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20th Oct '17 8:24:43 AM vexer
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* The horror film ''Keep Watching'' starring Creator/BellaThorne was shot in 2013, but it wasn't picked up for distribution until two years later by Creator/ScreenGems. They set a December 2, 2016, release date for the film and released a poster to boot. Not long later, they pulled it from their yearly schedule and aimed for a March 24, 2017, date instead. A short time later, they pulled the release again and it appears the film will be shelved until further notice. It's almost as if Screen Gems has [[ScrewedByTheNetwork little faith in the movie]].

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* The horror film ''Keep Watching'' starring Creator/BellaThorne was shot in 2013, but it wasn't picked up for distribution until two years later by Creator/ScreenGems. They set a December 2, 2016, release date for the film and released a poster to boot. Not long later, they pulled it from their yearly schedule and aimed for a March 24, 2017, date instead. A short time later, they pulled the release again and it appears finally a trailer popped up in August and the film will be shelved until further notice. It's almost as if Screen Gems has [[ScrewedByTheNetwork little faith in the movie]].got a release date for October 31st.
8th Oct '17 5:11:07 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' was intended to be released in 1997, to tie in with ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. The latter's horrendous reception, however, led it to be delayed until March of 1998 (by which time [[WesternAnimation/TheNewBatmanAdventures Batman's new cartoon]] had already aired a sequel episode to the movie).


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' was intended to be released in 1997, to tie in with ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. The latter's horrendous reception, however, led it to be delayed until March of 1998 (by which time [[WesternAnimation/TheNewBatmanAdventures Batman's new cartoon]] had already aired a sequel episode to the movie).
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' was originally advertised as coming to straight-to-video on October 31, 2000, but once it got unexpectedly slapped with a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, the film was re-edited, and one violent scene had to be completely replaced with new animation, and the film was finally released on December 12, 2000. The original unedited version wasn't released until April 23, 2002. This was during heavy backlash on violence in films, TV shows, and video games following the Columbine High School massacre.
30th Sep '17 12:44:45 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Creator/AlecBaldwin's remake of ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster'' was filmed in 2001 but a series of legal issues kept it out of theatres until July 2007, where a recut version (disowned by Baldwin) entitled ''Shortcut to Happiness'' played in a few regional markets in the East and South. This version has also appeared on Starz and Netflix but said legal issues have prevented a home video release.

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* Creator/AlecBaldwin's remake of ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster'' ''Film/TheDevilAndDanielWebster'' was filmed in 2001 but a series of legal issues kept it out of theatres until July 2007, where a recut version (disowned by Baldwin) entitled ''Shortcut to Happiness'' played in a few regional markets in the East and South. This version has also appeared on Starz and Netflix but said legal issues have prevented a home video release.
26th Sep '17 10:23:31 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** ''[[Franchise/{{Amityville}} Amityville: The Awakening]]'' was originally supposed to be released on January 2, 2015, but was delayed indefinitely a few months prior to its release. It was rescheduled for a [[http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/379455-amityville-reawakening-viral-dated-2016/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=amityville-reawakening-viral-dated-2016 April 15, 2016]] release, only to be bumbled up to April 1. Suddenly, the film was delayed yet again and set for a January 6, 2017 release before being shelved again a month before release. It was then set to come out on June 30, 2017, but was then put on the shelf once again. It's now slated to be [[http://deadline.com/2017/09/amityville-the-awakening-to-stream-on-google-play-for-free-gets-limited-theatrical-release-1202174538/ dumped on Google Play]] for free viewing on Oct 12, with a limited theatrical release following on Oct 28.

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** ''[[Franchise/{{Amityville}} Amityville: The Awakening]]'' was originally supposed to be released on January 2, 2015, but was delayed indefinitely a few months prior to its release. It was rescheduled for a [[http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/379455-amityville-reawakening-viral-dated-2016/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=amityville-reawakening-viral-dated-2016 April 15, 2016]] release, only to be bumbled up to April 1. Suddenly, the film was delayed yet again and set for a January 6, 2017 release before being shelved again a month before release. It was then set to come out on June 30, 2017, but was then put on the shelf once again. It's It was released in [[ShortRunInPeru Ukraine and Central America]] on July 20, 2017, and in the Philippines on August 2. In the US, it's now slated to be [[http://deadline.com/2017/09/amityville-the-awakening-to-stream-on-google-play-for-free-gets-limited-theatrical-release-1202174538/ dumped on Google Play]] for free viewing on Oct 12, with a limited theatrical release following on Oct 28. 28, 2017.
24th Sep '17 9:26:42 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** The found-footage horror film ''Film/ThePoughkeepsieTapes'' was originally scheduled for release in February 2008, but its release was delayed indefinitely a month before it was to come out, with no explanation given by its distributor. Given that that distributor was MGM, which was just starting to fall apart at the time, it's not difficult to guess why. The film finally saw a VOD release through [=DirecTV=] in 2014, but was pulled shortly thereafter, meaning that the film is not available through any legal channels. A rough cut of the film can be found online, however, and it has been screened at festivals.

