Which brings us to another recent Will Ferrell interview in which, once again, Old School Dos was brought up. This time, after he talks about how he turned down a staggering $29 million to star in a sequel to Elf, the dude is asked about his involvement in an Old School sequel. Says Ferrell, “Oh, I wouldn’t do another Old School. They put these rumours out there, these studio people, but I would never be behind that one.”
Yep, I’m bummed out by this news, I think that Ferrell’s character was the most fun in the movie and without him in it I’m not all that interested. But I understand Ferrell passing, he also just passed on a 29 million dollar paycheck for Elf 2.
The guy is moving on in his career. I was able to see Stranger Than Fiction recently (fantastic flick, I highly recommend it) and his performance, while comedic was at a much higher caliber than his previous work. Obviously he wants to branch out toward less sketchy type characters and more realistic, fully developed roles.
It’s a shame for Old School Dos but it is probably a good career choice for Ferrell.