I seem to be one of the only movie critics in the universe who actually kinda liked The Butterfly Effect ... even if, somewhere in Act III, it turns from a dark episode of The Twilight Zone into an unintentional howler of a comedy. (Sorry, but the amputee stuff felt like an SNL skit.)

But someone over at New Line clearly likes the flick, because here comes the direct-to-video sequel, which is called (you guessed it) The Butterfly Effect 2. (I was hoping for something like The Butterfly Effect 2.0: The Net.) The movie will star Eric Lively (an actor with whom I am entirely unfamiliar) and Erica Durance, whom most of us geeks know as Smallville's luscious Lois Lane.

Plot synopses are sketchy, but one can expect TBE2 to probably be more of a remake than an actual sequel. (I'm guessing here, but it seems like a good assumption, since the cast list includes no mention of an Ashton Kutcher or an Amy Smart.) The director is second-timer John Leonetti, who's done some fine work as a cinematographer since helming the generally awful Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. The writer, god love him, is Michael D. Weiss, the man whose screenwriting filmography includes titles like Crocodile, Octopus, Octopus 2, Death Train, and I'll Always Be Aware of Knowing What You All Collectively Did in Summers Prior to This One Part 4.

But hey, it's a low-budget DTV sequel. Could be fun stuff.
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