Sequels in all stages of production – from hypothetical, to development, greenlit, filming and finished – are all featured in today’s Sequel Bits. After the jump read about the following:
- A prequel to the video game Tekken might be on the way from the director of Ong Bak. Or not according to the creator.
- Not only would Andrew Stanton be open to making Finding Nemo 2, he feels Pixar will continue to make sequels after Monsters University and beyond.
- Watch an awesome 15 minute interview with Rick Baker, in his studio, talking Men in Black 3 monsters.
- Men in Black 3 didn’t have a lot of deleted scenes.
- Check out a teaser poster for Red 2
- Iron Man 3 starts shooting today and just got their budget increased.
- Mad Max: Fury Road with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron starts shooting June 2.
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Red, the 2010 film that starred Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich as aging black-ops agents, seemed like the sort of film that might just fade away. Directed by Robert Schewntke, who went on to direct R.I.P.D., the movie was neither bad nor particularly compelling — if it lived up to the promise of its cast and concept, it did so only somewhat.
But a sequel is still happening, and today Summit Entertainment sent out a press release announcing the return of major cast members for Red 2, with the addition of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). Read More »
Screenwriters? Check. Release date? Check. Now Red 2, the sequel to the 2010 comic book adaptation starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren has an all-important director as well. Dean Parisot, the director of Galaxy Quest and Fun With Dick and Jane, will helm the sequel which is expected to return all four of those stars. Writers Jon and Erich Hoeber were hired to write the script last January and Summit announced August 2, 2013 as the film’s release date. It’ll be Parisot’s job to bring those two things together. Read more after the break. Read More »
What do the New York Comic Con exclusive Avengers t-shirts look like? Is there an update, and history lesson, to be told with the rights to Superman? Want to see some new photos from the set of Man of Steel? Where is The Dark Knight Rises filming this week? Is there a major problem at Marvel Comics? Do Batman and Solid Snake have something in common? Read about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Those Buggers are finally going to get what’s coming to them on the big screen in 2013. Summit Entertainment has set a March 15, 2013 release date for Ender’s Game, Gavin Hood‘s adaptation of the classic Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel about a young boy trained to be a military leader. The book has been in development hell for years, but no longer. They also dated the sequel to Red, Red 2, for August 2, 2013 and the star-studded, Louis Leterrier-directed magician heist film Now You See Me for July 18, 2013.
Before that though, Summit has also pumped up their Summer 2012 releases with Sinister, Warm Bodies and Step Up 4 in August. There’s more after the jump. Read More »
The fourth sequel to Die Hard — a movie I’m not convinced that anyone really wants to see — has gone through a few permutations, as Die Hard sequels tend to do. The last director was Noam Murro, who dropped out earlier this year when he was hired to direct 300: Battle of Artemisia. When he bailed, Max Payne director John Moore was quickly mentioned as a possibility, even as further shortlist options were said to include Joe Cornish, Justin Lin and Nicolas Winding Refn. Reportedly, Gary Fleder, Paul McGuigan and Mikael Hafstrom were also approached.
John Moore has made basically his entire feature career at Fox with films including Behind Enemy Lines, Flight of the Phoenix, The Omen and Max Payne. Now we’ve got confirmation that he’ll work with Tom Rothman once again to bring John McClane back to the big screen in Die Hard 5. Read More »
When is James Mangold‘s The Wolverine going to start shooting? Why are comic book fans organizing a massive protest at San Diego Comic Con? Is there real evidence that The Dark Knight Rises is going to suck? Will we see a sequel to Red? And what Marvel character could be getting his own world at Disney? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Collider landed a nice, big exclusive today when they found out Summit Entertainment has brought back Jon and Erich Hoeber to write a sequel to the hit action comedy Red. The Hoebers have been pretty busy as of late, helping penning the Sam Worthington vehicle Man on a Ledge as well as the upcoming human vs. alien board game adaptation Battleship by Peter Berg. They also wrote the Kate Beckinsale bomb Whiteout.
Red is Summit’s highest grossing film of all time without the word “Twilight” in the title, raking in about $164 million worldwide, so it makes sense to let audiences know what happens next. Read more after the break. Read More »