Bring It On fans, rejoice! The beloved cheerleading comedy might be getting a real follow-up after all.
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of its US release this month, writer Jessica Bendinger and director Peyton Reed sat down with Variety to discuss the teen movie's cultural impact, and whether or not they'd be keen to revisit the world of the Clovers and Toros.
"Peyton and I, over the years, have had fun chats. We're really excited at the idea of possibly pursuing this," Bendinger told the publication, when asked about developing a follow-up. "We don't have anything explicitly to announce, but we have talked about this intermittently for years.
"We have some very, very fun and specific ideas that we're working on," Reed added. "So we like the idea that Bring It On could potentially be this generational thing because the appetite for cheerleading and that whole world has only grown since we made that movie 20 years ago."
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Back in the mid 2000s, the original film, which stars Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst, did become the basis of five more movies. However, they went direct to video and neither Bendinger, Reed or any of its cast were involved.
Opening up about why he wasn't specifically involved, Reed explained: "I can speak for me, but not long after that, I found the script for Down With Love, which is my second movie.
"The way that I've traditionally worked is I will gravitate to something new and then get really myopic about it and get sucked into it. By that time, I think DVD sales were at their height. Our movie did well in theaters, but it really took off with DVD sales."
"I think at some point there was a business model at Universal, they did it with Bring It On and American Pie, where they were going to do these straight-to-DVD things. In hindsight, I certainly think there would have been a market for theatrical versions of the sequels."
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