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Old 02-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #251
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What was the film I heard back some years ago where Will Smith and Johnny Depp were the lead stars and Johnny Depp was supposed to be the villain in the story? Was that I Am Legend or some other movie?
Could it be the Cain and Abel film project that Smith has been linked to for a few years? Btw what happened to this one? Was it abandoned? Wasn't Cain a vampire or something? Any info on this?

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:48 AM   #252
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Could it be the Cain and Abel film project that Smith has been linked to for a few years? Btw what happened to this one? Was it abandoned? Wasn't Cain a vampire or something? Any info on this?
yea i thought that depp was gunna play a vampre king, and will smith would have been a van helsing type. I was so hyped for this movie, due to it would be depps first villain role (at least i think)

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Much more adult. I know there was one scene where Hancock kills a woman he is having sex um Sort of like the first Scream movie.
wouldnt that get them a nc17 rating ?

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #254
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yea i thought that depp was gunna play a vampre king, and will smith would have been a van helsing type. I was so hyped for this movie, due to it would be depps first villain role (at least i think)
I would have liked and still would like to see that. I might be wrong, but I don't think Depp has ever played a full-on villain, he played questionable characters but I'm not sure he played a true bad guy yet.
That might be one of the reasons why he is doing "Black Mass" now.

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Speaking of Depp, bad guys and abandoned films, I read somewhere a few years back that Depp was considering playing Charles Manson.
Now that I would also have loved to see.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:49 PM   #256
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in a pretty recent interview with James Cameron, he stated that he almost got to direct Jurassic Park until Universal & Spielberg beat him to it

as much as i love Spielberg's JP film, i think Cameron would have made a pretty badass JP movie that would have been much closer to the book

and this was Cameron back when he was on his A game
Cameron described it as an Aliens version of Jurassic Park, while I love what we have there's no doubt his version would of been crazy to see.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #257
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Keanu Reeves owes his career to Johnny Depp turning down parts in the 90s.

Bram Stocker's Dracula as William Harker (played by Keanu Reeves)
Speed (played by Keanu Reeves)
Point Break (played by Keanu Reeves)
The Matrix (played by Keanu Reeves)

Interestingly, he was also going to star in a Speed Racer movie that was going to be produced in the mid-90s but never got going for one reason or another.

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #258
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Man, I love Depp, and he is a far better actor than Reeves, but Point Break is like a perfect Keanu role. I also can't picture Depp as Neo. He definitely would have been better as William Harker, though.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #259
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Keanu Reeves owes his career to Johnny Depp turning down parts in the 90s.

Bram Stocker's Dracula as William Harker (played by Keanu Reeves)
Speed (played by Keanu Reeves)
Point Break (played by Keanu Reeves)
The Matrix (played by Keanu Reeves)

Interestingly, he was also going to star in a Speed Racer movie that was going to be produced in the mid-90s but never got going for one reason or another.
Interesting.
I also agree with Donnie Darko that Reeves was great in all of them, minus Dracula. I think he is underrated and that he has gotten better over the years.

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I would have liked to see Mel Gibson's take on "Fahrenheit 451."

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London After Midnight (also known as The Hypnotist) was a 1927 American silent mystery film with horror overtones distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is based on the short story "The Hypnotist" by Tod Browning who also directed the film. London After Midnight starred Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall, and Polly Moran.
The movie is now lost and remains one the most famous and eagerly sought of all lost films. The last known copy was destroyed in the 1967 MGM Vault fire. In 2002, Turner Classic Movies aired a reconstructed version using the original script and film stills.[1]
The setting of the film is 1920s London. Sir Roger Balfour is found shot to death in his home. Inspector Burke (Lon Chaney) of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. The suspects are Williams (the butler), Sir James Hamlin (Henry B. Walthall) and his nephew, Arthur Hibbs (Conrad Nagel). A suicide note is found and the case is supposedly closed.
Five years later, the old residence of Balfour is taken up by a man in a beaver-skin hat, with large fangs and gruesome, sunken eyes. His assistant is a ghostly woman, with flowing robes and raven black hair. Could it be Balfour, returned from the dead?
Wha... what? This sounds awesome. My kind of movie too. Damn shame this has been lost.

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Wha... what? This sounds awesome. My kind of movie too. Damn shame this has been lost.
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I hope it's found. They find this stuff still to this day.

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Could it be the Cain and Abel film project that Smith has been linked to for a few years? Btw what happened to this one? Was it abandoned? Wasn't Cain a vampire or something? Any info on this?
That sounds one of the worst idea's for a movie ever.

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Why can't some studio use the old scripts for abandoned films and make them? With some little tweeks here and there, they will work today's audiences.

Imagine Orson Welles' Heart of Darkness, starring Dougray Scott as Marlow.
Directed by David Lynch... possibly the only director today who can come close to Welles' vision for the project.

I would also like to see elements from James Cameron's Spider-Man to be used soon. Maybe in the next film ASM 3.

Did Federico Fellini ever have a synopsis for Mandrake The Magician? Then find it and make the film. Better late than never.
Is there any actor out there who could pass for Marcello Mastroianni? Cast him in the lead role!
If there isn't. Jeremy Northam will work fine.

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Because why would one director want to copy the vision of another director? David Fincher would want to make David Fincher's Heart of Darkness, not Orson Welle's Heart of Darkness.

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Superman lives starring nic cage with burton in the directors chair comes racing to my mind.

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I gotta say after watching those trailers for the documentary I would have loved to see that film.

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Why can't some studio use the old scripts for abandoned films and make them? With some little tweeks here and there, they will work today's audiences.

Imagine Orson Welles' Heart of Darkness, starring Dougray Scott as Marlow.
Directed by David Lynch... possibly the only director today who can come close to Welles' vision for the project.

I would also like to see elements from James Cameron's Spider-Man to be used soon. Maybe in the next film ASM 3.

Did Federico Fellini ever have a synopsis for Mandrake The Magician? Then find it and make the film. Better late than never.
Is there any actor out there who could pass for Marcello Mastroianni? Cast him in the lead role!
If there isn't. Jeremy Northam will work fine.
There has been situations when older scripts were used for newer movies. Drillbit Taylor was written by John Hughes years ago before it became a movie. Not the best example, but an example nevertheless.

I think too, there must be legal reasons behind it, or like what some have said, a director would rewrite the old unused script to fit his/her vision.

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a director would rewrite the old unused script to fit his/her vision.
That would be good.
He/she can also pay homage to the director behind the old script and change just minor details. It's in the editing room that it will be made to feel fresh and new, anyway.

Perhaps Lynch is not the only one today who can understand what Welles wanted to do with Heart of Darkness. I guess Darren Aronofsky would too, even David Cronenberg.

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For me, every time this kind of thread pops up. It HAS to be the James Cameron/Ridley Scott team up Alien 5/6 two parter. An epic grand scale invasion of Earth, with Engineers, Queens, Aliens, Dogaliens, etc starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nicolas Cage or Harrison Ford.
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