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7th Feb '16 3:40:32 PM nombretomado
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* The French animated film ''WesternAnimation/TheKingAndTheMockingbird'', which started production in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1948]], and wasn't finished until ''1980''. * In 2004, the CGI film ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' was announced (it had been in development since the '90s, but production was halted in 2002 when the files containing the animation were stolen from a hard drive and the animators had to start over from scratch). Best described as "''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in a supermarket", the film promised to bring together over 80 famous [[ProductPlacement beloved advertising characters]] (the process of licensing that many food mascots took YEARS, and even then, they couldn't license all 80 they wanted, so the characters they couldn't license were replaced with rather unintelligent {{Main/Expies}}) with voice talent including Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/{{Hilary|Duff}} and Haylie Duff, Wayne Brady, and Eva Longoria. The creators expected it to be a real commercial hit, merchandise for the movie started appearing on store shelves before the movie even had a release date... unfortunately the film ran into countless problems as detailed [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cgi/whatever-happened-to-foodfight.html here]]. After many years, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9r4pfoT1As a trailer]] was finally shown at AHM in 2011, and [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/foodfight-coming-to-dvd.html a company has the bought the DVD rights for this film in Europe]], and a quiet American release though Video-On-Demand came in 2013. at which point it was quickly destroyed by internet critics.
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* The French animated film ''WesternAnimation/TheKingAndTheMockingbird'', which started production in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1948]], and wasn't finished until ''1980''. * In 2004, the CGI film ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' was announced (it had been in development since the '90s, but production was halted in 2002 when the files containing the animation were stolen from a hard drive and the animators had to start over from scratch). Best described as "''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in a supermarket", the film promised to bring together over 80 famous [[ProductPlacement beloved advertising characters]] (the process of licensing that many food mascots took YEARS, and even then, they couldn't license all 80 they wanted, so the characters they couldn't license were replaced with rather unintelligent {{Main/Expies}}) {{Expies}}) with voice talent including Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/{{Hilary|Duff}} and Haylie Duff, Wayne Brady, and Eva Longoria. The creators expected it to be a real commercial hit, merchandise for the movie started appearing on store shelves before the movie even had a release date... unfortunately the film ran into countless problems as detailed [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cgi/whatever-happened-to-foodfight.html here]]. After many years, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9r4pfoT1As a trailer]] was finally shown at AHM in 2011, and [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/foodfight-coming-to-dvd.html a company has the bought the DVD rights for this film in Europe]], and a quiet American release though Video-On-Demand came in 2013. at which point it was quickly destroyed by internet critics.
4th Feb '16 5:03:37 AM JEFFWONTLEAVE
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It should be noted that the story of this film has a lot of events and information surrounding it and this is just a Insanely abridged version of it. I know that there are dozens of articles in portuguese where a lot of information is available, but I do not speak the language. So if any Portuguese tropers care to expand or correct any Information on this film, please do.
* * The planned ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' film adaptation has been mired in development problems for years. The rights to the franchise were acquired by Legendary in 2006, and Blizzard brought on Sam Raimi to direct. According to interviews, the first script (which was written by Blizzard's in-house writers) didn't go over well with Raimi, and a second script (written by Raimi and screenwriter Robert Rodat) wasn't accepted by Blizzard, who wanted the story to go a different way. After months of back-and-forth, Raimi walked from the project, blaming mismanagement on Blizzard's part. As of early 2013, Legendary announced that Duncan Jones (''{{Film/Moon}}'') became attached to direct and it all became smooth, yet also painfully slow, sailing. The film is now expected to release in June 2016.
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* * The planned ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' film adaptation has been mired in development problems for years. The rights to the franchise were acquired by Legendary in 2006, and Blizzard brought on Sam Raimi to direct. According to interviews, the first script (which was written by Blizzard's in-house writers) didn't go over well with Raimi, and a second script (written by Raimi and screenwriter Robert Rodat) wasn't accepted by Blizzard, who wanted the story to go a different way. After months of back-and-forth, Raimi walked from the project, blaming mismanagement on Blizzard's part. As of early 2013, Legendary announced that Duncan Jones (''{{Film/Moon}}'') became attached to direct and it all became smooth, yet also painfully slow, sailing. The film is now expected to release in June 2016.2016. * The Brazilian film "Chato"s release went through a long process that started in 1994, with Guilherme Fontes acquiring the film rights to a acclaimed novel, then production started in 1995 with help from none other than Francis Ford Coppola with him promising the press that it would be the greatest film in Brazilian history. The film then started filming in 1998 and then suddenly stopped the next year. That was when the government of Brazil started a investigation which ended with Fontes and the production company being jailed for Improper use of funds, failing to deliver a film project and misuse of the budget provided by the ministry of the culture. They we're then sentenced to 3 years in prison (Later changed to Community service) and had multiple court hearings condemning them to return the money used for the film. And then in November 2015, after years of failed promises and controversies, the film was released. It received decent feedback, but was far from the potential it should have had.
