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22nd Jun '16 9:54:33 AM Packer
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* What the hell is up with Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cell}}'' movie? Similarly ''Literature/TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon''.

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* What the hell is up with Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cell}}'' ''Literature/TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon'' movie? Similarly ''Literature/TheGirlWhoLovedTomGordon''.
22nd Jun '16 5:34:35 AM TSims
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21st Jun '16 2:57:04 PM TSims
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**In late 2015, early 2016 it was announced that James Wan would produce a new Mortal Kombat film for Warner Bros. Whether or not it'll materialize remain to be seen.
18th Jun '16 3:51:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* A few years ago there were competing development projects about Hannibal Barca. One with Denzel Washington, another with Vin Diesel. Either one could have been interesting. But so far, nothing.

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* A few years ago there were competing development projects about [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Hannibal Barca. Barca]]. One with Denzel Washington, Creator/DenzelWashington, another with Vin Diesel.Creator/VinDiesel. Either one could have been interesting. But so far, nothing.



* The re-release of ''LetItBe''. [[http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/54635/Macca-and-Ringo-say-just-Let-It-Be Sources say]] it will never be released, especially in its original form, as long as Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/RingoStarr are still alive.

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* The re-release of ''LetItBe''.''Film/LetItBe''. [[http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/54635/Macca-and-Ringo-say-just-Let-It-Be Sources say]] it will never be released, especially in its original form, as long as Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/RingoStarr are still alive.



* ''TheDionaeaHouse'', a story told virally over the internet from 2004 to 2006, abruptly stops on several cliffhangers at different points in time, apparently because Warner Bros. purchased rights for a film adaptation. According to [[http://listing-index.ebay.com/movies/The_Dionaea_House.html eBay's film listing]], it was supposed to come out in 2007. [=IMDB=] once had a listing for a 2010 release (under the name ''The Residents'' for some reason), but even that has fallen down the Memory Hole.

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* ''TheDionaeaHouse'', ''Literature/TheDionaeaHouse'', a story told virally over the internet from 2004 to 2006, abruptly stops on several cliffhangers at different points in time, apparently because Warner Bros. purchased rights for a film adaptation. According to [[http://listing-index.ebay.com/movies/The_Dionaea_House.html eBay's film listing]], it was supposed to come out in 2007. [=IMDB=] once had a listing for a 2010 release (under the name ''The Residents'' for some reason), but even that has fallen down the Memory Hole.
18th Jun '16 3:49:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** It wasn't until making ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' that he finally got a studio to okay his script for ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft At the Mountains of Madness]]'' -- a script that apparently had no romantic subplot, a BittersweetEnding, and [[UltimateEvil very vague monsters]], none of which are things producers want. It was also going to have Ron Perlman, apparently; he joked that [[AuthorAppeal del Toro will let him pick the sort of jar he gets to float in]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_mountains_of_madness#Film But Universal Studios gave up on it in 2011, and del Toro gave up on it altogether in 2012]].

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** It wasn't until making ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' that he finally got a studio to okay his script for ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft At the Mountains of Madness]]'' ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' -- a script that apparently had no romantic subplot, a BittersweetEnding, and [[UltimateEvil very vague monsters]], none of which are things producers want. It was also going to have Ron Perlman, apparently; he joked that [[AuthorAppeal del Toro will let him pick the sort of jar he gets to float in]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_mountains_of_madness#Film But Universal Studios gave up on it in 2011, and del Toro gave up on it altogether in 2012]].
18th Jun '16 3:48:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheIncredibleShrinkingMan remake has been in preproduction for ''years'' with EddieMurphy among the many people considered as possible candidates for the role of Scott Carey
* ''NationalTreasure 3'' is becoming this, as IMDB lists a release date of ???? which is usually given to films in Development Hell. Whether it will happen remains to be seen. As of a statement made in 2014, they're still working on the script.
* A remake of ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' has been in on-and-off development since at least the early 1980s, when John Landis tried to launch a production helmed by the director of the original movie, Jack Arnold. In 1995, Creator/PeterJackson was given a choice between helming a new ''Creature'' movie or doing ''[[Film/KingKong2005 King Kong]]''. [[http://www.the-reelgillman.com/news/remake.html This fan site]] shows a stream of news and rumors about a remake going back over ten years. Stephen Sommers, Creator/GuillermodelToro, Brett Rattner, and a crossover with ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}, of all things, have all been mentioned at one time or another (plus [[Film/{{Pleasantville}} Gary Ross]], who wrote a script as his father co-wrote the original). The latest would-be director is Breck Eisner (director of ''Film/TheCrazies'' and son of Michael Eisner), but who knows when or if a remake will actually materialize?
** [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Creature-From-Black-Lagoon-Remake-Gets-Writer-33543.html Again news of it appeared]].

