‘Project X’ Sequel will Continue the Party

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Opinion about the found-footage party film Project X is so divisive that it nearly tore apart our Screen Rant Underground podcast team. One look at the film’s Rotten Tomatoes scores further evidences a sharp divide between critics who detested the movie (read our scathing review) and average movie goers who enjoyed it for what it was: a crazy party caught on film.

But studios measure success squarely in dollars and cents, and after Project X‘s $20 million opening weekend, Warner Bros. has determined that a sequel is worth making.

THR has the exclusive that WB is moving ahead with a Project X sequel; the studio has already tapped the writers of the first film, Michael Bacall (21 Jump Street) and Matt Drake, to work on a treatment for the second film. Producer Todd Phillips will be the one responsible for deciding if that treatment is good enough to move on to the scripting stage.

No word yet on WB’s plans for bringing the Project X cast back (or not). THR couldn’t confirm whether or not the starring trio – Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown – have option deals in place for a sequel, but considering that they were virtual unknowns before the film, they don’t exactly have a whole lot of leverage when it comes to negotiating a bigger salary for a second go-round.

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Bring back the original cast? Or bring new faces to the party?

Also in question is whether a sequel film would follow in the found-footage format of its predecessor. The smart money is on WB continuing with found-footage, as it is cheap to produce and has the potential to net a wide profit margin. Whether movie fans will still be open to the format (which is not without some inherent problems) remains to be seen, as found-footage has been in danger of being overused lately, thanks to 2012 films like Chronicle (a good use of the format) and The Devil Inside (a terrible use of the format).

Personally, I think the studio would be smart to go with a new cast of fresh-face actors and a new story about a different crazy high school party. The characters of the first film were an issue for many viewers (particularly Cooper’s foul-mouthed hype man, Costa), and weren’t particularly beloved or memorable. Furthermore, Project X was about the party┬ámore so than the lives or emotions of the characters; so long as the event itself stays at the center of this of event film franchise, we’re fairly certain that people wouldn’t miss the original cast all that much.

We’ll keep you updated about the status of the Project X sequel.

Source: THR

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  1. Plz plz plz release Project X P.2 as soon as possible!

  2. I think they should keep the actors and keep the same actress who plays Kirby. They should do it like a III part story, like the Hangover movies. Project X was an awesome movie and I’d love to see 2 more.

    • I agree 100% that they should keep the original cast. At least all the main characters and possibly the raging midget. I love the movie and it should definitely be a III part series.

  3. I think that they should bring in new people but have the original cast come in to help the newcomers or something along those lines

  4. if they do decide to choose a new cast then what a good Idea would be is that the new cast members try to throw a project x party and it goes terribly wrong ( just like the first one ) and then they find out that the original cast people showed up to their party and they ask them to help them to fix what they’ve started

    • Please please please keep the original characters!! I hate whem sequals have different characters! It makes it not wven a sequal and makes a lot of ppl mad. I loved costas charactor and thomas and miles teller and everyone. Keep characters the same! Please!

  5. Please please please keep the original characters!! I hate whem sequals have different characters! It makes it not wven a sequal and makes a lot of ppl mad. I loved costas charactor and thomas and miles teller and everyone. Keep characters the same! Please!

  6. I really enjoyed this movie , I read the rant on this movie and all I thought was this is just 100% die-heart movie people. I really took this movie as a big HILARIOUS joke, 80% of the movie I was smiling! They talked about how the characters weren’t really compelling and wouldn’t be memorable, I can agree with that (even though Oliver/Costa was my main man) but that’s not what the movie was about, it wasn’t about Thomas’ life as a loser and how a party will change it, it’s about a party, and not just a party, the biggest party anyone will ever see!

    • You have a good point, the whole idea behind the project X franchise is a massive party. A sequel could be 10 times better with a new cast and story line, but if there is enough creativity and motivation put into the 2nd as there was the 1st, then none of it should matter. I’m sure if Warner Bros is making a sequel to this film, then they won’t mess it up

    • Honestly I think they should switch up some of the cast but have the original 3 be a part of the squeal. I agree that the cast wasn’t particularly rememorable but I also think there is something good about that. Having simple kids made it amazing and if they bring them back for a decent part they can do a lot with it

  7. please do make a project x#2 because the first one was the best movie i ever have seen in my life and please keep the original characters please because seriously when you make a number two or another version of a movie its brings the value of the movie down and movie watchers will rather watch a movie with actors that they all ready are familiar with. If you need any new actors now to replace the original characters then that would be fine and i would be happy to be in project x#2 seriously it would be a honor. Thank you.

  8. I agree. Please release project X part 2 as soon as possible and keep the original cast. Thank you. Looking forward to see a few more.

  9. I really think they should make a number 2 with the same people and more I love this movie it’s awesome

  10. Please bring back the original 3. I don’t wants to see known faces in the fold like mark walburgh and all them people I hate them

  11. Why get new cast members the guy’s from project x was great so keep the same people same people and continue the movie project x 2 is gonna rock with them

  12. NOOO! HOW COULD PEOPLE HATE COSTA?!?!? the story absolutely NEEDED costa, otherwise the other two shy/scared friends of his wouldn’t have the guts to throw such a party, and they wouldn’t have the connections to make it big nonetheless! i say 100% keep the old cast, ESPECIALLY COSTA!! although it was thomas’ birthday, it was definitely more about costa, and rightfully so!

  13. I feel like they should use the new people, but the old cast should make an apperance.

  14. I hope There is a sequel, love the epiic partying!!!! ;)
    Another One PLEASE!!!!