Paramount Officially Passes on McKay's Anchorman Sequel!
A couple of days ago we got word that the long talked about sequel to the raucous comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was suddenly in the cards for director Adam McKay and its stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate. All that was needed was a studio greenlight from Paramount, but today, any dreams of a sequel for Ron Burgundy were destroyed as McKay tweeted out: "So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried." He definitely sounds bummed, and it doesn't seem like they're going to give it another try.
While Anchorman isn't exactly one of those movies that needs a sequel (there aren't many comedies that do) it would've been nice to see the cast return for some more laughs with each of their outlandish characters. Honestly, I can't understand why Paramount doesn't want to make this. The original earned $85 million on a budget of around $26 million, and with all the love for Ron Burgundy that was proclaimed by various high school students quoting the movie endlessly, it seems like the sequel would be an easy decision. Maybe the budget is too big this time or maybe Paramount just doesn't get it? Either way, it looks like Anchorman 2 is officially dead, as they're busy spending money on the Magic 8 Ball movie instead. Stay classy, Paramount!