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S. Darko screenplay

UPDATE: Alien is a prequel, not remake

Straight from B-D...

Website Collider confirmed today with Tony Scott our exclusive breaking news that Carl Rinsch will be getting behind the camera for 20th Century Fox's reboot of the Alien franchise started back in '79 by Ridley Scott. It was also confirmed that the reboot is being pinned as a "prequel" (even though we all know damn well it's still a reboot). In the original, the terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, Aliens (my favorite film of all-time).

Take it for what it's worth.

Quarantine 2 in development

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Bloody-Disgusting has learned that Sony Screen Gems has currently started development for Quarantine 2, a sequel to their remake of the Spanish film [REC]. Although the first film was basically the same as the remake, they're shooting for a totally original sequel. Good for them.

14 seconds of New Moon trailer

I guess this is for all those Twihards that are desperate for anything Twilight related...

UPDATED: Toy Story 3 teaser trailer in HD

Here you go...

Die Hard prequel news

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This story also comes from Moviehole (what don't they cover?).

John McClane is returning…. he’ll just be a little more animated than usual (if that’s possible).

Twentieth Century Fox is rewinding the clock on the “Die Hard” series inking a deal with BOOM to release a prequel comic. The first issue hits stands in August.

Here’s the synopsis for “Die Hard : Year One”, courtesy Comics Continuum :

“Every great action hero got started somewhere: Batman Began. Bond had his Casino Royale. And for John McClane, more than a decade before the first DIE HARD movie, he’s just another rookie cop, an East Coast guy working on earning his badge in New York City during 1976’s Bicentennial celebration. Too bad for John McClane, nothing’s ever that easy.”

Sounds good. And I really like the idea. I’m not a big comics-fan (I know, I know… what am I doing running a geek portal?!), but this is one I’d probably pick up… or plead the distributor to send me a review copy of (probably more the case; cheapskat…

Chevy Chase interested in Fletch 3

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The story comes courtesy of Moviehole.

With Dan Aykroyd attempting to resurrect his career with a new ''Ghostbusters'' movie, it only makes sense his old partner-in-crime (and "Spies Like Us" co-star) Chevy Chase tries and does the same. And hey, age and girth outside, I’d love to see the two back on the big screen where they belong.

In addition to the new sitcom “Community” (headlined by ‘Soup’ star Joel McHale), Chase has signed to star opposite John Cusack in the time-travel comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine” and is being courted to star in a new “Fletch” sequel!

The Steve Pink-directed, Josh Heald-scripted “Hot Tub” follows a bunch of unsatisfied guys who get thrown back to their younger days in 1987 via their Jacuzzi.

Chase plays a mysterious repairman who dispenses pearls of wisdom and may or may not be behind the metaphysical road trip.

Meanwhile, having had no luck trying to get a reboot of the ground (Zach Braff and Joshua Jackson were both tapped to star at…

New H2 clip, new footage

Dimension Films updated their YouTube with a new clip of Halloween 2.

Toy Story 3 teaser trailer

This was literally video-taped. Apparently the teaser trailer is debuting in 3D before Up.

Mezco's H2 Myers doll

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Mezco has created a Halloween 2 version of Michael Myers for their Living Dead Dolls lineup. A replica action figure is soon to follow.

Final Destination 4 poster

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The poster for the fourth FD movie, The Final Destination, has surfaced.

Remaking the world we know

Okay, so it's pretty obvious now that the whole remake/reboot/relaunch trend has swept Hollywood. And it's also painfully obvious that no film is sacred -- at least, not when there's dollar signs ($$$) to be made.

There are some companies that seem to be geared strictly towards remakes. Yes, I'm talking about you, Platinum Dunes. I find it funny that when they tried to make an original film (The Horseman) it failed. But yet, their remakes flourish. This is not a good thing.

This remake trend needs to stop. Granted, however, some franchises benefit from them. Though Batman Begins wasn't a remake, it was a reboot, in the sense of the word. The Dark Knight was simply phenomenal.

Another film I believe will benefit from this is the newly proposed Buffy the Vampire Slayer relaunch. The first movie worked as a prequel to the TV series...and that story has been told.

There's still a glimmer of light for prequels, though, in my opinion...if done right.

But …

Alien to be remade

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This rather interesting news comes straight from Bloody-Disgusting.

Update (12:07am, May 28): We just heard from a separate reliable source that Fox is possibly working on an origins story, as opposed to a straight-up remake. Still...

