Premiere.com has put together an interesting list of 20 Movies Not Coming To A Theatre Near You. Here's a few highlights:
-The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Apparently this was greenlit by producer Scott Rudin with Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire set to star. Then turnover in studio management stalled it. Personally, I really hope they get it together for this one as I'm pretty sure they could pull it off without ruining it.
Casino screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi wrote the script for this Dean Martin biopic. This picture was going to reunite Pileggi with Martin Scorsese, but remains on the shelf. Apparently the "potential" cast had John Travolta possibly playing Frank Sinatra. Yeah that's not gonna work.
-A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Another great book. According to Premiere, there was a bidding war between New Line and Miramax for the rights to this. Mr. Eggers chose New Line and a potential director was Paul Thomas Anderson. However, (and this is a big however) a potential star was Tom Cruise. Um . . . No. I vote no.
-Rendezvous With Rama
This was the first film announced by Morgan Freeman's new production company, Revelations Entertainment. It's an adaption of the Arthur C. Clarke's (2001: A Space Odyssey) novel. This film (or wannabe film) has been lingering for 10 years with no action (but it's still on their website). I wish they'd get on it, I'd like to see it.
-Wonder Woman
Apparently Joel Silver has been hanging on to this one since 2001. A few writers attempting it, then in 2005 Joss Whedon was on board, however his present day version apparently didn't get anywhere. So it's pretty much in no-man's land. I'm pretty sure Whedon would have knocked it out of the park with this one. Without him behind it, I've pretty much lost interest.

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