With the “Pet Sematary” remake out in cinemas from today, the film’s producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura was out doing media interviews this week and sat down with Slashfilm to discuss many of the franchise sequels he’s involved in that are in the works.
He says there’s no start date as yet for “McClane,” the sixth and likely final “Die Hard” film and he doesn’t know what’s happening there because of the Disney-Fox deal: “My sense is that we won’t know much about it for a while… I don’t know enough about their plans really to have any point of view. They like our script.”
The third “G.I. Joe” film, titled “Snake Eyes,” aims to start shooting early Fall. di Bonaventura tells the outlet it’s an origin story and as a result you’ll see the ninja sword-wielding mute character “speak for X period of time”. He also says the script for “The Meg” sequel is being worked on.
Finally, the next “Transformers” film is being written right now and once that’s done they’ll start looking for potential helmers. He confirms it won’t be a ‘The Last Knight’ sequel and adds don’t expect Michael Bay back: “I think Bay has made it really clear that he loved what he did and he’s not doing anymore… I don’t blame him. He spent a hell of a lot, a decade of his life, shooting them.”