Films that need to be rescued from development hell immediately
It's easy to forget when you're being swept away by strong acting, a great story, and state-of-the-art special effects in the dark of a crowded theater, but a lot of work has to happen behind the scenes to make your favorite movies. From securing financing to writing a script to casting actors, sometimes, it can take years to get films off the ground—and many don't even make it. In fact, some of the more anticipated film projects to make their way down the studio pike in recent years have ended up getting stuck in limbo after being announced to great fanfare—and there doesn't seem to be any sign that they'll make their way out anytime soon. There's nothing quite as frustrating as knowing you could be watching a really great movie if the people in charge of the project could only find a way to make it happen, so with that in mind, here are a few films that need to be rescued from development hell and put into production immediately.