Posts Tagged ‘prequel’

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‘The Conjuring’ Gets A Spinoff-Prequel About Annabelle (The Doll)

[minor spoilers ahead] One of my favorite aspects of The Conjuring was how director James Wan showed audiences the room where the Warrens kept all the items they believed to have been used or possessed by evil spirits without giving them too much back story on any particular object. There seemed to be hundreds of items in the room, meaning hundreds of potential avenues for spinoffs and additional stories featuring The Warrens. The highlight of this collection was no doubt Annabelle, the creepy doll you may remember from the trailers, and according to a new report from Schmoeville she will …

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SyFy Has Officially Greenlit ‘Sharknado 2′

Okay, internet. Let’s all take a deep breath and calm down. You won.

Though the debut of Sharknado was not a ratings juggernaut, the wild social media response to SyFy’s latest has been so great the cable network has officially greenlit plans to make Sharknado 2 a reality.

According to reports, the latest installment of “sharks caught in a tornado” will take place in New York City, but it is unclear at this time whether the film will be a prequel or sequel to the original. A cheese-laden statement released from SyFy reads “Every once in a while, there …

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LucasFilm Dates “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith” 3D Release, World Sighs

Well, this was expected but it doesn’t make me any less sad. LucasFilm announced a while ago that they would be rereleasing their Star Wars movies in 3D again to enhance the movie going experience (for those who aren’t as cynical or frankly ignorant, this means they just want to enhance their wallets). Sadly, Lucasfilm just gave dates to the last two prequels in the series, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and they’ll come out September 20, 2013 and October 11, 2013, respectively.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Star Wars series. A lot. …

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HOLY SH!T: “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” Arrives October 26

Over half a decade after the original brought in $97 million at the box office, Open Road has announced they will release Silent Hill: Revelation 3D on October 26.

Directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch), Revelation 3D will pick up sometime after the events of the first film. Original cast members Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, and Radha Mitchell are back, with delaide Clemens (X-Men: First Class) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) joining the series. You can read the official synopsis below:

In SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on

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COULD BE GOOD: “Jackie Brown” Prequel Confirmed

There are countless blog posts scattered across the internet hating on the fact that nearly every film that finds a sliver of success in the mainstream winds up with a shitastic sequel/prequel, but this one may be different.

Variety is reporting that a prequel to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, entitled Switch, is scheduled to begin shooting in May. The film, which Tarantino does appear to be involved with, will follow the early journeys of Ordell (originally portrayed by Samuel Jackson) and Louis (originally portrayed by Robert DeNiro). No specific plot details have been revealed at the time of …

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MOVIE TRAILER: Prometheus

What a week for trailers! In the past several days, we’ve seen trailers for The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and now Ridley Scott’s ALIEN related project, Prometheus.

As a huge fan of the Alien series originally pioneered by Scott in 1979, the first whiff of an Alien prequel had me suppressing squeals of pure joy. Word circulated that not one, but two movies were planned to tell the tale of where the Xenomorphs came from. However, plans changed. From his original plans sprang a brand new story that would indirectly precede the story-lines of …

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Get Ready, A “Pinocchio” Prequel Is On The Way

I don’t know how many people saw the box office report this weekend, but Real Steel is once again number one and Fox’s prequel/remake of The Thing failed miserably. You’d think studios would start to realize the hype of remakes, prequels, and sequels is starting to die down, but as you’ll soon learn that seems to be the exact opposite of what is happening in Hollywood these days.

Shawn Levy, AKA the guy who directed battling robots in Real Steel, has been tapped by Fox to direct a prequel to the animated classic Pinnochio. Written by Michael Vukadinovich …

MOVIE TRAILER: The Thing

The first official trailer for the upcoming prequel to The Thing, which is also entitled The Thing has arrived. Apparently claiming it’s a prequle (or reimagination or whatever line you choose) means you can use a familiar name, but change the central storyline. Regardless, check it out below and read along after for a more detailed description of this upcoming feature:

Video: 'The Thing' Movie Trailer

THE PLOT: Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is

David Wain considering “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel/sequel

Can you believe it has been ten years since Wet Hot American Summer was released? The camp-y comedy from director and comedy mastermind David Wain premiered at Sundance 2001 and later opened domestically to almost no audience (grossing only $300,000 theatrically). However, thanks to DVD sales, film geeks throwing theme parties, and torrents helped by word of mouth, the little film that went nowhere upon release has actually become one of the most successful cult films of all time. So where do we go from here? To the land of sequels and prequels of course!

In a recent interview with …