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Would you like another Anchorman movie in 2027? Probably not, but we can't totally rule out the possibility. Will Ferrell, somewhat surprisingly, has said that he would possibly reunite with Adam McKay and the news team for Anchorman 3. It just wouldn't happen anytime soon.
Will Ferrell was recently speaking with Entertainment Weekly via Facebook Live about his upcoming movie, The House. During the course of the conversation, the actor was asked about the possibility of returning to the role of Ron Burgundy for Anchorman 3. His answer didn't give us any real reason to think that the movie is going to happen, but he won't rule it out entirely. Here's what he had to say about it.
"Never say never. At the same time, that's what's really fun about those characters, it could be 10 years from now and we can still play those guys and just be older, and even dumber. So that's the beauty of that. There are no imminent plans to return to that as of yet, because...I can't speak for Adam [McKay], but for myself, we still have a lot of other original ideas that we'd like to do."
Great Odin's Raven, wouldn't that be interesting? Having Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind back when they're all possibly pushing 60 for Anchorman 3? Will Ferrell would probably never do the movie without director Adam McKay, though, and that may be the problem. In 2014, just after they finished the alternate version of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Adam McKay completely ruled out the idea of ever doing Anchorman 3, and he seemed very certain about it. Here's what he had to say at the time in an interview with Empire.
"It's done. I think that's it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy. No, that's the last sequel we're gonna do. There's nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we're releasing this alt version, we're totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3...I'm going to say definitely no. I'll actually say it in this case!"
So it sounds like if Anchorman 3 were to happen, it would be without Adam McKay. Granted, people change their minds over time, but he has moved on to movies like The Big Short, which garnered a lot of Oscar attention, and that has put him into another phase of his career. So why risk doing Anchorman 3? They seemed happy with Anchorman 2: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, but fans, on the whole, didn't seem to enjoy it nearly as much as the original. Though, the movie made a pretty solid $173.6 million at the box office, so you never know. You can watch the full interview with Will Ferrell for yourself below. »
Since its premiere in 2004, Anchorman has remained one of Will Ferrell's most beloved (and hilarious) comedies, but the movie almost turned out completely and totally different. While sitting down with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night, Ferrell revealed that Ron Burgundy's tale was originally something "more like the movie Alive." While on his way to a news caster convention, Ferrell explained, Ron's plane crashes in the mountains, and he has to fight to survive "while being hunted by orangutans" (obviously). Fortunately they decided to go with a slightly less insane idea, but if the survivalist story sounds more your speed, might we suggest checking out the trailer for The Mountain Between Us? »
- Quinn Keaney
- Matt Dolloff
Anchorman was quite possibly the most quoted movie across college campuses around the globe when it released way back in 2004. The movie was an absolute hit and, along with Old School, propelled Will Ferrell to mega-stardom among younger moviegoers.
The adventures of Ron Burgundy continued in 2013 with the release of Anchorman 2, and while not quite capturing the magic of the original, the movie was still hilarious in its own right. However, will we ever see an Anchorman 3? According to Will Ferrell, we shouldn’t rule it out.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, and definitely not reading from a teleprompter, Mr. Burgundy himself had this to say:
“Never say never. At the same time, that’s what’s really fun about those characters — it could be 10 years from now and we can still play those guys and just be older… and even dumber. So that’s the beauty of that. There are no imminent plans to return to that as of yet, because, I can’t speak for [director] Adam [McKay], but for myself, we still have a lot of other original ideas that we’d like to do.”
Is there a place for Ron Burgundy in 2027? Given the fact that the narrative has always been bonkers, it’s safe to say that, yes, our future society will likely accept Ron Burgundy (and Baxter of course) with open arms. Until then.
… You can find Jordan on Twitter (@JordJJones), and Facebook. »
- Jordan Jones
When Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy hit theaters in 2004, it wasn’t an immediate success. The film eventually found a large audience on home video, which is what spurred Paramount to greenlight the sequel years later, but the directorial debut of Adam McKay was a long-in-the-works idea he had been concocting with star Will Ferrell. The two became close when Ferrell was on SNL and McKay was serving as head writer, and Anchorman was planned as their big feature film team-up. Of course they’ve since gone on to craft brilliant films like Step … »
- Adam Chitwood
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy may be stupid, but it's about as hilarious as hilarious can be, which makes it brilliant, I guess? Quite possibly the most quotable film from my high school years, 2004's Anchorman cemented Will Ferrell as a comedy god, but created a movie he could never again fully live up to -- just take a look at Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The film also catapulted Paul Rudd and Steve Carell to new heights, though it wasn't as generous to their fourth partner in news, David Koechner, who gets plenty of work, but not the same name recognition as the film's other stars.
