Here’s a list of not-yet-released, not-yet-produced, possibly top-drawer scripts that a friend is looking to get his mitts on. Remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels with a light sprinkling of original storylines. I’ve put asterisks next to my favorites, but tell me which ones stir some level of intrigue or at least mild interest. I’ve typed an X next to those I’m reluctant to even glance at, much less read or even skim. Please send PDFs of all asterisk scripts to

If Irving Thalberg returned to the earth in the body of a young script reader working for Warner Bros., he would take one look at this list and hang himself:

6 Underground by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese X
24-7 by Sarah Rothschild
355 by Theresa Rebeck
Aladdin by John August
Alita: Battle Angel by Laeta Kalogridis and James Cameron X
The American by Michael Mitnick * (“authentically GREAT,” a filmmaker friend says)
Aquaman by Will Beall, James Wan
Archer & Armstrong by Terry Rossio
The Art of Fielding Mellish by Tripper Clancy

Baby Nurse by Austin Winberg
Bad Times at the El Royale by Drew Goddard
Battle of Britain by Matthew Orton X
The Beauty inside by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Between the Earth and Sky by Veena Sud
The Book of Luke by Craig A. Williams X (awful title)
The Bride of Frankenstein (Dark Universe Remake) by David Koepp *
Bumblebee by Christina Hodson

Cannonball Run by Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant *
Charlie’s Angels (remake) by David Auburn
Charlie Johnson in the Flames by Justin Haythe
Champion by Gary Scott Thompson, rewrite by Brad Ingelsby
Cointelpro by Leon Hendrix and Ajani Jackson
Coming to America 2 X
Commando (remake) by David Ayer X
Cowboy Ninja Viking Samurai Street Fighter Fucknose Bare-Knuckled Stud by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch
Creature from the Black Lagoon (Dark Universe Remake) by Will Beall, Jeff Pinkner (Son of Shape of Water?)
Creed 2 by Sylvester Stallone X
Cumulus by Matt Silverman

Detective Pikachu by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch X
The Devil Has A Name by Rob McEveety
Devil’s Night by Leo Benvenuti
Die Hard (prequel) by the Hayes Brothers (young John McLane, rookie detective…get outta here!) X
Domino by Petter Skavlan
Dumbo by Ehren Krueger X (blend of CG and live-action, right?)

Empty High-Velocity Popcorn Jizz-Whizz Jasper Johns Paint Splatter by Clyde Barrow and Glenn Bunkowski *

Fast and Furious 9 by Chris Morgan X
The Favourite by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
The Force by David Mamet *
Fire Me by Jacob Meszaros and Zach Taylor *
Five Feet Apart by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by Steven Knight X
Glass by M. Night Shayamalan
Grant by David James Kelly
Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields
Godzilla vs Kong X
Goosebumps 2

Halloween by David Gordon Green & Danny McBride (whores)
A Head Full of Ghosts by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowsky
Here There Be Monsters by Joachim and Andreas Rønning
The Highwaymen by John Fusco, Scott Frank and John Lee Hancock
Honey in the Head by JoJo Moyes
The Hunt by Damon Lindelof X (Lindelof! Aaaaghhh!)
The Husband’s Secret by Pamela Gray
Hypnotic by Robert Rodriguez X (Rodriguez!)

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes *
The Impossible by Grant Nieporte
Inside by Neil Cross
Invisible Man (Dark Universe Remake) by Ed Solomon

The Janson Directive by James Vanderbilt
Joe Schmo Blows Cute Fat Guy in Yankee Stadium Bleachers During Playoffs by Glyn Griffin
John Wick 3: Splatter Your Brains by Derek Kolstad
Joker (origin story) by Todd Philipps and Scott Silver X
Joker and Harley Quinn by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Junior by Peter Malone Elliott
Judy by Tom Edge (aka “Judy Judy Judy”: The Cary Grant Story)
Just Cause by John Collee

Killers of the Flower Moon by Eric Roth *
The Last thing He Wanted by Marco Villalobos
The Lion King by Jeff Nathanson
Little by Tina Gordon & Tracy Oliver

The Many Saints of Newark by David Chase and Lawrence Konner *
Margie Claus by Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone (Santa’s no-good alcoholic sister or ex-wife?)
Mary Poppins Returns by David Magee
The Modern Ocean by Shane Carruth *
Mortal Engines by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens
Motivated Seller by David Loughery
Mulan by Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin

Needle in a Timestack by John Ridley *
Ness (Torso) by Brian Helgeland — NO!
New Mutants by Josh Boone
News of the World by Luke Davies *
Nicole by Marc Lawrence
Nobel by Paul Waters (a remake of The Prize?)

Only You by Jacob Estes
The Originals by Dave Gibbons

Paradise Hills by Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo and Sofia Cuenca.
A Patriot by Dan Pringle and Toby Rushton
The Personal History of David Copperfield by Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell *
The Phantom Tollbooth by Michael Vukadinovich, current draft by Phil Johnston
Planet Kill by James Greer
Powerhouse by Emily Carmichael

Retribution by Chris Salmanpour and Andrew Baldwin
Revenge Wedding by David White, Tamara Chestna and Keith Merryman & David A. Newman
Richard Says Goodbye by Wayne Roberts
Ride Along 3
Robotech by Jason Fuchs

Sapien Safari by Sharlto Copley X (Abe Sapien in Africa…aaaggghhh!)
Shaft by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow
She Came to Me by Rebecca Miller
Signal Hill by David McMillan
Skin by Guy Nattiv
Smart House by Brad Keene
Suicide Squad 2 by Gavin O’Connor X
Super-Intelligence by Steve Mallory
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Erin Cressida Wilson

The Cartel
Terminator Reboot by Justin Rhodes X (the title is actually Terminator Reboot? Kinda funny)
Tingly Sensation in Both Elbows by Bart Phishoolah
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Henry Gayden
Toff Guys by Guy Ritchie X
Top Gun 2 by Peter Craig, Justin Marks
Treasure of Ali Baba & The 40 Thieves by Dave Holstein
Twilight Zone by Christine Lavaf (about Rod Serling‘s making of the show?) *

Unabomb by Randy Brown
Untitled Bermuda Triangle Project by Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift
Untitled Leonard Bernstein Project by Josh Singer *
Untitled MIB Spinoff by Matt Holloway & Art Marcum
Untitled Patty Hearst Project by Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (another one?) *
Untitled Paul Greengrass/Netflix Project (is this Norway or something else?)
Uptown Saturday Night by Kenya Barris

Van Helsing (Dark Universe remake) by Dan Mazeau, Jon Spaihts and Eric Heisserer
Venom by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner
The Voyage of Dr. Dolittle by Stephen Gaghan (Traffic guy doing a Dr. Dolittle script?)

Waco by Mark Boal *
The War with Grandpa by Lisa Addario
Warrior Queen by Mark Rosenthal
Wedding Crashers 2: Family Football To The Death
Willy Wonka by Simon Rich X NO!!
Wine Country by Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski *
The Witches by Guillermo Del Toro *
The Wolfman (Dark Universe) by Aaron Guzikowski and David Callaham
Wonder Woman 2 by Dave Callaham, Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns
The Woman in the Window by Tracy Letts *
Words on the Bathroom Wall by Nick Naveda

X-Force by Drew Goddard
X-Men Dark Phoenix by Simon Kinberg