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Title: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:36:18 pm
This is a thread I've been wanting to make for a while, in case it hasn't already been done. I'll start off with a couple of facts from my all-time favorite.
Title: Re: The Movie Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:39:17 pm
X-Men: Days of Future Past

When he signed on to the project, Bryan Singer had a long discussion with James Cameron about how to make the idea of time travel feasible and workable within the film.


Quicksilver's Pentagon scene was filmed at 3200 frames per second using the high-speed Vision Research Phantom camera.
Title: Re: The Movie Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 09:39:31 pm
Did you know in the backstage of Katy Perry: Part of Me that Katy Perry gave free blowjobs and held a mandingo party?
Title: Re: The Movie Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:41:02 pm
During filming of Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer injured his vocal cords and could only speak in falsetto.
Title: Re: The Movie Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on April 12, 2015, 09:41:41 pm
Did you know in the backstage of Katy Perry: Part of Me that Katy Perry gave free blowjobs and held a mandingo party?

I thought that happened at ALL her shows
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 09:43:42 pm
Did you know in the backstage of Katy Perry: Part of Me that Katy Perry gave free blowjobs and held a mandingo party?

I thought that happened at ALL her shows

Well, this one was bigger than that. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:45:04 pm
Nelson Mandela has a cameo in Malcolm X, as a teacher reciting one of the Civil Rights activist's speeches.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 09:45:41 pm
Nelson Mandela has a cameo in Malcolm X, as a teacher reciting one of the Civil Rights activist's speeches.
The Simpsons character?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:46:08 pm
Bill Clinton claims that House of Cards is "99% real."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 09:46:19 pm
X-Men: Days of Future Past

When he signed on to the project, Bryan Singer had a long discussion with James Cameron about how to make the idea of time travel feasible and workable within the film.


Quicksilver's Pentagon scene was filmed at 3200 frames per second using the high-speed Vision Research Phantom camera.

Cameron is the one guy I'd love to talk to about shooting an action film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:47:46 pm
The cigarette that Sigourney Weaver's character is smoking in Avatar is CGI.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 09:49:08 pm
The cigarette that Sigourney Weaver's character is smoking in Avatar is CGI.

Half the effects in most films are CGI and we don't notice because it's on the small scale. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:49:19 pm
In early drafts of Back to the Future, Marty time-traveled in a refrigerator instead of a DeLorean.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:49:56 pm
The cigarette that Sigourney Weaver's character is smoking in Avatar is CGI.

Half the effects in most films are CGI and we don't notice because it's on the small scale. 

But something as minuscule as a fag? Yeah, that's a bit odd. But I found it quite interesting.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on April 12, 2015, 09:50:27 pm
In early drafts of Back to the Future, Marty time-traveled in a refrigerator instead of a DeLorean.

Was it the elderly Indiana Jones' refrigerator?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:52:17 pm
In early drafts of Back to the Future, Marty time-traveled in a refrigerator instead of a DeLorean.

Was it the elderly Indiana Jones' refrigerator?

^Made me laugh
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 09:52:29 pm
The cigarette that Sigourney Weaver's character is smoking in Avatar is CGI.

Half the effects in most films are CGI and we don't notice because it's on the small scale. 

But something as minuscule as a fag? Yeah, that's a bit odd. But I found it quite interesting.
Well no one seems to notice you and I don't find that odd...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on April 12, 2015, 09:53:36 pm
The cigarette that Sigourney Weaver's character is smoking in Avatar is CGI.

Half the effects in most films are CGI and we don't notice because it's on the small scale. 

But something as minuscule as a fag? Yeah, that's a bit odd. But I found it quite interesting.
Well no one seems to notice you and I don't find that odd...

way too easy
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:53:46 pm
Lorelei Linklater wanted her character killed off in Boyhood.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:54:13 pm
The cigarette that Sigourney Weaver's character is smoking in Avatar is CGI.

Half the effects in most films are CGI and we don't notice because it's on the small scale. 

But something as minuscule as a fag? Yeah, that's a bit odd. But I found it quite interesting.
Well no one seems to notice you and I don't find that odd...

"Fag" is British slang for "cigarette".
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on April 12, 2015, 09:55:22 pm
*sigh* Who unbanned the fag?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 09:55:32 pm
The cigarette that Sigourney Weaver's character is smoking in Avatar is CGI.

Half the effects in most films are CGI and we don't notice because it's on the small scale. 

But something as minuscule as a fag? Yeah, that's a bit odd. But I found it quite interesting.

Yes.  The scene in Blood Diamond where Jennifer Connelly cried was CG.  So yeah, a cigarette can't be that hard.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 09:55:35 pm
"Fag" is British slang for "cigarette".
I am aware, fag.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:55:52 pm
Richard Branson has a Blink-and-You'll-Miss-It cameo in Casino Royale.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:56:56 pm
The alien language in District 9 comes from rubbing pumpkins.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:57:32 pm
"Dredd" and "Judge Dredd" both have the same running time.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 09:58:49 pm
In early drafts of Frozen, Elsa was a blue-skinned villain who wore a coat of weasels.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:00:46 pm
The mask in Halloween is actually a William Shatner mask painted ghostly white
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:03:01 pm
(http://cdn1.sciencefiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/pennywise-it-1990.png)


^That's Tim Curry's real hair.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:04:41 pm
Kill Bill was Quentin Tarantino's first film to have fewer than 100 uses of "****". It's used 17 times.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:05:45 pm
When Mad Max ran low on funds, George Miller offered his own van for one crash scene.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:07:38 pm
Suspiria was the first Italian film to make use of the Steadicam.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:32:17 pm
The adrenaline shot scene in Pulp Fiction was shot in reverse, then flipped in post.
Title: Re: The Movie Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 10:32:24 pm
Two separate drafts of Cabin Fever 2 were written in 2004. One draft was written by the first film's writer, producer, and director, Eli Roth. The other draft was written by Adam Green, the creator of the Hatchet trilogy and the writer and director of Frozen and Digging Up the Marrow. However, due to internal politics at Lionsgate, both drafts were set aside to bring in an entirely new vision.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 10:37:02 pm
At the first screening of Hostel at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, two ambulances were called due to people having such extreme reactions to the film. A man left the theater during the torture of Derek Richardson's character Josh, fainted, and tumbled down the escalator, and a woman asked for paramedics, believing she was having a heart attack during the torture of Jay Hernandez's character Paxton. Both patrons were okay, and local media thought it was a publicity stunt by the film's writer, producer, and director Eli Roth. However, Roth claims to know nothing of the incidents, as he was in the theater watching the film, and only found out after when he was told by the festival staff of the chaos that transpired.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 10:40:19 pm
Is John in love with Eli Roth now?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:42:29 pm
Raiders of the Lost Ark contains Hieroglyphics depicting C3PO and R2-D2.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 10:42:38 pm
Is John in love with Eli Roth now?
He has recently been blessed by a Rabbi.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:43:54 pm
Sylvester Stallone was wheelbarrowed to hospital after pulling a tendon in his leg while filming the jog scene in Rocky.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:44:22 pm
"Saw" was filmed in 18 days.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:45:42 pm
The number displayed for Joe's Pizza in Spider-Man 2 is real. 212-366-1182
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 10:46:06 pm
Is John in love with Eli Roth now?
He has recently been blessed by a Rabbi.

So now he loves Jews and is going to marry one?  The KKK won't take that kindly.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:46:45 pm
Ozzy Osborne thought This is Spinal Tap was an actual documentary when he first saw it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:47:29 pm
Darth Vader only appears in A New Hope for 12 minutes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:48:18 pm
Early drafts of The Empire Strikes Back had Yoda named "Buffy".
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 10:49:43 pm
The last line Superman says in Superman IV is "See you in 20."
20 years later, Superman Returns was released.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 10:50:29 pm
Writer and director Joss Whedon originally wanted Greg Edmonson, who had scored Firefly, to score Serenity. Edmonson couldn't, so Whedon brought in composer Carter Burwell. After discussing the film and submitting some demos, Burwell left the project due to differing opinions. Music executives at Universal Pictures insisted that Whedon hire a more familiar composer. Eventually, David Newman was brought on to score the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 10:50:38 pm
A piece of Daniel Craig's fingertip was cut off while shooting Quantum of Solace in a set.  Some say that it's still there to this day.  Others say it has decayed to the point of where it is unrecognizable
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 10:52:00 pm
Loki was originally not going to appear at all in Thor: The Dark World, and there was going to be a much greater focus on Malekith the Accursed and the Dark Elves. Following his popularity in Marvel's The Avengers, the script was rewritten to give him a much larger role.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 10:54:00 pm
In late 2011, Patty Jenkins, the writer and director of Monster, was officially announced as director for Thor: The Dark World. In December 2011, she backed out of the project due to creative differences with Marvel Studios. Natalie Portman was publicly upset that talks between Marvel and Patty Jenkins broke down, with some sources even claiming she threatened not to take part in the film with another director but couldn't get out of her contract.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 10:55:58 pm
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the first Spider-Man film to be filmed entirely in New York and it's the largest film ever to be filmed in the state.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:03:30 pm
The word "Man" is said 147 times in The Big Lebowski. Almost 1.5 times a minute.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:04:12 pm
It only took 2 days for John Hughes to write the screenplay for The Breakfast Club.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:05:33 pm
When Jules kisses the wolf head in The Cabin in the Woods, the wolf's tongue was covered in powdered sugar.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:06:35 pm
Jena Malone's **** scene in Catching Fire was shot in a glass elevator in a real hotel.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 11:07:04 pm
Jena Malone's **** scene in Catching Fire was shot in a glass elevator in a real hotel.
If only the camera panned down...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 11:08:03 pm
When Jules kisses the wolf head in The Cabin in the Woods, the wolf's tongue was covered in powdered sugar.
Now if you're reading this Jed (I doubt it, he doesn't seem to visit threads that he doesn't make himself), this would be an appropriate place to insert a moose joke.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:08:30 pm
The crack in Benny's helmet in The LEGO Movie was a real defect associated with his minifigure model. The reason for this is because the helmets were made too thin at the time.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:09:17 pm
O.J. Simpson was considered to play the Terminator, but was deemed too likable.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:10:33 pm
To add realism to The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke cut his own forehead with a razor blade, as many wrestlers do.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:11:34 pm
In Toy Story, the carpet in Sid's house is the same as the one in The Shining.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:12:32 pm
Toy Story 2 was originally planned to be Direct-to-Video. But the script was so good (Alright, this is my opinion), Pixar released it in cinemas.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 11:13:20 pm
Dwayne Johnson was originally going to play Cade Yeager in Trans4mers, but he couldn't due to scheduling conflicts with Hercules.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:13:38 pm
The toilet in Trainspotting was actually filled with chocolate.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:14:16 pm
Nirvana turned down the chance to appear in Wayne's World 2.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:15:29 pm
Up until X-Men required it, neither Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen had ever played Chess.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:18:17 pm
The Beatles wanted to make a live action Lord of the Rings movie. Paul McCartney was Frodo, Ringo Starr was Sam, George Harrison was Gandalf and John Lennon was Gollum. They approached Stanley Kubrick to direct, but he turned it down, deeming the trilogy "Unfilmable".
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on April 12, 2015, 11:19:03 pm
The Beatles wanted to make a live action Lord of the Rings movie. Paul McCartney was Frodo, Ringo Starr was Sam, George Harrison was Gandalf and John Lennon was Gollum. They approached Stanley Kubrick to direct, but he turned it down, deeming the trilogy "Unfilmable".
...That would have been the greatest film ever made.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 11:19:45 pm
Scarlett Johansson wanted to go **** for a scene in The Island, but Michael Bay had her wear a bra.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:20:55 pm
The production of Lord of the Rings created 48,000 pieces of armor, 19,000 costumes, 500 bows, 10,000 arrows, 1800 pairs of Hobbit feet and 1600 pairs of latex ears.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:21:31 pm
The Beatles wanted to make a live action Lord of the Rings movie. Paul McCartney was Frodo, Ringo Starr was Sam, George Harrison was Gandalf and John Lennon was Gollum. They approached Stanley Kubrick to direct, but he turned it down, deeming the trilogy "Unfilmable".
...That would have been the greatest film ever made.

If only Kubrick had lived to see Peter Jackson's trilogy.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 11:22:49 pm
The Beatles wanted to make a live action Lord of the Rings movie. Paul McCartney was Frodo, Ringo Starr was Sam, George Harrison was Gandalf and John Lennon was Gollum. They approached Stanley Kubrick to direct, but he turned it down, deeming the trilogy "Unfilmable".
...That would have been the greatest film ever made.

If only Kubrick had lived to see Peter Jackson's trilogy.
Peter Jackson is a talented dude.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Frankie on April 12, 2015, 11:23:18 pm
The Beatles wanted to make a live action Lord of the Rings movie. Paul McCartney was Frodo, Ringo Starr was Sam, George Harrison was Gandalf and John Lennon was Gollum. They approached Stanley Kubrick to direct, but he turned it down, deeming the trilogy "Unfilmable".
...That would have been the greatest film ever made.

If only Kubrick had lived to see Peter Jackson's trilogy.
Peter Jackson is a talented dude.

Better than that Nolan hack.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:23:35 pm
Aragorn was almost played by:

Daniel Day-Lewis
Nicholas Cage
Vin Diesel
Stuart Townsend
Russel Crowe
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 11:24:59 pm
Better than that Nolan hack.
Yeah, I mean he made the Hobbit films, but he didn't make Interstellar so...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:25:25 pm
Every member of the fellowship, minus John Rhys-Davies, all got the same tattoo: the Elvish word for "Nine".
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 11:26:23 pm
Christopher Nolan originally envisioned Inception as a horror film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on April 12, 2015, 11:27:27 pm
For the film Watchmen, Keanu Reeves was approached to play Dr. Manhattan, but turned it down because he was filming the 2008 remake of  the 1951 space western, The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 11:28:29 pm
For the film Watchmen, Keanu Reeves was approached to play Dr. Manhattan, but turned it down because he was filming the 2008 remake of  the 1951 space western, The Day the Earth Stood Still.


-_-
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:28:53 pm
Andy Serkis drank a mixture of honey, lemon and ginger, which he nicknamed "Gollum Juice" to keep his throat lubricated to protect his vocal cords while performing Gollum's voice. He based Gollum's desperation and cravings on the withdrawals of heroin addicts.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 11:30:10 pm
Viggo Mortensen was considered to play General Zod in The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 11:30:15 pm
Attack of the Bad Films accidentally featured something that Chase noticed instantly... Don't want to say.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on April 12, 2015, 11:30:38 pm
For the film Watchmen, Keanu Reeves was approached to play Dr. Manhattan, but turned it down because he was filming the 2008 remake of  the 1951 space western, The Day the Earth Stood Still.
-_-
"...but the actor turned down the offer due to filming the 2008 remake of the 1951 space western film The Day the Earth Stood Still."

That's what it said.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:31:15 pm
In order to keep Captain America: The Winter Soldier a secret, the working title was "Freezer Burn".
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 12, 2015, 11:31:52 pm
For the film Watchmen, Keanu Reeves was approached to play Dr. Manhattan, but turned it down because he was filming the 2008 remake of  the 1951 space western, The Day the Earth Stood Still.
-_-
"...but the actor turned down the offer due to filming the 2008 remake of the 1951 space western film The Day the Earth Stood Still."

That's what it said.

Whoever said that should be fired.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:32:50 pm
The fight in the elevator in Captain America: The Winter Soldier took a week to shoot.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 11:36:32 pm
The fight in the elevator in Captain America: The Winter Soldier took a week to shoot.
Do not even remember that scene.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on April 12, 2015, 11:36:42 pm
For The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named,  Ben Affleck, Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, and Tony Scott were considered as potential directors, before Zack Snyder was hired in October 2010.

Liebesman? Guys... The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named could have been much much MUCH worse. This is the guy that directed the 2014 NINJA TURTLES movie. I personally would have chosen Duncan Jones but oh well.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 11:38:26 pm
For The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named,  Ben Affleck, Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, and Tony Scott were considered as potential directors, before Zack Snyder was hired in October 2010.

Liebesman? Guys... The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named could have been much much MUCH worse. This is the guy that directed the 2014 NINJA TURTLES movie. I personally would have chosen Duncan Jones but oh well.
**** Jonathan Liebesman.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:38:50 pm
Anthony & Joe Russo shot alternate takes of Captain America's catch-up list. It varies depending on what country your copy of the film is from.

In the US: I Love Lucy and Steve jobs
In the UK: The Beatles and Sean Connery
In Australia & New Zealand: Steve Irwin and Tim Tams
In Italy: Roberto Benigni
In France: Daft Punk and The Fifth Element
In Russia: Yuri Gagarin
In South Korea: The film "Old Boy"
And in South America: Shakira

No matter what country your copy is from, Cap always has to watch Star Wars and Star Trek.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:39:09 pm
For The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named,  Ben Affleck, Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, and Tony Scott were considered as potential directors, before Zack Snyder was hired in October 2010.

Liebesman? Guys... The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named could have been much much MUCH worse. This is the guy that directed the 2014 NINJA TURTLES movie. I personally would have chosen Duncan Jones but oh well.

Meh. I raised it back to an 8/10.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:40:33 pm
The Helicarriers' list of targets include the Baxter Building, Tony Stark and president Matthew Ellis.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 11:42:01 pm
Aaron Paul, Liam Hemsworth, James Badge Dale, Paul Walker, Ben Foster, Shiloh Fernandez, Milo Ventimiglia, Paul Dano, Steven R. McQueen, and D.J. Cotrona were considered to play Jack McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard. The role ultimately was earned by Jai Courtney.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on April 12, 2015, 11:43:24 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 12, 2015, 11:44:31 pm
Noam Murro was the original director of A Good Day to Die Hard, but his commitment to 300: Rise of an Empire prevented him from working on the film. Other directors considered including Joe Cornish, Justin Lin, and Nicolas Winding Refn.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:46:47 pm
Nick Fury's grave states "The path of the righteous man..." - Ezekire 25:17, which (we all know) is from Pulp Fiction.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on April 12, 2015, 11:47:23 pm
Noam Murro was the original director of A Good Day to Die Hard, but his commitment to 300: Rise of an Empire prevented him from working on the film. Other directors considered including Joe Cornish, Justin Lin, and Nicolas Winding Refn.
REFN? Holy ****, Treet would have loved that movie.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 12, 2015, 11:49:59 pm
Gary Sinise, Danny Pudi, Joss Whedon, and Stan Lee (duh) all make cameo appearances in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 11:50:28 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on April 12, 2015, 11:52:13 pm
Nick Fury's grave states "The path of the righteous man..." - Ezekire 25:17, which (we all know) is from Pulp Fiction.
*Ezekiel
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on April 12, 2015, 11:52:46 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 11:54:37 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on April 12, 2015, 11:56:11 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
Jennifer Lawrence? She landed the role, so I saw no reason to include her.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on April 12, 2015, 11:56:27 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
That actress in your signature?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 11:56:58 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
Jennifer Lawrence? She landed the role, so I saw no reason to include her.
**** that ****.  I'm talking about the only one that matters.
I'll give you a hint:  She ended up landing a different role in the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 12, 2015, 11:57:17 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
That actress in your signature?
We have a winner!
Though you lose significant points for not knowing her name.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on April 12, 2015, 11:59:22 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
That actress in your signature?
We have a winner!
Though you lose significant points for not knowing her name.
I've just done some research on the cast...apparently the actress who played Clove is named Isabelle Fuhrman, and her previous work includes the 2009 film Orphan. Which you've hyped in previous horror threads.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on April 12, 2015, 11:59:27 pm
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
That actress in your signature?
We have a winner!
Though you lose significant points for not knowing her name.
Isabelle Fuhrman?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on April 13, 2015, 12:00:02 am
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you **** bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
That actress in your signature?
We have a winner!
Though you lose significant points for not knowing her name.
Isabelle Fuhrman?
Beat you to it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on April 13, 2015, 12:00:43 am
I've just done some research on the cast...apparently the actress who played Clove is named Isabelle Fuhrman, and her previous work includes the 2009 film Orphan. Which you've hyped in previous horror threads.
No **** son...she's been in my avatar for months.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 13, 2015, 12:08:27 am
Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones, Alison Brie, Emilia Clarke, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Elizabeth Olsen were considered to play Kate/Agent 13.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 13, 2015, 12:14:12 am
Iron Man was almost played by:

Nicholas Cage (of course)
Tom Cruise
Hugh jackman
Clive Owen
Timothy Olyphant
Sam Rockwell
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on April 13, 2015, 12:23:03 am
When Mean Girls was first written, it was titled "Home Schooled".
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 03, 2015, 12:21:55 am
Lorelei Linklater wanted her character killed off in Boyhood.
The ****?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on May 03, 2015, 06:25:03 am
For the Hunger Games, Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.
You forgot someone you ****ing bastard.
Who?
Take one goddamn guess.
That actress in your signature?

Naomi Watts is in the Hunger Games?  Oh, wait... yeah, she's in Insurgent.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 06, 2015, 10:15:56 pm
Hans Zimmer composed the opening and closing themes for The Critic.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 16, 2015, 12:03:52 pm
Amir Mokri (The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named, Transformers: Age of Extinction) was the original cinematographer of The Wolverine, but left production and was replaced by Ross Emery (The Condemned, The Giver).
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 16, 2015, 05:02:08 pm
Amir Mokri (The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named, Transformers: Age of Extinction) was the original cinematographer of The Wolverine, but left production and was replaced by Ross Emery (The Condemned, The Giver).
Well that would have made the Wolverine worse than it already is.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 18, 2015, 07:21:46 pm
Chloe Grace Moretz was originally supposed to play the title character in Maggie, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Abigail Breslin.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Rupert Pupkin on May 20, 2015, 08:33:57 pm
George Clooney was about set to play the role of Nick Fury in the MCU before he saw a scene in the comics where Nick Fury choked a man to death with the man's own intestines. He immediately backed out, and the rest is mediocre history. Here's the scene:

(http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/555cbe1decad04e631798017-1200-2000/nick-fury-strangles-man-with-intestines.jpg)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on May 20, 2015, 09:58:47 pm
George Clooney was about set to play the role of Nick Fury in the MCU before he saw a scene in the comics where Nick Fury choked a man to death with the man's own intestines. He immediately backed out, and the rest is mediocre history. Here's the scene:

(http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/555cbe1decad04e631798017-1200-2000/nick-fury-strangles-man-with-intestines.jpg)

And they always say Marvel is too light-hearted and silly!!! I'm mad, if you haven't noticed.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on May 21, 2015, 11:36:00 am
George Clooney was about set to play the role of Nick Fury in the MCU before he saw a scene in the comics where Nick Fury choked a man to death with the man's own intestines. He immediately backed out, and the rest is mediocre history. Here's the scene:

(http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/555cbe1decad04e631798017-1200-2000/nick-fury-strangles-man-with-intestines.jpg)


I love this.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 23, 2015, 05:41:49 pm
Winona Ryder and Daniel Waters once had an idea for a Heathers sequel, with Ryder's character Veronica Sawyer becoming a page for a senator named Heather, who could've been played by Meryl Streep. Christian Slater's J.D. would come back as an Obi-Wan Kenobi-type character, and the ending would be Veronica assassinating the President and getting away with it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on May 23, 2015, 06:23:02 pm
Winona Ryder and Daniel Waters once had an idea for a Heathers sequel, with Ryder's character Veronica Sawyer becoming a page for a senator named Heather, who could've been played by Meryl Streep. Christian Slater's J.D. would come back as an Obi-Wan Kenobi-type character, and the ending would be Veronica assassinating the President and getting away with it.

The idea is still up in the air, John.  Both actors have interest in it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 23, 2015, 06:25:09 pm
Winona Ryder and Daniel Waters once had an idea for a Heathers sequel, with Ryder's character Veronica Sawyer becoming a page for a senator named Heather, who could've been played by Meryl Streep. Christian Slater's J.D. would come back as an Obi-Wan Kenobi-type character, and the ending would be Veronica assassinating the President and getting away with it.

The idea is still up in the air, John.  Both actors have interest in it.
It's a pretty cool idea admittedly.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 30, 2015, 03:57:08 pm
Caddyshack II was originally going to center around Rodney Dangerfield's character Al Czervik. Dangerfield and producer Jon Peters got writers Harold Ramis and Peter Torokvei involved in the project, along with Back to School director Alan Metter, whom Dangerfield, Torokvei, and Ramis shared success with. When Dangerfield pulled out, Metter was fired and was replaced by Heartbeeps director Allan Arkush. Peters and producers Neil Canton and Peter Guber along with the people at Warner Bros. got various writers to finish the film, two of them being Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, the screenwriters of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Grinch. Ramis wanted his name taken off, but Peters insisted that this would hurt the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 31, 2015, 12:32:42 am
Emmanuel Lubezki was the DoP for The Cat in the Hat.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on May 31, 2015, 12:34:43 am
Emmanuel Lubezki was the DoP for The Cat in the Hat.
Well...I guess he bounced back...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on May 31, 2015, 12:36:36 am
While on set of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jeff Goldblum "fell" off a cliff and died.  His ghost haunts this site. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on May 31, 2015, 12:42:16 am
While on set of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jeff Goldblum "fell" off a cliff and died.  His ghost haunts this site. 
I guess he tried reaching out for the ledge during his descent but realized that Willem Dafoe sort of cut his fingers off when slamming that door too hard...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on May 31, 2015, 12:43:53 am
While on set of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jeff Goldblum "fell" off a cliff and died.  His ghost haunts this site. 
I guess he tried reaching out for the ledge during his descent but realized that Willem Dafoe sort of cut his fingers off when slamming that door too hard...

No, it was all Paasche's fault.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on May 31, 2015, 12:52:33 am
While on set of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jeff Goldblum "fell" off a cliff and died.  His ghost haunts this site. 
I guess he tried reaching out for the ledge during his descent but realized that Willem Dafoe sort of cut his fingers off when slamming that door too hard...

No, it was all Paasche's fault.
Explain.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 31, 2015, 01:38:55 pm
Alan Silvestri was originally going to score Hannah Montana: The Movie, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Disney then hired John Debney to compose the music.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Catbus! on May 31, 2015, 04:13:43 pm
Jackie Coogan, 20's child star and the original Uncle Fester from The Addams Family, allegedly took part in a lynching.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 09, 2015, 11:56:42 pm
The original script for Jupiter Ascending was over 600 pages long.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 09, 2015, 11:58:32 pm
The original script for Jupiter Ascending was over 600 pages long.

This is bullshìt.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 10, 2015, 12:00:47 am
The original script for Jupiter Ascending was over 600 pages long.

This is bullshìt.
Google it and prove me wrong.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 10, 2015, 12:03:23 am
The original script for Jupiter Ascending was over 600 pages long.

This is bullshìt.
Google it and prove me wrong.

Because the Internet is very trustworthy.

Listen, John, I don't care how stupid you think the Wachowski siblings are, no one  would waste 500 pages on something they knew wouldn't make the cut.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 10, 2015, 01:27:09 am
The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named is not the first time the series has been rebooted. A Superman reboot has been on Warner Bros. minds since 1987's abomination Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. A fifth Superman, titled Superman: The New Movie, was planned and scrapped. In 1995, Superman Reborn, which would've been based on the Death of Superman comic, was written, but again, scrapped. In 1996, Kevin Smith was hired to write Superman Lives, a new Superman movie in which producer John Peters wanted Superman to wear an all-black suit, not fly, and fight a giant spider. In 1997, Superman Lives entered pre-production with Tim Burton directing and Nicholas Cage as Kal-El. Warner wanted to change the name back to "Superman Reborn" and cut the budget in half, but ultimately scrapped the project. A script for Batman vs. Superman was pitched in 2002, but was dropped in order to make solo Batman and Superman films. In 2002, J. J. Abrams was hired to write a new screenplay, titled "Superman Fly-By". The project was green-lit with director McG at the helm and Robert Downey Jr. as Lex Luthor. When McG left the project, J. J. Abrams lobbied to direct, but the studio chose Bryan Singer, who then pitched his idea for Superman Returns.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 10, 2015, 01:35:24 am
and Robert Downey Jr. as Lex Luthor.
That.. that sounds interesting.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 13, 2015, 09:25:59 am
Damien Chazelle wrote the original script for The Last Exorcism Part II, but his script was later re-written by the film's editor and director, Ed Gass-Donnelly.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 13, 2015, 10:10:53 am
Guillermo del Toro served as creative consultant on Cowboys & Aliens and special visual consultant on Edge of Tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 14, 2015, 01:08:25 am
Ivan Locke's cold was written into the script for "Locke" because Tom Hardy had a cold during production.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:10:54 am
Shawn Levy, Brian Robbins, P.J. Hogan, Luke Greenfield, Mira Nair, and Jay Russell were all considered to direct Fever Pitch before the Farrelly brothers were hired to direct. Gwyneth Paltrow was originally supposed to star in the film, but found the script mediocre and was replaced by Drew Barrymore.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:18:02 am
Wes Craven was originally going to direct the American remake of Kairo (Pulse), having written the script with Vince Gilligan. Craven was replaced by first-timer Jim Sonzero and Ray Wright re-wrote the script. Craven and Wright were credited, but Gilligan wasn't.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:27:32 am
John Carpenter turned down the chances to direct Zombieland, Top Gun, The Golden Child, and Fatal Attraction. He was originally supposed to direct Firestarter, with the original script penned by Bill Lancaster, but were replaced by Mark L. Lester and Stanley Mann respectively when The Thing, a film Carpenter and Lancaster collaborated on, flopped. He was approached to score Planet Terror for Robert Rodriguez, but he was busy finishing up post-production on Masters of Horror.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on June 14, 2015, 01:28:20 am
He was approached to score Planet Terror for Robert Rodriguez.

That would have been awesome.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:30:31 am
Tim Burton was slated to direct The Fly with Michael Keaton starring as Seth Brundle. Both backed out and were replaced by David Cronenberg and Jeff Goldblum, respectively.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on June 14, 2015, 01:31:32 am
Tim Burton was slated to direct The Fly with Michael Keaton starring as Seth Brundle. Both backed out and were replaced by David Cronenberg and Jeff Goldblum, respectively.

Thank God...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 14, 2015, 01:33:53 am
The BMW used in "Locke" is installed with a "low fuel warning" alert and would make a noise whenever the car was running out of petrol. The noise disrupted Tom Hardy's performance during takes, but Steven Knight kept Tom's frustrated reactions in the movie and substituted the car's noise with "you have a call waiting" instead.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:34:55 am
The Hitcher is one of Christopher Nolan's favorite films.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on June 14, 2015, 01:35:30 am
The Hitcher is one of Christopher Nolan's favorite films.
John <3
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 14, 2015, 01:36:42 am
The Hitcher is one of Christopher Nolan's favorite films.

I loved The Hitcher growing up...Rutger Hauer was a great psychopath - I never wanted to hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers after watching that film...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:37:07 am
Zack Snyder was considered to direct Green Lantern before Martin Campbell was hired.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:39:21 am
The Hitcher is one of Christopher Nolan's favorite films.

I loved The Hitcher growing up...Rutger Hauer was a great psychopath - I never wanted to hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers after watching that film...
"You wanna know what happens to an eyeball when it gets punctured? Do you got any idea how much blood jets out of a guy's neck when his throat's been slit?"
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on June 14, 2015, 01:39:46 am
John Tyler <3
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:42:53 am
Bret Easton Ellis publicly expressed his desire to write the Fifty Shades of Grey screenplay before E.L. James picked Kelly Marcel to pen the script.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 14, 2015, 01:43:38 am
For Terminator Genisys, Tom Hardy was the first choice for John Connor. I think we can all agree he made the right decision.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 14, 2015, 01:45:37 am
Bret Easton Ellis publicly expressed his desire to write the Fifty Shades of Grey screenplay before E.L. James picked Kelly Marcel to pen the script.
"Anastasia, don't just stare at it, eat it."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:46:31 am
Joss Whedon and Jeff Nathanson provided uncredited rewrites to Twister.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:53:16 am
Michael Bay turned down the offers to direct Red Dragon and Van Helsing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 14, 2015, 01:54:36 am
Michael Bay considered directing "Phone Booth". When he met with Larry Cohen and the producers, the first thing he asked was "How can we get him out of the phone booth?"
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:57:49 am
David Fincher was Industrial Light & Magic's assistant cameraman on Return of the Jedi.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 02:00:59 am
David Fincher was supposed to direct an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso for Paramount, with Ehren Kruger writing the screenplay and Matt Damon, Gary Oldman, Casey Affleck, and Rachel McAdams attached to star. Paramount greenlit the project in early 2006, but three years later, they let the rights slip back to Bendis.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 14, 2015, 02:28:09 am
David Fincher was supposed to direct an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso for Paramount, with Ehren Kruger writing the screenplay and Matt Damon, Gary Oldman, Casey Affleck, and Rachel McAdams attached to star. Paramount greenlit the project in early 2006, but three years later, they let the rights slip back to Bendis.
David Fincher = Quality
But Ehren Krueger = the sh!ttiest thing to come out of the Bayformers franchise's a$$
Hmm... how would have that gone?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 02:29:17 am
David Fincher was supposed to direct an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso for Paramount, with Ehren Kruger writing the screenplay and Matt Damon, Gary Oldman, Casey Affleck, and Rachel McAdams attached to star. Paramount greenlit the project in early 2006, but three years later, they let the rights slip back to Bendis.
David Fincher = Quality
But Ehren Krueger = the sh!ttiest thing to come out of the Bayformers franchise's a$$
Hmm... how would have that gone?
If Fincher can get a quality script from the writer of White House Down, then surely he could've gotten one from Ehren Kruger.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 14, 2015, 02:32:05 am
David Fincher was supposed to direct an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso for Paramount, with Ehren Kruger writing the screenplay and Matt Damon, Gary Oldman, Casey Affleck, and Rachel McAdams attached to star. Paramount greenlit the project in early 2006, but three years later, they let the rights slip back to Bendis.
David Fincher = Quality
But Ehren Krueger = the sh!ttiest thing to come out of the Bayformers franchise's a$$
Hmm... how would have that gone?
If Fincher can get a quality script from the writer of White House Down, then surely he could've gotten one from Ehren Kruger.
But White House Down's script was nowhere near the abomination that was Revenge of the Fallen's screenplay. Or Age of Excretion's.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 02:34:55 am
David Fincher was supposed to direct an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso for Paramount, with Ehren Kruger writing the screenplay and Matt Damon, Gary Oldman, Casey Affleck, and Rachel McAdams attached to star. Paramount greenlit the project in early 2006, but three years later, they let the rights slip back to Bendis.
David Fincher = Quality
But Ehren Krueger = the sh!ttiest thing to come out of the Bayformers franchise's a$$
Hmm... how would have that gone?
If Fincher can get a quality script from the writer of White House Down, then surely he could've gotten one from Ehren Kruger.
But White House Down's script was nowhere near the abomination that was Revenge of the Fallen's screenplay. Or Age of Excretion's.
Revenge of the Fallen wasn't entirely Kruger's fault. Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman co-wrote it with Kruger.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 14, 2015, 02:37:58 am
David Fincher was supposed to direct an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso for Paramount, with Ehren Kruger writing the screenplay and Matt Damon, Gary Oldman, Casey Affleck, and Rachel McAdams attached to star. Paramount greenlit the project in early 2006, but three years later, they let the rights slip back to Bendis.
David Fincher = Quality
But Ehren Krueger = the sh!ttiest thing to come out of the Bayformers franchise's a$$
Hmm... how would have that gone?
If Fincher can get a quality script from the writer of White House Down, then surely he could've gotten one from Ehren Kruger.
But White House Down's script was nowhere near the abomination that was Revenge of the Fallen's screenplay. Or Age of Excretion's.
Revenge of the Fallen wasn't entirely Kruger's fault. Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman co-wrote it with Kruger.
They however wrote Star Trek 09' as well, which was great. So I'd say it was more of Krueger's doing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on June 14, 2015, 02:42:29 am
Michael Bay considered directing "Phone Booth". When he met with Larry Cohen and the producers, the first thing he asked was "How can we get him out of the phone booth?"

Finally. You produce a quality post.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 02:43:15 am
David Fincher was supposed to direct an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso for Paramount, with Ehren Kruger writing the screenplay and Matt Damon, Gary Oldman, Casey Affleck, and Rachel McAdams attached to star. Paramount greenlit the project in early 2006, but three years later, they let the rights slip back to Bendis.
David Fincher = Quality
But Ehren Krueger = the sh!ttiest thing to come out of the Bayformers franchise's a$$
Hmm... how would have that gone?
If Fincher can get a quality script from the writer of White House Down, then surely he could've gotten one from Ehren Kruger.
But White House Down's script was nowhere near the abomination that was Revenge of the Fallen's screenplay. Or Age of Excretion's.
Revenge of the Fallen wasn't entirely Kruger's fault. Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman co-wrote it with Kruger.
They however wrote Star Trek 09' as well, which was great. So I'd say it was more of Krueger's doing.
Kruger wrote The Ring, which was pretty good.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 02:49:23 am
Guillermo del Toro turned down the chances to direct Blade: Trinity, Alien vs. Predator, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I Am Legend, One Missed Call, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and a live-action film adaptation of Halo to work on the Hellboy films.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on June 14, 2015, 02:50:30 am
Guillermo del Toro turned down the chances to direct Blade: Trinity, Alien vs. Predator, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I Am Legend, One Missed Call, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and a live-action film adaptation of Halo to work on the Hellboy films.

AvP might have been really cool under his direction. The other ones are eh. Cuaron did a great job with Prisoner of Azkaban.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 02:55:46 am
Wes Craven was set to direct Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, but was replaced by Sidney J. Furie after creative differences with Christopher Reeve.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 09:17:23 am
Other filmmakers considered to direct The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named before Zack Snyder was hired included Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves, Tony Scott, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones, Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Vaughn, McG, Robert Zemeckis, and Darren Aronofsky.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 10:17:22 am
Uwe Boll made a bid to direct Warcraft, but was rightfully turned away by Blizzard Entertainment, not wanting to sell the film rights to Boll. In 2009, Sam Raimi was attached to direct with Robert Rodat penning the screenplay, but the two dropped out three years later, with Raimi committed to Oz the Great and Powerful.
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Post by: . on June 14, 2015, 10:50:09 am
Other filmmakers considered to direct The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named before Zack Snyder was hired included Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves, Tony Scott, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones, Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Vaughn, McG, Robert Zemeckis, and Darren Aronofsky.

Any of these directors, except Aronofsky and Liebesman, would have done a better job, even if the final product would've been mediocre.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 11:26:26 am
Other filmmakers considered to direct The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named before Zack Snyder was hired included Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves, Tony Scott, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones, Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Vaughn, McG, Robert Zemeckis, and Darren Aronofsky.

Any of these directors, except Aronofsky and Liebesman, would have done a better job, even if the final product would've been mediocre.
You seriously think McG would've done a better job than Aronofsky?
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on June 14, 2015, 11:56:51 am
Other filmmakers considered to direct The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named before Zack Snyder was hired included Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves, Tony Scott, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones, Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Vaughn, McG, Robert Zemeckis, and Darren Aronofsky.

Any of these directors, except Aronofsky and Liebesman, would have done a better job, even if the final product would've been mediocre.
You seriously think McG would've done a better job than Aronofsky?
He would have, obviously.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 12:34:35 pm
Todd Phillips and Jeremy Garelick rewrote Jon Lucas & Scott Moore's original script for The Hangover, but were uncredited.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:21:50 pm
Neill Blomkamp is a fan of Michael Bay, and at age 19, he visited Los Angeles to try and meet him.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on June 14, 2015, 01:22:24 pm
Neill Blomkamp is a fan of Michael Bay, and at age 19, he visited Los Angeles to try and meet him.
Well, that explains Elysium.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:35:53 pm
Raiders of the Lost Ark is M. Night Shyamalan's all-time favorite film.
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Post by: . on June 14, 2015, 01:48:21 pm
Raiders of the Lost Ark is M. Night Shyamalan's all-time favorite film.

Diego is Indian?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:48:45 pm
M. Night Shyamalan turned down the opportunity to direct the Harry Potter films on three separate occasions. He was first offered Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on a recommendation from his friend Steven Spielberg (who had previously been considered to direct), but turned it down due to post-production commitments on Unbreakable. After the massive success of Signs, he was offered Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and later Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, turning down the former to direct The Village and the latter to work on his since-aborted adaptation of Yann Martel's The Life of Pi.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 01:58:42 pm
Robert Rodriguez directed parts of the scene in Pulp Fiction where writer/director Quentin Tarantino appears as Jimmy, but was uncredited.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 02:19:52 pm
The famous comedy writing duo of Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel provided uncredited rewrites to films such as Hitch, 50 First Dates, Fat Albert, National Treasure, Kangaroo Jack, The Notebook, Stuart Little 2, Big Momma's House 2, Parental Guidance, RV, Black Knight, and The Pink Panther 2.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 14, 2015, 02:27:18 pm
Ehren Kruger, Scott Derrickson, and Paul Harris Boardman provided uncredited rewrites to Scream 4.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 15, 2015, 12:36:45 pm
Ben Affleck was in talks to play Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby before Joel Edgerton was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 16, 2015, 10:42:49 am
The Gatsby mansion in The Great Gatsby was actually co-writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann's old high school in Australia along with some computer graphics.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 16, 2015, 10:36:00 pm
Eli Roth made a cameo in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. (http://i.imgur.com/dt9yrLF.jpg)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on June 16, 2015, 10:37:17 pm
Eli Roth made a cameo in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. (http://i.imgur.com/dt9yrLF.jpg)
Where is he?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 16, 2015, 10:39:08 pm
Eli Roth made a cameo in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. (http://i.imgur.com/dt9yrLF.jpg)
Where is he?

Closest to Goldblum.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 16, 2015, 10:39:28 pm
Eli Roth made a cameo in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. (http://i.imgur.com/dt9yrLF.jpg)
Where is he?
He's next to Jeff Goldblum.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 18, 2015, 09:14:42 am
There was supposed to be a sequel to Batman & Robin entitled Batman Triumphant. Joel Schumacher was to direct with Mark Protosevich replacing Akiva Goldsman as screenwriter. George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, and Pat Hingle were to reprise their roles. Villains included Harley Quinn (now the Joker's daughter), Man-Bat, Mad Hatter, and Scarecrow. Mark Linn-Baker was to play Man-Bat and Martin Short was to play Mad Hatter. Actors considered for Scarecrow included Jeff Goldblum, Nicolas Cage, Ewan McGregor, and Steve Buscemi. Actresses considered for Harley Quinn included Madonna and Courtney Love. The film would also feature cameos from previous villains. A toxin-induced hallucination from the Scarecrow would have Batman face Danny DeVito as the Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, and lastly, Jack Nicholson as the Joker.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on June 18, 2015, 08:59:48 pm
There was supposed to be a sequel to Batman & Robin entitled Batman Triumphant. Joel Schumacher was to direct with Mark Protosevich replacing Akiva Goldsman as screenwriter. George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, and Pat Hingle were to reprise their roles. Villains included Harley Quinn (now the Joker's daughter), Man-Bat, Mad Hatter, and Scarecrow. Mark Linn-Baker was to play Man-Bat and Martin Short was to play Mad Hatter. Actors considered for Scarecrow included Jeff Goldblum, Nicolas Cage, Ewan McGregor, and Steve Buscemi. Actresses considered for Harley Quinn included Madonna and Courtney Love. The film would also feature cameos from previous villains. A toxin-induced hallucination from the Scarecrow would have Batman face Danny DeVito as the Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, and lastly, Jack Nicholson as the Joker.