If you thought Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was wacky and irreverent, just read what Ferrell had to say about the original version of the script to The Ringer:
“The first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976, and we are flying to Philadelphia, and all the newsmen from around the country are flying in to have some big convention. Ron convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, and he immediately crash-lands it in the mountains. And it’s just the story of them surviving and trying to get off the mountainside. They clipped a cargo plane, and the cargo plane crashed as well, close to them, and it was carrying only boxes of orangutans and Chinese throwing stars. So throughout the movie we’re being stalked by orangutans who are killing, one by one, the team off with throwing stars. And Veronica Corningstone keeps saying things like, ‘Guys, I know if we just head down we’ll hit civilization.’ And we keep telling her, ‘Wrong.’ She doesn’t know what we’re talking about. So that was the first version of the movie.”
Though I love the original Anchorman, this version also sounds fantastic! The plot itself was toned down to be a little less...out there...the characters don't seem to have changed much from the original version, as the decision to ignore Veronica is just what these idiotic, sexist men would do. They should have made this script into Anchorman 2!
What do you think of the original version of Anchorman? Do you think it would have been too much, or does it sound like a good time? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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Source: The Ringer
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- Nick Doll
Adam McKay is an American filmmaker who is best know for the movies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004)”Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006), “Step Brothers” (2008) and “The Other Guys” (2010) among others. He’s a talented filmmaker who has directed multiple movies with Will Ferrell, but here are five things that you didn’t know about him. He co-writes with Will Ferrell The two have had extensive professional work together. McKay has co-written four films with Ferrell in addition to directing him. McKay is also a comedian who gets it when it comes to the creative genius
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Adam McKay »
- Nat Berman
Ron Burgundy and the Channell 4 News Team turned to cannibalism an early draft of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. As wonderfully outlandish Adam McKay‘s comedy it, it was initially a little crazier. Ron, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), and the rest of the team once had to find their way down a […]
The post ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’ Was Originally an Insane Survival Story appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
We live in a much different world than we used to. Back when a lot of us were growing up, star power was everything. You weren’t just going to a movie, you were going to a Mel Gibson movie, an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, or a Sylvester Stallone movie. Films were often described not by the stories they told or the franchise they were a part of, but by who was headlining the film. With franchises and comic book properties now carrying most of the marketing weight, studios are able to get away with paying their actors a lot less — at least when starting out.
Such is the case with actress Gal Gadot, who is best known right now for setting the world on fire as Diana in Wonder Woman. The film has so far broken $570 million worldwide at the box office, and now it’s fitting to wonder just »
- Joseph Medina
I'm not the biggest Will Ferrell fan, but something about Anchorman just hit all the right notes like an accomplished jazz flutist. While goofy and random and ridiculous, the film somehow was able to make a cultural mark (and oft-quoted by unfunny people until Borat came out). But would that have always been the case? So many things had to work perfectly for that film to be the lightning in a bottle that... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Will Ferrell and co. certainly weren’t lacking in ideas when it came to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” In fact, during the making of the 2004 comedy classic, they shot so much footage, the bonus film “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie” was cobbled together from the leftover footage, and included in the DVD release. However, the creative juices were flowing long before cameras rolled, and originally, ‘Anchorman’ had a plot that had nothing to do with newsroom rivalries.
- Kevin Jagernauth
The first point of reference that comes to mind when thinking of “Anchorman” probably isn’t “Alive,” the based-on-a-true-story of a plane crash and cannibalism that delighted audiences back in 1993. Had the first draft of the Will Ferrell comedy made it to production, however, that’s just what we would have gotten — only it would have been newsmen trying to survive rather than soccer players.
Ferrell reveals as much in a new interview with the Ringer, explaining how orangutans equipped with throwing stars factored heavily into the original vision for the film:
“The first version of ‘Anchorman’ is basically the movie ‘Alive,’ where the year is 1976, and we are flying to Philadelphia, and all the newsmen from around the country are flying in to have some big convention. Ron convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, »
- Michael Nordine
During an interview with The Ringer, Will Ferrell has been talking about the original plans for the 2004 cult comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and it seems we could have got something very different indeed.
“The first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976, and we are flying to Philadelphia, and all the newsmen from around the country are flying in to have some big convention,” said Ferrell. “Ron convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, and he immediately crash-lands it in the mountains. And it’s just the story of them surviving and trying to get off the mountainside.”
