21 Early Drafts That Almost Made Famous Movies Incredibly Weird

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Movies go through a lot of drafts in their early stages, and a few of them are bound to be terrible. But we had no idea how bafflingly weird some movies were originally going to be, until we asked readers to do some digging. And boy, did they find some turds.

So here are some cinematic disasters that we came thisclose to seeing in theaters:


21 Early Drafts That Almost Made Famous Movies Incredibly Weird

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The earliest draft of Freddy VS, Jason included a hilariously bizarre brawl in Hell. The script, titled Nightmare 13: Freddy Meets Jason, ends with th

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The original Ghostbusters draft called Ghost Smashers was about travelling through time, space and various dimensions to battle huge ghosts. FURE Due


Red was a much smaller part in the original Pineapple Express script He was supposed to die the first time he got shot. However, the writers found Dan

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CRACKEDCON Edgar Wright's original script ending for BABY PRIVER heavily implied that the post-prison reunion of Baby and Debora was actually a dream.


THE SIXTH SENSE Originally, the character of Malcolm was a crime scene photographer with a son who kept having visions of a serial killer's victims.

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Pete Docter's initial story idea for Monsters, Inc involved a 30 year- old man who stumbles upon drawings of his childhood fears... ...which come aliv

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Die Hard: With A Vengeance could've ended with John McClane getting fired from the NYPD, tracking down Simon, and forcing him to shoot himself with a

Entry by Scott Laffey

According to his ex-wife Marcia, George Lucas planned to reveal BOBA FETT AND DARTH VADER WERE BROTHERS in the STAR WARS prequels. BROTHERS STICy ROTH

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Pretty in Pink ended originally with Andie picking Duckie but the test audiences didn't like it.

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STAR WARS. EPISODE VIL THE FORCE AWAKENS There was supposed to be a scene in which Chewbacca rips out Unkar Plutt's arm for threatening Rey. It was (t

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21 Early Drafts That Almost Made Famous Movies Incredibly Weird

Entry by Chan Teik Onn

HORRIBLE 2 BOSSES Jennifer Aniston revealed that a scene in which her character has Sex with Charlie Day's character while he's in a coma had to be cu

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The storyline for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR depended upon Robert Downey Jr. signing a contract extension. PLAN B WAS ZOMBIES!! We almost saw Baron Ze

Entry by Scott Laffey

In an early version of Cars When Lightning McQueen is given community service, Doc transplants his engine (where a car's brains are apparently kept) 5

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CRACKED COM Eric Pearson, the screenwriter of Thor: Ragnarok, initially wanted to add in a romance subplot between Valkyrie and Thor before realizing

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In the original script for The Room, Johnny does a little something extra with his cheating fiance's wardrobe before taking his own life. He reaches

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Anchorman: The Legend CRACKEDCO of Ron Burgundy was originally a survival story with killer primates. In the first draft, the San Diego news team is t

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In early draft of an Star Trek: The Motion Picture the story was going to have erotic scenes and establish theme STAB TBEK a TE MOTION PICTUPIE that i


21 Early Drafts That Almost Made Famous Movies Incredibly Weird

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In Leigh Brackett's original script for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, when Lando turns the rebels over to Darth Vader in the dining hall, they ACTUALLY SIT