Wired Magazine
Date: 2012-02-28
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Tales From Development Hell digs into Hollywood power struggles.Bad ideas, bad blood, bad luck there are a million ways a movie can get stuck in the dreaded development hell, where a project gets tangled up and stalled in Hollywoods production process.In his book Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made?, out Tuesday from Titan Books, author David Hughes wades into the wheeling, dealing and back-room bickering behind films that made it (Batman Begins, The Lord of the Rings) and some that didnt (The Sandman).In the excerpt below, Hughes reveals some of the hurdles that had to be jumped on the way to eventually making Tim Burtons 2001 Planet of the Apes reboot.Premired on 8 February 1968, Planet of the Apes was a critical ...(read more)
... Tales From Development Hell digs into Hollywood power struggles.Bad ideas, bad blood, bad luck there are a million ways a movie can get stuck in the dreaded development hell, where a project gets tangled up and stalled in Hollywoods production proce ...
... and a pre-Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson all declining a proffered place in the directors chair, Planet of the Apes was back to square one.By the summer of 1999, the studio that had revived the science fiction genre in the early nineties with Indepe ...
... in space in Apollo 13 and on a desert island in Cast Away, to write what amounted to a third story about a man stranded far from home. As Broyles told Creative Screenwriting, [Fox president] Tom Rothman called and said, Look, would you like to do P ...


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