Sounds glorious.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on June 19, 2015, 01:27:48 am
There was supposed to be a sequel to Batman & Robin entitled Batman Triumphant. Joel Schumacher was to direct with Mark Protosevich replacing Akiva Goldsman as screenwriter. George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, and Pat Hingle were to reprise their roles. Villains included Harley Quinn (now the Joker's daughter), Man-Bat, Mad Hatter, and Scarecrow. Mark Linn-Baker was to play Man-Bat and Martin Short was to play Mad Hatter. Actors considered for Scarecrow included Jeff Goldblum, Nicolas Cage, Ewan McGregor, and Steve Buscemi. Actresses considered for Harley Quinn included Madonna and Courtney Love. The film would also feature cameos from previous villains. A toxin-induced hallucination from the Scarecrow would have Batman face Danny DeVito as the Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, and lastly, Jack Nicholson as the Joker.

Nicolas Cage as Scarecrow...that alone sounds like beauty personified.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 19, 2015, 08:11:04 pm
Universal hired special make-up effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. to create practical special effects for their 2011 prequel to 1982's The Thing. However, in post-production, Universal decided to digitally replace the effects with CGI (a.k.a. make them look cartoony and fake).
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on June 19, 2015, 08:13:47 pm
Universal hired special make-up effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. to create practical special effects for their 2011 prequel to 1982's The Thing. However, in post-production, Universal decided to digitally replace the effects with CGI (a.k.a. make them look cartoony and fake).
To add insult to injury, there is a bonus feature on the practical effects, selling it as what you see in the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 23, 2015, 09:30:13 pm
Parts of James Horner's score for 48 HRS. can be heard in the trailer for Commando, which Horner did the music for.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 23, 2015, 09:50:50 pm
Jed Groff was to be an extra for Grown Ups 2, but he was rejected.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 24, 2015, 09:49:11 am
Robert Richardson (Hugo, Django Unchained) was the original cinematographer of World War Z, but was asked to leave production on more than one occasion, and ended up being replaced by Ben Seresin (Pain & Gain, Unstoppable). Colin Wilson (Avatar, Casper) was one of the original producers, but because of the film's troubled production, he was replaced by Ian Bryce (Transformers, Spider-Man).

Some of the crew have relations to the Transformers films. Seresin shot Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bryce produced all four Transformers films, production designer Nigel Phelps (The Island, Troy) worked on Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon, and co-editor Roger Barton (Eragon, Speed Racer, Revenge of the Sith) handled editing duties on Revenge of the Fallen (alongside Paul Rubell, Joel Negron, Thomas A. Muldoon, and Glen Scantlebury), Dark of the Moon (alongside Negron, Muldoon, and William Goldenberg), and Age of Extinction (alongside Goldenberg, Rubell, Muldoon, and David Brenner). World War Z and the Transformers films are distributed by Paramount.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 24, 2015, 04:43:10 pm
Tarsem Singh (The Cell) was originally attached to direct Constantine with Nicolas Cage starring.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 25, 2015, 12:35:21 pm
Daniel Waters originally wrote a Batman Returns spin-off revolving around Catwoman. Tim Burton and Michelle Pfeiffer went back and forth on the project until they eventually dropped out. Waters' script was revised by several writers, including Laeta Kalogridis (Terminator: Genisys), Theresa Rebeck (Smash), Kate Kondell (First Daughter), John Rogers (Transformers), John Brancato & Michael Ferris (Terminator: Salvation), Jon Cowan (Suits), John O'Brien (The Dukes of Hazzard), David Reynolds (Finding Nemo), Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks), Valerie Breiman (Going Overboard), Rita Hsiao (Toy Story 2), and Andrew W. Marlowe (Air Force One), thus resulting in 2004's Catwoman, starring Halle Berry. Only Rebeck, Brancato, Ferris, and Rogers were credited as writers.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 25, 2015, 06:51:37 pm
One of the writers of Max is Sheldon Lettich. Prior to Max, Lettich wrote several action films, such as Rambo III, Bloodsport, Lionheart, and Double Impact, the latter three having starred Jean-Claude van Damme, and Lionheart and Double Impact having been co-written with Van Damme.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 26, 2015, 05:41:16 pm
Spike Lee's original cut of Oldboy was 140 minutes long, but the producers cut the film to a runtime of 105 minutes. Both Lee and Josh Brolin were unhappy about this.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on June 26, 2015, 05:43:38 pm
Spike Lee's original cut of Oldboy was 140 minutes long, but the producers cut the film to a runtime of 105 minutes. Both Lee and Josh Brolin were unhappy about this.

I'd watch a director's cut, if it's ever released.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 26, 2015, 05:49:09 pm
One of the writers of Max is Sheldon Lettich. Prior to Max, Lettich wrote several action films, such as Rambo III, Bloodsport, Lionheart, and Double Impact, the latter three having starred Jean-Claude van Damme, and Lionheart and Double Impact having been co-written with Van Damme.

I heard the film was way too violent to be PG...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 26, 2015, 05:55:19 pm
One of the writers of Max is Sheldon Lettich. Prior to Max, Lettich wrote several action films, such as Rambo III, Bloodsport, Lionheart, and Double Impact, the latter three having starred Jean-Claude van Damme, and Lionheart and Double Impact having been co-written with Van Damme.

I heard the film was way too violent to be PG...
Yeah, I heard there's a lot of gunplay.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 27, 2015, 12:34:19 pm
Amir Mokri (The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named, Transformers: Age of Extinction) was the original cinematographer of National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Mokri and director Jon Turteltaub disagreed on how to do most of the shots. Halfway through filming, Mokri was replaced by John Schwartzman (The Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World), whom Turteltaub and the producers originally wanted but was initially unavailable. Both Mokri and Schwartzman got credit.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 27, 2015, 06:20:10 pm
Sergio Leone had refused the offer to direct The Godfather, an opportunity he deeply regretted.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 27, 2015, 06:22:11 pm
According to James Woods, a critic dubbed Once Upon a Time in America (in its 139-minute version) the worst of 1984; years later that same critic watched the original 229-minute version and called it the best of the 1980s.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 27, 2015, 06:28:27 pm
The Breakfast Club was supposed to have had sequels every ten years where the club reunites, but those plans fell through because Judd Nelson and John Hughes hated each other.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 27, 2015, 06:30:17 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 27, 2015, 06:36:14 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.

See why I hate him now?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 27, 2015, 06:39:57 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.

See why I hate him now?
For being a zealous director? Maybe he went a bit overboard, but at least he gives a sh!t.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 27, 2015, 06:42:18 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.

See why I hate him now?
For being a zealous director? Maybe he went a bit overboard, but at least he gives a sh!t.

But yelling at actresses until they cry? Yeah, he's got quite the ego on him.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 27, 2015, 06:48:02 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.

See why I hate him now?
For being a zealous director? Maybe he went a bit overboard, but at least he gives a sh!t.
But yelling at actresses until they cry? Yeah, he's got quite the ego on him.
k.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 27, 2015, 06:54:23 pm
The slow motion sound effect you hear in 2012's Dredd was based on a Justin Bieber song that had been slowed down 800 times.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 27, 2015, 06:59:09 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.

See why I hate him now?
You won't last in life...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 27, 2015, 07:03:09 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.

See why I hate him now?
For being a zealous director? Maybe he went a bit overboard, but at least he gives a sh!t.

But yelling at actresses until they cry? Yeah, he's got quite the ego on him.
So I guess you hate Stanley Kubrick too. He's (allegedly) guilty of tormenting Shelley Duvall.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 27, 2015, 07:08:13 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.

See why I hate him now?
For being a zealous director? Maybe he went a bit overboard, but at least he gives a sh!t.

But yelling at actresses until they cry? Yeah, he's got quite the ego on him.
So I guess you hate Stanley Kubrick too. He's (allegedly) guilty of tormenting Shelley Duvall.

to be fair...........she was probably worthy of the tormenting...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 27, 2015, 07:23:23 pm
Allegedly, James Cameron kept a nail gun with him on the set of Avatar and would nail cell phones that rang on set during a take to the wall.

See why I hate him now?
You won't last in life...

Yes I will.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 27, 2015, 07:24:21 pm
So I guess you hate Stanley Kubrick too.

Did he win 11 Oscars for a film everybody already knew the ending to?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 27, 2015, 11:36:03 pm
Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and Kurt Johnstad (300) provided uncredited script rewrites to The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named (mainly to work on the third act) when David S. Goyer was busy working on Godzilla.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 27, 2015, 11:46:38 pm
The slow motion sound effect you hear in 2012's Dredd was based on a Justin Bieber song that had been slowed down 800 times.
Well, at least that talentless little sh*t is good for something, I guess.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 27, 2015, 11:52:34 pm
"Space Jam" is the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 28, 2015, 12:00:01 am
"Space Jam" is the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time.

Hardly an accomplishment.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 28, 2015, 12:04:00 am
The dinosaur noises in Jurassic Park were made from recordings of tortoise s3x.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 28, 2015, 12:06:15 am
"Space Jam" is the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time.

Hardly an accomplishment.

Would you rather it be Steel?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 28, 2015, 12:06:28 am
Before being an actor, Bruce Willis was a private investigator.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 28, 2015, 12:08:16 am
Brad Pitt sold fridges prior to becoming famous (no joke).
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 28, 2015, 12:09:24 am
Sylvester Stallone was so poor, he had to sell his dog for $50. A week later, he sold the script for Rocky and bought him back for $3,000.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 28, 2015, 12:09:34 am
Before shoving his dick in Aaron Hughes' mouth, Tom Hardy was an actor.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 28, 2015, 12:10:30 am
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on June 28, 2015, 12:11:27 am
Tom Hardy was an actor.

Was? He still is. He'll most likely act until he dies. I hope he does. Best actor ever.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 28, 2015, 12:12:47 am
29 days after the Titanic sank, a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 28, 2015, 12:13:42 am
Tom Hardy was an actor.

Was? He still is. He'll most likely act until he dies. I hope he does. Best actor ever.

Can't hear you.  Sounds like you're choking on something.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 28, 2015, 12:14:39 am
Otto Frank wrote Audrey Hepburn asking her to portray his daughter Anne in the movie "The Diary of Anne Frank". Audrey kindly declined the part.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 28, 2015, 12:54:21 pm
Terrence Malick wrote an early draft of Dirty Harry.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on June 28, 2015, 08:40:45 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 28, 2015, 08:42:38 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.

Always trying to put Reeves down, huh?  Anyways, he did use his paycheck for Matrix Reloaded to buy everyone on set a gift of their choosing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 28, 2015, 08:47:00 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.

Always trying to put Reeves down, huh?  Anyways, he did use his paycheck for Matrix Reloaded to buy everyone on set a gift of their choosing.

did anyone buy a truck-full of whores?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 28, 2015, 08:48:42 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.

Always trying to put Reeves down, huh?  Anyways, he did use his paycheck for Matrix Reloaded to buy everyone on set a gift of their choosing.

did anyone buy a truck-full of ****s?

Idk, most of them got motorcycles.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on June 28, 2015, 08:50:23 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.

Always trying to put Reeves down, huh?  Anyways, he did use his paycheck for Matrix Reloaded to buy everyone on set a gift of their choosing.
I would believe that. From most accounts, he's a really good guy, which I also believe. I just don't believe the $80 million thing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 28, 2015, 08:50:33 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.

Always trying to put Reeves down, huh?  Anyways, he did use his paycheck for Matrix Reloaded to buy everyone on set a gift of their choosing.

did anyone buy a truck-full of ****s?

Idk, most of them got motorcycles.

I can't even type "whóres"?  wtf?  So, it was to be a truck-full of whóres...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 28, 2015, 08:51:15 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.

Always trying to put Reeves down, huh?  Anyways, he did use his paycheck for Matrix Reloaded to buy everyone on set a gift of their choosing.

did anyone buy a truck-full of ****s?

Idk, most of them got motorcycles.

I can't even type "whóres"?  wtf?  So, it was to be a truck-full of whóres...

I don't know why... but I thought you were talking about ràpe.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on June 28, 2015, 08:52:41 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.

Always trying to put Reeves down, huh?  Anyways, he did use his paycheck for Matrix Reloaded to buy everyone on set a gift of their choosing.

did anyone buy a truck-full of ****s?

Idk, most of them got motorcycles.

I can't even type "whóres"?  wtf?  So, it was to be a truck-full of whóres...

I don't know why... but I thought you were talking about ràpe.

that poses an interesting question...can you râpe a whóre?  I mean if you take 'em, bang 'em, then pay 'em....hmmmmmmm....
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Post by: . on June 28, 2015, 08:54:59 pm
Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.

Calling bullsh¡t on this one (mostly because there's no way he made $114 million for one original movie). Maybe this would be slightly feasible if you were talking about the entire trilogy, although I still highly doubt it.

Always trying to put Reeves down, huh?  Anyways, he did use his paycheck for Matrix Reloaded to buy everyone on set a gift of their choosing.

did anyone buy a truck-full of ****s?

Idk, most of them got motorcycles.

I can't even type "whóres"?  wtf?  So, it was to be a truck-full of whóres...

I don't know why... but I thought you were talking about ràpe.

that poses an interesting question...can you râpe a whóre?  I mean if you take 'em, bang 'em, then pay 'em....hmmmmmmm....

I'll ask Carolina BJ when I get to my whòrehouse tonight.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 29, 2015, 11:30:12 am
Noah Baumbach wrote the script for Madagascar 3.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 29, 2015, 12:22:31 pm
Noah Baumbach wrote the script for Madagascar 3.

That explains Unfriended in quality.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on June 29, 2015, 03:37:50 pm
Noah Baumbach wrote the script for Madagascar 3.

That explains Unfriended in quality.
Wasn't it the most well received Madagascar film?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 30, 2015, 01:31:01 am
Eva Longoria is one of the producers of John Wick.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 30, 2015, 02:08:13 am
Eva Longoria is one of the producers of John Wick.

I used to un-alive her when playing the Sims.  Now, I guess I'll re-alive her.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 30, 2015, 04:06:32 pm
Jason Statham's cameo in Collateral is often regarded as a nod to his character Frank Martin from the Transporter series. He delivers a bag to Vincent at the airport and then disappears, no questions asked.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on June 30, 2015, 04:15:32 pm
Jason Statham's cameo in Collateral is often regarded as a nod to his character Frank Martin from the Transporter series. He delivers a bag to Vincent at the airport and then disappears, no questions asked.

I always wondered what the hell he was doing in that film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on June 30, 2015, 04:21:28 pm
Jason Statham's cameo in Collateral is often regarded as a nod to his character Frank Martin from the Transporter series. He delivers a bag to Vincent at the airport and then disappears, no questions asked.
Interesting. I almost didn't realize that was him for a while.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 30, 2015, 07:11:00 pm
Scott Rosenberg was hired by director Michael Bay to rewrite Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely's script for Pain & Gain. Rosenberg was uncredited.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on June 30, 2015, 08:18:30 pm
Dougray Scott was originally slated to play Wolverine in X-Men, but had to pull out when shooting on Mission Impossible 2 went into overtime.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 02, 2015, 08:29:09 pm
Rob Zombie was a production assistant on Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 03, 2015, 11:08:35 am
Joe Dante was the first choice to direct Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but because of the film taking too long to get underway, Dante left to work on Gremlins.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 03, 2015, 11:32:48 am
Joe Dante was the first choice to direct Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but because of the film taking too long to get underway, Dante left to work on Gremlins.

Dante made the correct choice...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Catbus! on July 03, 2015, 11:48:13 am
Not really movie trivia, but entertainment: the sequel to Portal was originally not to have portals, but marketing found this to be an unpopular idea.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 03, 2015, 06:03:59 pm
Director Michael Lehmann once described David Newman's score for Heathers as his most Thomas Newman-esque score. Lehmann was referring to the fact that back in the 1980's, Thomas Newman was more popular for his electronic musical scores.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 03, 2015, 08:49:39 pm
Mark Wahlberg's character from Transformers: Age of Extinction was originally named Flynn Vincent before it was changed to Cade Yeager.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 04, 2015, 10:54:29 am
John Carpenter was actually sued into making Halloween II. Originally, producers Moustapha Akkad and Irwin Yablans wanted to make a sequel right away, but John Carpenter wanted to make The Fog. Yablans agreed to make The Fog and then make Halloween II. On their flight to the Cannes Film Festival, Robert Rehme, who was the head of AVCO Embassy Pictures, just so happened to be on the plane. Yablans introduced Carpenter to Rehme.

When Yablans was securing funding for The Fog, he discovered that Carpenter went to Rehme behind his back and made a deal to make The Fog with AVCO after he already had a deal with Yablans. Yablans sued Carpenter and AVCO and they settled out of court, but the settlement was that Carpenter had to co-write and produce Halloween II for Yablans. Carpenter didn't want to do it, but he was forced to. Carpenter and Debra Hill also took writing the script and producing the film as an opportunity to get paid the money they didn't get from the profits the first Halloween made.

In an interview, Carpenter said that he was writing the script while drunk and he had writer's block. He also filmed additional gore scenes for Halloween II after seeing director Rick Rosenthal's initial cut and claiming that it wasn't scary and it was too tame. This annoyed Rosenthal because he wanted the sequel to emulate the way the original avoided graphic violence and gore in favor of tension, suspense, and atmosphere. In fact, Carpenter had intended for Halloween II to do just that, but the success of the new wave of slasher films in the late 70's and early 80's made him afraid that an R-rated horror film without nudity or bloodshed would do poorly at the box office, leading to the inclusions of graphic content.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 04, 2015, 11:51:50 am
John Carpenter was actually sued into making Halloween II. Originally, producers Moustapha Akkad and Irwin Yablans wanted to make a sequel right away, but John Carpenter wanted to make The Fog. Yablans agreed to make The Fog and then make Halloween II. On their flight to the Cannes Film Festival, Robert Rehme, who was the head of AVCO Embassy Pictures, just so happened to be on the plane. Yablans introduced Carpenter to Rehme.

When Yablans was securing funding for The Fog, he discovered that Carpenter went to Rehme behind his back and made a deal to make The Fog with AVCO after he already had a deal with Yablans. Yablans sued Carpenter and AVCO and they settled out of court, but the settlement was that Carpenter had to co-write and produce Halloween II for Yablans. Carpenter didn't want to do it, but he was forced to. Carpenter and Debra Hill also took writing the script and producing the film as an opportunity to get paid the money they didn't get from the profits the first Halloween made.

In an interview, Carpenter said that he was writing the script while drunk and he had writer's block. He also filmed additional gore scenes for Halloween II after seeing director Rick Rosenthal's initial cut and claiming that it wasn't scary and it was too tame. This annoyed Rosenthal because he wanted the sequel to emulate the way the original avoided graphic violence and gore in favor of tension, suspense, and atmosphere. In fact, Carpenter had intended for Halloween II to do just that, but the success of the new wave of slasher films in the late 70's and early 80's made him afraid that an R-rated horror film without nudity or bloodshed would do poorly at the box office, leading to the inclusions of graphic content.

Interesting read...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 04, 2015, 01:38:35 pm
Warner Bros. asked director Zack Snyder to include a post-credits scene with The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named in the style of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but producer Christopher Nolan shot the idea down, saying that "A real movie wouldn't do that."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 04, 2015, 03:26:40 pm
Warner Bros. asked director Zack Snyder to include a post-credits scene with The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named in the style of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but producer Christopher Nolan shot the idea down, saying that "A real movie wouldn't do that."

Nolan trash talk!  Ohhhhh snap!
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 04, 2015, 03:29:50 pm
John Carpenter was actually sued into making Halloween II. Originally, producers Moustapha Akkad and Irwin Yablans wanted to make a sequel right away, but John Carpenter wanted to make The Fog. Yablans agreed to make The Fog and then make Halloween II. On their flight to the Cannes Film Festival, Robert Rehme, who was the head of AVCO Embassy Pictures, just so happened to be on the plane. Yablans introduced Carpenter to Rehme.

When Yablans was securing funding for The Fog, he discovered that Carpenter went to Rehme behind his back and made a deal to make The Fog with AVCO after he already had a deal with Yablans. Yablans sued Carpenter and AVCO and they settled out of court, but the settlement was that Carpenter had to co-write and produce Halloween II for Yablans. Carpenter didn't want to do it, but he was forced to. Carpenter and Debra Hill also took writing the script and producing the film as an opportunity to get paid the money they didn't get from the profits the first Halloween made.

In an interview, Carpenter said that he was writing the script while drunk and he had writer's block. He also filmed additional gore scenes for Halloween II after seeing director Rick Rosenthal's initial cut and claiming that it wasn't scary and it was too tame. This annoyed Rosenthal because he wanted the sequel to emulate the way the original avoided graphic violence and gore in favor of tension, suspense, and atmosphere. In fact, Carpenter had intended for Halloween II to do just that, but the success of the new wave of slasher films in the late 70's and early 80's made him afraid that an R-rated horror film without nudity or bloodshed would do poorly at the box office, leading to the inclusions of graphic content.

Carpenter was a dòuchebag.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 04, 2015, 08:54:34 pm
The Cleveland Show once did a Downfall (Der Untergang) parody. (http://www.mojvideo.com/video-cleveland-show-hitler-parody/230afa03c687cb0b9933)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 04, 2015, 11:57:59 pm
John Carpenter initially approached Tommy Lee Wallace to direct Halloween II, but he didn't like the script and turned it down. Wallace later co-wrote and directed Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 05, 2015, 12:48:07 pm
Troy Duffy's screenplay for The Boondock Saints was inspired by his disgust at seeing a drug dealer taking money from a corpse across the hall from his apartment. Duffy, who was working as a bartender and bouncer at the time, had never written a screenplay before.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 05, 2015, 07:36:42 pm
Since Lost in Translation is being discussed over at The Official Movie Watching Thread, here's some trivia:

Scarlett Johansson said that she was reluctant to be filmed in panties until writer/director Sofia Coppola modeled the panties herself to show her how they would look.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 05, 2015, 07:50:59 pm
Since Lost in Translation is being discussed over at The Official Movie Watching Thread, here's some trivia:

Scarlett Johansson said that she was reluctant to be filmed in panties until writer/director Sofia Coppola modeled the panties herself to show her how they would look.

This is the same lady that wanted to show her boobs in a Michael Bay film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on July 05, 2015, 07:57:36 pm
Since Lost in Translation is being discussed over at The Official Movie Watching Thread, here's some trivia:

Scarlett Johansson said that she was reluctant to be filmed in panties until writer/director Sofia Coppola modeled the panties herself to show her how they would look.
And then, ten years later, she went fully núde for Under the Skin. How things change...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 05, 2015, 07:58:30 pm
Since Lost in Translation is being discussed over at The Official Movie Watching Thread, here's some trivia:

Scarlett Johansson said that she was reluctant to be filmed in panties until writer/director Sofia Coppola modeled the panties herself to show her how they would look.

This is the same lady that wanted to show her boobs in a Michael Bay film.
Lost in Translation was two years before The Island. Not to mention, Johansson was 17 while filming Lost in Translation.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 05, 2015, 08:01:07 pm
Since Lost in Translation is being discussed over at The Official Movie Watching Thread, here's some trivia:

Scarlett Johansson said that she was reluctant to be filmed in panties until writer/director Sofia Coppola modeled the panties herself to show her how they would look.

This is the same lady that wanted to show her boobs in a Michael Bay film.
Lost in Translation was two years before The Island. Not to mention, Johansson was 17 while filming Lost in Translation.

This still changes nothing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 06, 2015, 02:32:38 am
It turns out that I share the same birthday as Kevin Bacon and Wally Pfister.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on July 06, 2015, 02:36:36 am
It turns out that I share the same birthday as Kevin Bacon and Wally Pfister.
(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2015/05/thumbsup-MadMax.gif)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on July 06, 2015, 07:02:15 am
It turns out that I share the same birthday as Kevin Bacon and Wally Pfister.
I share the same birthday as Kate Mara, Adam Baldwin, Timothy Spall, Donal Logue, that Asian girl from Transformers 4, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 06, 2015, 01:54:43 pm
I share the same birthday as The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on July 06, 2015, 02:40:35 pm
I share the same birthday as The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Your death needs to be quick.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 06, 2015, 02:48:45 pm
It turns out that I share the same birthday as Kevin Bacon and Wally Pfister.
I share the same birthday as Kate Mara, Adam Baldwin, Timothy Spall, Donal Logue, that Asian girl from Transformers 4, and Elizabeth Taylor.


Li Bingbing?  Aka the hottest woman alive?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on July 06, 2015, 02:50:29 pm
It turns out that I share the same birthday as Kevin Bacon and Wally Pfister.
I share the same birthday as Kate Mara, Adam Baldwin, Timothy Spall, Donal Logue, that Asian girl from Transformers 4, and Elizabeth Taylor.


Li Bingbing?  Aka the hottest woman alive?
That's the one.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 06, 2015, 06:15:24 pm
The primary director of Two and a Half Men, James Widdoes, played Hoover in Animal House.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 06, 2015, 06:33:25 pm
Would I marry Li Bingbing? 

The answer:  yes... yes, I would.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 08, 2015, 10:10:46 pm
Dane DeHaan was approached to play Andrew in Whiplash, but he turned it down.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on July 08, 2015, 10:13:54 pm
Dane DeHaan was approached to play Andrew in Whiplash, but he turned it down.
Woah. I loved Miles Teller in the role, but I think that would have been awesome. Also would've been a funny coincidence that it would've been the second "Andrew" he'd played :P
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 08, 2015, 10:58:53 pm
Liam Neeson was approached to play James Bond in GoldenEye, but he turned it down because his wife-to-be Natasha Richardson said that she wouldn't marry him if he took the part.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on July 08, 2015, 11:13:52 pm
Liam Neeson was approached to play James Bond in GoldenEye, but he turned it down because his wife-to-be Natasha Richardson said that she wouldn't marry him if he took the part.
Well then....
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on July 08, 2015, 11:15:50 pm
Liam Neeson was approached to play James Bond in GoldenEye, but he turned it down because his wife-to-be Natasha Richardson said that she wouldn't marry him if he took the part.
lol what?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Catbus! on July 08, 2015, 11:17:42 pm
Li Bingbing stated she wouldn't marry Cutler if he took the role of James Bond.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Catbus! on July 08, 2015, 11:23:25 pm
On my birthday, John Lennon was assassinated and Jim Morrison was born. All in all a rather shítty day for music.
Still, David Carradine and Sammy Davis Junior were born that day, so it was a good day for graceful movement.

Also, war were declared.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 08, 2015, 11:37:31 pm
Johnny Depp accompanied his friend Jackie Earle Haley to auditions for A Nightmare on Elm Street. Instead of Haley being chosen for a role, it was Depp who was spotted by writer/director Wes Craven, who asked him if he would like to read for a part. Depp played Nancy Thompson's boyfriend Glen Lantz in the film. Haley didn't get a part in the film, but Haley would go on to play Freddy in the 2010 remake produced by Michael Bay.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on July 09, 2015, 12:00:41 am
On my birthday, John Lennon was assassinated and Jim Morrison was born. All in all a rather shítty day for music.

You call Jim Morrison's birthday a sh!tty day for music? Dude, he was the lead singer of one of the greatest rock bands of all time! I'd love it if I shared my birthday with him. Or any celebrity, for that matter. As long as it isn't one of the Kardashians.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 09, 2015, 11:59:46 pm
Jack Paglen's original script for Transcendence was re-written by Jordan Goldberg, Alex Paraskevas, and director Wally Pfister, but they were uncredited.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 10, 2015, 12:44:16 am
Li Bingbing stated she wouldn't marry Cutler if he took the role of James Bond.

Well, I guess I won't.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 11, 2015, 03:47:52 am
The only reason why Jason Blum agreed to produce Whiplash through Blumhouse was because Jason Reitman, one of his favorite filmmakers, was also producing the film through his production company Right of Way.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on July 11, 2015, 09:22:13 pm
During underwater filming for The Abyss, Ed Harris almost drowned. While filming a scene where he had to hold his own breath at the bottom of the submerged set, Harris ran out of air and gave the signal for oxygen. Harris' safety diver got hung up on a cable and could not get to him. Another crew member gave Harris a regulator, but it was upside down and caused him to suck in water. A camera man came over, ripped the upside down regulator, and gave him one in the correct orientation. Later that evening, Ed broke down and cried. Also, James Cameron kept rolling during the scene. As soon as Harris came out of the water, he punched Cameron in the face.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on July 11, 2015, 09:30:28 pm
As soon Harris came out of the water, he punched Cameron in the face.
Epic! Lol
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 12, 2015, 12:55:42 am
During underwater filming for The Abyss, Ed Harris almost drowned. While filming a scene where he had to hold his own breath at the bottom of the submerged set, Harris ran out of air and gave the signal for oxygen. Harris' safety diver got hung up on a cable and could not get to him. Another crew member gave Harris a regulator, but it was upside down and caused him to suck in water. A camera man came over, ripped the upside down regulator, and gave him one in the correct orientation. Later that evening, Ed broke down and cried. Also, James Cameron kept rolling during the scene. As soon as Harris came out of the water, he punched Cameron in the face.


Made for a great film. 

Plus, Cameron is known for this stuff.  I remember seeing somewhere that he almost killed a couple of people on set of T2.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on July 12, 2015, 01:03:08 am
On the final night of shooting for Titanic in Nova Scotia, one or more pranksters mixed the dissociative hallucinogen PCP (angel dust) into the clam chowder served to the cast and crew. 80 people were taken ill, and more than 50 were hospitalized with hallucinations. When James Cameron realized what was happening, he forced himself to vomit before the drug took full effect. Bill Paxton felt listless for two weeks after the incident (although PCP's primary effects only last a few hours, the drug itself can take eight or more days to completely metabolize out of the body). The culprit(s) were never caught.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 12, 2015, 01:04:49 am
Bill Paxton:

Only person to be killed by a Xenomorph, Predator, and a Terminator.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 12, 2015, 01:07:17 am
While editing Titanic with Conrad Buff and Richard A. Harris, James Cameron had a razor blade taped to the side of the editing computer with the instructions written underneath: "Use only if film sucks!"
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on July 12, 2015, 01:07:59 am
Bill Paxton:

Only person to be killed by a Xenomorph, Predator, and a Terminator.
All great ways to die.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on July 12, 2015, 01:09:12 am
For Good Wll Hunting, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck found a clever way to choose the right studio for their script: the story goes that on page 60 of the script, they wrote a completely out-of-nowhere sex scene between Will and Chuckie. They took it to every major studio, and nobody even mentioned the scene. When they met with Harvey Weinstein at Miramax, he said, "I only have one really big note on the script. About page 60, the two leads, both straight men, have a sex scene. What the hell is that?" - Damon and Affleck explained that they put that scene specifically in there to show them who actually read the script and who didn't. As Weinstein was the only person who brought it up, Miramax was the studio chosen to produce the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 12, 2015, 01:09:55 am
While editing Titanic with Conrad Buff and Richard A. Harris, James Cameron had a razor blade taped to the side of the editing computer with the instructions written underneath: "Use only if film sucks!"

So all this time, the ghost of James Cameron directed Avatar?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 12, 2015, 11:15:37 am
WETA Digital created the visual effects and animation for The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 12, 2015, 11:34:51 am
Tobey Maguire was considered for the role of Max Waters in Transcendence before Paul Bettany took the part.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on July 12, 2015, 05:29:44 pm
For Good Wll Hunting, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck found a clever way to choose the right studio for their script: the story goes that on page 60 of the script, they wrote a completely out-of-nowhere sex scene between Will and Chuckie. They took it to every major studio, and nobody even mentioned the scene. When they met with Harvey Weinstein at Miramax, he said, "I only have one really big note on the script. About page 60, the two leads, both straight men, have a sex scene. What the hell is that?" - Damon and Affleck explained that they put that scene specifically in there to show them who actually read the script and who didn't. As Weinstein was the only person who brought it up, Miramax was the studio chosen to produce the film.

That's awesome, lol.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on July 12, 2015, 05:52:10 pm

As soon as Harris came out of the water, he punched Cameron in the face.


Serves him right.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 12, 2015, 09:25:25 pm
Christopher Nolan's favorite James Bond film is On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on July 12, 2015, 09:30:10 pm
Christopher Nolan's favorite James Bond film is On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Cue Paasche immediately watching it and loving it.

Seriously though, that one gets a lot of undeserved hate. I'd say it's in my top 5 for the series, actually.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on July 12, 2015, 10:05:18 pm
J. K. Simmons wore a wig for his role as J. Jonah Jameson.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 13, 2015, 08:41:58 pm
Jaimie Alexander, Olga Kurylenko, and Elodie Yung were also up for the role of Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before Gal Gadot was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on July 13, 2015, 10:37:51 pm
WETA Digital created the visual effects and animation for The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
How the mighty have fallen...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on July 13, 2015, 10:43:07 pm
WETA Digital created the visual effects and animation for The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
How the mighty have fallen...
(http://i.imgur.com/zzVp3FH.gif)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on July 13, 2015, 10:50:36 pm
WETA Digital created the visual effects and animation for The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
How the mighty have fallen...
(http://i.imgur.com/zzVp3FH.gif)
It's not just The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named... the Hobbit films also had some uneven effects, especially the last one. But it's mostly The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on July 13, 2015, 10:52:52 pm
WETA Digital created the visual effects and animation for The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.
How the mighty have fallen...
(http://i.imgur.com/zzVp3FH.gif)
It's not just The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named... the Hobbit films also had some uneven effects, especially the last one. But it's mostly The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.

I agree with your point about the Hobbit films. It looked like... well... a video game. A really cool one, but still, a video game.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 13, 2015, 11:15:32 pm
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on July 13, 2015, 11:21:47 pm
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.
I'm just glad you enjoyed it, tbh.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 13, 2015, 11:23:31 pm
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.
I'm just glad you enjoyed it, tbh.

Remember the awesome elk?  Remember how he died so valiantly?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 13, 2015, 11:51:28 pm
Dan Gilroy, writer/director of Nightcrawler, co-wrote The Bourne Legacy.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 13, 2015, 11:55:07 pm
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.

yuk - it's the only one I don't own and the only one I will never own...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on July 14, 2015, 12:17:29 am
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.

yuk - it's the only one I don't own and the only one I will never own...

Because they didn't walk for 3 hours?
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Post by: David Tanny on July 14, 2015, 12:44:56 am
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.

It's not even a Lord of the Rings film. It's a Hobbit film. Get your sh*t straight.
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Post by: . on July 14, 2015, 12:45:40 am
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.

It's not even a Lord of the Rings film. It's a Hobbit film. Get your sh*t straight.

Get your mom straight.
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Post by: David Tanny on July 14, 2015, 12:47:13 am
Get your mom straight.

She's in a state of rigor mortis, so she's pretty straight.
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on July 14, 2015, 01:32:22 am
Get your mom straight.

She's in a state of rigor mortis, so she's pretty straight.
Well, I guess there's no other way around it.
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Post by: Frankie on July 14, 2015, 01:44:51 am
Get your mom straight.

She's in a state of rigor mortis, so she's pretty straight.
Well, I guess there's no other way around it.

Then let's go in it...
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 14, 2015, 12:00:20 pm
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.

yuk - it's the only one I don't own and the only one I will never own...

Because they didn't walk for 3 hours?

Because it was a lame love story where there shouldn't have been one mixed with endless battle that lost its energy after 20 minutes.  The result of trying to stretch a relatively short book into 3 long movies.  It finally caught up with them.
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Post by: . on July 14, 2015, 03:15:42 pm
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.

yuk - it's the only one I don't own and the only one I will never own...

Because they didn't walk for 3 hours?

Because it was a lame love story where there shouldn't have been one mixed with endless battle that lost its energy after 20 minutes.  The result of trying to stretch a relatively short book into 3 long movies.  It finally caught up with them.

Oh I'm not gonna kill ya.
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Post by: . on July 14, 2015, 03:16:18 pm
The last Hobbit film was by far the best Lord of the Rings film.

yuk - it's the only one I don't own and the only one I will never own...

Because they didn't walk for 3 hours?

Because it was a lame love story where there shouldn't have been one mixed with endless battle that lost its energy after 20 minutes.  The result of trying to stretch a relatively short book into 3 long movies.  It finally caught up with them.

Oh I'm not gonna kill ya.

I'm just gonna hurt you really, really bad.
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Post by: Aaron on July 15, 2015, 10:56:34 pm
During filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to pass time between takes, Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck would see who could lift the heaviest weights above their head. A small rivalry broke out between the two actors, resulting in arguments on set. Zack Snyder liked this as it added extra tension to the scenes they filmed together.
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Post by: Aaron on July 15, 2015, 11:17:51 pm
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Ben Affleck said he was warned by Warner Bros. about the possible negative reaction to his casting and was advised to remain off the Internet after the casting announcement. He also said to assuage his concerns the studio showed him negative comments that fans had initially made to previous superhero castings. Affleck said in spite of the studio warnings he still checked out an online message board. The first comment he read was "Affleck as Batman? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!"

After seeing that, he immediately went offline.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 16, 2015, 01:15:25 am
Stephen Chow produced Dragonball: Evolution.
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Post by: Aaron on July 16, 2015, 03:00:31 am
Peter Jackson (thankfully) turned down the offer to direct Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on July 16, 2015, 04:04:14 am
Peter Jackson (thankfully) turned down the offer to direct Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Better choice than Zach Snyder, tbh.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 16, 2015, 08:12:06 am
Peter Jackson (thankfully) turned down the offer to direct Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
This is bullsh*t.
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on July 16, 2015, 09:39:19 am
Robert De Niro was ah offered the role of Lex Luthor in ah Batman v Superman. He turned down to role due to ah... scheduling conflicts.
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Post by: Tommy South on July 16, 2015, 11:05:02 am
Rob Schneider was offered the chance to play David Foster Wallace in the upcoming The End of the Tour but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.
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Post by: Tommy South on July 16, 2015, 11:08:28 am
Cate Blanchett is currently in talks to play Lionel Messi(and, in what would be an ambitious move, the rest of the Barcelona soccer squad) in an upcoming biopic.
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Post by: Tommy South on July 16, 2015, 11:13:12 am
Jeremy Irons is currently at my farm doing research for his role in the much anticipated The Life and times of a Potato Farmer(expected release date August 3rd 2018).
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Post by: John Tyler on July 16, 2015, 11:16:08 am
Colin Farrell was originally cast as Robbie Clark in the 2007 film I'm Not There, but when he dropped out of the film to admit himself into rehab for a dependency on back pain medication, Heath Ledger replaced him. Farrell would later take over for Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus after Ledger's death.
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Post by: . on July 16, 2015, 12:33:02 pm
Tommy South lost a potato on set of the Trollfighters film.
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Post by: Tommy South on July 16, 2015, 05:21:49 pm
Tommy South lost a potato on set of the Trollfighters film.

I didn't lose it! One of youse feckers stole it! Return my potato!
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Post by: Aaron on July 18, 2015, 04:40:04 am
Marlon Wayans was Tim Burton's choice to play Robin if he had continued with the Batman franchise.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 18, 2015, 09:46:45 am
Marlon Wayans was Tim Burton's choice to play Robin if he had continued with the Batman franchise.
That would've been... interesting.

I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, considering he also wanted Chris Rock for Jimmy Olsen in Superman Lives.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 19, 2015, 12:51:50 am
Keira Knightley was 17 when filming Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 19, 2015, 12:53:23 am
Keira Knightley was 17 when filming Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

I'd have risked it and fúcked her raw...
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Post by: John Tyler on July 19, 2015, 01:11:52 am
The process of creating cleavage for Keira Knightley in the Pirates of the Caribbean films took 45 minutes every morning before filming started.
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Post by: . on July 19, 2015, 01:14:34 am
The process of creating cleavage for Keira Knightley in the Pirates of the Caribbean films took 45 minutes every morning before filming started.

Such perverts.  Sick fùcks.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 19, 2015, 02:04:47 am
fúcked her raw...
(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/51/51312abfc3feff19a5907e2fe62b33d05b9130c2018dfab061ca7c8ede54d15b.jpg)
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Post by: Tommy South on July 19, 2015, 03:07:53 pm
Keira Knightley was 17 when filming Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

I'd have risked it and fúcked her raw...

You usually cook women first?
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Post by: John Tyler on July 19, 2015, 03:14:16 pm
Joss Whedon said that part of the inspiration for the character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was Kelli Maroney's character Samantha from Night of the Comet.
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Post by: . on July 19, 2015, 03:47:10 pm
The character Samantha from Night of the Comet was part of the inspiration for Buffy from Joss Whedon's hit show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 19, 2015, 03:52:03 pm
The character Samantha from Night of the Comet was part of the inspiration for Buffy from Joss Whedon's hit show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Love that movie
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Post by: John Tyler on July 21, 2015, 02:07:57 pm
Jared Leto gained 67 pounds for the role of Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27. At times, he was confined to a wheelchair due to so much added weight.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on July 21, 2015, 02:14:46 pm
Jared Leto gained 67 pounds for the role of Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27. At times, he was confined to a wheelchair due to so much added weight.
He also contracted gout.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 21, 2015, 03:58:06 pm
The Avengers initially received an R rating from the MPAA because of the death scene of Phil Coulson. Joss Whedon and Marvel were eventually able to trim the scene to get a PG-13 rating.
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Post by: David Tanny on July 21, 2015, 05:11:55 pm
The Avengers initially received an R rating from the MPAA because of the death scene of Phil Coulson. Joss Whedon and Marvel were eventually able to trim the scene to get a PG-13 rating.

Was he disemboweled originally or something?
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Post by: . on July 21, 2015, 05:19:18 pm
The Avengers initially received an R rating from the MPAA because of the death scene of Phil Coulson. Joss Whedon and Marvel were eventually able to trim the scene to get a PG-13 rating.

Was he disemboweled originally or something?

Nah, they just showed the blade through his back.
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Post by: David Tanny on July 21, 2015, 05:24:19 pm
Nah, they just showed the blade through his back.

The MPAA are weird.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 22, 2015, 11:31:18 am
The screenwriter of Charlie Countryman, Matt Drake, also wrote Project X.
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Post by: Aaron on July 24, 2015, 06:46:02 pm
"Whiplash" is one of the lowest grossing movies ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 24, 2015, 07:03:17 pm
"Whiplash" is one of the lowest grossing movies ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

overrated imo...
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Post by: Aaron on July 24, 2015, 07:05:00 pm
"Whiplash" is one of the lowest grossing movies ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

overrated imo...

So you keep saying...
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Post by: . on July 24, 2015, 07:05:59 pm
"Whiplash" is one of the lowest grossing movies ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

overrated imo...

So you keep saying...
Oh won't you say gaaaay with me
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 24, 2015, 07:06:11 pm
"Whiplash" is one of the lowest grossing movies ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

overrated imo...

So you keep saying...

only when it's brought up as a topic of conversation...bring up Fight Club info and see what Goldblum does...
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Post by: Aaron on July 24, 2015, 07:07:23 pm
The first Batman movie was made by Andy Warhol. It was called "Batman Dracula". The film was unofficial and never released.
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on July 25, 2015, 07:38:24 am
Did ah someone say Fight Club?
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Post by: Tommy South on July 25, 2015, 08:10:20 am
Did ah someone say Fight Club?

I think someone suggested it was appropriately rated. Do you agree with this consensus?
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on July 25, 2015, 08:28:53 am
Did ah someone say Fight Club?

