It is safe to say that a vast majority of people grew up with The Goonies and it stuck with them into their adult years, well brace yourself because your world is about to be rocked!
Over the weekend, Richard Donner, who directed the original film, along with the Lethal Weapon franchise and Superman, came out and confirmed that a sequel would be happening. He was asked the question of whether you he direct a comic book movie, to which he replied:
“If you call Goonies a comic book…We’re doing a sequel”
Some may be excited by this news, and I hate to say but I think they may be in the minority here. The Goonies is one of the quintessential 80s movies and a whole generation has taken it to their hearts. To try and create a sequel for it 29 years after it originally came out is pushing it a little bit.
Donner apparently wants to try and get as much of the original cast back for this film as well, so it will be interesting to see who actually comes on board this time around.
After a decade of waiting, yesterday it was announced by Robert Iger, who is the Chairman and CEO over at Disney, that The Incredibles is finally getting a sequel.
Fans of the first film have been wanting a follow up since the last one came out in 2004 so this news has made a lot of people happy, and I for one am one of them. I have to say that The Incredibles is my favourite Disney/Pixar movie and I just hope they Brad Bird can bring the same brilliance that he did with the first offering to the much anticipated sequel.
Fans of the Child’s Play franchise can rest easy after the cliff hanger ending of the latest movie. It looks like everyone’s favourite serial killer possessed doll is set to back in yet another movie.
Whilst the film series started off in the horror genre, towards the latter end of the movies they shifted tone rather dramatically and moved more into the comedy-horror world. With the latest entry, Curse of Chucky, Don Mancini and the gang went back to their roots and made a film that showed what Chucky used to be like. The resulting movie, even though it went straight to DVD has been well received by fans.
For those still after answers though about how the story is set to continue, Mancini tweeted yesterday about the future of Chucky
No more news on how this will progress, but it is nice to see a continuation of a story that has so many fans within the horror genre, instead of just being another remake or reboot which has become the norm with so many films recently.
Earlier this week, the world let out a collective groan over the news that It’s A Wonderful Life would be getting a sequel, this however may not be the case; and the people of the world can breathe a sigh of relief.
In a statement to Variety, Paramount have come out to say that a sequel will not be happening; stating “No project relating to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ can proceed without a license from Paramount,”….“To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.”
Bob Farnsworth, the producer of the proposed new movie, has come out in their defence though with following comment; “We have spent a lot of time, money and research that leads us to believe that we are clear on any infractions of the copyright,” …. “If anyone feels that have a legal claim, we will be happy to talk with them. I believe that whatever resolution needs to be made will be made amicably, in the positive spirit of the project.”
Whether this legal battle will be sorted out is anyone’s guess at the moment, but it doesn’t look like anyone in the public realm is rushing to see a sequel to this classic movie happen anytime soon.
“Come at me Bro!”
Yesterday, Variety announced a sequel may be coming to one of the most best loved Christmas films of all time, It’s A Wonderful Life. Who actually wants this sequel is anyone’s guess.
The film is set to be released in time for the holidays in 2015 (just what 2015 needs, another HUGE movie!), and is at the moment titled It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest Of The Story. It is being financed by Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners and he will also produce it alongside Bob Farnsworth of Hummingbird. The script has been written by Farnsworth and Martha Bolton.
Fans of the original movie will be pleased to know that Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter, Zuzu, has signed on to play an angel in the sequel. She will be around to teach the original George’s unlikable grandson, also named George Bailey, how the world would have been if he had never been born. Nice to see they are using some new ideas this time around.
No word on a director yet, but a budget has been set between $25 and $35 million.