Paramount Passes on the ‘Anchorman’ Sequel

Director Adam McKay revealed the news via his Twitter account.

Ron Burgundy may be signing off for good
Ron Burgundy may be signing off for good
Just two days ago we reported that director Adam McKay revealed that Anchorman 2 could be shooting as early as February 2011 if the film was given the green light by Paramount, although it seems that won't be the case. McKay just recently spread the news on his Twitter account that Paramount has passed on the sequel. Here's what he said on Twitter.

"So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried."

McKay revealed in our earlier report that the main cast, which included comedy stars such as Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, had all agreed to take pay cuts to get the film off the ground. It seems, however, that wasn't enough.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further details regarding Anchorman 2 as soon as we have more information.

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.

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Comments (20)

  1. Diaigma

    Thank you. That's all I can say.

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    Finally someone did soemthig smart in Hollywood!!!

    5 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. DoubleR0522


    5 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  4. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Good! Paramount rocks! "Anchorman" sucks!

    5 years agoby @redcameramanFlag


    PARAMOUNT - SMD. i hate studios. if the fans want it, do it. plain and simple. studios shouldnt own the rights to movies, they end up f*cking everything up.

    5 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  6. Stiles

    I'm sure those rich actors could fund it themselves and take a profit share. it's not exactly Citizen Kane 2 they'd be making.

    A good script shouldn't cost millions.

    Do what Matthew Vaughan has done with Kick Ass and self fund.

    5 years agoby @stilesFlag

  7. Brian Gallagher

    @WiseGuy McKay also tweeted a few hours after that they couldn't take it to another studio because Paramount owned it.

    5 years agoby @gallagherFlag

  8. Lycan

    Still cant wait for the other guy tho

    5 years agoby @grand-makwaFlag

  9. Moviedude21

    Oh well. Time to move on.

    5 years agoby @moviedude21Flag

  10. WiseGuy

    Dammit! Another studio better pick this up, I really wanna see a sequel, loved the first one.

    5 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  11. Emmytt

    good news

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  12. Lycan

    Some one else will come pick it someone with balls unlike paramount

    5 years agoby @grand-makwaFlag

  13. CBF

    "This burrito sucks." *Chucks burrito out car window*

    5 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  14. Cripple

    Jack-asses. I hope another studio picks it up.

    5 years agoby @crippleFlag

  15. Tyranus

    paramount shouldn't have passed on the only film Will Ferrel has ever been good in, that's the kind of thing that should be encouraged so we don't end up with duds like Land of the Lost. Plus Anchorman was hilarious, it was by no means a good movie, but it fills a certain niche and its just fun. I actually haven't been to a decent comedy since anchorman. I really would just like a movie that makes me laugh so hard I stop breathing. This new craze with Napoleon Dynamite knockoffs and excessive bathroom and sexual humor is just not funny, at least to me, even for straight up dumb comedy like Anchorman. I really would just like decent comedy to come out.

    5 years agoby @tyranusFlag

  16. fanboy

    agreed, switch studios

    5 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  17. Chris

    Hopefully they take your advice dark knight.

    5 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  18. TypicalCat

    screw paramount

    5 years agoby @typicalcatFlag

  19. The Dark Knight

    go to another studio

    5 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  20. Brian


    5 years agoby @brianFlag

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