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Because you apparently demanded it, maybe a prequel to Takers

08.30.2010

After a stint in movie prison, the endlessly delayed heist flick TAKERS finally hit theaters, and overcame cast troubles, dead-zone release date and laughably amateurish Photoshop work to narrowly swipe the top spot at the box office this past weekend.

Did it do well enough to justify another movie? Rapper-producer-actor T.I. seems to think so.

When asked today about a possible follow-up, T.I. told BET: "I’m a step ahead of you — I just got off the phone with the director, writer, the head of Screen Gems and the label heads over at Sony.  We are working not a sequel, but a prequel to tell the back story of the characters."

It would be interesting to see if audiences would turn out to see more of this crew and their early days, or if they'd still feel swindled by the first one. JoBlo reviewer Chris Bumbray slapped the cuffs on the movie with a 3 out of 10, with statements like "apparently it took four guys just to write a film that’s essentially an MTV CRIBS version of HEAT, with a little ITALIAN JOB (remake) mixed in."

Thanks to 'Hannibal G.' for the heads up.

Extra Tidbit: I keep forgetting Matt Dillon was in this. Seems like something appropriate for Johnny Drama instead.
Source: BET

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1:44PM on 09/01/2010
Also who gives two shits about any of the back story of these characters...
Also who gives two shits about any of the back story of these characters...
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1:43PM on 09/01/2010
T.I. can jam this whole prequel idea straight up his prison bitch ass....
T.I. can jam this whole prequel idea straight up his prison bitch ass....
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8:31PM on 08/31/2010
Really? I mean, do we really need a prequel for this?
Really? I mean, do we really need a prequel for this?
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6:06PM on 08/31/2010

Include a Really Old Guy...

... to appeal to The Expendables crowd.
... to appeal to The Expendables crowd.
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1:56PM on 08/31/2010

And I hate that stupid hat he wears

Hate it.
Hate it.
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1:55PM on 08/31/2010
Because if there's one thing a character played by Hayden Christensen (or any of them) needs, it's closer attention.
Because if there's one thing a character played by Hayden Christensen (or any of them) needs, it's closer attention.
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12:25PM on 08/31/2010
Geez, you guys are so negative. How can a prequel starring Haydn Christiansen possibly be bad? Anyway, I gotta go. I'm seeing my psychiatrist. The quack thinks I'm repressing some horrible childhood-raping events.
Geez, you guys are so negative. How can a prequel starring Haydn Christiansen possibly be bad? Anyway, I gotta go. I'm seeing my psychiatrist. The quack thinks I'm repressing some horrible childhood-raping events.
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12:03PM on 08/31/2010
The prequel should be about how the characters originally met one another in prison and it should be called 'Receivers'.
The prequel should be about how the characters originally met one another in prison and it should be called 'Receivers'.
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10:59AM on 08/31/2010

...Whatever

so I'm guessing this is Oceans 6, eh? I have a feeling this might a be straight-to-DVD release.

Honestly, whats there to know?
so I'm guessing this is Oceans 6, eh? I have a feeling this might a be straight-to-DVD release.

Honestly, whats there to know?
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10:19AM on 08/31/2010
got to love all the film snobs slamming a movie they haven't seen.
got to love all the film snobs slamming a movie they haven't seen.
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11:59AM on 08/31/2010
Well, look at the cast, director, and studio,it is all you need to know. Should have been released straight to video exclusively at Blockbuster.
Well, look at the cast, director, and studio,it is all you need to know. Should have been released straight to video exclusively at Blockbuster.
12:28PM on 08/31/2010
apparently not, based on box office
apparently not, based on box office
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7:34AM on 08/31/2010
Can we not have a prequel to Taken instead? Like, exactly the same story but just set in Egypt or something? "Oi'll tearr dahhn the Sphinx if I have to, Tutenkahmuuhn!!"
Can we not have a prequel to Taken instead? Like, exactly the same story but just set in Egypt or something? "Oi'll tearr dahhn the Sphinx if I have to, Tutenkahmuuhn!!"
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3:30AM on 08/31/2010
Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
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3:22AM on 08/31/2010
Fuck all these gangsta wannabes who support this ghetto trash so much, I wanna go in to one of them theaters showing this retched piece of shit and do a 187 on these fooz!!!
Fuck all these gangsta wannabes who support this ghetto trash so much, I wanna go in to one of them theaters showing this retched piece of shit and do a 187 on these fooz!!!
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10:10AM on 08/31/2010
gangsta wannabes? You do know T.I. went to federal jail for buying machine guns right? that's a wannabe to you? You must be pretty hardcore and nothing like that soft squishy turd in your avatar.

in other news... this is a GANGSTER movie, genius. how else is it supposed to look?

keep your "ghetto trash" revenge fantasies to yourself. you sound (and look) like a vagina. Each one of those dudes is a self-made millionaire and none of them live in the ghetto.
gangsta wannabes? You do know T.I. went to federal jail for buying machine guns right? that's a wannabe to you? You must be pretty hardcore and nothing like that soft squishy turd in your avatar.

