“Jumper” Sequel a Maybe

While everyone talks about the terrible trailer for Doug Liman’s new political “thriller,” Fair Game, it reminded me that I needed to check up on Jumper 2 news/rumors. And lo and behold, Hayden Christian mentioned in a quick interview with the magicians over at MTV that there are some rumblings about a script being developed for the next film.

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

“We’re talking about it right now actually…Hopefully [the story will go] somewhere a little darker. I think there’s a lot, lot, LOT you can do with it. But, ya know it was sort of set up in a way that it’s gonna be mother hunting son and possibly even maybe, ya know, sister hunting brother. We’re talking about it, trying to figure it out.”

So yeah, I admit it; I’m a fan of the original Jumper movie (in fact, I like most of Liman’s previous work) for a lot of reasons. Hayden Christiansen doesn’t happen to be one of those reasons, but I definitely look forward to more of the story. I liked the way this character used his super powers believably (before Hancock did) and I dig the rest of the cast (particularly Jaimie Bell was awesome in this). The jumping effect was used… effectively and I thought the action sequences were wicked as hell.

I know I’m in a very small minority here but the movie took in well over $200 million so the demand for a sequel is likely there. And despite what people say – because they don’t want to admit to liking a Christiansen movie – they’re gonna go back for a second round because they secretly liked the first one. Even if it was just for Rachel Bilson.

If you’re real interested, the video quote is embedded under the seats…

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Marina Antunes
Admin

Whatever happened to Rachel Bilson? I haven't seen her in anything in a while.

Fletch
Guest

Yeah, not in the minority with you on this one at all. A terrible film all-around. I loved Liman..until this and Mr./Mrs. Smith turned out to be letdowns each. He needs a return to form – I'm sure it's in there somewhere.

Sam
Guest

I agree with Fletch and I think the end of that article makes a lot of assumptions. I don't think there's any real demand (secret demand or otherwise) for a JUMPER sequel and I think the first one was one of the worst films I saw that year, Christensen or no Christensen. I, for one, won't be going back.

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