Directors The DEVELOPMENT HELL TOURNAMENT (The Greatest Films that were never made)

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Star Trek 6: Starfleet Academy - the Bond film sounds like it would've been better than Never Say Never Again, but that's not saying much.

    Tora Tora Tora!
     
  2. Ric Bagoly

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    Warhead

    Nostromo
     
  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Star Trek 6 - In a tossup.
    Nostromo
     
  4. John C. Wilson

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    Starfleet Academy
    Tora Tora Tora
     
  5. Brook K

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    Tora Tora Tora

    I'm not a Bond fan and Star Trek 6 is one of the best of the series so I like how it turned out.
     
  6. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I agree - except that part about not being a Bond fan. [​IMG]


    Abstain to avoid a tie - would've voted for Warhead

    Tora Tora Tora! - Lean & Kurosawa is just too enticing.


    Star Trek 6: Starfleet Academy over Warhead: James Bond of the Secret Service 3-2

    Tora Tora Tora! over Nostromo 5-2

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    Night Skies
    Dir: Steven Spielberg
    sourse material: Screenplay by John Sayles
    Summary: A Sci-Fi/horror film involves a family under siege by nasty Aliens. A darker spin on Close Encounters.
    Other trivia: The concept was developed by Spielberg in the early 80’s. Many of the plot devices were used in E.T. & Poltergeist after Spielberg had a change of heart regarding the project.

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    Ghost Soldiers
    Dir: Steven Spielberg
    Cast: Tom Cruise
    Source Material: Based on Hampton Sides' book. First draft of screenplay was written by Josh Friedman.
    Summary:Ghost Soldiers is the name given to those who survived the Bataan Death March of World War II, and were held captive in a Japanese prison camp until ultimately being freed by Allied troops. From inhollywood.com

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    Ronnie Rocket
    Dir: David Lynch
    Deformed youth able to conduct electricity is discovered by musicians who plug him into their “mains” & use him as an instrument. Set against a dystopian wasteland the musicians use Ronnies powers to fight the main baddie and his army of Donut-Men armed with cattle prods.
    Other trivia: Imagine the look on the faces of those who got this idea pitched to them. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Childhood’s End
    Dir: Stanley Kubrick
    Source Material: Novel by Arthur C. Clarke
    Summary: Mankind’s evolution is shaped by devil-like beings called the Overlords, who return to earth in gigantic ships to usher in mankind’s destiny among the stars.
    Other trivia: Was to be Kubrick's first choice before settling on making 2001:ASO. The rights to the novel could not be accuired.
     
  7. Ric Bagoly

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    Ghost Soldiers

    Ronnie Rocket
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Childhood's End
     
  9. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Night Skies - Spielberg and Sayles? I'm there.

    Childhood's End - Very tough.
     
  10. Bill J

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    Ghost Soldiers
    Childhood's End, but I wouldn't mind seeing that Lynch film either [​IMG]
     
  11. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    Ghost Soldiers

    I'd probably rather see Childhood's End, but don't we have to consider that if Kubrick had made Childhood's End, then 2001 might not have been made (or at least in its current form)? This was also part of my consideration on the Night Skies--E.T. connection.

    Ronnie Rocket
     
  12. Angelo.M

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    Ghost Soldiers (the book is incredible)

    Abstain
     
  13. JenB

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    Night Skies
    Childhood’s End
     
  14. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    In this case yes.

    My votes

    I'd love to see both but I'd sacrifice E.T. & Poltergeist for Night Skies

    Childhood’s End - RR wouldn't appeal to me & I'd just love to see Kubrick's take on this story even if it means no 2001:ASO. I know thats heresy around here. [​IMG]



    Ghost Soldiers over Night Skies 5-3



    Childhood’s End over Ronnie Rocket 5-2

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    The Tourist
    Dir:?
    Screenplay by Clair Noto
    Summary: Serious Sci-Fi Noir film has a group of aliens in humanoid form living amongst us endeavor to find ways to return to their home world.
    Other trivia: Reportedly a great script that had the misfortune of bad timing during its 2 attempts at development. E.T. & Starman took the steam out of the project in the 80’s & M.I.B. in the late 90’s.

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    I Am Legend
    Dir: Ridley Scott
    Source Material: Novel by Richard Matheson
    Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger or Mel Gibson or Michael Douglas or Daniel Day Lewis
    Summary: Grim Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi film has Robert Neville as the last human survivor in the world. The rest of humanity has been turned into something akin to vampires due to the result of Bio Warfare.


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    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
    Dir: Terry Gilliam
    Cast: Johnny Depp, Jean Rochefort (Quioxte)
    Summary: A time-traveller (Depp) meets an elderly Quixote. Hilarity ensues.
    Other trivia: Gilliam's struggles to make the film are documented in the film Lost in La Mancha.

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    Don Quixote
    Dir: Orson Welles
    Other trivia: Welles never completed this film though Jess Franco (of all people) "finished" it for him. Some of the Welles footage can be seen in the documentary Lost in La Mancha.
     
  15. Bill J

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    I Am Legend
    Don Quixote
     
  16. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    The Tourist

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    Tough one-The Tourist sounds very interesting but I Am Legend also sounds fascinating.

    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
     
  18. John C. Wilson

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    The Tourist
    Don Quixote
     
  19. SteveGon

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    I Am Legend - Would love to see a faithful version of this.
    Don Quixote
     
  20. Brook K

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    I Am Legend
    Don Quixote
     

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