Blue steel is back!
For Paris Fashion Week, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson strutted the runway at the Maison Valentino show, where Ben Stiller announced the sequel of Zoolander.
Zoolander, the 2001 comedy is about Derek Zoolander, played by Ben Stiller who is VH1’s three time male model of the year. Hansel, another famous model wins the award instead. This turns Zoolander’s world around.
He retires to find himself and gets hired by an evil fashion guru, Mugatu, played by Will Ferrell. Zoolander thinks things are great working with Mugatu but finds out that he was brainwashed by the designer to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Zoolander takes on this ridiculous but very entertaining journey to stop from killing the Prime Minister.
Stiller and writers have been discussing the sequel for some time now. Due to the 14 years passing, it was hard for them to just pick up where they left off with the storyline.
However this isn’t stopping Stiller and Wilson from bringing back their infamous roles as supermodels. The movie will start as if it’s 10 years later and the models have been completely forgotten.
“In the fashion world, if you go away for a year, it’s changed it just happens so quickly. I think the idea in the beginning of the movie is that it’s 10 years later, and Derek and Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody remembers who they are, so they have to reinvent themselves,” Stiller says in a MTV interview.
As the sequel has progressed, the writers are finding the actors to fit the roles, just last fall Penelope Cruz had joined the cast. As well as Will Ferrell who will be back with his fierce and hysterical role as designer, Mugatu.
This sequel is so exciting especially for those early 2000 movie lovers.
The late 90’s and early 2000’s were the best comedies so it’s great to see them coming back. According to a tweet from Paramount Pictures, the film will release on February 12, 2016.