Will Netflix, Amazon or Apple Pay $400 million plus for two Knives Out Sequels?

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This past week I missed this rumor from Deadline that Netflix, Amazon and Apple are in a bidding war over two Knives Out sequels, with Netflix looking to edge the competition out — to the tune of $400+ million.

Netflix is closing in on a deal to make two sequels to the 2019 hit whodunit Knives Out, which Rian Johnson will direct with Daniel Craig reprising his role as super sleuth Benoit Blanc. Johnson, who wrote the original, has written the sequels and is producing with partner Ram Bergman. Sources said the deal will be worth north of $400 million, making it one of the biggest streamer movie deals in history.

Netflix Two Knives Out Sequels $400 million plus deal; Daniel Craig Rian Johnson – Deadline

Wow. $400 million?!?! for two sequels? We’re going to the school of James Cameron budget bloated sequel mania here — for streaming channels?.

Readers already know what we think of (not all) $100 million+ budget movies (see: $100+ Million Movie Budgets Are Stupid) — and that’s for theatrical release, but $200 million for streaming reaches a new level of absurdity. Especially sequels. It’s not like we’re talking about the sequel to Star Wars, Knives Out was a fun, entertaining movie, but this deal if it goes through is more than the first movie grossed. Seriously?

Good for Rian Johnson, I suppose. Bad potentially for Netflix subscribers that almost certainly will see another increase in the monthly subscription price (see: Will Netflix Price Itself Out Of The Streaming Market?). The more they spend on content, the more we’ll pay to view it. I like Netflix, but at some point they will price themselves out of our household. Is that when they push past $20/month? $25? $30? We’re getting there….

Do you like this deal? Or do you think this is kind of crazy? It’s not a 100% done deal and for that reason maybe this is floating out there for public sentiment. No, I say. I don’t want to see Knives Out 2 and 3 so bad that Netflix overspends for it. Do you?

Sure, We’ll Check Out an Indiana Jones Animated Show on Disney Plus, You?

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As a fan of several animated TV series — and we are currently reviewing an animated TV show every Saturday morning — including those based on familiar IP, I’d very much be interested in an Indiana Jones animated series.

Good to see there’s a rumor that one is under development for Disney+.

…in the eyes of most fans, there’s no Indy without Harrison Ford, which presents a pretty sizable roadblock for the Mouse House to try and work around. However, insider Daniel Richtman now claims that an animated series is in development for Disney Plus, which is arguably the smartest way to carry on the franchise.

Indiana Jones Animated Show Reportedly Coming To Disney Plus

Just a rumor, mind you, but hey. What do you think? Would you be interested?

Honestly, I’m somewhat less interested in Indy 5 (see: Should Indiana Jones 5 be Harrison Ford’s last action film?)

Please Terminate The Idea For Another Terminator Movie, A TV Show Would Be Better

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We all read rumors we hope aren’t true. I’m hoping this is one that is not. No more Terminator movies — for some time, anyway — please.

Terminator needs to take the Cobra Kai and The Mandalorian route. Go to streaming, develop a smart TV series of some kind that explores perhaps another angle. I know, I know, we had the Sarah Connor Chronicles already — and that was actually pretty good, but a quality TV series can rekindle interest in a feature length film.

The Terminator IP needs a lot of work to reinvigorate interest.

Maybe we need a Miles Dyson series that focuses on the creation of Skynet? I don’t know the creative specifics to make a new show a success, but strongly believe few fans of the franchise want to see another Terminator movie any time soon. At least not anything that follows along the disastrous reboot path of Dark Fate.

There are rumors of another sequel being discussed. This one again possibly being PG-13 instead of R.

… Dark Fate was actually one of 2019’s biggest bombs, while star Mackenzie Davis even admitted that people were probably bored of the franchise by now. However, insider Daniel Richtman claims that Paramount are once again pushing for a new Terminator movie and they want it to follow in the PG-13 rated footsteps of Salvation and Genisys, while James Cameron is reportedly keen to keep things R.

Paramount Reportedly Wants Next Terminator Film To Be Rated PG-13

Have to agree with James Cameron that Terminator on the big screen needs to stay R-Rated.

Cobra Kai has made me even more receptive to TV series from movies. The right creative team working on Terminator, as stated before, could make a really good TV series from this franchise.

What do you think?

BFG to Blow Up ANOTHER Rumored Doom Reboot, PLEASE

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On Netflix streaming as of this posting, and good luck getting through it, unscathed. That’s not a recommendation. Despite loving the original VIDEOGAME and being just so-so on the original movie, I found this reboot completely uninspired and unnecessary.

But it gets worse.

From the dumbest idea for a reboot rumor department, comes another possible Doom reboot. Yes, we need another ID Software Doom movie — a reboot, nonetheless — about as bad as a 12-gauge shot to the face.

How can there be another reboot talk a year later?!?!

Personally, we’re a little skeptical about another Doom adaptation – after all, the games have often prided themselves on prioritizing gameplay over story – but we hope Universal will find a balance that’ll appeal to general moviegoers and longtime fans alike. And if they do indeed manage to snag Cena to star, that’d certainly be a big step in the right direction.

Doom Reboot Reportedly In The Works, Fast & Furious Star Eyed To Lead

With John Cena in the lead? Sure, why not. Do we need another Sarge? The Rock has been there and done that. Guess it’s Cena’s turn. Vin Diesel turned down starring in the original one.

I get that studios (some/most/all?) are desperate with their IP, but the world doesn’t need another Doom movie. Especially another reboot. The first Doom picture was a bust and lost money and I don’t know the finances on Annihilation, but guessing that’s not been a huge moneymaker. Who thinks another reboot will do something the other two movies haven’t done?

When stupid project ideas are floated my go-to response is: can’t we just pick any other bestselling book and make a movie from that instead of another cash grip reboot? Moviegoers are smarter than this. Seriously, we are.

Now, before anybody jumps on me for bashing a movie I haven’t seen (it’s not even a movie yet, though, it’s a rumor of another reboot). We don’t need to see this, that’s the point. This project should be dead on arrival. Whomever is thinking about it at Universal needs to get the memo that Doom is not a viable movie reboot property any time soon.

In some weird, surreal way it’s like we’re inside the game, geared up, and from out behind a maze comes a reboot sequel, tentacles, teeth, ready to rip moviegoers to shreds.

We’re all doomed.