Brad Silberling Says We Might See a Lemony Snicket Sequel?!
Wait, what?! Big budget, big effects director Brad Silberling talked with the guys at CineFOOLS recently and apparently said that there might actually be more Lemony Snicket movies. You see, Silberling directed Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, but that was back in 2004 and it didn't do so well at the box office, at least not well enough to warrant a sequel. At the premiere of Land of the Lost, however, Silberling seemed optimistic. "I would love nothing more than to do that and we've been hoping to, so I think there will be a chance it may take a wildly different form but I think it will probably happen."
For those in the unknown, A Series of Unfortunate Events is a children's book series of fourteen novels written by Lemony Snicket, the pseudonym of Daniel Handler. It's not as popular as Harry Potter, but I remember at the time when the movie was coming out that it did have a huge fanbase. The movie was an adaptation of the first three books, so they obviously have a lot more to draw from if they indeed continue on. Silberling says that a writer, who "is very friendly with Mr. Snicket," has been working on ideas already. Now the only question is if there are enough fans (of the novels or the movie) to make this worthwhile?
I remember seeing the movie because it was supposed to be one of Jim Carrey's wildest roles, but I also remember it not being that good. In fact, I think it's one of Carrey's most forgettable roles. Whatever the case, we'll let you know what happens and if DreamWorks or Paramount do decide to still make a sequel.