Friday Sequel News Round-Up!

Clint’s been out battling bushfires all day – apparently a fierce one was creeping towards his home, getting so far as two streets away so he, the wife and baby Charisma had to load up the trailer just in case they had to make a sudden exit – you’ll have seen it – not Clint – on the news. Whilst he recovers from breathing in too much smoke (wouldn’t be the first time Cheech!) I’ll run down the daily ‘sequel’ news items for him… or you… or whoever’s interested.

Rambo 5
Sylvester Stallone says it’s still happening – he just can’t decide where to set it. If the last few scenes of the previous film were anything to go by, it’d seem the new film is bound for a U.S backdrop, but Sly’s not so sure. Source : ExtraTV

Batman 3
Not surprisingly, it’s apparently in the script stage. As it should be, assuming it’s only a year or so away from going into production. Source : IESB.net

Puss in Boots
This is the long-awaited “Shrek” spin-off featuring Antonio Banderas’s ‘Puss…. In Boots’ character. Apparently Tom Wheeler has been hired to write it. He replaces Chris Miller, who had taken a stab at an earlier draft. Source : The Hollywood Reporter

Get Smart 2
Steve Carell missed it by ‘that much’ last time around – will he do better the second time ‘round? He and hot stuff Anne Hathaway are back on the case for another sequel – hitting theaters in Spring 2010. Source : IESB.net

Twilight 5
Yeah, “Twilight 5” – spare me, suckers. And there is a god – author Stephanie Meyer says she’s stopped working on the new book because someone leaked the manuscript for it online. Instead, “Stephenie is working on something else at the moment” a spokesperson says. ‘’But she hasn’t announced it yet. It isn’t ‘Twilight’-related. When she’s ready to reveal it, she will. This has been an intense three years for her, and currently she’s just focusing on being a writer.” Source : SFgate

Resident Evil 4
A scooper says “Paul Anderson wrote the screenplay but he is not coming back to direct. The screenplay is more akin to RE2 in terms of style, but with better dialogue. The overall tone is also very dark. So far, they will be filming in Toronto and Tokyo. Toronto will actually front for Alaska. They will be hiring a director once they have Milla officially signed back on’’. Source : Arrow in the Head

Iron Man 2
Emily Blunt has been cast in “Gulliver’s Travels” and may have to leave “Iron Man 2” as a consequence. Fox holds an option on the actress that was part of her deal when she co-starred in “The Devil Wears Prada,” and the studio may invoke it to see that she takes part in the giant tale. Source : Variety

The Thing
… the remake is actually a prequel. It’ll fix on Kurt Russell’s brother! “The prequel takes place from the Norwegian camps point of view. An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realize that an alien life-form with the ability to take over bodies is on the loose and they don’t know who may already have been taken over.” Source : Bloody Disgusting