Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues…Continued to hit Irish screens with 763 entirely new jokes

Paramount Pictures and Gary Sanchez Productions today announced an unprecedented theatrical release of an all new cut of the hit film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, starring Will Ferrell, in theatres in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland beginning February 28 for one-week only.

The new version of the film, titled Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues…Continued, will feature up to 763 entirely new jokes from legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy and America’s favourite 24-hour global news team.

“When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked. But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theatres, I did a 1950’s spit take. If you’re a hardcore Anchorman fan, go see this. If you’re not, stay very far away,” said writer / director Adam McKay.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a sequel to 2004’s cult film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, was released in theatres on December 18, 2013 and has earned more than $170 million at the worldwide box office to date.   With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which opened in theatres everywhere December 18.  Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – all of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy … while taking New York and the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.