Resident Evil (1999): This is another George A. Romero project that never materialized. in 1998, Romero directed a Japan-only commercial for the Resident Evil 2 game that impressed the game's publisher, Capcom, so much that Romero was approached about writing and directing the long-awaited film version of the original Resident Evil. Romero resisted at first, not sure if he wanted to work on something that was strongly influenced by his own zombie movies, but finally agreed. His script was ultimately rejected by Capcom, reportedly because it was pretty scary and atmospheric whereas the company wanted something more action-oriented. They eventually got what they wanted with Paul W.S. Anderson's 2002 version, which spawned a still-going movie franchise. Somehow, though, we think Romero's take might have been superior.