Derek Zoolander once wondered if there were more to life than being “really, really, ridiculously good looking.” By the end of his 2001 movie about the world of competitive male modeling, he may or may not have discovered the truth. Dude was pretty dumb, after all. Now he might get another shot to answer that timeless philosophical brain-teaser in a long-awaited sequel.
“Ben [Stiller] and I have talked about it for a little while," revealed the film’s scribe, John Hamburg, about a film that would reunite Stiller’s Zoolander with his nemesis-turned-comrade Hansel (Owen Wilson). "I think someday we will make that movie.”
While he offered no details about a plot, nor any hint about other potential returning stars like Will Ferrell and Christine Taylor, Hamburg did drop a possible title for the film: “Twolander.”
To which we can only add, “You is talking loco and I like it!” With a killer title like that, what’s taken so long to get this picture going?
“It’s best for sequels to wait 14-19 years, I think,” said Hamburg, before actually giving a serious explanation. “I think to catch up with two male models ten years later, there’s a lot of room for comedy.”
Of course, the seriousness didn’t last for long. “It would be great for Ben and Owen to do a movie together,” he said, “because they’ve only done 17.”
(For the record it’s been just 9: “The Cable Guy,” “Permanent Night,” “Meet the Parents,” “Zoolander,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Meet the Fockers,” “Night at the Museum” and the forthcoming “Night at the Museum” sequel).
Okay, if not for some much-needed screen time together, maybe there’s another motive for a “Zoolander” sequel?
“They’re both very poor,” suggested Hamburg.
What would you call the second “Zoolander”? Will Stiller and Wilson ever do too many films together?