'Shakespeare in Love' to get a sequel
December 17th, 2010
10:10 AM ET

'Shakespeare in Love' to get a sequel

Call us crazy, but “Shakespeare in Love” doesn’t really scream “movie franchise.”

But then again, we’re not running The Weinstein Company or Miramax, the two studios that have launched into a partnership aiming to make a sequel to “Shakespeare in Love," among other films.

According to a statement, the idea is to create follow-ups to “some of Miramax’s best-known properties," along with TV shows and home entertainment products.

This team is planning to also bring you sequels to “Bad Santa” and “Rounders" as well, and they're contemplating creating sequels - or perhaps TV series - for films like “Copland,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Swingers,” “Clerks,” “Shall We Dance” and “The Amityville Horror.”

The two companies are already working together to bring you additional installments of other franchises that just won't die, such as "Scream" and "Spy Kids." Each of those film series has a fourth chapter due out on April 15, 2011, and August 19, 2011, respectively.

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  4. Charles Whittlesey

    You're all wrong. Whether or not this movie is a flop depends on whether or not any movie is a flop–the writing, acting, set design, costumes, etc., will make or break it. And if Stoppard writes it, it will probably be good. Gwyneth Paltrow may be in America, but last time I checked there were still ships in 1600, and for an imaginative writer, anything is possible and can be made believable.

    December 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. abby

    "Shakespeare Breaks Up"

    December 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gary

    I wonder why the original did not make Joseph Fiennes a major start.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Marc

    Holy crap! This is straight out of 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' ! Damn Miramax! Damn yous all to hell!

    December 19, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. paulaallene

    It was right that Shakespear won over Saving Private Ryan. Shakespear made us laugh and feel good where Ryan made us see see how sad war is and how crazy it was to storm the beaches of Normandy. There had to be another way. Sad Sad Sad!

    December 19, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. Des

    Gone with the Wind 2: Mammy's Revenge!

    December 18, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. susanbellnc

    The Amityville Horror? Sheesh. Here we go again. Anyone remember Amityville 3D?

    December 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tracy

    Out, out damn sequel!

    December 18, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Les

    This sequel could be Shakespeare in Mid-Life Crisis: Much Ado About Nothing.

    December 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. anne

    Anytime you make a sequel, you take away from the original. With a few exceptions (The Empire Strikes Back, Indy Jones and the Last Crusade) most sequels are horrible. As long as the cast remained the same and the writing was just as awesome (or better) I'd watch it. Hopefully it would be an exception to the rule, because the original was excellent.

    December 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bert.Aigley

    Maybe they can rob another Best Picture Oscar win with it.

    December 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. OvernOut

    The Devil Wears DKNY

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang II–The Tune-Up

    December 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JP

    Forrest Gump 2: Gump Harder

    December 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sage

    "Shakespeare in Love" sucked and Gwyneth Paltrow did not deserve an Oscar for that role, that's why there should not be a sequel

    December 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. alan

    This is a horrible idea & is whorish at best. A long time ago, I worked at Miramax and we took pride in bringing independent, original film to the theaters. This is not original. This is pathetic, desperate and not what made miramax what it was to begin with. I am disgusted with the Brothers Weinstein. If they do this, they will never gain their legitimacy as artists back again.

    December 18, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  19. Joey

    Mars Attacks...Again!

    December 18, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  20. Joey

    Ghandi 2: Skin and Bones

    December 18, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  21. Josh

    Spaceballs II: The search for more money.

    December 18, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  22. Amy

    What exactly would be in this sequel?

    December 18, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  23. John

    Star Trek VIII,The Search For Schlock

    December 18, 2010 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  24. adrifter

    Lawrence of Arabia 2: Just Deserts

    December 18, 2010 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  25. Justina

    I don't think Westerners should make any historical movie on going back more than 30 years. They don't remember a thing correctly.

    December 18, 2010 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  26. nut

    Good Will Hunting 2

    December 18, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  27. Kevin K.

    i'm sorry, but "shakespeare in love" was a fine film, but not worthy of a sequel. i still don't forgive the academy for voting "shakespeare..." the best picture over "saving private ryan."

    December 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • vonStemwede

      Agreed. SIL was cute, entertaining at best, but it was not Oscar-worthy.

      December 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mary

    this can only mean that Hollywood is running out of creativity... the industry is in the gutter already anyways

    December 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • JP

      I don't think Hollywood is running out of creativity, I think they're running out of guts. The entertainment industry has stopped funding projects that are new and edgy, and instead only fund copies of the last thing that worked. The reason they do is because the people buy it up. Indiana Jones 4 was a terrible idea, and a terrible movie, but worldwide made a net profit of over half a billion dollars, which is why the people with the money in Hollywood will probably make Indiana Jones 5. Writers are still coming up with amazing scripts and new ideas, but they're all just staying on paper instead of the big screen because a new idea is too much of a "risk."

