Ben Stiller’s 2001 comedy “Zoolander” is a great film — if you like Ben Stiller, that is. If you’re one of those people who has issues with the man — like the way he acts, the way he looks, or the way he breathes — then you probably hated it with a passion. I sort of liked it, but for my money the best moment in the entire film is when a bunch of dim-witted male models (hey, is that an oxymoron?) were getting gas when they stupidly poured gasoline on each other and danced around, only to all die in a horrible fire from, you know, all that gasoline. It was funny, and Stiller wasn’t in the scene, which kind of made it even funnier for some reason. I forgot what it was about, but a pre-stardom Will Ferrell played the bad guy.
In any case, Stiller has confirmed to MTV that there will indeed be a “Zoolander 2”, and it will take place 10 years after the first movie, which saw Stiller’s moronic male model Derek Zoolander opening up a school for poor kids. In the sequel, Stiller and Owen Wilson’s Hansel character will have been forgotten by the ever-changing fashion industry (you know, the same industry that gave us Lady Gaga?), and must fight to regain their fame, which probably involves doing idiotic and, if you’re a Stiller fan, funny things.
The script is currently being written with “Tropic Thunder” writer Justin Theroux possibly in line to direct.