Almost 10 years after he became an international sensation, Derek Zoolander is ready to strut his stuff down the catwalk again - and it seems the man behind Blue Steel has gotten a little gray.
According to actor Justin Theroux, who co-wrote the script for the "Zoolander" sequel with leading man Ben Stiller, the new film will find aging mannequins Zoolander and Hansel (Owen Wilson) on the verge of hitting 40 and no longer top models.
"[W]e start off with them in a pretty bad place," Theroux told MTV at New York's Comic-Con on Saturday. "They're about to ring 40's bell. They have to claw their way back into the fashion industry in some way or another."
Theroux, who expects the new "Zoolander" movie to hit theaters in 2012, added that Will Ferrell's villain Mugatu plays a role in the latest plot and that there's even a part for actor Jonah Hill.
""Fingers crossed, anything is possible in Hollywood, but I think you're going to see Mugatu," Theroux said. "There are a couple new villains that step onto the stage, which we are all very happy about. And yes, Jonah is the inspiration for one of them."
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I can't remember the last time I coughed and didn't say, "I got the black lung, Pop."
Why the *insert expletive here* is Jonah Hill in this ? The man is not funny. I didn't find him funny in anything I ever saw him in. How is he getting these parts ?
That being said, I'm curious to see how this'll turn out. I love Ben & Owen. Hope Christine gets to reprise her role in here too. I thought the first one was hilarious. Curious, if Mugatu is back, does that mean Katinka's with him ? That would be fun.
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Jonah Hill is gross. The most recent new young stars (male) are either gangly and ugly (Jesse Eisenberg) or fat and gross like Jonah Hill. Why are ugly people taking over Hollywood?
Because he/they take it up the ass all the way to the throat. And suck and swallow.
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Hollywood just continues to run out of ideas.
Do you ever think there may be more to life then being ridiculously good looking?
The same look??? THE SAME LOOK?!!?
I'm not an ambi-turner
But..... Why male models?? Are you kidding??
I stayed in a DAY SPA... D A I Y E!
And then I became bulimic. Oh my god, you can read minds??
If they make a sequel, which would seem like a strange idea, given how lame the original was, they should make it about the Will Ferrell, since he was the only thing watchable about the original. Otherwise, its a waste of time.
"should make it about the Will Ferrell, since he was the only thing watchable about the original. "
More like Bowie.
Technically, there wasn't really a "script" for the first movie. ;)
No..please, ... don't...
I feel like I'm taking CRAZY pills!!
"'m pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is."
I became bulimic.
You can read minds?
Zoolander is a perfectly timed non-subtle comedy. It isn't for those who like subtle or even "intelligent" humor. It is for the humor brute (and I'm a proud member of this group). The timing of the film was impecable making each laugh harder and more surprising than the previous. Also the Zoolander character was surprisingly consistent.. not an easy feet.
Will Ferrell was awesome in this film as well.. few comedies are as memorable as this one. I feer for the sequel... it will be hard to repeat the success of the first.
What is the script...like, half a page long?
Please, THIS movie gets a sequel? If there was any justice, there'd be an "Anchorman" sequel. But for whatever reason that got shot down.
They're breakdance fighting!
I'm still waiting for a sequel to Dumb and Dumber. I know they made a prequel. But where are Harry and Lloyd now?
The world seriously needs a break from Jonah Hill. Guy's an exhausting scene chewer..
Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he's a cool dude!
I hope Billy is in this one also.
What? The pictures are INSIDE the computer?
The integration of music, nairtaron and graphics was perfect. I love the design for its clarity and restraint. The messages were solid and very helpful in the face of increasing complexity and, dare I say it, indulgence in data representation. Lovely!
At least Zoolander wasn't Bruno, now there was a bad movie!
Yes its a dopey premise, and a over the top film, but it is also one of the funniest movies i ever saw. Im hope as well that the 2nd movie lives up to the first. I am doubtful a bit. I like when he goes outside to talk to god, and he thinks he calls him on the worlds tiniest cell phone! "god"!? Haha.
I can't belivee this is still two years away. I guess you gotta tame the beast before you let it out of its cage.
Ooohh..... the files are "inside" the computer...
