2011 Black List Announced; Alan Turing Biopic THE IMITATION GAME Tops List of Best Unproduced Screenplays

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Each year, Hollywood releases “The Black List.” The list is a compilation of the “best” unproduced scripts making the rounds of Hollywood, as voted on by hundreds of film executives. Past scripts that have made their way to the list include Diablo Cody’s Juno and Aaron Sorkin‘s The Social Network. This year, topping the list is Graham Moore’s script for the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game. Turning was a mathematician and codebreaker during World War II who was criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality, after which he elected chemical castration over prison, and eventually ended his own life.

The Imitation Game has been in the works for a while, and last we heard Warner Bros. was keen on getting Harry Potter director David Yates to take the helm. Leonardo DiCaprio is also said to have taken a liking to the role of Turing. Also appearing on the list is Matt Damon’s planned directorial debut Father Daughter Time and Chewie, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of Star Wars from the perspective of Peter Mayhew. Hit the jump to peruse the entire list, which includes two Pinocchio projects, a movie about catching a screening of Jurassic Park, and zombies!

HYPDERDRIVE Spec Script Acquired by Paramount

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If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Hey, someone should make a movie that crosses 48 Hours with The Fifth Element,” look no further than Paramount’s new acquisition, Hyperdrive. The sci-fi script by Morgan Jurgenson (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) and David Daniels (a pseudonym for Alex Ankeles, VP of Panay Films at Disney) is part murder mystery and part space opera. The plot details of Hyperdrive focus on a hardened detective who, with the help of a nerdy sci-fi author, searches for a key witness to a murder. While on Earth, the duo get caught up in a battle of interstellar forces. In the aim of keeping the Bruce Willis theme, I’d peg it more as The Fifth Element meets Live Free or Die Hard. Hit the jump for more info on Hyperdrive.

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