Have you been waiting for the release of Spielberg's Night
Skies? Or Ridley Scott's I Am Legend? Surely you've
heard that Tim Burton was planning to make SuperMan Lives?
any or all of these slipped you by, then The Greatest Sci-fi
Movies Never Made is for you! And if you did know about
all of these then the book is still worth buying as there
are loads more little bits of information tucked away in this
wonderful work of fact.
book kicks off in the right gear with a bitter and depressing
foreword by H.R. Giger (the man responsible for providing
Hollywood the designs for Alien) He claims that Hollywood
do not respect the talent of the designer as well as they
should and goes on to state that Alien is the only
film he has been proud to be a part of.
are a few entries which have done the rounds for years. For
example there can't be anyone who hasn't heard some word on
Philip Kaufman's original plans for the Star Trek: The
Motion Picture. And with Fox due to release Dune: The
mini-series over here soon there can't be a Frank Herbert
fan left who hasn't heard the author's famous quote: "A
lot of people have tried to film Dune. They all failed."
there are pages and pages of this stuff - with something for
everyone. Want to know about what happened to the movie versions
of: Watchmen, The Fantastic Four, Silver
Surfer and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
Well everything you need to know is right here.
sci-fi fan should own this.
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