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Tales From Development Hell: Twisted Path to Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes | Underwire <img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/underwire/2012/02/tales_660.jpg" alt="" title="tales_660" width="660" height="956" class="size-full wp-image-95372" /> Tales From Development Hell digs into Hollywood power struggles. Bad ideas, bad blood, bad luck — there are a million ways a movie can get stuck in the dreaded “development hell,” where a project gets tangled up and stalled in Hollywood’s production process. In his book Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made? , out Tuesday from Titan Books, author David Hughes wades into the wheeling, dealing and back-room bickering behind films that made it ( Batman Begins, The Lord of the Rings ) and some that didn’t ( The Sandman ). In the excerpt below, Hughes reveals some of the hurdles that had to be jumped on the way to eventually making Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of the Apes reboot.