A Straw Dogs remake starring the cast of Superman Returns is grinding into production.
Which, we're sure you'll agree, is a terrible idea.
So here's 9 amazing/awful movies that fell apart before they hit our screens.
Fingers crossed that the Straw Dogs rehash goes the same way...
1. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2000)
The Victims: Johnny Depp, Jean Rochefort, Vanessa Paradis, Terry Gilliam (director).
The Gist: A stressed-out modern-day ad executive finds himself transported back in time to the age of Cervantes’ eccentric, windmill-tilting hero.
The Death Blow: First of all, there were scheduling conflicts. Then there were set-destroying flash floods. Then there was Rochefort’s nasty prostate problem that made it impossible for him to sit astride a horse – a bit of a problem given that his Quixote is on horseback for most of the movie.
This proved too much for the insurance adjusters, who shut the production down.
Were We Denied Or Saved? If the footage revealed by 2003’s on-set documentary Lost In La Mancha is anything to go by, it’s very much the former. Hopefully, Gilliam’s dream of buying the film back from the insurers and starting again will one day come true.