“THE ONLY REASON EVER TO MAKE A SEQUEL IS TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE CHARACTERS THAT PEOPLE LOVE: TO TELL MORE OF THEIR STORY” – Elizabeth Banks
All films begin with an idea. This idea is then workshopped into creating a story – who, what, where, when and why. A story then turns into a script, which is performed by a cast and is then turned into a movie. Most films remain as just the one and allow the audience to make up the rest of the story in their minds, others continue elements of the original story, often with the same characters and settings, in a sequel.
The first half of 2019 saw a long list of original film releases such as All Is True, Brightburn, Never Look Away, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, all of which told a new story. It seems only fitting that the second half of 2019 releases sequels to hit films that have already set the scene, such as Spiderman: Far From Home, Men In Black: International and so much more. Our client Sony Pictures Releasing is doing their part in continuing great stories by releasing sequels, spin-offs and introducing the new generation.
Enemies become frenemies in this hilarious sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2, flying into cinemas on September 12.
The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.
#TheAngryBirdsMovie2 – View trailer HERE.
The zombie slayers are back in this horror-filled sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, featuring the hilarious cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and of course Emma Stone, appearing in cinemas on October 17.
A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland 2. In the sequel, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.
#Zombieland2 – View trailer HERE.
The Angels are back in this action-filled adventure, Charlie’s Angels, only this time it’s the next generation. Starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the angels and the brilliant Elizabeth Banks as Bosley, the girls will fight their way onto the big screen on November 14.
Elizabeth Banks directs the next generation of Angels – Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska – working for the mysterious Charles Townsend. Charlie’s Angels have always provided security and investigative skills to private clients, and now the Townsend Agency has expanded internationally, with the smartest, most fearless, most highly trained women all over the globe – multiple teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs across the world. When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, these Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.
#CharliesAngels – View trailer HERE.
The gang are returning to the big screen on December 26 with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito who mix things up a bit in this hilarious sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level.
In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
#Jumanji – View trailer HERE.
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