Updates On Sherlock Holmes 2, ‘Hot Wheels’ & ‘Logan’s Run’

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Producer Alex Heineman recently shared some information on three films he and Joel Silver are working on. In an interview with Collider, the Silver Pictures producer made mention of significant movement in the production of  Hot Wheels and the Logan’s Run remake, while confirming Sherlock Holmes 2 is definitely something they want to get off the ground.

SHERLOCK HOLMES 2

Not much was said about Sherlock Holmes 2, but if you enjoyed the Guy Ritchie adaptation, you’ll be pleased to hear the production company plans on the sequel coming together soon. While Heineman mentioned they are quite busy at the moment, especially with at least the other two films, he also said “[it] is something that looks like it’s going to come together.”

Frankly, it would be surprising if it didn’t, considering it was rumored to begin filming this summer. However, as we previously reported, even Holmes star Jude Law cannot confirm that Sherlock Holmes 2 is a go at the moment, so who knows…

HOT WHEELS

Heineman opened up a bit more in regards to Hot Wheels and Logan’s Run. As silly as it sounds, the possibility of Hot Wheels being an entertaining film is growing more likely. It will be difficult to separate itself from Transformers, the most famous toy-based movie right now, and Heineman is well aware of that fact:

“It has to be different from ‘The Fast and the Furious,’ ‘Speed Racer,’ and ‘Transformers.’ We have to figure out a way in that makes sense to make a movie from the property. It doesn’t have a mythology like ‘Transformers’ does, but we’re trying to figure out a way into it.”

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All great points and it’s good to hear that they at least care about thinking this through. It would be mighty easy to just throw some toy cars into a race and turn the drivers into bad guys. But if they can inject some sort of personality and life into the vehicles, the film has a much better chance to succeed on a franchise level.

LOGAN’S RUN REMAKE

When it comes to Logan’s Run (a remake of a bonafide sci-fi classic) fans are even more skeptical. Reminiscent of the recent revisiting of Tron, Silver Pictures intends on finding the right director with a passion for the story. Bryan Singer was rumored to direct this at one point, but IMDBPro has Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski currently listed at the helm for Logan’s Run. That would actually be good news, in my opinion.

“We have a couple of scripts with some really good stuff. For us, it’s really all about a filmmaker. A lot of filmmakers really love the movie and are interested, so it’s really about finding a director that has a vision for it that makes sense.”

“The concept in that movie, alone, is really interesting, and the book is actually a lot different than the movie that was made in the ’70s.”

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The men behind this film have a clear concept of where they want to go with it. The story and concepts still ring true today (to certain extents), but must be updated and brought to a modern audience in a relevant manner. Heineman makes mention of that task and it seems the production company knows what it’s doing.

All in all, some interesting information from a source close to Joel Silver, easily one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood. These three films that all have potential to be great, but two could also be massive flops. It’s all about the approach.

What do you think? Are you excited about any of these productions? Which would you like to see first?

Sherlock Homes 2, Hot Wheels, and Logan’s Run are all currently in development. We’ll keep you updated.

Source: Collider

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  1. Sherlock Holmes and Logan's Run, please…

  2. SH2 – I loved the first Holmes outoing by Guy Ritchie and will be counting the days till the sequel is released. If you ahve seen the first film then you know the first one was intentionally written to imply a sequel. In fact I bet that after the sequel is out people will look back at the 2 films as being 2 parts of 1 story where the first one was an elaborate groundwork or setup for the second film.

    HOT WHEELS – Well if the did this with full CGI and made at Kids film we could call it CARS Part 2 aka Hot Wheels. Seriously though this will be tough because Hot Wheels i a kids brand. Transformers was not a Kids brand but a toy brand and there's a difference. WIth Transformers you can go either for the litel kiddies as with the new cartoon TV show that hit a year or 2 back or you could go for the older adult market.

    While there are crtainly adults who collect Hot Wheels cars they certainly aren't in enough mass to carry this film. I really think they'd be better targeting the family & young kids market with this brand.

    LOGANS RUN – This is actually kind of creepy now that the varous persons connected to the Healthcare reform are openly admiting to the Death Pannels as being a real thing and something that is good. Logans Run could prove to be the closest to relaity of these 3 films.

  3. SH2 – I loved the first Holmes outoing by Guy Ritchie and will be counting the days till the sequel is released. If you ahve seen the first film then you know the first one was intentionally written to imply a sequel. In fact I bet that after the sequel is out people will look back at the 2 films as being 2 parts of 1 story where the first one was an elaborate groundwork or setup for the second film.

    HOT WHEELS – Well if the did this with full CGI and made at Kids film we could call it CARS Part 2 aka Hot Wheels. Seriously though this will be tough because Hot Wheels i a kids brand. Transformers was not a Kids brand but a toy brand and there's a difference. WIth Transformers you can go either for the litel kiddies as with the new cartoon TV show that hit a year or 2 back or you could go for the older adult market.

    While there are crtainly adults who collect Hot Wheels cars they certainly aren't in enough mass to carry this film. I really think they'd be better targeting the family & young kids market with this brand.

    LOGANS RUN – This is actually kind of creepy now that the varous persons connected to the Healthcare reform are openly admiting to the Death Pannels as being a real thing and something that is good. Logans Run could prove to be the closest to relaity of these 3 films.

  4. While I'm intrigued by a remake of Logan's Run and the sequel to Sherlock Holmes, the idea of a Hot Wheels movie is giving me a bad flashback to Speed Racer, which I didn't like at all. I mean, what's toy line is the next target to become a full-length movie…. Barbie?

    It'll be interesting to see how Logan's Run — with a storyline which is a lot closer to reality than most realize, in the wake of the news about the “Death Panels” under healthcare “reform” — and the Sherlock Holmes sequel turn out.

  5. Hmmm Hot Wheels might be good? I won't count it out as of yet. Sherlock Holmes 2 is exciting though!

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