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Going on a SHORT hiatus

Sequel-Buzz will be going on a very short hiatus starting tomorrow. I need to take some time and redesign my other website, Scream-Thrillogy.com. With Scream 4 just around the corner, I need to take advantage of that and get S-T rolling again. So, in the meantime, feel free to drop by the Scream site if you want. Take care! We'll be back VERY SHORTLY...

Vin Diesel back as Riddick

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So it appears that Vin Diesel will be back as Riddick in the second sequel to Pitch Black. Here's what Moviehole had to say...I don't think it'll be news to too many readers, what with star Vin Diesel and director David Twohy both mentioning on various occasions that it was in their future, but Variety's just confirmed a second sequel to "Pitch Black" is in the works.
The flick, simply titled "Riddick", and which Diesel's One Race Films will also produce, is something "Pitch Black" creator Twohy and star Diesel have been looking to do for a while. In fact, Twohy's said on numerous occasions that the 'Riddick' series was always envisioned as a three-parter. Unfortunately, plans for a third film hit a wall when "Chronicles of Riddick" - the 2004 sequel - took a beating from the critics, and at the box office.
Yet, Diesel and Twohy remained determined to do the third "Riddick" film... one day.
Seems that day …

Get Him to the Greek trailer!!

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The Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off, Get Him to the Greek, is rapidly becoming one of my "must-see" movies of the new year. Jonah Hill and Russell Brand are back in the spin-off -- and I must say, while watching the original, I thought to myself, "I'd watch a movie with just those two in it." And that's exactly what happened!Check out the trailer below!

Mission: Impossible 4 news

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This comes from Moviehole...When it was first announced that JJ Abrams would be producing ''Mission : Impossible 4'' alongside series star Tom Cruise, there were a few lingering questions : Will Cruise be in the film, or will someone else (Brad Pitt was once mentioned as a possibility) be charged the task of completing an impossible mission this time round? Will Abrams direct as well as round up the cash? Will the film be a sequel, prequel or - as was often rumored - a spin-off?

Good news is, Cruise will be back as Ethan Hunt - and for the duration of the film.

Bad news is, Abrams is too busy with Starfleet to direct the new film.

“Tom and J.J. are great talents and we are excited to be working with them to re-launch this legendary franchise,” said Paramount Pictures Chairman & CEO Brad Grey.

Screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are attached to write the script, from an original idea by Cruise and Abrams, Paramount tells us.

Said to be Cruise's next flick, &…

Nolan's busy on Batman 3, Superman 3.0

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Christopher Nolan is going to be busy man. He's currently prepping Batman 3 and is going to see over the production of the new Superman reboot. Here's what Deadline Hollywood is reporting...EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is trying to ready its DC Comics stalwart Superman to soar again on the Big Screen, and the studio has turned to Chris Nolan to mentor development of the movie. Our insiders say that the brains behind rebooted Batman has been asked to play a "godfather" role and ensure The Man Of Steel gets off the ground after a 3 1/2-year hiatus. Nolan's leadership of the project can set it in the right direction with the critics and the fans, not to mention at the box office. Besides, Nolan is considered something of a god at Warner Bros and has a strong relationship with the studio after the success of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Though he wasn’t obligated to do so, he gave the studio first crack at his spec script Inception, and Warner Bros was able to buy …

Jaws being remade in 3D?!

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This has got to be some of the most disheartening news that I have EVER heard. It was one thing when Halloween (one of my top 3 movies) was remade. But now Universal is looking to remake Jaws (another one of my top 3). Not only do they want to do a remake -- but they want it in 3-fucking-D. This is bullshit. A remake has a small chance of working, but one in 3D? That's got "EPIC FAIL" written all over it.Here's what CinemaBlend is reporting...With all the craziness of reboots and remakes in Hollywood we feared this day might come. Universal may be planning a re-make of the 1975 Spielberg classic, Jaws. With the added popularity of Avatar’s 3D, there’s serious money to be made in a CGI reboot of the famous shark, presented in Real D 3D.

A source of ours over at Universal Pictures says the studio is strongly considering a remake of the summer blockbuster in hopes of dazzling younger audiences with new special effects. Their claim is that people now expect more, vi…

Batman 3 starting production

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Some interesting news came out of ComingSoon earlier, it appears that David Goyer is gearing up to pen the next Batman script...Last week, news broke that David Goyer was exiting ABC's "FlashForward" as showrunner so that he can again concentrate on his feature career.

"As my feature projects have started ramping up again, I felt I was being pulled in too many directions," Goyer said. "I'm proud of the show and excited about the relaunch. It's in great hands."

Once again buried in a story on Deadline Hollywood is the revelation that one of those features is none other than The Dark Knight follow-up:

Of course, Goyer's feature career is really heating up, since he co-wrote Batman Begins, and penned the story for The Dark Knight, and is now writing the third Batman installment with Chris Nolan's brother Jonah.

Robo re-do on hold

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The rumors are true; the Robo Cop remake has been officially stalled...for now...here's what Moviehole is saying...A couple of months ago Moviehole reported that, due to a disagreement between the studio and director Darren Aronofsky over the direction of the film (She wanted 3D, he didn't), the "RoboCop" remake had been put on hold.

Though he, of course, doesn't mention anything about the Aronofsky/Mary Parent battle, producer Brad Fischer ("Shutter Island") tells me the film is indeed on hold.

As for whether it'll end up in 3D? Well, check Fischer's comments.

Tim: What can you tell me about the progress of the Robocop remake?

Brad: There's nothing happening with it right now. As you know MGM is in a situation where it might be sold, and Robocop is an asset, so it's on hold at the moment.

Tim: Is there talk of, if and when it goes ahead, to produce it in 3-D?

Brad: I think we'll have to re-approach it when it comes back and we'll com…

Daredevil getting the (re)boot!

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No surprise here, Daredevil is being relaunched. Even though I personally liked the original, this reboot may not be a bad idea. Here's what Moviehole had to say...A few months back word got out that Fox was looking to reboot not only ''Fantastic Four'' (which the studio has since confirmed) but the just-as-recent ''Daredevil''. It may seem silly – and quite frankly, it is – to remake something so recent, but fact of the matter is, if Fox don’t do something with the properties the rights revert back to Marvel (now owned by Disney). That’s why you’re also seeing hurried movement on new ''X-Men'' movies.

Today, Mike Fleming confirmed the widely-circulated rumour that “Daredevil” is to be relaunched, suggesting the project has inched forward with the hiring of a writer. David Scarpa, writer of the dire “Day the Earth Stood Still”, is onboard the project. I understand Fox might want to keep it in the family, thus hiring someone who’s re…

Get furious for Fast Five

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Variety is reporting that Universal is gearing up for the fifth installment if the Fast and Furious franchise. Read on for the goods...Universal Pictures is hitting the accelerator on a fifth installment of "Fast and Furious," currently being referred to as "Fast Five."

Studio has closed deals with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, director Justin Lin and producer Neal Moritz to return to the franchise, which has become one of the studio's most lucrative.

Diesel and Walker sat out the third chapter in the series but returned for last year's fourth installment, which was the highest-grossing "Fast and Furious" film and Universal's top grosser of 2009. Its box office haul was more than $350 million worldwide.

Chris Morgan is writing "Fast Five," marking the third time he and Lin have teamed for a "Fast and Furious" film. The story finds protags Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) as fugitives being pursued by relentless lawmen.

Lensing will …

Watchmen 2 gearing up

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If someone asked me a year ago if there was going to be a Watchmen 2, I'd say, "Hell no." Why, you ask? Because the reports at the time were all the same: the [main] cast just did not want to do it. But now, a year later, things may be changing...here's what Bleeding Cool had to say...I’ve heard this one rumbling for a while now. First there was the story that DC Comics Publisher and President Paul Levitz had personally prevented any Watchmen 2 projects, because, despite their differences, he believed that as this would be against Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ wishes, it would cause bery bad feeling in the creative community and would be a creatively bankrupt move.

Moore fell out massively with DC Comics, and Paul Levitz specifically, not only choosing not to work with them any further, but scuppering spinoff projects, removing his name from any movie credits and any money due to him from said movies, and taking his one final project The League Of Extraordinary Gent…

Drum roll...Transformers 3D

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I'm sick of the all the 3D B.S. lately. 2D is just fine, in my book. Anyway, here's the scoop that Variety is reporting...Bay's next project is "Transformers 3," and there have been discussions among Bay, Paramount and Industrial Light & Magic about going 3D with the pic. The big stumbling block is the extra time required to do production and visual effects in 3D, as the movie's release date is already set. Having the pic post-converted could alleviate that problem.Ugh, and the thought of post production 3D is vomit-inducing...

Beckinsale back for Underworld 3D

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Kate Beckinsale is returning to the Underworld franchise.Hiding within an article over at Variety our scoop from last August(!) was confirmed reporting that Kate Beckinsale will in fact be starring in Underworld 3D, assuming she can't work her way out of the deal. What do I mean? Well, sources tell us she's trying to find a way out of the film -- or at least have a smaller role in order to "pass the torch" to one of her kindred (yes, she has not one, but two daughters at this point). With a plan to release the film in theaters on January 21, 2011, production needs to commence soon. Who will helm? The Variety article states Len Wiseman will once again go behind the camera.

Elijah Wood not returning for Happy Feet 2?

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You know it's a slow news day when we're reporting news for Happy Feet 2. According to AICN, Elijah Wood may not be returning to lend his voice to the Happy Feet sequel. Here's the skinny...We're hearing lots about the casting of HAPPY FEET 2, but I recently heard a rumour from source/drug-induced hallucination The Walrus that Elijah Wood might not be returning after all. If this pans out, I'm not sure they can get away with the usual "scheduling conflict" excuse, given voice over recording can generally be slotted into anyone's schedule. Was there a contractual disagreement? A creative dispute? Will Tom Hardy pull double-duty and replace Elijah Wood as well? If this happens (or, rather, doesn't happen), you heard it here first.
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