10 popular movies and series that were initially rejected for production; From pulp fiction to compound play
When they say that no business is like the filmmaking business, it does not mean that in any other business the size of filmmaking, you do not hear the answer. Even the most successful film and television artists around the world have often heard no response from directors, actors, studios and directors. The secret to their success is that they are still moving forward.
The creators of the ten movies and series listed below know exactly what we mean. These films and series are now considered the most successful works of their time. They have become the classic moderns that millions of people around the world love. But all of them have gone through this nightmare and have been rejected by producers and investors, in some of them this rejection has even reached several times (one of these works was rejected 20 times! But later it was approved and it became one of the most successful series. Became the whole history of television). In this article, we will introduce ten big failures that later turned into great successes.
1. Compound game ( Squid Game )
- Producer : Huang Dong-hyuk
- Actors : Lee Jong-jeh, Park He-soo, Weiha -Joon, Jung Ho-yun
- Year : 2021
Huang Dong-hyuk's acclaimed series in its first 28 days of airing, It became the most successful series in the history of Netflix. But the success of this survival trailer did not come overnight. Huang first wrote the original designs for the series about a decade ago. But no television or investment network was willing to cooperate in its construction. In the end, Netflix had the boundless wealth to undertake the project. Indeed, perhaps no network other than Netflix would have taken the risk of making such a play. They are always afraid of risk.
2. . T. Available extraterrestrial ( ET the Extra-Terrestrial )
- Producer : Steven Spielberg
- Actors : Henry Thomas, De Wallace, Robert McNaughton, Drew Barrymore
- Year : 1982
In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg made successful films such as "The Displaced" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." He had made it, and "The Invaders of the Lost Box" was to be released soon. Spielberg wanted to make a film for his next project that reflected his feelings as a child of divorce. He combined the materials of an unmade screenplay called "Night Skies" with the idea of the presence of a humane space creature on Earth.
T. And Spielberg had a brilliant track record in filmmaking, and Columbia Pictures was reluctant to make it. They rejected the script, and Spielberg was forced to turn to Universal. Universal agreed to make the film and "E. T. Extraterrestrial Creature "was released in 1982. Just one year after its release, "E. "T" became the most successful film in the world of cinema until then.
3. The Walking Dead ( The Walking Dead )
- Producer : Frank Darabont
- Actors : Andrew Lincoln, John Brenthal, Sarah Wayne Collins, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yen
- Year : 2010
"The Walking Dead" is now one of the longest and most successful series in history, now in its eleventh season. . During this more than a decade of presence, it has always been among the best series and the whole sub-series has been made based on it. But it can not be said that Iomsi TV was the first TV channel to start this story. The script of the series was first offered to the NBU and HBV networks, and both rejected it. The networks' request was to reduce the violence and cruelty in the original illustrated source (by Robert Kirkman). The network embraced the disturbing content of "The Walking Dead" with open arms and paved the way for the launch of one of the world's most successful series.
4. Back to the Future
- Producer : Robert Zamkis
- Actors : Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas Wilson, James Tolcan
- Year : 1985
The original screenplay for "Back to the Future" by Robert Zamkis and Bob Gill was repeatedly rejected by various studios, until Universal finally gave the go-ahead to build it. The main problem for investors with the film was the amount of sex scenes. Some rejected it because it had few scenes (compared to the hilarious comedies of the time), and some, like the more conservative Disney, said the script already had a lot of sex scenes (especially Disney had trouble with Marty and his mother)./p>
Spielberg was the only one who bravely defended the film and set the stage for its production. This led to the emergence of one of the best and most successful science fiction works in history.
5. The Sopranos Family ( The Sopranos )
- Producer : David Chase
- Actors : James Gandolfini, Lorraine Braco, Eddie Falco, Michael Emprioli, Brett Young
- Year : 1999
Many consider the "soprano family" to be the golden crown of Achbia's television programs. The series that paved the way for today's prestigious television series was about to open its eyes to existence at all. The series' creator, David Chase, offered the script to Fox Network before HBO and it was not accepted. He then took the job to HBV, it was decided to make a pilot episode first, but even then the series was only a few steps away from closure.
