If this year is the year of remakes, 2006 and/or 2007 will be the year of sequels if this lot have their way. In the last few days assorted filmmakers ranging from the great to the pitiful have weighed in on plans to make sequels to their recent films, many of which simply don't call for them and a few that its shocking the UN would allow such crimes against humanity. Lets take a look:
I, Robot 2
According to avid disc watcher 'CB' it seems that "Alex Proyas, on the new All Access "I, Robot" DVD, stated that if there was a sequel, it would take place in outer space. In the books, he elaborated that in one line it was mentioned the robots were banned from Earth due to them taking the humans' jobs...not very plausible, but he stated that the events of the I, Robot movie were more of a reason to get the bots off Earth. In essence I ROBOT 2 would be "a big space movie, with interplanetary action." Akiva Goldsman elaborated that Sonny would become more human as Spooner loses his humanity, somewhere between the line of man and machine emotionally."
Lemony Snicket 2 & Ring 3
Super producing duo Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald told IGN Filmforce that "Ring 3, we're talking about. We actually had kind of a cool approach to it. That's kind of in the beginning stages. Lemony Snicket's is still something Paramount is interested in pursuing and we're going to be talking with them more." Parkes continued saying "It's easy to scale down Ring 3 as a small picture that's not incredibly expensive. Lemony Snicket's, [there is] the creation of the world, and therefore they tend to be expensive. And there's Jim Carrey, so you have to be absolutely certain that the market's there and the idea's there before you embark on that."
Pootie Tang 2
Chris Rock told Echo Online that he's been considering a sequel to his cult hit - "We keep talking about it. I don't know, man. Start a club. Get some people to sign a petition. It's weird. There are some people who love Pootie Tang and then there are other people who hate Pootie Tang with a passion and want to destroy Mr. Tang. But I would love to do another Pootie Tang. I live to do another Pootie Tang. So it could happen."
"Elektra" director Rob Bowman talked with Dreamwatch who says there's still plans to do another "Elektra" or "Daredevil" movie. "I think it's still on the cards, I haven't heard anything about it but I know that was always the plan."
The X-Files 2
In the same interview, Bowman was also asked if he'll be returning to the director's chair for the next "X-Files" movie. "It's in development hell, but it's in the works. All parties involved want to do it. I think Chris [Carter] and Frank [Spotnitz] have written a script and David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson] - as far as I've been told - are interested in doing it. If they invite me to direct it I will and if they don't I wish them all the luck in the world".
Thanks to 'Carl', 'CB', 'Stax' & 'Sean'.