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

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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  • Xerxexx
    Great Odin's Raven! It is happening!
  • Lebowski
    I have a massive erection.
  • Adrian
    Awesome movie! Can't wait for the sequel! So... happy :'(
  • quick someone search for a ron burgundy quote on imdb!  best effing news ever
    • "The Arsonist has oddly shaped feet."
      • N.
        I better get my Sex Panther ready!
        • "I don't know if you saw, but I did over a thousand"
    • LosZombies
      Ya, I saw that...Brick killed a guy!
  • AgentKidSociety
    I approve.
  • Hot Pot of Coffee!!! YES!!!
  • N.
  • LosZombies
    I dont know if you guys know...but...this is kind of a big deal.
  • grimjob
    Sweet. Time to dig out the ol' trident!
  • Alleycat4444
    he must have spent quite some time on Whore Island, I can't wait to see Ron on the big screen again
  • I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship used in the civil war era. I CANT WAIT! YESSS #ANCHORMAN2
  • Ian Berg
    80% of the time it works everytime.
  • Ian Berg
    PBS. No commercials!! NO MERCY!!!!
  • racquetman
    Shoot me now.  One of the worst movies ever . . . . and of course it gets a sequel.  
    • I will gladly shoot you for saying that and having horrible taste in comedy.
  • The Douche
    I just took a bite of my chocolate covered squirl.
  • Solo_Calrissian
    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)
  • C.Murder
    Ian's 60% of the time dude! Know your quotes!
  • JBrotsis
    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.
    • Lebowski
      There was cursing in Anchor Man, heaps of great stand up comedians curse all the time, and you are a fun hating wet blanket. 
      • JBrotsis
        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. 
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