Director Brad Silberling Says a LEMONY SNICKET’S Sequel Is Not Out Of The Question

     May 26, 2009

lemony_snickets_a_series_of_unfortunate_events_01.jpgWay back in 2004 the hottest new franchise opportunities for Hollywood studios came via successful children’s books – preferably, books having to do with wizards, witches or some combination of the two.  To these ends, Paramount/Dreamworks snapped up the rights to the darkly comic “Lemony Snicket’s” series of 14 books, and then combined the first three of these into the film “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”.  The plan was to make more of these films, but that plan went awry when the movie only brought in $118 million domestically off of a $140 million budget.  “Harry Potter” it wasn’t.

So color me surprised to hear that a “Lemony Snicket’s” sequel is still being discussed.  Cinefools hit the “Land of the Lost” premier and put the question of a Count Olaf resurrection to director Brad Silberling:

“I actually think it’s going to see the light of day.”

Silberling went on to say that plans for a sequel became “mired” in the studio politics of the Paramount/Dreamworks split but that he would “love nothing more than to do that…” A sequel, he means  I am actually a big fan of “Lemony Snicket’s” – both the books and the film – so I would love nothing more than to see Brad Silberling get this project back on track… well, nothing more may be a bit of an overstatement.  I’m still waiting for an Edward Gorey to movie to come out…

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