JONES
But he hasnít said thank you at all!

HARRY POTTER
Yeah, but coming from Dudley thatís like ĎI love youí.

VERNON DURSLEY
Are we going or not?

He WALKS out followed by Petunia who is still HUGGING Dudley. Harry and Dudley look each other in the EYES on more time and then they go OFF SCREEN.

HESTIA JONES
They will arrive any minute, you will be in save hands.

DEDALUS DIGGLE
Good luck, Harry. I hope we meet again!

HARRY POTTER
Thank you, guys. Goodbye!

Harry shuts the DOOR behind and runs up the STAIRS.


INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE/HARRY POTTERíS BEDROOM Ė SECONDS LATER

Harry grabs the FAKE LOCKET and puts it in his RUCKSACK. Then he grabs HEDWIGís CAGE. Suddenly a BRIGHT HEADLIGHT shines through his window. Harry looks more closely and sees BROOMS flying towards the house, led by an FLYING MOTORCYCLE. He RUNS downstairs with the HEDWIG in his hands.


EXT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE/BACKGARDEN Ė MOMENTS LATER

Harry WALKS through the GLASS DOORS of the CLOSED VERANDA. Hagrid is sitting on the FLYING MOTORCYCLE and steps off it.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Hi, Harry!

HARRY POTTER
Hagrid!

Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger LAND on the LAWN. They step of their BROOMS.

HARRY POTTER
Ron! Hermione!

HERMIONE GRANGER
He were so worried!

She HUGS him for some seconds. Ron SMILES.

RON WEASLEY
Glad to see you mate.

Four more people step of their BROOMS. A SMILING Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks. A GRINNING Fred and George Weasley.

FRED AND GEORGE WEASLEY
Hi, Harry!

Alastor Moody LEANING on his WALKING STICK. Kingsley Shacklebolt holding his BROOM. Mr. Weasley SMILES KINDLY. Three more other people LAND in the GARDEN.

HARRY POTTER
I wasnít expecting this many of you!

ALASTOR MOODY
Change of plan. Letís go in before we talk you through it.


EXT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE/KITCHEN Ė SAME TIME

HARRY POTTER
Kingsley, I thought you were looking after the Prime Minister.

KINGSLEY SHACKLEBOLT
He can get along without me for one night. Youīre more important.

NYMPHADORA TONKS
Harry! Guess what?

She shows a RING on her LEFT HAND. SMILING she EMBRACES Lupin.

HARRY POTTER (surprised)
You got married?

REMUS LUPIN
Iím sorry you couldnít be there, Harry, it was very quiet.

HARRY POTTER
Thatís amazing! Congratulations!

RON WEASLEY
Luckily you wonít miss the wedding of Bill and Fleur.

HARRY POTTER
Bill and Fleur?

Harry TURNS AROUND and looks at Fleur Delacour and a RED-HAIRED PERSON standing in the CORNER of the kitchen. He walks towards Harry and SHAKES his HAND.

BILL WEASLEY
Great pleasure to finally meet you. Bill Weasley.

HARRY POTTER
Ronís oldest brother?

BILL WEASLEY
The one and only.

FLEUR DELACOUR
Harry!

HARRY POTTER
Fleur Delacour? Are you marrying Bill Weasley?

FLEUR DELACOUR
Yes. Next week we will get married at the Burrow. I am glad you can be there! I can never thank you enough for saving my sister Gabrielle from those horrible creatures.

ALASTOR MOODY
Enough! Weíll have time for a cosy catch-up later. As everyone already knows, we had to abandon Plan A. Pius Thicknesse has gone over to the Dark Side, which gives us a big problem. Heís made it an imprisonable offence to connect this house to the Floo Network, place a Portkey here or Apparate in or out. All done in the name of your protection, to prevent You-Know-Who getting in at you. Absolutely pointless, seeing as your motherís charm does that already. What heís really done is to stop you getting out of here safely. Second problem: youíre still under-age, which means youíve still got the Trace on you.

HARRY POTTER
The Trace?

ALASTOR MOODY
The Trace, the Trace! The charm that detects magical activity around under-seventeens, the way the Ministry finds out about under-age magic! If you, or anyone around, casts a spell to get you out of here, Thicknesse is going to know about it, and so will the Death Eaters.

KINGSLEY SHACKLEBOLT
And we canít wait for the Trace to break, because the moment you turn seventeen, youíll lose all the protection your mother gave you.

HARRY POTTER
So what are we going to do?

ALASTOR MOODY
Weíre going to use the only means of transport left to us: brooms and Hagridís flying motorbike. The one thing weíve got our side is that You-Know-Who doesnít know weíre moving you tonight. Weíve leaked a fake trail to the Ministry: they think youíre not leaving until the thirtieth. But we can never be sure enough. Heís bound to have a couple of Death Eaters patrolling g the skies in this general area, just in case. So weíve given a dozen different houses every protection we can throw at them. They all look like they could be the place weíre going to hide you because all of them got some connection with the Order: my house, Kingsleyís place, the house of Tonksís parents. Get it?

HARRY POTTER
Yeah.

ALASTOR MOODY
Youíll be going to Tonksís parents. From there you are able to use a Portkey to the Burrow.

HARRY POTTER
Maybe they wonít know which of the secure houses Iím heading for at first, but wonít it be sort of obvious once fourteen of us fly off Tonksís parents?

