History DevelopmentHell / LiveActionFilm

13th Apr '16 2:12:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* What the hell is up with Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cell}}'' movie? Similarly ''TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon''.
** The film adaptation of the ''Dark Tower'' series also comes to mind.

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* What the hell is up with Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cell}}'' movie? Similarly ''TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon''.
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''Literature/TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon''. The film adaptation of the ''Dark Tower'' ''Literature/TheDarkTower'' series also comes to mind.



* Diane Duane wrote a screenplay for the first book of the ''YoungWizards'' series and reported that it was in very early development stages on the Young Wizards website back in 2007. As of 2010, there has been no progress whatsoever towards a finished movie.

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* Diane Duane wrote a screenplay for the first book of the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series and reported that it was in very early development stages on the Young Wizards website back in 2007. As of 2010, there has been no progress whatsoever towards a finished movie.



* It's possible the fourth ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' film will enter this, [[http://www.aslanscountry.com/2011/10/gresham-confirms-waldens-contract-expired/ as the contract of production company Walden Media with the C.S. Lewis estate has expired]].

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* It's possible the fourth ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' film will enter this, [[http://www.aslanscountry.com/2011/10/gresham-confirms-waldens-contract-expired/ as the contract of production company Walden Media with the C.S. Lewis estate has expired]].
7th Apr '16 2:01:42 AM Pichu-kun
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* 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?!
** May be SavedFromDevelopmentHell yet: Cameron has reportedly passed the project off to Creator/RobertRodriguez to direct.
* A ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' live action film was announced in 2008 by Harmony Gold and Warner Bros. A certain Tobey Maguire was said to be producing it. Also heavily hyped was the announcement that Lawrence Kasdan (yes, the same one who wrote ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', and ''Film/TheBodyguard'') had written a script. Things were looking up until the fans were informed that Mr. Kasdan's script was handed over to Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (writers of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Herbie Fully Loaded'') for a rewrite. The script was then handed to another writer named Tom Rob Smith for yet another rewrite. Given the questionable sanity involved in not just going with a script by a lauded screenwriter (let alone entrusting it to a two mediocre writers and then one nobody to "rewrite") ''Robotech'' fans were no longer optimistic that the film would be worth seeing if it was ever made.
** The rights were sold to Sony in 2015, completely abandoning the original project. Sony hopes to develop a franchise out of the property, but whether it actually happens remains to be seen. James Wan (''Film/{{SAW|I}}'', ''Film/FastAndFurious'') is currently attached to direct, but as his plate is already full through 2018 with ''[[{{Film/Aquaman}} Aquaman]]'' and a sequel to ''TheConjuring'', the Hell will definitely continue for a least few more years.
* ''Star Blazers'' was originally licensed by Disney. Somehow the script was leaked over the internet and the feedback was universally negative. Their treatment would have included almost none of the the characters from the series and would have turned the Star Force into a ragtag band of misfits. The Yamato/Argo would have been renamed Arizona (allegedly after the WWII American ship sunk at Pearl Harbor) and constructed under Mount Rushmore. Given the location, this was not, unlike the anime, a spaceship built from the wreck of a sunken WWII ship. Thus, naming the ship after a sunken WWII ship was for no discernable reason in this case. Disney allowed the film license to expire. Christopher [=McQuarrie=] announced in 2011 that he was currently working on a script for Skydance Productions. It remains to be seen whether an American ''Star Blazers'' film even remains viable given the 2010 Japanese production of a live action theatrical ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' (the source material for ''Star Blazers)''.
** In a December 2012 interview, [=McQuarrie=] said that a script has been completed but no one can agree on what direction the film should go.

