During the recent press junket for Anchorman, Agent Orange gleaned that Adam McKay has a 2nd Ron Burgundy film ready for release. Would that be a straight-to-DVD release? Perhaps, if the first film blows-out the box office with over $100 million... maybe they'd bundle it up for theatrical release?
Q: We've heard that there's an eight-hour director's cut of the movie...
McKay: Eight hours? That would be amazing. We did have a four-hour cut of the movie...We did. We had a four-hour version of the movie that was just littered with cold runs, and stuff like that.
Q: Do you think we'll ever see that version of the movie?
McKay: Yeah, we're going to put out a DVD with all of it. We literally had enough extra footage that we made another, second movie called Wake Up, Ron Burgundy. That's right. I'm not kidding. That is not a joke. It's absolutely true. It's an hour and forty minute second movie of entirely fresh material that will eventually be put out on DVD.
Q: So you're committed to putting it out?
McKay: Yeah. They told us they were. I mean, define committed. I chased down Katzenburg and said, "Are you going to put it out?" And he said, "Get off me! Get your arm off me!" I took that as a yes.
Q: Are they going to do more than one DVD release?
McKay: I think they're going to do one kinda straight-ahead release. Where it's just a movie with some outtakes. And then they're going to do a second release. It's like a two DVD release with that second movie on it, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy...
Dont't forget to also check out: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy