MacGruber 2 being written by Will Forte & Jorma Taccone
After years of teasing that they wanted to make a sequel to MacGruber, star Will Forte and director Jorma Taccone have taken to Twitter to reveal that they have, in fact, just started writing MacGruber 2! Check out the tweets below!
The “MacGyver” parody was originally created by Taccone and Forte as interstitial segments for “Saturday Night Live,” until Taccone directed and Forte starred in the film version in 2010. Although the clueless soldier of fortune failed to make a mark at the box office, bombing out with a paltry $8.5 million, it has since become a cult favorite on DVD and cable. Although a screenplay is a good sign that things are finally moving forward, its no guarantee that MacGruber 2 will actually see the light of day. Perhaps the success or failure of CBS’s new “MacGyver” reboot series (which did well in its debut slot last Friday) could play a part in getting a new MacGruber adventure greenlit.
Produced by Universal Pictures and Relativity Media, the original MacGruber co-starred Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe and Maya Rudolph.
Forte currently stars in the hit FOX series “The Last Man on Earth,” and will play the central figure of comedy writer Doug Kenney in David Wain’s National Lampoon biopic A Futile and Stupid Gesture. Taccone’s last comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping came out in June and grossed $9.4 million.