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Even Brendan Fraser's not coming back for Journey to the Center of the Earth 2

05.25.2010

I had no idea anyone was plotting a sequel to JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, because frankly, I didn’t think anyone had seen it, but somehow, the film crawled its way up to $240M in ticket sales worldwide, making another installment obvious. Well, obvious in Hollywoodland, where the quality of the actual film making money makes no difference (see ALVIN AND THE CHIMPMUNKS).

But though a sequel is going ahead for a 2011 release, hardly anyone involved with the first one seems interested in making it. First director Eric Brevig left to do YOGI BEAR, and now star Brendan Fraser says that he doesn’t want to return without him.

So what to do now? Well, the script is now being cut and pasted to make Josh Hutcherson’s nephew character the hero. Looking at him and hearing his name, the kid seems familiar, but scrolling through his IMDB page, I can’t ever say I caught RV, FIREHOUSE DOG, KICKING & SCREAMING or any of the other awful kids movie he’s been in. But at eighteen now, he’s all grown up and ready to be a hero.

Brad Peyton has been hired to direct, as Warners must be pretty jazzed about his work on CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE due out this July. Sigh.

The original JOURNEY was one of the first films to be marketed specifically as 3D (this was before AVATAR), but now it’s not so special. Though this entire project now screams of straight-to-DVD, that’s impossible given the 3D nature of the series. Guys, just can it, I’m pretty sure you’re going to lose money this time around if Brendan Fraser won’t even show up for the thing.

Extra Tidbit: So who caught FURRY VENGEANCE? So bad it's good, or just bad?
Source: Deadline

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8:43PM on 05/26/2010
I really liked the first one, in 3D.

That said, the main reason I'd watch a sequel has just sort of...gone away.

THAT said, perhaps it's for the better - Mr. Fraser needs to star in more higher-quality adventures, pronto.
I really liked the first one, in 3D.

That said, the main reason I'd watch a sequel has just sort of...gone away.

THAT said, perhaps it's for the better - Mr. Fraser needs to star in more higher-quality adventures, pronto.
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6:11AM on 05/26/2010

Not so news....News

Snake oil anyone? Hollywood will keep selling you shit in a can if you'd keep buying it and if you act now you can get it in 3D for only $20....Act now!

P.S. The only way in hell I would see a movie called Furry Vengeance would be if it was a porn....and even that makes me cringe!
Snake oil anyone? Hollywood will keep selling you shit in a can if you'd keep buying it and if you act now you can get it in 3D for only $20....Act now!

P.S. The only way in hell I would see a movie called Furry Vengeance would be if it was a porn....and even that makes me cringe!
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5:58PM on 05/25/2010

sigh..

Saw Journey to the Center of the Earth last week.. luckily not in crappy 3D.

Movie was crappy enough in 2D.. omg
Saw Journey to the Center of the Earth last week.. luckily not in crappy 3D.

Movie was crappy enough in 2D.. omg
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5:40PM on 05/25/2010
extra tidbit = got free tickets to furry vengeance and still didn't go see it... says something about that movie's appeal
extra tidbit = got free tickets to furry vengeance and still didn't go see it... says something about that movie's appeal
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5:22PM on 05/25/2010
Number 1-Brendan better take all the work he can get in these high grossing films. Like I've said before about actors that start gettin' too picky and choosy over roles- "You ain't no Johnny Woo Hoo" (Depp) so take the damn $ an run! Don't follow the path of Michael Keaton.
Number 1-Brendan better take all the work he can get in these high grossing films. Like I've said before about actors that start gettin' too picky and choosy over roles- "You ain't no Johnny Woo Hoo" (Depp) so take the damn $ an run! Don't follow the path of Michael Keaton.
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5:08PM on 05/25/2010
Only one thing is truly salient in this article: The fact that there's a forthcoming sequel to Cats & Dogs. I am suddenly very cold.
Only one thing is truly salient in this article: The fact that there's a forthcoming sequel to Cats & Dogs. I am suddenly very cold.
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5:00PM on 05/25/2010

FURRY VENGEANCE=Funny

I don't know why i was in the theatre watching FURY VENGEANCE but there I was.. And for some reason unknown to man and science, the film was hilarious! Every body in the theatre was cracking up (all 15 of them). Instant cult classic!!!
I don't know why i was in the theatre watching FURY VENGEANCE but there I was.. And for some reason unknown to man and science, the film was hilarious! Every body in the theatre was cracking up (all 15 of them). Instant cult classic!!!
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3:58PM on 05/25/2010
I liked Journey. I had fun with it. As for Furry Vengeance, Fraser needs to quit.
I liked Journey. I had fun with it. As for Furry Vengeance, Fraser needs to quit.
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1:42PM on 05/25/2010
I rushed from work directly to the theather to see Furry Vengence and it lived up to the hype! everyone should go see it!
I rushed from work directly to the theather to see Furry Vengence and it lived up to the hype! everyone should go see it!
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5:01PM on 05/25/2010
lol, why the thumbs down? This post is hilarious
lol, why the thumbs down? This post is hilarious
1:21PM on 05/25/2010
I unfortunately was dragged to see the first one in theaters. It gave me a headache. Didn't like it one bit. News of another one just brings back the headache.
I unfortunately was dragged to see the first one in theaters. It gave me a headache. Didn't like it one bit. News of another one just brings back the headache.
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1:12PM on 05/25/2010
I wouldn't be surprised if Nicolas Cage signed on to this....considering his recent movie picks.
I wouldn't be surprised if Nicolas Cage signed on to this....considering his recent movie picks.
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2:03PM on 05/25/2010
not sure why your comment was voted down. it's a true statement.
not sure why your comment was voted down. it's a true statement.
10:42PM on 05/25/2010
Thank you Zohan, neither do I
Thank you Zohan, neither do I
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