Universal wants to bring back “Bruce Almighty.”
The studio is in talks with the scripting team of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Yes Men”) to write a followup to the 2003 hit “Bruce Almighty.”
VP of production Kristin Lowe will oversee the project.
Project’s being developed as a starring vehice with “Bruce Almighty” star Jim Carrey in mind. Carrey starred as TV reporter given the chance to be God for a week after complaining to God about a rival co-worker, portrayed by Steve Carell, being promoted to the anchor slot.
“Bruce” grossed nearly $500 million worldwide and led to 2007’s “Evan Almighty,” with Carell in a spinoff as a freshman Congressman told by God to emulate Noah and build an ark. “Evan” was far less successful, with worldwide grosses of about $175 million. Tom Shadyac directed both “Bruce” and “Evan.”
Paul and Mogel are represented by UTA, managers Paul Young and Allen Fischer of Principato/Young Management and attorney P.J. Shapiro of Ziffren Brittenham.