The Puppet Masters

Burbank, CA: Buena Vista Pictures, 1993. Draft script for the 1994 film. With a few holograph annotations throughout, regarding opening titles and direction.

Based on the 1951 novel by Robert Heinlein. Sam Nivens (Donald Sutherland) is part of a government agency called on to control, or destroy, the mind-controlling alien "slugs" that are assuming human hosts.

Set in Iowa, shot there on location and in California and Washington, DC.

Yellow untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated May 21, 1993, with credits for novelist Robert A.Heinlein, screenwriters Terry Rosio and Ted Elliot, and revision by David S. Goyer. 118 leaves, with last page of text numbered 116. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.

[Book #143715]