What Does It Mean When The Fans Take Over?

You've probably noticed this already, but it's a really good time to be a fan of genre stuff. The past decade-and-a-half has seen an explosion of movies based on beloved novels and comics, and most of them have been pretty good. Better, in fact, than the similar explosion of SF and fantasy films of the '70s and… » 3/23/15 10:20am 3/23/15 10:20am

Ernie Cline Is Writing Another Ready Player One Novel

We still don't know when Armada, Ernie Cline's next book, is coming out. But now we have something else to look forward to — he's writing a followup to his novel about people in a dark future who are obsessed with 80s video games, Ready Player One. » 1/16/15 1:30pm 1/16/15 1:30pm

The Woman In Black Barely Bothers To Show Up In Woman In Black 2

Even by the standard of recent obligatory horror sequels, The Woman In Black: Angel of Death feels like an exercise in futility. Scares are few and far between — and even the Woman in Black herself has the good sense to give this one a miss. Spoilers ahead...
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Will Jason's Mother Be in the New Friday the 13th Movie?

Here's a tidbit to make horror fans who have sworn off remakes reconsider for a hot second: Bloody Disgusting picked up the news that Jason's mother, played in the original Friday the 13th by the inimitable Betsy Palmer, might be a character in the 13th Friday the 13th installment (touché!), due in 2015. » 12/08/14 4:30pm 12/08/14 4:30pm

These Are The Movie Sequels We ACTUALLY Want To See

Movie sequels can be boring. Fortunately, you all shared plenty of creative sequel ideas (A space-station musical western as scored by David Bowie? Yes please.) that we really do want to see. Here, as pitched by you, are some our favorite potential sequels — if only someone would make them. » 11/24/14 4:20pm 11/24/14 4:20pm

What's The Secret Of Turning A Single Story Into An Endless Franchise?

We know how (and where) franchises go to die, but what turns a one-off movie or a standard TV series into a franchise that can go on, sometimes even for generations? » 10/30/14 4:20pm 10/30/14 4:20pm

There Is an Inherent Problem With Prequels

News of a sequel of a movie that you love can feel a little bittersweet: On one hand you get to revisit a fictional world that you love. On the other, there's a not insignificant chance that visit will be unpleasant and awkward. Even worse, though, can be news of a prequel. » 10/20/14 4:20pm 10/20/14 4:20pm

What Die Hard Teaches Us About How To Make A Sequel

There are a lot of different methods of putting together a sequel (or three), with results ranging from the better-than-the-original to the eye-meltingly terrible. But does Die Hard, and its seemingly unending series of sequels, have a lesson to teach us about how to plan a sequel? » 10/02/14 4:20pm 10/02/14 4:20pm

What Are the Chances of Kick-Ass 3 Coming to the Big Screen?

Mark Millar seems to think there's a chance. But the numbers from Kick-Ass 2 make it seem unlikely. Which is an opinion shared by the stars of the films. » 8/12/14 2:30am 8/12/14 2:30am

Imagining Remakes Of Old TV Series

This is the age of the reboot. It's been happening regularly for the last 15 years at least, spurred on, I think, by a few successes like BSG and the Brady Bunch movies. Despite the failure of almost all others, such as Knight Rider, The Bionic Woman, the UK The Avengers movie, the Dukes of Hazzard movie, and Total… » 2/27/14 2:46pm 2/27/14 2:46pm

Does your favorite movie have a "spiritual sequel"?

Oh, sequels. Sometimes they're as good, or even better, than the originals (see: Toy Story 2 and Terminator 2), and sometimes they mean that you have to watch another 90 minutes of Transformers. But what about the movies that, while not really sequels, just kind of belong together anyway? » 2/04/14 4:20pm 2/04/14 4:20pm

Which movie do you desperately wish would get a sequel?

The world is full of movie sequels that nobody asked for. But then, there are some other films, which charmed us once and then disappeared without overstaying their welcome. Which movie would you actually pay good money to see a sequel to? » 11/20/13 4:00pm 11/20/13 4:00pm

Harrison Ford is "chatting" with Ridley Scott about Blade Runner 2

During promotion for Ender's Game in the U.K., Harrison Ford told IGN that 1) he's "chatted" with director Ridley Scott about a follow-up to the 1981 scifi classic Blade Runner and 2) he would be willing to return to the role. This is probably a bad thing. » 10/09/13 11:20am 10/09/13 11:20am

Hip-Hop From the Future: Inside Deltron's First New Record Since 2000

In May of 2000 three legends of hip-hop formed a supergroup and created something nobody saw coming: A futuristic, sci-fi rap album. Over the years, Deltron 3030 has developed an almost fanatical cult following. The long awaited sequel—officially released today—is likely to do the same. » 10/01/13 5:17pm 10/01/13 5:17pm

A Brief and Canny Explanation for the Flood of Remakes and Sequels

Why does Hollywood keep rebooting the same movie properties over and over again? It's not just because studios want fans of those franchises to be happy. It's because the movie business is about supply and demand, and the demand is strongest for a few known quantities, writes Scott Feinberg. » 9/13/13 12:25pm 9/13/13 12:25pm

Is the Prometheus sequel stalled out just because nobody knows how to…

Prometheus made more than $400 million worldwide (although it underperformed stateside) — so a sequel seems like a safe bet. Except, according to one report, there's no forward movement on a sequel, because nobody can figure out what happens next after the first movie's somewhat baffling ending. » 3/27/13 12:50pm 3/27/13 12:50pm

What You Can Do Personally to Get More Original Science Fiction Movies

Sometimes it seems as though Hollywood is just deluging us with sequels, remakes, reboots and spin-offs. As though our beloved pop culture is just a relatively small number of properties, being endlessly milked for every last drop of cash. But you're just one consumer, and even if you vote with your dollars, you only… » 1/11/13 2:07pm 1/11/13 2:07pm

Prometheus 2 is moving forward, so cue the albino chorus line

Prometheus is moving forward! We're not surprised, since the original made money. But holy space Jesus if the sequel is as needlessly complicated and vapid as the first, we're going to shave Michael Fassbender, Engineer-style. » 8/01/12 2:30pm 8/01/12 2:30pm

Amazing Spider-Man 2 will come out in May 2014

Sony is confident enough about its Spider-Man reboot that it's already scheduled the sequel — Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes out May 2, 2014. So who do you think will be the villain of the sequel? » 8/05/11 1:48pm 8/05/11 1:48pm

When should a book's cover mention that it's the second one in a series?

Do authors and publishers have an obligation to make it clear to readers up front that a newly published book is actually one of the middle books in an ongoing series? » 4/19/11 8:30am 4/19/11 8:30am