Cancelled Movies. Wiki

According to Mental Floss, "Gremlins" was in contention to be directed by none other than Tim Burton, whose endearing short film "Frankenweenie" caught producer Steven Spielberg's attention. However, since Burton hadn't directed a feature film yet, the job was ultimately given to Joe Dante, who'd recently directed a horror comedy titled "The Howling." It all worked out for the best, though — Burton's directorial debut feature, "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," was released the next year.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Steven Spielberg passed Tim Burton over, it was due to concerns about him not having directed a feature film at that point.


  • Gremlins went on without Tim Burton.
  • The Tim Burton version is permanently cancelled.