Slashfilm is reporting that Charlie Sheen is focusing on making another Major League film. His idea for the story would be a sort of passing the torch story. Per Charlie Sheen:
You find the Vaughn character selling cars and his arm is so shot that if you buy a car from him, he’ll play catch with your kid in the parking lot. And then there is an ex who shows up, who he had a tryst with a couple decades ago, and she has a twentysomething kid, who is now in the Cleveland organization, throwing about 102 mph. So, the story pretty much focuses on that. The kid does not like me. We do not like each other. It bookends our story, but it also passes the torch.
While Sheen may be excited for the project, the rights holder, Morgan Creek Films, has no interest in making the movie:
I would love to do it with Morgan Creek, who owns the rights, but if they don’t want to do it, then I am sure there is a way that they could be involved and everybody wins. The script that we’ve all been sitting on is pure gold and absolutely shootable. It’s David Ward at his best. I mean, this is the guy who won the Oscar for writing The Sting. We could be in preproduction tomorrow.
There is so much that could be said here. Charlie Sheen, no matter how crazy he's been the past twenty, thirty years, is a talented actor. Seeing him in films like Platoon and Wall Street, you can't deny the fact that he has the chops to bring a great performance when he wants to. Even in the comedy realm, the original Major League was not a horrible effort. His work on Spin City on television was good as well, though not the type of performance you'd expect from someone who started his career off as strong as he did.
The entertainment world is not clamoring for another Major League movie. It may be the greatest comedy ever made yet when you have a star with such a self-destructive reputation as Charlie Sheen looking to hop on board, you can understand why companies are doing their best to stay away from him. When you see someone who has the potential to do great things on screen waste away because he'd rather be partying, you have to shake your head. He's pathetic. There are struggling actors who would cut off a limb to have half the chance in Hollywood that he's had, and yet he'd still blow any chance that came his way today in order to party with strippers and snort some coke.
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