Tales From Development Hell (New Updated Edition): The Greatest Movies Never Made?

Tales From Development Hell (New Updated Edition): The Greatest Movies Never Made?

by David Hughes
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Tales From Development Hell (New Updated Edition): The Greatest Movies Never Made? by David Hughes

A compulsively readable journey into the area of movie-making where all writers, directors and stars fear to tread: Development Hell, the place where scripts are written, actors hired and sets designed... but the movies rarely actually get made! 

Whatever happened to Darren Aronofsky's Batman movie starring Clint Eastwood? Why were there so many scripts written over the years for Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's fourth Indiana Jones movie? Why was Lara Croft's journey to the big screen so tortuous, and what prevented Paul Verhoeven from filming what he calls "one of the greatest scripts ever written"? Why did Ridley Scott's Crisis in the Hot Zone collapse days away from filming, and were the Beatles really set to star in Lord of the Rings? What does Neil Gaiman think of the attempts to adapt his comic book series The Sandman

All these lost projects, and more, are covered in this major book, which features many exclusive interviews with the writers and directors involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857687319
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 439 KB

About the Author

David Hughes has written about film for numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Empire, GQ, SFX, Fangoriaand Cinefantastique. He is the author of Virgin's The Complete Kubrick andThe Complete Lynch, and wrote Titan Books' acclaimed The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made.

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Tales From Development Hell (New Updated Edition) 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I wish that I had previewed the book before buying. This really is just the same story told over and over again with different names, titles, and Hollywood figures, which seem to serve no purpose other than to create false importance and increase the book's index a few extra pages. Disappointing.