II Ė EXCLUSIVE SCRIPT EXTRACT
Spielberg has long denied any desire to direct a sequel
to his 1982 hit, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. However,
rumblings within the Hollywood machine have revealed
that plans for a sequel to the heart-warming alien movie
are in motion. With the bug-eyed brownie already
appearing in a series of British Telecom commercials,
and set to feature in a number of all-new video games,
the stage is set for the return of one of movie
historyís most enduring characters. Best of all is
that Bubblegun has managed to get its hands on a copy of
the second draft of E.T. II: Return To Earth, and we
present for you here an exclusive extractÖ
ELLIOTíS BEDROOM. NIGHT
now a grown man, sleeps fitfully in a single bed. He hears
a sound, and sits bolt upright to be confronted by his
Mom! I heard a noise. I thought it might beÖ
You thought it
might be ET. I know honey, I know. But
ET is never
But why did he have to go
Youíre 32 years
of age. Why are you still living at
home with me?
Do you want me to
WellÖ yes. I want
to use your bedroom to store shoes
in. Iím thinking of opening a mail order shoe
shop, over the
Internet. Iím going to call it Super Shoes.
Why havenít you
ever told me about this before?
I have. I keep
telling you, but you donít listen. You just
talk about ET all the time. And when youíre not
talking about ET,
youíre talking like him, and walking around on
your knees pretending to be him.
I know, mum. But ET was so
funny! He talked funny, and
he walked funny, and I loved him so much, mom.
But ETís dead, honey.
Well, erÖ I mean,
gone back to his home planet.
You said he was
No I didnít.
Yes you did. Are you hiding something from me?
No! No Iím not!
And for the record you must never
look in the large cardboard box that I keep in
you hear me? Never! NowÖ goodnight!
ELLIOTíS MOMíS SHED. DAY
enters the shed. Itís cluttered with tools and storage
boxes. Elliot moves some of the boxes to one side, and
there, at the back of the shed is a very big box. Elliot
takes a deep breath, and opens the box. Elliot gasps.
(getting out of the box)
How long have you
been in there?
Since about, ooh,
understand. Why were you in there?
I donít really
know. I think it had something to do withÖyour mother.
We had an argument at a restaurantÖ about the
scallops, I think. And then she bet that I couldnít
live in a box in
the garden for twenty years.
But dad, itís the
year 2000 now. Youíve been in the box for
Then itís about
time I got out!
ELLIOTíS KITCHEN. DAY
runs into the kitchen, squealing with excitement.
Mom! Mom! I just
found dad in that box, and heís OK!
doing a poo in the bushes. Mom? Mom, what
mother is kicking ETís corpse around the kitchen floor.
Is thatÖ ET?
Yes it is.
Well, yes. It is.
But heís dead. Really dead.
But I donít
Iíve got a revelation to
make. You see, a couple of years ago
ET came back to see you. Unfortunately, I mistook
him for a werewolf,
and shot him dead. Iíve been keeping him in the
cupboard under the sink ever since.
Well, you knowÖ
He makes a surprisingly effective mop.
How did you think I managed to keep my floor so
I donít know. The
last time I asked you just laughed and said ďI use my
Yes. I think you
were quite drunk at the time.
Mom laughs, nervously.
So, what are you
going to do now?
Iím going to play with
my best friend Ė ET, the alien!
But heís dead,
is hugging ETís corpse.
Oh, ET. I love you so much.
Elliot, put that
thing down. Itís all decayed and disgusting.
starts dancing with ETís corpse.
Ha ha ha! This is so much fun! Wheee! Wheeee!
and ET spin around and around and around. And then ETís
head falls off.
Elliot! Stop it!
(picking up the head)
Oh, ET. Stop