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Poll: Movies Made by Alternate Directors - Part 2

Scripts are passed around frequently in Hollywood. There are often many movie makers who become attached to a project before the script ends up in the lap of the eventual director of the movie.

Below are movies that were close to being made by different directors. Some were fired during production, others couldn’t get the ball rolling, a few lost interest, and in one case the director died before he could make the movie.

Which of the following movies made by alternate directors would you have been most interested in seeing?

See part one here

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Changeling (2008)

    Directed by Ron Howard
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    Rumor Has It... (2005)

    Directed by Ted Griffin
  3. Vote!

    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Directed by Richard Thorpe
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    Ant-Man (2015)

    Directed by Edgar Wright
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    Crazy People (1990)

    Directed by Mitch Markowitz
  6. Vote!

    Beethoven (1992)

    Directed by Steve Rash
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    The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

    Directed by Philip Kaufman
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Directed by Norman Taurog
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    Spider-Man (2002)

    Directed by David Fincher
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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    Directed by George Cukor
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    Superman II (1980)

    Directed by Richard Donner

    *Donner was replaced during production and a percentage of scenes directed by him remain in the film

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    Brave (2012)

    Directed by Brenda Chapman

    *Chapman is credited but replaced one year before production

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    Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

    Directed by Howard Zieff
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

    Directed by Alex Cox
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    Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)

    Directed by Miller Drake
  16. Vote!

    Die Hard 2 (1990)

    Directed by John McTiernan
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    Watchmen (2009)

    Directed by Terry Gilliam
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Directed by George Cukor
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    Toy Story 2 (1999)

    Directed by Ash Brannon
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    Cars 2 (2011)

    Directed by Brad Lewis
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    Moneyball (2011)

    Directed by Steven Soderbergh
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    Promises Written in Water (2010)

    Directed by Pete Red Sky
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    Queen Kelly (1932)

    Directed by Eric Von Stroheim
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    The Good Dinosaur (2015)

    Directed by Bob Peterson
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    Tombstone (1993)

    Directed by Kevin Costner
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    Maleficent (2014)

    Directed by Tim Burton
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    Thor: The Dark World (2013)

    Directed by Patty Jenkins
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    American Sniper (2014)

    Directed by Steven Spielberg

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