History DevelopmentHell / LiveActionFilm

17th Mar '17 10:57:20 AM erforce
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* The ''Film/PacificRim'' sequel. The film was shelved indefinitely due to a dispute between co-producing studios Creator/LegendaryPictures and Creator/{{Universal}} over creative direction. This culminated in ''Film/SkullIsland'' [[ChannelHop jumping ship]] to Creator/WarnerBrothers because Universal refused to allow Legendary to set the stage for a crossover between Film/KingKong and Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, which Legendary had made a [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} highly successful reboot]] of and wanted to capitalize on that film's success. Despite this, director Creator/GuillermoDelToro stated the film was still moving forward in spite of the ExecutiveMeddling.

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* The ''Film/PacificRim'' sequel. The film was shelved indefinitely due to a dispute between co-producing studios Creator/LegendaryPictures and Creator/{{Universal}} over creative direction. This culminated in ''Film/SkullIsland'' ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' [[ChannelHop jumping ship]] to Creator/WarnerBrothers because Universal refused to allow Legendary to set the stage for a crossover between Film/KingKong and Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, which Legendary had made a [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} [[Film/Godzilla2014 highly successful reboot]] of and wanted to capitalize on that film's success. Despite this, director Creator/GuillermoDelToro stated the film was still moving forward in spite of the ExecutiveMeddling.



* ''Film/TheGodfather, Part IV''. Paramount has long wanted to make another sequel to ''The Godfather'', despite the third film's mixed reception and Creator/FrancisFordCoppola's opposition. In the late '90s, Mario Puzo worked on a script patterned on the second film's parallel storylines: a modern day segment focusing on Vincent Mancini (Andy Garcia) inheriting the Corleone family, and a flashback to the '30s showing Vito consolidating power in the Prohibition era with help from a young Sonny (with Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio mooted for the role). Puzo's death in 1999 scuttled the project, though his script was later adapted into Ed Falco's novel ''The Family Corleone''. Paramount won rights to the ''Godfather'' franchise from Puzo's estate in a 2012 lawsuit, but there's no indication that a fourth installment's actually going forward.

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* ''Film/TheGodfather, ''The Godfather, Part IV''. Paramount has long wanted to make another sequel to ''The Godfather'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', despite the [[Film/TheGodfatherPartIII third film's film]]'s mixed reception and Creator/FrancisFordCoppola's opposition. In the late '90s, Mario Puzo worked on a script patterned on the second film's parallel storylines: a modern day segment focusing on Vincent Mancini (Andy Garcia) inheriting the Corleone family, and a flashback to the '30s showing Vito consolidating power in the Prohibition era with help from a young Sonny (with Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio mooted for the role). Puzo's death in 1999 scuttled the project, though his script was later adapted into Ed Falco's novel ''The Family Corleone''. Paramount won rights to the ''Godfather'' franchise from Puzo's estate in a 2012 lawsuit, but there's no indication that a fourth installment's actually going forward.
16th Mar '17 12:23:00 PM DaveE
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** It's recently been announced that Netflix will release a Castlevania animated series written by Creator/WarrenEllis, so ''something'' shook loose.
8th Mar '17 2:15:33 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has been propositioned for a film several times since the last time he was on the big screen (starring Creator/PeterCushing). The 1996 TV movie doesn't count as it was still considerably low budget. Most attempts were stalled due to the uncertainty of the franchise, especially considering any theatrical movie would have been a total reimagining. One proposal had the Doctor and Master as brothers with Borusa as their father. Another would have reimagined the Daleks as bipedal Terminator style machines. And yet another, more recent proposal wanted to cast Creator/JohnnyDepp as the Doctor. Most recently, in 2011, Franchise/HarryPotter director David Yates proposed making a Doctor Who film despite the lack of official cast or crew on board or any interest from the BBC in giving permission. There is also a strong faction of Who fans who are opposed to the idea of a film not taking place in the TV continuity, or worried that a film would overshadow the show. Interestingly, the Doctor's status in the current series as being "Last of the Time Lords." is borrowed from the working sub-title for the late 80s movie proposal.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has been propositioned for a film several times since the last time he was on the big screen (starring Creator/PeterCushing).Creator/PeterCushing in the 1960s). The 1996 TV movie doesn't count as it was still considerably low budget. Most attempts were during the period when there was no TV series, and were stalled due to the uncertainty of over the franchise, especially considering any theatrical movie would have been a total reimagining. One proposal had the Doctor and Master as brothers half-brothers with Borusa as their father.grandfather. Another would have reimagined the Daleks as bipedal Terminator style machines. And yet another, more recent proposal wanted to cast Creator/JohnnyDepp as the Doctor. Most recently, in 2011, Franchise/HarryPotter director David Yates proposed making a Doctor Who film despite the lack of official cast or crew on board or any interest from the BBC in giving permission. There is also a strong faction of Who fans who are opposed to the idea of a film not taking place in the TV continuity, or worried that a film would overshadow the show. Interestingly, the Doctor's status in the current series as being "Last of the Time Lords." is borrowed from the working sub-title for the late 80s movie proposal.
7th Mar '17 10:37:02 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Probably following the huge success superhero movies still enjoy, iIn 2015 there were talks for [[http://variety.com/2015/film/asia/imagine-ent-japans-anew-tiger-bunny-adaptation-1201614519/ a live action film]] based on ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', with none other than Creator/RonHoward as one of the producers. IMDB lists it as "in development" for 2019, and writer Ellen Shanman was attached to it as a screenwriter, but nothing else is known about it.
3rd Mar '17 8:55:46 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* The last film in The Divergent Series, ''Ascendance'', has officially entered this due to ''Allegiant'' flopping at the box office. There's been talking of making a television film or miniseries rather than a theatrical release, but Creator/ShaileneWoodley's disinterest in doing another installment makes even that questionable.

