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8th Jan '17 3:13:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] Versus {{Wolverine}} (Issue 3). Originally solicited for April 19th, 2006. Finally released March 2009. Frankly it's amazing Marvel finally remembered.

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* [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] Versus {{Wolverine}} (Issue 3). Originally solicited for April 19th, 2006. Finally released March 2009. Frankly it's amazing Marvel finally remembered.
7th Jan '17 4:55:53 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[Videogame/Doom2016 Doom 4]]'' was first announced in 2008, but has repeatedly hit delays due to Creator/IdSoftware being bought out by Zenimax, as well as development resources being channeled into ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}''. As the years went on, leaked concept art, screenshots, and later a development video of pre-rendered cutscenes came out from a version of the game that was canned as by [[http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/24/8839643/bethesda-doom-4-call-of-duty Bethesda's own admission it was basically]] ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Call of]] [[FollowTheLeader Doom]]''. A completely new version of the game was shown to a tightly controlled private audience at Quakecon 2014 where any video recording was banned. Word from those who saw it was that it was much closer to the first two games in style. At E3 2015 the game was finally shown off to the public, now simply titled ''[[RecycledTitle Doom]]'' and finally released on May 13th, 2016.

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* ''[[Videogame/Doom2016 Doom 4]]'' was first announced in 2008, but has repeatedly hit delays due to Creator/IdSoftware being bought out by Zenimax, as well as development resources being channeled into ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}''. As the years went on, leaked concept art, screenshots, and later a development video of pre-rendered cutscenes came out from a version of the game that was canned as by [[http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/24/8839643/bethesda-doom-4-call-of-duty Bethesda's own admission it was basically]] ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Call of]] [[FollowTheLeader Doom]]''. A completely new version of the game was shown to a tightly controlled private audience at Quakecon 2014 where any video recording was banned. Word from those who saw it was that it was much closer to the first two ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' games in style. At E3 2015 the game was finally shown off to the public, now simply titled ''[[RecycledTitle Doom]]'' and finally released on May 13th, 2016.
7th Jan '17 4:54:40 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Although it eventually got a 2005 release in the wake of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'', the ''Film/{{Doom}}'' movie first began its life as a rumor shortly after the runaway success of the first game, and then a flurry of studio developments, press releases and wild fan rumors after ''Doom 2'' proved even more successful. At one point, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen according to the stories]], Creator/TerryGilliam was interested in directing, and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger would have starred as the space marine, but then it sank back into development hell for another decade.

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* Although it eventually got a 2005 release in the wake of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'', ''VideoGame/Doom3'', the ''Film/{{Doom}}'' movie first began its life as a rumor shortly after the runaway success of the [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} first game, game]], and then a flurry of studio developments, press releases and wild fan rumors after ''Doom 2'' proved even more successful. At one point, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen according to the stories]], Creator/TerryGilliam was interested in directing, and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger would have starred as the space marine, but then it sank back into development hell for another decade.
5th Jan '17 1:58:53 PM wuggles
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* As early as 2011, ''WebOriginal/AwkwardBlackGirl'' creator Issa Rae met with network executives to bring the web series to television. However, Rae faced ExecutiveMeddling from the network execs, who wanted to RaceLift the main character to white. Eventually in 2013 it was announced that Issa Rae would be teaming up with Larry Wilmore to create a pilot for HBO and the show premiered in 2016 as ''Series/{{Insecure}}''.
5th Jan '17 1:46:05 PM wuggles
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* A adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' has been talked about for as long as the comic book existed. It first started as a version of the “Gone to Texas” story arc with [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare Rachel]] [[Film/TankGirl Talalay]] directing, but it was canned due to budget issue’s and the dark subject matter. Then it was going to be on HBO with [[{{Film/Daredevil}} Mark]] [[{{Film/Ghostrider}} Steven]] [[{{Film/FridayThe13th2009}} Johnson]] wanting to do every episode issue by issue, but again the dark subject matter got it canned. Then Creator/SamMendes was attached to do it, before the rights we’re sold to AMC in 2013. The pilot episode was finally filmed in May 2015, with Creator/SethRogen and Evan Goldberg directing and Creator/DominicCooper starring. It is set to debut in mid-2016.

