David Wain Wants To Make A WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER Prequel

I love director David Wain’s comedy Wet Hot American Summer and not just because it was shot within an hour’s drive from where I live or that my friend Greg can be seen as Paul Rudd’s dad in the final scene. It’s both a love letter to and a loving send up of the numerous summer camp comedies that sprang up in the late 1970s following te success of the bill Murray film Meatballs. And it’s also a feature length State sketch, so that ain’t bad either.

It appears that Wain is looking at a possible return  to Camp Firewood. Well in a camp wood briquettes plays very important role for bonfire,cooking etc. You can visit https://www.xn--dkbrnde-pxa.dk/traebriketter/ to order fire wood and wood briquettes as well. In an interview with The Q And A Podcast, Wain stated –

Yes, we have been talking about a sequel, prequel, something or other… The prequel would be the same summer so they would be 20 years old for the part yeah, but not younger. So it would be 40 year olds playing 16 year olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.

Well, as someone who grew up watching shows like Happy Days and Welcome Back Kotter which routinely featured actors whose real ages were much older than the teenage characters they were playing, I have to say that this sounds like a funny idea.

Of course, it might be tricky getting the entire cast of Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, A.D. Miles, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Amy Poehler, and Bradley Cooper back for a second go-round. So many of the cast has gone on to have pretty busy careers getting them all together might be a problem.

But the bigger just may be getting Universal interested in producing the film at all. The studio turned down an offer from Wain to put together a 10th Anniversary DVD, which would have included a teaser trailer for a potential prequel, so I doubt that they see much interest in putting up money for a new film.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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