It's so SIMPLE!
*Smashes computer in front of audience*
*confused* Hey! Where the files at?
When will people learn that some movies are to entertain and not all of them have to be Schindler's list. All you movie snobs can Dereleek my balls
hopefully the team that is resurrecting this franchise realizes how tough it's going to be to successfully create a better zoolander. i can't wait to see this. jonah hill isn't my fave, but Get Ign to the Greek was funny as hell and really restored my faith in his abilities. so excited to see this!!!
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Aww It would've been funnier if you had put the FRANKS before the BEANS...solid effort.
His ma-ma-movies make me ha-ha-happy! I get all tingly in a ba-ba-bad place when I lo-lo-lo-look at his wife!
I wonder if his wife will be in the movie too? OF COURSE SHE WILL !
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Wow i've been wanting a sequel for Zoolander for a while. I always envisioned it as having kid be the up and coming star and Derek helps show him the ropes. I've been told I am a look-a-like for Ben Stiller since I was in high school when the first movie came out. I'd give anything to find out how I can get in on this film firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @ajmatesi if you have any info!
There was a moment last night, when she was sandwiched between the two Finnish dwarves and the Maori tribesmen, where I thought, "Wow, I could really spend the rest of my life with this woman".
Why does every successful film have to have a sequel? The first film was entertaining, but it certainly wasn't great either. Sometimes, you just need to leave it be and not be greedy. Not every film needs to have a sequel or become a trilogy, especially this one. But I want to add that I do love Ben Stiller, especially in Next of Kin.
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Jonah Hill is the poster child for what it takes to make it in Hollywood. Just grow up rich and live next door to Dustin Hoffman.
I can deraleekt my own balls, thank you very much!
Although I enjoyed all of Zoolander, my favorite part was the grimace that John Voight managed every time he saw his son. Personally, I thought he deserved an Oscar just for creating such an expression and I am willing to bet that it cracked up the cast and crew every time they had to shoot a scene. If you don't believe me, watch the movie again.
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Zoolander is easily one of the top 10 funniest movies ever made, and I highly anticipate Zoo2 being just as funny, if not funnier.
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Why do I continue to watch ZOOLANDER!!! RELAX !! Must watch ZOOLANDER!!
I loved the original Zoolander. It was hysterical from start to finish – an absolutely brilliant send-up of the fashion industry. That said, I'm very apprehensive about a sequel. I fear a repeat of the fiasco known as "Meet The Fockers." Some things are best left alone.
The best bit in Zoolander was David Duchovny as the hand model. Even now, after my wife or I cough, we'll say "I got the black lung, Pop." People shouldn't automatically knock something or someone as not funny just because they don't get it. I personally think Vince Vaughn is less funny than your typical traffic court judge, but I don't have anything bad to say about him.
I'm a hand model mama – a finger jockey. We're not like those face & body boys...
Eh yo , Vince is freaking hilarious... you obviously have no sense of humor
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Instead of fighting Ben Stiller, why not reason with him?
Jebus get off the crack train plzz
Why reason with him when you can kick his ass?
Dude you smoked wayy too much weed last night
Lets join forces and fight against Ben Stiller.
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Yeah he is pretty weird.
OMG WTH IS UP WITH HIS HAIR????? He looks like a derranged Possum! :)
Who you tryin' to get crazy with ese? Dont you know........I'M LOCO!!
Orange Mocha Frappaccino's!!!!
LMAO! I was wondering when I would see this posted on here!!!
The problem is that Starbucks doesn't make that flavor. I loooooove Zoolander.
I happened to think Zoolander was a hoot. I think with Ben Stiller movies, you get em or you don't. Yes, they are overdone and the whole running around in circles with dialogue is mostly in them; but you know what you are getting yourself into. Ah, did anyone happen to notice that Alexander Skarsgård (Mr. Eric from True Blood) was in Zoolander?
I have to agree with the Johah Hill thing as stated in previous posts, he's done. His range is limited. I hope that at least they give him something else to do except the same old persona that we see in every film he has done. (Mind you, I don't go to see a film because he is in it...he just keeps showing up in them).
