Zoolander Sequel Confirmed

3/03/2010 Posted by Admin

Zoolander Sequel Confirmed

By our guest blogger, Joel Crabtree

Total Film recently reported that Ben Stiller has confirmed rumors of a "Zoolander" sequel.

In the article, Stiller says that the film is currently in its early stages with a script being written. He goes on to say the film will “have input from all the 'Zoolander' people.”

The article states that the sequel will take place 10 years after the original, where Stiller's Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson's Hansel have been entirely forgotten. The two characters have to find a way to reinvent themselves.

The original "Zoolander" made only $45 million domestically at the box office, which kind of leaves it in that "meh" place for profitability. No real losses, but not a huge success either.

However, the film has gained a large following on DVD and through a billion showings on TBS.

Still, the question remains, did anyone really ask for a "Zoolander 2"? I lean toward, yes.

Lending the project an increased sense of credibility is last week's news that Justin Theroux will pen the screenplay. Theroux, a writer and actor, is best known for his roles in "Mulholland Dr." and recently on the TV series "Parks and Recreation." The actor broke onto the writing scene with "Tropic Thunder," a hit for Stiller, and "Iron Man 2," to be released this May (I have a hunch that it might make some money...).

In the Total Film article, Stiller said that he is interested in having Will Ferrell return as Mugatu, whom Stiller called "one of the classic screen villains of all time." I don't think Ferrell's Mugatu quite competes with Stiller's exercise-obsessed Tony Perkins in Disney's 1993 film "Heavy Weights."

If Farrell signs on for "Zoolander 2," there's no doubt that the Thelma to his Louise, Danny McBride (also of "Tropic Thunder"), will make an appearance as well. After all, the two seem inseparable these days.

McBride would make a welcome addition to the "Zoolander" family. But what is most concerning is the potential for losing supporting actors and cameos from the first film. What would "Zoolander 2" be without David Duchovney, Lenny Kravitz, Lance Bass and Fred Durst? Above all else, what if Billy Zane doesn't return?

With Theroux's work on "Iron Man 2" and "Tropic Thunder," we could only hope to see a cameo or more from Robert Downey Jr. Stiller and his posse have so many connections it's impossible to tell who might pop up in "Zoolander 2."

Who would you like to see in "Zoolander 2"?

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  1. Chris said...

    I'd like to see a couple of fraggles and Matt Damon