Sunday, April 15, 2012

Disappearing Biopics...

In doing the Reel People series over the past half a decade (see:2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007), I have found it helpful to keep a list of upcoming biopics when I hear about them. The reel people post doesn't come out until the film is well on it's way to release (including an image of the performer in character) prior to a post being crafted and published.

That being said, as I have prepared this years real people series, a number of the post I imagined writing this year appear to be no goes at this time, and in many cases a film that previously seemed to be in pre-production has fallen off any sort of production calendar.

Here are some reel people post you will not see this year, because the film although at one time seemed to be on track, doesn't even exist.

I think one quick glance and you'll see there is no way I could make up this type of detail.

Reel People Post I Do Not Intend On Writing This Year Because The Film Does Not Exist or are project indefinitly on hold

Die Blutgräfin, with Tilda Swinton as Elizabeth Báthory
Number 13, with Dan Fogler as Alfred Hitchcock
Down and Dirty Pictures, with Vincent D'Onfrio as Harvey Weinstein
Indian Summer, with Cate Blanchett as Lady Mountbatten (Joe Wright directing)
Save Us, Joe Lewis, with Terrance Howard as Joe Lewis
Piece of My Heart, with Renee Zellwegger as Janis Joplin
The Ventian, Matt Damon as Marco Polo

Is there any of these you wish were back on track? At this time, it looks like we will never see any of these, especially not in the next couple of years.

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