Guess what? They’re making another sequel to a Jim Carrey movie WITHOUT Jim Carrey. Young Josh Flitter (“Nancy Drew”) has signed on to play the part of Ace Ventura’s son, who decides to take over the family business.
Director David Mickey Evans (“The Sandlot”) has been chosen to helm the film, and had this to tell MovieHole:
“Well, basically my kids run my career”, Evans said. “After the Final Season got picked up by Sony/Yari for theatrical release, I had a bunch of offers and scripts on my desk. I asked my 9, 11, and 15 year olds what they wanted me to do. And they said, “Dad, you’re doing Ace Ventura 3!. I don’t know if the fact that the film shoots in Orlando (Disney World, Universal Orlando, etc etc…) had anything to with their marching orders, but I suspect it did. Nonetheless, the challenge of trying to meet the expectation of a sequel to one of the funniest movies in the last 30 years appealed to me. Done deal. Cut. Print. Moving on! Done deal.
“…plus I really wanted to work with Jim Robinson and David Robinson at Morgan Creek. The opportunity to cross paths with their brand of creative support is rare and I wasn’t about to pass that up.”
Now, let me say that I LOVE The Sandlot. It’s a great film. A classic.
I will even go so far as to say that the concept of a kid pet detective is not a bad one for a series of Direct-to-DVD kid’s movies. However, making it a sequel to Ace Ventura…and treating like a sequel to Ace Ventura…is a TERRIBLE idea.
Want to know how this is going to pan out?
See “Dumb and Dumberer” or “Son of the Mask”. What’s next “Liar Liar 2: Lie Harder?”