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Universal threatening to make a sequel to Bruce Almighty starring Jim Carrey

01.10.2012

Why?

So despite the fact that EVAN ALMIGHTY happened, which I think actually killed some folks with its AIDS-like awfulness, Variety is reporting today that Universal wants to go ahead and make a proper sequel to 2003's BRUCE ALMIGHTY, and they want it as a starring vehicle for Jim Carrey (again).

Variety says that Universal is in talks with HOT TUB TIME MACHINE and YES MAN writers Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel to write the follow-up film. BRUCE ALMIGHTY starred Carrey as a "TV reporter given the chance to be God for a week after complaining to God about a rival co-worker, portrayed by Steve Carell, being promoted to the anchor slot." BRUCE and EVAN were both directed by Tom Shadyac, though he likely won't be returning on account of becoming a vagrant or something.

So again, why? BRUCE ALMIGHTY somehow pulled in nearly $500 million worldwide which ultimately led to EVAN ALMIGHTY. That film, however, only brought in about $175 million globally. Apparently, someone at Universal is high enough on coke to think there's enough of an audience for these films to turn a new profit, not to mention enough goodwill left for the once funny Jim Carrey.
Source: Variety

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11:59AM on 01/11/2012

Call me crazy

But I don't think this guy liked Bruce Almighty.
But I don't think this guy liked Bruce Almighty.
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2:27AM on 01/11/2012

this is happening but....

Buckaroo Banzai 2 never EVER happened? I can think of several movies that are MORE sequel worthy than Bruce Almighty and most are john carpenter flicks...
Buckaroo Banzai 2 never EVER happened? I can think of several movies that are MORE sequel worthy than Bruce Almighty and most are john carpenter flicks...
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10:39PM on 01/10/2012

only if Carrey returns

well I liked the original, and with the writing team of Hot Tub and Yes Man it could be pretty good. Evan Almighty wasn't all that bad it just didn't quite hit the mark of the original. I would almost rather have a Dumb and Dumber sequel though!
well I liked the original, and with the writing team of Hot Tub and Yes Man it could be pretty good. Evan Almighty wasn't all that bad it just didn't quite hit the mark of the original. I would almost rather have a Dumb and Dumber sequel though!
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10:14PM on 01/10/2012
Meh why not, Jim Carrey hasn't been in the spotlight as of late & those types of comedies he made in the late 90s & 2000s are just not whats hip anymore. But seriously out of all this hits to get a sequel it's Bruce Almighty??
Meh why not, Jim Carrey hasn't been in the spotlight as of late & those types of comedies he made in the late 90s & 2000s are just not whats hip anymore. But seriously out of all this hits to get a sequel it's Bruce Almighty??
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5:55PM on 01/10/2012
give it a try
give it a try
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5:51PM on 01/10/2012

I don't see this too much on here...

But this article is full of assumptions that the rest of the planet agrees with you on this. It made a ton of money and is a well liked movie why is this so shocking? This isn't Chipwrecked, it's a well liked movie with a well liked star continuing on.
But this article is full of assumptions that the rest of the planet agrees with you on this. It made a ton of money and is a well liked movie why is this so shocking? This isn't Chipwrecked, it's a well liked movie with a well liked star continuing on.
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7:49PM on 01/10/2012
Excellent point. I didn't get the hate the writer of the article seems to carry for this movie.
Excellent point. I didn't get the hate the writer of the article seems to carry for this movie.
10:11PM on 01/10/2012
Ya I am personally getting sick & tired of these articles where the writer slips in their own 2 cents, st least save it for the tidbit or strike back
Ya I am personally getting sick & tired of these articles where the writer slips in their own 2 cents, st least save it for the tidbit or strike back
5:45PM on 01/10/2012
I didn't see Evan Almighty so I can't really say anything bad about it but the original Bruce Almighty was fairly amusing. Although it does make me kinda sad that we get sequels to comedies that nobody really asks for but we can't seem to get a sequels to Anchorman or Zoolander. WTF?
I didn't see Evan Almighty so I can't really say anything bad about it but the original Bruce Almighty was fairly amusing. Although it does make me kinda sad that we get sequels to comedies that nobody really asks for but we can't seem to get a sequels to Anchorman or Zoolander. WTF?
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5:39PM on 01/10/2012

four words spring to mind

Jim Carrey Movie Jail
Jim Carrey Movie Jail
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10:41PM on 01/10/2012
what does that mean?
what does that mean?
3:00PM on 01/10/2012
Wow... I think I really am the only one in all of earth's population who enjoys Evan Almighty...
Wow... I think I really am the only one in all of earth's population who enjoys Evan Almighty...
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10:16PM on 01/10/2012
Well it wasn't bad but it did get a little preachy in the end.
Well it wasn't bad but it did get a little preachy in the end.
2:16PM on 01/10/2012

