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    Here Are 11 Movies That Never Made It To Cinemas, And The Fascinating Reasons Behind Why They Were Cancelled

    As the saying goes, "lights, camera, no action".

    Whether it's a remake, a sequel, or a brand new movie, films are constantly being cancelled in the middle of production or development.

    From budget constraints to creative differences to a lack of audience excitement, here are 11 films that never even made it to the editing room.

    1. The horror film turned rock musical turned musical-horror-comedy-blockbuster, Little Shop of Horrors, was *so close* to being remade again.

    on the left a still from little shop horrors 1986, on the right a picture of taron egerton

    Here's Chris talking about the film:

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    2. 10 Things I Hate About Life is the 10 Things I Hate About You sequel we didn't even know we dodged.

    on the left the movie poster for 10 things i hate about you. on the right the conceptual movie poster for 10 things i hate about life

    Here's a trailer for the movie:

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    3. 41 years after the original Yellow Submarine came out, Disney planned and then scrapped a remake.

    a still from yellow submarine featuring all of the beatles animated

    Here's a trailer if you're interested in seeing Zemeckis' vision:

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    4. For a VERY BRIEF moment in time, we almost had a Revenge of the Nerds remake.

    on the left a still from the original revenge of the nerds film on the right an image of adam brody

    5. A tricky contract clause cancelled the first Barbarella remake... but there's still hope!

    on the left a still from barbarella. on the right a picture of robert rodriguez

    The original Barbarella, Jane Fonda, did get real about a reboot, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "I try not to [think about it]. Because I worry about what it's going to be, I had an idea of how to do it that [original producer] Dino De Laurentiis, when he was still alive, wouldn’t listen to. But it could have been a truly feminist movie."

    on the left an image of sydney sweeney. on the right an image of jane fonda as barbarella

    6. 2012 would've welcomed in the new year with the episodic sequel 2013, but the cost was too high.

    the movie poster for the film 2012 with the numbers crossed out and 2013 written over them

    7. The fall in popularity of YA novels-turned-films caused the end of The Divergent franchise before its story could be finished.

    movie poster for the divergent series allegiant

    Here's Shailene talking about the TV film idea:

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    8. The sequel to World War Z spent almost ten years in production limbo before being tossed out.

    picture of man staring out of helicopter

    Here's Brad Pitt talking about a possible follow-up to World War Z:

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    9. The low ratings of Fantastic Four (2015) meant its sequel was cancelled before the script was even written!

    movie poster for the fantastic four 2015

    10. Thankfully, Disney scrapped the idea of a Pocahontas live-action remake VERY quickly.

    on the left pocahontas in the original animated film. on the right pocahontas in wreck it ralph 2

    11. And lastly, the reboot that the Pirates of the Caribbean series desperately *needs* will sadly probably never happen.

    on the left a picture of margot robbie as jane in the legend of tarzan. on the right a picture of keira knightley as elizabeth in the pirates of the caribbean

    Did any of these surprise you? Perhaps we missed out a movie? Let us know in the comments!