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Films that never materialized?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident



    Before the film was released MGM requested Hal Kanter to start writing a sequel, An Armful of Girls, with Hope as a married man chased over Europe by titled ladies. This was never made.​
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  2. JozefK

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  3. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    The Shoot Horses, Don't They? w/Bette Davis and Henry Fonda (late '30s)

    The African Queen w/Bette Davis and David Niven (1939)
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  4. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

    Probably mentioned already, but wasnt Tom Cruise supposed to play Phil Spector in a bio?
  5. The Slug Man

    The Slug Man Forum Resident

    North Carolina
    I remember someone telling me in the mid '90s that Lucas was going to have Kenneth Branagh as a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi for the SW prequels. They got made but not with KB.

    As I kid in '82 or '83 I remember reading talk about a sequel to ET, where ET would return to Earth in order to save the world from a disease.

    I wish Richard Linklater had made a sequel to Dazed and Confused in the '90s, with all the same characters/actors. I was highly disappointed in the spiritual sequel that came out a few years ago, Everybody Wants Some.
  6. Jord

    Jord Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    There are a whole slot of direct to video Disney movies that got cancelled like an Aristocats sequel set during the British Invasion
    and a sequel to Dumbo (which we sorta got with the live action version that expands the story).

    Even further back, after the success of Disney's Snow White, Disney had plans for a short sequel to Snow White. This was conceived due to left over animations from the original namely a soup eating scene and a scene in which the dwarfs craft a bed for Snow white.
  7. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    St. Elmo's Fire 2
  8. Steve Litos

    Steve Litos Forum Resident

    Chicago IL
  9. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

    New York City
    The Magnificent Ambersons "remake". I believe Welles had the idea of re-shooting the part where all the characters were older. They all were still alive at the time and about the right age. That would have been . . . well . . . magnificent.

    Also, I think Anthony Burgess's Napoleon Symphony was going to be made into a film by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick opted for Barry Lyndon instead.

    John Updike once said the best thing that can happen to a writer is to be paid for the film rights to his novel and for the movie to never be made.
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  10. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    there was originally gonna be a sequel to the live action Cat In the Hat movie with Mike Myers but Dr.Seuss's Widow decided not to allow any more of his books be made into live action films
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  11. Avenging Robot

    Avenging Robot Forum Resident

    ...and that my friends is how one stops a crime against humanity.
  12. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    I heard that, I was on the floor! And I thought I was the only one who did impressions of Grady Sutton and Sig Ruman!
  13. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

    It really is remarkable that so little of Burgess’ incredible oeuvre has been turned into films. Francis Coppola optioned One Hand Clapping, but Tremor of Intent and the Enderby Cycle could really work, too
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  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Al Pacino beat him to do the honor.
  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Sgt Rock with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Ironically you see Sgt Rock comic ( Shane Black reading it) in Predator.
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  16. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Lord Of The Rings with The Beatles.
  17. realkilroy

    realkilroy Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    Dirty Harry with Frank Sinatra as Harry Callahan directed by William Friedkin.
    But instead we have The French Connection.
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  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Is pretty good.
  19. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    I would have loved to have seen that movie.
  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    They all fought to play Gandalf. :)

    Beatles drummer perhaps type cast with storyline a sorta continuity from Help!.
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  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Least he wore the clothes for Smash Hits album.
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  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    With Covid everything is on extended hold now I’d imagine.
  23. Lenny99

    Lenny99 Forum Resident

    Clarksburg WV

    I read the book years ago, in the 70s. I think the book was “banned” during WW2, but I’m nit sure.
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  24. Lenny99

    Lenny99 Forum Resident

    Clarksburg WV

    According to info on the flip side of a a Dirty Harry CD I have, Sinatra was first approached to do that movie. He was interested, and the script was rewritten for him, but it didn’t work out for some reason. Then Steve McQueen was approached. Again he was interested, the script was rewritten, and he had to drop it due to illness. Finally Eastwood was approached. He liked the original script.
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  25. Lenny99

    Lenny99 Forum Resident

    Clarksburg WV
    I think “They Shoot Horses......” Was remade in the late 60s, early 70s. I’m pretty sure I seen a movie at that time with that title. It was about a Endurance dance contest during the Great Depression. It had some name actors, but I can’t recall who.

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