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18th Feb '17 8:30:52 PM SammyDragon92
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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a realistic American influenced setting was later reused in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.

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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a realistic American 20th Century America influenced setting was later reused revisited in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.
14th Feb '17 4:33:20 AM SammyDragon92
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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a real-world American Urban setting was later reused in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.

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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a real-world realistic American Urban influenced setting was later reused in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.
14th Feb '17 4:32:07 AM SammyDragon92
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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town.

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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a real-world American Urban setting was later reused in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.
26th Jan '17 8:15:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo|Combat Evolved}}'' was originally conceived as a RealTimeStrategy game, but it made it to shelves as a FirstPersonShooter, probably because its plot and factions coupled with its genre would have made it too similar to RTS heavyweight ''{{Starcraft}}''. [[VideoGame/HaloWars They eventually revisited the RTS idea, though]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo|Combat Evolved}}'' was originally conceived as a RealTimeStrategy game, but it made it to shelves as a FirstPersonShooter, probably because its plot and factions coupled with its genre would have made it too similar to RTS heavyweight ''{{Starcraft}}''.''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''. [[VideoGame/HaloWars They eventually revisited the RTS idea, though]].
20th Jan '17 2:48:29 AM LondonKdS
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* ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'' was envisioned as a dark, proto-feminist satire on the lives of Vegas showgirls. Along the way it became a notoriously {{Camp}} exploitation film. ''Film/MagicMike'' is closer to what it was originally conceived as.

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* ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'' was envisioned as a dark, proto-feminist pro-feminist satire on the lives of Vegas showgirls. Along the way it became a notoriously {{Camp}} exploitation film. ''Film/MagicMike'' is closer to what it was originally conceived as.
9th Jan '17 4:47:44 AM TroperNo9001
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* ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' was intended to be more serious and dramatic, but it ended up becoming even DenserAndWackier then ''JimmyNeutron''

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* ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' was intended to be more serious and dramatic, but it ended up becoming even DenserAndWackier then ''JimmyNeutron''than ''JimmyNeutron''.
29th Dec '16 11:15:01 AM nombretomado
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* The first draft of ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' was a [[DavidLynch Lynchian]] surreal horror film about a convenience store clerk and the odd characters he meets during the graveyard shift.

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* The first draft of ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' was a [[DavidLynch [[Creator/DavidLynch Lynchian]] surreal horror film about a convenience store clerk and the odd characters he meets during the graveyard shift.
4th Dec '16 11:39:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* When Creator/BruceWillis was attached to star in ''Film/FireDownBelow'', the screenplay by Jeb Staurt, was more a drama with detective elements. When Creator/StevenSeagal came aboard after Willis departed, writer Phillip Morton was brought in to convert the material into an action film that incorporated the genre staples Seagal was famous for.
12th Nov '16 7:15:42 AM BlacKat
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* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is of the first variety. Originally, it was supposed to be much darker and more morbid in its theme and mood, with heavy drama and tragedy and different personalities for both main characters. The creators later decided to go for a more light-hearted story with an overall comedic theme accompanied by some drama; traces of the aforementioned serious tone can be seen in the second cour.
15th Oct '16 5:48:00 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' was originally conceived of by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as a thriller, before the Weinsteins encouraged them to instead emphasize the relationship between Will and his psychologist.

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* ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' was originally conceived of by Matt Damon Creator/MattDamon and Ben Affleck Creator/BenAffleck as a thriller, before the Weinsteins encouraged them to instead emphasize the relationship between Will and his psychologist.



* ''Film/PrettyWoman'' was originally dark drama about prostitution before becoming a romantic comedy.

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* ''Film/PrettyWoman'' was originally dark drama about prostitution before becoming a romantic comedy.RomanticComedy.



* ''{{Film/Hook}}'' was planned as a musical, with songs written by Michael Jackson. Two songs do remain though, one sung by the Lost Boys in their introduction and another by Maggie to the pirates.

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* ''{{Film/Hook}}'' was planned as a musical, with songs written by Michael Jackson.Music/MichaelJackson. Two songs do remain though, one sung by the Lost Boys in their introduction and another by Maggie to the pirates.


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* ''Film/{{Convoy}}'' went from light-hearted comedy in vein of ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' to a more serious action film.
* ''Film/{{Gigli}}'' started as a straightforward gangster film that became a RomanticComedy by way of ExecutiveMeddling.
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