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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: Sequels, prequels, remakes lead 2009 film pack

Published 01/12/2009, Associated Press

Hollywood boldly goes where we’ve all been before in 2009, with dozens of sequels, prequels, remakes, updates and adaptations based on books, video games and toys. Despite the recession, blockbuster franchise flicks have rung up killer box-office returns. Studios hope that continues this year with such familiar names as “Harry Potter,” “Hannah Montana,” “Star Trek,” “Transformers,” “X-Men,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Ice Age,” “The Terminator” and “Sherlock Holmes.”

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