Sequels used to be very popular back in the 80s and 90s. However, today, it seems you only get sequels to things you never ever wanted in the first place (well mostly) like a Michael Bay film. Most of us 80s kids have been grumbling over Hollywood backdooring entertainment. What I mean by this is reaching back into our beloved arsenal of nostalgic classics to reinvent it for a new generation. They couldn’t wait to start doing this. There are plenty of books on the market and tons of fanfiction. Actually, there’s a general plethora of creativity thanks to the interwebs. There are some films that haven’t been touched and for this, I think many of us are grateful. As much as I love Friday the 13th, why are you going to remake it again? I am not saying that every movie out of the 80s holds up because some don’t like Weird Science. I made a post long ago about why Weird Science doesn’t hold. Mostly, it’s a movie with a lot of zingers. Don’t get me wrong – there is some good acting to found in that movie, but it’s a haphazardly stitched together set of ideas and jokes.
I digressed, the real purpose of this post is to gently nudge you from my blog over to Im8Bit.
Founded in 2005, iam8bit is a creative production company that refuses to be pigeonholed, having crafted unique and memorable experiences for a broad spectrum of brands like HBO, Nintendo, PlayStation, Disney, MTV, Activision, Universal, Capcom, Interscope, Warner Bros., Machinima and countless others. These attentively cultivated experiences come in many forms — from events to one-of-a-kind mailers to commercials and films. In addition, iam8bit is currently developing several original IPs for feature, TV and digital distribution — as well as curating regular exhibitions at their Los Angeles-based gallery. The company is co-owned by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White.
Recently, im8bit released an art series called Sequel. The artwork focuses on films that never got a sequel, but it would have interesting if they did. In actuality, there has been talk of Burton pursuing a Beetlejuice 2.
Check out some of the participating artists work in their on-line store, at this link: