2012: Top Unproduced Screenplays | Part 2

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Check out 78 (mostly) unproduced screenplays from 2012. Here are the next 11, indexed alphabetically, from D to E.

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    The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Written by: Mark Hogan

    Votes: 16

    During WWII, a a fifteen year old German boy is sent to America to spy for the Fatherland by joining a politically-connected family as an English war orphan. Tension mounts when the boy gets the chance to assassinate President Roosevelt.

    Devils at Play

    Written by: James Dilapo

    Votes: 28 (10th overall in 2012)

    In the Soviet Union in 1937, a worker of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs finds a list of traitors, which he thinks is going to be his way out.

    The Disciple Program

    Written by: Tyler Marceca

    Votes: 12

    A man begins an investigation into his wife’s mysterious death, only to find that it goes much deeper than he imagined.

    Don't Make Me Go (2022)

    Written by: Vera Herbert

    Votes: 6

    When a single father to a teenage daughter learns that he has a fatal brain tumor, he takes her on a road trip to find the mother who abandoned her years before and to try to teach her everything she might need over the rest of her life. IMDb


    Written by: Evan MirzaiShea Mirzai

    Votes: 8

    Buttoned-down 20-something Eric isn’t ready to marry his longtime girlfriend Abby. His only way out is through slacker Sam, his identical twin brother, who offers to pose as Eric to do the dumping. But the plan becomes a disaster when Sam realizes Abby is actually really cool--and falls head over heels for her.

    Draft Day (2014)

    Written by: Rajiv JosephScott Rothman

    Votes: 63 (1st overall in 2012)

    On the day of the NFL Draft, Bills General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Buffalo when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred. IMDb

    The Eel

    Written by: Roberto Bentivegna

    Votes: 6

    An escaped convict is ensnared in a plot by a corrupt Sheriff to kidnap the young heiress to an oil fortune, complicating his quest for freedom.

    El Tigre

    Written by: Aaron BuchsbaumTeddy Riley

    Votes: 15

    A family vacation goes horribly awry when the father is mistaken for the most ruthless drug lord in Mexico, El Tigre.

    The Equalizer (2014)

    Written by: Richard Wenk

    Votes: 8

    A veteran covert operative seeking redemption for his dark deeds quits a CIA-like agency and devotes himself to helping others where injustice has been done.

    Ex Boyfriend of the Bride

    Written by: Matt Hausfater

    Votes: 7

    After discovering one of their high school sweethearts is getting married, two best friends head to the wedding in order to stop the bride from going through with it.

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

    Written by: Michael Werwie

    Votes: 31 (7th overall in 2012)

    Based on a true (and ultimately surprising) story, a promising young law student fights an oppressive legal system and growing public scrutiny when his routine traffic stop snowballs into shocking criminal charges, imprisonment, daring escapes, and ultimately acting as his own attorney in a nationally televised murder trial. IMDb

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