Mike Myers has a documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival, but what’s the latest on the Austin Powers series? Read his response below, along with a bunch of other sequel news including:
- A sequel to Eli Roth‘s upcoming The Green Inferno is now in development. It’s called Beyond the Green Inferno.
- Director Zach Lipovsky explains how the Leprechaun film, Leprechaun: Origins, is a reboot and not a sequel.
- Billy Bob Thornton isn’t sure when Bad Santa 2 is going to happen.
- The main voice actors are set to return for The Croods 2.
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Briefly: World Wrestling Entertainment and Lionsgate have found a director for their reboot of the Leprechaun horror franchise. That man is Zach Lipovsky, best known for his starring role on Steven Spielberg’s TV show On The Lot. Lipovsky recently completed the SyFy Original Film Tasmanian Devils starring Danica McKellar.
Written by Harris Wilkinson, the reboot will star WWE star Hornswoggle (real name Dylan Postl, seen above) as the titular killer. Little is known about the reboot except the take is believed to be “darker” than previous entries. [The Wrap]
Tasmanian Devils, a SyFy Original Film that premieres January 19, features Winnie Cooper burning huge monsters with a flamethrower. If that’s not enough to set your DVR, it’s the debut film of Zach Lipovsky, the special effects master from the Steven Spielberg TV show On The Lot and co-stars Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years) along with Olympic Gold Medalist Apolo Ohno and character actors from 24, Battlestar Galactica and more. And if that’s still not enough, well, maybe this wacky tale of blood, gore, base jumping and tasmanian devils isn’t for you. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
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You might remember 28-year old Vancouver filmmaker Zach Lipovsky as the visual effects maven on Steven Spielberg’s 2007 Fox reality TV series On The Lot. Lipovsky just got finished filming a television movie for Syfy called Tasmanian Devils starring Danica McKellar (yes, Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years) and just produced (with Chris Ferguson) the found footage action thriller Ends of the Earth which sold for big money to CBS Films. He’s working with Blindness/Hobo with a Shotgun producer Niv Fichman to make his theatrical feature debut Dogs of War, a heavily-stylized action fantasy retelling (think 300) of the War of 1812 about “Canadian fighters clearing a path for the British army to invade Washington and burn down the White House.”
If all of that wasn’t enough, he’s inventing new applications to revolutionize the process of working on a film set. When does this guy find the time to rest? We don’t really cover the backend process of filmmaking as much as I would like to, but having directed a feature film myself years and years ago, I see the huge value in a program like Shot Lister.
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