Zerukin on Oct 11th 2018 at 11:42:27 AM
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Arivne on Oct 30th 2018 at 8:05:34 AM
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In most cases, when you are working on an adaptation, it is important to be as faithful to the source material as possible. However, if the adaptation is live action with a limited budget or a stage play, it's often suggested to take the performers into consideration. This of course means having to stray from the source a bit to ensure they can perform without any hazard to their health and/or safety. Especially so if said portion has a high risk of death.
The reasons said source is cut is due to being too expensive to safely pull off, had serious health concerns, or were just too dangerous in general. It's possible that said moment may have been attempted to be added in, but after many attempts to pull it off, it was scrapped after confirming how dangerous it truly is. Stunt actors can be used to defy this.
Depending on how development starts out, may also be a case of What Could Have Been. Compare Coconut Superpowers. Because of nature of this trope, this only applies to Live action and stageplay adaptations unless it occurs in-universe. Serendipity Writes the Plot is the supertrope.
- Holes: During development, There was intentions to have Shia LaBeouf put on weight for the beginning of the film and then lose it all for the end to reflect on how Stanley was in the book, but the director opted against it since such an action would be too dangerous for Labeouf's health.
- Tora! Tora! Tora!: The first people to visually see the incoming Japanese planes are a flight instructor and her student. In reality, the Japanese were coming right at them head on. Since they were using real planes in flight for the movie, the planes came up from behind them.
- Game of Thrones:
- Cersei Lannister's "Walk of Shame" was shot in such a way as to reduce the amount of time that actress Lena Hedley actually had to be fully naked, as the local environment was not exactly conducive to a nude stroll.
- Sandor Clegane is said to have extensive burns that heavily disfigure his face. However, the prosthesis that actor Rory McCann was expected to wear obscured his vision, and his was a character that was supposed to get into several sword fights, where his vision would be needed, so the burn prosthesis was dialed back.
- For Lethal Weapon (2016), Damon Wayans' stunts had to be scaled back due to his age and diabetes-related ailments. Shortly after the premiere of the third season, he announced that he was leaving the show altogether for the sake of his health.
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