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6th Jan '18 10:05:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' began development as a straightforward shoot-'em-up, cashing in on the popularity of Capcom's arcade game ''Commando'', but the programmers were having too much trouble creating a similar game on the [=MSX2=] since the hardware couldn't handle too many enemy soldiers and bullets on-screen at the same time. When HideoKojima was brought into the project to salvage it, he decided to shift the game's focus to avoiding combat.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' began development as a straightforward shoot-'em-up, cashing in on the popularity of Capcom's arcade game ''Commando'', but the programmers were having too much trouble creating a similar game on the [=MSX2=] since the hardware couldn't handle too many enemy soldiers and bullets on-screen at the same time. When HideoKojima Creator/HideoKojima was brought into the project to salvage it, he decided to shift the game's focus to avoiding combat.
27th Nov '17 7:40:26 AM MetaFour
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* ''Film/PodPeople'' was initially written as a horror film, with an alien killing poachers and a vacationing rock band in a forest. Then ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' came out, so ''Pod People'' was rewritten to copy its success, adding scenes of a child protagonist befriending a younger alien. But the killings, crude humor, and sexual innuendo remained from the earlier version, resulting in [[UncertainAudience a film that couldn't decide who it was trying to appeal to]].
6th Nov '17 4:29:32 PM ClintEastwood
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* ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' was originally a serious action film starring Creator/SteveMcQueen. Upon McQueen's death, it became a Creator/BurtReynolds comedy.

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* ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' was originally a serious action film starring Creator/SteveMcQueen. Creator/SteveMcQueenActor. Upon McQueen's [=McQueen=]'s death, it became a Creator/BurtReynolds comedy.



* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' was written as a musical with Leslie Bricusse-Henry Mancini songs, but the producers decided that genre wouldn't sell in the mid-1980s (this was just after ''Film/Annie1982'' had underperformed against its massive budget). Several of those songs do appear as background/diegetic music in the finished film, but so do some pop songs by other hands, and Bricusse was ''really'' bitter about this. The film didn't do well at the box office in any case.

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* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' was written as a musical with Leslie Bricusse-Henry Mancini Bricusse-Music/HenryMancini songs, but the producers decided that genre wouldn't sell in the mid-1980s (this was just after ''Film/Annie1982'' had underperformed against its massive budget). Several of those songs do appear as background/diegetic music in the finished film, but so do some pop songs by other hands, and Bricusse was ''really'' bitter about this. The film didn't do well at the box office in any case.
5th Nov '17 10:58:28 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''{{Film/Hook}}'' was planned as a musical, with songs written by 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/Hook}}'' was planned as a musical, possibly with songs written by Music/MichaelJackson. Music/MichaelJackson. When it actually went into production Leslie Bricusse and John Williams had a clutch of songs ready to go, but plans were changed in an attempt to rein in the budget. Two songs do remain though, one sung by the mock Lost Boys in their introduction the SchoolPlay that opens the film, and another by Maggie to the pirates.pirates in the real Neverland. "Childhood", a song that didn't make it, appears in the ''Leslie Bricusse Songbook'' sheet music collection.


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* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' was written as a musical with Leslie Bricusse-Henry Mancini songs, but the producers decided that genre wouldn't sell in the mid-1980s (this was just after ''Film/Annie1982'' had underperformed against its massive budget). Several of those songs do appear as background/diegetic music in the finished film, but so do some pop songs by other hands, and Bricusse was ''really'' bitter about this. The film didn't do well at the box office in any case.
28th Oct '17 10:14:08 AM twilicorn
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--->'''[=BoJack=]:''' Come on, guys, this is ridiculous - is this even a movie anymore?\\

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28th Oct '17 10:13:57 AM twilicorn
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--->'''[[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman BoJack]]:''' Come on, guys, this is ridiculous - is this even a movie anymore?\\

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--->'''[[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman BoJack]]:''' --->'''[=BoJack=]:''' Come on, guys, this is ridiculous - is this even a movie anymore?\\




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--''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''
28th Sep '17 12:17:23 PM Cherryjuice
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28th Sep '17 12:16:55 PM Cherryjuice
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--->'''[[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman BoJack]]:''' Come on, guys, this is ridiculous - is this even a movie anymore?\\
'''Todd:''' Maybe is ISN'T a movie!\\
'''Quentin Tarantutino:''' Yeah! Maybe it's an immersive smartphone app! Or... a 21st-century approach to 360 degree media envelopment!\\
'''Todd:''' Yeah, or... maybe it's just like a feeling... you know?\\
'''Quentin Tarantutino:''' We've got work to do!\\
10th Aug '17 11:00:16 AM igordebraga
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* ''Film/SuicideSquad'' was meant to remain in the DarkerAndEdgier footsteps of previous Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse movies. Then some audiences showing more interest in the "fun and edgy" parts of the trailers, leading the studio to want more comedy and even hiring additional editors (the end credits list five!). As a result, the tone is inconsistent as hell.
12th May '17 5:35:34 AM Cryoclaste
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* According to [[http://www.1up.com/news/super-mario-bros-25th-miyamoto 1up]][[note]]translated from an interview in Famitsu[[/note]], the NES version of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' was going to be a shoot-em-up platformer, and Mario was going to carry guns, [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/mario25th/4/0 like the beam gun]] similar to those in ''{{Metroid}}'' and a rifle. [[HilariousInHindsight Also, he was going to]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 punch and kick enemies while empty-handed]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld ride on clouds]] (which were previously {{r|idingTheBomb}}ockets in earlier development) and fire at enemies in cloud drive-bys that would soon become [[BonusStage bonus coin stages]]. Also, the "jump button" was going to be "up" on the Control Pad, leaving the "A" button open for attacks.

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* According to [[http://www.1up.com/news/super-mario-bros-25th-miyamoto 1up]][[note]]translated from an interview in Famitsu[[/note]], the NES version of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' was going to be a shoot-em-up platformer, and Mario was going to carry guns, [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/mario25th/4/0 like the beam gun]] similar to those in ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' and a rifle. [[HilariousInHindsight Also, he was going to]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 punch and kick enemies while empty-handed]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld ride on clouds]] (which were previously {{r|idingTheBomb}}ockets in earlier development) and fire at enemies in cloud drive-bys that would soon become [[BonusStage bonus coin stages]]. Also, the "jump button" was going to be "up" on the Control Pad, leaving the "A" button open for attacks.
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