By Jack Rico
01.7.2011 | By Jack Rico |
Don’t know if you remember the comedy ‘Knocked Up’ from director Judd Apatow back in 2007. The film became part of the new Apatow comedy movement in Hollywood and grossed worldwide approximately $150 million at the box office, something extraordinary for a film in the genre of comedy. Now comes news that the sequel, Knocked Up 2, is being prepared by Apatow himself where he will helm and write the script.
In an interview with Hitfix, Apatow talked about whether he saw the film as a prequel or sequel, “It’s just a story about the current lives of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann). Many people identified with these characters and their problems. I felt there was much to explore in them both. We we will be shooting in July and it will be released next June,” said Apatow.
The exact release date will be June 1, 2012, and Apatow has plans to spread the information little by little. “There are some fun details that I will not reveal yet, but I’ll let you know slowly. It’s more fun that way.”
Although it is unknown if Seth Rogen will return in a cameo (we’ll ask him personally today since we’ll be interviewing him for The Green Hornet), what will be a surprise is to see Katherine Heigl back. She blasted the film back in the day and might be persona non-grata. Let’s see.