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Kevin Smith hints that a sequel to Red State could be on the way…

The long-gestating sequel Princess Diaries 3, which star Anne Hathaway has been championing for a while now, is inching forward. Disney has tapped Aadrita Mukerji (“Reacher”) to script a continuation of the family movie franchise. No deal is in place for the actress to return as yet but it’s expected she’ll sign on. [More…]

A prequel series to Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is reportedly in the works. Snakebyte Productions have tapped Kurt Anson to direct a pilot for a potential new series that would fix on Barry Guiler Sr. [More…]

Disney have reportedly kicked off talks with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis about starring in that Freaky Friday sequel that both actresses have been petitioning to do. Says Curtis, “I’m 64 in a week and Lindsay is 36…[A sequel] lends itself so beautifully,” Curtis said. “We’re both committed to it, and it’s not ours to make. It’s Disney’s to make and I think they’re interested and we’re talking.” [More…]

Kevin Smith says Lionsgate are keen on making a sequel to Red State. “They were like, if we do this, would you do it again? And I was like, yeah, in a heartbeat. […] I mean, obviously, Michael Parks is gone. But it’s just a story of crazy people with guns and s*** like that. As long as I could use John Goodman again. I could make a hundred f****** Red States. And I’m like, let’s do it. So we’re gonna make one.” [More…]

The director of Scoob! says that although the film’s sequel will never be released – part of David Zaslav’s new decision making position at WB Discovery – they were instructed that, because the film was 95% finished, to finish the film anyway. Again, never coming out. [More….]

If Constantine 2 comes to fruition, director Francis Lawrence says he’s going to push for a harder movie. “One of the biggest things, for me, about the first one was we followed, per Warner Bros., the rules to make a PG-13 movie in terms of violence, blood, language, sexuality. But the ratings board gave us a hard R based on their the gray zone of intensity,” said Lawrence. “And my big, big regret was that we have an R-rated movie that’s really a PG-13 movie, and if I was going to have to go have an R, I would have really made an R-rated movie. I would have made it much scarier and much more violent, and I would have really made an R-rated movie.” [More

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