Monday, July 24, 2017

In space you can hear the last gasp of dying film franchises

When a movie franchise has no place left to go, producers sometimes decide to set their next installment in space, the final frontier.
That’s how we ended up with the Three Stooges, James Bond, Dracula and Jason Voorhees, among others, in space.
At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this month, Disney announced that it’s working on a new “Cars”/“Planes” animated feature that will take place in space. The still-untitled movie is slated for release in April 2019, the Hollywood Reporter said.
F. Gary Gray, director of “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in the “Fast and Furious” series, has discussed the possibility of the franchise traveling into space in future installments, Screen Rant says.
Producers of the X-Men movie series also have discussed setting a future installment in space, Screen Rant says.
The third film in the “Machete” series of grindhouse action films starring Danny Trejo is called “Machete Kills Again...In Space,” GeekTyrant says.

Related articles:

‘Game of Thrones’ in space, ‘Harry Potter’ in space, other space-set dramas coming (Jan. 21, 2015)

Movies where the setting was changed to ‘in space’ (April 21, 2013)

Photos: Promotional art for “Machete Kills Again … In Space” (top) and for unnamed Disney animated space vehicles movie.

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