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* A adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' has been talked about for as long as the comic book existed. It first started as a version of the “Gone to Texas” story arc with [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare Rachel]] [[Film/TankGirl Talalay]] directing, but it was canned due to budget issue’s and the dark subject matter. Then it was going to be on HBO with [[{{Film/Daredevil}} Mark]] [[{{Film/Ghostrider}} Steven]] [[{{Film/FridayThe13th2009}} Johnson]] wanting to do every episode issue by issue, but again the dark subject matter got it canned. Then Creator/SamMendes was attached to do it, before the rights we’re sold to AMC in 2013. The pilot episode was finally filmed in May 2015, with Creator/SethRogen and Evan Goldberg directing and Creator/DominicCooper starring. It is set to debut in mid-2016.debuted summer 2016.
4th Jan '17 7:18:37 PM nombretomado
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* A ''Film/{{Footloose}}'' remake was first announced in 2007, with Kenny Ortega as the director and Zac Efron as Ren. Early reports indicated that it was to be [[RecursiveAdaptation an adaptation of the stage musical]]. Both Ortega and Efron dropped out in 2009, the former due to disagreements with Paramount over the budget and the latter due to Efron not wanting to be typecast in [[HighSchoolMusical musicals]]. Then Efron's replacement, Chase Crawford, backed out due to scheduling conflicts. It finally got to theaters in October 2011, now a straightforward remake rather than a musical.

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* A ''Film/{{Footloose}}'' remake was first announced in 2007, with Kenny Ortega as the director and Zac Efron as Ren. Early reports indicated that it was to be [[RecursiveAdaptation an adaptation of the stage musical]]. Both Ortega and Efron dropped out in 2009, the former due to disagreements with Paramount over the budget and the latter due to Efron not wanting to be typecast in [[HighSchoolMusical [[Film/HighSchoolMusical musicals]]. Then Efron's replacement, Chase Crawford, backed out due to scheduling conflicts. It finally got to theaters in October 2011, now a straightforward remake rather than a musical.
3rd Jan '17 5:59:57 AM PF
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* ''The Fool and His Money'', a sequel to the 1987 game ''VideoGame/TheFoolsErrand'', was announced in 2003, with a projected release date of Halloween. This date was pushed back ''dozens of times over the next nine years'' before it was finally released in 2012.
3rd Jan '17 5:47:51 AM PF
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* The whole idea for there to be a Batman movie [[Film/BatmanTheMovie that wasn't inspired by the TV series]] was first announced in July 1980, and Tom Mankiewicz wrote a script, titled ''The Batman'', in 1983. Numerous actors were considered for the part of Bruce Wayne/Batman, and several rewrites were done by as many as ''nine'' different writers before Creator/TimBurton latched onto the project in 1986. After several film treatments, Sam Hamm wrote an almost entirely-new script, Michael Keaton was cast in the title role, and overall three years would pass before ''Film/{{Batman}}'' was finally released in 1989.
** Three sequels later, the failure of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' caused many projects for a fifth Franchise/{{Batman}} movie to not take off (including a full-fledged sequel, an adaptation of ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', and a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' film) until [[Film/BatmanBegins a new one]] debuted eight years later.

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* The whole idea for there to be a Batman movie [[Film/BatmanTheMovie that wasn't inspired by the TV series]] was first announced in July 1980, and Tom Mankiewicz wrote a script, titled ''The Batman'', in 1983. Numerous actors were considered for the part of Bruce Wayne/Batman, and several rewrites were done by as many as ''nine'' different writers before Creator/TimBurton latched onto the project in 1986. After several film treatments, Sam Hamm wrote an almost entirely-new script, Michael Keaton was cast in the title role, and overall three years would pass before ''Film/{{Batman}}'' was finally released in 1989.
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1989. Three sequels later, the failure of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' caused many projects for a fifth Franchise/{{Batman}} movie to not take off (including a full-fledged sequel, an adaptation of ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', and a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' film) until [[Film/BatmanBegins a new one]] debuted eight years later.



* ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog'', based on the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog video game franchise]], had been on and off in production since the early 1990's but it seemed as if it would never be realized. The rights were first picked up by MGM only for the studio to run into script problems raised by Creator/{{Sega}}, who disliked nearly every script studio heads tossed around. Eventually MGM lost the rights and the film went into hell, only for Ben Hurst, a head writer for ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', to negotiate the rights so that he could do a continuation of what was supposed to be the third season. This treatment ran into problems when Ken Penders, then-head writer of the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog comic book series]], tried to intervene and make the movie himself. It was placed in hell once again when Sega decided to place more interest in ''Anime/SonicX''. It was finally taken out of hell more than a decade later, when Sony bagged the rights and set a movie for a 2018 release, with Neal Moritz and Tim Miller as producer and executive producer, respectively.

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* ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog'', based on the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog video game franchise]], had been on and off in production since the early 1990's 1990s but it seemed as if it would never be realized. The rights were first picked up by MGM only for the studio to run into script problems raised by Creator/{{Sega}}, who disliked nearly every script studio heads tossed around. Eventually Eventually, MGM lost the rights and the film went into hell, only for Ben Hurst, a head writer for ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', to negotiate the rights so that he could do a continuation of what was supposed to be the third season. This treatment ran into problems when Ken Penders, then-head writer of the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog comic book series]], tried to intervene and make the movie himself. It was placed in hell once again when Sega decided to place more interest in ''Anime/SonicX''. It was finally taken out of hell more than a decade later, when Sony bagged the rights and set a movie for a 2018 release, with Neal Moritz and Tim Miller as producer and executive producer, respectively.
3rd Jan '17 5:45:03 AM PF
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* Margaret Mitchell spent nearly ten years writing ''GoneWithTheWind'', and she had previously written several other hundred plus page stories which never made it to publication.

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* Margaret Mitchell spent nearly ten years writing ''GoneWithTheWind'', ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', and she had previously written several other hundred plus page stories which never made it to publication.



* Harper Lee's ''GoSetAWatchman'' is an unusual example in that it is not technically a sequel, but the original first draft of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' itself, written back in the 1950s and gathering dust for six decades. Since the original eventually was reset to the 1930s after the idea of setting it in the then-contemporary '50s was scrapped, this now makes ''Go Set a Watchman'' a sequel.

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* Harper Lee's ''GoSetAWatchman'' ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'' is an unusual example in that it is not technically a sequel, but the original first draft of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' itself, written back in the 1950s and gathering dust for six decades. Since the original eventually was reset to the 1930s after the idea of setting it in the then-contemporary '50s was scrapped, this now makes ''Go Set a Watchman'' a sequel.
2nd Jan '17 3:15:17 PM Mario1995
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* ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog'', based on the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog video game franchise]], had been on and off in production since the early 1990's but it seemed as if it would never be realized. The rights were first picked up by MGM only for the studio to run into script problems raised by Creator/{{Sega}}, who disliked nearly every script studio heads tossed around. Eventually MGM lost the rights and the film went into hell, only for Ben Hurst, a head writer for ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', to negotiate the rights so that he could do a continuation of what was supposed to be the third season. This treatment ran into problems when Ken Penders, then-head writer of the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog comic book series]], tried to intervene and make the movie himself. It was placed in hell once again when Sega decided to place more interest in ''Anime/SonicX''. It was finally taken out of hell more than a decade later, when Sony bagged the rights and set a movie for a 2018 release, with Neal Moritz and Tim Miller as producer and executive producer, respectively.
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