There are so many movies that have blown us away by their sheer brilliance and their concepts. But sometimes the story behind the celluloid is even more interesting than the story playing on-screen. Directors and actors don’t get along, co actors can’t see eye to eye, directors and script writers don’t find producers, producers don’t find takers etc. The battles off the movie set are even more gruesome than the ones that happen on screen. Here is the list of famous movies that nearly didn’t get made:
12. The Fountain (2006)
‘The Fountain’ was going in the right direction during its pre production stage. It had a budget of seventy million dollars and Brad Pitt as the lead actor. Then suddenly one fine day, the movie lost on its producers. Hence, the movie was delayed. Darren Aronofsky found new producers with a budget of eighteen million dollars but by the time this happened, Brad Pitt had parted ways over the delay and intellectual disagreements. Finally, Darren returned to the project two years later, this time with Hugh Jackman. He made the entire movie in a single shoot schedule and hence the movie look hurried in its first cut. When the movie released after edits and enhancements, it did not have a voice or a conscience. It seemed as half thought and poorly conceived.
11. Toy Story (1995)
‘Toy Story’ represents the typical battle of money v/s art. Disney gave Pixar a list of things and features that they wanted them to incorporate in the movie. Pixar tried to make sense of the list but could not. Disney wanted to have real people as the characters and not toys. Not only that, they also wanted it appear like a fairy tale. Pixar rejected their every idea. They said that the toys were the voice of the movie and real people would never deliver the same emotion. Also, they believed in incorporating flaws in their characters to make it authentic and life like. Hence, the project was shut down multiple times. But it was the sheer negotiation abilities of John Lasseter that made the compromise. The making of the movie was the first time when Disney bowed in front any production house and it reaped awards for them in so many ways.