Anchorman 2 will contain musical numbers

Adam McKay on what we can expect from the sequel

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is finally happening, and director Adam McKay has been discussing what we can expect from the film, including the return of the ludicrously silly musical number.

"There will be some music in Anchorman 2 for sure," says McKay. "We have some songs already written. We were going to do Anchorman 2 as a Broadway musical first, for like six months and then go shoot the movie. That was our initial idea.

"We always do it live on the set," McKay said of previous musical numbers, such as Afternoon Delight. "And my thing is, if the actors get freaked out, don't sweat it, we can always re-record it later. And every time we've done it, we end up using the live track from the recording. We'll probably do it the same way in this."

Not that it will be all singing and dancing, with McKay keen to explore the impact of 24 hour news on American culture.

"Even thought it's going to be a big silly movie," he says, "it's all about the rise of the new media and 24 hour news cycle, and there's a lot of interesting points to make about that while being silly.

"It's just funny that Americans have to contend with 2000 channels, and 60 different specific news sources, and the confusion that it creates, and the junk that we get to see is hilarious. That's what we're always kinda looking for, what's the point of view that's got life to it and plays."

Anchorman 2 opens in the UK in 2013.

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Comments

    • SiMan

      Nov 13th 2012, 13:37

      Funny? Yes. Funniest film ever? No. I don't get why people rate this so highly. For me it was good, not great. And i tend to find that with comedy films especially, when they do well and are praised, the sequels generally fail to live up to expectation. I think that it could be because if you're trying to force something to be funny it generally isn't and comedy just seems to be the genre where it could be dangerous, if that's the right word to use, to aim to out-do the original, rather than let it arrive naturally.

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    • FBJRider

      Nov 13th 2012, 19:46

      I agree with SiMan. I'm not a big Will Ferrell fan his comedy style is a bit too silly for me but I thought Anchorman was one of his best films but it's still only an average comedy. I think people are going to hype this too much and then say it's rubbish even if it's the funniest film ever. Just like everyone over hyped TDKR and then said it was rubbish even though it was really good.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 14th 2012, 0:06

      Anchorman is the comedy of my generation, when I talk to friends in the UK or in America we all love that movie and quote it daily.

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