In episode 50 of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a pair of films that both initially struggled at the box office office. One subsequently fared better than the other.

Geostorm didn’t make it cinemas until three years after filming began. Its post-production surgery involved a new director, new characters, two new scores and $15m.

The Shawshank Redemption? It had a greenlight two weeks after the script landed. And Tom Cruise came very close to starring…

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

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