Whereas the hit 2003 comedy Bruce Almighty did finally obtain a sequel, the writers behind the unique movie had one thing else solely in thoughts for what the way forward for the sequence was going to carry.
In a current interview with Syfy, Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe revealed their thought for Brucifer, the unmade sequel that might have seen Jim Carrey’s Bruce gaining the powers of the Satan relatively than God. In line with the pair, they pitched the sequel to producer Michael Bostick on the evening of the unique movie’s premiere, however it merely by no means labored out.
“[Jim Carrey’s] supervisor and him wished to do Brucifer,” Koren stated. “We went in and pitched it, however it by no means fairly labored out as a result of it was afterward … It could have been one other big film, and I don’t assume they wished to do it. It simply didn’t work out for some purpose, however lots of people cherished it, together with Jim.”
In contrast to the unique movie, Brucifer would have seen Bruce analyzing the darker facet of powers following the loss of life of his girlfriend (performed by Jennifer Aniston). In line with Koren, it “got here from a critical place” however would have been written in a “very pleasant means.”
“You are likely to lose your religion when the world appears unfair, and that’s what received him,” stated Koren. “It got here from a critical place, however we had been gonna write it in a really pleasant means. We actually didn’t wish to depress individuals. So I believe that scared [the studio] slightly bit, however to Jim’s credit score, he completely understood that we had been going to make a giant comedy and thought all people would join with it.”
The pair went additional into their pitch for the movie, revealing that Bruce would have used his Satanic powers to carry Aniston again from the useless, with Carrey even suggesting she return as a zombie first.
“I keep in mind once we pitched it, [Jim] was laughing his ass off,” Koren stated. “As a result of we had her come again as Jennifer Aniston. He stated, ‘No, she has to seem like a zombie first, after which we’ll make her lovely once more.’ We thought that was good.”
“It was going to be the Trials of Job, basically,” O’Keefe added. “The world had not gone his means since he was God. Every part was nice for some time; he was married, and all of it fell aside. He was as soon as once more questioning all the pieces after which received a distinct technique to remedy issues.”
In fact, as an alternative of Brucifer, the sequel Evan Almighty ended up being made in 2007. The follow-up targeted on Steve Carell’s Evan, who appeared within the authentic movie. Sadly for these behind that, Evan Almighty was thought-about a flop by nearly all metrics and by no means attained the success of its predecessor.