The sequels are coming! The sequels are coming! Okay, maybe it’s not quite on par with Paul Revere’s warning of the attacking British – but to film fans, it should be. Just when you thought it was safe again to enter your friendly-neighborhood multiplex (and possibly see something original) Hollywood is developing a whole slew of sequels in the hopes of capturing some of that old magic – and more pointedly, old box office. Still, as much as many are looking forward to new the Star Wars, the next Blade Runner or maybe even another go-round with Indiana Jones, several more movies are rumored to be on the horizon that no self-respecting fan should be placing on their respective must-see movie calendar.
If there’s something smelly – in your multiplex – who ya gonna blame? Dan Aykroyd! Yes, the same man who ruined the Blues Brothers with an inferior sequel is developing Ghostbusters III – reportedly without Bill Murray. Now that’s scary.
Austin Powers 4
Let’s hope this idea finds that cryogenic-freezing chamber the shagadelic super-spy initially himself in. Surely, this entry would be anything but groovy, baby, especially in that the character hasn’t been funny in, oh, 16 years.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2
Look for CGI to replace the traditional animation on this one and for Disney or some other studio to eventually crank out yet another multi-million dollar franchise. Reportedly Robert Zemeckis is pushing hard for it.
Hoo-boy. Crank up the light cycles (and grab yourself a strong cup of coffee) it looks like Tron is coming back. Let’s hope a good story actually accompanies a slick look this time out.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 3
Could the career of Keanu Reeves really slip so far as this? Co-star Alex Winter is telling everyone the movie will eventually get shot. Maybe Reeves took too many blue Matrix pills to believe this to be a good professional choice. Whoa.