ALASTOR MOODY
Ah! I forgot to mention the key point. Fourteen of us wonít be flying to Tonksís parents. There will be seven Harry Potters moving through the skies tonight, each of them with a companion, each pair heading for a different safe house.

HARRY POTTER
No! No way!

HERMIONE GRANGER
I told them youíd take it like this.

HARRY POTTER
If you think Iím going to let six people risk their lives Ö no way! And by the way, you canít do this if I donít cooperate. You need me to give you some hair.

FRED WEASLEY
Thirteen of us against one bloke whoís not allowed to use magic; weíve got no chance.

HARRY POTTER
Funny. Really amusing.

ALASTOR MOODY
If it has to come to force, then it will.

MUNDUNGUS FLETCHER
I say we donít force him. If Harry doesnít want us to Ö

ALASTOR MOODY
Shut up, you coward!

GEORGE WEASLEY
Mundungus, why did you actually joined the Order of the Phoenix?

MUNDUNGUS FLETCHER
I am not afraid! But I told you that I prefer to be a protector.

ALASTOR MOODY
Shut up. As Iíve already told you, you spineless worm, any Death Eaters we run into will be aiming to capture Potter, not kill him. Dumbledore always said You-Know-Who would want to finish Potter in person. Itíll be the protectors who have got the most to worry about.

Harry PULLS out some HAIR. MOODY prepares the POLYJUICE POTION. He divides the THICK DARK MUD in SIX GLASSES.

ALASTOR MOODY
Altogether, then Ö

Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Fleur and Mundungus grab a GLASS. They DRINK and start to TRANSFORM into Harry slowly. Moody shows a PACKAGE of CLOTHING and some GLASSES.

GEORGE WEASLEY
Wow, Fred. Weíre actually identical!

ALASTOR MOODY
Here I have some fitting clothes.

Ron SNEAKILY looks down his UNDERWEAR.

RON WEASLEY
I knew Ginny lied Ö

HERMIONE GRANGER
Harry, your eyesight is awful!

ALASTOR MOODY
Good. The pairs will be as follows: Mundungus will be travelling with me, by broom.

MUNDUNGUS FLETCHER
Why am I with you?

ALASTOR MOODY
Because youíre the one that needs watching! Arthur and Fred Ö Remus with George Ö Bill, you take your fiancťe Ö Miss Granger will be guarded by Kingsley and Ron will pair up with Nymphadora.

HAGRID
Which leaves you and me, Harry! We'll be on Siriusí old bike.

ALASTOR MOODY
Three minutes before weíre supposed to leave. No point locking the back door, it wonít keep Death Eaters out when they come looking. Come on Ö
  


DEATHLY HALLOWS: Stay at the Burrow/Harry's Seventeenth Birthday:    


  
DEATHLY HALLOWS: Stay at the Burrow/Harry's Seventeenth BirthdayEXT. THE BURROW/BACKYARD Ė NIGHT Ė 28/7/1997

Harry Potter walks out of the BACKDOOR and sits down on the DISORGANIZED BRICK WALL separating the BACKYARD from the CORNFIELD. He takes off his BROKEN GLASSES and throws them on the ground FURIOUSLY. Then the BACKDOOR opens and Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger walk out.

RON WEASLEY
What is it, mate?

HARRY POTTER
Iíve got to go. I canít stay here.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Donít be silly, Harry.

HARRY POTTER
Youíre all in danger because of me.

RON WEASLEY
Because of you?

HARRY POTTER
Yes, because of me. Itís because of me Mad-Eye died! Itís because of me your brother is heavily injured!

Hermione kneels before him and picks up his SHATTERED GLASSES. She takes out her WAND and points it directly to them.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Oculus Reparo.

The SHATTERED GLASS is restored instantly and Hermione puts the glasses back on Harryís head gently. She smiles and lays her hand on his SHOULDER.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Youíre not going anywhere.

RON WEASLEY
The whole bloody point of tonight was to get you here safely, and thank goodness it worked.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Fleurís even agreed to get married here rather than in France, theyíve arranged everything so that we can all stay together and the Order can look after you.

HARRY POTTER
I wonít be staying here! Iím going to finish what Dumbledore started. Iím going to destroy those Horcruxes, Hermione.

RON WEASLEY
And weíre coming with you!

Suddenly Harry COLLAPSES. He SCREAMS and seems to be in serious pain. He presses his HAND against the LIGHTNING-SHAPED SCAR on his forehead. We cut to an old, emaciated man lying on the ground of a dark basement. Voldemort is standing in front of him with his SMOKING WAND pointed at the man.

LORD VOLDEMORT (furious)
You told me the problem would be solved by using anotherís wand!

OLLIVANDER
No! I beg you! I beg you!

LORD VOLDEMORT
You lied to Lord Voldemort, Ollivander.

OLLIVANDER
I did not! I swear I did not! I do not understand. The connection exists only between your two wands Ö

LORD VOLDEMORT
Lies!


EXT. THE BURROW/BACKYARD Ė MOMENTS LATER

We zoom out of the LIGHTNING-SHAPED SCAR on Harryís forehead. Ollivander SCREAMING in the far distance. Ron and Hermione help Harry to get up his feet as he opens his eyes.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Harry, are you all right?

HARRY POTTER
Iím fine.

RON WEASLEY
What happened?

HARRY POTTER
You remember Mr. Ollivander?

HERMIONE WEASLEY
The wandmaker who sells wands at Diagon Alley?

RON WEASLEY
Heís been missing for a year now. What about him?

