August 7, 2012 |
Joss Whedon will return to write and direct a sequel to "The Avengers," Bob Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Co., announced Tuesday. The superhero movie, made by Disney's Marvel Entertainment subsidiary, is one of the biggest hits in modern Hollywood history, with global ticket sales in excess of $1.46 billion. The film's domestic ticket sales of $616.8 million makes it the third-highest-grossing film of all time, trailing just"Avatar" and"Titanic" in non-inflation-adjusted dollars.
July 12, 2013 |
"Sharknado" looks more like a "Snarknado. " Syfy's so-bad-it's-great B-movie , starring Tara Reid, generated a whirlwind of response from Twitter on Thursday night. Perhaps recognizing Syfy puts out goofy movies like this all the time -- 2010's "Sharktopus" comes to mind -- many clamored for a sequel. Some tweeters proposed possible titles. Right now, I'm hoping for a producer's credit for "Avalanchovies. " Or "Shrewnami. " PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Here are some favorites: "Shih Tzunami" -- @annielowrey " Lizard Blizzard" -- @TheTweetOfGod "Hurricats" -- @goingforgoofy "Squidquake" -- @brayingdixon " Velocirapture" -- @JasonAbbruzzese "Sharknobyl" -- @swin24 We've got a few more Hollywood-ready ideas here . "Sharknado" racked up about 387,000 tweets, according to a spokesman for Syfy, and at its peak boasted 5,000 tweets a minute ( which didn't exactly translate into stellar ratings )
December 17, 2013 |
"The Bible" was a hit for History this year, so it only makes sense that more would be coming. On Tuesday, NBC announced the sequel -- "A.D. " -- is making the leap from cable to broadcast. It will air on NBC sometime in the spring of 2015. The 12-hour miniseries, executive produced by "The Apprentice" creator Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Richard Bedser, is expected to take up the story of the New Testament after the crucifixion of Jesus. NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement, "Everyone's lives were completely altered in an instant and the immediate aftermath of Christ's death had an impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the time. In the first episode alone you see the last moments of the Crucifixion, Judas taking his own life after betraying Christ, Peter denying Jesus three times, and then the miracle of the Resurrection.
August 24, 1986 |
They're baaaaack! The Ghostbusters, that is. Dan Aykroyd is putting finishing touches on the script for "Ghostbusters II"--for Columbia Pics. According to Bernie Brillstein, Aykroyd's manager (and exec producer of "I"), the film will reunite Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and director Ivan Reitman--who've all committed to the project. No word yet on whether Sigourney Weaver will return.
August 3, 2012 |
Stephen King published "The Shining" way back in 1977. It was his fourth novel. A year earlier, his first, "Carrie," had come out as a film directed by Brian De Palma, and had been a huge success. King was big, but he wasn't yet the giant bestselling author he's become. Now, 35 years later, King has gone back to "The Shining" and written a sequel, " Doctor Sleep . " It comes to shelves in January of 2013, just when everyone who might be snowed in will be. "Doctor Sleep" features the now-adult Danny, the child who could see ghosts in the Overlook Hotel.
February 5, 2013 |
Kristen Wiig is joining the cast of Will Ferrell's "Anchorman" sequel. Knights of Columbus, that's kind of a big deal! "Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2. Cannonball!" director Adam McKay confirmed Monday on Twitter. "Anchorman" costar Christina Applegate (a.k.a. Ron Burgundy's lady love) corroborated the story with her own Tweet. "woohoo! That's so great," Applegate responded, later quipping , "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2.