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Bad Boys 3 AND Rambo 5!

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This awesome news comes from Moviehole...Umpteen years after co-star Joe Pantoliano told Moviehole's Clint Morris (who is knee-deep in film work at the moment, hence yours unruly getting to make it with the keyboard) if there's ever a "Bad Boys 3" - and he didn't sound confident - that he'll likely be so old he'll be acting from a wheelchair, The Hollywood Reporter has announced plans for said second sequel. (And that clinking sound is the faint murmur of Joey Pants' buckled wheelchair tyres as he wheels down to the Sony offices... pen in hand).

In all seriousness (in other words, Joey still has the use of his legs), nobody - not even headline-acts Will Smith and Martin Lawrence - has officially signed for "Bad Boys 3" yet, but Sony are happy for the trades to announce that the flick is in the cards. Ideally, the studio would love to get Michael Bay back to direct... but that too is up-in-the-air. The only certainty is that Peter Craig is wri…

Rob Zombie to remake The Blob

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This interesting bit of news comes courtesy of Variety. This could be interesting.After reviving the "Halloween" franchise, Rob Zombie will next reinvent "The Blob."

Zombie will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic that launched the career of Steve McQueen. Production will begin next spring.

Zombie's deal to make "The Blob" his next film comes as Dimension opens "Halloween II," the Zombie-directed sequel to his 2007 hit "Halloween."

In the original "Blob," an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. While Zombie was a fan of the original, he's formulated a decidedly different take that he would not reveal.

"My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie said. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences…

Best Sequel Ever? YOU Tell Me

So I've been wondering as of late: what is the best sequel ever? Now keep in mind, I have my preferences (mostly horror), but like I asked: what is the best movie sequel ever made?

Leave a comment and voice YOUR opinion! I'll put a poll up when I get a general census of what everyone thinks.

Halloween 3-D in 2010?

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This startling news comes from the LA Times..."Halloween II" may not have won the box office this weekend, but Weinstein Co. is taking a lesson from the movie that did as it prepares a sequel for next summer.

The independent studio's co-Chairman Bob Weinstein said today that the 3-D sequel, titled, appropriately enough, "Halloween 3D," is in development.

The investment it takes to shoot movies in digital 3-D has proved particularly lucrative for horror films. For "The Final Destination," this weekend's No. 1 movie, theaters with at least one 3-D screen earned 3.25 times as much as those that showed the movie in 2-D only, according to distributor Warner Bros. That's substantially higher than for other recent releases. The equivalent 3-D multiple for last month's "G-Force," for instance, was only 1.7 on its first weekend. For July's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" it was 1.4 andm for June's "Up" it was 2.…

The Descent: Part 2 trailer debut

IGN scored the exclusive first look at The Descent: Part 2...

Swamp Thing remake...in 3-D!

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The following comes from Moviehole. A remake of the 1982 Wes Craven film Swamp Thing is going to be remake in 3-D. But, the question is, is it a remake of his film, or Swampy's original DC origin story?Joel Silver is looking at bringing back that titanic gruesome salivating boondocks-bred ogre...

…. No, not Andy Lazar.

The producer of such monster-centric pics as "Predator", "The House on Haunted Hill" and "Orphan" tells Collider he’s toying with the idea of resurrecting “Swamp Thing”, “which is a movie we’ve had for a long time”, Silver says. ‘’We think that would be great to do in 3D. There are a couple of projects I’m thinking about (for the format) but not everything.”

For the uninitiated, “Swamp Thing” is a character that’s origins lie in the DC Comics Universe. He first appeared in House of Secrets #92 (July 1971), and was created by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson. The character is a humanoid mass of vegetable matter who fights to protect his swamp…

Second chance: H2 "WWMD" tees!

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Here they are again: the "WWMD" tees as seen in Halloween II...CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
$10.00 US

MORE thoughts on Halloween II (2009)

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I went and seen Halloween II AGAIN last night. Keep in mind, I wrote my initial review almost immediately after seeing the film, and now, after my second viewing (and having a night's rest to think it over), I completely stand by my original review.

I LOVED H2. Yeah, I said it. I believe the film took a dangerous step into uncharted territory -- and it really payed off.

There's maybe only a few minor things that I would have personally changed about the story:

1. Remove the visions
2. Keep the dream sequences, just shorten them
3a. Have Michael lose the jacket and hood on Halloween
3b. The stripper shouldn't have ripped the mask
4. A few unnecessary kills
5. Laurie wearing the mask

That's really the only low points of the movie. Oh, and maybe the new kid who played Young Myers, his acting was horrid.

But, again, let me stress, I really enjoyed H2 and it fully surpasses the remake. If you're a fan, go see it, if not...then just shut up.

