- ZOOLANDER 2
Movement on a potential sequel to Ben Stiller’s 2001 film Zoolander finally began in 2010, with Tropic Thunder scribe Justin Theroux set to co-write the script and direct. All seemed well and good until Paramount decided it had budgetary issues with the script, and the project has been in a state of limbo for the past couple of years.
|Ben Stiller is Zoolander|
Collider recently got the chance to talk with Stiller at a press day for the sci-fi comedy The Watch, and the actor gave a minor—yet slightly optimistic—update on Zoolander 2.
When asked about an update on the Zoolander sequel, the actor replied:
“We have a script, as we’ve had for a little while, and it’s not quite coming together right now but I hope it does. I would like to do it at some point in the future.”
In other words, it sounds like Paramount is still dragging its feet. Zoolander was stalled around the same time that the studio also passed on the Anchorman sequel due to similar budgetary concerns, but director Adam McKay threw a hail mary pass a few months ago in approaching Paramount once more about the Anchorman follow-up and that film is now geared up to start filming early next year.
Zoolander and Anchorman were in no way box office juggernauts, but both films gained a massive following once they hit DVD.
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