In January we broke the news that Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios would be producing a reboot of Predator for 20th Century Fox. Our regular tipster was proven correct once again as the story was confirmed in April. Our tipster even scooped us on who would be penning the remake, now titled Predators.

So Mr. Anonymous is back again. And being that 20th Century Fox is remaking Predator, it doesn't surprise me at all that Fox is also going back to their catalog for a reboot of Ridley Scott's Alien.

What our tipster informed us is that - opposite the Predator situation - the plan is to stick with the original concept of only one alien on the ship.

Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott and even Tony Scott are all on board to produce and have tapped Car…

Reminder: get your WWMD tees

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Just a quick update. The release of Halloween 2 is quickly approaching and now's the best time to get your WWMD (What Would Michael Do) t-shirts for the film. Yes, these are the same shirts that will be in the movie. Click the image to go to the order page.

Buffy reboot is good

Our buddy Chris updated us with a little video about the upcoming Buffy reboot.

Saw VI video interview with cast

Here's a cool little video interview with the cast of Saw VI.

Lemony Snicket sequel a possibility

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There's still a little Snicket sequel buzz happening apparently. This is what director Brad Silberling had to say:

“It was a co-production between Paramount and Dreamworks and there were studio politics and I actually think it’s going to see the light of day,” Silberling told cineFools. “[Name removed] and I, he’s the writer of… is very friendly with Mr. Snicket I should say, we stay in constant touch about it, because I would love nothing more than to do that and we’ve been hoping to, so I think there will be a chance it may take a wildly different form but I think it will probably happen.”

Gotta pee during a movie?

I'm sure all of us at one time or another had to pee really bad during a movie. The thing is, you don't know if you should get up or not because you don't want to miss anything good, right? Alas, our savior has commeth. RunPee is up and running in beta stages...check it out.

Buffy reboot coming

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It has been long since rumored that either a sequel to the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie or a theatrical telling of the hit TV show would happen some day. Well, it seems that day is coming. But the Buffy we might get, might be a Vampire Slayer we've never seen before.

Bloody-Disgusting has the skinny:

It appears all of those rumors were true. The sexy, tough, comical and tough Buffy is heading back to theaters in a big way as Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment (The Ring, The Grudge) are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui, on what is being labeled a remake or relaunch, but not a sequel or prequel. Read on for the skinny and talk back to let us know who YOU think should play the new Buffy.

Buffy the Vampire SlayerA new incarnation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer could be coming to the big screen.

"Buffy" creator Joss Whedon isn't involved and it's not set up at a studio, but Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Ve…

REPOST: Why Cars Will Suck

News has been a little slow lately so I thought I'd brighten up everyone's day with Chris Salvador's (can I say legendary?) video podcast on why Cars will suck. He makes many good points throughout the video and it's a rather enjoyable watch. So sit back, relax, and come to the realization that the film Cars sucks...

Exclusive H2 clip

This clip comes courtesy of MTV.

Your thoughts on Terminator Salvation?

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I've been lazy these past couple days and haven't drug my ass out to see Terminator Salvation yet (should I, even?). The majority of the reviews I've read thus far are negative. But then there's the occasional one that hails it as a classic. I really don't know what to think...especially when I start hearing things like, "T3 was better," and stuff like that.

So I'm asking you. What are your thoughts on T4?

Puppet Master 10 news

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Yes, you heard right, the tenth installment in the Puppet Master franchise. It's actually nice to hear/see that at least some sagas aren't resorting to remakes...well, not yet at least. This news comes courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.

The puppets are alive! Blood-Disgusting has learned that Full Moon has officially begun casting Puppetmaster: Axis of Evil, which is rumoured to be shooting in 3-D. The tenth installment in the Puppetmaster series -- Danny Coogan, a young man in the 1940s, uses killer puppets to fight America's enemies during World War Two. The feature will be produced by Charles Band with David DeCoteau (The Pit and the Pendulum, among 100 other films) getting behind the camera. August White wrote the screenplay. Shooting begins in China next month.

First New Moon pictures

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The other day we were treated to the teaser poster for The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and today we were graced with three new pictures from the film...





Marlon Wayans on Scary Movie 5

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Marlon Wayans recently talked about a possible return to the Scary Movie franchise.

“Ya know, that’s a tough question – because I didn’t like where they went with Scary Movie 3 thru 5”, says Wayans, who wrote. “I didn’t like what they did there, or the lack of appreciation for the job we did. I could say never say never - but it’s a pretty tough decision. [Dance Flick] was a much cooler experience than doing Scary Movie.”

Faris, Applegate in Chipmunks sequel

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According to Moviehole, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate will be voicing two of the three Chipettes in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

Moviehole's story:

No, not Spears. Referring to the original Britney - the one who can do fancy things with nuts (I suppose the other.... okay, I'll leave that right there), as in the singing 'Chipette'.

"Observe and Report" star Anna Faris (above) and Christina Applegate (newly employed after her series "Samantha Who" was given the chop this week) are voicing two of the three 'Chipettes' in the "Alvin & the Chipmunks" sequel - we just don't know who's lending their lungs to who yet (buy my money's on Faris as Britney!).

Justin Long, returning to voice 'Alvin' in the sequel (titled ''Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel''), revealed the news to MTV, adding that he's excited at the prospect of working (whether he does or not - they may record thei…

Female Ghostbusters?!

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Moviehole had the scoop. Apparently there ARE two female ghostbusters in the screenplay for Ghostbusters 3. And who might play these femme fatales? Dan Aykroyd says that he wants Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku for the roles.

Hot damn. I'm all for it, personally. Although, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that Seth Rogen and his crew get to be the new ghostbusters. This is huge news that I'm sure has all the fanboys drooling.

Look for more GB3 news...soon...

(The image to the right comes courtesy of Moviehole.)

Pattinson wants to do Breaking Dawn

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The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that even though a fourth Twilight film hasn't been greenlit (Breaking Dawn), actor Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) has already openly stated that he wants to reprise his role.

The second film (New Moon) is currently and shooting and a third (Eclipse) already has the green light.

A few site updates

Hey, Nick here, just letting everyone know that I added a few new features to the site. One being a Cbox on the sidebar and the other being the Stickam widget up top. The Cbox is self explanatory but the Stickam thing is there in case we ever decide to go live and have an open discussion forum, people and tune in and contribute as they wish.

That's about it...oh, and if Sequel-Buzz isn't updated on a daily basis, please send me some hate mail!

First official Elm Street pic

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The pic comes courtesy of the official Platinum Dunes blog as well as Bloody-Disgusting. The pic strikingly similar to one of the first pics posted from the Friday the 13th reboot. Hopefully more updates are soon to follow!

New Moon poster surfaces

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Poster comes courtesy of Moviehole. Click here to see it.

Nothing special. Instead of using blues and blacks, it focuses more on browns and tans. Yay...

Say NO to Fight Club 2

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Some rumors have been swirling lately (and for a few years, at least) about the ridiculous possibility of a Fight Club 2. And this frightens me...even more than that horrid piece of film known as S. Darko. Some films just DON'T need a sequel -- especially such a wonderful little end-of-the-century flick like Fight Club.

So if a FC2 is ever officially proposed, just say NO!

Final Destination 4 gets new title

According to Box Office Mojo, the film that was once known as Final Destination: Death Trip 3D (or FD4 to us online movie geeks), has now been officially retitled...drum roll...it is now The Final Destination.

Sounds pretty lackluster, I know. Since it dropped the subtitle and added the "The" does this mean it will be the definitive FD film? I guess we'll have to wait and see. I liked Death Trip 3D, but I think I'd be happier with a title that's not only simple, but also lets you know which installment this...like, oh, say...Final Destination 4?

Scout Taylor-Compton Halloween 2 update

This video comes courtesy of Scout's official YoutTube account...

Hannibal rumors are false

There have been some rumors circulating the web lately that Anthony Hopkins was re-teaming with Ridley Scott for another Hannibal movie. Don't get too excited, the rumors are FALSE.

H2 poster is NOT official

The new Halloween 2 poster that surfaced via Rob Zombie's blog isn't really a fake, just not an official one sheet. I have a feeling this has something to do with the negative backlash it received. Oh well -- bring on a third version...hopefully with a correct title.

Myers House NC to be in TBK

The Myers house replica in North Carolina in will be featured in the upcoming film TBK: The Toolbox Murders, a sequel to Tobe Hooper's remake. For more information, please visit the Myers House site here and the film's official site here.

Exclusive T4 clip

This little gem comes courtesy of Yahoo! Movies...

Toolbox Murders 2 looks EPIC

Thanks to B-D for originally posting this...the promo video for TBK: The Toolbox Murders.

Going the Distance script anaram

Chris Salvador updates us with another video anaram, this time, about the film Going the Distance.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

City Slickers 3?

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This is something that has been on my mind for awhile now: will there ever be a third City Slickers film? Anyone who has seen the second film knows that ending is extremely foreshadowing. And my question to you is: what would you want to see in a City Slickers 3, assuming that Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern return. I believe it's totally possible to involve "Curly Washburn" (the late, great Jack Palance) in flashbacks. Besides, I believe Curly's story has been told, now it's time for Mitch and Phil!

