No one can
forget the 2001 cult classic film, Zoolander, which gave us some of the most
memorable comedy gags, including that signature Blue Steel gaze that most probably
inspired Tyra Banks' "smize". Zoolander may arguably be Ben Stiller's best
film, so doing a sequel for such a beloved comedy may not have been the best
idea, especially since sequels fare worse. Although, judging by this newly
released trailer by Paramount Pictures, Zoolander 2 looks (hilariously)
After 14 years, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as the
legendary, dumb male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel. The trailer quickly
establishes the current situation of both icons. They are now much older and are
has-beens in the fashion industry, left behind by the changing times. In their
place is a new supermodel the world is raving about:
While struggling to
stay relevant, Zoolander and Hansel are enlisted by an Interpol agent, played
by Penelope Cruz, who needs their help in tracking down the mastermind behind
the killings of "the most beautiful people in the world."Â
Yes, it's an androgynous Benedict Cumberbatch without eyebrows. I'm excited already!
Lo and behold, the trailer later reveals the killer to be no other than Mugatu (Will Ferrell), who returns with a vengeance. Once again, it is up to two dim-witted but ridiculously good-looking models to stop his criminal acts.
Ben Stiller's last film was Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which didn't garner enough favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike and is more known for being Robin William's final movie before his untimely death. Â Here's to hoping Stiller springs back in fabulous form.
Zoolander 2, the much-awaited sequel to the 2001 satirical comedy Zoolander, will premiere on February 12 of next year.Â