‘Project X’ Sequel will Continue the Party

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Project X Sequel Project X Sequel will Continue the Party

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 more 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. costa was the best! BRING BACK COSTA!!!

    • jo

    • Keep the trio and alexis too.. Shes so Hot onee love u.

  2. It’s a teenage movie, Costa’s ‘bad mouth’ as you say is what is actually making it such a funny movie to teenagers. Adults won’t enjoy this movie, its meant for teens, so taking Costa out won’t be a funny movie really, just too serious.

    • so true

  3. Its not the characters that needs to change its the story, it has to fresh and good!. Keep the trio!

  4. It should be the same people

  5. That’s dumb bout we won’t miss the characters costa was da bomb keep costa probs f*** da rest nar mean

  6. Let costa organise a new party with a new crew. And let the other 2 guys be invited at the party!

  7. Costa and thomas,J.B must stay they are just the perfect trio for this kind of movies NO OTHER TRIO

  8. This 3 need to stay together

  9. Keep the current cast
    I love them :D

  10. Keep the cast…i tink that casta should throw a bachlorette party for thomas nd he shud mary da kurby hyna…. nd da pregnancy test for casta should be positive nd he throws a party to chill frm being a dad…go wild yo!!!!!

  11. They have to keep the original cast Thomas, Costa and J.B. are hilarious together! Perfect trio!!

  12. new faces will be good but come on we will miss the original ones costa and thomas also jb they were funny i hope the next one will have them as well but even if they dont i still will be happy if wb make a new one but i sure wish i was in it lol

  13. have a crossover film with superbad and project x cast

    • This is genius.

  14. Keep the trio and alexis too! Hot onee<3

  15. Keep the trio and alexis too! Shes so Hot onee:-)

  16. Keep the trio and alexis too! Shes so Hot onee

  17. Keep the trio and alexis too.. Shes so Hot onee love u

  18. I loved the trio man i loved it but i mean from all that theyve been through…whats there to expect of a movie to pull out with the same cast?
    Id like if Costa mooved out for a while and helped other guys start a party…and then towards the middle the other two would join just for fun:D
    Epic movie btw i need to see more of this

  19. Best movie EVER!!!! in my opinion, they deff. need to keep the same cast, even kurby. But if not, hopefully if they make the sequel, the movie will still be “EPIC”.

  20. i personally think that the original cast from project x should come back and star again in the sequel. LONG LIVE THOMAS MANN,OLIVER COOPER,AND JONATHAN DANIEL BROWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
    like if you agree

    • How Can I And some of my firends be in project x 2

  21. Yo… how could anybody hate on this movie? This movie was HYSTERICAL… You can’t have a sequel with out Costa.

  22. If they don’t bring back the original cast, I’m not seeing the movie at all. If they don’t film it in the same formt, I’m not going to see the movie.

    The original was awesome, so if Hollywood does someting like Jaws 2 and ruins the original, I’ll be very upset.

    But like I said, if they don’t bring back the original cast, that’s just wrong, and they will lose alot of Project X fans

    • i feel the same way man

  23. KEEP ORIGINAL CAST!!! They made the movie!!1

  24. Keep the trio…Costa was hilarious.

  25. If they dont have the 3 same guys i think project x 2 will be nothing… Like they ran the biggest party known to man! …and now there telling us thats costco wont be in it and stuff… Come on keep them! Project x best movie ever!!

  26. They need Dax Flame and keep the found-film format. I liked Thomas the most. They need a new cast because with the it won’t be like this one. What else are we to expect from them? This movie is like a fat tight rope getting skinnier. The farther you go the less chance you have to make it better than the last step. They’ll need to make it bigger with a bigger trio and a lot more characters that are funny to make the part in Project X 2. They’ll also need a guy like T-Rick who comes in with something to totally cause the neighborhood (or a bigger venue!) to go into to a state of anarchy. And just a little bit more security.

    • And one last thing, a bigger ensemble with more famous people and get some rappers and a lot of interesting cameos, and bring the midget back. I mean who doesn’t like a little guy that comes out of an oven and sucker punches every guy in his way in the nuts. But Dax Flame was cool, no matter what!

  27. Bring back the original cast and add a some fresh faces and if it goes down the party has to be above and beyond epic to top the original.

  28. They should totally bring back the original cast. It just seems like the better route in my opinion. But I think the next party should take place in their college days. The college parties! And then fresh new faces could be brought in. Keep the same cast, yet bring in some more characters and have like a few celebrity cameos. Just be partying it up and have Lil Jon walk by haha.

  29. They should totally bring back the original cast. It just seems like the better route in my opinion. But I think the next party should take place in their college days. The college parties! And then fresh new faces could be brought in. Keep the same cast, yet bring in some more characters and have like a few celebrity cameos.