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Poll: The Movies We Never Saw

For all the movies that Hollywood makes, there's a lot they don't. Poor writing or budget concerns can cause tons of ideas to be rewritten or scrapped.

This list consists of some terrific and horrific films that were tossed in the trash. Which one would you like to have seen?

Discuss here!

Make Your Choice

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Destroyer (1984)


    Arnold Schwarzenegger was to star in this 90's historical epic set in the Middle Ages.

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    Godzilla (1998)

    Godzilla 2

    This sequel to the 1998 film pitted the one surviving baby dinosaur (now an adult with her own offspring) against a giant, bloodthirsty insect queen.

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    Christian Clavier in Napoléon (2002)


    Stanley Kubrick wanted desperately to make a film detailing Napoleon's life, from birth to death.

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    Alien (1979)

    The Train or Isobar

    This idea from Ridley Scott was to be similar to 'Alien'... only on a train. In the 90's, Stallone probably would've starred.

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    Jackie Robinson in Jackie Robinson (2016)

    Jackie Robinson

    Spike Lee wrote a script for an unmade film about the baseball player, with Denzel Washington in mind for the title role.

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    Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

    Cowboys and Aliens 2

    The sequel, cancelled due to the first film's under-performance at the box office, reportedly had "twice as many genres."

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    Jurassic Park III (2001)

    Jurassic Park 4

    Human-raptor hybrids are created to fight drug lords, but things go horribly wrong.

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    Alfred Hitchcock in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)

    The Short Night

    Described as "A romantic suspense thriller with espionage elements" based on a book and a true story.

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    Ghostbusters (1984)

    Ghostbusters III: Hellbent

    Written partly by Dan Aykroyd, this sequel would have the Ghostbusters travelling to a hellish, alternate version of Manhattan.

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    Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

    At the Mountains of Madness

    Based on a H.P. Lovecraft story, Guillermo de Toro was prepared to direct this terrifying tale of a group of experts exploring Antarctica, starring Tom Cruise.

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    Idina Menzel in Frozen (2013)

    The Snow Queen

    The earlier concepts for 'Frozen' featured an evil, blue-skinned version of Elsa.

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

    Night Skies

    Steven Spielberg was set to make this sci-fi/horror, which was in lieu of a sequel to 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.' Unfortunately, it never came to fruition.

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    Forbidden Planet (1956)

    Forbidden Planet Remake

    When J. Michael Straczynski's updated version of the script was leaked, James Cameron wanted to do a complete rewrite.

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    The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)


    The late Dino de Laurentiis planned a "lavish" telling of the first book of the Bible, but it never came to be.

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    Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List (1993)

    Aryan Papers

    Stanley Kubrick intended to make an accurate Holocaust drama, but it kept getting pushed back and almost became a play, but nothing ever came of it.

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    Ian McKellen in X-Men (2000)

    X-Men Origins: Magneto

    This prequel was supposed to tell the life story of Magneto and his time in in the Auschwitz death camp. The project was halted when Ian McKellen wouldn't appear in the film.

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    Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)


    James Cameron was to helm this quite different version of Spidey, featuring a Peter Parker in puberty, spying on Mary Jane while she was undressing... so basically a Peeping Tom.

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    Jack Black in The X-Files (1993)

    The Green Lantern

    This take on Green Lantern would've been a comedy film, with Jack Black in the title role.

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    Brandon Routh in Superman Returns (2006)

    Superman Lives

    A mid-90's Superman movie and Sean Penn was planned to play the Man of Steel. Over time, Nic Cage was re-cast, and the film would've also featured giant spiders, polar bears, and a robot. Wow.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator (1987)

    Doc Savage

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to portray the comic book character, but his own political career got in the way, as well as the other projects of the crew.

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