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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

This is a list of references for List of unmade monster films. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  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
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