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Evolution which I took as director Ivan Reitman's attempt to reboot the GhostBusters franchise. Was a good film (by my standards) and it's been more then ten years now since it's release. Is there any hope or speculation that a sequel will be made?

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Call it ignorance, but how was it meant to be a way to reboot Ghostbusters? –  TylerShads Dec 20 '12 at 2:24
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Reboot was likely the wrong word, but Evolution was done in the same comedy style of GhostBusters. In an interview with Ivan he talks about how the three characters are similar to those in GhostBusters, and that the film is a modern take on that franchise. –  Mathew Foscarini Dec 20 '12 at 2:33
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Doubtful there would ever be a sequel to it as it performed so badly. However, there was a short-lived animated show on Fox Kids based on the film. Another Ghostbusters similarity? –  Nobby Dec 20 '12 at 2:50
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I found it for you :) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienators:_Evolution_Continues –  Nobby Dec 20 '12 at 3:52
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On the DVD commentary they reveal that this actually started as a serious sci-fi thriller, but when Reitman took over it became a comedy. And the end villain wasn't a giant amoeba, but a highly evolved superbeing. –  Oliver_C Dec 20 '12 at 9:13

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Considering Evolution was a pretty huge loss for Dreamworks ($40 million return against an $80 million budget (not including marketing)), it is unsurprising that a sequel was not green-lit.

That said, the filmmakers did indeed hope for it to be a new franchise in the same vein as Ghostbusters seeing as they produced a short-lived animated show on Fox Kids based on the film.

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The worldwide box office was $98 million. But even with DVD sales and TV rights they probably weren't able to at least break even. –  Oliver_C Dec 27 '12 at 9:42
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Absolutely. Even back then, a film needed to double its budget to break even. Thanks for the B.O. Clarification. –  Nobby Dec 27 '12 at 13:02

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