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What If Films Had Kept Their Working Titles?
The production names for some of the biggest films around...

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Some films adopt a working or production title to keep inquisitive members of the public and press away during filming. Others simply haven't quite decided on a name when production begins. Whatever the reason, it's pretty common for very big films to shoot under an alias, which may be used right up until the cans of completed film are delivered to cinemas. Here, we've collected a few of the best and re-imagined their posters accordingly. Watch as Captain America sadly considered his frostbitten fingers, just imagine if Rory's First Kiss had really gone by that title, and contemplate the injustice of calling Keanu Reeves "burly"...

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1 Brazil
al wanted to rename Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" from its working title of "Brazil" as the loony head of the studio, Sid, thought folks would be dischuffed by the lack of South American scenery. So the studio boffins suggested, amongst others, very catchy, "If Osmosis, Who Are You?", glorious "Nude Descending Bathroom Scale" and the Sid James-esque "What A Future!" More

Posted by Rod Hull on Sunday September 2, 2012, 21:20

2 RE: Superman
Love the way Cap appears to be looking at his crotch for "Frostbite" More

Posted by kinkykeeks on Thursday August 30, 2012, 11:38

3 Superman
Would be interesting if they actually made a film of Red Sun. Superman is pretty redundant and old fashioned and plain except in that comic More

Posted by hemibell on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 21:06

Not sure I get the Bruce Springsteen reference for Harry Potter. Would be an excellent title for a movie though! More

Posted by Rogue on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 20:35

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L: deathbat6661 Where's The Avengers? That had a great production name, 'Group Hug'. arnit, that was on the list but we forgot to do it. Amar's going to add that in. More

Posted by Helen OHara on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 15:39

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L: Woodland Bear About half of these aren't the working title of the film at all - just the decoy name under which the film was shipped to cinemas. hich we made pretty clear in the introductory paragraph. And technically most were a production title used during shooting, not just for delivery. More

Posted by Helen OHara on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 15:39

Where's The Avengers? That had a great production name, 'Group Hug'. More

Posted by deathbat6661 on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 15:20

About half of these aren't the working title of the film at all - just the decoy name under which the film was shipped to cinemas. More

Posted by Woodland Bear on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 15:19

'Blue Harvest' sounds like a farmers' special interest film. More

Posted by sadtwat on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 14:53

Surely, 'Hello Atlantis' would be more appropriate... More

Posted by sadtwat on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 14:49

11 Why'd the filmmakers change it?
I think Dangerous Days is an awesome title for that film. More

Posted by GomJabber11 on Wednesday August 29, 2012, 14:36

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