By: Henry J. Fromage –
So, with Skyfall just around the corner, people are already looking forward to the next Bond film, and the logical first question is; how many more of these does Daniel Craig have left in him? Well, it looks like at least two more, as he’s recently signed on for that number. That will take at least another four years at this rate, and make him the third most prolific Bond actor after Sean Connery’s six and Roger Moore’s seven. Apparently producers hope that he’ll break Moore’s record, although it sounds like he might start aging out of the role by that point.
Somewhere Timothy Dalton furiously clings to hope
Speaking of sequels, one of the most overlooked (and my favorite) films of the first quarter of the year apparently banked enough to justify a sequel. That’s right, Safe House: Even Safer is already being worked on, although it’s unclear if the film will be a sequel or prequel. Since producers very much want both Ryan Reynolds and Denzell Washington to return, some sort of plot contrivance will need to be dreamed up, considering the end of the original.
Bullets are hard to shake off
Let’s just keep chattin’ about sequels. Independence Day is getting the ‘ol 3D re-release next summer, which has prompted news that Roland Emmerich is working on rocking some sequels as well. That’s right: sequel(s). The plan apparently is to shoot not one, but two sequels and post-convert to 3D, because fuck you, audiences. Of course, this could all fall apart if Will Smith doesn’t come on board. Reportedly he’s interested, if they pay him $50 million and cast his whole family to boot. While that seems like the latest evidence of an ego that’s starting to wobble towards “out of control,” in his defense his name alone is worth that much at least, and I expect an agreement will get reached.
Maybe if they throw in another Supertrailer…
And now for some refreshing sequel news. You know that third Before Sunrise flick that has been subject to “will they or won’t they” rumors ever since we heard about it? Yeah, it’s done. Yep, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy just ambled off to Greece and got ‘er done last month without a fuss. By the way, did you know Ethan Hawke is also a celebrated poet and author, stage actor and director, and activist/humanitarian?
Some people know how not to make a big deal of things