Show business sees many unpredictable tough situations. However, producing a movie is always a gamble – ‘A gamble of billion bucks’. Sometimes, after investing a billion bucks on a movie, it doesn’t get even released. Big budget doesn’t guarantee that the film will not stick in the pipeline. Even the most potential films casting renowned stars don’t make it break on the silver screen. Let’s find out why some of the movies that never got released.
10 Movies that Never Got Released
We’ve handpicked 10 Hollywood movies that were finished but they didn’t recognize themselves to see the light at the box-office. Let’s find out why the audience is deprived of these cinematic masterpieces. Here’s the list:-
BLACK WATER TRANSIT
Black Water Transit is a crime drama film directed by Tony Kaye. The film was reported to have screened a cut of the film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Since then, the film was entangled in the never-ending stream of litigation by Aramid Entertainment. This film is unlikely to be released till it come out of the lawsuits. Bergstein and his co-producer have to pay a huge amount to Aramid Entertainment.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
The fantastic four is a superhero film which was scheduled to be released on 1994. It was a low budget film based on the Marvel Comic book. The film had even screened its trailers in theaters.
But, Marvel executive was not happy with this small budget film. He was afraid that this film may ruin their franchise. Soon after that he bought back the rights and decided to destroy all the copies of the film. But, few copies leaked out illegally after few years.
Don’s Plum is another film which got entangled in the lawsuits. It is a low budget film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly. The film was completed in 1996.
In 1998, the movie producer David Stutman filed a case against actors for breach of their contract. Since then, movie was shelved from release in US and Canada.
HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE
Hippie Hippie Shake is based on the life of Australian publisher Richard Neville. This film was continuously delayed since 1998.
Its actors were put on trial for publishing an “obscene” in the magazine, Oz. After that, the film remained unreleased without any known exact reasons.
THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED
The day the clown cried is a drama film based on a circus clown’s story. The movie is directed by and starring Jerry Lewis as a clown.
Lewis was unable to secure the underlying rights as O’Brien found the movie drastically misplaced. Lewis also faced some financial issues and had to pay a huge amount from his pocket.
BIG BUG MAN
Big bug man is an animated adult comedy movie starring Brendan Fraser and Marlon Brando. This is the last film of Merlon Brando, as he died on 2004.
It was supposed to be released in 2007. But, it never got released due to some unknown reasons.
ALL AMERICAN MASSACRE
All American Massacre is an unreleased horror film. This film was based on sequel/prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
The film is directed by William Hooper who is the son of Tobe Hooper, the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film suffered from financial issues and never got released.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
Nothing Lasts forever is a comedy science-fiction film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Zach Galligan.
The film contains a weak plot and mixed up stories making its audience difficult to understand. Later this film suffered from legal issues and never got released.
MY BEST FRIEND’S BIRTHDAY
My best friend’s birthday is 70 minutes long low budget film. Sadly, the film was damaged due to a lab fire. Only 36 minute cut of the film survived which was later shown at various film festivals.
GODS BEHAVING BADLY
Gods Behaving badly is based on a comedy novel of the same name. Although, the novel is one of the best-selling novels of the New York but, the movie didn’t even past its release.
It’s an all big star cast movie starring Alicia Silverstone, Christopher, Walken, Sharon Stone, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Oliver Platt, Rosie Perez. The critics say the movie is not good like the novel but it’s awesome to see the outfits and silver headbands of the cast.
So there were some movies that were never released on the big screen. Do you know about any more films?? Let us know 🙂