“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.

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June DVD Releases of Note

Summer is finally here and we’re starting to see some slightly more quality DVD titles of lesser known films of late last year and also some bigger titles from earlier this year. So obviously this isn’t a list of every DVD that is being released this month, but it’s a bit more expansive than in previous months to include some Criterion releases and older films. If you have more titles I might’ve missed, by all means post ’em in the comments section.

Personally, I’m really looking forward to finally catching Control. But I’m also metro enough to admit to being excited for The Other Boleyn Girl. And of course, if you weren’t able to catch Persepolis on its theatrical run, you’re in for a treat in the last week of June. So without further ado, here are DVDs for June…

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June 3:

Control Semi-Pro Semi-Pro (SE)
Dirty Harry Collection The Eye The Eye (SE)
Flawless Vince Vaughn Meet the Spartans

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