“They clipped a cargo plane, and the cargo plane crashed as well, close to them, and it was carrying only boxes of orangutans and Chinese throwing stars,” he continued. “So throughout the movie we’re being stalked by orangutans who are killing, »
- Gary Collinson
These days, Anchorman is held up as a classic of a particular brand of absurd-but-quotable comedy, the first film—along with Old School—to really cement Will Ferrell as a capital M Movie Star, rather than just another funny guy from SNL. Back in the day, though, it was much less of a sure thing, facing rejection after rejection from studios that laughed in the room, and then declared “It’ll never work.” Of course, that perception probably wasn’t helped by the film’s original draft, which was even weirder than what we eventually got.
This is per an interview Ferrell recently gave to The Ringer, where he revealed that the original version of Anchorman was written as a spoof of the 1993 cannibalism drama Alive, except with more orangutans armed with throwing stars:
The first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976 ...
- William Hughes
Will Ferrell reveals why Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is the favorite amongst his own movies along with its bizarre origins. Ferrell was on the Bill Simmons Podcast where he shared the story. Will Ferrell was still at Saturday Night Live with writing partner Adam McKay when the duo started writing a script that was loosely based off a "Glengarry Glen Ross meets a car dealership" called August Blowout. Everybody loved their script, but nobody would make it, so it sat on a shelf until Paul Thomas Anderson did a guest writing stint on SNL. Anderson mentioned that he had read the script and offered up his help to get their movie off of the ground.
Part of the reason that Ferrell loves Anchorman so much is because it was a nightmare to get made. Part of the reason may have been that the version that we all know »
Principal photography began in mid-April at the Sydonie Mansion in Mt. Dora, Fla., and included shooting in Miami and the Florida Keys. The production migrated to Los Angeles on May 12 and wrapped principal photography at the end of May in Marina Del Rey. UTA is repping the film for sales.
- Dave McNary
Reviews are starting to come in for the Beetlejuice bar in Los Angeles, and it's basically like eating dinner and drinking with a jerk, which is pretty much how a normal bar works, right? The Beetle House pop-up bar first opened in New York last year, and the Los Angeles location just opened a few weeks ago. Zach Neil built the bar and decorated it with antiques, vintage chandeliers, shrunken heads, and way too many oddities to list here to make it as an authentic Beetlejuice/Tim Burton experience as possible. Beetle House even has an interactive version of the miniature town where Beetlejuice lives and of course an actor (who is not Michaael Keaton) portraying Beetljuice greeting and interacting with customers.
The Beetle House has barely been open for two weeks and it is seeing large crowds that want to come in and experience Beetljuice firsthand and possibly eat »
IFC is gearing up for another round of demon slaying, as the network has announced the start of production in Atlanta on season 2 of Stan Against Evil, starring John C. McGinley as the one and only Stan Miller.
Press Release: New York – May 30, 2017 – Production has commenced in Atlanta, Ga for IFC’s Stan Against Evil, with returning leads John C. McGinley (Scrubs) as Stan Miller, the curmudgeonly retired police-sheriff, and Janet Varney (You’re The Worst) as Evie Barret, the current sheriff in Willard’s Mill determined to wipe out the demons that plague their quaint New England town. Stan Against Evil is created by Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation) and produced by RadicalMedia (Mars, Abstract: The Art of Design). Season 2 of the horror-comedy series will premiere this fall on IFC with eight half-hour episodes.
New guest stars coming to Stan Against Evil Season 2 include:
- Derek Anderson
Nearly every actor that has worked with Adam McKay is quick to acknowledge the fact that he’s brilliant. This isn’t just meant in the comedic sense, but also in the sense that he’s book-smart and has a deep knowledge of complex subjects like international banking, which is why it’s so striking that the characters in his films are all so incredibly stupid. In a new video essay, Patrick Willems examines the smart dumb comedy of Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s films, in which impressively idiotic characters subvert the audiences’ expectations and embrace lunacy.
What makes McKay’s films, and the characters that inhabit them, so distinct from other comedies of the past 15 years is the absurd world in which they firmly plant themselves. No one bats an eye in Anchorman when a street brawl breaks out between rival news crews. Ricky Bobby, a grown ...
- Dan Neilan
In 2007, Will Ferrell went viral when he staged a joke conversation with his daughter. One decade later, the company introduced through that clip, Funny or Die, is celebrating its tenth birthday, and it remains a respected comedy brand in the digital video space.
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (whose directorial credits include Anchorman and The Big Short), and screenwriter Chris Henchy launched Funny or Die on April 12, 2007. “The Landlord,” in which McKay’s then-20-month-old daughter Pearl delivers a profanity-laced tirade to Ferrell, served as the site’s first video. It ended up becoming a massive hit, and it currently has more than 85 million total views. We have no word on whether Ferrell ended up paying his rent.
Bolstered by the success of “The Landlord,” Funny or Die spent the next decade living up to its name, often with the help of celebrities. The company’s most popular program, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, »
- Sam Gutelle
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