• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
DEC
12
3 YEARS

Black List 2011: 'Star Wars' Satire and Zombies Among Top 10 Screenplays

Franklin Leonard's annual list of the "most-liked" unproduced scripts hit the town Monday.

Juno -- Garner, Bateman, Page - H
Previous Black list script, "Juno," went on to gross nearly $150 million in the U.S.

The Black List, Overbrook Entertainment exec Franklin Leonard's annual collection of the "most-liked" unproduced screenplays of the year, hit the town Monday. The Los Angeles Times had the scoop on the ten screenplays with the top votes, as selected by 307 industry readers.

The Top 10, in order, are The Imitation Game by Graham Moore (CAA, The Safran Co.), When the Street Lights Go by Chris Hutton & Eddie O'Keefe (WME, Tariq Merhab Management), Chewie by Evan Susser & Van Robichaux (WME, Industry Entertainment), The Outsider by Andrew Baldwin (CAA, Anonymous Content), Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses by Matthew Aldrich (CAA, Silent R Management), In the Event of a Moon Disaster by Mike Jones (CAA, The Gotham Group), Maggie by John Scott III (CAA, Trevor Kaufman), The Current War by Michael Mitnick (WME, Fourth Floor Productions), The End by Aron Eli Coleite (CAA), Beyond the Pale by Chad Feehan (CAA, Management 360) and Ezekiel Moss by Keith Bunin (CAA, Kaplan/Perrone).

PHOTOS: THR's Awards Season Roundtable Series 2011 - The Writers

In past years, scripts that topped the Black List that went on to become successful films include Juno by Diablo Cody, The Social Network by Aaron Sorkin and Fuckbuddies by Liz Meriwether. The top vote-getters in the 2011 list once again highlight relatively unknown writers, giving them an often helpful public career boost. While the list does not exist in any official capacity, it has frequently proven itself a strong barometer of which new voices are resonating within the management, agency and studio trenches.

The complete Black List, starting with the top vote-getter, below:

133 votes
The Imitation Game by Graham Moore

84 votes
When the Street Lights Go by Chris Hutton, Eddie O'Keefe

59 votes
Chewie by Evan Susser, Van Robichaux

53 votes
The Outsider by Andrew Baldwin

43 votes
Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses by Matthew Aldrich

33 votes
In the Event of a Moon Disaster by Mike Jones

30 votes
Maggie by John Scott III
The Current War by Michael Mitnick

28 votes
The End by Aron Eli Coleite

27 votes
Beyond the Pale by Chad Feehan
Ezekiel Moss by Keith Bunin

24 votes
Grace of Monaco by Arash Amel
He's F****n Perfect by Lauryn Kahn

23 votes
Bethlehem by Larry Brenner

20 votes
Powell by Ed Whitworth
The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto by Michael Vukadinovich

19 votes
The Knoll by Christopher Cantwell, Christopher Rogers

17 votes
A Many Splintered Thing by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair
Bastards by Justin Malen
Blood Mountain by Jonathan Stokes
Crazy for the Storm by Will Fetters
Desperate Hours by E Nicolas Mariani
Flarsky by Daniel Sterling
How to Disappear Completely by Ed Solomon

16 votes
The Slackfi Project by Howard Overman

14 votes
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino
St. Vincent de Van Nuys by Ted Melfi
The Museum of Broken Relationships by Natalie Krinsky

13 votes
Saving Mr. Banks by Kelly Marcel
The Accountant by Bill Duburque

12 votes
Bridges on the Fort Point Channel by Chuck Maclean
Cities of Refuge by Brandon Willer
Good Kids by Chris McCoy
The Big Stone Grid by Craig Zahler

11 votes
Dirty Grandpa by John Phillips
Grim Night by Allen Bey, Brandon Bestenheider
Hidden by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Leaving Pete by Ali Ali Waller, Morgan Murphy

10 votes
Little White Corvette by Michael Diliberti
Sex Tape by Kate Angelo
The Flamingo Thief by Mike Lesieur
The Gun Eaters by Alex Paraskevas, Jordan Goldberg
Two Night Stand by Mark Hammer
Watch Roger Do His Thing by Michael Starrbury

9 votes
Flashback by Will Honley
Friend of Bill by Harper Dill
Jane Got a Gun by Brian Duffield
Murders and Acquisitions by Jonathan Stokes
The Last Drop by Brandon Murphy, Phil Murphy
The Last Witness by Stefan Jaworski

8 votes
Bad Words by Andrew Dodge
Dead of Winter by Sarah Conradt
Gaslight by Ian Fried
Home by Christmas -- Bob Hope in Korea by Ben Schwartz
Jurassic Park by Imran Zaidi
On a Clear Day by Ryan Engle
The Pretty One by Jenee LaMarque

7 votes
77 by David Matthews
Christo by Ian Shorr
Line of Sight by F. Scott Frazier
Pinocchio by Bryan Fuller
Subject Zero by Dave Cohen
The Hitman's Bodyguard by Tom O'Connor
The Wedding by Andrew Goldberg
Untitled Hlavin Heist by John Hlavin

6 votes
Before I Fall by Maria Maggenti
Breyton Ave by J. Daniel Shaffer
El Fuego Caliente by Ben Schwartz
Guys Night by Christopher Baldi
Hyperdrive by Alex Ankeles, Morgan Jurgenson
Self/Less by Alex Pastor, David Pastor
The Duff by Josh Cagan
Untitled Arizona Project by Luke Del Tredici