Underexposed!: The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made

Underexposed!: The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made


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The untold stories behind the 50 greatest movies never made, illustrated by 50 new and original posters

For most films, it’s a long, strange road from concept to screen, and sometimes those roads lead to dead ends. In Underexposed! The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made, screenwriter and filmmaker Joshua Hull guides readers through development hell. With humor and reverence, Hull details the speed bumps and roadblocks that kept these films from ever reaching the silver screen. From the misguided and rejected, like Stanley Kubrick’s Lord of the Rings starring the Beatles; to films that changed hands and pulled a U-turn in development, like Steven Spielberg’s planned Oldboy adaptation starring Will Smith; to would-be masterpieces that might still see the light of day, like Guillermo del Toro’s In the Mountains of Madness, Hull discusses plotlines, rumored casting, and more.
To help bring these lost projects to life, 50 artists from around the world, in association with the online art collective PosterSpy, have contributed original posters that accompany each essay and give a glimpse of what might have been.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419744693
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 05/25/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 137,898
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joshua Hull is a writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker living in Central Indiana.

PosterSpy is a web-based hub for unofficial and official (hobbyist and professional) artworks/alternate posters created to celebrate popular cinema and pop culture. Find them at posterspy.com.

Fred Dekker is a writer and director whose work includes Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad, RoboCop 3, and 2018’s The Predator. He lives in Studio City, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Fred Dekker 5

Introduction 8

Neill Blomkamp's Alien 11

Joel Schumacher's Batman Unchained 17

Peter Jackson's A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Lover 21

John Hughes's Oil and Vinegar 25

Sofia Coppola's The Little Mermaid 29

David Fincher's Ness 33

Steven Soderbergh's Cleopatra 3-0 39

John Carpenter's Shadow Company 43

Jean Marc-Vallée's Get It White You Can 47

Nicolas Winding Refn's The Bringing 51

Peter Brigg's Hellboy: Silverlance 57

Tim Burton's Monsterpocalypse 3-D 61

Steven Spielberg's Oldboy 67

The Tony Clifton Story 73

George Miller's Justice League: Mortal 77

Rob Zombie's The Blob 85

Shane Carruth's A Topiary 89

Nick Cave's Gladiator 2 95

William Friedkin's The Diary of Jack the Ripper 99

The Wachowskis' Plastic Man 103

The Day the Clown Cried 109

Alfred Hitchcock's Kaleidoscope 113

A Clockwork Orange Starring the Rolling Stones 117

Catherine Hardwicke's Hamlet 123

Spike Jonze's Harold and the Purple Crayon 127

The Coen Brothers' To the White Sea 131

Ridley Scott's I Am Legend 135

Alejandro Jodorowsky's King Shot 139

Neil Marshall's BURST 3-D 143

Joe Carnahan's Daredevil Trilogy (Daredevil 1973, Daredevil 1979, Daredevil 1985) 147

David Lynch's One Saliva Bubble 153

Vincenzo Natali's Neuromancer 157

Stanley Kubrick's The Lord of the Rings Starring the Beatles 163

Quentin Tarantino's The Psychic 169

Robert Rodriguez's Barbarella 173

Tim Burton's Catwoman 177

Jason vs. Cheech and Chong 183

Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno 187

Harmony Korine's Fight Harm 191

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation 195

Martin Scorsese's Gershwin 201

John Carpenter's Escape from Earth 205

Larry Clark's Mona Lisa 209

Kevin Smith's Fletch Won 213

Guillermo del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness 219

Joe Dante's The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes 225

Vampirella 229

David Cronenberg's Total Recall 235

Batman vs. Godzilla 241

Patrick Lussier's Halloween 3-D 245

Artist Bios 251

Acknowledgments 256

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