“Enough with performance art. It’s time for protest art.”

I bet we won’t see anything funnier today than the Step Up Revolution trailer. This thing is pure gold. Every two years a new Step Up film is conceived in a mirrored studio deep in a secret bunker; it’s like a dance cocoon. Because Jon M. Chu, who directed the second and third films, moved on to make the G.I. Joe sequel, this fourth film, formerly saddled with the dullsville title Step Up 4, brings in video and dance director Scott Speer.

And since Baltimore and New York City don’t offer quite enough mini-skirts and hyper-polished cars from which to leap, the action has been moved to Miami. Perhaps I’m the only one, but when I think of Miami, I think of Cuba, and when I think of Cuba I think ┬íRevoluci├│n! And that’s just what the fourth movie offers. Revolution. IN DANCE. See the trailer below. Read More »

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With so much sequel news breaking every day, this little post we call Sequel Bits is becoming a semi-regular feature. That truth probably makes most of us feel like /Film commenter brock_rox who wrote the following after the last installment. “It’s sad that we live in a world where a column especially devoted to sequel news has to exist. We brought this upon ourselves.” Very true, sir. However, the fact of the matter is most of us harbor an unsubstantiated desire for these sequels to live up to the expectations of their predecessors. And while that’s oh-so-rarely the case, as movie fans, you’ve gotta believe. Hence Sequel Bits will exist every once in a while.

Will these films live up to their predecessors? You be the judge. After the jump read about:

  • Wanted 2 screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas are writing the sequel in the hopes Timur Bekmambetov returns to direct
  • The second Tintin film will not be Prisoners Of The Sun. It may, however, be the plot of Tintin 3.
  • The American Film Market provides our first look at a poster for Step Up 4 and the logo of the Evil Dead remake.

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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 »

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