Like most superstars, Steve McQueen was associated with a number of film projects that were announced with great fan fare, but never materialized. McQueen had formed his own production company, Solar Productions, to become master of his own destiny. Initially, he enjoyed great success with Bullitt. However, his plans to bypass studio distribution and handle all aspects of the release of his films fell apart, as evidenced by an article from Variety columnist Army Archerd in 1969 that he has republished on his blog. McQueen envisioned making a major action picture called Yucatan that would have budgeted at a (then) astronomical $30 million. The film would have featured a motorcycle chase that would have put to shame the one in The Great Escape. He also announced he would star in a mountain climbing thriller titled The Man on the Nylon String as well as reunite with his Great Escape and Magnificent Seven director, John Sturges for a new action pic titled Yards at Essendorf. Sadly, for reasons not specified, none of these promising projects ever came to fruition. Ironically, the only prospective project that did make it to the screen was McQueen's 1971 racing pic Le Mans, which proved to be one of the most ill-fated movies of his career. Archerd updates his original article with news about the biopics about McQueen that are in the works. Click here to read.