The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of more than 300 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten favorite feature film screenplays that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2022 and will not have begun principal photography during this calendar year.
This year, scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be included on the Black List.
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It has been said many times, but it’s worth repeating:
The Black List is not a “best of” list. It is, at best, a “most liked” list.
For those unawares, the “Black List” is a yearly round-up of the most enjoyed screenplays in Hollywood which, some how, have not yet been produced. It’s always interesting to see what ideas are in the mix and could hit theaters one day.
Among some of the highlights for me:
A GUY GOES TO THERAPY
When an emotionally stunted townie with no direction is left by his longtime girlfriend, he has no choice but to turn to an option he would have never considered: Therapy. As a result, his entire existence is thrown into flux and his life gets a whole lot worse before it can get better.
After being forced into retirement by the Oakland Raiders, fiery former NFL head coach John Madden teams up with a mild-mannered Harvard programmer to rewrite his fading legacy by building the world’s first football video game. Based on a true story.
DYING FOR YOU
A low-level worker on a spaceship run by a dark god must steal the most powerful weapon in the universe to save his workplace crush.
When her sister’s gender reveal party triggers the apocalypse, a woman and her husband have to prove to themselves, and the world, that they’re responsible enough to save it.
You can download the Full 2022 Black List here.