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post #151 of 199
Really? Ok I thought that had fallen completely off the map. Thanks.
post #152 of 199
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Originally Posted by erik myers
A theme here:

The Beatles LOTR
Boorman's LOTR
Bakshi's LOTR 2
The Miramax LOTR

and David Morgan's Exorcist: Synchronized

There was also Peter (Amadeus/Equus) Shaffer's LOTR
post #153 of 199
Any bets on what will come first?
Phantasm V vs Phantasm remake
Evil Dead IV vs Evil Dead remake
Return to Sleepaway camp vs The guy that did 2 and 3's Sleepaway Camp sequel?
F13 remake v Nightmare on Elm Street remake

All of these are in some level of development hell with the exception of Return to Sleepaway camp, which I think is in post production, but has had the schedule of Duke Nukem forever.
post #154 of 199
I so wanted to see Harry Turtledove's alien invasion "World War" series to be adapted to the big screen. But I guess the scope is too big. It would have to be at least 3 movies with a gigantic budget.

And no one would ever fund that considering the relatively low knowledge of the series excistence by the general public.
post #155 of 199
Peter Briggs AVP script.

For the hell of it, I'd like an alternate universe where Cameron did Spider-man.
post #156 of 199
Tim Burton's adaptation of the Richard Brautigan novel "The Hawkline Monster" is something I'd kill to see realized one day. He wanted to cast Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson, who were originally going to do the film in the 70's.
post #157 of 199
Coppola's Megalopolis.

'Nuff said.
post #158 of 199
Easy Rider 2: Biker Heaven

Fonda and Hopper descend from heaven to wage war against The Man.
post #159 of 199
David Byrne's cloning Jesus project

Alex Cox and Martin Amis' "Mars Attacks" (no exclamation point)

Oliver Stone's "The Demolished Man" (based on Alfred Bester's novel)

Lem Dobbs' "Edward Ford" (just to see what all the fuss is about)

Berkeley Breathed's "Opus" feature-length film

Katsuhiro Otomo's "Ash" (intended to be Otomo's first American film; Jeffrey Katzenberg actively wooed him to Dreamworks, but the project collapsed for unknown reasons)
post #160 of 199
Tarantino's Casino Royale.

Not on the list: Tim Burton's Superman.
post #161 of 199
The Black Panther movie that, for years, seemed to be perennially under development with Wesley Snipes and his Amen-Ra production company. Now that Snipes' star has drastically fallen, it seems like Taye Diggs is the name often bandied around as a possible Panther, and I'd welcome him or, for that matter, Idris 'Stringer Bell' Elba in the role.
post #162 of 199
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Originally Posted by Justin Kelly
Any bets on what will come first?
Phantasm V vs Phantasm remake
Evil Dead IV vs Evil Dead remake
Return to Sleepaway camp vs The guy that did 2 and 3's Sleepaway Camp sequel?
F13 remake v Nightmare on Elm Street remake
As long as Angus Scrimm doesn't die I think a 5th is possible every minute. Coscarelli is apparently working on the script. But of course, any minute some producer get his dirty fingers on the franchise the remake will come.

As far as I know the Evil Dead remake is pretty much dead. Last time I checked Raimi and Campbell actually talked more about a possible 4th part than about the remake.
Never seen Sleepaway Camp and I don't think it's hot property. Maybe a dtv remake, but theatrical?
Hm... Bay has his hands on the F13 remake but I just can't see why there's no movement. With Wes Craven remaking almost everything he ever did (even the horrible The People under the Stairs) a Nightmare remake is pretty much possible too. I'd say chances are 50 50.
post #163 of 199
Wait... Somebody's remaking The People Under the Stairs? I love that movie!
post #164 of 199
At least we can cross Darabont's The Mist off. Even better, it sounds like he's taken the years of waiting to hone it to perfection with a dead-on cast.
post #165 of 199
would of like to see how Darren Aronofsky's Batman would of turned out and also his orginal verison of the fountain with Brad Pitt And a bigger budget...

also vincent ward's version of Alien 3 with a wooden planet with monks before Renny Harlin had a go at it and dropped out and then David Fincher's underappreciated Alien 3!
post #166 of 199
Dunno if it's been posted here, but Premiere recently did a list of 20 films that have been stranded in Development Hell, and it's a great read...

http://www.premiere.com/features/386...-near-you.html
post #167 of 199
was thinking of a few more:
Matthew Vaughn's X-men 3 which im sure would of been better than brett ratner's rushed job. Josh Whedon's Wonderman- will this film ever be made? and Baz Luhrmann's Alexander with Leo and nicole kidman- a better film than Oilver Stone's?
A good book to read:tales from development hell by david Hughes available at amazon.com
post #168 of 199
Strange Brew 2 or maybe a prequel
post #169 of 199
For me, a lot of the usuals...

