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Will Forte and Jorma Taccone Are Developing a 'MacGruber' Sequel

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May 21, 2012
Source: Screen Crush

MacGruber

Sadly, back in 2010, one of the funniest comedies of the last ten years bombed at the box office. That film was MacGruber, based on the "Saturday Night Live" sketch of the same name. However, among several fellow writers and a growing cult fan base, the film has certainly found an audience, and hopefully it will find more with our seal of approval as well. In addition, it sounds like the studio might have noticed a following despite the box office bomb as Screen Crush learned from "SNL" writer, MacGruber director and Lonely Island member Jorma Taccone, that he's developing a sequel with Will Forte right now. What?!

Taccone told Screen Crush:

It would be me, Will and John [Solomon] writing it again. Every time I hang out with Will, we talk about all our cool ideas for the sequel. We have the idea for it and we have a title, but I won’t tell you what it is.

More details were fought for, but unfortunately Taccone stayed quiet on any specifics other than the film would take place at Christmas (continuing the inspiration that Die Hard had on the original film) and MacGruber and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig, who was just given a beautiful send-off on her last episode of "SNL") would not be having a kid anytime soon.

Of course, it's not clear when this sequel might come together as Taccone is working on an adaptation of The Great Unknown and some sort of Adam Sandler project that hasn't hit the news circuit just yet. All I know is that Universal should throw some money at this sequel, and I'll suck as many di-, er, rip as many throats as I have to for this to happen. Universal hopefully is interested in a sequel, but if not, maybe there's another studio that's expressed interest instead? I guess we'll have to wait and see how this turns out. Excited?

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  • ? RiDdlEr ¿
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO! NO! NO!
  • Larral
    YEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! shut up Riddler you dumb ass bastard
  • Larral
    This movie was the FUNNIEST movie ever made in my opinion....and my opinion is all that matters.
    • SuicidalOptimist
      Man, it would be a really, really tight race between MacGruber and Hot Rod for me. I love both movies to bits. I'm all about sequels for both!
      • grimjob
        God. Finally someone BESIDES me who fucking LOVED both of those movies. Tears from laughing at these. The sex scenes in MacGruber brought pain.
      • The Douche
        Dominique Wilkins! Hot Rod was hilarious.
  • Race Bannon
    KFBR392, KFBR392!!! ahhh i loved the first movie so much... i've probably watched it 15+ times.  so happy to hear about this sequel!!!!
  • http://twitter.com/BrianRicci Brian Ricci
    MacGruber was amazing. 
  • Bobo_Vision
    Great movie.  A sequel is terrific news.
  • Chip_Tha_Ripper
    this movie was terrible. I loved the snl skits but this was trash. once again I find myself disagreeing with you ethan
    • Akirakorn
      Gotta agree, I grew up with SNL (even the bad years) and MacGruber was horrible. Had some potential, especially how hilarious the MacGruber and his gay Son bits were. Instead of running with the funny parts (like the WWE supporting crew) they ran the unfunny gags into the ground; dug 'em up, then ran them into the ground again.
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Bangerter/100001074769241 Jesse Bangerter
         eat a hot dog drink a bud light and shut up.
    • Harry
       Luckily Ethan doesnt need your approval Chip. Thumbs through the roof for this article and Ethan's POV on Macgruber (The funniest movie in recent years)
      • Chip_Tha_Ripper
        funniest movie in recent years? it wasnt even the funniest movie gor 2010. smh.
        • Hhh
          Moron
  • Shelbyvarela87
    The Ultimate Tool is Back!
  • grimjob
    My friends hated it. I thought it was fucking hilarious! Can't wait for a sequel!
  • LosZombies
    FUCK THE BRASS! FUCK THE BRASS! FUCK THE BRASS! FUCK THE-explosion- I thought the movie was fucking hysterical! If Anchorman and Zoolander can get sequels, then this one sure as hell can too!
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Bangerter/100001074769241 Jesse Bangerter
    FU#K YES!
  • Sasha514
    YESSSSSSSSSSS PLEASE!!!!!
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523381468 Jon Chamberlain
    I cannot Wait :D Yay for Blaupunkt :D 
  • Rain Spider
    Can I take your jacket? (Gives him the Finger) Can I take your car stereo? Nice try!  MacGruber was fucking hilarious. 
  • redtie
    I have heard people talk about how dumb the movie was, then a funny thing happens. They'll talk about a scene they found funny, then another, and another. By the end, they agree they need to watch it again. Or they totally hate the film.
  • Hoss Bender
    One of the funniest movies of all time!!! MAKE THE SEQUEL
    • MACGRUBER
      Hoss Bender. Dead at the age of who the fuck cares.

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