Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
By the way, Ron Howard was originally slated to direct Changeling (2008).
J. Michael Straczynski's agent passed the script to producer Jim Whitaker. He forwarded it to Ron Howard, who optioned it immediately.
In June 2006, Universal Studios and Howard's Imagine Entertainment bought the script for Howard to direct. The film was on a shortlist of projects for Howard after coming off the commercial success of The Da Vinci Code. In March 2007, Universal fast-tracked the production. When Howard chose Frost/Nixon and Angels & Demons as his next two directing projects, it became clear he could not direct Changeling until 2009. After Howard stepped down, it looked as if the film would not be made, despite admiration for the script in the industry. Howard and Imagine partner Brian Grazer began looking for a new director to helm the project; they pitched the film to Eastwood in February 2007, and he agreed to direct immediately after reading the script. Eastwood said his memories of growing up during the Great Depression meant that whenever a project dealing with the era landed in his hands, he "redoubled his attention" upon it. Eastwood also cited the script's focus on Collins—rather than the "Freddy Krueger" story of Northcott's crimes—as a factor in deciding to make the film.
Favorite Movie Directed by Ron Howard
7657th Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/A881QFJz_l0/
This is the 3,445th Title poll. Such polls have a total of 8,171,345 votes for an average of 2,372 votes per poll.
Total Number of Votes 17,186,483 Projected Date of 20 Million Votes 10-Nov-2020 Days Until 20 Million Votes 566This is the list of leavey-2's polls as of 18-Apr-2019:
Sorted Alphabetically http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/05/imdb-polls-alphabetical-by-author.html#leavey-2
In Decreasing Order of Votes http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/03/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-votes-by.html#leavey-2
Alphabetical List of Polls http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/03/imdb-polls-alphabetical.html
Top IMDb Polls http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/07/top-imdb-polls.html
IMDb Polls - Descending Order of Votes http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-votes.html
Summary Statistics http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2016/05/summary-statistics.html
Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-key-threads-imdb-poll-faqs-index
How to Improve the Chance of Having your Poll on the Home Page https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-how-to-improve-the-chance-of-having-your-poll-on-the-hom...