Posts Tagged ‘sequel’
In Sony’s first move in re-positioning their Crackle video service as the Hulu of warmly mocking poor hillbillies, the company today announced their first venture into feature-length films will be with a sequel to 2001′s Joe Dirt.
They’re reportedly calling the project “the first digital movie sequel to a hit motion picture”–dubious in both its ambition and claim, as the David Spade comedy wasn’t even really a hit. It opened at number four, and made only $ 30 million worldwide over its entire run. Its most notable, enduring accomplishment is the honor of sitting at the top of Ebert’s Most Hated list. Yet this won’t even be the first time someone has tried to mine more comedy from the literal and figurative piles of shit within Joe Dirt: back in 2010, TBS was developing the film into an animated series.
Despite the allure of doing it cheaper as Spawn of Dirt, Sony promises the sequel will again star Spade and, despite a dozen years having passed, “pick up where the last one left off,” before Joe’s inevitable decline into meth addiction.
Sony also promised a martial arts film with Jon Woo and sensei Danny Glover, and renewed Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, promising next season’s episodes to include Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, and David Letterman. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing, where people talk like human beings and no one has a mullet wig.
Though Roland Emmerich has been keeping himself busy fucking up the White House with Channing Tatum, the director hasn’t forgotten his promise to let aliens once again fuck it up too.
Speaking to FilmStarts (via), Emmerich still sounded uncertain if his long-promised sequel(s) to Independence Day would not go quietly into the night, but he did offer some clues as to what the future holds if negotiations between 20th Century Fox and a reluctant Judd Hirsch ever do work out.
Firstly, there would be a pair of sequels, with the studio packaging them together in a deal that’s proving “a tough battle between the studio and the actors.” Second, while the director calls himself a “3D skeptic”–rather surprising, for a guy whose reputation is built upon CGI rubble–a plan is already in place to convert the films to 3D, allowing Will Smith’s welcome-to-Earth punches to truly permeate the audience. And finally, Emmerich offered up some titles to these would-be sequels: ID Forever, Parts 1 and 2! It’s unclear if perhaps a punny “ID4-Ever” may be the true intention, merely lost in translation, but either way: TODAY WE CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY SEQUEL TITLES FOREVER.
Disappointing fans of the literary and big screen success “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” the planned sequel will not arrive in theaters until after 2013.
Screenwriter Steve Zaillian is still working on the script, halting further progress. No director has been attached to the project, but David Fincher, who directed the first film remains the first choice.
A source tells Entertainment Weekly that the movie is still moving forward, although there is no rush and no release date.
It’s shaping up to be a good week for those still clinging to the high-concept sci-fi-comedy glory of the late ’80s. Following news that an ALF movie is happening, now comes word that the long-promised, belated second sequel to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is still somehow a real thing, and now has a director attached.
Alex Winter (Bill) assured us in March, original writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson have a script already completed, and Keanu Reeves remains more enthusiastic about the project than solemn photos of him eating a sandwich would imply. There is still bogus news, however: MGM, the studio that owns the rights to the characters, has yet to give the film the go-ahead. The package is now being shopped around to other studios in the hopes that they might strike up a co-financing deal with MGM that may finally secure a greenlight. In the meantime, keep thinking of outdated surfer slang that might be paired with a term for an escapade. Bill & Ted’s Tubular Shenanigans? Bill & Ted’s Heinous Hijinks?
This guy is getting pretty desperate to keep his chest exposed.
According to THR, the21 Jump Street star and brief G.I. Joe 2 presence Channing Tatum is in talks to star in and produce a film based on Life of Evel, the 2008 Evel Knievel biography from Stuart Barker. Tatum’s Iron Horse Entertainment partner Reid Carolin–last responsible for fleshing out the actor’s stripping anecdotes for Magic Mike–will write the script about the late stuntman famous for his 433 broken bones and willingness to drive motorcycles over things so that we didn’t have to.
And on the subject of Magic Mike, also we’re getting another one of those. With the male stripper film already grossing $ 70 million over its $ 7 million budget, Glamour (via) logically asked Tatum if a sequel was a possibility, to which he replied:
“Yes, yes and yes! We’re working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.”
This time Magic Mike is being tried for murder–in EUROPE! Or maybe they’ll figure out a way to work some more male stripping in. We’ll see. In the meantime, go save the White House, Channing Tatum.
