rejected movie sequels, vol 1

Movie sequels that never made the cut…

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The Bourne Vendetta: Still Bourne

In the ten years since he exposed the CIA’s covert and illegal Treadstone/Blackbriar projects, amnestic super-spy Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) has retreated to an idyllic suburban life with his wife (Maria Bello) and daughter. But after narrowly avoiding a sniper attack on his way to the Starbucks he manages, Bourne is thrust back into a world he’d left behind, trying to remember the training he thought he’d forgotten. A secret government agency headed by former Blackbriar functionary Bennet McCabe (Seth Rogen) believes Bourne still holds incriminating communiques and scientific data, and will stop at nothing to get them.

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The Fugitive 2: On the Run from Love

Haunted by inescapable dreams of his erroneous incarceration and the one-armed man who murdered his wife, Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) can no longer perform basic surgical maneuvers and resigns from his job. With the proceeds from a wrongful prosecution suit, Kimble moves to a sleepy Oregon town and opens a prosthetic limb boutique. There, his customer Olivia Ward (Dame Judi Dench), a beautiful woman with one leg and a similarly haunted past, teaches him to love again.

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Field of Dreams 2: Field of Screams

A brash huckster named Asher Donnelly (Nicolas Cage) buys land adjacent to the Kinsella farm, angling to cash in on the site’s popularity and a perceived power vacuum after Ray Kinsella’s death in a tragic thresher accident. Donnelly erects a gauche carnival of sideshows, games, rides; a panoply of loud and multichromatic attractions ending mere feet from the solemnity of the ballpark and its cornfields. Kinsella’s son (Channing Tatum) finds that he has no legal recourse against his demented Barnumesque adversary. But the ghost ballplayers, led by Willie Stargell (Darryl Strawberry), take exception to Donnelly’s encroachment and turn the huckster’s “haunted house” into a true festival of horrors, terrorizing Donnelly and his customers until he becomes so despondent that he takes his own life.

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