Sequel for Inbetweeners movie
...as critics slam US remake
The Inbetweeners movie is set to get a sequel.
Writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris are working on a script, following the blockbuster success of last summer’s original.
The spin-off from the E4 series took more than £45 million at the box office, but took juts £3.5million to make.
Beasley told The Sun: ‘I don't want to give too much away at this stage but yes, we have been developing an idea for a sequel. We miss working with Simon, Joe, James and even Blake too much not to give it a go’
But he said he wanted to make sure all the cast was happy with the idea of a sequel before it was set in stone ‘to make sure that we can do justice to a follow-up’.
Any sequel is expected to have its budget increased significantly.
Meanwhile, the US remake of the show has received a mixed critical reception following its debut on MTV last night.
The Salt Lake City Tribune said: ‘There are flashes of humor, but this version pales when compared to the original. Even if you've never seen the original, this is pretty pale.’
In the UK, The Daily Telegraph’s Mark Hughes said: ‘The early shows barely raised a smile, let alone reached the comedic heights achieved by the Channel 4 version.
‘The US version feels more like an episode of the Wonder Years at times as genuine themes of friendship and bonding are referenced far more explicitly and frequently than was ever the case in the British show.’
But the Amarillo Globe-News was slightly more positive saying: ‘It's funny, but it's suffering, so far, from being less than original - and less than THE original, a frequently brilliant, filthy farce.’
And pop culture website Redeye said: ‘It isn't horrible. It's just not in your face enough to stack up to the original.’
Posted: 21 Aug 2012