Director Adam McKay Says There Won’t Be an ANCHORMAN 3; Sheds Doubt on STEP BROTHERS 2

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In a bit of an unprecedented move, Paramount Pictures is releasing Anchorman: The Legend Continues back into theaters this weekend with an entirely different, R-rated cut of the film.  This was always the hope of director/co-writer Adam McKay, as the sheer magnitude of footage gleaned from the improvisational-heavy cast made for plenty of alternate jokes and even a full musical number that didn’t make the initial theatrical cut.  It’s an exciting one-week engagement, but fans might want to savor the opportunity as McKay has now confirmed that it is highly unlikely that we’ll ever see an Anchorman 3.  Moreover, he seems over the idea of sequels entirely, putting the long-hoped-for Step Brothers 2 in doubt.  Hit the jump to read on.

Paramount Revisits “Superticket” Program for ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES by Offering Advanced Screenings

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Paramount Pictures first tested its “superticket” program this past summer with World War Z, and now the studio is doing the same with the upcoming comedy sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues.  Those who purchase a “superticket” to Anchorman 2 will be able to see the film in select AMC theaters on December 18th, two days before its nationwide release.  Further incentives are not detailed at this time, but the World War Z ticket included an HD digital copy of the movie, custom 3D glasses, a small popcorn, and a limited edition movie poster in addition to the advanced screening pass.

One imagines a similar deal will be in place for those wishing to purchase the Anchorman superticket, and full details for the offer will be provided to those who register on the official superticket website ahead of the official on-sale date of November 26th.  Hit the jump for the full press release.  Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens in theaters nationwide on December 20th. 

Director Adam McKay Wants to Release an Alternate Cut of ANCHORMAN 2 in Theaters Made Up Entirely Out of Different Jokes

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Anyone familiar with director Adam McKay’s process knows that there’s always plenty of material from his films that ends up on the cutting room floor.  There are loads of alternate scenes and jokes from Step Brothers and Talladega Nights that didn’t make it into the finished films, and probably the most notable case of this improv surplus was on the 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.  McKay released a feature-length DVD called Wake Up Ron Burgundy, which was essentially an alternate cut of the film comprised of an excised subplot and alternate scenes;  the result was some of the funniest bits from the entire production.

Now it appears that McKay has a similar issue on the upcoming sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, as he hopes to release an alternate cut of the film in theaters made up entirely out of different and alternate jokes.  Hit the jump for more.

ANCHORMAN Live-Read with Adam McKay, Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and the Cast of ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY

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How much are you willing to plunk down for a live-read of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy by the film’s cast and crew?  If you said, “$500!” you’re in luck, because that’s exactly how much a VIP ticket to the benefit event will cost you.  Raising funds for 826LA’s free programs for children, Adam McKay and Judd Apatow will be joined by Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Jack Black and host Conan O’Brien for this event on November 21st.  Hit the jump for more, and remember that the sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues will open December 20th.

Harrison Ford Talks PARANOIA, What He Collects, Film vs. Digital, and ANCHORMAN:THE LEGEND CONTINUES; Says Director Adam McKay is ‘Clearly Insane’

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With director Robert Luketic’s thriller Paranoia opening this weekend, I recently spoke to some of the cast here in Los Angeles.  The film stars Liam Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy, an entry-level employee at a corporation run by Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman).  When Wyatt turns Cassidy into a corporate spy against rival Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Cassidy is drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue.  The pic gives Hemsworth his first leading role, and it’s got some great actors in supporting roles like Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahonRichard DreyfussAngela Sarafyan, and Josh Holloway in supporting roles.  For more on the film, watch these clips or the trailer.

During my video interview with Harrison Ford, he talked about his thoughts on the movie industry moving into the digital realm and if he enjoys working with digital cameras, if he’s good with technology (he plays a leader in the mobile industry in the film), what he collects, and how he got involved in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  Hit the jump to watch.

New Trailer for ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Features Racial Humor, Journey, Baxter, Dolphins and Brick’s Awkward Lady Friend

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A new trailer has been released for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  Things have certainly changed for the news crew since Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Baxter’s still hanging around and Brick is as clueless as ever, but even though Veronica Corningstone makes an appearance, Ron seems to be pretty heavily into dating someone new.  More challenges await the team as the network enters into a twenty-four hour news cycle and new youthful anchors threaten their place atop the pyramid.  It’s not exactly what I expected for the first look at the sequel, but that’s not a bad thing.  Bring on the scotch!

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison FordAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens on December 20th.

New ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Poster Is Kind of a Big Deal; New Trailer Tomorrow

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Paramount has released a new poster for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues that gives fans a face full of Burgundy.  The details for the on-going adventures of the Channel 4 News Team are still somewhat under beyond trying to triumph at New York’s 24-hour news channel, but that’s almost secondary to simply letting the actors do their thing.  This poster recalls one of the more quotable (and easily taglined) parts of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy by reminding us that he’s kind of a big deal.  I’m wondering if we’ll be seeing more character posters that play off quotes from the first movie.   I wouldn’t mind a poster that’s a close-up of Brian Fantana’s face with the tagline, “It smells like the inside of a fake leg.”

Hit the jump to check out the poster, and come back tomorrow to see a new trailer that will hopefully contain the first footage from the film.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th, and stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford.

