So since Anchorman 2 apparently isn't happening anytime soon, it falls to Ben Stiller to bring a comedy classic from the last decade into the world of sequels. The oft-rumored sequel Zoolander 2 has a script, and Stiller was more than happy to discuss it with Empire Online:
The sequel takes place ten years after the events of the first film, and finds Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) living in Europe. Of course in the fashion industry, Stiller points out, "ten years is a thousand years. They’re both totally out of it and have to start from scratch."
Ah… the Major League 2 approach. Got it.
"And then there are things set up at the end of the first movie that we’re able to build on, like Derek and Matilda have a son, and Mugatu went to jail. There’s a lot there, I’m excited about the idea of doing it. It feels like it’s getting close to going."
So sayeth Stuart Cornfeld, Stiller's producing partner: "It’s hard to get any movie made. It’s frustrating, because I believe the script is incredible. It’s not just putting on those costumes again, it’s a great story to tell."
He then added: "We’ve got what I consider to be the best comedy script I’ve read in years and years, with jokes that haven’t been told before."
Sounds like they're hedging their bets. Are you seriously interested in another Zoolander? After The Hangover Part II, it's hard for us to get excited about any comedy sequel.
Crave Online will be back with more Zoolander 2 information, just as soon as we get the files out of this computer…