Posted on Friday, September 28th, 2012 by Angie Han
Read all about these sequel-related odds and ends after the jump:
- Would Penelope Cruz do Pirates of the Caribbean 5?
- Kathleen Kennedy offers a minor Jurassic Park 4 update
- Catching Fire announces the rest of its supporting cast
- Scary Movie 5 still shows a Mob Wife and a Real Housewife
- Prometheus Blu trailer promises answers and new footage
- Judge rules that Paramount can make more Godfather films
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After kicking total ass with his directorial debut Attack The Block, Joe Cornish found himself on seemingly every short list in Hollywood. Everyone wanted to work with the man who made Moses cool again and now he’s finally ready to trust.
Cornish has just committed to write and direct Snow Crash, based on the best-selling breakthrough novel by Neal Stephenson, which will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall at Paramount. Snow Crash takes place in a futuristic world run by corrupt corporations, where a deadly computer virus/street drug is circling across the world. A samurai/hacker/pizza delivery man named Hiro Protagonist (seriously) is tasked to stop it. Think Hackers and The Matrix with a dose of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Ever since George Lucas finished his Star Wars prequel trilogy, he’s said he’d like to return to the movies of his formative years. Small, experimental films in the vein of his student films and THX 1138. He sort of did that with Red Tails, a film he’d been wanting to make for a long, long time but it certainly wasn’t experimental, small, or particulaly good.
Now, it seems he’s finally going to really make that leap. In an upcoming interview with Empire Magazine (what isn’t in this upcoming issue?) Lucas says that he’s going to be “moving away” from his company, LucasFilm, to concentrate on making those kind of movies. Sounds like that retirement is finally going to happen. Read his quote and more below.
Update: Kathleen Kennedy has been named co-chair at Lucasfilm. She’ll leave the Kennedy/Marshall Co to run Lucasfilm. George Lucas will remain CEO and co-chair of the board at Lucasfilm, but Kennedy will be in charge day-to-day. A press release from Lucasfilm has been added after the break.
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Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
Technically, I guess the PG-13 Grown Ups doesn’t really qualify as a kids’ film, so its sequel probably won’t either. But since that movie centered around five grown men acting like children, I’ll say that that this Sequel Bits is all about the young’uns. After the jump:
- Jessica Chastain and Bryan Cranston somehow cram Madagascar 3 into their very, very busy schedules
- Steven Spielberg talks The Adventures of Tintin 2 and 3
- To the surprise of no one, Antonio Banderas would like to do a Puss in Boots 2
- Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups 2 gets a summer 2013 release date
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Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
We’re covering a few sequels in very different stages of the development process today — one that’s gearing up to begin shooting soon, another that’s yet to be greenlit, and two more that’ve been in the works for what feels like forever. After the jump:
- Bill Murray literally shreds the latest Ghostbusters 3 script to pieces
- David Fincher wants to shoot the two Dragon Tattoo sequels back-to-back
- Gary Mitchell — or Harry Mudd or Trelane or the Talosians or the Horta — could be the baddie in Star Trek 2
- Kathleen Kennedy says Roger Rabbit 2 is stalled for now
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We’ve posted the directors, actors, actresses, writers and now it’s time for the people who bring them all together. Every year during awards season, The Hollywood Reporter organizes the schedules of basically every single actor, actress, writer and director of the year’s best films to sit down and discuss them. This, in itself, is pretty spectacular. What’s even better is they release the videos of the full conversations so we can watch. For the 2011 Producers’ Roundtable, they’ve brought together Midnight in Paris producer Letty Aronson, Moneyball producer Michael De Luca, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy producer Tim Bevan, War Horse producer Kathleen Kennedy, The Tree of Life producer Bill Pohlad, The Descendants producer Jim Burke and The Help producer Chris Columbus to discuss their own, and each others’, films, all of which have a good shot at multiple award nominations. Check out the video after the jump. Read More »
As most of you probably know, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson‘s The Adventures of Tintin, which will be released next week, was originally called The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Though the subtitle was dropped and the film pulls from several stories, that’s the primary Herge book this first film is based on. The legendary author published about two dozen Tintin books in total but, instead of starting with the first one, Spielberg and Jackson opted to jump into the middle (Unicorn was the 11th book) because it introduced a very popular sidekick character in Captain Haddock.
Since they didn’t lock themselves into a specific time in the Tintin mythology, there’s been much discussion about which story the potential sequel, directed by Jackson and produced by Spielberg, would follow. The main rumor was Prisoners of the Sun, but that was reportedly pushed to a possible third movie. Not the case says producer Kathleen Kennedy.
In a new interview, she says while a screenplay for a sequel is currently being written by Anthony Horowitz, Prisoners of the Sun won’t be the basis of the second or third film. The sequel may, however, center on The Calculus Affair. Read more below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’s not even a slight exaggeration to say that Steven Spielberg is one of the most beloved filmmakers of all time, so the fact that we’re getting not one but two Spielberg-helmed film this holiday season is a treat indeed. One of those is War Horse, based on a classic children’s book by Michael Morpurgo. Due out Christmas Day, the drama follows the epic journey of a lovable steed named Joey who winds up on the front lines of World War I — and his beloved owner Albert (newcomer Jeremy Irvine), who never stops looking for him.
At a recent press junket in New York City, Spielberg, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and screenwriter Richard Curtis held a roundtable interview to talk about their new project. (Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski was also in attendance, but was channeling a “strong and silent” kind of vibe throughout.) Read the full transcription of the interview after the jump to learn what Spielberg saw in Irvine, whether he’ll ever do another World War I movie, and why Kennedy thinks the legendary director was “nervous” about tackling this story — plus, Curtis on why his teenage son believes War Horse is the perfect date movie.
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