Speculations about a sequel to 2004’s Anchorman have been floating around for years now, but with the film officially slated for release next year, writer/director Adam McKay is ready to share some details. During an interview about Fully Loaded, a musical that he produced, McKay noted that Anchorman: The Legend Continues may be part musical.
“There will be some music in Anchorman 2 though for sure,” said 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.”
McKay then discussed the use of music in his previous films:
“The music sequence we have done — we did “Afternoon Delight” in Anchorman, Adam Scott and his family singing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in Step Brothers, we did a whole song for Talladega Nights that got cut out, a big, big musical number — we always do it live on the set. 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 recording. We’ll probably do it the same way in this.”
There’s no word yet on just how big a role music will play in the Anchorman sequel or when the film will see the light of day, but the script is currently in the works and shooting is slated to begin in March. [NME]