Science Fiction Sequel Talk
If they had their way, the folks at Amblin Entertainment would enjoy nothing more than to use that memory-scrubbing flash doohickey to make you forget all about Men in Black II.
"There’s been some conversations, just recently actually, because I don’t think we did the best possible job on the second one," producer Walter F. Parkes once told Cinema Confidential. "It would be great to pull the franchise back."
Apparently, now might be that time. A source close to Parkes tells Parade Magazine that Parkes is looking to get the gang back together for another round.
"The challenge is getting the script right and finding a time when our busy stars are available," the source says. "But everyone, including Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, wants to do another."
Those aren’t the only Men making a possible comeback. Slash Film reports that Eagle Eye co-writer Travis Wright is developing a sequel to Blade Runner. The script is being written independently without any sort of studio involvement. At this point, Blade Runner 2 is a pet project without major backing, and is likely to be shut down faster than a blade runner dispatches a replicant. Which, on second thought, isn’t necessarily that fast…
Potential Men in Black and Blade Runner sequels join the increasing list of follow-ups to long gestating franchises such as Ghostbusters and Tron, both of which announced development on new installments over the past few months.
Special thanks to Moviehole for the report.