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28th Jul '17 3:47:53 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' was originally intended for a release in November of 2008, but was abruptly moved to July of 2009. Creator/WarnerBros was concerned that they didn't have a SummerBlockbuster for 2009, due to the [[TVStrikes writers' strike]], and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' had been so successful that they didn't need another big release in '08. Creator/SummitEntertainment subsequently moved ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' (the first movie) into ''Prince''[='s=] original November slot, which may have contributed to the success of that franchise. Meanwhile, the filming of ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' started while ''Prince'' was still on the shelf. An alternative reason for the delay exists – there are reports that Creator/WarnerBros didn't like the original cut of it.
27th Jul '17 3:43:03 PM CorahsUncle
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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 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 convinced Sony to change their minds and gave the film a limited theatrical/VOD release on Christmas day.
* ''Film/JupiterAscending'' was completed in 2013 but wasn't released ''until two years later in 2015'', with Warner Bros. claiming it was done to give the Wachowskis more time to do the effects and the Wachowksis not using that extra time to do re-shoots, instead leaving it in stasis until Warner Bros. finally decided to release it.
* 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 little less longer 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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* ''Film/TheInterview'', a Creator/SethRogen[=/=]Creator/JamesFranco 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 convinced persuaded Sony executives to change their minds and gave give the film a limited theatrical/VOD release on Christmas day.
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* ''Film/InvisibleMom'' was completed in 1995, but not released until 1997, and then only to VHS.
* ''Film/JupiterAscending'' was completed in 2013 2013, but wasn't released ''until two years later later, in 2015'', with 2015''. Warner Bros. claiming claimed it was done to give the Wachowskis more time to do the effects and the Wachowksis not using didn't use that extra time to do re-shoots, instead leaving it in stasis until Warner Bros. finally decided to release it.
* 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 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 2017, date instead. A little less longer later 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]].
27th Jul '17 3:33:02 PM LittleRamirez
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* Creator/NBC picked up ''Day One'', a show that involves apartment residents banding together after an unknown cataclysm destroys the world. It was supposed to air in 2010 with 13 episodes, but was cut to four episodes, then turned into a TV movie (the NBC head said that they would make a tv series if the movie does good). Eventually NBC lost hope in the series/movie and never aired it. The only footage people will see is the trailer

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* Creator/NBC Creator/{{NBC}} picked up ''Day One'', a show that involves apartment residents banding together after an unknown cataclysm destroys the world. It was supposed to air in 2010 with 13 episodes, but was cut to four episodes, then turned into a TV movie (the NBC head said that they would make a tv series if the movie does good). Eventually NBC lost hope in the series/movie and never aired it. The only footage people will see is the trailer



* ''Us & Them'' was an American remake of ''Gavin & Stacey'' to be aired on Creator/Fox in 2013/2014. It originally was supposed to have 13 episodes before getting cut to 7 episodes. Fox decided to not air it at all, but the episodes can be seen in South Africa and Korea

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* ''Us *''Us & Them'' was an American remake of ''Gavin & Stacey'' to be aired on Creator/Fox Creator/{{Fox}} in 2013/2014. It originally was supposed to have 13 episodes before getting cut to 7 episodes. Fox decided to not air it at all, but the episodes can be seen in South Africa and Korea
27th Jul '17 3:31:28 PM LittleRamirez
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* Creator/NBC picked up ''Day One'', a show that involves apartment residents banding together after an unknown cataclysm destroys the world. It was supposed to air in 2010 with 13 episodes, but was cut to four episodes, then turned into a TV movie (the NBC head said that they would make a tv series if the movie does good). Eventually NBC lost hope in the series/movie and never aired it. The only footage people will see is the trailer


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*''Us & Them'' was an American remake of ''Gavin & Stacey'' to be aired on Creator/Fox in 2013/2014. It originally was supposed to have 13 episodes before getting cut to 7 episodes. Fox decided to not air it at all, but the episodes can be seen in South Africa and Korea
30th Jun '17 6:51:34 AM Packer
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* Dimension Films:

