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A 1989 film version of Phantoms?

July 10, 2014

We’re all aware of the 1998 Ben Afleck film version of Phantoms. However, according to the IMDB trivia page for the film, there was a version in development almost a decade earlier:

An adaptation of Phantoms was originally set to be made in the late 1980s/early 1990s by New World Pictures & Allied Vision Entertainment but was shelved after New World filed for bankruptcy.

I’d read this previously but had not ever found any actual documentation for such a film. Well, I’ve got some now. This is a page from a “trade magazine” from 1989. Unfortunately, I don’t have any further details at this time but if I find any I’ll be sure to share.
Phantoms Film Ad 1989 1   Phantoms Film Ad 1989 2