Somewhere between fanbases that can't be pleased and studios that can't be reasoned with, it must be pretty nightmarish being a director in Hollywood at present. Imagine it, one minute you've just been put at the helm of one of the world's most beloved franchises, and the next thing you know your script is getting torn up by the money men while the whole internet is writing about how it's going to be terrible anyway.
As the saying goes, you can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time. Or, to put it another way, if you make something for the fans it probably won't make any money, but if you do something for the money it'll only alienate the fans. You can't win. But, down as much to the ingenuity of folks in the 21st century as the ease at which they can get their hands on studio-quality recording equipment, there exists a third solution: simply let the fans do it!
Thanks to the wonders of websites like Kickstarter fans are now free of the burly financial might of big studios and can simply have a massive whip-round to finance the cinematic spectacles they've always dreamed off. Where Hollywood has stuffed up some iconic stories in the last few years, these beauties have been waiting to tell the tales the way they were destined to be told.