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Project X Sequel In Development

It's practically impossible for a found footage film to have poor results at the box office. As I noted a few weeks ago in my Great Debate with Katey over the future of found footage, even Apollo 18, which only made $17 million during its domestic run and $7 million internationally, managed to make more than five times its budget in ticket sales. Because of this there is no doubt that the format is going to be around for a long, long time. But because Hollywood, as always, has a really hard time producing original ideas, what this really means is that we are going to see a lot of found footage sequels, and that's exactly what Warner Bros. is planning for Project X.

With the party film's having a moderately successful opening weekend, in which it opened at number two and made $21 million, Warner Bros. has brought back screenwriter Michael Bacall - who co-wrote the first film with Matt Drake - to create a treatment for a potential Project X 2. THR says that the movie's future will depend on producers Todd Phillips and Joel Silver, who, it seems, would return for a potential sequel. The trade says that it's unknown if the first film's three main actors - Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Brown - have options for another movie, but the probability is high.Project X followed three high school friends who decide to try and take one final stab at popularity by throwing a party. As the shindig grows and grows, however, things begin to widely escalate out of control.

Bacall's other credits include Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the upcoming 21 Jump Street.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.