15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different Franchises

People have an oversimplified idea of how movies are made: A script is written, performers are cast, the movie is shot, and then everyone sits around doing tons of drugs while waiting for awards season.

The reality of show business is much more complicated. A project can come and go for years before anyone ever says, "yes, we're making this thing happen" -- and by then it might have mutated into a completely different beast. What began life as a prequel to Pangolin Man may become the seventh entry in the Armadillo Warriors series. In fact, a movie or show can win, lose, or change its franchise several times along the way. For example:

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Film School Rejects

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Variety

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: ComingSoon.net

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: SYFY WIRE

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Collider

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Entertainment Weekly

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Digital Spy

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Entertainment Tonight

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Film School Rejects

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Screenwriter's Utopia

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Tor.com

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Bloody Disgusting

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Den of Geek

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: IndieWire

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15 Movies & Shows That Started Out In Completely Different FranchisesSource: Business Insider

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