Remember MacGruber, the SNL spinoff film starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe, and Maya Rudolph that was a huge flop at the box office but went on to become a cult classic? While there have been attempts to revive the film with a sequel, it looks like the comedy based on the satirical version of MacGyver may instead live on as a television series.
MacGruber director Jorma Taccone confirms that talks are happening, and it looks like everyone who was in the original film may be involved in the TV series. More on the report below.
Though a critical flop, the interest in seeing MacGruber 2 has never died. It’s been nearly 6 years since the original film based on the Saturday Night Live skit was released, and any hopes of seeing a follow-up have been kept alive thanks to its cult following. In fact, the last substantial thing we’ve heard about a MacGruber 2 was way back in 2013, when the thought of producing a sequel using crowdfunding was being explored. While plans for that fell through, it seems as though MacGruber director Jorma Taccone will be giving us that sequel we’ve all be waiting for. Check out the full story below.
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the hilarious comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, starring Andy Samberg as a singer-rapper named Conner4Real. Directed by Samberg’s fellow Lonely Island teammates, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, the film will take audiences behind the scenes of what it is like to live the life of famous rapper Conner4Real, and watch him become humble after his latest album becomes the victim of a flop.
Since this is a red-band trailer, I caution you to hold off on watching it if you are in an office because there is some NSFW material that can be seen and heard in it. But if the coast is clear, then put on those earbuds and check out the trailer below.
The MacGruber film was one of the selected few SNL skits that made it on to the silver screen. And as much of flop as it was commercially, the film some how found its way into gaining a cult following.
Despite that, the film has been unable to find the necessary financing to fund a sequel. Well Will Forte believes that MacGruber 2 will rises from the ashes and some how some way come back in “some form” or another.