We already know all of you are pissed about Raging Bull 2. But if you’re wondering what Marty thinks, you’ll want to hit the jump to read his response. Plus:
- True Lies 2 is probably still a ways off
- Steven Seagal offered The Expendables 3
- Anchorman 2 is being scripted as we speak
- Cloverfield 2 isn’t official just yet
- More new images from Men in Black 3
- Another behind-the-scenes vid from Skyfall
- Skyfall‘s trailer to debut before MIB 3
Yesterday’s news of a Raging Bull II directed by National Lampoon’s Cattle Call helmer Martin Guigui sent cinephiles racing to their computers to express their outrage. But Martin Scorsese, who directed the first Raging Bull, is careful to remain diplomatic.
“Oh, nothing I could say about it except I don’t think I could revisit the material, as they say,” he said when approached by GQ for his thoughts on the matter. “I think we said what we had to say at the time. All of us moved on.” Scorsese then added, “I really don’t know what Raging Bull II would be.” Yeah, us either. [via EW]
While the Twins sequel Triplets is already starting to come together, not all of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s previous characters will be reappearing so quickly. Asked about a potential True Lies 2, Schwarzenegger acknowledged that his personal troubles may keep him from reprising that part for some time yet.
Or True Lies 2, with that we’ll probably have to wait a little bit because it’s more of a family kind of a movie, the family dynamic works. My personal situation doesn’t work so well right now. Until that’s settled, then we can go off and do that again, with family subjects. [laughs]
Steven Seagal‘s been notably absent from The Expendables and The Expendables 2, but that could be changing with the third installment of the throwback action franchise. Maybe.
“[Sylvester Stallone] plans to do another one and I have already been made an offer,” Seagal told French publication Excessif.com. “We’ll see…” It’s far from an actual confirmation, but hopefully the fact that he’s talking about it in interviews suggests he’s at least seriously considering it. [Jo Blo via Screen Rant]
Last week’s announcement of an Anchorman 2 came as a bit of a surprise, seeing as it followed years of studio opposition. And while I’m happy to hear the news, I’m still curious to know exactly what it was that changed. THR tried to get the inside scoop from producer Judd Apatow, asking him how the project finally got greenlit, but it turns out he’s not exactly sure either:
I don’t know! They just called one day and they just said, ‘It’s on!’ So I’m not sure. It’s something we always wanted to do at some point, so I guess it just timed out for Will [Ferrell] and Adam [McKay], it’s their baby, so I was thrilled that they decided to do it.
Apatow confirms that the film is actively moving forward, though, saying that Ferrell and McKay are “writing it right now.” I can’t even begin to imagine how they’ll top some of the endlessly quotable one-liners from the first film, but I look forward to finding out.
Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard has been forthcoming about his eagerness to do a follow-up, telling STYD last month “I’m in, I’m ready to do it.” But there’s a big gap between Goddard being ready to go and the ball actually getting rolling, and Goddard now cautions that “There’s nothing official on it yet.”
“I don’t really think that there ever was life to [the sequel] in a sense that we never did anything officially,” Goddard acknowledged in a new interview. “It’s something we [director Matt Reeves, producer J.J. Abrams, and Goddard] are interested in if we can come up with an idea that excites us.”
Which of course is easier said than done, given everyone’s hectic schedules. “I think if you ask JJ and Matt Reeves and myself what we’d want to do, you’d get three different answers, three very different films, [laughs] so it’s really just a matter of getting the three of us together and finding common ground,” said Goddard. “Those two guys have been pretty damn busy lately.” [Movies.com]
We’ve been discussing for the past several months just how much Josh Brolin really does look like a young Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black 3, but what of the picture’s other notable past-present pair? Three recently released stills highlight the new character of Agent Oh, played in her youth by Alice Eve and in her older form by Emma Thompson. Check it out:
I don’t know — other than the fact that they’re both blond, I’m not seeing any special similarity between Eve and Thompson. They both look pretty damn sharp, though. [CBM]
That behind-the-scenes featurette released earlier this week gave us just a little taste of Skyfall, but ET now has a slightly bigger bite. A new three-and-a-half minute video offers a closer look at the film’s London Underground set and his signature Aston Martin, as well as brief interviews with stars Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, and Javier Bardem. Watch it below:
For an even better idea of what Skyfall will be like, though, you may want to shell out for a ticket to Men in Black 3. The Daily Mail reports that the first official trailer for 007’s latest adventure will debut in front of the sci-fi threequel, which opens May 25. Or, you know, you could just stay home and wait for it to hit the web. Skyfall will land in U.S. theaters November 9. [via The Playlist]