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Anchorman 2 is still coming, hopefully. Adam McKay gives the details.

04.27.2010

ANCHORMAN 2 is a film that most of us are ready to see.

There's been teasing since around 2008 that a sequel is on the way. Even most of the stars from the movie have said that they would love to go back to the world of Baxter, scotch, and sex panther.

The scheduling of the film has been hard however, since most of the cast has gotten pretty big since 2004. Not only do they expect more pay, but they are also quite busy. MTV spoke with director of ANCHORMAN Adam McKay who says there's more to it, "It's a tricky movie because everyone went and did really well after it, so everyone's prices went up and everyone's time got a little more valuable. But at the same time, graciously, Steve and Paul and everyone agreed to cut their price to come and do [the sequel], which you don't see very often in Hollywood and cut their price substantially. But even with that, it's just a budgetary thing with Paramount in terms of how much they'll give us to make it."

The cool thing though is that the cast is willing to actually take a pay cut in order to do the sequel. Currently they are still in negotiations trying to figure out how to make it work, "We had an idea and we contacted Steve and Paul and [David] Koechner and Christina [Applegate] and checked in with everyone and they were all game for it. The stage we're at now is talking to Paramount and trying to get the money to do it."

The studio is wondering if the sequel will rake in the bucks, which obviously it will. But McKay is trying to base the possible success on another comedy film that hit big when it's sequel came out, "'Austin Powers' didn't make a ton of money in its first go-round and then it caught fire in the next one. We're hoping they'll look more at that sort of projection." In my opinion it's a no-brainer that a second installment will make massive amounts of cash. It's hit cult status, and is easily one of the most quoted films.

If they get the okay, then the movie is planning to shoot by February 2011. McKay does want everyone to know though that as more time goes by the sequel becomes and bigger and bigger "if".

Well, if that "if" turns into a reality then the plot will be more crazy and set in the 80's, "That's loosely what the idea is. [The '80s angle is] more the frame of it. We have this other, bigger, crazier idea that's really more what it's about, which I can't say. Our thinking was there's just no way the second one is going to be as good as the first, because the first one is the first one. So our idea is if we're going to do a second one, we better go for it and try some insane stuff and we'll be enjoying it and that way it can't be half bad."

Extra Tidbit: "Take me to Pleasure Town."
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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5:48AM on 04/29/2010
Im hornier than smell pirate hooker! Hopefully the release date is July 14th 2011. It would be a awesome birthday party gift to me!
Im hornier than smell pirate hooker! Hopefully the release date is July 14th 2011. It would be a awesome birthday party gift to me!
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9:44AM on 04/28/2010

pants party

Thumbs up and bring on the quotables!
Thumbs up and bring on the quotables!
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9:37AM on 04/28/2010
Whammy!
Whammy!
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4:10AM on 04/28/2010

I Love

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3:38AM on 04/28/2010

I KILLED A MAN WITH A TRIDENT!

I remember when this film came out I was at the theater in the lobby, and they had the trailer for it on tv. I remember thinking this looks interesting but I don't think I'll watch it. Man was I wrong! This movie is epic. Hope the sequel is just as epic! This film jump started Steve Carell's career!
I remember when this film came out I was at the theater in the lobby, and they had the trailer for it on tv. I remember thinking this looks interesting but I don't think I'll watch it. Man was I wrong! This movie is epic. Hope the sequel is just as epic! This film jump started Steve Carell's career!
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7:40PM on 04/27/2010
Paramount could easily do this for $65 million.

Will Ferrell - $10M + % of gross
Paul Rudd - $5M
Steve Carell - $5M
Koechner, Applegate, McKay, others - $15M
Production Budget - $30M

They might wait and see how The Other Guys performs in August though.
Paramount could easily do this for $65 million.

Will Ferrell - $10M + % of gross
Paul Rudd - $5M
Steve Carell - $5M
Koechner, Applegate, McKay, others - $15M
Production Budget - $30M

They might wait and see how The Other Guys performs in August though.
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6:57PM on 04/27/2010

Love Anchorman

Anchorman is one of, if not the funniest movie ever but I'm not sure if a sequel is necessary.

I say that but I know I would see it. Would love to see it as long as they can keep up the complete hilarity of the first.
Anchorman is one of, if not the funniest movie ever but I'm not sure if a sequel is necessary.

I say that but I know I would see it. Would love to see it as long as they can keep up the complete hilarity of the first.
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6:36PM on 04/27/2010

My version of Anchorman 2

Ron Burgundy has to compete against a black "hipper" news station anchored by Soul Williams (Samuel L. Jackson).
Ron Burgundy has to compete against a black "hipper" news station anchored by Soul Williams (Samuel L. Jackson).
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6:28PM on 04/27/2010

I enjoy the odd Will Ferrell movie.


I thought "Step Brothers" was kind of hilarious and I'm one of the few who enjoyed "Land of the Lost."

But "Anchorman" never clicked with me. Admittedly, I haven't seen it in its entirety, truth be told. I watched the first ten minutes and didn't even chuckle. Since then, every time I've turned it on in the middle there's nothing happening that's funny.

I don't know, I guess I'm just not part of the "Anchorman" bandwagon.

I thought "Step Brothers" was kind of hilarious and I'm one of the few who enjoyed "Land of the Lost."

But "Anchorman" never clicked with me. Admittedly, I haven't seen it in its entirety, truth be told. I watched the first ten minutes and didn't even chuckle. Since then, every time I've turned it on in the middle there's nothing happening that's funny.

I don't know, I guess I'm just not part of the "Anchorman" bandwagon.
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6:15PM on 04/27/2010

Please please please...

I am sooo psyched for Anchorman 2. But please, unless it involves a silly amount of boobies, don't go 3D !!
I am sooo psyched for Anchorman 2. But please, unless it involves a silly amount of boobies, don't go 3D !!
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5:59PM on 04/27/2010
I won't hold my breath but I hope it does happen.
I won't hold my breath but I hope it does happen.
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5:58PM on 04/27/2010

PLEASE, PLEASE make this movie!

Everyone get on here! Comment! Tell em how much you want this! I do! Please! Would Rock! Paramoint get your head out of your ass and greenlight this! It will be like printing money! Everyone I know will go see it! And I know a shit ton of peeps! More exclamation points!!!!!! !!!!! !!
Everyone get on here! Comment! Tell em how much you want this! I do! Please! Would Rock! Paramoint get your head out of your ass and greenlight this! It will be like printing money! Everyone I know will go see it! And I know a shit ton of peeps! More exclamation points!!!!!! !!!!! !!
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5:47PM on 04/27/2010
"We have this other, bigger, crazier idea"

ANCHORMAN IN SPACE!
"We have this other, bigger, crazier idea"

ANCHORMAN IN SPACE!
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5:55PM on 04/27/2010
Anchorman in 3D!!!
Anchorman in 3D!!!
5:33PM on 04/27/2010

YES!!!!! (while emphatically jumping into the air)

This is what all die hard fans have been waiting for. And seeing as how there have been sequels to movies that should have never been made, this one has got to get off the ground and get going as soon as possible. I know nothing will compare to the original, but I don't think it has to. As long as the continuity of the cast is in place this should be a homerun. "They've done studies you know. 60% of the time it works everytime."
This is what all die hard fans have been waiting for. And seeing as how there have been sequels to movies that should have never been made, this one has got to get off the ground and get going as soon as possible. I know nothing will compare to the original, but I don't think it has to. As long as the continuity of the cast is in place this should be a homerun. "They've done studies you know. 60% of the time it works everytime."
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