10/26/2013 12:45 pm ET

Alternate Version Of 'Anchorman 2' In the Works Using '250 New Jokes'


Don't act like you're not impressed that "Anchorman 2" could receive an alternate cut made up of entirely new material.

That's what writer/director Adam McKay is planning in conjunction with the comedy sequel's hotly anticipated December release. McKay told Empire magazine that the project has so much to work with that there's enough for a second version.

“We did so much improv on this one that we can literally replace every single joke in the movie and put in alt scenes and alt improv runs," McKay revealed. "I think the editor’s working on it right now, with 250 new jokes. I think it would be really funny to put it in theaters for midnight showings. I know that I, personally, if I loved a movie and someone told me that, like, if 'Airplane!' had been released with all-new jokes, I’d be like, ‘You’ve got to be f--king kidding me!’ I’d see it in a second.”

That's just what "Anchorman" fans will be able to do, if this plan comes to fruition. No specific release details have been determined, so it seems likely that an alternate version could become fodder for the DVD's special features. Until then, we can all just cross our fingers for an impending double feature, as if 113 minutes of one "Anchorman" sequel won't suffice.



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