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Rakido
18th January 2011, 04:03
<sarcasm on> i see a plot here <sarcasm off>

Scream 4
Kung Fu Panda 2
Transformers 3
Cars 2
Happy Feet 2
Hangover 2
Mission Impossible 4
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Underworld 4
Twilight 4
The fast and the furious 5
Final Destination 5
Big Momma 2
Spy Kids 4
... and probably lots of others i missed or are disguised as prequels like X-Man:FC ....



R.

VJ
18th January 2011, 05:44
:rolleyes:
Any non-sequels coming out? :classic:

Dr Mordrid
18th January 2011, 07:56
Fact is that sequels do better on average than original screenplays. I think it's because viewers see little difference between a movie series and a TV series - familiar characters, premises, etc. Waiting for the next film is like waiting for the series hiatus to end.

Rakido
18th January 2011, 08:08
:rolleyes:
Any non-sequels coming out? :classic:

The Smurfs with Katy Perry as Smurfette (voice-vise i guess, as it is obviously an animation in very obvious 3D)...

hmm, that probably count as sequel as well ...


R.

UtwigMU
18th January 2011, 08:43
I found a great 1000 greatest movies list on They shoot pictures don't they (http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000.htm) and noticed I haven't watched many of those, I'll probably start going through Fellini.

Otherwise the problem is how movies are made. If you want chances for success in USA you need famous actors and script that appeals to enough people and even this is risky. This requires high budget and any risky stuff such as sci-fi, horror, fantasy, artsy, intellectual doesn't get high budgets (Intellectual is the kind where average IMDB posters ask if the ending has been cut-off as the guy didn't get the girl, her parents haven't gotten back together and school bully hasn't been punished.) And with high budget productions studios play it safe and make stuff like Avatar which is a good movie but due to playing safe and wanting to appeal to masses looses chance to become really great. Still some great stuff comes out of Holywood as well.

In Europe socialist governments fund movies as they see them as means of promoting and preserving national culture and with less risky state funding directors have more creative freedom. This doesn't prevent bad movies but those that become famous outside their country are usually great.

Don't know how funding in Asia goes but stuff that comes abroad from Asia is great too: Kiarostami, Hong Kong, Korea and especially Japan. 21 out of 50 top animations on IMDB are Japanese.

VJ
18th January 2011, 13:58
I really enjoyed "Shutter island" last year, and I think it was quite a hit... Then you had Woody Allen's "Whatever works", which was also very good.

It is strange that some movies seem to escape the remake/sequel craze: the last starfigher, ferris bueller's day off, weird science, flight of the navigator, frequency, ... many youths in their 20s don't really know them. Heck, even Ghostbusters would allow for a remake: a familiar name, theme that opens possibilities (action/comedy/...), or the B-movie Thrill seekers. And there are many more. Don't get me wrong, I don't want remakes of them, but it surprises me it is not even tried; yet we have quite a number of incarnations of Batman, Spiderman, Superman, ....

Dr Mordrid
18th January 2011, 14:34
In the works -

Remakes: Flight Of The Navigator

Sequels: Ghostbusters 3 (all ghostbusters on deck), Ferris Beuller 2, Last Starfighter 2

Under discussion: Weird Science

and many others.

Umfriend
18th January 2011, 15:22
I heard Geena Davis mention Thelma & Louise II.

Evildead666
18th January 2011, 16:10
In the works -

Remakes: Flight Of The Navigator

Sequels: Ghostbusters 3 (all ghostbusters on deck), Ferris Beuller 2, Last Starfighter 2

Under discussion: Weird Science

and many others.

Goddammit they're in the bins behind the video store!!!! :)

Where else are they getting all these 'Great Ideas' ?

Leave our classics alone!!!!!!!

edit : They can keep Twilight and Big Momma's, just don't release to the public please.

Jessterw
18th January 2011, 18:10
I'm ok with a remake of Flight of the Navigator and a remake of The Last Starfighter could work (not sure about a sequel though).

Ferris Bueller 2 though? Might as well go ahead and make The Breakfast Club 2 while they're at it.

Dr Mordrid
18th January 2011, 21:22
If it'll make anyone feel better, a live action Witchblade movie is scripting for a 2013 release.

VJ
19th January 2011, 02:51
In the works -
Remakes: Flight Of The Navigator
Sequels: Ghostbusters 3 (all ghostbusters on deck), Ferris Beuller 2, Last Starfighter 2
Under discussion: Weird Science
and many others.

Oops... I spoke too soon... :)

Of course, if we look at the movies so far, many stories have been made... It becomes increasingly more difficult to come up with original ideas.


I'm ok with a remake of Flight of the Navigator and a remake of The Last Starfighter could work (not sure about a sequel though).
Ferris Bueller 2 though? Might as well go ahead and make The Breakfast Club 2 while they're at it.
I agree: some films might lend themselves to a remake due to many reasons: good story but maybe outdated, quite a long time ago, different perspective (darker, ...).

But Ferris Bueller 2? Where is he going to get his day off? From the retirement home? ;) They might as well dig up Bernie and have another weekend...

Rakido
19th January 2011, 04:51
i wonder when the first has the idea of remaking Star Wars ...

UtwigMU
19th January 2011, 05:40
Consider original Star Wars was already a remake of Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051808/) in different setting.

SitFlyer
19th January 2011, 09:51
I found a great 1000 greatest movies list on They shoot pictures don't they (http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000.htm) and noticed I haven't watched many of those, I'll probably start going through Fellini.

That's a great link. I perused the first 500 and I've definitely seen 80+%. Not likely that I would see the other 20% of them, since they don't have lame translations (I'm often doing other things while watching any video and I can't deal with subtitles only)

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I think a big problem in movies is reaching a point of saturation, like it's really hard to be unique and unfortunately there are times when the concept is right but the execution is a failure.
Sequels can be a safer bet if the predecessor was good enough at $$$.

Dr Mordrid
20th January 2011, 18:44
Hold on....





Wait for it...





Not 2011, but here it comes....






Producer Joel Silver & WB are prepping a Lethal Weapon reboot :rolleyes:

Murtaugh and Riggs will be re-cast.

Jessterw
20th January 2011, 20:06
:tired:

Don't see the point in that one. They won't be able to reproduce the chemistry between Gibson and Glover, so it's basically going to be yet another buddy cop movie with the Lethal name slapped on it.

Not saying it couldn't be good, but there's no need to reboot that franchise.

VJ
21st January 2011, 00:49
I guess it is rather "use of the title because it sounds familiar"... Things like interaction between characters or actors is always impossible to obtain in a remake; but maybe they won't try too hard and opt for another angle?

UtwigMU
21st January 2011, 02:22
Some experimental theater here is doing the sequel (live theatrical play) to Shining. I expect that to be good because I know some of the crew personally.

Dr Mordrid
21st January 2011, 07:24
King mentioned writing the sequel, Doctor Sleep, in late 2009. It takes place 40 years after the events of The Shining.