Adam Mackay reveals more plot details about the comedy sequel
Anchorman writer/director Adam Mackay has teased more plot details about the forthcoming sequel.
A second outing for Will Ferrell as 1970s newsreader Ron Burgundy was confirmed in recent weeks, with most of the original cast returning. And now Mackay has revealed that the film will see the unreconstructed Burgundy struggling to cope with progress.
He told Empire: “We know these guys never deal well with change, and the good thing is that there’s a big blast of change coming, according to the regular timeline. We’re going to be throwing a lot of innovation at them, and they’re not going to handle it well.”
Mackay continued: “It’s right when all the news started changing with the 24-hour news cycle in ’78 or ’79. All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.”
But fans will have to wait a while longer for the hyped sequel. On the progress of the script, Mackay added: “We’ve done about two per cent! Half a per cent? We’ve got five pages of story notes and chunks of story. We’re holing up writing for the next three months.”