Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn are set to reunite for the sequel to the hit 2004 sports comedy, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The long-awaited project will be written by Clay Tarver (Joy Ride 1 & 2) and will be co-produced by Fox and Stiller’s own Red Hour Production Company.
Here’s the scoop from The Hollywood Reporter
The 2004 film starred Vince Vaughn as the slacker owner of rundown gym who gathers a group of misfits into a dodgeball tournament in order to defeat an encroaching corporate gym run by Stiller.
The movie grossed more than $114 million domestically on a reported budget of $20 million.
While Fox, Vaughn and Stiller have long mulled the idea of a sequel, little action had been taken. It was even a joke on an episode of Ricky Gervais’ Extras in which Stiller guest-starred.
Now the sequel will focus on Vaughn and Stiller forced to team up to fight an even bigger threat, according to sources.
Dodgeball was great fun but it was a self-contained story and has no need of a sequel. I’m sure the film will be decent, but it does seem that Stiller and Vaughn’s talents would be better suited to an original comedy, as opposed to an unnecessary follow-up.
A release date for the untitled Dodgeball sequel has yet to be announced.