The Black List 2013

Most year-end best-of lists consist of things that have already been produced, released, and consumed. But the Black List stands apart in that it’s all about the films that haven’t come out yet. Created by Franklin Leonard and Dino Sijamic, the annual compilation shines a light on the “most liked” unproduced screenplays of each year, as voted on by hundreds of Hollywood executives.

Not all of these films will get made, let alone made well, but the Black List still serves as a good indication of what projects are being buzzed about. Last year’s list included Transcendence and RodhamDjango Unchained and Saving Mr. Banks were among the highlights the year before that. Three out of the last five Best Picture winners were Black List scripts, as were seven of the past twelve screenwriting Oscar winners. Hit the jump to read titles and descriptions for the 72 that made the cut this year.

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Note: This trailer contains use of profanity. The home of [adult swim], lots of rappers, and /Film’s Russ Fischer, Atlanta is also the beloved homebase for many a young and crazy rock band. In recent years, hard-living and hard-playing acts like The Black Lips, Deerhunter, The Coathangers, and Mastodon have arrived in pop-culture as uncompromising torchbearers for Atlanta’s music scene.

We Fun Atlanta, a 75-minute documentary currently on the festival circuit, aspires to capture the close-knit vagabond relationships, psychedelic punk-blues, and well-publicized antics of these acts and local personalities. Word on the film is good, and the trailer hints at a film more concerned with truth and fun than the self-mythologizing lip-service of many rock docs.

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