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Seems There's A New SPEED Project Zooming Around Out There...And It May Not Be A Remake!?!?

Merrick here...
In some elusive past I can't seem to access with search engines, we heard rumblings that Fox wanted to drag the SPEED franchise out of retirement;. Do two films constitute a "franchise"?. It was generally assumed this would be accomplished via re-imaginings, remakes, and so forth - 'cause that's pretty much the way stuff like this shakes out these days. However, an AICN reader sent us a brief message (adequately contextualizing how he came across the following information), offering a tantalizing clue as to how Fox wants to get up to SPEED again. may NOT be a remake? I should probably give said informant a code name, but I'm too frickin' tired to think of one at the moment. Sorry about that...nothing personal. Here's what his message said:
There's a scriptment floating around that reintroduces Jack Traven. So the studios are hoping to get Keanu back on board.
For those who've forgotten (or never cared enough to remember), the "Jack Traven" character originated by Keanu in the first film did not appear in SPEED 2; Reeves was replaced by the relentlessly bland Jason Patric (starring in a new role). While it's impossible to quantify the boneheaded lameness advanced by SPEED 2, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the first film. Do I want to see another SPEED? Not really. But I hope they use the original movie as a stylistic/tonal template if this moves forward. I'm seeing a pattern here: Keanu as Klatu in Fox's DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL remake. Keanu (theoretically) returning as Jack Traven for SPEED. And now Fox is talking about a new APES film? Keanu as CAESAR? You know it... This is just a thought/suspicion...nothing more. That I know of, at least.

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  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    They should do it on a plane

    by blindambition238

    Cause that would be the only way this could be more novel and brilliant.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Monorail Of Doom

    by Alkohal

    A monorail in disney is rigged to explode killing hundreds of tourist, its up to Keanu and Sandra Bullock to stop it. Special appearance by Dennis Hoppers head and Jeff Daniels arm.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    20th Century Fox: If It Ain't Broke, We'll Break It, Then Scotch

    by FilmCritic3000

    Can we get someone...*ANYONE* replace Rothman? Failing that, what about objects? A coffee table? A ficus plant?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Scotch Tape The Hell Out Of It...

    by FilmCritic3000

    is the rest of that title.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Will they bring back Glenn Plummer?

    by FilmCritic3000

    Maybe now Tuneman has his pilot's license.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    What about TRUE LIES 2 from Fox?

    by ABking

    Fox has had so many flops recently that it would also be smart to look into TRUE LIES 2 with Cameron producing (possibly directing) and Schwarzenegger returning to Harry Tasker for Fox...right after he does PREDATOR 3 for Fox. Hell, TRUE LIES never got the SPECIAL EDITION when Cameron and Fox and Arnold finally does a bad ass SE version with behind-the-scenes, deleated scenes etc...and the SE sells huge on BLU-RAY like the recent PLANET OF THE APES, Fox should wisen up and greenlight a BOND like sequel to TRUE LIES. Make it more CASINO ROYAL...Jamie Lee Curtis still look good in BEVERLY HILL CHUAWWA so she can return. Hell, James Cameron was gonna produce APES with Arnie in 1998...why not get Jim back on board. I still say ARNOLD and CAMERON for Fox's THE A-TEAM remake!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    right, 'cos that's what we need

    by ByTor

    More Keanu movies. <P> Talentless hack.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Speed 3, Moviegoers 0

    by kgreene

    Always thought the first one was very over-rated. And the second, as we all know, blows. So why are we going back there again?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Air Conditioning

    by Kamaji

    Think about it. There was Speed 2: Cruise Control, which took place on a ship. So, the next thing (10 years later I still believe this) that the third movie should be 'Speed 3: Air Conditioning,' where the action takes place on an airplane. Maybe have Jack tackle a plane of terrorists taking off from Los Angeles. Btw, I in no way endorse another Speed film. They got my money back in 1997 for Cruise Control. But I blame that on my teenage naivete (it could have been worse- I could have paid to see 'Batman and Robin').

