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IGN recently sat down with Shane Black (whose The Nice Guys is one of the best movies of the year) and the subject of a sequel to The Monster Squad came up. Black co-write the 1987 original alongside director Fred Dekker and he responded with some enthusiasm to the idea of a sequel that follows the original characters in modern day:

When you say the kids are grown-up the first thing I go to is the movie, or the book really, It by Stephen King, which is about kids who fight monsters when they’re young, then as grown-ups they’re sort of beckoned and they have to return to their childhood hometown. And I think that’s kind of close to what you’re saying in a way. I don’t know how you would distance yourself from that.

It would be interesting to have two movies – one The Monster Squad, and one The Monster Squad and they’re 30 years apart and so are the kids; the characters have aged. As long as people understood that’s what we’re doing, I think that could be fun. That’s a good idea!

The Monster Squad doesn’t exactly beg for a sequel, but it’s a fun little movie (especially if you watch it at the sweet spot of age ten or so). Still, Black has other things on his plate at the moment, namely that new Predator movie he’s making…which he co-wrote with Dekker.

pirates of the caribbean 5 release date

Variety reports that Geoff Zanelli has been hired to compose the score for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Zanelli is stepping in for Hans Zimmer, who composed the music for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (and who also served as a music editor on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). However, Zanelli is described as being one of Zimmer’s “longtime protégés,” so you can expect his score to be in line with the work his mentor has already done.

The Croods poster header

The Croods was a sizable hit at the international box office back in 2013, so in true DreamWorks Animation style, a sequel was quickly put on the schedule. However, the company’s pending sale to NBCUniversal has futzed with DreamWorks’ release schedule. The Croods 2, originally set to be released on December 22, 2017, will now be released sometime in 2018. Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox (who was acting as a distributor for DreamWorks Animation) has held on to the original release date and has dropped the animated film The Story of Ferdinand into that slot.

Star Trek Beyond TV Spot

TrekMovie.com has assembled an exhaustive list of references, cameos, and easter eggs found in Star Trek Beyond. Some of these are drawn from Star Trek lore, like Kirk and Bones sharing a bottle of Saurian brandy. Others are news to me, like Community‘s Danny Pudi playing one of the aliens that menace Scotty after he evacuates the Enterprise. You should follow the link above to check out more.

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