A sequel to 2003’s Bruce Almighty and 2007’s Evan Almighty might have seen Jim Carrey return to inherit the malevolent powers of the Devil as an alternative of the righteous may of God. Bruce Almighty screenwriters Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe pitched this movie, known as “Brucifer,” to Universal, nevertheless it didn’t get off the bottom.
Koren and O’Keefe informed SyFy that they introduced the thought to Universal in 2010–and it was too late. That’s as a result of 2007’s sequel-type film Evan Almighty starring Steve Carell was a flop. Carrey and his supervisor have been stated to have been interested by making Brucifer, however Universal apparently balked on the concept as a result of it will 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 stated. “It just didn’t work out for some reason, but a lot of people loved it, including Jim.”
As for the story, Bruce would have taken on the powers of the Devil after his spouse, performed by Jennifer Aniston within the 2003, dies. Bruce loses his religion because of the lack of his spouse, and he turns into evil.
“It came from a serious place, but we were gonna 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, but to Jim’s credit, he totally understood that we were going to make a big comedy and thought everybody would connect with it.”
Also within the interview, Koren and O’Keefe revealed extra particulars on the unique Bruce Almighty, saying additionally they thought of Jim Breuer, Chris Farley, and Will Ferrell for the function of Bruce. As for why the character is called Bruce, O’Keefe stated he and Koren have been massive followers of Bruce Springsteen, and that is that.
Bruce Almighty is streaming on Peacock. It additionally stars Morgan Freeman as God and Steve Carell as Bruce’s information anchor competitor, Evan. The film made near $500 million in opposition to an $80 million finances.