Earlier this year it was reported that Universal Pictures hired Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle writers and directors, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, to develop a fourth American Pie film. In a recent interview with producer Craig Perry, it was reveled that the the new American Pie film will not be a reboot or a remake, but it will be an actual sequel to the original trilogy, which will bring the original gang back together again.
Here are Perry's thoughts on the American Pie 4 project, and where it currently stands:
Like anything, if they're going to go back to it, they want to get it right. Hurwitz and Schlossberg, the guys who did ‘Harold and Kumar' are going to direct and I'm hoping to have something to look at it in the New Year. We'll see when that fits in. As you can imagine, a lot of it has to do with scheduling of the actors because they're all busy. Allyson (Hannigan's) got the show and the baby, so she's got plenty on her plate, so there's a lot of people who have a lot of things to do, and I think if we get a script—which I think we will—that everybody is excited about it, and then it's going to be about the schedule, because it's going to be really hard to get that gang back together. Because I think that's one of the things—we want to get everybody back together then you've got to do it right.
So the film is in the very early stages of development, and it has yet to lock down a cast, but they are looking to bring back everyone from the first American Pie film. If you recall, not everyone made it into American Wedding.
I think that's part of the debate. For me, it makes sense to bring everybody back, because at a certain point, if you start winding it down, it isn't what it's meant to be, and I feel like those characters have become part of the cultural lexicon, you kind of know who they are, and I think there's an interest in seeing where they are, because they haven't been on screen for seven years. I think people will say, ‘I wonder what happened to…" and I think that's a very effective way to back into this movie is having people wonder what did happen to those guys and what did happen to those girls, and I think that's part of the interest of it, because you know they're funny characters, you know they're likeable characters, but where are they now?
He's right. I really enjoyed the American Pie films, and it would be great to see where all these characters are at in their lives. I hope they can get the original cast back, and that this creative team will come up with solid and funny script.
What do you all think about bringing the full cast back for American Pie 4?