What happened to C. McQuarrie from 2000 to2008 ?

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Hey... there is no screenplay or any real activity from producing to directing, regarding C. McQuarrie (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003160/) from 2000 to2008 ? What happened ? Thanks for your insights.
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Greg

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Greg,

Anyone on IMDb may have a filmmography with long breaks between projects for numerous reasons.
Why? Who knows. 
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Here's something he said in a 2008 interview:

"Dylan Kussman and I have been working on a script about John Wilkes Booth for a number of years. It's one of several scripts, along with Valkyrie, that I wrote and then put in a drawer. I really don't bother taking them to studios, I don't try to get them financed. I just wait for the right person to come along who wants to make those movies. You know, the last seven years I've spent re-writing studio movies to support myself while also developing historical scripts with first-time writers who have a real knack for research, but don't really know how to start the screenwriting. I support them on the screenwriting side while they teach me about history."
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Also from another story:

"McQuarrie went his own way, hoping to realize his dream project: bringing Alexander the Great to the screen. This turned into a long, frustrating odyssey that ended when Oliver Stone made his own much-mocked version with Colin Farrell. McQuarrie’s sole effort as a writer-director, The Way of the Gun, was released in 2000, but it was something of a disappointment, getting lost in the post-Tarantino crime wave. Since then, McQuarrie has worked as a script doctor (doing uncredited rewrites on the first X-Men, among others) and has been involved in a number of aborted projects, including a Bryan Singer remake of Logan’s Run, but he has a grand total of zero screen credits since 2000.

... Valkyrie is the first full-fledged reunion of Singer and McQuarrie since The Usual Suspects. The duo was also set to re-team for the Harvey Milk biopic The Mayor of Castro Street, but that was before Gus Van Sant went forward with Milk."
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Jeorj Euler

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That's usually the case with writers.
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thank you guys !

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