Here are 11 scribes who didn't hold back when it came to reviewing their own films. While it was a box office hit, Tarantino despised the production because of the changes and alterations to much of his original content. The producers believed that Tarantino forfeited his rights when he sold it to them, but a judge ruled in Tarantino's favor.
Though Midler passed on it, Whoopi Goldberg signed on to play the lovable lounge singer pretending to be a nun. After months of rewrites and tedious studio notes, Rudnick was not happy with the final screenplay because it was nothing like what he originally wrote or intended the film to be.
Disney agreed that I could use a pseudonym, pending its approval. In , Sutter started writing a new script and wanted to ground the antihero in a grittier reality and move the character from Florida to New York City. However, after Jane dropped out of the project, Marvel Studios wanted to start over with a new sequel that felt more like the comic book version of Frank Castle instead of the more realistic idea that Sutter envisioned.
The end result was so far removed from what Sutter had written that he asked for his name to be removed from what would turn into Punisher: I dropped Frank in a real New York City with real villains, real cops, real relationships. To me, the Punisher deserved more than the usual comic book redress. Apparently, I was the only one who shared that vision. Assassins was the first to go into production, and Richard Donner signed on to direct with Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas attached to co-star.
The Wachowskis were not happy with the decision to tone down their screenplay, so the siblings wanted their names to be taken off the project, but the Writers Guild of America denied their request.
He brought in Brian Helgeland and they totally rewrote the script. So our names are forever there. Ellis was upset that the tone of the story went from dark humor to something more melodramatic.
It was very distressing to see the cuts of this movie and realize that all the laughs were gone. I think Gregor was looking at it as something else. James's bestselling novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. The studio envisioned a new film franchise and hired Saving Mr. Banks screenwriter Kelly Marcel to adapt the book. However, after William Friedkin signed on to direct, the screenplay was completely changed with Friedkin doing an uncredited rewrite.
Eszterhas was not happy that his work was butchered. I heard dialogue that not only wasn't mine but was terrible to boot. Guccione sided with Brass and kicked Vidal off the set, while Vidal requested that his name be taken off the project altogether.
Eventually, Brass also walked off Caligula after butting heads with Guccione; Brass, too, asked for his name to be taken off the movie. I quit the picture. Meanwhile, the director told the press that nothing of my script was left, except my name in the title.
Finally, it was agreed that I would get no credit beyond a note that the screenplay was based upon a subject by Gore Vidal. But a fair amount of damage has been done. Turner wrote the screenplay in a few weeks and turned in a first draft to Boll, who was really excited about her work and decided to film it right away. However, he only ended up filming about 20 percent of the script and let the actors "take a crack at it" with improv and ad-lib work.
Shapiro to adapt Scientology founder L. A Saga of the Year for the big screen. Shapiro wrote a darker version of the novel, which resulted in him getting fired from the project altogether for refusing to change its tone. Battlefield Earth was released in the year and went on to be known as the worst movie of the decade. Shapiro even penned an open letter to apologize for his involvement. No one sets out to make a train wreck.