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* Creator/BruceLee was originally going to star in a live-action movie update of Film/CharlieChan titled "Number One Son", playing the role of Chan's first-born son, who would have been portrayed as a Chinese Franchise/JamesBond. The idea was scrapped when the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV show became popular and ''Series/TheGreenHornet'' TV show was created (in which Lee played the role of Kato).

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* Creator/BruceLee was originally going to star in a live-action movie update of Film/CharlieChan titled "Number One Son", playing the role of Chan's first-born son, who would have been portrayed as a Chinese Franchise/JamesBond. The idea was scrapped when the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Series/{{Batman|1966}}'' TV show became popular and ''Series/TheGreenHornet'' TV show was created (in which Lee played the role of Kato).


* The third remake of ''[[Film/AStarIsBorn2018 A Star Is Born]]'', which was released in 2018 with Music/LadyGaga as Ally and Creator/BradleyCooper as Jackson Maine went through many iterations before finally being produced, with planned remakes stretching as far back as the early 1990s.

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* The third remake of ''[[Film/AStarIsBorn2018 A Star Is Born]]'', which was released in 2018 with Music/LadyGaga as Ally and Creator/BradleyCooper as Jackson Maine Maine, went through many iterations before finally being produced, with planned remakes stretching as far back as the early 1990s.



** Music/Beyonce, Esperanza Spalding, Music/SelenaGomez, Music/WhitneyHouston, Music/{{Kesha}}, Music/JenniferLopez, Music/DemiLovato, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Music/{{Aaliyah}} and Music/{{Shakira}} were all considered to play the role of Ally.

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** Music/Beyonce, Music/{{Beyonce}}, Esperanza Spalding, Music/SelenaGomez, Music/WhitneyHouston, Music/{{Kesha}}, Music/JenniferLopez, Music/DemiLovato, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Music/{{Aaliyah}} and Music/{{Shakira}} were all considered to play the role of Ally.

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* The third remake of ''[[Film/AStarIsBorn2018 A Star Is Born]]'', which was released in 2018 with Music/LadyGaga as Ally and Creator/BradleyCooper as Jackson Maine went through many iterations before finally being produced, with planned remakes stretching as far back as the early 1990s.
** Creator/ClintEastwood was originally going to direct the film when it was in development during 2011. Cooper himself ended up directing it.
** Over the years, Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/TomCruise, Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Music/{{Eminem}}, Creator/JonHamm, Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/WillSmith, Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/JamieFoxx and [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack White]] were considered for Jackson Maine.
** Music/Beyonce, Esperanza Spalding, Music/SelenaGomez, Music/WhitneyHouston, Music/{{Kesha}}, Music/JenniferLopez, Music/DemiLovato, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Music/{{Aaliyah}} and Music/{{Shakira}} were all considered to play the role of Ally.
** Creator/RayLiotta was considered for the role of Bobby.
** Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/JohnTurturro and Creator/JohnTravolta were considered for the role of Lorenzo.
** Originally, Creator/BradleyCooper considered a different film ending where Jackson and Ally perform "Shallow" as the final song.


* Creator/DavidLean spent most of the '70s trying to get his two-part ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'' remake off the ground. He scouted locations in Tahiti, built a replica ship and commissioned Creator/RobertBolt to write the screenplay. The main problem? Money. At various points Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis, Joseph E. Levine and even Lean's old sparring mate Sam Spiegel were tapped to produce. But Lean's refusal to rein in the budget or scale back the script scared all of them away from the project. (That Creator/MichaelCimino's ''Film/HeavensGate'' was concurrently being made didn't help either.) Robert Bolt's stroke in 1979 finally convinced Lean to abandon the project. Eventually the project morphed into ''Film/TheBounty'' (1984), directed by Creator/RogerDonaldson and starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. Though based off Bolt's screenplay, this film was much smaller in both scope and budget than what Lean originally envisioned.

