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After emerging victorious three months ago in his lawsuit against Tribune Media Services over the film and TV rights to Dick Tracy, Warren Beatty has confirmed he’s working on a sequel to his 1990 adaptation of Chester Gould’s legendary comic strip. He’s just not ready to talk about it yet.
“I think it’s dumb to talk about movies before you make them,” the 74-year-old actor and director told the audience Thursday at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Los Angeles. “I just don’t do it. It gives you a reason to avoid making them.”
Beatty directed, produced and starred in the big-budget action film, whose impressive cast included Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Dick Van Dyke, Mandy Patinkin, Catherine O’Hara and Madonna. Danny Elfman wrote the musical score, and Stephen Sondheim penned the songs.
Although Dick Tracy received mixed reviews, it was fairly successful at the box office — it grossed nearly $163 million on a $101-million budget — and was nominated for seven Academy Awards (it won three, for best original song, best makeup and best art direction).