A sequel to Something Borrowed would be a dream come true for Colin Egglesfield, as well as rom-com fans everywhere.
Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Egglesfield appeared in the 2011 sleeper comedy. The follow-up, Something Blue, by author Emily Giffin, was also ready for production when I arrived. However, there was no follow-up film.
New admirers of the film ask what happened to Something Blue all these years after the release of the film?
“Something Borrowed” Sequel Colin Egglesfield Gives an Explanation as To Why It’s Stalled
No money is being put into a sequel to the original film because Dex, a young lawyer engaged to Darcy (Kate Hudson) but in love with Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), said Egglesfield, who portrayed Dex. He told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that the amount needed was “maybe $30 mil.” This will do it.
Unfortunately, he noted, “these types of undertakings no longer have the budgets that they once had.” “The only ones are the independent films with a smaller budget.
Big-budget $100 million Top Guns and Marvel pictures, which is terrific, but the middle-sector films, where a majority of these romantic comedies were shot, had budgets between $20 million and $50 million.
Like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Pretty Woman. That’s all but gone now that box office receipts are down. A significant source of income came from the box office.
Romantic Comedies Have Been Replaced by Streaming Services
Egglesfield said the epidemic and streaming platform popularity had made Netflix and other streaming services more popular than ever.
Why? “Because people are basically watching everything from home today,” he said of the proliferation of streaming services.
When these movies were released, many of the stars of the A-list had relocated to television, where they could now be seen in six- or ten-part miniseries or episodic episodes on Netflix, Amazon, etc. An important chunk of that market has thus been transferred to the streaming services.”
Movies like Something Blue have been forced into that financial wasteland because of this, which is terrible because they could have been so much more. On the subject of the Something Borrowed prequel, he confessed, “studios aren’t sure if the return on their investment will be there.”
Something Borrowed 2 May Not Be in The Cards… Look out for Hallmark and Lifetime as Well, However
In Egglesfield’s opinion, the enthusiasm of the supporters is clear. Fans erupted when Netflix began streaming Something Borrowed in the fall of 2021, and the movie quickly became popular.
It was New Year’s Day, and Hudson retweeted her famous Salt-N-Pepa dance with Goodwin. Something Blue should also be made, but with an updated plot, Goodwin said Egglesfield.
Despite his lack of faith in the production of Something Blue, Egglesfield enjoys the rom-com fare on channels like Lifetime and Hallmark.
There has been a noticeable increase in the number of people watching Hallmark and Lifetime movies. Also, Hallmark is producing almost one movie per day, so it’s been amazing. Wow, that is crazy,” was his exclamation of wonder.
“They’ve really nailed that niche of, providing the material that so many people want to see. According to him, “people have gone to the movies since the beginning because they want to witness people fall in love.” “They’re looking for a relationship.
They want to relive the exhilaration of having those butterflies in your stomach again.
The question is whether or not they will be together. A sincere love relationship is thwarted by whatever stands in its path. It’s because of these networks, in my opinion, that people are getting more of this type of programming.
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