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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The state where an announced creative project becomes stuck at the creation stage for years.
The term originates in the film industry, referring to films mired in pre-production without casting or production ever beginning. A common occurrence with book adaptations and other licensed materials, as legal squabbles over rights, Executive Meddling, budgetary problems, and differing artistic visions keep the project from going before the cameras. And even if it does make it to the shooting stage, a Troubled Production can easily derail it and throw it right back here.
Films stuck in Development Hell are called Vaporfilm. The Video Game equivalent of this is Vaporware.
Development Hell becomes a sort of self-reinforcing feedback loop over time — as one director gets fed up and quits, the project is assigned to a new director, who orders a new screenplay with a new vision, which results in producers demanding changes, wash, rinse, repeat etc. Projects in other media can sink into similar cesspits. Sometimes examples of this trope lead into cases of What Could Have Been or Trailer Delay.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The Shelf of Movie Languishment is a variation where a finished work gets stuck in release limbo.
Compare to Extremely Lengthy Creation, where a work did take a long time to come to fruition, but with no problems involved.
For those examples which finally became real, after years, or decades in some cases, look at Saved from Development Hell.
The Other Wiki has an entry about Development Hell, with a list of films that are either in Development Hell or once were.
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A revised version of Mass Effect: Deception was promised by BioWare in 2012 after readers pointed out its many continuity errors. As of 2019, there has been no news on when or if it will be released.
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Worm was preceded by years of failed drafts. That's part of why so many minor characters have fleshed out backstories — several were originally planned to be the protagonist in earlier versions of the story.
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GURPS The Difference Engine - announced in October 1991 for 1992 publication. The problem was said to involve the original assigned writer suffering a fatal accident, and the license will long since have expired, so this one can be considered defunct.
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The Last of Sheila: This is why Tom the screenwriter hates Jerkass movie producer Clinton Greene. Clinton bought the option to Tom's dream script some years ago, and refuses to make it, and also refuses to let go of the option.
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Ditto for its film version, which was originally going to be followed up with a straight sequel, titled Rocky Horror Shows His Heels. Numerous factors, including the unavailability of certain cast members and a reportedly incredibly lackluster script, ultimately led to its transformation into the 1981 box-office flop Shock Treatment, touted by O'Brien as "not a prequel, not a sequel, but an equal". Though it uses characters and setting from the first film, it's more of a Spiritual Successor than a sequel. O'Brien tried his hand at writing another straight sequel to the Picture Show, resulting in Revenge of the Old Queen, which was leaked onto the Internet and began making the rounds in the late '90s, though it reads more like a glorified Fan Fic.
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JonTron's review of Takeshi's Challenge took 2 years to finish, due almost entirely to how hellishly, confusingly difficult the game is.
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DC's "All Star" line has several examples. As the line has been discontinued and creators have moved on to other projects, it seems unlikely that they will be revived:
All-Star Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes. Hughes has shown off some concept art, but has since moved on to Before Watchmen.
All-Star Batgirl by Geoff Johns and J G Jones. Announced in 2006 but no sign as of mid-2012.
All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder #11 and #12 don't look like they're ever going to happen. A 6-issue limited series follow-up called Dark Knight: Boy Wonder was announced in 2010 as the definitive finale of the storyline, but as of 2020, not a single issue has actually been released.
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The severe postponing of the Belgian production of Tanz Der Vampire. This may be due to the severe fiasco that was Dance of the Vampires, the disastrous Broadway adaptation. (In short: The producer had it rewritten into a spoofy comedy, thinking that would play better to Americans, and then allowed lead actor Michael Crawford more control over the show than songwriter Jim Steinman.)
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The tenth and final book in the Night World series. It's been more than a decade since the last book came out, and the publishers even re-released the earlier books in pretty omnibuses in anticipation of Strange Fate. Alas, she is still writing it.
