Will Forte is asked about MacGruber 2 whenever he makes the press rounds to promote another movie. Last we checked, Forte said he met with MacGruber director/co-writer Jorma Taccone and they hammered out “a really solid first act.” At a junket for Forte’s new movie Life of Crime, Steve asked Forte straight up if the inquiries about a MacGruber sequel ever get old. Forte responded graciously, saying “it is very exciting because it means that people liked the first MacGruber.”
Forte went on to provide a status update about where he and Taccone are in the script process and reiterated their commitment to making MacGruber 2—if somebody will fund it. We’ll have the full Life of Crime interview up next week, but hit the jump for Forte’s MacGruber 2 update.
Here’s the transcript:
COLLIDER: Does people asking you about a MacGruber sequel ever get old?
WILL FORTE: No, it is very exciting because it means that people liked the first MacGruber. Unless they are saying, “Are you serious about Macgruber?”
“Like” is a weak word. We need to go with the word “loved.”
FORTE: Thank you. I’m very proud of that movie. Jorma [Taccone] just sent an outline for MacGruber 2. We had worked together on something and I had fleshed out the first act of MacGruber 2. He took that and went nuts on the rest of it. I’m very excited because I feel like at some point, if somebody will let us do it, then we’ll do it. But it’s out of our hands. But we’re writing it for sure.
I admire their devotion to this passion project, taking so much time to develop a movie that has no real place in the typical studio market. I trust Forte and Taccone will make calls to the usual financiers and distributors, but I’m starting to wonder if MacGruber 2 will end up in the hands of a nontraditional funding source like Kickstarter.
How much would you chip in to make MacGruber 2 happen?
Here’s the video. Look for the full interview soon.