It appears that Paramount won't be giving moviegoers another dose of Blue Steel anytime soon.
Ben Stiller took to Twitter recently and revealed that Paramount won't back a follow-up to the 2001 comedy Zoolander.
"Ron Burgundy and Derek Zoolander looking to appear in sequels," wrote Stiller, "Both men destitute, without means or intellect to fund their own comebacks."
Adam McKay recently announced that the studio had passed on making Anchorman 2. "So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2," he said. "Even after we cut our budget down. We tried."
Zoolander was one of the first comedies to arrive in theaters after the September 11 attacks and only grossed $45.2 million domestically. Though the box office performance suffered, the film became a hit on DVD. The film starred Stiller as a male model who is brainwashed and tasked with the assassination of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
The movie was never released in that country.