Seth Gordon Attached to Direct ‘Queen of Hearts’

Seth Gordon

Briefly: Seth Gordon (The King of Kong, Identity Thief) is set to direct Uncharted for Sony, and the studio wants that video game adaptation to get rolling this year. But the director has just been attached to another project, Queen of Hearts, a Black List script about Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll, and the failed love affair that led to his most famous story.

Deadline explains some of the ties here — the script is by Stephanie Shannon, who was the assistant to David McIlvain, who is Gordon’s manager. The point is also made that Uncharted is definitely first, and that Queen of Hearts will be in development for a while until Gordon can get to it. That being the case, it’s easy to think this will get made by someone else once Uncharted gets going, especially if Sony ends up wanting Gordon to stick around for more than one Uncharted film.

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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