Belgrad’s announcements seemed to solely cover sequels and reboots, which reflects the sorry, sorry state of cinema at the moment. In most cases, it is seen as pointless to come up with original ideas when there are a million perfectly good old ideas out there to reboot or follow-up.
After the success this year (despite its poor critical reception) of Men In Black 3, a fourth movie is more or less an inevitability, although Belgrad admits that “we don’t have clarity yet on how it should be done.” This presumably refers to Tommy Lee Jones’ character, whose status for the sequel is now complicated given the introduction of Josh Brolin as a younger version of him.
Sony are also to push ahead with a sequel to this year’s surprise hit 21 Jump Street. They hope to start shooting it as soon as this autumn, but may face scheduling issues as directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are working on the Lego movie. This means they might even be amped up to Soderbeghian levels of work.
Finally, Belgrad announced that Sony are planning to reboot children’s movie Jumanji, which features a board game that comes to life. Apparently, they are “going to try and reimagine Jumanji and update it for the present.” It could work, I suppose, but it’s not nearly as exciting as the possibility of something new.
At least they’re making another Spider-Man.
Source: Bleeding Cool