Soapbox: 16 Movies That Were Canceled Mid-Filming

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It’s true what they say: the good die young

As even the most casual cinema buff already knows, film productions get canceled all the time. A reminder of the colossal effort required to actually make a movie, these aborted projects will typically be announced by their respective studios, a script will be developed and cast and crew hired – only to be scuttled soon after.

There are plenty of reasons why this occurs – the most common causes are creative disagreements between studio executives and the filmmakers, or financial concerns – but regardless, these reasons wind up being sufficient to ensure the plug is pulled. Like we said, happens all the time – but what doesn’t happen that often is that a film actually commences shooting before it’s shut down!

The rationale behind studios scrapping a production after filming is underway vary wildly – although again, artistic disputes and funding-related problems remain the prominent culprits. But there have also been instances of onset tragedies, freak weather conditions, and (allegedly, at least) a voodoo curse resulting in films being scuttled while the director is still calling “action!”

With this in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of 16 Movies That Were Canceled During Filming.

This post was written exclusively for Screen Rant – click here to read the full article

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Soapbox: 16 Movies That Were Canceled Mid-Filming

Anatomy Lesson: “La Mer”

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For a guy named “Smiley”, he sure does frown a lot…

I love James Bond. Seriously, the 007 franchise is an absolute favourite of mine.

Heck, I’m a sucker for spy movies in general – from the Bourne series through to Mission: Impossible flicks all the way down to The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Yet even as I’m drawn to these films for their escapist thrills, there are times when I hanker for something a bit more “real”.

I’m talking about espionage yarns less about shooting up the bad guys and bedding gorgeous women, and more about the less glamorous legwork and moral quandaries that plague the secret agent trade as it exists in our world.

Fortunately, there are more than few films out there that cater to those with similar hankerings to get their fill.

One of the very best is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of the classic John le Carré novel – released in cinemas five years ago this month – the closing montage of which serves as the basis for this latest Anatomy Lesson feature.

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Anatomy Lesson: “La Mer”