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David Gerrold's fans have been waiting for the fifth The War Against the Chtorr novel (A Method for Madness) since at least 1994. And it's only the third-to-last in the series. Gerrold, of course, is getting up in his years, and Author Existence Failure could result in an Orphaned Series.
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The manga-inspired Battle Chasers was meant to be Joe Madureira's magnum opus, spanning several years and hundreds of issues. However, thanks to his obsession with playing video games and, in the early 2000s, pretty much abandoning the industry to draw concept art for start-up game publishers, it petered out at about ten issues, with the final issue having a delay of about 1 1/2 years and ending on gigantic cliffhangers. A continuation had been promised, but going on eight years and beyond later it still hasn't materialized.
In February of 2015, it was announced that the comic book series might a comeback along with a game adaptation if Madureira's campaign is successful. And then, five years later... still nothing.
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Then there's talks about a third Sesame Street movie, which tapped Shawn Levy to produce.
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The Princess Pi story "Princess Pi vs. Dr. 8" appears to have entered this. The list of Princess Pi villains released back in 2011 showed a drawing of Dr. 8, and described his gimmick as using mathematical calculations to determine the most effective evil schemes. Additionally, a post that cartoonist Peter Paltridge made on the Toon Zone forum compared his personality to that of Charlie Sheen. Despite all these details, Peter never gave a release date for the story.note He didn't even officially confirm the title, "Princess Pi vs. Dr. 8", but the fact that it fits the Idiosyncratic Episode Naming makes it a likely guess. Considering how many other comics and articles he must make, it seems highly likely that he'll never release it.
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The matches for the first season of Wrestlicious were filmed in 2008 but did not air until 2010. In 2011, Viacom sent a letter of intent to pick up a second season, whose matches were done before the year was up but never did get around to airing.
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The Unexplored Summon://Blood-Sign has an in-universe example. Lu mentions that she's wearing the impractical costume she is because a Wuxia film is being shot in her neighbourhood. Nine volumes later, she's still wearing it.
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The Repossession Mambo (which was adapted as the film Repo Men) was written in 1996 but did not find a publisher until 2008. However, the manuscript had been circulating in Hollywood for some time and the film was greenlighted a few years before the book was published. The film also suffered through post-production hell as Universal shelved it for two years.
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Richard O'Brien has, for years, planned on making a sequel to The Rocky Horror Show. So far, however, nothing beyond a few rumors and some scrapped script ideas. All that's known about the yet-to-be-made sequel is that it would've involved Frank N Furter coming back to life.
Ditto for its film version, which was originally going to be followed up with a straight sequel, titled Rocky Horror Shows His Heels. Numerous factors, including the unavailability of certain cast members and a reportedly incredibly lackluster script, ultimately led to its transformation into the 1981 box-office flop Shock Treatment, touted by O'Brien as "not a prequel, not a sequel, but an equal". Though it uses characters and setting from the first film, it's more of a Spiritual Successor than a sequel. O'Brien tried his hand at writing another straight sequel to the Picture Show, resulting in Revenge of the Old Queen, which was leaked onto the Internet and began making the rounds in the late '90s, though it reads more like a glorified Fan Fic.
Last year, O'Brien announced that he had finally begun writing the playbook for a sequel to the stageshow, entitled Rocky Horror: The Second Cumming. See the Discussion page for a more detailed version.
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The OGRE Kickstarter, meanwhile, shipped a year after the initial estimates.
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Speaking of Hasbro, a prototype Fin Fang Foom toy for their Marvel Universe line was shown off at a convention, but ended up being cancelled due to the poor sales of their Galactus and Sentinel figures.
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Exalted Third Edition began development in 2011, was announced in 2012, had a very successful Kickstarter in 2013, and the corebook finally saw release in early 2016. The Troubled Production included such elements as having to pull off massive rewrites, the departure of one writing staff member due to creative differences, and one of the developers coming down with some messy medical issues.
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GURPS Vorkosigan Saga took so long to get out that it was only up for sale for about a year before the license expired.
