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Wicked – We’re happy to report that if you were completely blown away by the action and thrills in John Wick, the directors tell us they’re in the works on another one. [Update: And now Lionsgate confirms that franchise plans are definitely underway.]
During our chat with Chad Stahelski and David Leitch for “Director’s Notebook,” the stuntmen turned directors revealed that they definitely want to give the fans what they want and are currently working on a sequel to their hit debut, which not only proved that Keanu Reeves is still a viable action star but introduced us to some spectacular new action sequences like “gun fu” and “car fu.”
“We’re in development right now,” Stahelski told us.
They didn’t go into any specifics on story or if Reeves would return, though Stahelski did hint, “If we could work with Keanu Reeves for 10 movies you’d have a really cool career.” The two admitted that pressure of a sequel isn’t coming up with more action, but keeping the character relatable.
As someone who watched the glorious insanity that was John Wick, I can’t wait for the sequels, and I hope they make 100 more. The plot of the movie is basically the two gifs I’ve included above: John Wick loves his puppy, John Wick literally murders everyone. It’s amazing. I didn’t think Keanu Reeves could get more badass, but clearly he’s got a lot left in the tank, and watching him hunt down Reek from Game of Thrones was especially satisfying. John Wick all day every day every way.
This must be “Kickstarter’s that Matt and Ryan will pour their life savings into” week because Anastasia is one of the greatest things I’ve ever heard.
The genius who created this Kickstarter, Larry Shepard (@thewolfinmaine) has posted the plot, as well as the first two pages from the pilot’s script on the Kickstarter page, and to say I’m intrigued is an understatement. He had me at Val Kilmer, but after reading the plot, I’m ready to mortgage anything that isn’t bolted down to the ground.
Peter Falk in Colombo, Tony Shaloub in Monk, Vincent D’Onofrio in Law and Order, and now comes Val Kilmer in Anastasia.
Kilmer’s incredible talents and personality will make this a mega hit. Colombo and Monk had an intriguing theme, wherein they both had a unique comedic quirk to their personality. That personality was coupled to a genius detective ability, that kept the viewers coming back. Anastasia will carry that successful tradition on.
Kilmer and Slash breakout in ‘Fearful Symmetry’ the pilot for Anastasia, as an elite US Marshals team, that tracks down the most elusive and dangerous fugitives that are on the run.
But one fugitive has even them baffled, since they first have to answer the question, is he even alive?
Kilmer and Slash have another huge problem, that will become very apparent in the opening scene of ‘Fearful Symmetry.’
There will be regular 12 step meeting scenes in Anastasia that Kilmer attends. We will invite stars in the entertainment industry who are in recovery themselves. Russell Brand, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Tyler, Dick Van Dyke, Drew Barrymore, Robert Downey Jr., Robin Williams, Neil Young, Eminem, on and on.
These will be guest appearances on separate episodes, and the star would be told that all the dialogue they use will be completely created by them.
I am confident these appearances will elevate Anastasia to an even higher level of quality and randomness.
Some guest stars will be in full make up/prosthetics throughout the show, and we will only reveal who they are at the end!
Think of ‘The List of Adrian Messenger’ movie. When they appear in the intro, the tag line will say: Guest Starring?
They of course are fugitives that Kilmer and Slash are chasing, who have had plastic surgery!
Val Kilmer will decide and create the quirkiness that his character, Donovan Baker, has. Peter Falk created the Colombo character almost in its entirety, with obvious great success.
Slash will stay in the ‘Slash’ character, which will enable another writing venue as he will always be undercover. He is Kilmer’s partner, and Jana Mashonee is Slash’s girlfriend. Who doesn’t want to see Slash with a Glock sticking out from under that jacket? Come on!
In all honesty, I can’t think of anything else going on in my life right now that’s more important than making sure this show gets made. I don’t care if it goes to HBO or Yahoo TV, I need to see Val Kilmer and Slash as U.S. Marshalls. If that’s not a dream team, then I don’t want to what is. Imagine all the crazy situations they’d get into that would obviously call for Slash to beat the bad guy over the head with his guitar, or Val Kilmer to look at them and they melt. This is what Kickstarter was made for, and it needs to happen. Oh and in case you’re wondering what Jana Mashonee looks like, here you go. Dear lord I want to see this show.