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by GeorgieBoy

    Bring back Neo!!!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Speed 2 is one of the worst movies EVER.

    by MisterE

    EVER, I say. It's not even bad in a way that you can watch it for its awfulness.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Sure, and why not a Chain Reaction 2 also?

    by kafka07

    bring Keanu and Rachel Weisz back for their roles.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST


    by MisterE

    ...please copyright Spe3d, because they WILL use that for the name if you don't.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    The Edge 2: Bart The Bear's Revenge

    by FilmCritic3000

    "It'll take more than tree limbs to take him down." There, now I have the mental acumen of a Fox exec. Where's my six-figure check?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    The best summation of Speed 2...

    by blackmantis

    ...was from Keanu Reeves, who when told about the plot quizically asked "Are boats speedy?" Speed was a one off if there ever was one.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Poor Jan de Bont

    by Bass Ackwards

    Neither Speeed nor Twister were masterpieces, but at the least they were pretty streamlined actioners with some good set pieces, and they were both pretty big hits, the guy probably had a good pick of projects after that. But its just like he gave up instead, was he under some kind of contract? I don't see how Speed 2 or Lara Croft 3 could have ever seemed like a good idea at any point in production. Ah well.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Day of the Rascal

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    The cast is aging, but them Keanu, Bullock, and Chris Tucker in one of those powered wheelchairs that can't go below 9 mphs.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Broc Lesnar as the Kingpin

    by RexGattling

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Dear God. No more, Hollywood!

    by Ribbons

    It seems like more than half of the movies coming out these days are sequels or remakes.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Hell frickin yeah!!!!!!!!!

    by jojo-pimp

    this is one movie that always needed a proper sequel with the original cast!! they do need Sandra Bullock back though! i would be first in line to see that one!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Good Job All

    by toxicbuddha

    Some nice zingers here with kgreene taking home the trophy.As for the flaming turdball of a script treatment, I am hoping someone fot the an advance screening of next week's MADTV and confused it for actual news....

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST

    I, Robot II: Aw, Hell No!

    by FilmCritic3000

    Featuring the hit rap single "Xenu Gonna Get It (L. Ron's Got My Back)!"

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Speeding Ticket

    by palooka_boy

    Now he's a traffic cop!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:07 p.m. CST

    They should do it on a speedier bus

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    think about, a copycat bomber... played by Peter Fonda, targets Keanu when he only two days till retirement. Puts a bomb on a bus that has to do 65, not 50, 65! or it will explode. You get old fans with the nostalgia and new fans with the faster bus. It could be called, Speed 3: ZOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST

    "I don't care about your crimes..."

    by Doc_Martigan

    Speed 3: Safe Driver Discount (brought to you by Allstate).

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Wait, no, I've got it!

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    get this. Speed was always just a die hard rip with an actual inventive gimmick thrown in. So go back to your roots. Die hard and the original Speed. One of the giant oversized "house movers" you see on the highway sometimes. That can't go under 50. So Keanu has to deal with that and with terrorists in the house the house mover is trying to move.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I thought Keanu doesn't do sequels....

    by FilmCritic3000

    I believe he said something to that effect after he turned down the "Constantine" sequel.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Rothman ensures it'll be PG-13...

    by FilmCritic3000

    Remember his motto - if it has any signs of creativity, bleed them out until the final product resembles congealed oatmeal.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Maybe Joss Whedon can write it...and get credit...

    by FilmCritic3000

    Even Graham Yost (credited writer of "Speed") says Joss pretty much rewrote his script.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Keanu doesn't do sequels?

    by MisterE

    That's bogus!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    FilmCritic3000 ....sequals

    by BYOBkenobi

    Matrix and Excellent Adventures.... unless he is retconning those, or is now disgusted with reprising roles as of late. News to me..... I just wanna see someone interview the guy and ask him how his sister is doing.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Lightspeed

    by blackmantis

    Jack is cryogenically frozen, then awakened when interstellar space travel has been conquered. But then, a madman, the distant relative of Dennis Hopper, puts a bomb on a lightspeed space-cruiser. If the spaceship goes under lightspeed, the bomb goes off. And not just any bomb, but a black hole creator that will rip the very fabric of space and time.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Ok Hotshot

    by TVguy4566

    there's a bus of senior citizens heading in a bus from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, if the bus goes over 50 MPH Morty Feldman will give you an earful about how people don't respect the traffic rules anymore, but there is only an hour left until all the Early Bird special ends. What do you do? What do you do?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    It's already been done in Father Ted!

