30 Upcoming Movie Sequels You Didn't Know About

News Simon Brew 5 Mar 2008 - 10:09
Will Smith in I Am Legend

We've spent days of our lives scouring the world for news of sequels that you may not have heard of. And here are 30 films in various states of production...

The domination of sequels in the big summer and winter schedules continues, and if the following - in particular order - is anything to go by, it's going to carry on for many years to come...

The Brazilian Job: the follow up to Paramount’s US remake of The Italian Job is still on the cards, and it’s got a 2009 release date marked. Jason Statham, Mos Def, Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron are attached, as is director F Gary Gray.

I, Robot 2: All we know on this one is that it’s in the scripting stages still, with a potential 2010 release date planned in. No news on Mr Smith's involvement.

I Am Legend 2:
Warner’s huge Christmas 2007 hit could also have a follow up, although it’d be interesting to see if Will Smith returned to it. A 2010 release date is also being mooted for this one.

Beverly Hills Cop 4: If Die Hard can still do it at the box office, why can’t Axel Foley? Er, because the third BHC movie was crap, and a flop. Still, it’s not stopped development work going ahead on number four. No further news than that, though.

National Treasure 3:
Not a huge surprise, but as the Nic Cage Indiana Jones knock off franchise has proved to be quite a juggernaut, you’ll only have to wait until 2011 for the third film in the series.

Cars 2: We spotted this on AintItCool – is Pixar really looking to make a sequel to its weakest film? Apparently so…

Toy Story 3: This one, after lots of umming and ahhing, appears to be a goer. It won’t, as was speculated, be a straight-to-DVD affair, and Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are both expected back on voicing duties. It’ll be out in 2010.

Jeepers Creepers 3: MGM is running the rule over a potential third instalment in the horror franchise, with director Victor Salva still attached. Hmmm.

Shrek 5:
The fourth film was a no-brainer after the tepid third outing made so much cash. But a fifth instalment has also been confirmed. No wonder Shrek is the same colour as an American dollar…

Night at the Museum 2:
Ben Stiller is returning for his most commercially successful role outside of the Meet the Parents franchise. We can wait. No news on the proposed Meet The Little Focker, though.

Crank 2: High Voltage: This is more like it. Crank is a guilty pleasure right up there with Snakes on a Plane, and it’s coming back for more. Shooting starts next month, for a 2009 release, and Jason Statham returns as Chev Chelios. As he should.

Transporter 3: Statham again. He’s making this too, and it’s in pre-production. Presumably, he’ll go from Crank 2 straight onto this.

Super Troopers 2: A sequel nobody asked for! Hurray! Expect it in 2010, as it’s in the early writing stages still, we believe.

Silent Hill 2: Sony is looking at a follow up to the crap-but-popular video game adaptation. 2010 is the current slated release date.

The Descent 2: We understand that Neil Marshall won’t be directed this one, which has the, er, working title of The De2cent. He’s attached as Executive Producer, with Jon Harris stepping behind the camera (he edited the first film, as well as the more recent Stardust).

The Grudge 3: Yup, it’s in pre-production now, for release next year. That’ll likely be the scariest thing about it.

Ice Age 3: 1st July 2009. That’s the date you’ll need to avoid if you want to miss the next Ice Age movie. Hopefully it’ll be better than the second one…

Ghost Rider 2:
A surprise hit last year, Marvel is developing a follow-up to the Nic Cage comic book flick, and tentatively has 2009 marked for release. No director is thus far attached.

The Untouchables: Capone Rising: A prequel to Brian De Palma’s cracking prohibition thriller of, er, twenty years ago. De Palma is back behind the camera, and the project is in the pre-production stages now.

The Thomas Crown Affair 2:
Weird, this. It’s taken them ages to do a sequel, and then they draft in Paul Verhoeven to direct a follow-up to someone else’s film. Pierce Brosnan returns, and filming starts shortly.

The People Under The Stairs 2:
No sign of any Wes Craven involvement, though, and release may even be this year. Hmmm. We'd wager DVD will be its home.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: Er, that’s what they’ve called The Mummy 3, which is out on 1st August. Brendan Fraser and Jet Li star.

Punisher: War Zone:
Ray Stevenson becomes the third person to play The Punisher on screen. You’ll be able to find out how he did on 12th September this year.

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder: Casper Van Diem is back, but it’s still going straight to DVD, as the piss-awful second film did. It’s due out later this year.

Pink Panther 2: Oh dear. And I’m a Steve Martin fan. It’s out on 13th February 2009.

Ace Ventura 3: No Jim Carrey though, and no chance of it seeing the inside of a cinema. Head to Blockbuster later in the year if you want to catch it.

War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave: Another straight to DVD sequel, but this one’s of note because it’s directed by Soul Man/Hitcher star C Thomas Howell. Blimey.

Jurassic Park 4: It’s taken them ages to sort this out, but the latest is that Laura Dern is still attached, and that it’ll be released in 2009. Don’t hold your breath though, as shooting would need to start really very soon...

Scary Movie 5/Saw 5: You could have guessed at these if you didn’t know about them already. Both should see the light before the end of the year. Sadly.