Author James Andrew Miller, in his book "After the experimental part was filmed and edited, it was broadcast to audiences in several cities as a test," says Atashgir. "The reactions to the series were cold." Most TV channels stop the series when they reach this stage. The "soprano family" was lucky that several of the producers of the movie really liked the atmosphere and story of the series, and that is what made the series reach the production stage.
6. Popular Story ( Pulp Fiction )
- Producer : Quentin Tarantino
- Actors : John Travolta, Oma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
- Year : 1994
Tarantino, best known for the success of "Barn Dogs" Signed a contract with Jerzy Films. Jerzy Films himself had a contract with Tristar Pictures, which meant that the production status of Tarantino's next project was clear. Another hilarious crime thriller that Tarantino calls a "popular story." Thirsty rejected the script because he thought it was too "crazy." Then they took the script to Miramax. Miramax, which had just been acquired by Disney at the time, grabbed the script and keyed in one of its first projects after the acquisition. Its current commercial success and creativity have made "Popular Story" one of the honors of both Tarantino and Miramax.
7. Strange Things ( Stranger Things )
- Producer : Duffer Brothers
- Actors : Winona Ryder, David Harber, Finn Wolfhardt, Millie Bobby Brown li>
- Year : 2016
The Duffer brothers started introducing their new series to Hollywood networks while making the series "Vivard Pines": One A nostalgic teen horror story set in the 1980s. As the Duffer brothers themselves say, 15 to 20 different networks rejected the plan, until Netflix finally accepted it.
Promotes horror with teenage characters. The Duffer brothers remember one producer telling them, "Either you have to make a children's series, or a detective story about research into supernatural activities." Now that we look at this plot, we see that the combination of these two story plots does not really seem like a good idea!
8. ( Dumb and Dumber )
- Producer : Farley Brothers
- Actors : Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Charles Rocket
- Year : 1994
The Farley brothers were so miserable when introducing the script for "Stupid and Stupider" that they had to change the name of the script . "We changed the name, because no agency would be willing to find agents for a screenplay with that name," says Peter Farley. "They said it would fire us." The Farley brothers themselves say that "hundreds" of different actors turned down the script, until Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels finally agreed to star in it.
9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer )
- Producer : Joss Whedon
- Actors : Sarah Michelle Geller, Nicholas Brandon, Alison Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter
- Year : 1997
"Weaving the Vampire Slayer" Took. The film on which this series was made was neither a critical work nor had many fans. Even Joss Whedon, the creator of the series, was not sure at the time whether the idea had the capacity to become a series at all. One of the producers of the series convinced him to try, they made a test episode of the series and went to different networks. But everyone turned it down.
Warner Bros., which was a little new to television at the time and was looking for good, risk-taking content, eventually accepted. It turned out later that "Weaving" was one of the first successful works of this network, a work based on which the whole sub-series and illustrated story and novel were created.
10. American Graffiti ( American Graffiti )
- Producer : George Lucas
- Actors : Kennedy Clark, Ron Howard, Richard Driffs, Cindy Williams li>
- Year : 1973
George Lucas began writing a screenplay based on his childhood memories shortly after the release of his first film, The Teachox 1138. In Madesto, California. He based his film on a machine course and the noise of pop songs. United Artists, the distributor of Thouchex, opposed the idea because they thought the film lacked the potential for commercial success, and they also did not want to buy the rights to play so many songs.
Lucas then the script He moved on to other studios: Fox, MetroGoldwin Mir, Columbia and Paramount. Everyone rejected him. Universal eventually accepted the script. The problem was that Universal had set aside a really limited budget for the film. It turned out that this was a good decision, by the way. "American Mural" became one of the most lucrative films in history, and thanks to his collection of pop songs, it influenced the entire teen-friendly film after him.
Don't admire Universal so much now. They were not so sharp and smart. They had the opportunity to take charge of distributing the next film, but they refused. Lucas' next film was a simple sci-fi movie called Star Wars!