MacGruber 2 to make a sequel out of nickels and dimes
If you never saw the first MACGRUBER, then don't feel left out. Not many people did. However, the Will Forte comedy has slowly started to build a cult following since it hit video and cable, bringing in viewers who kept their distance during the theatrical run. It barely made two nickels to rub together, but that hasn't stopped its influence from spreading.
Despite the lack of box office success, director Jorma Taccone is developing a sequel to the film with star Will Forte. "It would be me, Will and John [Solomon] writing it again. Every time I hang out with Will, we talk about all our cool ideas for the sequel. We have the idea for it and we have a title, but I won’t tell you what it is."
Taccone didn't reveal much in terms of where the story would go, but did reveal that, in the spirit of his favorite film, DIE HARD, the sequel would take place during Christmas. He also said that they wouldn't be going down the "baby" route just yet, after MacGruber and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) hooked up at the end of the first film, so you can rest easy there.
The original starred Forte as the character of MacGruber, which he created on SNL in a series of skits that mocked the famed TV MacGuyver. It's probably one of the more successful SNL skit-to-screen transitions in that it really pulls out the stops with an R-rating and some pretty raunchy content. Usually, they play it pretty safe.
Although Taccone is developing a number of other projects and Forte has just signed on to star in director Alexander Payne's next film, Nebraska, he says,“It would be a shame not to do another one," and that the pair would eventually find time to get MacGruber and his Miata back on screen.
What do you guys think? Do we really want another MACGRUBER or is the first one enough?
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|Extra Tidbit:||The last five minutes of MacGruber is actually the saving grace for me. Up until that point I felt it was "mildly amusing." Anyone else feel the same?|