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5 Movies That Were Unexpectedly Canceled

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Hollywood producers and directors sometimes produce movies that are “hit-or-miss”. The ones that miss could gain momentum, but often, producers eventually cancel the in-development projects before they’re ever released in theaters. Some movies are canceled for logical reasons, including an actor’s death. Other films, including these five, are canceled for seriously bizarre reasons.

Bad Rating For ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’

In 2010, director Guillermo Del Toro (of 2017’s The Shape of Water), announced he would be adapting H.P. Lovecraft’s beloved novel, At the Mountains of Madness. Tom Cruise was set to star, but the project was ultimately canceled for one specific reason: the rating. It was rated R, which Universal Studios didn’t abide. Del Toro later commented that he should have lied about the rating and if it was PG-13, we would be watching the movie right now.

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Too Much Money For ‘Crusade’

RoboCop director Paul Verhoeven hoped to produce an epic film, Crusade, in the 1990s, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Connelly, and Gary Sinise. It was a promising picture, but Verhoeven demanded $100 million from producers. This unreasonable budget could not be negotiated, prompting Verhoeven to rant to producers. That was the end of the project.

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Not Seeing Eye-To-Eye In ‘Superman Lives’

Everyone wants to produce a great superhero film, including Kevin Smith. He collaborated with producer Jon Peters for a project, entitled Superman Lives. Smith tried his best to adhere to Peters’ unusual requests, including that Superman doesn’t wear a suit and he doesn’t fly. The two couldn’t see eye-to-eye on the creative direction. Eventually, the project was scrapped by director Tim Burton for being “too boring.”

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No Creativity For ‘Larrikins’

Dreamworks announced in 2013 it would produce an animated musical, Larrikins, in which Aussie comedian Tim Minchin was set to write and co-direct. It would star Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie, Naomi Watts, and Rose Byrne, but the film was never produced. Eventually, Dreamworks pulled the plug because “creatively, it just wasn’t working out well.” If you asked Minchin, however, it was a creative project and he has never forgotten the experience.

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’10 Things I Hate About Life’ Got The Axe

10 Things I Hate About You is one of the best movies from the 1990s. It thrust stars Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt into stardom. In 2012, Hollywood was set to produce a sequel, 10 Things I Hate About Life, hoping to target viewers who needed some nostalgia. However, production halted halfway through filming for reasons still unclear, but the film’s expensive budget is likely a cause. We doubt the movie would even be any good without Heath Ledger.

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Beverly Hills, 90210: Was Luke Perry Team Dylan or Team Brandon?

Some television shows come into our lives at the exact right moment, so that they become inextricably bound with our memories of those complicated coming-of-age years, Beverly Hills 90210 is without a doubt one of those shows. We all tuned in week after week, year after year because the drama was just so addicting. The love triangles! The will-they-won’t-theys! Meanwhile, when the cameras weren’t rolling, the cast was up to plenty of off-set antics of their own. Disclaimer: after you read about what went down, it might have you rethinking everything — were those angsty expressions just good acting, or were they bringing some real-life drama into it?

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Will Idris Elba To Replace Will Smith In ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel?

Actors drop from movies for various reasons. There could be a major scheduling conflict or they have salary issues. If someone leaves an established role behind, there's a good chance they'll get written off. For one forthcoming movie, they're looking to swap actors. Time To Call Idris Will Smith made his DC Extended Universe debut as Deadshot in 2016's Suicide...

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Everything We Know About Disney’s New Streaming Service

If you love Disney movies, your life is about to get a little brighter with Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. What does this mean? The streaming service will include Disney’s entire motion picture library, including movies that have been in “the vault.” Step aside, Netflix. There’s a new streaming service in town. What’s ‘The Vault’? Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed...

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