Star Trek 3
Whilst only a couple of days ago it was reported that John M. Chu was the top contender to take over from J. J. Abrams for Star Trek 3 another front-runner’s name has seeped through the internet cracks, that of Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes). This evidence is also supported by the fact that Chu’s representative denied any rumours of their client having been contacted for the project.
Wyatt, who recently pulled out of the Planet of the Apes franchise due to an overly hectic agenda, went on to sign up for The Equalizer remake, starring Denzel Washington, only to back out after early negotiations. Since then he has been attached to various projects including Birdsong, Night Film, and Agent 13, but, given the sheer size of Star Trek 3 surely this project would take preference over the others, should he get the offer.
The Conjuring 2
We already knew a sequel to The Conjuring was being toyed with even before the original hit cinemas. Although the announcement was extremely vague it would appear that the producers have now got their eyes on another of The Warren’s case files that would make for a more than worthy, and certainly terrifying, sequel.
Based on the report it looks like The Conjuring 2 will be somewhat closer to home for us, investigating a case file from the late ’70s which dealt with two sisters in Enfield, England, who were allegedly possessed. According to Lorraine Warren she personally witnessed them levitate, criss cross in the air and land in each others’ beds. One of the sisters even dematerialized right before her very eyes before turning up seventeen and a half minutes later stuffed inside a fuse cabinet, contorted a completely unnatural way as though she was double jointed. Lorraine also reports that the demon spoke directly to her husband on numerous occasions, aware of who he was when they arrived to investigate the ocurrences. If you thought The Conjuring was the scariest film yet wait until the sequel as Lorraine Warren has cited the Enfield case as being one of the most terrifying experiences of her career.
Andrew Stanton, vice president of Pixar and director of Finding Nemo and the upcoming sequel Finding Dory has now stated that is was in fact Disney executives who provided the original push for the very long time coming sequel. This is what he had to say to The Los Angeles Time:
“There was polite inquiry from Disney [about a ‘Finding Nemo’ sequel]. I was always ‘No sequels, no sequels.’ But I had to get on board from a VP standpoint. [Sequels] are part of the necessity of our staying afloat, but we don’t want to have to go there for those reasons. We want to go there creatively, so we said [to Disney], ‘Can you give us the timeline about when we release them? Because we’d like to release something we actually want to make, and we might not come up with it the year you want it.”
And finally, everyone is going Sharknado crazy since it took the world by storm last month and now all eyes are focusing on the sequel. Despite reports stating that one of the stars, Tara Reid, would not be making a welcome return as April Wexler the film’s producers have since made a more than ambiguous statement to Entertainment Weekly. According to them “Nothing has been decided yet but, if her character is in the script, she’ll certainly be asked back.” So there you have it, to be or not to be, that is the question.
The news that Reid would not star in the sequel also contradicted a recent tweet by none other than the Jedward twins, John and Edward Grimes, who became friends with the actress on Celebrity Big Brother. If their twitter feed is anything to go by, they claim to be appearing in the sequel as well as recording a song for the soundtrack. That’s going to be some scary, scary sequel if it comes to fruition.