This movie may still be made yet. Director Brad Silberling and Jim Carrey are both on board for a sequel, but Silberling fears that the children may have gotten a bit too old. So, he has proposed his idea for a sequel.
With a surprising twist.
"But it's taken so long for this one to happen, and Olaf is still stuck in the makeup trailer and everyone else, and so Lemony Snicket basically tells you, 'Unfortunately, enough waiting: No, we're going to have to tell you the real story.' Boom, you dial through a soundstage door, and you're introduced into a stop-motion universe, and actually that's my hope is for the next film, that it can be stop-motion."
Stop-motion? I don't know. On one hand, I think it's a ridiculous idea to make a sequel to a live-action film a stop-motion film. On the other hand, I have to admit that the visual style could serve the content of A Series of Unfortunate Events extremely well.
Silberling directed the first film so beautifully, that I'm going to go ahead and put my faith in him with this. We'll see how it pans out.