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