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* 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?!
** May
Holodecks?! It may be SavedFromDevelopmentHell yet: Cameron has reportedly passed the project off to Creator/RobertRodriguez to direct.
* A ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' live action film was announced in 2008 by Harmony Gold and Warner Bros. A certain Tobey Maguire was said to be producing it. Also heavily hyped was the announcement that Lawrence Kasdan (yes, the same one who wrote ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', and ''Film/TheBodyguard'') had written a script. Things were looking up until the fans were informed that Mr. Kasdan's script was handed over to Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (writers of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Herbie Fully Loaded'') for a rewrite. The script was then handed to another writer named Tom Rob Smith for yet another rewrite. Given the questionable sanity involved in not just going with a script by a lauded screenwriter (let alone entrusting it to a two mediocre writers and then one nobody to "rewrite") ''Robotech'' fans were no longer optimistic that the film would be worth seeing if it was ever made.
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made. The rights were sold to Sony in 2015, completely abandoning the original project. Sony hopes to develop a franchise out of the property, but whether it actually happens remains to be seen. James Wan (''Film/{{SAW|I}}'', ''Film/FastAndFurious'') is currently attached to direct, but as his plate is already full through 2018 with ''[[{{Film/Aquaman}} Aquaman]]'' and a sequel to ''TheConjuring'', the Hell will definitely continue for a least few more years.
* ''Star Blazers'' was originally licensed by Disney. Somehow the script was leaked over the internet and the feedback was universally negative. Their treatment would have included almost none of the the characters from the series and would have turned the Star Force into a ragtag band of misfits. The Yamato/Argo would have been renamed Arizona (allegedly after the WWII American ship sunk at Pearl Harbor) and constructed under Mount Rushmore. Given the location, this was not, unlike the anime, a spaceship built from the wreck of a sunken WWII ship. Thus, naming the ship after a sunken WWII ship was for no discernable reason in this case. Disney allowed the film license to expire. Christopher [=McQuarrie=] announced in 2011 that he was currently working on a script for Skydance Productions. It remains to be seen whether an American ''Star Blazers'' film even remains viable given the 2010 Japanese production of a live action theatrical ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' (the source material for ''Star Blazers)''.
**
Blazers)''. In a December 2012 interview, [=McQuarrie=] said that a script has been completed but no one can agree on what direction the film should go.






* ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'' was in development not too long ago. It seems to have been scrapped in favor of a movie about ''Comicbook/TheDarkness'', with Witchblade making a guest appearance.
** Although ''The Darkness'' seems to be in DevelopmentHell now, too, with no news about it for several years.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'' was in development not too long ago. It seems to have been scrapped in favor of a movie about ''Comicbook/TheDarkness'', with Witchblade making a guest appearance.
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appearance. Although ''The Darkness'' seems to be in DevelopmentHell now, too, with no news about it for several years.



* An adaptation of ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' has been discussed. ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' was SavedFromDevelopmentHell however the film project hasn't been discussed.

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* An adaptation of ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' has been discussed. ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' was SavedFromDevelopmentHell however the film project hasn't been discussed.discussed since.



* Around in the late 2000s, Electronic Arts announced that a film adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheSims'' is in development at 20th Century Fox with producer John Davis and an animated series based on their title ''VideoGame/MySims'' is stated to be in the works at Creator/FilmRoman. However, several years later, Both projects were never materialized for unknown reasons.