David Lynch's RONNIE ROCKET

Ridley Scott's JOHNNY UTAH (a.k.a. POINT BREAK)

Paul Greengrass' WATCHMEN

Stanley Kubrick's NAPOLEAN

The Coen Bros.' JESUS QUINTANA

Chris Cunningham's NEUROMANCER

George Lucas' APOCALYPSE NOW (not because it would be better or because he would shoot it in gritty B/W 16mm but because I want to see adorable little VietCong beep and whir as they float through shots in the background.)
post #170 of 199
A sequel to Tron.

There was Tron 2.0 (which, if memory serves, was originally going to be a movie sequel), but since that was a dismal flop, it doesn't look like it'll ever happen again...
post #171 of 199
I'm still waiting for my sequel to LOST IN SPACE...
I mean jesus, it wasn't that bad of a popcorn flick.
post #172 of 199
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Originally Posted by Latauro
Alien 5 written and produced by James Cameron, directed by Ridley Scott.

Cameron, Scott and Weaver have all mentioned in interviews that this was going to happen until AVP came along. The mind boggles.
I was so pissed when this didn't happen - it would have been so awesome.
post #173 of 199
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Originally Posted by GungaDin
I'm still waiting for my sequel to LOST IN SPACE...
I mean jesus, it wasn't that bad of a popcorn flick.
Not even Gary Oldman could save it which says alot, or even the dead on production design. Then again Akiva Goldsmen wrote the script.
post #174 of 199
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Originally Posted by Sharpel007
Not even Gary Oldman could save it which says alot, or even the dead on production design. Then again Akiva Goldsmen wrote the script.
Alright then, I'll take the HABEUS CORPUS movie pitched in THE PLAYER.
post #175 of 199
post #176 of 199
Remember 'Press Your Luck'? It was the biopic about the press your luck gameshow scandal in the 80's. Bill Murray was signed up as the lead and Howard 'Quick Change' Franklin was going to direct. I was so psyched about it and it never materialized. Damn.
post #177 of 199
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Originally Posted by KABONG
Dunno if it's been posted here, but Premiere recently did a list of 20 films that have been stranded in Development Hell, and it's a great read...

http://www.premiere.com/features/386...-near-you.html
I'm a sucker for alot of things, unfortunately, and ensemble movies is one of them. That being said, holy shit, do I ever want to see Dino happen. Also, this will probably get me negative rep, but that Trump's Eleven flick Ratner wants to do with Chris Tucker, Denzel Washington, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Sidney Poitier (sp?), etc. sounds like a blast. Also, Inglorious Bastards. Yeah, I said it.

Hands on a Hard Body sounds like it would've been fun as hell, too.

I have a sinking feeling that The Wolf Man by Romanek is gonna sputter and die before it gets to filming.
post #178 of 199
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Originally Posted by Daniel Strange
Not on the list: Tim Burton's Superman.
I mentioned this recently in another thread, but I would have really liked to have seen Micheal Bay's Superman, provided the script and casting were good, and the hyper-editing was kept in check(one of the few things Bay's Pearl Harbor got right).

I think Burton's Superman would have been awfu(and I usually like Burton), but we'll never know...
post #179 of 199
I watched SAVING PRIVATE RYAN tonight and the scene when the military chaplain is driving up to the Ryan farm to deliver the bad news was more Smallvillesque than anything Singer did in RETURNS. So having said that, I'm pretty sure I'd be ecstatic to see a Spielberg-directed SUPERMAN movie. At least we'd get a real John Williams score again. Not that this was even in the cards...but I can dream, can't I?
post #180 of 199
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Originally Posted by Nexus-7
I mentioned this recently in another thread, but I would have really liked to have seen Micheal Bay's Superman, provided the script and casting were good, and the hyper-editing was kept in check(one of the few things Bay's Pearl Harbor got right).
This is exactly what I thought after watching Transformers. Bay would've been great for Superman.
post #181 of 199
Matt Groening used to talk about a couple of live action Simpsons spin-off films, a Troy McClure film and a Krusty films, both done by the actual voice actors. I think either of those would have been amazing.
post #182 of 199
Speilberg's Harry Potter (my ass he wasn't right for the films Rowling)
SPeilberg's Return of the Jedi, and whichever prequel episode Lucas originally wanted him to do.