I think someone suggested it was appropriately rated. Do you agree with this consensus?
I actually haven't given the ah subject enough thought to ah... to form an opinion.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 27, 2015, 12:45:12 pm
BIRDMAN TRIVIA
Given the unusual style of filming long takes, Edward Norton and Michael Keaton kept a running tally of flubs made by the actors. Emma Stone made the most mistakes and Zach Galifianakis made the fewest. He actually did mess up some lines during filming, but played his mistakes off well enough that the shots were included in the film.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on July 27, 2015, 12:52:19 pm
Did ah someone say Fight Club?

:)  Best ending ever  :P
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Post by: John Tyler on July 27, 2015, 12:58:52 pm
Did ah someone say Fight Club?
You do not talk about it, dammit!
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Post by: John Tyler on July 27, 2015, 08:12:14 pm
Cinematographer Roger Deakins served as visual consultant on WALL-E, Rango, Rise of the Guardians, The Croods, and the How to Train Your Dragon films.
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Post by: . on July 28, 2015, 01:48:20 am
Did ah someone say Fight Club?
You do not talk about it, dammit!

(http://rs461.pbsrc.com/albums/qq334/rayindie/IhateyouTheHappening.jpg~320x480)
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Post by: John Tyler on July 28, 2015, 03:52:17 am
Jessica Chastain was originally cast as Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Rebecca Hall.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 28, 2015, 10:07:09 pm
Dante Spinotti served as director of photography on Manhunter, written and directed by Michael Mann, and Red Dragon, directed by Brett Ratner. Both films were based on the same novel: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.
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Post by: Catbus! on July 28, 2015, 10:10:55 pm
Dante Spinotti served as director of photography on Manhunter, written and directed by Michael Mann, and Red Dragon, directed by Brett Ratner. Both films were based on the same novel: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

Also, red dragons are chaotic evil. And so is Brett Ratner.
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Post by: Tommy South on July 29, 2015, 09:04:05 am
Tom Cruise said he'll do Top Gun 2 if there's no CGI in the planes.
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Post by: Tommy South on July 29, 2015, 09:14:15 am
Tom Cruise turned down the role of Batman in the upcoming Batman vs Superman, because he didn't wish to compromise on his ''all my own stunts'' policy. He told his agent:

''If my character gets thrown through a building, then I get thrown through a building. The audience deserves authenticity.''
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Post by: . on July 29, 2015, 12:57:44 pm
Tom Hardy was confused for Tom Cruise during the casting of Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 29, 2015, 03:47:49 pm
In 1997, Warner Bros. approached Kevin Smith, who had then just finished writing the script for Superman Lives, to pen the screenplay for a Green Lantern film, but Smith turned the offer down. At one point, the studio offered Quentin Tarantino the chance to write and direct.

Warner Bros. also considered turning the project into an action comedy. This version was scripted by Adam Sandler collaborator and former Saturday Night Live star Robert Smigel and would've starred Jack Black. The studio dropped the idea following poor fan reaction from the Internet.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 30, 2015, 12:09:14 pm
George Lucas' original name for Yoda was Buffy.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 30, 2015, 04:22:37 pm
To gain weight for the role of Celia Foote in The Help, Jessica Chastain ate melted soy ice cream.
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Post by: . on July 30, 2015, 04:30:44 pm
Why melted?
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Post by: Catbus! on July 30, 2015, 08:00:30 pm
Why melted?

(https://suddenlyashotrangout.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/theatre-of-blood.jpeg)
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Post by: John Tyler on July 31, 2015, 08:33:00 pm
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 2013 film Runner Runner was in such bad shape that star Ben Affleck brought in his go-to film editor William Goldenberg to help credited editor Jeff McEvoy salvage the film, although insiders at Regency Enterprises insist that bringing in Goldenberg was their idea.

For those who are unaware, William Goldenberg served as editor on films such as Heat, Pleasantville, The Insider, Seabiscuit, the National Treasure films, Miami Vice, Gone Baby Gone, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The Imitation Game, and the third and fourth Transformers films.
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Post by: Aaron on August 02, 2015, 01:17:19 am
Tom Cruise hasn't starred in a real flop for nearly 3 decades.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 02, 2015, 03:42:44 am
Scarlett Johansson was originally cast as Lindsey Farris in Mission: Impossible III, but pulled out of the project and was replaced by Keri Russell.
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on August 02, 2015, 08:34:02 am
Tom Cruise hasn't starred in a real flop for nearly 3 decades.
Come on, Aaron. You know that's ah... that's not true.
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Post by: Andrew Milito on August 02, 2015, 09:23:58 am
Tom Cruise hasn't starred in a real flop for nearly 3 decades.
Rock of Ages. 2012. $59 million worldwide on a $75 million budget.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 02, 2015, 08:03:07 pm
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II TRIVIA
Andrew Lesnie was the original director of photography, but was replaced by Jeffrey L. Kimball when director John Woo felt that Lesnie was unable to keep up with his shooting style of multiple cameras and shots.

Stuart Baird was hired by Paramount to re-edit both this film and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (he was uncredited on both films) so he can get the job of directing Star Trek: Nemesis.

Luther Stickell's line "It's that simple, huh?" after hearing Ethan Hunt's explanation of what he thinks "Chimera" is was a joke about the first film, which was criticized for having an overly complicated plot.

John Woo's original cut ran at a runtime of over three and a half hours, and was given an R rating by the MPAA. Paramount balked at this and told Woo that the final length could not exceed two hours, explaining why there are plot holes in the final cut. Many action scenes were cut and the violence was trimmed down considerably, thus earning the film a PG-13 rating. Baird's re-editing might also explain why the final version of the film was flawed.
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Post by: Aaron on August 03, 2015, 12:27:57 am
Tom Cruise hasn't starred in a real flop for nearly 3 decades.
Come on, Aaron. You know that's ah... that's not true.

Apparently, it is (http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/07/30/box-office-tom-cruise-is-still-a-man-of-few-flops/).
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Post by: Aaron on August 03, 2015, 02:38:29 am
Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton, Dan Aykroyd and Daryl Hannah have all been diagnosed with autism.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 03, 2015, 02:52:11 am
Edgar Wright and Ruben Fleischer were considered to direct Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol before Brad Bird got the job.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2015, 02:15:39 pm
George Lucas originally wanted Steven Spielberg to direct Return of the Jedi, and Spielberg was eager to do so, but Lucas was unsuccessful in getting him the job because of his dispute with the Director's Guild at the time.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2015, 03:05:40 pm
The excrement in the coprophagia scenes in Salo (a film I haven't seen) was a mixture of chocolate and orange marmalade, made disgusting by being excessively sweet and added with other clashing ingredients.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2015, 07:13:30 pm
Christian Bale was originally cast as Neil in To the Wonder, but dropped out and was replaced by Ben Affleck. According to Olga Kurylenko, her character Marina was originally much more dark and unstable, and she claimed to have shot scenes where Marina was really depressed and had huge fights with Neil, showing how moody she was. Rachel Weisz, Jessica Chastain (playing an ex-girlfriend of Neil), Michael Sheen, Amanda Peet, Barry Pepper, and Michael Shannon had supporting roles in the film which ended up being cut. Chastain was actually just visiting the set to see old friends from The Tree of Life production crew, and Terrence Malick was so happy to have her there that he wrote the part and shot for two days with her and Affleck.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2015, 08:54:25 pm
Diablo Cody revised Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues' script for the Evil Dead remake in an effort to Americanize the dialogue since English wasn't the writers' first language. Cody was uncredited.
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Post by: Catbus! on August 04, 2015, 08:58:19 pm
The excrement in the coprophagia scenes in Salo (a film I haven't seen)

LIAR!
You gave it '120 days of Sodom/10'.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2015, 11:14:51 pm
One of the writers of Tim Story's Fantastic Four films is Mark Frost, the co-creator of Twin Peaks.
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Post by: Aaron on August 07, 2015, 05:16:26 pm
Disney appointed several writers to help develop the script for Toy Story, including Joss Whedon, who added the character Rex to the film.
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Post by: Aaron on August 07, 2015, 05:18:55 pm
Looks like The Matrix dodged a lot of bullets with the casting. Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Nicholas Cage, Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer all turned down the role of Neo.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 07, 2015, 05:30:54 pm
Looks like The Matrix dodged a lot of bullets with the casting. Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Nicholas Cage, Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer all turned down the role of Neo.

Or some of them might have been better...
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Post by: . on August 07, 2015, 05:38:30 pm
Looks like The Matrix dodged a lot of bullets with the casting. Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Nicholas Cage, Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer all turned down the role of Neo.

Or some of them might have been better...

Nah. 
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 07, 2015, 05:51:20 pm
Looks like The Matrix dodged a lot of bullets with the casting. Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Nicholas Cage, Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer all turned down the role of Neo.

Or some of them might have been better...

Nah.

Maybe
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Post by: David Tanny on August 07, 2015, 06:05:25 pm
Keanu was perfect in his role in the Matrix.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 07, 2015, 06:36:59 pm
Keanu was perfect in his role in the Matrix.

sure - but everyone tends to say that about almost all films..."I can't imagine another actor possibly playing X".  I'll I am saying is that if history was rewritten and another actor had played Neo, it is possible that the movie would have been just as good or even better and we'd be sitting here saying "I can't possibly see Keanu Reeves playing that role"...
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Post by: Aaron on August 07, 2015, 06:40:18 pm
Keanu was perfect in his role in the Matrix.

sure - but everyone tends to say that about almost all films..."I can't imagine another actor possibly playing X".  I'll I am saying is that if history was rewritten and another actor had played Neo, it is possible that the movie would have been just as good or even better and we'd be sitting here saying "I can't possibly see Keanu Reeves playing that role"...

Could you imagine O. J. Simpson playing the T-800? Yuk.
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Post by: David Tanny on August 07, 2015, 06:56:07 pm
sure - but everyone tends to say that about almost all films..."I can't imagine another actor possibly playing X".  I'll I am saying is that if history was rewritten and another actor had played Neo, it is possible that the movie would have been just as good or even better and we'd be sitting here saying "I can't possibly see Keanu Reeves playing that role"...

Eh...I guess I see your point. I just think it worked out perfectly, casting wise.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 07, 2015, 07:00:37 pm
sure - but everyone tends to say that about almost all films..."I can't imagine another actor possibly playing X".  I'll I am saying is that if history was rewritten and another actor had played Neo, it is possible that the movie would have been just as good or even better and we'd be sitting here saying "I can't possibly see Keanu Reeves playing that role"...

Eh...I guess I see your point. I just think it worked out perfectly, casting wise.

I'm certainly not complaining as it's near my top 100 all-time films - I just don't think that Keanu Reeves as Neo (or any role) is the end all be all of movie casting...I feel the same about American Psycho...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on August 07, 2015, 07:04:46 pm
So... who else here knows about the Twilight Zone accident?
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Post by: Jack Sloane on August 07, 2015, 07:06:34 pm
So... who else here knows about the Twilight Zone accident?
Wasn't that a helicopter crash?
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Post by: Aaron on August 07, 2015, 07:08:54 pm
So... who else here knows about the Twilight Zone accident?
Wasn't that a helicopter crash?

The one that decapitated Vic Morrow and two child actors on set and led to years of civil and criminal action.
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Post by: Andrew Milito on August 07, 2015, 07:50:32 pm
sure - but everyone tends to say that about almost all films..."I can't imagine another actor possibly playing X".  I'll I am saying is that if history was rewritten and another actor had played Neo, it is possible that the movie would have been just as good or even better and we'd be sitting here saying "I can't possibly see Keanu Reeves playing that role"...

Eh...I guess I see your point. I just think it worked out perfectly, casting wise.

I'm certainly not complaining as it's near my top 100 all-time films - I just don't think that Keanu Reeves as Neo (or any role) is the end all be all of movie casting...I feel the same about American Psycho...
Didn't they want Leo DiCaprio or Tom Cruise for American Psycho or something?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 07, 2015, 11:56:54 pm
sure - but everyone tends to say that about almost all films..."I can't imagine another actor possibly playing X".  I'll I am saying is that if history was rewritten and another actor had played Neo, it is possible that the movie would have been just as good or even better and we'd be sitting here saying "I can't possibly see Keanu Reeves playing that role"...

Eh...I guess I see your point. I just think it worked out perfectly, casting wise.

I'm certainly not complaining as it's near my top 100 all-time films - I just don't think that Keanu Reeves as Neo (or any role) is the end all be all of movie casting...I feel the same about American Psycho...
Didn't they want Leo DiCaprio or Tom Cruise for American Psycho or something?

Almost every movie has a laundry list of other actors that were considered - and I almost always hear how they couldn't imagine someone else playing a certain role...well, it's lucky these Casting Directors are so accurate or we'd never ever have a watchable movie apparently...

This is from imdb - When Lions Gate picked up the rights for the film, Mary Harron was set to write and direct. Initially, she considered various actors for the role of Patrick Bateman, including Billy Crudup (who was offered the part but turned it down), Ben Chaplin, Robert Sean Leonard, Johnathon Schaech, Jonny Lee Miller, and Jared Leto. Eventually, Harron offered the part to Christian Bale, who accepted. The producers tried to talk Harron into casting Edward Norton, but she refused, and was ultimately allowed to cast Bale, but only on the proviso that she cast at least two other big name actors in supporting roles.

I have always said I thought Edward Norton would have been great.  I could have seen Crudup being Bateman as well.  I don't see Chaplin or Leonard in that role, and I don't know enough about Schaech or Miller to have an opinion on them.
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Post by: . on August 08, 2015, 12:02:25 am
sure - but everyone tends to say that about almost all films..."I can't imagine another actor possibly playing X".  I'll I am saying is that if history was rewritten and another actor had played Neo, it is possible that the movie would have been just as good or even better and we'd be sitting here saying "I can't possibly see Keanu Reeves playing that role"...

Eh...I guess I see your point. I just think it worked out perfectly, casting wise.

I'm certainly not complaining as it's near my top 100 all-time films - I just don't think that Keanu Reeves as Neo (or any role) is the end all be all of movie casting...I feel the same about American Psycho...
Didn't they want Leo DiCaprio or Tom Cruise for American Psycho or something?

Almost every movie has a laundry list of other actors that were considered - and I almost always hear how they couldn't imagine someone else playing a certain role...well, it's lucky these Casting Directors are so accurate or we'd never ever have a watchable movie apparently...

This is from imdb - When Lions Gate picked up the rights for the film, Mary Harron was set to write and direct. Initially, she considered various actors for the role of Patrick Bateman, including Billy Crudup (who was offered the part but turned it down), Ben Chaplin, Robert Sean Leonard, Johnathon Schaech, Jonny Lee Miller, and Jared Leto. Eventually, Harron offered the part to Christian Bale, who accepted. The producers tried to talk Harron into casting Edward Norton, but she refused, and was ultimately allowed to cast Bale, but only on the proviso that she cast at least two other big name actors in supporting roles.

I have always said I thought Edward Norton would have been great.  I could have seen Crudup being Bateman as well.  I don't see Chaplin or Leonard in that role, and I don't know enough about Schaech or Miller to have an opinion on them.

No.  Edward Norton is better at playing sane characters and when he plays an insane character like Primal Fear, he plays hin subdued.  Patrick Bateman just doesn't fit Edward Norton's build and acting style.  Billy Crudup is cool, but his voice sounds more like a teenage girl.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 08, 2015, 12:33:38 am
sure - but everyone tends to say that about almost all films..."I can't imagine another actor possibly playing X".  I'll I am saying is that if history was rewritten and another actor had played Neo, it is possible that the movie would have been just as good or even better and we'd be sitting here saying "I can't possibly see Keanu Reeves playing that role"...

Eh...I guess I see your point. I just think it worked out perfectly, casting wise.

I'm certainly not complaining as it's near my top 100 all-time films - I just don't think that Keanu Reeves as Neo (or any role) is the end all be all of movie casting...I feel the same about American Psycho...
Didn't they want Leo DiCaprio or Tom Cruise for American Psycho or something?

Almost every movie has a laundry list of other actors that were considered - and I almost always hear how they couldn't imagine someone else playing a certain role...well, it's lucky these Casting Directors are so accurate or we'd never ever have a watchable movie apparently...

This is from imdb - When Lions Gate picked up the rights for the film, Mary Harron was set to write and direct. Initially, she considered various actors for the role of Patrick Bateman, including Billy Crudup (who was offered the part but turned it down), Ben Chaplin, Robert Sean Leonard, Johnathon Schaech, Jonny Lee Miller, and Jared Leto. Eventually, Harron offered the part to Christian Bale, who accepted. The producers tried to talk Harron into casting Edward Norton, but she refused, and was ultimately allowed to cast Bale, but only on the proviso that she cast at least two other big name actors in supporting roles.

I have always said I thought Edward Norton would have been great.  I could have seen Crudup being Bateman as well.  I don't see Chaplin or Leonard in that role, and I don't know enough about Schaech or Miller to have an opinion on them.

No.  Edward Norton is better at playing sane characters and when he plays an insane character like Primal Fear, he plays hin subdued.  Patrick Bateman just doesn't fit Edward Norton's build and acting style.  Billy Crudup is cool, but his voice sounds more like a teenage girl.

I disagree obviously.  Norton's edge in American History X, Birdman, and even Rounders makes me believe he would have been great in that role.  I think he's one of the best actors out there and his style would have been just fine in that role.  Snowflakes I suppose, but I will hardly ever subscribe to the "it's lucky they picked Actor X because otherwise that great film would have sucked" mindset. 
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Post by: Aaron on August 08, 2015, 01:27:33 am
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is... *sigh*

Is Sony's highest-grossing film of 2015...
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Post by: John Tyler on August 09, 2015, 11:18:34 pm
The original script for 2010's Robin Hood, before Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe were attached, was entitled Nottingham, written by Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris. The script was to follow a less villainous Sheriff of Nottingham as he investigated a series of grisly murders he believes to have been committed by Robin Hood. However, he discovers that Robin Hood is being framed and the killer's identity was to be revealed during a siege battle at the end between Richard the Lionheart and Prince John.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 09, 2015, 11:26:34 pm
In 2008, David S. Goyer and Justin Marks penned a script for a Green Arrow film titled Super Max, later retitled Green Arrow: Escape from Super Max. The story is that Green Arrow, framed for a crime he didn't commit, is locked up in a high security prison and is forced to rely on villains and rogue superheroes in order to escape.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 10, 2015, 12:56:14 am
Jared Leto was originally cast in the 2007 film Awake, but ended up being replaced by Hayden Christensen.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 10, 2015, 02:48:21 am
The cow/water buffalo used in the sacrificial ritual at the climax of Apocalypse Now was actually killed in that scene. Apparently the indigenous tribe cast as Kurtz's cult were planning on killing it as part of a ritual, and would have killed it regardless of whether it was filmed.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 10, 2015, 02:50:49 am
One of the reasons why Johnny Depp was cast in A Nightmare on Elm Street was because writer/director Wes Craven's daughter had a crush on him.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 10, 2015, 03:01:11 am
Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, and John Leguizamo auditioned for the role of Mercutio in Romeo + Juliet before director Baz Luhrmann decided to make Mercutio an African-American. Benicio del Toro was considered for the part of Tybalt before Leguizamo was eventually cast.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 10, 2015, 10:17:41 am
Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, and John Leguizamo auditioned for the role of Mercutio in Romeo + Juliet before director Baz Luhrmann decided to make Mercutio an African-American. Benicio del Toro was considered for the part of Tybalt before Leguizamo was eventually cast.

That movie angered me more than any movie I have ever seen...
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Post by: Andrew Milito on August 10, 2015, 10:24:04 am
Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, and John Leguizamo auditioned for the role of Mercutio in Romeo + Juliet before director Baz Luhrmann decided to make Mercutio an African-American. Benicio del Toro was considered for the part of Tybalt before Leguizamo was eventually cast.

That movie angered me more than any movie I have ever seen...
Terrible movie IMO.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on August 10, 2015, 10:27:26 am
Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, and John Leguizamo auditioned for the role of Mercutio in Romeo + Juliet before director Baz Luhrmann decided to make Mercutio an African-American. Benicio del Toro was considered for the part of Tybalt before Leguizamo was eventually cast.

That movie angered me more than any movie I have ever seen...
Terrible movie IMO.

Beyond it being a 0/10 movie, it was absolutely blasphemous...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 11, 2015, 02:33:16 am
Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, and John Leguizamo auditioned for the role of Mercutio in Romeo + Juliet before director Baz Luhrmann decided to make Mercutio an African-American. Benicio del Toro was considered for the part of Tybalt before Leguizamo was eventually cast.

That movie angered me more than any movie I have ever seen...
Terrible movie IMO.

Beyond it being a 0/10 movie, it was absolutely blasphemous...
I would tell you my opinion in it, but seeing as I don't want to get castrated, I'll just keep quiet.
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Post by: Aaron on August 12, 2015, 02:01:04 am
The actors in The Wolf of Wall Street snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes that involved ****.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 12, 2015, 04:04:45 pm
When Sony and Capcom greenlit a Resident Evil film back in 1999, George A. Romero signed on to write and direct. His script was a very close adaptation of the games, but it was rejected by Sony and Capcom in favor of Paul W.S. Anderson's take on the material.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on August 12, 2015, 06:17:00 pm
When Sony and Capcom greenlit a Resident Evil film back in 1999, George A. Romero signed on to write and direct. His script was a very close adaptation of the games, but it was rejected by Sony and Capcom in favor of Paul W.S. Anderson's take on the material.
They probably found the following line in the script: "You would have been a Jill sandwich."
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Post by: David Tanny on August 12, 2015, 07:05:21 pm
His script was a very close adaptation of the games.

Not from what I've heard...
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Post by: Aaron on August 14, 2015, 03:40:24 am
During filming of The Raid, there were so many on-set injuries that the local ER reported it to the police, suspecting it was an illegal underground fighting organization.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 17, 2015, 10:24:52 pm
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton claims that Netflix series 'House of Cards' is 99 percent real.

He also claims he didn't have sexual relations with that woman.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2015, 03:10:09 pm
Bryce Dallas Howard and Judy Greer play sisters in Jurassic World. They previously played sisters in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village.

In Ant-Man, David Dastmalchian's character Kurt references Titanic. Both Titanic and Ant-Man are shot by director of photography Russell Carpenter.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 26, 2015, 08:31:29 pm
In a scene from the 2005 film Fever Pitch, Drew Barrymore's character Lindsey gets sick from food poisoning and vomits. Barrymore and producer Nancy Juvonen wanted the scene to be shot so that Barrymore is never seen vomiting and directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly agreed, which is why her throwing up is heard and not seen in the film.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 26, 2015, 11:07:45 pm
Saoirse Ronan, Allison Williams, Emmy Rossum, and Margot Robbie auditioned for the role of Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman in Fant4stic before Kate Mara was cast.
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 26, 2015, 11:42:04 pm
In a scene from the 2005 film Fever Pitch, Drew Barrymore's character Lindsey gets sick from food poisoning and vomits. Barrymore and producer Nancy Juvonen wanted the scene to be shot so that Barrymore is never seen vomiting and directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly agreed, which is why her throwing up is heard and not seen in the film.
Wow, they didn't want to show her vomiting so they just put the sound in and didn't show it? No way!
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Post by: John Tyler on August 28, 2015, 10:59:34 am
In the original script for Vegas Vacation, the Griswolds stayed at the Walley World Hotel and Casino and not the Mirage Hotel, and Roy Walley was a part of the script. This is a reference to the Griswolds' vacation destination from the first film.
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Post by: Jack Sloane on August 28, 2015, 11:06:47 am
In the original script for Vegas Vacation, the Griswolds stayed at the Walley World Hotel and **** and not the Mirage Hotel, and Roy Walley was a part of the script. This is a reference to the Griswolds' vacation destination from the first film.
Wally World Hotel and råpe?
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Post by: Rupert Pupkin on August 28, 2015, 01:51:21 pm
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/82/The_Sound_and_the_Fury_%282014_film%29.jpg)

The poster for the critically panned 2014 film The Sound and the Fury spelled actress Ahna O'Reilly's name wrong. As it happens, O'Reilly had previously dated the director of the film, James Franco, for 5 years.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2015, 10:17:51 am
Sam Mercer served as producer on films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Congo, Van Helsing, and most of M. Night Shyamalan's films. Before becoming a film producer, Mercer served as location manager on films such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure and National Lampoon's Vacation.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2015, 10:51:12 pm
Joseph Minion, the screenwriter of Vampire's Kiss, also wrote the script for Martin Scorsese's After Hours.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 29, 2015, 11:05:11 pm
Despite Alan Moore's distaste for film adaptations of his graphic novels, he has stated that David Hayter's Watchmen screenplay (which was co-written by Alex Tse) is, "as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen".

However, Alan Moore being Alan Moore, said he has no interest in seeing Zack Snyder's adaptation.
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Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2015, 11:09:15 pm
Despite Alan Moore's distaste for film adaptations of his graphic novels, he has stated that David Hayter's Watchmen screenplay (which was co-written by Alex Tse) is, "as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen".

However, Alan Moore being Alan Moore, said he has no interest in seeing Zack Snyder's adaptation.
Another fun Watchmen fact: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman actually performed uncredited script polishes.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 29, 2015, 11:18:47 pm
Despite Alan Moore's distaste for film adaptations of his graphic novels, he has stated that David Hayter's Watchmen screenplay (which was co-written by Alex Tse) is, "as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen".

However, Alan Moore being Alan Moore, said he has no interest in seeing Zack Snyder's adaptation.
Another fun Watchmen fact: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman actually performed uncredited script polishes.
No f*cking way..... how do those guys do script polishes for a 10/10 movie?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2015, 11:25:32 pm
Despite Alan Moore's distaste for film adaptations of his graphic novels, he has stated that David Hayter's Watchmen screenplay (which was co-written by Alex Tse) is, "as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen".

However, Alan Moore being Alan Moore, said he has no interest in seeing Zack Snyder's adaptation.
Another fun Watchmen fact: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman actually performed uncredited script polishes.
No f*cking way..... how do those guys do script polishes for a 10/10 movie?
Yeah, Warner Bros. hired them to do a page-one re-write because Tse's script was highly criticized.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on August 29, 2015, 11:27:12 pm
Despite Alan Moore's distaste for film adaptations of his graphic novels, he has stated that David Hayter's Watchmen screenplay (which was co-written by Alex Tse) is, "as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen".

However, Alan Moore being Alan Moore, said he has no interest in seeing Zack Snyder's adaptation.
Another fun Watchmen fact: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman actually performed uncredited script polishes.
No f*cking way..... how do those guys do script polishes for a 10/10 movie?
Yeah, Warner Bros. hired them to do a page-one re-write because Tse's script was highly criticized.
Why was Tse's script criticized again?

Also, what's the difference between a re-write and a PAGE-ONE re-write?
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Post by: John Tyler on August 29, 2015, 11:30:40 pm
Why was Tse's script criticized again?
IDK. No Internet sources say why.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 30, 2015, 11:37:35 pm
An episode of the 1980's revival of The Twilight Zone, Shatterday, was directed by Wes Craven and it starred Bruce Willis.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 01, 2015, 09:15:10 pm
Amy Adams was considered for the role of Alma Moore, wife of Mark Wahlberg's Elliot Moore, in The Happening, but she declined and Zooey Deschanel was cast instead. Adams and Wahlberg would star in The Fighter together two years later.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 06, 2015, 04:01:22 pm
Wes Craven's 2005 film Cursed was originally a different film. It was meant to be an R-rated film with graphic violence and gore, with werewolf effects created by Rick Baker. The cast originally included Skeet Ulrich, Illeana Douglas, Heather Langenkamp, Scott Foley, Omar Epps, Robert Forster, James Brolin, and Corey Feldman. However, Dimension Films halted production and forced Kevin Williamson to re-write the script. The film was then re-shot with a PG-13 rating and the aforementioned cast members cut out (some remained intact, like Jesse Eisenberg and Christina Ricci, and new cast members included Joshua Jackson and Mya, the latter replacing Mandy Moore). Rick Baker left the project, so the werewolf effects in the finished film were a mix of practical FX, courtesy of KNB FX Group, and CGI. The original plot had a final sequence shot on a wax museum in Hollywood, but when the script was re-written, the final scenes took place at a movie-oriented club.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 11, 2015, 10:37:10 pm
Weta Digital did visual effects work on Krampus.
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Post by: . on September 11, 2015, 10:45:34 pm
Weta Digital did visual effects work on Krampus.

Great to hear.  It's gonna be a visually fantastic film.  Horror comedies are actually some of the best in the genre.
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Post by: Andrew Milito on September 11, 2015, 10:47:58 pm
Weta Digital did visual effects work on Krampus.
These are not the kinds of facts we pay you to deliver, John...
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Post by: . on September 11, 2015, 10:50:04 pm
Weta Digital did visual effects work on Krampus.
These are not the kinds of facts we pay you to deliver, John...

Weta Digital is.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 14, 2015, 09:09:51 pm
Wes Craven's original concept for Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street was considerably more gruesome, with teeth showing through the flesh over the jaw, pus running from the sores, and a part of the skull showing through the head. Special make-up effects artist David B. Miller argued that an actor couldn't be convincingly made up that way and a puppet would be hard to film and wouldn't blend well with live actors, so these ideas were eventually abandoned.

The first studio to show interest in the project was Disney, but they wanted Craven to done down the content of the script so that it would be suitable for younger audiences. Craven refused. Paramount and Universal also passed on the project.
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Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2015, 01:42:57 am
After watching Star Wars, James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2015, 01:44:50 am
The horse head used in The Godfather was real.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2015, 01:47:02 am
When Charlie Chaplin received his honorary Oscar, he got a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in Oscar history.
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Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2015, 01:48:38 am
James Cameron was homeless when writing The Terminator, and sold the rights for $1, on the condition he could direct it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2015, 01:55:56 am
According to a study on Academy Award speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2015, 01:56:49 am
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 16, 2015, 02:07:36 am
According to a study on Academy Award speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.
Seems about right....
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2015, 02:31:40 am
Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said "It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."
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Post by: Aaron on September 16, 2015, 02:32:10 am
The "No Animals Were Harmed" moniker on movies only applies while film is actually recording.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 17, 2015, 11:03:24 pm
The horse head used in The Godfather was real.
I think Coppola might have a dead cattle fetish, between this and Apocalypse Now...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on September 17, 2015, 11:07:53 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 17, 2015, 11:15:05 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Christian Bale is an Oscar winner, having won for The Fighter.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on September 17, 2015, 11:15:41 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Christian Bale is an Oscar winner, having won for The Fighter.

I choose to believe otherwise...
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Post by: John Tyler on September 17, 2015, 11:23:17 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Fuck you, the Academy has robbed him of an Oscar far too many times.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on September 17, 2015, 11:26:56 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Fuck you, the Academy has robbed him of an Oscar far too many times.
Well, his performance in What's Eating  Gilbert G r ape was literally the only.good thing about the movie.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on September 17, 2015, 11:45:31 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Fuck you, the Academy has robbed him of an Oscar far too many times.

Well fuck you too - I think he's horribly overrated...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on September 18, 2015, 01:18:52 am
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Of that list, I think Leo deserves it the most.  The other are mostly one-note, though Brad Pitt would probably be next.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 18, 2015, 01:28:59 am
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Of that list, I think Leo deserves it the most.  The other are mostly one-note, though Brad Pitt would probably be next.
(http://www.gifwave.com/media/691334_tom-cruise-dance-in-tropic-thunder.gif)
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Post by: . on September 18, 2015, 04:51:05 am
Tom Cruise?  One note?  The guy is more versatile than any actor that won an Oscar in the past 7 years. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jack Sloane on September 18, 2015, 06:40:45 am
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Fuck you, the Academy has robbed him of an Oscar far too many times.
Well, his performance in What's Eating  Gilbert G r ape was literally the only.good thing about the movie.
No.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on September 18, 2015, 09:21:19 am
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Of that list, I think Leo deserves it the most.  The other are mostly one-note, though Brad Pitt would probably be next.

The only thing Leo deserves most is being thrown into a burlap sack with a bunch of pissed off scorpions and tossed into the Amazon River...
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on September 18, 2015, 10:21:58 am
[quote author=ChillinDylan Godsend link=topic=782.msg47072#msg47072 date=1442582479
The only thing Leo deserves most is being thrown into a burlap sack with a bunch of ****ed off scorpions and tossed into the Amazon River...
[/quote]
With an Oscar in his hand.
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Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on September 18, 2015, 10:24:28 am
The only thing Leo deserves most is being thrown into a burlap sack with a bunch of ****ed off scorpions and tossed into the Amazon River...
With an Oscar in his hand.

That's fair - maybe he can fight off a few of the scorpions and piranhas before he drowns...

He can have this one...it's worthless anyway...

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.dz5vGf0ASJqs3622NhtEyA&pid=15.1&P=0&w=171&h=161)
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on September 18, 2015, 10:33:07 am
Too late!
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/030/0/d/departed_gif_by_damaged666-d38fb77.gif)
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Post by: . on September 18, 2015, 11:11:12 am
Too late!
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/030/0/d/departed_gif_by_damaged666-d38fb77.gif)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nqAMudS-QCU (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nqAMudS-QCU)
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:10:21 pm
The word "mafia" is never mentioned in the film version of The Godfather because the actual mafia demanded it.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:10:47 pm
Movie trailers used to play after the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:11:14 pm
The budget for "Titanic" was higher than the Titanic itself.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:12:23 pm
Bruce Lee was so fast, they actually had to run his films slower so you can see his moves.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:12:53 pm
Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in U.S.A.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:14:02 pm
"Gravity" was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:16:04 pm
Sandra Bullock won the Oscar and the Golden Raspberry (for worst film) in the same weekend. She collected both.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:16:32 pm
The production of Tangled was more expensive than Avatar's production.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:16:57 pm
“Rocky” was shot in 28 days.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:17:16 pm
Before being an actor, Bruce Willis worked as a private investigator.
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Post by: Andrew Milito on September 18, 2015, 03:18:14 pm
Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in U.S.A.
Popcorn is not a proper noun.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:18:56 pm
Yoda was modeled after the appearance of Albert Einstein.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:19:21 pm
"Little Miss Sunshine" was partially inspired by a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger saying: "If there's one thing in this world I despise, it's losers."
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:20:02 pm
Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every word he said in Terminator 2.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:23:50 pm
106-year-old Manoel de Oliveira was the oldest active film director until 2015. He began making movies during the silent era.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:24:17 pm
The movie industry relocated from New York to LA to escape from Thomas Edison's patents.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:24:33 pm
Charlie Chaplin made his movie mocking Hitler with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:25:07 pm
Gone with the Wind is the highest grossing movie of all time, when adjusted for inflation.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:26:20 pm
29 days after the Titanic sank, a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:27:15 pm
Samuel L. Jackson has said "motherfucker" 171 times in 27 different movies.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:27:40 pm
Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double for the first 6 Harry Potter movies was paralyzed from an accident on set in the 7th movie.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:29:33 pm
"Apollo 13", "Armageddon", and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:30:16 pm
"Borat" was a huge hit in Israel, in part because Borat's "Kazakh" lines were all actually in Hebrew.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:30:51 pm
Otto Frank wrote Audrey Hepburn asking her to portray his daughter Anne in the movie "The Diary of Anne Frank". Audrey declined the part.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:31:32 pm
James Cameron sought Hollywood funding for "Titanic" not because he wanted to make the movie, but because he wanted to dive to the shipwreck.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:32:00 pm
Sean Bean has died in 32% of his movies, the highest percentage of any living actor of note.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:32:42 pm
While shooting "The Blues Brothers", they had a budget for cocaine.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:33:09 pm
"Titanic" won 11 Oscars, but none for acting.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:33:34 pm
"Birdman" was shot in just 30 days.
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 03:33:52 pm
Morgan Freeman didn't appear in a movie until age 34, and didn't get a big role until he was 52, with Driving Miss Daisy and Glory.
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Post by: Jack Sloane on September 18, 2015, 03:48:59 pm
"Apollo 13", "Armageddon", and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
Armageddon? Ew.
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Post by: Jack Sloane on September 18, 2015, 03:49:36 pm
Sean Bean has died in 32% of his movies, the highest percentage of any living actor of note.
I thought John Hurt died in the most movies...
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Post by: Jack Sloane on September 18, 2015, 03:51:17 pm
While shooting "The Blues Brothers", they had a budget for ****.
The Blues Brothers doesn't have a ràpe scene...
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Post by: Aaron on September 18, 2015, 04:14:19 pm
While shooting "The Blues Brothers", they had a budget for ****.
The Blues Brothers doesn't have a ràpe scene...

cocaine, the word was cocaine...
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on September 18, 2015, 05:06:24 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Of that list, I think Leo deserves it the most.  The other are mostly one-note, though Brad Pitt would probably be next.

The only thing Leo deserves most is being thrown into a burlap sack with a bunch of ****ed off scorpions and tossed into the Amazon River...

You and my dad would get along well.....
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Post by: J. Kashmir on September 18, 2015, 07:46:54 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Fuck you, the Academy has robbed him of an Oscar far too many times.
Well, his performance in What's Eating  Gilbert G r ape was literally the only.good thing about the movie.
No.
Okay, the mom's performance was fine too. But everything else was so aggressively serviceable.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 18, 2015, 07:51:15 pm
In John Wick, according to the directors' commentary, when they shot the top-level nightclub fight sequence Keanu Reeves had the flu and was running a 104° Fahrenheit fever.
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Post by: . on September 18, 2015, 07:52:28 pm
In John Wick, according to the directors' commentary, when they shot the top-level nightclub fight sequence Keanu Reeves had the flu and was running a 104° Fahrenheit fever.

In other words, you are coming out the closet?
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 18, 2015, 07:56:29 pm
In John Wick, according to the directors' commentary, when they shot the top-level nightclub fight sequence Keanu Reeves had the flu and was running a 104° Fahrenheit fever.

In other words, you are coming out the closet?
Yes. Yes I am.
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Post by: Jack Sloane on September 18, 2015, 09:13:16 pm
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.

There is hope for the world after all...
Fuck you, the Academy has robbed him of an Oscar far too many times.
Well, his performance in What's Eating  Gilbert G r ape was literally the only.good thing about the movie.
No.
Okay, the mom's performance was fine too. But everything else was so aggressively serviceable.
Huh. Well, I really liked it.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 18, 2015, 10:16:24 pm
Both Daniel Craig and Mark Wahlberg were considered for the role of Big Daddy in Kick Ass, before Nicolas Cage was cast.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:16:24 pm
Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, and no copies are known to exist.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:17:47 pm
Nigeria makes more movies every year than the U.S..
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:18:22 pm
Apollo Creed was based on Muhammad Ali.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:20:16 pm
Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:20:59 pm
Godzilla is only seen for about 11 minutes in the 2014 version of "Godzilla".
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:21:41 pm
Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:22:31 pm
Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption were all in theaters at the same time in October of 1994.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:23:23 pm
When "Clue" was shown in theaters in 1985, each theater was given 1 of 3 possible endings.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:24:41 pm
The script of the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" took just 6 days to write.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:25:08 pm
"101 Dalmatians" was based on a book that had a sequel called "The Starlight Barking" in which dogs could fly and meet an alien dog.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:25:27 pm
Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:26:00 pm
In the 1920's and early 1930's, women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.
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Post by: David Tanny on September 19, 2015, 05:27:11 pm
Nigeria makes more movies every year than the U.S..

Like Baby Police!
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:27:39 pm
In the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, no two female characters ever speak to each other.
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Post by: David Tanny on September 19, 2015, 05:27:58 pm
Godzilla is only seen for about 11 minutes in the 2014 version of "Godzilla".

And they were a glorious 11 minutes.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:28:28 pm
"Machete" is actually a spin-off of "Spy Kids".
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:29:49 pm
Oliver Stone wrote Scarface while battling a cocaine addiction
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:42:58 pm
When Brian De Palma submitted Scarface to the MPAA, they rated it X. He then made some cuts and resubmitted it; again the film was rated X (one of the reasons apparently being that Octavio the clown was shot too many times). He yet again made some cuts and submitted it a third time; yet again it was given an X. De Palma refused to cut the film any further to qualify it for an R. He and producer Martin Bregman arranged a hearing with the MPAA. They brought in a panel of experts, including real narcotics officers, who stated that the film was an accurate portrayal of real life in the drug underworld and should be widely seen. This convinced the 20 members of the ratings board to give the third submitted cut of the film an R rating by a vote of 18-2. However, De Palma surmised that if the third cut of the film was judged an R then the very first cut of the film should have been R as well. He asked the studio if he could release the first cut of the film but was told that he couldn't. However, since the Studio execs really didn't know the differences between the different cuts that had been submitted, De Palma released the first cut of the film to theaters anyway. It wasn't until the film was released on videocassette months later that he confessed that he had released his first unedited and intended version of the film.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:44:38 pm
Stanley Kubrick considered Eyes Wide Shut to be his best film.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 05:47:36 pm
Roger Ebert said National Treasure was "so silly that the Monty Python version could use the same screenplay, line for line."
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Post by: . on September 19, 2015, 07:35:03 pm
Godzilla is only seen for about 11 minutes in the 2014 version of "Godzilla".

And they were a glorious 11 minutes.

It honestly felt like he had more screentime.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:37:28 pm
Rowan Atkinson has a masters in Electrical Engineering.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:41:38 pm
James Cameron's early script for Spider-Man was laced with profanity and strong violence and featured a lengthy and graphic sex scene between Peter Parker and Mary Jane.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:44:17 pm
If it hadn't been for a bout of dysentery, Indiana Jones would have fought against an Arab swordsman. But Harrison Ford was too ill, so suggested to Steven Spielberg that Indy simply shoot the maniac.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:44:58 pm
The Dark Knight made more money in its first six days in the US than Batman Begins made in its entire domestic run.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:46:34 pm
An original ending for Se5en saw Detective Somerset shooting John Doe. This was followed with the cringe-worthy kiss off line, “I'm retiring”. The scene was storyboarded but never filmed
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:53:47 pm
After 90 minutes of dick jokes, arguments about the untimely demise of construction workers on the Death Star and one act of necrophilia, Clerks ends with Dante simply clocking off his shift. However the original ending saw him meet his maker at the hands of an armed gunman. He wasn't even supposed to have been there.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:55:59 pm
Orson Welles directed much of Citizen Kane from a wheelchair, after injuring himself on set.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:56:33 pm
James Caan improvised the phrase “Bada-Bing” on the set of The Godfather.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:57:07 pm
David Fincher asked a stuntman to fall down the stairs 12 times in Fight Club for the fight between Norton and Pitt.

He used the first take.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 08:58:57 pm
Star Wars was originally prefixed by 'The'.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2015, 09:00:05 pm
James Cameron's early script for Spider-Man was laced with profanity and strong violence and featured a lengthy and graphic sex scene between Peter Parker and Mary Jane.
I... would actually like to have seen that version.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 09:00:06 pm
The idea for the poster for The Usual Suspects came before any script or story.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 09:00:43 pm
George Lucas' dog was named Indiana.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 09:01:10 pm
Dan Akroyd's original script for Ghostbusters was set in a future where Ghostbusters were everyday figures of society like paramedics and firemen.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 09:02:27 pm
The first notable film lensed by cinematographer Roger Deakins was the 1984 adaptation of 1984.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 09:04:00 pm
The arty charcoal pic of Kate Winslet's tits in Titanic was drawn by none other than James Cameron.
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Post by: Aaron on September 19, 2015, 09:04:59 pm
Showgirls still holds the record for most Razzie nominations, with 13. Paul Verhoeven was the first director to collect the award for Worst Picture in person.
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Post by: David Tanny on September 20, 2015, 09:02:15 pm
All I see here is Eva Green's breasts.
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Post by: Aaron on September 21, 2015, 12:55:43 am
All I see here is Eva Green's breasts.

I thought that was a good thing, until I received ban threats.
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Post by: Aaron on September 21, 2015, 01:30:20 am
James Cameron's early script for Spider-Man was laced with profanity and strong violence and featured a lengthy and graphic sex scene between Peter Parker and Mary Jane.
I... would actually like to have seen that version.

I'd only like to have seen it for Kirsten Dunst and her tits.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 21, 2015, 10:32:22 pm
According to Olivia Cooke, over 50% of Ouija was reshot. Scenes with Erin Moriarty were cut out, Lin Shaye was cast when reshoots were commenced, and other deleted content including alternate death scenes are only seen in promotional material. Juliet Snowden was previously attached to co-direct with Stiles White, both of whom also wrote the script, but she decided to step down and stay on board as executive producer.
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Post by: Aaron on September 21, 2015, 10:33:57 pm
According to Olivia Cooke, over 50% of Ouija was reshot. Scenes with Erin Moriarty were cut out, Lin Shaye was cast when reshoots were commenced, and other deleted content including alternate death scenes are only seen in promotional material. Juliet Snowden was previously attached to co-direct with Stiles White, both of whom also wrote the script, but she decided to step down and stay on board as executive producer.

So you're going to cum all over this thread now?
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Post by: John Tyler on September 22, 2015, 09:04:13 pm
The score for Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever was composed by Ryan Shore, nephew of Howard Shore.
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 22, 2015, 09:09:53 pm
All I see here is Eva Green's breasts.

I thought that was a good thing, until I received ban threats.
It's not that we didn't enjoy seeing them, it's that it made using the site in even remotely public places awkward.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 23, 2015, 10:12:24 pm
Eli Roth originally intended for himsrlf to play Deputy Winston in Cabin Fever, but Giuseppe Andrews' audition impressed him so much that he gave the role to him.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 26, 2015, 10:16:48 am
Vince Vaughn was originally approached to play Donnie Darko before Jake Gyllenhaal was cast.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 29, 2015, 09:29:41 pm
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) provided visual effects work on The Revenant.
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Post by: David Tanny on September 29, 2015, 09:32:56 pm
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) provided visual effects work on The Revenant.

That was a handsome bear.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 30, 2015, 04:04:52 pm
Quentin Tarantino's favorite slasher film of all time is 1981's My Bloody Valentine.
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Post by: David Tanny on September 30, 2015, 04:05:51 pm
Quentin Tarantino's favorite slasher film of all time is 1981's My Bloody Valentine.

I've only seen the remake, which was decent.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 30, 2015, 04:08:37 pm
Quentin Tarantino's favorite slasher film of all time is 1981's My Bloody Valentine.

I've only seen the remake, which was decent.
I highly enjoy both versions.
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Post by: Aaron on September 30, 2015, 04:13:51 pm
Tommy Wiseau shot The Room in both 35mm and HD simultaneously because he didn't know the difference between the two.
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Post by: David Tanny on September 30, 2015, 04:14:44 pm
Tommy Wiseau shot The Room in both 35mm and HD simultaneously because he didn't know the difference between the two.

He's a pioneer in cinema.
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Post by: Aaron on September 30, 2015, 04:16:34 pm
Tommy Wiseau shot The Room in both 35mm and HD simultaneously because he didn't know the difference between the two.

He's a pioneer in cinema.

And the Marlon Brando of the 21st century!
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Post by: John Tyler on September 30, 2015, 04:19:53 pm
Tommy Wiseau originally wrote The Room as a stage play and later adapted it into a 500-page novel, but couldn't get it published. Wiseau then decided write it as a screenplay and make it as a film.
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Post by: Aaron on September 30, 2015, 04:22:17 pm
Tommy Wiseau originally wrote The Room as a stage play and later adapted it into a 500-page novel, but couldn't get it published. Wiseau then decided write it as a screenplay and make it as a film.

500 pages...
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Post by: John Tyler on September 30, 2015, 04:23:13 pm
Tommy Wiseau originally wrote The Room as a stage play and later adapted it into a 500-page novel, but couldn't get it published. Wiseau then decided write it as a screenplay and make it as a film.

500 pages...
I'd read the shit out of it.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 01, 2015, 09:46:34 pm
One of the writers of the Watchmen film adaptation, David Hayter also has voiced Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid video games.

This just blows my mind... Solid Snake, wrote the Watchmen movie? Holy crap.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 01, 2015, 09:48:59 pm
One of the writers of the Watchmen film adaptation, David Hayter also has voiced Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid video games.

This just blows my mind... Solid Snake, wrote the Watchmen movie? Holy crap.
He also co-wrote the first two X-Men films.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 01, 2015, 09:53:33 pm
Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 01, 2015, 09:56:05 pm
Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
This is truly a tragedy.

Seriously though.. I wonder why. I'm 90% sure Cage was in his IRS debt phase then (and he still he is today), so LotR would have been a great choice. With all of the royalties, I'm pretty sure it would have all been paid off by now.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on October 01, 2015, 09:56:16 pm
Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
That would have been...interesting. I can't imagine anyone but Viggo in the role, but the films would still be entertaining, albeit in a drastically different manner...
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Post by: John Tyler on October 01, 2015, 09:57:53 pm
Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
That would have been...interesting. I can't imagine anyone but Viggo in the role, but the films would still be entertaining, albeit in a drastically different manner...
WHAT AM I, A F*CKING KINGSFOIL, MAN?!
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Post by: John Tyler on October 01, 2015, 10:18:19 pm
Before becoming a director, Dennis Dugan was an actor, having appeared in Joe Dante's The Howling.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 01, 2015, 10:26:44 pm
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor re-wrote Barry Fanaro's original script for I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, based on a treatment by Lew Gallo. Payne & Taylor's script was entitled Flamers, and attracted the attention of star and producer Adam Sandler. According to Payne & Taylor, their script was then "Sandler-ized," meaning that Sandler provided uncredited re-writes. Other uncredited contributors to the script included Iron Man director Jon Favreau, The Hunger Games director Gary Ross, comedy screenwriting duo Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel, and television writer/producer Stephen Engel. Only Fanaro, Payne, and Taylor were credited in the final film.
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Post by: . on October 01, 2015, 10:42:11 pm
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on October 01, 2015, 11:21:19 pm
Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
I....I kinda want it....
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Post by: Jack Sloane on October 02, 2015, 10:59:14 am
Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
I....I kinda want it....
^THIS
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Post by: John Tyler on October 02, 2015, 10:29:23 pm
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Heath Ledger were considered for the role of Christian in Moulin Rouge before Ewan McGregor was cast. Courtney Love was considered for the role of Satine before Nicole Kidman got the role, and helped assist clearing licensing rights for Smells Like Teen Spirit to be used in the film.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 03, 2015, 11:06:03 am
Dean Cundey served as director of photography on 2011's Jack & Jill.

Cundey was John Carpenter's former go-to cinematographer, having shot The Thing, Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, and Big Trouble in Little China for Carpenter. Other films Cundey shot include Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jurassic Park, the Back to the Future trilogy, Halloween II, and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the latter two Carpenter produced and scored.
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Post by: David Tanny on October 03, 2015, 08:21:11 pm
Dean Cundey served as director of photography on 2011's Jack & Jill.

Cundey was John Carpenter's former go-to cinematographer, having shot The Thing, Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, and Big Trouble in Little China for Carpenter. Other films Cundey shot include Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jurassic Park, the Back to the Future trilogy, Halloween II, and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the latter two Carpenter produced and scored.

I was going to make a post about how this isn't trivia, but then I looked at the title at this thread, and realized this counts as a fact.
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Post by: . on October 03, 2015, 08:27:08 pm
Dean Cundey served as director of photography on 2011's Jack & Jill.

Cundey was John Carpenter's former go-to cinematographer, having shot The Thing, Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, and Big Trouble in Little China for Carpenter. Other films Cundey shot include Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jurassic Park, the Back to the Future trilogy, Halloween II, and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the latter two Carpenter produced and scored.

I was going to make a post about how this isn't trivia, but then I looked at the title at this thread, and realized this counts as a fact.

It's a pointless fact.  Just John trying to beat a dead horse.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 06, 2015, 03:56:05 pm
Before 20th Century Fox hired Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber) to direct Fever Pitch, other directors considered included P.J. Hogan (Peter Pan), Jay Russell (Ladder 49), Shawn Levy (Cheaper by the Dozen), Brian Robbins (Varsity Blues), Mira Nair (Amelia), and Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door). Gwyneth Paltrow (The Royal Tenenbaums) was offered the role of Lindsey, but the found the script, written by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel (Parenthood), to be mediocre. Drew Barrymore (50 First Dates) was cast instead, and also produced the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on October 06, 2015, 03:57:51 pm
Before 20th Century Fox hired Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber) to direct Fever Pitch, other directors considered included P.J. Hogan (Peter Pan), Jay Russell (Ladder 49), Shawn Levy (Cheaper by the Dozen), Brian Robbins (Varsity Blues), Mira Nair (Amelia), and Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door). Gwyneth Paltrow (The Royal Tenenbaums) was offered the role of Lindsey, but the found the script, written by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel (Parenthood), to be mediocre. Drew Barrymore (50 First Dates) was cast instead, and also produced the film.

This is the worst this thread will ever get.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on October 06, 2015, 04:16:48 pm
Gwyneth Paltrow (The Royal Tenenbaums)
Drew Barrymore (50 First Dates)
Thanks for clarifying that. I didn't know who either of those very popular actresses were until you named what they've been in.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 06, 2015, 05:58:36 pm
Believe it or not.  This was purely practical effects.

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/05/14/Godzilla-GIF.gif)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 06, 2015, 08:01:48 pm
Believe it or not.  This was purely practical effects.

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/05/14/Godzilla-GIF.gif)
No way...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on October 06, 2015, 08:02:56 pm
No way...
Yeah, they actually captured a Godzillasaurous in the wild, and had it step into frame. They then slaughtered it and it fed the cast and crew for the remainder of the production.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 06, 2015, 08:05:20 pm
Subsequently after the news that the endangered Godzillasaurous was killed and eaten on the set of Godzilla, PETA made a petition to ban Godzilla (2014).
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 06, 2015, 08:19:34 pm
Believe it or not.  This was purely practical effects.

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/05/14/Godzilla-GIF.gif)
No way...
Danny. C'mon.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 06, 2015, 08:21:51 pm
Believe it or not.  This was purely practical effects.

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/05/14/Godzilla-GIF.gif)
No way...
Danny. C'mon.

Paasche, C'mon.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 06, 2015, 08:23:49 pm
Believe it or not.  This was purely practical effects.

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/05/14/Godzilla-GIF.gif)
No way...
Danny. C'mon.
Paasche.... do you actually believe I was being serious??
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 06, 2015, 10:04:33 pm
Believe it or not.  This was purely practical effects.

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/05/14/Godzilla-GIF.gif)
No way...
Danny. C'mon.
Paasche.... do you actually believe I was being serious??
Yes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 06, 2015, 10:05:02 pm
Believe it or not.  This was purely practical effects.

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/05/14/Godzilla-GIF.gif)
No way...
Danny. C'mon.
Paasche.... do you actually believe I was being serious??
Yes.
Well, tbh, I should have made my sarcasm more obvious.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 06, 2015, 10:10:56 pm
No way...
Yeah, they actually captured a Godzillasaurous in the wild, and had it step into frame. They then slaughtered it and it fed the cast and crew for the remainder of the production.

Because making fake legs to represent large reptilian creatures in films is entirely unheard of.

OH WAIT!

(http://www.gavinrymill.com/dinosaurs/jurassicpark/RexFootMud.jpg)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on October 06, 2015, 10:13:43 pm
Because making fake legs to represent large reptilian creatures in films is entirely unheard of.

OH WAIT!

(http://www.gavinrymill.com/dinosaurs/jurassicpark/RexFootMud.jpg)

I wasn't really making a point with that post, but okay.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 06, 2015, 10:17:51 pm
No way...
Yeah, they actually captured a Godzillasaurous in the wild, and had it step into frame. They then slaughtered it and it fed the cast and crew for the remainder of the production.

Because making fake legs to represent large reptilian creatures in films is entirely unheard of.

OH WAIT!

(http://www.gavinrymill.com/dinosaurs/jurassicpark/RexFootMud.jpg)

I, Professor Thomas Cutler, have broken autism down into 3 categories.

Jed Groff Autism:

The autist is unaware that he is a multicellular organism, and spergs out on a regular basis.  Usually gets mad after being exposed.  Usually reproduces asexually, but in attempts to seem normal, the autist tries to find a mating partner for fake sexual intercourse.  90% of the time is homosexual.  10% is with salad dressing.

Caleb Paasche autism:

The autist is actually smart, bookwise.  However, on all other forms of life, the autist is well-very very stupid.  Also, tends to confuse subjective with objective.

And finally

Robert Storey autism:

The only acceptable form of autism.  The autist is fully aware of its surroundings and functions decently in society.  Still a filthy sperg.

Now if this is true, which level of autist does this fall in?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 06, 2015, 10:24:58 pm
Because making fake legs to represent large reptilian creatures in films is entirely unheard of.

OH WAIT!

(http://www.gavinrymill.com/dinosaurs/jurassicpark/RexFootMud.jpg)

I wasn't really making a point with that post, but okay.

He seems like a Robert Neville type.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 08, 2015, 10:57:11 am
No way...
Yeah, they actually captured a Godzillasaurous in the wild, and had it step into frame. They then slaughtered it and it fed the cast and crew for the remainder of the production.

Because making fake legs to represent large reptilian creatures in films is entirely unheard of.

OH WAIT!

(http://www.gavinrymill.com/dinosaurs/jurassicpark/RexFootMud.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/axJmn.gif)

(Because I found this gif and instantly thought of this comment)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 11, 2015, 03:30:46 pm
Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford once had a secret affair on the set of Star Wars, with Ford once surprising her, by hiding in her closet naked, only wearing a tie.

I sh!t you not guys...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on October 11, 2015, 04:10:14 pm
Caleb Paasche autism:

The autist is actually smart, bookwise.  However, on all other forms of life, the autist is well-very very stupid.  Also, tends to confuse subjective with objective.
I suppose I'll take it. Although I still say that the whole subjective/objective thing was due to poor communication and wording on my part and not just retardation, but I can certainly see why you would say otherwise.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 12, 2015, 12:22:50 am
No way...
Yeah, they actually captured a Godzillasaurous in the wild, and had it step into frame. They then slaughtered it and it fed the cast and crew for the remainder of the production.

Because making fake legs to represent large reptilian creatures in films is entirely unheard of.

OH WAIT!

(http://www.gavinrymill.com/dinosaurs/jurassicpark/RexFootMud.jpg)

I, Professor Thomas Cutler, have broken autism down into 3 categories.

Jed Groff Autism:

The autist is unaware that he is a multicellular organism, and spergs out on a regular basis.  Usually gets mad after being exposed.  Usually reproduces asexually, but in attempts to seem normal, the autist tries to find a mating partner for fake sexual intercourse.  90% of the time is homosexual.  10% is with salad dressing.

Caleb Paasche autism:

The autist is actually smart, bookwise.  However, on all other forms of life, the autist is well-very very stupid.  Also, tends to confuse subjective with objective.

And finally

Robert Storey autism:

The only acceptable form of autism.  The autist is fully aware of its surroundings and functions decently in society.  Still a filthy sperg.

Now if this is true, which level of autist does this fall in?

Surprised it wasn't broken down into 4 categories...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on October 14, 2015, 02:55:54 pm
Emma Stone and Benedict Cumberbatch were originally cast in Crimson Peak before being replaced by Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston respectively.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 14, 2015, 09:38:09 pm
The original script of the Steven Spielberg version of Interstellar depicts an almost entirely different movie. Some examples include Murph being a boy, no humans are first sent into space (probes are) and a probe leads Cooper to the hidden NASA base, which is on a remote island in California where Brand and Cooper deep-sea dive for parts. Also, the robots are much more human-like, featuring hands and shoulders. TARS is sucked into space early on when the ship gets stuck between two black holes (Gargantua and Pantagruel--two French mythical giants) immediately after entering the wormhole. Afterwards the crew, including an additional member named Roth, only visit the ice planet where they discover that a Chinese mission had been there some 30 years prior and seemed to have vanished until it is learned that they were killed by radiation of a neutron star. The crew falls through the ice into an entirely different ecosystem with a living rearranging forest and colonial organisms that fight each other every night, compounding into larger organisms to reach a higher spot closer to the ice sky for sunlight in the day. After searching the area, they find an abandoned Chinese camp with an experimental black box that can control gravity nearly at will and are then discovered by Chinese robots who sabotage their return home with the box. The crew orbits a black hole (lasting hundreds of Earth years) before entering a second wormhole where they interact directly with the fifth dimension bulk beings who lead them to a 4000-year-old space station built by the Chinese that's only a few hundred years old due to space-time relativity, powered by a captured mini black hole that views galaxies as flat, lines of light. The Chinese have built thousands of worm holes and tried to travel back in time with the gravity technology to save all of Earth but died in the process. Cooper returns to Earth, in the year 2230, to find a barren land with ice storms. He sits down prepared to die in the storm, then awakes in a manner similar to the movie where he meets his great-great-grandson rather than an aged Murph. After being bored with the current world, Cooper steals a ship to find Brand (the two had been intimate before Brand parted Cooper to continue to explore space rather than return to Earth).

I sh!t you not...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 14, 2015, 09:42:37 pm
       O   
      -|-
       /\
The original script of the Steven Spielberg version of Interstellar depicts an almost entirely different movie. Some examples include Murph being a boy, no humans are first sent into space (probes are) and a probe leads Cooper to the hidden NASA base, which is on a remote island in California where Brand and Cooper deep-sea dive for parts. Also, the robots are much more human-like, featuring hands and shoulders. TARS is sucked into space early on when the ship gets stuck between two black holes (Gargantua and Pantagruel--two French mythical giants) immediately after entering the wormhole. Afterwards the crew, including an additional member named Roth, only visit the ice planet where they discover that a Chinese mission had been there some 30 years prior and seemed to have vanished until it is learned that they were killed by radiation of a neutron star. The crew falls through the ice into an entirely different ecosystem with a living rearranging forest and colonial organisms that fight each other every night, compounding into larger organisms to reach a higher spot closer to the ice sky for sunlight in the day. After searching the area, they find an abandoned Chinese camp with an experimental black box that can control gravity nearly at will and are then discovered by Chinese robots who sabotage their return home with the box. The crew orbits a black hole (lasting hundreds of Earth years) before entering a second wormhole where they interact directly with the fifth dimension bulk beings who lead them to a 4000-year-old space station built by the Chinese that's only a few hundred years old due to space-time relativity, powered by a captured mini black hole that views galaxies as flat, lines of light. The Chinese have built thousands of worm holes and tried to travel back in time with the gravity technology to save all of Earth but died in the process. Cooper returns to Earth, in the year 2230, to find a barren land with ice storms. He sits down prepared to die in the storm, then awakes in a manner similar to the movie where he meets his great-great-grandson rather than an aged Murph. After being bored with the current world, Cooper steals a ship to find Brand (the two had been intimate before Brand parted Cooper to continue to explore space rather than return to Earth).

I sh!t you not...


There ah... appears to be a jumper...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 14, 2015, 09:43:28 pm

 O   
-|-
 /\
The original script of the Steven Spielberg version of Interstellar depicts an almost entirely different movie. Some examples include Murph being a boy, no humans are first sent into space (probes are) and a probe leads Cooper to the hidden NASA base, which is on a remote island in California where Brand and Cooper deep-sea dive for parts. Also, the robots are much more human-like, featuring hands and shoulders. TARS is sucked into space early on when the ship gets stuck between two black holes (Gargantua and Pantagruel--two French mythical giants) immediately after entering the wormhole. Afterwards the crew, including an additional member named Roth, only visit the ice planet where they discover that a Chinese mission had been there some 30 years prior and seemed to have vanished until it is learned that they were killed by radiation of a neutron star. The crew falls through the ice into an entirely different ecosystem with a living rearranging forest and colonial organisms that fight each other every night, compounding into larger organisms to reach a higher spot closer to the ice sky for sunlight in the day. After searching the area, they find an abandoned Chinese camp with an experimental black box that can control gravity nearly at will and are then discovered by Chinese robots who sabotage their return home with the box. The crew orbits a black hole (lasting hundreds of Earth years) before entering a second wormhole where they interact directly with the fifth dimension bulk beings who lead them to a 4000-year-old space station built by the Chinese that's only a few hundred years old due to space-time relativity, powered by a captured mini black hole that views galaxies as flat, lines of light. The Chinese have built thousands of worm holes and tried to travel back in time with the gravity technology to save all of Earth but died in the process. Cooper returns to Earth, in the year 2230, to find a barren land with ice storms. He sits down prepared to die in the storm, then awakes in a manner similar to the movie where he meets his great-great-grandson rather than an aged Murph. After being bored with the current world, Cooper steals a ship to find Brand (the two had been intimate before Brand parted Cooper to continue to explore space rather than return to Earth).

I sh!t you not...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 14, 2015, 09:51:26 pm
 
 |||   riginal script of the Steven Spielberg version of Interstellar depicts an almost entirely different movie. 
 |||    ples include Murph being a boy, no humans are first sent into space (probes are) and a probe leads Cooper to the
 |||   hidden NASA base, which is on a remote island in California where Brand and Cooper deep-sea dive for parts. Also,   
 |||   the robots are much more human-like, featuring hands and shoulders. TARS is sucked into space early on when the 
 O      ship gets stuck between two black holes (Gargantua and Pantagruel--two French mythical giants) immediately after 
-|-    entering the wormhole. Afterwards the crew, including an additional member named Roth, only visit the ice planet 
 /\       where they discover that a Chinese mission had been there some 30 years prior and seemed to have vanished 
        it is learned that they were killed by radiation of a neutron star. The crew falls through the ice into an entirely 
        different ecosystem with a living rearranging forest and colonial organisms that fight each other every night, 
        compounding into larger organisms to reach a higher spot closer to the ice sky for sunlight in the day. the area, they 
        find an abandoned Chinese camp with an experimental black box that can control gravity nearly at will and are then
       discovered by Chinese robots who sabotage their return home with the box. The crew orbits a black hole (lasting   
       hundreds of Earth years) before entering a second wormhole where they interact directly with the fifth dimension bulk
       beings who lead them to a 4000-year-old space station built by the Chinese that's only a few hundred years old due 
       to space-time relativity, powered by a captured mini black hole that views galaxies as flat, lines of light. The Chinese 
       have built thousands of worm holes and tried to travel back in time with the gravity technology to save all of Earth but
       died in the process. Cooper returns to Earth, in the year 2230, to find a barren land with ice storms. He sits down 
       prepared to die in the storm, then awakes in a manner similar to the movie where he meets his great-great-grandson
      rather than an aged Murph. After being bored with the current world, Cooper steals a ship to find Brand (the two had 
      been intimate before Brand parted Cooper to continue to explore space rather than return to Earth).

      I sh!t you not...
       
     OH NO!
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 14, 2015, 09:54:08 pm
 
 |||   riginal script of the Steven Spielberg version of Interstellar depicts an almost entirely different movie. 
 |||    ples include Murph being a boy, no humans are first sent into space (probes are) and a probe leads Cooper to the
 |||   hidden NASA base, which is on a remote island in California where Brand and Cooper deep-sea dive for parts. Also,   
 |||   the robots are much more human-like, featuring hands and shoulders. TARS is sucked into space early on when the 
 |||   ship gets stuck between two black holes (Gargantua and Pantagruel--two French mythical giants) immediately after 
 |||     entering the wormhole. Afterwards the crew, including an additional member named Roth, only visit the ice planet   
 |||    where they discover that a Chinese mission had been there some 30 years prior and seemed to have vanished 
 |||    it is learned that they were killed by radiation of a neutron star. The crew falls through the ice into an entirely 
 |||   different ecosystem with a living rearranging forest and colonial organisms that fight each other every night, 
  O    compounding into larger organisms to reach a higher spot closer to the ice sky for sunlight in the day. the area, they 
 -|-    find an abandoned Chinese camp with an experimental black box that can control gravity nearly at will and are then
 /\    discovered by Chinese robots who sabotage their return home with the box. The crew orbits a black hole (lasting   
       hundreds of Earth years) before entering a second wormhole where they interact directly with the fifth dimension bulk
       beings who lead them to a 4000-year-old space station built by the Chinese that's only a few hundred years old due 
       to space-time relativity, powered by a captured mini black hole that views galaxies as flat, lines of light. The Chinese 
       have built thousands of worm holes and tried to travel back in time with the gravity technology to save all of Earth but
       died in the process. Cooper returns to Earth, in the year 2230, to find a barren land with ice storms. He sits down 
       prepared to die in the storm, then awakes in a manner similar to the movie where he meets his great-great-grandson
      rather than an aged Murph. After being bored with the current world, Cooper steals a ship to find Brand (the two had 
      been intimate before Brand parted Cooper to continue to explore space rather than return to Earth).

      I sh!t you not...
       
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 14, 2015, 09:55:54 pm
Took me a while to realize what he was doing.  And I laughed harder than I ever could.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 14, 2015, 09:56:18 pm
The original script of the Steven Spielberg version of Interstellar depicts an almost entirely different movie. Some examples include Murph being a boy, no humans are first sent into space (probes are) and a probe leads Cooper to the hidden NASA base, which is on a remote island in California where Brand and Cooper deep-sea dive for parts. Also, the robots are much more human-like, featuring hands and shoulders. TARS is sucked into space early on when the ship gets stuck between two black holes (Gargantua and Pantagruel--two French mythical giants) immediately after entering the wormhole. Afterwards the crew, including an additional member named Roth, only visit the ice planet where they discover that a Chinese mission had been there some 30 years prior and seemed to have vanished until it is learned that they were killed by radiation of a neutron star. The crew falls through the ice into an entirely different ecosystem with a living rearranging forest and colonial organisms that fight each other every night, compounding into larger organisms to reach a higher spot closer to the ice sky for sunlight in the day. After searching the area, they find an abandoned Chinese camp with an experimental black box that can control gravity nearly at will and are then discovered by Chinese robots who sabotage their return home with the box. The crew orbits a black hole (lasting hundreds of Earth years) before entering a second wormhole where they interact directly with the fifth dimension bulk beings who lead them to a 4000-year-old space station built by the Chinese that's only a few hundred years old due to space-time relativity, powered by a captured mini black hole that views galaxies as flat, lines of light. The Chinese have built thousands of worm holes and tried to travel back in time with the gravity technology to save all of Earth but died in the process. Cooper returns to Earth, in the year 2230, to find a barren land with ice storms. He sits down prepared to die in the storm, then awakes in a manner similar to the movie where he meets his great-great-grandson rather than an aged Murph. After being bored with the current world, Cooper steals a ship to find Brand (the two had been intimate before Brand parted Cooper to continue to explore space rather than return to Earth).

I sh!t you not...


O-|--<

RIP
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 14, 2015, 11:59:24 pm
The Doors have more songs in Forrest Gump than any other band, with a total of six. These are, "Soul Kitchen" (in one of the Vietnam scenes), "Hello, I Love You" (first song in Gump's first ping pong sequence), "People Are Strange" (second song in Gump's first ping pong sequence), "Break On Through" (third song in Gump's first ping pong sequence), "Peace Frog" (during a New York scene with Lt. Dan) and "Love Her Madly" (when Jenny is leaving her abusive boy friend).


You all knew this was coming...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 15, 2015, 12:00:59 am
Danny...what have you done?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 15, 2015, 12:03:00 am
Spoiler facts:

In Birdman,

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 15, 2015, 12:04:26 am
Spoiler facts:

Spoiler (hover to show)
How are people supposed to know which film this is a spoiler for, dingus?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 15, 2015, 12:04:30 am
For Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu originally wanted a cameo of Johnny Depp in Riggan's room at the theater. Instead of a Birdman 3 poster, there was a Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales poster stuck to the wall, and instead of the voice of Birdman being heard out of sight, it was the voice of Jack Sparrow saying "How the fuck did we end up here, mate?".
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 15, 2015, 12:05:04 am
Spoiler facts:

Spoiler (hover to show)
How are people supposed to know which film this is a spoiler for, dingus?

Thank you for pointing out my stupidity once again.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 15, 2015, 12:06:49 am
In the final scene of Birdman,

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 15, 2015, 12:10:09 am
The carpet visible within a number of back stage corridor scenes in Birdman is the same carpet used in The Shining.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 15, 2015, 12:13:16 am
Jake Gyllenhaal lost 20 pounds for his role in Nightcrawler. This was Gyllenhaal's own idea, as he visualized Lou as a hungry coyote.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 15, 2015, 12:14:42 am
During the scene in Nightcrawler where Louis talks to himself in the mirror, Gyllenhaal got so into the scene that the mirror ****, cutting his hand. He had to go to the hospital for 14 stitches, returning to the set after being discharged.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on October 15, 2015, 12:18:48 am
Why is his name spelled differently in each post, Aaron?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 15, 2015, 12:25:13 am
Why is his name spelled differently in each post, Aaron?

Who are we talking about?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on October 15, 2015, 12:26:09 am
dingus?
Hi Jed!
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 15, 2015, 12:27:23 am
dingus?
Hi Jed!
Hi John.  I was going to compliment you for finally posting outside of Movie News/Mini-Reviews, but the Facts Thread isn't much of a change...want to Skype?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 15, 2015, 12:36:08 am
dingus?
Hi Jed!
Hi John.  I was going to compliment you for finally posting outside of Movie News/Mini-Reviews, but the Facts Thread isn't much of a change...want to Skype?
Do it, John! I ah haven't crossed anything off my ah bucket list since ah my last trip to Detroit.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on October 15, 2015, 04:27:43 pm
Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams, The Sum of All Fears) co-wrote Ghost Dad, directed by Sidney Poitier, and the John Grisham adaptation The Chamber under the pseudonym Chris Reese.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on October 15, 2015, 08:26:12 pm
Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams, The Sum of All Fears) co-wrote Ghost Dad, directed by Sidney Poitier, and the John Grisham adaptation The Chamber under the pseudonym Chris Reese.
Is the latter film Cosby's biopic?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:24:28 pm
The Matrix came out in the year 1999.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:24:52 pm
Mad Max Fury Road came out in May 2015.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:25:23 pm
The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named came out in 2013.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on October 16, 2015, 08:25:46 pm
Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams, The Sum of All Fears) co-wrote Ghost Dad, directed by Sidney Poitier, and the John Grisham adaptation The Chamber under the pseudonym Chris Reese.

Your posts are very... odd...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:26:07 pm
Let's Go Camping was released a couple of hours ago.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 16, 2015, 08:26:14 pm
Jed Groff came out in 2015.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:26:53 pm
The Delivery came out in 2012.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on October 16, 2015, 08:27:34 pm
The Delivery had a script with no dialogue. All dialogue was improvised.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:27:45 pm
Walk: A Parody of Drive came out in 2013.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:28:18 pm
The Delivery had a script with no dialogue. All dialogue was improvised.

So does... all of my short films.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: David Tanny on October 16, 2015, 08:28:35 pm
Samurai ChaBomba was shot using an HD camera and a SD camera.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:30:22 pm
I didn't use my equipment when filming In the Dark.  I used the main actor's, who i cannot disclose his name, camera and film editor (forgot what it was but it was pretty easy)
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Post by: . on October 16, 2015, 08:31:52 pm
Diego
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Post by: David Tanny on October 16, 2015, 08:33:09 pm
Samurai ChaBomba received inspiration from Yojimbo and Dragon Ball Z.
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Post by: David Tanny on October 16, 2015, 08:35:37 pm
Voodoom had a budget of $30. Most of the budget went to items that were never used in the final cut of the film.
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Post by: Andrew Milito on October 16, 2015, 09:39:28 pm
THESE are the facts I come to this thread for.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 03:57:39 pm
THESE are the facts I come to this thread for.

Too bad.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:31:13 pm
The surviving members of The Doors claim that Val Kilmer did such a good job playing Jim Morrison and singing as him that they could not distinguish his voice from the real Morrison's.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:31:50 pm
In The Doors, closeup shots use Kilmer's voice, long distance shots use Morrison's.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:32:23 pm
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger insisted that the scene in the film showing the band rehearsing "Light My Fire" make clear that it was he, not Jim Morrison, who composed the song.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:33:19 pm
Ray Manzarek turned down Stone's many requests to help in the movie. Manzarek has since said that "The Doors" is a horrible account of the history of the band.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:34:16 pm
Prior to production on The Doors, Val Kilmer lived and breathed Morrison for nearly a year, dressing in his clothes and hanging around at his old haunts on Sunset Strip. Jim Morrison biographer Jerry Hopkins says that he saw him one day when meeting Oliver Stone for lunch, using a payphone in the restaurant, and was so convinced by the believable image he cut that the first thought that entered his head was, "I'd forgotten how tall Jim was."
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:35:03 pm
Jim Morrison's real grave is shown at the end of The Doors, filmed at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. The headstone has since been changed, and the graffiti was removed from the surrounding graves at the request of Jim's parents. The bust of Jim was stolen sometime in 1988. The grave is also surrounded with a steel fence to prevent further vandalism to the tomb, as pieces of the stone had been chipped off and stolen over the years.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:36:11 pm
Val Kilmer broke his arm badly during filming of The Doors, when he performed a jump from the stage into the crowd. The stuntman failed to catch him, leaving Kilmer with an abnormal growth on his right elbow. The growth is clearly visible in Heat, when McCauley discovers Shiherlis sleeping in his living room and begins briefing him on their itinerary.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:36:40 pm
In the scenes where Jim Morrison was stoned, Val Kilmer wore special contact lenses that made his pupils seem dilated.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:37:09 pm
As documented in the film, after defying Ed Sullivan and using the word "higher" on national television, Jim Morrison and The Doors were never invited back to The Ed Sullivan Show.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:37:50 pm
The bar that Jim and his buddies frequented in The Doors is Barney's Beanery, a popular spot in W. Hollywood, California. It was the last place Janis Joplin visited before she died at a nearby hotel later that night.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:38:12 pm
According to Oliver Stone, Val Kilmer drinks colored sugar water throughout The Doors.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:38:55 pm
Billy Idol's role in The Doors was originally much bigger. Prior to filming, Idol was in a motorcycle accident that left him unable to walk. Every time he appears in the film, he is either on crutches, sitting, or lying down.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:39:53 pm
Because the film was shot out of sequence, Val Kilmer had to carefully gain weight for Jim Morrison's fatter, later years so that the flab was only noticeable on his belly and could be concealed when he played Morrison as a younger man.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:40:38 pm
The cave scene in The Doors, when Jim wanders out in the New Mexico desert, was shot at the Mitchell Caverns in the East Mojave Preserve in California. According to the tour guide there, Oliver Stone and the art dept. painted Indian petroglyphs at the site that wouldn't wash off. The state fined Stone and banned future film shoots at the caves.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:40:56 pm
"Mr Mojo Risin" is an anagram of "Jim Morrison".
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:41:22 pm
The Doors' music was constantly played on the set during filming of The Doors.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:42:48 pm
Robbie Krieger, the Doors guitarist, gave his consent and assistance to the film because Oliver Stone's earlier film, Salvador, was one of his favorite films and he could easily envision a film like that about the Doors.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:44:19 pm
The scene in The Doors where Jim smashes a television while in the recording studio actually happened. Ray Manzarek describes it vividly in his autobiography "Light My Fire".
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Post by: Jack Sloane on October 17, 2015, 05:45:17 pm
The scene in The Doors where Jim smashes a television while in the recording studio actually happened. Ray Manzarek describes it vividly in his autobiography "Light My Fire".
Are you going to post every fact from the IMDB trivia page of this movie here? Because that is not needed.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:45:43 pm
In The Doors, the band is signed after being fired from Whiskey-a-Go-Go. In real life, they were signed by Elektra Records on August 18, 1966. Whiskey-a-Go-Go fired the band on August 21, after Morrison used acid induced, profane, Oedipus Rex lyrics.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:46:09 pm
The scene in The Doors where Jim smashes a television while in the recording studio actually happened. Ray Manzarek describes it vividly in his autobiography "Light My Fire".
Are you going to post every fact from the IMDB trivia page of this movie here?

Yes.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:47:24 pm
Ok, no, never mind.

Natalie Portman was in talks for a role in Steve Jobs.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 05:48:06 pm
It took me three months to fully understand Enemy.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 17, 2015, 06:17:18 pm
Channing Tatum lurks a lot inbetween takes during filming.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 06:22:19 pm
How little of a fuck Video Brinquedo gives. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3378372/?ref_=rvi_tt)
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 08:15:45 pm
The skeletons in Poltergeist aren't props...
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 08:29:46 pm
There's a Good Dinosaur Easter egg in Inside Out.
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Post by: . on October 17, 2015, 08:39:46 pm
There's a Good Dinosaur Easter egg in Inside Out.

Dinosaur eggs are a good souce of vitamin C.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 08:46:29 pm
In Forrest Gump, when Jenny dies, Forrest says it was on a Saturday morning. When we see her headstone, the date of death is March 22, 1982. However, March 22, 1982 was a Monday, not a Saturday.
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Post by: Andrew Milito on October 17, 2015, 08:52:57 pm
Found some interesting Fury Road facts on IMDb. Apologies if these have been posted already:

At the final vehicle battle, one of the Immortan Joe's henchmen scares Furiosa, before attacking her, with the exact same hiss as the Toecutter in Mad Max (1979).

Actors were digitally duplicated in post production to expand the crowd scenes so in reality only a few actors were actually needed on set during filming.

The movie was originally planned as a sequel to Mad Max (1979) and a prequel to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981). It is believed that Immortan Joe would have been the Toe Cutter, who survived the accident in Mad Max but was badly injured, resulting in his body being battered and broken. Also, Rictus Erectus was supposed to survive the accident at the end of the film, with a broken neck and some burns, and he would have become Lord Humungous.

With the exception of Max and Nux, all of the film's male characters are villains. Conversely, all of the female characters are good.
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 17, 2015, 08:59:44 pm
With the exception of Max and Nux, all of the film's male characters are villains. Conversely, all of the female characters are good.
Immortan Joe's ah dead baby was evil?
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Post by: Andrew Milito on October 17, 2015, 09:07:05 pm
With the exception of Max and Nux, all of the film's male characters are villains. Conversely, all of the female characters are good.
Immortan Joe's ah dead baby was evil?
It was being born with intentions of becoming a warlord, so it probably would've become evil. Good catch though.
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Post by: . on October 17, 2015, 09:09:48 pm
With the exception of Max and Nux, all of the film's male characters are villains. Conversely, all of the female characters are good.
Immortan Joe's ah dead baby was evil?
It was being born with intentions of becoming a warlord, so it probably would've become evil. Good catch though.

All the poor men who lived in the Citadel were evil?
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Post by: Andrew Milito on October 17, 2015, 09:12:28 pm
With the exception of Max and Nux, all of the film's male characters are villains. Conversely, all of the female characters are good.
Immortan Joe's ah dead baby was evil?
It was being born with intentions of becoming a warlord, so it probably would've become evil. Good catch though.

All the poor men who lived in the Citadel were evil?
Hm... I'm just gonna edit that one out.
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Post by: Aaron on October 17, 2015, 10:22:39 pm
The mutant baby from Eraserhead was apparently created from the embalmed fetus of a calf, although David Lynch has never confirmed this or described how he articulated it. During filming when he watched rushes, he even had the projectionist cover his eyes when takes with the baby were playing, so that no one would know how it was made. After completing the film, Lynch reportedly buried the "embalmed calf" in an undisclosed location. At the wrap party, they had a mock wake for it.
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Post by: Aaron on October 18, 2015, 01:37:25 am
When Groundhog Day was released, the Washington Post wrote that "'Groundhog' will never be designated a national film treasure by the Library of Congress". In 2006, the film was selected by the National film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 20, 2015, 08:15:13 pm
Something I recently discovered:

John Carpenter and two screenwriters he was friends with pitched a project to Blumhouse Productions in early 2014, but they turned him down.

-_-

Really, Jason Blum? You deny an opportunity to work with John Carpenter? *facepalm*

Here's the link. (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/john-carpenter/30459/blumhouse-turned-down-new-john-carpenter-project)
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Post by: . on October 20, 2015, 08:39:42 pm
Something I recently discovered:

John Carpenter and two screenwriters he was friends with pitched a project to Blumhouse Productions in early 2014, but they turned him down.

-_-

Really, Jason Blum? You deny an opportunity to work with John Carpenter? *facepalm*

Here's the link. (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/john-carpenter/30459/blumhouse-turned-down-new-john-carpenter-project)

He hasn't made a good film in decades and he's not much of a box office draw.
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 20, 2015, 08:42:08 pm
Something I recently discovered:

John Carpenter and two screenwriters he was friends with pitched a project to Blumhouse Productions in early 2014, but they turned him down.

-_-

Really, Jason Blum? You deny an opportunity to work with John Carpenter? *facepalm*

Here's the link. (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/john-carpenter/30459/blumhouse-turned-down-new-john-carpenter-project)

He hasn't made a good film in decades and he's not much of a box office draw.
Cigarette Burns wasn't bad, and I hear The Ward is okay too.
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Post by: . on October 20, 2015, 08:45:16 pm
Something I recently discovered:

John Carpenter and two screenwriters he was friends with pitched a project to Blumhouse Productions in early 2014, but they turned him down.

-_-

Really, Jason Blum? You deny an opportunity to work with John Carpenter? *facepalm*

Here's the link. (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/john-carpenter/30459/blumhouse-turned-down-new-john-carpenter-project)

He hasn't made a good film in decades and he's not much of a box office draw.
Cigarette Burns wasn't bad, and I hear The Ward is okay too.

The Ward is pretty awful.  It was hard to finish.
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Post by: Aaron on October 21, 2015, 02:16:40 am
http://archive.hi-res.net/donniedarko/
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Post by: John Tyler on October 25, 2015, 01:26:35 pm
Four of the five writers of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension are Jason Harry Pagan, Andrew Deutschman, Adam Robitel, and Gavin Heffernan, all of whom aren't strangers to the found-footage sub-genre. Pagan and Deutschman previously wrote Project Almanac (which was also distributed by Paramount) and Robitel and Heffernan previously wrote The Taking of Deborah Logan (which Robitel directed as well).
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Post by: The One Who Lurks on October 25, 2015, 07:38:20 pm
How little of a fuck Video Brinquedo gives. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3378372/?ref_=rvi_tt)

Implying they give a fuck at all.
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 26, 2015, 04:03:52 pm
Stanley Kubrick was ah nominated for a Razzie for ah... The Shining.
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on October 26, 2015, 05:11:11 pm
Stanley Kubrick was ah nominated for a Razzie for ah... The Shining.
Shelley Duvall was.  I don't remember Kubrick being nominated....but I would believe it.  The Razzies are pretty retarded.
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Post by: . on October 26, 2015, 05:12:52 pm
Jake Braden was the star and director of Let's Go Camping.
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 26, 2015, 05:14:41 pm
Stanley Kubrick was ah nominated for a Razzie for ah... The Shining.
Shelley Duvall was.  I don't remember Kubrick being nominated....but I would believe it.  The Razzies are pretty retarded.
Both Duvall and ah Kubrick were nominated that year.