As of Wednesday, 22 Jump Street had made $145,003,982 domestically. You don’t need to be a mathematician to understand that 22 Jump Street, like it’s predecessor, is a huge hit. After watching the movie last night, it’s easy to see why. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are incredible together. They play off each other perfectly, Hill the desperate to fit in but smart dork, Tatum the popular but dumb jock. They fill stereotypes, but they’re so funny that I doubt anyone really cares. 22 Jump Street also had a great supporting cast: Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare (Armageddon!) and Jillian Bell. Although the cast was great, what made 22 Jump Street so different from any other sequel is how self aware it was. You don’t have to study film to catch the numerous instances when the characters in the movie are poking fun at the absurdity of movie sequels. There’s the first scene outside 22 Jump Street, the numerous instances to Hill and Tatum teaming up “one last time”, and even the hummer/helmet chase scene, where Hill is continually advising Tatum to take the route that will cause the least amount of damage. Sequels in Hollywood are becoming as common as a Shia LeBeouf outburst. If a movie makes money for the studio, there is a very, very good chance that the studio will be looking to cash in once again. It’s not a bad move, but the sheer quantity of sequels (or threequels, or sevenquels) is becoming absurd. Throwing the same cast together and slightly adjusting the plot is becoming the new norm. While 22 Jump Street didn’t really deviate from that, it’s approach was more refreshing: it wasn’t trying to get something over on us, but basically said “this is pretty much the same movie, but you’re going to laugh your ass off so enjoy”. People, myself included, generally look at sequels as a negative thing. Why spoil a movie that was so good and unique by trying to duplicate it? It may not ruin the original, but most of the time the sequel pisses people off because studio’s literally make the same movie yet never acknowledge it. 22 Jump Street was pretty much the same as 21 Jump Street, but they got out in front and told you it was the same movie before anyone could argue about it. Let’s hope Hollywood notices that and follows suit.
So apparently Fox 2000 has been rumored to have ties to a Mrs. Doubtfire 2!? This is the best news I’ve heard since they green lit Jurassic Park 4. Other rumors on the table for this sequel is that the man himself, Robin Williams, will join the cast. This leaves me with one question. What are the chances we get Piece Bronsnan and Sally back?
The stuff dreams are made of.
PS- It’s being written by the writer of Elf. SCHWINGGGG
Sweet, 4 Pound 6 ounce, Baby Jesus. Say It Isn’t So! “‘Top Gun 2’ will feature Tom Cruise versus drones, says Jerry Bruckheimer”
‘Top Gun 2’ will feature Tom Cruise versus drones, says Jerry Bruckheimer
“The long-rumored Top Gun 2 is almost certainly happening, at least according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer. In an interview with The Huffington Post last week, Bruckheimer expressed how determined he is to make a follow-up to the 1986 classic, and hinted at what themes the movie will explore. In the sequel, Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, and face off against drones to prove just how essential volleyball-loving airmen are.” -The Verge
I am usually the first person to cheer a hollywood sequel on, but not in this case, and it isn’t for the reason you may think.
According to an interview with New York Daily News, director Roland Emmerich explained that Will Smith would not be returning for the Independence Day sequel (due out in 2015) because he simply costs too much. “Will Smith can not come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name,” the filmmaker said. -Film School Rejects
Hey Will Smith, Fuck you and the overpriced horse you rode in on. Independence Day, the movie that is about as “Red, White and Blue” as you can get, is getting a sequel. Thank the good lord! I thought for a minute that there would never be another movie where America saves the world from an alien invasion…….. All kidding aside, I loved Independence Day. Nothing gives me a stars and stripes boner more than listening to Bill Pullman give his “Independence” speech out of the back of a pickup truck. That’s all-star American hero stuff. The hiccup in the production of the new one is that Will Smith is “too expensive” to get for the sequel. Really Will? You’re gonna do us like that? I think after having to suffer through your last few movies you would throw us a freakin’ bone here. Reunite with Goldblum and save America again. Actually, on second though, I’m glad that he won’t be back, this gives Paxton a chance at saving the sequel from a possible flop at the box office. Listen up, Emmerich, this is how we transition. Movie opens, Goldblum and Paxton find Will using and beating his wife…again. Goldblum pulls out a .45 and blows his head off. Kill off Will, problem solved.
God Dammit, i’m good.