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List of unmade monster films

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The following is a list of unmade kaiju projects, divided by the companies that intended to produce them and listed in chronological order.

Note: This list may not be complete due to projects becoming very obscure or never being fully revealed to the public.

Toho

Unproduced Television Series

Daiei Motion Picture Company / Kadokawa Pictures

Tsuburaya Productions

  • Ultraman: Operation Giant (1967)
  • Ultraman: Hero from the Stars (1978)
  • Ultraman: The Jupiter Effect (1978)
  • Ultra Q Film Revival (1980's, Shusuke Kaneko)[38]
  • Yellow Eyes (2004, became Ultraman: The Next)
  • Ultraman 2: Requiem (2005)
  • Ultraman Mebius and the Ultra Brothers 2 (2007-2008)[39][40][41]
  • Koseidon (Chinese Remake of 1978 tokusastu, 2015-2017)

Unproduced Television Projects

  • Unbalance (1965, became Ultra Q)
  • WoO (1966, later inspired 2006's Bio Planet WoO)
  • Scientific Special Search Party: Bemular (1966)
  • Redman (1966, became Ultraman)
  • Ultra Eye (1967, became Ultra Seven)
  • Ultra Garrison (1967, became Ultra Seven)
  • Jumbo A (1969-1970, reworked into Jumborg Ace)
  • Mirror Red (1972-1973, sequel to Mirrorman)
  • Gigantic Beast Planet (1974, became Dinosaur Expedition Team Born Free)
  • Garla (1976 adaptation of Go Nagai mecha manga)
  • Ultraman Melos (1976-1977, became Andro Melos)
  • Ultraman USA (TV version of Hanna Barbara animated mini series, 1986-1988)
  • Untitled Ultraman Great Sequel (1992-1994)
  • Gridman Sigma (1994)
  • Ultraman Neo (1995, became Ultraman Neos)
  • Ultraman Cross (2004, became Ultraman Nexus)
  • Return of I-zenborg (Saudi Arabia funded TV Remake, 2014-2016. Later reworked into a short film)

Toei Company Ltd. / Saban Brands

  • Grendizer vs Steel Jeeg (1976)
  • JAKQ Dengekitai vs Daitetsujin 17 (1977, later became Gorenger vs JAKQ Dengekitai)
  • Devil-Manta (1978)
  • Kongorilla (1977-1978)
  • Mortal (1980)
  • Untitled Mechanical Violator Hakaider Sequel (1995-1996)
  • Bijinder (Spinoff of Mechanical Violator Hakaider, 1995-1996)
  • Power Rangers Time Force film (2001)
  • Gaiking: The Movie (Japanese American coproduction, 2010-2015)
  • Rebellions (2011)[42][43][44]
  • Power Rangers: Origins (2012, co-production between Toei Company Ltd. and Saban Brands)[45]
  • UFO Robo Grendizer (2011-2016 Russian-Japanese Independent Movie coproduction)
  • Power Rangers (Max Landis version, 2016-2017)[46]

Unproduced Television Projects

  • Big Mazinger Z/God Mazinger (1973-1974, became Great Mazinger)
  • Inazuman (anime version, 1974)
  • Daitetsujin 17 (anime version, 1977)
  • Cyborg 009 sequel (1977, reworked into Guyslugger)
  • Untitled Yamato Tekeru / Spiderman Series (1978, later became Toei's Spiderman)
  • Moon Knight (1978, adaptation of the Marvel Comics series)
  • 3-D Man (1978, adaptation of the Marvel Comics series)
  • Captain Japan (1978 re-imagining of Captain America, reworked into Battle Fever J)
  • Go-Kaiser (1979-1980, sequel to Daikengo)
  • Untitled Stan Lee produced Toei Spiderman adaptation (1982-1984)
  • Untitled Stan Lee Produced Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan adaptation (1982-1984)
  • Baseball Sentai V-Leaguer (1983, became Dynaman)
  • Kamen Rider ZX (TV Series version, 1983)
  • Space Squadron Cosmoman, also known as Uchuu Sentai Cosmoman (1985, became Changeman)
  • Bio-Man (1986 US Adaptation of Chodenshi Bioman, became Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
  • Untitled Mazinger Z remake (1990-1991, became Getter Robo Go)
  • Galaxy Rangers (1991-1992, later became 'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
  • Cybertron/Pyscon (1993-1994 Adaptation of Metalder, reworked into VR Troopers)
  • Kamen Rider ZO/Kamen Rider J (TV versions, 1993-1995)
  • Goldorak 2 (1996-1998 Franco-Japanese animated sequel to UFO Robo Grendizer)
  • Z Mazinger (Anime adaptation of 1990's manga, 1998-2000)[47]
  • Untitled Robotack/Kabutack Saban Adaptation. (1997-1999)
  • Power Rangers: Hexagon (2003)
  • Untitled Henshin Ninja Arashi remake (2004, reworked into Kamen Rider Hikibi)
  • Galaxy West (2011 TV Movie re-imagining of Starzinger)
  • Power Rangers 21, AKA Power Rangers Cyber Corps (2014)

