Screenwriter Hired to Pen a Second "Elf" Adventure

by | June 15, 2005 | Comments

Screenwriter Scot Armstrong, who co-wrote "Old School," "Road Trip," and "Starsky & Hutch" (as well as an uncredited re-write on "Elf") has been tapped by New Line to pen a sequel to the Will Ferrell Christmas comedy. And while Mr. Ferrell is not signed up for the follow-up just yet, New Line honcho Toby Emmerich is clearly not going to move forward without his curly-haired leading man.

According to Variety, "after the failure of "Son of the Mask," (Emmerich) has said he would go forward with pricey sequels only if original stars are involved." It’s also understood that Will is set to make about $20 million for his involvement in "Elf 2," so let’s hope that Mr. Armstrong puts together an impressive screenplay.