After several years away from the big screen, the "American Pie" franchise has found a home in the direct-to-video market. Other than the occasional appearance from Eugene Levy and a few other tangential connections, those movies have little to do with the lewd trilogy that most viewers remember. But a recently announced "American Pie" installment is looking to change all that by bringing back the original cast for another theatrical round of pastry-poking mayhem.
Seven years have passed since "American Wedding," the last big screen installment in the series, so how likely is it that Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and the others will return for a fourth outing? Honestly, who really cares — as long as Seann William Scott is back as Steve Stifler, the masses will be pleased.
Over the weekend, MTV's Josh Horowitz attended the "Cop Out" press junket and spoke with Scott about his possible involvement in a fourth "American Pie." Not only did the actor confess his interest in the project, he revealed that he's already spoken with people who matter about the film.
"I've been involved with... talking about it," he said. "There was an idea that could be great. It could be really great. If it was done for the right reasons, it could be awesome."
According to Scott, the upcoming "Pie" sequel would focus on the original characters nearly ten years after their last on screen reunion.
"Now, at 30 years old, finding these characters and seeing where they are in their lives — it's a really important time," Scott said of the premise. While the years have likely changed most of the film's cast, Scott suggested that the uninhibited Stifler probably hasn't "grown up at all."
"I think Stifler's as wild and crazy as ever," he said.
Even though he's optimistic about the new film's chances, Scott admitted some reluctance about rejoining the "American Pie" franchise.
"I did three of them," he said. "I had so much fun and loved the character, [but] I don't want to be known as that character forever. Now I'm realizing that I probably will be known as that character forever!"
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