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Mark Wahlberg Looking to Hatch a Sequel to Four Brothers

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January 14, 2010

Four Brothers

That's right, kids, apparently the film industry has become so obsessed with sequels that Paramount and Mark Wahlberg (via THR) have found it necessary to attempt a follow-up to a film that wasn't all that successful to begin with, and honestly doesn't even need a sequel. The film in question is the 2005 thriller Four Brothers which followed, obviously, four brothers (Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garret Hedlund) who come together to avenge their mother's death in what at first appears to be a random robbery. Plot details for the sequel are still being kept under wraps but it will be called Five Brothers.

Wahlberg apparently came up with the idea with original writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett, but no word if any other cast members other than Wahlberg will return or if director John Singleton will be back either. However, (spoiler!) Hedlund's character died in the first film, and Tyrese and Andre 3000 don't exactly have thriving film careers to keep them busy, so I'm sure they could use another paycheck with royalties to follow. All I know is Wahlberg better start making some better decisions or it'll be back to the Funky Bunch. He gives a decent performance in The Lovely Bones, but he can't afford another flick like The Happening.

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  • Robbie
    I actually enjoyed Four Brothers, but I don't see a sequel in it.
  • DoomCanoe
    nah....just...nah
  • Solo Dolo Polo
    Four Brothers was good. No sequel needed.
  • In-Rainbows
    Four Brothers 2: Fo Mo Brothas.
  • Dude
    I'm sure there were too many minorities in the Film and maybe that's why you didn't find the movie that great. The movie was good and there's essentially no need for a sequel that's all there is to it.
  • J Franzen
    all the good lines came from victor sweet though and hes dead " Get down on the floor and share a meal with your man!" " Dam*t, i like the way you do binnness"
  • tra la la la la di da
    Yeah, that Andre is making no money and needs to do another crummy movie.
  • Hattori Hanzo
    A sequel? I didn't even see the need for the first one.
  • masteryoda007
    Victor Sweet was one of the best screen villains for years. Too bad he cant come back!
  • Verbal Kent
    four brothers sucked. Mark Whalberg gave a shitty performance in it, as well as Lovely Bones. That scene where he confronts tucci was terrible If the happening was labeled as a comedy, i think it could have been successful
  • medley
    The first one was decent but nothing special. This one will probably be similar
  • Blue Silver
    YAWN!
  • harrison
    why? this movie sucked
    • Bang_bang
      Bitch u suck...dic bitch
  • Voice of Reason
    8 cousins?
  • Colca
    Why would you say it wasn't that successful in the first place? 75 million domestic and almost 100 million worldwide on a budget of like 40 million. The Transporter and Crank movies weren't nearly that successful and they got sequels. Not to mention Halloween, which again wasn't nearly as successful. As for whether or not a sequel is relevant, that all depends on whether or not the story they come up with is any good. I can think of lots of movies that didn't SEEM like they needed a sequel, but the follow up turned out better than expected.
  • RKB
    Four Brothers was a remake/update of an old John Wayne film: The Sons of Katie Elder. Four Brothers was okay, but not that great. The original had John Wayne and Dean Martin and still managed to only be average. Now they want a sequel, what's the point? They should just update some other and better old western and see how that goes at the box office.
  • Facts
    I think Walhberg is doing well enough with his paychecks from Entourage. He may never even have to work again, now that Entourage is syndicated
  • Xerxex
    talk about a movie that has no need for a sequel.
  • Presley
    Why not Three brothers? one died.
  • Sabes
    "Four Brothers 2: Fo Mo Brothas." That made me laugh. xD The movie sucked, no need for a sequel.
  • twittwit
    This trend of unnecessary 'straight to DVD' sequels to moderately enjoyable little indie cult hits is beginning to make me sick. Four Brothers 2 Boondock Saints 2 What next? The Departed 2?
  • biggvel1
    Good movie, but no need for a sequel. WTF, I thought 2007 was the year for sequels anyway.
  • Guy
    #4 hahaha Five Brothers "Because the great thing about an dead orphan brother, you can just adopt another one." In theaters everywhere...
  • Carolyn Jackson
    No four brothers don't need a sequel but it would be nice I love the four brothers and have watched it over and over PLEASE do anther on
  • Callie Vasey
    Honestly, I would be jumping out of my chair from reading this news.... BUT, they killed off Jack Mercer. How can they even begin to make a sequel when they killed off the best character in the whole movie? And seriously, Five Brothers? Wtf?? How is that going to work when they killed Jack, and there were only four to begin with? Are they going to kidnap a guy and force him to be a part of the family, and then resurrect Jack from the dead? A sequel is pointless. I'd rather continue re-watching the original movie.

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