2nd Feb '16 2:29:11 PM rjd1922
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* In 2004, the CGI film ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' was announced (it had been in development since the '90s, but production was halted in 2002 when the files containing the animation were stolen from a hard drive and the animators had to start over from scratch). Best described as "''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in a supermarket", the film promised to bring together over 80 famous [[ProductPlacement beloved advertising characters]] (the process of licensing that many food mascots took YEARS, and even then, they couldn't license all 80 they wanted, so the characters they couldn't license were replaced with rather unintelligent {{Main/Expies}}) with voice talent including Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/{{Hilary|Duff}} and Haylie Duff, Wayne Brady, and Eva Longoria. The creators expected it to be a real commercial hit, merchandise for the movie started appearing on store shelves before the movie even had a release date... unfortunately the film ran into countless problems as detailed [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cgi/whatever-happened-to-foodfight.html here]]. After many years, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9r4pfoT1As a trailer]] was finally shown at AHM in 2011, and [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/foodfight-coming-to-dvd.html a company has the bought the DVD rights for this film in Europe]], and a quiet American release though Video-On-Demand came in 2013. at which point it was quickly destroyed by internet critics.

* In 2004, the CGI film ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' was announced (it had been in development since the '90s, but production was halted in 2002 when the files containing the animation were stolen from a hard drive and the animators had to start over from scratch). Best described as "''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' in a supermarket", the film promised to bring together over 80 famous [[ProductPlacement beloved advertising characters]] (the process of licensing that many food mascots took YEARS, and even then, they couldn't license all 80 they wanted, so the characters they couldn't license were replaced with rather unintelligent {{Main/Expies}}) with voice talent including Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/{{Hilary|Duff}} and Haylie Duff, Wayne Brady, and Eva Longoria. The creators expected it to be a real commercial hit, merchandise for the movie started appearing on store shelves before the movie even had a release date... unfortunately the film ran into countless problems as detailed [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cgi/whatever-happened-to-foodfight.html here]]. After many years, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9r4pfoT1As a trailer]] was finally shown at AHM in 2011, and [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/foodfight-coming-to-dvd.html a company has the bought the DVD rights for this film in Europe]], and a quiet American release though Video-On-Demand came in 2013. at which point it was quickly destroyed by internet critics.
29th Jan '16 3:28:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* The film of Creator/RichardMatheson's short story ''Button, Button'' became the ''Chinese Democracy'' of the film world during its nearly four decades in development hell (though it saw a [=TV=] adaptation for the 1980s ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' in the meantime). It would eventually be released in 2010 as ''TheBox''.
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* The film of Creator/RichardMatheson's short story ''Button, Button'' became the ''Chinese Democracy'' of the film world during its nearly four decades in development hell (though it saw a [=TV=] adaptation for the 1980s ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' in the meantime). It would eventually be released in 2010 as ''TheBox''.''Film/TheBox''.
28th Jan '16 3:31:32 AM PinkCelebi
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* The games that eventually became ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' were initially announced in an early form in 1990, and didn't come out until 1996.

* The very first [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokemon game]] went through a number of title options due to trademark issues and was rejected several times by Creator/{{Nintendo}} who didn't understand the concept. It took some help from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto to get Nintendo on board. It was also Miyamoto's idea to [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo split the cartridges]] to aid in the trading aspect of the game.
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* The very first [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokemon game]] went through a number of title options due to trademark issues and was rejected several times by Creator/{{Nintendo}} who didn't understand the concept. It took some help from Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto to get Nintendo on board. It was also Miyamoto's idea to [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo split the cartridges]] to aid in the trading aspect of the game. They were initially announced in an early form in 1990, and didn't come out until 1996. ** On other side, there's [[VideoGame/DetectivePikachu Detective Pikachu]]. Revealed in October 2013, no development news until ''January 2016''.