      December 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • vonStemwede

      Thay haven't had an original idea since the 80s. Since then it's been nothing but remakes, turning old TV shows into bad big-screen comedies and stupid, formulaic action films.

      December 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Bob

    Saving Private Ryan 2- Lost Again

    December 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Bob

    Coming soon to a theatre near you– Shakespeare in Love 2 Be Or Not To Be!!

    December 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Larry

    Shakespeare in Love is by far the worst movie ever to win Best Picture. Why the hell would anyone make a sequel to such a horrible movie?

    December 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Freddie

      I think the movie is brilliant, Larry. But your opinion is your opinion, granted. I do wonder what percentage of the opinions of the great movie critics agree with yours. The number is probably very small.

      December 18, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Yes!

      EXACTLY!!! It only won Best Picture (and best supporting Actress) b/c of the million in advertising they'd spent leading up to the oscars.
      it was a cute movie at most.

      December 19, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  32. Freddie

    Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, DO NOT MAKE A SEQUEL TO "SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE." Leave it ALONE.

    December 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Maggie

    From Dusk Till Dawn IV: Breaking Dawn.

    Clerks I just can't see as a series. There were four movies: Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II. And I think Mallrats was a sort of the first one of the series.

    December 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles Ranier

      there was a series, animated. Lasted maybe four episodes. It was too smart for TV.

      December 18, 2010 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
    • jodie

      it was Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Clerks ll.... Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back were just sort of spin-offs

      December 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  34. bob

    Youve got to be kidding me. They really are out of ideas or the public is dumb enough to pay to a ticket to rehashed garbage. All in the name of the dollar for them hollywood people..

    December 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Tori

    Citizen Kane 2: The Search for Rosebud

    December 17, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jack

    I wouldn't mind seeing Shakespeare In Love again. I was too busy getting a mouth-hug the first time.

    December 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  37. bailoutsos

    Rocky XVIII

    December 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  38. S.Carr

    Shakespeare in Love was poignant because you knew Will and Viola would never see each other again. This meant, WE would never see them again, their futures open to be contemplated. This was a great movie and should not be made into a sequel. There are good ideas out there, Hollywood. Get off your fat ass and go do them.

    December 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • EM

      Amen to that! There are plenty of new stories out there to be told; I'm tired of remakes of the remakes.

      December 18, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  39. Norm

    wow a clerks tv show they did that 10 years ago and it bombed. why in the world do we need a sequel to rounders. how bout another oz sequel and call it escape to oz cause we cant think of better stuff for movies

    December 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Illiterati

    Death of a Salesman II?

    December 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggie

      Death of a Salesman II: Dead Again.

      December 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes 2

      Rise of a Salesman.

      It's a depressing zombie flick. But it's based on a pre-existing famous work so it is ironic and witty.

      December 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Superhiro

    Umm... no? Just... no.

    December 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  42. heycarrieann

    I don't think we need a sequel to any of the above mentioned movies...then again, I wouldn't mind seeing Joseph Finnes in tights again.

    December 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Wes

    Not sure if making a sequel to Shakespeare in Love is such a good idea. It is an incredible movie, brilliant, creative and with a stellar cast. It would be difficult if not impossible to duplicate the magic of the first movie in a sequel.

    December 17, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      I agree...it's unfortunate that they are sacrificing the artistic integrity of a beautiful film just to make a few extra bucks. Can't someone come up with some new ideas rather than trying to capitalize on all of these movies that are a decade or more old???

      December 17, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • William

      I agree, regarding Shakespeare In Love. Love that movie. But, I am hoping to see a third Elizabeth, with Cate Blanchett.

      December 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      There's no way this will actually happen. I don't see anyone involved in the original film going for this and the Weinsteins are far to savvy to attempt something so ridiculous.

      December 18, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Dustan

      It will be great if they let Tom Stoppard write it like they did the first one. He is a genius.

      December 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes 2

      Shakespeare: Still in Love After All These Years!

      It'll be a wacky, striaight to DVD laugh fest.

      December 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les

      I'm sure. This is a bad idea. The heroine is in America and either unhappily married or widowed. The hero is in England and unhappily married. Realistically, there's nowhere for this story to go.

      December 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • YBP

      All these negative comments explain why there is such a lack of creativity and originality coming out of Hollywood. Of course there can be a brilliant sequel to Shakespeare in Love. He did write more than one or two epic plays. There were other famous people living then besides Queen Elizabeth and Christopher Marlowe. The original film itself hints at a sequel in the final scenes based on Twelfth Night. Where is your imagination, America? You'd almost think it was a bad idea to turn Spider-Man into a musical! Which is actually a good idea. Just not with any of the current creative team. But I digress....

      December 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jerms

    A Clerks tv show? What a novel idea!

    December 17, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |

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