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History is littered with planned sequels, remakes, reboots, and a variety of other adaptations that never made it out of development hell, but it’s that much more frustrating when projects are officially announced (and occasionally even given a release date), only to fail. down the road and never make it to the big screen.
Jerry Bruckheimer recently resurrected the National Treasure 3 Speculation revealing a script would be on its way to Nicolas Cage shortly, a surprising turn of events as the leading man himself admitted that the opportunity had probably passed 15 years later. book of secrets.
That just goes to show that long-dormant blockbusters can come back to life over time, but movie fans on Reddit have been lamenting confirmed features they never got to see, and it makes for very melancholy reading.
by Guillermo del Toro In the mountains of madness had James Cameron attached to produce and Tom Cruise in talks for the lead before collapsing, which has to be one of the biggest missed opportunities imaginable given their status as respective movie heavyweights. Similarly, supporters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have many theories as to why Kevin Feige keeps giving Inhumans the lynchpin, after its planned theatrical run was pushed back despite having a locked release date.
by David Cronenberg eastern promises 2Mark Wahlberg’s sequel to a remake the brazilian jobby Neil Blomkamp aurathe second appearance of Thomas Jane as the Punisher and that of Ben Affleck the batman they were all in active development at one stage or another before turning to dust, and at this stage there is practically no chance of any of them seeing the light of day.