2012: Top Unproduced Screenplays | Part 4

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Check out 78 (mostly) unproduced screenplays from 2012. Here are the next 10, indexed alphabetically, from H to K.

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These scripts are considered as some of the best of 2012 according to hundreds of industry professionals who've read them, and voted for them. We have 77 of the 78 chosen scripts and, in the interest of speed and your 8FLiX experience, we've grouped the downloads into smaller chunks.

For Your Consideration, we have the next 10 scripts cataloged and indexed alphabetically, from H through K. Including Tom Shephard's "Hey, Stella!," Will Staples' "King of Heists," and everything in between.

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A word about voting... and other important stuff about the "best of" 2012 Unproduced Screenplays.

Some of the scripts listed here may have since been optioned and produced. However, at the time of "voting" they were not.

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    Hey, Stella!

    Written by: Tom Shephard

    Votes: 13

    The story of how Marlon Brando won the role of Stanley Kowalski in Elia Kazan’s Broadway play A Streetcar Named Desire.


    Written by: Geneva Robertson-DworetWill Frank

    Votes: 7

    A wrongly convicted inmate volunteers for a hibernation experiment in exchange for one day of parole every five years, which he uses to prove his innocence and search for his missing daughter across an increasingly futuristic landscape.

    Hold on to Me

    Written by: Brad Ingelsby

    Votes: 6

    Based on an article written by Hillel Levin and Jim Keene, a ruthless and money-hungry woman uses a hapless man as a pawn in her criminal schemes.

    The Hooverville Dead

    Written by: Brantley Aufill

    Votes: 7

    Set in St. Louis in the 1920s, washed up baseball player Will Cosgrove is a private eye with his older brother Ross. When Ross goes missing, Will stumbles upon a deep secret that the disease taking over the town is not quite what it seems and a mob boss turned Governor will do anything to keep the town’s secret from being revealed.

    If They Move... Kill 'Em

    Written by: Kel Symons

    Votes: 21

    After losing his luster and respect in Hollywood, famed director Sam Peckinpah hopes to direct his next great film with financial backing from Colombian drug lords and brings along a novice screenwriter to write the film in Colombia.

    Jojo Rabbit (2019)

    Written by: Taika Waititi

    Votes: 12

    After being severely hurt by a grenade at Hitler youth camp, a prideful and nationalistic ten-year old boy discovers that his mother is hiding a fifteen year old Jewish girl in their house. IMDb

    The Judge (2014)

    Written by: Bill Dubuque

    Votes: 20

    A successful attorney returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his Alzheimer’s-stricken father is suspected of murder and must represent him in court. The ordeal becomes an emotional journey that makes him a better man. IMDb

    The Keeping Room (2014)

    Written by: Julia Hart

    Votes: 22

    Three southern women defend their home from the Union army while their husbands are off fighting in the Civil War. IMDb

    The Killing Spree

    Written by: Derek ElliottJack Donaldson

    Votes: 7

    Heartbroken after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, a guy’s best friends devise the perfect plan for his recovery and teach him how to sleep with as many women as humanly possible.

    King of Heists

    Written by: Will Staples

    Votes: 6

    Based on the book King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 That Shocked America, written by J. North Conway. An unassuming man in the elite New York society assembles a crew that pulls off the largest bank heist in American history in 1878.

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