Films that never were - but should have been

Films - and TV shows - that for some reason or other never got made, but totally should have been.

(Inspired by all those Nestflix posts.)

A third season of Fawlty Towers.

The sequel to Buckaroo Banzai of course.

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Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League

A prose adventure as told by the Reno Kid to Buckaroo Banzai chronicler E.M. Rauch, this tale follows everyone’s favorite scientist-surgeon-entertainer-daredevil as he sets off on a brand-new hair-raising adventure!

The long-awaited sequel to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is finally here!

Publication Date: October 13, 2021

https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/3005-125/Buckaroo-Banzai-Against-the-World-Crime-League-HC

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The Muppets present Stephen King’s The Shining

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Back when vampires were all the rage I’d love to have seen, say, HBO do Tim Powers’ Stress of Her Regard and the sequels as a high budget series.

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I could makes hundreds of responses to this thread. Hey streaming services, wanna-be streaming services, and Hollywood adapt these:

  • Giraffes On Horseback Salad - proposed Salvador Dali film with Harpo Marx
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky version of Dune (of course, there is a documentary on this attempted film)
  • Amber Series by Roger Zelazny
  • Lord of Light or Creatures of Light and Darkness by Zelazny (heck, anything by Zelazny)
  • Dying Earth Series by Jack Vance
  • Any scifi by Jack Vance
  • Lyonesse series by Jack Vance
  • Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
  • Elric
  • Pym by Mat Johnson (I dare you Hollywood)
  • Anything by Imbolo Mbue
  • Movie on the life of 1890s climber Annie Peck
  • Lucifiers Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  • Ringworld by Larry Niven
  • Known Space or Gil Hamilton stories by Niven
  • Well World by Jack Chalker
  • The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson
  • Ubik by Philip K Dick
  • The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • An Arsonist’s Guide to the Writer’s Homes of New England by Brock Clarke
  • And then we came to the end by Joshua Ferris
  • Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead
  • 7th Sigma by Steven Gould
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I have it on pre-order, but sadly, not a film.

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Spaceballs, The Sequel

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An early 1960ies not-for-kids version of Heidi.
Starring Ursula Andress and Lilo Pulver.

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Wouldn’t a prequel be more appro?

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Grass Roots

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We all know how prequel trilogies to space operas work out.

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