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17th Sep '17 7:10:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': A film based on ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' had been in DevelopmentHell for decades under different companies. Creator/RogerCorman's company had at some point acquired the rights from the previous property owners but ultimately only made the 1996 film because they only had six months left, requiring them to quickly rush something into production. After an incredibly TroubledProduction, the final result was a miscast, critically panned film that the director Jim Wynorski later [[OldShame regretted making at all]].

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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': A film based on ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' had been in DevelopmentHell for decades under different companies. Creator/RogerCorman's company had at some point acquired the rights from the previous property owners but ultimately only made the 1996 film because they only had six months left, requiring them to quickly rush something into production. After an incredibly TroubledProduction, the final result was a miscast, [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency miscast]], critically panned film that the director Jim Wynorski later [[OldShame regretted making at all]].
17th Sep '17 5:53:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': A film based on ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' had been in DevelopmentHell for decades under different companies. Creator/RogerCorman's company had at some point acquired the rights from the previous property owners but ultimately only made the 1996 film because they only had six months left, necessitating them to quickly rush something into production. After an incredibly TroubledProduction, the final result was a miscast, critically panned film that the director Jim Wynorski later [[OldShame regretted making at all]].

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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': A film based on ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' had been in DevelopmentHell for decades under different companies. Creator/RogerCorman's company had at some point acquired the rights from the previous property owners but ultimately only made the 1996 film because they only had six months left, necessitating requiring them to quickly rush something into production. After an incredibly TroubledProduction, the final result was a miscast, critically panned film that the director Jim Wynorski later [[OldShame regretted making at all]].
12th Sep '17 10:02:18 PM PaulA
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* ''My Name Is Modesty'', a 2004 low-budget thriller featuring a young ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise, was made so the production company could hold on to the film rights long enough to get things moving on a proper ''Modesty Blaise'' film. (As of this writing, they still haven't.) It was released direct to DVD, and for something made so quickly and cheaply it isn't actually terrible.
20th Aug '17 7:27:02 AM Omeganian
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** Creator/{{Sony}}'s ''Spider-Man'' license was originally doing much better than Fox and the Fantastic Four, and in fact is sometimes credited with kickstarting the current era of superhero movies. However, after Creator/SamRaimi's fourth ''[[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Spider-Man]]'' movie [[TroubledProduction fell apart in the planning stage]], a rebooted origin story called ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'' was greenlit with an all-new cast and crew. Critics alleged the project was revived solely to extend Sony's reversion deadline, but the rebooted film was (unexpectedly) a big enough hit to generate talk of a franchise of its own to compete with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Sony confident that Spider-Man was theirs for the foreseeable future. Even before [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 the second film]] came out, Sony was hyping up {{spinoff}}s focusing on ComicBook/{{Venom}} and the Script/SinisterSix. However, ''The Amazing Spider-Man 2'' wound up a critical and box office failure, derailing all of Sony's carefully-laid plans to make Peter Parker into a meta-franchise. Sony was scrambling for any viable ideas; at one point, there was talk of a spinoff focused on Aunt May (a rumor that was quickly [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/What-Sony-Has-Say-About-Spider-Man-Aunt-May-Movie-68174.html quashed by Sony]], but which [[TheTysonZone people had no problem believing]]). After the 2014 Sony email hack revealed that they were considering throwing in the towel and cutting a deal with Marvel Studios, pressure from fans who wanted to see Spidey "return home" led Sony to sign a deal in early 2015 to allow reciprocal character appearances with Marvel Studios, improving their chances of holding onto the license in the long term. Accordingly, Spidey's solo films starting with ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' will be produced by Marvel Studios for Sony and set in the MCU.