Nikkatsu Corporation

Willis O'Brien Projects

  • Atlantis (1927, intended as the follow-up to The Lost World)
  • Creation (1930's)
  • Baboon: A Tale of the Yeti
  • The War Eagles
  • Gwangi (became The Valley of Gwangi)
  • King Kong vs. Frankenstein
  • Umbah
  • Last of the Labyrinthodons
  • Emilio and Guloso (1950's)
  • Valley of the Mist
  • The Last of the Oso Si-Papu
  • The Bubbles
  • The Vines of Ceres (1950)
  • The Leviathan

King Kong and Related Projects

  • The Beast (first draft version of King Kong, 1932)[49]
  • The New Adventures Of King Kong (1934)[50]
  • The Eighth Wonder (1952)
  • Space Kong (1969)[51]
  • King Kong (Hammer Films-planned production, 1966-1971)
  • King Kong (Roger Corman-planned production, 1975)
  • The Legend of King Kong (1976, remake of the original King Kong by Universal Pictures)[52]
  • Daughter of King Kong (1976-1986)[51]
  • King Kong In Africa (1976-1985)[51]
  • King Kong In Moscow (1976-1985)[51]
  • Bionic Kong / Bionic Kong! King Kong In Moscow (1976-1985)[51]
  • King Kong vs. Orca (1976-1980)[51]
  • Mighty Joe Young (TV Movie, 1980's)
  • The Illegitimate Son of King Kong (1983)
  • Son of Kong (1986)
  • King Kong (John Landis-planned production, 1990)[53]
  • King Kong (Peter Jackson's original 1996 version)
  • The Legend of King Kong (Second Attempt, 1999-2000)[54]

Miscellaneous

  • American The King Kong Show comic book series (1966)
  • The Return of King Kong (planned comic book series, late 1960s)
  • Space Kong (planned comic book series, 1969)
  • Kid Kong (animated series, 1987)

Ray Harryhausen Projects

  • Atlantis (1930's, separate from the Willis O'Brien project)
  • The Jupiter Beast, also known as The Jupiter Project (1937-1949)
  • Evolution of the World, also known as Evolution (1940)
  • Food of the Gods (1949)
  • The Satyr (1946-1950's)
  • The Elementals (1952-1953)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (Eugene Lourie, 1953)
  • Food of the Gods (1961, second attempt)
  • King of the Geniis (1968-1973)
  • To Live Forever (Late 1960's)
  • Sinbad and the 7 Wonders of the World (1981)
  • Sinbad on Mars, also known as Sinbad's Voyage to Mars (1981)
  • People of the Mist (1983)
  • Force of the Trojans (1984)

