Sequels: More 'Horrible Bosses,' Alcon Entertainment Producer Updates 'Blade Runner' and 'Point Blank' Projects

Hollywood screenwriters will attest to how difficult it is to get steady work in the studio system. Which is why when you have hit like Horrible Bosses, you milk that sucker for all it's worth.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who wrote the first Bosses, have closed a deal to write a sequel to last summer's comedy. It's expected that Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis will all return and New Line is in early talks with Seth Gordon to return to the director's chair.
 
Bosses became a surprise hit last summer, grossing $117 million domestically and $209 worldwide on a $35 million budget. The writing duo also worked on the upcoming Steve Carell-Jim Carrey comedy Burt Wonderstone, which begins shooting in a few months, as well as a sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
 
Meanwhile, Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove gave an update to The Playlist on a number of upcoming Alcon projects, primarily Blade Runner and the Point Break remake.
 
Kosove said the production company, which is currently in post-production on Prometheus, is "moving aggressively in development."
 
"Sometime in the first two months of the new year we'll announce who the screenwriter will be and whether or not it's a prequel or sequel. And then we'll be off to the races."
 
 
And then there's the Point Break remake. Specifically, Kosove talks about whether surfing would be replaced in the movie by other extreme sports.
 
"This is the thing – surfing if the part of it, but I will tell you that we believe firmly, in terms of remaking a film like this, we've got to make it fresh. It's not a literal remake of the original the way Footloose was. Our Point Break has elements of the original and it's not just surfing, it's other kinds of extreme sports, but surfing is very, very prominent in the story."
 
He also teased that they have a director lined up whom they believe is, "the perfect filmmaker." Expect an announcement of who that director is and cross your fingers that it's not Michael Bay.
 
Are you ready for more Bosses? Should Blade Runner be a prequel or a sequel? Who should direct Point Break and, more importantly, play Bodhi and Johnny Utah?
 
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