Note to Peter Jackson, if you were attached to DIRECT, not exec. produce the Halo adaptation... maybe the studios would listen.
post #183 of 199
On second thought wikipedia says Rowling didn't turn down Spielberg, Spieberg declined because it's like "shooting ducks in a barrel. It's just a slam dunk. It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."

He was going to make it animated with Haley Joel Osment as Harry too.
post #184 of 199
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Originally Posted by beamish13
There was also Peter (Amadeus/Equus) Shaffer's LOTR
Disney batted around the idea of adapting it too.
post #185 of 199
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Originally Posted by TheMantis
On second thought wikipedia says Rowling didn't turn down Spielberg, Spieberg declined because it's like "shooting ducks in a barrel. It's just a slam dunk. It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."
Paging Ron Howard?
post #186 of 199
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Originally Posted by KABONG
Paging Ron Howard?
Hey, The Da Vinci Code was "controversial" millions of Christians might have not gone to see it. (That wasn't sarcastic at all.)
post #187 of 199

The Abominable Snowman?

Anyone know any more about this one? I ran across this link doing a search for Crash's design portfolio.

http://movies.about.com/cs/upcomingr...omcreature.htm

Emmett/Furla Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Family Room Entertainment Corporation, is pleased to announce that they have signed Hollywood artist Crash McCreery to create “The Abominable Snowman.”
The motion picture “The Abominable Snowman” will be produced by Emmett/Furla’s Randall Emmett and George Furla with Ilya Salkind (“Superman” I, II and III) and Vallhalla Motion Picture’s Gale Anne Hurd (“The Hulk”).

Emmett and Furla stated: “We are excited about Crash’s work and we look forward to bringing this creature to life in a feature film. We believe that the technology available now brings the realization of this creature within our grasp.”
post #188 of 199
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Originally Posted by RathBandu
I've always been disappointed that Scott Rudin's adaptation of The Alienist never happened--the idea of a serial killer in 19th century New York is a great one, and I think Russell Crowe would have made a fantastic Teddy Roosevelt.
You're right, that would've interesting as hell to see. I'd be intrigued as to who would've played Kriezer.

I definately wonder what could've been had Michael Connelly's The Black Ice gotten off the ground. Could've made a nice tightly wound mystery with William Petersen as Harry Bosch.

and a sequel to Orgazmo also.
post #189 of 199
I want Wes Anderson to make adaptations of Salinger's Glass family stories. Franny and Zooey practically reads like a script, A Perfect Day for Bananafish would make a great short film, and Anderson should really do this before someone else does and fucks it all up. Watching The Darjeeling Limited this weekend brought this back to mind. He would be absolutely perfect for it. I offer The Royal Tennenbaums as evidence.
post #190 of 199
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Originally Posted by MissZooey
I want Wes Anderson to make adaptations of Salinger's Glass family stories. Franny and Zooey practically reads like a script, A Perfect Day for Bananafish would make a great short film, and Anderson should really do this before someone else does and fucks it all up. Watching The Darjeeling Limited this weekend brought this back to mind. He would be absolutely perfect for it. I offer The Royal Tennenbaums as evidence.
Spot on. The Tennenbaums feel like an alternate universe Glass family. Anderson's sensibilities would be a perfect match for the material.

Of all the recently stalled projects, I'm saddest for The Winter of Frankie Machine which would have paired Scorcese and DeNiro again. Fingers still crossed, but it doesn't sound like it's going to move forward.
post #191 of 199
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Originally Posted by Richason
The Tennenbaums feel like an alternate universe Glass family.
Something interesting noted in the Wikipedia entry I linked to - Boo Boo Glass is married to a man named Mr. Tannenbaum. Coincidence?
post #192 of 199
Romanek's THE WOLF MAN.
post #193 of 199


Haven't heard anything about this property in ages.

Old interview (06 or 07) with some great pics.


CRYPTIDS

Cryptid, which draws its inspiration from classic pulp magazines like The Shadow, Tarzan, The Phantom and Doc Savage, stars Kipling McKay, a soldier/safari hunter who is recruited to hunt the unknown creatures of the world by a secret society of crytozoologists.



Secret Lab Studios, in association with Thrill House Comics, and the world renowned award winning Weta Workshop Design Team of New Zealand have announced that they are currently collaborating on designs for CRYPTID, a new and original intellectual property that is currently in development as a feature film, video game, graphic novel and toy line.

