1. "Alien 3" Vincent Ward
Rejecting a script written by William Gibson, science fiction writer, producer of the series "Alien" decided to continue the "Aliens", shot by James Cameron in the spirit of "Space Vietnam", ambitious and highly artistic staging of a New Zealander Vincent Ward, who has removed "Navigator" and then "River Queen". Planet of wood and spaceships in the spirit of the ocean clippers - these are just two of the strange ideas that suggested Ward. Unfortunately, the project was never realized. As a result, the film took off for the Fox another independent director - David Fincher.
By the way, now it's time to take a fresh look at his film "Alien 3", at one time caused a lot of ridicule. Unfortunately, the director's version of the film - its informal version entered the DVD-collection "Aliens" - seems to be so and will remain the greatest science fiction movie that nobody saw.
2. Superman vs. Batman
Abandoning the project Tim Burton's "Superman is alive," where Clark Kent (Superman) was to play Nicolas Cage, studio Warner Brothers decided to use a new approach to how long ago it was planned to revive the series of films of Superman. In the film "Batman vs. Superman" script written by Andrew Kevin Walker, who worked on the movie "Seven", dressed in a cloak avenger of Gotham City was to oppose the "man of steel" from the Metropolis.
However, when the pre-production was in full swing (the film was supposed to work, Wolfgang Petersen, the director of "Troy"), the studio again to apply the brakes. She entered a completely new script from the creator of "Lost" John. John. Abrams. As a result, the studio abandon this idea, first director Brett Ratner wanted to do, but in the end it was the Bryan Singer, who directed the unsuccessful "Superman Returns».
3. "Night sky" by Steven Spielberg
Under the contract, Spielberg was obliged to remove the sequel to his hit "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." The director suggested the idea of a movie about how a family living on the farm is attacked by aggressive aliens (a kind of "Straw Dogs" with the aliens). One of the newcomers is decided Spielberg, I was friends with the youngest son of a farmer. But during the filming of the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Spielberg and Mrs. Harrison Ford - Scripting Melissa Mathison - decided to develop this idea apart and put it in the foundation of the famous film director - "Alien." Spielberg, however, did not abandon the idea of a family trapped in danger, he simply replaced the alien ghosts and took another hit - "Poltergeist».