Friday, September 20, 2019

STUDIO DENIES IT DUMPED STEWART FROM SNOW WHITE SEQUEL

August 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Universal executives were feeling downright grumpy on Wednesday following reports that they had dumped Kristen Stewart from the planned sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. The reports, touched off by a story in the Hollywood Reporter that cited unnamed sources, linked the alleged booting to Stewart’s admitted affair with director Rupert Sanders that, in […]

MGM SUES TO STOP COMPLETION OF RAGING BULL 2

July 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

MGM has filed a lawsuit against 91-year-old former boxer Jake LaMotta and RB II Productions, hoping to halt further production of Raging Bull 2, a sequel to the 1980 Oscar-nominated film, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert DeNiro. The studio contends that it has an agreement signed by LaMotta, the subject of both films, […]

DISNEY TO PRODUCE AVENGERS SEQUEL. SURPRISED?

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what was probably the most predictable news release of the decade, the Walt Disney Co. and Marvel said on Tuesday that they will produce a sequel to The Avengers. No release date was announced. The film debuted last weekend with a domestic gross of $207.4 million, by far the biggest weekend take in history. […]

THE STAR OF HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST BOMB IS UNSHAKEN

March 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

John Carter may have become the biggest box-office flop in Hollywood history, but its star, Taylor Kitsch, has no regrets about having appeared in it. “I’m very proud of John Carter,” he told Entertainment Weekly magazine. “Box office doesn’t validate me as a person or as an actor.” He does have one regret about the […]

CAMERON SETS DATES FOR RELEASE OF AVATAR SEQUELS

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Cameron, who has previously disclosed that he is writing two sequels to his 2009 feature Avatar, plans to release them in 2014 and 2015, around the Christmas holiday season, he has told Entertainment Weekly. He further disclosed that both films will include characters who appeared in the first film. “Basically, if you survived the […]

JACKASS TO RETURN IN MARCH — BUT NOT IN THEATERS

December 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the theatrical release of Jackass 3D in October, chief jackass Johnny Knoxville told interviewers as he promoted the movie that he had shot enough footage to make another one. Details about the new production were disclosed by Paramount on Tuesday: First of all, it won’t be released theatrically; second of all, it won’t be […]

MOVIE BUDGET GOES FROM PARANORMAL TO NORMAL

October 21, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Paranormal Activity 2, which is being released at midnight tonight, cost $3 million to produce versus $15,000 for the original, despite the fact that the sequel retains most of the look and feel of the original. The difference in cost, according to the Los Angeles Times, can be explained largely by the fact that “Paramount […]

WEINSTEINS PLANNING SEQUEL TO PIRANHA 3D

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Weinstein Co., never inclined to admit defeat, said Monday that it is going ahead with plans to produce a sequel to Piranha 3D, which opened this weekend with just $10.1 million. Producer Mark Canton said in a statement: “It’s fantastic that so many critics are really getting the movie and recommending it. We can’t […]