Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Verne (author)
William Dear (director)
David M. Evans, Robert Gunter (screenwriter)
David Dundara, Farrah Forke, Kim Miyori, John Neville (starring)

Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC], 1992. First Draft script for the 1993 television miniseries.

Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this film is a science fiction fascination of the exploration of the center of the Earth. One of many adaptations of the story for visual consumption, the plot features a crew which navigates a vessel through an active volcano on a journey to the Earth's core. Along the way, they encounter a yeti and name him Daedalus and an evil force which controls all the oddities they encounter on their trip.

Set at the Earth's core, shot on location in the jungles of Australia (The Basin, Victoria), the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds (in Flemington, Victoria, Australia), and New Zealand.

Blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated March 11, 1992, noted as Second Draft, with credits for screenwriters David Mickey Evans, and Robert Gunter. 107 leaves, with last page of text numbered 106. Xerographically duplicated. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with two gold brads.

[Book #140596]