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REC 3 merely a lead in for REC 4 where the Apocalypse is nigh

09.02.2011

As it turns out, it's not a uniquely American idea to take a popular surprise hit and beat it to death with unnecessary sequels for years afterward.

Spain seems poised to pull a SAW or PARANORMAL ACTIVITY with their REC franchise. The third film is on its way, and now it's clear a fourth film is coming as well. REC 3: GENESIS is now in post production, with REC 4: APOCALYPSE to follow.

With that info via Dread Central comes the new still you see above, and here's a more detailed rundown of the new info.

"The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment, the future '[REC] 4 Apocalypse.'"

I've heard "Final" before, and depending on the box office, never write off just one more go. I liked the first one, and even sort of appreciated the second, but pushing it to four seems a bit much. And (SPOILERS) didn't we learn that the zombie "virus" was actually demonic possession instead? I guess they're still going to play it like it spreads 28 DAYS LATER style despite the fact it's a faith-based initiative.

Extra Tidbit: Somehow despite being an almost shot-by-shot remake, the American QUARANTINE is way, way worse. I blame Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter.
Source: Dread Central

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4:27PM on 09/06/2011

Giddy As Fook For These Movies But Dont Like The Article

Unlike Saw and P.A this is actually a story you want more of. You watch the first two and by the time the credits are rolling you beg for more. You want to know how the Medeiros girl came to be possessed. You want to see the demon escape, you want so much because like any good story it leaves you wanting more. Saw outstayed its welcome by 4 movies and P.A could of stayed at one easily so lumping this incredible series in with them and deeming the sequels unnecessary.. i just cant agree with
Unlike Saw and P.A this is actually a story you want more of. You watch the first two and by the time the credits are rolling you beg for more. You want to know how the Medeiros girl came to be possessed. You want to see the demon escape, you want so much because like any good story it leaves you wanting more. Saw outstayed its welcome by 4 movies and P.A could of stayed at one easily so lumping this incredible series in with them and deeming the sequels unnecessary.. i just cant agree with that.
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11:36AM on 09/05/2011

Bring it on bitches

Rec 1 and Rec 2 are fucking awesome , I am excited wait for this.
Rec 1 and Rec 2 are fucking awesome , I am excited wait for this.
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8:05PM on 09/02/2011
Does anybody know if the girl in the picture is the main girl in the movies? She's beautiful!
Does anybody know if the girl in the picture is the main girl in the movies? She's beautiful!
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7:53PM on 09/03/2011
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4:20PM on 09/02/2011
Jennifer Carpenter was hot (and easy to root for) but the "rabies like infection"-plot was just lame and the finale therefore not as disturbing as the one in REC.
Jennifer Carpenter was hot (and easy to root for) but the "rabies like infection"-plot was just lame and the finale therefore not as disturbing as the one in REC.
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3:31PM on 09/02/2011
The difference between the Rec franchise and the other two mentioned (Saw and Paranormal Activity) is that this one is actually worth something.
The difference between the Rec franchise and the other two mentioned (Saw and Paranormal Activity) is that this one is actually worth something.
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3:29PM on 09/02/2011
this is great news since rec 1 & 2 were amazing, but it's not 'new' news. this was announced months ago.
this is great news since rec 1 & 2 were amazing, but it's not 'new' news. this was announced months ago.
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3:22PM on 09/02/2011

Setting the record straight

Quarantine was not a "shot for shot" remake of [REC]. I am tired of writers perpetuating this lazy, inaccurate assertion throughout the internet. Watch both films back to back and it is exceedingly obvious, even to the most passive viewer, that these films are far from identical. There are entire scenes in Quarantine that were not in [REC], and vice versa. The fact that the blatant differences between the two films escaped your attention baffles me. You are a writer for a popular film fan
Quarantine was not a "shot for shot" remake of [REC]. I am tired of writers perpetuating this lazy, inaccurate assertion throughout the internet. Watch both films back to back and it is exceedingly obvious, even to the most passive viewer, that these films are far from identical. There are entire scenes in Quarantine that were not in [REC], and vice versa. The fact that the blatant differences between the two films escaped your attention baffles me. You are a writer for a popular film fan website. As such, you are entitled to your opinion, and are in fact expected to espouse it, but do not misinform your readers. Know what you're talking about before you publish it.

"And didn't we learn that the zombie "virus" was actually demonic possession instead? I guess they're still going to play it like it spreads 28 DAYS LATER style despite the fact it's a faith-based initiative." It is explained in [REC] 2 that the Vatican was experimenting with the possessed girl in the penthouse of the original apartment complex with the intention of isolating the biological compound responsible for demonic possession, for the purpose of creating a vaccine. As a result of their meddling, the priests triggered a mutation in said biological compound and accidentally produced a demon virus. Mosquitos bit the possessed girl and spread the virus. It's a clever, creative blend of two genres, and it's explained pretty thoroughly in the movie. You should watch it sometime. It's really, really good.

Additionally, [REC] 3 and 4 are old news. They have been in simultaneous development for nearly 2 years now, with the intention of subsequent release. I believe I learned about this in the first place from this very website.

Thank you, however, for the new still.

Sincerely,
A cranky [REC] fan boy who would rather rant than work.
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8:48AM on 09/03/2011
Well said Powerline. I was annoyed too at Paul's amazing discovery about the "zombie virus" when it was clearly explained in the first movie and went into more detail in the second movie. Oh well, still love joblo.com.
Well said Powerline. I was annoyed too at Paul's amazing discovery about the "zombie virus" when it was clearly explained in the first movie and went into more detail in the second movie. Oh well, still love joblo.com.
2:25PM on 09/02/2011
But contraty to the average American remake, [REC] 2 was actually pretty good.
But contraty to the average American remake, [REC] 2 was actually pretty good.
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1:44PM on 09/02/2011

These movies redefine found footage...

The first one scared the living shit out of me and the second movie was pretty much the first one on steroids. Can't wait to see how these guys continue the story.
The first one scared the living shit out of me and the second movie was pretty much the first one on steroids. Can't wait to see how these guys continue the story.
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