Body Snatchers

Abel Ferrara (director)
Jack Finney (novel)
Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli, Nicholas St. John (screenwriters)
Gabrielle Anwar, Terry Kinney, Billy Wirth, Forest Whitaker, Meg Tilly (starrng)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1991. Draft script for the 1994 film, with annotations in manuscript ink on the title page.

Loosely based on the 1955 novel "The Body Snatchers" by Jack Finney. The third film adaptation of Finney's novel, preceded by "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956), directed by Don Siegel, and starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978), directed by Philip Kaufman, and starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams.

Director Abel Ferrara's first film for a major studio and his first foray into science fiction. An Environmental Protection Agency inspector and his family travel to a remote military base, where he and his daughter become convinced people are being replaced by aliens. Nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Set and shot on location in Selma, Alabama.

Untitled International Creative Management, Inc. wrappers. Title page present, dated October 22, 1991, noted as POLISH DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Stuart Gordon and Dennis Paolia, and revision credit (noted as "polish" credit) for Nicholas St. John. 122 leaves, with last page of text numbered 120. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two gold brads.

Spicer Neo-Noir US.


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