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Old 06-08-2004, 10:59   #41
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I'd second Gilliam's Watchmen - didn't he want to do a version of Ghormenghast as well?

And of course, his Don Quixote film, as tantalisingly seen in Lost in La Mancha......
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Wasn't Coppola trying to get some hugely ambitious Virtual Reality thing off the ground in the mid 80s? Wasn't it provisonally titled Interface or something?

I remember seeing some production art from it (of dolphins swimming through circuitry and stuff) and thinking it looked great! Very ambitious for the time.

Am I imagining this?
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Nah, that's Johnny Mnemonic Best film ever to star a Hacker Dolphin
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:48   #44
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There was deffo a Coppola thing too, roundabout 1983ish 84ish...
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Rocky 6

or is it still in the pipeline??
If as-yet-unproduced sequels count...

Mad Max 4

Blade Runner 2


but not Indiana Jones 4. I'm sure my logic is perfectly clear
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Old 06-08-2004, 13:27   #46
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Wasn't Coppola trying to get some hugely ambitious Virtual Reality thing off the ground in the mid 80s? Wasn't it provisonally titled Interface or something?

I remember seeing some production art from it (of dolphins swimming through circuitry and stuff) and thinking it looked great! Very ambitious for the time.

Am I imagining this?
Wasn't that Oliver Stone's Wild Palms? He wanted to do a film but ended up settling for a TV series
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Wasn't that Oliver Stone's Wild Palms? He wanted to do a film but ended up settling for a TV series
There deffo was a BIIIG Coppola project that went into pre-production with an earmarked budget at the time which would have made it tres sexpensive. It got the plug pulled.

I shall consult the hallowed pages of Cinefantastique tonight.
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Tell you what I would have liked to see (and this is a fanboy wish, rather than something that got canned) - is John Woo to direct The Punisher. The material is perfect for him, and given that it's comic book stuff would excuse more of the 'stagey' elements that have plagued his recent output.
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Wasn't the Coppola project called Megalopolis? I'm sure it's been mentioned fairly recently as his next film, though I could well be mistaken.

(and why anyone would let him near a film set after the cinematic abortion that was "Jack" is beyond me!)
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Another vote for Leningrad by Sergio Leone.

Other unmade scripts spring to mind.

Playback - Raymond Chandler
I,Robot - Harlan Ellison
Day of the Dead - George Romero (first attempt need too big a budget.)
The Cradle Will Rock - Orson Wells (Not sure how the Tim Robbins film relates to Orson's unmade script.)

Ridley Scott also prep'd a version of Dune in 1980, but pulled out when his father died. Rudy Wurlitzer penned the script.

The Tourist script I have is pretty poor.

Jacob's Ladder is another on-off film that Adrian Lynne finally made. A lot of other director's were attached over the years.

Martin Scorsese tried to make 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep' in the early seventies, but his option lapsed.

Gene Hackman was going to direct Silence of the Lambs and play Hannibal Lector, he held the rights at the time. After Mississippi Burning he felt that he had played too many violent roles and dropped the project.

Terry Gilliam's Baron Munchasen without the script changes required due to budget overruns.

Richard Donner's Superman II.

My personal favorite is Jim Steinman's futuristic musical movie update of Peter Pan, called Neverland, featuring music from his debut album and the two Bat Out of Hells. The stage version was performed a few times in early seventies.
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I,Robot - Harlan Ellison
Day of the Dead - George Romero (first attempt need too big a budget.)
Ellison is one of my fav writers and I would've loved to have seen this.

Romero's original Day script is the stuff of legend and involved humanity enslaving the remaining zombies, before the inevitable revolution occurs. It was very ambitious (and would've been very difficult to pull off without seeming ridiculous).
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Would have loved to of seen George Romero's version of Resident Evil, it would have crapped on Anderson's version from a great height.

Would have been interesting to see the John Carpenter versions of both Exorcist 3 and Top Gun. Although I think the versions we got are good enough.

Wish that Ridley Scott or James Cameron would of had a crack at Alien vs Predator.

Verhoevens sequel to Total Recall, which he talks about on the R1 commentary, sounds like it would of been simliar to Minority Report.
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I Robot by Harlan Ellison would have loved to have seen filmed.

Bill Hicks's screenplay I'd like to see, anyone know if there's copies floating around?
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How about Orson Welles's The Other Side of the Wind? It appears that all the filming and most of the editing was completed before Welles died. There's a good chance that we could actually see this one day

http://www.wellesnet.com/wind_index.htm
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What about the Chinatown trilogy directed by Polanski? Jack Nicholson did direct the sequel The Two Jakes himself but they never made the third movie.
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My personal favorite is Jim Steinman's futuristic musical movie update of Peter Pan, called Neverland, featuring music from his debut album and the two Bat Out of Hells. The stage version was performed a few times in early seventies.
Crikey, another Steinman fan!

Having said that, as much as I love the guy's music (and despite my choice of forum ID) I don't think the world will ever be ready for Meat Loaf as Tinkerbell.

I remember reading an interview where Steinman claimed there were only four directors capable of making the film. In order of preference, Coppola, Lucas, Spielberg (this was pre-Hook obviously) or DePalma. I can only assume at the time he wasn't aware of Ken Russell, who surely is the man born to direct any film that features an army of nuns.

I'd kind of like to see it happen, as much out of morbid curiousity as anything else, but it'd be commercial suicide for whatever studio invested in it.
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As we appear to be, er, scraping the bottom of the barrel, I wouldn't have minded seeing what David Lean and Robert Bolt would have made of their proposed two-part story of the mutiny on The Bounty (eventually filmed as one part, The Bounty, by Roger Donaldson in '84).
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...oh, and John Ford and Akira Kurosawa's Tora! Tora! Tora!...
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