No Anchorman 2, Let The Petitions Begin!
Days ago director Adam McKay told MTV that they had come up with a story idea for Anchorman 2 and that all the cast had agreed to return with price cuts to make Paramount happy. Well, you can lead a silly studio to water…Paramount is simply not interested in making Anchorman 2. Adam McKay sent out the following update on Twitter: “So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried.”
He also followed this up by clarifying that they could not take Anchorman to another studio because Paramount owns the rights. So I guess that’s it. OR is it?! (cue Vangelis – Chariots of Fire) If I know the internet people (and I don’t want to) they will rally the troops (kids on YouTube and the like) and fight this. They saved that Jericho show for another season didn’t they? The original Anchorman cost $26 million and made $90 million worldwide. The stars (Ferrell, Carrell, Rudd, etc) are all pretty bankable these days. Are they making a big mistake here?