And I agree that ah the Razzies are a joke.
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Post by: . on October 26, 2015, 05:17:17 pm
Stanley Kubrick was ah nominated for a Razzie for ah... The Shining.
Shelley Duvall was.  I don't remember Kubrick being nominated....but I would believe it.  The Razzies are pretty retarded.
Both Duvall and ah Kubrick were nominated that year.

And I agree that ah the Razzies are a joke.

Do you think Stallone is gonna get a nod for Creed?
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on October 26, 2015, 05:21:55 pm
Stanley Kubrick was ah nominated for a Razzie for ah... The Shining.
Shelley Duvall was.  I don't remember Kubrick being nominated....but I would believe it.  The Razzies are pretty retarded.
Both Duvall and ah Kubrick were nominated that year.

And I agree that ah the Razzies are a joke.

Do you think Stallone is gonna get a nod for Creed?
They nominated him for ah every else so why not.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 07, 2015, 05:36:47 pm
Roger Michell (Le Week-End, Changing Lanes) was originally in negotiations to direct Quantum of Solace, but dropped out because a script hadn't been written yet.
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Post by: Aaron on November 09, 2015, 02:08:54 am
After Super Mario Bros was released, Dennis Hopper was asked by his then six-year-old son, Henry, why he decided to play King Koopa. Hopper told Henry it was so he could have shoes, to which Henry replied "Dad, I don't need shoes that badly."
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Post by: Aaron on November 14, 2015, 10:46:06 pm
Francis Ford Coppola shot over 200 hours of footage for Apocalypse Now over the course of 283 days.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 14, 2015, 11:56:39 pm
Stephen King wrote and directed Maximum Overdrive while high on cocaine.
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Post by: David Tanny on November 15, 2015, 01:03:55 am
Stephen King wrote and directed Maximum Overdrive while high on cocaine.
It shows.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 16, 2015, 04:59:00 pm
The original title for American Hustle was American Bullshit. Ben Affleck was initially considered to direct before Sony hired David O. Russell to direct as well as re-write the original screenplay by Eric Warren Singer.
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 16, 2015, 05:00:16 pm
The original title for American Hustle was American Bullshit. Ben Affleck was initially considered to direct before Sony hired David O. Russell to direct as well as re-write the original screenplay by Eric Warren Singer.
Everything about that sounds better than the actual product, honestly.
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on November 16, 2015, 08:20:43 pm
The original title for American Hustle was American Bullshit. Ben Affleck was initially considered to direct before Sony hired David O. Russell to direct as well as re-write the original screenplay by Eric Warren Singer.
As much I liked American Hustle, that sounds even better honestly.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 17, 2015, 05:28:59 pm
Damian Shannon & Mark Swift's screenplay for Freddy vs. Jason was largely re-written by David S. Goyer, but he was uncredited. Shannon & Swift would later go on to write the Michael Bay-produced Friday the 13th reboot.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 18, 2015, 01:30:20 pm
The cinematographer of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was Daniel C. Pearl, who re-teamed with Hooper twelve years later on Invaders from Mars. Pearl also shot the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by Marcus Nispel and produced by Michael Bay. Pearl would re-team with Nispel on Pathfinder and the Bay-produced Friday the 13th reboot.
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Post by: John Tyler on November 24, 2015, 10:44:07 pm
The 2012 film Alex Cross was originally set to star Idris Elba as the title character, with David Twohy (Pitch Black, The Fugitive) writing and directing. When QED International bought the rights to the series, they were replaced by Tyler Perry and Rob Cohen respectively. The first draft of the new script was penned by Kerry Williamson and series author James Patterson (who also served as producer), based on the sixteenth book in the franchise entitled I, Alex Cross. Marc Moss, who wrote the adaptation of Along Came a Spider and performed uncredited script doctoring work on Kiss the Girls, re-wrote their draft. Moss' polished script was based more on the twelfth book in the series, entitled Cross. Moss and Williamson were credited for writing the screenplay, while Patterson wasn't.
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Post by: David Tanny on November 25, 2015, 12:48:58 am
The 2012 film Alex Cross was originally set to star Idris Elba as the title character, with David Twohy (Pitch Black, The Fugitive) writing and directing. When QED International bought the rights to the series, they were replaced by Tyler Perry and Rob Cohen respectively. The first draft of the new script was penned by Kerry Williamson and series author James Patterson (who also served as producer), based on the sixteenth book in the franchise entitled I, Alex Cross. Marc Moss, who wrote the adaptation of Along Came a Spider and performed uncredited script doctoring work on Kiss the Girls, re-wrote their draft. Moss' polished script was based more on the twelfth book in the series, entitled Cross. Moss and Williamson were credited for writing the screenplay, while Patterson wasn't.
(http://i.imgur.com/7R2iD.gif)
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Post by: John Tyler on November 29, 2015, 03:13:54 pm
Jessica Alba, upon receiving criticism about her performance in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, said that director Tim Story told her while filming an emotional scene, "It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica. Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in." Story's direction of the scene almost made her quit acting.
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Post by: . on November 29, 2015, 03:16:22 pm
Jessica Alba, upon receiving criticism about her performance in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, said that director Tim Story told her while filming an emotional scene, "It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica. Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in." Story's direction of the scene almost made her quit acting.

If only she did...
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on November 29, 2015, 03:27:41 pm
Jessica Alba, upon receiving criticism about her performance in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, said that director Tim Story told her while filming an emotional scene, "It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica. Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in." Story's direction of the scene almost made her quit acting.
Sounds like BS to me.  Jessica Alba can't act.
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Post by: . on November 29, 2015, 03:44:41 pm
Jessica Alba, upon receiving criticism about her performance in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, said that director Tim Story told her while filming an emotional scene, "It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica. Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in." Story's direction of the scene almost made her quit acting.
Sounds like BS to me.  Jessica Alba can't act.

She's just trying to throw the black guy under the bus.
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Post by: . on November 29, 2015, 08:05:36 pm
The Hitcher is one of Christopher Nolan's favorite films.
The Hitcher is one of Christopher Nolan's favorite films.

I loved The Hitcher growing up...Rutger Hauer was a great psychopath - I never wanted to hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers after watching that film...

He's talking about the Sean Bean version, dumbass
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Post by: John Tyler on December 02, 2015, 11:26:19 pm
Isabelle Fuhrman had a role in M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth, but she was completely cut out of the film.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on December 02, 2015, 11:53:51 pm
Isabelle Fuhrman had a role in M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth, but she was completely cut out of the film.
Bread will not be pleased.
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on December 03, 2015, 12:26:21 am
Isabelle Fuhrman had a role in M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth, but she was completely cut out of the film.
Bread will not be pleased.
Eh, it's probably a good thing that I don't have any reason to see that film.
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Post by: Aaron on December 07, 2015, 12:40:13 am
Hans Zimmer has never had any formal music education.
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Post by: Aaron on December 09, 2015, 02:16:07 am
Jonathan Ive, the head of Apple's design department and the man responsible for the iMac, iPod and iPhone, helped design EVE from the film WALL·E.
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Post by: John Tyler on December 10, 2015, 06:49:29 pm
The "I did naht hit hur!" scene from The Room actually took 32 takes to get right.
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Post by: John Tyler on December 12, 2015, 11:24:05 pm
30-40% of the dialogue in the original Star Wars film was written by Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz and not by George Lucas. Huyck & Katz also wrote American Graffiti with Lucas and also wrote Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Howard the Duck, and Radioland Murders, all produced by Lucas.
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Post by: John Tyler on December 14, 2015, 05:37:37 am
The original screenplay for Heathers, written by Daniel Waters who wanted Stanley Kubrick to direct it, had a different ending in which Veronica kills J.D. by shooting him and then straps the bomb (a much larger and more complicated piece of equipment, described as being "a cylinder as large as a television set") to herself, blowing up as J.D. does in the final ending. What is placed in the final ending as J.D.'s boiler-room speech about blowing up all the scgools is contained in a suicide note found in Veronica's locker by Heather McNamara and Betty Finn. The movie ends with an eerie prom sequence set in Heaven, tying into J.D.'s assertion that the only place everyone will truly get along is in Heaven. The prom begins with students dancing within their social cliques, then switching partners in odd pairings like metalheads dancing with Heathers and one of the murdered jocks getting his prom picture taken with a tipped cow; the punch being served is the drain cleaner used in the first murder scene, and Martha Dumptruuck is singing onstage as the entertainment for the evening. This was intended to be shot but the studio, New World Pictures, thought it was too dark for the target teenage crowd and opted for a lighter ending.

Another alternate ending had Martha Dumptruck stabbing Veronica. Martha shouts "**** you, Heather!" Veronica, lying on the ground with a knife in her stomach, replies, "My name's not Heather! My name's not Heather!"
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Post by: John Tyler on December 14, 2015, 01:17:24 pm
The working title for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was Jar Jar's Big Adventure.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on December 14, 2015, 01:29:54 pm
The working title for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was Jar Jar's Big Adventure.
No way....
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on December 14, 2015, 01:48:17 pm
The working title for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was Jar Jar's Big Adventure.
No way....
You're a Star Wars fan and you seriously didn't know this? XD
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on December 14, 2015, 02:07:52 pm
The working title for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was Jar Jar's Big Adventure.
No way....
You're a Star Wars fan and you seriously didn't know this? XD
Haha I had no clue. God, if I heard a title like that for TFA I would've abandoned ship...
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Post by: Andrew Milito on December 14, 2015, 02:49:33 pm
The working title for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was Jar Jar's Big Adventure.
No way....
You're a Star Wars fan and you seriously didn't know this? XD
Make that two of us then: this is the first I'm hearing of this O_O
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 15, 2015, 01:11:33 pm
One of the actors considered for the role of Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones was Paul Walker. Leonardo DiCaprio was also offered the role, but he turned it down. Coincidentally, Paul Walker and the actor who eventually got cast, Hayden Christensen, would both star in the 2010 film Takers.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 15, 2015, 02:46:25 pm
Matthew Laborteaux, best known for playing Albert in Little House on the Prairie, was the 1982 U.S. Pac-Man champion at a People-sponsored tournament, with a score of 1,200,000. Laborteaux also played Paul in Deadly Friend and his brother Patrick played Ram Sweeney in Heathers.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 18, 2015, 01:16:02 pm
Tommy Wiseau's favorite actor is James Dean. He was the primary inspiration for the "Yer tearing mee apaht, Leesa!" scene.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 25, 2015, 08:30:08 pm
The 2005 comedy Are We There Yet was originally intended as an Adam Sandler vehicle. Eventually, Sony decided to re-tool it as a project with Ice Cube in mind for the lead.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 25, 2015, 11:46:23 pm
Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, David Tennant, H. Jon Benjamin, and Sharlto Copley were considered to voice Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy before Bradley Cooper was hired to voice the character.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on December 25, 2015, 11:49:05 pm
The original title for Predestination was Go Fuck Yourself, but they felt it spoiled the film, so it was changed.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on December 25, 2015, 11:49:47 pm
Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, David Tennant, H. Jon Benjamin, and Sharlto Copley were considered to voice Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy before Bradley Cooper was hired to voice the character.

Should have went to Sandler.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: ChillinDylan Godsend on December 25, 2015, 11:57:40 pm
Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, David Tennant, H. Jon Benjamin, and Sharlto Copley were considered to voice Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy before Bradley Cooper was hired to voice the character.

What's a raccoon?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on December 26, 2015, 12:02:40 am
The original title for Predestination was Go Fuck Yourself, but they felt it spoiled the film, so it was changed.
I'm not sure I'm buying this one. Gonna need a source. And IMDb doesn't count.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on December 26, 2015, 12:31:35 am
The original title for Predestination was Go Fuck Yourself, but they felt it spoiled the film, so it was changed.
I'm not sure I'm buying this one. Gonna need a source. And IMDb doesn't count.

You're correct. It's not true. I just felt like writing that as a joke.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 26, 2015, 12:42:06 am
John Travolta, Bill Murray, and Chevy Chase were considered to play Forrest Gump before Tom Hanks was cast.

I don't know about you, but I think Travolta would've captivated audiences if he were chosen to play Fraser Greez.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on December 26, 2015, 11:23:59 pm
John Travolta turned down the role of Norman Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spiderman.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on December 26, 2015, 11:26:20 pm
John Travolta turned down the role of Norman Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spiderman.
Now, I love Willem Dafoe, but I need this. Fingers crossed Marvel grows some balls and goes after him...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on December 26, 2015, 11:27:53 pm
Before Willem Dafoe received the role of the Green Goblin, Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, John Travolta, and Robert De Niro were offered the role. The role was originally intended to be played by Billy Crudup, who even dropped out of other projects to act in this film, but he was considered too young to play the part of Norman Osborn and was declined the role.

The last actor considered was Bill Paxton.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on December 26, 2015, 11:30:02 pm
Before Willem Dafoe received the role of the Green Goblin, Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, John Travolta, and Robert De Niro were offered the role. The role was originally intended to be played by Billy Crudup, who even dropped out of other projects to act in this film, but he was considered too young to play the part of Norman Osborn and was declined the role.

The last actor considered was Bill Paxton.
Imagining all these actors screaming "AVENGE ME", and so far The Cage is my favorite.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on December 26, 2015, 11:30:32 pm
John Travolta turned down the role of Norman Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spiderman.
Now, I love Willem Dafoe, but I need this. Fingers crossed Marvel grows some balls and goes after him...

Stop.

(http://i.imgur.com/ikhDLI3l.jpg)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on December 26, 2015, 11:47:36 pm
Before Willem Dafoe received the role of the Green Goblin, Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, John Travolta, and Robert De Niro were offered the role. The role was originally intended to be played by Billy Crudup, who even dropped out of other projects to act in this film, but he was considered too young to play the part of Norman Osborn and was declined the role.

The last actor considered was Bill Paxton.
Imagining all these actors screaming "AVENGE ME", and so far The Cage is my favorite.
Imagine him menacingly singing "The itsy bitsy spider..."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on December 26, 2015, 11:53:24 pm
Before Willem Dafoe received the role of the Green Goblin, Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, John Travolta, and Robert De Niro were offered the role. The role was originally intended to be played by Billy Crudup, who even dropped out of other projects to act in this film, but he was considered too young to play the part of Norman Osborn and was declined the role.

The last actor considered was Bill Paxton.
Imagining all these actors screaming "AVENGE ME", and so far The Cage is my favorite.
Imagine him menacingly singing "The itsy bitsy spider..."
It'd be the Deadfall sequel we deserve....
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 28, 2015, 12:01:05 am
Park Chan-wook was originally set to direct The Revenant back in 2001, with Samuel L. Jackson playing Hugh Glass, Akiva Goldsman producing, and David Rabe writing the screenplay. In 2010, Mark L. Smith rewrote the script with John Hillcoat attached as director and Christian Bale in negotiations to play Glass. Goldsman's Weed Road Pictures, at this point, was no longer producing. When Hillcoat left the project, Jean-Francois Richet was considered to replace him before Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was hired to direct and help Smith with additional rewrites. Inarritu was seeking Sean Penn for the role of John Fitzgerald but eventually cast Tom Hardy in the role. Worldview Entertainment was originally set to fund the film (the company also funded The Green Inferno and Inarritu's previous film Birdman), but backed out in July of 2014 due to the departure of CEO Christopher Woodrow. Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures entered negotiations to fund the film shortly afterwards, but both Ellison and her company went uncredited in the film. Brett Ratner's RatPac-Dune Entertainment also funded and produced the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on January 03, 2016, 08:55:15 pm
For Gangs of New York, Martin Scorsese recreated 19th-century New York on the lot of Cinecitta studios in Rome. When George Lucas visited the massive set, he reportedly turned to Scorsese and said, "Sets like this can be done with computers now."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on January 04, 2016, 08:39:47 pm
The character of Maz Kanata was based on J.J. Abrams' former English teacher, Rose Gilbert, whose large glasses apparently also matched those of Maz. When beginning pre-production, it was revealed that production designer, Rick Carter also had Gilbert as a teacher and when coming up with the design of Maz, tried to contact Gilbert to let her know but sadly she had passed away at the age of 95.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on January 04, 2016, 08:46:18 pm
The character of Maz Kanata was based on J.J. Abrams' former English teacher, Rose Gilbert, whose large glasses apparently also matched those of Maz. When beginning pre-production, it was revealed that production designer, Rick Carter also had Gilbert as a teacher and when coming up with the design of Maz, tried to contact Gilbert to let her know but sadly she had passed away at the age of 95.

Lmao
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on January 08, 2016, 12:12:53 am
Star Wars was going to be vastly different.

At the end of RotJ, ghost Ben Kenobi would have shown up to assist Luke in his battle with the Emperor, even going as far to use powers from beyond the grave to help him. In the end Yoda and Obi Wan Kenobi would have been resurrected, with Obi Wan revealing Owen Lars, was actually his brother, Owen Kenobi.

The prequels of course, changed all that.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on January 08, 2016, 12:23:38 am
When Luke helps Darth Vader get his helmet off at the end of Return of the Jedi, it was planned that Luke would put on the helmet and declare "Now I am Vader." George Lucas changed this, saying that it was "too dark" and that the movies were "for kids."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on January 09, 2016, 03:00:32 am
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is a shot of TIE Fighters silhouetted by the sun, in reference to Apocalypse Now. George Lucas was approached to direct Apocalypse Now, but turned it down to work on Star Wars.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 09, 2016, 07:54:13 pm
When the upcoming film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was first announced, Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V for Vendetta) was attached to play Elizabeth Bennet. She would also produce through her production company Handsomecharlie Films. Originally announced to write and direct was David O. Russell (The Fighter, American Hustle), who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts as well as disputes with Lionsgate and Screen Gems over the budget. The next day, Portman dropped out of the film but remained on board as producer.

The studios then offered directorial duties to Mike Newell (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), but both declined. Other potential directors included Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent), Jeffrey Blitz (The Office), and Mike White, the latter a writer best known for his collaborations with Jack Black, including Goosebumps (uncredited), Nacho Libre, and School of Rock.

White was hired as the new director, but like Russell, dropped out because of scheduling conflicts. White also had a preexisting commitment at HBO. Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, The Finest Hours) then took over as director, with his screenwriter for Fright Night, Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I Am Number Four), re-writing Russell's original screenplay. Both left the project, which caused production to stall until it was announced in May of 2013 that Burr Steers (17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud) would re-write and direct the film. Steers also re-inserted all of the Pride and Prejudice beats into his script.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Aaron on January 09, 2016, 07:57:22 pm
When the upcoming film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was first announced, Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V for Vendetta) was attached to play Elizabeth Bennet. She would also produce through her production company Handsomecharlie Films. Originally announced to write and direct was David O. Russell (The Fighter, American Hustle), who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts as well as disputes with Lionsgate and Screen Gems over the budget. The next day, Portman dropped out of the film but remained on board as producer.

The studios then offered directorial duties to Mike Newell (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), but both declined. Other potential directors included Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent), Jeffrey Blitz (The Office), and Mike White, the latter a writer best known for his collaborations with Jack Black, including Goosebumps (uncredited), Nacho Libre, and School of Rock.

White was hired as the new director, but like Russell, dropped out because of scheduling conflicts. White also had a preexisting commitment at HBO. Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, The Finest Hours) then took over as director, with his screenwriter for Fright Night, Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I Am Number Four), re-writing Russell's original screenplay. Both left the project, which caused production to stall until it was announced in May of 2013 that Burr Steers (17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud) would re-write and direct the film. Steers also re-inserted all of the Pride and Prejudice beats into his script.

Look what happened the last time David O. Russell quit a project...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 11, 2016, 04:25:10 pm
Danny Boyle once planned a musical biopic of David Bowie, but scrapped the project because Bowie refused to let Boyle use his music.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on January 11, 2016, 04:40:57 pm
Danny Boyle once planned a musical biopic of David Bowie, but scrapped the project because Bowie refused to let Boyle use his music.
Any bets on how soon they'll greenlight another one?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 11, 2016, 04:42:58 pm
Danny Boyle once planned a musical biopic of David Bowie, but scrapped the project because Bowie refused to let Boyle use his music.
Any bets on how soon they'll greenlight another one?
I'm betting on six months or less.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on January 11, 2016, 04:49:57 pm
Danny Boyle once planned a musical biopic of David Bowie, but scrapped the project because Bowie refused to let Boyle use his music.
Any bets on how soon they'll greenlight another one?
I'm betting on six months or less.
Ooh...who do you think would play Bowie?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on January 11, 2016, 04:54:04 pm
Danny Boyle once planned a musical biopic of David Bowie, but scrapped the project because Bowie refused to let Boyle use his music.
Any bets on how soon they'll greenlight another one?
I'm betting on six months or less.
Ooh...who do you think would play Bowie?
I doubt they'd do either of these, but I actually have a couple ideas. If he could pull off a convincing British accent when needed, Dane DeHaan could work. The resemblance is quite uncanny to me.

The other is Tilda Swinton. I mean, Cate Blanchett played Bob Dylan once, so why can't Swinton play Bowie? And, like DeHaan, she looks the part.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on January 11, 2016, 05:03:58 pm
Danny Boyle once planned a musical biopic of David Bowie, but scrapped the project because Bowie refused to let Boyle use his music.
Any bets on how soon they'll greenlight another one?
I'm betting on six months or less.
Ooh...who do you think would play Bowie?
I doubt they'd do either of these, but I actually have a couple ideas. If he could pull off a convincing British accent when needed, Dane DeHaan could work. The resemblance is quite uncanny to me.

The other is Tilda Swinton. I mean, Cate Blanchett played Bob Dylan once, so why can't Swinton play Bowie? And, like DeHaan, she looks the part.
Swinton might be too old at this point, but DeHaan would be perfect!
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 12, 2016, 06:54:41 am
David Fincher was originally attached to direct Burnt in 2008, with Keanu Reeves playing Adam Jones. They both left the project two years later.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 16, 2016, 11:17:38 pm
Audrey Hepburn described tossing the cat out of the taxi at the end of Breakfast at Tiffany's as the most distasteful thing she ever did on camera.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on January 16, 2016, 11:18:58 pm
Audrey Hepburn described tossing the cat out of the taxi at the end of Breakfast at Tiffany's as the most distasteful thing she ever did on camera.
There's something even more distasteful in Breakfast at Tiffany's though.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 16, 2016, 11:21:18 pm
Audrey Hepburn described tossing the cat out of the taxi at the end of Breakfast at Tiffany's as the most distasteful thing she ever did on camera.
There's something even more distasteful in Breakfast at Tiffany's though.
Ugh, that fucking squinty-eyed, buck-teethed faggot...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on January 16, 2016, 11:22:21 pm
Audrey Hepburn described tossing the cat out of the taxi at the end of Breakfast at Tiffany's as the most distasteful thing she ever did on camera.
There's something even more distasteful in Breakfast at Tiffany's though.
Ugh, that fucking squinty-eyed, buck-teethed faggot...
This sounds really racist taken out of context, lol.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 16, 2016, 11:23:54 pm
Audrey Hepburn described tossing the cat out of the taxi at the end of Breakfast at Tiffany's as the most distasteful thing she ever did on camera.
There's something even more distasteful in Breakfast at Tiffany's though.
Ugh, that fucking squinty-eyed, buck-teethed faggot...
This sounds really racist taken out of context, lol.
Why they thought it was a good idea to needlessly write in a racially insensitive caricature of an offensive Asian stereotype and then get someone like Mickey Rooney to play him is beyond me.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 18, 2016, 11:43:54 pm
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, and Idris Elba were considered for the role of Valentine in Kingsman: The Secret Service before Samuel L. Jackson was cast. Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote were considered for the role of Roxy, which, in the end, was cast with Sophie Cookson. Aaron Taylor-Johnson was offered the role of Eggsy, but he declined. Before Taron Egerton was eventually cast, other choices included Jack O'Connell and John Boyega.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 20, 2016, 10:38:40 pm
Charlie Kaufman performed uncredited script re-writes on Kung Fu Panda 2.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 21, 2016, 03:46:47 pm
Francis Ford Coppola was originally attached to direct Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which would be his companion piece to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Coppola then decided to produce the film and hand directorial duties over to Kenneth Branagh. The screenwriter for Coppola's Dracula film, James V. Hart, also produced the film with Coppola.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on January 24, 2016, 08:52:27 pm
The golden AK-47 in End of Watch:
(http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/a/af/End_of_Watch_07.jpg/600px-End_of_Watch_07.jpg)
Looks suspiciously similar to the one Joker has:
(http://i.imgur.com/LMFVOvy.png)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 25, 2016, 12:48:27 am
Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Ghost Rider) was originally attached to direct Grudge Match with the script being penned by Doug Ellin (Entourage, Bad Santa 2). Eventually, Peter Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates) replaced Johnson, who remained on board as producer. Ellin went uncredited in the final film, his script being re-written by Tim Kelleher (Two and a Half Men) and Rodney Rothman (22 Jump Street).
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on January 25, 2016, 12:59:38 am
Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Ghost Rider) was originally attached to direct Grudge Match with the script being penned by Doug Ellin (Entourage, Bad Santa 2). Eventually, Peter Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates) replaced Johnson, who remained on board as producer. Ellin went uncredited in the final film, his script being re-written by Tim Kelleher (Two and a Half Men) and Rodney Rothman (22 Jump Street).
What.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on January 25, 2016, 03:59:15 am
The golden AK-47 in End of Watch:
(http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/a/af/End_of_Watch_07.jpg/600px-End_of_Watch_07.jpg)
Looks suspiciously similar to the one Joker has:
(http://i.imgur.com/LMFVOvy.png)

Hm.

Probably a cute Easter egg on Ayer's part.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 28, 2016, 10:40:06 am
Did you know that David Bowie auditioned for the Lord of the Rings trilogy? (http://pitchfork.com/news/63206-david-bowie-auditioned-for-lord-of-the-rings/)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 05, 2016, 09:06:06 pm
Did you know that Channing Tatum once auditioned for Fast & Furious? (http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/channing-tatum-once-auditioned-for-fast-furious-and-it-went-horribly-wrong-311)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:50:45 am
So Danny McBride wrote the first Underworld film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 17, 2016, 08:19:45 am
So Danny McBride wrote the first Underworld film.
Actually no, that's a different person with the same name.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:22:01 pm
So Danny McBride wrote the first Underworld film.
Actually no, that's a different person with the same name.
John, do you have any idea how stupid this post is?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on February 17, 2016, 12:26:49 pm
Underworld ♡
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:27:17 pm
Did you guys know that John Tyler was the 10th president of the United States?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:27:38 pm
Did you guys know that John Tyler was the 10th president of the United States?
Actually no, that's a different person with the same name.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:28:30 pm
Underworld ♡
This was posted by Jed Groff.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:28:48 pm
Underworld ♡
This was posted by Jed Groff.
Actually no, that's a different person with the same name.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:29:41 pm
Tom Cruise starred in all 5 Mission Impossible films.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:29:58 pm
Tom Cruise starred in all 5 Mission Impossible films.
Actually no, that's a different person with the same name.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 17, 2016, 12:31:06 pm
So Danny McBride wrote the first Underworld film.
Actually no, that's a different person with the same name.
John, do you have any idea how stupid this post is?
No, really, THIS is the Danny McBride who wrote the first three Underworld films. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564286/)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 17, 2016, 12:35:10 pm
No, really, THIS is the Danny McBride who wrote the first three Underworld films. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564286/)
(http://i.imgur.com/lfL0UvH.gif)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on February 17, 2016, 02:31:09 pm
So Danny McBride wrote the first Underworld film.
Actually no, that's a different person with the same name.
John, do you have any idea how stupid this post is?
No, really, THIS is the Danny McBride who wrote the first three Underworld films. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564286/)
..................
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 07, 2016, 07:21:46 pm
David Ayer was attached to write and direct a Commando remake back in 2010. Sam Worthington was the frontrunner for the role of John Matrix and the script was supposed to take a more realistic approach. The project then got scrapped a few years later.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: . on April 07, 2016, 07:28:44 pm
So Danny McBride wrote the first Underworld film.
Actually no, that's a different person with the same name.
John, do you have any idea how stupid this post is?
No, really, THIS is the Danny McBride who wrote the first three Underworld films. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564286/)
..................

Gonna give you a taste of your own medicine.

*clicks dumb rating*
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 17, 2016, 10:52:15 am
When Bryan Singer was still attached to direct X-Men: The Last Stand, he wanted Keanu Reeves to play Gambit and Sigourney Weaver to play an older Emma Frost.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 23, 2016, 03:26:16 pm
The D.P. for Star Wars, Gilbert Taylor, also served as D.P. on A Hard Day's Night.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 08, 2016, 08:52:29 pm
Mads Mikkelsen was originally cast as Malekith the Accursed in Thor: The Dark World, but due to commitments to Hannibal, he (thankfully) dropped out of the role.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 16, 2016, 08:47:38 pm
Peter Jackson was originally approached to direct Child's Play 3 but he turned it down. Jackson also wrote a rejected script for a sixth Nightmare on Elm Street film for New Line Cinema entitled A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Lover.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 11:56:50 am
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on May 17, 2016, 12:01:46 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.

Visionary director Zack Snyder strikes again. Next he'll be paying homage to The Godfather by having Superman strangle someone with a piano wire.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 17, 2016, 12:04:27 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on May 17, 2016, 12:07:32 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.

I can't wait for DC fanboys to release their next great essay: "Thematic and Cultural Undertones in Batman and Robin, and the Relevance of Such Subtexts to Modern Times: A Study."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 12:08:05 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Lol, if you want, I can send you visual aids depicting how BvS is allegorical to Excalibur. There's a whole bunch of stuff talking about BvS' "layers". I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on May 17, 2016, 12:17:02 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Lol, if you want, I can send you visual aids depicting how BvS is allegorical to Excalibur. There's a whole bunch of stuff talking about BvS' "layers". I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.

"The Craft of Adam Sandler as Presented in the Film Jack and Jill and Hollywood's Resistance to Deconstructing Gender Roles."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Frankie on May 17, 2016, 12:18:04 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Lol, if you want, I can send you visual aids depicting how BvS is allegorical to Excalibur. There's a whole bunch of stuff talking about BvS' "layers". I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.

Do you even hear the shit that Snyder says? He literally said that he thinks Batman should be dark and the only way to do that is to have him raped in prison. I mean the guy is a lunatic. Nothing about what he does or says shows that he's some secret genius filmmaker.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 17, 2016, 12:19:28 pm
I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.
No, it really isn't at all.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 17, 2016, 12:21:55 pm
BvS' layers.
There are none.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 17, 2016, 12:23:23 pm
Batman should be dark and the only way to do that is to have him raped in prison.
Why? Why'd you have to remind me of that awful shit? I was trying to erase it from my memory...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jim Raynor on May 17, 2016, 12:24:42 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Lol, if you want, I can send you visual aids depicting how BvS is allegorical to Excalibur. There's a whole bunch of stuff talking about BvS' "layers". I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.
Prove it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 12:28:32 pm
I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.

The nigga said he did Watchmen because it was sexy, missed the point of the novel, and advocated for batman to be raped for the sake of darkness.

The guy is not some high brow genius.  He's retarded.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 12:42:04 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Lol, if you want, I can send you visual aids depicting how BvS is allegorical to Excalibur. There's a whole bunch of stuff talking about BvS' "layers". I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.
Do you even hear the shit that Snyder says? He literally said that he thinks Batman should be dark and the only way to do that is to have him raped in prison. I mean the guy is a lunatic. Nothing about what he does or says shows that he's some secret genius filmmaker.
He never said the only way to do Batman is to have him raped in prison. He was saying that his take would be pretty dark, and was using that as a humorous (although maybe he was serious as that interview was only ever in print so we can't really tell the tone of his voice then) example of the extent it would be at. Was Batman raped in a prison in BvS? No? Well then... Why are we crucifying him for this again? Actions speak louder than words.

Furthermore, this was an interview from like 7-8 years ago, taken out of context, that was dug up by a news site that has an obvious bias against Snyder and of course would love to make him look bad.

I think Snyder's got a lot more on his mind, he just can't articulate it very well. If you watch interviews with him, he stutters and pauses and mumbles quite a bit. It's like watching a computer trying to process a bunch of data only for it to be overloaded.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 12:46:50 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Lol, if you want, I can send you visual aids depicting how BvS is allegorical to Excalibur. There's a whole bunch of stuff talking about BvS' "layers". I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.
Do you even hear the shit that Snyder says? He literally said that he thinks Batman should be dark and the only way to do that is to have him raped in prison. I mean the guy is a lunatic. Nothing about what he does or says shows that he's some secret genius filmmaker.
He never said the only way to do Batman is to have him raped in prison. He was saying that his take would be pretty dark, and was using that as a humorous (although maybe he was serious as that interview was only ever in print so we can't really tell the tone of his voice then) example of the extent it would be at. Was Batman raped in a prison in BvS? No? Well then... Why are we crucifying him for this again? Actions speak louder than words.

Furthermore, this was an interview from like 7-8 years ago, taken out of context, that was dug up by a news site that has an obvious bias against Snyder and of course would love to make him look bad.

I think Snyder's got a lot more on his mind, he just can't articulate it very well. If you watch interviews with him, he stutters and pauses and mumbles quite a bit. It's like watching a computer trying to process a bunch of data only for it to be overloaded.

Ah yes... Zachary Edward Snyder, astute scholar, who directed such magnum opuses, like Batman vs Superman and The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.  Both films featured such life changing quotes, such as "What if I need to tinkle?" and "Save... Martha."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 12:47:19 pm
I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.
The nigga said he did Watchmen because it was sexy, missed the point of the novel, and advocated for batman to be raped for the sake of darkness.

The guy is not some high brow genius.  He's retarded.
He said he did Watchmen because he was surprised at how dark it was for a comic book. He said that he was fascinated by how these characters were like real people and had real issues.

Now, I do agree he probably missed the overall point of the novel, as it seems he views it as a serious story instead of the deconstruction and parody of the superhero genre Moore intended Watchmen to be.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Frankie on May 17, 2016, 12:50:52 pm
How does Snyder's dick taste, Danny?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 12:54:17 pm
(http://images.fandango.com/images/fandangoblog/MOSDestruct1-829F.jpg)

Lol... maybe because mass deaths are a result of disasters?  Idk, Zacky... keep trying.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 12:55:04 pm
How does Snyder's dick taste, Danny?
Ah yes, now that I've proved my point, you resort to saying I'm a Snyder fanboy, even though the only film of his I've outright loved is Watchmen and everything else in his body of work warrants only a 6-7/10 from me. In fact, I hate Sucker Punch.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 12:58:07 pm
How does Snyder's dick taste, Danny?
Ah yes, now that I've proved my point, you resort to saying I'm a Snyder fanboy, even though the only film of his I've outright loved is Watchmen and everything else in his body of work warrants only a 6-7/10 from me. In fact, I hate Sucker Punch.

Dude... anyone can say a number.  I can right now say that True Romance is a 6/10.  But if you continually defend this man unreasonably, yes... you will be called a fanboy. 

Maybe you should just come to terms with it: Snyder is being made fun of for wanting to have Batman prison raped.  Even if it's a joke, it's a bad one.  And just because he didn't do it, doesn't mean it won't happen.  He has like two other Batman films to work on. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 01:00:39 pm
He said he did Watchmen because he was surprised at how dark it was for a comic book. He said that he was fascinated by how these characters were like real people and had real issues.

And yet, he managed to turn Ozymandiaz, Silk Spectre, and Rorschach into caricatures.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 01:01:28 pm
How does Snyder's dick taste, Danny?
Ah yes, now that I've proved my point, you resort to saying I'm a Snyder fanboy, even though the only film of his I've outright loved is Watchmen and everything else in his body of work warrants only a 6-7/10 from me. In fact, I hate Sucker Punch.

Dude... anyone can say a number.  I can right now say that True Romance is a 6/10.  But if you continually defend this man unreasonably, yes... you will be called a fanboy. 

Maybe you should just come to terms with it: Snyder is being made fun of for wanting to have Batman prison raped.  Even if it's a joke, it's a bad one.  And just because he didn't do it, doesn't mean it won't happen.  He has like two other Batman films to work on. 
Fair enough.

However, I'd like to point out after Justice League, Snyder's most likely done with the DCEU, lmao. Maybe Justice League 2 and that's it. Batman is under Affleck's wing (no pun intended) now. So... No... It can't happen.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 01:02:23 pm

However, I'd like to point out after Justice League, Snyder's most likely done with the DCEU, lmao. Maybe Justice League 2 and that's it. Batman is under Affleck's wing (no pun intended) now. So... No... It can't happen.

So essentially two Batman films.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 01:03:25 pm
He said he did Watchmen because he was surprised at how dark it was for a comic book. He said that he was fascinated by how these characters were like real people and had real issues.
And yet, he managed to turn Ozymandiaz, Silk Spectre, and Rorschach into caricatures.
I like how you cut out the part of my post that acknowledged and agreed he missed the point of Watchmen. But again, yes, Snyder obviously views Watchmen as more of a traditionally serious superhero tale, rather than the parody deconstruction Alan Moore wrote it as. (Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 01:05:33 pm

However, I'd like to point out after Justice League, Snyder's most likely done with the DCEU, lmao. Maybe Justice League 2 and that's it. Batman is under Affleck's wing (no pun intended) now. So... No... It can't happen.
So essentially two Batman films.
Well, he's not writing the script, and Affleck's supervising as a producer. Furthermore, WB's been shaky about Snyder helming Justice League after seeing the ah... Results of BvS. There's tension, so it's not like he can do anymore radical shit without the go ahead of the execs, and most likely, they won't give it to him.

They'll want to play it safe as possible to ensure JL's financial and critical success.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 01:10:23 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)


Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Andrew Milito on May 17, 2016, 01:16:56 pm
How does Snyder's dick taste, Danny?
Ah yes, now that I've proved my point, you resort to saying I'm a Snyder fanboy, even though the only film of his I've outright loved is Watchmen and everything else in his body of work warrants only a 6-7/10 from me. In fact, I hate Sucker Punch.

Dude... anyone can say a number.  I can right now say that True Romance is a 6/10.  But if you continually defend this man unreasonably, yes... you will be called a fanboy. 
Sorry Danny, gotta agree with this. I mean, I like 4/5 of his movies that I've seen, but the dude says some stupid shìt that I just can't defend.

I especially agree with the number part. I grow closer and closer to ditching my number rating system every day.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 01:35:08 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)
Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
He's reacted this way to every adaptation of his work ever since The Leaue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Cutler.

But yes, he said the script is: "as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 17, 2016, 01:45:00 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)
Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
Wait... if he's said he's never seen it, then why would he bash it?

I'm not defending or ranting on anyone, I just find that confusing and nonsensical.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 01:45:35 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)
Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
He's reacted this way to every adaptation of his work ever since The Leaue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Cutler.

But yes, he said the script is: "as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen."

No shit, Sherlock.

The point still stands that you're trying to paint that as a positive when it really isn't.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 01:46:36 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)
Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
Wait... if he's said he's never seen it, then why would he bash it?

I'm not defending or ranting on anyone, I just find that confusing and nonsensical.

He read the script and dislikes it.  He just dislikes the overall idea of Hollywood adapting his stories, which is understandable. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on May 17, 2016, 01:51:20 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)
Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
He's reacted this way to every adaptation of his work ever since The Leaue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Cutler.

But yes, he said the script is: "as close as I could imagine anyone getting to Watchmen."
No shit, Sherlock.

The point still stands that you're trying to paint that as a positive when it really isn't.
I thought you were implying I was lying about Moore saying that, hence my reply.

Yeah, yeah, Moore hates Watchmen, never said that's not the case.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on May 17, 2016, 03:09:46 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)


Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
As John said though, he hasn't seen it so he really has no idea what he's talking about. You bashed me for partially judging a movie I had seen half of, yet you give Moore a free pass for completely writing off a film he hasn't seen one second of.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 03:22:25 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)


Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
As John said though, he hasn't seen it so he really has no idea what he's talking about. You bashed me for partially judging a movie I had seen half of, yet you give Moore a free pass for completely writing off a film he hasn't seen one second of.

Are you being deliberately obtuse?  What does the validity of Moore's opinion on the film have to do with my comment? 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on May 17, 2016, 04:47:24 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)


Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
As John said though, he hasn't seen it so he really has no idea what he's talking about. You bashed me for partially judging a movie I had seen half of, yet you give Moore a free pass for completely writing off a film he hasn't seen one second of.

Uh... he's the creator of the book. He can say whatever he wants about an adaptation of it. And if he refuses to watch it, that's probably because he knows the director is an autistic dullard. I assume that if he watched it, he would hate it... much like Tolkein and Lord of the Rings.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on May 17, 2016, 06:28:39 pm
That was a fun read.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Robert Neville on May 17, 2016, 06:38:48 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Lol, if you want, I can send you visual aids depicting how BvS is allegorical to Excalibur. There's a whole bunch of stuff talking about BvS' "layers". I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.
Prove it.

Honestly, even if this is true then so what? If anything, that only proves it's more derivative, not less. If you can't make your work stand up on its own without relying on other texts that were often written centuries ago, you simply aren't a talented writer. This is especially true when there's goddamn Christian symbolism involved; literally the most obvious and the laziest form that exists. The more I see various appeals that scene X references baptism and that skyscraper fell onto a retirement home in the shape of a cross, leaving pita bread-shaped rubble behind, the more I want to see a blockbuster dare to have Islamic symbolism in it, purely as a counterpoint. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on May 17, 2016, 06:43:29 pm
The use of the word Martha in BvS, is an homage to Citizen Kane, where the word "Rosebud" is used as a trigger word for the titular character.
Searched this exact sentence on Google and it directed me to a superhero forum... people actually believe this shìt. They're 100% serious.
Lol, if you want, I can send you visual aids depicting how BvS is allegorical to Excalibur. There's a whole bunch of stuff talking about BvS' "layers". I think it's a bit dismissive to say all of it is just reaching and Snyder's dumb and this is all unintentional.
Prove it.

Honestly, even if this is true then so what? If anything, that only proves it's more derivative, not less. If you can't make your work stand up on its own without relying on other texts that were often written centuries ago, you simply aren't a talented writer. This is especially true when there's goddamn Christian symbolism involved; literally the most obvious and the laziest form that exists. The more I see various appeals that scene X references baptism and that skyscraper fell onto a retirement home in the shape of a cross, leaving pita bread-shaped rubble behind, the more I want to see a blockbuster dare to have Islamic symbolism in it, purely as a counterpoint.

Remember the scene in The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named where Superman goes to a church and Jesus' face is in the stained glass behind him?

I don't know if you watch Red Letter Media, but the guys there were having some fun talking about how much Snyder will wank off to Jesus symbolism upon Superman's resurrection in the next movie. You just know it'll be fucking ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 17, 2016, 07:34:53 pm
After Halloween III: Season of the Witch bombed and plans to turn the Halloween franchise into an anthology series were abandoned, Cannon Films acquired the rights to Halloween. In 1986, after producing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, they approached John Carpenter and Debra Hill to direct and produce Halloween 4. The original idea was to cross over the two franchises, but it ended up getting scrapped. However, this did end up sparking interest in reviving the series.

Carpenter wrote a script with Dennis Etchison, who wrote novelizations of both Halloween II and Halloween III under the pseudonym Jack Martin. Carpenter & Etchison's script took place after the events of Halloween II but wasn't a slasher. It was, instead, a psychological thriller and ghost story, focusing on the fear and angst of the adults in Haddonfield, Illinois, which allowed Michael Myers/The Shape to reappear, causing a psychic disturbance in the town.