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* The last film in The Divergent Series, ''Ascendance'', has officially entered this due to ''Allegiant'' flopping at the box office. There's been talking talk of making a television film or miniseries rather than a theatrical release, but Creator/ShaileneWoodley's stated disinterest in doing another installment makes even that questionable.
3rd Mar '17 8:54:31 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* The last film in The Divergent Series, ''Ascendance'', has officially entered this due to ''Allegiant'' flopping at the box office.

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* The last film in The Divergent Series, ''Ascendance'', has officially entered this due to ''Allegiant'' flopping at the box office. There's been talking of making a television film or miniseries rather than a theatrical release, but Creator/ShaileneWoodley's disinterest in doing another installment makes even that questionable.
3rd Mar '17 8:46:31 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* In 2006 it was announced that Creator/MartinScorsese would direct an adaptation of Edmund Morris's biography ''The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt'', written by Nicholas Meyer and starring Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio as Roosevelt. Ever since it's been on hiatus, with little evidence that the project ever developed beyond the idea stage. Scorsese put ''Rise'' on hold for other projects, before ultimately dropping out as director.

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* In 2006 it was announced that Creator/MartinScorsese would direct an adaptation of Edmund Morris's biography ''The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt'', written by Nicholas Meyer and starring Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio as Roosevelt. Ever since it's been on hiatus, with little evidence that the project ever developed beyond the idea stage. Scorsese put ''Rise'' on hold for other projects, before ultimately dropping out as director. Scorsese has said that he's interested in producing the film if someone else would direct, but as of yet no one's taken him up on the offer.
26th Feb '17 7:45:40 AM JEFFWONTLEAVE
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* ''Film/BattleRoyale''. In June 2006, producers Neil Mortiz and Roy Lee announced that they had the greenlight to go ahead with the movie, which would, indeed, retain the "high schoolers killing each other" theme, and that New Line Cinema had given a tentative release date of 2008. Aside from the Virginia Tech Massacre making New Line nervous about the themes, they still haven't acquired the rights to make the film in the first place and apparently don't wish to try. A television adaptation was planned for The CW, but was later scrapped.

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* ''Film/BattleRoyale''. In June 2006, producers Neil Mortiz and Roy Lee announced that they had the greenlight green light to go ahead with the movie, which would, indeed, retain the "high schoolers killing each other" theme, and that New Line Cinema had given a tentative release date of 2008. Aside from the Virginia Tech Massacre making New Line nervous about the themes, they still haven't acquired the rights to make the film in the first place and apparently don't wish to try. A television adaptation was planned for The CW, but was later scrapped.



