Capricorn One Original Shooting Script.

Rare original Capricorn One shooting script; inscribed by Peter Hyams

Capricorn One Original Shooting Script.

HYAMS, Peter.


Item Number: 124688

Rare original shooting script from from the 1978 science fiction thriller Capricorn One. Quarto, original leatherette wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the writer/director on the title page, “To ____ Many thanks. Peter Hyams. P.S. Where did you find this?” In very good condition.

Written and directed by Peter Hyams, Capricorn One is a 1978 thriller film in which a reporter discovers that a supposed Mars landing by a crewed mission to the planet has been faked by way of a conspiracy involving the government and—under duress—the crew themselves. Peter Hyams began thinking about a film of a space hoax while working on broadcasts of the Apollo missions for CBS. He later reflected regarding the Apollo 11 Moon landing, "There was one event of really enormous importance that had almost no witnesses. And the only verification we have ... came from a TV camera." Hyams wrote the script in 1972 but no one wanted to make it. He says interest in the script was re-activated by the Watergate Scandal. He attached producer Paul Lazarus. Hyams and Lazarus had a meeting with Lew Grade, head of production company ITC Entertainment who had recently moved into film production with The Return of the Pink Panther. Grade agreed to make the film after only five minutes. In September 1976, it was announced the cast would include Elliott Gould, O.J. Simpson, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, and Candice Bergen. Filming started in January 1977 at Cinema Center Films in Studio City and in Red Rock Canyon State Park.

Add to cart Ask a Question SHIPPING & GUARANTEE