CRYPTID is an intellectual property created in the spirit of the classic pulp fiction action adventures of Tarzan, The Shadow, Doc Savage and The Phantom. KIPLING MCKAY is a soldier/safari hunter who is recruited by a secret society of CRYPTOZOOLOGISTS to hunt down and capture creatures not yet known to science, also known as CRYPTIDS. The Brainchild of Michael Todd, CRYPTID has been in development for over a decade with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. But the project has picked up a tremendous momentum with the completion of the graphic novel script and Weta completing the initial phase of their production designs. The CRYPTID license is a universe of stories to be told across multiple forms of media developed by Michael Todd and Ronald Shusett, co-Creator of the “ALIEN” franchise. The saga begins with a six issue graphic novel, Co-Written by Michael Todd, Ronald Shusett, Michael Town and David Elliott, utilizing the designs produced by Weta.

As well as Weta, Secret Lab Studios also boasts the talents of Frank Frazetta, Simon Bisley, Mike Mignola and Alex Horley to the team of artists and designers working on CRYPTID.




Not to be mistaken with the animated concept of the same name.
post #194 of 199
I've been dreaming of a film adaptation of Paradise Lost directed by Guillermo Del Toro ever since I read it for English Lit.
post #195 of 199
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Originally Posted by HarleyQuinn22 View Post
I've been dreaming of a film adaptation of Paradise Lost directed by Guillermo Del Toro ever since I read it for English Lit.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0484138/
post #196 of 199
Sergio Leone was offered to direct The Godfather I hear.
post #197 of 199
Del Toro's At The Mountains of Madness. Sweet mother of God, somebody give him the clout and budget for this after The Hobbit. And I mean right after.
post #198 of 199
Agreed in a big bad way.
post #199 of 199
NESSIE

http://www.tohokingdom.com/cutting_room/nessie.htm

A Toho and Hammer co-production, the film was first proposed back in 1976; however, delays kept pushing it back tell it ended up being a project for 1978, with an advance poster already created. Although some reports point that the film might have still been in production as late as 1979 before the movie was finally canned.

Work on the film had actually already commenced on Toho's part by the time that the financial backing from Hammer fell through. Special effects guru Teruyoshi Nakano had already designed and created the Nessie prop by the time the project was finally axed. This wasn't the first time a co-production between Toho and a foreign company resulted in one of the companies pulling out after production had started though, the first being the TV version of Varan in 1958. However, after the rights issues involving another failed joint venture, Latitude Zero (1969), following its initial theatrical release, this project was most likely best deemed left unfinished. This film wouldn't mark the end of the Nessie prop, however, as special effects director Nakano would bring the creature back as the Dragon in his last film, Princess from the Moon, done in 1987.

The cast from the project, as stated on the poster, are: Bryan Forbes as director, Teruyoshi Nakano as special effects director, David Frost, Euan Lloyd, Michael Carreras, and Tomoyuki Tanaka as producers.

The project is also sometimes referred to by its longer title: Nessie: The Loch Ness Monster.


http://roberthood.net/blog/index.php...ie-that-wasnt/



I think this picture is of a monster from a Hammer Films / Toho co-production that never happened.

I’ve been reading Sinclair McKay’s A Thing of Unspeakable Horror: The History of Hammer Films (Aurum Press, 2007) — which is a fascinating sociological study, even if I find some of his evaluations of specific films problematic — and I came across a reference to an interesting giant monster film that died before production began. Apparently Bryan Forbes (who had been a managing director of EMI in the early 1970s) was approached by Hammer in the mid-1970s regarding a film project.

Hammer — like the rest of the British film industry — was struggling to survive, forced out of profitability by contracting cinema attendance, lack of funding opportunities and changing perceptions of the horror genre that Hammer had previously dominated with its unique gothic approach. Hammer hoped that Forbes could help guide the company into new, more viable areas.

According to McKay, Forbes wrote a screenplay for a film of epic proportions called “Nessie”. It would:

…. dramatise the Loch Ness Monster and be a sort of cross between King Kong and Jaws. ‘It was a sort of horror in that it was a monster movie,’ [Forbes] recalled. Forbes wrote a very detailed screenplay, one involving underwater ruins and oil rigs in the Indian ocean getting wrecked.’

Various people were to be involved, including Godzilla’s Toho Studios (according to Toho Kingdom). Bryan Forbes would direct and Toho’s Teruyoshi Nakano handle special effects, with David Frost, Euan Lloyd, Michael Carreras, and Tomoyuki Tanaka producing (at least according to the poster mock-up that was created):



‘But it disappeared,’ said Forbes. ‘Just disappeared without trace really.’ Forbes still has the script, and production sketches… (McKay, p.173)
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