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Football Field of DreamsIn the market for another sports title, Universal Studios began an ambitious project.  A project most people thought was ridiculous.  Trying to match the original success of Field of Dreams, Universal began production on…

Football Field of Dreams

The plot was unimaginative and varied little from the original.

A farmer by the name of Roy Kinsella (Kevin Costner), begins to hear voices telling him to build a football field where a current crop of sunflowers grow.  Much to the amusement of the local townsfolk, Kinsella builds his football field.

The plot strays a bit in the next sequence, in which Roy forgets to put up the goal posts.   There is a two year gap until he hears another voice reminding him that he didn’t “technically” finish the field.  Kinsella completes the job.

After the field’s completion, football legend Bart Starr emerges from the sunflower field and meets Roy.  However, Bart Starr isn’t dead, therefore writers scrambled to rewrite the script to suggest that Starr has Alzheimer’s and has wondered away from his family.

Kinsella then goes on a wild chase to hunt down author John Grisham.  This sequence was to include exploding cars and machine guns.

Roy finally returns to his field, almost bankrupt, with Grisham and Pete Rose.

In the meantime a slew of dead or simply retired players emerge from the sunflower field to begin practicing for the big game.  Only a single game is played, because most of the players get injured.  The players are not in the prime of their lives.

Kinsella is also reconnected with a deceased uncle, Ralph Kinsella, whom he didn’t really care for.

Kostner was to play Roy Kinsella, who was of no relation to Ray Kinsella from the original movie.  Ray Liotta  also signed on to return, but this time as Pete Rose.

The film failed to receive the financial backing needed to film the extravagant action scenes.  The project was shelved…

Project Redlight chronicles the movies that never made it in Hollywood.  They were discussed and bandied about, but ultimately a decision was made to pass on them.  The suggested movies are presented here with all of the details known at the time of their cancellation.

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One Response to “Football Field of Dreams”

  1. Ryan Says:

    I think that would have been more enteratining than the original schmaltzy mess!

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