Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of his latest effort (This Is 40), my ears will always perk up when I hear that a new Judd Apatow flick is in the works. The Apatow cannon has being going strong for many years now, with films like The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People, and I think we can expect good things from the writer/director/producer in the future. Recently he talked about the possibility of another Knocked Up sequel, which would focus on his eldest daughter Maude Apatow, as her character heads to college. Click inside to learn more!
Complex has the story:
Though Judd Apatow’s latest flick, This is 40, didn’t fare as well with the critics as his previous movies, the director is still moving forward with the story that he began in Knocked Up. According to a recent interview withGetty (via HeyUGuys), Apatow is planning yet another sequel to his 2007 original that will again follow Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters as their oldest daughter, played by Apatow’s real-life oldest daughter, Maude, goes to college.
Here is what Apatow said about it: “When we first met Maude’s character, Sadie, she was 8-years-old, she didn’t understand where babies come from and know we see her five years later and she’s just cursing and screaming and having teenager problems so I’m thinking that maybe in the next one she’s in college…”
In the interview, he directly referenced the work of François Truffaut, a French filmmaker who made a series of films following the character of Antoine Doinel at various stages of his life. It famously began with The 400 Blows, which has since become a watershed work in French cinema. The series lasted five installments.
It will be interesting to see if Universal Pictures feels the same way about Apartow’s lofty cinematic goals.
Sooo… your thoughts? I mean, I love me some Apatow– and I love that he’s drawing on French film for inspiration– but if we’re looking at another This Is 40-esque sequel to Knocked Up, I dunno how excited I can get. Knocked Up was hilarious because it was really about the relationship and baby-ship between Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl, and we haven’t heard from them since! Personally? I just didn’t think Maude‘s character was all that funny in This Is 40 (she lit’rally scared Trent off from having children, lol), but I’m totally open to getting my mind changed. And Trent did give the movie a good review.
What do y’all think of this news? Would you be down for another Knocked Up Sequel?