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.
April 3, 2010
'Diary' movie gets sequel Fox 2000 has greenlighted a "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" sequel, based on the second book in author Jeff Kinney's bestselling prose/comic series. The production will work from a new script from Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, who wrote the shooting script of the first movie, and will take a fair amount of input from Kinney himself. Star Zachary Gordon will come back too in a plot that finds Greg Heffley back for a second year in middle school. -- Steven Zeitchik ABC News lays off Betsy Stark ABC News has laid off business correspondent Betsy Stark as part of a wrenching series of cuts in the news division that will ultimately see the departure of a quarter of the staff.
May 16, 2013 |
Harvey Weinstein says he loved the martial arts blockbuster “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” So now he's making its sequel - albeit without original director Ang Lee. CHEAT SHEET: Cannes Film Festival 2013 The Weinstein Co. announced Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival that it will commence filming on “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 - The Green Destiny” next March in Asia. The sequel will be directed by Yuen Wo Ping (the celebrated fight choreographer in the first film)
April 18, 2013 |
Paramount Pictures will cast Chinese roles for its upcoming “Transformers 4” through a reality television show in the world's most populous nation, the studio announced Thursday. The sequel, set for release next summer and directed by Michael Bay, previously was announced as a coproduction between the American studio and China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises. Known as “'Transformers 4' Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show,” the competition will select four actors for the film: two professionals and two amateurs. The competition is scheduled to start this June and will be judged by Jiaflix producer Sid Ganis, the former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences; Lorenzo DiBonaventura, the producer of the “Transformers” sequel; casting director Denise Chamian; and Paramount marketing and distribution executive Megan Colligan.