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

Soapbox: 9 Canceled Remakes That Would’ve Been Terrible (And 6 That Would’ve Been Amazing)

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Some things are best left alone…

Remaking classic movies is a risky business. While there are obvious benefits to revisiting an old story – a proven box office track record and pre-existing fanbase – there’s no guarantee of success. Indeed, filmmakers aiming must strike a tricky balance, as they try to find a fresh new spin on the source material, without deviating too much from what made it so popular in the first place.

To be fair, sometimes Hollywood does get it right. In these instances, the resulting film is paradoxically familiar yet fresh, managing to explore the characters and themes in a way that complements – and occasionally even eclipses – the original. But more often than not, your average remake winds up being a disaster, with efforts like this year’s live-action retooling of Ghost in the Shell leaving viewers wondering whether those involved had even seen the original!

As such, it’s typically considered good news when a studio announces that it’s scrapping its latest attempt to remake an iconic movie or series – although there are at least a few exceptions.

With this in mind, here are 9 Canceled Remakes That Would’ve Been Terrible (And 6 That Would’ve Been Amazing).

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

Soapbox: 9 Canceled Remakes That Would’ve Been Terrible (And 6 That Would’ve Been Amazing)