* The American adaptation of ''Manga/DeathNote''. It was announced by WarnerBros in 2008 and said to be released in 2011 (with a rumor around that the protagonist would be played by ZacEfron). Creator/ShaneBlack had been announced as the director, but he left the project in July 2014, citing CreativeDifferences (read: he wanted to stay more faithful to the manga; the studio wanted to [[ExecutiveMeddling change everything]]). Gus Van Saint was rumored to be directing, but the currently attached director is Adam Wingard. Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley were cast in roles for the film, and production was moving along smoothly until Warner canceled the project in their decision to release fewer films per year. However, they allowed Wingard to shop the project elsewhere, and Creator/{{Netflix}} picked up the rights, with Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, and Shea Whigham joining the cast and Jeremy Slater writing the script. Filming officially began in Vancouver on June 30, 2016 for a 2017 release.



* A ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel]]'' film with director James Cameron. On again off again with rumors as far back as the early 2000s including supposed casting calls for a little girl who could move like a cat ... then nothing. Then he said he was waiting for the technology to catch up to his vision. Then ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. WordOfGod has stated that after he was done with ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' he ''still'' did not believe the technology was ready yet. What is he waiting for? Holodecks?! It may be SavedFromDevelopmentHell yet: Cameron has officially passed the project off to Creator/RobertRodriguez to direct (with Cameron still producing). Rosa Salazar has been cast in the title role (beating out Maika Monroe and Creator/ZendayaColeman), and TwentiethCenturyFox began negotiating the budget down from the $170-200 million range before they could officially greenlight the film. The film is now officially in production and slated to be released on July 20, 2018.
21st Feb '17 4:59:52 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has been propositioned for a film several times since the last time he was on the big screen (starring Creator/PeterCushing). The 1996 TV movie doesn't count as it was still considerably low budget. Most attempts were stalled due to the uncertainty of the franchise, especially considering any theatrical movie would have been a total reimagining. One proposal had the Doctor and Master as brothers with Borusa as their father. Another would have reimagined the Daleks as bipedal Terminator style machines. And yet another, more recent proposal wanted to cast Creator/JohnnyDepp as the Doctor. Currently, David Yates, has propositioned a Doctor Who film despite the lack of official cast or crew on board. There is also the strong apprehension of Who fans against a non-Whoniverse Doctor Who film. Interestingly, the Doctor's status in the current series as being "Last of the Time Lords." is borrowed from the working sub-title for the late 80s movie proposal.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has been propositioned for a film several times since the last time he was on the big screen (starring Creator/PeterCushing). The 1996 TV movie doesn't count as it was still considerably low budget. Most attempts were stalled due to the uncertainty of the franchise, especially considering any theatrical movie would have been a total reimagining. One proposal had the Doctor and Master as brothers with Borusa as their father. Another would have reimagined the Daleks as bipedal Terminator style machines. And yet another, more recent proposal wanted to cast Creator/JohnnyDepp as the Doctor. Currently, Most recently, in 2011, Franchise/HarryPotter director David Yates, has propositioned Yates proposed making a Doctor Who film despite the lack of official cast or crew on board. board or any interest from the BBC in giving permission. There is also the a strong apprehension faction of Who fans against who are opposed to the idea of a non-Whoniverse Doctor Who film.film not taking place in the TV continuity, or worried that a film would overshadow the show. Interestingly, the Doctor's status in the current series as being "Last of the Time Lords." is borrowed from the working sub-title for the late 80s movie proposal.
20th Feb '17 10:24:53 PM Anddrix
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** ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'': In 1998, Annex Entertainment, Gribouille and Kaleidoscope Media Group considered the ''Micronauts'' toys for an animated series. The original plan for an animated series would have been in association with Marvel. That series would have been based on the Creator/MarvelComics. That project never got past a few conceptual illustrations. In 2012, Creator/JJAbrams announced that he was developing the Micronauts as a movie franchise for Creator/{{Paramount}}. However, Marvel is not involved with this movie, so fans are being warned that this will be a total reimagining as they are unable to use any of the characters, concepts, names, and situations created by Creator/BillMantlo.

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** ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'': In 1998, Annex Entertainment, Gribouille and Kaleidoscope Media Group considered the ''Micronauts'' toys for an animated series. The original plan for an animated series would have been in association with Marvel. That series would have been based on the Creator/MarvelComics. That project never got past a few conceptual illustrations. In 2012, Creator/JJAbrams announced that he was developing the Micronauts as a movie franchise for Creator/{{Paramount}}. However, Marvel is not involved with this movie, so fans are being warned that this will be a total reimagining as they are unable to use any of the characters, concepts, names, and situations created by Creator/BillMantlo.
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