Writer/director David Wain spoke to Laughspin today, confirming that he and co-writer Michael Showalter are working on a Wet Hot American Summer sequel. Wain says, "It is slowly but surely in the process of being made." When asked if they've written at least a few pages of the script, Wain laughed and replied with, "I would say we have more than a few pages."
Wain continued, "Seriously, we’re doing it. I know everyone wants to know. I’m flattered and thrilled, but the creative process has its own time schedule. And meanwhile Michael [Showalter] and I are in the editing process of the movie we shot over the summer [...]
Lost Roles is a weekly column taking a particular subject and exploring all of their movie and TV projects that came close to happening but didn’t for one reason or another. This week, we turn our attention to David Wain, whose new film Wanderlust opens tomorrow.
David Wain spent the early part of his career jumping from cult hit to cult hit as a writer, director, and actor on The State, Stella, and Wet Hot American Summer. Wain's comedies never achieved much mainstream success until he signed on to replace the original director of Role Models and rewrote the movie's script with his friends and frequent collaborators Ken [...]
The cast of Wet Hot American Summer teamed up with some guest stars at San Francisco Sketchfest this week to perform the film as a live radio play and make everyone who wasn't there about as jealous as we were back when we read the oral history of the making of the film.
Most of the cast played their original roles, with the additions of David Wain as the narrator, Busy Phillips and David Cross in the parts originated by Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce, Bobcat Goldthwait as the can of vegetables, and Andy Richter, Gillian Jacobs, Jessi Klein and John Hodgman filling out various [...]
I lied about the first time I saw Wet Hot American Summer. I told my friends in college that I had seen the movie, directed by David Wain, who also co-wrote with Michael Showalter (two thirds of comedy group Stella), years before in high school, intentionally trying to trump myself as one of those cool teens who watched cult classics when they were only 15 years old.
It wasn’t true. When I was 15, I was watching Billy Madison and Mrs. Doubtfire for the 12th time, rather than giving Wet Hot a chance, let alone MTV’s The State, where much of the movie’s cast, including Michael Ian Black [...]
It's not just writer/director David Wain that wants to do a sequel/prequel of Wet Hot American Summer, but most of the cast as well. Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks said that they'd do the movie for "essentially nothing," while Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, and Christopher Meloni have all said pretty much the same. We haven't heard from Amy Poehler or Bradley Cooper about it, but it seems like they've got enough people on board to do it with or without them. OK, that's settled, then. When can you guys start shooting?