One of the most over-hyped comedies is getting a sequel. Todd Phillips confirmed to Variety that the comedy will be returning to the big screen in 2011 with it’s original stars Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms. I think it’s inevitable that this got a sequel when a comedy like this makes over $200 million at the box office. I might be the only one who thought The Hangover wasn’t that funny and felt like a bunch of college kids wrote the script for their film-making class. “oh oh, and then they’ll have a naked Asian guy jump out of the trunk!” The funniest part of the movie ended up being the final credits (when they showed pictures from the party). But in the end, The Hangover is just a generic Vegas comedy to me, but everyone loves it for some reason. Whatever.
Besides The Hangover 2, Todd Phillips is directing “Due Date” which will star Zach Galifianakis as well. The movie is about an expectant dad and his travel companion (Zach Galifianakis) racing across the country in hopes of making it home for the birth of his first child. At least that sounds better than The Hangover.
Todd Phillips will next direct the road trip comedy “Due Date” and follow one year later with “The Hangover 2.”
The commitments come one day after “The Hangover” crossed the $210 million domestic gross mark and surpassed “Wedding Crashers” to become the second biggest grossing R-rated comedy ever.
That puts Phillips on track to earn $35 million or more on “The Hangover” after he gave back his salary and gross position to become an equity investment partner in the pic alongside financiers Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Move allowed him to make the film with Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms, who were not proven at the box office.