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Six Movie Franchises That Were Cut Short

3 February 2017 8:23 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Filmmakers often plan ahead, and many of the movies which come out each year are designed to be part of a multi-film series. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes, the first sequel bombs and the third movie never gets made. Here are 6 short movie franchises that remained unfinished.

There have been many successful franchises over the years. Franchises are a very hot thing right now. However, for every Star Wars, Dark Knight or Captain America franchise, there is a failed film series. Often these intended series will start off with an excellent movie but the second film will derail any plans for a third movie or beyond.

In no particular order, here are six franchises that never got past a second film.

Conan: Arnold Schwarzenegger starred as Robert E. Howard’s Cimmerian warrior Conan in 1982’s Conan the Barbarian, which was a box office hit. »

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Shaft Reboot Gets Fantastic Four Director Tim Story

20 January 2017 3:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in February 2015, New Line Cinema announced they were developing a Shaft remake, with John Davis producing through his Davis Entertainment company. At the time, no writer or director had been attached to the project, but that has all changed. Today a new report claims that Tim Story is in negotiations to direct, from a script by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. This report also confirms that the project will follow another relative of Richard Roundtree's original title character.

Deadline reports that New Line plans to "reinvigorate" the franchise by focusing this reboot on the son of John Shaft, who is navigating the murky area between law enforcement and organized crime in New York City. No specific plot details were revealed, but this format could potentially allow Richard Roundtree to return as John Shaft, and Samuel L. Jackson to also come back as his nephew, also named John Shaft. »

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Tim Story to Direct ‘Shaft’ Reboot

20 January 2017 9:43 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ride Along” director Tim Story will helm New Line’s upcoming “Shaft” reboot, TheWrap has learned. The film is being produced by John Davis, Ira Napoliello and “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, who wrote the script with Alex Barnow. Story broke out with 2002’s “Barbershop,” starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson. He is best known for directing the “Ride Along” and “Think Like a Man” franchises, and also dipped into the Marvel Universe, helming the 2007 Fox superhero film “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” His most recent project was stand-up comedy concert film “Kevin Hart: What Now? »

- Matt Pressberg

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5 Movies You Think Are Bad, But Are Actually Pretty Good

10 January 2017 4:32 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

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5 Movies You Think Are Bad, But Are Actually Pretty Good

We often go through life assuming certain movies are bad. Gigli? »

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