The Latest News On The Italian Job 2

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italian job The Latest News On The Italian Job 2

Since The Italian Job snuck onto screens in 2003 and got away with over 170$ million in box office gold, buzz has been building about the proposed sequel, The Brazilian Job.  The hope, stoked by hints from producer Donald De Line (currently working on Green Lantern),was for a 2011 release with all the major players returning.  That’s a lot of schedules to coordinate, seeing as how we’re talking about Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Ed Norton, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham, Seth Green and Mos Def, all recognized stars with any number of projects to choose from.

So what’s the news?  Since our last update the new news is…

Wait for it…

Nothing.

That’s right.  Apparently Paramount had a script and even a budget, but management changes put development on hold.  Now director F. Gary Grey, whose current feature Law Abiding Citizen hits theaters on October 16th, says that The Brazilian Job is still of interest, but remains languishing in limbo.  Which is a shame, seeing as how Grey has the right attitude towards making a sequel: “You don’t do a sequel for the sake of doing a sequel. You want to make sure you top it.”

Sounds good to me!  So what’s the hold up?  Grey hints about digital media and video games being in development along with the film, perhaps implying that the problem lies on the business end of things and not the creative.  But let’s get real: If the script was there, the studio would make it.

Could this just be another back-burner project bouncing around Paramount that people are talking up, hoping to keep interest alive?  It took 44 years between the original movie The Italian Job and the remake.  I hope we don’t have to wait that long for The Brazilian Job.

Source: Collider

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  1. What kinda makes me angry is how this movie is on hold when everyone has clearly stated they want to make it.

  2. dag gum it, I’m so ready for this movie to come out already. I really enjoyed the first and the actors worked really well together so I would only want to see all the original back together.

  3. Yeah i lived the first it was awesome and funny, I’ll be really annoyed if it dosen’t get made.

  4. To be honest the whole idea of a remake really spoit for me what was essentially not too bad a film, but the fact that it was touted as a “remake” really made a lot of people fairly angry. So in my opinion I don’t think it deserves a sequel and I don’t think the original needs a sequel.

    • Well I dont think you deserve oxygen so I guess everyone’s on the same page

  5. it was 42 year not 44 Original version of The Italian Job movie from 1969.

    • Man, you try to correct, and show you can’t do math either. 2003-1969=34.

      • If you do 2011-1969 it equals 42. That’s probably what Randell was doing

  6. I’m a bit of a fanatic when it comes to The Italian Job (remake of course). Probably watch it 4-5 times a week. So I’m REALLY interested in when the sequel, The Brazilian Job, comes out!

  7. I’m excited…though thought Mr Sutherland didn’t make it…maybe they froze him in cryptonite and…I wanna scene for helping…though I won’t need voice-over work like Pee-Wee Herman.

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