So, once again, it's time for the Black List
- the list of the top unoptioned (mostly - several have been picked up) screenplays in Hollywood. Let's see what the people who read Variety
are excited about. First, the top screenplay is...
When a traditional Midwestern woman suspects her husband of infidelity, an amateur investigation unravels.
Give this one to the Coen Brothers. (Though it's too late - this is one of the optioned scripts.)
Geoff Tock, Greg Weidman
A man goes to space to destroy the ship that, upon going sentient, killed his wife.
I can see it now - EA Legal on line 1, Bioware's lawyers on line 2...
Frank John Hughes
In the Old West, a group of soldiers go on a mission to slaughter a peaceful tribe in retaliation for another tribe’s attack on a white settlement, only to suffer at the hands of a devastating disease.
A young hitwoman tries to escape the business but finds herself in more danger after a high school reunion and a one night stand.
A genderbent Gross Pointe Blank
for a new generation.
GAY KID AND FAT CHICK
Two high school misfits become costumed vigilantes and take out their frustrations on the students who have bullied them throughout high school.
Can you say "revenge fantasy"?
1969: A SPACE ODYSSEY OR HOW KUBRICK LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LAND ON THE MOON
With NASA’s Apollo program in trouble and the Soviets threatening nuclear war, a female PR operative conspires with NASA’s Public Affairs Office to stage a fake moon landing in case Armstrong and Aldren fail, the goal being to generate public excitement that will aid the U.S. in winning the Cold War. But the op is faced with the biggest challenge of all: Filming the fake lunar landing with temperamental Stanley Kubrick.
Because the conspiracy crackpots need validation.
So, which ones should be picked, and which should be burned?