27th Jan '16 6:58:16 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''VideoGame/ImperiumGalactica III: Genesis'', was being developed by Digital Reality. However, the publisher GT Interactive went bankrupt, and the title was "borrowed" by Philos Laboratories. When their lease expired, the project was renamed to ''Galaxy Andromeda''. Then Philos Laboratories went bankrupt, and Mithis Entertainment picked up the development, resulting in ''VideoGame/NexusTheJupiterIncident''. While the game in its current state has nothing to do with the ''Imperium Galactica'' series, its storyline remained largely unchanged from the original project, becoming the [[SpiritualSuccessor unofficial prequel]] to the series.
19th Jan '16 10:14:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' was in development for around a decade. It was originally set to be an AardmanAnimations film animated in stop-motion and written by Creator/JohnCleese titled "Crood Awakening" but it ended up falling through. When Creator/DreamWorksAnimation broke off their deal with Aardman, they retained the rights and different directors tried working with it until it was given to Chris Sanders and gained its current form, released in 2013.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' was in development for around a decade. It was originally set to be an AardmanAnimations Creator/AardmanAnimations film animated in stop-motion and written by Creator/JohnCleese titled "Crood Awakening" but it ended up falling through. When Creator/DreamWorksAnimation broke off their deal with Aardman, they retained the rights and different directors tried working with it until it was given to Chris Sanders and gained its current form, released in 2013.
17th Jan '16 4:56:03 PM Green_lantern40
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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise post-''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T2]]'':

** The ''fourth'' film, ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', which also burned in said DevelopmentHell during its production as well. There were ''seven'' writers of the script when you include Jonathan Nolan and the two guys who actually did the original script, and the ending was fundamentally altered after test audiences reacted negatively. ** And the fifth and sixth proposed ''Terminator'' films look headed in the same direction. First the production company of the fourth bankrupted, then the hedge fund they owed money to became the rights holders before selling them to Megan Ellison's Annapurna Films. Who [[http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/12/04/new-terminator-films-finally-coming says more films are in the works]], with the fifth, ''Terminator Genisys'', scheduled for 2015.
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** The ''fourth'' film, ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', which also burned in said DevelopmentHell during its production as well. There were ''seven'' writers of the script when you include Jonathan Nolan and the two guys who actually did the original script, and the ending was fundamentally altered after test audiences reacted negatively. ** And the fifth and sixth proposed ''Terminator'' films look headed in the same direction. First the ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', helped by ''Salvation'''s production company of the fourth bankrupted, then the going bankrupt. The hedge fund they owed money to became the rights holders before selling them to Megan Ellison's Annapurna Films. Who [[http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/12/04/new-terminator-films-finally-coming says more films are in the works]], with the fifth, ''Terminator Genisys'', scheduled for 2015.Films.
16th Jan '16 6:25:31 AM PF
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* The rights to a live action adaptation of ''TheLordOfTheRings'' were sold to United Artists shortly before Creator/JRRTolkien's death in 1973. Although scripts were intermittently under development and two animated adaptations made it to the screen despite their own Development Hells, conventional wisdom was that the trilogy as written was unfilmable due to its sheer length and complexity. Studios were extremely reluctant to green-light scripts that would obligate them to more than one film. Even one-film scripts (adapted [[InNameOnly almost beyond recognition]]) came with 3-hour running times, well beyond what [[ExecutiveMeddling studios believed]]moviegoers would be willing to sit through. It wasn't until 1994 that Miramax gave Creator/PeterJackson permission to move forward on a 5-hour, 2-movie script. By 1999, with shooting not even started, the studio had lost confidence and Jackson had to shop the script around again. New Line not only picked it up but also approved a 3rd film, bringing the total running time to 7 hours. Jackson and his writing team, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, had to completely revamp the script ''during shooting'' to meet the new parameters. [[note]]In the directors' commentary track and making-of documentary footage from the Extended Edition DVD releases, Jackson and the writers point out several plot elements (such as Arwen rescuing Frodo at the Ford) that were originally created to get around time constraints but were retained for other purposes (such as increasing the prominence of female characters) or that might have eventually been removed if they hadn't run out of time for rewrites.[[/note]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The first film]] was not released until 2001, 28 years after the film rights were sold...but finally redeemed ''Lord of the Rings'' from Development Hell with blockbuster success.
