30 Upcoming Movie Sequels You Didn't Know About
We've spent days of our lives scouring the world for news of sequels that you may not have heard of. And here are 30 films in various states of production...
The domination of sequels in the big summer and winter schedules continues, and if the following - in particular order - is anything to go by, it's going to carry on for many years to come...
The Brazilian Job: the follow up to Paramountís US remake of The Italian Job is still on the cards, and itís got a 2009 release date marked. Jason Statham, Mos Def, Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron are attached, as is director F Gary Gray.
I, Robot 2: All we know on this one is that itís in the scripting stages still, with a potential 2010 release date planned in. No news on Mr Smith's involvement.
I Am Legend 2: Warnerís huge Christmas 2007 hit could also have a follow up, although itíd be interesting to see if Will Smith returned to it. A 2010 release date is also being mooted for this one.
Beverly Hills Cop 4: If Die Hard can still do it at the box office, why canít Axel Foley? Er, because the third BHC movie was crap, and a flop. Still, itís not stopped development work going ahead on number four. No further news than that, though.
National Treasure 3: Not a huge surprise, but as the Nic Cage Indiana Jones knock off franchise has proved to be quite a juggernaut, youíll only have to wait until 2011 for the third film in the series.
Cars 2: We spotted this on AintItCool Ė is Pixar really looking to make a sequel to its weakest film? Apparently soÖ
Toy Story 3: This one, after lots of umming and ahhing, appears to be a goer. It wonít, as was speculated, be a straight-to-DVD affair, and Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are both expected back on voicing duties. Itíll be out in 2010.
Jeepers Creepers 3: MGM is running the rule over a potential third instalment in the horror franchise, with director Victor Salva still attached. Hmmm.
Shrek 5: The fourth film was a no-brainer after the tepid third outing made so much cash. But a fifth instalment has also been confirmed. No wonder Shrek is the same colour as an American dollarÖ
Night at the Museum 2: Ben Stiller is returning for his most commercially successful role outside of the Meet the Parents franchise. We can wait. No news on the proposed Meet The Little Focker, though.
Crank 2: High Voltage: This is more like it. Crank is a guilty pleasure right up there with Snakes on a Plane, and itís coming back for more. Shooting starts next month, for a 2009 release, and Jason Statham returns as Chev Chelios. As he should.
Transporter 3: Statham again. Heís making this too, and itís in pre-production. Presumably, heíll go from Crank 2 straight onto this.
Super Troopers 2: A sequel nobody asked for! Hurray! Expect it in 2010, as itís in the early writing stages still, we believe.
Silent Hill 2: Sony is looking at a follow up to the crap-but-popular video game adaptation. 2010 is the current slated release date.
The Descent 2: We understand that Neil Marshall wonít be directed this one, which has the, er, working title of The De2cent. Heís attached as Executive Producer, with Jon Harris stepping behind the camera (he edited the first film, as well as the more recent Stardust).
The Grudge 3: Yup, itís in pre-production now, for release next year. Thatíll likely be the scariest thing about it.
Ice Age 3: 1st July 2009. Thatís the date youíll need to avoid if you want to miss the next Ice Age movie. Hopefully itíll be better than the second oneÖ
Ghost Rider 2: A surprise hit last year, Marvel is developing a follow-up to the Nic Cage comic book flick, and tentatively has 2009 marked for release. No director is thus far attached.
The Untouchables: Capone Rising: A prequel to Brian De Palmaís cracking prohibition thriller of, er, twenty years ago. De Palma is back behind the camera, and the project is in the pre-production stages now.
The Thomas Crown Affair 2: Weird, this. Itís taken them ages to do a sequel, and then they draft in Paul Verhoeven to direct a follow-up to someone elseís film. Pierce Brosnan returns, and filming starts shortly.
The People Under The Stairs 2: No sign of any Wes Craven involvement, though, and release may even be this year. Hmmm. We'd wager DVD will be its home.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: Er, thatís what theyíve called The Mummy 3, which is out on 1st August. Brendan Fraser and Jet Li star.
Punisher: War Zone: Ray Stevenson becomes the third person to play The Punisher on screen. Youíll be able to find out how he did on 12th September this year.
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder: Casper Van Diem is back, but itís still going straight to DVD, as the piss-awful second film did. Itís due out later this year.
Pink Panther 2: Oh dear. And Iím a Steve Martin fan. Itís out on 13th February 2009.
Ace Ventura 3: No Jim Carrey though, and no chance of it seeing the inside of a cinema. Head to Blockbuster later in the year if you want to catch it.
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave: Another straight to DVD sequel, but this oneís of note because itís directed by Soul Man/Hitcher star C Thomas Howell. Blimey.
Jurassic Park 4: Itís taken them ages to sort this out, but the latest is that Laura Dern is still attached, and that itíll be released in 2009. Donít hold your breath though, as shooting would need to start really very soon...
Scary Movie 5/Saw 5: You could have guessed at these if you didnít know about them already. Both should see the light before the end of the year. Sadly.
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