This is a discussion on Would you like to see Mike and Worm back on the silver screen? within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; Daniel Negreanu put out a plea, in twitter, to 'Rounders' screenwriter Brian Koppelman asking for more of the iconic poker movie. Would you like to
I have long been waiting for the continuation of this film. I remember that the authors had a desire to shoot the second part of the film with the same actors, but everything was canceled. I read somewhere long ago that one of the reasons for the cancellation was that this film became a hit on DVD, but now it is not relevant.
let's hope that the film will still be.
I'm torn. I do like the movie, but I'm not sure how they can make it relevant to the current poker scene. It would be hard for the old school poker player to come back and have it be believable especially since it isn't happening IRL.
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The problem with poker is it doesn't fit Hollywood agenda nowadays. There are a lot more important issues to promote like global warming, me too movement and anything making white men look obsolete, ridiculous and evil, LGBT empowerment and so on. It's hard to find a good movie nowadays, except from old dog directors who couldn't learn new tricks, like Scorsese and Polanski, or who don't give a hoot (Tarantino).
I would like nothing more than to see a sequel of Rounders. It's the movie that got me into the game. It would be cool to see John Malcovic meet up with Mike in the WSOP or if he just showed up for revenge in some way.
I don't think so, rounders was about more than just poker. Those days do not really exist anymore. There are no "shady" private games (yes, there are private games) those "wild west" days are long gone.
BUT - Hey, I am not a big movie fan so if other people think it is a great idea, then I say bring it. And if it might bring more people to the game then YES, by all means. I love the game and the game always needs new players.
Thats would be cool Norton would prob be up for it but I fear Damon has gone total communist wack job and would insist that every pot be split evenly (minus governmental administration costs) and given to the derelict bums shooting dope in the back alley who were supposedly held back by the man. (couldnt be due to the fact that they decided by themselves to spend all their time whacked out on dope)
my shark scope reads, "Glaucus atlanticus".