Earlier this week we heard from Anchorman director Adam McKay on his plans for Anchorman 2. He said that Steve Carell and Paul Rudd had agreed to cut their price, and they were now “talking to Paramount and trying to get the money to do it.” Well it seems McKay and Paramount have done some talking, but it didn’t go particularly well.
From McKay’s Twitter:
So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried.
So Anchorman 2 won’t be happening. That sucks.
The first film only made $90 million worldwide, which is probably why Paramount passed. Here’s what McKay had planned for the sequel:
“[The ’80s angle is] more the frame of it. We have this other, bigger, crazier idea that’s really more what it’s about, which I can’t say. Our thinking was there’s just no way the second one is going to be as good as the first, because the first one is the first one. So our idea is if we’re going to do a second one, we better go for it and try some insane stuff and we’ll be enjoying it and that way it can’t be half bad.”