HARRY POTTER
He looks pretty badly. Voldemort was torturing him for information. Ollivander told him about some sort of connection between two wands, I think he was talking about the connection between my wand and Voldemortís.

RON WEASLEY
What about it?

HARRY POTTER
Something strange happened tonight. When Voldemort caught up with me Ö My wand acted at its own accord. It was like my wand was trying to protect me from him at its own accord.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Thatís impossible, wands cannot act on its own accord.

HARRY POTTER
I know, but I didnít do anything. It just happened. But I think Voldemortís after something. And Ollivander holds some crucial information about it.

HERMIONE GRANGER
It was supposed to have stopped! Your scar Ö it wasnít spooused to do this anymore! You mustnít let that connection between you and You-Know-Who open up again. Dumbledore wanted you to close you mind! Harry, heís taking over the wizarding world. Donít let him inside your head too!


EXT. THE BURROW/OTTERY ST. CATCHPOLE Ė MORNING 30/7/1997

A WIDE SHOT of the Burrow with a GOLDEN SKY in the background. We hear the CROWING of a rooster and see a small SQUALL going through the surrounding CORNFIELD.

INT. THE BURROW/KITCHEN Ė CONTINUES

Harry walks down the STAIRS in his PYJAMAS. Hundreds of COOKING POTS, STEW-PANS and PLATES are piled up on the KITCHEN TABLE. Molly Weasley is cleaning the empty KITCHEN CABINETS.

HARRY POTTER
Good morning, Mrs. Weasley.

MOLLY WEASLEY (enthusiastic)
Harry!

HARRY POTTER
Whatís going on?

MOLLY WEASLEY
I just started with cleaning the house. When Bill and Fleur get married I want the place to be spick-and-span.

HARRY POTTER
And how is George doing?

MOLLY WEASLEY
Heís doing great. Fredís looking after him. But Ö Harry, I want to ask you something.

Molly walks away from the KITCHEN CABINETS and comes to a standstill in front of Harry. Her EYES piercing Harryís and she puts her hand on his shoulder.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Ron and Hermione seem to think that the three of you are dropping out of Hogwarts.

HARRY POTTER
Yes, we are.

MOLLY WEASLEY
May I ask why you are abandoning your education?

HARRY POTTER
Well, Dumbledore left me Ö stuff to do. Ron and Hermione know about it, and they are determined to come with me.

MOLLY WEASLEY
And what stuff, is that?

HARRY POTTER
Iím sorry, I canít Ö

MOLLY WEASLEY
Frankly, I think Arthur and I have a right to know, and Iím sure that the parents of Hermione would agree!

HARRY POTTER
Dumbledore didnít want anyone else to know, Mrs. Weasley. Iím sorry. Ron and Hermione donít have to come, itís their choice.

MOLLY WEASLEY
I donít see that you have to go either! Youíre barely of age, any of you! Itís utter nonsense, if Dumbledore needed work doing, he had the whole Order at his command! Harry, you must have misunderstood him. Probably he was telling you something he wanted done, and you took it to mean that he wanted you Ö

HARRY POTTER
I didnít misunderstand. Itís got to be me.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Well, then. While weíve still got you here, you wonít mind helping with the preparations for Bill and Fleurís wedding, will you? Thereís still so much to do.

HARRY POTTER
No, of course not.

MOLLY WEASLEY (smiling)
Sweet of you.


INT. THE BURROW/RONíS BEDROOM Ė MOMENTS LATER

Ron is lying back down on his BED with his legs crossed. Hermione and Harry are sitting on the other side. Hermione is sorting her BOOKS into TWO ENORMOUS PILES.

RON WEASLEY
I told you. Sheís determined to get it out of us. Dad and Lupiníve both asked as well, but when I said Dumbledore told you not to anyone except us, they dropped it.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Theyíre just worried.

HARRY POTTER
Of course theyíre worried. And Ö well, I know just said that you wanted to come with me, but Ö

RON WEASLEY
Here he goes.

HARRY POTTER
Listen!

HERMIONE GRANGER
No, Harry, you listen. Weíre coming with you. That was decided a long time ago.

HARRY POTTER
But Ö

RON WEASLEY
Shut up!

HARRY POTTER
Are you sure youíve thought this through?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Letís see. Iíve been packing from the moment I got here, so weíre ready to leave at a momentís notice, which for your information has included doing some pretty difficult magic, not to mention smuggling Mad-Eyeís whole stock of Polyjuice Potion right under Ronís mumís nose. And Iíve also modified my parentsí memories, so that theyíre convinced theyíre really called Wendell and Monica Wilkins, and that their lifeís ambition is to move to Australia, which they have now done. Thatís to make it more difficult for Voldemort to track them down and interrogate them about us. Because, unfortunately, Iíve told them quite a bit about you. Assuming I survive the hunt for the Horcruxes, Iíll find Mum and Dad and lift the enchantment. If I donít Ö well, I think Iíve cast a good enough charm to keep them safe and happy. Wendell and Monica Wilkins donít know that theyíve got a daughter, you see.

Hermioneís eyes are swimming in TEARS. Ron gets back off the bed and puts his arm around her COMFORTING.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Didnít realize that Ron and I know perfectly well what might happen if we come with you? Well, we do. Ron, tell Harry what youíve done.