in other news... this is a GANGSTER movie, genius. how else is it supposed to look?

keep your "ghetto trash" revenge fantasies to yourself. you sound (and look) like a vagina. Each one of those dudes is a self-made millionaire and none of them live in the ghetto.
11:19AM on 08/31/2010
Hey, why don't you go suck Chris Brown's lady-beating dick, you fucktard. Who the fuck are you to assume anything about me. You're just another internet tough guy. Ohhhh.... I'm so scared!!!! Truth is you probably be bitch slapped by a 5-year-old in no time.
Hey, why don't you go suck Chris Brown's lady-beating dick, you fucktard. Who the fuck are you to assume anything about me. You're just another internet tough guy. Ohhhh.... I'm so scared!!!! Truth is you probably be bitch slapped by a 5-year-old in no time.
12:36PM on 08/31/2010
not assuming anything about you, "stud"... it's all on the screen... you want to go into a theater and "187 on these fooz" but in your picture you're a fat, dazed, sloppy, chicklet-toothed abortion. the very definition of an internet tough guy.
not assuming anything about you, "stud"... it's all on the screen... you want to go into a theater and "187 on these fooz" but in your picture you're a fat, dazed, sloppy, chicklet-toothed abortion. the very definition of an internet tough guy.
1:02PM on 08/31/2010
Well then... based on what "I see on the screen", you're too fucking backwoods ugly to post a picture of yourself. You're so goddamn grotesque and deformed your birth mother would've burnt you at the stake the minute she gave birth to you.
Well then... based on what "I see on the screen", you're too fucking backwoods ugly to post a picture of yourself. You're so goddamn grotesque and deformed your birth mother would've burnt you at the stake the minute she gave birth to you.
3:11AM on 08/31/2010
Fuck this movie.

Seriously, Stevie Ray Vaughan is dead and we can't get T.I. on a helicopter?

Takers is a who's who of actors that can't act.
Fuck this movie.

Seriously, Stevie Ray Vaughan is dead and we can't get T.I. on a helicopter?

Takers is a who's who of actors that can't act.
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3:07AM on 08/31/2010

Speechless

This is just... Jesus TAPDANCING Christ I don't even know how to word it properly.
This is just... Jesus TAPDANCING Christ I don't even know how to word it properly.
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3:07AM on 08/31/2010

Speechless

This is just... Jesus TAPDANCING Christ I don't even know how to word it properly.
This is just... Jesus TAPDANCING Christ I don't even know how to word it properly.
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2:30AM on 08/31/2010

GENIUS THEY NAME IS 'TAKERS'

I just wet myself with excitment for this prequel because this could be better than a sequel. Now we can really find who these guys are and what makes them tick. Strip away the facade and see the core essence of who these characters are and how they got that way. This could be the most exciting thing to ever happen in the history of cinema and I for one am glad I was born when I was to witness first hand how this will utterly revolutionize film as we know it.
I just wet myself with excitment for this prequel because this could be better than a sequel. Now we can really find who these guys are and what makes them tick. Strip away the facade and see the core essence of who these characters are and how they got that way. This could be the most exciting thing to ever happen in the history of cinema and I for one am glad I was born when I was to witness first hand how this will utterly revolutionize film as we know it.
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3:13AM on 08/31/2010
That is some deep sarcasm man, deep.
That is some deep sarcasm man, deep.
12:18PM on 08/31/2010
Agree with DarkElfa. Deep shit yo. You have my thumbs up.
Agree with DarkElfa. Deep shit yo. You have my thumbs up.
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1:36AM on 08/31/2010
Well this movie IS the Heat of this generation. So says the commercials anyway.
Well this movie IS the Heat of this generation. So says the commercials anyway.
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3:14AM on 08/31/2010
This movie wasn't even the lukewarm of this generation.
This movie wasn't even the lukewarm of this generation.
8:36AM on 08/31/2010
..and obviously Heat was too complex a movie for our generation, so they dumbed it down.
..and obviously Heat was too complex a movie for our generation, so they dumbed it down.
12:41AM on 08/31/2010

Keeping with the theme

Chris Brown has no right being as "famous" as he is. No room for that trash in Hollywood. All due respect Idris, the movie looks like something that fell off my dick in the war.
Chris Brown has no right being as "famous" as he is. No room for that trash in Hollywood. All due respect Idris, the movie looks like something that fell off my dick in the war.
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8:35AM on 08/31/2010
Frighteners. Nice.
Frighteners. Nice.
10:16AM on 08/31/2010
"no room for that trash in hollywood?" do you have half a clue as to the depraved characters running around hollywood?

...this comment from the guy with pillar to society John Belushi as his avatar. How did he die again?

clueless or ignorant, pick your label.

sidenote: a picture of 6 guys in business suits looks like something that fell off your dick? you must have one GIANT gay dick.
"no room for that trash in hollywood?" do you have half a clue as to the depraved characters running around hollywood?

