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'Bruce Mighty' writers spill beans on the unmade sequel

Jim Carrey 2003's Bruce Mighty was a box-office hit

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'Bruce Mighty' writers spill beans on the unmade sequel

Jim Carrey 2003's Bruce Mighty was a box-office hit

Bruce Mighty writers spill beans on the unmade sequel
'Bruce Mighty' writers spill beans on the unmade sequel

Bruce Mighty screenwriters Steven Koren and Mark O'Keefe opened up about the famous film sequel that didn't see the light of day.

During an interview with SyFy Wire, Koren and O'Keefe recounted that they ran into the producer at the film's premiere and pitched him an idea for a sequel.

The follow-up plot would be called "Brucifer" and focus on Jim Carrey's Bruce getting Satan's powers.

"[Carrey's] manager, and he wanted to do Brucifer," Koren said. "We pitched it, but it never worked out because it was later on … It would have been another giant movie, and I don't think they wanted to do it. It just didn't work out for some reason, but many people loved it, including Jim."

The writers said that Bruce's wife Grace, played by Jennifer Aniston, would've died, with Koren saying, "You tend to lose your faith when the world seems unfair, and that's what got him. It came from a serious place, but we were going to write it in a very friendly way. We certainly didn't want to depress people. So I think that scared [the studio] a little bit. Still, to Jim's credit, he understood that we would make a big comedy and thought everybody would connect."

Bruce would've used his satanic powers to bring Grace back to life. Koren said that when he was pitching Carrey, he was "laughing his ass off because we had her come back as Jennifer Aniston. He said, 'No, she has to look like a zombie first, and then we'll make her beautiful again.' We thought that was brilliant."

The idea for the sequel, Brucifer, was pitched to the studio in 2010, but it was quashed. Meanwhile, the studio invested in Evan Almighty in 2007, which didn't fare well at the box office. 

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