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'Anchorman' Sequel Will Be 'Strange and Aggressive,' Says Director

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Aug 13, 2009 | 12:17pm EDT

Just a few weeks ago, movie fans rejoiced when Anchorman star Will Ferrell confirmed that he and director Adam McKay are indeed plotting Ron Burgundy’s triumphant return to the big screen. Speaking with us yesterday, McKay, who co-produced Jeremy Piven's new comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard with Ferrell under their Gary Sanchez Productions banner, updated us on the status of the proposed Anchorman sequel:

“We’ve figured out what we want to do,” McKay told us. “Now it’s all about scheduling, because there’s a lot of actors to bring together ... the drag of it is that it takes so long to make movies that it’s probably, realistically speaking, like two-and-a-half years off. But we have it, we’re excited about it, and we have kind of a crazy idea. It is going to happen.”

Just how “crazy” will Anchorman 2 be? “All I can tell you is it’s an aggressive idea,” McKay teased. “You sort of know coming into it there’s no way it’s gonna be as good as the first one ... the idea we have is so kinda strange and aggressive that people can call it a letdown, but it won’t be boring, that’s for sure.”

McKay is currently at work on the buddy cop comedy The Other Guys, starring Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

 

For more on Anchorman 2 plus updates on Eastbound & Down and The Other Guys, check out our exclusive interview with Adam McKay and Neal Brennan.

The Goods opens Friday, August 14, 2009.

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