With all the terrible movies and TV shows that we can't believe found a way to stumble into existence, it's hard to understand why more good ones can't seem to manage to make it through. We've extensively covered the Nic Cage Superman missed opportunity on this website. And we'll always love pondering Sam Riami's Spider-Man 4. These are truly fascinating projects, really original things from directors and creators who have blown our minds in the past.

We're talking Pulp Fiction prequels, H.P. Lovecraft adaptations from Guillermo del Toro, and an Alien teamup so epic that God Himself came down with an army of angels and personally stopped it. At least, that's a more satisfying explanation than some producer not getting the script.

We asked our readers to find us the greatest movie ideas that, in the end, turned out to just be too awesome to actually exist. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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