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« Reply #1180 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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« Reply #1181 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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« Reply #1182 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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« Reply #1183 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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« Reply #1184 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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« Reply #1185 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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« Reply #1186 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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« Reply #1187 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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« Reply #1188 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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« Reply #1189 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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« Reply #1190 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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« Reply #1191 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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« Reply #1192 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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« Reply #1193 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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« Reply #1194 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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« Reply #1195 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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« Reply #1196 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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« Reply #1197 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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« Reply #1198 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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« Reply #1199 on: September 19, 2017, 08:01:17 pm »
Peter Jackson recommended Guillermo del Toro direct Kong: Skull Island during development.
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