Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Iron Sky 2,’ ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,’ ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’
Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits, we take a look at:
- Jurassic World‘s really crazy Blu-ray and DVD promotion.
- How Iron Sky 2 is defying typical distribution.
- A Korean superstar joins Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
- Paul Verhoeven teases a Showgirls 2.
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back rounds out its cast.
And more, after the jump.
— UniversalPicturesUK (@universaluk) October 19, 2015
With Jurassic World now out on Blu-ray and DVD, Universal has spared no expense to let the world know that the biggest hit of 2015 is now available to own. So if you happen to be in London and don’t mind taking a stroll down to the Thames, you will find a gigantic Mosasaurus smashing through the ground so it can get a tasty Great White Shark snack. With well over a billion bucks earned at the box office, you’re allowed to go a little crazy with your marketing.
Check out the tweets below to take a closer look at this very cool, very elaborate promotion.
— BeyondTheBoxOffice (@BoxOfficeBeyond) October 19, 2015
Production has officially begun on Iron Sky: The Coming Race. The sequel to the totally bizarre sci-fi comedy Iron Sky (which imagined a future where the Nazis escaped to the moon and launched a counterattack against earth) looks to take its bizarre premise to the next level by introducing time travel and dinosaurs into the mix. Equally strange is what’s going on in the real world, where (according to Twitch Film) the producers are already selling tickets to special premiere events to force distributors to coordinate an international release date. Since scrappy indie productions like this often live or die based on how quickly they can roll out to every market, this is a big deal.
Korean singer/actor/martial artist Lee Joon-gi has joined the cast of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. According to Variety, he will be playing Commander Lee, a representative of the evil Umbrella corporation. The news was initially revealed on social media through franchise star Milla Jovovich, who posted a picture of them working on set together. The sixth Resident Evil is helmed by series mastermind Paul W.S. Anderson and will be released on September 2, 2016.