The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made


A collection of fifty original posters that illustrate and celebrate the most compelling unmade films in the history of moviemaking, accompanied by original essays and interviews.


ISBN: 9781419744693 Category:

Josh Hull


The untold stories behind the 50 greatest movies never made, illustrated by 50 new and original posters

For most films, it’s a long, strange road from concept to screen, and sometimes those roads lead to dead-ends. In Underexposed! The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made, screenwriter and filmmaker Joshua Hull guides readers through development hell. With humor and reverence, Hull details the speedbumps and roadblocks that kept these films from ever reaching the silver screen. From the misguided and rejected, like Stanley Kubrick’s Lord of the Rings, starring the Beatles; to films that changed hands and pulled a U-turn in development, like Steven Spielberg’s planned Oldboy adaptation starring Will Smith; to would-be masterpieces that might still see the light of day, like Guillermo del Toro’s In the Mountains of Madness, Hull discusses plotlines, rumored casting, and so much more.

To help bring these lost projects to life, fifty artists from around the world, in association with PosterSpy, have contributed original posters that accompany each essay and give a little glimpse of what might have been.

Featuring artwork from some of PosterSpy’s most beloved artists, including Liza Shumskaya, Scott Saslow, Matt Talbot, Sam Coyle, and many, many more, Underexposed! is sure to spark the cineaste’s imagination with tantalizing visions of the greatest movies never made.

Additional information

Weight 870 g
Dimensions 18.6 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 25 May 2021
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by PosterSpy
Dimensions 18.6 x 23.6 cm
Weight 870 g


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Joshua Hull is a writer, screenwriter, and ?lmmaker living in central Indiana.

PosterSpy is a web-based hub for unofficial and official (hobbyist and professional) artworks/alternate posters created to celebrate popular cinema and pop culture. Find them at posterspy.com.

Fred Dekker is a writer and director whose work includes Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad (co-written with Shane Black), several episodes of HBO's Tales From The Crypt, RoboCop 3 (co-written with Frank Miller), Star Trek: Enterprise, and 2018’s reboot/sequel The Predator (also co-written with Black). He lives in Studio City, California, with his wife, Teresa; son, Dashiell; and black cat, Bean.