Earlier this year the sequel to Anchorman 2 was confirmed...WOOP!!...and recently director Adam McKay has discussed what we can expect from the eagerly awaited sequel.
With the film set to begin shooting next year, director Adam McKay revealed recently what we can expect from the film 'There will be some music in Anchorman 2 for sure,We have some songs already written. We were going to do Anchorman 2 as a Broadway musical first, for like six months and then go shoot the movie. That was our initial idea'.
While the musical broadway of Anchorman wont be happening McKay is keen to get Ferrell and cast breaking into a few musical numbers throughout the movie. He said 'The music sequences we have done - we did 'Afternoon Delight' [in 'Anchorman'], Adam Scott and his family singing 'Sweet Child O' Mine' [in 'Step Brothers'], we did a whole song for 'Talladega Nights' that got cut out, a big, big musical number - we always do it live on the set, And my thing is, if the actors get freaked out, don't sweat it, we can always re-record it later. And every time we've done it, we end up using the live track from the recording. We'll probably do it the same way in this.' Though, he cautioned 'This one might have a little more movement in it, and the only problem with that is the actors get winded'
The script is currently being written and although he didn't give away any plot details McKay did reveal some of the themes which will feature throughout the film. 'Even though it's going to be a big silly movie,' he says, 'it's all about the rise of the new media and 24 hour news cycle, and there's a lot of interesting points to make about that while being silly.
'It's just funny that Americans have to contend with 2000 channels, and 60 different specific news sources, and the confusion that it creates, and the junk that we get to see is hilarious. That's what we're always kinda looking for, what's the point of view that's got life to it and plays'.
Will Ferrell will be joined once again with Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Keochner and Christina Applegate. Anchorman 2 is set for release next year.