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New 'Anchorman 2' Character Posters, Adam McKay Reveals He Wanted A Budget Of $80 Million

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 5, 2013 11:17 AM
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The release of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is just over a month away, and by now, fans of the first movie know that it was a long and winding road for the sequel to even enter production. We all know the first “Anchorman” wasn’t exactly a runaway hit when it was first released in the summer of 2004, but it still made a healthy profit. Even after the movie encountered great success in DVD sales, as well as the McKay/Ferrell duo’s subsequent films each crossing the $100 million mark in the box office, there was still some considerable push-back from Paramount Pictures when it came to a possible "Anchorman" sequel. As co-writer/director Adam McKay puts it, the primary issue for this was the film’s proposed budget.

Adam McKay Working On Alternate 'Anchorman 2' Cut For Possible Theatrical Release

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2013 2:25 PM
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If it's one thing we know about "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" director Adam McKay, it's that he shoots a lot of footage. There were so many alternate takes from the first 'Anchorman' that he cobbled together an entire second movie from the footage, entitled "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy" that was included in special two-packs with the original movie, and has joked that he shot more film for "Step Brothers" than Francis Ford Coppola did for "Apocalypse Now." But according to a new interview with Empire, McKay is planning an entire alternate version of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" with completely new jokes. Plus: a brand new poster for the movie!

Ron Burgundy To Release Leather-Bound Book Of His Own, While Details Emerge About Proposed 'Anchorman' Broadway Show

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 14, 2013 3:04 PM
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It was bound to happen: Ron Burgundy, the egotistical news anchor played by Will Ferrell in 2004's"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and this winter's "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," will have his own leather-bound book (undoubtedly smelling of rich mahogany). According to Rolling Stone, a new book supposedly authored by Burgundy will be out on November 19th. But that's not all: the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Burgundy and his fellow newscasters on the cover, also offers some insight into the film's plot as well as revealing what would have been had the film come to fruition in its original form: as a lavish Broadway musical.

Does Ron Burgundy Have A Son In 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'? Set Photo Suggests Yes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 2:46 PM
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While there has been much talk about "Anchorman 2" aka "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," details on the actual plot have seen somewhat vague and only really addressed in a broader sense of the thematic territory that will apparently find Ron Burgundy swimming in a bigger media arena than he was back in San Diego. But could a plot morsel served out pretty early on turn about to be right on the money?

Adam McKay Says 'The Boys' Is Back On At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 11:45 AM
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Despite a successful run over at Columbia directing "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby," "Step Brothers" and "The Other Guys," that wasn't enough for Sony to get on board for Adam McKay's adaptation of the comic book "The Boys." The studio axed development on the movie back in February, and it's not entirely difficult to see why. The ultra violent work by Garth Ennis is definitely a major gear change from the comedies McKay is known for, but it appears another studio is throwing their hat in the ring.

Uncle Jonathan's Corn-Cob Pipe! First Poster For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 8:19 AM
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Ladies and gentlemen, can we please have your attention. We've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. We need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen.

Rob Riggle To Lead '80s Set Wall Street Comedy On HBO With Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg & Adam McKay Producing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2012 5:05 PM
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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have long recognized just how funny Rob Riggle is, casting him in their projects like "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby," "Step Brothers" and "The Other Guys." Now, they are rallying behind the actor to give him the lead role he's so long deserved on a pretty amazing sounding comedy project.

'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay To Helm 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake With Will Smith & Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 7:08 PM
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This is a project that has been in development so long we figured it was simply never going to happen. First picked up way back in 2002 by Warner Bros. as a starring vehicle for Will Smith, the project has been kicked around for over a decade and David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") was long attached to direct. A year ago, there was some fresh movement when "Role Models" scribe Timothy Dowling was brought on to give the script a fresh rewrite, with Denzel Washington now linked to the project. And it was only in March that the writer teased the remake of the 1974 would -- for better or worse -- be in the vein of "The Hangover" in the tone it was aiming for. Hmm...maybe it's going for "The Other Guys" instead?

An Old, Old Wooden Ship: Adam McKay Says 'Anchorman 2' Will Deal With Diversity & Feature Another Gang Fight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2012 1:24 PM
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"We've done about two per cent! Half a per cent? We've got five pages of story notes and chunks of story. We're holing up writing for the next three months," Adam McKay tells Empire about the development of the "Anchorman 2" script. And while there is still a lot of time for things to change, shift and evolve, it's pretty clear that he and Will Ferrell have got a general idea about where the story will go. The good news is that the period setting will remain, the even better news is that we're going to another big gang fight. No word yet if the man on fire will return.

'Anchorman 2' Could Be In Theaters As Early As Christmas 2013; We Nearly Got 'Step Brothers 2' Instead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 1:36 PM
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If you're still not stoked about another "Anchorman" movie, this quote from director Adam McKay should fix that: "The funny thing is we re-watched it for the first time in four or five years the other day. I had seen pieces of it on TV. But Will and I actually sat and watched the whole movie. When it was over with, we were like, 'We’ve gotten a lot better than that! [laughs]' "

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