It’s been 11 years since the original American Pie warmed our collective schlongs with gooey apple-ness, and that original $200 million movie would result in the proliferation of R-Rated comedies, even before Judd Apatow came along. It also resulted in two theatrical sequels, and about 4,000 straight-to-DVD titles, which have only one thing in common with the original American Pie movie: Eugene Levy, who finds time to appear in every goddamn one of the straight-to-DVD sequels.
We announced back in 2008 that producers were developing an American Pie 4 for theaters, and nearly two years later they’ve finally found a couple of writers to take on the task: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Word is that at least some of the original cast would be willing to come back, and since only Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott have much going on with their careers at the moment, it seems likely that most of the cast would jump at the opportunity (and Hannigan made Date Movie, so she’s not exactly picky). And then, of course, Shannon Elizabeth! What happened to the Hollywood’s stop gap between Elizabeth Berkley and Jessica Biel?
While we’d kind of hoped that the 4th movie might be called American Abortion, we exclusively know (thanks to the Hollywood Cog) that the premise of the fourth movie will actually revolve around the original cast’s high-school reunion, which of course leaves open the possibility for lots of shenanigans. Personally, I’m hoping Eddie Kay Thomas comes back as the Martin Blank type and assassinates the rest of the cast (except for Hannigan — she can be spared).
(Source: LA Times)