Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Frank Grillo Seals A Deal For The Purge 3
Sergeant reporting for another tour of duty
Ali Larter Returns For Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Claire Redfield is back
Trailer For National Lampoon Doc Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead
'We were taking on the idiocy of our generation...'
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 March 2015
Super Troopers 2 Is A Go
The Broken Lizard team rustle up a sequel through crowdfunding
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Yogi Bear (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Beerfest (2006)
Empire Star Rating
The Dukes Of Hazzard
Empire Star Rating
Club Dread
Empire Star Rating
Super Troopers
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Yes, There Will Be A Yogi Bear 2
Jay Chandrasekhar on to write & direct

02 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Yogi Bear

All right... Own up! Who wished for this on the monkey’s paw? Come on... Somebody must have, because now the world is getting a sequel to Yogi Bear, and Warner Bros. has hired Broken Lizard man / Dukes Of Hazzard co-writer / director Jay Chandrasekhar to pen the script and call the shots.

In the original Yogi film’s defence, it earned a little over $200 million worldwide, so there was definitely some audience connection there. And how many movies bring you the voice talents of Dan Aykroyd AND Justin Timberlake at once?

We’re mostly pinning our hopes on Chandrasekhar bringing some much-needed Lizard wit and subversion to the sequel, even if it means drafting in the rest of his comedy troupe to pitch in jokes. Because while Hazzard didn’t exactly have us laughing much, he’s still one of the people who brought the world Super Troopers and we know he can deliver the goods comedy with his work on TV, including Happy Endings, Community and Chuck.

But please, for the love of Boo Boo... No dancing this time. And put a little more thought into the plot for once.


How did you greet the news of a Yogi sequel?
My kids liked it, so I'm in.
I found it funny. I'll watch.
Meh. More sequels/CG/remakes
I'm good, thanks.
Does anyone know where I can rent a fallout shelter for 500 years?
  View results without voting


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Clark Gregg Says Trust Me
Sam Rockwell amongst the cast
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Cast Of The Gift
On acting scared, Words With Friends battles and Lego Bateman

Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)