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* Around in the late 2000s, Electronic Arts announced that a film adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheSims'' is in development at 20th Century Fox with producer John Davis and an animated series based on their title ''VideoGame/MySims'' is stated to be in the works at Creator/FilmRoman. However, several years later, Both both projects were never materialized for unknown reasons.
6th Apr '16 12:22:01 AM JEFFWONTLEAVE
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* There was talk around 2008-9 of a live-action remake of ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', possibly produced or even directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg, but he seems to have passed on it in favor of other projects. It finally got a director, writer, and production team in 2014 with Dreamworks distributing (Paramount overseas) and Creator/ScarlettJohansson and Pilou Asbæk attached to star. It's officially set to begin filming in early 2016 with an April 2017 release date set. It seems this might actually become one of the few examples of Hollywood anime/manga adaptations to be SavedFromDevelopmentHell.
22nd Mar '16 11:34:43 AM dangerdan97
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* The previously planned ''Film/JusticeLeague'' film (a serious case of WhatCouldHaveBeen) petered out after a year in development. In 2007, pre-production got underway, with many major names attached to star in the film (including Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart, and Michael Gough as Alfred [reprising his role from the 90's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' franchise]). Numerous problems happened during pre-production (the film's costume designer passed away, a Hollywood writer's strike derailed the script development and there were rumors that director George Miller [''MadMax''] had been canned from the project). Finally, the film was delayed less than ''a month'' before it began shooting and become effectively moribund. Then, with the success of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, specifically ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the studio began again to make the film happen, with [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Justice-League-Movie-What-We-Know-So-Far-32429.html 2013 rumors]] of releasing ''Film/ManOfSteel'' first leadin into an ''Avengers''-like team up of Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/GreenLantern, Franchise/WonderWoman and Franchise/TheFlash. Then, the ''Man of Steel'' sequel, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' was made as a BackdoorPilot to the Justice League (to the point its subtitle is "Dawn of Justice"). [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/ The Justice League film]] is currently set to release in 2018 with Zack Snyder (from both ''Man of Steel'' and the sequel) directing.

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* The previously planned ''Film/JusticeLeague'' film (a serious case of WhatCouldHaveBeen) petered out after a year in development. In 2007, pre-production got underway, with many major names attached to star in the film (including Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart, and Michael Gough as Alfred [reprising his role from the 90's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' franchise]). Numerous problems happened during pre-production (the film's costume designer passed away, a Hollywood writer's strike derailed the script development and there were rumors that director George Miller [''MadMax''] Creator/GeorgeMiller had been canned from the project). Finally, the film was delayed less than ''a month'' before it began shooting and become effectively moribund. Then, with the success of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, specifically ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the studio began again to make the film happen, with [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Justice-League-Movie-What-We-Know-So-Far-32429.html 2013 rumors]] of releasing ''Film/ManOfSteel'' first leadin into an ''Avengers''-like team up of Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/GreenLantern, Franchise/WonderWoman and Franchise/TheFlash. Then, the ''Man of Steel'' sequel, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' was made as a BackdoorPilot to the Justice League (to the point its subtitle is "Dawn of Justice"). [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/ The Justice League film]] is currently set to release in 2018 with Zack Snyder (from both ''Man of Steel'' and the sequel) directing.
22nd Mar '16 11:34:10 AM dangerdan97
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* The planned ''Film/JusticeLeague'' film (in a serious case of WhatCouldHaveBeen) petered out after a year in development. In 2007, pre-production got underway, with many major names attached to star in the film (including Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart, and Michael Gough as Alfred [reprising his role from the 90's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' franchise]). Numerous problems happened during pre-production (the film's costume designer passed away, a Hollywood writer's strike derailed the script development and there were rumors that director George Miller [''MadMax''] had been canned from the project). Finally, the film was delayed less than ''a month'' before it began shooting and has effectively become moribund.
** With the success of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, specifically ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the studios are trying again to make the film happen, with [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Justice-League-Movie-What-We-Know-So-Far-32429.html 2013 rumors]] of releasing ''Film/ManOfSteel'' alone before an ''Avengers''-like team up of Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/GreenLantern, Franchise/WonderWoman and Franchise/TheFlash.
*** Then a ''Man of Steel'' sequel based on ''Batman/Superman'' was made into a BackdoorPilot to the Justice League (to the point its subtitle is "Dawn of Justice"). [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/ The Justice League film]] is currently set to release in 2018 with Zack Snyder (from both ''Man of Steel'' and the sequel) directing.

