Monday, April 2, 2007

The best unmade scripts of all time

A while back, Empire magazine published a list of ten movie scripts that had been floating around in Hollywood limbo for a while. The scripts were fantastic, but for some reason or the other, they hadn’t made it to the silver screen. Of the entries on the list, Aronofsky’s Fountain recently got made into a beautiful but slightly befuddling movie. James Cameron’s Avatar is one of the most talked about movies on the list. Apparently, current CGI standards will enable him to create his unique vision the way he wanted it; casting calls for Avatar have been sent out and it’s set to release in 2009. Given Cameron’s penchant for perfection however, ( and if his directorial work with Titanic was anything to go by) I’ll bet dollars to donuts that Avatar won’t see the light of day before 2011. There’s a Lynch on the list, a script by the Coens and another by the Wachowskis. Here’s hoping that someday these brilliant masterpieces will claim the reel they deserve.

Exit Zero - Kurt Wimmer:

Ronnie Rocket - David Lynch:

Sherlock Holmes And The Vengeance of Dracula - Michael Valle

Edward Ford - Lem Dobbs

To The White Sea - Joel & Ethan Coen

The Gemini Man - Darren Lemke and Jonathan Hensleigh

The Sky is Falling - Eric Warren Singer & Howard Roth

Carnivore - Larry & Andy Wachowski

Avatar - James Cameron

Crusade - Walon Green

Bessie - Richard Kelly

The Fountain - Darren Aronofsky