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* Creator/DavidLean Creator/DavidLean:
** His next film after ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' was a biopic of UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi, produced by Sam Spiegel and starring Creator/AlecGuinness.
** He
spent most of the '70s trying to get his two-part ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'' remake off the ground. He scouted locations in Tahiti, built a replica ship and commissioned Creator/RobertBolt to write the screenplay. The main problem? Money. At various points Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis, Joseph E. Levine and even Lean's old sparring mate Sam Spiegel were tapped to produce. But Lean's refusal to rein in the budget or scale back the script scared all of them away from the project. (That Creator/MichaelCimino's ''Film/HeavensGate'' was concurrently being made didn't help either.) Robert Bolt's Creator/RobertBolt's stroke in 1979 finally convinced Lean to abandon the project. Eventually the project morphed into ''Film/TheBounty'' (1984), directed by Creator/RogerDonaldson and starring Mel Gibson Creator/MelGibson and Anthony Hopkins. Creator/AnthonyHopkins. Though based off Bolt's screenplay, this film was much smaller in both scope and budget than what Lean originally envisioned.envisioned.
** He was to film an adaptation of ''Literature/{{Nostromo}}'', with Creator/StevenSpielberg producing it for Creator/WarnerBros, but Lean died a few weeks before the principal photography was to begin. Creator/MarlonBrando, Paul Scofield, Creator/PeterOToole, Creator/IsabellaRossellini, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/DennisQuaid and with Georges Corraface as the title role, had all been set to star.



* Creator/MichaelWinner planned a BioPic of UsefulNotes/WilliamTheConqueror with Creator/OliverReed in the lead role.

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* Creator/MichaelWinner planned a BioPic of UsefulNotes/WilliamTheConqueror with Creator/OliverReed in the lead role. It was scrapped when they couldn't get funding.



* Creator/DavidLean's next film after ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' was a biopic of UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi, produced by Sam Spiegel and starring Creator/AlecGuinness.
** Lean was to film an adaptation of ''Literature/{{Nostromo}}'', with Creator/StevenSpielberg producing it for Creator/WarnerBros, but Lean died a few weeks before the principal photography was to begin. Creator/MarlonBrando, Paul Scofield, Creator/PeterOToole, Isabella Rossellini, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/DennisQuaid and with Georges Corraface as the title role, had all been set to star.


* [[http://www.theefnylapage.com/articles/scripts/efladraft19871207.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1nkyNvhwAMexe0xbd4N-XLJcMx6vp6KqEDFD02FFu2NBIQJ-PK8WpSagY The earliest version]] of what would become ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', written by screenwriter Coleman Luck in 1987, was a completely disconnected concept that would have been a prequel to the original film, and would have followed Snake as he is parachuted into Los Angeles for 48 hours in a "Most Dangerous Game" scenario. While some of the concepts eventually made its way into the final product, the script as a whole was ''very'' different to the final film.

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* [[http://www.theefnylapage.com/articles/scripts/efladraft19871207.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1nkyNvhwAMexe0xbd4N-XLJcMx6vp6KqEDFD02FFu2NBIQJ-PK8WpSagY The earliest version]] of what would become ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', written by screenwriter Coleman Luck in 1987, was a completely disconnected concept that would have been a prequel to the original film, and would have followed Snake as he is parachuted into Los Angeles for 48 hours in a "Most Dangerous Game" scenario. A combination of bad timing and Creator/JohnCarpenter claiming the script was too "campy" put the kibosh on the project until the mid '90s, when the project was revived. While some of the concepts eventually made its way into the final product, the script as a whole was ''very'' different to the final film.