Review: Halloween II (2009)

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Below you'll find my review for Halloween II...which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way...

Let me start off by stating that this film is unlike any other Halloween that has come before it. Now if you thought Rob Zombie's 2007 remake was a turn of the page, then get ready to turn to a new chapter. Zombie's Halloween II is arguably the scariest and most terrifying psychological mind trip that I have EVER seen!. Yes, it is a slasher in nature, but the film dives into a territory of gritty realism that has been long overdo in the horror genre.

Let's start with the beginning. The film opens precisely where the remake left off. We get to see the gruesome aftermath of Michael Myers' bloody Haddonfield rampage. And then immediately we jump to the hospital (which is actually the only resemblance to the original Halloween II), where we find the battered Laurie Strode, played by the talented young actress Scout Taylor-Compton. There's also a shot of Myers escaping the…

Batman 3 in glorious IMAX

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It seems that the third Batman film in Christopher Nolan's series will be filmed totally in IMAX. This comes from Moviehole..."You haven't heard Christian Bale Growl Until You've Heard it in IMAX!"

Harry Knowles is reporting that Christopher Nolan's next "Batman" movie (the one he hasn't officially signed on for yet; yeah, right!) might be filmed completely in IMAX.

You'll recall Nolan filmed the impressive opening sequence for "The Dark Knight" (the robbery sequence featuring The Joker) using the technology.

Says Knowles, "Part of the reason that Nolan went forward with INCEPTION first - besides taking a creative break from the cape and cowl adventures... was possibly to create a few new IMAX cameras made to his specs. Once again - the cost of shooting an entire feature film on IMAX... the stock, the time it takes to reset, to load, to move the cameras... Well... it is daunting, but as Nolan proved with DARK KNIGHT - the differ…

Hancock 2 has writers

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This little bit of news comes from Moviehole.  It seems that some writers have finally been tapped to pen the sequel to Hancock, the Will Smith starrer about a man (a bum, really) with no past who has superhuman powers.Seems Peter Berg wasn't yanking his crank when he mentioned recently that the wheels were turning on a sequel to last year's successful but underwhelming "Hancock". According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV vets Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara have been hired to pen the sequel to the Will Smith starrer.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the scribes will work with Smith and director Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie.

The original, which grossed $634 million worldwide, starred Smith as a boozy, irresponsible superhero who undergoes an image makeover by a public relations man. It later is revealed that the hero is part of a line of immortal beings who have been around for more than 3,000 years and begin to lose their powers wh…

Fifth Twilight a possibility

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Some news for the Twihards comes out of Moviehole -- could there be a fifth film?Not surprisingly, since the book is fatter than the cast of ''The Blues Brothers 2000'' (and the other three novels), Summit may be planning to split the fourth “Twilight” movie – “Breaking Dawn” – into two movies.

Taking a page out of Alan Horn’s decision to slash Warner’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” down the middle, therefore reducing the risk of cramming too much into the one film, but also stimulating the share price for a couple more years, the third sequel to 2007’s surprise hit (it was a surprise to me, anyway) is rumoured to be split in two parts.

It hasn’t been revealed how close together the two films will be released (might it be six months, like “Back to the Future II” and “Back to the Future III”?), but I think we can all assume what’ll be part of “Breaking Dawn Part I” and what will be a part of “Breaking Dawn Part II” (Clue : I’m guessing no animatronic tots will be…

Forums to return soon

I have decided to bring the message board back.  Not sure exactly when, but it will return in due time.

Rob Zombie talks leaked H2 trailer

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This is a pretty interesting article from Entertainment Weekly, about the new "leaked" trailer for Halloween II. Check it out, it's a pretty interesting read.Click here.

Brad Fuller gives small Elm Street update

Brad Fuller gave a small update about the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street on his Twitter page today...Don't give up, ill have something for you within two weeks and you'll like it.I'm guess this either means a short teaser trailer or perhaps some more images of horror's gloved one. Stay tuned.

Could it be? X-Files 3!

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Some interesting news comes from Moviehole, there's been some talk of a possible X-Files 3!The Truth is out there... somewhere....but for the moment you'll just have to settle for a big fat rumour.

According to out friends at Bloody Disgusting, "The X-Files" might be getting the ostensibly-overused reboot treatment. What that means, for those not up with 'film speak', is that Twentieth Century Fox would recast the roles of Mulder and Scully (Shudder!), and rewind the clock on the franchise, likely coming up with some kind of 'Year One' story. Think "Batman Begins", "Casino Royale", or "The Incredible Hulk".

I'm not even a fan of "The X-Files" and I can tell you what a bloomin' mistake that'd be. We've only ever seen the two actors play Mulder and Scully respectively, and as far as I can gather, fans latched onto the series - as well as the two feature film spin-off's - as much to see the aforem…

First Halloween II clip emerges

Check it...

