Moviehole caught up with Night at the Museum co-writer Thomas Lennon and shared these bits on his upcoming projects:
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2
As we speak, he’s in talks with FOX to bring the dead presidents and extinct animals of the ‘Museum’ back to life. “I don’t think anyone ever thought [Night at the Museum] was going to make 560 million! It’s in sort-of ‘mega hit’ territory now, which is nice”, he says. “Right now, we’re actually in very early preliminary talks [about the sequel].”
HOW TO STAGE A ROBOT UPRISING
Lennon’s also got another film in the works, “How to Stage a Robot Uprising” which Mike Myers is attached to star in. “It’s slowly heading towards going”, says Lennon. “It’s a slow business the movie business years go by and all you seem to be doing is tweaking one paragraph. Nations crumble [by the time its done].”
RENO 911: DOWUNDER
Lennon says he’s not going to forget his roots though and is already planning a “Reno 911!” movie sequel. One idea is to set it in Australia. “Reno 911 : Down under”, he says. “We found we really like it when we’re battling animals and I believe there’s a certain kind of wildlife that Australia has Kangaroos that will kick you in the face real bad, and so on. We wanna do a scene that involves a Koala bear humping someone’s face! So if we can figure out a way to make a whole film around that, there’s a good chance that could happen”.
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