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6 Movies That Were Shelved

It might be interesting to know the “behind the scenes” of a movie. But it’s even more interesting to know what goes on behind a shelved movie. Keep reading to know about the movies that could never release.

As a movie lover, there must be several movies you’ve loved watching – movies that have turned themselves into cult classics, owing to their brilliant direction and amazing performances. However, many people don’t even know about the number of films that get shelved.

Shelving a project isn’t an easy task, and it surely isn’t done because of choice. The people behind that particular movie face many issues like not having enough money in the budget, not booking the specific location(s), a certain actor walking out of the movie, and more. You might not even know about these films that were shelved due to any of the aforementioned problems.

Let’s look at a few of these films that never came to be.

1. The Last Film Festival

This satire film highlights greedy agents, combating celebrities, and the polarizing impact Hollywood has on modest community esteems. It parodies the film celebration world and the entertainment world in general. The film finished recording when Dennis Hopper passed away from cancer. The crew still needed extra funds to finish the film in 2010.  In 2016, they finally released this film on VOD, a bit different than they originally imagined.

2. Black Water Transit

Black Water Transit is an adaptation of a novel of a similar name from the mind of Carsten Stroud. It recounts the narrative of a delivery leader who becomes involved with a government examination fixating on an illegal guns seller in the outcome of Hurricane Katrina. Highlighting a cast that included Laurence Fishbourne and Karl Urban, the team advertised the film as a Die Hard-esque thrill ride.

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3. Hippie Hippie Shake

In light of the diary of Australian distributor Richard Neville, Hippie Hippie Shake is a period dramatization zeroing in on 1960s nonconformity. Cillian Murphy stars as Neville, and Sienna Miller depicts his better half Louise Ferrier, who officers are investigating for distributing a “profane” issue of their magazine, Oz.

4. The Brave

Johnny Depp intended to directed the feature, The Brave. The film was a variation of a novel of a similar name by Gregory MacDonald, which spins around a Native American man named Raphael and his young family living in servile destitution.

5. Empires of the Deep

Following the huge accomplishment of James Cameron’s true to life FernGully change, China endeavored to capitalize on the alluring humanoids battling each other in a frenzy, and he conceived of the idea Empires of the Deep. It’s a dream epic that, according to its trailer, spins around mermaids doing combating monster crocodiles and perhaps captivating in interspecies sentiment with Spartan fighters.

6. Dark Blood

Dark Blood is the narrative of a young fellow they call “The Boy,” who believes that the apocalypse is near. “The Boy” lives in a willful outcast in the desert after his significant other dies of radiation harming because of adjacent atomic weapons testing. He invests his energy into cutting Kachina dolls to mollify the Gods. In the meantime, a man and his better half separate as they are going through the desert. Looking for help, the couple meets “The Boy.” However, before long, they understand that he isn’t the salvation they expected.

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Lisa Lee
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Lisa Lee is a proud mother of three living in sunny San Diego county. With three children under 10 years old and a pet pug named Daisy, Lisa sure has her hands full. Before starting her career as a family lifestyle writer, Lisa worked as a third grade elementary school teacher. Through her time teaching and parenting, Lisa has become quite the expert at dealing with children and wishes to share her vast knowledge and experiences with other fellow parents.


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