After gestating for over two years, The New Mutants will finally hit cinemas on August 28th... hopefully. Considering this X-Men spin-off's release date has shifted on five separate occasions, it feels like there has been no movie in recent memory that has been delayed more.
Now, waiting for two years on the shelf must have been a nightmare for everyone involved in The New Mutants. But that sort of interruption is nothing compared to what some productions have suffered.
Due to budget concerns, a change in studio, or the death of an actor, some films have been postponed for over a decade. Sometimes, the production goes on hiatus for years. Other times, the cast and crew keep filming and editing despite their work being besieged with every inconvenience imaginable.
If you thought disruptions like this only happen to small-time movies, you'd be wrong. Even the world's most powerful directors and biggest studios have made motion pictures went into limbo for ages.
Whether these features were interrupted by floods, heart attacks, or the cast being shredded by lions, it's a miracle any of these films ever saw the light of day.
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