RON WEASLEY
Look, when we three donít turn up at Hogwarts again, everyoneís going to think Hermione and I must be with you, right? Which means the Death Eaters will go straight for our families to see if theyíve got information on where you are. And because I canít hide my whole family and they really canít all leave their jobs, weíre putting out the story that Iím seriously ill with spattergroit, which is why I canít go back to school. If anyone comes calling to investigate, Mum or Dad can show them my ghoul.

HARRY POTTER
Whatís a ghoul?

RON WEASLEY
It lives on my attic for years now. Itís probably the most ugly creature youíve ever seen. Heís wearing my old pyjamas and we gave him red hair, so it resembles me.

HARRY POTTER
And your parents are in on this plan?

RON WEASLEY
Dad is. Mum Ö well, youíve seen what sheís like. She wonít accept weíre going until weíve gone.

HERMIONE GRANGER
But, what we really need to decide, is where weíre going after we leave here. I know you said you wanted to go to Godricís Hollow, where your parents died. And I understand why, but Ö well Ö shouldnít we make the Horcruxes our priority?

HARRY POTTER
If I knew where any of these Horcruxes were, Iíd agree with you. But we havenít got a clue! The only thing we have is the fake Horcrux Dumbledore and I found three months ago.

Harry grabs the FAKE LOCKET and opens it. The CAMERA homes in on the NOTE Harry unfolds. We see the INITIALS ĎR.A.B.í at the bottom of the NOTE.

HARRY POTTER
To the Dark Lord. I know I will be dead long before you read this, but I want 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.

HERMIONE GRANGER
We know. But letís say this R.A.B. person found a way to steal the real locket, weíre still going to have to try and trace it, arenít we? To find out whether or not itís destroyed.

RON WEASLEY
And how do you destroy a Horcrux?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Well, Iíve been researching that.

Hermione starts searching between the PILES OF BOOKS and grabs an OLD BOOK that says: ĎSECRETS OF THE DARKEST ARTS

HARRY POTTER
I thought you said there werenít any books on Horcruxes in the school library.

HERMIONE GRANGER
There werenít. Dumbledore removed them all from the Restricted Section, but he Ö he didnít destroy them.

RON WEASLEY
You stole that book from Dumbledoreís Office?

HERMIONE GRANGER
It wasnít stealing! They were still library books, even if Dumbledore had taken them off the shelves. Anyway, this is the book I found. Itís a horrible book, really, full of the darkest magic. The more Iíve read about these Horcruxes, the more horrible they seem, and the less I can believe Voldemort actually made six. It warns in this book how unstable you make the rest of your soul by ripping it, and thatís just by making one Horcrux!

RON WEASLEY
So does it say how to destroy Horcruxes in that book?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Yes. From all that Iíve read, what Harry did to Tom Riddleís diary in the Chamber of Secrets, was one of the few really foolproof ways to destroying a Horcrux.

HARRY POTTER
What, stabbing it with a Basilisk fang?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Yes, because only the darkest magic is able to destroy Horcrux, including the venom of a Basilisk. The problem is that we donít have a Basilisk fang, and that only ripping, smashing or crushing a Horcrux wonít destroy it. Youíve got to put it beyond magical repair.

RON WEASLEY
But even if we wreck the thing that piece of soul lives in, why canít that bit of soul in it just go and live in something else?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Because a Horcrux is the complete opposite of a human being. Look, if I picked up a sword right now, and ran you through with it, I wouldnít damage your soul at all.

RON WEASLEY
Which would be a real comfort to me, Iím sure.

HERMIONE GRANGER
It should be, actually! But my point is that whatever happens to your body, your soul will survive, untouched. But itís the other way round with a Horcrux. The fragment of soul inside it depends on its container, its enchanted body, for survival. It canít exist without it.

HARRY POTTER
That diary sort of died when I stabbed it with the Basilisk fang.

HERMIONE GRANGER
And once the diary was properly destroyed, the bit of Voldemortís soul trapped in it, could no longer exist.

HARRY POTTER
I really wonder how Dumbledore destroyed the second Horcrux he discovered.

HERMIONE GRANGER
You mean the Ring belonging to Voldemortís mother?

HARRY POTTER
Yes, Dumbledore showed me the Diary and the Ring the evening we found out about the Horcruxes. Why didnít I ask him how heíd destroyed it?

HERMIONE GRANGER
I think the most important thing is now, to find out where the other four Horcruxes are!

RON WEASLEY
And what they are.

HARRY POTTER
Iíve been thinking what they could be. When Dumbledore showed me these memories of Voldemort, I noticed that even as a boy, Voldemort attached much value to his origin. And besides that, he seemed to like collecting trophies.

RON WEASLEY
Trophies?

HARRY POTTER
Yes. In the orphanage he grew up, he had a box in which he kept all kinds of stuff he stole from the other kids.

HERMIONE GRANGER
The Ring of his mother! He probably attached much value to it, because it was one of the few things he had from her.

HARRY POTTER
Exactly.

RON WEASLEY
And the locket. What about that?

HARRY POTTER
We can only speculate about that. But I think itís also something to do with Voldemortís descend.

HERMIONE GRANGER
The snake!

HARRY POTTER
Hermione, youíre right! His snakeís probably one of the most valuable things Voldemortís ever had.

RON WEASLEY
But the problem is, itís of such value to him, that the bloody thing is always near him.


Suddenly the DOOR is smashed open. CROOKSHANKS, who is now lying next to Hermione, streaks under the bed. HISSING INDIGNANTLY. Ron jumps off his bed and Hermione knocks over the PILES OF BOOKS. Molly Weasley walks in.

