In his film poster series The Ones That Got Away, Los Angeles-based graphic artist and web designer Fernando Reza imagines what would have happened if the unfinished dream projects of several legendary directors — namely Alfred Hitchcock’s Kaleidoscope, Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon, David Lean’s Nostromo, and Orson Welles’s Don Quixote — had ever made it off the ground. “There are a lot of projects out there currently that are in limbo, like [Francis Ford] Coppola’s Megalopolis or [David] Lynch’s Ronnie Rocket, but I didn’t want to include those in the hopes that they’ll be released one day. ” Reza told Slashfilm. “You can see a progression through the films of Kubrick or Welles and the omission of these films really leaves a crater not just in their careers but in cinema as a whole.” Click through to check out his posters, and if you like what you see, buy a limited-edition set of four here.
On a related side note, check out a draft of the Napoleon production outline and a letter sent to Kubrick by Audrey Hepburn declining his offer of the role of Josephine here.