    by JackBauer24

    Seriously, you can't top Speed on a Milk Float.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Same here, BYOB...hope his sister...

    by FilmCritic3000

    is doing okay. I lost my mother (who was my best friend) to lung cancer (small cell carcinoma) that had spread, went away, then came back. Fuck cancer.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I agree, they'll use SPE3D as the title...

    by FilmCritic3000

    and add Chad Michael Murray as the young punk cop who Traven has to show the ropes.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Tram Slam!

    by Paul T. Ryan

    If the Tram drops below 5 miles per hour.... It stops.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves was smart enough to know

    by TVguy4566

    that Speed was really a one shot deal. No way you can recreate what they did in the first and Speed 2 was proof of that. <br><br> Unfortunately, Keanu may be looking to resurrect his career if "The Day the Earth Stood Still" is as DOA as I expect. That movie has bomb written all over it. When the trailer is boring, you know they are in trouble.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Speed 4: The Speed of Light is not fast ENOUGH!!

    by sleepytones


  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Nine Months 2: The Due Date

    by FilmCritic3000

    Starring Hugh Dancy and Jayma Mays. With The Greg Wilson as their "wacky" obstetrician.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Speed 3 : Skid Marks

    by Bobman46

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I just don't get the "Day" remake...

    by FilmCritic3000

    The trailers barely elicit a yawn from me. This holiday season is the worst in recent movies for theatrical films.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see Timecop 2 myself.

    by prunkhaft

    And with the possible success of JCVD it may be possible.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST

    i meant memories, not movies...

    by FilmCritic3000


  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Tom Rothman hosting Fox Movie Channel...hilarious...

    by FilmCritic3000

    As if this tool would what constitutes know a good movie.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    prunkhaft, there was a Timecop 2...yuck...

    by FilmCritic3000

    They strapped themselves into what looked like a gynecological chair and thrashed about to travel through time. It was direct-to-DVD in 2003 and it sucked. The short-lived (one season) "Timecop" series that aired on ABC back in 1997 was more enjoyable than that dreck.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    "METAL GEAR!!!!!"

    by UMAGA

    That was my friends reaction when he heard the Speed theme as we were watching it in French class.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Speed rules, BTW.

    by UMAGA


  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Keanu doesn't do sequels

    by Shan

    Matrix Reloaded/Matrix Revolutions?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST



  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Forget Keanu...

    by emjoi_gently

    ... bring back Dennis Hopper.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    Shoot the hostage.

    by bender7

    Pop quiz hotshot!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...but I'm TALLER!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    And Speed IS one of the best action flicks of the 90's

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I refused to see the sequel.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Haha, Speed on a plane.

    by veebeeyes

    "We can't slow down any more or we'll fall out of the sky!"

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    I remember Mickey Rooney saying he'd seen Speed

    by Amy Chasing

    and it was the best action film he'd ever seen. Or seen in a long time - which for him could be a _really_ long time. <P> Wouldn't it be cool if he's still around to see Speed 3. Or at least Demolition Man 2.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Over the Limit

    by BatPsycho

    on keanu's career!! give it up dude. its over. you had your run. let it die

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rooney's SAG card number is 2!

    by blackmantis

    That's how long he's been around! And that's no joke.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST


    by mistergreen

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Bring Keanu and Patric together at last!

    by MCVamp

    Keanu's got ungodly amounts of money from his cut of the Matrix trilogy. I don't think a few more bombs will affect him either way.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Speed On A Plane, with Mickey Rooney.

    by Amy Chasing


  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Keanu doesn't do sequels

    by Shan

    Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Seriously though ...

    by Shan

    ... I think in the case of Speed 2, Keanu couldn't really see how it was going to work with a boat in conveying the same sense as a runaway bus.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Keanu doesn't do sequels.

    by Amy Chasing

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues Too.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Keanu was smart about Speed 2

    by destruit

    Funny thing was, before it came out all the press was saying, "crazy hippie Keanu Reeves would rather play with his rock band than make a 'Speed' sequel."

