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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 Company Ltd.

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)[17]
  • Yellow Eyes (2004, became Ultraman: The Next)
  • Ultraman 2: Requiem (2005)
  • Ultraman Mebius and the Ultra Brothers 2 (2007-2008)

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)
  • Gridman Sigma (1994)
  • Ultraman Cross (2004, became Ultraman Nexus)

Toei Company Ltd.

  • Devil-Manta (1978)
  • Kongorilla (1977-1978)
  • Mortal (1980)
  • Rebellions (2011)

Unproduced Television Projects

  • Daitetsujin 17 (anime version, 1977)
  • Untitled Yamato Tekeru / Spiderman Series (1978)
  • Baseball Sentai V-Leaguer (1983)
  • Space Squadron Cosmoman, AKA Uchuu Sentai Cosmoman (1985, became Changeman)
  • Power Rangers Time Force film (2001)
  • Power Rangers: Hexagon (2003)
  • 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 Eighth Wonder (1952)
  • Space Kong (1969)
  • King Kong (Hammer Films-planned production, 1970-1971)
  • King Kong (Roger Corman-planned production, 1975)
  • The Legend of King Kong (1976, remake of the original King Kong by Universal Pictures)
  • King Kong In Africa (1976-1978)
  • King Kong In Moscow (1980's)
  • Mighty Joe Young (TV Movie, 1980's)
  • The Illegitimate Son of King Kong (1983)
  • Son of Kong (1986)
  • King Kong (Peter Jackson's original 1996 version)

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)
  • 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)[19]
  • Aladdin and the Giant (1959)[20]
  • Attack of the 50ft Woman 2 (1958-1959)[21]
  • Giganturo (1950's-1960's)
  • 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)
  • Kali: Devil Bride of Dracula, AKA Dracula and the Blood Lust of Kali (1974, Hammer Films)
  • The Birth of Monster Nesugon (1973-1978)[22]
  • Baby Kong (1976, Mario Bava)
  • The Mighty Gorga (1976 Re-Release Version)
  • Thongor in the Valley of Demons (1976-1982)[23]
  • War of the Insect Gods (1978-1979)[24]
  • When the Earth Cracked Open (late 1970's)
  • Devilfish (late 1970's, Bert I. Gordon)
  • Snails (1979)[25][26]
  • 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)[27][28]
  • It Ate Cleveland (1985-1987, better known as Godzilla vs. Cleveland)[29][30]
  • Apartment Living (1987, George A. Romero)
  • The Dirty Filthy Slime (1988)
  • West of Kashmir: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure! (1989)
  • Bloodless (1989, Charles Band)
  • Dinosaurs Attack (early 1990's, Tim Burton)
  • Ssslither (1990's)
  • Ghostbusters: Hellbent, AKA Ghostbusters 3: Hellbent (1990's)
  • Tor (1991)
  • 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)
  • Razorfish (early 2000's)
  • Conqueror Worm (2000)
  • Reptilicus 2 (2001)
  • Ogopogo (2001)
  • Gi-Ants (2002)
  • Attack of the Giant Gull (2002, Canada)
  • It Waits Below (2004)
  • Untitled Megas XLR TV Movie (2004-2006)
  • Kongula, Ape Giant of Terror (2005, Germany)
  • Big Bird (2005, Thailand)
  • Fire From Above (2006)
  • Deadly Waters (2006)
  • At the Mountains of Madness (2006-2014)
  • Project Ultraman, AKA Ultraman Millennium (2006, unauthorized Thailand production)
  • Killmeleon (2008)[31]
  • Tetsujin 28 (2008-2009, Imagi Animation Studios)
  • Mortis Rex (2008-2015)
  • The Blob (2009, Rob Zombie)
  • Big Man Japan (2011, Hollywood / American remake)
  • Attack on Titan (2011-2012, Tetsuya Nakashima)
  • Gaiking the Movie (2011, though a proof-of-concept trailer was made)
  • Rampage (2011, based on the 1986 arcade game)
  • Notzilla: The Duke of Monsters (2011, though a promotional trailer was made)[32]
  • Hellyfish (original feature length version, 2012)[33]
  • Dinosaurs vs Aliens (2012, though a graphic novel based on the script was published)
  • Monster Roll (2012, though a promotional short was filmed)[34]
  • 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)
  • Rodan (NES video game, 1991)
  • Godzilla and the Lost Continent (late 1990's)
  • Godzilla vs. Terminator (Dark Horse Comics, 1990's)
  • Tremors: Lost Monsters (television series, 1995)
  • New Golden Bat, AKA The Golden Bat: Millennium Version (unsold anime pilot, 2000's)
  • Godzilla vs Cthulhu (IDW Publishing, 2010)
  • Creature At Bay (television series / pilot script, 2013)

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Japanese Wikipedia: Unproduced Godzilla Films
  2. Japanese Wikipedia: Space Amoeba
  3. Toho Kingdom: Godzilla vs. Hitodah
  4. Japanese Wikipedia: Gigan
  5. Japanese Wikipedia: Kameregon
  6. Hiroshi Yamamoto's Blog: May 17, 2010
  7. "First I've ever heard of this." spacehunter-m on Tumblr
  8. Koichi Kawakita Interview
  9. Kenpachiro Satsuma Interview II
  10. Takao Okawara interview
  11. Toho Kingdom: Godzilla vs. Kamacuras
  12. 12.0 12.1 Japanese Giants - Issue 9. Godzilla - Mothra - King Ghidorah - Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. June 2002.
  13. Toho Kingdom: Godzilla vs. M
  14. SciFi Japan: GODZILLA 2 RUMORS UNFOUNDED
  15. SciFi Japan: The Long Evolution of Godzilla 3D
  16. SciFi Japan: Gamera the Brave
  17. https://youtu.be/I1yxTJFoGyk
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 CyberKids: Nitkatsu Scripts
  19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_International_Pictures#Unmade_Films
  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_International_Pictures#Unmade_Films
  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_50_Foot_Woman#Remakes_and_sequels
  22. CyberKids: Shochiku Scripts
  23. http://www.coolasscinema.com/2014/11/celluloid-trails-unmade-thongor-movie.html
  24. http://splitsider.com/2013/02/the-lost-projects-of-michael-odonoghue/
  25. http://enshohmacorner.blogspot.com/2016/03/in-search-for-giant-sea-snails-that.html
  26. http://enshohmacorner.blogspot.com/2016/03/snails-unmade-short-version.html
  27. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_50_Foot_Woman#Remakes_and_sequels
  28. http://themoviecritic-moovycritic.blogspot.com/2015/12/sybil-danning-was-almost-cast-in-sequel.html
  29. http://originalvidjunkie.blogspot.com/2011/02/never-got-made-files-53-it-ate.html
  30. http://www.clubdesmonstres.com/best/htm/godzvscl.htm
  31. http://roberthood.net/blog/index.php/2008/09/08/killmeleon/
  32. Roberthood Blog: Exclusive Reveal: Its Notzilla
  33. http://roberthood.net/blog/index.php/2012/08/20/coming-hellyfish/
  34. Monster Roll Official Website