Script for long lost ET sequel discovered

ET appears in the first - and only - ET film. Photo / Supplied
ET appears in the first - and only - ET film. Photo / Supplied

A script for a sequel to hit alien film ET has been unearthed - but director Steven Spielberg says it will never be made.

The nine-page draft outline for the sequel to the 1980 blockbuster - called ET II: Nocturnal Fears - was written by Speilberg and his writing partner Melissa Mathison.

GeekTyrant.com reported the story was much darker than the original and involved the return of Elliott and his extra terrestrial sidekick ET as they battled an evil alien race who landed on Earth and started taking humans hostage.

But speaking at the American Film Institute recently, Spielberg said he wasn't interested in making the film.

"Sequels can be very dangerous because they compromise your truth as an artist. I think a sequel to ET would do nothing but rob the original of its virginity. People only remember the latest episode, while the pilot tarnishes," he said.

That mirrors something he said in 2009, when he told Ace Showbiz: "I'm never going to make ET II. ET is a closed story. It had a beginning, middle, and a definite ending, and we had nowhere to take it except to go home with him.

"Nor did I want to bring him back to Earth for a second time."

Read the draft script for ET II: Nocturnal Fears here.

- Herald online

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