Fans of Will Ferrell’s wildly popular “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” can prepare themselves for a re-lease set to hit theaters on February 28. The new version will be a raunchier R-Rated take than its original PG 13 release. Paramount will re-launch the comedy with 763 new jokes, Ferrell spoke about it on The Tonight Show:
“For one week only, Feb. 28., we have a brand-new version with 763 brand new jokes,”
“We did alternate takes and originally the movie was four hours long and they played with the idea of splitting it into two movies but that didn’t really work, so we just had a second editor working the whole time with alternative jokes.”
He explained what to expect:
“It’s the same movie, it’s 20 minutes longer, there’s a musical number we had to cut from the original one – little treats like that.”
Director Adam McKay said in a statement:
“When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked. But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theaters, I did an 1950’s spit take. If you’re a hardcore Anchorman fan go see this. If you’re not, stay very far away,”
The “Super-Sized R-Rated Version” will play in 1000 theaters and will be much longer than the original, which was 1 hour, 59 minutes.