Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Upcoming Sequels and Remakes

Alamo Drafthouse - Mondo Mystery Movie - Artist Jesse Philips
The sequel machine is efficient yet predictable. Make the original; churn out a few sequels; reboot; rinse; repeat. Sometimes they don't even wait for the sequel, they just go straight to the reboot, i.e. 'Superman Returns' and 'Daredevil.' 
Typically I'm not bothered by this form of movie-cannibalism. I have seen my fair share of sequels and remakes and will no doubt continue to. So when I read that the writers of (the admittedly fantastic) 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' started work on the 'Jurassic Park' sequel (in addition to the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'), I thought "Ok, sign me up." 
But when I read that Michael Bay would soon be birthing yet another awful 'Transformers' film, enough was enough. Then I started to think--exactly how many sequels/remakes (good or bad) can we expect in 2013 and beyond? 

Once compiled, the numbers surprised me. Let there be no doubt that Hollywood suffers from a serious lack of imagination. The number of upcoming sequels, prequels, and remakes are staggering. I've tried to put together an accurate list below, but I don't think I've even scratched the surface. At some point I just had to stop. I couldn't type anymore. If you see any I've missed please let me know.

2012 (remainder of year)
  1. The Amazing Spider Man - July 3, 2012
  2. Ice Age 4 - July 13, 2012
  3. The Dark Knight Rises - July 20, 2012
  4. The Bourne Legacy - August 3, 2012
  5. Total Recall - August 3, 2013
  6. Expendables 2 - August 17, 2012
  7. Resident Evil Retribution - September 14, 2012
  8. Dredd (Judge Dredd) - September 21, 2012
  9. Taken 2 - October 5, 2012
  10. Red Dawn - November 2, 2012
  11. Skyfall (James Bond 23) - November 9, 2012
  12. Anna Karenina - November 9, 2012
  13. The Hobbit - December 14, 2012
  14. The Great Gatsby - December 25, 2012 (starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan)
2013
  1. A Good Day to Die Hard (Die Hard 5) - February 14, 2013
  2. I, Frankenstein - February 22, 2013 (starring Bill Nighy and Aaron Eckhart)
  3. Oz: The Great and Powerful - March 8, 2013 (starring James Franco & Mila Kunis)
  4. Carrie - March 15, 2013
  5. G.I. Joe Retaliation - March 29, 2013
  6. The Evil Dead - April 12, 2013
  7. Iron Man 3 - May 3, 2013
  8. Fast and Furious 6 - May 24, 2013
  9. Thor 2 - November 8, 2013
  10. Star Trek 2 - May 17, 2013
  11. Superman: Man of Steel - June 14, 2013
  12. How to Train your Dragon 2 - June 20, 2013
  13. Monsters University (Monsters, Inc. 2) - June 21, 2013
  14. The Lone Ranger - July 3, 2013 (starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, & Helena Bonham-Carter)
  15. Despicable Me 2 - July 3, 2013
  16. Wolverine 2 - July 2013
  17. 300: Battle of Artemisia - August 2, 2013 (starring Eva Green and Rodrigo Santoro)
  18. RoboCop - August 9, 2013 (starring Joel Kinnaman of 'The Killing' and Hugh Laurie)
  19. Percy Jackson and the Olypians: The Sea Monsters - August 16, 2013
  20. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - October 4, 2013
  21. Austin Powers 4
  22. Mad Max: Fury Road
  23. Red 2
  24. Oldboy - Starring Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen (directed by Spike Lee)
  25. Short Circuit
  26. Suspiria
  27. I am Legend Prequel - Unknown date (Will Smith to star)
  28. Blade Runner Prequel - Unknown date (Ridley Scott to direct)
  29. Independence Day 2 and 3 - (will likely happen without Will Smith)
  30. Chronicles of Riddick 2 - Confirmed (starring Vin Diesel and Katee Sackhoff)
  31. Highlander - Rumored to star Ryan Reynolds--yes I know.
  32. Bridget Jones Baby
  33. Spawn - Reboot
  34. Point Break - Remake
  35. My Fair Lady - Starring Colin Firth and Carey Mulligan
2014
  1. Captain America 2 - April 4, 2014
  2. X-Men: First Class 2 - July 18, 2014
  3. Child’s Play - Remake - July 2014
  4. Child's Play: Curse of Chuck  - The sequel is going direct to DVD. Remake going to theaters.
  5. Zoolander 2 - Confirmed
  6. Top Gun 2 - Tom Cruise to star, Tony Scott to direct
  7. Cloverfield 2 - Greenlit
  8. Terminator 5 - Schwarnegger committed to star
  9. Kill Bill Vol. 3
  10. Logan's Run - Remake
  11. National Treasure 3
  12. Real Steel 2
  13. Scarface - Remake
  14. Tron Legacy 2
  15. Annie - Remake starring Willow Smith
  16. Short Circuit
  17. Pet Semetary - Remake
  18. Starship Troopers
  19. The Seven Samurai
  20. War Games
  21. Dirty Dancing
2015
Avatar 2 - Confirmed

