It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the jokes in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues are so flexible that they could be swapped out with other jokes. So much of the film is ad-libbed, and now Paramount and director Adam McKay are taking advantage of the heavy improv by theatrically releasing an R-rated cut of the movie featuring “763 new jokes”. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version will be released in theaters on February 28th for one week only. Paramount has released a trailer for the new version along with a clip, and surprisingly, neither one did much for me. It doesn’t really matter since I’m definitely going to see this film, especially since we’re sitting in the middle of the February-March doldrums.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and clip.
Here’s the press release:
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: HIT COMEDY GETS RE-RELEASED WITH 763 ALL-NEW JOKES
“ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES: SUPER SIZED R RATED VERSION” IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 28 FOR ONE-WEEK EXCLUSIVE RUN
HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 21, 2014) – Paramount Pictures and Gary Sanchez Productions today announced an unprecedented theatrical release of an all new cut of the hit film “ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES,” starring Will Ferrell, in theaters in the U.S. and U.K. beginning February 28th for one-week only.
The new version of the film, titled “ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES: SUPER SIZED R RATED VERSION,” will feature 763 entirely new jokes from legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy and America’s favorite 24-hour global news team. The film is now rated R.
“When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked. But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theaters, I did an 1950’s spit take. If you’re a hardcore Anchorman fan go see this. If you’re not, stay very far away,” said writer / director Adam McKay.
“ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES,” a sequel to 2004’s cult film “ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY,” was released in theaters on December 18, 2013 and has earned more than $170 million at the worldwide box office to date.
For ticketing info, go to www.AnchormanMovie.com