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* Dimension Films:CBS Films:
** Creator/TheCoenBrothers' ''Film/InsideLlewynDavis'' had a hard time finding distribution after its completion due to films about the music industry being box office poison and the lack of a major lead. Finally, CBS (who ironically shelved the Coen Brothers-written ''Gambit'') picked it up for a December 2013 release.
** Speaking of ''Gambit'', CBS Films initially planned a October 2012 release date for the film only to shelve it without explanation. It ended up bypassing a theatrical run and went DirectToVideo in April 2014.
** The horror movie ''Film/SevenThousandFiveHundred'', ''Film/TheGrudge'' director Takashi Shimizu's third English-language movie, was originally scheduled for an August 2012 release (and had trailers released in February 2012) but was pulled from the release schedule by distributor CBS Films a few months before opening. It was then pushed to April 2013, which passed with no release, and star Scout Taylor-Compton tweeted that it would come out in October of 2013. It didn't, but it's reported to come out in October of 2014. [[HistoryRepeatsItself It didn't.]]
*** Creator/{{Lionsgate}}, who took over distribution duties for CBS Films, finally put ''7500'' out of its misery by giving it a [[DirectToVideo straight to DVD]] release on April 5, 2016.
* Creator/DimensionFilms / Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany:



** The medical thriller ''Film/{{Awake}}'' was shot in 2005 but not released until 2007 due to numerous test screenings that required further re-editing involving subplots that were deleted, and being delayed repeatedly by Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany.
** ''Film/{{Fanboys}}'' went through a legendary delay – it was finished in 2007, but delayed because the Weinsteins thought the cancer subplot in the film would make it less profitable, so they hired another director to re-shoot certain scenes, though Kyle Masterson eventually prevailed and managed to get the film a limited theatrical release in 2009 with the subplot intact.
** The Weinstein Company strikes again! They originally set an April 2015 release date for the animated film ''Underdogs'', but they pushed it back to August 14, 2015 to take advantage of the late summer season. Then the Weinsteins delayed it indefinitely ''a mere week'' before it was set to open for unknown reasons. it wound up going to DirectToVideo and {{Netflix}} on July 19.
** Horror film ''Viral'' was originally set for a February 19, 2016 release, but it was shelved by The Weinstein Company. It later only got a limited theatrical release on [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/home-video/3395858/viral-going-infect-people-home-video/ July 29]], alongside a simultaneous VOD release.
** ''[[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.



** The remake of ''Film/{{Rollerball}}'' was originally supposed to premiere in 2001, but it got pushed back several times until it was finally released in February 2002.
** ''Film/{{Supernova}}'' was filmed in 1998, but was shelved until January 2000 due to its TroubledProduction, with the film's director Creator/WalterHill disowning the finished product.



** ''Film/FindingNeverland'' was filmed in 2002 but wasn't released until 2004 as Miramax didn't want the film to open close to ''Film/PeterPan''. In a case of TropesAreNotBad, the delay helped get the film a number of Oscar nominations (including Best Picture).
** ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'' was filmed in 2002, but didn't come out in the United States until May 2005 (it was released around the world the previous year) due to the split between Miramax and Disney.



** The British thriller ''Autobahn'', AKA ''Collide'', had an October 30, 2015 release planned, but rights mishaps have screwed the film out of release. Sales agent IM Global successfully worked the issues out, with the film scheduled to open on April 1, 2016 by Creator/OpenRoadFilms, though that was then pushed back to August 19th. That date came without the film showing up Stateside; a [[http://deadline.com/2016/09/collide-felicity-jones-nicholas-hoult-open-road-1201828525/ new date]] of February 24, 2017 is now set.

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** The British thriller ''Autobahn'', AKA ''Collide'', had an October 30, 2015 release planned, but rights mishaps have screwed the film out of release. Sales agent IM Global successfully worked the issues out, with the film scheduled to open on April 1, 2016 by Creator/OpenRoadFilms, though that was then pushed back to August 19th. That date came without the film showing up Stateside; a [[http://deadline.com/2016/09/collide-felicity-jones-nicholas-hoult-open-road-1201828525/ new date]] of February 24, 2017 is now set.was set. ''Collide'' was released on that day, but it [[BoxOfficeBomb crashed and burned at the box office]].



* Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany:
** The medical thriller ''Film/{{Awake}}'' was shot in 2005 but not released until 2007 due to numerous test screenings that required further re-editing involving subplots that were deleted, and being delayed repeatedly by Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany.
** The Weinstein Company strikes again! They originally set an April 2015 release date for the animated film ''Underdogs'', but they pushed it back to August 14, 2015 to take advantage of the late summer season. Then the Weinsteins delayed it indefinitely ''a mere week'' before it was set to open for unknown reasons. it wound up going to DirectToVideo and {{Netflix}} on July 19.



