For those not familiar with the list, here’s a backstory article from the L.A. times.
I am hearing these scripts made the list, but unfortunately I don’t have a point tally on them yet. This is totally uncomfirmed. Stay tuned for changes… update: These are not official results. Just educated guesses by some creative execs. update 2: A few more rumored scripts have been added at the end. update 3: [...]
Don’t forget – Black List coverage coming Friday. So excited. Pacing around my place, muttering to my appliances, “Black List.” Favoring anything with a black surface. I don’t know if there will be a review on Friday. Depends on when I get the list. This is too much. Can’t take it. Need to go bite [...]
Wait, it’s only Wednesday?? I coulda swore it was Thursday. I’m telling you, B-Day (Black List Day) can’t get here soon enough. Stay tuned for heavy Black List coverage here on Scriptshadow. Genre: BiopicPremise: We follow the teenage years of John Lennon, right before he joined The Beatles.About: Proof once again that a trip to [...]
Complicated? You know what’s complicated? Me having to sit here, knowing that the Black List is being compiled, and not being able to see it! That’s complicated. Friday is B-Day. Right here is where you’ll get the most comprehensive Black List coverage on the web. So count it down with me. Genre: Romantic ComedyPremise: A [...]
Have a nice little treat for you today. As I mentioned, the Black List is only four days away now and it looks like we have a review for a script that will likely make the list. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Afterwards, Roger does an interview with the writer himself, John Raffo! I [...]
We’re now officially just six days away from the 2009 Black List (it hits December 11th). Scriptshadow will be the go-to site for all the Black List coverage. Analysis, breakdown, reviews, etc. So you script-sniffing psychos better be ready.
Genre: Coming-of-Age/ComedyPremise: A lonely teenager spends a life-changing summer at a water park with his family in 1984. About: Yes, if the first thing that came to mind reading that premise was “Adventureland,” you’re not alone. But I’ll get to the similarities later in the review. Staying true to my promise to give you more [...]
So a reader wrote in with an interesting suggestion, and an idea I’ve actually toyed with myself: A list of the top UNREPPED screenplays. What I told him, which is the big problem I run into whenever I entertain the idea, is that while the pool of scripts competing for the Black List is relatively [...]
Sorry, no link. :( Genre: Drama/ThrillerPremise: When a man’s wife is accused of murder, he takes drastic measures to get her out of prison.About: This is Paul Haggis’ next project which will star Russel Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, and Liam Neeson. It is an adaptation of the French film, “Pour Elle.”Writer: Paul Haggis (adapted from the [...]
Genre: DramaPremise: A reclusive gardener’s life is turned upside-down when he’s given a unique plant thought to be extinct.About: I originally thought this was the project Chris Weitz was doing next, but it turns out this is an older script that got some heat back in the day but never made it over the hump. [...]
Genre: Period DramaPremise: In the early 1900s, after their family is brutally murdered, two brothers choose different paths in life, one becoming an FBI agent, the other a criminal.About: The 19th ranked script on last year’s Black List (right behind “Going The Distance” and above “Nowhere Boy”), The American Way was purchased by Anonymous Content [...]
What are you doing??? Only six hours left and some of you haven’t sent me your 10 pages yet. Hurry up!