Sunday, January 22, 2012

A true Bruce Almighty sequel being written for Jim Carrey

I was a huge fan of the 2003 comedy, 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.

1 comment:

Robert said...

YEA THE REASON FOR HIM PICK SUCH GOOD SCRIPTS HAS TO DO WITH HIM BEING SUCH AN AMAZING CHARACTER ACTOR. HE LOOKS FOR THE BEST CHARACTERS AND SEES WHAT HE CAN DO WITH THEM AND IF HE FEELS LIKE HES OVER DOING IT WITH A SEQUEL HE JUST WONT DO IT.