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Relive the Monkey Island movie that never was 16 May, 2019 / 9 comments

Speaking of Nicolas Deneschau: He has taken it upon himself to post all the images from the thankfully cancelled Curse of Monkey Island movie, which (I believe) were bundled with the Special Edition DVD. See them all right here, and hopefully we'll never have to talk about that carwreck of an idea again. (Fair is fair, though: the art looks fantastic.)

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    Bloodnose on 29 May, 2019, 16:20…

    Scummbuddy

    I'm confused though. I though the script at this point of production was more sensible and when "LucasFilm" passed on doing it, the screenwriters took it to Disney after changing character names and what we got was the fantastic (first) Pirates of the Caribbean movie.



    I think we can chalk that up to being an urban legend of Monkey Island fandom. From what I recall, pretty much everyone who worked on the first POTC movie has responded with "I have no idea what you're talking about" when asked about it. I wanted to believe it, too...

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    Scummbuddy on 19 May, 2019, 18:28…
    I'm confused though. I though the script at this point of production was more sensible and when "LucasFilm" passed on doing it, the screenwriters took it to Disney after changing character names and what we got was the fantastic (first) Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
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    Melancholick on 18 May, 2019, 17:45…
    One upside of the Disney-lock on all gestating LA properties... the likelihood of this thing ever floating back to the surface of production limbo is officially down to "nil" and "nopers."

    Of course, we've also got "Pirates: A Band of Misfits!" for any and all goofy-slapstick swashbuckling needs, so it's not much of a loss.
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    Manbrush on 17 May, 2019, 23:45…
    Like you say, beautiful art but bullet dodged.
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    Rum_Rogers on 17 May, 2019, 07:12…

    Scummbuddy

    Director: "I want you to write me a pirate movie script with these characters."
    Writer: "Should I play the games first and get to know the characters and their relationships?"
    Director: "...Nah"


    Lol
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    Scummbuddy on 17 May, 2019, 03:02…

    Scummbuddy

    I'm pretty sure we've seen this artwork before: https://i.imgur.com/VQU363S.png



    What I meant to say was "I feel as though we've be lucky to see this sweet close-up of LeChuck before, but I don't recall when."
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    Scummbuddy on 17 May, 2019, 03:01…
    I'm pretty sure we've seen this artwork before: https://i.imgur.com/VQU363S.png
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    Scummbuddy on 17 May, 2019, 02:55…
    Me, intrigued by the art, begins to read:

    -Act 1: Deep in the Caribbean- (Alright, good start. Good start.) Jungle rave music (odd, but okay) fills the night as WILD MONKEYS dance like maniacs with glow-sticks.(Closes browser)
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    Scummbuddy on 17 May, 2019, 02:50…
    Director: "I want you to write me a pirate movie script with these characters."
    Writer: "Should I play the games first and get to know the characters and their relationships?"
    Director: "...Nah"

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