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Wonderful films that were not to be.

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scottmck wrote: For me it's Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.  The few scenes in Lost In La Mancha look great.  Shame we'll probably never see the final product.

I remember a year or two before Die Another Day there was talk of Bond 20 having Sharon Stone as an old Bond girl who was spurned by 007 and it turns out their son is the bad guy.  Sounds better to me than Ice Surfing in Iceland.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote may happend, I saw Tideland (a masterpiece by the way) and he is considering Christopher Plummer as Quixote and will try to do when Johnny Depp is available
JAWS 3, PEOPLE 0.
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Schumacher's "Batman Triumphant"

Surely if it was Schumacher it would have been Batman Fabulous, or Batman Glorious.
Martin Scorcese's / Spike Lee's "Rent"
Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day
-Romero's "Diamond Dead" (it is still said he may do it but he has so many projects he is involved in right now I dobt it will ever get made)
-John Carpenter's,Tim Burton's, or Jan De Bont's Godzilla 98' treatment.  
Schumacher's "Batman Triumphant"
Stephen Etherton wrote: Superman Returns...there was something just not quite there...
An ounce of excitement maybe?
xXx: State of the Union... it could have been...it was going to be...  I mean... it was...

Just joking, but on a serious side I'd like to mention Brian Singer's Superman movie.  I liked it, I really did, but I think it missed a mark somewhere.  As a film I totally enjoyed, I feel it was just not the super/grand/blockbuster it could/should have been, and I am not only going by box office monies either, there was something just not quite there, and I am one of the ones that fully liked it, unlike my wife.  Just my 2cents
For me it's Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.  The few scenes in Lost In La Mancha look great.  Shame we'll probably never see the final product.

I remember a year or two before Die Another Day there was talk of Bond 20 having Sharon Stone as an old Bond girl who was spurned by 007 and it turns out their son is the bad guy.  Sounds better to me than Ice Surfing in Iceland.
Wonderful films that were not to be.
Let's list a few of the finest cinematic productions that never made it to film. These have to be based on factual history, no made up dream projects here. Wink

Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Dune"
Speilberg or Lynch's "Return of the Jedi"
Cronenberg's "Total Recall"
Bryan Singer or Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men 3"
Darren Arronfsky's "Batman: Year One" or "Watchmen"
Any of the many incarnations of "Alien 3"
George Romero's original "Day of the Dead" treatment

note: I actually like most of these films in their finished forms, but each of these representes a possibly better film.