In a new interview with Britain’s Empire magazine, Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy director and co-writer Adam McKay admitted that the script for the recently announced sequel is not much more than “five pages of story notes and chunks of story.” Not much there, but there is apparently enough to supply McKay with a tidbit or two to dish out.
We know these guys never deal well with change and the good thing is that there’s a big blast of change coming, according to the regular timeline. We’re going to be throwing a lot of innovation at them, and they’re not going to handle it well. It’s right when all the news started changing with the 24-hours news cycle in ’78 or ’79. All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.
It certainly sounds as if they are heading in the right direction, and have a good handle on what really drove the comedy of the first film. McKay went on to state that he and Anchorman star and co-writer Will Farrell will be working on the script over the next three months and that they are already planning on having another epic gang fight between San Diego’s rival news teams. I don’t know about you but this movie can’t get here fast enough.