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The Black List of 2010 continues with the second-half of the list showcasing the screenplays that received the most number of votes.
If you've missed the first half of the list you can find it here.
Hunger Games by Billy Ray
“Based on the book by Suzanne Collins. In an America of the future, young boys and girls are forced to participate in a televised battle to the death.”
Agent Creative Artists Agency – Todd Feldman, Brian Kend
Lionsgate. Color Force producing
“When the mother of future United States President Abraham Lincoln is murdered by a vampire, he begins a lifelong vendetta to rid the world of the heinous creatures.”
Agent William Morris Endeavor – Cliff Roberts, Jeff Gorin
Fox. Tim Burton Productions, Bazelevs Productions producing.
Are We Officially Dating? by Tom Gormican
“A dating movie told from »
- Patrick Sauriol
Every year, film executive Franklin Leonard releases his list, called The Black List, of most-liked unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. This year's list was compiled from the suggestions of 290 film executives, each of whom picked up to ten of their favorite scripts. Since the list started in 2004, many screenplays ended up being turned into films. In 2005, two of the top three scripts were "Lars and the Real Girl" which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay Oscar, and "Juno" which actually won the Oscar. See The 2010 Black List below, broken up by how many votes each screenplay received. Keep in mind, some of the projects are already in the works. 49 Votes: * College Republicans (by Wes Jones): Based on true events. Aspiring politician Karl Rove runs a dirty campaign for national College Republican Chairman under the guidance of Lee Atwater, his campaign manager. 47 Votes: * Jackie (by Noah Oppenheim): Jackie Kennedy fights »
The Black List started in 2005 when Franklin Leonard was working for Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company. Leonard was getting drowned in sub-par spec scripts, so he sent an e-mail out to his industry contacts looking for the best unproduced scripts out there. The 2005 Black List and the 2006 Black List were undeniably important in getting a fresh batch of writers on the Hollywood scene. Since then, too many people know about the party and the studio system has learned that people are paying attention. That means that increasingly, scripts have been lobbied into the Black List. [Note: I have no actual evidence I would be able to share, disclose or show you that proves this, so file that assertion under: "Things Dave thinks and gets to write because he's squatted on that soapbox long enough to get squatter's rights."]This year: the majority of the Black List Top Ten has already been sold or optioned. I'm not sure how helpful it is to make a list of good In Production scripts. Certainly less helpful to writer's churning out material that keeps getting passed over (or people who have Not starred in Prison Break »
The Black List has been released. The annual list is compiled with a poll of 300 (up from last year's 250) development executives and high-level assistants, and contains a ranking of the hot screenplays making the rounds in Hollywoodland, which were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2010 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year. Basically, the black list contains the hottest projects in Hollywood that you haven't heard of yet. Note: The headline is a slightly inaccurate, because a lot of these screenplays have already been acquired (six of the top ten listed), a bunch are in production now, and some have even finished production. One of this year's top ten screenplays, J.C. Chandor's Margin Call, about the last 24 hours at now-defunct investment bank Lehman Brothers is already in the can and set to premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with Chandor at the helm »
- Peter Sciretta
Frank Leonard is the most popular man in Hollywood today. This fine December day marks the release of the 6th annual Black List, a ranked collection of the top un-produced screenplays in the town, compiled by Leonard. Last year the top script was The Muppet Man from Christopher Weekes about “the life and times of the late Jim Henson.” Coming in second was Aaron Sorkin‘s The Social Network script, which is a current frontrunner to sweep the Oscars. The year before was The Beaver, now starring Mel Gibson and set for a release in 2011.
The top one this year, College Republicans, has Shia Labeouf and Paul Dano attached. As for the rest of the list, I’ll be seeing Margin Call (pictured above) at Sundance 2011 and Safe House goes into production next year. We also reported on Oldboy director Park Chan-wook‘s English language debut with Carey Mulligan attached, »
- Jordan Raup
New release dates for upcoming films have been arriving at a fast and furious pace and in the past few days, on top of the updated Universal release schedule there have been several new dates announced and or shuffled around. I have detailed six of them directly below along with accompanying information for each.
