Feels Good to be Wrong About "The Tomb" and "Tintin" Sequel
A couple weeks ago, when Harry Knowles had reported that he heard from a "reliable source" that Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted to join Sylvester Stallone in the prison thriller "The Tomb," I had thought it would be highly unlikely.
Even though Deadline.com had also reported that they heard similar chatter, my position didn't change. It was all just "chatter."
Well, last week, it was confirmed by Variety, so I was wrong. And I'm glad I was wrong. What fan of action movies didn't want this to happen? Sure, they're both way over their prime, but better late than never.
Now I wonder if they're gonna be friends or enemies in the film. It’d be cool if they start out as enemies, but end up working together at the end ala Jackie Chan and Jet Li in “The Forbidden Kingdom.” That way, we'll get at least one fight scene with the two icons of action cinema.
I'm also happy to be wrong about the sequel to "The Adventures of Tintin." I didn't think they would go ahead with a sequel because it did mediocre business in the US. It has made $76M so far and will probably top out with a couple million more. Paramount spent $100M making the film.
I guess winning Best Animated Film for both the Golden Globe and Producers Guild Awards helps. So does good reviews - "Tintin" scored 75% on the Tomatometer. More importantly, it did gangbusters overseas, making over $300M.
That’s great for fans for the film, especially from abroad. There’s no reason why it shouldn't get a sequel just because it didn't do well in the States. I’m glad too because I like the film. It’s an action/adventure film where Steven Spielberg’s not constrained by live actors and sets. It’s almost two hours of non-stop thrilling action sequences. I’m curious to see how Peter Jackson’s version turns out.
He’ll start work on the film after “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”