New Halloween II TV spot "Fight"

Here's the latest TV spot for Dimension Films' latest Myers bout...Rob Zombie's Halloween II...These commercials seem to be getting more and more interesting -- to me, at least...

Newest New Moon trailer

Eh, for the Twihards...


New Moon 2
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Death Race 2 is a GO!

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How can there be a sequel to Death Race you say? Simple. When a sequel isn't possible, think prequel -- which is exactly what is happening here. Tip of the hat to Moviehole for the story.A prequel to the fun but superfluous “Death Race” (2008) is in the works, reports Shock Til You Drop.

Tony Giglio (''Timber Falls'') has been hired to write a script, which will be overseen by Paul W.S Anderson, that will be set before the events of the previous film. The new flick will apparently explore the origins of the deadly game at the center of the ‘franchise’.

Saying that, it’s likely we can expect a new lead, though I suppose there's a chance - since it'd make sense story-wise - that and Ian McShane and Joan Allen's characters could return.

"Death Race", directed by Anderson, was a remake of a Paul Bartel-directed flick from 1975. In the redo, Statham plays a champion of a brutal cross-country car race of the future where pedestrians are run down for…

Interesting Blair Witch 3 news

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Thanks to B-D for the heads up, but a bigger thanks to the BBC for supplying the article.It’s been ten years since “The Blair Witch Project” exploded onto movie screens and into the pop culture history books. Yet as big a phenomenon as that groundbreaking and highly influential horror film was, writer/directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick have failed to follow it in the past decade with something equally compelling. The pair spoke to BBC News recently about the film’s anniversary -- it opened in the UK in October 1999 -- and they mentioned plans for another sequel to their hit debut.

Could a “Blair Witch 3” bring the duo back into the limelight though? Sanchez and Myrick received executive producer credit on the very disappointing sequel “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2,” but they can’t be blamed for how bad that installment turned out. Perhaps they have some good ideas for what to do with a third film?

“We're thinking about going back and and seeing what happened directly afte…

Best Halloween II spot yet?

Could this possibly be the best TV spot for Halloween II yet? You decide...and is it poking fun at The Final Destination?

Gale Weathers is a mommy in Scream 4

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Some really interesting news came earlier via SCI FI Wire. It looks like Gale Weathers will have a child in Scream 4...Courteney Cox, who is set to star in a fourth Scream movie, elaborated on a few details that were revealed by writer Kevin Williamson a couple of days ago about the sequel, which picks up the story 10 years after the events in 2000's Scream 3. Cox will reprise the role of TV reporter Gale Weathers.

"She has a kid now," Cox said in a group interview Saturday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif., where she was promoting her ABC show Cougar Town. "She's married to Dewey."

Scream 3 ended with Deputy Dewey (David Arquette, Cox's real-life husband) proposing to local newswoman-turned-true-crime guru Gale. The characters bonded during their investigation of the first Scream murders, through the campus crimes of Scream 2 and the film-within-the-film of Scream 3.

Williamson previously described Scream 4 as th…

Eli Roth talks Thanksgiving

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Eli Roth of Hostel and Cabin Fever fame spoke to Bloody-Disgusting about his feature length film Thanksgiving, which is based on one of the fake Grindhouse trailers.Out promoting his role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (which is QT's best film in over a decade), Eli Roth dropped a few bits concerning Thanksgiving, the full length slasher film based on his faux trailer from Grindhouse. "My co-writer Jeff [Rendell] just landed yesterday in Los Angeles. He flew out for the premiere and so we can finish the script." But it won't be coming anytime in the near future. "I don't want to do it as my next film but I want to get the script finished. The sci-fi film, Endangered Species, is what I'm doing next", Eli tells us. He also stresses that he has no direct involvement with Hostel 3. "No, I'm done. Somebody will, that was part of the deal - that they were allowed to continue doing them without me. And that's what the fans wan…

Newly designed logo

Just a small update, the main site logo above has changed. I got a little tired of the Fight Club font face and decided to revert back to the classic Sequel-Buzz font. I did keep the former around for the slogan, though. Anyway, there it is...enjoy and have a good'n.

Lots of sequel buzz

All credit for this post goes to Moviehole. Click the links, read the stories...

-McTeigue on Superman rumors
-Writers tapped for MI:4
-Exclusive: Nichols wants more Sex
-McG on Terminator 5
-Underworld 3-D!

Enjoy!

More Scream 4 news

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This comes exclusively from iF Magazine...writer Kevin Williamson drops a few bombs about Scream 4-6.THE SKINNY: While promoting his new CW show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and the Summer TCA press tour, iF caught up with that show’s executive producer Kevin Williamson to find out more about the proposed SCREAM 4 that he’s working on.

