Pitch your ideas for possible Sequels

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  1. Elijah

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    As we all know Hollywood is all too quick to make a sequel from any and every movie that does remotely well (or not). The kind of movies that leave you feeling embarassed for the star (who might have had a bit part in the first one), and restating the old addage "Recycle your used bottles, not used plots".

    Sometimes though after watching a movie there is so much left unsaid (that would be worth digging into), or some of the sub-plots/characters beg to be developed so much, that you are left thinking "Man they should really make a sequel from this one". Thats what this thread is for (hopefully), a place to "Pitch" your idea for that sequel that is just begging to be made (cause I think we probably all have at least one). And who knows, you might even catch the eye of someone who can see these ideas to good use...wink wink [​IMG]

    sorry if this is alrady around but I didnt see one, and there certainly arent any that are current
     
  2. Elijah

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    So to start us off I will post the top one on my list:

    Proof of Life II
    or whatever title fits since its not really a "direct" sequel


    This would be an offshoot of Proof of Life (POL) following the stories of Dino (David Caruso) and Terry (Russell Crowe). The idea came from just a couple of lines of dialog at the end of POL; after they return from rescuing Peter Bowman, Dino turns to Terry and says something along the lines of "Lets start our own group where we forcibly rescue people". As soon as they said that line in the movie I was all over it.

    Who: Follows the stories of Dino, Terry and their crew of ex-military specialists.

    What (plot): Led by Dino and Terry a small group (8-10) of ex-military/mercenaries specialize in rescuing hostages through military style extractions (as in the end of POL) rather than negotiations. For the past several years they have had their hands full in the Middle East rescuing various Civilian Contractors, Diplomats, Politicians, etc. We find them settled in to life and fighting in the Middle East, and the film could open up with an almost perfect extraction from a group of insurgents, showing just how proficient they have become. As the movie progresses you follow one hostage case which quickly develops into more than they are expecting/have experienced. Here is where you could insert one of many possible "twists" to make this particular extraction different, and thusly worth making a movie from: Dino or Terry are captured (not that original though), A high ranking government official is kidnapped (neither is this one), or the kidnappers aren't your "typical terrorists". Showcasing some great fight scenes (reminiscent of Tears of the Sun, Predator, or other "elite" fighting groups) there are almost limitless possibilities.

    When: Well given the middle east setting, probably Today.

    Where: Thinking Iraq and Afghanistan are probably over saturating our TV's the way it is, one of the lesser known "'stans" would probably be a good choice. Although mentioning that they have been busy in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past years might add some validity.

    Why (why make a sequel?): The extraction scenes in the second half of POL were some of my favorite of the entire film, and indeed of any film. The whole movie is great; however the chemistry between Caruso and Crowe was perfect for those scenes. Crowe silently and professionally doing his job, whilst Caruso bounds in all fiery and even giddy, perfectly offset each other. I think they could really do well together in the same type of situation without becoming repetitive; especially since only a fraction of POL is made up of those scenes. And setting it in an environment most people are becoming familiar with, and basing it in events that are currently going on, could add a great bit of believability.

    Sorry I know that was long, but I think (if done right) it could make quite an awesome film.
     
  3. Ray_R

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    I'm also sorta searching for news anticipating a character-based sequel to Ronin with both De Niro and Reno reprising their characters. The possibilities are very limitless actually. A sequel/spin-off of Ronin would be most welcome from me although I highly doubt there'd be one.
    They could in fact have sequel upon sequel of the various Ronin-series characters. Hopefully the first few would have the De Niro and the Reno characters reteaming throughout alot of them. Each one being vastly different yet fresh from the last would be most welcome. Alas, Frankheimer has passed away and it'd be very diffcult to find directors willing to tackle such a difficult proposition. Maybe it takes place in Asia? The possibilities are limitless.

    Elijah, I also quite enjoyed Proof of Life and am also anticipating a character based sequel as you stated.

    Um, I've also been idly waiting for a sequel to another of my favorite Reno film, Wasabi. Sounds good to me.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Anyone remember the 1982 movie Firefox with Clint Eastwood playing ex-Air Force fighter pilot Mitchell Gant, who sneaks into the Soviet Union (remember them?) and hijacks a new Soviet warplane? They should make a sequel to that. How about this (Ye Be Warned, SPOLIERS to the first movie): The debris from the second Firefox damages Gant's plane, and he has to make an emergency crash landing on a frozen lake in Finland. They could call it "Firefox Down".
     
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    Well, I haven't taken the time to actually work out a servicable plot for my suggestions, but i've always wanted to see a sequel to...

    Sneakers I love the original, one of the smartest and funniest capers ever made, and I would love to see Bishop, Mother, Whistler and the rest (minus River Phoenix of course [​IMG]) return for another caper.

    Christine I think more could be done here as well, it could feature a now grown Dennis, played by returning actor/filmmaker John Stockwell, still guilty over the death of Arnie and fearing Christine's return, has his worst fears realized when she appears once again. Or they could go another way entirely.

