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Films that never materialized?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    I was just thinking today about the film that was finally made of Johnny Got His Gun and how lackluster it was. Had it been made in 1941 as originally planned, I wonder if it would have retained the fiery spirit of the book, which I read in college and still found to be incredible.
     
  2. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    Just looked it up and it's called Daddy and Them. It got limited release in 2001 because Miramax didn't find it commercial enough. Crazy that a movie with that pedigree could just get ditched.
     
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  3. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    The Expendables 4, and the all-female Expendabelles.
     
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  4. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    San Antonio, TX
    I really would have liked Tripoli to happen.

    Seems like I've been hearing on and off for years that somebody is doing Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama, but then it never materializes.
     
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  5. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    WI
    Around this same time period ('88, maybe '89), I recall reading in a magazine that they were planning a bio-pic of Eddie Cochran, to star Keifer Sutherland in the role of Eddie... Never heard anything more about that one either...
     
  6. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Dixie
    Does anyone else remember the late '70s rumor that John Lennon was going to appear in a film called Street Messiah?
     
  7. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham
    That Lew Archer adaptation that was going to star Hugh Lawrie or Liam Neeson as Philip Marlowe.
     
  8. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dixie
    It's too bad Mitchum didn't play Marlowe when he was younger (although he is essentially playing the character in Out Of The Past)

    For noir fans: the '75 Farewell My Lovely features an appearance by novelist Jim Thompson (The Getaway).

     
  9. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Location:
    Central Canada
    Part 2 of the 1978 animated Lord Of The Rings. Part 1 covered a book and a half and I waited years to see Part 2 that never materialized. It became moot I guess with the 2001-2003 trilogy.

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  10. DesertChaos

    DesertChaos Forum Resident

    In the end credits (at least in the original cut) of Neil Young's "Human Highway" it says "watch for Human Highway II."
     
  11. cboldman

    cboldman Forum Resident

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    Hamilton, OH USA
    More recently, there were plans in the works for a Yellow Submarine remake. Yellow Submarine (2010 Animation Test and 2012 Canceled Animated Film)
     
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  12. cboldman

    cboldman Forum Resident

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    “Doc Savage: Archenemy of Evil” was blurbed as forthcoming at the end of 1975’s “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze,” but it never happened. Reportedly, the sequel was filmed (but never completed) simultaneously with the first movie, which did poorly at the box office.
     
  13. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    I'm still waiting for "Bubba Nosferatu - Curse of the She-Vampires"
     
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  14. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

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    Long Island
    There was a sequel planned to All The Marbles, called The California Dolls go to Japan, but the film (very funny by the way) didn't do that well so it never happened.

    Around 10 years ago, there was word of a film version of the TV show, T.H.E. Cat, which I believe was set to star Benicio Del Toro

    Along the same lines, a feature version of Honey West with Reece Witherspoon

    The Fan Club was supposed to be made into a film but purportedly, they couldn't find a mainstream actress who was willing to sign on due to the heavy amount of nudity which would be involved.
     
  15. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    Durham
    Fred Zinnemann's take on the Custer battle, The Day Custer Fell. If memory serves, Toshiro Mifune was going to play Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull.
     
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  16. Apparently in 1966 there were plans of a third Beatles movie.
     
  17. Obtuse1

    Obtuse1 Forum Resident

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    Florida
    The rumored fourth Austin Powers movie.

    Verne Troyer's death pretty much put the kibosh on this one.
     
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  18. FVDnz

    FVDnz Forum Resident

    Oh yeah, I remember that. Gary Dourdan (Warrick Brown) as Phil Lynott could have a breakout role for him. Sadly, you just don't hear from him anymore...

    Also recall a Keith Moon film starring Mike Myers in the titular role. Like Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey, Myers is also capable of handling dramatic roles. He might have been too old though.

    Also...

    All the failed Dune projects including Peter Berg once having been attached to direct. Jodorowsky's Dune as well as not to mention Ridley Scott's 2-movie idea.

    Neil Blomkamp's Alien 5 project which got shelved in favour of Alien Covenant.

    Peter Jackson's produced Halo video game adaptation.
     
  19. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    That was was the one I was going to mention. Computer graphics make it possible now.
     
  20. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    the one with Jason Robards and Donald Sutherland as Christ? I thought it was quite good, but I haven't read the book
     
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  21. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Dixie
    Reese was also rumored to be in a remake of my favorite Otto Preminger film, Bunny Lake Is Missing
     
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  22. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Dixie
    Hogan's Heroes, starring Bruce Willis or Mel Gibson

    Alias Smith & Jones, to have starred Nicolas Cage (said to be a huge fan of the show)

    A Have Gun Will Travel movie has been rumored since the 1980s
     
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  23. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    Durham
    I can see him as Harry Briscoe...
     
  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Wasn’t in the first one.
     
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  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Manolito /High Chaparral
     

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