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15 Movies That Were Originally Conceived As Sequels

Updated 27 Jul 2020 232.5k views15 items

With so many movie sequels and reboots being made today in Hollywood, it's amazing that any original movie gets made. However, some of the greatest (and not so greatest) movies didn't begin life as an original story. Other movies, like 1998's Soldier or 2018's The Cloverfield Paradoxexist in a weird franchise limbo. For one reason or another, the movies listed here were originally conceived as sequels to other popular films.

Can you imagine Seven as a supernatural psychic crime drama? Or, how about the third Die Hard movie taking place on an out-of-control travel cruise? If things went as planned, these well known movies would have turned out drastically different from what they are today.

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