Louis Feola says that, starting in 2010, the division expects to release 5 to 6 films annually with titles to encompass a mix of sequels, prequels and remakes based on the libraries of Paramount Pictures.
PFP recently wrapped principal photography on its first feature length film, Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling, a sequel to the 2004 comedy.Saw this linked on reddit.
Pretty sad if this is their attempt to turn larger profits. I’m just not sure if it’s sad because because it’ll work or because it’s doomed to fail. Without a Paddle? Really?
There’s a whole market out there for milking schlock titles with schlockier direct-to-video sequels. Cf. the sequels to Behind Enemy Lines, the sequels to Van Wilder, the sequels to Tom Berenger’s Sniper, and all those American Pie movies. Unless you’re an insomniac with lots of premium cable movie channels, I think that you can safely ignore Paramount’s new studio and it will never impinge on your existence.