Teenager Michael Oher is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy. Learning that the young man is one of her daughter’s classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael — wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter — come out of the cold. Without a moment’s hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds. And, as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, Michael’s presence in the Tuohys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own.

Rumors are circulating that 2011 will be the year of sequel, with Ain’t It Cool News reporting that a fourth installment of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise (among others) is in the works. According to AICN: “Some indications suggest the film’s story would be far more contained than its predecessors, allowing for a budget-friendly downsizing. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s been unsubstantiated talk that a fourth film would go the other way completely…think in terms of ultra fantastical (dinosaurs, Jules Verne-esque floating fortresses, etc.).” Reports also suggest Johnny Depp, who starred as Captain Jack Sparrow in the swashbuckling trilogy, admitted he would be open to playing the character again.


 


Other films on the prospective slate are ‘Cars 2’, ‘Tron 3D’ and National Treasure. ‘Tron 3D’ has been in the works for some time now with Joseph Kosinski signed up to direct the next chapter since last September. National Treasure 2 showed their was life in this would-be franchise, and with the second instalment in the top ten grossing films in Irish cinemas so far this year,  it’s not surprising that a third instalment is on the way. What is, however, surprising to read is the Cars sequel. Pixar, with the exception of Toy Story, aren’t known for sequels. We don’t exactly know the method behind the madness here, but we’ll keep you updated as news comes in.