Make some room on your digital stack of screenplays because we have two more scripts to add to your virtual pile. Thanks to Focus Features, you can now download the screenplays for The Theory of Everything and The Boxtrolls. So if you're looking for a biopic with romance, math, and science, or would rather explore an inventive stop-motion adventure, we've got you covered either way.
Here are the trailers for each of the films:
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During the Hollywood Reporter Roundtable with screenwriters, Anthony McCarten described the nerve-wracking experience of screening The Theory of Everything for Stephen Hawking. After the screening, McCarten noted that a tear needed to be wiped away from Hawking's eye, then they all waited for him to type out his reaction: "Broadly true." McCarten was quite relieved since as the screenwriter, even adapting Jane Hawking's memoir, he had to make great leaps to create intimate scenes that felt true to these people's lives but were essentially made out of whole cloth to connect the major recorded events of their lives together.
Inspired by the inventive world of author Alan Snow's book Here Be Monsters, Laika provides us with yet another imaginative stop-motion adventure through their creative use of 3D printed characters with The Boxtrolls. The screenplay and the film offer an interesting exploration into how screenwriters can use a book's universe and its characters to create a new vision of a story that will work for the big screen.
Here are the links to the PDFs of the screenplays, thanks to Focus Features:
- The Theory of Everything, screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on the book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking
- The Boxtrolls, screenplay by Irena Brignull and Adam Pava, based on the book Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow
And in case you missed our earlier posts about screenplays available for free, legal download this awards season, check them out below:
As always, please use these screenplays for educational purposes only, and don't wait to download the scripts as we never know when the distributors will take them off the Internet.
Are you working on a biopic? Do you invent new worlds to create immersive stories for audiences in your screenplays? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.