15 Great Movies That Were Never Finished



Pop Crunch has a list of fifteen ambitious or original movies that never completed production. Among them is an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole landmark novel A Confederacy of Dunces:

The book’s journey to film is a perplexing one. In 1982, Harold Ramis was slated to write and direct an adaptation starring John Belushi and Richard Pryor. After Belushi’s untimely death, John Candy and Chris Farley were picked to replace them, but filming was put on hold after they passed away too, ascribing a curse to the film. Another adaptation by Steven Soderbergh was scheduled for release in 2005, starring Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Mos Def, and Lily Tomlin. But after three decades as a work in progress, it’s status is still unknown. ?


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Belushi, Candy and Farley were also linked to a never-made movie about an eskimo named Atuk, as well as a Fatty Arbuckle biopic. It's a pretty wide-ranging "curse."
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It's seems A Confederacy of Dunces was cursed from the beginning. John Kennedy Toole hung himself in his mothers attic before the book was a success. As a matter of fact, it hadn't even been published yet. The manuscript was sitting in a box in his mom's house and when she discovered it after his death, she was the one who took it to a publisher. I wasn't aware of the actors attached to play the lead until reading this, but with Belushi, Candy, and Farley involved, it's safe to say this movie is cursed. We don't need a dead Will Ferrell on our hands. BTW, I loved the book.
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will ferrell has actually been wanting to make confederacy of dunces...last i heard anything about that was about 2 years ago. i love that book... and i think ferrell would do a great job on that... they had a script and everything and were doing live script readings..
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