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Rainbow Rangers was announced to have a Fisher Price toyline that would show up in the fall of 2019. Some websites even listed preorders for the toys, but those never came to be. The fate of this toyline is currently unknown.
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One of the shows, apparently now called Pop Quiz Hotshot, has had a few pictures of the set for the show pop up over time, featuring other site contributors such as The Cinema Snob and Linkara, and even some test footage as well as an audition sign up page have popped up on the website. Very little of the show popped up since then, until March 31, 2015, when a pilot episode for the show was released.
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Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition was supposed to be released alongside a series of software tools. The most notable was a "virtual game table" allowing people to play live D&D online, complete with 3D models of characters and monsters. The virtual tabletop was postponed and the game came out in 2008 without any of the promised tools. The subscription-based Dungeons & Dragons Insider service did eventually provide some of them, such as the Character Builder, Monster Generator, and Rules Compendium (with less functionality than originally promised in some cases), but several others including the tabletop were still nowhere to be seen. The virtual tabletop eventually went into beta testing, but lacked the promised 3D models or the (absolutely crucial) ability to use one's own maps, and was officially cancelled in mid-2012. Later that year (on the most generous reckoning), 4th Edition was basically abandoned in favor of developing a new edition. By then there were several free virtual tabletop programs available online, though none had all the features of the version WotC had planned.
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His introduction to The Sandman: Endless Nights mentions a story called Obsessional that he plotted with the artist of Going Inside. It involves the population of Manhattan joining a procession into the East River.
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There were rumors for years about a sequel to The Princess Bride called Buttercup's Baby. In some editions of The Princess Bride, this sequel was mentioned in the epilogue and was "having trouble getting published due to legal problems with S. Morgenstern's estate". An address was also listed that readers could write to for information. This was of course, completely fictional since S. Morgenstern is an alias made up by the REAL author, William Goldman. Still, people who wrote in got a sample chapter (which was simply published in later editions). In 2007, Goldman stated he actually wanted to write it, but was having trouble coming up with ideas. Nothing has been heard since.
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Each figure in the Mojo wave was originally supposed to include a member of the X-Babies (child clones of various Marvel heroes created by Mojo). 1st Appearance Daredevil was supposed to come with Wolvie and Shadow Kitty (Wolverine and Kitty Pryde), Longshot with Shower (Storm), Baron Zemo with Colossusus (Colossus), The Falcon with Captain Amerikid (Captain America), Psylocke with Thunderstorm (Thor) and Luke Cage with Creepy Crawler (Nightcrawler). Prototypes for child versions of Iron Man and Hawkeye were also revealed. Rising production costs led to ToyBiz abandoning the X-Babies idea, and the Daredevil figure ended up being replaced with a 1st Appearance Iron Man.
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He was planning to do a Batman story illustrated by painter Steve Bisley, which was to be titled "Night Circus". This was during an interview in about 1992, and the story is still yet to appear.
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The fourth book in The Millennium Trilogy (which was originally planned as ten books). Stieg Larsson had a 75% completed manuscript when passing away but it has never been published due to an ownership dispute (Larsson's then-girlfriend claims to hold the rights since she retains the computer that held the manuscipt but after Larsson died, his parents got the rights due to Swedish law giving the properties of a person who died unmarried to their surviving parents or next of kin). Since Larsson could not get married due to Swedish law making any married couple public (Larsson had made many enemies as a news reporter and he believed that his life becoming public would allow him to be the victim of an assassination, therefore insisting that his privacy be protected), his girlfriend tried to use this as an attempt to gain the rights (since the two were already very much a couple otherwise) but failed to convince the courts. At this point, any attempt to complete the manuscript is near impossible. Because of this, the publishers requested another writer to continue the series despite not being based from Larsson's manuscripts. The fourth book, The Girl in the Spider's Web, was released in 2015, and received mixed reviews.
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The Last Great Tortoise Race, the third and final Nursery Crime book by Jasper Fforde. The page on his website saying it will be published "Spring 2012" still exists, but the current "upcoming books" page doesn't mention it at all.
