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Throw It Back! Throw It Back! One Reboot, and One Sequel No One Asked For

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 17, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 17, 2011 |

  • The idea of a Daredevil reboot has been floating around for months, but it’s one of those ideas that you’d think somewhere along the line, a studio exec with some common goddamn sense would put the kibosh on. Studios may be exploitative, and they may put out plenty of crap, but in the case of most sequels and reboots, there’s at least a profit motive behind them. I fail to see it here, given the the poor showing of the first Daredevil movie and the generally moronic idea of marketing a blind superhero movie. Nevertheless, it looks like the idea has moved at least to the stage where a director is attached, in this case David Slade, better known to the masses as the director of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and to people that actually care about movies, as the director of Hard Candy.

    I hope to God someone stops this before it gets any further. (Source: Variety)

  • Meanwhile, in other ideas too stupid to exist, a fourth American Pie film is not only in development, it’s reached a stage where there’s little possibility of turning back. Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, and Seann William Scott are officially now signed on, and negotiations are ongoing with Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Coolidge, negotiations of which probably amount to: “Here’s $50. Would you like to be in American Pie IV.” I don’t expect any of them to turn down 50 big ones at this point in their careers. That’s probably five times the going rate on Klein’s last five films. I also understand that Reid will receive one free line of coke for appearing in the film, and two lines of coke if she agrees not to take off her top.

    Filming on American Abortion Reunion begins in May, or right around the time that Seann Williams Scott gets out of rehab. It’s written and will be directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold and Kumar). The film will be set at their high-school reunion.

    (Source: The Wrap)

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