INT. HALL OF PROPHECY - NIGHTAs we fade in, a spherical shape begins to be seen. We can’ttell what it is. We go into the spherical shape to find metallic letters appearing:“HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE”The letters glide forward and the background fades to blue.EXT. PRIVET DRIVE - MORNINGA bright sky. We plummet down and track the footpath, meet astray tabby cat, then pan up to woman outside number 4(PETUNIA), who kisses her husband (VERNON) while trying tostop her baby boy (DUDLEY) cry.EXT. LITTLE WHINING - MORNINGVernon stops his car, amongst the morning traffic. He eyes a man and a woman whispering to each other, about to cross theroad. They are wearing cloaks, looking extremely out ofplace.CLOAK WEARING MAN(As the cross in front ofVernon)The Potters - that’s what I heard.CLOAK WEARING WOMANYes, yes - they’re son Harry...Vernon sits in his car, dread slowly covering his face.BEEP! The car behind him toots and Vernon doesn’t notice thetraffic move again.JIM MCGUFFIN (V.O.)(As Vernon drives off)Well, not only are some peoplecelebrating Halloween a day late, -INT. 4 PRIVET DRIVE - KITCHEN - NIGHTVernon is watching the news.JIM MCGUFFIN(On TV)- today the nations owl’s havesuddenly changed their sleepingpattern. There have been hundredsof sighting of this birds flying indaylight. Most mysterious.