Superman Flyby (2004)

written by JJ Abrams

directed by McG

starring - Brendan Fraser, Scarlett Johansson, Johnny Depp, & Shia LeBoeuf

The Rough with the Smooth (2016)
directed by Sam Mendes
starring — Daniel Craig, Kevin Spacey, & Gugu Mbatha-Raw

The Rough with the Smooth (2016)

directed by Sam Mendes

starring — Daniel Craig, Kevin Spacey, & Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Dumbo II (2001)

Disney planned a proposed direct-to-video sequel to Dumbo; it was aborted before it began production, and the development of the film was never revived.  However, the trailer is included on the Dumbo: 60th Anniversary Edition DVD.

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Storyboards from Spielberg’s delayed Robopocalypse project.
(via i09)
Artist: Michael Anthony Jackson

fromdirectorstevenspielberg:

Storyboards from Spielberg’s delayed Robopocalypse project.

(via i09)

Artist: Michael Anthony Jackson

cinephilearchive:

Read the first five pages of David Lynch’s Ronnie Rocket script.

Ronnie Rocket is an unfinished film project written by David Lynch, who also intended to direct it. Begun after the success of Lynch’s 1977 film Eraserhead, Ronnie Rocket was shelved after Lynch felt he would be unable to find financial backing for the project. He instead sought out an existing script on which to base his next film, settling on what would become 1980’s The Elephant Man.


You’ve talked about wanting to make a film called Ronnie Rocket about a man who is three feet tall and runs on alternating-current electricity.
DL Yes, it was never made partly because I didn’t feel it would go over, and partly because I feel the script needs more work.
Ronnie Rocket is still a possibility?
DL Yes, it is. But Ronnie Rocket is set in the world of the smokestack industry, and this is a world that doesn’t exist anymore. It was still really alive in the ’50s and ’60s, but this  industry is going away. And then a thing happened. This thing called graffiti. Graffiti to me  is one of the worst things that has happened to the world. It completely ruined the mood  of places. Graffiti kills the possibility to go back in time and have the buildings be as they were. Cheap storm windows and graffiti have ruined the world for Ronnie Rocket. —David Lynch discusses painterly filmmaking, the importance of having final cut, and his latest musical project

Based on the opening scenes of the David Lynch script Ronnie Rocket.

Recommended viewing: The essential documentaries on David Lynch, including Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997), David Lynch: Don’t Look at Me (1989), Lynch (2007), Mysteries of Love (2002), Eraserhead Stories (2001), Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch (1990), David Lynch presents: Ruth, Roses and Revolver (BBC Arena, 1987), and Scene by Scene: David Lynch (BBC, 1999).

cinephilearchive:

In July 1982, after E.T. opened and became a huge hit, Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison wrote a treatment for a sequel to be titled E.T. II: Nocturnal Fears [pdf] (NOTE: For educational purposes only). It would have seen Elliott and his friends kidnapped by evil aliens and follow their attempts to contact E.T. for help. Spielberg decided against pursuing the sequel, feeling it “would do nothing but rob the original of its virginity.”
Know where you’re going.—Billy Wilder
The treatment is the most vital selling tool in your screenwriting arsenal. Writing a great treatment is a skill that can help any screenwriter succeed, at any point in the creative process.
For further reading and learning:
Proper Treatment by Terry Rossio
Loglines and Treatments: How to Write Them
James Cameron’s legendary 17,000-word treatment for The Terminator
Investigation treatment by Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader clarified the screenwriting development process in an interview with Richard Thompson from 1976 when Taxi Driver had just opened, Film Comment magazine, March-April 1976 [pdf]
“Melissa delivered this 107-page first draft to me and I read it in about an hour. I was just knocked out. It was a script I was willing to shoot the next day. It was so honest, and Melissa’s voice made a direct connection with my heart.” —Steven Spielberg
Recommended purchasing:
The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider Secrets from Hollywood’s Top Writers [Amazon]
The Dialogue: Learning from the Masters


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cinephilearchive:

In July 1982, after E.T. opened and became a huge hit, Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison wrote a treatment for a sequel to be titled E.T. II: Nocturnal Fears [pdf] (NOTE: For educational purposes only). It would have seen Elliott and his friends kidnapped by evil aliens and follow their attempts to contact E.T. for help. Spielberg decided against pursuing the sequel, feeling it “would do nothing but rob the original of its virginity.”

Know where you’re going.
—Billy Wilder

The treatment is the most vital selling tool in your screenwriting arsenal. Writing a great treatment is a skill that can help any screenwriter succeed, at any point in the creative process.

For further reading and learning:

Recommended purchasing:

russh92:

A New Saga Begins.

russh92:

A New Saga Begins.

Spider-Man: The Movie (1996)

co-written by William Wisher

co-written & directed by James Cameron

starring - Leonardo DiCaprio & Nikki Cox

…
awesome poster by Brian Stelfreeze

Spider-Man: The Movie (1996)

co-written by William Wisher

co-written & directed by James Cameron

starring - Leonardo DiCaprio & Nikki Cox

awesome poster by Brian Stelfreeze

asker

Anonymous asked: May I suggest doing a screencap trailer thing of Wolfgang Petersen's Batman Vs. Superman with Johnny Depp as a depressed and tired Batman and Matt Damon as Clark? Jude Law dropped out and Johnny Depp was interested but film was cancelled due to anymore casting. Colin Farrel was close to Batman but he was already Bullseye.

That’s a great idea, I’ll do it in the next week or so.

asker

Anonymous asked: This is officially my favorite blog now. I'm obsessed with fake movies never made. Can you, by any chance, do James Cameron's cancelled Spider-Man movies which was suppose to come out around 1999 with Leonardo DiCaprio?

Thanks for the love, I think there’s a poster out there that’s marvelously done, I’ll find it and post it here.

Eion Bailey auditions for Batman Begins (2005)