“Ben [Stiller] and I have talked about it for a little while,” revealed the film’s scribe, John Hamburg, about a film that would reunite Stiller’s Zoolander with his nemesis-turned-comrade Hansel (Owen Wilson). “I think someday we will make that movie.”
While he offered no details about a plot, nor any hint about other potential returning stars like Will Ferrell and Christine Taylor, Hamburg did drop a possible title for the film: “Twolander.”
To which we can only add, “You is talking loco and I like it!” With a killer title like that, what’s taken so long to get this picture going?
“It’s best for sequels to wait 14-19 years, I think,” said Hamburg, before actually giving a serious explanation. “I think to catch up with two male models ten years later, there’s a lot of room for comedy.”
Of course, the seriousness didn’t last for long. “It would be great for Ben and Owen to do a movie together,” he said, “because they’ve only done 17.”
(For the record it’s been just 9: “The Cable Guy,” “Permanent Night,” “Meet the Parents,” “Zoolander,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Meet the Fockers,” “Night at the Museum” and the forthcoming “Night at the Museum” sequel).
Okay, if not for some much-needed screen time together, maybe there’s another motive for a “Zoolander” sequel?
“They’re both very poor,” suggested Hamburg.
What would you call the second “Zoolander”? Will Stiller and Wilson ever do too many films together?