Missing Links and Lost Sequels

Dermot Mulroney has a face and a name that I vaguely recognise, but I never connected the two elements until I recently saw a movie in which he played the son of Robert Deniro and the father of Zac Efron. Honestly, that seems like the perfect use for his face. Zac and Rob bear no obvious resemblance to each other at all, but Mr Mulroney’s visage somehow manages to look like a combination of the pair

On another note, I remember seeing "City of Bones" at the cinema a while ago. It was that urban fantasy thing with Johnathan Rhys-Meyers and that guy who's basically a younger Johnathan Rhys-Meyers. Is that redundant? The dude hasn't really aged.

Anyway, it's a good genre, and I like seeing that stuff in theatres, which is why I wasn't excited to hear that the film's lack of financial success precluded cinematic adaptations of the numerous sequels to the novel whereupon it was based. It's like a repeat of that whole situation with "The Golden Compass". But now both are being adapted into television shows with fresh starts and new casts, and the bone city one is out. It's fine, but I still would have preferred to see the big screen battles between the evil forces of Johnathan Rhys-Meyers and the opposing team with that younger Johnathan Rhys-Meyers guy.

 

Bonus Question!

Best city of bones? Litharge.

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