Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In more Pitch Perfect 3 news, Andy Allo, who was discovered by Prince and toured with him prior to his death, has joined the cast. She’ll play Charity, a member of Dew, the chief rival to our heroines in the new movie.
Remember that frequently mocked scene in Jurassic World where Bryce Dallas Howard outruns a T. rex while wearing high heel shoes? Director J.A. Bayona promise that his upcoming sequel will see her wearing more appropriate footwear, telling Birth Movies Death:
Claire [Bryce Dallas Howard] doesn’t wear high heels in this movie. There will be new dinosaurs. Finding that proper balance between what the audience is expecting and new stuff is always a challenge in doing a sequel.
AICN also spoke with J.A. Bayona while he was doing press for A Monster Calls and they asked him about the rumors of his sequel utilizing more animatronic dinosaurs:
I think that the trick always is to mix different techniques. So you have the audience not really knowing what they’re seeing. The moment you use only CGI, you can notice there’s something missing. Also, I’m very aware the audience nowadays, they don’t accept animatronics the way we accepted them in the ’80s. So I think it’s a question of finding the balance between animatronics and CGI. That was my goal with A MONSTER CALLS. We were using the animatronics as much as possible, but from the moment you’re capturing the performance from another actor, it’s tricky. In this case, I think we’re going to try to use animatronics as much as possible. You have a real sense of weight, of reality, when you have the balance, but at the same time there’s going to be lots of CGI.
It’s been 13 years since Mean Girls cemented itself as a low-key cultural touchstone that briefly restored Lindsay Lohan’s career and helped set a new tone for the modern high school movie. And Lohan thinks it’s time for a sequel, telling CNN:
I have been trying so hard to do a ‘Mean Girls 2. […] It is not in my hands. I know that Tina Fey, and Lorne Michaels, and all of Paramount – everyone is very busy. But I will keep forcing it and pushing it on them until we do it.
She even claims to have written a treatment for the sequel. In the meantime, original screenwriter and co-star Tina Fey is working to transform the movie into a stage musical, which is supposed to premiere in October of this year.
We’re only a few months away from the release of the Trainspotting sequel (still awkwardly titled T2 Trainspotting), so here’s a new feature about what’s going on with Jonny Lee Miller’s character, Sick Boy.