It looks like Zoolander 2 might actually happen.
Justin Theroux says ‘Zoolander 2‘ is a definite possibility and may actually start production shortly. Nowadays, the ‘Zoolander’ sequel is a rumor that never ends. In 2012, Ben Stiller revealed that he was open to do a Zoolander sequel. Two years later, Justin Theroux revealed to Vulture that a new Zoolander movie may be in the works.
According to Theroux, who is working on the new HBO TV series, The Leftovers, he is working on a script with Ben Stiller and they will be getting together next month to discuss Zoolander’s newest look.
Are you guys still doing a sequel?
Yeah, weve got a script for the sequel, and weve just been in talks again. Were trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, I dont want to jinx anything, but it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running.
Thats great. It must be hard to coordinate everyones schedules.
Its actually been a little hard with the show, but now Im back full-time to dedicate time toward doing it. I met with Ben [Stiller] a couple times when I was in New York doing The Leftovers, and then Im meeting again with him probably in September.
Youre going to direct it, right?
I dont think Im going to do it anymore. It really depends on whether the show gets picked up. If it gets picked up, then I dont think Ill have the time to do it. So itll probably get handed to Ben, which would be awesome. (Vulture)
But, are people really interested in a Zoolander sequel? It has nearly been fourteen years since Zoolander premiered and people’s taste of comedy constantly changes. With the release of Dumb and DumberEr (Dumb and Dumber 2) coming in a few months, it will definitely let Hollywood know if reboots of old comedies are worth it.