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Monsters 2 unsure

07.29.2009

Hugh Laurie before his morning coffee

You'd think a film like MONSTERS VS ALIENS, with $200M in domestic Box-office alone, would be sequelized faster than you can ask for butter on that popcorn. But in these precarious financial times, lights don't turn green so quickly anymore.

Dreamworks' Jeffrey Katzenberg, touching up on the studio's current state-of-wallet with The Hollywood Reporter, claimed the film didn't perform well enough outside U.S. to warrant a sequel right away. The current plan is to wait for the company's worldwide marketing tour to see how much more money can be made. "We want to talk to people that are on the ground," he said. Whatever THAT means...

Such "concerns" won't stop the principals involved from cashing in on the hit CGI film, with a Halloween special already planned on NBC for this fall, and the obligatory 3 or 4 initial DVD editions soon to hit the market.

Had I been a cynic, I would suspect the studio to be waiting for the film's voice stars to volunteer a pay cut for the sequel. In any case, no MvA rematch until a few years that's for sure.

Extra Tidbit: I want a Dr. Cockroach PhD spin-off! Hugh Laurie rocks!

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5:12AM on 07/30/2009

YEAH, man....

""We want to talk to people that are on the ground," he said. Whatever THAT means..."

what the FUCK does THAT mean??? lol...
""We want to talk to people that are on the ground," he said. Whatever THAT means..."

what the FUCK does THAT mean??? lol...
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3:46PM on 07/29/2009

Man! am I the only one...

... that thought MvA was terrible? It wasn't funny, it made little sense and apart from the main premise (which was great) and the 3D (stunning) I thought it had nothing to offer! Did I miss something?
... that thought MvA was terrible? It wasn't funny, it made little sense and apart from the main premise (which was great) and the 3D (stunning) I thought it had nothing to offer! Did I miss something?
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3:34AM on 07/29/2009
I enjoyed MVA, but this sums up Katzenberg these days. He's discussing the merits of a sequel in terms of how it did at the box office internationally, not because he thinks it's got a story or characters worth continuing with. This is a guy who started out so well, with Shrek. Kung Fu Panda is the only really great film they've made since that, and he wants to sequel that up same as he did with Shrek as well, just for the money. Bah. Hoping Pixar aren't going down this route with Cars 2 and
I enjoyed MVA, but this sums up Katzenberg these days. He's discussing the merits of a sequel in terms of how it did at the box office internationally, not because he thinks it's got a story or characters worth continuing with. This is a guy who started out so well, with Shrek. Kung Fu Panda is the only really great film they've made since that, and he wants to sequel that up same as he did with Shrek as well, just for the money. Bah. Hoping Pixar aren't going down this route with Cars 2 and Monsters Inc 2, or we're fucked...
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1:10AM on 07/29/2009

Eh... all right?

I loved Monsters vs. Aliens, and it's one of the few movies I actually wouldn't mind a sequel for.

Once they see how well the movie does on DVD, they will be taking these words they've said right back. A sequel will happen for sure. It made bank in the States, it will make big bank on DVD sales and rentals, and the interest in the movie will be huge, if they bring a sequel out at the right time.

If the Foreign market doesn't take as much of a liking to it, why should that stop them from
I loved Monsters vs. Aliens, and it's one of the few movies I actually wouldn't mind a sequel for.

Once they see how well the movie does on DVD, they will be taking these words they've said right back. A sequel will happen for sure. It made bank in the States, it will make big bank on DVD sales and rentals, and the interest in the movie will be huge, if they bring a sequel out at the right time.

If the Foreign market doesn't take as much of a liking to it, why should that stop them from releasing it even wider in the States? Maybe they could do some surveys on what foreigners didn't cling on to, and what they did, and then create some of the movie around those ideas, to attract that wider overseas audience.

I don't really know why I'm ranting about this, but yeah... :P
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