Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Could UNFORTUNATE EVENTS happen again?

From ComingSoon.net:

"CineFOOLS talked to Land of the Lost director Brad Silberling and asked him whether a sequel to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is still a possibility.

'It was a co-production between Paramount and Dreamworks and there were studio politics and I actually think it's going to see the light of day,' Silberling told the site. '[Name removed for privacy reasons] and I, he's the writer of... is very friendly with Mr. Snicket I should say, we stay in constant touch about it, because I would love nothing more than to do that and we've been hoping to, so I think there will be a chance it may take a wildly different form but I think it will probably happen.'

The 2004 Jim Carrey-starrer was made for about $140 million and earned $209.1 million worldwide."

Now there is nothing I would love to see more than a sequel to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events because it is one of the funniest Jim Carrey movies I have ever seen!

"Name removed for privacy reasons", huh? *cough cough* Daniel Handler *cough cough* *cough cough cough * aka the real Lemony Snicket *cough cough cough*


During an interview about Land of the Lost, Silberling gave more details about a sequel -

"CS: 'There was a soundbyte from a red carpet interview you did recently about doing another Lemony Snicket movie. Is that something you want to do or something you've heard talk about?'

Silberling: 'No, that's kind of just a collective desire. The whole Lemony franchise got caught up in... the tricky part any time a property is in the hands of two studios, which was this case pretty much, the minute that there's any kind of almost divorce, the kids always end up suffering. In this case, it's a property they conjoined on, and the hope is that as the dust settles from the conclusion of that... but yeah, I'm actually very intrigued to do it, but the thing that Daniel Handler has spoken about in the past is that I'm less intrigued about just going off and try to do another FX movie where you have to completely recast at this point. I mean, Emily Browning is 19, and Liam Aiken is taller than Kareem. He's an incredibly tall kid with a deep voice. So you'd basically be building from the ground up, and I think the series would be better served by a textural surprise. Daniel and I talked about setting the movie up so that the great twist is that you realize you've ended up in an entirely different universe that the narrator, Lemony Snicket himself, takes you to, sort of pawning the first film off as a dramatization, but now he's going to tell you the real story. (laughs)'"

Kinda went over my head, Brad, but here's a few ways you could pull off a Lemony Snicket's sequel - 1. performance capture (ala Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol, coincidentally starring Jim Carrey), 2. an animated movie.

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