Universal in Early Development for Sequel to Musical 'Pitch Perfect'
Even diehard movie fans, including readers and writers of this site, have a few movies every year that slip through the cracks and we just don't get around to seeing. Sadly for me, one of those was Universal's Pitch Perfect, the college acapella film starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Elizabeth Banks. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it, and it's definitely on my list of things to catch up on as the year comes to a close, but here's some good news for people who want more from the ladies of the Bellas. MovieWeb (via The Film Stage) spoke with Skylar Astin who revealed a sequel is in early development.
With Pitch Perfect hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, some of the stars have been doing interviews and Astin spilled the beans that the studio has been meeting with some of the cast members. He told Movieweb:
"I do have a meeting with a Universal representative next week. And I know that Rebel Wilson had hers last weekend. It's definitely a talking point."
The actor went on to discuss some loose ideas he has for the sequel, but mostly praised the musical choices of writer Kay Cannon and the original film's team.
"If we film this next year, and it doesn't come out for another year and a half, will that song still be popular? Will it be over played? I think they did such a perfect job. The music landed so perfectly when it came out the first time, I can't imagine, if the same people are involved, that lightning won't strike twice. I will sing whatever they want me to sing."
Obviously the song choices have a huge impact on whether or not a musical connects with its audience, and from what I can tell from the original, its mixture of 90s music with more popular hits of recent years seemed to work wonders for it. There's no official word about a sequel yet from the studio, and we're not sure if Cannon or director Jason Moore would return for it, but since this movie was very profitable for Universal and has already developed something of a cult following, it makes sense that they'd want to explore more ways to bring this cast back together again. Here's hoping they can pull Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick back into the mix, and we'll keep you posted on more developments as they come up.