I heard there was another “Pirates” movie in the offing, and If history is prologue no doubt there will be a prequel at some point as well.
That’s kind of the way of things, as long as there is a market what sells will be churned out until consumers weary of it.
Successful movies that generate sequels are referred as to as franchises, and will be milked to the point of redundancy – inevitably attendance and revenue decline, characters lose their cachet, and scripts no longer captivate.
That seems to be the way of it with the AIM/Peltier genre – too much exposure, too many bad scripts, and fewer venues to debut the next offering.
The AIM/Peltier franchise is in decline as the gross revenue indicates, audiences just aren’t willing to pony up the price of admission any longer and the principals are reduced to modern day versions of Norma Desmond insisting they retain relevant star quality and at the zenith of their ability to convincingly assume a role.
Maybe it’s time to segue into the zombie genre as they’ve certainly fed on the flesh of others either directly through the act of murder or in pimping the poverty of “their people”.
Since the name Umbrella Corporation has already been taken in the franchise Resident Evil they could be portrayed as the Blanket Corporation and with a little “artistic license”either Banks or Peltier with help from makeup and wardrobe could assume a character comparable to the role of Alice as played by Milla Jovovich rather than being featured as part of the zombie mob.
Just a thought, but they do have contacts in Hollywood so why not?
I have a mental image of Russell Means and Vernon Bellecourt rising from their graves to wreak havoc and generally run amok much the same as they did while among the living.
Yeah, I know, Clowns as Zombies….it’s been done before, but as a low budget straight to DVD release it might turn a profit.