An unproduced "Night Skies" script from the precursor to what became Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Written by John Sayles, Night Skies was developed as a directing vehicle for artist Ron Cobb, and a potential sequel to Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. After several rewrites and the abandonment of pre-production designs by makeup artist Rick Baker, Night Skies eventually morphed into E.T. with Spielberg directing.
This 99-page typewritten script comes from Cobb and is labelled "NIGHT SKIES screenplay by John Sayles". It features two pages of blueprints and handwritten annotations made in pencil throughout. The script is held together with brass brads and exhibits visible warping to the paper from age. Dimensions: 29 1/4 cm x 23 cm x 5 cm (11 1/2" x 9" x 2")£600 - 800
item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of