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15 Amazing Movies... That Were Never Made!

By Vadim Newquist Sep 30, 2013

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Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary's The SandMan

Gaiman's legendary Sandman series is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most imaginative in comic book history, and over the past few decades word of a Sandman film has been kicked around harder than Satan's hacky-sack, but it almost saw fruition in the late 90s when Roger Avery (co-writer with Quentin Tarantino on Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs) was set to direct a version of the film that had an enthusiastic thumbs up from Gaiman himself. Unfortunately, producers wanted a more generic action flick that Avery had no interest in creating, so the script went through various incarnations that transformed the original source material into a mere shell of it's former awesomeness. We're glad the world was spared a crappy Sandman, but Avery's more than likely would have done it justice.

Tags: movies, slideshows, batman, fails, alien, the matrix

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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