* ''Film/{{Fanboys}}'' went through a legendary delay – it was finished in 2007, but delayed because the Weinsteins thought the cancer subplot in the film would make it less profitable, so they hired another director to re-shoot certain scenes, though Kyle Masterson eventually prevailed and managed to get the film a limited theatrical release in 2009 with the subplot intact.



* ''Film/FindingNeverland'' was filmed in 2002 but wasn't released until 2004 as Miramax didn't want the film to open close to ''Film/PeterPan''. In a case of TropesAreNotBad, the delay helped get the film a number of Oscar nominations (including Best Picture).



* Speaking of ''Gambit'', CBS Films initially planned a October 2012 release date for the film only to shelve it without explanation. It ended up bypassing a theatrical run and went DirectToVideo in April 2014.



* Creator/TheCoenBrothers' ''Film/InsideLlewynDavis'' had a hard time finding distribution after its completion due to films about the music industry being box office poison and the lack of a major lead. Finally, CBS (who ironically shelved the Coen Brothers-written ''Gambit'') picked it up for a December 2013 release.



* ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'' was filmed in 2002, but didn't come out in the United States until May 2005 (it was released around the world the previous year) due to the split between Miramax and Disney.



* The remake of ''Film/{{Rollerball}}'' was originally supposed to premiere in 2001, but it got pushed back several times until it was finally released in February 2002.
* ''Same Kind of Different as Me'' completed filming in December 2014 and had a release date for April 29, 2016 but Paramount Pictures decided to push back the date to February 3, 2017 a month before release. Then on December 30th, 2016, Paramount decided to place the film on turnaround and Pure Flix Entertainment picked up the distribution rights and now has a release date for October 20, 2017.

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* The remake of ''Film/{{Rollerball}}'' was originally supposed to premiere in 2001, but it got pushed back several times until it was finally released in February 2002.
* ''Same Kind of Different as Me'' completed filming in December 2014 and had a release date for April 29, 2016 but Paramount Pictures decided to push back the date to February 3, 2017 a month before release. Then on December 30th, 2016, Paramount decided to place the film on turnaround and Pure Flix Entertainment Creator/PureFlixEntertainment picked up the distribution rights and now has a release date for October 20, 2017.



* The horror movie ''Film/SevenThousandFiveHundred'', ''Film/TheGrudge'' director Takashi Shimizu's third English-language movie, was originally scheduled for an August 2012 release (and had trailers released in February 2012) but was pulled from the release schedule by distributor CBS Films a few months before opening. It was then pushed to April 2013, which passed with no release, and star Scout Taylor-Compton tweeted that it would come out in October of 2013. It didn't, but it's reported to come out in October of 2014. [[HistoryRepeatsItself It didn't.]]
** Creator/{{Lionsgate}}, who took over distribution duties for CBS Films, will finally put ''7500'' out of its misery by giving it a [[DirectToVideo straight to DVD]] release on April 5, 2016.



* ''Film/ASoundOfThunder''was completed in 2002, but delayed for three years due to flooding in Prague where the film was shot, as well as Franchise Pictures going bankrupt.

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* ''Film/ASoundOfThunder''was ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'' was completed in 2002, but delayed for three years due to flooding in Prague where the film was shot, as well as Franchise Pictures going bankrupt.



* ''Film/{{Supernova}}'' was filmed in 1998, but was shelved until January 2000 due to its TroubledProduction, with the film's director Creator/WalterHill disowning the finished product.



* Horror film ''Viral'' was originally set for a February 19, 2016 release, but it was shelved by The Weinstein Company. It later only got a limited theatrical release on [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/home-video/3395858/viral-going-infect-people-home-video/ July 29]], alongside a simultaneous VOD release.
26th Jun '17 3:54:31 PM BleuZetto
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* ''VideoGame/StarFox2'' was set for release in the summer of 1995, but was delayed and eventually cancelled by the end of that year due to the upcoming release of the Nintendo64. A near-finished prototype ROM was leaked online in 1999, but it will finally be getting an official release as part of the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES Classic]] in September 2017.
22nd Jun '17 2:11:38 PM thatother1dude
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** Copyright dates indicate season 5 had its episodes completed in 2000, and the final two episodes "April Fool's Day" and "The Journal" (an hour-long special) in 2001. Eight aired in Spring 2000.

