The Depths of Development Hell and the Appeal of Movies From an Alternate Universe

By  · Published on March 14th, 2012

Wish you could watch the Frank Darabont-scripted Indiana Jones 4? Dying to see Terry Gilliam’s Watchmen? Curious as to how a ton of great scripts got passed over before Tim Burton made his remake of Planet of the Apes? “Tales From Development Hell” author David Hughes joins us to dissect why we’re fascinated with stories of flicks that were never made, explains why At The Mountains of Madness got canned and explains how the big damned system of tentpole studio production works.

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On This Week’s Show:

Movie News Roulette [Beginning ‐ 18:25]: Kevin Carr joins us to play the most dangerous game ‐ born from The Deer Hunter ‐ involving the casting, development and trailers from the week.

Tales From Development Hell [18:25 ‐ The End]: Author David Hughes discuss the murky world of how big budget Hollywood development actually works and shares the long strange trips of movies that were never made.

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