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Avatar: The Last Puppet Bender:
The video "Puppetbenders - Where Are They Now- Part 1" was uploaded in 2010. A Part 2 hasn't surfaced, though a few other Puppetbender skits have been released since.
Avatar: Legend of the Puppetbender, a The Legend of Korra parody, was teased for summer 2012. Nothing else has been heard about the skit. Skits were added onto the Blu-Rays for the cartoon, but those are separate from the original Avatar: Legend of Puppetbender short(s).
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Parodied in this Onion article: Script Has Been Floating Around Hollywood For 75 Years
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Similarly, GURPS Alvin Maker - announced 1992 for 1993 release, and apparently to have been written by Orson Scott Card himself. (It's possible that this one is simply waiting for him to finish writing the actual series...) Again, the license agreement will have expired.
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In the 1990s, RTG licenced Mekton to a Japanese company to produce a Gundam RPG. In about 2000, RTG then licenced this RPG with the intent of eleasing an English translation in the West. Since then, there has been no news on the progress of the translation, despite being 'in progress' for nearly a decade.
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Myth-O-Mania books IX, X, and XI landed here in 2003, after Hyperion let the series go out of print. IX and X were Saved from Development Hell in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and published by Stone Arch under the titles Hit the Road, Helen! and Get Lost, Odysseus! However, XI remains unfinished. According to the epilogue of VIII, it would retell Jason's search for the Golden Fleece. Its delay has received some in-universe lampshading.
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She also has talked about working or planning to work on a story from Renesmee's point of view, a story from Leah's point of view, a mermaid story, a ghost story, and a time travel story. There's no sign of any of these. Nor of her The Host sequel.
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The Jim Henson Company has been planning a Fraggle Rock movie and The Dark Crystal sequel for quite some time. Every now and then, they'll announce The Dark Crystal sequel, but no progress appears to have been made. This was parodied by Robot Chicken, which joked that the primary reason it's not going forward is that today's kids don't want to watch an all-puppet film. As well, many fans are skeptical as to whether there needs to be a sequel when the original's ending leaves no plausible room for one. Frank Oz, who has not been asked to participate in the production, had only one thing to say about the proposed sequel: "Why?". In early 2012, the film was shelved indefinitely due to 'budgetary concerns'; instead TJHC has moved on to producing a fan-written prequel novel as part of a contest, the graphic novel sequel The Power of the Dark Crystal (its title being the one floated for a film), and most prominently the Netflix prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in 2019.
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All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder #11 and #12 don't look like they're ever going to happen. A 6-issue limited series follow-up called Dark Knight: Boy Wonder was announced in 2010 as the definitive finale of the storyline, but as of 2020, not a single issue has actually been released.
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Elsa's and Anna's inclusion into the Disney Princess line has become this. It was announced in 2013, but as of 2015 it has yet to occur. Their merchandise often has the "Disney Princess" label on it but they're officially not under the line yet. Many fans believe that Disney realized what a Cash Cow Franchise Frozen merchandise is and decided to postpone it until it loses popularity.
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All-Star Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes. Hughes has shown off some concept art, but has since moved on to Before Watchmen.
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Gaiman withdrew from Swamp Thing in protest over the controversial censorship of the intended climax of Rick Veitch's previous run.
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A Song of Ice and Fire: After the first three books were published over four years, A Feast for Crows took five years to complete due to an aborted five-year Time Skip in the plot. A Dance with Dragons took six years to complete. The Winds of Winter is taking more than nine years to write. The delays over the books caused Game of Thrones to overtake the books and be completed before Winds even got a release date.
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Horse Women, the Friendship is Witchcraft adaptation of the first Equestria Girls film, is only partially done. The first part came out in 2014, the second part came out 2 years later, and that has been it.
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The Broadway version of Love Never Dies was set to open Fall 2010, but it was pushed back first to Spring 2011 and then indefinitely. Andrew Lloyd Webber still wants to get it to New York, but so far has had no success. This for a show that he first started working on in 1990.
