Monday, June 09, 2008

Jumper Doesn't Jump Off a Building

One of the few feature films I saw this year was "Jumper" - sadly, I wish I had the cash I spent on the tickets back in my wallet. I've just seen a note I wanted to share with you: Apparently now 27 year old actor Hayden Christensen says that he's "up for a sequel." I know I'm not, what about you? Were the jittery jumpings of "Jumper" worth the time and ticket cost for a sequel? If you think so, please tell me why. Read the announcement here and put your 2 cents worth in right here!

Christensen Up for Jumper Sequel
Source: Toronto Sun June 9, 2008

With the Jumper DVD (read review) and Blu-ray Disc hitting stores Tuesday, star Hayden Christensen ("Star Wars" prequels) tells the Toronto Sun he's up for a sequel.

"We're talking about it," the 27-year-old Canadian actor said. "I know that they're having those conversations, I hear about them." So would he sign on again? "Oh yeah, and I think I probably will."

Liman originally planned a movie trilogy based on Steven Gould's novel. Liman spun out a liberal re-imagining of Gould's more personal story about child abuse, which had jumping as a metaphor for escape.

"It was set up to become that -- a trilogy -- if it did well," Christensen added. "And I think they're happy with how it did so they want to make another one. But I don't think they're rushing to get into production."

Jumper, made for about $85 million, earned a solid $221.4 million worldwide in theaters."


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