Paramount Seems to Have Finally Greenlit a 'Zoolander' Sequel?

November 11, 2010
Source: Risky Biz

Ben Stiller

Seemingly stuck in the same boat as the much desired, but dead in the water Anchorman sequel, a follow-up to Ben Stiller's fashion bashing comedy Zoolander was reported to be having problems getting a greenlight from Paramount Pictures. Though Justin Theroux (writer of Iron Man 2 and Tropic Thunder) was set to write and direct the sequel, apparently budget issues were holding it back. However, it seems like those issues may have been resolved for the really, really, ridiculously good-looking male model as Risky Biz reports a Viacom earnings call included Zoolander 2 on their future slate for the Paramount Pictures arm of the corporation.

The inclusion in a projected future production slate after September 2011 would seem to suggest that the anticipated sequel to the 2001 comedy has been given the official greenlight. If the corporate giant is including the film in its future, then that's good enough for me, but I'm hoping that this isn't just a way to make their earnings presentation a little more enticing since they also mentioned their most lucrative properties including the sequels to Star Trek and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra in the same breath.

For now, I'd say this is some pretty solid confirmation on progress for a Zoolander sequel, but I doubt it's a guarantee that the project will happen immediately. Stiller has already mentioned brief details (including the return of Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson) about the sequel's content, and a script is likely close to being done if not already completed, so it probably wouldn't take much to finally get it off the ground. Stay tuned as more information becomes available. Excited that a Zoolander sequel may be coming sooner than later?

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  • Xerxex
    awesomeness! [happy]
  • I hope its better than Night at the Museum 2.
  • DRM
    Zoolander Twolander?
  • JeepFu
    [total sarcasm]Oh Yes. I will be waiting in line to see this movie. I can not wait.[/total sarcasm] e.e
  • ryderup
    I'll see it. But seems Zoolander came out ages ago... Would rather have a Anchorman2 or a Superbad2.
  • Voice of Reason
    I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!! I know everyone's sick of Will Ferrell, but I'd effing love to see Mogatu seek his revenge.
  • A5J4DX
    awesome cant wait 😀
  • McWilly
    So join now, 'cause at the Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too, we teach you that there's more to life than just being really, really, really good looking. Right kids?
  • Al
    #6 - No Mogatu, no movie, as far as I'm concerned. Great news, by the way.




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