Destiny Rivera | Editor-In-Chief
Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 news team are leaving their success in the ‘70s behind and reassembling a decade later in New York City.
Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Champ Kind (David Koechner) hit the road when a job offer at the Global News Network (GNN) opens up in the “Big Apple.”
While viewing the trailer, there isn’t much to tell where the rest of their story is headed.
But one thing is for sure, the audience is in for a very bumpy and hilarious ride.
When approached about the sequel, Rudd and Carell did not hesitate to sign on for a second round.
“For me, mainly it was like working with these guys again who I love,” Rudd said in a conference call.
“And, you know, it was such a blast doing the first one that I would jump at the chance to come back and beat a dead horse,’ he said.
Carell also shared is enthusiasm…“I think we all felt exactly that same way,” he said.
“We all just wanted to do it for the sake of doing it, and I think we all would have done it in a vacuum. Even if there was no film and any camera, we would have come back and done it, because it’s so much fun.”
Adam McKay (writer/ director) said that there was enough footage to make an alternate version of “Anchorman 2: The Legend continues” because of all the extra improved scenes according to the Huffington Post, “A lot of the script was in great shape, Carell said.
“We did a table read of the script, obviously, before we shot and it was hilarious. So we had that as a starting point. Adam McKay has such a fertile mind. He sits at the monitor in his little tent with a microphone and just throws ideas out. And, you know, you can pick and choose. You don’t have to say what he’s giving you. But invariably you want to because everything that he says is kind of golden. We ended up with way more material than we needed.”
Word is not out whether or not an alternate film will be released, but it sure keeps the audience anxious for the long awaited sequel.
The film also includes popular female comedians such as Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig.
And of course Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone.
With a cast as talented as they are, there is no doubt that “Anchorman 2” will be one of the greatest films of 2013.
Make sure to catch it in theaters over the winter break on Dec. 18.