MOLLY WEASLEY (enraged)
Iím so sorry to break up your cosy little gathering, Ronald Weasley. But I told you to clean up your room immediately! And there are wedding presents stacked in my room that need sorting out, and I were under the impression that you had agreed to help!

RON WEASLEY
Were no bloody house-elves!

MOLLY WEASLEY (furious)
Now!


EXT. THE BURROW/BACKYARD Ė MIDDAY

We see Ron sneaking up on an UNSUSPECTING CHICKEN who is eating seeds in the grass. When Ron JUMPS to catch the chicken, it runs off SCREECHING. We cut to Hermione who is holding a CHICKEN and brings it to the HEN HOUSE.

RON WEASLEY
Iím sick and tired of this! Iíve been sorting presents whole bloody day, and Iíve even cleaned out places in this house of which I didnít even knew they existed.

Ron pauses and leans against the HEN HOUSE. Then Molly walks out of the BACKDOOR with a BASKET OF LAUNDRY in her arms.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Oh, good. Youíve shut the chickens away before the men arrive tomorrow to put the tent for the wedding. Millimantís Magic Marquees, theyíre very good. Billís escorting them. Youíd better stay inside while theyíre here, Harry. I must say it does complicate organizing a wedding, having all these security spells around the place.

HARRY POTTER
Oh, Iím sorry.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Oh, donít be silly, dear! I didnít mean Ö well, your safetyís much more important! Actually, Iíve been wanting to ask you how you want to celebrate your birthday tomorrow, Harry. Seventeen, after all, itís an important day.

HARRY POTTER
I donít want a fuss. Really, Mrs. Weasley, just a normal dinner would be fine. Itís the day before the wedding.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Oh, well, if youíre sure, dear. Iíll invite Remus and Tonks, shall I? And how about Hagrid?

HARRY POTTER
Thatíd be great. But please donít go to loads of trouble.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Not at all, not at all Ö itís no trouble. Oh, and Ron? If youíve shut all the chickens away, would you mind feeding them? Thank you. Hermione, can you give me a hand with changing the sheets for Monsieur and Madame Delacour, you know theyíre arriving at eleven tomorrow morning.


INT. THE BURROW/KITCHEN Ė MORNING Ė 31/7/1997

Harry and Ron walk down the STAIRS. As he appears in the kitchen Molly walks to him and embraces him CHEERFUL.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Happy birthday, Harry!

Both Harry and Ron are OVERWHELMED by the HUGE PILE of PRESENTS lying on the KITCHEN TABLE.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Arthur told me to wish you a happy seventeenth. He had to leave early for work, but heíll be back for dinner. Thatís our present on top.

Harry and Ron sit down and Harry UNWRAPS the present on top. Inside there is a GOLDEN WATCH with MULTIPLE SILVER HANDS.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Itís traditional to give a wizard a watch when he comes of age. Iím afraid that one isnít new like Ronís, it was actually my brother Fabianís and he wasnít terribly careful with his possessions, itís a bit dented on the back, but Ö

Harry stands up and HUGS her gently. We see a TEAR OF HAPPINESS appear in her eye. Then the BACKDOOR opens and Bill walks in, followed by FOUR PEOPLE. First, a SHORT PLUMP WIZARD with a POINTED BLACK BEARD.

MONSIEUR DELACOUR
Ah! You must be Molly.

He kisses Molly on the CHEECK twice and leaves Molly FLUSTERED. Then Fleur and her BEAUTIFUL BLOND MOTHER walk in, followed by her YOUNGER SISTER.

MONSIEUR DELACOUR
Dear lady! We are most honored at the approaching union of our two families! Let me present my wife, Apolline.

MADAME DELACOUR (kisses Molly)
Enchantťe! What a lovely son you have, he has been telling us such amusing stories!

MONSIEUR DELACOUR
And Fleur told us you have been working very hard.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Oh, itís been nothing, nothing! No trouble at all. Well, this is my son Ron and his friend Harry Potter.

Harry shakes hands with Monsieur Delacour while Ron kisses Madame Delacour and Gabrielle with a BIG SMILE.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Ron will bring your luggage inside, wonít you, Ron?

RON WEASLEY
What?

MOLLY WEASLEY
Come, let me show you our humble home.


INT. THE BURROW/STAIRCASE Ė MOMENTS LATER

Harry walks up the STAIRS while we hear Molly and the Delacours talking downstairs. When he walks past Ginnyís BEDROOM, her DOOR opens and she appears in the doorway.

GINNY WEASLEY (smiles)
Harry, I couldnít think what to get you Ö so, happy birthday.

She EMBRACES him and KISSES him. Harry places one hand on her back and strokes his other hand through her hair. After some seconds Ron appears in the STAIRCASE with the BAGGAGE OF THE DELACOURS. Looking NERVOUS.

RON WEASLEY
Oh. Sorry.

Harry and Ginny stop kissing and Ron continues his way to the next floor.

HARRY POTTER (smiling)
Never mind.

As he disappears Harry and Ginny walk into her BEDROOM and Harry closes the door behind. They sit down on her BED and Harry puts his hand on her UPPER LEG.

HARRY POTTER
Ginny, I want you to know something.

GINNY WEASLEY
Youíre leaving. I know.

HARRY POTTER
How Ö

GINNY WEASLEY
Mum told me. She knows weíre together, and Ö well Ö

HARRY POTTER
That means we wonít be seeing each other for quite a while. But you need to know that I Ö I love you so much, and that you donít have to be worried.

