The Rocketeer (Original screenplay for the 1991 film). Author: Joe Johnston (director); Dave Stevens (graphic novel); Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, William Dear (screenwriter); Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino (starring) Title: The Rocketeer (Original screenplay for the 1991 film) Publication: Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Pictures, 1988. Description: Revised First Draft script for the 1991 film. Based on 1982 graphic novel by Dave Stevens, an early entry into the superhero movie canon, following the success of 1989's "Batman, " and a cult classic in its own right.
In 1930s Hollywood, stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) comes into possession of a jet-pack after getting caught in the crossfire between FBI agents and a group of gangsters. Secord is dubbed the "Rocketeer" by the media after being sighted flying sky-high, becoming the target of both FBI and Nazi secret agents who are after the jet-pack. Title page present, dated November 11, 1988, noted as REVISED FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, William Dear, and graphic novelist Dave Stevens.
125 leaves, with last page of text numbered 124. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. Subject: 1990s Cinema, Adventure, Film Scripts, Films with Literary Sources, Superheroes.Royal Books is located in the midtown area of Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1996, we have specialized in rare books and paper relating to twentieth century literature, genre fiction, the arts, and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on cinema. All books noted as First Editions are also First Printings unless indicated otherwise. This listing was created by Bibliopolis.