** Snake is introduced in [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], where he interacts with a variety of characters (including hookers, a fortune teller and a claw machine that makes people bet their own body parts to win cash) before he is sedated and captured when he goes to get a touch-up on his famous snake tattoo. He is woken up by Bob Hauk (referred to as "Houk"), who explains Snake's service history in a scene very similar to ''New York'', then informs him that he's going to be dumped in L.A. and [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame forced to survive]] for his amusement -- if he can get to a place called "Rodent Park" in 48 hours and survive against a "secret weapon", Hauk will give him anything he wants within reason. At least one part of the intro sequence (Snake interacting with a hooker who has a polypropylene condom in her mouth) was shot verbatim and intended to be used in the final product (albeit much later, when Snake gets to L.A.), was removed before release.
** Hauk gives Snake a submachine gun for protection before he is airdropped into the city. Snake loads the gun and shoots Hauk with it, but it's revealed that the clip was loaded with blanks. Hauk laughs at him before shoving him off the helicopter. (The scene was repurposed with {{Expy}} Commander Malloy in the finished product, when Snake attempts to use the Coreburner to shoot him and Lt. Brazen, and nearly the exact same dialogue being used.) Snake then parachutes into L.A., sailing past different characters on top of buildings who try to interact with him. He crashlands and is captured by a groups of crazed residents driving a garbage truck.
** Snake is captured and tied to the float in a parade travelling down Hollywood Boulevard, [[DamselInDistress alongside]] self-professed "beauty queen" Blandish Vox. The parade, overseen by the Surgeon General of Los Angeles, is interrupted when it is revealed that Snake's old war buddy from the [[NoodleIncident Battle of Leningrad]], Drummond, who begins firing it in Snake's direction. Snake uses the opportunity to cut his bonds, free Blandish and escape with her, while they're pursued by Drummond. This sequence was repurposed in the final film to have Snake get captured alongside NiceGirl Taslima by plastic surgery freaks, tied in up the same way, and able to escape from the Surgeon General after they're brought to his lair.
** Drummond pursues Snake and Blandish into a dead-end alley, but Snake gets the drop on him by jumping on him from above, tearing his (metal) jaw off and incapacitating him before the duo run into a building used to store floats for the parade. Blandish is forced to retrieve Snake's gear while he has a second fight with Drummond, eventually resulting in Snake killing him.
** Snake and Blandish stop at a bar, where he watches a newscast filled with an oddball collection of local residents talking about him, and meets a group of bar patrons who have poor eyesight and are cajoled into shooting each other. Traveling further, the pair are forced to flee from a group of crazed surfers, only to be caught again by "The Sewer Man", a sympathetic dweller who gives Snake some information on the area and gives him directions on how to get to Rodent Park. The pair eventually make it to the Hollywood Freeway, when the script's villain, "Oral Turnwheel" (the rich, emaciated warlord of the city) is revealed. Turnwheel orders the "Cultural Police" to attack the duo, and in the ensuing altercation, Blandish is shot and killed. Snake is rescued by [[ContrivedCoincidence another former war buddy]], Johnny Lorder, as the police give chase.
** Lorder drugs Snake as they drive through the city, and eventually leads him to a club/factory where he is [[GratuitousRape assaulted and taken advantage of by six female dancers]]. Lorder then steals one of his shoes and his weapon. Snake pursues him to a nearby gym, where he fights and overpowers his former colleague, throwing him into an overpowered tanning bed and killing him before retrieving his gear. Afterwards, he is pursued once again by the police. In an attempt to evade the police, Snake ducks into a religious ceremony being overseen by "Sister Cher Blessing", who leads a group of cowled religious cultists. Snake steals one of the member's cowls and attempts to hide when the police show up, but eventually gives up the ruse and shoots the cops down before the cultists overpower him.
** Snake and other refugees are sent by the cultists to the "Queen Mary", a beached ship near the coast of the island. Once there, Snake discovers that some of the dead refugees have been reanimated, including Blandish, who has been brought there and gives Snake directions on where to go. Snake also encounters [[ContrivedCoincidence another former war buddy]], Dargan, who died and reanimated and is holding a key to escape. Snake defeats him and exits the ship, but is captured by Turnwheel, who reveals that [[TheManBehindTheMan he is the one who orchestrated Snake's capture and pursuit throughout the last 24 hours]]. He explains that Snake is the "perfect soldier" before bringing him to Rodent Park, a former tourist attraction that has reopened to the public for one night to hold "Snake Plissken Day".
** Turnwheel then reveals that the reason for the island's occupants telling Snake he is a "huge video star" (a RunningGag that occurs throughout the film) is because they took a DNA sample he gave the army four years earlier and used it to [[CloningBlues create four clones of Snake]]. He forces Snake to participate in a DuelToTheDeath with his former clone, under the pretense of wanting Snake's DNA and body to create an army of clones. The overpowered clone Plissken ''defeats'' Snake, with the latter (being mortally wounded) pushing himself into a vat that kills himself and preserves his body. The clone, having found remorse over his own actions (and being fed up with Turnbull's actions) guns down all of the security forces in the area before picking up Turnbull and tossing him into the same tank. The script would have ended with Hauk arriving as the "new" Snake proclaims that he wants L.A. for himself, before a end title card stating Snake would go on [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork his mission to New York two years later]].