...this comment from the guy with pillar to society John Belushi as his avatar. How did he die again?

clueless or ignorant, pick your label.

sidenote: a picture of 6 guys in business suits looks like something that fell off your dick? you must have one GIANT gay dick.
12:16PM on 08/31/2010
Actually it's a picture of his character Jake Blues who was on a mission from God to save his church. It's kind of hard to take serious a guy who is defending Chris Brown and this pile of a movie.
Actually it's a picture of his character Jake Blues who was on a mission from God to save his church. It's kind of hard to take serious a guy who is defending Chris Brown and this pile of a movie.
12:45PM on 08/31/2010
i'm not defending chris brown, i am saying hollywood is full of drug addicts, social misfits and closet weirdos... so how is chris brown too trash to be there.

if you saw the movie and are trashing the film thats one thing... but if you're just going off a poster and a trailer than maybe your hating just a little too hard to justify.

"it's a picture of his character"? comeon, we're talking about actors. john belushi Od'd on drugs and was by all account a mess off stage. but if you want
i'm not defending chris brown, i am saying hollywood is full of drug addicts, social misfits and closet weirdos... so how is chris brown too trash to be there.

if you saw the movie and are trashing the film thats one thing... but if you're just going off a poster and a trailer than maybe your hating just a little too hard to justify.

"it's a picture of his character"? comeon, we're talking about actors. john belushi Od'd on drugs and was by all account a mess off stage. but if you want to go character - jake blues was a lying, conniving, jailbird on the run from the law.

so why is ok for you to separate john belushi from his character but not chris brown from his? When you see matthew broderick in a movie do you say "that dude ran over and killed someone in ireland, I'm boycotting". or "christian bale beat up his mom and sister in london, I'm boycotting"
10:39PM on 08/31/2010
Chris Brown beat the shit out of his girl, I take it you've seen te pics. You don't get those bruises from tripping down the steps or getting hit once or twice. We're talking a healthy beat down on a girl. There is no need for him to be still in the spotlight. Last I checked the worst thing Paul Walker and the rest of the cast (minus TI)did was pollute my theatre with this garbage.
Terribly sorry I didnt start ranting about all the other shitheads in Hollywood, because if you notice, this was
Chris Brown beat the shit out of his girl, I take it you've seen te pics. You don't get those bruises from tripping down the steps or getting hit once or twice. We're talking a healthy beat down on a girl. There is no need for him to be still in the spotlight. Last I checked the worst thing Paul Walker and the rest of the cast (minus TI)did was pollute my theatre with this garbage.
Terribly sorry I didnt start ranting about all the other shitheads in Hollywood, because if you notice, this was a story about a horrible movie starring an even more horrible and despicable person. This is a stupid argument you are putting up and I suggest you troll around to another site looking for a fight. Because I'm not going to debate my moral fiber with some ass clown like you.
By the way I saw it out of morbid curiosity and bought a ticket for Inception to make sure they did not get my money. I left after they tried to pass Haden Christensen off as scrapper during that shit fight scene between him and the three Russians. Shit movie and shame on you for supporting it. You sound like a PR guy for Chris Brown as well.
12:25AM on 08/31/2010

FUCK!

Fuck you Chris Brown and fuck the movie going public who support this asshole.
Fuck you Chris Brown and fuck the movie going public who support this asshole.
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2:17PM on 08/31/2010
It kills me that a young guy like Chris Brown smacks Rhianna, and 3 years later he is still be cursed, while Charlie Sheen pleads guilty of threating his wife and putting a knife to here throat, but his punishment is an extra million dollars and episode...wierd...
It kills me that a young guy like Chris Brown smacks Rhianna, and 3 years later he is still be cursed, while Charlie Sheen pleads guilty of threating his wife and putting a knife to here throat, but his punishment is an extra million dollars and episode...wierd...
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12:09AM on 08/31/2010

. . .

i don't think anyone here gives a shit about these characters back story, and if you do. . .your retarded.
i don't think anyone here gives a shit about these characters back story, and if you do. . .your retarded.
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12:02AM on 08/31/2010

Shit!

Didn't anyone have anything better to do this weekend?
Didn't anyone have anything better to do this weekend?
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11:51PM on 08/30/2010
Look what you did....are you happy with what you did? Well it's your fault that this is happening and now you're sorry? Look at what you did, YOU DID THIS...YOU DID THIS!
Look what you did....are you happy with what you did? Well it's your fault that this is happening and now you're sorry? Look at what you did, YOU DID THIS...YOU DID THIS!
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11:31PM on 08/30/2010
It's only Monday and this will easily be the worst news of the week.
It's only Monday and this will easily be the worst news of the week.
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11:31PM on 08/30/2010

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

Quit giving people reasons to give Chris Brown money.
Quit giving people reasons to give Chris Brown money.
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3:16AM on 08/31/2010
But how else can he support his crack habit?
But how else can he support his crack habit?
10:18AM on 08/31/2010
crack habit?

since when does chris brown have a crack habit? since when does DarkElfa have racial stereotyping issues?
crack habit?

since when does chris brown have a crack habit? since when does DarkElfa have racial stereotyping issues?
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