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Hollywood's love affair with comic books took decades to blossom, but there are few hotter properties than superheroes in modern day cinema. In the last year alone, we've seen The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises topple box office records the world over.
The runaway success of such films has paved the way for dozens of future projects, but not every filmmaker has enjoyed the same fortunes as Christopher Nolan and Joss Whedon when they delved into the world of powers and spandex.
Tim Burton's Superman Lives, James Cameron's Spider-Man and George Miller's Justice League are but a few examples of comic book projects that died an early death. Wondering what might have been, Digital Spy takes a look at 10 aborted superhero movies.
Tim Burton's Superman Lives
G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D director Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct Matched for Walt Disney Pictures. The filmmaker replaces David Slade (30 Days of Night), who was in talks to direct back in September, although a deal was never finalized.
The project is based on Ally Condie's young adult novel that is set in a future where the government controls every aspect of people's lives, from what they read, what to believe in, and who they should fall in love with. The story centers on a young woman who is set up with an arranged romance, which she turns down to forge her own path.
Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) wrote the adapted screenplay, with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot producing through their Offspring Entertainment company. No production schedule was released.
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