Tag Archives: Sequels
Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are. Get More »
You might think that an exorcism movie called "The Last Exorcism" is sequel-proof, in that its very name promises the demise of its main attraction. And you might assume that the film's "found footage" conceit would further hamper its producers' ability to excise a franchise from this thriller's frame.
And yet Hollywood has, once again, dug down deep and heroically summoned the artistic courage (with an assured distribution deal and built-in-audience) to somehow concoct a sequel, cleverly titled "The Last Exorcism Part II," despite all your contrarian naysaying. Get More »
Jim Carrey has spent the last decade securing himself a place in Hollywood as more than just a rubber-faced goof, but it looks like he's ready to get stupid once again.
Coming Soon reports that the actor is returning to his ridiculous roots with a sequel to his 1994 hit comedy "Dumb and Dumber."
At a press junket for their remake of "The Three Stooges," scheduled for release April 13, Bobby and Peter Farrelly announced that audiences can expect a "Dumber" sequel in the not-too-distant future. Get More »
Jason Segel, who called writing and starring in the first movie "my dream," won't be returning to pen the sequel, choosing instead to focus on other projects already in the works.
Vulture reports that the actor will be spending his time working on the eighth season of his hit CBS show, "How I Met Your Mother" and Judd Apatow's highly anticipated "Knocked Up" sequel, "This is Forty," in addition to promoting the April release of "The Five Year Engagement," which he wrote and stars in. Get More »
Whitney Houston's tragic passing on Saturday at age 48 has had the world talking, and it's not just speculation over what caused the singer's untimely death.
Fans and industry insiders who have been curious as to the fate of her as-of-yet unproduced projects, most notably "Getting to Happy," the sequel to her 1995 hit movie "Waiting to Exhale," finally have an answer: the show must go on.
UPDATE: Alcon Entertainment is denying the reports of Harrison Ford in talks for a "Blade Runner" sequel.
"It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in 'Blade Runner,'" Andrew Kosove from Alcon told Deadline. "To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we're going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment."
When Alcon Entertainment's plans to craft a new "Blade Runner" prequel/sequel/Replicant were announced nearly a year ago, it sent sci-fi fans abuzz with concern about how they could possibly recreate the 1982 masterpiece's heady mix of cyberpunk noir. Now a key puzzle piece may be falling into place: Harrison Ford. Get More »
Having brought in an impressive haul of $100 million bucks on a $1.5 million budget, horror flick "Insidious" was by far the most profitable film of last year, which makes it no surprise that the makers are scaring up another one.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the dream (nightmare) team of James Wan (the original "Saw") and producer Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity") are expected to return for more haunted house hijinks with a sequel that will drop in 2013. Get More »
Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Just like that, one of the funniest, weirdest movies of the past 30 years is coming back to the big screen. The question is, how do we summon Tim Burton along with it?
Movie Web reports that the director may be ready to start work on "Beetlejuice 2," production of which was confirmed in 2011, with "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" writer Seth Grahame-Smith and "Awkward" director David Katzenberg co-writing the script. Get More »
Yo, Kristen, Melissa's got your back.
As Hollywood rumbles with the question "will they or won't they" make a "Bridesmaids" sequel, Melissa McCarthy shows some serious support for her fellow star Kristen Wiig, who helped pen the mega-hit. Get More »
Once upon a time, the director of the first Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" adaptation bowed out of the series because writing, editing, and filming the back-to-back shoots. In 2010, Niels Arden Oplev said, "It was a very clear decision from my side due to the fact that I looked at the production plan [and] they all had to be shot in 10 months, and the two others were not written yet, and I just didn't feel it was possible."
On the other hand, director David Fincher thinks it's very possible. Get More »