As previously reported, Adam McKay has a serious case of the frownies today. After severely cutting the budget, Anchorman 2 is still a no-go with Paramount. There was a glimmer of hope earlier this week when the original cast agreed to cut their prices, but Paramount decided to pass all the same.
I imagine it went something like this:
ADAM McKAY: So there you have it, The Further Legends of Ron Burgundy!!
PARAMOUNT EXEC: Very funny. But I’ll need to consult with my adviser.
SLAMS MAGIC 8 BALL DOWN ON DESK.
PARMOUNT EXEC: Oooh. It is decidely not so. MWUHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!!!!
MAGIC 8 BALL: MWUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
A TEAM OF BAYWATCH WRITERS CLOSES DOOR ON McKAY’S FACE.