More On Anchorman 2 – From Gender Issues To Race Relations

Adam McKay is the hot interview right now as he’s keenly sharing details of the in-the-works Anchorman sequel. And by in-the-works, I mean there’s some very early prep work being done. In McKay’s words, as spoken to Empire:

We’ve got five pages of story notes and chunks of story. We’re holing up writing for the next three months.

I think they could turn around a finished script in that time. I’m sure they won’t worry too much about getting the dialogue spot-on, because they’re just going to change it all on set anyway.

The most interesting is what these chunks of story pertain to:

We know these guys never deal well with change, and the good thing is that there’s a big blast of change coming… It’s right when all the news started changing with the 24-hours news cycle in ’78 or ’79. All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.

So maybe they can afford to let Christina Applegate and Veronica Corningstone slip away. Anchorman has “done” the battle of the sexes, perhaps, and now McKay and Ferrell want to get stuck into race relations a little?

The next issue of Empire magazine will hit shelves this Thursday, containing their full interview with McKay.