Some movies just don’t even get pass the development stage. Case in point, Hammer Films’ unmade Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyles (1971?)
ZVP started out from Hammer’s James & Michael Carreras’ brainstorming sessions on what they think movie audiences wanted to watch. Then they would have the art department do up a poster as a sort of promo piece to show potential distributors asking if they would like to see a movie about so-and-so. If Hammer had a lot of positive respond, then they would go into post-production.
This movie would’ve told the story of a German Zeppelin blown off course during a WW2 bombing raid and ending up on a “mysterious continent” were they would be under attack by flying pterodactyls.
I could’ve seen Hammer producing this movie, having released a series of sexy 'cave girl'-themed films like:
One Million Years B.C. (1966), starring the iconic furred bikini wearing Raquel Welch.
|Sexy Martine Bestwick|
|Sexy Victoria Vetri|
|Sexy Dana Gillespie|
Stop motion animation master Ray Harryhausen would’ve been the only one in my mind to handle the special F/X, having worked for Hammer on One Million B.C.
Starring in this Hammer Film should’ve been Hammer’s Dynamic Duo of Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing, and of course a few of Hammer’s famous “Glamour Girls” to add that sex appeal factor.
|Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee|
|Kate O'Mara, Maddy Smith, & Pipa Steele|
I sure would've seen this movie.
Hey Hollywood if you're reading this, get on it!
- Raja Devilman74