Executive producer Moustapha Akkad rejected this script because of it's cerebral tone and nature. Akkad insisted that any future Halloween film must include Myers as the main villain and as a flesh and blood killer. Cannon then sold the rights back to Carpenter & Hill. They, in turn, sold the rights to Akkad, thereby divorcing themselves from the franchise.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on May 17, 2016, 08:12:28 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)


Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
As John said though, he hasn't seen it so he really has no idea what he's talking about. You bashed me for partially judging a movie I had seen half of, yet you give Moore a free pass for completely writing off a film he hasn't seen one second of.

Are you being deliberately obtuse?  What does the validity of Moore's opinion on the film have to do with my comment? 
Because you were trying to discredit what Danny said by discussing the validity of Moore's opinion, which ignored what Danny  was saying. What I said was obnoxious in a similar, straw man fallacy sort of way.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 08:39:37 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)


Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
As John said though, he hasn't seen it so he really has no idea what he's talking about. You bashed me for partially judging a movie I had seen half of, yet you give Moore a free pass for completely writing off a film he hasn't seen one second of.

Are you being deliberately obtuse?  What does the validity of Moore's opinion on the film have to do with my comment? 
Because you were trying to discredit what Danny said by discussing the validity of Moore's opinion, which ignored what Danny  was saying. What I said was obnoxious in a similar, straw man fallacy sort of way.

No, Paasche.  Yet another case of you misinterpreting what I'm saying.  Danny was telling us how Moore believed the script to be as accurate as as possible, and I'm just closing off the statement by saying that despite that, he still thinks it's not good. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 08:50:38 pm
And wait a minute... not once did I bring up the validity of Moore's opinion.  That was you.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on May 17, 2016, 10:00:27 pm
(Although Moore remarked that Watchmen's script is the most accurate anyone's gotten to his graphic novel so...)


Guess that's why he has such positive (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/alan-moore-on-w/) words on it.
As John said though, he hasn't seen it so he really has no idea what he's talking about. You bashed me for partially judging a movie I had seen half of, yet you give Moore a free pass for completely writing off a film he hasn't seen one second of.

Are you being deliberately obtuse?  What does the validity of Moore's opinion on the film have to do with my comment? 
Because you were trying to discredit what Danny said by discussing the validity of Moore's opinion, which ignored what Danny  was saying. What I said was obnoxious in a similar, straw man fallacy sort of way.

No, Paasche.  Yet another case of you misinterpreting what I'm saying.  Danny was telling us how Moore believed the script to be as accurate as as possible, and I'm just closing off the statement by saying that despite that, he still thinks it's not good. 
I don't know if this is against Moore or you, but I just think it's retarded to say whether the movie will be worthwhile or not based on whatever draft of the script he saw. Scripts often sound rather clunky on paper but improve significantly when put to screen.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on May 17, 2016, 10:14:07 pm
Okay

A) that's not even what I'm saying

And B) It makes sense that he doesn't want to have his own work adapted.  He's not writing it off based on the script, but the fact that he simply doesn't want Watchmen adapted (for good reasons too).  It's not incredibly retarded to be mad over the fact that they turned the very novel into the same thing it was making jokes at.  .
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 20, 2016, 11:11:30 pm
Tim Burton was originally attached to direct After Hours but gladly backed out when Martin Scorsese was interested in the project.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 21, 2016, 11:30:30 pm
Early in production on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Warner Bros. considered casting Benicio del Toro as Harry Lockhart and Hugh Grant as Gay Perry. Johnny Knoxville was then set to star as Harry before Robert Downey, Jr. replaced him.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 23, 2016, 03:56:54 pm
Brian Tyler wanted to use Patrick Doyle's Thor theme for his score for Thor: The Dark World, but Marvel Studios told him not to.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 15, 2016, 05:12:59 pm
George Nolfi's screenplay for Ocean's Twelve was first penned as an original script titled Honor Among Thieves, with John Woo in mind to direct. Warner Bros. then had Nolfi re-write it as an Ocean's Eleven sequel when it was first announced. The film also had Clowns Can't Sleep as a working title.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 21, 2016, 03:09:30 pm
Independence Day: Resurgence's screenplay was penned by six writers. Only five of them are credited.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on June 21, 2016, 03:10:53 pm
Independence Day Resurgence's screenplay was written.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 06, 2016, 02:26:34 am
Greg Sestero's character from The Room, Mark, was named after Matt Damon. Damon is one of Tommy Wiseau's favorite actors. Wiseau misheard Matt as Mark.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on July 08, 2016, 10:22:16 am
"Director David Ayer insisted the cast of his anti-hero comic book movie got together for intense group therapy sessions as part of their preparations, reports EW (via Yahoo).

Then during filming, he'd use their deepest secrets against them to illicit spontaneous and unhinged performances from his cast."
Source: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a46538/suicide-squad-cast-had-group-therapy-sessions-that-were-used-against-them/?src=socialflowFB

I fucking love David Ayer. He's one of the most dedicated directors working today. He'd probably hold a gun to his actors' heads to get them in the zone.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: J. Kashmir on July 08, 2016, 11:07:29 am
"Director David Ayer insisted the cast of his anti-hero comic book movie got together for intense group therapy sessions as part of their preparations, reports EW (via Yahoo).

Then during filming, he'd use their deepest secrets against them to illicit spontaneous and unhinged performances from his cast."
Source: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a46538/suicide-squad-cast-had-group-therapy-sessions-that-were-used-against-them/?src=socialflowFB

I fucking love David Ayer. He's one of the most dedicated directors working today. He'd probably hold a gun to his actors' heads to get them in the zone.
Too bad his effort will be bogged down by nearly everything else in the movie.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 08, 2016, 06:05:28 pm
Love & Mercy was first proposed in 1988 with William Hurt attached to play Brian Wilson and Richard Dreyfuss attached to play Dr. Eugene Landy.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 18, 2016, 05:30:54 pm
Chris Pratt and Adrien Brody were approached to play Kirk and Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek before Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto were cast in the roles.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on July 18, 2016, 06:27:26 pm
Chris Pratt and Adrien Brody were approached to play Kirk and Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek before Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto were cast in the roles.

Brody is one of the more underutilized actors in Hollywood today.  He's got charisma and knows how to sell a tense moment.  I think the last film I saw from him was Splice and while that left a lot to be desired in terms of narrative, I still think the performances from it were keeping it together. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 18, 2016, 06:30:44 pm
Joaquin Phoenix was rumored to take over for Edward Norton as the Hulk in Marvel's The Avengers before Mark Ruffalo was cast in the role.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 22, 2016, 08:46:56 am
Sean Connery was originally approached for the role of Sybok in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, but turned the role down to co-star in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 23, 2016, 12:20:02 am
It actually took over seven years for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to get Sausage Party off the ground.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jim Raynor on July 23, 2016, 12:21:50 am
It actually took over seven years for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to get Sausage Party off the ground.
Ooooh, development hell...that's more bad news. Come here, Kashmir.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on July 23, 2016, 12:25:35 am
It actually took over seven years for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to get Sausage Party off the ground.
Ooooh, development hell...that's more bad news. Come here, Kashmir.

Considering the concept, it sounds a lot more like they were trying to get a studio to fund it (since most studios would probably not bank on it).  Not to mention they might have wanted to make the script as good as they wanted it to be.

You wanna know what else went through development hell?  Fury Road.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jim Raynor on July 23, 2016, 12:32:11 am
It actually took over seven years for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to get Sausage Party off the ground.
Ooooh, development hell...that's more bad news. Come here, Kashmir.

Considering the concept, it sounds a lot more like they were trying to get a studio to fund it (since most studios would probably not bank on it).  Not to mention they might have wanted to make the script as good as they wanted it to be.

You wanna know what else went through development hell?  Fury Road.
Bruh, Development hell is always a 50/50 chance of being good or bad. I can get some examples of games that went through development hell and succeeded, most notably, Starcraft 2 and the newest Doom, but then there's the bad ones that failed to live up to expectations, like Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines. So yeah, there's that, and considering how bad the trailers look, it's only showing the trouble that movie had to pass through.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on July 23, 2016, 12:36:50 am
It actually took over seven years for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to get Sausage Party off the ground.
Ooooh, development hell...that's more bad news. Come here, Kashmir.

Considering the concept, it sounds a lot more like they were trying to get a studio to fund it (since most studios would probably not bank on it).  Not to mention they might have wanted to make the script as good as they wanted it to be.

You wanna know what else went through development hell?  Fury Road.
Bruh, Development hell is always a 50/50 chance of being good or bad. I can get some examples of games that went through development hell and succeeded, most notably, Starcraft 2 and the newest Doom, but then there's the bad ones that failed to live up to expectations, like Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines. So yeah, there's that, and considering how bad the trailers look, it's only showing the trouble that movie had to pass through.

Keep in mind that the general public seems to disagree with you so far, judging by the positive reactions to both trailers and strong reviews from professional critics so far (100% on RT at the moment).

Not to mention, the trailers showed like 5 minutes of footage of what is an 80 minute movie.  There's still 75 extra minutes that can still be funny that they just didn't show in the trailers.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jim Raynor on July 23, 2016, 12:47:23 am
It actually took over seven years for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to get Sausage Party off the ground.
Ooooh, development hell...that's more bad news. Come here, Kashmir.

Considering the concept, it sounds a lot more like they were trying to get a studio to fund it (since most studios would probably not bank on it).  Not to mention they might have wanted to make the script as good as they wanted it to be.

You wanna know what else went through development hell?  Fury Road.
Bruh, Development hell is always a 50/50 chance of being good or bad. I can get some examples of games that went through development hell and succeeded, most notably, Starcraft 2 and the newest Doom, but then there's the bad ones that failed to live up to expectations, like Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines. So yeah, there's that, and considering how bad the trailers look, it's only showing the trouble that movie had to pass through.

Keep in mind that the general public seems to disagree with you so far, judging by the positive reactions to both trailers and strong reviews from professional critics so far (100% on RT at the moment).

Not to mention, the trailers showed like 5 minutes of footage of what is an 80 minute movie.  There's still 75 extra minutes that can still be funny that they just didn't show in the trailers.
Moody, for the love of fuck, I don't care as to what the critics have to say about this movie, you're pretty much appealing to the masses to give yourself some solid ground, but you don't. The trailers look bad and the idea itself sounds silly, not to mention the animation is very standard.
And yeah, there's that slight possibility that it might turn out to be good, but thus far, I'm avoiding this as possible.

End of discussion.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 23, 2016, 12:50:59 am
Tobey Maguire, Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale, Robert Sean Leonard, Henry Thomas, and Jeremy Davies were considered for the role of Norman Bates in Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Anne Heche, who played Marion Crane, suggested Vince Vaughn for the part, and thus, he was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 24, 2016, 09:12:10 pm
Sulu's husband in Star Trek Beyond is played by the film's co-writer Doug Jung.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on July 24, 2016, 10:48:59 pm
According to Seth-Grahame Smith, Zack Snyder is a huge Rick and Morty fan.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on July 25, 2016, 12:04:19 am
Sulu's husband in Star Trek Beyond is played by the film's co-writer Doug Jung.

There's a fanfiction joke in here somewhere.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 26, 2016, 12:20:08 am
Emma Watson, Rooney Mara, Shailene Woodley, and Mia Wasikowska were all considered for the role of Joy in Room before Brie Larson was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 26, 2016, 03:35:47 am
Moulin Rouge is Morgan Freeman's favorite film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 01, 2016, 05:30:03 pm
Jay from Red Letter Media got a job as a double for the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. He saw Jackie Earle Haley put on the iconic Freddy Krueger sweater for the first time and then, he started talking to the cast, crew, and director, who all either said they never saw the original or said it was awful. In the case of Haley, he said it was the worst movie he had ever seen. Jay had too much respect for the original film, and quit that very day.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 02, 2016, 11:52:21 pm
Connie Nielsen was considered for the role of Superman's birth mother Lara Lor-Van in The-Film-That-Must-Not-Be-Named before Julia Ormond was cast in the role. Ormond, however, was replaced at the last minute by Ayelet Zurer. Nielsen would later go on to be cast as Princess Diana's mother Hippolyta in the upcoming Wonder Woman film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 09, 2016, 12:48:50 am
Before becoming a regular collaborator with Steven Spielberg, Janusz Kaminski served as D.P. for the Vanilla Ice vehicle Cool As Ice.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on August 09, 2016, 01:18:10 am
Before becoming a regular collaborator with Steven Spielberg, Janusz Kaminski served as D.P. for the Vanilla Ice vehicle Cool As Ice.
Thank you, John. I don't know how I could've gone on without knowing this vital piece of information.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 09, 2016, 11:09:52 am
Although Christopher Nolan had no involvement in the production of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he's still credited as an executive producer on the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 26, 2016, 07:00:53 pm
Apparently Sean Penn won the Oscar for Mystic River? What the fuck? I had no idea he won when I watched that movie...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 17, 2016, 09:04:22 am
Lily Collins was originally cast as Mia in Evil Dead, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 03, 2016, 10:57:22 pm
Tim Burton originally wanted Brad Dourif to play The Joker in Batman before Jack Nicholson was cast. (http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3413196/know-tim-burton-originally-wanted-brad-dourif-joker-batman/)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Robert Neville on November 04, 2016, 10:19:09 am
Uwe Boll was offered to make films on Fear Effect and Baldur's Gate, but refused to do so. (http://www.polygon.com/2016/11/1/13486846/uwe-boll-interview) The first Silent Hill film is also the only video game movie he likes (besides Postal.)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 04, 2016, 02:25:26 pm
David Fincher was approached by Warner Bros. to direct Batman Begins, but he turned down the offer to work on Zodiac.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 04, 2016, 02:38:42 pm
John Carpenter was offered the chance to direct The Exorcist III but William Peter Blatty decided to direct the film itself.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 06, 2016, 02:18:57 pm
The original choices for Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters before Harold Ramis was cast were John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 15, 2016, 10:44:40 pm
When FOX wanted Will Smith to come back as Steven Hiller for Independence Day: Resurgence, he demanded he be paid $50 million and that his son Jaden Smith be cast in the role of Steven's stepson Dylan. FOX declined and Smith backed away from the project.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 16, 2016, 09:25:02 pm
When Paramount offered Rupert Everett the lead role in The Next Best Thing (originally titled The Red Curtain), he hated Tom Ropelewski's script and turned the role down. Paramount wanted to hire Everett so much that they offered him producing and writing credits and the right to pick his co-star. Everett picked his longtime friend Madonna as his co-star and rewrote the script with Ryan Murphy. However, during production, Everett was fired as producer and co-writer and Paramount threw away his rewrites in favor of Ropelewski's original script.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 18, 2016, 11:26:00 pm
Donnie Darko was in danger of being released as a made-for-TV or straight-to-video film before co-star Drew Barrymore stepped in and came to an agreement with writer and director Richard Kelly to produce through her production company Flower Films, thus leading to Newmarket Films picking the film up for distribution.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on November 18, 2016, 11:29:15 pm
Donnie Darko is a film about a kid named Donnie Darko.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 19, 2016, 12:03:56 am
Miles Teller and Emma Watson were originally cast in La La Land before being replaced by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 21, 2016, 10:33:42 am
Elizabeth Hurley was considered for the role of Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix before Helena Bonham Carter was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: CT_Sexybeast on November 21, 2016, 02:59:17 pm
Miles Teller and Emma Watson were originally cast in La La Land before being replaced by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
One of my friends went to a pre-screening of this and said it accomplished things he didn't think were possible in the medium of cinema.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 21, 2016, 03:10:12 pm
Miles Teller and Emma Watson were originally cast in La La Land before being replaced by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
One of my friends went to a pre-screening of this and said it accomplished things he didn't think were possible in the medium of cinema.
This is making me even more excited for the movie...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 21, 2016, 09:06:24 pm
Chris Columbus was the original director of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, having secured the gig with the help of the film's writer and producer John Hughes. However, a few days into filming, there were personality clashes on set between Columbus and Chevy Chase. Columbus left the project and was replaced by Jeremiah S. Chechik. Hughes then gave Columbus the script for Home Alone, which he accepted.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on November 21, 2016, 09:09:57 pm
Chris Columbus was the original director of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, having secured the gig with the help of the film's writer and producer John Hughes. However, a few days into filming, there were personality clashes on set between Columbus and Chevy Chase. Columbus left the project and was replaced by Jeremiah S. Chechik. Hughes then gave Columbus the script for Home Alone, which he accepted.

And in 1492,  he sailed the ocean blue.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 25, 2016, 08:46:36 pm
George Lucas was certain that Star Wars would be a flop. He was so sure that it would be a failure that instead of attending the film's premiere, he went on holiday in Hawaii with Steven Spielberg.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 25, 2016, 08:51:34 pm
George Lucas considered Toshiro Mifune for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi before Alec Guinness was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 27, 2016, 08:27:06 pm
Terry Zwigoff, director of Bad Santa and Ghost World, was sent Diablo Cody's script for Juno by one of his producers on Ghost World (said producer also worked on Juno). Zwigoff hated the script, calling it a retarded version of Ghost World, and rejected the offer to direct it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 27, 2016, 08:42:00 pm
Terry Zwigoff, director of Bad Santa and Ghost World, was sent Diablo Cody's script for Juno by one of his producers on Ghost World (said producer also worked on Juno). Zwigoff hated the script, calling it a retarded version of Ghost World, and rejected the offer to direct it.

Well...he's not wrong.  Watching 30 minutes of that movie was really damn awkward.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 27, 2016, 08:43:26 pm
Well...he's not wrong.  Watching 30 minutes of that movie was really damn awkward.
You should watch Ghost World sometime. Much better film than Juno.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on November 27, 2016, 09:37:39 pm
George Lucas considered Toshiro Mifune for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi before Alec Guinness was cast.

That would've been a little too on-the-nose...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 27, 2016, 10:16:56 pm
Apparently, Dariusz Wolski will serve as DP on the Sicario sequel Soldado.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 28, 2016, 07:33:52 pm
David Cronenberg was originally attached to direct Total Recall and even wrote twelve drafts of the script. Cronenberg wanted William Hurt for the role of Doug Quaid and his take was a faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's source material. However, Cronenberg had a falling out with producer Ronald Shusett, whose initial script (co-written with Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, and Gary Goldman) was described as Raiders of the Lost Ark on Mars. Although he went uncredited in the final film, Cronenberg originated the idea of mutants on Mars, including the character of Kuato.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 28, 2016, 07:54:14 pm
David Cronenberg was originally attached to direct Total Recall and even wrote twelve drafts of the script. Cronenberg wanted William Hurt for the role of Doug Quaid and his take was a faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's source material. However, Cronenberg had a falling out with producer Ronald Shusett, whose initial script (co-written with Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, and Gary Goldman) was described as Raiders of the Lost Ark on Mars. Although he went uncredited in the final film, Cronenberg originated the idea of mutants on Mars, including the character of Kuato.
Wait wait wait, are you telling me THE Gary Oldman had a hand in writing Total Recall?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 28, 2016, 08:25:30 pm
David Cronenberg was originally attached to direct Total Recall and even wrote twelve drafts of the script. Cronenberg wanted William Hurt for the role of Doug Quaid and his take was a faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's source material. However, Cronenberg had a falling out with producer Ronald Shusett, whose initial script (co-written with Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, and Gary Goldman) was described as Raiders of the Lost Ark on Mars. Although he went uncredited in the final film, Cronenberg originated the idea of mutants on Mars, including the character of Kuato.
Wait wait wait, are you telling me THE Gary Oldman had a hand in writing Total Recall?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Goldman_(screenwriter)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Danny Darkoh on November 28, 2016, 09:28:04 pm
David Cronenberg was originally attached to direct Total Recall and even wrote twelve drafts of the script. Cronenberg wanted William Hurt for the role of Doug Quaid and his take was a faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's source material. However, Cronenberg had a falling out with producer Ronald Shusett, whose initial script (co-written with Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, and Gary Goldman) was described as Raiders of the Lost Ark on Mars. Although he went uncredited in the final film, Cronenberg originated the idea of mutants on Mars, including the character of Kuato.
Wait wait wait, are you telling me THE Gary Oldman had a hand in writing Total Recall?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Goldman_(screenwriter)
Oh, sorry, I misread that.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 28, 2016, 11:44:41 pm
Back in the 1990's, John Hughes had an unfinished screenplay that he was willing to abandon. According to Jack Rapke, the script was bought by Peter & Bobby Farrelly and turned into Dumb & Dumber.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 29, 2016, 01:51:45 pm
In 1992, Warner Bros. bought the film rights to the Peanuts comic strips and John Hughes was attached to write and produce a live-action adaptation for the studio. However, the project ended up never getting off the ground.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 30, 2016, 09:08:37 pm
A lost John Hughes project was a Charlie Chaplin-esque comedy called The Bee, which centered on a land developer's day-long battle with a bee. Hughes' screenplay had only ten pages of dialogue, as the story was told through the bee's point of view. Hughes was also attached to direct, with the intention of shooting through the bee's perspective. However, due to technology limitations at the time, it never got off the ground. The film was first set up at 20th Century FOX before it moved to Warner Bros. and then to Disney before it was cancelled. Rowan Atkinson, Steve Martin, and Jackie Chan were all approached to play the developer before the project was scrapped.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on November 30, 2016, 09:51:03 pm
In 1992, Warner Bros. bought the film rights to the Peanuts comic strips and John Hughes was attached to write and produce a live-action adaptation for the studio. However, the project ended up never getting off the ground.

This would have been terrible.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on November 30, 2016, 10:25:41 pm
In 1992, Warner Bros. bought the film rights to the Peanuts comic strips and John Hughes was attached to write and produce a live-action adaptation for the studio. However, the project ended up never getting off the ground.

This would have been terrible.
Especially given that it was the 90's lost-in-slapstick John Hughes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on November 30, 2016, 11:05:39 pm
What's up with all the John Hughes facts?  The guy peaked at Weird Science and never made a decent movie since.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 11, 2016, 06:30:27 pm
In 2010, M. Night Shyamalan had a new thriller project set up at Universal. Shyamalan was set to write, produce, and direct the film, which had Bruce Willis, Bradley Cooper, and Gwyneth Paltrow all loosely attached to star. The plot focused on a father, Cooper's character, on a desperate search for his missing child, tapping into supernatural powers to aid the search. However, news on the project ended up petering out.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 11, 2016, 07:31:01 pm
MTV Films was originally one of the production companies attached to produce The Last Airbender, but it went uncredited in both the marketing and the final film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 20, 2016, 04:15:58 pm
David Lynch and David Cronenberg were approached to direct Return of the Jedi.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 24, 2016, 06:28:13 pm
Game of Thrones' original unaired pilot was directed by Tom McCarthy.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 26, 2016, 08:46:30 pm
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was originally attached to direct Collateral Beauty and Hugh Jackman was supposed to star. However, Gomez-Rejon left due to creative differences with Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. Jackman also left, due to his commitment to Logan, and Johnny Depp was considered to replace him before Will Smith came onboard to star in the film and produce through his production company Overbrook Entertainment. Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, and Rachel McAdams were also eyed for roles.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Catbus! on December 26, 2016, 08:49:15 pm
Game of Thrones' original unaired pilot was directed by Tom McCarthy.

And it covered the events up to and including the red wedding. The producers shelved it, however, feeling it was a bit rushed.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on December 28, 2016, 07:15:10 pm
When Don Cheadle was hired at a much cheaper rate to replace Terrence Howard as Rhodey in the MCU, former Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter allegedly told former chairman of Disney consumer products Andy Mooney that no one would notice because black people look the same.

No joke.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on December 28, 2016, 09:18:58 pm
When Don Cheadle was hired at a much cheaper rate to replace Terrence Howard as Rhodey in the MCU, former Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter allegedly told former chairman of Disney consumer products Andy Mooney that no one would notice because black people look the same.

No joke.

What the actual ****.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 01, 2017, 08:08:43 pm
One of the executive producers of The Witch (or The VVitch) is-- and I joke you not-- Chris Columbus, the director of Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter films.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 07, 2017, 02:46:30 am
One of the producers of Arrival is Shawn Levy, director of Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum, and Date Night. Levy is also one of the executive producers of Stranger Things.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on January 07, 2017, 09:22:35 am
One of the producers of Arrival is Shawn Levy, director of Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum, and Date Night. Levy is also one of the executive producers of Stranger Things.

Talk about a massive jump in quality.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 09, 2017, 11:12:38 pm
Shane Black provided uncredited rewrites to the scripts for Battle: Los Angeles, Predator, Iron Man, and Crimson Tide.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on January 09, 2017, 11:15:11 pm
Shane Black provided uncredited rewrites to the scripts for Battle: Los Angeles, Predator, Iron Man, and Crimson Tide.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1oENWqUkAEkZae.jpg:large)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on January 09, 2017, 11:29:43 pm
Shane Black provided uncredited rewrites to the scripts for Battle: Los Angeles, Predator, Iron Man, and Crimson Tide.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1oENWqUkAEkZae.jpg:large)

(http://i.imgur.com/S8cLT7v.jpg)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 09, 2017, 11:59:41 pm
In 2013, it was reported that Lucas Black had joined the cast of Transformers: Age of Extinction, but he never appeared in the actual film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 10, 2017, 12:19:52 am
Some more Transformers trivia:

- Amanda Seyfried and Emma Stone auditioned for the role of Mikaela before Megan Fox was cast.
- Ewan McGregor was considered to provide the voice for Bumblebee or Ratchet.
- Michael Bay originally wanted Steve Buscemi to play Simmons, but he was unavailable due to shooting other projects.
- Michael Clarke Duncan was originally going to play a member of Sector 7, but he never appeared in the actual film.
- Patton Oswalt was offered the role of Glenn but declined.
- Teresa Palmer was supposedly originally cast as Alice in Revenge of the Fallen before Isabel Lucas replaced her, but Michael Bay claimed on his blog that Palmer was never considered for the role.
- Jonah Hill was offered the part of Leo, but negotiations fell through and Ramon Rodriguez was cast.
- Actresses considered for the role of Carly in Dark of the Moon before Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was cast included Blake Lively, Gemma Arterton, Ashley Greene, Brooklyn Decker, Sarah Wright, Miranda Kerr, Bar Refaeli, Amber Heard, Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Heidi Montag, Lucy Hale, Julianne Hough, and Anna Kendrick.
- Sean Connery was offered the role of Sentinel Prime but declined and it went to Leonard Nimoy instead.
- Paul Rubell, who co-edited the first two films, couldn't return due to working on Thor and recommended to Bay his friend William Goldenberg take his place.
- Jennifer Konner, writer and executive producer of HBO's Girls, was brought onboard for uncredited rewrites to provide humor and help flesh out the character of Carly.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on January 11, 2017, 05:13:56 am
- Sean Connery was offered the role of Sentinel Prime but declined and it went to Leonard Nimoy instead.

Also worth noting that Sentinel's design was still modeled after Connery's likeness anyways.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 16, 2017, 03:50:29 pm
In June 2016, Russell Crowe confirmed a Man of Steel trilogy was originally planned before it was scrapped due to the announcement of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 16, 2017, 09:55:01 pm
The inspiration for Bill Cipher in Gravity Falls is Gordon Cole from David Lynch's Twin Peaks. In fact, Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch originally wanted Lynch to voice Cipher, but he turned it down. Hirsch did the voice instead, opting to do an impersonation of Lynch.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 25, 2017, 07:39:28 pm
Edge of Tomorrow's screenplay was written by ten people: Dante "D.W." Harper, Joby Harold, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, Tim Kring, Steve Kloves, Jez & John-Henry Butterworth, Simon Kinberg, and Christopher McQuarrie. Of the ten, McQuarrie and the Butterworths were the only ones credited in the final film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 25, 2017, 07:46:13 pm
In 2013, Edge of Tomorrow underwent reshoots with Jeremy Piven joining the cast as a character named Walter Marx. However, Piven's scenes were later cut out of the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Robert Neville on January 27, 2017, 12:55:04 pm
In Super Mario Brothers, Bob Hoskins played a plumber who fought evil. In Brazil, Bob Hoskins played a plumber who was destroyed by his evil. (https://discussion.theguardian.com/comment-permalink/92005052)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 28, 2017, 09:12:16 pm
Ryan Gosling was considered to play The Joker in Suicide Squad before Jared Leto was cast. Gosling turned it down because he wasn't willing to sign a multiple film contract to play the role.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on January 28, 2017, 09:28:45 pm
Tom Cruise's production company Cruise/Wagner Productions helped produce Paul W.S. Anderson's reboot/reimagining of Death Race. Cruise, however, went uncredited as producer in the finished film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 02, 2017, 08:27:56 am
Ehren Kruger's original screenplay for The Ring Two was going to be both a prequel and a sequel to the first film and Daveigh Chase signed on to reprise her role as Samara. However, because the first film was a success, DreamWorks executives were only thinking about money, so they told Kruger to ditch the prequel elements entirely and save them for another film and to only make the script a straight-up sequel. Daveigh Chase left the project as did the film's original director Noam Murro, the latter due to creative differences. Richard Kelly was offered the gig but turned it down. The original Ringu's director Hideo Nakata was then hired to direct. When the film didn't as well as the studio hoped, they scrapped the prequel idea entirely.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 02, 2017, 09:57:48 pm
After Rupert Wyatt dropped out of directing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes but before Matt Reeves took the gig, directors considered to replace Wyatt included J Blakeson, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Jeff Nichols, Guillermo del Toro, J.A. Bayona, and Rian Johnson.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 03, 2017, 01:23:52 am
After Rupert Wyatt dropped out of directing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes but before Matt Reeves took the gig, directors considered to replace Wyatt included J Blakeson, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Jeff Nichols, Guillermo del Toro, J.A. Bayona, and Rian Johnson.
Wyatt dropping the sequel was a tragedy.  At least Rise remains a great standalone film, though I would have loved to see what he would have done with the sequels.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 01:56:30 pm
The Switch was originally going to be directed by Peter & Bobby Farrelly and distributed by Columbia Pictures. When Sony dropped it and it ended up at Miramax, Josh Gordon & Will Speck replaced the Farrellys as the directors.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 01:58:24 pm
The remake of The Heartbreak Kid originally had Barry Sonnenfeld attached as director. When he dropped out, James Bobin was hired to direct and Jason Bateman and Amy Poehler were cast in the lead roles. Bobin was then replaced by Peter & Bobby Farrelly, who rewrote the script alongside Kevin Barnett, originally penned by Scot Armstrong and Leslie Dixon. Bateman and Poehler were also replaced by Ben Stiller and Malin Akerman.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 02:06:01 pm
Directors originally attached to Movie 43 included Mike Judge, Todd Phillips, Josh Gordon & Will Speck, but they all left at some point. The film was also originally going to be distributed by Overture Films, but when the company was closed by Starz in 2010, Relativity Media stepped in to take over distribution.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 02:11:12 pm
In 2008, it was announced that the Jonas brothers would make their acting debut with a FOX family comedy titled Walter the Farting Dog, with Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow writing the script and Peter & Bobby Farrelly directing. However, news on the project petered out.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on February 07, 2017, 02:15:27 pm
I always notice a trend in facts when John posts a long string of them in this thread.  John's trend right now seems to be the Farrelly brothers for whatever reason.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on February 07, 2017, 03:43:23 pm
I always notice a trend in facts when John posts a long string of them in this thread.  John's trend right now seems to be the Farrelly brothers for whatever reason.

Remember the sudden glut of John Hughes facts?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on February 07, 2017, 06:02:28 pm
I always notice a trend in facts when John posts a long string of them in this thread.  John's trend right now seems to be the Farrelly brothers for whatever reason.

Remember the sudden glut of John Hughes facts?

I 'member!
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 06:34:17 pm
I always notice a trend in facts when John posts a long string of them in this thread.  John's trend right now seems to be the Farrelly brothers for whatever reason.
I don't need to have a reason.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 06:44:39 pm
In 2006, Trey Parker & Matt Stone signed on to direct and produce a PG-rated comedic throwback to 50's and 60's Japanese creature features for Paramount and Nickelodeon titled Giant Monsters Attack Japan. Written by Pretty Woman and Under Siege scribe J.F. Lawton, the film revolved around a father and son who move to Japan and find that all the fantastic elements of the son's favorite Japanese movies (Godzilla, giant robots, secret ninja cults, etc.) are a real and borderline mundane aspect of everyday Japanese life. Nine years after its announcement, Matt Lieberman was hired to rewrite the script as an animated film for Paramount Animation, but no further development has been announced or confirmed since.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 06:50:30 pm
In 1998, Trey Parker was set to direct Fuzzies, a script about a mentally disabled child trying to save his hometown from an invasion of tiny blue fuzzy monsters he sold to Paramount in 1998, with Scott Rudin producing and a budget of $20 million. Paramount wanted production to begin in January, but the only way Parker could do the film was if he left South Park, so he abandoned the project.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 07:01:20 pm
During South Park's first season, Trey Parker & Matt Stone were hired by New Line Cinema to write the script for a Dumb & Dumber prequel that followed Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas during their high school years. At the time, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, who co-wrote and directed the first film, intended to make a sequel with the original cast, but the studio grew impatient when the project began to take so long and opted to make a prequel instead. Parker and Stone were working on the script for a few years but were so busy with South Park and the South Park film Bigger, Longer & Uncut that they couldn't completely focus on it, so they gave the $1.5 million they were paid back to New Line. Troy Miller & Robert Brener were then brought in to pen the prequel, now titled Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, with Miller also producing and directing. The film turned out a critical catastrophe. The Farrellys finally got the chance to get a sequel with the original cast made when Dumb & Dumber To got the greenlight by Universal, started filming in fall 2013, and was released in November 2014.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on February 07, 2017, 07:08:52 pm
I always notice a trend in facts when John posts a long string of them in this thread.  John's trend right now seems to be the Farrelly brothers for whatever reason.
I don't need to have a reason.

Damn... this was bad ass.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 07:09:40 pm
Tony Scott wanted Hans Zimmer to compose the musical score for Beverly Hills Cop II, but Paramount refused and wanted Harold Faltermeyer, who scored the first film, to come back, which he did.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on February 07, 2017, 07:16:24 pm
Tony Scott and Ridley Scott are brothers.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on February 07, 2017, 07:17:36 pm
The Lobster Circle spelled backwards is Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 07:19:57 pm
Albert Brooks was the first choice to play Victor Kershaw in Pain & Gain, but a deal couldn't be reached with him, so John Turturro was cast in the role instead, but he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, so Tony Shalhoub stepped in to replace him.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 08:03:34 pm
Michael Bay was considered to direct Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, but had to pull out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 07, 2017, 08:17:31 pm
In 2008, it was announced that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes would be remaking Near Dark, Rosemary's Baby, and The Birds. Near Dark had Samuel Bayer attached to direct from a screenplay by Matt Venne, Michael Ross, and Christopher Landon; Rosemary's Baby had Scott Kosar writing the script; and The Birds had Naomi Watts attached to the lead role, with drafts penned by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, Scott Derrickson, Billy Ray, Peter Craig, and Jonathan Herman, and Diederik van Rooijen signing on to direct, replacing Martin Campbell and Dennis Iliadis. However, neither project got off the ground.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Tho Master Fie on February 07, 2017, 08:22:52 pm
Looks like he's onto Michael Bay's trivia page.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on February 07, 2017, 08:32:53 pm
There (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000881/bio)

Now we can skip the next 50 Michael Bay facts.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 09, 2017, 09:41:33 pm
In 2005, after Serenity was completed, it was announced that Joss Whedon would write and direct a dark supernatural fantasy horror thriller titled Goners for Universal, with Mary Parent and Scott Stuber producing. The story revolved around a woman named Mia who encounters horror in the real world but combats it with a strength she's learning to use. Whedon envisioned the film as an antidote to the, at the time, recent trend of gory torture-porn horror films. However, Whedon abandoned Goners when other projects got in the way. Whedon stated that he wanted to return to Goners after finishing up Marvel's The Avengers, but then In Your Eyes, Much Ado About Nothing, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. all got in the way, so whether Goners will ever see the light of day is currently uncertain.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 10, 2017, 12:05:23 am
John Lee Hancock, Ron Bass, Dan Gordon, Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais, Marshall Todd, Tony Gilroy, Brian Helgeland, Larry Ferguson, and Todd Robinson all provided uncredited rewrites to the script for Bad Boys II. Clement & La Frenais also provided uncredited rewrites to two other Michael Bay films: The Rock and Pearl Harbor.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 11, 2017, 05:37:17 pm
Coolio was up for the role of Scarecrow in Joel Schumacher's Batman Triumphant before Warner Bros. cancelled the project.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on February 11, 2017, 06:19:35 pm
Coolio was up for the role of Scarecrow in Joel Schumacher's Batman Triumphant before Warner Bros. cancelled the project.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 12, 2017, 10:58:52 am
Ehren Kruger provided uncredited rewrites to the screenplays for Dracula 2000, Mindhunters, Piranha 3D, and Scream 4.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 23, 2017, 02:40:22 am
Michael Mann's original intent for Collateral was to have Russell Crowe play Vincent and Adam Sandler play Max.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 23, 2017, 11:00:15 am
Deadpool was originally set up in 2004 at New Line Cinema, with David S. Goyer writing and directing. 20th Century FOX, however, bought the film rights to the character a year later.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 23, 2017, 11:14:41 am
Iron Man had been in development as far back as 1990. Universal acquired the film rights to the character that year, with the intention of producing a low-budget version directed by Re-Animator's Stuart Gordon. 20th Century FOX acquired the rights from Universal in 1996. In January 1997, Nicolas Cage expressed interest in playing the character, while in September 1998, Tom Cruise expressed interest in both producing and starring in the film. I, Robot scribe Jeff Vintar and Iron Man co-creator Stan Lee co-wrote a screen story for FOX, which Vintar adapted into a screenplay that included a new sci-fi origin for the character and featured MODOK as the villain. Former FOX head honcho Tom Rothman credited the screenplay with finally making him understand the character. In May 1999, GoldenEye co-writer Jeffrey Caine was hired to rewrite Vintar's script. That October, Quentin Tarantino was approached to write and direct the film. FOX sold the rights to New Line Cinema, the studio that successfully adapted Marvel's Blade to film, the following December, reasoning that although the script was strong, the studio had too many Marvel superhero films in development and felt that they can't make them all.

By July 2000, the film was being re-written for New Line by The Mask of Zorro's Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, and then by The Iron Giant's Tim McCanlies. McCanlies' script used the idea of a Nick Fury cameo to set up his own solo film. In June 2001, New Line entered talks with Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, a fan of the character, to make his feature directorial debut with the film, and in December 2002, McCanlies had turned in a completed script. In December 2004, the studio had director Nick Cassavetes attached to helm the project for a target 2006 release. The script was re-written by Spider-Man 2 co-writers and Smallville creators Alfred Gough & Miles Millar, and X-Men scribe David Hayter, and pitted Iron Man against his father Howard Stark, who becomes War Machine. After two years of unsuccessful development, and the deal with Cassavetes falling through, New Line returned the film rights to Marvel, thus resulting in Marvel making Iron Man its first independent feature under its Marvel Studios brand.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 23, 2017, 11:27:21 am
Captain America: The First Avenger had been in development as far back as 1997. The Mutual Film Company's Mark Gordon & Gary Levinsohn were in negotiations with Marvel to produce and a script was written by Beetlejuice scribe Larry Wilson and Dante's Peak writer Leslie Bohem. In May 2000, Marvel teamed with Artisan Entertainment to help finance the film. However, a lawsuit arose between Marvel Comics and Joe Simon over the ownership of Captain America copyrights, disrupting the development process of the film. The lawsuit was eventually settled in September 2003. When the film became an independent feature under the Marvel Studios brand, David Self was hired to write and Jon Favreau and Louis Leterrier were interested in helming the project. Favreau intended to make the film as a comedy. However, Favreau instead chose to direct Iron Man and Leterrier instead chose to direct The Incredible Hulk, which was intended as a sequel to Ang Lee's Hulk before it became a reboot that would be in the same continuity as Iron Man. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely were hired to rewrite Self's script, with another rewrite being provided by Joss Whedon in order to get the job of writing and directing The Avengers. Markus & McFeely were the only two giving writing credits in the finished film. Stratton Leopold was one of the executive producers of the film, but went uncredited. It was also rumored that Michael Giacchino would compose the score and that Jeffrey Kurland would be the costume designer, until it was revealed that Alan Silvestri would be the music composer and Anna B. Sheppard would be the costume designer. Michael McCusker helped edit the film alongside Jeffrey Ford and Robert Dalva, but went uncredited. McCusker was also an uncredited co-editor on another Marvel superhero film, The Amazing Spider-Man.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 23, 2017, 06:25:09 pm
Shane Black & Drew Pearce's original plan for Iron Man 3 was to have Rebecca Hall's character Maya Hansen be the true villain of the film, and Stephanie Szostak's character Ellen Brandt was also given a bigger part. However, they were forced by Marvel Entertainment to make Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian the actual villain in later drafts, along with adding the Mandarin, to accommodate Marvel's toy and merchandise sales.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 26, 2017, 12:32:52 pm
The original idea for After Earth was that it would be a survival drama/thriller along the lines of 127 Hours or The Grey. Will & Jaden Smith's characters would be a father and son whose camping trip goes wrong. Will Smith believed the idea had greater potential so he hired writer Gary Whitta to adapt it into a much larger in scale sci-fi/action script, with M. Night Shyamalan coming onboard to both rewrite and direct the film as well as produce alongside Smith.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 27, 2017, 07:20:22 pm
Jeff Bridges was originally cast as Bryan Mills in Taken, but dropped out. Liam Neeson then accepted the role, desiring to play a more physically demanding role than usual. Neeson at first thought the film to be no more than a little side road for his career, expecting it to be given a DTV release.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on February 27, 2017, 07:26:54 pm
The director of photography for After Earth is Peter Suschitzky, who also was the cinematographer for The Empire Strikes Back and has been David Cronenberg's go-to D.P. since Dead Ringers.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 05, 2017, 12:59:01 pm
The Toad struck by lightning quip from the first X-Men film was written by Joss Whedon.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 10, 2017, 10:47:51 pm
J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton were originally cast as Preston Packard and Hank Marlow in Kong: Skull Island, respectively, but they both dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Eventually, Samuel L. Jackson replaced Simmons as Packard and Reilly replaced Keaton as Marlow.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 10, 2017, 10:52:21 pm
Former FOX head honcho Tom Rothman rejected a James Cameron/Ridley Scott collaboration on a new Alien sequel in favor of giving the greenlight to Paul W.S. Anderson's Alien vs. Predator.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on March 10, 2017, 10:59:28 pm
Former FOX head honcho Tom Rothman rejected a James Cameron/Ridley Scott collaboration on a new Alien sequel in favor of giving the greenlight to Paul W.S. Anderson's Alien vs. Predator.

