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Concept Art from the Silver Surfer Rock Opera Movie That Never Was

Illustration for article titled Concept Art from the Silver Surfer Rock Opera Movie That Never Was

The executive producer of Xanadu, Lee Kramer, had a dream. A dream for a rocking Silver Surfer movie that heralded the character's entrance with 100 electric guitars along with a maddening chant. Alas that vision (which started back in the 1980s) never came to pass.

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Movies.com has a quote from Kramer, pulled from Sean Howe's forthcoming book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. In it Kramer debuts this never-before-seen concept art and explained their vision for the movie:

"We're going to make an epic picture on the scope of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the kind of soundtrack that that film had, only using contemporary rock and roll," Kramer said at the time. "It's even conceivable that the Surfer might have a chant or a fanfare made up of one thousand electric guitar[s]. Doing the Silver Surfer has always been a dream of mine, and now it's going to be realized."

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Oh yeah, and it would have starred his current girlfriend in the 80s, Olivia Newton-John. I would absolutely get high and watch that.

[via Movies]

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garrisondeanog
GarrisonDean

You had me at Xanadu.