20 Films In Development Hell

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I recently searched some of my favorite news sites and found a link to a great article:

20 Movies Not Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

Containing such titular titles as Terry Gilliam’s long-lost Don Quixote project, and the Halo movie that we probably will never see (which was recently rumored to be made into an animated series- that rumor apparently also been denied )

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There are some great lost titles in here, so do yourself a favor and read it over. You guys in to the gaming are missing out on Duke Nukem Forever, while us film nuts are totally dying to see Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis.

Here’s the site’s description of that project:

Potential Cast: Nicolas Cage, Russell Crowe, Robert De Niro, Paul Newman, and Kevin Spacey.

Francis Ford Coppola has almost as impressive a career of films that never came to fruition as he does of films that have. Coppola’s list of projects-not-made include his long-in-the-works adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (which he will now produce for Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles) and a personal take on Pinocchio (following the tragic death of his son in 1985) that led to a lengthy legal battle with Warner Bros. over the film’s rights. As much as we’d like to see either of those films directed by Coppola, The Godfather director really broke our heart when he announced he was scrapping Megalopolis, an ultra-ambitious epic about the battles between art and commerce, history and the future, told through the architectural restructuring of New York City. The film, however, was hatched in early 2001 and crumbled in that same year following the September 11 attacks.

Project Status: Coppola isn’t ruling out a return to the sci-fi epic, recently telling Ain’t It Cool News, “I have abandoned that as of now. I plan to begin a process of making one personal movie after another and if something leads me back to look at that, which I’m sure it might, I’ll see what makes sense to me.”