Adam McKay tells all: ‘Anchorman 2,’ ‘Boys,’ ‘Band,’ ‘Other Guys 2’
HollywoodNews.com: At the premiere for his reality feature production “The Virginity Hit,” director-producer Adam McKay expounded on the future of “Anchorman 2,” his next film “The Boys” and his upcoming HBO series “I Don’t Care About Your Band.”
And there was also a whisper about “The Other Guys 2.”
Talking to Collider, McKay said that the fan revolt over Paramount’s nixing “Anchorman 2” was a huge help; that there’s a chance the film might get made down the road:
“Paramount heard it. Adam Goodman, the President of Paramount, was on the first one so he loves it and when that outcry came, he was kind of excited because he knew it could maybe push it towards happening. That having been said, I’m clearly going into it like another movie so if it does happen it’s still two years away or a ways away. And I haven’t talked to anyone. There’s nothing happening right now but it helped, it helped.”
While McKay is waiting for a greenlight on that film, he’s bringing Garth Ennis’ comic book “The Boys” to the big screen. He’s set to polish up the latest draft and begin casting.
McKay also talked about his “full frontal assault at ‘Sex and the City’” with the Lizzie Caplan TV series “I Don’t Care About Your Band” based on the book by Julie Klausner. Playwright Leslye Headlead is adapting the book for TV.
Says McKay about the plot:
”Can the dating memoir be brought back after the long shadow of that? So it’s sort of the opposite. These are people with no money, these are people without romantic affairs. They’re kind of ugly and strange and dysfunctional and we think it’s a good time to try that. It’s New York City and it sort of takes place in like the hip, Brooklyn music scene and the improv scene and the stand up comedy scene and its 20-25 year olds, guys with way too many DVDs who don’t know how to call a girl back.”
As far as the future of “The Other Guys 2,” McKay explains that when it comes to comedy sequels, they’re typically considered a year after the first film’s performance; when the studio counts the monies from DVD and TV ancillaries. Stay tuned.
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