There were many lamentations when it looked like Paramount had passed on a purported sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. It turns out we had no idea what we were missing. Writer/director Adam McKay passed along the nature of the project,
“It was a musical. We were going to do four months on Broadway and then jump right into filming.”
Hit the jump for more comments from McKay.
Devin Faraci from CHUD smartly suggested that they should do the Broadway run anyways. Alas, McKay responded,
“We tried. But it’s too hard on the actors. And there’s no money for them.”
That’s really too bad, because an Anchorman Broadway show sounds like way too much fun. You may recall that McKay and Will Ferrell teamed for the Broadway play You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush in 2009. The show aired on HBO, and even earned a Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event.
It sounds like McKay, who is currently making the promotional rounds for the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg cop comedy The Other Guys, has generally moved on from the project (“There’s no hard feelings”). Up next for the director is an adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic The Boys, which he compared to a “current day Watchmen.” You can check out more of what he had to say on the project in this video interview.