Here We Go Again: “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas” Will Soon Be Under Your Tree

Never one to let a good thing end quietly, Hollywood is cranking out sequels faster than you can see them. Check out what beloved films will soon be offering up another helping...

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Harold and Kumar will be back for the holidays in the third installment -- possibly in 3D -- of the stoner saga, made possible by Kal Penn's departure from his job at the White House. No one is happier about this than John Cho.
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Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette are all in for a fourth Scream that briefly made the former an "It girl," and brought the latter two together romantically. Most importantly, Wes Craven is directing again, with Kevin Williamson working on the script for No.s 4 and 5 concurrently.
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Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity (Oct. 22)
So after all the nonsense fighting for release dates and rights to directors, this out-of-nowhere hit still has no director, is due in theaters in just seven weeks.
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Kick-Ass
The original hasn't yet opened and already the tubes are clogged with talk of a sequel. During a talkback at SXSW Chloe "Hit Girl" Moretz said she's been promised she can ride a purple Ducati in the next film.
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Shrek Forever After (May 21)
Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz are back as Shrek and Princess Fiona in the fourth “Shrek” film. After being tricked by Rumpelstiltskin, Shrek lands in an alternate reality of Far Far Away, and the green ogre has to figure out how to make things right again.
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (June 30)
In the third “Twilight” film, Bella is surrounded by danger as a string of killings plague Seattle and she is forced to decide between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob. In other news, the studio is trying to get Gus Van Sant, Sophia Coppola or Bill Condon to direct the final chapter.
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Tron Legacy (December 17)
This sequel to the 1982 film “Tron” has the rebellious Sam Flynn searching for his father, videogame developer Kevin Flynn. After reuniting, the father and son team must travel through a cyber universe where danger faces them at every turn.
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Toy Story 3 (June 18)
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their fellow toys are together again in the third installment of Pixar's “Toy Story.” As Andy goes off to college, the toys are dropped off at a daycare center, where new adventures await.
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Transformers 3 (July 1, 2011)
Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, and the squad of giant talking trucks, are slated to return for a third “Transformers” movie in 2011. The previous films, "Transformers" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," earned $1.5 billion worldwide.
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The Untouchables: Capone Rising (2012)
This prequel will chronicle Al Capone’s rise to power before the days of Eliot Ness, as shown in the 1987 film “The Untouchables” with Kevin Costner and Sean Connery. It is still in pre-production.
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Die Hard 5 (2012)
Bruce Willis’s indestructible cop character, John McClane, should be fighting bad guys once again in a fifth “Die Hard” movie. Willis recently said filming could start next year and Willis wants to take the story international.
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Monsters, Inc. 2 (2012)
Pixar’s favorite fuzzy monsters will be back again in 2012 with “Monsters, Inc. 2,” which is currently in development. The first film, featuring the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman as Sully and Mike, took home an Oscar for best animated feature.
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Ghostbusters III (2011)
Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis are set to return for the third “Ghostbusters” film, over 20 years after “Ghostbusters II.” It’s been rumored that Sigourney Weaver will also return to fight the paranormal in the third movie.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Nov. 19)
The first half of the final “Harry Potter” film will be released this November. In the final segment of the series, the young wizard Harry must find and destroy all the remnants of his archenemy Voldemort’s soul.
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Iron Man 2 (May 7)
In the sequel, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has to fight the government to keep his Iron Man suit, and he faces a formidable enemy, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke). Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson also star.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush will return as Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa for the fourth “Pirates," and will be joined by Ian McShane.
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Star Trek Sequel (2012)
In this currently untitled sequel, the crew of the USS Enterprise from the 2009 “Star Trek” film will continue to explore the final frontier. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are set to return as Kirk and Spock.
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Lethal Weapon 5 (2012)
Shane Black, the man who penned the original film, is said to have a new script and is itching to get to work. Black would be better off working on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2.
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Raging Bull II (2011)
William Forsythe is rumored to be playing Jake LaMotta in what's being called both a prequel and sequel. If this comes to pass it will be Exhibit A in Hollywood Don'ts 101 at USC by the fall semester of 2012.
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Untitled Lemony Snicket Sequel (2012)
Purely at the pitch stage, but there are more than enough books in the series to keep this thing going.
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Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom (June 3, 2011)
The whole gang gets back together to fight a new villain and weapons so powerful they threaten the very existence of kung fu.
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"Terminators 5 and 6"
William Wisher, who helped James Cameron create the franchise, is said to have outlines for two more films and Cameron's blessing. But the director has no interest in being part of it, saying the "soup's kinda been pissed in."
