View Full Version : Jan DeBont spotted in GREECE for TR2
Got this from darkhorizons.com
Jan DeBont was recently spotted in Greece seeking actors for a wedding sequence in the film (none of the film's main characters are getting married though).
Is Jan De Bont directing or has he reverted back to his cinematography roots? He hasn't done anything worthwhile since Twister 6 years ago...
Yup, Jan de Bont is helming Tomb Raider II. Thanks for the note Croft28, take a peek at this (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/headlines1145.html) for more on the Greek shoot.
I think DeBont has done some good films, i liked Twister, I loved Speed and The Haunting was cool.
I think a campaign should be started to get John Woo to do TR3. Two handed gun fights, gratuitous use of slow motion and mexican stand-off's. Oh yes.
Yeah John Woo is cool, i loved the way he did MI2, but it kinda reminded me of The Matrix.Still, he has an awsome eye for action eh http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
John Woo would be a great director for TR3. Can you just imagine seeing Lara (Angie if she is still with it) in some type of cool bike scene like in MI2?
<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Enkil:
Angie if she is still with it<hr></blockquote>
She signed up for three, but anything can happen..
Well there is going to be a bike scene in TR2 yanno. Wit Angie riding her motorcylce on top of the great wall. I think it's a chase scene supposdly. Anyways I hope she does TR3. But who knows if it'll be even made. I have a bad feeling TR2 won't even pass 100 mil.
If it doesn't pass the 100mil mark do you think there will be a third movie?
I have the good feeling that the movie will pass the 100 mil. It has been the talk of Greece already... Just imagine what is going on to all over the world... :D ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Yeah it will pass the 100 mil mark, if the trailers and advertisments are done well, im sure they will be.Just remember, althought the first film didnt get amazing reviews and lots of people didnt like it, there are still HEAPS of people who did enjoy it.
Word will spread for people who have doubts about the film, if someone didnt go and see TR2 because they didnt like the first one im sure people who know them and saw it will tell them how good it is.
It's not like the first movie was a major flop, it did very well at the box office, i think TR2 will do great.
Plus heaps of people use the net so they will see the progress of the film and how different it will be.
yup I'm sure you're right. Paramount will secure its usual armory of strategic alliances which will ensure the movie at least recoups its expenditure.
I have hopes that De Bont will achieve a great movie. Woo is a good suggestion. Another director I'd like to see helming a possible sequel would be John McTiernan, a man known for creating suspense action. He's behind movies such as Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October, and The Medicine Man. If anyone should helm a TR sequel, I'd vote for him.
Greece, I like that, an environment full of cultural and archeological findings. A perfect location for shooting scenes for the Tomb Raider movie http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
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Yeah word of the mouth is always powerfull. TR had an opening 48 mil. I'm HOPING it'll have atleast a 40 opening this time around. Like stated before it was trashed my critics and many people hated it. I hope they prove everyone wrong, showing they can make an awesome TR movie. But IMO it HAS to make 100 mil or no sequel. And if it's not a success, don't count on Jolie doing a possible TR3.
If the movie won't pass a remarkable amount, I don't think that it will be something wrong with AJ. She signed a contract for 3 epidodes (before starting shooting the first one). Although the first movie didn't go well, why do you think they are shooting the second? On my opinion, cause they knew from the beginning that it won't have the predictable effect. I think people wasn't ready to see the "transfer" of a video game into the big screen (I don't know if another video game had been "transfered" before).
Resident Evil may had better opening but the concept is the same as we watch a scary movie with all these zombies. When I saw the trailer with a friend, she said that it was a fantastic film and she would like to go and watch it cause she likes scary movies. At the end of the trailer when I saw the title "Resident Evil" I told her that it was a video game and she couldn't believe it (I didn't recognize it during the trailer).
What I want to say is that the first movie was to make us get to the point of the philosophy of the movie cause it's difficult to attach a video game by the way it's in gaming. Especially TR where Lara has the most unsusual movements...
I think TR2 will get over 100 mil for sure.I mean Resident Evil was better than TR and it only made 40 mil (which is great for that genre), TR has a wider appeal as well.And like i said, it has it's haters....but it has its fans too http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Look, a movie that starts off with negativity can only get better second time around, improving on mistakes and trying to make it heaps better is what there doing for this one....plus there's a new director on board so you know it's something fresh.
John McTiernan would be a good choice for TR3, James Cameron (Terminator, Titanic) would be good too, usually writes good movies as well (including Titanic). Another good choice would be Michael Bay (Armageddon & The Rock).
But if all goes very bad on TR2, there's only one man who could save the franchise - Ridley Scott - anything he touches just oozes class. And he's English - say no more.
Scott and Cameron would both get my vote.
Yeah Scott and Cameron for me too http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif ...although not everything Ridely touches is good...i REALLY didnt like Pearl Harbour.
Ridley Scott didn't do Pearl Harbor - that was Michael Bay (although I did mention him too, you'll notice I omitted Pearl Harbor from his list of "accolades" and listed Armageddon instead).
OK, so Pearl Harbor was a bit dodgy - fairly **** story (trying too hard to be another Titanic) But it was very well made, had brilliant special effects and had some stunning visuals - Kate Beckinsale in particular - although Ben Affleck made you want to stop beathing.
I don't know what all the fuss was about about Pearl Harbor. Why did everyone hate it? I thought it was REALLY good. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that Josh and Kate got it on and she had a baby and now Ben is the father. Thats just stupid.
I didnt think "Oh my god, Pearl Harbour was SO BAD"....i just didnt really like it.I thought the script (not story) and the characters were done so ****.They were so fake and 2 dimensional, i couldnt feel the love from Ben and Kate like they tried to make it.
It kinda felt like i was watching a telle movie.I dont know, i guess i just didnt like it.But if you did thats cool http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Im not one of those people who bag out a film just to **** it's fans off http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif , if i didnt like it, than i didnt like it...no drama.
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