2016
Avatar 3 - Confirmed

Rumored/ Or In Development
  1. Hancock 2 
  2. The Ring 3D - 2014?
  3. Get Smart 2
  4. Bettlejuice 2 - Confirmed (co-written by Seth Grahame-Smith writer of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter')
  5. Hitman 2
  6. Indiana Jones 5
  7. I, Robot 2 - Starring Will Smith. Script by Ron D. Moore
  8. Kill Bill Vol. 3
  9. The Crow
  10. Pirates of the Caribbean 5
  11. Daredevil
  12. Dune
  13. Excalibur - Bryan Singer's Excalibur remake is dead in the water! Yay!!!
  14. 28 Months Later
  15. Fantastic 4  - Reboot
  16. Godzilla - Remake
  17. Rebecca
  18. A Star is Born
  19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Reboot
  20. Tomb Raider - Reboot
  21. The Twilight Zone - Remake
  22. Ghostbusters 3
  23. Rounders 2 
  24. NeverEnding Story - Remake
  25. Batman franchise - After The Dark Knight Rises, Batman will be rebooted...yet again.
  26. House Party
  27. Time Bandits

6 comments:

  1. Wow! And I remember when people were complianing about 2002 being the year of the sequal!!

    Thanks for this list, you've gotten all that I know of listed!

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  2. Impressive piece of research, I think modern culture eats itself. I suppose its easier to pitch a remake than something original. I usually don't watch them. And as for Transformers-yawn...

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  3. The idea of another Bridget Jones movie just made me throw up in my mouth a little. The idea of Bridget Jones passing on her neuroses, complete lack of self-esteem, or ability to function without some man's constant reassurances to an innocent child makes me want to call child welfare.
    Also, Wolverine 2? Because the first one didn't mutilate my delightful childhood memories enough?

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  4. I've been looking forward to the remake of Total Recall for about a year -- at least this one won't have Arnold mugging for the camera. I'm also looking forward to the remake of Red Dawn, though it might be awful. However, I assume they'll come out with a crisp new version of the original, with extra features.

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  5. While there were a couple of things there that I would look forward to, I mostly ended up a little depressed after reading all of those.

    After the success of The Avengers there's a rumored Justice League movie coming, with the rebooted Superman and Batman.

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  6. @Bersecules-- Ha, yeah 2002 has nothing on 2012 or 2013.

    @Paul-- Very good analogy of modern culture eating itself--poetic even.

    @Brigid Daull Brockway-- I couldn't agree more. Why or why do we need a Briget Jones sequel?

    @Mark-- I am worried, very worried for the 'Red Dawn' remake. All the signs point to it being bad...very bad. The jury's still out on 'Total Recall.' I'll still see it anyway.

    @Chip-- Yes, this list did seriously depress me. As Paul said above, it's our culture eating itself. Fortunately DC hasn't had many franchises excluding Superman, Batman, and Catwoman. DC has been much more conservative than Marvel so their may be hope for DC.

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