Warner Bros. is on a roll! The studio has announced two sequels from its current crop of releases. First, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" made a boatload of cash for the studio, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a threequel is coming!
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the director of "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," Brad Peyton, along with co-writers Mark and Brian Gunn are closing deals to return for the third installment. The producers behind the franchise are excited to work with the creative team again, and yes, this will be a 3D adventure...yet again. But the big question -- will Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson return? "Journey 3" will visit theaters in 2014.
And then we have "Project X." Warner Bros. is keeping the party rockin'. The found-footage movie opened strong with $21 million last weekend and yup, no rocket scientist needed to get this party going and going and going.
Michael Bacall, who co-wrote the script with Matt Drake, is writing a treatment for the sequel according to THR. Bacall, perhaps an optimist, already began writing the sequel weeks before the movie even opened!
It's unclear whether the actors from the original film, Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Brown, are returning for the sequel. One thing's for sure, more raucous, raunchy time will be had by "Project X" fans.
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Here's more info from Yahoo:
Agents J and K are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
In Theaters -- May 25, 2012
MPAA Rating -- Not Rated
Genres -- Sequel, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Distributors -- Sony Pictures Releasing
Barry Sonnenfeld -- Director
Will Smith -- Agent Jay
Tommy Lee Jones -- Agent Kay
Josh Brolin -- Young Agent Kay
Jemaine Clement -- Boris
Tony Shalhoub -- Jack Jeebs
Sharlto Copley -- Griffin
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Someone like you cared a whole awful lot!
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" earned $70.7 million for the biggest box-office debut of the year so far. The 3D animated flick featuring the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, and Danny DeVito easily beat competition! ("Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" movie review right here, and win exclusive prizes from the Universal movie right here)
At No. 2 was the raunchy R-rated "Project X." The Warner Bros. comedy sold $20.8 million worth of box-office tickets for the second place.
Previous weekend's box-office champ, the Navy Seals propaganda film, "The Act of Valor," slipped to No. 3 with $13.7 million. So far, the "Call of Duty" primer has made over $45.2 million since it opened two weekends ago.
Meanwhile, silence is definitely golden! The Best Picture of the year, "The Artist," received a 34 percent bump coming in at No. 10 with $3.9 million and grossing over $37 million total.
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of March 2nd:
1. "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," $70.7 million ($500,000 international).
2. "Project X," $20.8 million ($1.7 million international).
3. "Act of Valor," $13.7 million.
4. "Safe House," $7.2 million ($10.8 million international).
5. "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds," $7 million.
6. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," $6.9 million ($14.7 million international).
7. "The Vow," $6.1 million ($4.1 million international).
8. "This Means War," $5.6 million ($14.1 million international).
9. "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," $4.7 million ($6 million international).
10. "The Artist," $3.9 million ($5.3 million international).
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“John Carter” begins by telling us we really don’t know Mars. Perhaps defensively, the filmmakers are inviting us to open our minds about the red planet, the film’s setting. Throw out everything you know about Mars and it will be okay, at least for the most part.
For starters, Mars is called Barsoom and is populated by warring inhabitants, deadly creatures, and manipulative spiritual leaders. This is the atmosphere that the earthling John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) has come to face.
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic, “A Princess of Mars,” the first novel in his Barsoom series, “John Carter” is a big-budget extravaganza ($250 million and counting) that is intriguingly entertaining and wantonly captivating. Read More...
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This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we have fantastic prizes from the film “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” from Universal Pictures. One lucky winner will take home the following (to watch my movie review of "DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX" click here):
*** T-shirt for “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” size Youth Medium
*** 3 Truffula Pencils
*** “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” bookmarks
Everything you need to fall in love with “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax!”
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It’s as easy as that! So what are you waiting for? Go to my Facebook page right now, and good luck!
Sorry international friends, this is only for U.S. residents
Here’s more on “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” from Universal:
A boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
In Theaters • March 2, 2012
MPAA Rating PG (for for mild brief language)
Genres Adaptation, Animated, Family, Action/Adventure
Distributors Universal Pictures
Also Known As • The Lorax
Production Status Awaiting Release
Produced In United States
Danny DeVito -- Voice of Lorax
Ed Helms -- Voice of Once-ler
Zac Efron -- Voice of Ted
Taylor Swift -- Voice of Audrey
Betty White -- Voice of Grammy Norma
Rob Riggle -- Voice of Mr. O'Hare/ Voice of O'Hare
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