We've all been there. You hear about a movie going into development, about a character or a subject you love, or with a director attached who's great, or with a star on board who is perfect for the role. It's the kind of movie you're dying to see and you anxiously await for the news on when it actually happens… until it doesn't. For every time there's a splashy announcement about a Hollywood studio optioning a book, hiring a screenwriter, or attaching an actor to a project, there are half a dozen equally big-deal movies that just fade away and never happen. Whether it's caused by clashing egos or budgets or lack of interest or some kind of change of heart, movies die on the vine all the time, leaving disappointed fans out there who were dying to see it happen.
Sometimes fans or even the filmmakers themselves will try to keep hope alive and drop hints about how the movies might happen, but at a certain point you just have to stop kidding yourselves. We've found 11 movies that were anticipating at one point for whatever reason, but with all the evidence in front of us, we have to conclude will never happen. Some of these movies still have writers attached or people still promising they'll happen, but we've decided we think otherwise. Come to terms with reality by checking out the list below of the highly anticipated movies it's finally time to give up on.
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