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Looks Like 'Anchorman 2' is Finally Happening with Ferrell & Apatow

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March 28, 2012
Source: Deadline

Will Ferrell - Anchorman

"I'm in a glass case of emotion!" It's finally happening? Deadline is now reporting that "the sequel finally came together today" - Anchorman 2 is in active development, but at Judd Apatow's production company. Apparently it's still a Paramount production, as far as we can tell, but they now have Adam McKay (of the original Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers and The Other Guys) set to write and direct. The script, which we've heard about before, was finished by McKay and Will Ferrell, who will return to star as Ron Burgundy, of course, along with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd from 04's Anchorman. Conan video below!

The news was confirmed by Ron Burgundy himself, as he appeared on the latest Conan taping today, jazz flute and all, to announce the good news. Here's a full video of his appearance as found by The Pixel Pulse:

I'm a huge fan of the original Anchorman movie, one of my all-time favorite comedies, and was open to the sequel. But we all watched them attempt to put it together, back in 2010, but the studio passed on it and the project went into production hell, stuck without going anywhere for a while. So somehow it now has the go-ahead, the greenlight, congrats. At least Apatow is involved, as he'll make sure it's everything it should be. I'm glad to hear this is return, just nervous about how it'll turn out, and what they're going to do with the story so it lives up to the original but doesn't get too crazy. Or maybe it needs to? Another newscaster fight? We'll have to find out. For now, details are sparse, besides what he says on Conan. "There will be a sequel."

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Reader Feedback - 27 Comments

1

Great Odin's Raven! It is happening!

Xerxexx on Mar 28, 2012

2

I have a massive erection.

Lebowski on Mar 28, 2012

3

Took the words right out of my mouth "Dude".

David Carlin on Mar 28, 2012

4

Awesome movie! Can't wait for the sequel! So... happy :'(

Adrian on Mar 28, 2012

5

quick someone search for a ron burgundy quote on imdb!  best effing news ever

Michael Lee on Mar 28, 2012

6

"The Arsonist has oddly shaped feet."

Brandon V. Fletcher on Mar 28, 2012

7

I better get my Sex Panther ready!

N. on Mar 28, 2012

8

"I don't know if you saw, but I did over a thousand"

Jaime Jorn on Mar 31, 2012

9

Ya, I saw that...Brick killed a guy!

LosZombies on Mar 28, 2012

10

I approve.

AgentKidSociety on Mar 28, 2012

11

Hot Pot of Coffee!!! YES!!!

Chris Giebler on Mar 28, 2012

12

FINALLY!!!

N. on Mar 28, 2012

13

I dont know if you guys know...but...this is kind of a big deal.

LosZombies on Mar 28, 2012

14

Sweet. Time to dig out the ol' trident!

grimjob on Mar 28, 2012

15

he must have spent quite some time on Whore Island, I can't wait to see Ron on the big screen again

Alleycat4444 on Mar 28, 2012

16

I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship used in the civil war era. I CANT WAIT! YESSS #ANCHORMAN2

Adam Lubicz on Mar 29, 2012

17

80% of the time it works everytime.

Ian Berg on Mar 29, 2012

18

PBS. No commercials!! NO MERCY!!!!

Ian Berg on Mar 29, 2012

19

Shoot me now.  One of the worst movies ever . . . . and of course it gets a sequel.  

racquetman on Mar 29, 2012

20

I will gladly shoot you for saying that and having horrible taste in comedy.

Jaime Jorn on Mar 31, 2012

21

I just took a bite of my chocolate covered squirl.

The Douche on Mar 29, 2012

22

Probably some of the best one-liners to ever come out of a movie.  I'm really happy to see this come to fruition.  If they could onluy nail down a dark crystal sequel.  (*doh)

Solo_Calrissian on Mar 29, 2012

23

Ian Berg....it's 60% of the time dude! Know your quotes!

C.Murder on Mar 29, 2012

24

I'm stoked! "Knights of Columbus!" However, my only concern is the comedy portion of the sequel. In the first Anchorman (and one of the first big roles for Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, Steve Carol, and David Koechner) the comedy in it was so original and hilarious, mainly because it was pure comedy that wasn't aided my raunchy cursing or anything. Not that cursing comedy isn't funny, it is, but its more original/try-hard without it. After Anchorman, lets say with 40 Year Old Virgin or Step Brothers, both were funny but it was full of cursing. You know comedy gets stale and bad, when comedians have to curse to be funny (insert Dane Cook). So I hope in the sequel, they stick to pure, curse free comedy and keep up the unapparent relations, random quotes and false facts, and great hair, haha.

JBrotsis on Mar 29, 2012

25

There was cursing in Anchor Man, heaps of great stand up comedians curse all the time, and you are a fun hating wet blanket. 

Lebowski on Mar 29, 2012

26

Hmmm, i disagree. I can't remember the movie for everything individual word spoken, but I know there wasn't as much cursing as in Step Brothers or 40 YOV. Fun hating wet blanket....good one. whore. 

JBrotsis on Mar 30, 2012

27

YESS!!!

DoomCanoe on Mar 29, 2012

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