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Old 11-16-2012, 02:08 AM   #106
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Default A 'Crocodile Dundee' Crossover & 2 Other Rejected Ideas for Beverly Hills Cop 3

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IDEA #1: Producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who made the first two Beverly Hills Cop movies, were originally brought to produce this one too in 1991, according to The LA Times. They hired Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (who wrote 70s classics like Chinatown, The Last Detail, and Shampoo), who pitched a story about Axel Foley dealing with being a celebrity cop. Eddie Murphy liked the idea, but negotiations with Paramount broke down over Simpson and Bruckheimer's fees and provisions. The duo left the project along with Towne, taking the script with them and getting a million dollar payday anyway.

IDEA #2: Eddie Murphy rejected a story idea that would have seen Axel Foley traveling to London and teaming up with Sean Connery as a Scotland Yard detective.

IDEA #3: The craziest Beverly Hills Cop III idea of all (and one of the craziest movie ideas ever, in general) was pitched by then-Paramount Chairman Brandon Tartikoff, according to The LA Times. Tartikoff wanted to pair Eddie Murphy with Paul Hogan for a third Crocodile Dundee film. Yes, you read that right. Tartikoff had a good head on his shoulders and was responsible for making a lot of classic TV as the head of NBC in the 80s, so it's surprising that this concept would come from him. It's the epitome of a coke-fueled idea from a sleazy 80s movie producer ("Crocodile Hills Cop! I can see the poster now!"), but not something you'd expect somebody to pitch in 1991.

Sure, it's natural to think of Beverly Hills Cop and Crocodile Dundee together. They were both wildly-popular "fish out of water" 80s comedies – very similar movies, but pairing up Axel Foley and Dundee sounds like an iffy proposition, at best. Needless to say, Murphy turned this one down too.
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i find it amazing that Eddie Murphy turned those ideas down - they would have been far better than a lot of his more rrecent movies.
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Kevin Williamson recently revealed a scrapped Scream 3 plot:

"In my original story for Scream 3, the killers were basically a fanclub of Woodsboro kids that had formed because of Stab 1 and Stab 2. They were all doing the killings and the big surprise of the movie was when Sidney walked into the house after Ghostface had killed everyone… and they all rose up.

None of them were actually dead and they’d planned the whole thing… The motive was their quest for fame, they were trying to top Sidney's Woodsboro story so they could be the legacy of their hometown.
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Another one:

Roman Polanski's Chinatown was originally supposed to be the first in a trilogy of movies about J.J. Gittes (played by Jack Nicholson). Never really happened, of course, because of the sex scandal involving Polanski and 13-year-old Samantha Geimer (nee Gailey), and his fleeing from America in the midst of it.

There was somewhat of a sequel to Chinatown in 1990 called The Two Jakes, with Nicholson reprising his role and also directing it. But again, as far as Polanski's original ideas for Chinatown sequels were concerned, they never happened.

Polanski himself actually gave his thoughts on The Two Jakes. He said it was good, but he couldn't understand what was going on.
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The Best Of Sex And Violence- At the end of this trailer compilation from 1981, John Carradine alludes to a Best Of Sex And Violence Volume 2, and underneath 'The End' it shows "Watch for The Best of Sex and Violence Volume II"
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John Hughes,may he rest in peace, wanted to do a Ferris Bueller's Day Off Sequel but he and Matthew Broderick couldn't get the timing right what with Matthew's other projects. Now Broderick regrets not being able to do it. Hughes thought that maybe the next "perfect day" could have been with Ferris in college or at work. I'm thinking that a sequel couldn't compare with the original so I'm happy that they left well enough alone. What do you think?
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John Hughes,may he rest in peace, wanted to do a Ferris Bueller's Day Off Sequel but he and Matthew Broderick couldn't get the timing right what with Matthew's other projects. Now Broderick regrets not being able to do it. Hughes thought that maybe the next "perfect day" could have been with Ferris in college or at work. I'm thinking that a sequel couldn't compare with the original so I'm happy that they left well enough alone. What do you think?

I agree. Some movies tell their story and don't need a sequel.

Hollywood doesn't always get that.
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John Hughes,may he rest in peace, wanted to do a Ferris Bueller's Day Off Sequel but he and Matthew Broderick couldn't get the timing right what with Matthew's other projects. Now Broderick regrets not being able to do it. Hughes thought that maybe the next "perfect day" could have been with Ferris in college or at work. I'm thinking that a sequel couldn't compare with the original so I'm happy that they left well enough alone. What do you think?

He also talked about doing a sequel to The Breakfast Club. I've even heard rumors in the last few years of a follow up about the kids of the original characters serving detention.
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Paramount looked into making a fourth The Naked Gun film w/o Leslie Nielsen around 2008 and decided it would do better as a straight-to-DVD release.

Not bringing Nielsen back was strictly for monetary reasons as they balked at how much it would be to hire him. The writers suddenly left when those involved got wind of Nielsen's non-involvement w/ the project.
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Before Rob Zombie did his re-imagining of John Carpenter's Halloween there were plans at one point for a 9th sequel with a working title rumored to be "Homecoming".

Another scrapped idea was to do a "Vs." movie with Michael Myers meeting Hellraiser's Pinhead.

That sucks, I think Michael Myers VS Pinhead would be cool to see

Hell, since they made Freddy VS Jason then Michael Myers VS Pinhead would have worked
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Robin Williams turned down the script for "Mrs. Doubtfire 2" because he was unhappy with it.

The plans for the sequel were scrapped in 2006.

I do not blame him, the script sounded awful
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The Lost Boys (1987) was made with the intent of having a direct sequel. The vampire David (Kiefer Sutherland) did not explode like the other vampires and he was intended to not be dead.

Joel Schumacher had written a The Lost Girls script and tried to do it throughout the '90s, but it never happened.



In 2008, there was a limited comic book series The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs that explained that the antlers missed David's heart which did not kill him.

Then two direct-to-video sequels came out: The Tribe (2008) and The Thirst (2010).
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Director Stuart Gordon mentioned plans for a sequel to Dolls (1987), but it never happened.

The storyline would have followed surviving characters Judy and Ralph back to Boston in which Ralph would have married Judy's mother and they would all become a family.

Judy would then receive a box sent from England containing the elderly toy makers, Gabriel and Hilary, as dolls.
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Obscure 1980's comedy Making The Grade with Judd Nelson at the start of the end credits has his character in a blurb stating he would return in the sequel called Tourista which was probably intended as an inside joke.
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Freddy Vs Jason 2 - they originally wanted Michael Myers or Ash from The evil dead series as the third main character but there was too much paperwork and legal matters to sit through so the idea was abandoned.

a few of the crew admitted Pinhead was originally going to appear in one of the original endings but the rights to the character cost too much to add to the film
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