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** Creator/{{Sony}}'s ''Spider-Man'' license was originally doing much better than Fox and the Fantastic Four, and in fact is sometimes credited with kickstarting the current era of superhero movies. However, after Creator/SamRaimi's fourth ''[[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Spider-Man]]'' movie [[TroubledProduction fell apart in the planning stage]], a rebooted origin story called ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'' was greenlit with an all-new cast and crew. Critics alleged the project was revived solely to extend Sony's reversion deadline, but the rebooted film was (unexpectedly) a big enough hit to generate talk of a franchise of its own to compete with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Sony confident that Spider-Man was theirs for the foreseeable future. Even before [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 the second film]] came out, Sony was hyping up {{spinoff}}s focusing on ComicBook/{{Venom}} and the Script/SinisterSix. However, ''The Amazing Spider-Man 2'' wound up a critical and box office failure, derailing all of Sony's carefully-laid plans to make Peter Parker into a meta-franchise. Sony was scrambling for any viable ideas; at one point, there was talk of a spinoff focused on Aunt May (a rumor that was quickly [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/What-Sony-Has-Say-About-Spider-Man-Aunt-May-Movie-68174.html quashed by Sony]], but which [[TheTysonZone people had no problem believing]]). After the 2014 Sony email hack revealed that they were considering throwing in the towel and cutting a deal with Marvel Studios, pressure from fans who wanted to see Spidey "return home" led Sony to sign a deal in early 2015 to allow reciprocal character appearances with Marvel Studios, improving their chances of holding onto the license in the long term. Accordingly, Spidey's first solo films starting with film, ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' will be was produced by Marvel Studios for Sony and Sony, set in the MCU.MCU, and quite well received.
31st Jul '17 5:16:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': A film based on ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' had been in DevelopmentHell for decades under different companies. Creator/RogerCorman's company had at some point acquired the rights from the previous property owners but ultimately only made the 1996 film because they only had six months left, necessitating them to quickly rush something into production. After an incredibly TroubledProduction, the ultimate result was a miscast, critically panned film that the director Jim Wynorski later [[OldShame regretted making at all]].

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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': A film based on ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' had been in DevelopmentHell for decades under different companies. Creator/RogerCorman's company had at some point acquired the rights from the previous property owners but ultimately only made the 1996 film because they only had six months left, necessitating them to quickly rush something into production. After an incredibly TroubledProduction, the ultimate final result was a miscast, critically panned film that the director Jim Wynorski later [[OldShame regretted making at all]].
30th Jul '17 5:08:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': A film based on ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' had been in DevelopmentHell for decades under different companies. Creator/RogerCorman's company had at some point acquired the rights from the previous property owners but ultimately only made the 1996 film because they only had six months left, necessitating them to quickly rush something into production. After an incredibly TroubledProduction, the ultimate result was a miscast, critically panned film that the director Jim Wynorski later [[OldShame regretted making at all]].
27th Jul '17 7:08:43 PM thelivingtoad
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** Of the three major Marvel franchises still held by outside studios, Fox's ''Film/XMen'' has most successfully averted the need for an ashcan installment. While the quality of the films has been uneven (from the high of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' to the low of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), their release schedules have been steady, the budgets have all been what one would expect for a major theatrical release, and the latest installment, ''Film/Logan'', was a massive critical and box office success.

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** Of the three major Marvel franchises still held by outside studios, Fox's ''Film/XMen'' has most successfully averted the need for an ashcan installment. While the quality of the films has been uneven (from the high of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' to the low of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), their release schedules have been steady, the budgets have all been what one would expect for a major theatrical release, and the latest installment, ''Film/Logan'', ''Film/{{Logan}}'', was a massive critical and box office success.
26th Jul '17 8:57:35 PM MisterBeeg
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* The 1966 adaptation of ''Literature/TheHobbit''. Producer Bill Snyder bought the flim rights from J.R.R. Tolkien on the cheap, and just before they were set to expire the popularity of Tolkien's ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' books skyrocketed. Realizing he could make a tidy return on his investment, Snyder set out to get the rights extended long enough to negotiate a resale. However, a film had to be made and released in order for that to happen. With the contract set to expire in one month, he got Gene Deitch to hastily produce a 12 minute film using still drawings, which was then screened in a single Manhattan theater on the day the contract was set to expire. With its conditions fulfilled in the narrowest possible sense, the contract was duly extended and Snyder sold the rights for $100,000 (in 1960s money). In 2012 the film finally resurfaced when Snyder's son [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBnVL1Y2src uploaded it on YouTube]].


