Columbia Pictures President Talks MEN IN BLACK 4 And TOTAL RECALL Remake
Columbia Pictures President Douglas Belgrad confirms that they are planning to do a fourth Men in Black movie, while also sharing his thoughts on the decision to remake '80s films like 21 Jump Street and specifically the new Total Recall.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures President Douglas Belgrad has confirmed that the studio are planning a sequel to Men in Black 3, as well as commenting on the decision to remake '80s films such as next month's Total Recall (read his comments on whether or not Marc Webb will return to helm The Amazing Spider-Man by clicking HERE). The third instalment of Men in Black was something of a surprise hit when it was released earlier this year, prompting them to start planning a follow-up.
"We're very pleased with the financial performance of Men in Black 3, and we believe it is an ongoing franchise. We're going to do [another one], but we don't have clarity yet on how it should be done."
Older moviegoers are never too pleased when they hear that a classic film is being reimagined for the big screen, but Belgrad brings up some very good points as to why they make such decisions when it comes to the likes of next month's Total Recall remake (starring Colin Farrell and Bryan Cranston).
"The moviegoing audience is aging, and one of our challenges is how to excite our younger demographics who don't see moviegoing as part of their social habits like baby boomers did. You have to think about it as you are building franchises, extending franchises or trying to find ways to be original. A lot of the titles from the '80s are being made [or remade]; young people don't know the original, older people have a nostalgia for it -- the job is to differentiate the film enough and make it fresh. It has created some mantras for us: Good is more important than it's been in a really long time."
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