Soapbox: 16 Movies That Were Canceled Mid-Filming

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.

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Soapbox: 16 Movies That Were Canceled Mid-Filming

Soapbox: Pop culture over-analysis – Are we destroying what we love?

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The face of a murderer (sorta)

The Multiversity, the most recent experiment by writer Grant Morrison to push the boundaries of mainstream superhero comic books, features a variety of memorable moments that cover the entire spectrum of human emotion.

Of these, quite possibly the most (in)famous occurs in the fourth issue “Pax Americana”. Here, Morrison and artist extraordinnaire Frank Quitely show the increasingly detached Captain Atom use his otherworldly powers to dissect his pet dog in an attempt to locate the source of his affection for the poor animal.

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Soapbox: Pop culture over-analysis – Are we destroying what we love?