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST

    "...the relentlessly bland Jason Patrick"???

    by LoneGun

    Are you kidding me, Merrick? That's a pretty dismissive way to describe an actor who can act laps around Keanu Reeves. Have you even seen AFTER DARK MY SWEET, GERONIMO or THE JOURNEY OF AUGUST KING? For a while, Jason Patrick was one of the most charismatic leading men Hollywood had. I'll take any film he's in over another Keanu SPEED.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Ah, I mean "Patric"

    by LoneGun

    Jason Patric.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Hey Prunkhaft, there already was a Timecop 2

    by Paul T. Ryan

    With Jason Scott Lee and Thomas Ian Griffith. It sucked. Even worse was the short-lived tv series with that guy from Charmed. Yuccch.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by MisterE

    I'm not a big Keanu Reeves fan, but Jason Patric's "charisma" meant precisely jack shit in "Speed 2".

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Speed 3: School Zone, co-starring Miley Cyrus!

    by Flim Springfield

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Reeves is now a teacher ("Pop quiz, hotshots!")

    by Flim Springfield

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Agreed, MisterE.

    by LoneGun

    Patric's talents weren't really put to use in the "bland" SPEED 2. But I don't think he was the real problem with that film, either. Also, just for the record, I don't dislike Keanu Reeves. I just find Patric the more consistently interesting actor to watch.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    The Speedier and the Furious

    by Johnno

    Maybe it'll be about drugs... and if you don't stop taking the drug your system will slow down and you'll die. But he can't die until he defeats the terrorists... on a bullet train in Japan that also must keep going fast or else something something...

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    SPEED: 3rd Gear

    by Johnno

    Then after that they'll make SPEED: Reverse Gear which will be the same plot as the first film only the bus will have to drive backwards to keep the mileage from reaching all the way up or else BOOOOOM!!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Dunston Checks Out

    by gmanca

    The sad sequel to what we all knew would eventually happen: five-star hotel-domesticated orangutans and Jason Alexander's career have short shelf lives.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Jack Traven owns your asses!

    by thebearovingian

    Yes, he does.<p>Speed is one of my ATF and I ain't ashamed to admit it. Still remember riding my bike to the theaters to watch it.<p>Poor people are crazy, Jack. I'm eccentric.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:27 a.m. CST


    by ThaJackaL

    Seriously this would kick ass if they could get both him, and Sandra Bullock back together, and make it a sequel worth watching.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Brilliant fucking scoop, guys

    by JimCurry

    Pissed my panties, seriously. This movie is definitely a GO!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Firestorm: Controlled Burn

    by FilmCritic3000

    With Cris Collinsworth as the villain; he takes his mask off at the end and it's a scarred Teri Hatcher wanting him to sign another Radio Shack TV commercial contract.

  • Former Tenderfoot troop leader "Mad Max" Grabelski is in the toughest jam of his life... not counting that time he was framed for murder, cuz this is much worse.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Shia comes back as Keanu's son!

    by V'Shael

    It'll be just like Indiana Jones, except nobody cares if they rape the Speed franchise. <p> Wait a minute... can we get Sandra Bullock for the rape scene? We can? NOW WE GOT A MOVIE!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Why bother?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    They'll draft in one of the Hack Pack to give us another 2 hours of disastrous filmmaking, cut together so that you won't have a fucking clue whats going on.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Sp33d 1/3: The Final Insult

    by Droid

    "I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to SPEED around a city, keeping its SPEED over fifty, and if its SPEED dropped, it would explode! I think it was called, 'The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down.'"<p> -- Homer Simpson

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Whatever happened to Point Break 2: Indo?

    by parallax_r

    HAHAHA I dunno, SPeed 3 could be cool if done correctly, but no Sandra Bullock - gotta be it's own story, something new, something old, but ROTHMAN will probably fuck it up like everything else... Remember the Galactus "cloud" from F4:2?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:42 a.m. CST


    by ricarleite

    "Tell me something I don't know! GET OUT OF THE WAY!"

