Paramount has launched a new direct-to-DVD company titled Paramount Famous that will look to launch sequels to popular (or perhaps not-so-popular) Paramount titles for DVD. Among the movies being sequelized under the new company are Mean Girls, Grease, Bad News Bears, Road Trip and Without A Paddle (?!). In true marketing speak, the practice of sequelizing properties with crappy films is described as “further enhancing our robust portfolio.” Uh-huh.

Apparently there is big business in bad DVD sequels as the many BRING IT ON movies have sold as many as 2 million copies each. What I find somewhat interesting is that half of the projects listed already have sequels. Normally I’d feel pretty confident saying that none of the original talent will return for these movies but I don’t think I can say for sure that Lindsay Lohan wouldn’t return for a Mean Girls 2. The Without A Paddle sequel has actually already wrapped filming and will hit shelves later this year. Can a Strange Wilderness sequel be far off? Have we learned nothing from the Lost Boys 2 debacle?…

As for Mean Girls, I really can’t see any of the original cast returning unless its one of the lesser characters a la American Pie 4/5/6 with Jim’s Dad and Sherman, just look how badly they turned out! There is a very tiny possibility that it could be good, but, and i stress thIs point, its highly unlikely. Also it will lack anyone nearly as hot as triple whammy of Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and especially Mamma Mias Amande Seyfried…

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