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** The found-footage horror film ''Film/ThePoughkeepsieTapes'' was originally scheduled for release in February 2008, but its release was delayed indefinitely a month before it was to come out, with no explanation given by its distributor. Given that that distributor was MGM, which was just starting to fall apart at the time, it's not difficult to guess why. The film finally saw a VOD release through [=DirecTV=] in 2014, but was pulled shortly thereafter, meaning that the film is was not available through any legal channels. A rough cut of channels for the film can be found online, however, longest time, being only available through bootlegs and festival screenings. Scream Factory will finally release it has been screened at festivals.on DVD and Blu-ray [[https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-poughkeepsie-tapes?product_id=6373 Oct 10]].
24th Sep '17 9:23:29 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** ''[[Franchise/{{Amityville}} Amityville: The Awakening]]'' was originally supposed to be released on January 2, 2015, but was delayed indefinitely a few months prior to its release. It was rescheduled for a [[http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/379455-amityville-reawakening-viral-dated-2016/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=amityville-reawakening-viral-dated-2016 April 15, 2016]] release, only to be bumbled up to April 1. Suddenly, the film was delayed yet again and set for a January 6, 2017 release before being shelved again a month before release. It was then set to come out on June 30, 2017, but is now delayed indefinitely yet again.

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** ''[[Franchise/{{Amityville}} Amityville: The Awakening]]'' was originally supposed to be released on January 2, 2015, but was delayed indefinitely a few months prior to its release. It was rescheduled for a [[http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/379455-amityville-reawakening-viral-dated-2016/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=amityville-reawakening-viral-dated-2016 April 15, 2016]] release, only to be bumbled up to April 1. Suddenly, the film was delayed yet again and set for a January 6, 2017 release before being shelved again a month before release. It was then set to come out on June 30, 2017, but is was then put on the shelf once again. It's now delayed indefinitely yet again.slated to be [[http://deadline.com/2017/09/amityville-the-awakening-to-stream-on-google-play-for-free-gets-limited-theatrical-release-1202174538/ dumped on Google Play]] for free viewing on Oct 12, with a limited theatrical release following on Oct 28.
20th Aug '17 9:40:00 AM CorahsUncle
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** ''[[Film/FortySevenMetersDown 47 Meters Down]]'', which was originally titled ''In The Deep'', was originally set for a DirectToVideo release in August 2016 after some delays. Only a week before the film was set to hit the shelves, Dimension Films cancelled the release and put the film in [[ChannelHop turnaround]]. It got picked up by rookie company Entertainment Studios and they gave the film a wide theatrical release in June 2017. Despite mixed reviews, it turned a profit.

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** ''[[Film/FortySevenMetersDown 47 Meters Down]]'', which was originally titled ''In The the Deep'', was originally set for a DirectToVideo release in August 2016 after some delays. Only a week before the film was set to hit the shelves, Dimension Films cancelled the release and put the film in [[ChannelHop turnaround]]. It got picked up by rookie company Entertainment Studios and they gave the film a wide theatrical release in June 2017. Despite mixed reviews, it turned a profit.



* ''Film/TheInterview'', a Creator/SethRogen–Creator/JamesFranco comedy about assassinating UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}n leader Kim Jong-un, just barely avoided becoming a victim of this trope. The film sparked outrage from North Korea almost immediately, with Pyongyang referring to it as an "act of war", and hackers (believed by the FBI to have been connected to North Korea, though some cyber-security experts believe it was an inside job from an ex-employee) attacked the servers of the film's studio, Sony Pictures, and released a mountain of emails and personal information. Then, cinema owners were sent an ominous message threatening terrorist attacks against cinemas that chose to screen the film. Sony originally left it up to cinema chains to decide for themselves, but when all five major chains backed out, Sony pulled the film's release. Many people (including President UsefulNotes/BarackObama) felt the decision was a mistake and accused Sony and the theaters of appeasing terrorists, and many petitions to Sony to show the film were created, with at least one gathering hundreds of signatures. The intense backlash persuaded Sony executives to change their minds and give the film a limited theatrical/VOD release on Christmas Day.
* The King's Daughter, based off the 1997 novel, The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre, completed filming at the end of May 2014 with Focus Pictures distributing the film in the United States as The Moon and the Sun. Then in August 15, 2014, Paramount Pictures bought the U.S. distribution rights and announced a release date of April 10, 2015, then for some reason no trailers were released until three weeks before release, Paramount decided to cancel the release date and later put the film on turnaround with Open Road Films buying the rights and retitled the film as The King's Daughter with no release date in sight.