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Isn't De Bont directing Point Break 2?

    by Droid

    For Speed 3 bring back Keanu, Patric and introduce Paul Walker and Freddie Prinze Jr as the SWAT team and have them battling master criminals Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.<p>Think about it. The four most uncharismatic, wooden actors in Hollywood up against the two of the biggest overactors in recent history!<p>It'd be worth a rental at the very least.<p>HOOHAA!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:34 a.m. CST

    SPEED 3 - Fucking your eyeballs in 2009!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    No wait! Tom fuckhead Rothman still the master of Fox? Then this project is DOOMED! DOOOOOMED!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Ever After: After Ever

    by FilmCritic3000

    starring Selena Gomez or insert some other soul-owned-by-Disney tween star.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    actually, that line is better just ending in "then scotch"

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    it's pretty fuckin' funny that way.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:56 a.m. CST

    you're right, sonicdeathmonkey

    by FilmCritic3000


  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Baby's Second Day Out

    by FilmCritic3000

    with Joe Mantegna reprising his role as the heavy.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Volcano Two: The Toasted Coast

    by FilmCritic3000

    This time, due to budgetary constraints, it's happening in North Carolina and it's up to Ann Heche to avert it.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    this is typical hollywood protocal

    by geraldbeans

    you throw a finished script and 20 million at your franchise star and hope that they like it enough to jump on. since keanu doesn't do sequels (besides matrix - and we all know how that turned out) and the guy doesn't need money because he was literally giving it away on reloaded and revolutions - the chances of him coming back for this are about as good as The Lake House becoming a cult classic

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Don't Say A Word Again

    by FilmCritic3000

    "She's still not talking". With Cameron Douglas.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Broken Arrow: Quiver

    by FilmCritic3000

    "Ain't it cool...once again?" With Joey Travolta and Ryan Slater and Samantha Mathis' half-sister.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST

    You have a large paycheck aimed at your bank...

    by spud mcspud

    What do you do, Jack? WHADDA YOU DO?!?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    That's so batshit it's actually genius. Fox - get this man a contract, a fuck-off massive paycheck, some hookers, blow and a greenlight for SPEED 3: LIGHTSPEED!<P> Best space franchise movie since JASON X - which all you bitches enjoyed, whether you admit it or not ;P

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:03 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Keanu did BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY - and has always said he had such a great time doing the other two that he'd definitely consider a third movie, when Bill & Ted are old.<P> Do keep up, old chap :D

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST

    I hope 20th Century Fox continues to have a shitty year in 09

    by Gungan Slayer

    because I'm honestly growing tired of Tim Rothman's turds.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Amy Chasing

    by spud mcspud

    DEMOLITION MAN 2 = Greatest B-movie sequel idea EVER. If EVhere was a great but highly overlooked early 90s fun-but-nonsense action flick that deserves - nay, DEMANDS! - a kick-ass sequel, it's DEMOLITION MAN.<P> Now I'd like to see that followed up by TANGO & CASH 2. No, I'm completely serious. No, I am!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Gungan Slayer

    by spud mcspud

    As part of his scorched earth policy, the day before he jumps / is pushed (whichever, who cares>), Rothman will create a cast-iron contract stipulating that whoever his predecessor is, they HAVE to use any and all finances at Fox's disposal - including the studio itself - to finance Rothman and George Lucas' dream: the big-budget Fox-Dosney joint remake...<P> STAR WARS: A NEW STAR!<P> Zac Efron as Luke. Vanessa Hudgens as Leia. Robert fucking Pattinson as Han Solo. Justin Lee Collins (non-UK readers, google him) as Chewbacca. Anthony "No other roles for me" Daniels back as 3PO.<P> Sorry, gotta stop there. I'm making myself sick here...

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST

    predecessor = successor

    by spud mcspud

    Cos I am a linguistic twat today...

