History DevelopmentHell / LiveActionFilm

27th May '17 11:44:31 AM nombretomado
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* In 2011, Sony and MGM had plans to remake the sequels to ''TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' and were going to shoot them back-to-back. But despite hiring Steven Zallian to write the screenplays, the disappointing box office (Sony had expected the first film to be their successor to ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and spent millions marketing it) combined with Creator/DavidFincher's refusal to direct and the decline of the book series' popularity have shelved these sequels for the time being.

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* In 2011, Sony and MGM had plans to remake the sequels to ''TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' and were going to shoot them back-to-back. But despite hiring Steven Zallian to write the screenplays, the disappointing box office (Sony had expected the first film to be their successor to ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and spent millions marketing it) combined with Creator/DavidFincher's refusal to direct and the decline of the book series' popularity have shelved these sequels for the time being.
17th May '17 7:37:29 PM nombretomado
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** ComicBook/SubMariner. Failed plans to make a film go as far back as 1997, though for the longest time the film rights to the character were owned by UniversalPictures and out of Marvel's reach. As of late 2014, the rights have apparently reverted back to Marvel Studios, with hopes that the character could be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime in the future, though some contracts with other companies still need to be done with first, according to some Marvel representatives.

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** ComicBook/SubMariner. Failed plans to make a film go as far back as 1997, though for the longest time the film rights to the character were owned by UniversalPictures Creator/UniversalPictures and out of Marvel's reach. As of late 2014, the rights have apparently reverted back to Marvel Studios, with hopes that the character could be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime in the future, though some contracts with other companies still need to be done with first, according to some Marvel representatives.
14th May '17 6:38:10 AM spydre
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* The film adaptation of Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' series probably holds the record for the longest time a property has been in Development Hell before being released. Originally conceived as an animated film by Creator/BobClampett in 1931 (which would have made it the first ever animated feature film), it was finally released as the live-action/CG film ''Film/JohnCarter'' in 2012 - 81 years later. The film was a box office bomb, however, suggesting that perhaps its time in Hell was warranted, and also giving the Burroughs estate the perfect excuse to [[http://www.latinopost.com/articles/9751/20141022/john-carter-2-movie-release-date-news-reboot-coming-disney-loses-property-rights.htm claim that they now have the movie rights and are planning a reboot]] (the franchise is actually in the public domain given it started in 1912, rendering any claims of exclusivity on the part of the Burroughs estate moot).
* There are rumors of a live-action adaptation of ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'', which has reputedly been in DevelopmentHell for many years now. According to Creator/PeterSBeagle at SDCC '06, the makers of this alleged adaptation had a cast list and production art on their site for years before they finally admitted that they hadn't actually contacted the agents of ''any'' of the actors on the list. And admitted they may not legally have the rights to do a film anyway.
13th May '17 3:22:11 PM nombretomado
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* A few years ago a remake of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' was announced but it never happened to to protests from the movie's cult followers who detested the idea that {{MTV}}[=/=]Creator/DisneyChannel teen idols would be cast in the lead roles.

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* A few years ago a remake of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' was announced but it never happened to to protests from the movie's cult followers who detested the idea that {{MTV}}[=/=]Creator/DisneyChannel Creator/{{MTV}}[=/=]Creator/DisneyChannel teen idols would be cast in the lead roles.
10th May '17 9:55:15 AM Mario1995
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* A movie based off ''Franchise/MegaMan'' was announced in September 2015, after Fox had registered several domain names for it a year prior, but nothing has been heard of since.
4th May '17 5:23:37 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* In the late 90s, Disney was in talks to make a live action movie based on ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' featuring Creator/GeenaDavis as Queen Beryl (and, depending on the source, Creator/AliciaSilverstone or Creator/KirstenDunst rumored for the title role). At the time, Disney owned DiC, the then-US licensors of the ''Sailor Moon'' franchise. Save Our Sailors later reported that the project had been canceled to due to Kodansha, the Japanese publishers of the original manga, refusing to sell the rights. Not helping was the failure of two superhero films at then-rival Creator/WarnerBros, ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' and ''Film/{{Steel}}'', at the box office, the underperformance of the series itself in syndication, and the fact that both Davis and Silverstone (if the latter is credited as the one Disney was seeking for the title role) had recently starred in damaging box office bombs, including one of the two aforementioned superhero film {{Genre Killer}}s.