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I'd hoped Jurassic Park 4 was dead, but apparently not. I wonder if it still has the original idea floated for this project that the dinos have guns in this one? Please...

What about the rumoured Tron 2?

Fuck all of these movies. (Except Ghost Rider 2.)

So there's still no money to make Mad Max IV? Ooohhhhkay then.

Tron is being done in 3D, I understand. It's, er, going in the sequel to 30 sequels you didn't know about. Ahem.

Crank 2, and a new Jeepers Creepers movie?
That has made my day.

I am surpirsed they didn't mention Pulse 2. I mean the first movie was pretty bad. Then you also have the fact they won't have the main reason most people even watched the first one. That is Kristen Bell.

Im no Silenthill Fanboy, I've never even Played the game. But i thought the film was very well done and it was incredibly enjoyable to watch. To see it be called "crap-but-popular" was kind of a downer.

OMG....what I don't get is Hollywood spending all of this money on the same stories...I think it is just about time for someone to stop being so lazy and such a moocher and actually make an attempt at being creative and artistic...ya know the whole purpose of film!!!! It really is a disgrace!! American cinema sucks!!!!!!! Come on! hat happened to the Kubricks and Scorceses...It's like they have all turned into Burtons and, UH, SPEILBERGS, or however you spell his name..

The Brazilian Job? No way dude, I cant wait for that one!

JJ
http://www.Ultimate-Anonymity....

Starship Troopers 2 was released in 2004 as a direct-to-DVD title.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt03...

Oh yeah, You list Saw 5, Well Saw 5 and 6 are being filmed back to back like Saw 3 and 4.

Not to mention they are doing an Into the Blue 2. Because the 1st one was just soooo good. And it has one of those chicks from The Hills in it...what is the world coming to.

"Jason Statham returns as Chev Chelios..."

How the f*** did he manage that. I seem to recall... SPOILER ALERT...

he died at the end of Crank.

Chev Chelios blinks in the last second of the movie :)

ok starship troopers 2 came out in 2006 straight to dvd it is not coming out in 2010 and starship troopers 3 is going in theatres in 2008 get your stuff right and stop making up release dates.

that's an amazing list. thank you. I found some trailers at utube by the way. Beverly Hills Cop 4 will be a great movie.

you forgot one movie: Con Air 2: Flight to Freedom
if you don't believe me here is a link for proof.

Link:http://johnkuehlonline.blogspo...

I'd hoped Jurassic Park 4 was dead, but apparently not. I wonder if it still has the original idea floated for this project that the dinos have guns in this one? Please...

Fuck all of these movies. (Except Ghost Rider 2.)

So there's still no money to make Mad Max IV? Ooohhhhkay then.

What about the rumoured Tron 2?

Tron is being done in 3D, I understand. It's, er, going in the sequel to 30 sequels you didn't know about. Ahem.

Crank 2, and a new Jeepers Creepers movie?
That has made my day.

I am surpirsed they didn't mention Pulse 2. I mean the first movie was pretty bad. Then you also have the fact they won't have the main reason most people even watched the first one. That is Kristen Bell.

Im no Silenthill Fanboy, I've never even Played the game. But i thought the film was very well done and it was incredibly enjoyable to watch. To see it be called "crap-but-popular" was kind of a downer.

OMG....what I don't get is Hollywood spending all of this money on the same stories...I think it is just about time for someone to stop being so lazy and such a moocher and actually make an attempt at being creative and artistic...ya know the whole purpose of film!!!! It really is a disgrace!! American cinema sucks!!!!!!! Come on! hat happened to the Kubricks and Scorceses...It's like they have all turned into Burtons and, UH, SPEILBERGS, or however you spell his name..

The Brazilian Job? No way dude, I cant wait for that one!

JJ
http://www.Ultimate-Anonymity....

Starship Troopers 2 was released in 2004 as a direct-to-DVD title.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt03...

Oh yeah, You list Saw 5, Well Saw 5 and 6 are being filmed back to back like Saw 3 and 4.

"Jason Statham returns as Chev Chelios..."

How the f*** did he manage that. I seem to recall... SPOILER ALERT...

he died at the end of Crank.

Not to mention they are doing an Into the Blue 2. Because the 1st one was just soooo good. And it has one of those chicks from The Hills in it...what is the world coming to.

Chev Chelios blinks in the last second of the movie :)

ok starship troopers 2 came out in 2006 straight to dvd it is not coming out in 2010 and starship troopers 3 is going in theatres in 2008 get your stuff right and stop making up release dates.

you forgot one movie: Con Air 2: Flight to Freedom
if you don't believe me here is a link for proof.

Link:http://johnkuehlonline.blogspo...

that's an amazing list. thank you. I found some trailers at utube by the way. Beverly Hills Cop 4 will be a great movie.

Old news is old :( Damn you stumbleupon!

It's funny how this was published in 2008 and 4 years later most of these have never been made! Bahaha! Fail!

'Silent Hill 2:...the crap-but-popular video game adaptaion...'
You might want to re-think that sentence before the whole of DoG comes and smacks you upside the head.

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