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Dosney = Disney

    by spud mcspud

    Spud = dense twat today

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Laziest rewrite in movie history

    by BitterMan23

    Jack's gone, but Annie has a new boyfriend who just happens to be in the same precinct (same SWAT team too, if i recall). And their relationship, which would logically be in its infancy, is strained to boot. Typical FOX "who gives a rat's ass about the audience's intelligence" behavior.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    20th Century Fox: If It Ain't Broke, We'll Break It, Then Scotch

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    Seriously folks. Maybe it's that it's 430 and im still writing a term paper. but say "20th Century Fox: If It Ain't Broke, We'll Break It, Then Scotch" out loud and just TRY not to laugh.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:20 a.m. CST

    I don't count Bill and Ted

    by geraldbeans

    That was back when he actually needed money and before he could do literally any movie he wanted. But I probably should've known that someone on AICN would bring it up.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Sorry to be the pedant in the ointment :D

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:43 a.m. CST

    God what a horrible idea

    by The Amazing G

    the original Speed is a cheesy and fun early 90's action movie, however the sequel is so Goddamned awful that the idea of making another sequel (over ten years later too mind you) is such a bad idea that whoever thinks it's a good idea should be fired....seriously just say no Keanu

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Keanu doesn't do sequels???

    by Johnno

    Damnit, this will not do. I want a Constantine 2! And the Matrix Trilogy OWNS YOUR ASSES!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Also, Bill and Ted 2 is at LEAST as good as part 1

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    seriously great filmmaking, then scotch.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Yes! The love that dare not speak its name! I too LOVE the Matrix sequels!<P> I'll concede that the third act of REVOLUTIONS is badly edited to the point of incoherence though - three stories simultaneously unfolding, (1) the Sentinels vs Gunbots on Zion, (2) Neo and Trinity heading for the Machine City, and (3) Niobe, Morpheus et al heading back to Zion. It could have been awesome - had it been edited! Following one story for half an hour, then the next, then the next - this created no tension whatsoever and didn't give us the impression that the stories were happening simultaneously, or that they were inter-related in anyway... A very slapdash way to edit the last act of an AWESOME threequel.<P> They should have followed the way the third act of RETURN OF THE JEDI was edited. Cutting between scenes in the space battle above Death Star II, the Reb3el team trying to destroy the shield generator on Endor, and the last battle between Luke and Vader, under the Emperor's gaze... And they cut at EXACTLY the right point in every scene too - that ending to JEDI was relentless, and was exhilirating to sit through. By the time Trinity breathed her last in REVOLUTIONS, I was GLAD she was out of it!<P> But you got to give them props for the battle for Zion... REVOLUTIONS kicked ass. All of it...

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    I LOVED the second BILL & TED. I wouldn't rate it up there with EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, but you can't accuse it of not trying. There was everything but the kitchen sink in that movie. STA-TIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!<P> And William Sadler as Death. That was REALLY weird seeing as I saw B&T2 a year after DIE HARD 2, with a very different Bill Sadler role in it...<P> Come on Keanu - BILL & TED SAVE THE WORLD! Make it NOW!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    I'm off, y'all...

    by spud mcspud

    Got some Christmas decorations to put up. So, Christmas decs up, then scotch. Mmmmmmm.<P> Catch you laters!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Nick Nolte as Dennis Hopper's brother!

    by Spandau Belly

    Speed With A Vengeance!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Merrick: King of Hit Count Fishing

    by DocPazuzu

    Seriously, how many other contributors post as many sequel rumors which are blatant attempts to start a torrent of title-spamming asshattery?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Johnny Mnemonic 2.0 - Someone Watched Pt. 1?!

    by FilmCritic3000

    They've got to bring back the psychic dolphin and Dolph Lundgren in a greasy brown wig, though.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Speed 3: The Lake House

    by AdrianVeidt

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    I think they should go with the "SPEED 3: WHEELIE!" idea!

    by Holeman

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Stupid fucking cheap ass talk back....

    by Holeman

    Anyway, "Wheelie" opens on Traven who has been crippled by a mad bomber, who is now looking to finish the job and breaks into his home and straps a bomb to the bottom of his wheelchair. If he doesn't keep wheeling around his (outrageously huge for cop's salary) apartment the bomb will go off! And no having someone push you! He's got a camera in the colostomy bag!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Speed 3: Pow, Pow, Power Wheels!

    by FilmCritic3000

    The only problem is they have to wait seventeen hours to charge the bus' battery before they start it up.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    If you leave Mori, you will miss out on title spams.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    "We'll crash this train into the streets of LA and take hundreds more with us." <P> Annie: "Good idea. Fuck 'em all."

