Call this a classic case of a writer pitching his tiny film, only to see it blown completely out of proportion by a big studio. Supernova, which began life as a potentially great sci-fi flick, was re-written, re-edited, and re-shot to such a degree that director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hrs.) opted to be credited under the pseudonym Thomas Lee. Still, there are so many what-might-have-been moments in the mix that someone should give in to temptation, back Hill with a decent budget this time around, and implore him to go forth and make the movie he tried making in the first place.
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Will Harris is a freelance pop culture journalist living in Chesapeake, Virginia. His favorite film from 2000 is Almost Famous. Don’t try remaking that one unless you’re cruising for a bruising. Do, however, follow him at @NonStopPop.