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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.
As a Will Smith says at the end of I Am Legend, “They’re not gonna stop… they’re not gonna stop.” Warner Bros. is going to make a sequel to I Am Legend no matter how illogical that may be. So, a heroic and exhausted Smith has decided he’ll be the one to stay behind and make sure Akiva Goldsman’s mediocrity grenade hits audiences in all international territories.
According to Deadline, Goldsman and Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment has closed a deal with Warner to produce a sequel to the 2007 blockbuster I Am Legend, and the plan is for Will Smith to once again put on a lab coat to reprise the role of scientist Robert Neville–and as of now, the film is not being called a prequel.
Of course, as anyone who has seen I Am Legend knows, this does not make a lot of sense as a plan. Dr. William Smith dies at the end of the film, taking a grenade into a crowd of stretchy-mouthed mutants so that his cure for their baldness may be taken out into the world as his LEGEND. There is an alternate, original ending in which Smith does survive–forming an uneasy truce with the CGI freaks, he lives to go on a road trip–but that was only released as a deleted scene on home video, so it would require some explaining before it could be used as the basis for the sequel. Maybe an explanation like, “Please, purchase I Am Legend on Blu-ray! And don’t forget to watch the bonus features, or this sequel isn’t going to make any sense.” But as Deadline rightly points out, “These [issues] of course are semantics.” When the original made over half a billion dollars worldwide, who’s to say if that grenade’s massive explosion really killed Will Smith or simply launched him out the roof and onto a waiting motorcycle? That’s for newly-hired screenwriter Arash Amel to decide. In the meantime, here are both of the film’s endings.
BUT WHAT NEXT???
BUT WHAT NEXT???
- Jamie Blackley has joined Sullivan Stapleton as “co-lead” in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ 300 sequel. Shows how far we’ve come that the stars of 300 movie can at last come out as “co-leads.”
- High-in-demand actor Michael Fassbender has added to his ever-expanding future parts list the role of mythic Irish hero Cuchulain, who he’ll play in an adaptation of the sagas of the Ulster Cycle. Why does publicly displaying my penis never work out so well? (via!)
- Children’s Hospital‘s Rob Corddry is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg in the bodybuilding crime film Pain and Gain. The film is planned as Michael Bay’s next project, a low-budget drama Bay will squeeze in before setting to work reconstructing all the toys he beat up during his last playtime.
- Due to delays on Lone Ranger, Dwight Yoakam will no longer be playing the film’s villain, Butch Cavendish. Let Disney know if you can think of anyone else who can convincingly wear a cowboy hat.
Nag the cast of a commercially-failed but cult-adored ensemble comedy about a follow-up movie, eventually they’ll give in to saying it’s happening, the bastards. Such is the bizarre precedent set by Arrested Development and Party Down, and now Wet Hot American Summer, too, has been set up to either make us rejoice or break our hearts with a franchise continuation that either will or won’t eventually happen. But Michael Showalter says it will!
Answering to the question of a Wet Hot American Summer sequel on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Showalter said:
“Absolutely, yes. One-hundred percent yes. The whole gang. Everyone’s back. We’re doing it.”
And then his mouth was filled with spray cheese, as entertainment.
Writer-director David Wain has previously pondered on a follow-up, describing a prequel that would take place earlier the same summer, but this is the first time anyone has given such an assured response that guarantees the whole cast’s return. Still, considering how big some of the film’s stars have grown since that summer–Bradley Cooper has a responsibility to all the roles Ryan Reynolds can’t fit in, Elizabeth Banks probably has a contractual obligation to Man on a Ledge… Again!, Amy Poehler has Workplace Friends 2: The Series, and so on–you should still probably take Showalter’s claim with a dash of skepticism. But also take it while watching this:
Perhaps hearing his own tortured cries echoing from the Hundred Acre Wood, perhaps responding to user philblakeman’s webchat question “is there any character you’d like to revisit?”, Nicolas Cage today spent a few moments reflecting back on 2006, thinking of that time his head was covered in bees during The Wicker Man remake. And you know what? Surprisingly, now that Nicolas Cage thinks about it, he actually wouldn’t mind putting the ol’ bear suit back on and punching a few more women in the face with a sequel to that movie. If the right Japanese director came around with the right idea for Nicolas Cage being a screaming ghost, that is.