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The Wise Man's Fear, the second book of The Kingkiller Chronicle, was published in 2011, three years after its initially-anticipated release date. Despite Patrick Rothfuss having released the companion novella The Slow Regard of Silent Things in 2014, the third book of the trilogy is still nowhere in sight.
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In Argo, this is the supposed fate of the Argo film project, after the U.S. embassy personnel are rescued from Iran. ("It's in turnaround.")
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Ian Flynn's Sonic the Hedgehog fan comic Other-M suddenly stopped after thirty issues, despite plans for an "Act III". Considering that he went on to be the head writer for the official comics just a few years later in 2006, and continues to retain the role even after the "Archie Comics" continuity ended in favor of starting fresh with "IDW", it's very likely to stay this way.
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Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) has been writing his next novel "Bridge of Clay" for nearly a decade. The book was originally supposed to be released in 2011. It was finally released in 2018, to rave reviews.
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Warhammer 40,000: Since updates to rulebooks and models for different armies are largely based on player demand, and player demand is in turn based on the availability of up to date rulebooks and models, some teams spend years in development hell. This was exemplified by the Dark Eldar who went over a decade without an updated codex while the much more popular Space Marines received seven. They were mercifully Saved from Development Hell with an excellent new codex and model range, but others haven't fared so well. Games Workshop started work on updating older books, which thankfully will see a resurgence of the forgotten armies. However the Sisters of Battle are notable in that while they're not as old as the Dark Eldar, they might very well have to wait quite a bit longer given that they're getting a Magazine Codex (which usually means development on them has halted and they're just getting lip service in the meantime). Even more notable is that the army is so old, they're the only ones who still require you to use metal models for the entire army (every army, even the Necrons and Dark Eldar, had plastics for troops. Sisters are not so lucky).
With the release of the Necrons during the halloween of 2011, the Sisters of Battle is now literally the oldest range, having not received a new model in the longest time.
In-universe, this is also currently happening with Abbadon the Despoiler's 14th Black Crusade. It's been in limbo for ages because Abbadon has his heart set on getting all the surviving Traitor Primarchs to participate. Considering how much they all hate each other, it's unlikely to happen any time soon.
As of July 2015, there is still no update for the Sisters of Battle, as in no new models, no new hardcover codex etc etc. Some rumours were made about a fully new range of miniatures but even these disappeared quickly after.
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The Doctor Who fan film Devious, which follows a half-regenerated third Doctor working for the Time Lords, has been filming on and off since 1995. In 2009, a 12-minute preview, including the entire Jon Pertwee scene, was included on the DVD of "The War Games". Five years later, it still isn't finished.
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Coville also has a number of books he'd LIKE to write, including further installments in The Unicorn Chronicles, the Magic Shop series, the Nina Tanleven series and others. Unfortunately, publishers don't seem interested. The truly curious can find references to many of these works and others in his replies on the guestbook of his official website.
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A musical adaptation of The First Wives Club had a limited engagement in San Diego in 2009 that was hyped as the pre-Broadway tryout, but after it closed it lost its director and saw no other productions for years afterward. A Retooled version with a new director, book writer, and choreographer opened in Chicago in 2015, but did so poorly that Broadway plans died with it.
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Devil's Due Publishing has been putting off publishing Halloween comics, including the third and final issue of Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode and the miniseries The Mark of Thorn (which had at least a dozen covers revealed) over and over again for somewhat vague reasons.
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For the Warrior Cats series, they announced in Feb 2010 that there would be some sort of online multiplayer game based on the books. They picked beta testers in March 2010, saying that the game would be out at the end of 2010. Though for a while they kept listing the release of the game in the "marketing/publicity" section for each new book in HarperCollins' catalog, the beta testers never got another message after the one saying they were picked to be one, the gamemakers didn't make any posts on the official forum to keep fans updated on the game's progress though they'd promised to (to the point that the subforum for it was, eventually, removed because it confused new members). There have been one or two surveys about what fans would like in a game since then, but they have never made any official statements saying whether or not it's cancelled.
