History DevelopmentHell / LiveActionFilm

7th Aug '17 11:58:08 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* In 1960, UsefulNotes/RobertFKennedy published a nonfiction book called ''The Enemy Within'' about his role in the Senate's investigation of organized crime and labor corruption. After [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy his brother]] became President and RFK became Attorney General, he hoped to adapt it into a film, approaching producer Jerry Wald. Wald commissioned Budd Schulberg, screenwriter of the similarly-themed ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' to write a screenplay, which he did in 1962 in close collaboration with Kennedy; ''Waterfront'' director Creator/EliaKazan was attached to direct, and there were even talks with Creator/PaulNewman to play Kennedy himself. Just as production seemed ready to start, Wald died of a heart attack, Kazan fell out with Schulberg over changes to the script, and the project fell into limbo. While several studios considered producing it afterwards, threats from the Teamsters and other unions which Kennedy's book depicted in less-than-flattering terms, made producers reluctant to film it, while Kennedy's own interest in the project eventually waned. As late as 1969, the year after Kennedy's assassination, there were still rumors of a production by Columbia Pictures, but nothing ever came of them.
1st Aug '17 7:07:08 AM Morgenthaler
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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. Although ''The Darkness'' seems to be in DevelopmentHell 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. Although ''The Darkness'' seems to be in DevelopmentHell too, with no news about it for several years. In 2017 a reboot of the ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'' television series was announced.
1st Aug '17 6:36:12 AM jormis29
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** In the early '50s, Columbia Pictures approached numerous directors to adapt ''Seven Pillars of Wisdom'': Creator/JohnFord, Creator/MichaelPowell and none other than Creator/DavidLean among them. None seemed especially interested, though the project kicked around for several years, with such unlikely names as Alan Ladd and Burgess Meredith rumored to play Lawrence.

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** In the early '50s, Columbia Pictures approached numerous directors to adapt ''Seven Pillars of Wisdom'': Creator/JohnFord, Creator/MichaelPowell and none other than Creator/DavidLean among them. None seemed especially interested, though the project kicked around for several years, with such unlikely names as Alan Ladd Creator/AlanLadd and Burgess Meredith Creator/BurgessMeredith rumored to play Lawrence.
30th Jul '17 2:48:17 PM KingOdin
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* A Milli Vanilli biopic has been in this state for years.
28th Jul '17 10:58:16 PM MutantRobot
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** Guy Gibson's interestingly named dog played a small but significant part that can't be edited out of the film. [[note]]The dog's name was the code-word radioed back to report a successful breach of a German dam[[/note]]. It will be interesting to observe how any remake gets round this.
25th Jul '17 9:59:39 AM Mario1995
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* An adaptation of ''Literature/WheresWally'' (a.k.a. ''Where's Waldo?'' in the US) has been in the works for quite some time, but it's never gotten any traction. Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/{{Universal}} all had interest in a ''Where's Wally'' film, but eventually declined. Creator/{{MGM}} eventually got the film rights to do a live-action movie in 2011, but its 2015 release came and went with.....nothing. Creator/DreamWorksAnimation bought the company who owned the ''Where's Wally?'' property in 2012, but let MGM keep the film rights for the time being, and things seemed to be headed back on track with Creator/SethRogen and Evan Goldberg signing on as producers.....then [=DreamWorks=] was purchased by Universal, sending the film back to Hell once again as the rights disputes are sorted out.

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* An adaptation of ''Literature/WheresWally'' (a.k.a. ''Where's Waldo?'' in the US) has been in the works for quite some time, but it's never gotten any traction. Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/{{Universal}} all had interest in a ''Where's Wally'' Wally?'' film, but eventually declined. Creator/{{MGM}} eventually got the film rights to do a live-action movie in 2011, but its 2015 release came and went with.....nothing. Creator/DreamWorksAnimation bought the company who owned the ''Where's Wally?'' property in 2012, but let MGM keep the film rights for the time being, and things seemed to be headed back on track with Creator/SethRogen and Evan Goldberg signing on as producers.....then [=DreamWorks=] was purchased by Universal, sending the film back to Hell once again as the rights disputes are sorted out.
25th Jul '17 9:59:07 AM Mario1995
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* An adaptation of ''Literature/WheresWally'' has been in the works for quite some time, but it's never gotten any traction. Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/{{Universal}} all had interest in a ''Where's Wally'' film, but eventually declined. Creator/{{MGM}} eventually got the film rights to do a live-action movie in 2011, but its 2015 release came and went with.....nothing. Creator/DreamWorksAnimation bought the company who owned the ''Where's Wally?'' property in 2012, but let MGM keep the film rights for the time being, and things seemed to be headed back on track with Creator/SethRogen and Evan Goldberg signing on as producers.....then [=DreamWorks=] was purchased by Universal, sending the film back to Hell once again as the rights disputes are sorted out.

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* An adaptation of ''Literature/WheresWally'' (a.k.a. ''Where's Waldo?'' in the US) has been in the works for quite some time, but it's never gotten any traction. Creator/{{Paramount}} and Creator/{{Universal}} all had interest in a ''Where's Wally'' film, but eventually declined. Creator/{{MGM}} eventually got the film rights to do a live-action movie in 2011, but its 2015 release came and went with.....nothing. Creator/DreamWorksAnimation bought the company who owned the ''Where's Wally?'' property in 2012, but let MGM keep the film rights for the time being, and things seemed to be headed back on track with Creator/SethRogen and Evan Goldberg signing on as producers.....then [=DreamWorks=] was purchased by Universal, sending the film back to Hell once again as the rights disputes are sorted out.
17th Jul '17 2:57:20 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* As IMDB's trivia page for the film and a few other sites report, Columbia purchased the rights for a remake of Swedish comedy film ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339230/ Kopps]]'', about a small town's police force, shortly after the film came out. Creator/AdamSandler's Happy Madison Production was supposedly involved. But the film came out in 2003 and nothing more was heard about the remake since then.

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* As IMDB's trivia page for the film and a few other sites report, Columbia purchased the rights for a remake of Swedish comedy film ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339230/ Kopps]]'', ''Film/{{Kopps}}'', about a small town's police force, shortly after the film came out. Creator/AdamSandler's Happy Madison Production was supposedly involved. But the film came out in 2003 and nothing more was heard about the remake since then.
2nd Jul '17 3:47:18 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* [[http://www.stories-llc.com/wp-content/uploads/Circle-of-Confusion-STORIES-Press-Release-12012016-.pdf This document]] details how there were projects to turn several Sega properties including ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'', ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' and ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' into "feature films and television series for worldwide releases". Yeah right... has anyone ever heard of any of these?


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* Like the ''Crazy Taxi'' example above, ''VideoGame/RentAHero'' was one of several Sega properties that was announced to get a film adaptation; specifically, it came out of nowhere [[https://www.polygon.com/2016/7/11/12155374/sega-s-obscure-rent-a-hero-being-adapted-into-movie in Summer 2016]]. Steve Pink, the director of ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', was supposed to direct it as the story of one guy who joins a hi-tech startup described as "Uber for heroes", so not very related to the original game that was very much a product of early 90s Japan.
24th Jun '17 9:22:21 PM JackTheHammer
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* A movie based on ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze'' was optioned to star Creator/TomCruise. The last news on it was Dan Mazeau, the screenwriter for ''[[Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010 Wrath of the Titans]]'' joining the project in 2013... and nothing after that.
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