I would like to hook up with one of the great Japanese filmmakers, like the master that made Ringu, and I would like to take The Wicker Man to Japan, except this time he’s a ghost.
Well, firstly, of course you would be a ghost, Nicolas Cage. Give us some credit here; we know what happens after Nicolas Cage’s spirit leaves his charred body. Secondly, nice spoiler, Nicolas Cage. Maybe not everyone knows that Nicolas Cage gets burned alive in a giant wicker sculpture, okay?
But back to the matter at hand, could Nicolas Cage be serious about being up for a spectral sequel to the critically-lambasted Wicker Man? My instinct says no, but my instinct also did not anticipate roles as a motorcyclist skeleton or John Travolta with Nicolas Cage’s face stitched on, so hey, maybe it could happen. I sure hope so. Maybe that will bring back our goddamn honey.
Last we heard about those long-talked about plans to make some money on another Beetlejuice film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies writer Seth Grahame-Smith was rumored to be using his dubious talent at tacking stock Halloween costumes onto titles to craft a script for the project. Well, speaking to MTV, Beetlejuice director Tim Burton has now confirmed this rumor, and added that he may himself be involved in some capacity. When asked if he’s considering a sequel, Burton responded:
“Yes. I love that character, and Michael [Keaton] is so great in it. I always think about how great and fun that character was, so I just said to ["Vampire Hunter" writer] Seth [Grahame-Smith], ‘If you have some idea about it, go for it, and then I’ll look at it freshly.’ In the past, I tried some things, but that was way back when. He seemed really excited about it.”
So, it sounds like we really might be getting another Beetlejuice, and Burton and Keaton might even be involved. And if Grahame-Smith’s writing history is any indication, Beetlejuice will probably be fighting witches. Or devils? Wait, duh, it’s obviously mummies next.
Despite making so, so many terrible comedies, Adam Sandler has maintained some slim illusion of standards by at least always starring in original painfully-high-concept premises–never resorting to a sequel, no matter how much Click 2: Wackier Remote would have inevitably made. Soon, it seems that will all change, as Sony Pictures and Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions are now in talks to start to develop a sequel to 2010′s abysmal Bad Boys of SNL reunion (-Farley, +Paul Blart), Grown Ups.
The original film played out as if it were just some dudes chumming around with their unusually attractive wives in tow, but, as the scenes of Steve Buscemi filling Rob Schneider’s standard cameo implied, it was actually written by someone. That man was Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star and Joe Dirt screenwriter Fred Wolf, and he is negotiating to write the sequel as well. Unless Wolf decides to do a complete 180, turning Grown Ups 2 into a cautionary dystopian black comedy with all the Grown Up heads in jars atop robot bodies in the year 10,000 AD, expect another inoffensive, pleasant hang-out session that will gross $ 300 million worldwide. But at least now there’s hope for Jack & Jill 2: Sadelstein Family Reunion.
RoboCop and Buckaroo Banzai star Peter Weller is expected to expand his sci-fi legend and join the cast of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel. As with most J.J. Abrams news items, the director made everyone promise not to say any specifics or they aren’t his friend anymore, and as such, details of Weller’s part are unknown. What is known is that Weller previously had a guest role on TV’s Star Trek: Enterprise, where he was directed by the great LeVar Burton. So, regardless of the part, this will inevitably be a downgrade for Weller’s experience in the Star Trek universe. Once you’ve experienced Geordi and Scott Bakula on an Enterprise bridge together, the rest of your life exists in that shadow.
Question by Luke: anyone whos watched the sequel of resident evil?
I’ve watched Resident Evil: Afterlife. I know theres a new one coming this 2011 or 2012. What do you guys think will happen? After the Umbrella corporation saw Alice and the others, it ended. What do you guys think will happen after that! Interested in best opinion.
Answer by Fittype101
I think the mind controlled Jill will attack Alice and her friends.
Then one character will die after which Jill is freed from the device.
Swearing revenge on the ones responsible, Alice, Jil and the remaining others go on the offensive but have to travel through woods infested with zombies until they reach their destination.
A copy of the original Spencer mansion and Umbrella’s leader is inside.
Watching and waiting.
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