In this edition of sequel bits:
- Don’t expect to see Super Size Me 2 anytime soon (even though one of the film’s subjects would like you to).
- J.A. Bayona reveals why he dropped out of World War Z 2.
- Terry Crews says he won’t be in Expendables 4 due to threats from the film’s producer.
- Natalie Portman is down for a V for Vendetta sequel.
- Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy announce It Chapter 2 production.
- A new poster for The First Purge.
- The Sicario 2 director reveals why he didn’t consult with Sicario director Denis Villeneuve.
- Jon Kasdan confirms he’s writing Indiana Jones 5.
- Platinum Dunes insists they want to make more Friday the 13th films.
- Jumanji 3 will probably begin filming next year.
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The live-action Dora the Explorer movie has founds its lead: Isabela Moner, who appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight, will play the children’s television character, who has grown into a teenager in the film.
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Former The Office star John Krasinski surprised a lot of people – us included – with A Quiet Place, his terrific new horror film that cost $17 million to make but has already grossed $85 million worldwide. We expect Paramount to green light a sequel any day now, but Krasinski isn’t interested in waiting around. He’s already signed on for his next directing gig, a sci-fi film called Life on Mars that will reunite him with the producers of A Quiet Place. Read more about Life on Mars below. Read More »
Horror reboots were prevalent for a while, particularly from production company Platinum Dunes. Now, however, more and more producers are catching on to the fact that original horror can bring in a crowd. As a result, Platinum Dunes has vowed to ditch remakes and reboots entirely and focus on original horror and genre films. So say goodbye to Platinum Dunes horror remakes.
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If you grew up playing computer games in the 1990s, Duke Nukem was practically inescapable. The character (named after a Captain Planet villain) was the protagonist of multiple side-scrolling and first-person shooter games, and though he appears briefly in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, he’s yet to receive his own official Duke Nukem movie.
Hollywood producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are working to change that, and in a new interview, Form explains how they’re taking their cues from 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool and the struggle of adapting such a crass character for the big screen.
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Dora the Explorer, the popular and educational animated children’s television character who reigned supreme for 14 years on Nickelodeon, is about to make the leap to the big screen in a very unexpected way. Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes will produce a live-action take on the character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors director Nick Stoller. I’m not making any of this up, I swear to you. You can get the full Dora the Explorer movie details below.
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Even though the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2014 was a success at the box office with over $493 million worldwide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows did not perform nearly as well, making less than half that with only $245 million worldwide. Producer Andrew Form recently sat down for a chat to talk about the disappointing box office reception and what might have went wrong, not to mention predicting that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 probably isn’t in the cards. Read More »
This past summer brought us Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, for everyone who didn’t learn their lesson from the awful first movie in the rebooted comic book franchise that is now in the hands of producer Michael Bay and whatever director is looking for a paycheck. And now Honest Trailers is taking it to task.
While the sequel brought all of the characters into the mix that they were hoping to see, there’s still no accounting for an awful screenplay that makes no goddamn sense and the same old rehashed plot that we’ve seen at least half a dozen times this decade already. Watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Honest Trailer after the jump to see the movie get skewered. Read More »
Whether or not you like the design of the most recent big screen iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you can’t deny that the visual effects and motion capture technology used to bring them to life is extremely impressive. If you’re curious as to how a movie like this is shot when the four main characters are created entire with visual effects and motion capture performances, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 featurette reveals how it was done. Read More »
This summer is getting a big dose of turtle power with the forthcoming sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Embracing the more cartoonish elements of the comic book favorite characters who were launched into massive popularity in the 1990s, this sequel is bringing a lot of characters from TMNT mythology to the big screen that we’ve never seen before. In addition to the return of Shredder, there’s Rocksteady, Bebop, Baxter Stockman and even Krang (voiced by Fred Armisen) and his Technodrome.
Some new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 TV spots have just arrived online this week, and one quick one offers a new glimpse at Krang outside of his cybernetic suit that was shown off in the Super Bowl spot earlier this year. The rest of them have a bunch of footage from the previous trailers with some snippets of unseen action featuring our heroes in a half-shell. Read More »