“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.


“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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MTV steals Jackson’s Final Curtain Call

I was wondering how many years would have to pass before MTV would eventually buy the King of Pop’s fairwell footage, This Is It, and pimp it out on their network? This week the Sony-owned film was bought by the music-television empire and will now be available to the following channels; VH1, VH1 Classic, Palladia, as well as Viacom’s BET and Centric for a six year window

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my many years of devouring music television from each and all of the channels listed above, the rotation of new material is so terribly assembled I’ll be sure to avoid the channel after the debut airing of Jackson’s concert. The twice-a-day screening of Madonna’s recent Confessions tour on VH1 was a numbing couple of weeks… let’s not even start with the terror of re-runs when their awards season comes around!

MTV nabs TV Rights