Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Genndy Bails

... from doing a third Hotel Transylvania.

... Fresh off of “Hotel Transylvania 2’s” $48 million debut this past weekend, director Genndy Tartakovsky is thrilled that the animated film broke the record for biggest September opening.

But while the Sony sequel’s lucrative opening almost guarantees an as-yet unannounced third installment, Tartakovsky told TheWrap that he won’t be returning to direct it.

“‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ is going to happen without me,” he said. “Two is enough. I have a lot of other ideas, and I kind of have to express them and have them come out.” ...

And why should he (or would he) continue plowing the same old furrow? Two hits with the same franchise, and he's ready to move on. Spielberg only directed two Jurassics. Mr. Tartakovsky should drop the Hotel for Ghouls franchise for the same reason. There are other subjects that hold more interest.

So let Genndy go and direct a passion project, he can produce the third one. He's earned it.


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