    The Last Boyscout How there was never a sequel i'll never know, given Hollywood's love of these types of sequels i.e. Lethal Weapon and Die Hard.

    That's it, really. [​IMG]
     
  6. Joe Karlosi

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    It's too late now, but I always thought it would be fun to see a sequel to MY COUSIN VINNY. I also would have liked an update to NIGHTSHIFT (1982).
     
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    UHF II- Al's station becomes a Fox affiliate and loses all its original programming, then Kevin McCarthy comes back and buys the station when the FCC relaxes its ownership rules.
     
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    Snake Plissken returns in Escape From New Orleans
     
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    Blade Runner 2 - A good while after the events in the first one, a detective must investigate the claims that former blade runner Rick Deckard was in fact a replicant. It's a mystery that gets stranger and more ominious as the detective gets deeper and deeper in the case. Can he solve the mystery? Was Deckard truly a replicant? Can he locate the missing Deckard? In his quest to answer these questions, the detective will stumble across a conspiracy so vast, it could change the world forever.
     
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    The Graduate Part II - now, she's older and in a nursing home; suffering from Alzheimers as..

    (Ok, I figure someone will get the reference)

    Short Circuit III - The robot, who now has decisions to make on his own as a US Citizen, enlists in the military to fight in foreign soil, only to discover his humanity as he escalates the ranks as an officer in charge of men. A touching portrayal of a robot caring for human in combat.

    Explorers II - last time, it was alien children who called up the children of earth for a light-hearted bit of TV watching and talk before their father arrived. The children return, older, in command of their own ship to talk to their human counterparts again, and warn them of a plan to destroy the earth.

    Matrix Part II: We discover that through a clever bit of programming, the AI has trapped many of the main characters into a second level of illusion; making most of the events of Matrix Reloaded & Revolution only an illusion; as more people slowly reject the matrix, and effort comes to clean the atmosphere of earth and luring the AI to accept movement to another planet.

    2061.. it's a natural sequel, since there is a book.

    As many Bourne movies as they want to crank out.

    Casino: I think there could be a natural sequel to this one.
     
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    Jason vs Jason

    Jason Bourne takes a much needed break, at Camp Crystal Lake! [​IMG]


    Batman Infinity

    Batman (Christian Bale) gets zapped into an alternate universe by new supervillain The Zapper (Johnny Depp), and confronts various incarnations of 'Batmen', played by George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton, Adam West and in a neat twist the cartoon Batman. After much arguing as to who is best they all team up to defeat The Zapper who has since taken control of Gotham and renamed it Zappo City.


    Tomorrow is Another Day to Kill Again

    Jimmy Bond aka 007 (Christian Bale) returns home from a trip to Bali to find his parents had been killed by The Claw. Seeking revenge and against the direct orders of M (Liam Neeson), he joins forces with beautiful rocket scientist Susie Sweetcheeks (Keira Knightley) to find the mysterious... Claw!
     
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    [​IMG] @ Steve!

    That's good.

    While we're on a Christian Bale kick, how about An American Psycho in London? Christian plays a serial killer who's bitten by a werewolf.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry if my english is bad, I'm french...

    Batman: Psycho *This one is a joke...)

    Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) from American psycho has left the Arkham Asylum of Gotham city at the end of Batman Begins. Patrick is now allied with a man called The Joker and are the new enemies of Batman, played by Christian Bale. Batman vs. Bateman... A battle with bats and saws.

    Labyrith: Lost (I really want something similar)

    Sarah (Jennifer Connely) is now married and has a baby. She's lost his fantasy dreams and now live a "perfect modern life". Toby, now a teenager, come to his house for visit, and Sarah look at his arm. Toby as a weird natural tatoo appearing since the last days... a tatoo similar to the Goblin symbol. At midnight, one Goblin King block the house exits, and give the chance to Sarah and Toby to find, in 13 hours, a way to resurrect Jarret, the master, or the baby from Sarah will be lost forever in the labyrith and used as slave... Well... anything else, but I want a sequel!!!

    After Hours 2
    I'm sure they can find another great story with Griffin Dunne!!

    Blair Witch Project 3
    Well, they can do an anthology movie with the 3 legends stories from the mythology.
     
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    Bateman Begins

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    Beau, Firefox was based on a novel and there was a sequel novel called Firefox Down.

    Kain C, three Blade Runner novels were written by K.W. Jeter (only the first two saw print in the US): Blade Runner 2: Edge Of Human, Blade Runner: Replicant Night, and the third novel (which barely features Deckard but relates back to the movie and previous two novels).
     
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    I sure hope they make a sequel to Snaked on a Plain! It's not even out yet, but the possibilities are ENDLESS! Sam J could keep reprising his role! It would be killer!
     
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    "the second-last boyscout"? [​IMG]
    alright, that was too obvious [​IMG]
     
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    Star Wars 3.5 - The Sith Rule!

    Glenn
     
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    Is that the one where he sits on a roof for days as he waits for FEMA and the authorities to help?
     

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