A cult film that has brought generations of viewers to tears, Steven Spielberg's "E.T." is available since December 31 on Netflix. Did you know that the filmmaker was planning a sequel?
In addition to making audiences worldwide cry in 1982, E.T. earned stratospheric revenues of over $792 million. Spielberg is once again the king of the world, or almost. In 1983, the filmmaker briefly considered a sequel to his favourite extraterrestrial and Elliot's adventures, named E.T. II: Nocturnal Fears (for non-English speakers: "night fears"). He wrote a nine-page treatment together with his screenwriter Melissa Mathison.
The story was to take place a few months after the end of the first film. An albino race of aggressive aliens attacked Elliot and his friends, while E.T., whose species is at war with the albino aliens, returned to Earth to save Elliot...and humanity.
Fortunately, Spielberg preferred to forget this (bad) idea, leaving the viewers with the amazing memory of the film's discovery in 1982. And then he had a cursed Temple to explore on his agenda...
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