The Purge took the weekend box office, so you know what that means. A sequel! No movie must ever stand alone! We will remake them, create sequels, and flood the market with them! Frankly, I’m surprised they waited until the opening to announce the sequel. Man of Steel already has one in the works and the man hasn’t even put on his spandex punchy suit in theaters yet.
In (somewhat) original movie news, Donald Glover and Evan Peters join Reawakening. It’s a horror thriller that has Glover and Peters as research students involved in reviving the dead. Things go okay, if sinister happenings caused by a bunch of scientists going all Dr. Frankenstein on people’s asses is okay. I think we all know the answer to that.
Star Wars Episode VII may use another set of twins as protagonists. Namely, the twins of Han and Leia. Jaina and Jacen Solo could be trained by their Uncle Luke. They could then turn, one to the Dark Side and one to the Good. They could, but I doubt it. Collider has more evidence about why it probably isn’t true, mainly that it is exceedingly doubtful that Disney and J.J. Abrams would allow a plot that people can read in one of the Star Wars novels to be the plot for such a highly anticipated movie, right?
Michael Bay is working on a Ghost Recon movie. I’m still waiting on an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem movie, a Tonka Trucks movie, a live-action and animation hybrid movie of “Snorks”, and a gritty reboot of “The Get Along Gang” to be accosted by Bay.
Kelly Marcel, writer of the 50 Shades of Grey script, is writing The Little Mermaid for Joe Wright. Let that marinate in your skulls, seeping into every wrinkle in that beautiful brain of yours. A family-friendly version of the fairy tale is likely, which is why they’ve brought in the person responsible for tweaking such amazing lines as “He touched my sex” into the fold. Marcel will make magic with a mute mermaid’s lines, I bet.