This is depressing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 10, 2017, 11:50:35 pm
Former FOX head honcho Tom Rothman rejected a James Cameron/Ridley Scott collaboration on a new Alien sequel in favor of giving the greenlight to Paul W.S. Anderson's Alien vs. Predator.
This is depressing.
Tom Rothman's history of horrible management at FOX is astonishing:

- Rushing X-Men: The Last Stand into production as retaliation for Bryan Singer heading off to make Superman Returns (because Singer was getting sick and tired of Rothman's BS; Rothman took over a fucking year to negotiate a deal with Singer for him to direct X3)
- Cutting 45 minutes out of Kingdom of Heaven
- Cutting a half-hour out of Daredevil and having it re-edited to have it look more like Spider-Man when it was originally meant to be a more dark and violent film
- Almost convincing I, Robot director Alex Proyas to give up filmmaking
- Embarrassing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen director Stephen Norrington so much that he lost his love of making films and retired from directing
- Making Galactus a cloud in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
- Rejecting Peyton Reed's proposal for a Fantastic Four film that was set in the 60's and was actually faithful to the source material
- Sewing Deadpool's mouth shut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and butting heads with Gavin Hood throughout production, scrapping his original grim, gritty take in favor of mindless spectacle
- Rushing and micromanaging production on X-Men: First Class
- Slashing the first X-Men's budget and wanting it to fail so FOX could take a tax write-off and sell the rights back to Marvel
- Refusing to give Deadpool the greenlight out of spite for Ryan Reynolds
- Slashing Elektra's budget and forcing rewrites (Jennifer Garner and one of the credited writers, Stu Zicherman, wanted to make a more intelligent, bigger-budgeted film and were absolutely embarrassed by the end result)
- Thinking giant robots or beings like Galactus wouldn't sell (until Transformers, a property he turned down, proved him wrong)
- Thinking Titanic and Avatar also wouldn't sell (!)
- Wanting AvP to be set on contemporary Earth and be PG-13
- Cutting Live Free or Die Hard down to a PG-13 rating
- One of those responsible for cancelling Firefly
- Chasing Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich off Independence Day 2 (granted the one we eventually got was crap, but that's beside the point)

Even Rupert Murdoch of all people said he was a bit too much of an autocrat. Rothman makes Ike Perlmutter look perfectly fine by comparison. He's like the Donald Trump of studio execs. And now he's gone from FOX to Sony, who rejected Michael De Luca & Doug Belgrad in favor of him. And whaddya know, during his management at Sony, a lot of their films flopped (Ghostbusters, Passengers, Inferno, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, The Brothers Grimsby, et cetera).
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 09:54:16 am
butting heads with Gavin Hood throughout production, scrapping his original grim, gritty take in favor of mindless spectacle
More on this: apparently things got so bad between Rothman and Hood that Hood left the production before filming was even completed, and rumor has it that the rest of the film was completed and ghost-directed by Richard Donner, and if that's true, that certainly explains his executive producer credit in the finished product.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 12:08:44 pm
Regular Todd Phillips collaborator Lawrence Sher provided additional photography for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 12:14:27 pm
Directors considered for the Fantastic Four gig before Tim Story was hired included Chris Columbus (who remained onboard as executive producer through his 1492 Pictures production company), Peter Segal, Sam Weisman, Raja Gosnell, and as mentioned in an above post, Peyton Reed.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 12:21:22 pm
Bryan Singer, Brett Ratner, Alexandre Aja, Len Wiseman, and Zack Snyder were all considered to direct X-Men Origins: Wolverine before Gavin Hood was hired. While Singer and Ratner were both interested in returning to the franchise, Singer ultimately turned the offer down because he was busy with other projects. Snyder also turned it down, due to him working on Watchmen at the time.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 12:27:45 pm
Hugh Jackman was first attached to Prisoners with Antoine Fuqua directing, but both dropped out. After that, Leonardo DiCaprio was attached for a long time, but also dropped out. Later, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale were both set to star with Bryan Singer directing, but Singer left and Wahlberg and Bale opted to make The Fighter instead. After several years in development, Jackman returned to the project and Wahlberg stayed onboard as an executive producer. Jessica Chastain was rumored to be up for the role of Jackman's character Keller Dover's wife Grace before Maria Bello was cast instead.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 12:41:10 pm
Alex Proyas was considered to direct X-Men: The Last Stand after Bryan Singer left to make Superman Returns, but he turned it down.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 02:23:03 pm
James Cameron's practice of testing his directors of photography by darkening the film originated during the filming of Aliens. Cameron wanted to use a particular type of film stock, but cinematographer Dick Bush ignored him and used a different type. The end result was that the footage shot ended up being unusably dark. After Bush was fired due to an unrelated incident and Adrian Biddle replaced him, Cameron found some of the film in a storage cupboard and had the camera operators use it instead of the film Biddle had told them to use. Biddle noticed what was going on after the first take and compensated with extra lighting, hoping to hide his "mistake" from Cameron, who owned up at the end of the day. Cameron later did the same to Mikael Salomon on The Abyss and to Russell Carpenter on True Lies.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 02:35:07 pm
Zack Snyder wanted to make S.W.A.T. his directorial debut and also wanted it to be rated R. Sony wanted a PG-13 film, so Snyder turned down the offer.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 02:37:52 pm
David Fincher and Joe Carnahan were attached to direct Mission: Impossible III before J.J. Abrams was hired. Fincher left due to both creative differences and wanting to do another film instead. When Carnahan was attached, Kenneth Branagh, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Scarlett Johansson were cast. Carnahan and Paramount disputed over the film's tone, leading to Carnahan's departure in 2004. When Carnahan left, Branagh, Moss, and Johansson left with him.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 03:32:09 pm
Before helping Gareth Edwards with rewrites and reshoots on Rogue One, Tony Gilroy did the same for Godzilla.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 06:03:33 pm
Kathryn Bigelow, Robert Rodriguez, Tomas Alfredson, Allen & Albert Hughes, Pierre Morel, James McTeigue, Dennis Iliadis, and Scott Stewart were all considered by FOX to direct Rise of the Planet of the Apes before Rupert Wyatt signed on.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 06:10:45 pm
Following the box office success of Independence Day, FOX wanted Roland Emmerich to direct Alien vs. Predator, but he turned the offer down, choosing to work on other projects.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 11, 2017, 06:16:53 pm
Terminator 2 scribe William Wisher provided uncredited rewrites to the scripts for Die Hard with a Vengeance and Live Free or Die Hard, with Wisher serving as executive producer on the latter.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 12, 2017, 10:18:26 pm
Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly was one of the producers of the Bobcat Goldthwait dark comedy-drama World's Greatest Dad.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on March 21, 2017, 01:52:22 pm
The Quicksilver sequence in X-Men: Apocalypse was apparently so expensive to film that it took a very large amount of the production budget, resulting in the rest of the film to be shot as cheaply as possible in order to not accidentally go over-budget.
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Post by: John Tyler on March 22, 2017, 11:19:48 pm
On the set of Out for Justice, Steven Seagal claimed that due to his Aikido training, he was immune to being choked unconscious. It has been alleged that at some point stunt coordinator Gene LeBell heard about the claim and gave Seagal the opportunity to prove it. LeBell is said to have placed his arms around Seagal's neck, and once Seagal said go, proceeded to choke him unconscious. After refusing to comment for many years, LeBell confirmed the story in 2012 and said that after Seagal fell unconscious, he proceeded to defecate and urinate himself. Whenever Seagal has been asked about the incident, he has constantly denied the allegations.
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Post by: John Tyler on March 22, 2017, 11:26:08 pm
According to Keenen Ivory Wayans, one time during production on The Glimmer Man, after waiting for a long time for Steven Seagal to finally show up on the set, Seagal appeared with a script and said that it was the greatest script he ever read in his entire life. When Wayans asked him who wrote it, Seagal responded by saying, "I did."
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Post by: John Tyler on March 23, 2017, 07:46:22 am
Drive was originally intended to be directed by Neil Burger and star Hugh Jackman. When they both left the project, they were replaced by Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling respectively.
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Post by: John Tyler on March 23, 2017, 08:09:00 am
The original cut of After Earth was 130 minutes long, featuring more backstory on the decline of Earth and the formation of Nova Prime, as well as more scenes with Isabelle Fuhrman, Kristoph Hivju, and Lincoln Lewis. However, this cut was received poorly by audiences at test screenings, so many of these scenes were cut out and the film was heavily re-edited.
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Post by: John Tyler on March 23, 2017, 08:14:17 am
M. Night Shyamalan's original first draft of The Last Airbender included all the episodes of the show's first season, which added up to a runtime of over seven hours. In contrast, the finished film is 1 hour and 43 minutes long.
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Post by: J. Kashmir on March 23, 2017, 08:41:48 am
The swimming lesson scene in Moonlight is genuine in that Mahershala Ali was legitimately teaching Alex Hibbert how to swim.
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Post by: John Tyler on March 24, 2017, 12:41:02 am
The score for The Boss Baby was composed by Hans Zimmer.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on March 24, 2017, 01:01:39 am
The score for The Boss Baby was composed by Hans Zimmer.

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Post by: John Tyler on March 24, 2017, 05:39:16 pm
William Goldman, writer of The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, and All the President's Men, provided uncredited rewrites to Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick's screenplay for Zombieland.
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Post by: John Tyler on March 24, 2017, 05:52:09 pm
Michele & Kieran Mulroney provided uncredited rewrites to David S. Goyer's screenplay for Man of Steel, along with Jonathan Nolan and Kurt Johnstad.
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Post by: JakeVoronkov on March 24, 2017, 08:29:57 pm
Cameron Diaz was originally supposed to play Sonya Blade in the first Mortal Kombat.
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Post by: John Tyler on March 24, 2017, 11:09:37 pm
Cameron Diaz was originally supposed to play Sonya Blade in the first Mortal Kombat.
Not a bad choice at the time, but I'm glad we got Bridgette Wilson as Sonya.
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Post by: John Tyler on March 29, 2017, 05:14:34 pm
Cary Fukunaga & Chase Palmer's script for It contained scenes involving children so sexual in nature that child actors were pulled out of auditioning by their parents after reading the script. Executives at Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema asked Fukunaga to rewrite these scenes, but he felt they were so important to the spirit of the book that he chose to leave the project instead. Afterwards, Andy Muschietti, who was chosen as the new director to replace Fukunaga, pitched a film that would use most of Fukunaga & Palmer's script, but with more famous scenes from the book added. While Muschietti did most of the rewrite himself, the final shooting script was touched up by Annabelle writer Gary Dauberman to get the film back on the original budget. In the end, Palmer, Fukunaga, and Dauberman were given screenplay credits, while Muschietti and another writer, David Kajganich, were uncredited.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on March 29, 2017, 10:03:49 pm
Cary Fukunaga & Chase Palmer's script for It contained scenes involving children so sexual in nature that child actors were pulled out of auditioning by their parents after reading the script. Executives at Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema asked Fukunaga to rewrite these scenes, but he felt they were so important to the spirit of the book that he chose to leave the project instead. Afterwards, Andy Muschietti, who was chosen as the new director to replace Fukunaga, pitched a film that would use most of Fukunaga & Palmer's script, but with more famous scenes from the book added. While Muschietti did most of the rewrite himself, the final shooting script was touched up by Annabelle writer Gary Dauberman to get the film back on the original budget. In the end, Palmer, Fukunaga, and Dauberman were given screenplay credits, while Muschietti and another writer, David Kajganich, were uncredited.

Honestly, I don't think I could enjoy watching a pre-teen gangbang... that was definitely one of the worse parts.  Hope they cut that from the movie.
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on March 29, 2017, 10:32:38 pm
Honestly, I don't think I could enjoy watching a pre-teen gangbang... that was definitely one of the worse parts.
Kids is a great film though.
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Post by: Robert Neville on April 01, 2017, 01:27:31 pm
Zemeckis wanted to remake Yellow Submarine, but Disney cancelled it after Mars Needs Moms bombed. (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2011/mar/15/disney-yellow-submarine)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on April 01, 2017, 10:31:20 pm
John Tyler has reviewed Deadly Friend four times on Letterboxd.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on April 01, 2017, 10:40:28 pm
John Tyler has reviewed Deadly Friend four times on Letterboxd.

Would you ever name your son Baloo?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Gold Jeffblum on April 01, 2017, 10:43:37 pm
John Tyler has reviewed Deadly Friend four times on Letterboxd.

Would you ever name your son Baloo?
Not the first but ah if there were several of them, I might consider it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on April 01, 2017, 10:46:04 pm
John Tyler has reviewed Deadly Friend four times on Letterboxd.

Would you ever name your son Baloo?
Not the first but ah if there were several of them, I might consider it.

I agree with that.  The name works more for a nickname, though right?  Like, his legal name should be Bob or something, but his nickname is Baloo.  In honor of the Jungle Book.
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Post by: Gold Jeffblum on April 01, 2017, 10:50:09 pm
John Tyler has reviewed Deadly Friend four times on Letterboxd.

Would you ever name your son Baloo?
Not the first but ah if there were several of them, I might consider it.

I agree with that.  The name works more for a nickname, though right?  Like, his legal name should be Bob or something, but his nickname is Baloo.  In honor of the Jungle Book.
A big plus would be that ah balooterfie@gmail.com probably hasn't been claimed yet.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on April 03, 2017, 09:37:50 pm
Film editor Kirk Morri, before coming a frequent collaborator with James Wan, served as videotape editor on nine episodes of Jeopardy from 2009 to 2010.
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Post by: John Tyler on April 03, 2017, 09:39:42 pm
Justin Hurwitz, composer of Damien Chazelle's Whiplash and La La Land, is also a writer of television shows, having penned scripts for episodes of The Simpsons and The League.
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Post by: John Tyler on April 16, 2017, 12:43:13 pm
Lucas Black signed on to reprise his role from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as Sean Boswell for Furious 7 and two more installments in September 2013, though he didn't appear in The Fate of the Furious due to scheduling conflicts.
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Post by: John Tyler on April 24, 2017, 12:49:21 pm
Michael Bay was impressed by Scott Kosar's work on The Machinist so much that he hired him to pen the script for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 04, 2017, 12:42:25 pm
Rupert Wyatt did uncredited revisions on the script for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on May 25, 2017, 04:14:49 pm
The Baywatch film was in development for over a decade before filming began in 2016. The several writers who helped contribute to the screenplay included Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Jeremy Garelick, Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka, Peter Tolan, Robert Gen Garant, Thomas Lennon, Justin Malen, Damian Shannon, and Mark Swift. Of the eleven, only Scherick, Ronn, Garant, Lennon, Shannon, and Swift were given writing credits. Garelick was also originally set to direct before Garant & Lennon were brought onboard, then Sean Anders & John Morris replaced them, and finally, Seth Gordon was hired as director.
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Post by: Tho Master Fie on May 25, 2017, 04:26:57 pm
The Baywatch film was in development for over a decade before filming began in 2016. The several writers who helped contribute to the screenplay included Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Jeremy Garelick, Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka, Peter Tolan, Robert Gen Garant, Thomas Lennon, Justin Malen, Damian Shannon, and Mark Swift. Of the eleven, only Scherick, Ronn, Garant, Lennon, Shannon, and Swift were given writing credits. Garelick was also originally set to direct before Garant & Lennon were brought onboard, then Sean Anders & John Morris replaced them, and finally, Seth Gordon was hired as director.
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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Lucas Berrill on June 10, 2017, 06:23:28 pm
http://www.alien-covenant.com/news/exclusive-xenomorph-vs-neomorph-alien-covenant-deleted-scene-confirmed
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 11, 2017, 06:50:29 pm
David O. Russell was one of the executive producers of Anchorman.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on June 11, 2017, 06:56:38 pm
David O. Russell was one of the executive producers of Anchorman.

Fun fact: David O. Russell also directed Silver Linings Playbook.
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Post by: Lucas Berrill on June 11, 2017, 07:09:33 pm
David O. Russell was one of the executive producers of Anchorman.

Fun fact: David O. Russell also directed Silver Linings Playbook.

True dat.

Fact: David O. Russell is a true hack director.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on June 11, 2017, 07:16:47 pm
Fun fact: If you rearrange the letters in David O Russell you get Alluded Visors.
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Post by: Lucas Berrill on June 11, 2017, 07:18:30 pm
Silvers Lining Playbook: 2/10 film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 15, 2017, 06:53:17 pm
The Book of Henry was apparently 18 years in the making. (http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=416237#{"issue_id":416237,"page":10})
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Post by: John Tyler on June 24, 2017, 01:21:45 pm
Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Rashida Jones were considered for the role of Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man before Evangeline Lilly was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 24, 2017, 01:25:48 pm
The Falcon set piece from Ant-Man was written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, who went uncredited in the finished film. Markus & McFeely also wrote the three Captain America films and the upcoming third and fourth Avengers films, and provided uncredited script polishing on Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 24, 2017, 01:28:40 pm
Edward Norton substantially rewrote Zak Penn's script for The Incredible Hulk, but Norton's writing credit was denied by the Writers Guild of America.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 25, 2017, 07:51:46 pm
Unproduced Firefly episodes:

- Alan Tudyk, who played Wash, had an idea for an episode about a planet that's always day on one side and night on the other. On the night side, Jayne (Adam Baldwin) accidentally spills a pheromone on himself and the crew, which attracts a species of dogs that chases them back to the ship Serenity. There, River (Summer Glau) uses her mind powers to domesticate the dogs.

- Adam Baldwin wanted to make an episode in which Jayne goes up against Mal (Nathan Fillion) as the captain of his own ship.

- Series writer and producer Tim Minear revealed that the secret of Inara's (Morena Baccarin) syringe, as seen in the pilot episode, is that she's infected with a deadly disease. There would've been an episode where she's gangraped by Reavers, but because she injected herself with the syringe, all the Reavers on the ship die.

- According to Nathan Fillion, there was an episode in which the crew land on a dying planet. The inhabitants try to steal Serenity, after they explain to the crew about their need to get off the planet. The problem is that unless they were to run into another ship along the way, with the extra passengers, Serenity wouldn't have enough fuel and oxygen to make it to the closest destination. While everyone else is asleep, Mal takes the ship himself and discovers that help never would've arrived.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 25, 2017, 07:54:27 pm
Confirmed to be the cinematographer of the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp is frequent Brett Ratner and Michael Mann collaborator Dante Spinotti. This would be the second film he served as D.P. on to be based on a Marvel comics property following 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, which Ratner directed.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on June 25, 2017, 07:57:44 pm
Billy Russotti's transformation into Jigsaw in Punisher: War Zone was written and conceived by Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy. That was the only aspect of Sutter's draft that stayed in the final shooting script, which was credited to Nick Santora, Art Marcum & Matt Holloway in the finished film.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 25, 2017, 08:07:24 pm
Two of the writers of the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, previously wrote The LEGO Batman Movie and episodes of the TV series Community. Several episodes of Community were directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, and McKenna provided uncredited contributions to Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely's screenplay for The Winter Soldier by adding humor.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 25, 2017, 08:08:57 pm
Kevin Smith served as co-executive producer on Good Will Hunting.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 25, 2017, 08:13:17 pm
In Roger Avary's original screenplay for the Silent Hill film, there were only female characters. After the script was submitted to the studio, it was returned to director Christophe Gans with a memo saying "There are no men!" Sean Bean's character Christopher Da Silva, who was only supposed to appear at the beginning and ending of the film, had his role expanded upon, along with the character of Thomas Gucci being added into the story, and the script was approved.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on June 25, 2017, 10:43:43 pm
In Roger Avary's original screenplay for the Silent Hill film, there were only female characters. After the script was submitted to the studio, it was returned to director Christophe Gans with a memo saying "There are no men!" Sean Bean's character Christopher Da Silva, who was only supposed to appear at the beginning and ending of the film, had his role expanded upon, along with the character of Thomas Gucci being added into the story, and the script was approved.

Aviary?
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Post by: John Tyler on June 27, 2017, 12:39:40 am
Jonathan Liebesman was originally on the shortlist to direct the Michael Bay-produced remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but he was then hired by Sony to direct Darkness Falls, so the one who got the job was Marcus Nispel. Liebesman had such a miserable time making Darkness Falls that he considered quitting filmmaking until Bay himself convinced him not to and he was then hired to direct The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 27, 2017, 12:46:09 am
Another Platinum Dunes horror film Jonathan Liebesman was on the shortlist for was the remake of Friday the 13th. He was originally in negotiations to direct, with Mark Wheaton writing the script, but the company decided to hire Marcus Nispel instead, with Damian Shannon & Mark Swift also hired as new writers.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on June 27, 2017, 12:48:25 am
john is really into this jonathan lesbian dude.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 27, 2017, 12:50:33 am
Rob Zombie was considered to direct the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He got a call from his agent asking him if he wanted the job, but he immediately refused, as he was a fan of the original and thought being involved in a remake would make him look bad.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 27, 2017, 12:56:45 am
Also considered to direct the remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th, as well as the remake of The Amityville Horror, was Samuel Bayer, but he declined. Michael Bay then approached him twice to direct the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, but he turned the offers down. It was only when he received a long e-mail from Bay, who said that taking the job would open career opportunities up for him, that he agreed to direct.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 27, 2017, 01:16:49 am
Emma Stone and Michael Douglas were originally eyed to play Debora and Doc, respectively, in Baby Driver. However, it was later announced that Lily James would play Debora and Kevin Spacey would play Doc.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 28, 2017, 11:04:47 pm
The original musical score for the first Mission: Impossible film was composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri, but it was rejected, so Danny Elfman was brought onboard to compose a new score.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 29, 2017, 12:31:14 am
Originally considered to direct Transformers: Age of Extinction before Michael Bay came back were Roland Emmerich, Joe Johnston, Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Sommers, Louis Leterrier, and David Yates.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 29, 2017, 12:32:15 am
A remake of The Monster Squad was in development back in 2010, with Mark & Brian Gunn writing the script, Michael Bay producing through Platinum Dunes, and Rob Cohen, one of the producers of the original, wanting to direct. In 2014, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller confirmed the project was cancelled.
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Post by: John Tyler on June 30, 2017, 08:13:02 am
James McAvoy was originally attached to play Adam in 50/50, but due to fear of missing the birth of his first child, he left the project and was replaced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 05, 2017, 04:09:36 pm
According to Anne Hathaway, when Christopher Nolan was in a good mood on the set of The Dark Knight Rises, he would quote MacGruber.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 06, 2017, 11:47:47 pm
Jesse Dylan, the director of the American Pie sequel American Wedding and the Will Ferrell comedy Kicking & Screaming, is the son of music legend Bob Dylan.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on July 07, 2017, 12:43:36 am
According to Anne Hathaway, when Christopher Nolan was in a good mood on the set of The Dark Knight Rises, he would quote MacGruber.
Imagining this makes me unreasonably happy.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on July 07, 2017, 12:44:45 am
Jesse Dylan, the director of the American Pie sequel American Wedding and the Will Ferrell comedy Kicking & Screaming, is the son of music legend Bob Dylan.

Thanks for including this part. I thought you might have been referring to wrestling legend Bob Dylan.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 08, 2017, 01:35:13 pm
Eli Roth served as a co-producer on the Baywatch film.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 09, 2017, 05:32:49 pm
Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel, the writers of famous comedy films such as Splash, Parenthood, City Slickers, and A League of Their Own, said in an interview with film producer and former New Line Cinema executive Michael De Luca for The Dialogue Series, that they also have a secret career of performing uncredited rewrites on studio films. The seventeen films whose scripts they did passes on are Critical Condition, Liar Liar, Six Days Seven Nights, Stuart Little, Black Knight, Stuart Little 2, Kangaroo Jack, 50 First Dates, The Notebook, National Treasure, Fat Albert, Hitch, Big Momma's House 2, Just My Luck, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, The Pink Panther 2, and Parental Guidance.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 11, 2017, 06:36:01 pm
Spike Jonze is one of the creators and producers of MTV's Jackass.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on July 11, 2017, 06:50:29 pm
Spike Jonze is one of the creators and producers of MTV's Jackass.

This isn't a surprise considering he's been on the show multiple times as bad grandma. 
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Post by: John Tyler on July 13, 2017, 10:31:20 pm
Rob Zombie initially didn't plan on making a sequel to his Halloween remake, although Tyler Mane immediately signed onto a sequel assuming that Zombie would come back. Dimension Films and producer Malek Akkad hired various writers to come up with drafts for the sequel, none of which were satisfactory to them. Akkad and the Weinstein brothers then turned to French horror directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Muary, whose film Inside had recently been bought for distribution by The Weinstein Company. According to Akkad, the producers really wanted Zombie to return, as Akkad felt that there was something lost in translation when the French filmmakers took over the project. Executive producer Matthew Stein then told Zombie that things weren't going good for the film. Zombie decided that since they were going to make it anyway, he would return for the sequel as he didn't want anyone ruining his vision. After his work on the first film, Zombie had earned the trust of Akkad, who told him to ignore any rules they had set for him on the previous film. Akkad said that he wanted Zombie to move the franchise away from some of its established rules.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 19, 2017, 06:36:47 pm
Rebecca Ferguson was originally considered to play Daniels in Alien: Covenant before Katherine Waterston was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 19, 2017, 06:39:42 pm
The original treatment for Alien: Covenant, as revealed by producer and director Ridley Scott in 2012, when the film was still in development, was to be a more faithful sequel to Prometheus. Titled Paradise Lost, it would have drifted even further from the Alien mythology, and focused almost exclusively on the backstory of the Engineers, the origins of humanity, and how the Engineers created humans and Xenomorphs. The prequels would then conclude with a film that ties itself to the original Alien films. Scott pursued this idea because he felt that the Alien franchise lost its touch and was overdone and overexposed, and as such, wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the mixed fan response to Prometheus, Scott abandoned this direction and took a different approach instead, specifically to reintroduce the Alien mythos much sooner, with the classic Xenomorph.
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Post by: Suspect #1 on July 19, 2017, 06:43:13 pm
Rebecca Ferguson was originally considered to play Daniels in Alien: Covenant before Katherine Waterston was cast.

Two Alien films from her in one year would've been something.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on July 19, 2017, 06:46:32 pm
Rebecca Ferguson was originally considered to play Daniels in Alien: Covenant before Katherine Waterston was cast.

They couldn't afford premium so they went with store brand.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on July 20, 2017, 12:32:23 am
The original treatment for Alien: Covenant, as revealed by producer and director Ridley Scott in 2012, when the film was still in development, was to be a more faithful sequel to Prometheus. Titled Paradise Lost, it would have drifted even further from the Alien mythology, and focused almost exclusively on the backstory of the Engineers, the origins of humanity, and how the Engineers created humans and Xenomorphs. The prequels would then conclude with a film that ties itself to the original Alien films. Scott pursued this idea because he felt that the Alien franchise lost its touch and was overdone and overexposed, and as such, wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the mixed fan response to Prometheus, Scott abandoned this direction and took a different approach instead, specifically to reintroduce the Alien mythos much sooner, with the classic Xenomorph.
I would have preferred his original idea.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 20, 2017, 12:43:41 am
The original treatment for Alien: Covenant, as revealed by producer and director Ridley Scott in 2012, when the film was still in development, was to be a more faithful sequel to Prometheus. Titled Paradise Lost, it would have drifted even further from the Alien mythology, and focused almost exclusively on the backstory of the Engineers, the origins of humanity, and how the Engineers created humans and Xenomorphs. The prequels would then conclude with a film that ties itself to the original Alien films. Scott pursued this idea because he felt that the Alien franchise lost its touch and was overdone and overexposed, and as such, wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the mixed fan response to Prometheus, Scott abandoned this direction and took a different approach instead, specifically to reintroduce the Alien mythos much sooner, with the classic Xenomorph.
I would have preferred his original idea.
The Joker asked if his balls dropped off.

Yes. Yes, they did.
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on July 20, 2017, 12:46:19 am
The original treatment for Alien: Covenant, as revealed by producer and director Ridley Scott in 2012, when the film was still in development, was to be a more faithful sequel to Prometheus. Titled Paradise Lost, it would have drifted even further from the Alien mythology, and focused almost exclusively on the backstory of the Engineers, the origins of humanity, and how the Engineers created humans and Xenomorphs. The prequels would then conclude with a film that ties itself to the original Alien films. Scott pursued this idea because he felt that the Alien franchise lost its touch and was overdone and overexposed, and as such, wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the mixed fan response to Prometheus, Scott abandoned this direction and took a different approach instead, specifically to reintroduce the Alien mythos much sooner, with the classic Xenomorph.
Never compromise because of the fans. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 20, 2017, 12:50:25 am
Rebecca Ferguson was originally considered to play Daniels in Alien: Covenant before Katherine Waterston was cast.

They couldn't afford premium so they went with store brand.
Even if they could afford premium, you'd have the same movie.
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Post by: CT_Sexybeast on July 20, 2017, 12:52:42 am
The original treatment for Alien: Covenant, as revealed by producer and director Ridley Scott in 2012, when the film was still in development, was to be a more faithful sequel to Prometheus. Titled Paradise Lost, it would have drifted even further from the Alien mythology, and focused almost exclusively on the backstory of the Engineers, the origins of humanity, and how the Engineers created humans and Xenomorphs. The prequels would then conclude with a film that ties itself to the original Alien films. Scott pursued this idea because he felt that the Alien franchise lost its touch and was overdone and overexposed, and as such, wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the mixed fan response to Prometheus, Scott abandoned this direction and took a different approach instead, specifically to reintroduce the Alien mythos much sooner, with the classic Xenomorph.
Never compromise because of the fans. 
I agree that he shouldn't have compromised his vision, but I understand why he did it. Another "Prometheus" would be harder to sell than another "Alien", and I'm sure another film without a Xenomorph would've done even more poorly than Covenant at the box office.

Still, as one of like five people in the world who liked Prometheus, I'm very sad he didn't continue on the trajectory he started on.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on July 20, 2017, 01:10:45 am
The original treatment for Alien: Covenant, as revealed by producer and director Ridley Scott in 2012, when the film was still in development, was to be a more faithful sequel to Prometheus. Titled Paradise Lost, it would have drifted even further from the Alien mythology, and focused almost exclusively on the backstory of the Engineers, the origins of humanity, and how the Engineers created humans and Xenomorphs. The prequels would then conclude with a film that ties itself to the original Alien films. Scott pursued this idea because he felt that the Alien franchise lost its touch and was overdone and overexposed, and as such, wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the mixed fan response to Prometheus, Scott abandoned this direction and took a different approach instead, specifically to reintroduce the Alien mythos much sooner, with the classic Xenomorph.
Never compromise because of the fans. 

Yeah, if you're really committed to that prison rape scene, you gotta just do it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 20, 2017, 01:13:09 am
Ridley Scott originally wanted his protégé Carl Erik Rinsch to make his directorial debut with Prometheus, but 20th Century FOX objected strongly to this, only wanting to move forward with the project if Scott was the director.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 20, 2017, 01:16:58 am
Ridley Scott initially wanted Max von Sydow for the role of Peter Weyland in Prometheus. However, Scott and writer Damon Lindelof came up with a scene where David would interface with Weyland while in hypersleep, and that Weyland's dream would reflect his looks as a younger man since he is obsessed with immortality. Though the scene was cut from the script and never filmed, Guy Pearce had already been cast in the role and thus underwent extensive make-up to look like an old man. Fortunately, Pearce was also allowed to appear as the younger Peter Weyland giving a TED Talk in one of the film's promotional clips. A longer version of this clip is available as a bonus feature on home video.
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Post by: John Tyler on July 20, 2017, 01:18:57 am
James Franco was originally considered for the role of Charlie Holloway in Prometheus before Logan Marshall-Green was cast.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on July 20, 2017, 01:25:56 am
James Franco was originally considered for the role of Charlie Holloway in Prometheus before Logan Marshall-Green was cast.

Couldn't afford regular membership so they just bought a discount Tom Hardy.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on July 20, 2017, 01:28:02 am
Rebecca Ferguson was originally considered to play Daniels in Alien: Covenant before Katherine Waterston was cast.

They couldn't afford premium so they went with store brand.
Even if they could afford premium, you'd have the same movie.

Yes, but Rebecca Ferguson has natural charisma and has shown talent with action choreography.  Waterson is way too stiff.  If they were desperately trying to go for the same old Ridley gimmick, they should've casted someone who is able to emote at least. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 20, 2017, 01:28:33 am
discount Tom Hardy.
And then months later, Jai Courtney ended up taking that title away from him.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on July 20, 2017, 01:30:28 am
discount Tom Hardy.
And then months later, Jai Courtney ended up taking that title away from him.

If Tom Hardy is premium membership, Jai Courtney is regular membership.  Greene is free 7 day trial.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 20, 2017, 03:11:34 am
The original treatment for Alien: Covenant, as revealed by producer and director Ridley Scott in 2012, when the film was still in development, was to be a more faithful sequel to Prometheus. Titled Paradise Lost, it would have drifted even further from the Alien mythology, and focused almost exclusively on the backstory of the Engineers, the origins of humanity, and how the Engineers created humans and Xenomorphs. The prequels would then conclude with a film that ties itself to the original Alien films. Scott pursued this idea because he felt that the Alien franchise lost its touch and was overdone and overexposed, and as such, wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the mixed fan response to Prometheus, Scott abandoned this direction and took a different approach instead, specifically to reintroduce the Alien mythos much sooner, with the classic Xenomorph.
Never compromise because of the fans. 

Yeah, if you're really committed to that prison rape scene, you gotta just do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 20, 2017, 03:16:55 am
In 2009, Eli Roth was planning on making a sci-fi disaster thriller titled Endangered Species, which he compared to Transformers and Cloverfield but said it would be more grounded. In 2013, Roth confirmed work on the project had been suspended so he could focus on The Green Inferno. News on the project ended up petering out since then.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 22, 2017, 09:00:17 pm
In the mid-2000's, John Carpenter was planning on making a Die Hard-inspired prison action thriller titled Riot, in which a group of teenage criminals are brought into the worst jail in the country as part of the Scared Straight program. While they are there, the prisoners start a riot, kill all of the guards, and take the teenagers as hostages. But one of them manages to escape and after a prisoner who has spent years in the jail saves his life, the two of them have to run throughout the prison and hide from other inmates while trying to find some way to save the other teenagers. Carpenter wanted Nicolas Cage to star as the prisoner who saves one of the teens, but when Cage walked out on the project, that ended up killing any chance of the film ever being made.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on July 27, 2017, 07:26:55 pm
Peter Berg served as a producer on Hell or High Water and Wind River, both written by Taylor Sheridan. Berg also served as an executive producer on Lars and the Real Girl.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 01, 2017, 09:34:55 pm
After working on Insomnia, Christopher Nolan wrote a script for a Howard Hughes biopic that he considered to be one of the best things he's ever written. He hoped to direct it with Jim Carrey playing Hughes and Rob Reiner's Castle Rock Entertainment producing, but he reluctantly abandoned the project when it became apparent that Martin Scorsese was making his own Hughes biopic, The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on August 01, 2017, 09:38:33 pm
The 2004 movie Collateral stars Jaime Foxx and Tom Cruise directed by Michael Mann with a budget given by a production company.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 01, 2017, 09:39:46 pm
For The Exorcist III, George C. Scott was cast as Lt. Kinderman since the actor who played him in the first film, Lee J. Cobb, passed away in 1976. When the first film's director William Friedkin directed the 1997 version of 12 Angry Men, Scott was cast as Juror #3, another role originally played by Lee J. Cobb.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 01, 2017, 09:45:35 pm
The Exorcist III was a movie released in 1990 and was the third film in the Exorcist series.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on August 01, 2017, 09:46:29 pm
Jamie Foxx's real name is Eric Marlon Bishop.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 01, 2017, 09:48:24 pm
I am a rock. I am an iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisland.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 02, 2017, 05:34:53 pm
Jean-Luc Godard and Alejandro Jodorowsky agree with Braden on Spielberg's merits. (http://www.nickiswift.com/78344/sketchy-things-everyone-just-ignores-steven-spielberg/sl/not-everyone-is-a-fan)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on August 02, 2017, 05:46:02 pm
Jean-Luc Godard and Alejandro Jodorowsky agree with Braden on Spielberg's merits. (http://www.nickiswift.com/78344/sketchy-things-everyone-just-ignores-steven-spielberg/sl/not-everyone-is-a-fan)

While I like Jodorowsky (and dislike Godard), I have to say it's silly to think that he's ruining cinema when he revolutionized different genres.  Just because they don't agree with his vision doesn't mean he's ruining it.  I do think newer Spielberg has gone soft, but Schindler's List and Munich are some of the best films made.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on August 02, 2017, 05:47:43 pm
So I knew Jackie Chan wasn't his real name, but I had no idea how much cooler his real name is: Chan Kong-sang
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 02, 2017, 06:08:16 pm
I'll just say this: Cinema would not be the way it is today if films like Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, or Saving Private Ryan never existed.  Spielberg was a visionary and how he revolutionized the industry cannot be ignored.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 02, 2017, 07:13:41 pm
Some additions to my Tom Rothman fuckups list. (https://letterboxd.com/johntyler/list/tom-rothmans-history-of-horrible-management/detail/)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 02, 2017, 08:31:16 pm
Jean-Luc Godard and Alejandro Jodorowsky agree with Braden on Spielberg's merits. (http://www.nickiswift.com/78344/sketchy-things-everyone-just-ignores-steven-spielberg/sl/not-everyone-is-a-fan)

While I like Jodorowsky (and dislike Godard), I have to say it's silly to think that he's ruining cinema when he revolutionized different genres.  Just because they don't agree with his vision doesn't mean he's ruining it.  I do think newer Spielberg has gone soft, but Schindler's List and Munich are some of the best films made.

Didn't Jodorowsky direct that piece of crap The Holy Mountain? Yeah, I have zero interest in his opinions on anything.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 02, 2017, 08:34:53 pm
piece of crap The Holy Mountain
Does not compute.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on August 02, 2017, 08:35:26 pm
Jean-Luc Godard and Alejandro Jodorowsky agree with Braden on Spielberg's merits. (http://www.nickiswift.com/78344/sketchy-things-everyone-just-ignores-steven-spielberg/sl/not-everyone-is-a-fan)

While I like Jodorowsky (and dislike Godard), I have to say it's silly to think that he's ruining cinema when he revolutionized different genres.  Just because they don't agree with his vision doesn't mean he's ruining it.  I do think newer Spielberg has gone soft, but Schindler's List and Munich are some of the best films made.

Didn't Jodorowsky direct that piece of crap The Holy Mountain? Yeah, I have zero interest in his opinions on anything.

I much prefer Santa Sangre.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 02, 2017, 08:36:46 pm
Jean-Luc Godard and Alejandro Jodorowsky agree with Braden on Spielberg's merits. (http://www.nickiswift.com/78344/sketchy-things-everyone-just-ignores-steven-spielberg/sl/not-everyone-is-a-fan)

While I like Jodorowsky (and dislike Godard), I have to say it's silly to think that he's ruining cinema when he revolutionized different genres.  Just because they don't agree with his vision doesn't mean he's ruining it.  I do think newer Spielberg has gone soft, but Schindler's List and Munich are some of the best films made.

Didn't Jodorowsky direct that piece of crap The Holy Mountain? Yeah, I have zero interest in his opinions on anything.

I much prefer Santa Sangre.

Have not seen that one. All I know is that between Holy Mountain and Knight of Cups, I'm done with Tatum recommendations for a good long time.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jeffblum on August 02, 2017, 08:42:42 pm
Jean-Luc Godard and Alejandro Jodorowsky agree with Braden on Spielberg's merits. (http://www.nickiswift.com/78344/sketchy-things-everyone-just-ignores-steven-spielberg/sl/not-everyone-is-a-fan)

While I like Jodorowsky (and dislike Godard), I have to say it's silly to think that he's ruining cinema when he revolutionized different genres.  Just because they don't agree with his vision doesn't mean he's ruining it.  I do think newer Spielberg has gone soft, but Schindler's List and Munich are some of the best films made.

Didn't Jodorowsky direct that piece of crap The Holy Mountain? Yeah, I have zero interest in his opinions on anything.

I much prefer Santa Sangre.

Have not seen that one. All I know is that between Holy Mountain and Knight of Cups, I'm done with Tatum recommendations for a good long time.
Cold... :\
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on August 02, 2017, 08:55:40 pm
Jean-Luc Godard and Alejandro Jodorowsky agree with Braden on Spielberg's merits. (http://www.nickiswift.com/78344/sketchy-things-everyone-just-ignores-steven-spielberg/sl/not-everyone-is-a-fan)

While I like Jodorowsky (and dislike Godard), I have to say it's silly to think that he's ruining cinema when he revolutionized different genres.  Just because they don't agree with his vision doesn't mean he's ruining it.  I do think newer Spielberg has gone soft, but Schindler's List and Munich are some of the best films made.

Didn't Jodorowsky direct that piece of crap The Holy Mountain? Yeah, I have zero interest in his opinions on anything.

I much prefer Santa Sangre.

Have not seen that one. All I know is that between Holy Mountain and Knight of Cups, I'm done with Tatum recommendations for a good long time.
Cold... :\

Let's be real... Tatum is on the lower echelon of users whose opinion I trust.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Caleb Paasche on August 02, 2017, 09:00:17 pm
Tatum it's okay, I still agree with you more than anyone else.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Suspect #1 on August 02, 2017, 09:00:48 pm
Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 7/10 movie.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Cutler de Chateau on August 02, 2017, 09:02:30 pm
Tatum it's okay, I still agree with you more than anyone else.

Shut up, you poptart.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Diego Tutweiller on August 02, 2017, 09:05:56 pm
Jean-Luc Godard and Alejandro Jodorowsky agree with Braden on Spielberg's merits. (http://www.nickiswift.com/78344/sketchy-things-everyone-just-ignores-steven-spielberg/sl/not-everyone-is-a-fan)

While I like Jodorowsky (and dislike Godard), I have to say it's silly to think that he's ruining cinema when he revolutionized different genres.  Just because they don't agree with his vision doesn't mean he's ruining it.  I do think newer Spielberg has gone soft, but Schindler's List and Munich are some of the best films made.

Didn't Jodorowsky direct that piece of crap The Holy Mountain? Yeah, I have zero interest in his opinions on anything.

I much prefer Santa Sangre.

Have not seen that one. All I know is that between Holy Mountain and Knight of Cups, I'm done with Tatum recommendations for a good long time.
Cold... :\

Let's be real... Tatum is on the lower echelon of users whose opinion I trust.