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* ''Film/TheInterview'', a Creator/SethRogen–Creator/JamesFranco comedy about assassinating UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}n leader Kim Jong-un, just barely avoided becoming a victim of this trope. The film sparked outrage from North Korea almost immediately, with Pyongyang referring to it as an "act of war", and hackers (believed by the FBI to have been connected to North Korea, though some cyber-security experts believe it was an inside job from an ex-employee) attacked the servers of the film's studio, Sony Pictures, and released a mountain of emails and personal information. Then, cinema owners were sent an ominous message threatening terrorist attacks against cinemas that chose to screen the film. Sony originally left it up to cinema chains to decide for themselves, but when all five major chains backed out, Sony pulled the film's release. Many people (including President UsefulNotes/BarackObama) felt that the decision was a mistake and accused Sony and the theaters of appeasing terrorists, and many petitions to Sony to show the film were created, with at least one gathering hundreds of signatures. The intense backlash persuaded Sony executives to change their minds and give the film a limited theatrical/VOD release on Christmas Day.
* The ''The King's Daughter, Daughter'', based off the 1997 novel, The novel ''The Moon and the Sun Sun'' by Vonda McIntyre, [=McIntyre=], completed filming at the end of May 2014 with Focus Pictures distributing the film in the United States as The ''The Moon and the Sun. Sun''. Then in on August 15, 2014, Paramount Pictures bought the U.S. distribution rights and announced a release date of April 10, 2015, then for some reason no trailers were released until three weeks before release, Paramount decided to cancel the release date and later put the film on turnaround with Open Road Films buying the rights and retitled the film as The ''The King's Daughter Daughter'' with no release date in sight.



* The horror film ''Keep Watching'' starring Creator/BellaThorne was shot back in 2013 but it wasn't picked up for distribution until two years later by Creator/ScreenGems. They set a December 2, 2016, release date for the film and released a poster to boot. Not long later they pulled it from their yearly schedule and aimed for a March 24, 2017, date instead. A short time later, they pulled the release again and it appears the film will be shelved until further notice. It's almost as if Screen Gems has [[ScrewedByTheNetwork little faith in the movie]].
* The Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''Film/{{Limelight}}'' was pulled from distribution after he was denied re-admittance to the US for allegedly having communist sympathies. Filmed in 1952, finally released in the U.S. in 1972. It had already been released in Europe.
* ''Little Fockers'', the 2nd sequel to ''Film/MeetTheParents'', was released in 2010, however it was filmed in late 2008/early 2009 (in fact, AOL News, at the time had posted on-set photos of the film). Primarily the reason for the delay was due to Dustin Hoffman changing his mind about appearing in the film (originally he opted not to), so the release date was pushed back so scenes with Hoffman's character Bernie could be filmed. The only thing that really sticks out related to the delay is Creator/RobertDeNiro's character being shown using MySpace, a social networking site that had lost a good chunk of popularity to Facebook by 2010.

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* The horror film ''Keep Watching'' starring Creator/BellaThorne was shot back in 2013 2013, but it wasn't picked up for distribution until two years later by Creator/ScreenGems. They set a December 2, 2016, release date for the film and released a poster to boot. Not long later later, they pulled it from their yearly schedule and aimed for a March 24, 2017, date instead. A short time later, they pulled the release again and it appears the film will be shelved until further notice. It's almost as if Screen Gems has [[ScrewedByTheNetwork little faith in the movie]].
* The Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''Film/{{Limelight}}'' was pulled from distribution after he was denied re-admittance to the US United States for allegedly having communist Communist sympathies. Filmed in 1952, it was finally released in the U.S. United States in 1972. It had already been released in Europe.
* ''Little Fockers'', the 2nd second sequel to ''Film/MeetTheParents'', was released in 2010, however it was filmed in late 2008/early 2009 (in fact, AOL News, News at the time had posted on-set photos of the film). Primarily the reason for the delay was due to Dustin Hoffman changing his mind about appearing in the film (originally he opted not to), so the release date was pushed back so scenes with Hoffman's character Bernie could be filmed. The only thing that really sticks out related to the delay is Creator/RobertDeNiro's character being shown using MySpace, a social networking site that had lost a good chunk of popularity to Facebook by 2010.
20th Aug '17 9:29:52 AM nombretomado
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** In 2004, Fox ordered ''What the Blank!'', which was more faithful to the 1970s version but added a "interview on the street" segments, therefore making it ''Match Game'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Street Smarts''. It was scrapped not long thereafter, and it's unknown how many episodes were actually made.

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** In 2004, Fox ordered ''What the Blank!'', which was more faithful to the 1970s version but added a "interview on the street" segments, therefore making it ''Match Game'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Street Smarts''. It was scrapped not long thereafter, and it's unknown how many episodes were actually made.
15th Aug '17 9:22:33 PM vexer
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** Dimension Films also delayed horror films ''Demonic'' and ''Film/{{Clown}}'' for unknown reasons. The latter did see a limited/VOD release on June 2016 after being completed for three years, while the former is still locked in the vault.

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** Dimension Films also delayed horror films ''Demonic'' and ''Film/{{Clown}}'' for unknown reasons. The latter did see a limited/VOD release on June 2016 after being completed for three years, while and the former is still locked in the vault.scheduled to be released on October 10th of 2017.
13th Aug '17 9:24:03 PM jormis29
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* ''Lucky You'' was shot in 2005 and not released until 2007, where it flopped at the box office.

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* ''Lucky You'' ''Film/LuckyYou'' was shot in 2005 and not released until 2007, where it flopped at the box office.
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