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Poll: Movies Made by Alternate Directors - Part 1

Scripts are passed around frequently in Hollywood. There are often many movie makers who become attached to a project before the script ends up in the lap of the eventual director of the movie.

Below are movies that were close to being made by different directors. Some were fired during production, others couldn’t get the ball rolling, a few lost interest, and in one case the director died before he could make the movie.

Which of the following movies made by alternate directors would you have been most interested in seeing?

See part two here

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Directed by Guillermo Del Toro
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    The Aviator (2004)

    Directed by Christopher Nolan
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    Interstellar (2014)

    Directed by Steven Spielberg
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    Shutter Island (2010)

    Directed by David Fincher
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    Schindler's List (1993)

    Directed by Martin Scorsese
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    Jurassic Park (1993)

    Directed by James Cameron
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    Spider-Man (2002)

    Directed by James Cameron
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

    Directed by Steven Spielberg
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    Jurassic Park (1993)

    Directed by Tim Burton
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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

    Directed by John Carpenter
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    Good Will Hunting (1997)

    Directed by Kevin smith
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    Dune (1984)

    Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
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    Alien (1979)

    Directed by Roger Corman
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    Total Recall (1990)

    Directed by David Cronenberg
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    The Godfather (1972)

    Directed by Sergio Leone
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    The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    Directed by Martin Scorsese
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

    Directed by David Cronenberg
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    Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

    Directed by Marc Forster
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

    Directed by David Lynch
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    Man of Steel (2013)

    Directed by Darren Aronosfsky
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    Top Gun (1986)

    Directed by John Carpenter
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    Good Will Hunting (1997)

    Directed by Mel Gibson
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    One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
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    The Exorcist (1973)

    Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

    Directed by John Frankenheimer
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    Jaws (1975)

    Directed by Dick Richards
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    Zombieland (2009)

    Directed by John Carpenter
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    Life of Pi (2012)

    Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
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    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

    Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
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    Jaws (1975)

    Directed by John Sturgis
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    Bad Girls (1994)

    Directed by Tamra Davis
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    Spartacus (1960)

    Directed by Anthony Mann
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    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

    Directed by Richard Stanley
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    WarGames (1983)

    Directed by Martin Brest