Indiana Jones IV
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

In the case of Indy, there’s a whole lot of fan material out there to sift through. These are the scripts that have fooled at least a few people. Micah Johnson does a good job of explaining and debunking these scripts at For a great rundown of all the rumored plots and titles, check outThe Unofficial Indiana Jones IV Page. I’m not listing every rumored Indy title here, so be sure to check out those other links.

Kill Bill
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by Quentin Tarantino
Here’s an early draft, presumably the one that Harry Knowles loved so much.It contains scenes and characters that were dropped in the final version, and thus several chapter names are different. Note that it contains all ten chapters, as the movie wasn’t broken into two volumes until the post-production phase. Read comparisons of the script to the movies Kill Bill Vol. 1and Kill Bill Vol. 2 at UGO Screenwriter’s Voice.

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I, Robot
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by Harlan Ellison
Ellison did a good job pulling Isaac Asimov’s stories into a cohesive script, but it was shelved anyway, never to be produced. Fortunately, fans can purchase the screenplay in book form, with many pretty pictures. You’ll have to go to the bookstore for this one. In the summer of 2004, director Alex Proyas brought us a shiny new version starring Will Smith, with a script by Akiva Goldsman.

Buy the illustrated screenplay

Indiana Jones III
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

a.k.a. Indiana Jones IV
a.k.a. Indiana Jones and the Monkey King
a.k.a. Indiana Jones and the Garden of Life
by Chris Columbus

From what I can gather, this script was actually written by established screenwriter Chris Columbus. He wrote it unsolicited and presented it to the Lucas camp after the success of Temple of Doom. It wasn’t produced, as Jeffrey Boam’s Last Crusade script was used instead.Years later, the Monkey King script showed up online, with changes to the title and date made to fool the fan community that this may be a script for the fourth movie. Don’t believe it.

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The Crow 3
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

I don’t know what the story is on “Resurrection,” but Zombie’s “2037” would have been interesting. He was really frustrated when they dropped him… and I was equally frustrated when The Crow Salvation turned out to be such a boring retread.

Interestingly, I believe some elements from “2037” were later used in the fourth Crow film.

The Crow 3: Resurrection by Steven E. de Souza

The Crow 2037 by Rob Zombie

Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by Robert Rodriguez

While waiting for the greenlight on Desperado, Rodriguez was commissioned to write the third Predator movie. Since the Aliens and Predator franchises merged, there seemed to be little chance this one would be made. But in April 2009, Variety reported that the project was back on the table.

Read a script review at Screenwriter’s Utopia.

From Robert Rodriguez, in an interview at

…And it was really a cool script, it’s floating around somewhere. But it’s huge, and will never be made, the studio edited it and said there’s no way we can make this, this would cost — even at that time — 150 million, and no women would ever go see this movie.”

According to a 2009 story in Variety:

For Fox, Rodriguez has scripted “Predators,” a film that will bring back the dreadlock-sporting alien hunter who originated in the Arnold Schwarzenegger hit “Predator.” While a sequel didn’t become a hit, Fox kept the alien sharp by launching the “Alien Vs. Predator,” a wildly profitable series that has racked up strong grosses and DVD sales, wit little or no gross out the door.

The Killer (Remake)
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by Walter Hill
The Killer was a break-out film for director John Woo and actor Chow Yun-fat. After the Hong Kong movie made the film festival rounds, Tri-Star became interested in doing an English language remake, with Richard Gere as the hitman and Denzel Washington as the cop. But because the relationship between the two male characters might be hard for western audiences to accept,the producers later considered casting Michelle Yeoh in the cop role. The project never came together and was eventually set aside.

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Escape from L.A.
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

Treatment by Peter Briggs
Peter Briggs, without invitation, wrote a spec treatment for an Escape from New York sequel. His treatment had nothing to do with the actual movie.

Read the synopsis, originally posted at Looker Online.

Cleveland Smith, Bounty Hunter
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

by Scott Spiegel and Josh Becker
Bruce Campbell was to have starred in this parody of Indiana Jones. Sam Raimi directed a 10 minute short to raise funding, but the project didn’t get off the ground.

Read the script at

Watch the Cleveland Smith short, available on Youtube:

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