Since 2004, film development executive Franklin Leonard has set up an annual list -- called The Black List -- of the best screenplays that have been sitting around, collecting dust, waiting for a producer to get the wheels in motion. Former Black Listers include the Oscar-winning Juno by Diablo Cody and nominee Lars and the Real Girl by Nancy Oliver. So, who will get lucky this year? Among the scripts listed this year are Ground Control to Major Tom by Jason Micallef, Fuck Marry Kill by Neel Shah and Alex Blagg (to which I say "FINALLY"), and Seuss by Eyal Podell and Jonathan Stewart, among many other interesting titles. (via Deadline)

7 Responses to “This year's Black List is up -- which screenplay will be plucked from obscurity?”

  1. Peter says:

    It might be nice for some of us who are apparently not Hollywood insiders if the list was accompanied by some kind of brief description of what the movie is.

    Cause otherwise it’s just a whole lot of rather opaque titles and names.  

    Or is that the point?  That it’s like a “Black Box”?

    • Don’t know if you missed the link on the Twitter page or not.  

      http://blcklst.com/welcome/  And also a direct link to the PDF http://5e22c74089f3ead9fb3a-826e8a392aaf48b70eb85d8703df9872.r30.cf2.rackcdn.com/The%20Black%20List%202012.pdf

      • Peter says:

        Thanks.  I didn’t check Twitter except a glance (because it seems to me an incredibly poor way to get anything across except casual conversation, and it’s not even great at that), but the other link I realize now has a lot more information on the scripts than the titles they had when I first looked… but the one you provided looks better anyway.. 

  2. euansmith says:

    For all your movie plot requirements: http://plot.kitt.net/

  3. Kevin Pierce says:

    A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole

  4. unit_1421 says:

    They’re remaking Medellín already??? Hopefully Vincent Chase is past his obsession with it, it almost wrecked his career. ;____======

  5. CognitiveDissident says:

    My vote is for “Atuk”, just do it AI & CGI, no “curse” on the human actors then.
    (just reboot)

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