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* The rights to a live action adaptation of ''TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' were sold to United Artists shortly before Creator/JRRTolkien's death in 1973. Although scripts were intermittently under development and two animated adaptations made it to the screen despite their own Development Hells, conventional wisdom was that the trilogy as written was unfilmable due to its sheer length and complexity. Studios were extremely reluctant to green-light scripts that would obligate them to more than one film. Even one-film scripts (adapted [[InNameOnly almost beyond recognition]]) came with 3-hour running times, well beyond what [[ExecutiveMeddling studios believed]]moviegoers believed]] moviegoers would be willing to sit through. It wasn't until 1994 that Miramax gave Creator/PeterJackson permission to move forward on a 5-hour, 2-movie script. By 1999, with shooting not even started, the studio had lost confidence and Jackson had to shop the script around again. New Line not only picked it up but also approved a 3rd film, bringing the total running time to 7 hours. Jackson and his writing team, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, had to completely revamp the script ''during shooting'' to meet the new parameters. [[note]]In the directors' commentary track and making-of documentary footage from the Extended Edition DVD releases, Jackson and the writers point out several plot elements (such as Arwen rescuing Frodo at the Ford) that were originally created to get around time constraints but were retained for other purposes (such as increasing the prominence of female characters) or that might have eventually been removed if they hadn't run out of time for rewrites.[[/note]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The first film]] was not released until 2001, 28 years after the film rights were sold...but finally redeemed ''Lord of the Rings'' from Development Hell with blockbuster success.
16th Jan '16 1:26:44 AM Anddrix
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* The rights to a live action adaptation of ''TheLordOfTheRings'' were sold to United Artists shortly before Creator/JRRTolkien's death in 1973. Although scripts were intermittently under development and two animated adaptations made it to the screen despite their own Development Hells, conventional wisdom was that the trilogy as written was unfilmable due to its sheer length and complexity. Studios were extremely reluctant to green-light scripts that would obligate them to more than one film. Even one-film scripts (adapted [[InNameOnly almost beyond recognition]]) came with 3-hour running times, well beyond what [[ExecutiveMeddling studios believed]] [[ViewersAreMorons moviegoers would be willing to sit through]]. It wasn't until 1994 that Miramax gave Creator/PeterJackson permission to move forward on a 5-hour, 2-movie script. By 1999, with shooting not even started, the studio had lost confidence and Jackson had to shop the script around again. New Line not only picked it up but also approved a 3rd film, bringing the total running time to 7 hours. Jackson and his writing team, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, had to completely revamp the script ''during shooting'' to meet the new parameters. [[note]]In the directors' commentary track and making-of documentary footage from the Extended Edition DVD releases, Jackson and the writers point out several plot elements (such as Arwen rescuing Frodo at the Ford) that were originally created to get around time constraints but were retained for other purposes (such as increasing the prominence of female characters) or that might have eventually been removed if they hadn't run out of time for rewrites.[[/note]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The first film]] was not released until 2001, 28 years after the film rights were sold...but finally redeemed ''Lord of the Rings'' from Development Hell with blockbuster success.
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* The rights to a live action adaptation of ''TheLordOfTheRings'' were sold to United Artists shortly before Creator/JRRTolkien's death in 1973. Although scripts were intermittently under development and two animated adaptations made it to the screen despite their own Development Hells, conventional wisdom was that the trilogy as written was unfilmable due to its sheer length and complexity. Studios were extremely reluctant to green-light scripts that would obligate them to more than one film. Even one-film scripts (adapted [[InNameOnly almost beyond recognition]]) came with 3-hour running times, well beyond what [[ExecutiveMeddling studios believed]] [[ViewersAreMorons moviegoers believed]]moviegoers would be willing to sit through]].through. It wasn't until 1994 that Miramax gave Creator/PeterJackson permission to move forward on a 5-hour, 2-movie script. By 1999, with shooting not even started, the studio had lost confidence and Jackson had to shop the script around again. New Line not only picked it up but also approved a 3rd film, bringing the total running time to 7 hours. Jackson and his writing team, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, had to completely revamp the script ''during shooting'' to meet the new parameters. [[note]]In the directors' commentary track and making-of documentary footage from the Extended Edition DVD releases, Jackson and the writers point out several plot elements (such as Arwen rescuing Frodo at the Ford) that were originally created to get around time constraints but were retained for other purposes (such as increasing the prominence of female characters) or that might have eventually been removed if they hadn't run out of time for rewrites.[[/note]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The first film]] was not released until 2001, 28 years after the film rights were sold...but finally redeemed ''Lord of the Rings'' from Development Hell with blockbuster success.
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