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** Snake is introduced in [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], where he interacts with a variety of characters (including hookers, a fortune teller and a claw machine that makes people bet their own body parts to win cash) before he is sedated and captured when he goes to get a touch-up on his famous snake tattoo. He is woken up by Bob Hauk (referred to as "Houk"), who explains Snake's service history in a scene very similar to ''New York'', then informs him that he's going to be dumped in L.A. and [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame forced to survive]] for his amusement -- if he can get to a place called "Rodent Park" (essentially, [[{{Expy}} Walt Disney World]]) in 48 hours and survive against a "secret weapon", Hauk will give him anything he wants within reason. At least one part of the intro sequence (Snake interacting with a hooker who has a polypropylene condom in her mouth) was shot verbatim and intended to be used in the final product (albeit much later, when Snake gets to L.A.), was removed before release.
** Hauk gives Snake is given a submachine gun for protection before he and is airdropped into the city. Snake loads the gun and shoots Hauk with it, but it's revealed city (in a sequence that the clip was loaded with blanks. Hauk laughs at him before shoving him off the helicopter. (The scene was later repurposed with Hauk {{Expy}} Commander Malloy in the finished product, when telling Snake attempts the same thing when he tries to use the Coreburner to shoot him and Lt. Brazen, and nearly the exact same dialogue being used.) Coreburner). Snake then parachutes into L.A., sailing paraglides past different characters on top a number of buildings who try to interact with him. He crashlands and is captured by a groups of crazed incredulous residents driving a garbage truck.
** Snake
before he lands, but he is immediately captured and tied knocked out. When he awakes, he's been strapped to the a float in a parade travelling down Hollywood Boulevard, [[DamselInDistress alongside]] ([[DamselInDistress across from]] self-professed "beauty queen" Blandish Vox. The parade, Vox") particpating in "Float Wars", a battlesport overseen by the crazed Surgeon General of Los Angeles, Angeles. Some of the sequences outlined were either planned or filmed -- the residents waving at Snake were intended to be placed during the hang-glider scene towards the end of the film, where the sequence with the Surgeon General was rewritten to take place in a plastic surgery clinic.
** The parade
is interrupted when it is revealed that Snake's old war buddy from the [[NoodleIncident Battle of Leningrad]], Drummond, who appears and begins firing it in Snake's direction.on the floats. Snake uses the opportunity to cut his bonds, free Blandish and escape with her, while they're pursued by Drummond. This sequence was repurposed After a cat-and-mouse chase, Snake shoots him several times in the final film to have Snake get captured alongside NiceGirl Taslima by plastic surgery freaks, tied in up the same way, and able to escape from the Surgeon General after they're brought to his lair.
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chest, then tells Blandish that he thought Drummond pursues Snake and Blandish into a dead-end alley, but Snake gets the drop on was dead, as he buried him by jumping on him from above, tearing his (metal) jaw off and incapacitating him before the duo run into a building used to store floats for the parade. Blandish is forced to retrieve Snake's gear while he has a second fight with Drummond, eventually resulting in Snake killing him.
Leningrad.