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All-Star Batgirl by Geoff Johns and J G Jones. Announced in 2006 but no sign as of mid-2012.
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In June 2015, Universal filed a patent for an "interactive game floor system", with drawings hinting that a real-life, interactive Pac-Man ride was in the works. The project is now most likely stalled due to development on Super Nintendo World, suggesting that Universal likely had this idea as a backup plan in case they were unable to secure the theme park rights to Nintendo franchises.
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Avatar: Legend of the Puppetbender, a The Legend of Korra parody, was teased for summer 2012. Nothing else has been heard about the skit. Skits were added onto the Blu-Rays for the cartoon, but those are separate from the original Avatar: Legend of Puppetbender short(s).
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His Prince Roger collaboration with John Ringo has had no development since 2005 in spite of fandom interest in the series continuing. A Face Book post by Ringo suggests he's looking to change that status, however.
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"Pimp Lando X" from the Pimp Lando series, which only has had a teaser released...in 2008.
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Mekton is pretty much the (barely-) living definition of Development Hell for Tabletop RPGs. Plans for a new edition, using R. Talsorian Games' then-new Fuzion system, were announced in the late 1990s. This version, Mekton Double Zeta, stalled very quickly, and very little was heard from it. RTG then sold Mekton to Atomic Rocket Games with the intent of either producing a new edition or alternatively putting Mekton Zeta back into production. Instead, ARG sat on the licence and did nothing with the IP before selling it back to RTG, while retaining a limited licence to produce supplements and Sourcebook material (As of 2010, they have only produced a few short PDF products). At some point after that, the Fuzion version was dropped with development of any new edition being effectively cancelled. In 2009, Mike Pondsmith, the game's original creator, returned to the company and announced a new version, Mekton ZERO, was in development; however, as yet, no details of the new edition have emerged and there has been no activity from RTG beyond random posts on the Mekton mailing list from Pondsmith, and even those have ceased.
A Kickstarter campaign for Mekton Zero has since come and gone. Nothing has been heard since.
In the 1990s, RTG licenced Mekton to a Japanese company to produce a Gundam RPG. In about 2000, RTG then licenced this RPG with the intent of eleasing an English translation in the West. Since then, there has been no news on the progress of the translation, despite being 'in progress' for nearly a decade.
Mekton Zeta itself was subjected to a lot of development hell. The first sourcebook for the edition was out over a year before the rulebook was released. The mecha in it were contructed with a hybrid of Mekton II and Zeta rules and contianed a number of substantial differenes to the construction rules from either. By the time that Zeta was released, the rules had been further revised, leaving the book effectively obsolete and unsupported.
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The Railway Series was slated to have a book titled Barry the Rescue Engine, but Christopher Awdry has not yet completed or released it.
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Hasbro held another fan poll in 2009, this time showing Deadpool, Multiple Man, Black Widow, Brother Voodoo, the Bombastic Bag-Man, Classic Ms. Marvel, Modern Havok, the Hood, Lady Bullseye, Ed McGuinness Hulk, Nuke and Terror, Inc. Deadpool, Black Widow and Hulk were all eventually released in some capacity, while the rest weren't.
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Jack Douglass teased a YouTube version of "Choose Your Own Adventure" in 2008. Since then, he's gone on to create a number of successful projects, including "Your Grammar Sucks" and "JackAsk", but nothing more has been heard about CYOA.
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White Sand was written somewhere around 2005, and has since sat on Brandon Sanderson's shelf, awaiting a rewrite that would satisfy the author enough to publish it. The problem was, ever since that time Sanderson was writing either Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive or some other project and the rewrite was pushed back year after year until the book was rescued in 2016 by Dynamite adapting it into a graphic novel.
