New version of 'Anchorman 2' will be hitting theaters soon

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Will Ferrell will be returning to the big screen in the longer, super-sized version of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

“When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked," writer/director Adam McKay said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theaters, I did a 1950's spit take. If you're a hardcore Anchorman fan go see this. If you're not, stay very far away."

Fans might be rushing to the box office to see the film that is longer than the first cut of the sequel, which opened in December and made more than $170 million worldwide. The film starred Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, a San Diego newsman. It also stars Steve Carrell as Brick Tamland and Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana.

According to the Huffington Post, the new version of the film has 763 new jokes in it.

"This is a stitched up, Frankenstein version," McKay said in an interview with The New York Times. "You’ll either love it or hate it."

The rated R, super-sized version of the film will open in theaters on Feb. 28.

image courtesy of Paramount



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