** Snake and Blandish stop at a bar, where he watches learns that he has a newscast filled with an oddball collection of local residents talking about him, and meets big reputation as a group of bar patrons who have poor eyesight and are cajoled into shooting each other."video star" (a RunningGag similar to the original movie, where people comment that they thought Snake was dead). Traveling further, the pair are forced to flee from a group of crazed surfers, only to be caught again by "The Sewer Man", a sympathetic dweller who gives Snake some information on the area and gives him directions on how to get to Rodent Park. The pair eventually make it to the Hollywood Freeway, when the script's villain, "Oral Turnwheel" (the (a rich, emaciated warlord of the city) who only wears a loincloth) is revealed. Turnwheel orders the "Cultural Police" to attack the duo, and in the ensuing altercation, Blandish is shot and killed. This sequence was partially replicated in the final film, with Taslima being shot and killed by a roving gang on the Hollywood Freeway.
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Snake is rescued by [[ContrivedCoincidence another former war buddy]], Johnny Lorder, as the police give chase.
** Lorder
who drugs Snake as they drive through the city, him and eventually leads him to a club/factory where he is [[GratuitousRape assaulted and taken advantage of by six female dancers]]. Lorder then steals one of his shoes and his weapon. Snake pursues him to a nearby gym, where he fights and overpowers his former colleague, throwing him into an overpowered tanning bed and killing him before retrieving his gear. Afterwards, he is pursued once again by The only remnant of this scene to make it to the police. In an attempt to evade finished product was the police, character of Map-to-the-Stars Eddie, who uses the same trick (a tranquilizer gun placed in his dashboard) to knock out Snake.
** Still being pursued,
Snake ducks into a religious ceremony being overseen by "Sister Cher Blessing", who leads a group of cowled religious cultists. Snake steals one of the member's cowls and attempts to hide when the police show up, but eventually gives up the ruse and shoots the cops down before the cultists overpower him.
** Snake
him. He and other refugees are sent by the cultists to the "Queen Mary", a beached ship near the coast of the island. Once there, Snake discovers that some of the dead refugees have been reanimated, including Blandish, who has been brought there and gives Snake directions on where to go. Snake also encounters [[ContrivedCoincidence another former war buddy]], Dargan, who died and reanimated and is holding a key to escape. Snake defeats him and exits the ship, but is captured by Turnwheel, who reveals that [[TheManBehindTheMan he is the one who orchestrated Snake's capture and pursuit throughout the last 24 hours]]. He explains that Snake is the "perfect soldier" before bringing him to Rodent Park, a former tourist attraction that which has reopened to the public for one night to hold "Snake Plissken Day".
** Turnwheel then reveals that the reason for the island's occupants telling Snake he is a "huge video "video star" (a RunningGag that occurs throughout the film) is because they took a DNA sample he gave the army four years earlier and used it to [[CloningBlues create four clones of Snake]]. He forces Snake to participate in a DuelToTheDeath with his former clone, under the pretense of wanting Snake's DNA and body to create an army of clones. The overpowered clone Plissken ''defeats'' Snake, with the latter (being mortally wounded) pushing himself into a vat that kills himself him and preserves dissolves his body. The clone, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone having found remorse over his own actions actions]] (and being fed up with Turnbull's actions) guns down all of the security forces in the area before picking up Turnbull and tossing him into the same tank. The script would have ended with Hauk arriving as the "new" Snake proclaims that he wants L.A. for himself, before a end title card stating Snake would go on [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork his mission to New York two years later]].