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* In the late 90s, Disney was in talks to make a live action movie based on ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' featuring Creator/GeenaDavis as Queen Beryl (and, depending on the source, Creator/AliciaSilverstone or Creator/KirstenDunst rumored for the title role). At the time, Disney owned DiC, the then-US licensors of the ''Sailor Moon'' franchise. Save Our Sailors later reported that the project had been canceled to due to Kodansha, the Japanese publishers of the original manga, refusing to sell the rights. Not helping was the failure of two superhero films at then-rival Creator/WarnerBros, ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' and ''Film/{{Steel}}'', at the box office, the underperformance of the series itself in syndication, and the fact that both Davis and Silverstone (if the latter is credited as the one Disney was seeking for the title role) had recently starred in damaging box office bombs, including one of the two aforementioned superhero film {{Genre Killer}}s. [[http://variety.com/1997/voices/columns/magoo-goes-stunt-crazy-1117863071/ This ''Variety'' article]] rom 1997 mentions that director Stanley Tong (who made the ''Mr. Magoo'' live action film) was attached to the project.



* 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.

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* Probably following the huge success superhero movies still enjoy, iIn in 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.
29th Apr '17 1:39:02 PM Scoutstr295
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** Speaking of ''Conan'', an indie film production of the original Robert E. Howard short story ''Literature/IronShadowsInTheMoon'' (which had fallen into PublicDomain) was shot and scheduled for release in 2014, with Finnish hockey player Pasi Schalin as Conan. However, the film entered development hell when it turned out that producer George Tan (primarily known as a mail order distributor of Creator/BruceLee films) made false statements about settling the ''Conan'' film rights, and Tan subsequently vanished from the production. The film has subsequently never been released.

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** Speaking of ''Conan'', an indie film production of the original Robert E. Howard short story ''Literature/IronShadowsInTheMoon'' (which had fallen into PublicDomain) was shot and scheduled for release in 2014, with Finnish hockey player Pasi Schalin as Conan. However, the film entered development hell Development Hell when it turned out that producer George Tan (primarily known as a (a mail order distributor of Creator/BruceLee films) made false statements about settling the ''Conan'' film rights, and Tan subsequently vanished from the production. The film has subsequently never been released.
27th Apr '17 7:17:11 PM Scoutstr295
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** Speaking of ''Conan'', an indie film production of the original Robert E. Howard short story ''Literature/IronShadowsInTheMoon'' was shot and scheduled for release in 2014, with Finnish hockey player Pasi Schalin as Conan. However, the film entered development hell when it turned out that producer George Tan (primarily known as a mail order distributor of Creator/BruceLee films) made false statements about securing the ''Conan'' film rights, and Tan subsequently vanished from the production. The film has subsequently never been released.

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** Speaking of ''Conan'', an indie film production of the original Robert E. Howard short story ''Literature/IronShadowsInTheMoon'' (which had fallen into PublicDomain) was shot and scheduled for release in 2014, with Finnish hockey player Pasi Schalin as Conan. However, the film entered development hell when it turned out that producer George Tan (primarily known as a mail order distributor of Creator/BruceLee films) made false statements about securing settling the ''Conan'' film rights, and Tan subsequently vanished from the production. The film has subsequently never been released.
27th Apr '17 7:14:24 PM Scoutstr295
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* A new ''Comicbook/RedSonja'' film was announced, with a teaser poster announcing a 2009 release date. Since the 2011 ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011'' tanked at the box office, the film has been on hold. The film supposedly has a new screenwriter as of 2015.

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* A new ''Comicbook/RedSonja'' film was announced, with a teaser poster announcing a 2009 release date. Since the 2011 ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011'' ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011 Conan the Barbarian]]'' tanked at the box office, the film has been on hold. The film supposedly has a new screenwriter as of 2015.2015.
** Speaking of ''Conan'', an indie film production of the original Robert E. Howard short story ''Literature/IronShadowsInTheMoon'' was shot and scheduled for release in 2014, with Finnish hockey player Pasi Schalin as Conan. However, the film entered development hell when it turned out that producer George Tan (primarily known as a mail order distributor of Creator/BruceLee films) made false statements about securing the ''Conan'' film rights, and Tan subsequently vanished from the production. The film has subsequently never been released.
27th Apr '17 4:54:12 PM jormis29
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* A third ''Film/{{Fletch}}'' movie has been in the works since 1997, with Creator/KevinSmith once attached to direct and Creator/BenAffleck 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.

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* A third ''Film/{{Fletch}}'' movie has been in the works since 1997, with Creator/KevinSmith once attached to direct and Creator/BenAffleck and even Zach Braff Creator/ZachBraff for the title role. [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20342679,00.html This]] ''Entertainment Weekly'' article has all the sordid details.
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