It probably goes without saying – not that it won’t still bring tears to the eyes of those with a penchant for ice-picking yielding dick-magnets – but the once-promising “Basic Instinct” franchise is as dead as a sun-touched ant. That’s according to producer Mario Kassar who told me earlier this week that plans for a third chapter were shelved when the sequel, “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction”, failed to make any kind of impression at the box office (let alone an audience).
In 2006, star Sharon Stone told reporters that she’d read the script for a potential “Basic Instinct 3″. She also revealed she’d be directing the pic (did C2 know about this!?). “There’s a script for the next part of the story – but I would like to direct it rather than star in it. It will be filmed in the UK again as the setting is more intense and gritty.”
More intense and gritty? Is that what that was in “Basic Instinct 2″? Did I miss that part in between my slumber?
Sounds like C2 have done as a favour by pressing the ‘stop’ button on the Catherine Tramell express. But in all seriousness, the first film was such a cheesy, but enjoyable thriller – it had a little bit of everything. And Sharon Stone did rock that boat! It was a classy pic with, I would’ve thought, much franchise potential. Pity about that little stumble some 14 years later.
Kassar, who was the executive producer on Paul Verhoeven’s original hit and later, executive producer on Michael Caton-Jones’ sequel, also confirmed that plans for a direct-to-video sequel to “Showgirls”, originally announced in 2005, “never happened” either.
“Showgirls 2″ was said to have a financial backer in Germanyâ€™s Lighthouse Films and producers in Brad Krevoy and Donald Kushner, but signatures never hit paper.
Kassar’s (who, I might mention, is a terrific guy – and, if I do say myself, a great producer) currently working on the bonking-less “Terminator Salvation”, released in a couple of months.
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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.