3. Rubik's Cube
The Talent: Jake Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, director David Fincher
The Pitch: A massive, cube-shaped craft enters the solar system and a team of astronauts led by Gyllenhaal's heroic NASA type and Freeman's old dog science expert take a shuttle to explore the seemingly deserted, multi-coloured ship.
But is everything as dead as they think? Trouble strikes when the ship's innards start throwing up complex - and often deadly - puzzles.
Freeman and Fincher have been trying to get a movie based on Arthur C Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama off the ground for years - we figured we'd mate the two concepts together and see what the cine-baby looks like.
The Cost: $250 million, with Fincher arguing that if he's left to do the job the way he sees it, it'll be more of a ground breaking experience than anything before, even Avatar.
The box office: $200 million worldwide. Whoops - there goes the planned sequel, based around the Rubik's Snake.
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