Other Unmade Giant Monster Films

  • The Black Pearl (1932)
  • Lost Island (1934, scenes were filmed but was never competed)
  • Lost Atlantis (1938-1940)
  • The Big Freeze (1940's)
  • The Giant Sloth (1950's)
  • Them! (3D colored version, 1953-1954)
  • The Las Vegas Monster (1957)
  • Behemoth, the Sea Monster (1957, original version of The Giant Behemoth)
  • Even and the Dragon (1958)[55]
  • Aladdin and the Giant (1959)[56]
  • Attack of the 50ft Woman 2 (1958-1959)[57]
  • Giganturo (1950s-1960s)
  • The Demon from Dimension X (Paul Frees, 1960s)
  • Kuru Island (1961, became Gorgo)
  • Breakout of the Loch Ness Monster (1963)
  • Hell Spawn (1960's-1970's)
  • Centauri III (1970-1973, Jim Danforth)
  • G.O.O. - Genetic Octopodular Ooze (1971)
  • Zeppelin v Pterodactyls (1971, Hammer Films)
  • The Devil Garon (1971-1972, based on the 1959 manga)
  • Jewellers (Yoshimitsu Banno, 1972-2010)
  • Dune (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973-1976)
  • Kali: Devil Bride of Dracula, AKA Dracula and the Blood Lust of Kali (1974, Hammer Films)
  • The Birth of Monster Nesugon (1973-1978)[58]
  • Baby Kong (1976, Mario Bava)
  • The Mighty Gorga (1976 Re-Release Version)
  • Thongor in the Valley of Demons (1976-1982)[59]
  • Tentacles (1977, Arthur C. Cleark)
  • War of the Insect Gods (1978-1979)[60]
  • When the Earth Cracked Open (late 1970's)
  • Devilfish (late 1970's, Bert I. Gordon)
  • Snails (1979)[61][62]
  • Cry of Cthulhu (1979)
  • Dinosaur Girl (late 1970's)
  • Star Godzilla (1980, unauthorized Hong Kong production)
  • Ghost Smashers (1981-1984, became Ghostbusters)
  • Monstrosaurus (1982)
  • The Grid (1982)
  • Revenge of the 50 Foot Woman (mid-1980's, Jim Wynorski)[63][64]
  • Mobile Suit Gundam (Hollywood adaptation of 1979 anime series, 1983-1984)
  • Zoo-Ship (1985)
  • It Ate Cleveland (1985-1987, better known as Godzilla vs. Cleveland)[65][66]
  • Apartment Living (1987, George A. Romero)[67]
  • The Dirty Filthy Slime (1988)
  • West of Kashmir: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure! (1989)
  • Bloodless (1989, Charles Band)
  • Tetsujin 28-Go (1990, eventually evolved into the 2005 Tetsujin 28-Go movie) [68]
  • The Iron Man (1991-1996, eventually evolved into The Iron Giant)[69]
  • Dinosaurs Attack (early 1990's, Tim Burton)
  • Ssslither (1990's)
  • Ghostbusters: Hellbent, also known as Ghostbusters 3: Hellbent (1990's)
  • Tor (1991)
  • Giant Robo: Siege of Babel (OVA mini series, 1992-1998)
  • Battle Jox (1994)
  • Funnelweb (1996)
  • Omnivore (1996-1997)
  • Insectosaur (1997)
  • Extinct (1997)
  • Really Big Bugs (1997)
  • Bed Bugs (1997)
  • Tom Slick: Monster Hunter (1998)
  • I Was A Teenage King Kong (1998, Germany)
  • Mazinger Z (Live Action film adaptation by James Camereon, 2000's) [70]
  • Razorfish (early 2000's)
  • Conqueror Worm (2000)
  • Reptilicus 2 (2001)
  • Ogopogo (2001)
  • Yonggarry 2 (2001)[71]
  • Gi-Ants (2002)
  • Robotech (Unauthorized Live Action Adapation of Super Dimension Fortress Macross, 2002-2020)
  • Attack of the Giant Gull (2002, Canada)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (live action film adaptation, 2003-2006, 2013-2015)
  • Getter Robo (2004, Live Action Adaptation by Universal)
  • It Waits Below (2004)
  • Untitled Megas XLR TV Movie (2004-2006)
  • Giant Robo (2004-2006, remake of 1967 manga and tokusatsu by Akio Jissoji)[72][73]
  • Kongula, Ape Giant of Terror (2005, Germany)
  • Big Bird (2005, Thailand)
  • Fire From Above (2006)
  • Deadly Waters (2006)
  • Robot Taekwon V (2006-2017)
  • At the Mountains of Madness (2006-2014)
  • Project Ultraman, AKA Ultraman Millennium (2006, unauthorized Thailand production)
  • Calling All Robots (2007-2012)
  • Killmeleon (2008)[74]
  • Tetsujin 28-Go (2008-2009, Imagi Animation Studios)
  • Mortis Rex (2008-2015)
  • Battletech (2008-2010)
  • The Blob (2009, Rob Zombie)
  • Big Man Japan (2011, Hollywood / American remake)
  • Attack on Titan (2011-2012, Tetsuya Nakashima)
  • Shogun Warriors (2010's Mecha Cinematic Universe) [75]
  • Rampage (2011 attempt, based on the 1986 arcade game)
  • Gigantor (2011 Unauthorized remake of Tetsujin 28-Go)
  • Hellyfish (original feature length version, 2012)[76]
  • Dinosaurs vs Aliens (2012, though a graphic novel based on the script was published)
  • Monster Roll (2012, though a promotional short was filmed)[77]
  • Evala, The Land Mine Daikaiju (2014, though a 'pilot film' was made)[78][79]
  • Will Smith's Ultraman (Unauthorized Thai-American co-production, 2013-2015)
  • Jumbo A vs Ninja Panda (Unauthorized Thai-American Co-Production, 2013-2015)
  • Monster League, also known as Oldzilla (2015)[80]
  • Gigantic (Disney Animation, 2015-2018)[81]
  • Condor[82]
  • Fish War[83]
  • Dino-Warp
  • Dragonriders
  • Zoo World

Miscellaneous Projects and Deleted Sequences

  • Stop! (television series, 1960's)
  • Jaguarman (unsold television pilot, 1967)
  • Genocide: War of the Insects (1968, original cut)
  • Hyouman, also known as Leopard Man (unsold television pilot, 1967)
  • Starcrash (1979, original cut)
  • The Space Giants (Unauthorized comic book adaptation of Ambassador Magma, 1980-1994)
  • Mask Rider (US Release of NES Kamen Rider V3 Video Game, 1989-1991)
  • Rodan (NES video game, 1991)
  • Godzilla and the Lost Continent (late 1990's)
  • Godzilla vs. Terminator (Dark Horse Comics, 1990's)
  • Tremors: Lost Monsters, also known as Stampede (television series, 1995)
  • Shogun Warriors segment of Heavy Metal 2000 (1990's-2000)[84]
  • New Golden Bat, also known as The Golden Bat: Millennium Version (unsold anime pilot, 2000's)
  • Gigantor G3 (Unauthorized American cartoon adaptation of Tetsujin 28-Go, 2000-2004)
  • Giant Robo (anime pilot reworked into GR: Giant Robo, 2004-2005)
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rumble (video game, 2001-2004)
  • They Came From Hollywood (video game, 2006-2008)
  • Godzilla vs Cthulhu (IDW Publishing, 2010)
  • Shogun Warriors (Dynamite Publishing, 2010-2011)[85]
  • Creature At Bay (television series / pilot script, 2013)

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