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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2013, 03:32:40 PM »
Tony Scott's Trois Couleurs: Bleu


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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2013, 03:45:10 PM »
Dracula's what?

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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2013, 04:15:16 PM »
Quentin Tarantino's Casino Royale.
The Kill Bills of 2003 and 2004 feel like a bit of a waste to me,[nb]I've not 2007's Grindhouse, but I understand that it hasn't fared well.[/nb] two films that he needn't have bothered making. But I love Inglourious Basterds, so a stylish, black-and-white, 1950s James Bond would have been something to see. As long as Tarantino didn't cameo as Felix Leiter.

Kill Bill, which I really like, didnt get in the way of any Bond stuff. It was his next project and had come out after the completion of Kill Bill. He was pretty pumped up by the idea - I know because I interviewed him[nb]CLANG![/nb] for KB2 - as his next project.

It was too much of a risk for EON, plus it would mean rehiring Brosnan. Awkward.
But it would be great if Tarantino did a film in the same vein with Brosnan.

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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2013, 05:52:20 PM »
Is that interview available anywhere, kidsick? I didn't mean to imply that Kill Bill got in the way of his Bond idea, I was just chucking out a couple of (irrelevant, really) opinions.[nb]What I do like about the Kill Bills is the idea that they exist as films within the unified Quentin Tarantino universe.[/nb]

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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2013, 06:50:03 PM »
I'd love if Laurel and Hardy's last film had been written/directed by Billy Wilder at the peak of his powers, a project he was seriously considering prior to Ollie's death. Imagine that! Zow-weee!

Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2013, 09:34:20 AM »


And as I've been led to believe, the follow up to Day Of The Dead,, George A Romero's Dead Reckoning script that got butchered and became the disappointing Land Of The Dead.

Or the original concept for Day of the Dead, which was much grander in scope until the funding fell through and he went with the much lower budget film we eventually got

Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2013, 09:50:06 AM »
Tony Scott's Trois Couleurs: Bleu

He was also set to remake The Warriors right before he died. Every cloud...

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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2013, 07:02:57 PM »
David Fincher's Spider-Man movie that would have had a ten minute pre credit montage that dealt with the origin and first eight or so years of his superhero career getting it out of the way for the main plot

Got any refs for this? Not that I doubt you even a smidgeon, but that sounds fucking fascinating and I reckon it would've been well amazing.

Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2013, 03:51:39 PM »
 I think I read about it on here initially. There's a brief bit about it here : http://io9.com/5869055/david-fincher-reveals-the-title-sequence-for-his-spider+man-movie-that-never-was

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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2013, 07:58:50 PM »
I really would love to have seen The Beatles in Joe Orton's Up Against It. Not terribly surprising that it got shelved though.

I read somewhere there were vague plans to make a 'Lord Of The Rings' film with The Beatles. John Lennon was going to be Gandalf and Ringo Starr was going to be Gollum or something. Christ knows how they were going to fill all the other roles. This would have undoubtedly been a king hell shower of apocalyptic dog eggs, but part of me wants to see Gollum sardonically saying "It's just me face, my precious" in a Liverpudlian accent.

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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2013, 12:04:20 AM »
As I remember it, Paul was going to be Frodo, Ringo was going to be Sam, George would be Gandalf and John would play Gollum. I don't know how seriously the idea was taken.

Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2013, 12:31:51 AM »
 I read somewhere about a proposed  D'Artangnan and the Three Musketeers film with The Beatles

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Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2013, 06:53:00 AM »
Vincent Ward's Alien 3.


Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2013, 07:14:03 AM »
I think I read about it on here initially. There's a brief bit about it here : http://io9.com/5869055/david-fincher-reveals-the-title-sequence-for-his-spider+man-movie-that-never-was

I think that would have been ace. There was also an initial idea for the first Spider-Man movie to not have him put the costume on until the very end, which I would have quite enjoyed.

Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2013, 09:27:58 AM »
Kubrick's Napoleon would have been something, although Boney has had a couple of ambitious film appearances through Abel Gance and Sergey Bondarchuk.

Listening to Noddy Holder promoting a Slade in Flame reissue he was saying how the band didn't have time to do another film which was tobe a spy caper revolving around a European tour and was to co-star Ronnie Barker. I would pay good money for that.

Re: The Greatest Films Never Made
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2013, 01:50:28 PM »
I'd love if Laurel and Hardy's last film had been written/directed by Billy Wilder at the peak of his powers, a project he was seriously considering prior to Ollie's death. Imagine that! Zow-weee!

Billy Wilder was also keen to make a Marx Brothers film - 'A Day at the United Nations', which he intended as a 60s 'Duck Soup' - until Chico's poor health made him uninsurable for filming.

Graham Chapman and Peter Cook's 'Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle' - Cook was approached to write and Chapman to direct. According to Lydon, Cook scared Malcolm McLaren off after putting loads of syringes into a bowl of sweets he offered around and saying, 'Oh, yes, we're all into heroin in this house.'

Another idea that was proposed for Slade was 'The Quite-A-Mess Experiment', with Noddy as Professor Quite-A-Mess and Dave Hill getting killed in the first 10 minutes.