Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Welcome back to Sequel Bits, the handy-dandy collection of everything you need to know about the follow-ups to movies you (maybe, possibly) already love! In today’s edition:
- Michael B. Jordan is totally down for a Creed sequel.
- Shane Black and Fred Dekker finish their new Predator script.
- Milla Jovovich teases Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
- Robert Carlyle praises the Trainspotting 2 screenplay.
- The Zoolander 2 trailer breaks records.
- The Bond producers won’t give up on Daniel Craig for Bond 25.
Creed made $42 million in its first five days of release, so of course they’re already talking about a follow-up. Sure, some of the original Rocky sequels were less than inspiring, but a future Creed movie probably won’t have the nerve to feature Michael B. Jordan defeating ISIS in the boxing ring. In any case, Jordan is totally down to play Adonis Creed again, saying:
A character so rich as this, and the world he’s in, I want to see what happens to him next and what he does. Especially the way it ends off, it’s pretty cool. I think with success and time and circumstances, it would be exciting to come back and work with Sly (Stallone) and Tessa (Thompson) again.
We don’t know much about the upcoming Predator sequel/reboot, but we do know that 20th Century Fox showcased some really good taste by hiring Shane Black and Fred Dekker to pen the screenplay. Black, who drastically rewrote (and appeared in) the original Predator, has since become the director of underseen gems like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and stronger-than-most superhero movies like Iron Man 3. Dekker is best known for helming Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad back in the day. In other words, they’re a great team to resurrect one of the great movie monsters of all time. Oh, they’ve just finished the screenplay, too. Dekker let everyone know on Facebook:
Milla Jovovich has been teasing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter from her Instagram account, giving her followers glimpses of the set and her co-stars. In one intriguing photo, she shared a look at her genetically modified action heroine, Alice, as an old woman. Since she insists that this isn’t from some kind of epilogue, we’ll leave you to figure out what this could mean.
#nomakeup JK!???? thank you to @christinaslashes, @andredinoboy, #federicacastelli and @kerry_skelton_ who worked for over 4 hours at 5 am this morning to create “Old Alice” for our scenes today! I will post more pics of the process later! Plus a sexy selfie(not for the weak of heart!????) btw, for all those who think this look is for the end of the movie, it’s not! #residentevilthefinalchapter #capetowndiary
20 years after Danny Boyle smashed his way into the mainstream with Trainspotting, he’s finally preparing to revisit the Edinburgh drug scene again to see how his cast of characters are holding up. Robert Carlyle, who played Begbie in the original film, has read the screenplay for the sequel and he has some high praise:
It’s one of the best scripts I’ve f–cking read. I mean, ever.
Like so many long-time-coming sequels, the Trainspotting follow-up (which is loosely based on the original novel’s sequel, Porno) with catch up with the same character two decades after we last saw them and will deal directly with how time has treated them:
People who came to see the original film when they were in their early twenties are very different people now. And the way John Hodge has put this thing down, obviously with the help of Danny Boyle, is to make it about how the characters’ lives have moved on… or have they?