File under: unlikely.
Director Brad Silberling was at the Australian premiere for Land of the Lost and one of the guys from a website called CineFOOLS asked him about the possibility of a sequel to Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was conceived as the first in a series based on the kiddie books of the same title. Surprisingly, Silberling was positive about it.
You know it’s really funny there was a period of time, about a year ago, where I would have said “Oh, good luck” because it was mired in so many things. It was a co-production between Paramount and Dreamworks and there were studio politics and I actually think it’s going to see the light of day. <Name removed for privacy reasons> and I, he’s the writer of… is very friendly with Mr. Snicket I should say, we stay in constant touch about it, because I would love nothing more than to do that and we’ve been hoping to, so I think there will be a chance it may take a wildly different form but I think it will probably happen.
A wildly different form indeed, as the movie’s child stars have very much grown up in the five years since the movie. And a wildly cheaper form, I’d guess, as even with international grosses figured in Lemony Snicket was not particularly profitable.
I wouldn’t hold my breath for seeing a return to that series, at least not in the next ten years. Someone will, undoubtably, reboot it in the 2010s.