There are few things better than a smooth serenade from jazz flute enthusiast Ron Burgundy, as seen in the cult classic comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. But here’s one thing that would have been better — a live and in concert Broadway event from Burgundy and his pals.
That was the plan for the now defunct Anchorman sequel, according to director and producer Adam McKay. “It was a musical,” he told CHUD about his Anchorman desires. “We were going to do four months on Broadway and then jump right into filming.”
I’d take McKay’s words with a few pinches of salt, but if he’s being serious, how could anyone shoot down the idea of a brief Anchorman musical? Apparently, Paramount wasn’t unable to justify the $60 million production budget investment required to make the musical and the sequel happen. As such, the project is officially off the table.
“We’ve moved on,” said McKay. “There’s no hard feelings … We have some cool projects set up at Paramount.”
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