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Pop quiz hotshot..

    by skimn

    Same type of role..who did better?<p>Jason Patric in Narc<p>Keanu Reeves in Street Kings<p>

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Street Kings II:

    by skimn

    Street Kingier

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Bogus Journey is one of the best sequels ever made.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy 2

    by Sparhawk38

    This would involve a little math.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Eye Of The Beholder Deux

    by FilmCritic3000

    And it'll go direct-to-DVD and star Jake Busey and Deedee Pfeiffer.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Airheads Again: The Return Of The Lone Rangers

    by FilmCritic3000

    It'll be about their high school exploits or their children's high school exploits. Oops, I'd better slap a trademark on that, lest Rothman and his idiotic ilk fast track it.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Does FOX even have any CLUE?

    by Darth_Kaos

    What happened to these guys. They use to release cool movies (at least till the mid 90's). Now, all they're doing is taking properties they own and running them into the ground or taking properties they lost (Watchmen) and try to extort money from the people you did something with them. If only they could figure out a way to get back Star Wars.<br><br> Rothman is a douche.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    This TB is slipping under 50 MPH

    by Xiphos_2


  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Speed was cool (ish)

    by FleshMachine

    Speed 2 blew

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I'll pay to see it.......if...

    by Dr Hemlock

    ...if Sandra Bullock will go back to playing girl-next-door types and stop trying to be an "actress."

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Speed Kills: Death to Shitty Franchises

    by thedarklinglord

    Here's a movie I would actually pay to see: a massive collosion of gasoline and gore, fast moving vehicles and flaming bodies flying through the air as Speed, The Transporter, The Fast and the Furious, The Transformers, and Speed Racer (you just know another neon turd is working its way through the bowels of Hollywood) all meet in a massive collision at the intersection of Death and Oblivion. So let it be written, so let it be motherfuckin' done!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    You see, we used to be pusweeds...

    by Darth Macchio

    but now were METAL! So get over here an PUT OUT!!!<p>Alex Winter is a genius (best part of both B&T's no question).<p>Another Speed movie? And who wants this? Sam the bus driver? The creepy lady who blew up? Or maybe Cameron is still pissed at Ferris cause he didn't "see anything much" on that day long ago?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Ludicrous Speed!!!!

    by SamusMaXximus

    Oh no!!!! They've gone plaid!!!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Short Bus

    by blindambition238

    "If this tour bus full of mongoloids goes under 75 mphs, we're toast!" <p> The movie ends when Jack manages to coax the amazing power of retard strength out of the special athletes so that they can rip open the floorboards and neutralize the explosive power of the bomb with their retard slobber.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST


    by future help

    starring both Jason and Keanu shooting up with Jennifer Leigh

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    It'll be on a motherfuckin train

    by I.P. Awnu

    co-starring Sam Jackson (Morgan Freeman if Sam's unavailable).

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by Basehead

    why wouldn't i remember speed? jack traven all the way. amazing action movie. dont you dare to deny it.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by T 1000 xp professional

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    the first one...

    by dengreg31

    is a damn enjoyable movie... what the hell, make a third... just no boats please...

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Apes are emotional and expressive...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Therefore Reeves would not make a convincing ape. He could probably play the broken statue of liberty, though.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    why not what else is Keanu doing that is worth a shit?

    by j2talk

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Broken Arrow- now those characters would be worth a 2nd look

    by j2talk

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    The only way I

    by conspiracy

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Supertrain

    by WIBoomer1

    Pop Quiz, Jack... you're on a train, powered by atoms, going 200 mph, and there's a bomb on board, and you've got nothing but a bad script to follow...what do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO????