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* The previously planned ''Film/JusticeLeague'' film (in a (a serious case of WhatCouldHaveBeen) petered out after a year in development. In 2007, pre-production got underway, with many major names attached to star in the film (including Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart, and Michael Gough as Alfred [reprising his role from the 90's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' franchise]). Numerous problems happened during pre-production (the film's costume designer passed away, a Hollywood writer's strike derailed the script development and there were rumors that director George Miller [''MadMax''] had been canned from the project). Finally, the film was delayed less than ''a month'' before it began shooting and has become effectively become moribund.
** With
moribund. Then, with the success of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, specifically ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the studios are trying studio began again to make the film happen, with [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Justice-League-Movie-What-We-Know-So-Far-32429.html 2013 rumors]] of releasing ''Film/ManOfSteel'' alone before first leadin into an ''Avengers''-like team up of Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/GreenLantern, Franchise/WonderWoman and Franchise/TheFlash.
*** Then a
Franchise/TheFlash. Then, the ''Man of Steel'' sequel based on ''Batman/Superman'' sequel, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' was made into as a BackdoorPilot to the Justice League (to the point its subtitle is "Dawn of Justice"). [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/ The Justice League film]] is currently set to release in 2018 with Zack Snyder (from both ''Man of Steel'' and the sequel) directing.
16th Mar '16 3:37:22 AM erforce
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* ''The Brazilian Job'', sequel to the 2003 remake of ''[[TheItalianJob2003 The Italian Job]]'' has been in the works since 2004 but was never finished due to the inability for the studio to agree on a finalized script. There have been rumors that a script was being considered in 2009, but nothing final. The project is currently still listed as being in development, but there's not even a projected year of release, so don't expect it anytime soon.
** There's also rumors that one of the scripts for this film ended up becoming ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', which is plausible, given that the plot for ''The Brazilian Job'' sounds almost identical to that film.

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* ''The Brazilian Job'', sequel to the 2003 remake of ''[[TheItalianJob2003 ''[[Film/TheItalianJob2003 The Italian Job]]'' has been in the works since 2004 but was never finished due to the inability for the studio to agree on a finalized script. There have been rumors that a script was being considered in 2009, but nothing final. The project is currently still listed as being in development, but there's not even a projected year of release, so don't expect it anytime soon.
** There's also rumors that one of the scripts for this film ended up becoming ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', ''Film/FastFive'', which is plausible, given that the plot for ''The Brazilian Job'' sounds almost identical to that film.



* A third ''{{Fletch}}'' movie has been in the works since 1997, with Creator/KevinSmith once attached to direct and Ben Affleck and even Zach Braff for the title role. [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20342679,00.html This]] ''Entertainment Weekly'' article has all the sordid details.
* ''Tongue of Fury'', the sequel to ''KungPow: Enter the Fist'', was announced since the end of the first film in 2002. However, no word of it has ever surfaced. WordOfGod states that Steve Oedekerk is still sifting through a huge library of Hong Kong martial arts films to find the right scenes to lift. There were also rumors of a possible 2010 release.

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* A third ''{{Fletch}}'' ''Film/{{Fletch}}'' movie has been in the works since 1997, with Creator/KevinSmith once attached to direct and Ben Affleck and even Zach Braff for the title role. [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20342679,00.html This]] ''Entertainment Weekly'' article has all the sordid details.
* ''Tongue of Fury'', the sequel to ''KungPow: Enter the Fist'', ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'', was announced since the end of the first film in 2002. However, no word of it has ever surfaced. WordOfGod states that Steve Oedekerk is still sifting through a huge library of Hong Kong martial arts films to find the right scenes to lift. There were also rumors of a possible 2010 release.



* The third ''Alien vs. Predator'' film. It helps both franchises went [[Film/{{Predators}} their own]] [[Film/{{Prometheus}} ways]] again.

