Stanley Kubrick’s “Napoleon” (1967- 1973; unproduced)

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“Noble Rot” (1982; Unproduced)

By Late 1981, 32 year old John Adam Belushi was already an acclaimed renaissance man. He had already conquered three whole facets of entertainment. He had formerly been a featured player on the number one rated television show, NBC's sketch comedy series, "Saturday Night Live", had been the breakout character "Bluto" Blutarski in the number … Continue reading “Noble Rot” (1982; Unproduced)

“Shrek!” Chris Farley Version (1997; Partially Recorded)

In 1990, magazine cartoonist, William Steig published an original "fractured fairy tale" children's book, "Shrek!". The story told the tale of a vile, ugly teenaged ogre who is (literally) kicked out of his Parents' den and told to make a living for himself, scaring people. Shrek sets out to go off on an adventure, joined … Continue reading “Shrek!” Chris Farley Version (1997; Partially Recorded)

“Swirlee” (1990; Partially Filmed)

Film Threat’s Chris Gore has likened it to “The Elephant Man” meets “Mean Streets”. A bizarre, original idea by a relatively unknown young actor from the New York theater scene, James Lorinz yearned to bring the story of a mutated misfit’s struggle to get back on top, only to be halted by the shortsighted studio … Continue reading “Swirlee” (1990; Partially Filmed)

“The Works” (1978-1984; Partially Complete)

Long before Buzz Lightyear and Woody the Cowboy flew onto the movie screen in three dimensions “To Infinity and Beyond” in Disney/Pixar’s 1995 megahit “Toy Story”, and Canadian company Mainframe’s groundbreaking animated 1994 sci/fi adventure television series “Reboot” was giving computer generated images a regular fixture on weekdays, there was the eccentric multimillionaire founder of … Continue reading “The Works” (1978-1984; Partially Complete)

“Atuk” (1971-1997; Unproduced)

Over the years, many motion pictures during production have been plagued with difficulties. Some, so much so that they’ve been rumored to have been cursed. This is especially true of films that deal with dark supernatural forces, “The Exorcist”, “The Omen”, and the “Poltergeist” Trilogy, just to name a few. So it may come as … Continue reading “Atuk” (1971-1997; Unproduced)

“The Game of Death” (1972; Partially Complete)

By 1972, martial artist/actor/screenwriter and director Bruce Lee  had already become a Renaissance figure. The former child star in Hong Kong now three successful starring roles under his belt in Hong Kong after being marginalized in Hollywood, "The Big Boss" and "Fist of Fury" under Golden Harvest studio director Lo Wei ,before striking out on his own … Continue reading “The Game of Death” (1972; Partially Complete)

“The Dream of Hamish Mose” (1969; Partially Found)

Almost since the era of film began, Westerns have been a prime target for storytelling. From the silent classic, The Great Train Robbery, to the adventures of Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, John Wayne, and fictional characters such as The Lone Ranger and Zorro. Somewhere among those cowpokes of the silver screen is character actor, Cameron … Continue reading “The Dream of Hamish Mose” (1969; Partially Found)