Well, despite Peter Farrelly’s claim Dumb and Dumber 2 would shoot this September, it now seems the film won’t be excruciatingly emptying itself into theaters. Also, it turns out the title wasn’t Dumb and Dumber 2; it was Dumb and Dumber To, so correct your notes.
Marking what would be the first time a studio has dismissed a belated, ill-conceived sequel put in front of them, New Line and Warner Bros. reportedly showed little enthusiasm for the project, which ETOnline claims made star Jim Carrey grow “increasingly frustrated” until he finally left the project. Confirming their story while somehow indicating the title’s hilarious spelling, Carrey added:
“I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it’s implied in the title.”
Assumedly, the actor’s departure means an end to the project, as the Farrellys already made clear the sequel had always been contingent on Carrey’s most annoying sound in the world squealing in concert with Jeff Daniels’ diarrhea. But the good news is, now Lauren Holly’s fall schedule is definitely open if Kelsey Grammer wants to kickstart another Down Periscope.
Now we’ll see who’s fairest of them all… in tropical Hawaii!
Following a larger-than-expected opening weekend that saw Snow White and the Huntsman bring in $ 56 million domestic–which isn’t entirely all that great for a film with a $ 170 million budget, but anyway–Universal is looking to move forward with their long-held plans to turn Snow White into the franchise character the Brothers Grimm always intended her to become. The prolific David Koepp has been hired to put together a script for a sequel, and director Rupert Sanders is already in talks to come back and direct with all the gravitas he put in Huntsman. The main actors all have contracts that extend their stay into a trilogy, if Universal so desires, so Thor and the dead eyes of Kristen Stewart are certain to return to their eponymous roles. But will the titlbe be Snow White and the Huntsman and ZOMBIES or Snow White and the Huntsman and VAMPIRES…?
Anne Vyalitsyna has modeled in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue every year since 2005, but as you probably sensed over the last eight years of poring over her image because the internet was down and you couldn’t get to the real stuff, she’s really more of an actress. So now she’s going to be in a Die Hard movie.
Variety reports Fox is following the action molds of Transformers 3 and Battleship in having a blonde supermodel to gawk at, hiring on Vyalitsyna to join A Good Day to Die Hard, the studio’s upcoming Die Hard sequel being directed by Max Payne director John Moore. The film is said to deal with John McClane (a dutifully-returning Bruce Willis) and his estranged namesake, John McLane Jr. (Jai Courney), fighting some a-holes in Russia–which at least means the Soviet-born Vyalitsyna’s accent will be convincing, even if her wild attraction to both generations of McClane is not. There goes all the integrity I’m A Mac brought to the series.
If you can think of any way relate the film’s title to Vyalitsyna being attractive enough to cause a [possibly posthumous] erection, please feel free to share below.
After a week-and-a-half of consideration, Lionsgate has decided the director of Water for Elephants is the man to helm their next big film about child-on-child homicide.
The studio is expected to today make a formal offer for Francis Lawrence to direct Catching Fire, the sequel to that very popular Hunger Game movie. According to THR, the final decision came down to Lawrence and busy director Bennett Miller (Moneyball), with Lawrence ultimately winning out largely because of his open schedule. His plan of being the less popular but always available in a pinch friend has worked out again! That’s how he gets extra tickets to hockey games, too.
Outside the heavy romance and animal husbandry of Water for Elephants, Lawrence does bring with him some experience on the action front. He directed 2005′s Constantine, if you remember Constantine, and followed that up with Will Smith’s humanizing journey within the vampire mutant community, I Am Legend. He’s also done some TV work, which Lionsgate no doubt hopes will give him some aptitude at meeting tight deadlines–the studio has already scheduled the film for next November, and shooting needs to be done by January so that Jennifer Lawrence can fulfill her obligation of being covered in paint for an X-Men sequel. Plus, Lawrence has special insight into Hunger Games-esque district politics: he directed the music video for “Jenny from the Block,” guys.
Expectations are high for the June 1st release of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and it sounds like Universal Pictures is already gearing up for a sequel.
According to a report, Universal honcho Ron Meyer is tossing around ideas for how to continue the film franchise if the first flick meets its goal.
Mr. Meyer is said to be exploring the option of expanding Chris Hemsworth’s character The Huntsman, as it’s a more open-ended plot line.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” also stars Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, and is a new take on the classic fairytale.