Universal Secures ‘American Reunion’ Writer-Directors for ‘American Pie 5′

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When studios take several years to prepare the next chapter in a successful franchise, the resulting films are often considered underwhelming disappointments (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Scream 4 are two examples). So, when word first broke that Universal was prepping a fourth big-screen American Pie film, some fans were understandably skeptical. Even with the full original cast signed to return, could American Reunion recapture the magic that made the 1999 original one of the defining comedies of a generation?

As it turns out, the film did turn out to be a return to form for the series (read our review) and managed a tidy profit earlier this year, with a $233.6 million worldwide box office haul. That’s not the kind of cash Hollywood tends to ignore – even if 75 percent of it was derived from overseas grosses – so it’s no surprise that talk American Pie 5 has already started.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has already secured a production deal to develop the as-yet-untitled American Pie 5 with American Reunion writer-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg – who also helmed 2008’s Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

No plot details are available just yet, and there’s no confirmation if the entire cast would return again. However, all four theatrical films have focused – in varying degrees – on the relationship between Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan). So it’s likely that a potential fifth film would continue to explore that. American Divorce, perhaps? Kidding, that would be a hard comedy sell.

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While American Reunion proved that the cast is just as likable and charismatic as always, its tagline – “Save the best piece for last” – seemed to indicate that the film would serve as a book-end to the series, especially since it contained many references and connections to the original film. The last thing fans want to see is the franchise tumble back into the direct-to-DVD dreck that defined it for the last decade, but perhaps Hurwitz and Schlossberg can keep this Pie fresh for a while longer.

Are you ready for a fifth film, or was American Reunion the perfect sendoff for the franchise? Let us know in the comments.


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. I really don’t think there is as much potential here as people are saying. I mean the original cast is getting too old, and weddings and family life isn’t American Pie, raunchy, cringe humor of dirty high school/college students is. So I think the original cast has run its course. As much as i would love to see Band Camp and Beta House expanded the cast will be too old to play college students. Finally its not as easy as just making a new EGF story, they tried that with Book of Love and it was easily the worst AP movie. just saying they’ve waited too long and now idk wats gonna happen to AP

  2. They should name AP: 5 to: American pie: Reunion: Part 2

  3. I’m ready for part5


  5. If they do make a 5th one, they should put the original American pie actors in it with the actors from the naked mile, stiflers little brother from band camp, and characters from the book of love, and have all the stiflers come together for some crazy s***.

  6. Keep em coming, I miss the crew.

  7. Keep em coming, I miss the crew!!!

  8. I love American Reunion 2 ( Fan Stifler Meister )
    I’m ready to their return

  9. I love American Reunion 2 ( Fan Steve Stifler Meister )
    I was ready for them to return ( Jim , Steve Stifler , Finch , Oz , Kevin )

  10. I would love to see more than just one other American Pie movie! You know what? I would love to still see them in 30 years, with an oldie comedy like “The Bucket List”, “Golden Girls”, “Space Cowboys”… you know what I mean? Every phase in life has it´s topics. Topics that are taylor made for a comedy to focus on these topics. This is what American Pie and its cast could become: The story of a bunch of friends in all age stages. Would be a great challenge! Let´s go for it!!

  11. Another American pie pls !! I really want American pie 5 because I still think that the movie is incomplete I really love it’s consept.

  12. give us a number 9 (I have and have seen and love all 8 of them)

  13. Really love the AP movies, reunion knocked it out the park the same way the first 3 movies did. Would LOVE to see more.

  14. I would love it even more if Shermanator and the MILF guys will be on it. Keep em coming with some more crazy s***.

  15. There’s gotta be more it can’t end here even Steve Stifler is still unmarried there gotta be one story for his marriage. And seann William Scott is the reason I liked American pie. Cuz I want more of the stifmiester. He is the reason American pie is funny I guess. I hated other stiflers like the actors but seann is the best. I don’t care about other star cast but seann William Scott and Jason Biggs gotta be there.

  16. American Reunion can’t be the last..
    Jim and Kevin are Married but..
    How about Oz, Finch and Stifler?
    I think it is best if all of them would end up with a wife..
    Stifler’s new job after The Reunion is wedding/party planner with a “twist”..
    And also the legendary Jim’s dad deserves the MILF for a life partner..

  17. I wanna see Stifler having a baby with Cadence.

  18. Yes please!

  19. I am a big big big fan of american pie movies i support the fifth movie and please not just fifth .. we want more of those amazing franchise