Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn could be heading back to the Dodgeball arena. Stiller’s production company Red Hour has hired Clay Tarver to start work developing a screenplay for a sequel to Stiller and Vaughn’s 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
There had been some talk over the years since the film’s initial release of a possible sequel and since Dodgeball earned $114 million at the domestic box office against a budget of $20 million I had expected them to get around to moving on a follow-up long before now.
Although their characters were rivals in the original film, the Hollywood Reporter states “the sequel will focus on Vaughn and Stiller forced to team up to fight an even bigger threat.”
If Traver’s name is unfamiliar, you’re not alone. Not many people saw the 2001 thriller Joy Ride which he co-wrote with J.J. Abrams. More recently, though, he has been working in comedy on such projects as Men Making Music, about the world of competitive barbershop quartets, and with Mike Judge on a satire about hunting, Meat in the Freezer.