Many people in the poker community have always hoped there would be a 'Rounders 2'. During the mid-2000s, during the height of the poker boom, there were rumors in the internet that a sequel was in the works. Most people thought nothing was going to come of it. But the rumors were confirmed by the Weinstein Company when they announced a 2012 re-release date for a Rounders sequel:
“I’m entertaining the idea of doing a ‘Rounders’ sequel because there’s a side of the story that we haven’t told. I want to do it because there’s something that we didn’t say.” Harvey Weinstein said.
2012. Production of the movie stalled based on concerns about the general decline of DVD sales. Currently, the release date has been pushed back to 2014, according to IMDB. Matt Damon and Edward Norton are expected to come back.
2013 (December). The latest rumor is that the script is written and that most of the big players (Damon and Norton) are in. The rumor has Robert DeNiro playing the bad guy.
Here is the link to the IMDB page, although there may be nothing on it as of now.
This is probably going to be one of those sequels like "Wall Street" with Michael Douglas. Sequels in general pretty much suck, but you can tell that certain sequels are specifically made only for money. Usually these are the kind of movies where a sequel doesn't come out until 10-15 years after the original. 'Rounders 2' seems like it will be a big-production kind of movie with a crappy script. I hope that they make it in more of an indie style. But either way, everyone in the poker world, including me, will probably still see it anyway.
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