by Justin Cook
Universal Pictures has announced that last year’s wildly successful comedy Neighbors will be getting a sequel.
The movie will be released on May 13, 2016, and Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron are all set to return. Nicholas Stoller will also return to direct the film, and will also be collaborating on the script with Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien.
Other cast members such as Ike Barinholtz, Lisa Kudrow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Roberts and Dave Franco have not been confirmed for the film yet, but they may very well end up returning.
A lot of great comedies were released in 2014, such as 22 Jump Street, The Interview, and Top Five, but Neighbors still ended up being one of the best of the year in many people’s opinions.
On a budget of $18 million, Neighbors became a major success by grossing over $268 million worldwide. The film was the most successful of Stoller’s career as a director, and the most successful original comedy of 2014. The director’s other films include Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek and The Five-Year Engagement.
This announcement is Rogen’s first deal since the release of his film The Interview, which sparked a ton of controversy across the country regarding the film’s subject matter.
While the plot of Neighbors may not exactly lend the film to a sequel, in the hands of such talented comedic minds as Rogen, Stoller and Goldberg, it seems that Neighbors 2 could very well end up being as much fun as the first.
No plot details for Neighbors 2 are known at the time.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter