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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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Jimmy Kimmel to Host American Cinematheque Gala for Matthew McConaughey

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Yesterday, we saw six new Interstellar images, and today we have six more.  The movie stars Matthew McConaughey and involves a team of explorers who come across a wormhole to “surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”  These images come from Empire's iPad edition, and remind us that McConaughey and Anne Hathaway's characters aren't the only astronauts in the movie ...
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Asa Butterfield Eyed for MISS PEREGRINE; Michael Pena in Negotiations for THE MARTIAN; Natalie Dormer Locked to Lead PATIENT ZERO

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Michael Pena May Land On The Martian

Sep 24 2014 7:50pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's circling a role in Ridley Scott's latestAs the start date for production rockets towards them, Ridley Scott and his team are at work in earnest to build up the cast for the adaptation of Andy Weir’s book The Martian. Michael Pena is the latest actor in the director’s sights, and he’s in early negotiations, according to Variety.Matt Damon is starring in the film as NASA astronaut Mark Watney, left stranded on Mars afte ...
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