Go f*ck yourself, San Diego!!! This news just plain sucks.Anchorman 2 is reportedly a no-go. Just days after we heard news the cast was on board for a sequel, Paramount axed the idea.
Director Adam McKay got our hopes up saying Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell were all enthusiastic to reprise their roles as the infamous news team. But, like most things in life, it came down to money.
The studio was unable to work out a budget, therefore putting a big red light on pre-production. A very disappointed McKay tweeted the bad news, saying, “So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried. To all who asked: no we can’t do Anchorman 2 at another studio. Paramount owns it.”
We won’t give up hope. Crazier things have happened as a result of Facebook petitions, so let’s start one!