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on 22 Mar 2010 04:02

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Will These Movies EVER Get Made?!

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1. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
How long have we been waiting? Sin City 2 was originally slated to hit cinemas in 2006. I vividly remember first seeing the movie on the release schedule for that particular year. However, troubles began to arise. And they continued. And then Robert Rodriguez got to work on other movies (including shit like Shorts). It seems as if no-one is committed to making this movie at all!

UPDATE (July 2011): According to RR, he's as close as he's ever been, and the film is very close to finally becoming a reality.
UPDATE (May 2012): Wow, it's apparently happening. Officially. Set for release in October 2013. I'll believe it when I see it.
Now it's been delayed until August 2014. I still don't believe it's happening...

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2. Sin City 3
How long have we been waiting? Since around 2006/07, when Sin City 2 was rumoured to be going into production sometime soon. But as with SC2, people just aren't committed enough to bringing the thing to the big screen.

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3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
How long have we been waiting? Frankly, we've been waiting since forever. Then when Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King hit cinemas in 2003, it was everyone's fond hope that Peter Jackson would get to work on them. But then there were troubles over copyright ownership and so on. In late 2007, the ball started officially rolling. So I guess you could say we've been waiting since then. But because of MGM's financial crisis, the project has been long-delayed.

UPDATE: On October 15th, 2010, the films were green-lit at long last. Filming started in March 2011, and this first film will be released in 2012. Happy days!!
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4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
How long have we been waiting? Note above. Same story.
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5. Jurassic World (2015)
How long have we been waiting? Absolutely ages. Jurassic Park III hit cinemas in 2001, and since then it's just been a series of rumours and false promises. It was only a few years back that word broke that the project was ready to roll. But then it was officially cancelled. So who knows if this will ever get made...

UPDATE (July 2011): Spielberg has said that work has officially started. Maybe it's finally on its way?
UPDATE It was scheduled for a summer 2014 release date but postponed. Now it has a summer 2015 release date and it looks like things are finally moving forward.

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6. Kung Pow 2: Tongue of Fury
How long have we been waiting? Since 2001, when the first Kung Pow was unleashed upon the world tagged with a trailer at the end for this follow-up. In the years to follow, tiny fragments have been collected to suggest the movie is moving forward, but never anything concrete or official. Damnit, I want another Kung Pow! Get this fucker made!!

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7. Meg
How long have we been waiting? I can't say with absolute certainty, but we've probably been waiting since about 2005 or earlier. The problem? Nobody has officially green-lit the thing yet. I guess there's script trouble.

How long have we been waiting? Since the original Bubba Ho-tep back in 2002. Rumours started circulating about a sequel, and Bruce Campbell was keen to return as Elvis Presley. But then stuff changed, the project kept getting delayed, Campbell dropped out, and now we have no idea if this thing will ever get made.

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9. The Brazilian Job
How long have we been waiting? Really, we've been waiting since the remake of The Italian Job hit cinemas in '03, but I don't believe the sequel rumours started until about a year or two later. And then the project got delayed. And delayed. And delayed. And delayed.

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10. Austin Powers 4
How long have we been waiting? Rumours started circulating about an Austin Powers 4 not long after Goldmember entered multiplexes in 2002. Since then, we've gotten fragments of news that keep the hope alive that someday we'll see another instalment of this awesome spy spoof franchise.

How long have we been waiting? One could realistically argue that we've been waiting since the early '90s when The Naked Gun 33 1/3 came out, but it's only in the past few years that a Naked Gun 4 started being officially prepped. But it's been a number of years since the first script reviews appeared, and nothing is happening.

UPDATE: Leslie Nielsen is dead. Thus, this film is dead along with it. It's a total, total tragedy, and I'm inconsolable.

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12. Red Sonja
How long have we been waiting? I believe the project was first spearheaded in 2007 or 2008, and since then nobody knows what the hell is happening with it. Even despite official posters, nothing is happening.

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13. Castlevania
How long have we been waiting? Since 2007, I believe. It's been a long, long road of people dropping out since then.

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14. Halo
How long have we been waiting? Oh God, since the early noughties. Since 2004 or 2005 at least. This is a textbook example of a film that has been long-delayed. Neil Blomkamp was hired by Peter Jackson back in '05 (I think) to direct the project, but after a lot of prepping the project was shut down thanks to legal mumbo jumbo. Who knows if this thing is still happening...

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15. Splinter Cell (2015)
How long have we been waiting? Since 2003 or 2004 at least. I remember IMDb listing the release date as 2005 at one stage. Good lord, this thing has been long delayed.

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16. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
How long have we been waiting? Technically since the original film back in 2004, but talks of a sequel never really started until 2007 or 2008. Back then everything was looking promising. But then the delays kicked in. Oh so many delays and setbacks.

UPDATE: Will Ferrell has officially announced that the sequel has been greenlit, and we'll be seeing it in 2013.
Release date has been set for December 2013. Filming has finished. It's happening, people!
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17. Beverly Hills Cop IV
How long have we been waiting? Talk of this film began back sometime in the mid-noughties I believe. Everything started getting more serious around 2008 due to Eddie Murphy's career declining in popularity, but, as with most movies on this list, it just kept getting delayed.

UPDATE: It's apparently happening now, as of 2014.

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18. The Dam
How long have we been waiting? I believe Stallone began talking about this movie back in 2007, when he wanted to make a sequel to Cliffhanger. This was in the midst of his success streak, as Rocky 6 was a success and he was busy at work finishing Rambo 4. But...nothing happened. We're still waiting.

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19. Zoolander 2
How long have we been waiting? Jesus, I don't even know for sure. Ben Stiller has been saying the film will happen for many, many years.

