WE BOUGHT A ZOO TO BE A TRILOGY
HOLLYWOOD – Universal happiness broke out today as Cameron Crowe revealed that We Bought a Zoo is only the first instalment in a trilogy that will include the forthcoming We Burnt a Zoo Down to the Ground and We had a Really Big Barbecue.
Joy could not be contained as a sense of almost Bacchanalian frenzy swept over the world when Crowe – speaking exclusively to Studio Exec – outlined his plans for what he calls his life’s master work comparable to the Ring cycle by Wagner or Dante’s Divine Comedy. Matt Damon will reunite with Scarlett Johansson and Scarlet Johansson will be there, there. Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett. And some animals and kids and things.
‘The second one We Burnt a Zoo Down to the Ground as the title suggests will be much darker,’ said Crowe, eating a McMuffin. ‘It’ll be my Empire Strikes Back, if you will. And then the final film is a celebration. Something good can come from a fire that kills loads of animals. That’s the message.’
Earlier this week rioting had broken out in Islamabad Pakistan following the selling out of the DVD of We Bought a Zoo. Read out special report here. But now the mood had changed for the better.
‘Will Scarlett be in it?’ one tearful man asked, holding his malnourished daughter in his arms.
The films are to be made back to back and production on all other films is to be suspended until the trilogy is complete.