As GOUCONN points out, there are some terrible ideas that have been made into movies. That said, I think there are some really good ideas that have not been made into movies. Some of the things I would like to see a movie of: Shantarum - this is a book by Gregory David Roberts set in Mumbai. It is an awesome book and would be easy to adapt to a movie. First Russell Crowe, then Johnny Depp, then Joel Edgerton got attached to it, but the movie is going nowhere. Crowe and Depp area too old now, and Edgerton is probably too old too. Crowe in his prime would have been perfect. I don't think it will ever happen, which is disappointing. Julius Caesar - set this in modern times, like Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, which I thought was awesome. Julius Caesar is my favorite Shakespeare play, and there is a lot that a smart director could do with that script. Vlad the Impaler - the vampire trend seems to be winding down, but swords and sandles movies are still popular. Vlad is the inspiration for Count Dracula, and was batscalito crazy. He is also one of the more interesting characters in European history, and was important in saving western civilization from Ottoman domination in the mid 15th century. Shogun - There is so much crappy TV and movies being remade, and then there is the miniseries Shogun, which was awesome but had some flaws that a remake could fix. I couldn't stand Richard Chamberlain, and I think HBO or Starz could make an epic limited series with this material. That era of Japanese history is among the most interesting of any country's history, anywhere in the world. Financial Crash - Most apocalypse movies start with a disease, environmental calamity, or nuclear war. I think a movie with an apocalyptic future resulting from a financial collapse would seem more realistic (because it is) and would be pretty cool. The movie could start with just another trading day, and then have a major government or bank collapse suddenly, setting in motion dominoes that result in the total collapse of society. Any others?