Universal Developing ‘Bruce Almighty’ Sequel for Jim Carrey

The ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ writing team of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel are tackling the project.

The sequel is being developed as a starring vehicle for Jim Carrey
The sequel is being developed as a starring vehicle for Jim Carrey
Universal is working with the scripting team of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (Hot Tub Time Machine) to write a sequel to 2003's Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey.

The film is being developed as a starring vehicle for Jim Carrey. The first film centered on a TV reporter who was given the chance to be God for a week after complaining to God about a rival co-worker, portrayed by Steve Carell, being promoted to the anchor slot.

No production date has been set.

Sources: Variety

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  1. Sean

    @jimthar If i am not mistaken, Evan Almighty was only like a spin-off of the Evan Baxter character played by Steve Carell in the Bruce Almighty movie.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Jimthar

    i love BA and think it's hilarious but i think it might be a bit late for a sequel. especially since they already MADE a sequel with EA. i've liked some of carreys later movies like THE NUMBER 23 and YES MAN. i think he should stick with stuff like that.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  3. Sean

    They probably decided to wait a bit until making a sequel to Bruce Almighty.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. moviegeek

    @themoviefanatic I realize that. But it was still their chance to make a sequel. They failed, so there's no point in going back now.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  5. Sean

    Jim Carrey wasn't in Evan Almighty.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. CBF

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was great, some of you may think it's dumb, but if you rewatch the scenes you can easily tell it was a vehicle for Jim to show his true talent and how funny he can really be. The impressions, the facial expressions, the movements. That movie blew him up. Now the second one, he was trying too hard to make the character work again, but the first is historical and comedic genius.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  7. CBF

    It could be good, if they don't reference the second bluster and maybe get Aniston back. Make it the direct sequel. But just when I thought Jim was coming back after 2008's Yes Man. But I guess he's been laying low after that one. I don't wanna see him fall off.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    Comon, Jim. You're the only funny one left!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. WongFu

    What next Truman: I'm Back

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  10. WongFu

    if he wants money that bad then go to TV instead. Sequels off his past films should be avoided at all costs.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  11. ejk1

    Carrey's career is about to take its place next to DeNiro's in the Hollywood graveyard.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. moviegeek

    I loved Bruce Almighty, but the fact that they already did Evan Almighty and failed really bodes poorly.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  13. Rufio

    yup it's official. the well is drying up for carey. if he is returning to projects like this, then he's doing nothing but milking golden cow franchises. granted, this is one that can be done (and dumb and dumber), but if he hadn't returned to them before, but is willing now, that is more telling of his career than it is these sequels and their "quality".

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  14. Basquat

    Yeah thats gonna go well

    3 years agoby @basquatFlag

  15. TheDude1

    I like Bruce Almighty but I don't really want to see a sequel. I would much rather see him do the sequel to Dumb & Dumber.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  16. Dragon1991

    I must find a thick wooden board to bash my head with. No sequel please, Bruce Almighty is a so-so type flick.

    3 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  17. WongFu

    I agree with junior

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  18. Junior Roberts

    Bruce Almighty wasn't one of Jim Carrey's better roles. The movie slid under the radar when it was released. Now Ace Ventura would be HILARIOUS to see a sequel developed for.

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

  19. JasonKat

    why this crap? whatever happened to dumb & dumber 3? now thats 1 i wouldnt mind seein, next thing u know they will bring back the mask, and his stupid ace ven.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

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