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* TheIncredibleShrinkingMan ''Film/TheIncredibleShrinkingMan'' remake has been in preproduction for ''years'' with EddieMurphy among the many people considered as possible candidates for the role of Scott Carey
* ''NationalTreasure ''Film/NationalTreasure 3'' is becoming this, as IMDB lists a release date of ???? which is usually given to films in Development Hell. Whether it will happen remains to be seen. As of a statement made in 2014, they're still working on the script.
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A remake of ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' has been in on-and-off development since at least the early 1980s, when John Landis tried to launch a production helmed by the director of the original movie, Jack Arnold. In 1995, Creator/PeterJackson was given a choice between helming a new ''Creature'' movie or doing ''[[Film/KingKong2005 King Kong]]''. [[http://www.the-reelgillman.com/news/remake.html This fan site]] shows a stream of news and rumors about a remake going back over ten years. Stephen Sommers, Creator/GuillermodelToro, Brett Rattner, and a crossover with ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}, of all things, have all been mentioned at one time or another (plus [[Film/{{Pleasantville}} Gary Ross]], who wrote a script as his father co-wrote the original). The latest would-be director is Breck Eisner (director of ''Film/TheCrazies'' and son of Michael Eisner), but who knows when or if a remake will actually materialize?
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materialize? [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Creature-From-Black-Lagoon-Remake-Gets-Writer-33543.html Again news of it appeared]].
17th Jun '16 12:19:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* A live-action adaptation of Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain series was once hinted at by Disney around a decade ago, but with nothing to back it up.

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* A live-action adaptation of Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' series was once hinted at by Disney around a decade ago, but with nothing to back it up.



* Every few years, there's a rumored adaptation of GeorgeMacdonaldFraser's ''{{Literature/Flashman}}'' books. In 1970, actor/producer Stanley Baker optioned rights to the first book, for a project that never materialized. In 2007 Celtic Films announced a made-for-TV adaptation of ''Flashman at the Charge'' with Colin Firth. This was apparently [[AuthorExistenceFailure derailed by Fraser's death]]. Most recently, in 2011 rumors surfaced of a film featuring Creator/MichaelFassbender - rumors Fraser's estate denied. Besides the difficulties of adapting the novels, from the period setting to their politically incorrect tone, that the one extant Flashman film, 1975's ''Royal Flash'', flopped at the box office likely weighs heavily in studios' minds.

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* Every few years, there's a rumored adaptation of GeorgeMacdonaldFraser's Creator/GeorgeMacdonaldFraser's ''{{Literature/Flashman}}'' books. In 1970, actor/producer Stanley Baker optioned rights to the first book, for a project that never materialized. In 2007 Celtic Films announced a made-for-TV adaptation of ''Flashman at the Charge'' with Colin Firth. This was apparently [[AuthorExistenceFailure derailed by Fraser's death]]. Most recently, in 2011 rumors surfaced of a film featuring Creator/MichaelFassbender - rumors Fraser's estate denied. Besides the difficulties of adapting the novels, from the period setting to their politically incorrect tone, that the one extant Flashman film, 1975's ''Royal Flash'', flopped at the box office likely weighs heavily in studios' minds.
17th Jun '16 11:07:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* A [[{{Biopic}} biopic]] about Creator/MaryShelley titled ''Mary Shelly's Monster'' staring SophieTurner appears to be currently in this state. The film is expected to be released in 2016, but no new casting information has come up about the film since August 2014. Production was suppose to begin in Fall of 2014, but was delayed to January 2015, with production still failing to begin. As of March 2015, no new information has come up.

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* A [[{{Biopic}} biopic]] about Creator/MaryShelley titled ''Mary Shelly's Monster'' staring SophieTurner Creator/SophieTurner appears to be currently in this state. The film is expected to be released in 2016, but no new casting information has come up about the film since August 2014. Production was suppose to begin in Fall of 2014, but was delayed to January 2015, with production still failing to begin. As of March 2015, no new information has come up.
12th Jun '16 5:35:55 PM nombretomado
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** Same goes for the possibility of a ComicBook/BlackWidow solo film. Lionsgate commissioned a script from Creator/DavidHayter back in 2004 before dropping the project, and Kevin Feige has stated that Marvel was in discussions with Creator/ScarlettJohansson for a Black Widow movie as far back as 2010. Nothing has come of the project since. A Twitter hashtag campaign was even started by fans after Marvel announced movies for Black Panther, Doctor Strange and [[MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], but not Black Widow.

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** Same goes for the possibility of a ComicBook/BlackWidow solo film. Lionsgate commissioned a script from Creator/DavidHayter back in 2004 before dropping the project, and Kevin Feige has stated that Marvel was in discussions with Creator/ScarlettJohansson for a Black Widow movie as far back as 2010. Nothing has come of the project since. A Twitter hashtag campaign was even started by fans after Marvel announced movies for Black Panther, Doctor Strange and [[MsMarvel [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], but not Black Widow.
9th Jun '16 4:40:43 PM nombretomado
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* A few years ago a remake of TheRockyHorrorPictureShow was announced but it never happened to to protests from the movie's cult followers who detested the idea that {{MTV}}/DisneyChannel teen idols would be cast in the lead roles.

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* A few years ago a remake of TheRockyHorrorPictureShow ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' was announced but it never happened to to protests from the movie's cult followers who detested the idea that {{MTV}}/DisneyChannel teen idols would be cast in the lead roles.
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