GINNY WEASLEY
Iím not worried. I know youíll manage.


INT. THE BURROW/KITCHEN Ė EVENING

Molly walks towards the KITCHE TABLE carrying a HUGE SNITCH BIRTHDAY CAKE. PURPLE LANTERNS are hanging on the ceiling over the guest: Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Rubeus Hagrid, Monsieur and Madame Delacour, Bill and Fleur, Fred and George, Ginny, Hermione, Ron and Harry are sitting on a LONG TABLE.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Out of the way, out of the way!

She lays down the BIRTHDAY CAKE on the table and everyone APPLAUDS.

HARRY POTTER
That looks amazing, Mrs. Weasley.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Oh, itís nothing, dear.

RUBEUS HAGRID
Six years since the day we met, Harry, do you remember it?

HARRY POTTER (grinning)
Vaguely. Didnít you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pigís tail and tell me I was a wizard?

RUBEUS HAGRID (blushes)
I forget the details. Is everything all righ', Ron, Hermione?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Weíre fine. How are you?

RUBEUS HAGRID
Not bad. Been busy, we go' some newborn unicorns, Iíll show you when you get back at Hogwarts.

MOLLY WEASLEY
Anyone wants some cake?

HARRY POTTER
Bill, any news about Mad-Eye?

BILL WEASLEY
Nothing. The Daily Prophet hasnít said a word about him dying, or about finding the body. But that doesnít mean much. Itís keeping a lot quiet these days. They have also hushed up the mass breakout.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Mass breakout?

REMUS LUPIN
Hermione, the Ministry of Magic is keeping lots of stuff quiet to avoid panic among the people. But the truth is that You-Know-Who is as powerful as he once was. And they know that itís just a matter of time before Voldemort has taken over the whole wizarding world.

RON WEASLEY
Isnít anyone at the Ministry prepared to stand up to him?

REMUS LUPIN
Of course, Ron, but people are terrified. Terrified that they will be next to disappears, their children next to be attacked. There are some nasty rumors going around. People are disappearing, thatís something the Ministry canít hush up! Meanwhile, the new Minister for Magic remains shut up in his office all day: I just hope heís working on a plan.

Suddenly the BACKDOOR opens. Arthur Weasley and an UNKNOWN PERSON walk in. Everyone falls silent when they see the second person walking in. The man is LEANING on his CANE and observes the kitchen through his WIRE-RIMMED SPECTACLES.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Sorry to interrupt. Especially as I can see that I am gatecrashing a party.

MOLLY WEASLEY (whispers)
Arthur, why didnít you tell me you would bring the Minister?

ARTHUR WEASLEY (whispers)
I didnít knew he was coming with me.

MOLLY WEASLEY (nervous)
Minister, would you like some cake?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
No, thank you, Molly. I am here because I require a private word with Mr. Potter, Mr. Weasley and Miss Granger.

RON WEASLEY
Why us?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
I shall tell you that when we are somewhere more private. Is there such a place?

ARTHUR WEASLEY
Yes, of course. The living room is a perfect place if you would like some privacy.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Your son can lead the way. There will be no need to accompany us, Arthur, thank you.

Harry stands up from the KITCHEN TABLE and passes Scrimgeour on his way to the LIVING ROOM. Ron and Hermione follow Harry SUSPICIOUSLY.


INT. THE BURROW/LIVING ROOM Ė MOMENTS LATER

As Scrimgeour sits down in the ARMCHAIR, he waves to the OIL LAMPS who illuminate the living room with a SOFT LIGHT. Harry, Ron and Hermione sit down on the SOFA. AWAITING.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
I have some questions for the three of you, and I think it will be best if we do it individually. If you two can wait upstairs, I will start with Harry.

HARRY POTTER
Theyíre not going anywhere. You can speak to us together, or not at all.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Very well, then. First of all, I have been wanting to meet you for a very long time. There are some unanswered questions, especially about the night Dumbledore died. We know you and Dumbledore left the castle to take care of some business. Where were you going?

HARRY POTTER (leaning forward)
That Ö is none of your business.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
You seem really loyal to Dumbledore.

HARRY POTTER
Thatís right. Iím Dumbledoreís man through and through. So if youíre here to interrogate me, youíre wasting your time.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Very well. The reason why I am here, because of Albus Dumbledoreís will. Are you aware of the fact Dumbledore left you something?

HARRY POTTER
No, we werenít. But Dumbledore died over a month ago. Why has it taken this long to give us what he left?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Isnít it obvious? They wanted to examine whatever heís left us. You had no right to do that!

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
I have every right imaginable. The Decree for Justifiable Confiscation gives the Ministry the power to confiscate the contents of a will Ö

HERMIONE GRANGER
The law was created to stop wizards passing on Dark artifacts! And the Ministry is supposed to have powerful evidence that the deceasedís possessions are illegal before seizing them! Are you telling me that you thought Dumbledore was trying to pass us something cursed?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?

HERMIONE GRANGER
No Iím not! Iím hoping to do some good in the world!

HARRY POTTER
So why have you decided to let us have our things now? Canít think of a pretext to keep them?

HERMIONE GRANGER
No, itíll be because the thirty-one days are up. They canít keep the objects longer than that unless the can prove theyíre dangerous.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Well, then. Letís get to the point of my visit.

