Venom Fight Scene

Tom Hardy: Actor, producer, and… writer? Is there truly nothing this Renaissance Man can’t do? Not content to rest on his well-earned laurels after a string of roles involving weirdly iconic voices and tons of physicality, Empire brings us the unexpected news that Hardy will actually be getting a “Story by” credit for the upcoming, preposterously-named Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

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Rogue Squadron writer

Patty JenkinsStar Wars movie has found a writer.

Matthew Robinson, who co-wrote and co-directed The Invention of Lying alongside Ricky Gervais, has been tapped to write Rogue Squadron, Lucasfilm’s next Star Wars film.

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scream movie multiple versions

Fake scripts with dummy endings is not a new trick in Hollywood, nor in the Scream franchise, which is known for having big twist endings. In fact, the production team for the new Scream movie (infuriatingly, just called Scream) led by Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, confirmed that they handed out several fake versions of the script to the cast during filming to keep the movie’s ending a secret. But it appears the Scream team is going above and beyond to kill any potential spoilers, with multiple versions of not only the script, but of the complete edited film now floating around.

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audrey hepburn tv series

Screen goddess Audrey Hepburn has proven an elusive subject for biopics. The last attempt to adapt her rather incredible life into a biographical drama resulted in a corny TV movie which had Jennifer Love Hewitt doing an impression of the Hollywood icon. But maybe the company behind The Young Pope and My Brilliant Friend could do Hepburn justice — with the help of a talented writer in the form of The Good Wife scribe Jacqueline Hoyt.

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batman branding lex luthor

Zack Snyder’s 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was, famously, pretty dark. But according to writer Chris Terrio, the studio’s original draft was way darker: Ben Affleck’s Batman brands criminals in both versions, but Warner Bros.’ original draft actually ended with Batman branding Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).

In a new interview, Terrio defends his scripts for both Batman v Superman and Justice League, specifically saying that the theatrical cut of Justice League “doesn’t represent [his] work” and that he wanted to take his name off the movie after he saw Joss Whedon’s rewrites.
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Static Shock writer

Warner Bros. and DC have found their Static Shock writer for the upcoming movie adaptation of the cult comic book superhero character. Randy McKinnon, who recently wrote the Disney+ original movie Safety, will write the screenplay for the film, which has Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) and Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained) on board as producers.
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Bong Joon-ho next film

Bong Joon-ho was supposed to take a break after his historic awards campaign for the Best Picture-winning Parasite. The South Korean filmmaker spoke about his exhaustion in the aftermath of Oscar season, and admitted that he had trouble getting back to work on his new scripts for his two follow-up films — one Korean-language, one English-language. But Bong revealed that he has already completed the script for his next film.

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Hercules live-action remake

The Russo brothers love their cinematic universes. Not only did Joe and Anthony Russo play a pivotal part in crafting the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems the duo want to make a cinematic universe out of the upcoming Hercules live-action remake. The Russo brothers are producing the remake of the 1997 animated musical, and gave an update on the live-action version, which they hope will spawn a “decade’s” worth of stories.

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joy script

Released in 2015, Joy was yet another film from the team of director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence. It was also a genuinely bad, overwrought movie, with Lawrence completely miscast as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. While Russell received the sole screenplay credit on the finished film, he had actually rewritten a script by Annie Mumolo, co-writer of Bridesmaids. Now, six years later, Mumolo has weighed in on what happened behind-the-scenes, calling it a “heartbreaking experience.”

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Every year, the Black List shows off the most well-liked but not-yet-produced screenplays of year. And each year, the Black List offers a glimpse into a world of not just unmade scripts, but of talented writers waiting for their big moment and film projects just waiting for the right person to say “yes.”

The 2020 Black List is no different. There is a lot of imagination on this list of unmade scripts. Some ideas sound ready to become movies right now. Others are so bizarre that they demand a double take. Some even make you cock an eyebrow and question the taste of the more than 375 film executives who were polled to create this list. One thing is for certain though: at least some of these scripts will get made and more than a few of the writers here will go on to write some major movies.

So let’s take a look and see what the future looks like.

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