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* [[http://www.theefnylapage.com/articles/scripts/efladraft19871207.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1nkyNvhwAMexe0xbd4N-XLJcMx6vp6KqEDFD02FFu2NBIQJ-PK8WpSagY The earliest version]] of what would become ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', written by screenwriter Coleman Luck in 1987, was a completely disconnected concept that would have been a prequel to the original film, and would have followed Snake as he is parachuted into Los Angeles for 48 hours in a "Most Dangerous Game" scenario. While some of the concepts eventually made its way into the final product, the script as a whole was ''very'' different to the final film.
** The script begins with narration explaining that L.A. become a walled-off island due to two cataclysmic events: a plague caused by hazardous suntan lotion that turned the population of the city insane, and a 9.1 earthquake that hit the city at rush hour. In the final film, this was changed to be focused on just the earthquake, with the city being walled off at the direction of TheFundamentalist President, who uses the opportunity (and a previous prediction he made about the earthquake) to make himself PresidentForLife.
** Snake is introduced in [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], where he interacts with a variety of characters (including hookers, a fortune teller and a claw machine that makes people bet their own body parts to win cash) before he is sedated and captured when he goes to get a touch-up on his famous snake tattoo. He is woken up by Bob Hauk (referred to as "Houk"), who explains Snake's service history in a scene very similar to ''New York'', then informs him that he's going to be dumped in L.A. and [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame forced to survive]] for his amusement -- if he can get to a place called "Rodent Park" in 48 hours and survive against a "secret weapon", Hauk will give him anything he wants within reason. At least one part of the intro sequence (Snake interacting with a hooker who has a polypropylene condom in her mouth) was shot verbatim and intended to be used in the final product (albeit much later, when Snake gets to L.A.), was removed before release.
** Hauk gives Snake a submachine gun for protection before he is airdropped into the city. Snake loads the gun and shoots Hauk with it, but it's revealed that the clip was loaded with blanks. Hauk laughs at him before shoving him off the helicopter. (The scene was repurposed with {{Expy}} Commander Malloy in the finished product, when Snake attempts to use the Coreburner to shoot him and Lt. Brazen, and nearly the exact same dialogue being used.) Snake then parachutes into L.A., sailing past different characters on top of buildings who try to interact with him. He crashlands and is captured by a groups of crazed residents driving a garbage truck.
** Snake is captured and tied to the float in a parade travelling down Hollywood Boulevard, [[DamselInDistress alongside]] self-professed "beauty queen" Blandish Vox. The parade, overseen by the Surgeon General of Los Angeles, is interrupted when it is revealed that Snake's old war buddy from the [[NoodleIncident Battle of Leningrad]], Drummond, who begins firing it in Snake's direction. Snake uses the opportunity to cut his bonds, free Blandish and escape with her, while they're pursued by Drummond. This sequence was repurposed in the final film to have Snake get captured alongside NiceGirl Taslima by plastic surgery freaks, tied in up the same way, and able to escape from the Surgeon General after they're brought to his lair.
** Drummond pursues Snake and Blandish into a dead-end alley, but Snake gets the drop on him by jumping on him from above, tearing his (metal) jaw off and incapacitating him before the duo run into a building used to store floats for the parade. Blandish is forced to retrieve Snake's gear while he has a second fight with Drummond, eventually resulting in Snake killing him.
** Snake and Blandish stop at a bar, where he watches a newscast filled with an oddball collection of local residents talking about him, and meets a group of bar patrons who have poor eyesight and are cajoled into shooting each other. Traveling further, the pair are forced to flee from a group of crazed surfers, only to be caught again by "The Sewer Man", a sympathetic dweller who gives Snake some information on the area and gives him directions on how to get to Rodent Park. The pair eventually make it to the Hollywood Freeway, when the script's villain, "Oral Turnwheel" (the rich, emaciated warlord of the city) is revealed. Turnwheel orders the "Cultural Police" to attack the duo, and in the ensuing altercation, Blandish is shot and killed. Snake is rescued by [[ContrivedCoincidence another former war buddy]], Johnny Lorder, as the police give chase.
** Lorder drugs Snake as they drive through the city, and eventually leads him to a club/factory where he is [[GratuitousRape assaulted and taken advantage of by six female dancers]]. Lorder then steals one of his shoes and his weapon. Snake pursues him to a nearby gym, where he fights and overpowers his former colleague, throwing him into an overpowered tanning bed and killing him before retrieving his gear. Afterwards, he is pursued once again by the police. In an attempt to evade the police, Snake ducks into a religious ceremony being overseen by "Sister Cher Blessing", who leads a group of cowled religious cultists. Snake steals one of the member's cowls and attempts to hide when the police show up, but eventually gives up the ruse and shoots the cops down before the cultists overpower him.
** Snake and other refugees are sent by the cultists to the "Queen Mary", a beached ship near the coast of the island. Once there, Snake discovers that some of the dead refugees have been reanimated, including Blandish, who has been brought there and gives Snake directions on where to go. Snake also encounters [[ContrivedCoincidence another former war buddy]], Dargan, who died and reanimated and is holding a key to escape. Snake defeats him and exits the ship, but is captured by Turnwheel, who reveals that [[TheManBehindTheMan he is the one who orchestrated Snake's capture and pursuit throughout the last 24 hours]]. He explains that Snake is the "perfect soldier" before bringing him to Rodent Park, a former tourist attraction that has reopened to the public for one night to hold "Snake Plissken Day".
** Turnwheel then reveals that the reason for the island's occupants telling Snake he is a "huge video star" (a RunningGag that occurs throughout the film) is because they took a DNA sample he gave the army four years earlier and used it to [[CloningBlues create four clones of Snake]]. He forces Snake to participate in a DuelToTheDeath with his former clone, under the pretense of wanting Snake's DNA and body to create an army of clones. The overpowered clone Plissken ''defeats'' Snake, with the latter (being mortally wounded) pushing himself into a vat that kills himself and preserves his body. The clone, having found remorse over his own actions (and being fed up with Turnbull's actions) guns down all of the security forces in the area before picking up Turnbull and tossing him into the same tank. The script would have ended with Hauk arriving as the "new" Snake proclaims that he wants L.A. for himself, before a end title card stating Snake would go on [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork his mission to New York two years later]].