Title: 21 Jump Street
Release Date: March 16, 2012
Films Releasing the Same Day: Contraband
Cast: Jonah Hill
Storyline: The film, based on the TV series that launched Johnny Depp, follows a group of baby-faced cops who go undercover at high schools.
Release Date: August 19, 2011
Films Releasing the Same Day: Fright Night and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
Storyline: The story opens on the battlefield where Conan »
- Brad Brevet
What is it about Halloween that seems to be scaring movie studios into assigning release dates for their new movies? In the last couple days, the release dates of Super 8, Larry Crowne, Bourne Legacy, 47 Ronin, Safe House, Ouija and The Dark Tower have all been announced. Now, Lionsgate has also offered up a release date for the return of fantasy author Robert E. Howard's Cimmerian barbarian's return to the big screen. Conan (working title) will open in 3D on August 19, 2011, pitting it against two other movies opening in 3D that weekened, the remake of Fright Night, and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.
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- BrentJS Sprecher
'The Dark Tower,' '47 Ronin,' 'Safe House' & More Slotted Universal has begun mapping out their theatrical calendar for 2012 and into 2013 and following yesterday's news that Judd Apatow's next film would hit on June 1, 2012 a new flurry of dates have been confirmed. Leading the pack, Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy" has been set for a late summer, August 3, 2012 release. It will mark the writer's first time directing a franchise vehicle and the latest entry will not feature Jason Bourne, but will keep the door open for him to return in another film. Tom Hanks… »
Yesterday, select members of the press were invited to Digital Domain in Venice, Calif. to get a sneak peak at the highly anticipated Tron: Legacy, the sequel that’s been nearly three decades in the making. Since the film doesn’t open for another three months, we were only shown a preview of 23 minutes of various scenes throughout the film, but that 23 minutes left everyone present wanting more.
Following the footage, director Joe Kosinski did this exclusive interview with Collider, in which he spoke about how he got the job as director of his first feature, how his background in architecture was instrumental to his visual concept of the world and how, at its heart, even with all of the action and technology, Tron: Legacy is a father-son relationship story.
He also explained the additional scenes he shot once the film was done and the reason for them, revealed that »
- Christina Radish
We report on a lot of zombies films so naturally I run out of ideas for headlines from time to time, but I have to say, the zombies, cinematography and acting (what little we can see) look just ill in this baby. Kudos to horror-movies for the find.
Nadia has been in Korea for almost two years, and one week before her contract ends and she gets to fly home, the demon epidemic takes root. She and three other English teachers have used her now almost vacant apartment as a Safe House scavenging for food in the nearby apartments.
The film begins about a month after the infection and theyre still alive. But Nadia is the only one convinced that both the American Government as well as the Korean Government are not going to help them. Three to one, she is stuck. But after they meet a surviving Korean woman, »
Okay, now we really are starting to think that Ryan Reynolds has either A) cloned himself or B) found a time-travelling DeLorean, because while he was on the “possible” list for CIA thriller Safe House, he’s now busy locking in a deal to make the movie, trying to find a way to cram it into his hectic schedule.Yes, while the film was the subject of fevered interest from just about every notable young male star in Hollywood, it would seem that Reynolds is the man for the job, despite the demands on his time.Assuming all the documents are in order, he’ll move from comedy The Change-Up with Jason Bateman, shooting this October, to Safe House early next year. Then it’s either Deadpool or dead cop as he’s figuring out whether to tackle Marvel’s merc with a mouth or deceased police officers in R.I.P.D. Oh, »
Leading off today's roundup is word Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz have joined the cast of Terrence Malick's next movie, with Affleck stepping in for Christian Bale in the untitled romantic drama. There was a time, say five or so years ago, where I would have dreaded such news, but Affleck has continued to grow as a performer while I've grown a bit tired of Bale. Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko were also announced as the initial cast members back in February. Production is set to begin in the beginning of October in Oklahoma, where Affleck was recently seen picking up some goods at a Bass Pro Shop for some fishing equipment. Considering we don't have any kind of synopsis just yet that's about all we have to go on. Now, if they could only come up with a release date for The Tree of Life.
