Ben Stiller’s really, really ridiculously good-looking comedy Zoolander just might get a sequel. Stiller, full of optimism, and his producing partner Stuart Cornfeld, full of slightly less optimism, discussed the potential sequel with Empire.
According to Stiller, Zoolander 2 will take place 10 years after the first film — which means for models that they’re now ridiculously old. So naturally, Zoolander and Hansel are over-the-hill and cast aside by the industry. But you can’t keep a good model down — or two.
“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.”
— Ben Stiller
Getting close to going? I really do hope so. But then there’s this:
“It’s hard to get any movie made. It’s frustrating, because I believe the script is incredible. It’s not just putting on those costumes again, it’s a great story to tell. We’ve got what I consider to be the best comedy script I’ve read in years and years, with jokes that haven’t been told before.”
— Stuart Cornfeld
Cornfeld feels like it might not have a chance, but there’s a screenplay. And that’s a start. Plus Stiller really wants to shoot Zoolander 2. Who could deny him that? The world needs Magnum on the big screen again.