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Hollywood execs pick the year's best unmade movies

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Hollywood insider Franklin Leonard this week released his annual Black List — a collection of the year's best unproduced screenplays. Compiled based on insights from more than 290 film executives, this year's list includes plenty of time-bending, apocalyptic, and sci-fi scripts, including Eric Heisserer's Story of Your Life, which stars a linguistics expert capable of communicating with aliens, and Stephen Fingleton's The Survivalist, which is set in a future of decay and human decline.

Also featured on the Black List is one film that probably shouldn't be; Transcendence, written by Jack Paglen, has already been picked up for production, with Christopher Nolan serving as executive producer, and Johnny Depp reportedly playing a leading role.

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