Netflix and Adam Sandler had a pretty big hit on their hands with the comedy film ‘Murder Mystery‘
Even though critics were mixed on it, the general audience loved it. Back in June of 2019, Netflix reported that 30.9 million households watched the film in the first 72 hours, the biggest opening weekend for a film in the company’s history at the time.
And with that success comes sequels. It was reported this week that Jeremey Garelick has signed on to direct the sequel. The script for this sequel was once again written by James Vanderbilt, but it’s being reported that Garelick will do a polish on it.
A deal has not been closed to bring back Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston for this sequel, although sources say it’s close and everyone expects they will return.
Sandler played a cop and Aniston his wife in the original film, in which they went on vacation and got framed for the murder of an elderly rich guy.
We don’t know much about this sequel, but according to the reports, it’s set to film in Paris and the Caribbean, which will be hard for Sandler to pass up. We all know how much he loves a good destination shoot.
Netflix is fast-tracking this sequel, so it’s possible we could see a release date as early as summer 2022.
We told you a few weeks ago that Hollywood was set to make a sequel to the surprise hit disaster flick, Greenland. The movie wasn’t released inside theaters in the U.S., but it made a big splash on premium on-demand platforms.
It was kinda like a wave coming to shore. A slow build, but before you know it, everyone is being washed away by its disaster goodness. Gerard Butler (disaster film legend) stars in the movie alongside Morena Baccarin.
Butler and Baccarin portrayed an estranged couple making a dangerous journey with their young son as a global apocalypse threatens life as they know it.
At the end of the movie, they just barely manage to make it to safety with their son in Greenland. This sequel is set to follow their journey from Greenland.
The sequel is a continuation of the original story and sees the Garrity family as they leave the safety of their Greenland bunker and attempt to traverse the decimated frozen wasteland of Europe to find a new home.
The sequel went to market at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and STX purchased worldwide rights for a massive $75 million. They paid $25 million for North American rights and an additional $50 million for international territories.
In line with STX’s distribution model, the sequel is being pre-sold to buyers in foreign markets to offset the massive $75 million price tag.
So far, it’s the biggest deal to come out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie is expected to begin production in 2022.
Back in 2016, a horror-thriller film titled ‘Don’t Breathe’ hit theaters across the country, and it received mostly positive reviews from critics. It was a huge success at the box office, making nearly $160 million against a budget of just $9 million.
With those numbers, you knew Hollywood would want a sequel. The only surprise is that it took so long to make it.
But now finally, five years later, Don’t Breathe 2 is coming to a theater near you. The first trailer for the sequel has been released, and Stephen Lang has returned to play the Blind Man. If you didn’t watch the first film, the premise was pretty simple: three friends attempt to rob a blind man’s house, and then get trapped inside it.
Lang returns as Norman Nordstrom, a blind man living in quiet solace — until his past sins catch up with him. A half-decade after the home invasion portrayed in the first film, bad guys are back. This time, they’re after the young girl (Madelyn Grace) in his care.
In addition to Lang, this feature will welcome franchise newcomers Brendan Sexton II and Madelyn Grace. The first film’s director, Fede Álvarez, serves as a producer/co-writer on this sequel, while Rodo Sayagues is set to make his feature directorial debut.
This sequel is expected to hit theaters on August 13, 2021. Check out the trailer below…
You may have missed a little disaster thriller film titled ‘Greenland‘ which was released through video on demand back in December of 2020. The movie, which stars Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin, was supposed to be released inside theaters, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed it several times.
So they decided to just put it out there, and the strategy worked because it’s slowly been growing in popularity. You can now watch it on HBO Max and Amazon Prime, and I’m surprised to say this…but it’s worth it.
The movie certainly isn’t logical, and there are some plot holes, but damn it’s ridiculously entertaining. And no one does the disaster film better than Butler. It’s his niche.
We say all this to report the delightful news that the team is returning for a sequel. Butler and Baccarin will return, along with the core filmmaking team, meaning the director and writer.
In a continuation of the story, the Garrity family, who survive a near-extinction level event when an interstellar comet hits Earth, must leave the safety of the Greenland bunker and embark on a perilous journey across the decimated frozen wasteland of Europe to find a new home.
Sounds good to me, cause I’ll admit, I was kinda wondering what the hell they were supposed to do in Greenland. I mean, how were these people going to grow food and rebuild when the rest of the planet is presumably destroyed?
Looks like we’ll find out. Not sure when the movie is expected to go into production, but we’ll keep you posted.
Way back in 2005, a comedy film titled ‘Wedding Crashers‘ swept the nation. The movie starred Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and made nearly $300 million at the box office against a budget of just $40 million.
It was a success with critics and the general audience. And even still, years later, the movie is super popular and referenced often.
