(Cover) - EN Movies - Anchorman: The Legend Continues will feature choreographed musical numbers, it has been revealed.
Director Adam McKay has been discussing the hotly-anticipated comedy sequel starring and co-written by Will Ferrell. He says fans of news broadcaster Ron Burgundy can expect another silly sing-a-long in the latest instalment.
"There will be some music in Anchorman 2 for sure," Adam explained to The Playlist. "We have some songs already written. We were going to do Anchorman 2 as a Broadway musical first, for like six months and then go shoot the movie. That was our initial idea.”
Adam insists the cast – including Will, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate – don’t need to worry about messing up during the musical number.
Even though the scene will be shot live, he wants the stars to relax and have fun as they can always edit out any mistakes or film it again.
"We always do it live on the set," the filmmaker explained. "And my thing is, if the actors get freaked out, don't sweat it, we can always re-record it later. And every time we've done it, we end up using the live track from the recording. We'll probably do it the same way in this."
The follow-up to the hit 2004 movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy will focus on how round the clock news has impacted the San Diego-based broadcasting team.
Adam insists that the film will carry a serious message, as well as a host of jokes.
"Even though it's going to be a big silly movie, it's all about the rise of the new media and 24 hour news cycle, and there's a lot of interesting points to make,” he added. "It's just funny that Americans have to contend with 2000 channels, and 60 different specific news sources, and the confusion that it creates, and the junk that we get to see is hilarious.”
Anchorman: The Legend Continues is expected to be released next year.