Apparently the 2004 movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” made enough money that, 9 years later, Fox has moved ahead with a sequel, hiring Clay Tarver to knock out a script for them and producer Ben Stiller.
The first movie made $167 million worldwide on a $20 million dollar budget, something that would be impossible these days given that original stars Vince Vaughn and Stiller probably makes that much per movie. Okay, maybe not Vaughn, but probably Stiller. Or thereabouts.
It was a big hit Stateside, and the film’s continued to gain an audience on cable and TV since its release.
The original film, a sports underdog comedy, pitted Vaughn, as the slacker owner of a rundown gym, against Stiller, playing the douchey owner of an encroaching gym, in a ruthless game of dodgeball. I think you can guess who wins, right?
In the sequel currently being written by Tarver, we’re told that Stiller and Vaughn’s characters will be forced to team up against an even bigger threat.
The 2004 movie was directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (from his own script), and co-starred Justin Long, Joel David Moore, Stephen Root, Chris Williams, Alan Tudyk, Rip Torn, and Stiller’s wife, Christine Taylor.
Via : THR