13 Long-Delayed Film Projects We Wish Would Get Made Already

They've been talking about these movies for years, and yet... nothing. What's the big idea?

Fincher 20000 Leagues Last year saw the release of Wolf Of Wall Street and Gravity - two highly successful films that won, or at least were nominated, for tons of awards. If we were to look into the sheer amount of work that was put in to getting those films made, we would find that the end results are even more impressive. Leonardo DiCaprio had been attached to Wolf Of Wall Street since 2007; Gravity had been in the development process at Universal Pictures for years before casting began back in 2010. If you had been eager to see any of these films, you had to wait at least a half of a decade before they were finally released to a theater near you. The truth is, the process of getting a movie made is painstakingly long. Quentin Tarantino had been working on Inglourious Basterds since before he made the Kill Bill movies. Christopher Nolan originally pitched the idea for Inception back in 2001. The majority of film projects on this list were first announced many years ago... and they're still slowly making their way past the development stage. None of these projects have a set date to start production. A couple of these may never get made. If we start raising hell now, maybe that can change - but we'll never find out unless we try, right? Let's take a look, then...

13. A Boy And His Shoe

Originally Announced: Sometime in 2008 Status: Possibly Alfonso Cuaron's next project? Plot Details: "The stories of a French girl who moves to Scotland with her family and two troubled Scottish boys who end up crossing paths in surprising and touching ways." - IMDB Why Has It Been Delayed? Financing fell apart. Before Gravity was even a thought in Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuaron's brain, there was A Boy And His Shoe, a small road trip movie that was set to star Charlotte Gainsbourg and Daniel Auteuil. Like with Gravity, Cuaron had written the script with his son Jonas, but the financing that Cuaron initially had in place fell apart within days. "It became clear that at that point in the marketplace, to put together a small movie was very difficult," Cuaron told the Los Angeles Times back in September. Cuaron then decided to move on to an entirely different project altogether (Gravity). But now that he's made a movie that grossed over $700 million worldwide and was a winner of 7 Oscars, doesn't that mean Cuaron can do anything he wants now? Well, the director did say this at the Zurich Film Festival last year: "I have a dream movie I'd like to make but it's tiny and not commercial. I couldn't be paid but I have a family and a life." Does this mean A Boy And His Shoe is back on or is he talking about something entirely different? Hopefully, we'll find out soon.

Ken writes movie reviews on his blog, kenoncinema.blogspot.com. He currently resides in New York City. Twitter: @keng324