Moving along, »
- Kevin Blumeyer
The story follows a team of Us Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter who have relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. Despite its security, the compound's past is steeped in mystery and violence.
Andy Briggs ("Aquaman") has written the screenplay and is also producing. Filming kicks off next March. »
- Garth Franklin
- Why wouldn't Chewbacca fight Nazis while riding a squirrel?
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- Wondering why the Hunter S. Thompson biopic Rum Diary, staring Johnny Depp, is still without a release date? Co-star Aaron Eckhart tells Fsr that it probably has to do with the fact that the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean means that star Depp just simply doesn't have the time to properly promote the film on the press circuit. That being the case, we'll likely have to wait until 2011 to see the film.
- Director Joseph Kosinski's name has been attached to a few post-Tron: Legacy projects, but it looks like if he has his way, he'll be directing an adaptation of his own graphic novel, Oblivion, next. Kosinksi »
- Peter Hall
Whenever someone decides to make a siege movie, I get excited. Throw a bunch of colorful characters together in a bad situation, pack in lots of machine gun carnage and you've got yourself a winner as far as I'm concerned! And it's looking like there will be another one to look forward to real soon.
Deadline.com is reporting that Lena Headey (pictured) will join Michael Ironside for the upcoming Safe House, which finds a team of Us Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter, Alice. Mother and daughter are relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. The location appears secure -- outfitted specifically for witness protection -- yet its past is steeped in mystery and violence...
- Masked Slasher
Safe House Movie PosterProduction began on the thriller Safe House in March of this year and director Simon Hunter (Mutant Chronicles) will lead the project (Deadline). Hunter is describing the film as Assault on Precinct 13 meets The Thing and this project will be shot in South Africa. The only cast announced thus far are Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Michael Ironside (The Butcher). Have a very early look at a film poster for the project and the film's full synopsis.
The synopsis for Safe House here:
"Safe House follows a team of Us Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter, Alice. Mother and daughter are relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. The location appears secure -- outfitted specifically for witness protection -- yet its past is steeped in mystery and violence..." (Deadline).
Release Date: 2011.
Director: Simon Hunter.
Writer: Andy Briggs. »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Ross Allen)
Speaking in London Simon commented; “Safehouse is a terrific project, a totally entertaining movie with a fresh angle - we start pre-production this fall with shooting in South Africa in the Spring of next year. This movie is an entirely different project for me. It’s very realistic, shot on location, full of jumps and scares. Its going to be great and I am so excited to working with Lena, (Headey) Michael (Ironside) and such a tremendous cast.“
Info via: Deadline »
Lena Headey ("The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," Laid to Rest) will lead the cast in Simon Hunter's (Mutant Chronicles) new Brit shocker Safe House, reports Deadline. Michael Ironside (Terminator Salvation) is also attached with offers out to Kate Mara (Iron-Man 2) and Michael Trucco ("Battlestar Galactica"). Safe House, which is due to begin filming next March, follows a team of Us Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter, Alice. Mother and daughter are relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. The location appears secure -- outfitted specifically for witness protection -- yet its past is steeped in mystery and violence. Producer Steve Iles of Spirit Pictures pitches it as Assault On Precinct 13 meets The Thing. Andy Briggs has written the screenplay. »
Lena Headey is reportedly attached to star in upcoming thriller Safe House. Michael Ironside, Kate Mara and Michael Trucco are also lined up to appear in the picture, reports Deadline. Safe House centres on a mother and daughter being attacked by "hellish monsters" that can walk through walls. Producer Steve Iles described the film as "Assault On Precinct 13 meets The Thing”. Mutant Chronicles (more) »
- By Mike Moody
Lena Heady, Michael Ironside and possibly Kate Mara and Michael Trucco are set to star in the creature feature Safe House . Deadline reports the story concerns a mother and daughter who are relocated to a safe house and are put under the protection of U.S. Marshalls because the mother is a mob trial witness. Unbeknown to them, the area has a history of violence. Producer Steve Iles describes it as Assault on Precinct 13 and The Thing . Simon Hunter of The Mutant Chronicles is slated to direct, which means it appears he's setting aside Curve and Blood Reds for now. Andy Briggs penned the script. »
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