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* The 1966 adaptation of ''Literature/TheHobbit''. Producer Bill Snyder bought the flim rights from J.R.R. Tolkien on the cheap, and just before they were set to expire the popularity of Tolkien's ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' books skyrocketed. Realizing he could make a tidy return on his investment, Snyder set out to get the rights extended long enough to negotiate a resale. However, a film had to be made and released in order for that to happen. With the contract set to expire in one month, he got Gene Deitch to hastily produce a 12 minute film using still drawings, which was then screened in a single Manhattan theater on the day the contract was set to expire. With its conditions fulfilled in the narrowest possible sense, the contract was duly extended and Snyder sold the rights for $100,000 (in 1960s money). In 2012 the film finally resurfaced when Snyder's son [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBnVL1Y2src uploaded it on YouTube]].
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26th Jul '17 6:30:49 AM StFan
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** Creator/{{Sony}}'s ''Spider-Man'' license was originally doing much better than Fox and the Fantastic Four, and in fact is sometimes credited with kickstarting the current era of superhero movies. However, after Creator/SamRaimi's fourth ''[[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Spider-Man]]'' movie [[TroubledProduction fell apart in the planning stage]], a rebooted origin story called ''[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries Amazing Spider-Man Series]]'' was greenlit with an all-new cast and crew. Critics alleged the project was revived solely to extend Sony's reversion deadline, but the rebooted film was (unexpectedly) a big enough hit to generate talk of a franchise of its own to compete with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Sony confident that Spider-Man was theirs for the foreseeable future. Even before [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 the second film]] came out, Sony was hyping up {{spinoff}}s focusing on ComicBook/{{Venom}} and the Film/SinisterSix. However, ''The Amazing Spider-Man 2'' wound up a critical and box office failure, derailing all of Sony's carefully-laid plans to make Peter Parker into a meta-franchise. Sony was scrambling for any viable ideas; at one point, there was talk of a spinoff focused on Aunt May (a rumor that was quickly [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/What-Sony-Has-Say-About-Spider-Man-Aunt-May-Movie-68174.html quashed by Sony]], but which [[TheTysonZone people had no problem believing]]). After the 2014 Sony email hack revealed that they were considering throwing in the towel and cutting a deal with Marvel Studios, pressure from fans who wanted to see Spidey "return home" led Sony to sign a deal in early 2015 to allow reciprocal character appearances with Marvel Studios, improving their chances of holding onto the license in the long term. Accordingly, Spidey's solo films staring with ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' will be produced by Marvel Studios for Sony and set in the MCU.
** Of the three major Marvel franchises still held by outside studios, Fox's ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' has most successfully averted the need for an ashcan installment. While the quality of the films has been uneven (from the high of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' to the low of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), their release schedules have been steady, the budgets have all been what one would expect for a major theatrical release, and the latest installment, ''Film/Logan'', was a massive critical and box office success.

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** Creator/{{Sony}}'s ''Spider-Man'' license was originally doing much better than Fox and the Fantastic Four, and in fact is sometimes credited with kickstarting the current era of superhero movies. However, after Creator/SamRaimi's fourth ''[[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Spider-Man]]'' movie [[TroubledProduction fell apart in the planning stage]], a rebooted origin story called ''[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries Amazing Spider-Man Series]]'' ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'' was greenlit with an all-new cast and crew. Critics alleged the project was revived solely to extend Sony's reversion deadline, but the rebooted film was (unexpectedly) a big enough hit to generate talk of a franchise of its own to compete with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with Sony confident that Spider-Man was theirs for the foreseeable future. Even before [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 the second film]] came out, Sony was hyping up {{spinoff}}s focusing on ComicBook/{{Venom}} and the Film/SinisterSix.Script/SinisterSix. However, ''The Amazing Spider-Man 2'' wound up a critical and box office failure, derailing all of Sony's carefully-laid plans to make Peter Parker into a meta-franchise. Sony was scrambling for any viable ideas; at one point, there was talk of a spinoff focused on Aunt May (a rumor that was quickly [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/What-Sony-Has-Say-About-Spider-Man-Aunt-May-Movie-68174.html quashed by Sony]], but which [[TheTysonZone people had no problem believing]]). After the 2014 Sony email hack revealed that they were considering throwing in the towel and cutting a deal with Marvel Studios, pressure from fans who wanted to see Spidey "return home" led Sony to sign a deal in early 2015 to allow reciprocal character appearances with Marvel Studios, improving their chances of holding onto the license in the long term. Accordingly, Spidey's solo films staring starting with ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' will be produced by Marvel Studios for Sony and set in the MCU.
** Of the three major Marvel franchises still held by outside studios, Fox's ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' ''Film/XMen'' has most successfully averted the need for an ashcan installment. While the quality of the films has been uneven (from the high of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' to the low of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), their release schedules have been steady, the budgets have all been what one would expect for a major theatrical release, and the latest installment, ''Film/Logan'', was a massive critical and box office success.



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20th Apr '17 9:12:15 AM dangerdan97
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** Of the three major Marvel franchises still held by outside studios, Fox's ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' has most successfully averted the need for an ashcan installment. While the quality of the films has been uneven (from the high of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' to the low of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), their release schedules have been steady, the budgets have all been what one would expect for a major theatrical release, and the latest installment, ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', was a box office success.

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** Of the three major Marvel franchises still held by outside studios, Fox's ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' has most successfully averted the need for an ashcan installment. While the quality of the films has been uneven (from the high of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' to the low of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), their release schedules have been steady, the budgets have all been what one would expect for a major theatrical release, and the latest installment, ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', ''Film/Logan'', was a massive critical and box office success.
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