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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 14/2/2013 3:04:02 PM   
Cool Breeze


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Would have been interesting to see Die Hard 3 that was originally supposed to be set on a cruise ship before Seagal beat them to it with Under Siege.

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 14/2/2013 3:37:18 PM   
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Would have been interesting to see Die Hard 3 that was originally supposed to be set on a cruise ship before Seagal beat them to it with Under Siege.


Didn't that end up as Speed 2?

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 14/2/2013 3:39:12 PM   
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Would have been interesting to see Die Hard 3 that was originally supposed to be set on a cruise ship before Seagal beat them to it with Under Siege.


Didn't that end up as Speed 2?


I dunno.I presume the Die Hard version of that film would have been the usual army of terrorists taking over the ship instead of the one mad campy bomber we got in Speed 2.

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 14/2/2013 8:29:30 PM   
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The Talisman - Peter Straub and Stephen King. - Read the book and you'll know why.


It was shit?

No Chiefy, it was fucking brilliant.


No Gaz, you must be thinking of something else because this was definitely shit.
I got about halfway before I realised but it was too late by then, I just had to keep going.

Kind of like going with an ugly girl when you're drunk.


Well Chief, opinions vary . . .
There was talk of a further Talisman book by Straub and King after Black House, not sure what happened to it !
A bit like the film that was meant to be "in production" about 8 years ago, but I heard that someone had signed up to turn it into a mini series ! I think both would likely fall into the "difficult to make" category though.
And for the record, I really enjoyed both The Talisman and Black House

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 15/2/2013 7:16:57 AM   
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Breaking Dawn directed by Lars Von Trier. 


lol, I think you meant Breaking the waves.

I wanted some good europeans movie names but apparently I can't find it in here. Anyone knows any topic/section here or.. perharps another forum?

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 15/2/2013 11:02:31 AM   
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Quentin Tarantino's Casino Royale...I reckon that would have been awesome and VERY different from the one we got!


You're right, it would have been very different, but I like it as it stands :)

As for SPIDER-MAN - Written & Directed by James Cameron... not so sure


Yeah, I read Cameron's "scriptment" when it first surfaced years ago and it reminded me of True Lies Cameron rather than Terminator,T2, Avatar and Aliens Cameron. Not bad as such but can't really see it would have been any better than Raimi's efforts, apart from being less cheesy and earnest anyway.

Now Robert Rodriguez's Spider-Man would have been...well, something. He was being considered by Sony before Raimi was picked. I wonder who Danny Trejo and Salma Hayek would have played


Uncle Ben and Aunt May.

Does anyone remember Aronofsky's 'Batman Year One' treatment before Chris Nolan got the gig? I'm sure you guys do. That was completely mental (if true).

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 21/2/2013 11:54:41 PM   
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Finchers "TRUE VISION" of Alien 3..........




I'd rather see Vincent Ward's Alien 3 - Brandywine's last-minute rejection of Ward's potentially stunning vision of Aliens V bald, pseudo-medieval monks in space marked the point the Alien franchise jumped the xenomorph.

And David Fincher's The Black Dahlia. Fincher does Ellroy. In black & white. Reputedly the dealbreaker for the arsewitted suits who put Fincher's dream project in turnaround. The fools.

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 22/2/2013 12:00:15 AM   
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Oliver Stone's Planet of the Apes (starring Arnie!) would have been FUCKING MENTAL!

And there's a superb unmade script out there for a Total Recall sequel (not the one that eventually became Minority Report) where the big bad was Hauser's mother - "They stole her son. Now she wants him back!" But who on Mars could have played Arnie's evil witch of a mom...?

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 22/2/2013 12:16:34 AM   
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Does anyone remember Aronofsky's 'Batman Year One' treatment before Chris Nolan got the gig? I'm sure you guys do. That was completely mental (if true).


Oh that one's true all right. But the liberties Frank Miller was prepared to take with his own material (Alfred became a black garage owner called "Big Al" - true) would have driven his fans as crazy as he is. Personally I'm glad Aronofsky never got his mits on The Dark Knight or Watchmen. Much as I loved Pi (Mmm... Pi), Aronofsky is ludicrously overrated. Requiem For A Dream is so over-wrought it's unintentionally hilarious, The Wrestler is tediously conventional, The Fountain is unwatchable and Black Swan is tedious crap. Oh and much as he worshipped Rachel Weisz (see The Fountain - or rather, don't) he clearly hates women.

Now Paul Greengrass' Watchmen set in a here and now extrapolated from Alan Moore's alternate 1985. That I wanted to see. The fanboys would have howled but what do they know? The best bits in Zack Snyder's version (slavishly faithful to the point of veneration) were the bits which diverged from the book the most - notably the title sequence and the - whisper it - vastly improved ending...

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 22/2/2013 12:28:43 AM   
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Whatever happened to the proposed Die Hard sequel with Bruce V terrorists in the jungle (following a plane crash, I think) with improvised weapons - bow and arrows and the like? I'm sure that was supposed to roll right after Die Hard With a Vengeance...

Or Solace, the rumoured sequel to Se7en...?

Or that Alien prequel Ridley Scott talked about 30 years ago...? Oh.

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 23/2/2013 12:20:41 AM   
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Now Paul Greengrass' Watchmen set in a here and now extrapolated from Alan Moore's alternate 1985. That I wanted to see. The fanboys would have howled but what do they know? The best bits in Zack Snyder's version (slavishly faithful to the point of veneration) were the bits which diverged from the book the most - notably the title sequence and the - whisper it - vastly improved ending...

Oh yes, I remember talk of Greengrass' Watchmen when he was finishing work on his 9/11 movie (the name escapes me). Apparently it was all story-boarded and ready to go. That would've been magic.

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 24/2/2013 1:52:12 PM   
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I believe it got a lot closer to the wire than that. Actors were cast (Jude Law as Ozymandias, Hilary Swank as Silk Spectre and, most tantalising of all, Paddy Considine as... well, you know he would have been!) and apparently sets were constructed before the plug was pulled and Greengrass did United 93 instead, a film more directly about 9/11.

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 24/2/2013 1:58:40 PM   
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I wonder what George Lucas' Flash Gordon would have been like. Or John Boorman's Lord of the Rings starring The Beatles - faaaaaar out!

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 24/2/2013 2:00:50 PM   
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Or Paul Verhoeven's Return of the Jedi...

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 25/2/2013 2:20:39 PM   
Dave Oz

 

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Or Paul Verhoeven's Return of the Jedi...


I imagine it would be similar to this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxmZGNUAx9U

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 27/2/2013 11:28:56 AM   
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Hey wait! How about...

That science fiction film, Argo, that happened to have the backing of only the United States government, which was due to be made around 1980????

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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 27/2/2013 6:01:20 PM   
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Hey wait! How about...

That science fiction film, Argo, that happened to have the backing of only the United States government, which was due to be made around 1980????



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RE: The Best Film Never Made - 17/3/2013 4:18:12 PM   
chris kilby

 

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Hey wait! How about...

That science fiction film, Argo, that happened to have the backing of only the United States government, which was due to be made around 1980????


I wouldn't be at all surprised if that got made now. It was based on a Roger Zelazny novel, wasn't it...?

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