During the after-party for the premiere of “Jumper” on Monday, helmer Doug Liman jumped right in to talk about his hope for a sequel.
“The canvas was so big that I couldn’t get everything I wanted into the movie,” he said of the film, based on the sci-fi novel by Steven Gould. “The second novel (“Reflex”) is actually my favorite.”
Asked what attracted him to pic’s star Hayden Christensen, Liman immediately replied, “His performance in ‘Shattered Glass.’ ”
The soiree at Strata, also saw film’s Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Bell as well as Fox’s Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos.
While Rothman was cautious about the film’s franchise prospects; “let’s see how well this one does, first.” He did observe that Liman’s skills lent themselves well to the project. “Doug does very sharp genre films, and that’s what this is.”
‘Definitely, Maybe’ premieres
Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher stuck together at the Universal/Working Title premiere of ‘Definitely, Maybe’ on Tuesday in New York.
Gotham Magazine’s 8th annual gala
Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey attended Gotham Magazine’s 8th annual gala at the Rainbow Room on Tuesday.
‘A Raisin in the Sun’ premieres in Los Angeles
Producer Neil Meron and actress Elise Neal shared a laugh before the L.A. premiere of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Monday at the Magic Johnson Theater.
The Pelham Picture House fundraiser
Bob Berney and Arliss Howard appeared at the Pelham Picture House Fundraiser in New York on Saturday, where Berney was awarded the Harold Lloyd film visionary award.