Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Speaking of Major League 3...

Actually, only I was speaking about it (four articles below).

As proof that prayer can work, a NEW Major League movie is in the works. And similar to Halloween - H20, they'll act like the inferior sequels never happened (though I would argue that Halloween 4 is pretty killer).

Bob Uecker let the cat out of the bag last year, announcing at a sports game (well, of course!) that a new "Major League" movie was in the works. David S.Ward, the writer/director of the hit 1989 movie today who backed up Uecker's comments, confirmed that there is indeed a new film in the works - and unlike the last sequel (the poorly-received "Major League : Back in the Minors'' that Ward wasn't involved with), it'll reunite the original cast.

"It's 20 years later, and Wild Thing comes out of retirement to work with this 19-year-old player", Ward says of the storyline. "We've actually got three new characters in the new film. And if the new film is popular, they could carry the franchise on".

Though Ward, whose other credits include the Oscar Winner "The Sting'' and "Sleepless in Seattle'', hopes to get Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen and even, Wesley Snipes* back for "Major League 3'', he's so far only spoken to Charlie Sheen about it. "He's excited to do it if and when it happens", says Ward. "But he can't shoot it this year, because he's back doing Two-and-a-Half Men, but we could potentially shoot it next year - in his hiatus from the show".

If Charlie Sheen can chain down his inner-Wild Thing and stay out of jail, we might be onto something. I just hope they can afford a never hotter Corbin Bernsen.


Todd said...

Here's the real quesition- Is Dennis Haybert's pitchman gig for All-State incorporated into the script or in an homage to 24 does Pedro Cerrano become the president of his homeland?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

You really can scare the shit out of me, Delino. But then again, you're from Philly, so that should be expected.