June 24, 2008
1) 30 Upcoming Movie Sequels You Didn't Know About. Excerpt:
We've spent days of our lives scouring the world for news of sequels that you may not have heard of. And here are 30 films in various states of production...
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder: Casper Van Diem is back, but its still going straight to DVD, as the piss-awful second film did. Its due out later this year.
Pink Panther 2: Oh dear. And Im a Steve Martin fan. Its out on 13th February 2009.
Ace Ventura 3: No Jim Carrey though, and no chance of it seeing the inside of a cinema. Head to Blockbuster later in the year if you want to catch it.
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave: Another straight to DVD sequel, but this ones of note because its directed by Soul Man/Hitcher star C Thomas Howell. Blimey.
Jurassic Park 4: Its taken them ages to sort this out, but the latest is that Laura Dern is still attached, and that itll be released in 2009. Dont hold your breath though, as shooting would need to start really very soon...
Lots more sequels to films are on the way - and we've uncovered new adventures for Rambo, Jumper, AvP and a whole lot more. Get ready to be happy. And depressed.
Cliffhanger 2: The Dam
With Rocky and Rambo revivals bringing home the bucks, the once-mooted Cliffhanger sequel has popped back onto the radar. No news if Renny Harlin would be interested in going back to the series, but here at Den Of Geek we reckon its a fair bet that Slys up for it. Will he ever consider a Demolition Man sequel, though?
Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World: The Sequel
Stanley Kramer apparently approved the idea to this before he died, although no cast or crew have been announced. Dont expect it soon.
The Ring 3
Okay, that sound? Its the dead horse, coming back to life, begging not to be flogged anymore. Hideo Nakata is attached to direct the third American film in the series, albeit with nobody youve heard of in the cast this time. Expect it next year.
The Da Vinci Code 2: Angels & Demons
Just who asked for this, exactly? Originally delayed by the writers strike, Dan Browns book will is being readied for a 2009 release, and both Ron Howard behind the camera and Tom Hanks in front of it are returning. Its not like they need the money.
Sex & The City 2
Its not out yet, and we dont want to see it, but it seems that theres a plan to bring further Sex & The City adventures to the big screen. This is not a thought that thrills us, particularly.
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
The one that returns Casper van Diem to the franchise, even though its still a straight to DVD affair. The film is in the can, and currently in the editing stages.
A planned remake of the 1984 movie The Last Starfighter, which remains popular today. Nick Castle is currently attached to direct the project (he did the original as well, although his biggest hit as director is the 1993 kids movie Dennis). We fear this one may get lost in development hell. Hope not.
The Evil Dead
Sam Raimi is attached to the remake of one of his most loved films, with both he and Bruce Campbell on producing duties. Set for release at some point next year, theyll have to get their skates on, as theres no sign of cameras being turned on just yet.
[editor's note: Okay, this one I'll have to see.]
Tom Selleck and his moustache are absent from the planned cast list of the big screen Magnum movie right now, with Matthew McConaughey in the running for the lead role. The script is written, and now its up to director Rawson Marshall Thunder (Dodgeball) to get it filmed for a planned 2009 release.
The A Team
The movie is still pressing ahead, with John Shaft remake Singleton in the directors chair. Latest casting rumours: Woody Harrelson as Murdock and Ice Cube as B.A. Take with pinches of salt. The films due in 2010.
Ready for a big screen bout of Chicago Highway Patrol? Warner Bros is developing the project for possible release next year; writers are attached to the film now, with Wilma Valderrama (from Party Monster and Fast Food Nation) reported to be interesting the casting team.
Since retreads, remakes, and unwanted/unneeded sequels are apparently what Hollywood wants, I'll offer up a few ideas of my own:
- "Showgirls 2: Search for the Diseased Cooch"
- "Thelma and Louise 2: Gravity Does Its Work" [low budget and a very, very short film]
- "Brokeback Mountain 2: I Still Know What You Did With the Soap On a Rope"
- "Carnosaur 3: Suckage On an Epic Scale "
- "Godzilla 2: Size Does Matter. Also, a Plot"
- "Tombstone 2: The O.K. Corral Falls Apart"
- "Fantastic Four 3: Come See Jessia Alba's Tits" [ed.: Okay, that's the same as the first two FF movies, but you know what I mean.]
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