Ben Stiller: Zoolander sequel not ready

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A film crew is in Southeast Asia filming a Vietnam-war memoir. It's early in the shooting, but they're already behind schedule and over budget. On the day an accident befalls the novice director, the cast and crew are attacked by a gang of poppy-growing local drug dealers, except the cast and crew don't realize these aren't actors who are stalking them. The thugs kidnap Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), an actor whose star seems on the decline, and it's up to the rest of the ragtag team to band together long enough to attempt his rescue. Directed, co-written and co-produced by Stiller, the hilarious comedy film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson & Jay Baruchel.
July 25th, 2012

Ben Stiller admits the 'Zoolander' sequel is ''not quite coming together''.

The 'Tropic Thunder' star is hopeful the follow-up to 2001's hit comedy - which was set in the competitive world of male modelling and also starred Owen Wilson - will still happen, but is unsure when further work will be done on the project.

He told Collider.com: ''We have a script, as we've had for a little while, and it's not quite coming together right now but I hope it does. I would like to do it at some point in the future.''

Work on the follow-up began in 2010, with Justin Theroux penning the script but the film has since ground to a halt.

But Ben has promised the 'Zoolander' sequel will be ''bigger and better'' than the original.

The 46-year-old actor - who plays clueless model Derek Zoolander - previously revealed the sequel will be set in Europe 10 years after the original and will see his character and Owen's alter-ego Hansel no longer relevant on the fashion scene.

He said: ''I don't want to give away too much, but it's basically Derek and Hansel 10 years later - though the last movie ended on a happy note a lot of things have happened in the meantime. Their lives have changed and they're not really relevant anymore. It's a new world for them.''

Will Ferrell is also expected to return to the series as baddie Jacobim Mugatu.