One of the best things about Judd Apatow is that he keeps putting movies out, but he stays away from sequels. Instead of saying: "Oh, sweet! 40-Year-Old Virgin did well, so let's make a flick about his first forays into kinky sex, or his first kid, or ..." he finds something new to film. Similar themes may pop up, but the world is always fresh. But what if he went back to an old flick?

In a recent discussion with MTV, Apatow said that of all the films he's been attached to, the best chance for a sequel would be Anchorman: "Ron Burgundy would be hilarious at 70-years-old, being the anchor." Judd's not talking about special makeup to age Will Ferrell, but rather the actor in a few decades: "We all think it would be fun to see him up on his feet again doing what only he can do. That would be awesome -- but it could only happen in 30 years." Personally, I'd prefer something else since Christina Applegate's performance ruined most of the movie for me. I liked a lot of it, but every time she popped on screen, it seemed like the funny was zapped out of the boob tube ... but if she wasn't there ...

I'm anxious to see whether Apatow sticks to this fresh philosophy, or falls prey to sequel mania. Methinks sequel territory for Judd might be a sign of his decline. But I'm hoping that day doesn't come, and if it does, it's a long ways off in the future.
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