Are you ready to Bring It On yet again?

Since it was only a matter of time, a fifth entry in the cheerleading franchise Bring It On is currently filming, and like the previous three sequels is undoubtedly aimed at the straight-to-DVD market. Why you ask? Because they’re not expensive to make and bring in considerable profits, that’s why! As for the quality, I have no idea, as while I admit I own all four films, I’ve only seen the original theatrical one. From what I hear the sequels are actually rather decent though, except for entry n°2, Bring It On Again.

So the main question is, who will be the hot blonde cheerleader this time around? 1 had Kirsten Dunst (the Spider-Man films) and 3 had Hayden Panettiere (NBC’s Heroes) while 2 & 4 had virtual unknowns (their biggest names were One Tree Hill‘s Bethany Joy Galeotti in 2 and High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale’s older sister Jennifer in 4, both in supporting roles). So chime in, which young blonde star would you like to see in a cheerleading outfit, shaking her pom-poms at you?

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Paramount Famous Prods. created, slew of DTV sequels to ensue

Paramount is renaming its straight-to-dvd division. The goods news? Prepare for Without A Paddle: Nature’s Calling, Road Trip 2: Still Trippin’, Mean Girls 2: Meaner Girls, Bad News Bears 2: More Bad News and Naked Gun 1/4: Can’t Get More Naked Than This and Grease 3.  The bad news? They’re calling it “Paramount Famous Productions”. Seriously is that the stupidest name for a movie company or what? Nikki Finke reports:

The newly christened Paramount Famous Productions has been actively developing an inaugural production slate. Now PFP prez Louis Feola says that, starting in 2010, the division expects to release 5 to 6 films annually with titles to encompass a mix of sequels, prequels and remakes based on the libraries of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, DreamWorks Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PFP also wants to work closely with Viacom-owned cable networks such as BET, Comedy Central and Spike TV to develop filmed entertainment content.

Louis Feola used to have the same job over at Universal which means he’s the guy we should thank for all those American Pie and Bring It On sequels. I don’t have anything against straight-to-dvd sequels really, but this batch seems pretty uninteresting. Grease 3 will probably be a High School Musical ripoff, Mean Girls 2 will probably be watchable as long as they get some hot girls, and they better get Leslie Nielsen for Naked Gun 4, for obvious reasons. Mr Feola, if you’re reading this, how about The Haunting 2? Here’s a movie which can easily be better than the original!

So, what films from the Paramount family would be a good fit for straight-to-dvd sequel goodness? Discuss!

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