Sometimes, a great director
simply can’t be convinced that their latest idea is a non-starter.
Generally, this phenomenon
is quickly blamed on an outsized ego, an attribute which it’s assumed many
directors suffer from. However whilst this can be the case, often times
directors are simply handed the wrong project by studio and think they can make
a dud work despite the warning signs.
So some of the directors
listed here were over-ambitious and let their vision get the better of their
common sense, resulting in some woeful films from talented filmmakers. Some,
however, simply said yes to the wrong project assuming anything with a big
budget and a recognizable franchise behind it was bound to turn out alright.
But whatever the cause, all
of the ten directors listed here have one thing in common: they all showed some
serious promise early on, only to somehow produce a string of shoddy films in
the years since their debuts.
With that in mind, here are
ten filmmakers who proved they had a great movie in them... then followed it up
by proving they had a ton of bad ideas to share too.