Scary Movie 4 Greenlit Today...

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    Part 3 comes out in October and now Dimension is going to go ahead for a fourth entry. (Guess they had a LOT of footage left over!) [​IMG]

    In a Matrix-y move, the goal is to have Part 4 out within six months of Part 3. Apparently the third sequel will poke fun at the comic-book flicks we're all currently enjoying.

    Oh joy.

    More info here.
     
  2. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    My guess is that Part 4 will be a straight to video thing....I'm pretty surprised that Part 3 will even be getting a theatrical release at this point! Truly truly creepy...[​IMG]

    -Dennis
     
  3. Ryan Wishton

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    Well, I think both of these will be at the theater...


    The first 2 did very well at the box office... 100 million and 70 million or something close to that...


    But, shouldnt they wait to see how part 3 does before they greenlight part 4????
     
  4. JohnS

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    With David Zucker at the helm, I have a feeling Scary Movie 3 will be ALOT better.
     
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    So if they're spoofing comic book flicks now, why call it "Scary Movie"?
     
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    Am I the only one who remembers the original Scary Movie's tagline that went something like "Blah-blah... No sequel"? Hmm.
     
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    It must mean they think they have a hit on their hands. I mean, Scary Movie 2 didn't do half as well as the original, right?
     
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    If memory serves SM2 didnt make a lot...like $55mil or something...VS. the originals $145mil...this is ridiculous...we can have 4 SM's...but yet they cant get a Batman or Superman movie started... [​IMG]
     
  9. Qui-Gon John

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    I really liked the first one. The second one sucked, IMHO!
     
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    Scary Movie $157M
    Scary Movie 2 $71M

    They should parody all those awful creature flicks that have been going direct to video lately, like Shark Attack 1-2-3, Octopus 2 (was there even an Octopus 1?), Crocodile 1-2, Sabretooth, Sasquatch, Fangs, Python 1-2, etc.

    Not sure why they're retaining the SM moniker if they're parodying the comic book movies, but perhaps the SM name will get a few million extra at the box office.
     
  12. Tom Casanova

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    Scary Movie was okay, but Scary Movie 2 was quite possibly one of the worst movies of ALL time. I think they should have quit while they were ahead.
     
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    Agreed, SM2 was absolute crap -- I'm ashamed to admit I actually bought the DVD sight-unseen, and have been considering flogging it off ever since.

    But just look at the numbers, $71mil is not small change, considering its budget was probably in the $30mil range or less. And that's just US box office, even if international business was a modest 50% of US, that's another $35mil. So about $100mil on a $30mil investment, good business methinks. And add video/DVD sales?

    If SM4 parodies the comic-books, then we're getting into the realm of self-parody as well, they retain the SM name both as a "brand" (making it easier -- and cheaper -- to market) and also take the piss out of themselves by making a movie unrelated to the genre it was originally spoofing.

    Whatever makes money, eh?
     
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  15. Justin_S

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    While I did like the first SCARY MOVIE (Part 2 is indeed crap), I have to say STUDENT BODIES is easily the greatest horror spoof ever filmed. Absolutely hilarious and underrated gem, and possibly my favorite spoof, period.
     
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  17. Qui-Gon John

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    I think what made Scary Movie so good was that while being a spoof, it had a pretty solid plot that was reminiscent of the SCREAM series, while incorporating bits and gags from many other 'horror' flicks. And it was well done. SM2 was just a bunch of barf gags thrown together, in comparison to SM1.
     
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    Ahh, a Student Bodies reference. I thought I was the only one who remembered that one.[​IMG]
     
  19. Ted Lee

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    i went to the first one pretty much kicking and screaming. i had zero desire to see it. i must admit i laughed quite a bit - good movie overall.

    never saw the second one...no desire to.
     
  20. Scott Weinberg

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    Hey where were all you guys when I posted a missive to Paramount virtually begging for a Student Bodies DVD? [​IMG]

    I'd buy one!!!
     

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