Two months before the Todd Phillips
-directed “The Hangover
” even arrives in theaters, Warner Bros has made a deal to proceed with the sequel. Both Phillips and Scot Armstrong
will be writing the new film.
While studios often wait to see box office results before committing to a sequel, the studio has made this “multimillion-dollar commitment” based on early test screening results and the reaction to the newest trailer at ShoWest.
Todd Phillips will be back to direct and produce “The Hangover” sequel through his Green Hat Films banner. WB also has made deals to reunite Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis
and Ed Helms
, who star in the original. The studio hopes to begin production late this year.
“The Hangover” is due out in theaters on June 5th, 2009.