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Mama sequel in the works

Mama sequel in the works

Feb 21 2013, 6:10am CST | by

Universal is planning a 'Mama' franchise. The studio is hoping to capitalise on the success of its hit horror film starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain - which topped the US box office...

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Mama sequel in the works

Feb 21 2013, 6:10am CST | by

Universal is planning a 'Mama' franchise.

The studio is hoping to capitalise on the success of its hit horror film starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain - which topped the US box office last month - by developing a sequel after the film grossed triple its $15 million budget.

Universal Pictures executive David Kosse told Screen Daily: ''We think there's potential for a 'Mama' franchise. We'd like to do another one. But those conversations are in the early stages.

'''Mama' is the first of this type of model that we've had enormous success with so there are more opportunities for this kind of film.''

Despite the studio's eagerness to shoot a sequel, the film's director Andres Muschietti previously revealed he would not be interested in a follow-up film because the subject matter had been worn out.

He said: ''We sort of wore out the subject matter...I never thought this could continue. Sequels are always tricky. I know how studios think but I don't see 'Mama' as something you can exploit because you're screwing with the original. I'm really hoping to jump into some other movies right now.''

The film's success was spurred by Jessica's Oscar nominated turn in 'Zero Dark Thirty', and also stars 'Game of Thrones' actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

'Mama' is out in the UK on Friday (22.02.13).

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Sebastian Stan Joins ‘The Martian’ And ‘Ricki And The Flash’

Oct 24 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: Deadline

In addition to returning in his Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier character in Captain America 3, Sebastian Stan has been set for two strong roles. On the heels of wrapping the Duplass Brothers' film The Bronze, he will play NASA scientist Dr. Chris Beck in Ridley Scott's The Martian co-starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejoifor, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig, a film based off of the pioneering e-book ...
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Chiwetel Ejiofor prepares for lift-off in Ridley Scott sci-fi The Martian

Oct 24 2014 6:41am CDT | Source: the guardian

Ejiofor signed up alongside Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kirsten Wiig for adaptation of Andy Weirs bestselling novel Continu ...
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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan join The Martian

Oct 24 2014 12:43am CDT | Source: Total Film

The Martian continues to collect A-list talent for its ever-growing ensemble, with Deadline reporting that Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan have signed on to join the production. The new film will star Matt Damon as an astronaut who finds himself marooned on Mars after his crew believe him to have died while out on the planet’s surface. According to the report, Ejiofor will play Venkat Kapoor, the Director of the mission to Mars, while Stan’s role remains unconfirmed. Produc ...
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Stan, Ejiofor Join Scott's "The Martian"

Oct 23 2014 7:34pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Mackenzie Davis ("Halt and Catch Fire") have joined the cast of Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "The Martian" at 20th Century Fox. Matt Damon plays an American astronaut stranded on Mars after the rest of the crew members believe he is dead. He must struggle to survive until ...
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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan Join THE MARTIAN; Ethan Hawke to Play Chet Baker in BORN TO BE BLUE

Oct 23 2014 5:38pm CDT | Source: Collider

Ridley Scott just scored two more industry heavyweights for The Martian, 12 Years a Slave star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Sebastian Stan.  They join Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Michael Pena, Kate Mara and Sean Bean in the November 25, 2015 release about an astronaut who winds up stranded on Mars.  Filming is set to begin in Budapest this November. In addition, we also just got word that Robert Budreau’s Chet Baker biopi ...
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Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins The Martian

Oct 23 2014 5:18pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Sebastian Stan and Mackenzie Davis also set for Ridley Scott's latestRidley Scott is set to start shooting the film next month, and the casting announcements for his latest, sci-fi pic The Martian, are arriving at speed. The latest name to join the impressive ensemble are 12 Years A Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor plus Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Sebastian Stan and actress Mackenzie Davis.Matt Damon is starring ...
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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, and Mackenzie Davis join Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN!

Oct 23 2014 3:55pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

He'll star alongside Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Michael Pena, Sean Bean, and Donald Glover. Read the full article on AICN You know, when we first heard about THE MARTIAN, I was under the impression it would be a mostly one-man-show for Matt Damon, with maybe a couple of Clooney-in-GRAVITY-type supporting roles to back him up.   Way, way off.   Ridley Scott is currently assembling an increas ...
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Chiwetel Ejiofor Lands On ‘The Martian’

Oct 23 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Add 12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejoifor to Fox's The Martian, the Ridley Scott-directed film that stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristin Wiig in the saga of an astronaut marooned on Mars. Ejiofor plays Venkat Kapoor, the Director of the Mars Mission. The script is adapted by Cabin In The Woods' Drew Goddard from the book by Andy Weir, which sold to publisher Crown in 2013 after enjoying meteoric sales as an e-book. Fox has set The Martian for release Novemb ...
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The Martian Adds Mackenzie Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan

Oct 23 2014 3:28pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

The ensemble cast of Ridley Scott's The Martian continues to grow as EW today reports that Mackenzie Davis (What If), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier are joining Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chast ...
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Brad Pitt Isn’t Even Perturbed By a Disruption on ‘Between Two Ferns’

Oct 23 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

The latest victim, er, guest for Zach Galifianakis on his fictional talk show Between Two Ferns is Brad Pitt. You could cut the tension with a knife! Will Galifianakis botch his guest’s name? Will he ask awkward questions, and reveal too much about himself in the process? I think you know the answer to this question, but as with any good piece of storytelling, spoilers don’t matter. It’s not what happens, but how. OK, it actually is about what happens, because a disruptor shows up to t ...
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