Read the "Black List: 2018" Screenplays
The 14th edition of the "Black List" features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the next 13, indexed alphabetically, from G to I.
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Unsure about exactly what is the "Black List"? Read on.
Consider the name ironic. This isn't a list of scripts written by those who are unwelcome in the industry. Rather, the "Black List" is a compilation of "most liked" unproduced screenplays from a particular year. Screenwriters, young and old, repped or voiceless, submit their works for consideration.
Annually, since 2005, film industry executives read hundreds of screenplays and choose which ones are their favorite. Referred to as a "mention", favored scripts with the most mentions are featured on, in this regard, the "Black List: 2018".
Some screenplays get optioned by studios and become movies. Past picks include: "Seven Pounds", and "World War Z."
Get Home Safe
Written by: Christy Hall
Mentions: 34 (3rd overall in 2018)
A young woman must get home by herself on Halloween with no cell phone battery and a group of gamergate trolls out to get her.
Written by: Will Lowell
When Grace and her husband Jay retreat to an empty vacation island to escape his grueling political campaign, Grace begins reliving traumatic experiences from her past, forcing her to question what is real. After she discovers that powerful people behind Jay’s campaign have been manipulating her experiences, Grace’s struggle to retain her sanity becomes an all too real fight for survival.
Written by: Jake Disch
A satirical take on the unbelievable but true story of how the NRA changed overnight from an apolitical gun safety and marksmanship club into the most powerful and unhinged lobbying group in Washington, DC.
Written by: Holly Brix
A couple’s wedding anniversary is interrupted by a home invasion.
Happy Little Trees
Written by: Shawn Dwyer
After Bill Alexander’s long-running show 'The Magic of Oil Painting' was cancelled by PBS and replaced with Bob Ross’ show, 'The Joy of Oil Painting,' Alexander accuses the soft-spoken afro’d Ross of stealing his act, inciting a bitter dispute that changed the lives of both men forever. Based on a true story.
Written by: Jason Rostovsky
What starts as a fun day for a group of friends in the woods turns into a living nightmare for one rabbit.
Harry's All Night Hamburgers
Written by: Steve Desmond | Michael Anthony Sherman
Mentions: 30 (5th overall in 2018)
A down-on-his-luck high school senior discovers that the old roadside diner outside of town is secretly a hangout for parallel universe travelers. He sets off on a mind-bending adventure across the multiverse that takes him beyond his wildest dreams.
Written by: Brett Treacy | Dan Woodward
When a man’s estranged wife gets lost inside of her own mind during an experimental procedure, he must navigate her subconscious to find her in the memories of their past.
Written by: Mark Bianculli
When a US soldier learns that her Army medic brother is being held hostage by a sadistic ISIS executioner, she deserts her military post and enlists the help of a group of female renegade Kurdish fighters to bring justice when their armies won’t help them.
Written by: Matt Fisch
When bio-tech titan Van Danzen is falsely convicted of murdering his business partner, he sends his greatest creation – a spitting-image humanoid robot – to serve a life sentence in his place. However, the humanoid’s militarized programming sends him on a rampage to escape prison and hunt those responsible for his creator’s set-up and imprisonment.
Written by: Colin Bannon
When renowned interventionist Warren Man’s daughter, Christy, suffers a relapse and her family is forced to deal with their inner demons at the site of a tragedy that tore them apart, it slowly becomes clear that this is no ordinary relapse, but something much more sinister.
Written by: Charlie Efron
After their marriage is shattered by the most public sex scandal in sports history, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren scramble to pick up the pieces while hiding out from the press and the police in their Florida mansion.