Sequel Talk: Play, Gun, Hangover, Trek

Child’s Play
‘Child’s Play’ creator Don Mancini tells Screen Junkies that the reason the reboot/remake of the killer doll franchise hasn’t gone forward is that franchise owners MGM and Universal have yet to get together to work out the rights issues.

In terms of what the project will be, Mancini says “I don’t think it’s necessarily what we’ll end up doing as a strict remake. I think we’ll reboot it in the sense that it will just be more conventionally scary and it will only be Chucky and we won’t have Tiffany and Glen, but it won’t necessarily be a strict remake.”

So with the tone shifted back to horror, will it stay R-rated? “I’m definitely pushing to go in a very disturbing direction because I feel like if we’re going to go back to it being a horror movie, lets make it really disturbing.”

Top Gun 2
Scribe Chris McQuarrie tells Vulture that despite reports, the lead character in the script he’s penning for the “Top Gun” sequel will be Tom Cruise’s Maverick.

When talk of the project emerged again recently, it was said Cruise’s role would be in a supporting capacity. McQuarrie dropped an e-mail to the publication saying “There is no Top Gun 2 in which Maverick is not the starring role.”

The Hangover 2
Mel Gibson is reportedly angry and confused regarding why he lost the cameo role in “The Hangover” sequel reports The New York Post.

A source close to Gibson says “He doesn’t understand why Mike Tyson, a drug user who turned his life around, was given a chance while Mel was kicked to the curb.”

The first film used former addict and convicted rapist Tyson in a more extensive role than Gibson’s minor role as a Bangkok tattoo artist which Liam Neeson will now play.

Star Trek 2
An unnamed source who knows the sensual and sensational Devin Faraci over at Bad Ass Digest claims that while Khan won’t be the villain for the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel, it will be one of five possible characters from the first season.

Those characters? Comedic foil and intergalactic conman Harry Mudd, the omnipotent Q-esque superbeing Trelane, the bulging head Talosians from the original pilot and the silicon-based lifeform The Horta are in the mix.

The most likely suspect however is Gary Mitchell, an old friend of Kirk’s in the pre-series days. In the show’s pilot episode, an encounter with the Galactic Barrier turns Mitchell into a dangerous being with increasing ESP powers.