Get ready for a whole new brand of laughter and antics in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. This new film stars noted actors in Hollywood namely: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Jim Carrey, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Steve Carell and so much more. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues follows the story of Ron Burgundy (Ferrell) who left the 70’s behind him and he now returns to the news desk to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. Check out the latest news for this new comedy below:
“First Look – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Last month, IGN and several other outlets were invited to the editing bay of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues to screen two extended scenes from the film along with director Adam McKay. [Warning: Some minor SPOILERS to follow, but nothing that hasn't been seen in the latest trailer below.]
The first scene we screened was of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and Champ Kind (David Koechner) reunited and en route to New York City, where they’ve been recruited to join the Global News Network. Traveling in an old Winnebago, the guys reminisce over old times — a concept which Brick fails to grasp. As seen in the trailer, the guys eventually realize that no one is at the wheel, and the Winnie spirals out of control… in super slow motion.
For McKay, this was one of the most challenging and VFX-heavy sequences to film and involved a huge gimbal on set and a ton of extra work in post — an impressive feat for a comedy. “It turned out to be a giant pain in the ass,” McKay said with a chuckle. “We wrote it just at two in the morning, laughing like idiots. Suddenly, the reality of it was like, ‘Oh God, we’ve gotta do all this.’ So it was a huge gimbal with the Winnebago, it was them hanging in front of green screen, it was stunt doubles inside the Winnebago, it was then the plates we had to get from the inside, then it was all the objects we had to get, then we had to have fake bowling balls and real bowling balls… I mean, it was probably a total of three days of shooting to get that silly little sequence.”
From there, McKay showed us the guys’ first meeting with the manager of GNN, Linda Jackson (played by Meagan Good). “She’s an ass-kicker, she’s brilliant, she went to Columbia School of Journalism — typical kind of thing in the sense that she’s overqualified for the job,” McKay said of Good’s character. “But of course because she’s a woman, because she’s a minority, these idiots can’t get around that at first… Seeing Burgundy struggle with the issue of race was just really fun.”
When asked how much the film dives into the race issue, McKay added, “We were aware there was a fine line. I mean, these guys are so dopey that the subject of race isn’t like we experience it in the news now. They’re so innocent and stupid about it that it’s never really mean or pointed. You’ll see in the whole movie that they really just don’t get it. They never fully get anything, but they a-little-bit get it by the end of the movie.”
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens in theatres on December 20th 2013 and is directed by Adam McKay.
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