Steven Spielberg's sci-fi horror movie Night Skies. David Lynch's Ronnie Rocket, Terry Gilliam's Watchmen and Ridley Scott's I Am Legend. These are just some of the legendary sci-fi films covered in this amazing book. Legendary because none of them ever actually made it to the screen! Drawing on many exclusive new interviews with the film-makers ...
Steven Spielberg's sci-fi horror movie Night Skies. David Lynch's Ronnie Rocket, Terry Gilliam's Watchmen and Ridley Scott's I Am Legend. These are just some of the legendary sci-fi films covered in this amazing book. Legendary because none of them ever actually made it to the screen! Drawing on many exclusive new interviews with the film-makers involved, The Greatest Sci-fi Movies Never Made tells the tortuous stories of the films that never were, and reveals the fascinating details of what we could have seen. The Thunderbirds movie, Aliens versus Predator, James Cameron's Spider-Man and Avatar, Stanley Kubrick's Childhood's End, Kevin Smith's Superman Lives and Philip Kaufman's Star Trek: Planet of the Titans; all these projects and more are covered in this major book, one which no self-respecting sci-fi fan will want to be without.
This work provides an insight into the movie industry and the development of movies. While the original idea comes from a short story or novel, the movie script can be dramatically different. As executives in the industry change jobs the movie companies change priorities and views. New script writers and graphic artists are brought in as new ideas are pushed by the new executives. Thus the proposed movie will have many different drafts, many differing dramatically from each other. As the scripts float around the business, they are often cannibalized for their ideas and as a consequence the originally proposed movie may never get made.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-03-11 It's a muted celebration and a "melancholy examination" of what might have been in movie buff David Hughes's (The Complete Kubrick) The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made. In brief, slap-happily titled chapters (Twin Freaks; Alienated; Lights, Cameron, No "Action!") Hughes explains David Lynch's difficulties with movie financing, how a Spielberg project called Night Skies became the genesis for both E.T. and Poltergeist and why the Six Million Dollar Man never made it to the silver screen. Illus. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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