Ben Stiller confirmed to MTV that he is currently writing a sequel to Zoolander with Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux, who will also direct. Stiller revealed that Zoolander 2 will be set 10 years after the 2001 comedy:
“We have a new story idea that we feel excited about and we’re going to try to go forward,” he said. “The beginning of the movie is [set]… 10 years later, and Derek & Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody even knows who they are, so they have to re-invent themselves.”
Stiller also confirmed that he would like to see Will Ferrell (who played Mugatu in the original) return for the sequel: “If Will says yes, he definitely has to be a part of it,” Stiller said. “To me, Mugatu is one of the classic screen villains of all time.” Head on over the jump to watch the clip from MTV’s interview with Stiller.