Could the general public get another extended look at Derek Zoolander’s coveted Magnum, and the oldie but goodie Blue Steel? According to a report from Deadline Hollywood, screenwriter Justin Theroux is getting ready to bring back the vapid male model that’s been engraved in pop culture. Get ready for Zoolander 2.
Paramount is partnering with Theroux to produce the sequel’s screenplay, which will have Ben Stiller reprising the title role. Theroux has previously worked with Stiller on the script for Tropic Thunder, and he also starred as the psycho DJ in the first Zoolander film. The original movie was released on September 28, 2001, weeks after the traumatic events of 9/11. It was a victim of bad circumstance and unfortunately was overlooked while in theaters grossing a mere 45 million dollars.
The reason a film with such a crappy turnout can warrant a sequel is because of its popularity in the home entertainment market. DVD sales for the film have been through the roof (I own a copy), and almost a decade after its theatrical release it’s still a best seller on iTunes. According to Deadline’s sources, “Theroux is going to Fashion Week in Paris to immerse himself on what is current in fashion. It’s got momentum.”
Whatever momentum they find, it better include my boy Owen Wilson stepping in as Hansel. Also, David Bowie along with another pretty man will need to make a cameo at some point in the film. Perhaps David Beckham or Sting? The one thing about Zoolander that I loved were its over the top cameos. There have been a lot of new stars who’ve made headway since 2001, so anybody could pop up in the sequel, the cast of Twilight, Hugh Jackman, who knows!
Do you want to see a sequel to Zoolander? Who should appear in the film?