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Before Hollywood Ruins Them: 14 Sci-Fi and Supernatural Scripts On The 2013 Black List

By / 12.17.13

1969: A Space Odyssey or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon by Stephany Folsom (13 votes)
With NASA’s Apollo program in trouble and the Soviets threatening nuclear war, a female PR operative conspires with NASA’s Public Affairs Office to stage a fake moon landing in case Armstrong and Aldren fail, the goal being to generate public excitement that will aid the U.S. in winning the Cold War. But the op is faced with the biggest challenge of all: Filming the fake lunar landing with temperamental Stanley Kubrick.

Ink and Bone by Zak Olkewicz (12 votes)
When a female book editor visits the home of a horror writer so he can complete his novel, she finds that all of his creations are holding him hostage.

The Boy and His Tiger by Dan Dollar (11 votes) [currently in production with Leonardo DiCaprio]
The true story of Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin & Hobbes.

Seed by Christina Hodson (10 votes)
After suffering a devastating miscarriage, a young woman and her fiancé travel to Italy where she meets his family for the first time, but her grief turns to shock when the local doctor declares that she’s still pregnant. And while her fiancé and his family seem delighted by the news, she begins to suspect their true motives are quite sinister.

Randle Is Benign by Damien Ober (9 votes)
Follows a woman in the 80s who works at an IBM-like company and is at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. When her project (named RANDLE) hits a major milestone indicating that she may have actually achieved AI, it is unexpectedly hijacked by the agenda of the company’s mysterious CEO. As she dives deeper into the corporate agenda, she learns that there may be a connection between her project and the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.

Capsule by Ian Shorr (8 votes)
A young man’s life is turned upside down when he mysteriously begins to receive metallic capsules containing messages from his future self.

Extinction by Spenser Cohen (8 votes)
A man must do everything he can to save his family from an alien invasion.

Revelation by Hernany Perla (8 votes)
A prison psychiatrist meets a death row inmate on the verge of his execution who claims to be the only thing stopping the end of the world. As she begins to investigate his predictions, she finds them to be eerily accurate, and that she may be a central figure in the events to come.

Patient Z by Michael Le (6 votes)
In a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies, a man who speaks their language questions the undead in order to find a cure for his infected wife.

(Banner image by Adam Greenfield via Creative Commons license.)

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