Have we reached a point where we thank director Christopher Nolan for all promising contributions to film? The answer is yes, we have. This time around it’s because the long-awaited South Park sequel is likely happening inadvertently due to the director.
So what does the man responsible for The Dark Knight have to do with the new South Park sequel? Simple. Christopher Nolan’s new sci fi venture Interstellar will be financed by Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures. Although the two studios are rivals, the two struck a deal, which made Warner Bros let go of a few rights to Paramount for a compromise.
That said, Paramount now has the rights to the next Friday the 13th film and, you guessed it, the next South Park sequel. The only thing not surprising about Warner Bros passing on South Park is what lead to them letting go of the rights. Warner Bros has partnered with Christopher Nolan since The Dark Knight trilogy started, and because of that they have been rewarded handsomely from his contributions. We’re sure letting go of the next South Park sequel didn’t hurt at all.
It’s been well over ten years since we’ve seen South Park’s Kenny, Cartman, Stan, and Kyle on the big screen. The first time we were able to see the animated foul-mouthed grade schoolers in a film was in Comedy Central’s South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, which saw Saddam doing the nasty with the devil.
Since the film and subsequent years on the South Park television show, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have received a ton of success from their Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. So much so that the Broadway production is set to be adapted into a film. Combine that film with the coincidental timing of the South Park sequel and it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Trey Parker and Matt Stone on the junket circuit.
If we’re going to see the South Park sequel come to fruition it’s said that Paramount has five years to make this sequel happen or else they lose the rights to the film.
Would you check out a South Park sequel?