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** Copyright dates indicate season 5 had its episodes completed in 2000, and the final two episodes "April Fool's Day" and "The Journal" (an hour-long special) in 2001. Eight aired in Spring 2000.2000 (not counting the aforementioned "Parents Day"), three in January 2001, five plus "The Journal" in 2002, three in 2003, and the final episode was not aired until June 2004. The commercial failure of the BigDamnMovie in 2002 may have contributed to this.
* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' was cancelled by Creator/{{UPN}} a few months before it would have aired in the fall of 1998, due to the box office failure of ''Film/BluesBrothers2000''.
* A ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' cartoon was scheduled to premiere on Creator/FoxKids in the fall of 1998, but the bankruptcy of Creator/MarvelComics meant it was not to be.
* The planned ''Franchise/GarbagePailKids'' SaturdayMorningCartoon, 13 episodes of which were actually made, was cancelled by Creator/{{CBS}} before it premiered in 1987.
* Creator/{{Fox}} ordered ''Murder Police'' for 2013-2014, before abruptly cancelling it in October 2013.
10th Jun '17 8:19:10 AM Packer
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** Dimension Films also delayed horror films ''Demonic'' and ''Clown'' for unknown reasons.

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** ''Film/AllTheBoysLoveMandyLane''. The tale of this horror movie's long-delayed American release is a long and tragic one that's almost more famous than the movie itself. Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany spent three million dollars to pick the finished film up for distribution, and planned to give it a wide release in 2007… and then ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' flopped despite large amounts of publicity and a warm reception from critics, along with other big studio horror films around the same time. The Weinsteins, feeling that horror was now an unsound investment, sold the film to Senator Entertainment US, which has since gone out of business, leaving the film in limbo. For years, it didn't see the light of day in America outside of [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes bootlegs and film festival screenings]]. Fortunately, the film ''was'' [[ShortRunInPeru released in Britain]], where it proceeded to make back its budget two-and-a-half times over. Even more fortunately, The Weinstein Company bought back the film, settled the legal troubles and got a limited October 2013 theatrical release (following a VOD release the month before) through their Radius label. Examined in detail in [[http://www.goodbadflicks.com/exploring-all-the-boys-love-mandy-lane/ GoodBadFlicks' 183rd episode]].
** ''[[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.
** Dimension Films also delayed horror films ''Demonic'' and ''Clown'' ''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.



* ''Film/AllTheBoysLoveMandyLane''. The tale of this horror movie's long-delayed American release is a long and tragic one that's almost more famous than the movie itself. Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany spent three million dollars to pick the finished film up for distribution, and planned to give it a wide release in 2007… and then ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' flopped despite large amounts of publicity and a warm reception from critics, along with other big studio horror films around the same time. The Weinsteins, feeling that horror was now an unsound investment, sold the film to Senator Entertainment US, which has since gone out of business, leaving the film in limbo. For years, it didn't see the light of day in America outside of [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes bootlegs and film festival screenings]]. Fortunately, the film ''was'' [[ShortRunInPeru released in Britain]], where it proceeded to make back its budget two-and-a-half times over. Even more fortunately, The Weinstein Company bought back the film, settled the legal troubles and got a limited October 2013 theatrical release (following a VOD release the month before) through their Radius label. Examined in detail in [[http://www.goodbadflicks.com/exploring-all-the-boys-love-mandy-lane/ GoodBadFlicks' 183rd episode]].
* ''[[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.
8th Jun '17 12:14:54 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's now set to come out on June 30, 2017.

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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's now It was then set to come out on June 30, 2017.2017, but is now delayed indefinitely yet again.
8th Jun '17 4:59:51 AM newsguy95
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* "100 Years" featuring Creator/JohnMalkovich and directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez is in the process of setting the all-time record for this trope. Sponsored by the company that makes Louis XII cognac (which takes 100 years to age), the movie and a freshly-made bottle have been locked in a vault -- and won't be released until November of 2115, long after everyone involved has passed on. One thousand people have been given tickets to the world premiere, to hand down to their descendants.

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* "100 Years" featuring Creator/JohnMalkovich and directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez is in the process of setting the all-time record for this trope. Sponsored by the company that makes Louis XII XIII cognac (which takes 100 years to age), the movie and a freshly-made bottle have been locked in a vault -- and won't be released until November of 2115, long after everyone involved has passed on. One thousand people have been given tickets to the world premiere, to hand down to their descendants.
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