Your thoughts?

Bale talks Batman 3

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Moviehole has an interesting article regarding Christian Bale and a third Batman film.

At the L.A press day for “Terminator Salvation”, Christian Bale was about the next “Batman” film; more precisely, when it might happen?

The response? Characteristically Bale (but also probably the best answer one could give at this time consider there’s no start date, script or release date).

‘’You know, after making a number of blunders’’, says Bale, ‘’I’ve learned that I do not answer that question until (director) Chris Nolan has answered that question. ‘’

As for his next project, “The Fighter”? All Bale would say is that he “hopes to be making it”.

First Elm Street location pics

If you head on over to Bloody-Disgusting you can catch a glimpse of the new Springwood High School for Platinum Dunes' remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

S. Darko ramblings

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So I finally got around to seeing S. Darko last night. I actually had high hopes for this, trying to think of it more as a spin-off rather than a sequel...but the film ultimately fails to capture any of the magic its predecessor, Donnie Darko had. We may or may not post a review...

Original T4 ending talk

McG talks about the original ending for Terminator: Salvation.

From Moviehole:

You'll recall a few months back Moviehole came by some intel suggesting the original ending for "Terminator Salvation" (yes, that one) had been scrapped - and yes, thanks to the internet leak - and in it's place, a new slightly less-radical finale had been filmed...

... If you don't remember, here's the original story :

Clint here,

Remember the big "Terminator Salvation" spoiler leaked last year? Yeah, the absurd-sounding finale involving a skin-switcheroo with our main characters. Silly but true. That was the ending of the new film. As far as the studio were concerned, they were sticking to it like orange juice on a hairy arm.

Funny how things change...

Was chatting to a friend from Warner Bros today - originally on a totally different topic ("The Green Lantern" - scouting in Australia) - who confirmed he'd seen the film and that there's been big changes to th…

Official H2 one sheet

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Rob Zombie updated his blog with the official one sheet for his upcoming sequel Halloween 2, arriving in theaters August 28.

Scary Movie 5 news

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Scary Movie 5 may be gearing up for a go.

From Moviehole:

"Scary Movie 5" is sure taking it's time to pick a start date. First announced in 2007, the fourth in the money-spinning spoof saga is oft-mentioned as still being in development (it's listed as such on IMDB, along with a 2011 release date), and from time to time an actor/actress is even linked to it (An Australian newspaper mentioned that buxom Sophie Monk was attached to it, last year), but there's never been anything really concrete on it.

Anna Faris, the star of the films, tells Moviehole that she assumes the hold-up might have something to do with the lack of spoof-worthy films over the past couple of years.

''I’m not sure that there’s enough kinda iconic… scary… movies around?'', says the actress, on the line from Los Angeles. ''When we did the first Scary Movie there was like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and all those films were so popular. There were moments in th…

Harold and Kumar 3

The third Harold and Kumar film is underway...and at the time is presently titled A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas. Sounds like a good time to me, ha.

Official H2 synopsis

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The official plot details were released today for Rob Zombie's upcoming sequel, H2.

"It's that time of year again, and Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfinished family business. Unleashing a trail of terror that only horror master Rob Zombie can, Myers will stop at nothing to bring closure to the secrets of his twisted past. But the town’s got an unlikely new hero, if they can only stay alive long enough to stop the unstoppable."

Wolverine 2 confirmed

Moviehole learned that there is already a sequel for X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the works. Didn't we already get a few years ago (ala X-Men)?

From Moviehole:

Slightly surprising (considering the shoulder-blade-bruising backlash against the film) but not really (It made near $90 million over the weekend) to hear that Hugh Jackman has greased the wheels on a "Wolverine" sequel (When has merit ever come before money in Hollywood!?).

Also not much of a shock, Variety has revealed the sequel will squarely focus on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series. Apparently (again, I haven't seen it yet) the Japanese locale was teased after the film's final credits.

Jackman told MTV that he's got a woody for the Japanese storyline. "I'm a big fan of the Japanese saga [as seen] in the comic book ... I love the idea of this anarchic character — the outsider — being in this world. I can see it aesthetically, too, full of honor and tradition and customs, a…

S-B crashed, but we're back

Sequel-Buzz had a bit of a scare today. I got online to realize that the site had crashed. I'm not sure exactly what was going on, but we're back. Sadly, however, we did lose all the old news posts. So I guess this is a nice little fresh start. Stay tuned.
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