Scrimgeour puts his hand inside his cloak and draws out a DRAWSTRING POUCH. From it he removes a SCROLL OF PARCHMENT which he unrolls.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. To Ronald Bilius Weasley, I leave my Deluminator, in the hope he will remember me when he uses it.

Scrimgeour takes a SILVER CIGARETTE LIGHTER out of the POUCH. He leans forward and passes the DELUMINATOR to Ron, who takes it.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
A valuable object. Why would Dumbledore left you an item so rare?

RON WEASLEY (stunned)
I have no idea.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
All right, then. To Miss Hermione Jean Granger, I leave my copy of the Tales of the Beedle the Bard, in the hope what she will find it entertaining and instructive.

Scrimgeour pulls a SMALL OLD BOOK from the bag and gives it to Hermione, who is seized with emotion.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Why do you think Dumbledore left you that book, Miss Granger?

HERMIONE GRANGER
He Ö he knew I liked books.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
But why that particular book?

HERMIONE GRANGER
I donít know. He must have thought Iíd enjoy it.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Did you ever discuss codes, or any means of passing secret messages, with Dumbledore?

HERMIONE GRANGER
No, I didnít. And if the Ministry hasnít found any hidden codes in this book in thirty-one days, I doubt that I will.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
And finally, To Harry James Potter, I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the rewards of perseverance and skill.

Scrimgeour pulls a WALNUT-SIZED GOLDEN BALL out of the bag. Its SILVER WINGS flutter when he gives the GOLDEN SNITCH to Harry, HESTITATING. Harry looks rather DISAPPOINTED.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Why did Dumbledore leave you this Snitch?

HARRY POTTER
No idea.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
You think this a mere symbolic keepsake?

HARRY POTTER
I suppose so. What else could it be?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Iím asking the questions, Mr. Potter.

HARRY POTTER (sneering)
Understand, Minister.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
I notice that you birthday cake is in the shape of a Snitch. Why is that?

HERMIONE GRANGER (laughs)
Oh, it canít be a reference to the fact Harryís a great Quidditch Player, thatís way too obvious. There must be a secret message from Dumbledore hidden in the icing!

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
I donít think thereís anything hidden in the icing, but a Snitch would be a very good hiding place for a small object. You know why, Iím sure?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Because Snitches have flesh memories.

HARRY POTTER
What?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Correct. A Snitch is not touched by bare skin before it is released, not even by the maker, who wears gloves. It carries an enchantment by which it can identify the first human to lay hands upon it, In case of a disputed capture. This Snitch will remember your touch, Potter. It occurs to me that Dumbledore, who had prodigious magical skill, whatever his other faults, might have enchanted this Snitch so that it will open only for you. Take it, itís yours.

Everyone has their eyes fixed on Harry when his bare skin touches the GOLDEN SNITCH as he takes it. When nothing happens, Harry quickly puts the SNITCH in his pocket.

HARRY POTTER
That was kind of an anticlimax.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Thatís all, then, is it?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Not quite. Dumbledore left you a second bequest, Potter.

HARRY POTTER
What is it?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
The sword of Godric Gryffindor.

HARRY POTTER (surprised)
So? Where is it?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Unfortunately, that sword was not Dumbledoreís to give away. The sword of Gryffindor is an important historical artifact, and as such, belongs Ö

RON WEASLEY
That sword belongs to Harry! It chose him, he was the one who found it, it came to him out of the Sorting Hat four years ago!

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
According to reliable historical sources, the sword may present itself to any worthy Gryffindor. That does not make it the exclusive property of Mr. Potter, whatever Dumbledore may have decided. Why do you think Ö

HARRY POTTER
Maybe because Dumbledore thought it would look nice on my wall!

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

HARRY POTTER
Interesting theory. Has anyone ever tried sticking a sword in Voldemort? Maybe the Ministry should put some people on that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators, or covering up breakouts from Azkaban. So is this what youíve been doing, Minister? Trying to break open a Snitch? People are dying. And you still expect us to cooperate with you while youíre letting this all happen?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR (enraged)
You go too far!

Scrimgeour stands up from the ARMCHAIR as Harry jumps to his feet too. Scrimgeour limps forward and jabs Harry hard in the chest with the point of his GLOWING WAND. It singes a hole in Harryís SHIRT like a lit cigarette.

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Remembered youíre not at school, have you? Remembered Iím not Dumbledore, who forgave your insolence and insubordination? You may wear that scar like a crown, Potter, but it is not up to a seventeen year old boy to tell me how to do my job! Itís time you learned some respect!

HARRY POTTER
Itís time you earned it.

Harry and Scrimgeour are virtually nose to nose. Their EYES filled with ANGER. Suddenly Remus, Bill and Arthur run in with their WANDS drawn.

REMUS LUPIN
Whatís going on?

RUFUS SCRIMGEOUR
Nothing. I regret you attitude, Potter. You seem to think that the Ministry does not desire what you, what Dumbledore desired. We ought to be working together.

HARRY POTTER
I donít like your methods, Minister. Nor does Dumbledore.

Scrimgeour turns away and leaves the LIVING ROOM with his CLOAK flapping around his ankles. We hear him slam the BACKDOOR as he leaves the Burrow.

ARTHUR WEASLEY
What did he want?

HARRY POTTER
He gave us what Dumbledore left us.