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    The only way I'd pay to see this shit...

    by conspiracy

    is if the plot involved Sandra Bullock's character becoming air tight by way of a group of house dwelling, English speaking, damned dirty apes and a robot named Gort.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Drive Me Crazier

    by FilmCritic3000

    Just don't bring Britney back for the soundtrack. It's bad enough I have to share a birthday (both date and year) with that talentless hack.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Hide & Seek: Revenge Of The Script

    by FilmCritic3000

    "This time, there's nowhere to hide from the poorly constructed narrative." Starring Elle Fanning and Bobby Cannavale.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Joe Somebody 2

    by FilmCritic3000

    Starring Tim Allen, because hey, a paycheck's a paycheck.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Welcome Back To Mooseport

    by FilmCritic3000

    Starring Robert Loggia and Brad Garrett.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    There were rumours of a remake?

    by supertoyslast

    So Hollywood now considers remaking its own blockbusters from the 1990s? FFS

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    If anyone can think up a Broken Arrow sequel...

    by Ravetin

    ...they deserve to make it.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Reeves already denied it

    by RedHHades

    of course. It's at IGN site, he talked with them yesterday in UK. Hey! Where is te scoop about his next movie with David Fincher? Didn't see it here at AICN.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Speed 1 was on tv this weekend.

    by Novaman5000

    And I watched it for old time's sake. It was alright, though the finale is a bit more ludicrous than I remember. Still when it was over I thought to myself: "I'd watch a 3rd film if they brought Keanu (and maybe even Sandra) back for it." <p> And I would, too.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Speed 3? Really???? (Rolls eyes)

    by Orbots Commander

    The first Speed was a fun little action picture that worked well for the most part. There was fantastic chemistry between Keanu and the then adorable Sandra Bullock on the cusp of stardom (if they were re-making it today, Amy Adams would play the Bullock part). Jan De Bont was smart enough to keep the film fast paced enough where we didn't notice the implausibility and lack of logic of its premise. Speed 2 of course has to be one of the stupidest and unfortunate movies I have likely ever seen. Jason Patric and Bullock did not have the same on-screen chemistry in their scenes as the first film did, it featured a very lame villain and the movie doesn't even have the good sense to know how ridiculous its premise was and not take itself too seriously. Unless Reeves wants a box office dud in his resume, I'd advise he pass on this. Let Paul Walker do it; I'm sure he's not doing too much these days.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Speed on a plane

    by quintana007

    How do we get the motherf speed from this motherf plane? No problem, pass me mirror and credit card, please.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Speed 3 - The Monorail

    by DarthFloyd

    Jack works in Seattle, and someone has rigged the monorail to explode if it slows down...just one other problem, a trip on the monorail only takes minutes anyways...What are you gonna do?<p>It would be a short film, at least.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Not necessarily darth

    by quintana007

    They have to build more railroads to keep it goin!!!!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Does anyone remember Speed 3: Air Control???

    by The Dum Guy


  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Reeves has already debunked this...

    by Droid

    as someone else has stated. But he continues to support a Bill and Teds sequel, which is what we all want to see.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...that was fucking hilarious! <p>I really do hope that you love SPEED, though ;-)

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Jsson Patric bland?

    by RobFromBackEast

    That's utter bollocks. He's a fantastic actor. Narc, Your Friends and Neighbours... HELLLOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Jason Patric made a Speed 2 ref in Entourage

    by pokadoo

    ...a few weeks ago. Saying he turned down Aquafag 2 on the grounds it was a water-based sequel. Or something. It was funnier in the episode, honestly.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Siskel and Ebert Gave Speed 2 Two Thumbs Up

    by Mike Hunt

    And three days later, I decided never to trust Siskel or Ebert ever again!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    I thought this was gonna be about Speed Racer

    by ArcadianDS

    thank God for that.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Speed 3: Zamboni Meltdown

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Speed 4: Runaway Streetsweeper

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    So thats all it take huh - Somone sends you a two line messege?

    by SomaShine

    And you post it. oh oh ok..pssst..Hey Merrick..I hear there is going to be another Point Break - They want to get Swayze back before he dies. Oh and don't worry about my gay codename.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    The funny thing is

    by TVguy4566

    Even without a script or a single frame of footage shot, I am more excited about this stupid idea than Reeves' "The Day the Earth Stood Still" remake.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    Speed 3-D

    by Deak the Geek

    that be kinda cool...

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    'Point Break' OWNED 'Speed!'

    by Nick Michalak

    Had to be said, but no, neither should be victimized with sequels. Both films stood strongly enough on their own, and would be better off without sequels.