The team behind Episode VII is scouring the globe looking for fresh faces to star in the next generation of Star Wars films, and luckliy for us, we now have the script pages they’re using to do it.
Of course, there is an approximately 0 percent chance that these pages are from the actual script, or really even relate to an actual scene in the proposed film — but it likely does give us a feel for the two teen/20-something leads they’re wanting to put in the middle of it.
Starring “Thomas” and “Rachel,” the mockup scenes follow the two as the strong female character helps carry the snarky male character after he’s been wounded. He’s apparently sustained a nasty injury, but she refuses to let him die.
So, we’re looking at a guy with a dry sense of humor and a strong female character who is willing to take the bull by the horns — even when lives are at stake. Yeah, these two characters should probably fit in pretty well with whatever J.J. Abrams is cooking up.
Check out the script pages below:
Rachel labors to bear Thomas’s weight as they inch their way down a deserted road, blood dripping from his leg.
He’s trying to stomach an apple
THOMAS (kidding): Can’t you go any faster?
RACHEL: Shut up and eat your apple.
He enjoyed that, but every step is sheer agony on the leg.
RACHEL: There’s a barn a little farther up the road…
A big barn, dark and damp. Rachel covers the floor with hay, then lays out her sleeping bag. Thomas looks through her backpack for anything he can use as a bandage.
RACHEL: You need rest.
She lowers him down – which puts her face mere inches from his open wound. She cringes without meaning to.
THOMAS: Sorry. I know it’s -
RACHEL: It’s fine. I’m just not a big fan of blood.
THOMAS: You know, for such a tough girl, you’re kind of squeamish.
RACHEL: Your fever’s still up. And we have to get some more food in you.
THOMAS: I’m not hungry.
RACHEL: It wasn’t a request.
She sits down next to him and takes out a loaf of bread.
THOMAS: Rachel, thanks for coming to get me.
RACHEL: Family has to stick together, right?
She starts to rise. He grabs her hand, dead serious.
THOMAS: Listen, if I don’t make it -
THOMAS: But if I don’t…
Before he can finish, she drops down next to him and looks him dead in the eye.
RACHEL: You’re not going to die. I forbid it. Okay?
RACHEL: Get some sleep.
THOMAS: What about you?
RACHEL: I will. In a bit.
What do you think of these sample script pages? You like the tone, characterization and writing?
(Via Bleeding Cool)