Ben Stiller’s been trying to push his “Zoolander” sequel forward about as long as Adam McKay’s been flying the flag for an “Anchorman” sequel, but if Paramount’s recent decision to flat turn-down the Will Ferrell-starring latter is anything to go by, then it’d seem Melrose Ave ain’t too keen on star-driven comedies at the moment – guess it’s got something to do with, well,pricey Decepticons. Stiller has essentially verified the assumption, announcing via Twitter today that the studio has essentially rejected “Zoolander 2″ too.
Tweeted Stiller : “Ron Burgundy and Derek Zoolander looking to appear in sequels. Both men destitute, without means or intellect to fund their own comebacks.”
Seems quite strange to me. Both “Zoolander 2″ and “Anchorman 2″ are bound to make money – particularly considering how well they’ve performed on DVD (both were minor hits at the box office but rentals over the years have more than made up for any B.O disappointment) and more so, with the all-star casts they’d likely both have. Paramount are either skipping the mid-range budgeted comedy at the moment because films like “Transformers 3″ and “G.I Joe 2″ are considered safer bets or they’re suddenly more confident, what with the success of the familiar face-less “Paranormal Activity”, that they no longer need big stars to sell films. Guess someone from the shingle will speak out sooner or later on why these two flicks have been turned down.
- Charlie Sheen reprising one of his classic roles - December 18, 2014
- Carell’s North Korea movie cancelled - December 18, 2014
- Stuhlbarg logs onto Jobs biopic - December 18, 2014
- Dumb guys want Carrey for Deep Cover - December 18, 2014
- North Korea responsible for Sony attack - December 18, 2014
- Sony not releasing The Interview now - December 18, 2014
- Trailer : Alien Outpost - December 17, 2014
- Peter Dinklage vs. girly Ghostbusters? - December 17, 2014
- Cinemas dropping The Interview after threats - December 17, 2014
- The Water Diviner - December 17, 2014
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.