With all of the star power behind it and millions of dollars sunk into it, why isn’t Quibi a success? Well, Blumhouse Television is on the case — with a murder mystery series being developed for the mobile streaming platform. Blumhouse TV and Quibi are teaming up to produce a new scripted murder mystery series from prolific U.K. writer Anthony Horowitz (Midsomer Murders, Foyle’s War).
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Peter Jackson‘s latest film is just about to hit theaters, but with the expansion of The Hobbit adaptation into a trilogy, he’ll still be a busy guy for the next couple years. While the next two films are shot (mostly — there will probably be some additional shooting at some point) loads of post-production work remains to be done on the second and third Hobbit chapters.
So where’s he going to get the time to make another film?
During a press stop for The Hobbit, Jackson said he would shoot the base mocap footage for the second Tintin film sometime next year. Read More »
Bruce Wills gets some co-stars, a God returns to Asgard, Tintin gets a companion and much more in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump, read about:
- Two television stars have joined A Good Day To Die Hard in supporting roles.
- Idris Elba confirms he’ll be back for Thor 2 and has some ideas about his character.
- Screenwriter Anthony Horowitz confirmed Professor Calculus will appear in Tintin 2.
- Edgar Wright discusses the possibility of a sequel to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
- A new commercial for Prometheus has more potential spoilers.
- A sequel to Jonathan English‘s 2011 film Ironclad is in the works.
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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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When the notion of making performance-capture films based on Hergé‘s Tintin stories first came up, the plan was to make three films. Steven Spielberg would direct the first, Peter Jackson the next, and there was a theoretical third film mentioned here and there. But financing was problematic, and by the time Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin was working its way through post-production the film’s subtitle had been dropped and we weren’t hearing much about the second movie. We knew a screenwriter had been hired, but the future of the sequel was less than certain.
The Adventures of Tintin opens tomorrow in many countries, and reviews so far have been quite good. Suddenly, there is news of the second film once more. Peter Jackson says he will make the movie after he finishes The Hobbit. Read More »
The first Tintin film, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, with actors being directed in motion capture by Steven Spielberg, who passed off that raw data to WETA to animate, is still quietly in production. The actors wrapped a year and a half ago, we don’t see the film for several months, and there hasn’t even been a trailer yet. (There have been some images, however.) But a second Tintin film is already in the works, and British writer Anthony Horowitz has now confirmed that he is writing a script based on Hergé’s book Prisoners of the Sun, which he says Peter Jackson will direct. Read More »