Sequels, prequels and remakes, oh my!

By Kyra Smith-Cullen
Future Ruler of the Earth

April 1st, 2013

Lately, the cinema has been inundated with sequels, prequels and modernizations of films that came out years, even decades, ago. The latest group of future releases only promises more.

Photo courtesy of mutantreviewer.wordpress.com
Photo courtesy of mutantreviewer.wordpress.com

‘Cyborgella’ 

After childhood trauma left her with a mechanized arm, a supersonic ear, and battery operated lungs, impoverished Troia finds herself rejected by both humans and robots. She enlists the help of friends to  hide her robotic features and falls in love with Jack, the heir to the globe’s largest robotic disposal company.

‘Frequency II’

A sequel to Dennis Quaid’s 2000 golden globe nominee, ‘Frequency II’ is about Detective John Sullivan’s life after a time shift restores his deceased parents to him. His once happy marriage is falling apart after the loss of his teenage son and Sullivan is determined to recreate the temporal anomaly to fix his life. No word yet on whether Quaid or co-star  Jim Caviezel plan on starring or making cameos in the sequel.

‘Henry Jones, Senior’

Pitched as a prequel to the globally successful ‘Indiana Jones’ film industry, this movie is about Indiana’s father after the death of his wife while he struggles to raise a rambunctious son that he has always had trouble connecting to. Jones tries to balance the  status of being an acclaimed scholar with the difficulties of having a teenage son who constantly becomes embroiled in dangerous adventures.

‘Ninja Turtles’

Everyone’s favorite sewer dwelling ninjas are returning to the big screen  in 2014, partially thanks to Producer Michael Bay. An alien species is invading earth and the Ninja Turtles must fight to protect their home planet.

Bay has already riled the fandom up with the news that the turtles are aliens, rather than the mutants they are titled.

Bay veteran Megan Fox has already come aboard the cast list and is joined by Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek,  Noel Fisher, and Jeremy Howard.

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