will these films ever be released?

by katish7 | created - 27 Sep 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

so, it's hard to find funding to start a project, it's hard to get it into production, but even if filming is finished and post is underway it still doesn't mean it will get finished, survive possible legal issues and see the light of the day...and even if a turmoiled project gets to some festivals, there is no guarantee it will be shown to anybody after that... is it just me or is the film industry has gotten so much more frustrating in the last 3-4 years? even for respected masters. I won't even menton Scorsese's Silence here, because they killed it in such an ugly way... "Independent" producers and distributors kind of made better names for themselves in 2000s (thank you, Weinsteins and what is her name who "saved" some famous projects) only to destroy any trust for them in the beginnig of the second decade (thank you, guys behind the Silence scandal and distribs who want to buy great movies for only under 2mln).

We need more platforms like Kickstarter and more filmmakers going for crowdfunding. There will always be enough fans to start and finish many projects for our favorite authors. Crowdfunding and independent online distribution is the only way out of this dark tunnel of current filmmaking process which is getting even darker because of this thickest filter of intermediaries between authors and their audiences

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1. Empires of the Deep

Sci-Fi | Announced

Set in a mythical world, the story of an unlikely love story between a young human and a mermaid.

Directors: Michael French, Jonathan Lawrence, Scott Miller | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Steve Polites, Maxx Maulion, Pierre Bourdaud

how many years is this one in post? 2 or 4?

2. Under the Skin (I) (2013)

R | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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78 Metascore

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell

Votes: 100,771 | Gross: $2.61M

it's terrible that there is no information on this project for so long, when filming is finished long ago

released last year

3. Lullaby for Pi (2010)

98 min | Drama

6.8
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A washed-up musician befriends a reclusive artist with an unusual name.

Director: Benoît Philippon | Stars: Rupert Friend, Clémence Poésy, Matt Ward, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 693

it was supposed to be at Sundance 2011, after that nothing heard

4. 1 Out of 7 (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.1
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Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.

Director: York Alec Shackleton | Stars: Laura Ramsey, Toby Hemingway, Vivica A. Fox, Theresa Russell

Votes: 107

they say it was filmed in 2007...

don't know if it was officially released ever, but it's out there on the internet

5. The Wait (I) (2013)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

4.7
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34 Metascore

Two sisters decide to keep their deceased mother in their home after being informed that she will come back to life.

Director: M. Blash | Stars: Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Grimes, Devon Gearhart

Votes: 501 | Gross: $0.00M

released last year

6. Accidental Love (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

4.1
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20 Metascore

A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jessica Biel, Raymond L. Brown Jr., Jenny Gulley, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 6,284

the film is finished but they say we'll never see it

released this year

7. Frank or Francis

Comedy, Musical | Announced

A satire of Hollywood set to music, where a film director feuds with a blogger.

Director: Charlie Kaufman

ok this one is the furthest from release, it is still in pre-production limbo, but there is a hope that a huge number of the author's fans and admirers will convince producers to jump on board, or maybe kickstarter could help Mr. Kaufman once again?

it seems like it's never happening

8. Violet & Daisy (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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43 Metascore

Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.

Director: Geoffrey Fletcher | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, James Gandolfini, Danny Trejo

Votes: 10,246 | Gross: $0.02M

it's been released a couple years ago