Madden, who died Tuesday, helped bring to life a series of football video games that has generated $7 billion in revenue since 1988.
When it was announced almost exactly a year ago that Warner Bros. was working on a possible Matrix 4 with writer Zak Penn, fans responded with outrage, before the writer made it clear that what he's working on is not a reboot or a remake of the series.
Paramount is building out their Cloverfield universe and will do so this year by turning God Particle into Cloverfield 3. This franchise has been one of the more surprising developments to happen over the last few years as Paramount, J.J. Abrams, and his studio Bad Robot develop an atypical “franchise.”
While the Terminator franchise has taken a hit in recent iterations, the first two films are truly sci-fi classics.