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.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Totally!! Make a sequel with the cast from reunion.. After i’ve watched the first Movie, from back in 1999, i couldnt wait to be a senior in High school.. I was a senior at High school in 2009.. And i loved my days in High school.. You guys should make a sequel with stifler’s little brother in it.. Where the hell did he go? And make sure Steve stifler fucks finch’s mom in this Movie aswell.. Haha, that part of the movie make me laugh.. Haha;)

  2. 1 more slice won’t hurt there’s always room for desert lol but in all seriousness i do believe 1 more film should be made as long as its not too cheesy and it has the original cast.. it kinda would be funny to see ole’ Finch and Stifler’s mom have more more affair though
    OHHHH STIFFFFFFFLERRRRRRS MOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 1 more slice won’t hurt there’s always room for desert lol but in all seriousness i do believe 1 more film should be made as long as its not too cheesy and it has the original cast.. it kinda would be funny to see ole’ Finch and Stifler’s mom have one more affair though
    OHHHH STIFFFFFFFLERRRRRRS MOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Looking forward to seeing the VF Commodore next year

  5. From being a major fan of the series of the American Pie movies since I was old enough to watch R rated movies, I would definitely like to see another American Pie movie. It would be even better to make have the entire original cast come back into focus as well. (Including Jennifer Coolidge as Stifler’s Mom) But don’t stick with just the original characters. You must use the characters that have affected the lives of these fine men and bring them back into focus, if you plan to make this the final American Pie.
    Thank you for all the work that you do and all the inspiration and entertainment you have provided for this decade. It definitely couldn’t have been any crazier.

  6. American pie with originals actors : again and again !!! GO !!!! I’m ready !!!!! :))

  7. A new American Pie movie would be great! haha, i remember when the first movie came out! i was only 8 years old back then, and i watched it with some friends! haha, those guys in american pie made my high school days awesome, even tough i graduated from Hadeland High School in Norway in 2009. But still, we had our best high shcool days, and finch, stifler, chris, kevin and jim also reminds me of my friends. soo, i`m looking forward to the next movie’! keep ut the good work!

  8. I think the fifth film could focus more on stifler and show off his vulnerable side. Perhaps it could be called american pie: the funeral seeing

  9. Great movies I say hell ya

  10. An Amnerican Pie 5….. I will be blunt f*** YEAH!! So much potential for further films, Jims dad n Stiflers mom… Another wedding perhaps i mean Jim and Stifler step brothers that alone could be the start point for further films. Also there have been 6 stiflers now between all the American Pie and American pie presents films….. now we have had the reunion how about for the films; American pie presents The Stifler Family reunion!! One more for you then thats it im keeping the remainder of my ideas in my head. American Pie Baby stiffy… (Main plot line Stifler knocked up finches mom that way you can guarentee that some of the old cast have a part in it and im sure the writers could creativly drag the rest in)

    Anyway guy that will sufice for now!!

  11. i want one more american pie movie. This time stifler getting married or maybe finch getting married. But please do make one more movie.

  12. A fifth movie would be awesome;maybe a movie about their everyday lives!

  13. I loved the Reunion and the plot offered many possibilities for the future so I say keep it going. The cast have all aged well and have maintained many of the same characteristics they had in the first one.

  14. f*** yea make a nother

  15. i say make one more where jims dad maries stiflers mom and make jim and stiffler related and jim gets kicked out and is forced to move back in with them lol

  16. pleaseeee there should be one more sequel to american reunion it was just phenomenal with all the casts coming back together and creating a memorable act!please i hope there really is another movie out.n true original and not corny lol

  17. yessssssss definitelt they should make another!!it would be crazy if they didnt!:) n im pretty it would make way more money!aha

  18. omgggg there has to be american pie 5!!i would go nuts if theres not one!

  19. hmmmmm……let me think…should there be??…….YES !!!!!!!!:D

  20. i think there should be!WITH ALL THE CAST!

  21. i think there should be!WITH ALL THE CAST!:) hehe more funnier

  22. ive just watched all the american pie movies and i hope the directors are making their way into american pie 5.makes me go bak to high school years. the fifth movie should be really good reunion part 2 :D

  23. yeah!!! they should be having the 5th theatrical sequel … and hope to keep the original casts till the very end!

  24. I want another Pie movie! Stifler and the gang truly rocks!i first watched American pie wheni was sophomore! And i will be biying all dvds of american pie! Hail stifler !!

  25. They should make an American Pie 5 and have them all go on vacation together- like they did in #2 to the beach house and have Oz and Heather have a baby!

  26. hello.I’m ready for the fifth.

  27. Since the directors are the guys who also made harold and kumar, why not bring kal Penn for American Pive lol he could be johns friend from college haha

  28. Hell yeah I luv da original pie movies & 1 2 continue with tha reunion wuld b fantastic the original characters are the ones that make the series great I wanna see em all back to geather

  29. i would love to see them again!!! make it happen.. please…