Trivia / Monkeybone

  • Box Office Bomb: Made a measly $7 million from its $75 million budget.
  • Creator Killer: This was the last film Henry Selick helmed for eight years, and the last film that Sam Hamm produced.
  • Executive Meddling: Oh, so much. Viewing the deleted scenes and how scenes were supposed to be structured on the DVD makes one pine for What Could Have Been.
  • Star-Derailing Role: Bridget Fonda. Following this movie and Kiss of the Dragon later that year in 2001, she pretty much retired acting to become a full-time wife and mother.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • When the film was being pitched as something altogether darker and closer in tone to the original graphic novel, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Walken were originally considered for the roles of Stu and Death.
    • Ben Stiller was originally considered to voice Monkeybone, but had to step down due to complications with Mystery Men.
    • Stephen King was originally going to play himself, but didn't show up on the day his scene was set to be filmed and was replaced with a look-alike, Jon Bruno.