Bruce Almighty was a big hit back in 2003, grossing $484 million. At the time Jim Carrey was a huge star and didn’t want to make a sequel, so they made Evan Almighty instead, centring on Steve Carrell’s character from the original movie. That movie, however, was a huge flop.
However now Carrey’s career is on the slide and so he’s more amenable to making another Bruce Almighty movie, and it seems Universal’s pretty keen too. Variety says the studio’s hired Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel to write a direct sequel to Bruce Almighy, which centres on Carrey’s character. The duo were credited alongside Nicholas Stoller on the script for Yes Man and have written the in-development Danny McBride film Bullies.
There’s no news on exactly what direction they’re going with for Bruce Almighty 2, or if it’ll simply be Carrey getting to be God for a bit longer. Nor do we know is Morgan Freeman will return as the almighty Himself (let’s hope so though).
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