Movies That Never Happened

by jwoehr | created - 27 Dec 2015 | updated - 27 Dec 2015 | Public
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1. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a dumb blond egomaniac who is deluded about his own manliness.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman, Tom Kenny

Votes: 30,141

Was rumored most of the last decade to be coming out and starring the Rock.

2. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

Toby, a disillusioned film director, becomes pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: José Luis Ferrer, Ismael Fritschi, Juan López-Tagle, Adam Driver

Votes: 10,094 | Gross: $0.39M

The Terry Gilliam Johnny Depp movie that never happened. They even have a documentary about it.

3. Akira (2021)

Action, Drama, Mystery | Announced

The leader of a biker gang tries to save his kidnapped friend from a powerful supernatural experiment.

Director: Taika Waititi

4. The Warriors

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Crime | Pre-production

A television adaptation of The Warriors (1979).

Tony Scott was once attached before he took his own life.

5. Top Gun: Maverick (2020)

Action, Drama | Post-production

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm

Another Tony Scott movie he was attached to but was really going to happen. Warriors wasn't moving forward.

6. Escape from New York

Action, Thriller | Pre-production

Condemned criminal Snake Plissken is dispatched to the island of Manhattan -- now a quarantined danger zone -- to rescue a female U.S. Senator in danger.

Director: Leigh Whannell

Remaking John Carpenter movie was in style during the last decade. This decade is all about remaking Patrick Swayze movies.

7. Romancing the Stone

Action | Announced

Remake of the 1984 adventure comedy.

8. Time Bandits

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

Television adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film, Time Bandits, which centers on a young boy who discovers a time-traveling portal in his bedroom.

9. Videodrome

Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

A remake of David Cronenberg's 1983 horror/thriller about a TV channel executive whose new show, with its graphic depiction of torture and murder, attracts huge ratings.

Director: Adam Berg

10. The NeverEnding Story

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

Bastian Balthazar Bux discovers a parallel world in a book. As he immerses himself in the story, his life becomes intertwined with the plot, in which a hero in the land of Fantasia must save the universe on behalf of an empress.

11. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Samara Weaving, Jillian Bell, Anthony Carrigan

12. Triplets

Comedy | Pre-production

Julius and Vincent Benedict discover they have a third sibling.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy, Danny DeVito

Twins 2 starring Arnold, Devito and...Eddie Murphy when there wasn't one black sperm donor in the original.

13. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 114,379 | Gross: $5.90M

Starring Ryan Reynolds....No I'm good on that.

14. Short Circuit

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Announced

Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the ... See full summary »

15. Mannequin (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

21 Metascore

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader

Votes: 27,052 | Gross: $42.72M

Who needs a remake of an already not so good movie ?

16. The Goonies 2

Adventure, Comedy | Announced

Plot undisclosed. A follow-up to the 1985 film, "The Goonies."

17. Monster Squad

Action, Comedy | Announced

An action comedy about a neurotic father who faces off against monsters from his childhood.

Director: Mike Mitchell

18. Flight of the Navigator

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi | Announced

A child returns after disappearing for over a decade - and the world has aged without him.

19. Near Dark (1987)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Votes: 30,467 | Gross: $3.37M

Remake...

20. Pet Sematary (2019)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence

Votes: 56,700 | Gross: $54.72M

21. The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

55 Metascore

Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleash a horde of malevolent demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 13,404 | Gross: $13.54M

Remake



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