If you liked Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but wish there were just a few more jokes, you’re in luck. Paramount Pictures is re-releasing the Will Ferrell sequel with a new, extended series of ruder, raunchier gags.
Adam McKay, who directed both the original Anchorman and the sequel, which was released in December, told the New York Times that he and Ferrell realized they had so much unused footage, they could quite easily “replace every single joke in the movie with another joke.”
So they did.
After replacing about 95 percent of the original’s jokes with 763 new jokes (give or take), the new Anchorman 2 is not only longer, but raunchier (it now will carry an R-rating, whereas the first one was rated PG-13).
“This is a stitched up, Frankenstein version,” McKay said, admitting he prefers the original version. “You’ll either love it or hate it.”
The new edition is officially called Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version, and will hit about 1,000 theaters on Feb. 28.