Paramount Pictures and Gary Sanchez Productions today announced an unprecedented theatrical release of an all new cut of the hit film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, starring Will Ferrell, in theatres in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland beginning February 28 for one-week only.
The new version of the film, titled Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues…Continued, will feature up to 763 entirely new jokes from legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy and America’s favourite 24-hour global news team.
“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. But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theatres, 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,” said writer / director Adam McKay.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a sequel to 2004’s cult film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, was released in theatres on December 18, 2013 and has earned more than $170 million at the worldwide box office to date. With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which opened in theatres everywhere December 18. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – all of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy … while taking New York and the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.