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** In the early seventies, Creator/RichardBurton told Olivier of his plan to adapt ''MacBeth'' to the big screen with Creator/ElizabethTaylor as his Lady.


** The movie was initially going to be the start of the Franchise/DCCinematicUniverse, with Creator/AngelaBassett's Amanda Waller playing a ComicBook/NickFury-like role throughout the various films. This idea was scrapped due to the film's poor reception, and DC was forced to wait another two years to start their shared universe with ''Film/ManOfSteel''.

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** The movie was initially going to be the start of the Franchise/DCCinematicUniverse, a DC cinematic universe, with Creator/AngelaBassett's Amanda Waller playing a ComicBook/NickFury-like role throughout the various films. This idea was scrapped due to the film's poor reception, reception and box office bombing, and DC was forced to wait another two years to start eventually started their shared universe with ''Film/ManOfSteel''.


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---> '''Sally''': *''looks sarcastically at audience''* "[[CaptainObvious Ya think]]?!"

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* Creator/MartinScorsese planned a Creator/DeanMartin biopic called ''Dino''. It would have starred Creator/TomHanks as Martin, Creator/JimCarrey as Creator/JerryLewis, Creator/JohnTravolta as Creator/FrankSinatra, Creator/HughGrant as Peter Lawford and Creator/AdamSandler as Joey Bishop.

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* Creator/MartinScorsese planned a Creator/DeanMartin biopic called ''Dino''. It would have starred Creator/TomHanks as Martin, Creator/JimCarrey as Creator/JerryLewis, Creator/JohnTravolta as Creator/FrankSinatra, Creator/HughGrant as Peter Lawford Creator/PeterLawford and Creator/AdamSandler as Joey Bishop.Creator/JoeyBishop.



** He was attached to ''Film/TotalRecall'' back when the rights were with ''The Dead Zone'''s producer Dino de Laurentiis, but ultimately left due to severe CreativeDifferences. (This famously freed him up to do ''Film/TheFly1986''.)

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** He was attached to ''Film/TotalRecall'' ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' back when the rights were with ''The Dead Zone'''s producer Dino de Laurentiis, but ultimately left due to severe CreativeDifferences. (This famously freed him up to do ''Film/TheFly1986''.)


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* For a man who made many films over five decades, you can imagine that there were a considerable Creator/JohnFord projects that never came to ground:
** In TheThirties, Ford lobbied Darryl F. Zanuck to produce an English language remake of Film/TheGrandIllusion (by Creator/JeanRenoir), which he greatly admired. Zanuck, in a surprising aversion of typical Hollywood behaviour, stated that Renoir's film was a masterpiece and it would be a pity to remake it.[[note]]Zanuck was personally a Francophile and quite partial to French culture, though ironically he and Renoir did not get along too well[[/note]]
** In TheFifties, Ford heavily involved himself with Lord Kilkenny to develop a slew of movies in UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} in the hope of developing an Irish Cinema. He shot ''Film/TheQuietMan'' in Ireland for this reason and ''The Rising of the Moon'', an anthology film adaptation of Irish short fiction, was an Irish production. One of the segments for the latter film was to be an adaptation of Creator/JamesJoyce's ''The Dead'' with Creator/KatharineHepburn as Greta Conroy. It didn't pan out but years later, Creator/JohnHuston would adapt the short story in a separate production.
** Ford also expressed interest in making a movie about UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant, seeking to restore the reputation of America's greatest general after decades of Pro-Confederate smears. The closest he ever came was "The Civil War" in Film/HowTheWestWasWon.
** Towards the end of his life, Ford expressed interest in adapting Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's ''Literature/TheWhiteCompany'' (one of his favorite books) and lobbied extensively but his declining health and non-Western and non-commercial subject matter hindered any production.


