Since 2005, each December, the Black List releases its annual list, a survey of the most liked unproduced screenplays of that year. The annual lists are aggregated using votes from film executives working in the film industry.
The annual lists have included such Oscar winning films as JUNO, THE KING’S SPEECH and ARGO.
At its heart the annual Black Lists are meant to shine a light on extraordinary screenwriting, some of which may have been overlooked more broadly.
The Expendables is an American ensemble action thriller franchise spanning a film series, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone and originally created by David Callaham, and additional media. The film series itself was created to pay homage to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s and '90s and also pays tribute to the action stars of those decades, as well as more recent stars in action. The series consists of three films: The Expendables (2010), The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014), with a fourth film scheduled to be released in the future. The series has received mixed critical reception, in regard to its plots and dialogue between the characters; however, many critics praised the use of humor and action scenes. The films have been box office successes.