The man liked Swiss Farty Man more than Silence. While I respekt his onion, it's clear our tastes don't align.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 02, 2017, 10:24:09 pm
Peter Jackson had to film new scenes for The Lovely Bones because audiences at test screenings wanted more violence and suffering and complained that a death scene wasn't agonizing enough.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Jeffblum on August 02, 2017, 10:25:02 pm
Peter Jackson had to film new scenes for The Lovely Bones because audiences at test screenings wanted more violence and suffering and complained that a death scene wasn't agonizing enough.
But the rest of the movie was plenty agonizing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 04, 2017, 06:48:41 pm
Steven Spielberg, a fan of the Inspector Gadget cartoon from the 1980's, considered executive producing Disney's live-action 1999 film adaptation through his production company Amblin Entertainment, but couldn't due to being busy with other projects
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2017, 08:07:40 pm
In 1993, Steven Spielberg announced he would serve as executive producer on Disney's sci-fi comedy Flubber, written and produced by John Hughes, and have the film released under the Amblin Entertainment banner. But he decided not to go through with it because his only choice for the lead role, Robin Williams, was at the time in a bitter fallout with Disney and refused to be in the film. Hughes' first choice for the lead role was always Williams. He lined up other choices including Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, John Lithgow, Tim Allen, and Patrick Stewart. As soon as Williams made peace with the studio, Hughes immediately cast him.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2017, 08:09:48 pm
In 2002, Cartoon Network was developing a live-action Samurai Jack film that would be released by New Line Cinema, but Genndy Tartakovsky confirmed the project's cancellation in 2006.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2017, 08:36:26 pm
A set decorator on the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles reportedly spent five months furnishing a seven-room set for Steve Martin's character's house, repeatedly asking for but not receiving directorial feedback, and was then fired by Hughes because he felt that the house had too many tchotchkes in it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2017, 08:41:29 pm
In a scene from John Hughes' final film as a director, Curly Sue, the title character eats pizza. During filming, the pizza was only lukewarm. Worse, after numerous takes, the prop master had run out of cheese pizza and had to substitute sausage. Because the gag wasn't working out correctly, the prop master was then fired by Hughes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2017, 08:50:54 pm
John Hughes' comedy script Career Opportunities was a project he didn't feel like directing, so he hired Bryan Gordon to make his feature-length directorial debut with the film. When the initial results turned out unsatisfactory to him, Hughes reshot several scenes, and when that didn't work, he threw tantrums and demanded that Universal remove his writing and producing credits from the film as he didn't want them to sell a bad film under his name. However, the studio refused, telling him that it doesn't matter if what's being sold is good or bad since his name is a selling point.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2017, 08:59:09 pm
Black Cat Bone, a modernized retelling of Tom Sawyer's Huckleberry Finn, was a John Hughes project that was supposed to begin filming on March 16, 1992 but it never got off the ground.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 08, 2017, 09:01:32 pm
John Hughes sold a script, Grisbys Go Broke, a comedy about a wealthy family that loses all their money and is forced to spend Christmas in poverty, in 2002 as a writing and producing project. By the time of his death in 2009, the script still hadn't been made into a film, but Paramount was rumored to be interested in it during the wave of nostalgia and sadness caused by Hughes' untimely passing. Paramount opted not to purchase the script.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 14, 2017, 10:51:32 pm
Early drafts of the script for Jem and the Holograms included the holographic characters and atmosphere featured in the original animated series, but these were removed from the final draft in favor of a more grounded approach.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 16, 2017, 02:09:55 pm
In 2006, Paramount obtained the film rights to The Smurfs and were planning to make an adaptation with Nickelodeon. It was going to be an epic comedic fantasy, described as a cross between The Lord of the Rings and The Princess Bride. However, it was cancelled and Sony then bought the rights.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 12:27:58 am
Brad Pitt and Will Smith were offered the role of Dom Cobb in Inception before Leonardo DiCaprio was cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 12:29:54 am
James Franco was in talks with Christopher Nolan to play Arthur in Inception but was ultimately unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, so Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cast instead.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 12:32:48 am
Evan Rachel Wood was Christopher Nolan's original choice to play Ariadne in Inception but she turned it down. Other actresses considered for the role included Emily Blunt, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Swift, Emma Roberts, Jessy Schram, and Carey Mulligan. Ellen Page was ultimately cast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 12:46:46 am
Irrfan Khan was considered for a role in Interstellar but declined due to scheduling conflicts with two other films he was working on at the time.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 10:12:53 am
According to director Jonathan Liebesman, producer Michael Bay found the original cut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to be too dark and dreary and ordered reshoots to put more comedy and homages to the cartoon and comics into the final cut of the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 10:24:50 am
In an early script for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the titular Turtles and Splinter were aliens from Dimension X, Shredder is a government agent named Colonel Schrader who's secretly an alien who can grow blades from his body, the Foot Clan is now an elite Black Ops unit led by Schrader called the Foot, Casey Jones is an 18-year-old security guard and amateur ice hockey player who finds the Turtles and is the focus of the film, April is also 18 and is having relationship troubles with Casey because she is moving to New York City due to an internship at CBS, Raphael is the comic relief instead of Michelangelo, and Michelangelo falls in love with a turtle woman from his homeworld. Due to fan outrage, Evan Daugherty, Darius Jackson, and Jacob Sullivan were brought onboard to do an overhaul of the script, with only Appelbaum, Nemec, and Daugherty getting screenplay credit in the finished film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 10:29:24 am
William Fichtner's character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Eric Sacks, was originally intended to be the Shredder, with the film's teaser trailer confirming this. However, due to outrage from fans as Sacks was a white American while the Shredder was Japanese in all other incarnations, the idea was abandoned and reshoots were ordered to make the Shredder authentically Japanese and change Sacks' character to be the Shtedder's second-in-command.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 05:34:31 pm
After the successes of Superbad and Pineapple Express, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg toyed with the idea of making a crossover sequel that would team up McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) with Saul Silver (James Franco). However, nothing came of this.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 05:35:49 pm
Seth Rogen was considered for the role of Dr. Adrian Helmsley in the Roland Emmerich film 2012. The role would eventually go to Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 17, 2017, 05:38:41 pm
Nicolas Cage was originally cast as the villain Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet, but dropped out and was replaced by Christoph Waltz. Cage wanted to make the character more than just a typical generic action villain but also intended to play him with a Jamaican accent, much to director Michel Gondry's dismay.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: Robert Neville on August 19, 2017, 03:36:44 pm
Nicolas Cage was originally cast as the villain Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet, but dropped out and was replaced by Christoph Waltz. Cage wanted to make the character more than just a typical generic action villain but also intended to play him with a Jamaican accent, much to director Michel Gondry's dismay.

Pretty much the only thing I remember about that film is how horrible of a villain he ultimately was. It was very nearly so-bad-it's-good...but somehow, Waltz even managed to make his character's delivery of a horrific rehearsed catchphrase appear dull.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2017, 09:08:49 pm
Tom O'Connor's original screenplay for The Hitman's Bodyguard, which was written as a straight action film, was radically changed eight weeks before filming began. O'Connor, along with an uncredited Mark L. Smith, performed a frantic two-week rewrite that added more comedic elements into the story. The producers saw the potential in cackling chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, so they ordered the rewrites in order for the script to accommodate the actors.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2017, 09:13:51 pm
Tom O'Connor's original screenplay for The Hitman's Bodyguard, which was written as a straight action film, was radically changed eight weeks before filming began. O'Connor, along with an uncredited Mark L. Smith, performed a frantic two-week rewrite that added more comedic elements into the story. The producers saw the potential in cackling chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, so they ordered the rewrites in order for the script to accommodate the actors.
Also, if you look closely at this poster, Mark L. Smith is given writing credit alongside O'Connor (http://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/posters/800/T/The-Hitmans-Bodyguard-2017-movie-poster.jpg), yet in the actual film, O'Connor is given sole writing credit.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 19, 2017, 10:47:44 pm
Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns helped work on the screenplay for Wonder Woman, but went uncredited.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 21, 2017, 11:42:17 pm
Two months after Stephen King's Cell was published, Dimension Films acquired the rights to the novel and Eli Roth was set to direct, with Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski writing the screenplay. However, they exited the project in 2009 due to creative differences with the studio.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on August 26, 2017, 08:39:31 pm
James Mangold helped write the screenplay for the Disney animated film Oliver & Company.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 02, 2017, 08:26:34 pm
Jeff Pinkner, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet helped contribute to the screenplay for Transformers: The Last Knight but went uncredited.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 02, 2017, 08:31:00 pm
Nicolas Cage objected to the criticism that The Wicker Man was unintentionally funny, saying that he and writer/director Neil LaBute knowingly made the film as an absurdist black comedy and that it should have been seen and judged as such.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 02, 2017, 08:33:04 pm
Winona Ryder was considered for the role of Willow in The Wicker Man but she turned it down.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 02, 2017, 08:34:55 pm
Liam Neeson was considered to play Edward Malus in The Wicker Man before Nicolas Cage signed on to play the part and produce the film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 06, 2017, 08:08:27 am
Disney was originally set to release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in May of 2015, but director J.J. Abrams wanted the film to be delayed a full year in order to perfect the story. Disney, however, needed the film to be released at the right time for the purposes of profit and earning reports. When Lucasfilm took Abrams' side, they all eventually agreed on a December 18, 2015 release date as a compromise.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 06, 2017, 09:20:57 pm
Brian Helgeland helped contribute to the screenplay for Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil, but went uncredited in the finished film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 06, 2017, 09:26:19 pm
The script for Sony's Ghost Rider film was originally written by Shane Salerno before Mark Steven Johnson was hired to rewrite and direct the film. Salerno went uncredited in the finished film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 06, 2017, 09:28:41 pm
Another film Mark Steven Johnson directed, Disney's romantic comedy When in Rome, was written by David Diamond & David Weissman. Johnson helped contribute to the screenplay but wasn't given a writing credit in the finished film.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 06, 2017, 09:40:01 pm
The Lazarus Effect was originally scripted by writer Luke Dawson as a found-footage film, with Radio Silence considered to direct. However, it was later decided that the found-footage aspect would be abandoned in favor of a more traditional approach to the material, so Jeremy Slater was hired to rewrite the script.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: The One Who Lurks on September 07, 2017, 01:31:12 am
director J.J. Abrams wanted the film to be delayed a full year in order to perfect the story.

You sure he wasn't just cooling down his copy and paste tools?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Facts Thread
Post by: John Tyler on September 07, 2017, 09:16:34 am
The Perks of Being a Wallflower author Stephen Chbosky served as executive producer on The Poughkeepsie Tapes.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 07, 2017, 01:19:04 pm
The Disney film Old Dogs was originally an R-rated, adult-oriented, 107 minute long comedy set to be distributed through their Touchstone Pictures division. However, when the film fared poorly at test screenings, Disney decided to distribute it through Walt Disney Pictures and aim the film towards children instead, cutting out all of the adult jokes, which shortened the runtime by 19 minutes and garnered the film a PG rating.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 07, 2017, 02:33:59 pm
Ben Affleck originally envisioned and filmed Lived by Night as a three hour long, character-driven crime drama, with the main character Joe Coughlin's brother Danny even appearing in a supporting role, with Scott Eastwood playing him. But Warner Bros. thought audiences wouldn't want to sit through a three hour long film, so they ordered the film to be changed into a crowd-pleasing action thriller, so Affleck was forced to cut it down to 129 minutes with Danny Coughlin's entire character and another character, Tim Hickey, played by regular Affleck collaborator Titus Welliver, being axed. The shorter runtime also left many character arcs feeling incomplete or rushed, so narration had to be added to fill in the gaps left in the story. Affleck's schedule also proved to be an issue as he had been cast in two other Warner Bros. films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Accountant, during pre-production and would have to start work on Justice League right after finishing Live by Night. Affleck's alcoholism and real-life divorce with Jennifer Garner only poured more salt into the wounds.
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Post by: Caleb Paasche on September 07, 2017, 08:00:07 pm
Ben Affleck originally envisioned and filmed Lived by Night as a three hour long, character-driven crime drama, with the main character Joe Coughlin's brother Danny even appearing in a supporting role, with Scott Eastwood playing him. But Warner Bros. thought audiences wouldn't want to sit through a three hour long film, so they ordered the film to be changed into a crowd-pleasing action thriller, so Affleck was forced to cut it down to 129 minutes with Danny Coughlin's entire character and another character, Tim Hickey, played by regular Affleck collaborator Titus Welliver, being axed. The shorter runtime also left many character arcs feeling incomplete or rushed, so narration had to be added to fill in the gaps left in the story. Affleck's schedule also proved to be an issue as he had been cast in two other Warner Bros. films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Accountant, during pre-production and would have to start work on Justice League right after finishing Live by Night. Affleck's alcoholism and real-life divorce with Jennifer Garner only poured more salt into the wounds.
Damn, that sucks.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 09, 2017, 09:49:41 pm
In 1999, Cary Woods' production company Independent Pictures acquired a spec script for a Liberace biopic written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer (yes, THAT Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer). Described as a comedy-drama in the vein of The People vs. Larry Flynt, the film was set to be distributed by New Line Cinema in the United States, with Woods producing alongside Brad Grey, Peter Safran, and The People vs. Larry Flynt writers Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski. Philip Kaufman was hired to direct and big-name stars like Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, and Nicolas Cage were each attached to the project at one point. Friedberg and Seltzer spent two years flying back and forth between Los Angeles and San Francisco tinkering with the script under Kaufman's watch. The project was later cancelled.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 09, 2017, 10:13:21 pm
The live-action film adaptation of The Cat in the Hat was supposed to be more family-friendly and stick closer to the tone and story of the original book, but studio executives from Universal ordered rewrites to increase the adult content in an attempt to replicate the success of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 09, 2017, 11:42:41 pm
The original editor of Aaron Sorkin's upcoming directorial debut Molly's Game was David Rosenbloom, but Sorkin fired him shortly after previously unseen footage was screened at CinemaCon. Rosenbloom's replacements were Alan Baumgarten, Elliot Graham, and Josh Schaeffer. Graham previously edited Steve Jobs, another biopic written by Sorkin.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 10, 2017, 10:02:57 am
Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, the writers of Ed Wood and 1408, were originally hired to write the screenplay for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters before Marc Guggenheim, writer of Arrow and Green Lantern, was hired to perform a rewrite. Only Guggenheim was given screenplay credit in the finished film.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 10, 2017, 05:48:22 pm
Frank Darabont originally set up The Walking Dead at HBO in 2007, and wanted Thomas Jane to play Rick Grimes. When HBO passed on the series, Darabont took it to AMC after three years of trying to find the show a new home, but Jane was unavailable because he was working on Hung, an HBO series. Andrew Lincoln was then hired to play the character of Rick.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 10, 2017, 05:58:14 pm
Paul Dini and John Lee Hancock co-wrote the screenplay for Maleficent alongside Linda Woolverton. Of the three, only Woolverton was given writing credit in the finished film.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 10, 2017, 06:01:56 pm
Tim Burton and Sam Raimi were considered to direct Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but both declined, with Burton choosing to work on Frankenweenie and Raimi accepting the offer to direct Oz the Great and Powerful.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 10, 2017, 06:06:37 pm
In the early 2000's, Joss Whedon was hired to write a fifth installment in the Alien franchise The film's plot was to focus on Ellen Ripley and Newt and would've been set on Earth. FOX considered Danny Boyle, Bryan Singer, and Peter Jackson to direct. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who directed Alien: Resurrection, was eventually hired. However, Jeunet made many comical changes to Whedon's script, and Sigourney Weaver disliked it, so the film was cancelled.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 10, 2017, 06:10:08 pm
The Alien vs. Predator sequel was originally titled Alien vs. Predator: Survival of the Fittest, but it was later changed to Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 12, 2017, 08:54:31 pm
Michael Chabon, John Logan, Christopher McQuarrie, Ed Solomon, Andrew Kevin Walker, and Joss Whedon all helped contribute to the screenplay for Bryan Singer's X-Men, but neither of them were credited in the finished film.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on September 12, 2017, 09:06:49 pm
We all die.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 13, 2017, 07:33:04 am
David Frankel, Richard Linklater, and Billy Ray all helped work on the script for Friday Night Lights, but only David Aaron Cohen and director Peter Berg were given screenplay credit in the finished film.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 13, 2017, 07:42:32 am
In 2004, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and John Logan were set to reteam after The Aviator for an English-language remake of Akira Kurosawa's Drunken Angel, but the project was eventually cancelled by Warner Bros.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 13, 2017, 09:12:30 am
In 2000, Darren Aronofsky was set to write and direct a film adaptation of the children's picture book Sector 7 for Paramount and Nickelodeon, with James Schamus producing through his production company Good Machine. However, the project ended up entering development hell and was then cancelled.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 13, 2017, 09:22:23 am
In the late 1990's, an attempt was made through Paramount and Nickelodeon to produce a film adaptation of Bone. Series author Jeff Smith said in a 2003 interview that Nickelodeon had insisted on the Bone cousins being voiced by child actors and wanted the film's soundtrack to include pop songs by the likes of N'Sync. Smith's response was that one would never insert pop songs in the middle of The Lord of the Rings or The Empire Strikes Back, and therefore pop songs shouldn't be placed in Bone either.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 13, 2017, 09:25:52 am
In 1993, Nickelodeon forged a two-year contract with 20th Century FOX to make feature films. The joint venture would mostly produce new material, though a Nickelodeon executive did not rule out the possibility of making films based on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rugrats, and Doug. The contract expired in 1995 with no movies produced. The Rugrats eventually got their own film trilogy when Nickelodeon's parent company Viacom merged with Paramount, and Doug also eventually got his own film when Disney acquired the series.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 07:44:10 am
The Duffer Brothers originally wanted to write and direct It, but Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema passed on them as they weren't experienced enough. The duo then went on to create Stranger Things for Netflix.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 07:46:34 am
After Cary Fukunaga dropped out of directing It, Mike Flanagan was desperate to get into talks with Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema for the position to direct before Andy Muschietti was hired to replace Fukunaga. Flanagan eventually decided to adapt another Stephen King novel, Gerald's Game.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 07:51:02 am
In the mid-1990's, Tim Burton was attached to direct The Hawkline Monster, a creature feature slash western that would've starred Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson and had a script written by Jonathan Gems. Burton, Gems, and Nicholson all decided to work on Mars Attacks instead.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 07:53:29 am
Tim Burton was attached to direct and produce a stop-motion animated film adaptation of The Addams Family for Universal and Illumination Entertainment, with Burton developing the screen story alongside Ed Wood and Big Eyes scribes Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, who'd also write the screenplay. In July 2013, Universal and Illumination cancelled the project.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 07:56:30 am
In 2001, James Cameron was planning on writing and directing a sequel to True Lies, with Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as Harry Tasker. But the film was cancelled after the 9/11 attacks.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 07:59:36 am
M. Night Shyamalan was hired to write a fourth Indiana Jones film in 2001, but he found himself overwhelmed writing a sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, one of his favorite films, and claimed it was difficult to get Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford to focus.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 08:10:14 am
Sam Raimi tried to convince Edgar Wright to direct Drag Me to Hell, but he declined.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 08:12:01 am
After the release of Oz the Great and Powerful, Disney was already planning a sequel with James Franco reprising his role as the title character and Mitchell Kapner returning to write the screenplay. However, Sam Raimi refused to direct due to working on the remake of Evil Dead.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 08:13:01 am
Guillermo del Toro was considered to direct Godzilla, but refused. Gareth Edwards was hired to direct instead.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 08:14:23 am
In 2011, Guillermo del Toro was planning a live-action film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and produced by Denise Di Novi. When it was cancelled, Disney planned a live-action reimagining of their animated Beauty and the Beast adaptation and hired Watson to play Belle.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 08:15:11 am
In 2012, Guillermo del Toro entered negotiations to direct The Wolverine, but eventually left the project to direct Pacific Rim.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 08:17:26 am
In 2008, Marvel was considering Guillermo del Toro to direct Thor. Because of his admiration of Jack Kirby's work, del Toro entered negotiations to direct the film. He said that he loved the character of Loki, and wished to incorporate more original Norse mythology into the film, including a dingy Valhalla with Vikings and mud. However, del Toro left the project to work on The Hobbit for WB/New Line and MGM.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 08:21:33 am
In 2008, Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct a remake of RoboCop for MGM and Screen Gems, with David Self writing the screenplay from a story co-written with Aronofsky. Aronofsky's take took place 3,000 years into the future when humanity would have lost the notion of morality and the only place wherein could recover this concept was in the RoboCop program. However, due to creative differences, Aronofsky left the project.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 08:26:56 am
In the early 2000's, Steven Seagal was planning on developing his dream project, a Genghis Khan biopic where he would've starred. Seagal even scouted locations and ran casting sessions himself, choosing Chinese actors to play Khan's family. The project was promptly derailed after Seagal's shady business partner with ties to the Mafia tried to shake Seagal down in order to force him into making more films.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 09:08:56 am
A week before the end of filming on Scream ended, director of photography Mark Irwin was fired from the film. Director Wes Craven, upon reviewing the dailies, found that the footage was out of focus and unusable, and Irwin was ordered to fire and replace his camera crew. When Irwin responded that they'd have to fire him too, they did just that. For the last week of filming, Craven hired cinematographer Peter Deming, who would also serve as D.P. on all three Scream sequels.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 09:17:02 am
Production on Julie Taymor's Beatles jukebox musical Across the Universe was mildly troubled. Taymor found herself having spats with the producers, with them feeling that she was making the film a too artsy and being unrealistically optimistic that the music of the Beatles would make it a box office hit. After filming was done, Taymor assembled her director's cut and presented it to executives at Sony, Columbia Pictures, and Revolution Studios, only for Revolution head Joe Roth to reject it and put together his own cut tailored more for mainstream audiences. However, between her status as a Broadway legend and her acclaimed work on Frida, Taymor had gotten protection from editorial criticism in her contract, and she demanded that Roth release her cut unaltered. Roth sent both versions to test audiences in an attempt to show that he was right, and while reactions toward both cuts were mixed, the feedback was more positive toward Taymor's cut than his own. Both parties refused to back down, causing the film's release date to slip from the back-end of 2006 to September 2007, and when it became obvious that the press were firmly on Taymor's side, Roth finally backed down and agreed to release her cut, albeit with little in the way of publicity, causing it to become a box office bomb.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 09:26:41 am
The romance between Kili and Tauriel was always intended to be in The Hobbit from as early as 2010 with her relationship with Legolas being strictly platonic. But when re-shoots were done to turn it into three films, the studio forced Peter Jackson to write Legolas into the love story and turn it into a love triangle. Both Evangeline Lilly and Jackson have admitted they hated the idea of a love triangle and just wanted to tell a simple love story.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 18, 2017, 10:02:48 pm
When Matthew Vaughn was originally attached to direct X-Men: The Last Stand after Bryan Singer left, Philippe Rousselot was hired as cinematographer for the film. When Vaughn left and Brett Ratner was hired, Rousselot stormed out of production after the first week of filming. In a later magazine interview in his native France, Rousselot called Ratner a jumped-up little Hollywood asshole and said that not quitting with Vaughn had been the worst mistake of his entire career. Hired to hurriedly replace Rousselot was regular Ratner collaborator Dante Spinotti, but when he had to honor a prior commitment, Spinotti was replaced by J. Michael Muro for the final days of filming. Muro later reteamed with Ratner for Rush Hour 3.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:32:59 am
After the success of 1986's About Last Night, screenwriters Tim Kazurinsky and Denise DeClue were approached by producers Jerry Belson and Jeff Sagansky of TriStar Pictures about doing For Keeps, a film about teen pregnancy. According to Kazurinsky and DeClue, the film was intended to be a dark yet funny cautionary tale. Belson sent the script to Molly Ringwald, who was enthusiastic about the project and saw it as an opportunity to gain more respectability as an actress. However, when John G. Avildsen was attached to direct, he envisioned it as a uplifting love story and refashioned the story as such, much to the chagrin of Ringwald, Kazurinsky, and DeClue. Ringwald and Avildsen constantly fought on set over the direction and tone of the film almost from the beginning, with Avildsen accusing her of wanting to turn the film into a condom commercial. The film also had a troubled post-production, with many scenes either being reshot or cut out of the film. The finished film was critically panned when released in 1988.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:37:36 am
During production of Jason X, screenwriter Todd Farmer and director James Isaac did not get along at all. The film saw constant, heavy rewrites during production that required Farmer to be on set at all times. By his account, the entire crew hated him. The two were especially tense over the film's tone, with Farmer wanting a more dark, serious film and Isaac wanting a more goofy, campy film.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:42:54 am
When the first cut of Star Wars turned out a complete and total catastrophe, George Lucas called in his wife Marcia and editors Paul Hirsch and Richard Chew to help him out during post-production as well as help salvage the film, and his visual effects team at Industrial Light & Magic had to complete a year's work in six months. Industrial Light & Magic initially spent half their budget on four shots that turned out to be completely worthless. Lucas was forced to supervise his effects team personally and nearly had a heart attack from exhaustion.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:50:25 am
During pre-production on Return of the Jedi, George Lucas and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan would constantly argue over story beats and set pieces, with both of them getting into heated discussions over whether to scrap the forest moon of Endor entirely in favor of setting the climactic battle on Had Abbadon, the supposed Imperial home planet. Richard Marquand was brought on as director after several of Lucas' planned choices, including Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, and David Cronenberg, didn't pan out, and they ran into frequent conflicts during filming. Not only was Lucas constantly on-set when Marquand directed, but he would often give the actors advice contrary to Marquand's direction. Likewise, Marquand alienated several of the actors, with both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill accusing him of treating them terribly while simultaneously fawning over Harrison Ford's performance.

Principal photography was beset with numerous delays and clashes between Lucas and Marquand, with Lucas wanting to use multiple cameras during each take so he could have more material in the editing room and Marquand wanting only one or two cameras with no fallback option. Lucas would frequently go behind Marquand's back and have extra cameras brought on set before Marquand arrived, resulting in flared tempers and arguments. The filmmakers inadvertently used old film stock that caused many shots to have a bizarre blue tint, which forced Industrial Light & Magic to fix the color timing on many shots in post-production. At a certain point, Lucas essentially took over the majority of directing duties from Marquand.

Lucas also ran into budget problems as a result of ensuring his loan with 20th Century FOX after the release of The Empire Strikes Back, to the point of interfering with filming. Marquand had to beg Lucas for a Rancor hand prop to be constructed so that close-ups of Hamill could be filmed. There was also the infamous Black Friday incident, where 100,000 feet of film stock containing effects shots that couldn't be read in an optical printer were unceremoniously dumped by Lucas himself. The crew at Industrial Light & Magic were forced to go back to the drawing board and start again from scratch, with many getting drunk when they heard the news. Ralph McQuarrie became burned out because of his constant work on the film and his hatred of the concept of Ewoks, and walked away from the production.

Cinematographer Alan Hume, who was angered over Lucas' treatment of Marquand, informally stepped away from his duties, leaving camera operator Alec Mills to finish filming during the last month of production. The first screening of the film, using an early cut, was reportedly a disaster, with Lucas deriding the editing and the fact that it didn't feel like a Star Wars film. Eventually, co-editor Sean Barton put together his own cut that Lucas preferred a lot more, and it was this cut that the finished film was crafted from.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:54:51 am
Kevin Williamson was unavailable to return to write Scream 3 due to him working on Teaching Mrs. Tingle, but he did write an outline for the film that was inspired by the 1986 cult classic slasher film April Fool's Day. His replacement, Ehren Kruger, all but ignored the outline, and his script was written mostly on the fly, with pages usually completed the day they were to be filmed. The characters bore so little resemblance to their appearances in the previous films that director Wes Craven himself performed rewrites. Laeta Kalogridis was brought onboard for further rewrites, performed at the last minute. Carrie Fisher, who made a cameo in the film, was also brought onboard as a script doctor to further polish the film. Craven, Kalogridis, and Fisher weren't given writing credits in the finished film.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:58:32 am
Producers Gordon Carroll, David Giler, and Walter Hill were initially keen to hire Robert Aldrich to direct Alien, but were dismayed when they found out that he didn't care about their vision and just wanted a quick paycheck. Several more directors passed on the project, and Hill considered directing it himself before a sample of Ridley Scott's work just happened to pass his desk. Scott got the job afterwards. There was also friction between the producers and co-writer Dan O'Bannon, who didn't like that Giler and Hill had rewritten the screenplay to have more gritty and realistic dialogue. Only O'Bannon was given screenplay credit in the finished film.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:04:51 am
Warner Bros. initially wanted to the change the setting for the Watchmen film, but director Zack Snyder threatened to quit the project if anything was changed.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:06:54 am
When Watchmen was originally set up at 20th Century FOX with Sam Hamm, co-writer of Batman, writing the script, there were a lot of changes made from Alan Moore's source material: the setting was updated to take place during the War on Terror, it went from a character study to a straight-up action film, and the plot was changed to Ozymandias going back in time to kill Dr. Manhattan, which somehow transported the characters into the real world, where they're known as comic book characters. This version languished in development until Warner Bros. acquired the film rights.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:09:37 am
For The Matrix, the Wachowskis wanted to have the machines use the humans plugged into the Matrix as a gigantic neural network computer, but Warner Bros. executives thought that audiences wouldn't understand this, so they changed it to using the humans to generate electricity. While some considered this a good metaphor, others criticize it for resulting in gaping plot holes.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:16:35 am
Batman Forever and Batman & Robin both suffered from Warner Bros. executive meddling after Batman Returns didn't do as well as they hoped. The film's dark and depressing tone didn't appeal to parents who still thought that comic book characters like Batman were for children. The studio thus replaced Tim Burton with Joel Schumacher, who was a comic book fan himself and wanted to continue the dark and serious trend, even planning an adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One. Warner Bros. refused, forcing him, producer Peter MacGregor-Scott, and co-writer Akiva Goldsman to make it more family-friendly and merchandise-driven. Schumacher long lamented the series being used as a toy commercial.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:18:34 am
Warner Bros. thought Gremlins focused too much on the titular creatures and wanted most of their scenes cut. Producer Steven Spielberg mockingly suggested that the studio could cut out every scene featuring the Gremlins and retitle the movie People. The studio thus backed down.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:21:56 am
The 2002 live-action film adaptation of Scooby-Doo was intended by writer James Gunn and director Raja Gosnell to be a PG-13 film, with the script being more self-aware in its humor and centering around urban legends and fan theories. Although many of these scenes were shot, Warner Bros. forced Gunn and Gosnell to cut all out of them out so the film could get a PG rating. Later on, Gunn's contract mandated that he write a sequel and he was forced to leave Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake as a result, with Michael Tolkin and Scott Frank performing rewrites for that film in his place.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:25:58 am
The Core co-writer John Rogers originally wanted to have a magnetic reversal occur in the film, but he was told that it was too far-fetched. The capsule that drilled into the core was also expected to have a window.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:27:36 am
Mel Brooks was called into a meeting with Warner Bros. executives where they had a long list of changes that they wanted to make to Blazing Saddles, including removing all instances of the word "nigger" and cutting out the beans scene entirely. Brooks took careful notes of all their requests, and when the meeting was over, he dumped his notes in the garbage, because his contract gave him final cut on the film.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:29:50 am
James O'Barr once mentioned in an interview an executive at Miramax/Dimension Films who tried to meddle with the film adaptation of O'Barr's comic book The Crow, suggesting it be adapted as a musical starring Michael Jackson. O'Barr thought he was joking, but when he insisted he was serious, O'Barr showed him the door.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:37:35 am
In an interview with Frank Darabont in Fangoria, studio meddling was rampant in The Fly II. Darabont and the other writers wanted to explore a number of themes, among them an exploration of what it means to be a son to a father. Executives at 20th Century FOX, who had never even seen the first film, demanded they be dropped in favor of more graphic violence, gore, and gross-out/special effects sequences. Darabont says that at the first screening, Walas turned to him at the film's conclusion and said that it wasn't the film he wanted to make either. Uncredited executive producer Mel Brooks reportedly remarked that in all his years, he had never seen such vile studio interference on a project.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:45:00 am
Ex Machina had a difficult time getting a theatrical release in the United States. Universal Pictures International produced and took most of the bill for the film internationally. However, Universal's American executives rejected a U.S. release believing that it wouldn't fit with the studio's film slate that year. Their arthouse unit, Focus Features, also rejected the film for similar reasons, meaning that independent film studio A24 had to broker an agreement with Universal to get the film to America. Unfortunately for Focus Features, Ex Machina's critical and commercial success played a role in that unit's reorganization under Universal Pictures International and Focus Features head Peter Schlessel, who was instrumental in snubbing the film, consequently getting fired.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:57:45 pm
The first draft of Kong: Skull Island was set in 1917 and was almost an entirely different film.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:58:53 pm
Joe Cornish was offered the chances to direct Kong: Skull Island and Star Trek Beyond, but declined.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 07:59:55 pm
To prepare for filming Kong: Skull Island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts screened the South Korean creature feature The Host; the South Korean action western The Good, the Bad, the Weird; and the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse for the cast.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:01:17 pm
Peter Jackson recommended Guillermo del Toro direct Kong: Skull Island during development.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:03:54 pm
David Hornsby, who plays Rickety Cricket in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is the son-in-law of acclaimed cinematographer Caleb Deschanel.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:06:52 pm
Caleb Deschanel was the original cinematographer for Jan de Bont's remake of The Haunting, but during filming, the two clashed over how the film should look. At the end of the first week of shooting, de Bont fired Deschanel and replaced him with Karl Walter Lindenlaub.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:09:34 pm
Lynne Ramsay was originally attached to direct Jane Got a Gun, but she dropped out on the first day of filming. Ramsay cited creative differences and contract issues, while the studio claims that she was drunk, disruptive, and abusive to the cast and crew, and had slacked off on some of the duties in her contract.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:14:08 pm
Bruce Willis and composer Michael Kamen took over production on The Last Boy Scout, making significant changes to Shane Black's script and forcing director Tony Scott to film many scenes that he didn't like under threat of being fired from production. Even after all of that, Kamen still hated the film. Everyone else involved also had a miserable time making the film, with producer Joel Silver naming it one of the worst experiences of his life.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:16:49 pm
When Val Kilmer was behaving like a prima donna during the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau, director John Frankenheimer once replied to him, "I don't give a fuck. Get off my set!"
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:24:30 pm
During production on Chappie, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on September 19, 2017, 08:28:47 pm
During production on Chappue, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.

It's actually Chappie.  Not Chappue.  Chappie.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 19, 2017, 08:34:34 pm
RZA's original first cut of The Man with the Iron Fists was four hours long, with him suggesting to split the film into two like Kill Bill. Producer and co-writer Eli Roth wasn’t a fan of the idea, and edited the movie down to 96 minutes, excising some of the graphic content in order for the film to get an R rating. RZA wasn’t happy with this, and stormed out of the editing room, not returning for two weeks.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 20, 2017, 08:01:35 am
John Hughes wrote the script for The Breakfast Club in two days, and also wrote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in the same amount of time.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 20, 2017, 08:02:58 am
Robert Downey, Jr. found working with John Hughes on Weird Science so aggravating that he took a shit on the floor of co-star Kelly LeBrock's trailer out of spite.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 21, 2017, 08:18:36 am
Stuart Baird provided additional editing for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 21, 2017, 09:24:28 am
Pierce Brosnan was keen to get Brett Ratner to direct Die Another Day, but Ratner was rejected by the producers, who didn't like any of his work. Brosnan would later get his chance to work with Ratner on the 2004 film After the Sunset.
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Post by: Robert Neville on September 21, 2017, 03:01:12 pm
During production on Chappie, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.

Given that he apparently wanted to cast that guy as the Elysium's lead (which he refused), then offered the role to Eminem, and only then to Matt Damon, Blomkamp really has only himself to blame.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on September 21, 2017, 03:18:02 pm
During production on Chappie, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.

Given that he apparently wanted to cast that guy as the Elysium's lead (which he refused), then offered the role to Eminem, and only then to Matt Damon, Blomkamp really has only himself to blame.

Why did you bold Eminem's name?
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Post by: Robert Neville on September 21, 2017, 03:53:21 pm
During production on Chappie, co-star Ninja, of Die Antwoord, refused to sit next to other cast members out of a sense of superiority, attempted to tell his fellow cast members how to do their scenes, sexually harassed female crew members and sent them explicit photos of himself, and had to be written out of at least one scene because Hugh Jackman couldn't stand him. After that, director Neill Blomkamp refused to ever work with him again.

Given that he apparently wanted to cast that guy as the Elysium's lead (which he refused), then offered the role to Eminem, and only then to Matt Damon, Blomkamp really has only himself to blame.

Why did you bold Eminem's name?

I just don't think he would have ever fit as a protagonist of that particular script; a lot more so than that Ninja, who would've been dumb enough to fit in. In particular, I like to think his version of the character (what was that guy's name again?) would not have gone back to that factory in the first place, much less had to get magic terminal cancer from it before finally deciding to break the system.

Honestly, a version of the film where he was the lead would have been a lot different. Not sure if it would have been better, but it certainly would be a lot more memorable.
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Post by: Robert Neville on September 21, 2017, 04:06:58 pm
When Val Kilmer was behaving like a prima donna during the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau, director John Frankenheimer once replied to him, "I don't give a fuck. Get off my set!"

Wonder if you've seen this take (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/16/marlon-brando-monster-sabotaged-my-film-island-of-dr-moreau) on the events.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 22, 2017, 05:03:05 pm
Regular Oliver Stone and Cameron Crowe collaborator Joe Hutshing provided additional editing on Independence Day: Resurgence and The Birth of a Nation.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 27, 2017, 05:51:02 am
Billy Bob Thornton was considered to play Freddy Krueger in the Michael Bay-produced remake of Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street before Jackie Earle Haley was cast.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 27, 2017, 07:32:28 pm
Victor Salva was considered to direct Freddy vs. Jason, but writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift boycotted the idea.
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Post by: John Tyler on September 28, 2017, 07:57:14 am
Nic Mathieu was originally attached to direct Arrival before he was replaced by Denis Villeneuve.
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Post by: Cutler de Chateau on September 29, 2017, 07:00:54 pm
Darren Aronofsky's Batman film would've been like this:

After Bruce Wayne's parents are shot, Bruce loses his fortune and becomes homeless.
Alfred's character changed to a African-American man named "Little"Al who runs a Auto-Repair shop and acts as Bruce's mentor.
Bruce doesn't travel the world, he instead reads books on various types of combat and practices them.
Unlike the comic it would have focused more on Bruce.
Bruce uses mostly chemical based weapons when fighting (like the original Bill Finger Batman).
Bruce Wayne gets his persona from an intertwined T and W on a ring he wore while fighting crime that was mistaken for a bat.
Many key scenes from the comic are omitted from the script.
The Batmobile and Batcave are present.
Gordon has lived in Gotham for years, and is trying to leave for the sake of his pregnant wife.
Gordon's wife is renamed Ann.
Carmine Falcone is omitted from the script and Gillain B.Loeb would have replaced him as the Master of the Organized crime.
Selina Kyle would have been African-American and would have had a more prominent role.
Gordon's character would have been suicidal.
The Batmobile would have been a Lincoln Continental.
There would have been many new characters that were not in the comic.

Ignoring the obvious racist key points, why change Gordon's wife?
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on September 29, 2017, 08:46:39 pm
Darren Aronofsky's Batman film would've been like this:

After Bruce Wayne's parents are shot, Bruce loses his fortune and becomes homeless.
Alfred's character changed to a African-American man named "Little"Al who runs a Auto-Repair shop and acts as Bruce's mentor.
Bruce doesn't travel the world, he instead reads books on various types of combat and practices them.
Unlike the comic it would have focused more on Bruce.
Bruce uses mostly chemical based weapons when fighting (like the original Bill Finger Batman).
Bruce Wayne gets his persona from an intertwined T and W on a ring he wore while fighting crime that was mistaken for a bat.
Many key scenes from the comic are omitted from the script.
The Batmobile and Batcave are present.
Gordon has lived in Gotham for years, and is trying to leave for the sake of his pregnant wife.
Gordon's wife is renamed Ann.
Carmine Falcone is omitted from the script and Gillain B.Loeb would have replaced him as the Master of the Organized crime.
Selina Kyle would have been African-American and would have had a more prominent role.
Gordon's character would have been suicidal.
The Batmobile would have been a Lincoln Continental.
There would have been many new characters that were not in the comic.

Ignoring the obvious racist key points, why change Gordon's wife?
It’s Darren Aronofsky.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on September 29, 2017, 08:56:53 pm
Darren Aronofsky's Batman film would've been like this:

After Bruce Wayne's parents are shot, Bruce loses his fortune and becomes homeless.
Alfred's character changed to a African-American man named "Little"Al who runs a Auto-Repair shop and acts as Bruce's mentor.
Bruce doesn't travel the world, he instead reads books on various types of combat and practices them.
Unlike the comic it would have focused more on Bruce.
Bruce uses mostly chemical based weapons when fighting (like the original Bill Finger Batman).
Bruce Wayne gets his persona from an intertwined T and W on a ring he wore while fighting crime that was mistaken for a bat.
Many key scenes from the comic are omitted from the script.
The Batmobile and Batcave are present.
Gordon has lived in Gotham for years, and is trying to leave for the sake of his pregnant wife.
Gordon's wife is renamed Ann.
Carmine Falcone is omitted from the script and Gillain B.Loeb would have replaced him as the Master of the Organized crime.
Selina Kyle would have been African-American and would have had a more prominent role.
Gordon's character would have been suicidal.
The Batmobile would have been a Lincoln Continental.
There would have been many new characters that were not in the comic.

Ignoring the obvious racist key points, why change Gordon's wife?

Wait, was this not a joke? In any case, it's better than Snyder...
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Post by: J. Kashmir on September 29, 2017, 09:08:36 pm
Alfred's character changed to a African-American man named "Little"Al who runs a Auto-Repair shop and acts as Bruce's mentor.

Bruce doesn't travel the world, he instead reads books on various types of combat and practices them.
1. This bit in particular sounds like satire. It's utterly bizarre.

2. Didn't they do this in that Ninja Turtles film from 2014?
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Post by: John Tyler on September 29, 2017, 10:27:54 pm
Didn't they do this in that Ninja Turtles film from 2014?
In that film, it was a picture book... in Japanese... even though in the film, Splinter isn't even Japanese...
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Post by: John Tyler on September 29, 2017, 10:39:09 pm
Stanley Kubrick was once interested in directing an adaptation of V.C. Andrews' Flowers in the Attic, but due to the explicit incestuous relationship between the two main characters, a possible Kubrick-directed take on the material never happened.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 04, 2017, 10:22:18 pm
Kelly Marcel provided uncredited rewrites to the scripts for Bronson and Max Max: Fury Road.
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Post by: Robert Neville on October 08, 2017, 11:39:35 am
200 Weinstein archive films have been owned by Goldman Sachs since 2010. (http://pagesix.com/2017/10/07/weinstein-empire-has-a-history-of-money-troubles/)
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Post by: Robert Neville on October 09, 2017, 05:29:11 pm
Schwarzenegger has loads of Transformer statues in his backyard, yet only watched the first Bayformers. He also liked Black Swan and Dunkirk. (http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/10/06/arnold-schwarzenegger-oktoberfest-215685)
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Post by: J. Kashmir on October 10, 2017, 12:33:13 am
Something for Blade Runner 2049:
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 10, 2017, 12:38:14 am
Something for Blade Runner 2049:
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Post by: Danny Darkoh on October 10, 2017, 12:57:19 am
Something for Blade Runner 2049:
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Also, the lighting in the scene was pretty dim, which probably helped somewhat.
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Post by: Diego Tutweiller on October 10, 2017, 01:23:37 am
Something for Blade Runner 2049:
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Also, the lighting in the scene was pretty dim, which probably helped somewhat.

Yeah... I thought about that, but that scene with Tarkin was really dark as well, and he still looked like a Lego Star Wars character.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 13, 2017, 09:23:46 am
The character of Carlo in La La Land, a hotshot screenwriter Mia meets at a party, is played by Jason Fuchs, the co-writer of Wonder Woman and Pan.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 16, 2017, 09:35:12 am
Martin Scorsese was originally attached to direct The Snowman, but dropped out in 2013, although he would remain onboard as an executive producer and later bring his go-to editor Thelma Schoonmaker to help edit the film alongside Claire Simpson. Morten Tyldum and Baltasar Kormakur were both considered to replace Scorsese, but they declined. Tomas Alfredson was then hired to direct in 2014.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 18, 2017, 08:08:11 am
La La Land was initially set up at Focus Features with a budget of just $1 million. The studio demanded the character of Sebastian be changed from a jazz pianist to a rock musician and both the complicated opening musical number and the bittersweet ending be dropped. Heartbroken, Chazelle scrapped the project and moved on.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 18, 2017, 08:23:37 am
Rob Zombie was considered to direct Freddy vs. Jason, but turned it down to work on House of 1000 Corpses.
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Post by: John Tyler on October 23, 2017, 08:26:04 am
Eric Roth wrote the original screenplay for The Cat in the Hat, which was more family-friendly and faithful to the book, but it was rewritten by Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaeffer after Universal decided it needed more adult content in order to recapture the success of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Roth wasn't given a screenplay credit in the finished film.