“I’m writing it,” he says. “Honestly, [VAMPIRE DIARIES] is the focus, I want to get this show going. Luckily COUGAR TOWN [Courteney Cox’s new series] got picked up, so I bought myself a TV season, so I don’t have to deliver a script until hiatus.”

The impetus for SCREAM 4 came with constant bugging by Dimension Films’ Bob Weinstein.

“Bob Weinstein has been bugging me a hundred billion years,” says Williamson. “‘Let’s do it. Let’s do it.’ Wes and I were like ‘no way.’ Then finally I was taking some time off, sitting around thinking ‘what if I had to do SCREAM 4?’ I wasn’t interested, [but then I thought] ‘a trilogy – now I’d be interested! Could we do that and devel…

Superman to be rebooted

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This comes from Moviehole...Those that have read about the whole brouhaha between WB and the Siegels (and if you haven't read here), will know that in order for Jeff Robinov's crew not to lose the Man of Steel to another studio, they have to put a new "Superman" flick before the cameras by 2011.

As a consequence, a project that wasn't anywhere near a priority for the studio (They, like many fans, weren't happy with "Superman Returns") is now on the "fast track".

According to IESB, 2006s "Superman Returns" is now seen by the WB as a "bookend" to the Richard Donner series - thus, they won't be sequelizing it. Nor will they be hiring Bryan Singer to direct. And though the studio has said in the past they'd like to have him back, it's doubtful Brandon Routh will return either (kinda feel sorry for the guy, but who knows, maybe "Dead of Night" will be a hit - -and offer him a chance at another fiscally-pl…

Lindsay Lohan in Machete!

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Call me crazy, but I believe this could be the resurrection of Lindsay Lohan's career...kudos to B-D for the story..."something was made official today!!!!!!!!!" Lindsay Lohan screams on her Twitter page. Two hours later she posted a link to the IMDB page for Robert Rodriguez's Machete, which also features Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Jonah Hill, Robert De Niro and even 80's action star Steven Seagal as cast. Obviously we'll wait for some official confirmation, but it looks like Rodriguez is keeping the grindhouse appeal with the feature film version of his faux trailer. Ethan Maniquis will co-direct the film that follows Machete, a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.

Saw VII (7)...in 3D?!

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This very interesting tidbit comes from Arrow In The Head... Hello, boys and girls. I want to play a game. It’s called “Beating a Dead Horse”. Actually, it seems like the makers of SAW VI may be the ones partaking in this particular match. Of course, I truly hope I’m wrong with that statement. It’s just that what I’ve seen of the film so far hasn’t done much for my confidence in the series. And SAW V was just so aweful.

Well, apparently Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have nothing but high confidence in SAW’s sixth installment with the announcing of a SAW VII already being greenlit. Can you believe that shit? Then how about this new little nugget: it appears that the seventh installment may finally be the first SAW film to come at us in 3D! It’s true! The folks over at Shock discovered the news from Twisted Pictures’ producers. Perhaps that is why the announcement of SAW VII came so early—because the 3D filming process will take a lot longer than how these flicks are usually done.

I woul…

Katie Holmes in Sex sequel

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This also comes from the reliable Moviehole...Don't imagine this is anywhere near a done deal (especially considering reports the film has been pushed back), but according to TVNZ, Bat-babe Katie Holmes could be joining the cast of the "Sex and the City" sequel.

Holmes, currently in Melbourne filming "Don't be Afraid of the Dark" with Guy Pearce (and a bunch of unemployed Aussie actors you haven't seen since "Richmond Hill" was on air), is reportedly up for the role of "a really ballsy, high-powered company executive who tangles with Samantha" in the 2010 sequel.

Hubby Tom Cruise wasn't keen on Katie doing "The Dark Knight", would he really approve of "Sex and the City 2"? Unlikely.

Dante-less Gremlins 3...in CGI

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This comes from Moviehole..."Gremlins" director Joe Dante has been asked quite a bit in recent times whether or not he'd be involved - or want to be involved - in a third "Gremlins" movie. His answer is always 'No', he's not involved and he wouldn't want to be, adding something to the retort like (and I'm paraphrasing) "It'd suck anyway, they'd probably do it with mother-fucking CGI Gremlins!".

Speaking to Empire Online, Dante (who also directed 1990's "Gremlins II : The New Batch") said he's heard that a new "Gremlins" film could be ramping up at Warner Bros - but strongly doubts it'll be a sequel to his two films.

"I hear they're going to make another one soon," the Gremlins director told us. "I can see why - it would be stupid to let that title go to waste." Just don't expect a straight sequel. "The actors from the first two (Zack Gallighan and Phoebe Cates) …
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