I know this is a very bad and heart-breaking news for us Lorics but we should know these all. Based on our research, “I Am Number Four” screenwriter Marti Noxon says plans for a sequel to the film look to have been shelved for the time being. She told Collider.com, “I think that that’s on the back burner. The last I heard, they were shelving that idea for now. But, you never know. Sometimes the afterlife of movies burns brightly. They can certainly bring it back.”
“But, right now, I don’t think there’s any immediate plans. My only real regret about that is that Number Six was really awesome and I would have liked to have seen a lot more of her. We need another kick-ass girl heroine.” ─ Marti Noxon
I Am Number Four‘s first weekend was significantly worse than Jumper‘s $32.1 million as well as Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief‘s $38.7 million, and neither of those movies spawned sequels.
Unfortunately, the I Am Number Four movie was listed in the Top 10 Recently Cancelled Sequels : Not Coming Soon! of MoviHole.net. Here’s what they’ve said:
Once proposed to be the next ‘Twilight’ – it too was based on a series of young-adult novels – D.J Caruso’s “I Am Number Four” sadly failed to impress the studio and the punters, leaving those once imminent sequel plans to gather dust in a vault somewhere. Screenwriter Marti Noxon (“Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”) told Collider in 2011 that she’s disappointed there won’t be a follow-up, if only because Teresa Palmer did a great job in the first. “My only real regret about that is that Number Six was really awesome and I would have liked to have seen a lot more of her. We need another kick-ass girl heroine.”
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Then read an interview of Number Six (Teresa Palmer) brought to you by HeroComplex:
PKD: Does “I Am Number Four” have a fan base? Have you heard from them?
TP: Oh yeah! I mean the whole reason I started on Twitter [was that] I was meeting so many people who were fans of the movie and the books and they wanted to ask questions. Then someone suggested I get on Twitter. So what I’ve been doing is that every now and then I’ll do a Q&A on Twitter. But the majority of the questions are about the film and Number Six and the sequels. People have really embraced the movie, which is exciting.
PKD: Do you get lots of questions about the mythology behind “I Am Number Four”?
TP: About the Mogadorians? Yes, I get those kind of questions on Twitter, which are really scary. They’re these people who have read the book five or six times, and they’re so in the know. They know more about it than I do, and they ask very, very specific questions. You don’t want to give them the wrong answers, so it can be daunting as well. It’s really nice to have that interaction with the fans and hear how passionate how they are.
PKD: So no one ever sat you down and gave you a primer on the Mogadorians?
TP: No, we were never really given a huge lecture on where we come from or what the planet’s about. We were just given a book and told “Read this. You guys can figure it out.” I didn’t want to be swayed by the book in any way, since I knew there some difference between the book and the script. So I decided to not read the book until after I’d finished shooting the movie. So it’s only been recently that I learned more about Number Six after I’d already completed doing the movie.
PKD: You signed on for three of these movies?
TP: I think that’s standard procedure in Hollywood. You sign on for three in case the first one makes money. For us, I think the film was relatively successful, and people seem to like it. The fans on Twitter have been asking for a sequel, and I don’t know if there is a sequel planned. But if there is, I’d certainly love to play this character again. There’s so much more I’d love to explore with her. She’s very enigmatic and mysterious in this film. You don’t really know if she’s one of the good guys or the bad guys. It would almost be a tragedy to leave it unfinished. So I hope they get it together and make a sequel.
PKD: Can’t you call Michael Bay and ask him about the sequel?
TP: Yeah, I’ve got Michael Bay on the speed dial. [Laughs] No, I don’t. I don’t know how much input Michael will have in whether or not this goes to a sequel. It just depends on if it makes money on DVD sales and the accumulation of people’s interest. If there’s enough, then I’m sure there will be a sequel. But either way, I had such an amazing time making this movie. And if it’s just the one, I’m so blessed to be a part of it.
James Frey co-wrote the book “I Am Number Four” under a pseudonym. (Vroman’s Bookstore)
PKD: There were a lot of bigwigs behind this movie: Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, James Frey. Were they all hanging around during the making of the movie?
TP: I met Spielberg for the first time at the premiere. He was calling me Number Six. He was very sweet and very humble and down to earth. Unaffected by his great level of fame and success. Michael Bay I’ve known for a couple of years now. He was shooting his own movie while we were shooting “Number Four.” He was making the latest “Transformers,” so he wasn’t around. But James came to set. And he hung out and he pitched us the idea for the second book and definitely had a say in the film. He’s obviously seriously talented.Follow HeroComplex on WordPress.com: CLICK HERE.
- Teresa Palmer on ‘I Am Number Four’ sequel and ‘Warm Bodies’ zombie love ─ HeroComplex
- No Sequel to ‘I Am Number Four’ ─ City Of Bones Movie
- Marti Noxon – I Am Number Four Sequel ‘Shelved’ ─ Contact Music
- 10 Recently Cancelled Sequels : Not Coming Soon! ─ Movie Hole
- Internet Movie Database
- Rotten Tomatoes
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