'Zoolander 2' Struggling In Developmentby: Posted:
Ben Stiller's been hit ("Meet The Parents," "Night At The Museum")-and-miss ("Meet The Fockers," "Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian") at the box office over the past 10 years or so. Tragically enough, there's now some doubt whether we'll ever find out which of the two "Zoolander 2" would be.
Stiller claims that the sequel to his 2001 comedy hit about doofus male model Derek Zoolander is starting to flounder in development, according to The Huffington Post. "We have a script, as we've had for a little while, and it's not quite coming together right now, but I hope it does. I would like to do it at some point in the future," he told Collider.
Not unlike what it sounds like the eventual premise for Will Ferrell's "Anchorman 2," Stiller's plan would be for a years-gone-by update on Stiller's Blue Steel-gazing Zoolander and Owen Wilson's similarly dippy Hansel, complete with the return of Ferrell's nefarious Mugatu.
"Ten years is a thousand years [in the modeling industry]," he said to Empire. "They're both totally out of it and have to start from scratch. And then there are things set up at the end of the first movie that we're able to build on, like Derek and Matilda have a son, and Mugatu went to jail. There's a lot there, I'm excited about the idea of doing it. It feels like it's getting close to going.
"Will Ferrell is written into the script and he's expressed interest in doing it. I think Mugatu is an integral part of the Zoolander story, so yes, he features in a big way," Stiller added.
Hey, stranger things have happened. A total of 15 years passed since the last good "Men In Black" movie, and that didn't keep people away from "Men In Black III" this summer.