Actress Gabrielle Union, one of the stars of hit 2000 comedy “Bring it On”, says she’s working with original star Kirsten Dunst and director Peyton Reed to work on a new sequel.
The 48-year-old actress told PureWow, “This was something that me and Kirsten and Peyton Reed talked about this summer, when we were celebrating the 20th anniversary. Obviously, there’s been a lot of Bring It On sequels, but none that included the original cast or director, so it’s something that we’ve been working on.”
While there are no plot specs yet, the “Bad Boys II” actress says “[We’re] trying to figure out what the right take is. We’re actively working on that as we speak.”
Though there have been numerous direct-to-video sequels to the original film none of the core cast were involved.
Written by Jessica Bendinger, “Bring it On” fixed on the Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego who has spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that’s sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros’ road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro’s former captain.
Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford and Clare Kramer co-starred.
Meantime, “Scary Movie” scene-stealer Dave Sheridan hints that we might see more of his ‘Deputy Doofy’ in the future.
The actor, while appearing on The Production Meeting, says he’s got an idea for spin-off.
“It could be a really funny but captivating tale about ‘Who is Doofy?’ and really, ‘Who is the guy that plays Doofy?’ — because at the end [of the film] I take the mustache off and my hair’s slicked back and I tear off the shirt and I’m a good looking guy.”
In the new film or series, he’d reprise the latter role, the character now “a high profile serial killer in a plexiglass holding cell” and then have a ‘Clarice Starling’-style agent would then come to talk to about other killings to seek his assistance.
Sheridan said he could also play other killers in the series of shorts. “It would be like an anthology. They would all be à la carte serial killer shorts. That could be cast with a lot of comedic actors. I think it would also fall into the realm of spoofs – recent ones that haven’t been done yet like [Halloween] and Annabelle.”
The actor, who is also superb in “The Devils Rejects” and “Ghost World”, hints that he could take the idea to a streaming network like Netflix or Amazon.
A hit parody of horror movies, “Scary Movie” (2000) was directed by Keenon Ivory Wayans and also starred Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Regina Hall. It was followed by several sequels.