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Jeff Bridges is up for a sequel to The Big Lebowski

07.29.2016

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Given the choice, it seems that Hollywood would much prefer to milk some pre-existing IP rather than give us something new. That's not to say that some of these projects don't have merit, but as long as we keep throwing money at them we can pretty much guarantee that at some point in our lives something we love will be remixed, remade, reimagined, and regurgitated. Don't like it, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI wasn't exactly the most popular film when it was released, but it has since gone on to amass a sizeable cult following and even has annual Lebowski Fests taking place all over the country. It's probably safe to say that if word of a remake or sequel to THE BIG LEBOWSKI got out, people might rebel, but apparently The Dude himself would be down for one. While speaking with Business Insider, Jeff Bridges even offered up his own idea of where the sequel could go.

I’m hoping they make a little Lebowski [sequel] because it’s all set up. I impregnated Maude [Julianne Moore]. As The Stranger [Sam Elliott] says, ‘There’s a little Lebowski on the way,’ you know?'

Are we ready for son of Lebowski? I can't think of too many times when pairing an iconic character up with their offspring in a sequel has really worked out. John Turturro, who played Jesus Quintana in THE BIG LEBOWSKI, has had his own idea for a spin-off featuring his character for many years. Jeff Bridges is aware of Turturro's plan and calls it a "great idea", even saying that it "might be fun playing a little cameo as The Dude" in the film. The chances of either of these projects happening is slim, but it's interesting to imagine a world in which we might see The Dude again, and then instantly regret it.

I may not be too keen on it, but what do you think of the idea of a BIG LEBOWSKI sequel?

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6:28AM on 08/01/2016
Hmmm...Lebowski is one of my favorite movies, and normally would think it deserves to stand on its own. But, it might be cool to see the Coen's take on a sequel. Could you imagine The Dude existing in a world with Facebook and Yelp and the NSA and shit? Could be interesting. Of course if it comes out I'll be there opening night but... not %100 on board yet.
Hmmm...Lebowski is one of my favorite movies, and normally would think it deserves to stand on its own. But, it might be cool to see the Coen's take on a sequel. Could you imagine The Dude existing in a world with Facebook and Yelp and the NSA and shit? Could be interesting. Of course if it comes out I'll be there opening night but... not %100 on board yet.
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12:51AM on 07/31/2016
A well handled sequel or spin off, yes. A reboot, Hell No!
A well handled sequel or spin off, yes. A reboot, Hell No!
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9:44PM on 07/30/2016

Go the Fargo route?

Mixed emotions. I would love a continuation of the Dude's story, and think that it would actually be a great opportunity for the Coen Bros, or whoever, to really wow us with a bigger plan for the remaining characters, more improv and surprises. At the same time, the idea of a full on sequel movie somehow feels like it would cheapen it all. The risk could be too great. If they're going to do anything, I'd want to stay in that world as long as possible, with them putting the effort into the
Mixed emotions. I would love a continuation of the Dude's story, and think that it would actually be a great opportunity for the Coen Bros, or whoever, to really wow us with a bigger plan for the remaining characters, more improv and surprises. At the same time, the idea of a full on sequel movie somehow feels like it would cheapen it all. The risk could be too great. If they're going to do anything, I'd want to stay in that world as long as possible, with them putting the effort into the writing to make a companion story that's a limited tv series along the lines of Fargo or maybe more like Ash vs Evil Dead. For now, I'll stay happy sipping oat sodas and white russians, rewatching the movie and listening to Bridge's band The Abiders. And stay out of Malibu, deadbeat!
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4:31PM on 07/30/2016
To be completely fair, the one party I haven't heard from on this, that really matters, is the Coen brothers. And if they thought it could be done, then it can be done. But in their careers they have never made a sequel or spin-off, so I doubt they would start doing that now.
To be completely fair, the one party I haven't heard from on this, that really matters, is the Coen brothers. And if they thought it could be done, then it can be done. But in their careers they have never made a sequel or spin-off, so I doubt they would start doing that now.
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2:43AM on 07/30/2016
As much as would love some more Dudeness, Duderino, Dudeski; I think the story sits fine on its own, and doesn't need any touch-ups. At the same time, I could just as easily accept another round.
As much as would love some more Dudeness, Duderino, Dudeski; I think the story sits fine on its own, and doesn't need any touch-ups. At the same time, I could just as easily accept another round.
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2:19AM on 07/30/2016

Nope, nope, nope

For the love of God, please no. The reason this movie is so enduring and perfect is its "imperfection". At the time of its release, and upon first viewing, the film is off putting, uncomfortable, and edgy in the best ways. It was truly ahead of its time. There is no way they could recapture the weirdness and incredible improvisation. Can we please come up with something new, already? ffs
For the love of God, please no. The reason this movie is so enduring and perfect is its "imperfection". At the time of its release, and upon first viewing, the film is off putting, uncomfortable, and edgy in the best ways. It was truly ahead of its time. There is no way they could recapture the weirdness and incredible improvisation. Can we please come up with something new, already? ffs
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10:11PM on 07/29/2016

History suggests this is a bad idea... Even though I really would love a sequel

Sequels that wait over a decade since the release of a first installment appear to be destined for failure. With comedies, the odds are even worse because most comedy sequels suck in general anyways. I had impossibly high hopes for Dumb and Dumber To and Zoolander No. 2 only to have them destroyed. Those two movies were not just let downs, they were soul crushingly bad and somewhat damaged the classic originals. Becuase of the precedent and history here, I say that a Lebowski sequel is a bad
Sequels that wait over a decade since the release of a first installment appear to be destined for failure. With comedies, the odds are even worse because most comedy sequels suck in general anyways. I had impossibly high hopes for Dumb and Dumber To and Zoolander No. 2 only to have them destroyed. Those two movies were not just let downs, they were soul crushingly bad and somewhat damaged the classic originals. Becuase of the precedent and history here, I say that a Lebowski sequel is a bad idea even though I love these characters.
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