It's kind of a big deal that a fresh version of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is headed to theaters.
The men and women of Global News Network will return for a one-week re-release that contains 763 new jokes. Writer/director Adam McKay revealed back in October that an alternate version was in consideration, and Paramount Pictures announced early Friday morning that it will hit theaters on Feb. 28. It's billed as a "super-sized R-rated version," which implies a raunchier approach than the PG-13 cut that opened in December. Most of the new iteration will come from the actors' improv takes, according to McKay.
The original version of "Anchorman 2" is still in play at 261 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo's most recent tally. It's grossed $169 million worldwide.
“You should feel free to get up, go the bathroom,” McKay told The New York Times, referring to the extended length of the new version. (The current version clocks in at just under two hours.) “This is a stitched up, Frankenstein version. You’ll either love it or hate it.”
Start planning your apples-to-oranges movie weekend now: Would you rather see "Anchorman 2" or "Son of God"? Watch the trailer for the re-release below.
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