Paramount Passes on the ‘Anchorman’ Sequel

Director Adam McKay revealed the news via his Twitter account.
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Ron Burgundy may be signing off for good Just two days ago we reported that director Adam McKay revealed that Anchorman 2 could be shooting as early as February 2011 if the film was given the green light by Paramount, although it seems that won't be the case. McKay just recently spread the news on his Twitter account that Paramount has passed on the sequel. Here's what he said on Twitter.

"So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried."

McKay revealed in our earlier report that the main cast, which included comedy stars such as Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, had all agreed to take pay cuts to get the film off the ground. It seems, however, that wasn't enough.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further details regarding Anchorman 2 as soon as we have more information.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was released December 18th, 2013.

Sources:Adam McKay

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  • diaigma • 5 years ago

    Thank you. That's all I can say.


    • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

      Finally someone did soemthig smart in Hollywood!!!


      • doubler0522 • 5 years ago



        • redcameraman • 5 years ago

          Good! Paramount rocks! "Anchorman" sucks!


          • iamfratson • 5 years ago

            PARAMOUNT - SMD. i hate studios. if the fans want it, do it. plain and simple. studios shouldnt own the rights to movies, they end up f*cking everything up.


            • stiles • 5 years ago

              I'm sure those rich actors could fund it themselves and take a profit share. it's not exactly Citizen Kane 2 they'd be making.

              A good script shouldn't cost millions.

              Do what Matthew Vaughan has done with Kick Ass and self fund.


              • gallagher • 5 years ago

                @WiseGuy McKay also tweeted a few hours after that they couldn't take it to another studio because Paramount owned it.


                • grand-makwa • 5 years ago

                  Still cant wait for the other guy tho


                  • moviedude21 • 5 years ago

                    Oh well. Time to move on.


                    • zgcorleone072 • 5 years ago

                      Dammit! Another studio better pick this up, I really wanna see a sequel, loved the first one.


                      • emmytt • 5 years ago

                        good news


                        • grand-makwa • 5 years ago

                          Some one else will come pick it someone with balls unlike paramount


                          • comicbookfan • 5 years ago

                            "This burrito sucks." *Chucks burrito out car window*


                            • cripple • 5 years ago

                              Jack-asses. I hope another studio picks it up.


                              • tyranus • 5 years ago

                                paramount shouldn't have passed on the only film Will Ferrel has ever been good in, that's the kind of thing that should be encouraged so we don't end up with duds like Land of the Lost. Plus Anchorman was hilarious, it was by no means a good movie, but it fills a certain niche and its just fun. I actually haven't been to a decent comedy since anchorman. I really would just like a movie that makes me laugh so hard I stop breathing. This new craze with Napoleon Dynamite knockoffs and excessive bathroom and sexual humor is just not funny, at least to me, even for straight up dumb comedy like Anchorman. I really would just like decent comedy to come out.


                                • fanboy • 5 years ago

                                  agreed, switch studios


                                  • unknown21 • 5 years ago

                                    Hopefully they take your advice dark knight.


                                    • typicalcat • 5 years ago

                                      screw paramount


                                      • thedarkknight23 • 5 years ago

                                        go to another studio


                                        • brian • 5 years ago



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