Hollywood continues to bank on the success of old 80’s franchises with the remake of the 1984 hit, The Karate Kid. With the remake garnering over $50 Million on its stateside opening weekend, the success of this kid-friendly nostalgia-inducing reboot is probably an indication that remakes are here to stay.
Have a look at the original franchise scripts and see how they hold up to this year’s remake.
Based on the books of Robert Ludlum, the Bourne series follows a man’s search for his identity after losing all recollection of himself as a highly-trained special forces operative. Steering clear of the posh and polish of James Bond, Bourne enthralled action fans with the raw grittiness of its action sequences and martial arts set pieces.
With the entire franchise grossing close to a billion dollars world wide, Universal Studios are focused on not letting this series end so easily. But with a fourth film still stuck in development hell, here’s a collection of all the Bourne scripts to tide fans over.
Recognized as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history, Orson Welles is more popularly known for creating what many ascribe to be the greatest film of all time: Citizen Kane.
Having worked extensively in film, television, theatre and radio, Welles’ artistic talents went far beyond what was seen on camera.
His feature length screenplays are timecapsules of their own, giving us a glimpse of the sense and style of filmmaking from a bygone era. But Scripts on Screen have managed to dig up a number of these gems for your reference.
Check the list below for a collection of his feature length screenplays. Scripts for sale are noted by a $.
J.R.R Tolkien’s timeless tale of good vs. evil successfully revitalized the big-budget fantasy genre when the Lord of the Rings burst into theaters back in 2001.
But with MGM Studio’s financial woes putting production of the trilogy’s much-anticipated prequel The Hobbit on hold, fans are still going back to the original films to satiate their hunger for everything Middle-Earth.
See the words that fueled the films with the complete collection of Lord of the Rings scripts listed below.
Ethan and Joel Coen, more popularly known as the Coen brothers, have made a name for themselves with their own brand of dark humor and quirky comedy.After garnering critical success with their academy award winning screenplay for Fargo (1996), the Coen brothers’ reputation for tightly written and excellently directed films were only further proven with films such as The Big Lebowski (1998) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). More recently, the brothers have gone on to win the Academy Award for Best picture for their film No Country for Old Men (2007). Nominations for Best Original Screenplay for Burn After Reading (2008) and A Serious Man (2009) soon followed from both the BAFTA and the Academy respectively.
Known as the “two-headed director” within industry circles, this writing and directing tandem only proves the age old maxim that two heads are indeed better than one.
Check out this tandem’s impeccable writing filmography in the scripts below:
Despite having fewer feature length screenplays under his belt than other renowned Hollywood directors, Christopher Nolan has already written himself a page in the history books of pop culture. After successfully ushering in the era of gritty reboots with his fresh take on Batman, Nolan has positioned himself as a storyteller who likes to put some weight into his scripts.
With a passion for stories as cerebral as his themes, Nolan takes another dive into audiences’ minds with his new film Inception, due to release later this year. Usually acting as co-writer to his brother, Jonathan Nolan, it’s interesting to note that Christopher Nolan is the sole credited writer on this upcoming film.
For those looking to have a taste of Nolan on the page, here’s a list of all his feature length screenplays.