Umm

Those guys didn't write Hot Tub Time Machine...
Those guys didn't write Hot Tub Time Machine...
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1:40PM on 01/10/2012

I miss funny Jim Carrey

Why not.
Why not.
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1:05PM on 01/10/2012
"...Universal is in talks with HOT TUB TIME MACHINE...writers Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel to write the follow-up film."
So the writers of HTTM are going to write the script for a feel good, family values, faith-based film. Hey, why don't they get Lars Von Trier to direct and Bill Maher to play God while they're at it?
"...Universal is in talks with HOT TUB TIME MACHINE...writers Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel to write the follow-up film."
So the writers of HTTM are going to write the script for a feel good, family values, faith-based film. Hey, why don't they get Lars Von Trier to direct and Bill Maher to play God while they're at it?
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2:15PM on 01/10/2012
Well considering Hot Tub Time Machine was written by Josh Heald, Sean Anders, and John Morris... not those guys... yes it will be fine.
Well considering Hot Tub Time Machine was written by Josh Heald, Sean Anders, and John Morris... not those guys... yes it will be fine.
2:50PM on 01/10/2012
"...considering Hot Tub Time Machine was written by Josh Heald, Sean Anders, and John Morris... not those guys..."

LOL. Nice job there Mr. Variety reporter. Good catch Leslie.
"...considering Hot Tub Time Machine was written by Josh Heald, Sean Anders, and John Morris... not those guys..."

LOL. Nice job there Mr. Variety reporter. Good catch Leslie.
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12:31PM on 01/10/2012

Dumb and Dumber sequel

He wanted to do that if Jeff Daniels would do it. That to me is what people want to see. Or at least I do.
He wanted to do that if Jeff Daniels would do it. That to me is what people want to see. Or at least I do.
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12:10PM on 01/10/2012
Jim Carrey + Funny + Movie = I'm down!
Jim Carrey + Funny + Movie = I'm down!
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5:27PM on 01/10/2012
That's a redundant equation.
That's a redundant equation.
11:44AM on 01/10/2012

Yes he can !!

Carrey still got it.
But I'm not sure about which direction would they take.
Carrey still got it.
But I'm not sure about which direction would they take.
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11:42AM on 01/10/2012
Yes, Universal is high on coke to want a sequel to a movie that made half a billion
Yes, Universal is high on coke to want a sequel to a movie that made half a billion
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10:24AM on 01/10/2012
Can be a hit or miss if you ask me. But Carrey can pull it off no matter what. The package here is Carrey!!!
Can be a hit or miss if you ask me. But Carrey can pull it off no matter what. The package here is Carrey!!!
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9:21AM on 01/10/2012
Thr first one is a real treat to watch and one of Carrey's best. I would be down for a sequel if done right.

Hopefully they would consider bringing back Steve Carrell for this to cotinue on continuity from the first two films.
Thr first one is a real treat to watch and one of Carrey's best. I would be down for a sequel if done right.

Hopefully they would consider bringing back Steve Carrell for this to cotinue on continuity from the first two films.
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8:33AM on 01/10/2012
The only sequel Jim Carrey should be pushing for is Ace Ventura 3.
The only sequel Jim Carrey should be pushing for is Ace Ventura 3.
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12:29PM on 01/10/2012
No way, that second one was HORRIBLE. Dumb and Dumber much better.
No way, that second one was HORRIBLE. Dumb and Dumber much better.
2:11PM on 01/10/2012
2sdaychicken
Are you on crack.. Ace Ventura 2 blew the first film out the water.. I need some of that good shit
2sdaychicken
Are you on crack.. Ace Ventura 2 blew the first film out the water.. I need some of that good shit
3:08PM on 01/10/2012
Wuzz'n me.
Wuzz'n me.
7:48AM on 01/10/2012

Cool

Bruce Almighty is really good and even though it is irrelevant, Evan Almighty isn't bad. A lot of odd hate in this article. I'm absolutely down for a sequel with Jim Carey. It'll be nice to see him returning a familiar character.
Bruce Almighty is really good and even though it is irrelevant, Evan Almighty isn't bad. A lot of odd hate in this article. I'm absolutely down for a sequel with Jim Carey. It'll be nice to see him returning a familiar character.
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7:24AM on 01/10/2012
There's money to be make with Feel Good Christian movies.
There's money to be make with Feel Good Christian movies.
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