Considering “Grown Ups” was the highest-grossing film Adam Sandler has ever been a part of, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to hear that he has been hard at work trying to bring the gang back together for a follow-up. The film starred a collection of Sandler’s friends including Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider, and went on to resonate strongly with audiences.
News broke earlier this month that “Grown Ups 2″ has allegedly carved out a July 12, 2013 release date with original writer Fred Wolf in negotiations to pen a screenplay. MTV News caught up with Rock while he was at Sundance promoting his film “2 Days in New York,” and he confirmed that he definitely has heard from Sandler about making another movie together. He just doesn’t know if it will be “Grown Ups 2,” or something different.
“I don’t know yet. I definitely have been called about my availability. But no one’s told me about a script,” Rock said. “When Adam Sandler gives you a call and asks, ’What are you doing in June? Make sure you don’t do nothing in June!’ So I think we’re getting ready to get the gang back together.”
That being said, there’s no guarantee that the movie will necessarily be a sequel to “Grown Ups.” The original was marketed more on its ensemble cast than its content, so it’s not unreasonable to wonder — as Rock does — if this upcoming collaboration is a separate movie.
“I don’t know if it’s going to be ’Grown Ups 2′ or another movie, though,” Rock clarified.
Back in 2010, Spade also talked about Sandler’s interest in bringing the boys back together for a follow-up to “Grown Ups.” Again, he doesn’t necessarily say that this will be a sequel, but rather a project for the cast to work on in together.
“The ’Grown Ups’ movie worked out well for everybody, and so Adam is trying to think of something else for us all to do,” Spade said at a press conference for his show “Rules of Engagement,” according to CinemaBlend. “I have the TV schedule and Adam’s just got movie schedules, so to sync up everybody, all five of us to have the same time off.”
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