Sunday, February 12, 2012
Tales from Development Hell
I just got a new book called Tales from Development Hell by David Hughes and it's chock full of geeky movie "unhistory." For instance there's a whole chapter on various versions of Lord of the Rings, and a chapter on "The long road to Batman Begins" with details bout Darren Aronofsky's Batman Year One project.
Ever wonder why it took so long to get a reboot of Planet of the Apes going, or what went wrong with Tim Burton's version? There is a whole chapter on that here, too. The new version of the book is updated (for instance, a version I read a few years ago hadn't yet contemplated Rise of the Planet of the Apes, whereas this one does. I love this book. Definitely check it out!