Supernova (I) (2000)
MGM then called in another director Jack Sholder to try and save the movie with re-editing and re-shoots. Sholder deleted lot of the scenes from Hill's version including many scenes of character development, added the scene where Nick is piloting the ship to safety after they jump into the Supernova high gravity field (Originally auto-pilot saved the ship from crash but Sholder wanted to give James Spader something more to do), added some scenes with more focus on humour, changed the original voice of ship's computer Sweetie and add a new one which had "more emotion", removed entire dialogue from another computer called George who was on Titan moon and who gave Nick some informations about the mining colony and such, removed the original rock/electronic-like score by Burkhard von Dallwitz and added new one by David C. Williams. After Sholder's cut was test screened and got little better reaction from test audience, new people got involved in United Artists studio (who with MGM was producing the movie) and they weren't happy with the reaction that Supernova (2000) got from the test screening of Sholder's cut.
The studio went back to Hill who asked for $5 million dollars and time to do the re-shoots to fix the movie but when MGM refused, Hill quit the project for good and MGM then shelved the movie.
In August of 1999 MGM board member Francis Ford Coppola was brought in by MGM to supervise another re-editing of the movie costing $1 million at his American Zoetrope facility in Northern California. But even the Coppola's re-edited version had negative test screening and didn't got PG-13 rating by MPAA that studio wanted. Creature designer Patrick Tatopoulos, whose special effects were mostly cut out from the movie, said that Hill wanted for movie to be much more grotesque, strange and disturbing while MGM wanted to make it to be more of a hip, sexy movie in space and they didn't wanted a full-blown makeup effects film. By the October of 1999, MGM decided to sell the movie. The movie was eventually released on January 17, 2000, almost two years later than planned.