A critical and commercial success, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BUrgundy has become a cult classic movie for fans of comedian Will Ferrell and the movies of producer Judd Atapow. Acting as both a tribute to and spoof of the petty rivalries of local news teams and the popular culture of the 1970s Anchorman has become popular amongst fans of gross out comedies. Following a short period in the career of San Diego news anchorman, Ron Burgundy the movie has spurned many years of rumors regarding a sequel.
San Diego in 1975 has yet to see the rise of women in the workpplace, particularly at the local TV station, KVWN-TV. The newroom of the Evening News is dominated by men who offer a sexist and arrogant view of women; holding on to their position as the top local news team in the San Diego area the news editor Ed throws a hige party attended by all the news staff. During the party Ron attempts to seduce a woman later revealed to be a new female journalist at KVWN, Veronica Coningstone; Ron is embarrassed, but like the rest of the news team attempts to persuade Veronica to date them. After refusing to date any colleagues Veronica breaks her rule to begin a relationship with Ron.
Following an altercation with a cyclist on the way to the newsroom Ron is delayed and Veronica steps in to his place as news anchor for the evening; Ron and Veronica then end their relationship amid their jealousy of each other. After losing his job amid a fued with Veronica Ron returns to a big local news story at the San Diego Zoo to rescue Veronica from a bear pit and begin an on and off screen relationship with her.
The 94 minute movie was written by star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay; the movie stars many of the regular actors used by production company Atapow Productions, including Luke Wilson, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn and Steve Carell.
Get ready for a whole new set of classic lines to be quoted mercilessly! "Anchorman 2" is a go, and we're even getting treated to the first teaser trailer for the movie, despite the fact that it won't be released until 2013. Nobody is complaining about that, though, as the teaser trailer is a pretty entertaining watch. The quartet of Ron (Will Ferrell), Champ (David Koechner), Brian (Paul Rudd) and Brick (Steve Carell) approach us in silhouette while the narrator does his narrator thing (dinosaurs are involved), and then each delivers a one-liner.
Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter had a surprise guest on the set of "Conan" last night, and not only did he come all the way up from San Diego, but he also apparently traveled forward in time by 40 or so years. Yes, Ron Burgundy himself (who is, of course, Will Ferrell's character from "Anchorman") showed up on "Conan" to play a little jazz flute with the band and give Conan some constructive criticism on his appearance. But Ron/Will had an announcement to make, too: there will be an "Anchorman 2.
Great Odin's raven....on the day they got the green light to start "Anchorman 2" production, Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Friends apparently woke up in a "not f**king around" mood. There's not a frame shot yet, but we already have a trailer! To the surprise of absolutely nobody - c'mon, this project probably wouldn't have happened if things had turned out differently - the whole KVWN team is back like a vertebrae. Paul Rudd is once more 'stached out lady-thriller Brian Fantana.
Yeah, bet you didn't see that one coming. That is, unless you heard about it when it was announced... Either way, Will Ferrell is indeed starring in "Casa de mi Padre" (House of My Father), which despite being in Spanish, bears a lot of similarities to Ferrell's typical output. Ferrell seems to play a slightly over-confident brute (see also "Anchorman," "Talladega Nights," "Blades of Glory," etc.) in an otherwise straight-forward parody of a familiar genre.