Dirk was disappointed to hear that AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS has been canned. Universal bottled it in face of an unmarketable R-rating.
A $150 million budget, James Cameron as producer, Tom Cruise as the lead and visionary director Guillermo del Toro were going to bring H.P. Lovecraft‘s great Cthulhu novel to life in glorious 3D. It could go down as the greatest film never made.
This week’s Friday Five considers some more for the unseen canon.
2) Orson Welles’ DON QUIXOTE was a pet project that was never completed. To lose on Quixotic film is unfortunate, to lose two …
3) Alfred Hitchcock‘s KALEIDOSCOPE was also stopped by Universal as they didn’t think there was an audience for a protagonist serial killer with an acid bath. What’s not to like?
5) BLADE RUNNER sequel/ prequel has been mooted for years and last week the copyright clearance has been granted and Ridley Scott has given his consent. For anyone thinks that it might be a good idea, I have three words: Jar Jar Binks.
What would you like to see coming off the drawing board?