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These Movie Posters Imagine Sequels To Films That Never Had Them

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Echo Park's iam8bit art gallery and production company is putting on an art show that launches on Nov. 13 that imagines sequels to our favorite classic films.

From Fight Club to The Rockateer and Pan's Labyrinth, the exhibit, which is titled "Sequel," will feature different posters from over 40 artists that celebrate the idea of second and even third installments of these movies. However, some of these imaginary films may get a real-life sequel treatment soon; Blade Runner 2 is actually in the works with Harrison Ford reprising his role.

Jon Gibson, the co-owner of iam8bit and curator of this show, tells LAist how much he loves pop culture, and movies from indie flicks to mega-blockbusters. However, he addresses the issue of "franchise fatigue" and how that spawned the idea for this art show:

"Ten years ago, sequels weren't the super trend they are now," Gibson says. "What if all our favorite films from the '70s, '80s and '90s were churned through the same Hollywood machine as movies are today? What would sequels to films that should never have sequels actually look like? It's fun to think about, but also a nice, poignant commentary on the state of the entertainment business."

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The opening reception of iam8bit's "Sequel" takes place on Nov. 13 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The free exhibit will run through Nov. 23. iam8bit is located at 2147 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. RSVP for the event here.

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