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20. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
How long have we been waiting? Since 2000, when Terry Gilliam started production on his dream project...and troubles caused production to shut down completely. All the troubles were chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha. In recent years, talks began recommencing about the film, but it's still being delayed...

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21. At the Mountains of Madness
How long have we been waiting? Since 2006, when the first script draft was turned in. Since then, Guillermo del Toro has had trouble getting the required funding, leading to the project being delayed indefinitely.


 

Some movies have been in development hell for a long, long time. There have been endless delays, rumours, and so on, but the project still never appears to be moving forward. Feel free to suggest more titles.

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Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Mar 22 10:39
What about Jurassic Park 4?
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Mar 22 10:46
There's no IMDb page for it, because it was cancelled. So there's no Listal page for it either. But good suggestion.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Mar 22 11:40
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606378/

??
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Mar 22 11:54
Die Hard 5 hasn't exactly been long delayed and in development hell. Nothing was confirmed about it until a few weeks ago. But good suggestion.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jun 10 10:07
Kill Bill vol 3
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jun 22 15:57
^Not until 2014

Newt has been postponed indefinitely.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Aug 31 23:50
We can only hope.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 1 0:12
And, Red Sonja? Tho' I don't care about it, Rose McGowan isn't even sure about a production date: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/comicmovies/news/?a=21848
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 1 2:35
http://www.listal.com/movie/castlevania

They've changed directors from Paul W.S. Anderson to the Saw director. I don't have too much hope for the film, but I'd like to see it brought to life nonetheless and judge for myself.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 1 5:51
Good suggestions :)
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 3 15:04
Weren't they supposed to make a Halo movie, and a Gears of War movie?
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 3 15:52
Halo is a good suggestion. That's been in development hell for ages. But I'm not up to speed about the Gears of War movie.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 27 3:18
Gee you'd think with the policy of greenlighting 99% remakes and sequels, Hollywood would have got around to some of these by now, ahead of some crappy 80's TV show remake "The A Team" or even "Big Momma 3". How about when will this movie be made: an original idea? Good list though.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 28 5:24
good list
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Mar 1 13:20
They even came up with a fun name for the Austin Powers film, "For Your Thighs Only" haha. Another Mike Meyers film is taking forever to be made - we was slated to play Keith Moon back 2006 and nothing has arisen.
You could add Stone's return to Vietnam with "Pinkville".
Perhaps it's just another false rumor, but I recently read Zoolander 2 has finally been greenlit...
Enjoyed the list!
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Mar 1 19:36
John Landis and Eddie Murphy have explained that BHC3 was such a disaster, that they had no intention of making another. So that's not happening.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jun 21 22:00
You could add these as well:
Mad Max 4
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote - since 2000
At the Mountains of Madness - since 2006
The Sandman - since late 90's

also John Carter of Mars would've been great addition to the list, but I guess it's coming next year since it's already in post-production. It was in Development hell for 79 years.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jun 22 2:39
Mad Max 4 is apparently filming next year, so it'd look a bit like a superfluous addition to the list at this stage with that knowledge already commonplace.

And yeah, John Carter of Mars is already in post-production, so again it'd be a superfluous addition. The others are great suggestions though :)

EDIT: There's no page of The Sandman, so I can't add it.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jun 22 9:43
goo collection
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 1 7:48
Wonder Woman?
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 4 6:18
Steven Spielberg announced JP4 at Comi-Con so its in the works, just hope he directs instead of that lame-ass joke of a director Joe Johnston who shouldn't of gotten to direct the third one in the first place, although i did enjoy the third one. Everybody said he ruined it.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 10 7:35
Feels like I've been waiting for the Voltron movie to come out forever. (announced July, 2005... a full two years before Transformers took over multiplexes everywhere)

Not sure what the status is now, other than some "official artwork" being released.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 10 13:28
what about spider-man 4?
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 10 13:52
Spider-Man 4 is dead forever. Sony canned the project and spearheaded the reboot, due next year.

I'll look into Voltron.
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Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Apr 12 19:22
Great list! How about Guillermo del Toro's reboot of Disney's The Haunted Mansion?

http://www.listal.com/movie/the-haunted-mansion
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Apr 12 21:49
I want another Kung Pow! too.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Apr 12 23:40
i want to watch all of these
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Apr 13 3:55
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Robert-Rodriguez-Sin-City-Sequel-Start-Production-Soon-30407.html
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Apr 13 4:12
Yah, RR said the same thing a year ago. I even included that in the entry. Thanks, Captain Obvious.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 18 9:24
Ediie Murphy announced that Beverly Hills Cop 4 is never going to happen. He said there have been numerous reboots and sequels to franchises that are a decade old.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 18 10:09
@l8t3r
I'm happy for you, bonehead. But with each "Its dead" announcement we get another more optimistic announcement. Remember when Anchorman 2 was dead?
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 18 13:55
Fantastic list!
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 20 3:58
Austin Powers 4 won't get made cause Mike Myers doesn't have any more jokes. He used them all up and then recycled them again and again. If it gets made, I'll disembowel myself.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 21 1:06
It' ridiculous to expect Sin City 3 when Sin City 2 hasn't been released.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 21 4:42
another one is the movie of God Of War it was announced (i think) on 2008 and nothing from there.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Aug 26 19:56
You could add Cloverfield 2 to the list, the people involved in Cloverfield keep saying that they just need to find some time to get together and bang out a script but seriously its been 4 years since the original.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179933/
Posted: 9 months, 1 week ago at Jan 16 12:45
I'd have loved to see a Red Sonja film by Rodriguez w/ McGowan but that looks highly unlikely. Also love to see del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness, as I'm a fan of his and a HUGE Lovecraft admirer.

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