It’s been a while since Jim Carrey had what could be called a hit movie (his mo-cap work in “A Christmas Carol” notwithstanding; can you really call that one a “Jim Carrey movie”, though?), so it’s no surprise that he would return to one of his big hit movies, like 2003’s “Bruce Almighty”. It’s called a sure thing, people, look it up.
And since God is clearly needed once again, Universal has assigned the screenwriting duo of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (the writers behind “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Yes Man”, also starring Carrey) to bang out a sequel to “Bruce Almighty” for them. The idea is to continue the story of Jim Carrey’s Bruce character from the first film, and while I’m not reading that Carrey is a lock to return, I’m going to go out on a limb and say he’s going to sign up. What else is he gonna do with his time, more “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” movies? I don’t think the universe can stand such crimes against humanity.
In the 2003 flick, Carrey played Bruce Nolan, a frustrated TV reporter who gets the job of God (Morgan Freeman) for a week. Predictably, chaos ensues. There was a spin-off sequel starring Steve Carrell called “Evan Almighty” that didn’t do quite as well as Bruce’s turn as God.
“Bruce Almighty” made $242 million at home and $484 million worldwide from an $81 production budget. Given those stellar box office returns, I’m shocked a sequel took so long to come together.
Via : Variety