We hear about a lot of bad movies. The ones that make you go, what were the studio execs on when they gave the green-light on that, well it turns out they also cancel some pretty damn awesome sounding projects.
4. Peter Jackson film adaption of Halo
SERIOUSLY HOLLYWOOD? YOU UP AND CANCEL THE ONLY GODDAMN VIDEO GAME ADAPTION THAT WOULD ACTUALLY PROBABLY BE WORTH WATCHING. Seriously, a Peter Jackson-directed Halo movie with a budget of 200 million dollars would have been epic. Seriously, that would EASILY make its money back AND bring in new people to play the games.
3. Guillermo Del Toro's Adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness
Considering how much people talk about the Cthulhu mythos (though 90 percent of the people who talk about it have actually never read a single story. Cthulhu, yeah he's a minor player), it's surprising that the execs turned this one down. But apparently, a 100 million dollar budget was too much when they shell that much out for some truly stupid projects. This is one of HP Lovecraft's most famous stories about a group of explorers going to Antarctica and finding a mountain range that dwarfs the Himalayas. They find an ancient city inhabited by aliens, there are Giant Penguins and shit. Yeah, its a Lovecraft story, but Guillermo Del Toro would have been PERFECT for this job.
2. Creature from the Black Lagoon Remade BY JOHN FREAKING CARPENTER
It's hard to deny that John Carpenter is probably the greatest living horror director with films such as Halloween and The Thing. He really and truly is the master of the horror genre. Now back in the 1980s, Universal was developing a remake of the Creature from the Black Lagoon ,the best of the 50's creature features. John Carpenter would be the guy I'd want directing this; hell, The Thing 1982 was better than both the first film AND THE ORIGINAL BOOK. If anyone could have made this film kick more ass I can't think of them. Sadly, the film languished and died in development hell.
1. Freddie vs. Jason vs Ash
There are two bad things about this movie idea: First is that it wasn't Freddy vs Jason vs Michael Myers vs Ash and second, that it never got made. After Freddy Versus Jason you'd THINK that Hollywood would have been all over this idea, as Freddy vs Jason was probably the only legitimately entertaining movie that either franchise did in at least 15 years. Yet when Hollywood was offered to have Ash Williams from the Evil Dead Franchise kick their asses and be all heroic and shit. THEY SAID NO. This actually did get made in the form of a comic book but it would have been WAY BETTER as a movie.
I think we can all say, WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING HOLLYWOOD.