Bruce Almighty 2: According to Variety, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Spyglass are in talks to mount a Bruce Almighty sequel based on the Bobby Florsheim/Josh Stolberg script "The Passion of the Ark."

Talks are just getting under way, but the plan is to court Jim Carrey to reprise and to have Tom Shadyac return as director.

Though Carrey almost always turns down sequels -- he starred in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls -- he has left the door open for another installment after the first proved to be the biggest-grossing hit of his career.

Carrey and Shadyac have also scored with Ace Ventura, Pet Detective and Liar Liar. Scribe Steve Oedekerk will be enlisted to refit "Ark" into a sequel, sources said. The "Ark" script could work with another actor, who'd play a widowed writer who's chosen by God to prepare for the second great flood.

Brian B.