2012: Top Unproduced Screenplays | Part 5

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

Welcome back! Let's continue our journey through The List. If you've been here before, you may have already noticed that we made a few changes.

These screenplays 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 batch of 11 screenplays listed and indexed alphabetically, from L through O, for quick access. Including Eric Kirsten's "The Lighthouse," Dominique Ferrari and Suzanne Wrubel's "The Outcasts," and everything in between.

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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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    The Lighthouse

    Written by: Eric Kirsten

    Votes: 6

    William Van Alen’s building of the Chrysler building and the competition to be the first to complete the world’s tallest building.

    Man of Tomorrow

    Written by: Jeremy Slater

    Votes: 16

    In an alternate 1940s reality, the US Government makes a deal with an indestructible gangster to kill Hitler in exchange for the city of Chicago, which he will build into his own utopia. Unfortunately his model city never comes to fruition and both he and his Bureau liaison get much of the slack for destroying one of America’s greatest cities and now the government wants him dead.


    Written by: Justin Kremer

    Votes: 11

    It is 1951. Junior Senator Joe McCarthy feels lost. He’s anonymous, just another suit on Capitol Hill. He craves attention and celebrity. He’s desperate to be noticed, to be adored. Inspired by the response of the American public to the House of Un-American Activities Committee, McCarthy decides that communism will be his defining issue. What follows is nearly unthinkable -- national fame, a shocking conspiracy, a sitting President afraid to oppose him, and a torrid journey of self destruction and paranoia.

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

    Written by: Jesse Andrews

    Votes: 29 (9th overall in 2012)

    Based on Andrews’s eponymous novel, a quirky high school student who enjoys making films sparks a friendship with a classmate dying of leukemia. IMDb

    Midnight at Noon

    Written by: Nathaniel Halpern

    Votes: 7

    On the run after robbing a bank during the great depression, two brothers find themselves trapped in the harsh region known as the Dust Bowl where a ruthless killer hunts them down.


    Written by: Matt Ackley

    Votes: 6

    A dangerous love affair between a photojournalist and a black market smuggler set against the June 2001 massacre of the Royal Family in Nepal.

    Murder City

    Written by: Will Simmons

    Votes: 15

    An ensemble crime story set in Detroit about an ex-con who goes back for one last heist in order to settle his family’s debt.

    The One That Got Away

    Written by: April Prosser

    Votes: 17

    A twenty eight year old woman is about to get engaged to her great boyfriend, when the ex she hasn’t gotten over moves back into town. All of a sudden she isn’t sure if her boyfriend is really the one, and so she spends time decorating her ex’s new condo, trying to figure it all out.

    Our Name Is Adam (n.k.a. The Adam Project) (2022)

    Written by: TS NolwinMark LevinJennifer Flackett

    Votes: 10

    An astronaut travels back in time to enlist the help of his younger self. IMDb

    Out of State

    Written by: Eric Pearson

    Votes: 6

    While driving his regular interstate bus route, an emotionally fractured ex-convict finds himself acting as a father figure to a forsaken young boy from the Philadelphia ghetto, even though he knows that the boy is smuggling drugs.

    The Outskirts (n.k.a. The Outcasts) (2017)

    Written by: Dominique FerrariSuzanne Wrubel

    Votes: 7

    After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends. IMDb

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