In this edition of TV Bits:
- Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy have both been renewed.
- J.J. Abrams is developing They Both Die At The End.
- Psych: The Movie sequel grenlit by USA.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is now filming.
- Rainn Wilson will co-star in Amazon series Utopia.
- Nightflyers cancelled after one season.
- Man in the High Castle ending after season 4.
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Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
High school movie reunions are recurring theme in today’s Sequel Bits. Zac Efron and Lindsay Lohan tease High School Musical and Mean Girls reunions, respectively, while Kristen Bell discusses a potential Veronica Mars sequel. Also after the jump:
- Ralph Fiennes hints at M’s future in Bond 24
- Fifty Shades producer isn’t thinking sequel just yet
- Producer gives a status update on Immortals 2
- Agent 47 adds Thomas Kretschmann as the villain
- The Raid 2 reveals a striking new poster
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SAW School Musical
The Pitch: “What if the world of Saw and High School Musical came together and made a baby? It might resemble this, Saw School Musical.”
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For those who don’t know, The Asylum is a direct-to-dvd production company responsible for producing cheap knock-offs of the latest big budget Hollywood movies (termed “Knockbusters). For example their films have included: Transmorphers, Snakes on a Train, I Am Omega, Da Vinci Treasure, Temple of the Skulls, HG Wells’ War of the Worlds, AVH: Alien vs. Hunter, Monster (the Cloverfield rip) and Pirates of Treasure Island.
Their latest effort is a knock off of Disney’s High School Musical called Sunday School Musical. The poster (and by poster, I mean the DVD cover art) instantly made me laugh. On the other hand, the trailer, available online at this link, is not funny. Actually, it’s rather depressing. But that always seems to be the case with The Asylum’s productions. I love the idea of a stupid knock off, but the actual films are kidn of depressing. I think I’d rather The Asylum take the Troma approach and create some fun really bad B-movies rather than what it is they actual do. But as long as they keep producing movies, I’ll keep laughing at the names and cover art. I’m pretty sure that will never get old.
High School Musical went from being a made-for-tv movie to become a popular cult film success. And now Disney has decided to cash in, announcing a big screen sequel/spin-off.
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