Not only has it been announced that a teaser trailer for Anchorman 2 is being filmed, they have also released a brand new poster.
The film is quite clearly still within the development stages, but that hasn’t stopped Paramount from starting the marketing campaign early. The new trailer, which has been filmed before a script has even been completed, is to air ahead of Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator in cinemas. And according to director Adam McKay, the experience of making the trailer has inspired the script.
“Paramount came to us with the idea of the teaser, and since we’re writing the script it was a good chance to see the characters and hang out with the actors to inspire writing.”
It was a reunion of sorts for the actors and writers, who apparently slipped right back into the roles, like they’d never left them. “Paul Rudd has a beard and we’re thinking of keeping it. Kind of an Eddie Rabbit meets Serpico look,” McKay added.
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell: in case you’re not in the know) has put his two cents in by taking to his Twitter account. The tweet says:
“Dont get Twirter. Anchorman2 teaser w Dictator tom night. Dont know what a teaser is. World is crazy? Having a scotch.”
Eloquently put, Mr Burgundy. He was also the one to break the news on Conan O’Brien a couple of months ago.
The Dictator opened in the UK today, so if reports are true, you should see the teaser during the previews. Until you go though, feast your eyes on the brand new poster, that is just as teasing as the trailer surely will be. Complete with the tag-line: “The Legend Continues”.
Anchorman 2 will be released sometime in 2013.
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Check out the poster below: