It’s no secret that Hollywood loves creating remakes and sequels to beloved classic films. Sometimes, there are so many follow-ups in development, it can be hard to keep track — especially if it’s been years since the original movie’s debut. These films have long since been speculated over, but have recently seen new progress. Here are five long-awaited sequels now in the works:
In the decade since the 2001 flick premiered, rumors of a sequel have been flying around periodically, with no real progress seemingly being made. But recently, Justin Theroux, who played the evil DJ in the film, revealed to Vulture that the long-awaited follow-up is still a very real possibility. While he stopped short of confirming it’s actually happening, the actor confirmed they have a script and have been in talks to get it further in development recently. “We’re trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running,” he said.
But while Theroux was initially also set to helm the sequel, the Leftovers star said that plan will likely change if the HBO show gets picked up for another season. In that case, Zoolander star Ben Stiller will likely take over the director’s chair.