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15 Amazing Movies... That Were Never Made!

By Vadim Newquist Sep 30, 2013

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A Confederacy of Dunces

The hysterical John Kennedy Toole novel A Confederacy of Dunces is another sad story of a film whose production has been thwarted at every turn by disaster. Get this: comedy legend John Belushi was set to play the film's anti-hero Ignatius J. Reilly, but his life was sadly cut short before filming. Then several years later, actor John Candy was set to play the role, THEN HE DIED, and after that, comedian Chris Farely was set to take on the role, but then HE DIED… Most recently Will Ferrel (more than likely in a fat-suit) was set to play the role in a production directed by Pineapple Express director David Gordon Greene, but the film was abandoned because filmmakers realized producers' demands would have compromised the quality of the film… The only fortunate thing in all of this is that Ferrel didn't die in the process of getting this film to the screen.

Tags: movies, slideshows, batman, fails, alien, the matrix

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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