When asked if it's possible that the filmmaker may revisit the story in a decade or so, he was adamant that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was the last fans will see of Ron Burgundy and his news team.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues took in a healthy $125.4 million at the domestic box office, but only $44 million in international territories. It remains to be seen how the Super Sized R Rated Version version will fare at the box office, where it will run for just one week only. We also reported earlier this week that this follow-up will be released on Blu-ray and DVD April 1, and on Digital HD March 11.
Adam McKay also briefly spoke about two projects he's currently working on, the Uptown Saturday Night remake and his first non-comedy, an adaptation of Michael Lewis' book The Big Short.
The director has been attached to the Uptown Saturday Night remake since 2012, with Will Smith and Denzel Washington circling the project at one point. Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby starred in the original 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night, which centers on two friends trying to get their wallets back from thieves, after they learn that one wallet has a winning lottery ticket.
Here's what the filmmaker had to say about that project, which he is currently rewriting with Nick Stoller.
This is the first time we've heard Adam McKay's name in connection to The Big Short, which Paramount and Brad Pitt's Plan B's acquired in 2010. The book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side) chronicles the 2008 economic collapse, and the five men who saw it coming.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was released December 18th, 2013 and stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, James Marsden, Josh Lawson. The film is directed by Adam McKay.