‘Have a good Brendaissance’
then, including the even more popular The Mummy Returns and Crash (though that movie hasn’t aged well).
But he’s also had a lot of misses. Remember 2013’s Pawn Shop Chronicles? Probably not, considering it made about $8 000. He also turned talking animal movies into his speciality – a questionable decision since Furry Vengeance, Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Monkeybone all tanked at the box office.
Fraser had one promising shot at becoming the star of another franchise after 2008’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth took off but, as Deadline reported at the time, he would only make the sequel with the original movie’s director, Eric Brevig, who was tied up working on another film. No matter; Fraser was replaced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and the sequel made more than $300m worldwide.
And yet, Fraser’s luck may be turning. His fans have more to be happy about than a badly received The Mummy reboot. Last week, Variety broke the story he had been cast in a very promising FX series, Trust, from the Oscar-winning team of director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). Fraser joins Donald Sutherland and Hilary Swank in a series about the real-life kidnapping of oil heir John Paul Getty III.
This is a good time to get in on a prestige drama, considering how A-list movie stars have been flooding the TV landscape. Plus, FX is churning out some of the most exciting series on cable or streaming.
Fraser couldn’t have done it without his fans – at least that’s what they think. There’s an update on the Change.org petition since the Trust casting news broke. “Today I have come to inform you that OUR mission to get Brendan back on mainstream television was a success,” the note reads. It concludes: “Have a good Brendaissance and God bless.” – Washington Post