Man, do I love prequels, even more than I love remakes! Telling a story once? Only seeing a tiny sliver of these characters lives? No, thank you. In my very expensive creative writing MFA program, we were always taught to show up late and leave early. I disagree with that wholeheartedly. Show up early, show up crazy early. Get yourself that good seat at the front of the line. So, Im wild about prequels. Show me how Vito Corleone got started in America. Let me see Kirk and Spock meet for the first time, or how James Bond became a Double-O agent. The only thing I feel nearly as strongly about is making other people money. Im a simple guy with few needs, I dont need much money. But if I can make someone else a boatload of money? Hell yeah. With that in mind, allow me to present ten outstanding movie prequels that will generate an insane amount of revenue. Hollywood, if youre out there, all I ask in exchange for these diamonds is a mention in the Thanks part of the end credits, should you make these movies. Special Thanks section would be nice, but isnt necessary.
10. Furya - A Prequel For The Riddick TrilogyA surprise hit, a well told story, the birth of a movie star. Pitch Black was a great example of how you could do a lot with a little if you had a solid concept to stand upon. Then Vin Diesel and crew kept running with it, making video games, animations, and a sequel with a budget five times as big as the original. And yet, somehow, theres never been a prequel film. The new installment of this saga is on its way soon. After that, I think they should jump back to the very beginning with a movie entitled FURYA. The tragic circumstances of Riddicks childhood, the road that led to the man he became. This movie would be huge.