As Tulip Fever film is delayed again, 10 other movies that were postponed

Autumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Pho

Autumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Photo: Bill Smith

With the news the release of the film Tulip Fever is being delayed yet again, arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 other major films that audiences have had to wait to see.

Autumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Pho

Autumn comes in June to the Norwich cathedral cloister for the final day of filming Tulip Fever. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

Movie fans are once again being kept in suspense as to when Norwich Cathedral's starring role in the Hollywood film Tulip Fever will be revealed.

The movie - starring Dame Judi Dench, Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz and Dane DeHaan - was scheduled to be released in US cinemas tomorrow but at the eleventh hour this was pushed back to the summer and the date it will hit UK cinemas is still unconfirmed.

Filming took place at Norwich Cathedral and Holkham Beach back in summer 2014, and it was originally due out last year.

However, Tulip Fever is not the only major film to have is release date shuffled around. Below is a list of 10 more:


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• Apocalypse Now

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The classic war film starring Marlon Brando finished shooting in 1977, after delays which included Typhoon Olga wrecking the set in the Philippines. Post-production also experienced delays the following year, and the film was eventually released in August 1979.

• Phone Booth

Originally planned for a November 2002 release, the thriller starring Colin Farrell was delayed due to sniper attacks in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia that October. It was released the following April.

• Gangs Of New York

The Martin Scorsese film starring Daniel Day Lewis was released in 2002. The date was pushed back a year for production reasons.

In fact the film had been 32 years in the making as Martin Scorsese first thought of the idea for the film when he read Herbert Asbury's 1928 book The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld in 1970.

• Gravity

Released in 2013, the film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney had been pushed back a year to perfect the visual effects.

It went on to win the Oscar for best picture.

• Titanic

James Cameron's film about the sinking of the Titanic was originally planned for a summer 1997 release but this was then moved to the winter due to the epic scale of the production which began filming in 1995.

The movie, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, went on to win 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director,

• A Clockwork Orange

The 1971 dystopian crime film based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name was withdrawn from UK cinemas by director Stanley Kubrick amid claims of copycat violence and was re-released nearly three decades later.

• The Bourne Identity

The 2002 action thriller starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne was originally due to be released in 2001 but disagreements and numerous script rewrites and reshoots caused delays. It became the first installment in the hugely successful Bourne film series.

• Gone Baby Gone

The 2007 film that was Ben Affleck's directorial debut had striking similarities to the case of Madeleine McCann who went missing on a family holiday in Portugual in the same year. As a result the film was pulled from the London Film Festival and the release suspended in the UK until June 2008.

• Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

After the film wrapped up in May 1987, it was originally planned for release the following year but disaster befell the low budget comedy when De Laurentiis Entertainment, the film's original distributor went bankrupt. It was bought by Orion Pictures and Nelson Entertainment and scheduled for release in 1989. The delay meant that numerous references to 1987 had to be changed.

• World War Z

A multitude of production issues, including a reported seven weeks of additional filming, caused significant delays to the action horror film, starring Brad Pitt, which finally reached cinemas in 2013.

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