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Yesterday, it was announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal had exited her post to focus on another production venture inside the studio. Now, many are questioning what will happen with the Spider-Man franchise and the much-talked about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequels, as well as the long-planned Cleopatra movie. While it has often been discussed, especially in light of the Sony hack this past year, it is more expected than ever that Spider-Man will be rebooted under the new Sony leadership.
It's speculated that it could be several months before the 'post-Pascal priorities' come into focus for the hurting studio. And the true outcome and fate of these movies depends on who will eventually take over for Amy Pascal. It is suspected that the former co-chair's top lieutenant Doug Belgrad will land the job. If that happens, there will likely be minimal changes made to Sony Pictures current film line-up. »
It could take several months at the minimum before the post-Pascal priorities come into focus. And of course much depends on who her successor turns out to be. If Pascal’s top lieutenant, SPE Motion Picture Group president Doug Belgrad, gets the gig as many expect, there could be minimal changes to the line-up.
Pascal will remain in place through May, at which point she will segue to a producing deal at Sony. Besides Belgrad, other possible replacements from within are former Fox studio chief Tom Rothman, who runs TriStar Pictures; and Columbia Pictures Production President Michael De Luca, who »
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We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.
With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)
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3 items from 2015
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