A sequel to 2003’s Bruce Almighty and 2007’s Evan Almighty could have seen Jim Carrey return to inherit the malevolent powers of the Devil instead of the righteous might of God. Bruce Almighty screenwriters Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe pitched this film, called “Brucifer,” to Universal, but it did not get off the ground.
Koren and O’Keefe told SyFy that they brought the idea to Universal in 2010–and it was too late. That’s because 2007’s sequel-type movie Evan Almighty starring Steve Carell was a flop. Carrey and his manager were said to have been interested in making Brucifer, but Universal apparently balked at the idea because it would have been a “giant”–and presumably expensive–production.
“We went in and pitched it, but it never quite worked out, because it was later on … It would have been another giant movie and I don’t think they wanted to do it,” Koren said. “It just didn’t work out for some reason, but a lot of people loved it, including Jim.”
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Author: Eddie Makuch