Oh yes, the new one had better include a cameo for Alex!!!!!!!!! Perhaps something that plays off his new fame as a tv vampire, even. It would be hilarious if he popped up in the new one!
I DON'T GET EM!~!
I invented the piano key neck tie! What have you done Derek!
@NOYbizz You sir are 100% wrong.
No, he's 100% RIGHT. Jonah sucks.
Labeling Jonah Hill as a 'one trick pony' is spot on. That guys is just another chubby kid that really brings nothing to the table. I hope he believes in God....cause he needs to be thanking him every single night. Otherwise...he's flopping whopper at BK.
@OTP You sir are 200% wrong for blindly agreeing with an incorrect premise. And may God have mercy on your humorless soul! :)
Sorry, Josh. You're right – he's a THREE-trick pony: loud, obnoxious, vulgar. (Notice, no "funny" included.) Someone thought he might be the next Belushi/Candy/Farley – the funny big guy protoypes of the last 35 years. Unfortunately, those guys had actual comedic TALENT, something Jonah Hill is entirely lacking. Same thing someone obviously (and equally mistakenly) thought about Horatio Sanz. Epic fail on both.
my weewee goes all crazy for Jonah Hill.
Can we please stop the illusion that Jonah Hill is a talented/funny person who belongs in the entertainment industry? Just like most of the Apatow crew, he's a one-trick pony whose trick (which was weak to begin with) has completely played out.
100% agree! I can't stand Jonah Hill. I loved the first Zoolander, but adding him to the mix makes me apprehensive about seeing the sequel. One trick pony is the perfect way to sum up that lard a$$.
Agreed! I really liked Super Bad but probably more for Michael C and for the whole McLovin thing, and less for Jonah H.
As much as I love Zoolander, I have serious doubts that the characters could support a second movie. The same jokes over again will not be funny the second time around, and how many more new jokes could they have up their sleeves?
wow. lighten up people. this movie was good satire, and is a classic to people with good senses of humor under 40.
I can't wait. Living in New York, this was the first movie I could drag myself out to see after 9/11. I laughed harder than I had in months, and boy did I need it. A personal memory, but a real one.
Jez, this was without doubt the lamest movie of the extraordinary lame portfolio of movies done by Stiller [the ONE fricking exception being "There's Something About Mary" (1998)]. Somebody should hold an intervention and stop him from himself and the irreparable harm to others, particularly children. . .
Anyone that hates on Zoolander must not have much of a sense of humor. This movie start to finish was hilarious. And Stiller has plenty of great movies in his repetoir.. meet the parents? classic!!
Have you seen "Greenberg"? Ben Stiller has a great and moving performance in that film.
You must be a Troll, as you just bashed and claimed that two of Stiller's funniest movies were crap. Something about Mary is consistently ranked one of the funniest movies of our time, and unless you took Zoolander seriously, it ranks up there with some of the best.
You must be a sad individual.
I'm the opposite, I think that Something About Mary is his least funny movie. Zoolander is absolutely funny.
"Well it's a walk off." Billy Zane's best (maybe his only) cameo.
So many great lines. Both Night at the Museums are good too. I'm very iffy about Ben Stiller, but I really like Zoolander.
Zoolander flings so many wicked shards of sendup that a lot of people with issues dislike it. You can only dislike Zoolander if you have issues. In fact I would venture that is is possibly the most issue laden film since Schindler's List, while more dramatic, and in color.
Earth to Gary... it's like just a funny movie, it wasn't real! Cheeeez!
I found a sense of humor in the lost and found. I think it might be yours.
Oh Mitchie baby – what you found were your teeth.
Zoolander was so bad. But yet it was so funny. I loved the "Gasoline Fight."
Yep.....good and terrible.
Def one of the very best terrible movies I've seen.
Did you know?? That Eric Northman from True Blood was involved in that gasoline fight?? Pretty crazy
what is this, a center for ants? it has to be at least....three times this big!
"A eugooglizer: One who speaks at funerals. Or did you think I'd be too stupid to know what a eugoogly is?"
Not sure how I feel about a sequel...the first one was just so awesome
Derek Zoolander: A model, idiot
'How bout I answer your question with another question...'
Another crappy remake with an even worse actor.
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