Sequels to ‘Halloween’, ‘Smokin’ Aces’ on Deck
Tyler Mane (Mission: Impossible) will return as the deadly Michael Myers in a sequel to Rob Zombie’s Halloween, itself a remake of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic. Filming will begin in March with the release expected for next Halloween and others from the 2007 cast are expected back.
Smokin’ Aces : Blowback, a sequel to Smokin’ Aces, from director Joe Carnahan, will be a direct-to-DVD production, according to Moviehole. Carnahan’s blog indicates some of the original cast will be back.
Speaking of unnecessary films, Albert S. Ruddy spoke with Cannonball Run Pit Stop about a slew of projects including a remake of Megaforce, perhaps best known as the only other film Persis Khambatta made after Star Trek: The Motion Picture. He claims the South Park team of Matt Parker and Trey Stone have asked him about rights for a remake.
Ruddy wants to remake the celebrity filled disaster Cannonball Ball saying, ”We’d like to do another one, but the rights get very convoluted as you can imagine. Raymond Chow sold his library to 20th-Century Fox for a fortune, so getting a chain of title is a lot more complex than it used to be. If we can work it all out, than we can do another one.” Complete with Burt Reynolds, he promises.
Ruddy says he’s at work with Jet Li on something called Raging Fury, a film not yet listed at IMDb.
Ruddy and Clint Eastwood will reteam for the first time since Million Dollar Baby and make Remembering Mark Twain. Eastwood is said to be ready to direct the film in 2009 and play the elderly Twain in bookend scenes. “It’s a really sweet, beautiful movie. So that’s what I’m all about!” During Eastwood’s publicity for his current film, Changeling, this has not come up.