Everyone’s got a story about this today and it seems like the quote’s being blown out of proportion. But at the premiere of Madagascar 2 in London, Ben Stiller had this to say about the possibility of a Zoolander sequel:
“I feel that is the sequel I really would like to do some day because I like the original and I would make sure it was something new and worthy of it first.” [TheSun]
Zoolander is one of the rare movies to which a sequel might actually be a good idea. The first made a fairly modest $60 million worldwide (on a $30 million budget) and then became sort of a cult hit on DVD. It’s easily the high point of Stiller’s acting career, and Mugatu is probably my favorite Will Ferrell character. If the same movie came out today, it’d make $100 mil, easy. Need proof of its popularity? Check out the mouth on virtually every greasy dipshit on the internet and tell me they’re not doing Blue Steel.
On second thought, maybe a Zoolander sequel’s not such a good idea.