Holy cats, it was going to be A MUSICAL. Says CHUD:
"It was a musical," [Adam McKay] told me in a one on one interview. "We were going to do four months on Broadway and then jump right into filming."
... And we'll never see it. McKay explained that Paramount does computer modeling of potential profits on films (especially foreign) and didn't see how the necessary 60 million dollar budget would work out. McKay tried to show them the Austin Powers model, but the studio stood firm.
The Austin Powers model has already been invoked without success? Then there truly is no hope of this ever happening. Rest in peace, Anchorman 2: The Musical.
It seems we'll have to rely solely on Dinner for Schmucks for Steve Carell-acting-retarded entertainment. Adam McKay's Twitter machine has delivered some sad news about the the once-100% sure-thing Anchorman 2:
So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after w... / Continue →
Remembering when you looked forward to Will Ferrell movies? It's tough to recall with all the layers of sports spoofs covering your memories with novelty wigs, but there was a time, at least for me, that Anchorman was semi-revered, and news of a sequel would bring about somethi... / Continue →
With an Anchorman sequel now officially confirmed, writer/star Will Ferrell and writer/director Adam McKay can now look forward to a couple years of every reporter asking about that. In a recent interview with McKay, radio host David Sirota had the opportunity to deliver the fi... / Continue →