Bruce Almighty. The film starred Jim Carrey as a man who played God, in place of the great Morgan Freeman. The movie was a huge success, it grossed over $500 million dollars worldwide. The studio obviously wanted a sequel, but Jim Carrey was a no-go. Instead, a then up-and-coming, Steve Carell stepped in for Evan Almighty. That movie was a more of a spin-off, and a huge flop that was sure to kill the franchise.
Now, Variety is reporting Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel are writing a true sequel to Bruce Almighty, and it will indeed star Jim Carrey.
I have to admit I'm really surprised by this move, if it even happens. Carrey rose to fame with movies like The Mask, Dumb & Dumber and of course, Bruce Almighty. All three of those had sequels that flopped, without Carrey. He's been a good judge of poor scripts, and not making bad sequels for the sake of making sequels. I'm curious to see how this one plays out.