Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
Just as we’re enjoying the last of 2012′s cinematic offerings, the latest edition of the Black List has hit the web. The annual survey highlights the hottest unproduced screenplays of the year, as based on the votes of hundreds of executives.
The term “unproduced” is used rather vaguely here. Some of these scripts (like Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day and Wally Pfister‘s Transcendence) already have a director or star attached, while others are still floating around in search of the right studio or producer. The subjects and honorees range greatly as well. Nazi hunters, Hillary Clinton, the NFL, and time-traveling teens are among the subjects of this year’s winners, and the screenwriters run the gamut from industry newcomers to seasoned pros.
Hit the jump to read the full list.
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Jeremy Renner is a busy man, but not too busy to sign on for a promising new film. He scored an Oscar nomination for The Town, so going into another heist picture evidently seems like a good idea. The actor is now attached to the in-development film adaptation of J. North Conway‘s book King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 That Shocked America. Yep, this one is a period tale, with Renner set to possibly play a guy who took almost $3m from a Manhattan bank over one hundred years ago. Read More »
Call of Duty writer Will Staples is being courted by 20th Century Fox to write a film called Myth that already has Sam Worthington, James Cameron and Lorenzo di Bonaventura interested in producing. Nothing is known about the story of the film except, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “it’s big, it’s sci-fi, and it’s got lots of action.” Sold. Read more after the break. Read More »