Even Rupert Murdoch Wants a "Borat" Sequel!

by | February 9, 2007 | Comments

Fox mega-boss Rupert Murdoch announced yesterday that a "Borat 2" was pretty much guaranteed … but then one of his employees spoke up and clarified the situation just a little.

Quote #1 from FinancialTimes.com: "(Sacha Baron) Cohen will "come back and do Borat Two," Mr Murdoch said during an interview at a conference in New York."

Quote #2 from The Hollywood Reporter: ""We’re eager to work with Sacha again, and we’ve had casual discussions about a sequel, which we’d love to do, but at this point it remains too preliminary to discuss," said Chris Petrikin, senior vp, corporate communications at Fox."

Basically what happened here is this: Rupert Murdoch plainly admits that he loves "Borat" (the movie, not necessarily the character), and so his enthusiasm for a sequel took over. Good for Murdoch, I say. Nice to know he’s a movie fan.

And c’mon, let’s face it: "Borat" made almost $250 million worlwide from a production budget of less than $20 million. If you think there won’t be a sequel, you’re nuts.