And now we are hearing that a sequel might be coming soon. A sequel has not been officially greenlit, but sources say a script has been completed and everyone at the studio loves it.
They did not say who wrote the script, but the original director David Dobkin has already started scouting locations in case the film is given the green light by New Line.
As far as the cast is concerned, Vaughn and Wilson are in early discussions to reprise their roles as Jeremy Grey and John Beckwith but nothing has been finalized, and conversations with Fisher and McAdams are unlikely to begin before the two leads are locked in — and they won’t come cheap.
Both Vaughn and Wilson know how successful the original film was. If they were to return, they’d want to be paid. That’s probably what it’ll come down to. Does the studio want to take a risk on this sequel? It could be another massive hit, or they could waste a bunch of money paying Vaughn and Wilson.
It’s difficult to know what exactly is happening with this sequel and just how close a deal is to being completed. Some reports claim a deal has been made in secret and filming is expected to begin in Puerto Rico in August.
But that report has not been confirmed. We’ll keep you posted.
As some of you may remember, Michael B. Jordan will not only star in the upcoming ‘Creed III’ film, but he’ll also direct it. It’ll mark his feature directorial debut.
Slowly, we are learning more about this sequel, and this week it was revealed that Jonathan Majors is in talks to battle Jordan in the ring in the upcoming film.
Deadline reports, “Negotiations are underway for Majors to star in the film as Adonis Creed’s ring nemesis.”
If this deal closes, it’ll be another huge role for Majors. He recently starred in the critically-acclaimed HBO series Lovecraft Country.
His rise to A-list from his 2019 breakout in The Last Black Man in San Francisco has been meteoric. Majors most recently co-starred in the Spike Lee-directed Da 5 Bloods for Netflix, and he is set to play Kang the Conqueror in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Safe to say Jonathan Majors is making some major moves…aha?
As for Creed III, it’s set to be released in 2022, which means filming should start later this year.
John Boyega is best known these days for starring in the Star Wars franchise, but before he was making the big bucks, he starred in a sci-fi comedy flick titled Attack the Block.
Believe it or not, this film was actually his feature film debut way back in 2011. The story follows a teenage street gang forced to defend themselves from alien invaders, which is a fantastic premise.
The movie, which was received well by critics, performed poorly at the box office, only to find cult-like fame soon after its run in theaters.
Now, they’re ready for a sequel. According to the report, Boyega will return to star in the sequel, Attack the Block 2. Joe Cornish, who wrote and directed the original film, is also set to return.
He wrote the following:
I’m thrilled we’re officially announcing our return to the world of ‘Attack The Block’ on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release. I can’t wait to work alongside John again, bringing audiences an even bigger slice of inner-city alien action.
Knives Out was a surprise hit back in 2019. The murder mystery film from Rian Johnson made over $300 million at the box office against a budget of just $40 million.
And now a sequel is coming. Actually, two sequels.
It was reported back in March that Netflix agreed to pay over $400 million for the rights to two sequels. It was agreed that Johnson would return to write/direct, and Daniel Craig would reprise his role as detective Benoit Blanc.
Now we are hearing some big casting news. Edward Norton is set to co-star in the upcoming sequel alongside Craig.
Plot details for the sequel are unknown at this time, other then Craig’s Blanc returning to solve another mystery revolving around a large cast of suspects. It is also unknown who Norton will be playing in the pic.
Production is expected to begin this summer in Greece. And while we don’t know much about this sequel, we know the script must be pretty great if Norton is agreeing to star.
We’re super excited for the sequel. For both sequels, actually. The first sequel should be released in 2022, and one would assume the third installment would come in 2023 or 2024.
It’s a bloody good day to be writer/director Rian Johnson. At 47-years-old, he just landed the deal of his life.
It was announced this week that Netflix has acquired the rights to Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3, both projects to be written and directed by Johnson, the filmmaker behind the original film.
The deal is reportedly worth around $450 million, and you have to imagine Johnson is getting a large chunk of that. As in “set for the rest of his life” chunk.
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Southern-fried detective Benoit Blanc, who will be investigating new mysteries on the streaming service. Distributed by Lionsgate, the original film grossed $311 million on a budget of just $40 million, earning Johnson an Oscar nomination for his original screenplay.
And while $450 million sounds like a lot (it is!) it’s worth noting that $450 million includes everything, even the budget for the next two movies. So it’s not like Johnson is getting a $300 million paycheck.
But still, he’s getting a lot of damn money. Daniel Craig will also be getting a lot of money to return to the franchise.
This deal is pretty crazy because Netflix didn’t have anything to do with the first movie. It was released by Lionsgate, but Johnson was smart with the contract. He and producer Ram Bergman owned the film. They made a single picture deal with MRC, which distributed through Lionsgate.
The bold move worked out well for them. According to the report, Johnson has finished writing the sequels and filming on the first sequel will begin in June in Greece.