5 Sci-Fi Scripts For Your #FridayReads

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It’s Friday! So, sit back and enjoy a few good scripts! BlueCat has compiled a list of 5 great science fiction screenplays for your Friday reading pleasure.



1.) Looper (2012)

Rian Johnson both wrote and directed this fantastic film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. In the not too distant future, Joe (Gordon-Levitt) works as a “Looper,” a hitman of sorts, tasked with killing those unlucky souls sent back in time for execution by the mob. Joe must make a choice when his next victim turns out to be his future self (Willis).

Read the screenplay here.



2.) The Matrix (1999)

Enter the Matrix. Andy and Lana Wachowski (credited as the Wachowski Brothers) co-wrote and directed The Matrix, which, released in 1999, has left a lasting legacy on the science fiction genre, as well as pop culture at large. The concepts of reality come into question in this deeply philosophical film, disguised in the wrappings of a futuristic action flick, starring Keanu Reeves.

Read the screenplay here.



3.) The Island (2005)

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson star as inhabitants of a seemingly Utopian society born out of the ruins of global disaster. But, not everything is as it seems as they begin to realize the true nature of their existence. Love him or hate him, Michael Bay directs this near future action film from the screenplay by Caspian Tredwell-Owen.

Read the screenplay here.



4.) Minority Report (2002)

Tom Cruise stars as a cop on the run, accused of murder in a future where criminals are arrested prior to committing their crimes. Stephen Spielberg directed the film from the screenplay by Scott Frank and Jon Cohen, based on the short story from notable science-fiction author, Philip K Dick.

Read the screenplay here.



5.) Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the Terminator in this classic sequel, directed by James Cameron. Tasked with protecting Sarah Connor’s son John (Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong respectively), the Terminator must face off against an even more advanced cyborg, the fearsome T-1000 (Robert Patrick). Cameron co-wrote the script with William Wisher.

Read the screenplay here.



Happy reading, everyone!

Founded in 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition seeks to develop and discover unknown screenwriters. For 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition submission information, click here.