Jim Carrey, whose upcoming family comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins could go either way, has dropped word of Bruce Almighty and Dumb and Dumber sequels (both spin-offs, the disappointing Evan Almighty and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd were made sans Carrey). Would audiences return if Carrey were in them? It depends on how well they turn out.
The Weinsteins and Miramax' new owners of the Weinsteins' old library may also partner on sequels for Bad Santa , Shakespeare in Love and Bridget Jones’ Diary. Scripter Brian Koppelman told ThePlaylist: “We’ve talked a lot about doing ‘Rounders 2’ when we were making ‘Ocean’s 13’ and we were working with Matt [Damon] again. We talked about it a lot and Edward [Norton] came by and we had meetings and we called John Dahl, and he’s in to do the sequel. It’s just a question of when we’re going to do it, when we have the exact angle in.”
In his review of Rounders, Peter Travers said of Damon, "This kid still has surprises up his sleeve." Does he still?