EXT. THE BURROW/OTTERY ST. CATCHPOLE Ė NIGHT

We see LIGHT behind the windows of the Burrow. Then, a CURIOUS BEAM OF LIGHT BOBS behind the UPPER WINDOW. Seconds later the LIGHT goes out again. Turns back on.


EXT. THE BURROW/RONíS BEDROOM Ė CONTINUES

Hermione is sitting on Ronís BED and is examining the copy of the TALES OF THE BEEDLE THE BARD. Harry and Ron are sitting in the far corner. Ron is putting the lights on and off with his DELUMINATOR.

HERMIONE GRANGER
What a horrible man!

RON WEASLEY
But you think thereís something in that Snitch, donít you, mate?

HARRY POTTER
I know thereís something in it. I just know it.

HERMIONE GRANGER
And how do you explain the Ministry hasnít found something?

RON WEASLEY
Hermione, Dumbledoreís a genius. Heís nuts, but heís a genius.

HERMIONE GRANGER
Thatís true.

HARRY POTTER
Díyou think he knew the Ministry would confiscate his will and examine everything heíd left us?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Definitely. He couldnít tell us in the will why he was leaving us these things, but that still doesnít explain Ö

RON WEASLEY
Ö why he couldnít have given us a hint when he was alive?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Well, exactly. If these things are important enough to pass on right under the nose of the Ministry, youíd think heíd have let us know why Ö unless he thought it was obvious.

RON WEASLEY
Thought wrong, then, didnít he?

HERMIONE GRANGER
But, Harry. If that really is the Snitch you caught your first match, why didnít he open when Scrimgeour gave it to you?

HARRY POTTER
Dunno. Unless Ö

HERMIONE GRANGER
Unless what?

HARRY POTTER
Hermione this is the Snitch I nearly swallowed!

Harry presses the SNITCH to his mouth. And then we see an INSCRIPTION appear on the side of the SNITCH. It is written in a THIN SLANTING HANDWRITING and says: ĎI OPEN AT CLOSE

HARRY POTTER
I open at close? I open at close Ö whatís that supposed to mean?

HERMIONE GRANGER
I have no idea.

RON WEASLEY
But, Hermione. What about the sword? Why did he want Harry to have the sword?

HARRY POTTER
And why couldnít he just have told me? It was there, it was right there on the wall of his office during all our talks last year. If he wanted me to have it, why didnít he just give it to me?

HERMIONE GRANGER
Harry, Dumbledore must have known that he couldnít just leave you an old artifact that belongs to the school.

HARRY POTTER
But why did he Ö

HERMIONE GRANGER
The Basilisk venom! Of course Ö Harry! When you killed the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets, you stabbed the Sword of Gryffindor through the roof of its mouth! It is covered in Basilisk venom! It could help us destroy the Horcruxes!

HARRY POTTER
Hermione, youíre right. Thatís probably how Dumbledore destroyed the Ring that bellowed to Voldemortís mother.

RON WEASLEY
And the book? Whatís up with the book?

HERMIONE GRANGER
I donít know. I never heard of the Tales of the Beedle the Bard.

RON WEASLEY
Youíve never heard of the Tales of the Beedle the Bard? Youíre kidding, right?

HERMIONE GRANGER
No, Iím not! Do you know them, then?

RON WEASLEY
Well, of course I do! Oh, come on! All the old kidís stories are supposed to be Beedleís, arenít they? The Fountain of Fair Fortune Ö The Tales of the Three Brothers Ö Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump Ö

HERMIONE GRANGER
Excuse me? What was that last one?

RON WEASLEY
Come off it! You mustíve heard of Babbitty Rabbitty Ö

HERMIONE GRANGER
Ron, you know full well that Harry and I were brought up by Muggles! We didnít hear stories like that when we were little, we heard Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Cinderella!

RON WEASLEY
Whatís that, an illness?

HERMIONE GRANGER
So, these are childrenís stories. I wonder why Dumbledore Ö

Suddenly we hear FOOTSTEPS walking up the stairs.

RON WEASLEY (frustrated)
Probably Mum.

HERMIONE GRANGER
All the same, we should go to bed. It wouldnít do to oversleep tomorrow.

RON WEASLEY
No, thatís right. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroomís mother might put a bit of damper on the wedding. Iíll get the lights.

The LIGHT of the SOLITARY LAMP is absorbed by the DELUMINATOR when Ron CLICKS it. FADES TO BLACK.
  



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There's some awesome scripts in here!! I do think if they were actually used for a film, they'd make it super-long, but I for one wouldn't mind watching a 6-hour Harry Potter film, if it stuck to the book details!
We should seriously film them!

I might have a go at writing my own later..


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I don't know if that scripts you mean, include mine, but I agree! Especially the one of ArryGrotter is a great script. I really love how you used things of the following books in your script. Things that, if they would indeed appear in PoS, would make the plot way more clear I'm looking forward reading the next parts


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EDIT: Okay, I was so inspired by your script I actually tried to write some music to it It's actually "Hedwig's Theme" by John Williams, but played by me My first try to use GarageBand, but it was fun

It was meant to be the opening number. You can download it here:
Prophet Intro
Wow, that sounds perfect for the beginning of ArryGrotters script. It sounds sort of misty and uncertain which would work well for the propecy bit.


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Wow, that sounds perfect for the beginning of ArryGrotters script. It sounds sort of misty and uncertain which would work well for the propecy bit.
Oh, thanks I found the first part of ArryGrotters script very mysterious in a way, and I sort of tried to show it in the music It was fun trying to 'make' some music

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.



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