Michael Douglas wants to do a new “Romancing the Stone”, Eddie Murphy’s being touted for a fourth “Beverly Hills Cop”, there’s still talk of Bruce Willis doing another “Die Hard”, and of course, Arnold’s back for “Terminator 3”. Seems whenever your careers in the toilet take a look back through your resume and see what you can’t capitalize on. Now, another one-time great is set to dust off one of his big hits to see if he can wring a sequel out of it…
John Travolta needs a hit. Boy, does he need a hit. The “Grease 3” talk is enough to sustain that certainty. After “Basic”, “Domestic Disturbance” and “Battlefield Earth”, Disco-boy’s star seems to be inaudibly falling once again. And Hollywood isn’t known to hand out comebacks third time round.
That’s why John’s perceptibly in talks to do the sequel to one his more triumphant movies from the last decade, “Get Shorty”, to be called “Be Cool”.
Variety reports that the follow-up begins after Chili Palmer [Travolta], the savvy Miami loan shark-turned-movie producer, hatches a hit film and then a bomb. He then becomes the promoter of a struggling singer who is being pursued by the Russian mafia.
Brett Ratner is believed to be in talks to helm it. Ratner’s trying to get anything off the ground at the moment – since exiting “Superman” – so that’s almost a definite.
Ratner owes his next picture to New Line who are hoping he will helm “Rush Hour 3”, but it is far from clear that the sequel will be ready in the short term, in which case MGM would have to make a deal with New Line.
2004 could be the year for Travolta. What with his villain role in “The Punisher”, the promising fire fighting drama “Ladder 49”, and now a “Get Shorty 2”, things might definitely be on the improve.
If all else fails, there’s also “Look who’s Talking again”.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.