You Stay Classy, Washington, D.C.: ANCHORMAN: THE EXHIBIT to Open at Newseum in November

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It was just a few years ago that Anchorman 2 was stuck in development hell, and now it’s getting its own museum exhibit.  Paramount has announced that Anchorman: The Exhibit will open at Newseum in Washington, D.C. on November 14th to promote the upcoming sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  Visitors will have the chance to be in an “Anchorman-themed TV spot at one of the Newseum’s Be a TV Reporter stations,” and receive an introduction from Ron Burgundy.  The exhibit will contain costumes, the KVWN-TV anchor desk (perfect for photo ops), and props such as Arturo Mendez’ whip and Ron Burgundy’s jazz flute.  “I’m literally trapped in a glass case of emotion,” said Ron Burgundy, commenting on his inclusion in the museum’s exhibit.  No word yet if the exhibit will smell of rich mahogany.

Hit the jump for the press release.  The exhibit will run until August 31, 2014.  The film stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David KoechnerAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.

New Teaser Trailer for ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner

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Paramount Pictures has released a new teaser trailer for director Adam McKay’s sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  Much like the initial teaser trailer that was unveiled before the film even began production, this trailer doesn’t show any actual footage. In fact, it actually looks like it may have been shot at the same time as that initial teaser, but it’s no less hilarious.  We get individual greetings from Will FerrellDavid KoechnerPaul Rudd, and Steve Carell all in character, but unsurprisingly it’s Carell’s Brick who steals the show.  This movie cannot get here fast enough.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The film also stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20.

ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Set Photo Shows Ron Burgundy and Possible Offspring

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Filming on Anchorman: The Legend Continues is underway in Atlanta, and a new set photo has arrived from Piedmont Park.  The set photo has an image of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) sitting on a park bench with a small child, who may or may not be the anchorman’s son.  Back in April 2012, director Adam McKay said they were still writing the script, but there was a key phrase: “custody battle”.  With that unruly hair, it’s tough to believe that the boy could be any son of Ron Burgundy, but it looks like that’s the case.  It’s also a shame that things didn’t work out with Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), but then again, she is a smelly pirate hooker.

Hit the jump to check out the set photo.  The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Dylan Baker, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, and Harrison FordAnchorman: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.

Greg Kinnear and Josh Lawson Join ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

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The cast for director Adam McKay’s sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues has grown by two, even though production on the film is already underway in Atlanta.  Deadline reports that Greg Kinnear and Josh Lawson (The Campaign, House of Lies) have signed on to the follow-up in a couple of unspecified roles.  They join returning castmembers Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate as well as newcomers Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, and Dylan Baker.  Kinnear doesn’t get to flaunt his comedic prowess enough, in my opinion, so I’m looking forward to seeing him play around in the Anchorman universe.  The film hits theaters later this year on December 20th.

New Images from the Set of ANCHORMAN 2 Featuring Harrison Ford, Will Ferrell, and Christina Applegate

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In case you’re still in shock over yesterday’s fantastic news that Harrison Ford has joined the cast of the sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, some photographic proof has popped up online proving that Ford is indeed starring in the comedy.  A couple of new photos from the Atlanta set have surfaced, giving us our fist look at Ford’s “legendary anchorman” character as well as new looks at Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy and Christina Applegate’s Veronica Corningstone.  It’s nothing too mind-blowing, but it’s most definitely neat to see Ford in character walking alongside the one and only Ron Burgundy.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  Directed by Adam McKay, the film also stars Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, and Dylan BakerAnchorman: The Legend Continues opens on December 20th.

Harrison Ford to Play Legendary Anchorman in ANCHORMAN 2 [Updated: First Set Photos Revealed]

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Filming on Anchorman 2 is underway, but the flick continues to add great actors to its cast.  THR is reporting that Harrison Ford has signed on to play “a legendary newscaster a la Tom Brokaw.”  Ford has settled comfortably into playing supporting roles lately, and he’ll be sharing the screen this year in the upcoming films 42, Paranoia, and Ender’s Game.  The size of his role in Anchorman 2 or how it will factor into the plot is unknown as details on the story remain scarce.  However, we know that James Marsden will play Ron’s (Will Ferrell) nemesis, and that Ron is angling to go to New York City, which “is the holy grail for all newsmen,” according to director and co-writer Adam McKay.  We can also look out for Kristen Wiig to play a love interest for the lovably legally-retarded Brick Tamland (Steve Carell).

The film also stars Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, Dylan Baker, and John C. ReillyAnchorman: The Legend Continues opens December 20th. [Update:  The first set photos have leaked online.  Hit the jump to check them out.]

Steve Carell Announces Start of Production on ANCHORMAN 2, Says He Hopes Brick has “Devolved”

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Steve Carell wore a nice pair of slacks when he stopped by NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to announce the start of production on Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  Currently setting up to shoot in Atlanta, the sequel will reunite San Diego’s favorite news team almost ten years after their original outing.  This time around, director Adam McKay plans to take the crew to New York City.  I can only imagine how Brick Tamland will respond.

Starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, James Marsden, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good and Dylan Baker, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.  Hit the jump to watch Carell on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and see what he has to say about Brick’s mental state.

Tina Fey Joins Jason Bateman in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, Meagan Good and Dylan Baker Join ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

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