Back in 2004, writer-director Adam McKay made one of the most memorable comedy directorial debuts with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, which turned co-writer Will Ferrell into a household name overnight.
The film took a healthy $90m., and has of course gone on to become a fairly staple item in the comedy sections of many people’s film collections.
There’s been talk of doing a sequel for a few years now, and finally just over a month ago, McKay and Ferrell confirmed that they’d be getting the gang back together for a second go-around, officially titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
The US is lucky enough to be treated to a short teaser trailer attached to the studio’s latest film, The Dictator, which goes into studios today. And in honour of that, they’re also setting the Internet alight by putting out the first poster ahead of its release next year, which instantly sets the tone: comedy genius.
Exactly when we can expect it isn’t known, because it’s still early days on the project yet, but this is definitely one to keep an eye on. The teaser trailer will hopefully be surfacing online very soon too, and we’ll be sure to bring it to you as soon as it does.
Ferrell and McKay, frequent collaborators over the years, should be penning the script once more, with McKay set to return behind the camera, and naturally, Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner will all be reprising their roles from the first film. This should be a lot of fun. As usual with this first poster, you can click to enlarge.