No production is complete without a shooting script (yes, even the flimsiest of beach movies!), and this page feels incomplete, without mentioning the Final Draft of the Shooting Script!
Over the years, we've seen five copies of the script possessed by different members of the cast and crew. We first perused Frank Cafferty's copy in February 2007, at the Margaret Herrick Library, in Beverly Hills, CA, but were not able to copy the information in it due to strict rules by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
An amazing opportunity came in 2009, when after interviewing actor Hank Jones, he kindly sent us his personal copy of the script. This allowed us to make our first full transcription, which went up on the site shortly afterward (Hank's script copy is in the image above)!
In December of 2014, we finally obtained our own copy in an eBay auction from Marvin Paige's estate. The auction was also invaluable, in giving us a number of other production materials found on this page!
But, we weren't satiated. In the Spring of 2020, an east coast bookstore put up another copy of the script on eBay, which contained actual storyboard images showing numerous special effects sequences from the film! And then in Spring of 2023, we obtained the late Johnny Crawford's copy, putting three production copies of film's script in our possession (do we have a problem?)!
If you would like to read through and download a copy of the Final Draft of Village of the Giants, simply go to our Shooting Script & Film Transcripts link on the main information page.