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Super Troopers 2
The original is a stoner classic, but the Broken Lizard gang as yet to reach such heights again. They say they're three drafts in and have financing, let's hope they can recapture the magic.
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Sin City 2 (2011)
Production's been delayed on the film that would be based on Frank Miller's A Dame to Kill For by director Robert Rodriguez's other projects, but everyone seems eager to make it happen.
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Rounders 2
It's amazing this hasn't yet happened considering poker's rise in popularity since the original. "I know Edward would want to do it; we had a blast working together... Maybe someday it will happen," said Matt Damon last summer.
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Resident Evil: Afterlife (Sept. 10)
Mila Jovovich returns as Alice and Ali Larter is back as Claire in the fourth installment of the franchise based on the popular video game. This time Alice finds herself at an LA prison surrounded by zombies.
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Old School Dos (201?)
VInce Vaughn was cagey when asked about it last fall, but director Todd Phillips is is riding high after The Hangover. Lord knows Will Ferrell could use a hit.
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Mission: Impossible IV (2011)
JJ Abrams and Tom Cruise are together again for the fourth installment of the franchise based on the classic TV series. If Abrams can make Star Trek relevant again, anything's possible...
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Untitled Taken Sequel (2011)
Robert Mark Kamen, who collaborated with writer-producer Luc Besson on the original said last year that a sequel is in the works, but there's been very little progress since then. How many times can one man's kid be taken hostage?
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Men in Black 3 (2011)
Josh Brolin, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jermaine Clement have all mentioned as possible additions to Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the next MIB, which the studio hopes to start filming soon.
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Happy Feet 2 in 3D (Nov. 18)
Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, dancing penguins... woo-hoo!
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 (2011)
Despite the commercial and artistic failings of the original, Hugh Jackman is ready to begin shooting the follow-up in January of 2011, but they still don't have a director.
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Untitled Jason Bourne Project (2011)
While doing press for Green Zone Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon were inundated with questions about a fourth Bourne, with the director saying never and the star saying not now. It looks like the next one will be a prequel/reboot with new talent.
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Evil Dead IV (201?)
Sam Raimi and his brother are slowly moving forward with the script and Bruce Campbell is eager to star, but don't hold your breath as Raimi is working on Warcraft.
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Hancock 2 (2012)
In September director Peter Berg said Will Smith and Charlize Theron would be back for a sequel. Two months later Berg said the project was DOA and he was devoting his attentions to Battleship based on the board game.
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Untitled Departed Sequel (2012)
The original was based on the Infernal Affairs trilogy from Hong Kong, so two more films would be a natural, but Martin Scorsese has an awfully full plate.
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Indiana Jones 5 (2012)
Harrison Ford has been champing at the bit for this pretty much since Crystal Skull wrapped, and he claims that George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg have an idea for the next one. Yawn...
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Hostel: Part III (2010 video)
Scott Spiegel, executive producer on the first two films, is said to be writing and directing a straight-to-video follow-up. Eli Roth, the man who launched the whole thing, is not involved.
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Alien Prequel (201?)
Ridley Scott, the genius who directed the original, is back in the saddle for a 3D prequel and there are rumors that there could be two more chapters after that. Seems a bit much, no?
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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (201?)
John Cho says there's a script, but he's unsure when it will happen since Kal Penn is busy with his "square job," working as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement under his birth name Kalpen Modi.
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Friday the 13th: Part 2 (2011)
This franchise has spawned more than 10 installments and has started counting over. Your great-grandchildren will be making out in the back row of Friday the 13th: Armageddon Resurrection VII -- The Final Chapter -- in 4D.
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The Inside Man 2 (201?)
Last year Spike Lee said that Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Denzel Washington were all up for a sequel, and lord knows we are. The original was an under-appreciated masterpiece that begged for a follow-up.
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28 Months Later (201?)
Danny Boyle, who directed the first one and helped out on the second one has said he has an idea for a story would be interested in helming the third one. We would happily watch it.
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The Hangover 2 (2011)
There were plans for a sequel even before the first one became the surprise hit of 2009. Shooting is supposed to start in October with an eye towards a Memorial Day weekend release.
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Untitled Batman Project (2011)
"I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters. My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff," said Chris Nolan in March, adding that it will be their final Batman movie. Sadly, Heath Ledger isn't be around to reprise his role as The Joker.
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Cars 2 (June 24)
They're still in the outline phase of development, but the film will follow Lightning McQueen and his crew as they race around the world.
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Jackass 3-D (Oct. 15)
If you need this explained to you, you probably have no interest in it.
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