Sometimes, things just don’t go your way. That being said, these directors should have scrapped their films from the get-go.
Heaven’s Gate (1980)
Heaven’s Gate was intended to be a defining movie for the western genre but ended up getting completely lacerated during the final stages of cutting. Michael Cimino’s finalized version of this film lost $123 million during its time in the box office. Cimino never made a film again.