Cameron is making Avatar now and is doing it in 3D (for some reason filmmakers and studios think 3d is going to save the movies).
I wrote about Welles' 'Heart of Darkness' when I did a little bit on 'The Lady in the Lake'. After seeing it I felt that doing a film in the first person was ultimately a flawed idea. It doesn't give you a window into how the main character is feeling as we never get to see them react to anything. Imagine a Bogart film without ever getting to see Bogart!
I would add AI to the list... damn you Spielberg! Another example of Stevie's lack of depth.
I think Oliver Stone was trying to make Napoleon as well... At least we have Abel Gance.