In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- James Cameron offers a non-update on Avatar 2.
- Laurence Fishburne talks about landing a role in John Wick: Chapter 2.
- Ewan McGregor says nice things about the Trainspotting sequel script.
- Jeepers Creepers 3 runs into a huge problem.
- Neighbors 2 reveals a new poster.
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Briefly: Jeepers Creepers, the horror series that writer/director Victor Salva created in 2001 and continued with a sequel in 2003, featured a supernatural killer who spends every 23rd spring hunting for 23 days. The killer’s goal? Collect body parts to absorb into his own physical form. It’s only been 10 years since the last rash of violence, but the guy reportedly coming back to screens anyway. Jeepers Creepers 3 is, according to STYD, enjoying “renewed movement.” There’s more than just “movement,” actually, as the sequel has supposedly already done a day of shooting.
Salva would only go on the record to tell the site, “there may finally be some very good news for those waiting for the third Jeepers film to go before the cameras.”
We don’t know what the story for the film might be. There was a point when a third film, provisionally subtitled Cathedral, was talked up, with Trish (Gina Philips), the survivor from the first, teaming up with Jack Taggart, Sr, and Jack Taggart, Jr from the sequel, to end the terror of the Creeper (Jonathan Breck) who had victimized them all. That may or may not still be the plan.
Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!
Expect the first reviews of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Sunday May 18th at 6:30am-ish eastern time, as that is when press at Cannes will have seen the film. Domestic press will see the film later that afternoon/night at nationwide press screenings. [jeffwells]
Harland Williams will make the transition from acting to directing with “Wing Man“, a new $10 million dollar comedy. [moviehole]
5.5 million households added a high-definition television set to their furnishings for the first time during the period from last year’s holiday season to this year’s Super Bowl. [imdb]
Horror-movies.ca has new photos from Bruce Campbell‘s My Name is Bruce.
On April 29th, Apple iTunes will release the long-awaited end credits overture “ROAR!” from Cloverfield by Michael Giacchino. [Bloody-Disgusting]
AICN has another new Wanted movie poster featuring Angelina Jolie’s scrawny arm.
Seven people were injured Saturday in a collision between a bus and several cars during the filming of G.I. Joe in the center of Prague. [shh] Filmdrunk‘s headline GOD TRIES TO STOP GI JOE MOVIE is both hilarious and in bad taste.
Deadbolt wonders what Quentin Tarantino could do with a big screen adaptation of Grand Theft Auto.
The good people at Pixar are growing frustrated of the Walt Disney Imagineers. [jimhill]
io9 ponders Why Do Anti-Heroes rule Science Fiction?
FilmSchoolRejects counts down the15 Must See Movies of Summer 2008.
Mobile animatronic WALL-E’s are being built for Disney’s Hollywood Studios (previously known as Disney-MGM Studios). [pixarblog]
Victor Salva is prepping not only Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us, but also a fourth film in the franchise, which is said to shoot back-to-back for MGM. [Bloody-disgusting]
Transformers 2 will film at the infamous Air Force boneyard in Arizona known as The Boneyard. [shh]
Starpulse takes a look at the best and worst films by Quentin Tarantino.