3. Warner Bros. wanted something that wasn’t as dark
A more mature version of the Catwoman movie was close to getting the green light ten years before the Halle Berry-fronted one was made. With Tim Burton allegedly at the helm, this Michelle Pfeiffer-led movie was to be a much darker affair. Sadly, the success of the more family-friendly Batman Forever swayed Warner Brothers away from the moodier version of Catwoman.
4. Clive Barker ignored the project
Any horror movie fan worth their salt will tell you that the first Hellraiser was brilliant, while its sequels were far from it. However, a terrifying trailer released in 2013 for a return to the franchise seemed to reignite fan interest. Sadly, it never materialized. The problem was that the originator of the franchise Clive Barker announced his own version, ultimately killing the Mike Le Han feature that looked so tantalizing from the outset. Adding insult to injury, we got to see neither of these movies, but rather a direct-to-video release entitled Hellraiser: Judgment. Yay…
5. Director wouldn’t tell a fib to get funding
Think the premise of exploring the Antarctic in search of superbeings sounds cool? Well try telling that to Universal Studios because it’s responsible for bringing At the Mountains of Madness to a screeching halt. It refused to give the awe-inspiring director Guillermo del Toro $150 million to make the motion picture, mainly because it was afraid of how the film would perform with an R rating. In hindsight, the director regrets not fibbing about the content, telling Collider earlier this year: “I’m too much of a Boy Scout. I should have lied, but I didn’t.”