Now that the initial wave of joy over Paramount’s surprise decision to move forward with a sequel to Will Farrell’s 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy has settled somewhat, I have found myself wondering how they were going to be able to continue the story of San Diego’s most prominent newscaster.
Adam McKay, the director of the first film, has offered up two hints as to what that answer may be. In an interview with Salon he detailed the process of how Paramount changed their mind on doing a sequel (“a movie had fallen through for them, their view on it had kind of changed and that was it.”) and gave away two crumbs of information about the screenplay her is developing with Farrell –
I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ll just give a couple pieces of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you one other one: bowling for dollars.
I would guess that “custody battle” would imply that we will see the love of Ron’s life, Veronica Cartwright, making a return for the new movie. But as for “bowling for dollars,” I’m at a loss. But I can’t wait to find out.