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Not a studio to let abysmal reviews stand in the way
of a sequel, Sony Pictures is reportedly in talks with screenwriter Fred Wolf
for a follow-up to last year’s Adam Sandler vehicle Grown Ups. The talks include the 2010 summer comedy’s production company
Happy Madison, whose founder, Sandler, will return for the sequel depending on
how the script turns out.
That caveat doesn’t seem
like it will be much of an issue; following a six-year writing stint on SNL, Wolf went on to write critical bombs
such as Joe Dirt and Strange Wilderness before hitting it big
by co-writing Grown Ups with Sandler.
Despite scathing reviews, Grown Ups went
on to gross over $270 million worldwide — Sandler’s highest-grossing film, largely thanks to overseas audiences.
The exclusive, courtesy of
Showblitz, also notes that this would be Sandler’s first sequel, should Grown Ups 2 become a real thing. So yes,
it would appear that Sandler hasn’t quite hit his career nadir, which is a pretty frightening thought when
considering last month’s Jack and Jill.