Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Leonard Nimoy Dies
Beloved Star Trek actor was 83
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero show
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and Thor
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
First look at Tom Hooper's new period drama
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct
Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow
He could flap in to replace Luke Evans
First Trailer For The Lady In The Van
Alan Bennett has a visitor
Sam Mendes Talks Spectre
Skyfall's director on why he returned to the Bond franchise
Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
Christopher Cosmos hired to write new screenplay
Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By
Starring with Christian Bale
Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
Marc Forster's new psychological drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 July 2010
Yogi Bear Teaser Online
He's so smart, it hurts
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's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)