7 Prequels Hollywood Should Probably Avoid

Hollywood loves a prequel.

But as Alien 5 proves, the studios are starting to run out of flicks that actually need them, and are introducing brand new back stories for films that were totally fine without them.

Because of this, we've decided to get copyright on a bunch of film ideas that are sadly inevitable. So, movie producers, we hope you're reading this. If any of the below flicks get greenlit, we want our cut.

Helicopter Pilot

Next: None Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


None Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Next: Training Bull


Training Bull

Prequel To: Raging Bull

The Plot: Starring Cam Gigandet as Jake LaMotta, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks, whose rage needs to be channelled into something positive.

Enter Forest Whitaker as Mr Bully, a gruff ex-boxer turned gym teacher with a heart of gold, who sees a spark of talent in Jake, and decides to train him up for the College Golden Glove Championships.

Featuring an in-joke cameo from Cathy Moriarty as the English teacher Miss Thailer.

The Sequel To The Prequel:
Training Bull 2: Angry Bull. Following Jake's College victory, Mr Bully decides that LaMotta is ready to go national.

But the pressure of the competition gets to Jake and his old anger management issues start to resurface...

Featuring a logic-stretching cameo from Joe Pesci as Jake's dad, Joey.

Next: The Elephant Teenager


The Elephant Teenager

Next: The Girl Of Kansas


The Girl Of Kansas

Next: It's A Life


It’s A Life

Next: Star Wars


Star Wars

Sam Ashurst is a London-based film maker, journalist, and podcast host. He's the director of Frankenstein's Creature, A Little More Flesh + A Little More Flesh 2, and co-hosts the Arrow Podcast. His words have appeared on HuffPost, MSN, The Independent, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, and many more, as well as of course for us here at GamesRadar+.