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An in-universe example: In Homestar Runner, Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective, was in production for 4 1/2 years before finally being released as episode 4 of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.
The site itself hadn't had new content since December of 2010 until the April Fool's Day special was released in 2014.
Their games aren't free from it, either: the periodically updated Stinkoman 20X6 had level 9 added in 2005, with a promise of the final level "coming soon". Over 10 years later, it hasn't been released yet.
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GURPS: Girl Genius seems to be in perpetual limbo, possibly due to an edition change since the Foglios wrote most of the content, perhaps because the Foglios have lots of other, probably more profitable work in hand. Other GURPS examples might include:
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Blade and Dani Moonstar were supposed to appear in the Epic Heroes wave, but were bumped.
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Speaking of which, the Groo vs. Conan crossover was originally announced in 2007, but got delayed several times for various reasons, the aforementioned operation being one of them. It finally came out in 2014, seven years later.
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The Onslaught wave figures were each supposed to come packed with a henchman character, like a Skrull warrior, a HYDRA agent, an A.I.M. soldier, a Hellfire Club guard, a Hand ninja, a Doombot and a Brood drone. This plan was axed for the same reason as the X-Babies figures, and the Crimson Dynamo figure from the wave was also dropped. However, the Brood and Skrull figures were later rescued by Diamond Select for the company's Marvel Select line.
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The Star Wars Radio Drama adaptation of Return of the Jedi ended up shelved for a decade due to Ronald Reagan's cuts to NPR's federal funding.
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An animated ElfQuest movie has been "coming soon" since the mid eighties. Though much of the (albeit scarce) pre-production art looks great, it's still never gotten further than that and will likely never be produced.
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A Gone with the Wind sequel entitled "Tara" was nearly published by author Anne Edwards in the 1980s; it was apparently well-written, as the few who read it gave it very good reviews. It was never published due to legal problems with the estate of Margaret Mitchell.
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One of the most infamous examples in the world of web originals is ProtonJon's let's-play of Superman 64. The test video went up in December of 2007, with the trailer coming out a month later. The LP wouldn't properly start, however, until mid-2010, and updated once every few months for some time. However, after Stage 5, the playthrough started seeing the delays it would become infamous for, with Stage 6 being released nearly 9 months after Stage 5. After that, the next stage would be put off for nearly a year, and the one after coming out over three years later. Stage 9, the most recent episode as of this writing, came out roughly 7 months later. At this point, the LP is over a decade old and is just over halfway done. While Jon was already infamous for his erratic upload schedule since graduating from university, the numerous delays besetting the project (tech issues, personal problems, working on other solo projects, writer's block, and the death of the seller of one of his capture cards, among others) have become the butt of many jokes among fans. The exact timeline of the LP is as follows:
December 1 2007 - Test video
January 26, 2008 - Trailer
June 17, 2010 - Stage 1, parts 1 and 2
September 24, 2010 - Stage 2, parts 1 and 2
October 13, 2010 - Stage 3, parts 1 and 2
January 7, 2011 - Stage 4
July 27, 2011 - Stage 5
May 6, 2012 - Stage 6, parts 1 and 2
January 31, 2013 - Stage 7
July 23, 2016 - Stage 8
February 25, 2017 - Stage 9
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A musical adaptation of Fight Club was announced in 2004 with a creative team consisting of original author Chuck Palahniuk, David Fincher (who directed the film adaptation), and Trent Reznor, set to be staged for the book's tenth anniversary in 2006. That date passed with no musical to show for it, and despite director Julie Taymor joining the team in 2015, there has been no news about it since it was brought up to Reznor in during a 2017 Q&A session where he said it was still being worked on.
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The idea for a Muppet movie known as The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made was originally floated in 1985. It's presumably about Gonzo directing a Muppet movie and he blows half the budget on the opening titles, resulting in the movie progressively getting shittier and shittier to the point where a shot of the same street corner is used for every city in the world. The title card was revealed in September 2009, but it was subsequently set aside in favor of The Muppets.
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