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The Great Unmade: Godzilla 2

In the news this week there was a report about a a 50-metre-long lump of rock hurtling ominously through space towards Earth. This vast lump of rock could spell the end for every living creature on the planet. Thankfully scientists have now reassured us all that the rock will miss by a good 17,100 miles. The […]

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Cold War, Cold Star Beast: William Gibson’s Unmade Alien III

    With Neil Blomkamp scoring by posting some Alien concept ideas he had on Twitter, and enlisting the support of his Chappie star Sigourney Weaver to get his own Alien film greenlit, now is an opportune time to look back to the ’80’s at sci-fi author William Gibson’s (Neuromancer) script for an as yet […]

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The Great Unmade? James Bond In Thunderballs: Octoprostate Vs Roboshark

Most people know Sean Connery was tempted back to the role of James Bond in 1983 in the unofficial production Never Say Never Again. Fewer know he almost returned to the role in the late 1970′s. This adventure would have seen the return of Blofeld and SPECTRE, operating from the Bahamas and a secret base […]

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The Great Unmade? Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune

Critics are abuzz with rave reviews of Frank Pavich’s documentary on one of the maddest, baddest gambles in Hollywood’s history – the still-born first serious attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s ground breaking, Messianic Space Opera novel, Dune. The fall-out from the extensive, imaginative gathering of talent by visionary director Alejandro Jodorowsky before the plug was […]

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The Great Unmade? Trouble In Paradise: David Lean’s Bounty

  Popular myth, partly propagated by the great director himself, would have it that David Lean withdrew completely from film-making after the critical drubbing he received for Ryan’s Daughter, only to emerge, reputation restored in 1984, with A Passage To India. In fact, he spent four years trying to make an epic two part film, […]

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