Hunt for the Wilderpeople script sells for $2110 on Trade Me

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople script, as advertised on Trade Me.
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The Hunt for the Wilderpeople script, as advertised on Trade Me.

The dog-eared, coffee-stained, original Hunt for the Wilderpeople script has sold on Trade Me for $2110.

Director and screenwriter of the film, Taika Waititi, is said to have lived with the script while filming his latest box-office hit.

It is annotated with handwritten notes and storyboards scrawled in pencil.

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill star in Taika Waititi's film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Neill's "classic Swannie" has sold ...
KANE SKENNAR

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill star in Taika Waititi's film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Neill's "classic Swannie" has sold on Trade Me for $1000.

"The young star of the film, Julian Dennison, has said that Taika barely slept while shooting the movie. This is the script Taika had in his hands (most likely all night long) and it could be yours!" the Trade Me ad read.

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More than 150 people bid on the script, which the seller said would either be signed by Waititi or come with an authenticity verification.

This hoodie was also sold as film memorabilia.
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This hoodie was also sold as film memorabilia.

The listings have been made by the user Wilderpeople, and Chris Henry, the film's publicity manager confirmed with NZME the account was genuine.

Also for sale was main character Ricky Baker's hoodie (Ricky Baker's skuxx as hoodie), and Uncle Hec's Swanndri (Uncle Hec's Classic Swannie).

​The hoodie looked set to go for more than $250, and the Swanndri went for a whopping $1000.

​The original Swanndri worn by actor Sam Neill has been worn through rain and snow, "I've taken it up mountains to where the earth touches the sky," the listing says. 

"It's big. Can fit 3 layers underneath when it's cold. You'll be good as gold.

"You can never go wrong with the classic Swannie. I've had this beauty for as long as I can remember."

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With these items going up for sale, fans were also requesting to buy other memorabilia in the questions.

One fan asked if the "lovely cross stitch picture of the village that was in Ricky Baker's room ... on the left-hand side of his bedroom door," could be put up for auction.

The seller replied that, sorry, the treasures were not for sale.

Another asked when Baker's book of haiku was going on sale. In the film, Baker is known for his talent for the poetry form.

The proceeds from the auction were going to Foster Hope, a charity which works to improve the lives of children in foster care.

In the movie, based on Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress, Dennison plays a "really bad egg" who is sent to live with foster couple Bella (Rima te Wiata) and Hector (Neill), on their backwoods farm. 

The adventure comedy has been a box-office winner, clocking up the biggest opening weekend for a New Zealand film, at $1.3 million.

 - Stuff

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