A Second Helping of "Butterfly" (Hold the Kutcher)

New Line aims to produce a sequel to last year's modest hit "The Butterfly Effect" -- but don't expect to see Ashton Kutcher on board. According to Variety, the "pic will have all new characters, meaning (the) original's star, Ashton Kutcher, isn't expected to be involved." The follow-up will be directed by John Leonetti ("Mortal Kombat: Annihilation") from a screenplay by Michael Weiss ("Octopus," "Crocodile"). Creators of the original "Butterfly Effect," Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber, will receive a 'story by' credit on the sequel. Bress & Gruber are presently working on "A Cool Breeze on the Underground," also for New Line.

Comments

fight__club

arjan at

To be honest, I really liked the Butterfly Effect. This sequel is going to be crap though. Butterfly Effect wrapped up pretty nicely and without Kutcher I don't see this movie having anything special. A main reason I wanted to See the Butterfly Effect was to see if Kutcher could do a serious role.

Mar 21 - 12:48 PM

Spike1967

Frank Cogan

It looks like any film these days that gets released good or bad, or even midly entetaining like The Butterfly Effect, can qulify for a sequel.

Mar 21 - 05:19 PM

jeremyd4

jeremy d

It's not really a sequel if it doesn't have anything to do with the first one? i can't even remember how the first finished 'cos there were like 3 different endings to it! ...maybe they'll do a prequel and show what happened with the dad; and end it with Ashton's character's mum being pregnant when she was never supposed to be - that seems like the only way to tie it in with the first.

Mar 21 - 06:21 PM

UselessRob

Rob McNugget

Didn't it show at the end the mother being pregnant again? And the story mentioned that she'd lost 3 babies before him, obviously because they all did the same as him and travelled back to make sure they weren't born. So maybe the sequel story will be the next child and how they cope.

But really, come on, it doesn't need a sequel. 99.9% of movies that get sequels don't deserve them. Pointless sequels and remakes are a plague ripping thru our cinemas! When, oh when, will it end!?

Mar 21 - 06:40 PM

The Senhman

Senh Duong

Yeah, the idea for the first one was actually pretty good, and overall, I thought it was pretty well executed.

Mortal Kombat 2: Annihilation is one of the worst films I've ever seen. It made the first one look Oscar worthy. Maybe when New Line hires John Leonetti to direct, it means they want to put the nail in the coffin for any future sequel possibilities.

Mar 21 - 07:13 PM

fight__club

arjan at

Actually I dunno how they are gonna make the sequel. BTW the ending from the DVD (directors cut) is totally different from the theatrical version. Did the first one really make enough money to make a sequel? These days there have been way too many sequels. Every second week theres a sequel.

Mar 21 - 07:50 PM

The Senhman

Senh Duong

Yeah, it actually did surprisingly well. It made about $58M.

Mar 21 - 09:09 PM

The Senhman

Senh Duong

Yeah, it actually did surprisingly well. It made about $58M.

Mar 21 - 09:09 PM

suggsmar

mark suggs

Sounds like its goin straight to video to me. the only way you can have a sequal is if its the kutchers's kid its about. and even then, without kutcher, i just don't see it having the draw. and your definetly correct, mortal kombat: anihilation was an aweful movie. this one will probabblly be right next to american psycho II

Mar 21 - 10:35 PM

jeremyd4

jeremy d

I really like the whole idea about the butterfly effect/chaos theory and all that; so i'm definately all for there being another movie about it! Just not a sequel to this one.
They should make a really big budget film on the subject. Then just have it play out like in that episode of 'the Simpsons' when Homer dramatically changes the world everytime he goes back in time through the toaster. I know some timetravel movies are a little bit like this.. but the world doesn't change enough in those movies for my liking! Yes i know this could make for just another mindless, popcorn flick, but if done correctly with the right story, it could be awesome!

Mar 22 - 02:14 AM

synergyred

Nancy Elizabeth

Dammit NO! THey really cannot make a sequel to this movie. At the end everything was nicely tied up. Honestly they're probably just going to just tell the same story again with a new person. Not good. This movie was FINE enough by itself!

Mar 22 - 01:38 PM

notact

Michael Calavicci

[b]Sequel or TV = SLIDERS[/b]
The second movie is wrapped up so we can only wait to find out if it is worth out time. , like many I enjoyed the first one. What I see happenign with the TV series that is at least on the white board is simple, a new SLIDERS series. Sliders was based on small things (sometimes large) that were different in a new reality based on something in the past skewing off the history "we" knew to happen.
The characters didn't have to fix anything necessarily just survive and learn while the viewers got a chance to partake in a possible alternate outcome.

The idea was sound, but the storyline drama along the way took away from the sci-fi interest that I for one liked. Less time was spent on what and how the alternate universe/world was different and more on just character development. Personally, give me a remake of The Outer Limits where each episode has new characters and can start anywhere rather then this huge build up week after week which paints a show into a corner.

The best thing about Sliders was Kari Wurher (before she removed her breast job). That is a hottie that got my attention on MTV when it started.

Whether the new movie is good or bad, I think anyone with a brain has to agree that at least the original was just that ORIGINAL. The scripting and writing were as solid as good be with such a limited budget to work with. Kutcher finally showed he was more than a pot-head limited by simple sylibol sentences.

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