After raking in over a billion dollars at the box-office, it was only a matter of when Disney would announce a sequel to Aladdin. Well now, the house of mouse has officially greenlit a sequel to the live-action smash hit and they’re also bringing back the originalcrew. Aladdin 2 will see Guy Ritchie return to the director’s seat with Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith expected to reprise their roles as Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and Genie. No further details have been revealed with the direction of the new sequel or if Disney has planned to leverage off their source material from the direct-to-video animated sequels to Aladdin.
Sony Pictures is gearing towards a big screen adaptation of the first person shooter, Crossfire. The video game has become quite a hit ever since it was released in 2007. Today, it has well over 600 million registered users across the globe, garnering over USD10 billion in revenue. Needless to say, the fandom behind the game is present but whether or not Sony delivers a film fitting of Crossfire remains to be seen. Fast & Furious and Sonic the Hedgehog producer Neal H. Moritz has apparently been tapped to bring this production to fruition.
I Shrunk The Kids Sequel
It looks like there will be sequel to Honey, I Shrunk The Kids with Rick Moranis returning to the franchise. Moranis has stayed away from Hollywood for two decades, so the actor reprising his role of Wayne Szalinski, the inventor of the shrinking ray is a big deal. The film, titled Shrunk will also see Josh Gad join in on the fun, playing the son of Szalinksi. The original film, which was released in 1989 was an impressive box-office hit, garnering two sequels on 1992 and 1997. Shrunk is due for a theatrical release under Disney.
O. Russell Assembles His Cast
There’s a new drama in the works from David O. Russell and he is once again putting together an impressive list of talent for the film. Thus far, the multiple-Academy Award nominated director, has roped in Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan for his new project. Details have been tight-lipped but rumours swirl that the film will revolve around a doctor and a lawyer who form an unlikely partnership. Russell has produced some great stories for film over the years including such critically-acclaimed hits such as Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and Joy.
of Duty Movie Delayed
It looks like plans for a Call of Duty movie have fallen through. The video game adaptation was announced a couple of years ago with director Stefano Sollima (Sicario 2) attached to direct the project. Now it seems that the film is currently in ‘limbo’ according to the man who is supposed to helm the film. According to Sollima, the Call of Duty movie is no longer a top priority at Activision, the makers of the game. Perhaps this is due to a number of video game adaptations failing to make big bucks at the box-office.