* Creator/DavidCronenberg could-have-beens, as discussed in the book ''Cronenberg on Cronenberg'':
** He was offered the chance to direct ''Film/{{Witness}}'' but declined as he saw Amish society as too repressed for him to respectfully depict. He also turned down ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'', ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' (still a Creator/SylvesterStallone vehicle at the time), and ''Film/TopGun'', all of which he found too "mainstream" for his liking.
** He had a two-script deal with Universal Pictures in the early 1980s that only produced one film, ''Film/{{Videodrome}}''. The other script he wrote for this deal was ''Six Legs'', a comedy "about entomologists discovering an insect on a Caribbean island that is addictive when you eat it." The initial draft he wrote didn't appeal to the executives, however (by his own admission he rushed the writing), and they passed.
** He was attached to ''Film/TotalRecall'' back when the rights were with ''The Dead Zone'''s producer Dino de Laurentiis, but ultimately left due to CreativeDifferences. (This famously freed him up to do ''Film/TheFly1986''.)
** Moving beyond the book, early in TheNewTens he wrote a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/TheFly1986'' for Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, but it remains unproduced.

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* Creator/DavidCronenberg could-have-beens, as discussed in the book ''Cronenberg on Cronenberg'':
could-have-beens:
** He was offered the chance to direct ''Film/{{Witness}}'' but several projects by Paramount Pictures before and after ''Film/TheDeadZone'', all of which were too "mainstream" for his liking.
*** ''Film/{{Witness}}'', which he specifically
declined as because he saw Amish society as too repressed for him to respectfully depict. He also turned down ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'', depict.
*** ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''
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''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' (still a (the Creator/SylvesterStallone vehicle at the time), and ''Film/TopGun'', all of which he found too "mainstream" for his liking.
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*** ''Film/TopGun''
** He had a two-script deal with Universal Pictures in the early 1980s that only produced one film, ''Film/{{Videodrome}}''. The other script he wrote for this the deal was ''Six Legs'', a comedy "about entomologists discovering an insect on a Caribbean island that is addictive when you eat it." The initial draft he wrote didn't appeal to the executives, however (by his own admission he rushed the writing), and they passed.
** He was attached to ''Film/TotalRecall'' back when the rights were with ''The Dead Zone'''s producer Dino de Laurentiis, but ultimately left due to severe CreativeDifferences. (This famously freed him up to do ''Film/TheFly1986''.)
** Moving beyond the book, early Early in TheNewTens he wrote a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/TheFly1986'' for Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, but it remains unproduced.


*** At one point there were talk of eliminating Ian Malcolm from the film and rolling some of his character traits into Alan Grant, much as they did with Ed Regis getting merged into Genero. This would have resulted in a cocky, more joking Alan.

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*** At one point there were was talk of eliminating Ian Malcolm from the film and rolling some of his character traits into Alan Grant, much as they did with Ed Regis getting merged into Genero. Gennero. This would have resulted in a cocky, more joking Alan.Alan.
*** In a related issue, the ''T. rex'''s attack on the Jeep originally didn't have Malcolm use a flare to distract the dinosaur so Grant could rescue the kids; Malcolm would have fled much the way Gennero just had. Creator/JeffGoldblum suggested to Spielberg that having Malcolm risk his life would be more interesting.

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* Creator/DavidCronenberg could-have-beens, as discussed in the book ''Cronenberg on Cronenberg'':
** He was offered the chance to direct ''Film/{{Witness}}'' but declined as he saw Amish society as too repressed for him to respectfully depict. He also turned down ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'', ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' (still a Creator/SylvesterStallone vehicle at the time), and ''Film/TopGun'', all of which he found too "mainstream" for his liking.
** He had a two-script deal with Universal Pictures in the early 1980s that only produced one film, ''Film/{{Videodrome}}''. The other script he wrote for this deal was ''Six Legs'', a comedy "about entomologists discovering an insect on a Caribbean island that is addictive when you eat it." The initial draft he wrote didn't appeal to the executives, however (by his own admission he rushed the writing), and they passed.
** He was attached to ''Film/TotalRecall'' back when the rights were with ''The Dead Zone'''s producer Dino de Laurentiis, but ultimately left due to CreativeDifferences. (This famously freed him up to do ''Film/TheFly1986''.)
** Moving beyond the book, early in TheNewTens he wrote a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/TheFly1986'' for Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, but it remains unproduced.

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