Last week we reported that a sequel to the 2001 film Zoolander was moving forward with Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux co-writing the script, and Theroux set to direct. Now MTV Movies Blog has spoken with Stiller, who confirmed that Zoolander 2 is happening. He offered some new details on the film. Here's an excerpt from the site's article:
"Yes, it is true," Stiller confirmed of the sequel plans. "We are in the process of getting a script written. It's in the early stages, but it's gonna happen. We've been trying for years to... figure it out. It'll have input from all the... Zoolander people. It's just... taken awhile."
Stiller also confirmed that he's working with Theroux on putting it all together, though he pulled up short of calling it a co-written collaboration. "Other people have worked on the script," he explained. "There have been earlier scripts that [Zoolander writer John] Hamburg's had input on, and Nick Stoller and people... we're just going to take the best of what we have."
Stiller also revealed that his Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson's Hansel will have to fight their way back atop the fashion world.
"We have a new story idea that we feel excited about and we're going to try to go forward," he said. "The beginning of the movie is [set]... 10 years later, and Derek & Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody even knows who they are, so they have to re-invent themselves."
"Since this is a story about the world of fashion, whatever's written will have to reflect how people who have been out of the loop would return to an industry that changes seasonally after 10 years. "Well I think it has to be [a Zoolander for a new generation]," Stiller explained. "The fashion world, you know, you go away for a year and its changed. It just happens so quickly."
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