The 15th annual Black List has been released and Ken Kobayashi’s romantic script “Move On” has lead this year’s crop of unproduced screenplays with 29 votes.
The screenplay follows Teddy, a man who thinks he is the only living person left in a world where humanity is frozen in time. Things change when his ex-girlfriend, Leyna, shows up at his doorstep. Together, they venture to find the cause behind the freeze and in the process, confront the issues that plagued their relationship before it’s too late.
Coming in second with 20 votes is “Field of View” by Reiss Clauson-Wolf and Julian Silver. That follows a soldier forced to relive her worst day in combat via a VR simulation and she begins to question her sanity when the program doesn’t match her memory of the mission gone wrong.
Olivia Wilde is already set to direct the third place entry “Don’t Worry Darling” for New Line, described as a psychological thriller about a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack – revealing a disturbing truth underneath.
Fourth, fifth and sixth place is split at 16 votes each for the previously announced “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” which aims to get Nic Cage to play an exaggerated version of himself, Austin Everett’s time jump drama “The Traveler,” and Lillian Yu’s hacker drama “Cicada”.
Colin Bannon’s female mountain climbing drama “First Ascent,” which made the list with seven votes, was picked up today by Netflix with Jake Scott set to direct.
Past Black List titles to make it to the screen include “Bird Box,” “I Tonya,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” “The Post,” “Queen and Slim” and “Late Night”. The Ryan Reynolds-led “Free Guy” was also an entry.