June 10, 2008 05:11:21 GMT
The star of the blockbuster sci-fi movie by Doug Liman insisted that the sequel of the movie will be developed.
Back when science fiction movie "Jumper" was still a mere plan, it was reported that the filmmakers behind the tidbit had an idea to make it three-set movies. Still, the decision on the continuity of the film all depends on the reception gathered by the Doug Liman-directed flick. Receiving bad reviews from box office watchers, the action-packed movie proved them wrong by pulling in worldwide revenue of $221.5 million and thus opened a chance for sequel. But, for months, there is no talks about it raising questions whether the movie will stick on its original plan.
Providing a light to the mystery surrounding the sequel, recently speculation over the possibility of "Jumper 2" development surfaced as "Jumper" star Hayden Christensen addressed the issue. In an interview with Sun Media about the possibility of the follow-up movie, the depicter of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy insisted that the talks about the sequel have been brought up. "We're talking about it," stated the 27-year-old Canadian actor. "I know that they're having those conversations, I hear about them." He further added, "It was set up to become that - a trilogy - if it did well. And I think they're happy with how it did so they want to make another one. But I don't think they're rushing to get into production."
Released on the big screen on February 14, "Jumper" follows the story of David Rice, a teenage boy who discovers that he could teleport himself from one place to another at his own will. When he grows older, he finds the downside of his unique ability because he becomes the target of 'Paladins', people who dedicate their time to kill any 'Jumper' like him. Now, in order to save his life and those whom he loves, he has to fight Roland Cox, a man determined to kill him. The movie stars Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell and Max Thieriot.