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* The third ''Alien vs. Predator'' ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' film. It helps both franchises went [[Film/{{Predators}} their own]] [[Film/{{Prometheus}} ways]] again.
13th Mar '16 12:47:19 AM GrammarNavi
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* A live-action film of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has been been in the early proposal/planning stages for over a decade now; spearheaded by long-time fan Creator/PatrickStewart, who is the fan-favorite to play Spider Jerusalem. At one point, an animated version was proposed, with Stewart voicing Jerusalem. Ellis and Robertson have indicated that they would like TimRoth to play the title role; but as of this time, no production has started on any adaptation.

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* A live-action film of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has been been in the early proposal/planning stages for over a decade now; spearheaded by long-time fan Creator/PatrickStewart, who is the fan-favorite to play Spider Jerusalem. At one point, an animated version was proposed, with Stewart voicing Jerusalem. Ellis and Robertson have indicated that they would like TimRoth Creator/TimRoth to play the title role; but as of this time, no production has started on any adaptation.
7th Mar '16 1:32:14 PM Mario1995
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* Sony registered several domain names pertaining to a ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' movie in 2009. Nothing else was revealed after that.

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* Sony registered several domain names pertaining to a ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' movie in 2009. Nothing else was revealed after that.
7th Mar '16 1:29:54 PM Mario1995
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* Sony registered several domain names pertaining to a ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' movie in 2009. Nothing else was revealed after that.
6th Mar '16 10:09:05 PM Pichu-kun
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* An adaptation of ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' has been discussed. ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' was SavedFromDevelopmentHell however the film project hasn't been discussed.



[[folder: Theatre adaptations]]
* Rumors of a ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' adaptation have been floating around for over a decade but none have made it to development.
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'':
** There has also been a lot of talk about the very popular musical version of ''Wicked'' being made into a movie. It appears to be just that: talk. Oh sure, it's said to be officially confirmed, but only recently have they began looking for a cast, at least three years after the confirmation of it... The fact it's been ''ten years'' since ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' made its debut on stage and there has yet to be a movie of it is especially odd considering that the musical itself was actually produced by Universal, which logically should streamline the movie-making process.
** At least two animators at ''Creator/{{Disney}}'' want to see an AnimatedAdaptation. There was an unofficial storyboard of "Defying Gravity" created by an animator floating around for a while, but it seems to have disappeared. There was also another animator who hoped Disney (or at least some animation studio) would pick up the film. A possibly third person who does character designing for Disney also made his own concept arts for what he thought Wicked might look like coming out of Disney as a part of their art portfolio. Sadly, considering the musical ''is'' property of Universal Studios, the chances of Disney getting ahold of such a project is dubious. The blockbuster reception of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has also likely killed the chances of Disney animating ''Wicked''-- the films are [[CounterpartComparison way too similar]], even down to the original Elphaba Creator/IdinaMenzel being the voice of Queen Elsa. It's a joke in both fandoms that ''Frozen'' is the [[SpiritualAdaptation closest thing]] to a ''Wicked'' adaptation we'll see.
** Other things that have been said about making a film are that "they're waiting for the musical ticket sales to taper off", and also that based on the success of the ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' film, a Wicked movie "will be made sooner than later".
** It's been taking so long that Creator/IdinaMenzel herself has expressed that by the time a film starts being made, she and Main/KristinChenoweth (the original Glinda) will probably be too old to believably reprise their roles. And her concern isn't unfounded. Both are still gorgeous of course, but even if filming started right this minute, they'd be [[DawsonCasting playing characters that are supposed to be roughly ''half'' their current age]] (though there is a {{timeskip}} in the musical after Shiz).
** As of March 2014, we've once again received confirmation that a Wicked movie really ''is'' in the works. Except there still is no official staff attached to it.
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* The rumors about a ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' movie have been circling around since the series ended in 2001. It has been discussed many times by series creator Rob Tapert, who kept saying it was stuck because of legal issues at Universal. Looks like it will never get made, though.

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* The rumors about a ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' movie have been circling around since the series ended in 2001. It has been discussed many times by series creator Rob Tapert, who kept saying it was stuck because of legal issues at Universal. Looks like it will never get made, though.



