It had been long enough for me to think a third Night at the Museum, words that are no fun to type, would just never happen. To be fair, it’s not like I have any real stake in the project’s existence one way or the other — save for whatever irritation comes in having to write about the thing — but I have to ask if this is something we, as a whole society, can afford to have out there.
Fox can. Tweeted out by ERCBoxOffice is the news that Night at the Museum 3 isn’t even a complete calendar year away, as the studio have set a December 25th, 2014 opening for Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller to do that whole business again. All of which feels quick, though it was over a year ago when the former said a screenplay (currently unattributed) was being fashioned, so, maybe we should’ve seen this coming. If we could’ve been bothered.
Alright, now for something that we don’t know is going to be bad. Also noted by ERCBoxOffice is the placement of Maze Runner, a sci-fi actioner that Fox had tapped Wes Ball to direct back in late August. Despite its high-concept underpinnings, quiet progress, and lack of anything other than a helmer, the studio are expecting to have this one out in just over a year, on February 14th, 2014 — a date which I doubt has been chosen for its romantic associations, but because it just happens to be a Friday.
However, possibly foolishly, I’m hoping for the best on this one. Maze Runner‘s plot outline is kind of neat, from an initial perspective — a boy, Thomas, awakens in The Glade, a spatially oppressive and maze-like environment that must be escaped from — and Ball is behind for an animated short, Ruin, that has visual kineticism which could, conceivably, carry over into live-action. The results of that prediction are not so far off.
Watch that below:
Thoughts on a third Museum? Does anything about Maze Runner exude potential?
Currently in theaters, John Wick is a great deal of fun. As I mentioned in my review, the film is a slick and smart action flick that won’t break new ground but does what it wants with extreme success. Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch make their feature debut with Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitmen […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute