When you think about it, the longer and more specific your title, the harder it is to come up with a name for a sequel. Take Journey To The Center Of The Earth for example. While that title fit perfectly with that film - as it was exactly what the characters were doing - when Journey 2: The Mysterious Island came around some people were confused because they had never seen a movie called Journey (it also didn't help that they replaced Brendan Fraser with Dwayne Johnson). Now that a Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs sequel is in development, the same problem has arisen. In recent weeks the project has both found its writers (Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein) and directors (Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn), but what exactly do you call the movie?
Coming Soon has apparently discovered. The site has gotten its hands on a A Sony Pictures Animation print ad and in addition to showing off titles like Hotel Transylvania, MIB 3 and The Smurfs 2, it also gives us our first look at the Cloudy sequel's new name: Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. Check out the ad below.
Unlike Journey 2, what will help sell this film is that the style will likely stay consistent and the characters will return (up-and-comer as he may be, Josh Hutcherson isn't a real household name yet. Expect that to change with The Hunger Games). With that in mind, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers is actually a pretty cool title, as it both links back to the first film and gives us an idea of what the new movie will be about in a clever way. Thumbs up all around. Hopefully this will be the title they stick with.
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