* [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] tried to get ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' made into a movie back in the mid 1990s. Considering that none of the concepts presented to production staff had anything to do with the video game source material, it's actually a sigh of relief that this movie never even made it to script form. Additional attempts to have it inspired by ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' or the Creator/ArchieComics [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog series]] were even less successful. See WhatCouldHaveBeen for more.
** Creator/{{Sony}} announced a LiveActionAdaptation (blended with CGI) of ''Sonic'' in 2014, set for release in 2018. As the film is expected to be based entirely off the video games, it's safe to say the concept from MGM is dead.

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* [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] tried to get ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' made into a movie back in the mid 1990s. Considering that none of the concepts presented to production staff had anything to do with the video game source material, it's actually a sigh of relief that this movie never even made it to script form. Additional attempts to have it inspired by ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' or the Creator/ArchieComics [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog series]] were even less successful. See WhatCouldHaveBeen for more.
**
more. Creator/{{Sony}} announced a LiveActionAdaptation (blended with CGI) of ''Sonic'' in 2014, set for release in 2018. As the film is expected to be based entirely off the video games, it's safe to say the concept from MGM is dead.



* Music/JenniferLopez was in talks with Walden Media to produce the film adaptation of ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' back in 2011, No updates of this project has been made since.

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* Music/JenniferLopez was in talks with Walden Media to produce the film adaptation of ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' back in 2011, No updates of this project has been made since. Even prior to that rumors have been floating around since the 90s.



* A third ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' film was planned and green-lit during production of the second film, and Matthew Lillard and Creator/LindaCardellini signed on to reprise their roles. After the second film performed less than expected (wasn't a flop though, it still made money, just not as much as the studio hoped), WarnerBros canceled the project. Five years later, two made-for-TV prequels were made with a different cast. There are now talks of a reboot of the series, in addition to a theatrical animated film.

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
**
A third ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' film was planned and green-lit during production of the second film, and Matthew Lillard and Creator/LindaCardellini signed on to reprise their roles. After the second film performed less than expected (wasn't a flop though, it still made money, just not as much as the studio hoped), WarnerBros canceled the project. Five years later, two made-for-TV prequels were made with a different cast. There are now talks of a reboot of the series, in addition to a theatrical animated film.



* There has also been a lot of talk about the very popular musical version of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' being made into a movie. It appears to be just that: talk. Oh sure, it's said to be officially confirmed, but only recently have they began looking for a cast, at least three years after the confirmation of it...
** The fact it's been ''ten years'' since ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' made its debut on stage and there has yet to be a movie of it is especially odd considering that the musical itself was actually produced by Universal, which logically should streamline the movie-making process.
** There was also a storyboard of "Defying Gravity" created by a Disney animator floating around for a while, but it seems to have disappeared. No indication that it was intended to be part of a movie, either.
*** That was an animator who hoped Disney, or at least some animation studio, would pick up the film. Related, a different person who does character designing for Disney also made his own concept arts for what he thought Wicked might look like coming out of Disney. Sadly, considering the musical ''is'' property of Universal Studios, the chances of Disney getting ahold of such a project is dubious.
*** Other things that have been said about making a film are that "they're waiting for the musical ticket sales to taper off", and also that based on the success of the LesMiserables film, a Wicked movie "will be made sooner than later".
*** It's been taking so long that Creator/IdinaMenzel herself has expressed that by the time a film starts being made, she and Main/KristinChenoweth will probably be too old to believably reprise their roles. And her concern isn't unfounded. Both are still gorgeous of course, but even if filming started right this minute, they'd be [[DawsonCasting playing characters that are supposed to be roughly ''half'' their current age]].
*** As of March 2014, we've once again received confirmation that a Wicked movie really ''is'' in the works. Except there still is no official staff attached to it.
*** It has been so long, that some fans are claiming that Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is the closest they will get to a film adaptation.
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