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English citations of requel
Noun: "a movie which revisits the subject matter of an earlier film but is not a remake or a linear continuation of its plot (i.e. a sequel or prequel)"
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- 2007 — Daniel Weissenberger (quoted in a column by Roger Ebert), "Wake up and smell a secret", Chicago Sun-Times, 7 December 2007:
- Nearly every James Bond film has been requeled at least once, and "Star Treks" 7 and 10 were both requels of "The Wrath of Khan."
- 2008 — "Early trailers gave poor impressions", The Deseret News, 1 June 2008:
- "The Incredible Hulk" is being described as a "requel" -- partly a sequel to and partly a reboot of the 2003 movie "Hulk."
- 2008 — Kevin Williamson, "The Terminator will live again", The Daily Press, 11 July 2008:
- Everyone's favourite cybernetic assassin isn't being rebooted. Despite requels being all the rage, Christian Bale tells Sun Media next summer's "Terminator Salvation" will stay true to James Cameron's seminal science-fiction thrillers.
- 2011 — "Ghost Rider 2 is 'very different'", Belfast Telegraph, 21 March 2011:
- "We want the character to look different, feel different, sound different. The back story of the character's different, the origin of the story is expanded upon in ways that the first movie didn't hint at, at all. […] It's pretty much a reboot, only with the same actor, which makes it: a requel. Or a seboot."
- 2012 — Tyler Brown, "New director, special effects fail to revive character in sequel", Kansas State Collegian, 20 February 2012:
- For this requel, the story is simple and somewhat familiar (think "The Omen" and "Rosemary's Baby"): the devil, a man called Roarke, needs a new host and is after a young boy, Danny, to take as his new host.