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Jim Carrey Open To A Bonus Bruce?
New Almighty sequel planned for him

09 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Jim Carrey Open To A Bonus Bruce?

The last time Universal dabbled in the dark sequel arts with regards to Jim Carrey comedy vehicle Bruce Almighty, we got 2007’s floptastic Evan Almighty, which did little to help Steve Carell’s blossoming film career. But since even that critical dud managed to drag in around $175 million worldwide, the studio has decided to try again, hiring Hot Tub Time Machine writing duo Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel to take a crack at a direct sequel. And this time, they’re hoping to snag Carrey himself.

For those who don’t recall the 2003 film, Almighty saw Carrey as a down-on-his-luck TV reporter who demands an apology from God when his career takes a bad turn and his girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston) leaves him. But instead of providing a quick fix, the Man Upstairs (Morgan Freeman) decides to give Bruce a taste of heavenly power to teach him a lesson. Cue farcical takes on Biblical acts!

There’s no word yet on what angle Paul and Mogel will take: Evan, for example, saw Carell’s competing character building a Noah-style ark. But at least the pair has experience of writing for Carrey, as they penned 2008’s Yes Man for the actor.

And it’s still in the early stages, since Carrey is notoriously sequel shy, and hasn’t made a follow-up since Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. It would seem he’s slowly warming to the idea, though right now even a Dumb & Dumber sequel remains more rumour than reality.

Carrey will next be seen starring alongside Carell, coincidentally, in magic comedy Burt Wonderstone.

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dumb and dumber
Is one of my favourite comedy films of all times and I don't know many people that don't find it hilarious. I would be very interested to see what they'd do with a direct sequel to that rather than what was an average film at best in Bruce almighty. I have never and will never watch dumb and dumberer and would love to see the memory of that erased with a great Jim Carrey/Jeff Daniels sequel. More

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I'd love to see another Ace Ventura. More

Posted by Whistler at 08:29 on 10 January 2012 | Report This Post

Jim Carrey hasn't made s decent film since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and doing pointless sequels like this really isn't going to make me want to watch him again! More

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