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. 9.8 would bang

  2. I CANNOT wait for an American Pie 5. American Reunion was great and it really brought a lot together. As I turn 30 next year it’s been great growing up with these guys for a little over a decade now.

  3. American Pie 5 must happen!

    Maybe, Oz & Heather get married, Kevin divorces his wife & gets back with Vicky & Stifler finally gets a proper girlfriend!
    Not forgetting Jim’s Dad & Stifler’s Mum!

  4. American Reunion was the perfect ending. I wouldn’t mind another straight to DVD, I quite liked them. But I’d prefer another one instead of a 5th theatrical movie. I wouldn’t mind a theatrical film with all the Stiflers, Steven, Matt, Eric, Dwight, Scott and Steven’s mum. That would be worth watching in my opinion. Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin should be included. I’m just fantasy booking.

  5. Another pie would not hurt. We all grew up with these guys. The movie had become part of our lives.

  6. I think that there are too many unanswered questions to not make another American Pie. You have Oz and Heather, Jim’s Dad and Stiffler’s mom, heck, you have Evan growing up

  7. I love these movies american pie it would be nice if they always make these films it’s me hard as I would have or could have regriseur would I want to go if it ever stop but she stays long but I think american pie 5 would be nice I think in american pie american pie goes amsterdam.and holiday but of course stifler than the same stay and sex parties and so I think there are more possibilities to create a fifth I hope they do not then stop acting and if it goes american pie Amsterdam get them to turn red go to the ramparts hooker turn deze the film should make stays!

  8. There’s still things they can do. One that I could see is American Christmas. They could also do another wedding with either Jim’s dad or Oz.

    No more DVD/Blu-ray spin-offs. I didn’t even watch the last couple, never have probably never will. They should do it right of never do it all.

  9. It would be awesome to watch a 5 theatrical release of this saga. There’s a lot more to it, Jim’s kid, during the whole growing up process, doing so in an even more sexually corrupted society. It would be fun to see how Jim and his friends manage to educate his kids with them being such a bad example.

  10. American Pie 5 MUST HAPPEN. Just watched the whole series and I just can’t get enough. I NEED MORE PIE.

  11. American vacation. At the end of American reunion they said they would get back together every year. How about one year it’s a vacation to Vegas. Stiffer gets drunk, tattooed and married. Jim’s dad has a threesome with stiffer and finches mom. Kevin’s wife after being passed away hooks up with his old flame. Ozz and heather are expecting twins. She goes into labour in Vegas. Michelle is going thru early menopause and Jim tries to deal. Finch meets his gay dad who is a entertainer in Vegas.

    • Great Idea!

  12. well i for one can not w8 for american pie five they did awsome with the reunion but i think theres still alot more they can do for one they could finally find someone for stiffler to get with have a nice house and car maybe a little mini stiffler who later becomes a little older and u could call the next one little american pie or something u know i love these films so come on make another one plz

  13. WE NEED ANOTHER AMERICAN PIE IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIE SERIS EVER

  14. So the movie left off with Oz and Heather getting back together so do an American Wedding 2 and let guys get back together and hang but this time let the girls get together and do some of the mischievous things the guys do. Just a thought

  15. I think if they continue with ame story it wIll be a hit. There are movies that you watch at times and wonder what happens to the characters next. So for me I’m ready to see the next step.

  16. I so ready its great to see the gang toegther love it its great fun comedy

  17. Jim ends up in a pre divorce with michelle and moves out for a while… and this for the only reason that is dad gets engaged with stiflers mom secretly and stifler and jim find out at same time they are step brothers! has michelle awaits at home… jim’s dad and stiflers mom invite them on a trip to hawaii or some place exotic to celebrate their engament. stiflers tries to cheer up jim in so many ridiculous possible ways and end up in so many troubles. And has they have a big domaine beach house they invite bunch of freinds the usual guys to join them while they are there for the most intense end party and to finally see michelle come back! and close the franchise unless they are old in a house old crusin old dirty ladies…lmao

  18. I think American 5 would be awesome I grew up watching these guys and they were great. As long as you keep the Original cast, It would be a great movie and a profitable one at that.

  19. AMERICAN PIE 5 give Stifler a daughter or younger sister

  20. American pie must carry on I love it but what they need to do is focus, because at the end of american pie 3 the wedding Stiffler had started a relationship with Michelles sister (forgot her name) why did they cut her out of american pie ? And also in band camp matt stifler gets a video from his brother(steve stifler( that was produced by him, why does he now have a corprate job and still live at home why do they change the story so much?

  21. American Pie 5 would be awesome! Stifler needs to have a little girl and having him fend off guys like he was.. OMG! That would be awesome.. Have a surprise engagement between Noah and Jennine too.. And Jim and Michelle’s family grow and running wild at “Oz” and Heather’s wedding while they make surprise announcement they expecting twins.. Oh and Finch become a Love Guru and Kevin and Vicky get together secretly till Jessica catches them! Oh I can’t wait for American Pie 5! :D :D :D please please PLEASE keep the American Pie movies coming!

  22. American Pie 5, Would be great. With Oz & Heather back together, Jim & Michelle Maried, Stella Vega & Paul Finch, Kevin & Ally.

    A great idea would be that Kevin gets back with Vicky and Steve Stiffler still be’s the usaul dick and Planns the gay couple’s Wedding.

  23. WE WANT NEXT AMERICAN PIE 5 in 2014 :X:X and next series to appear .

    WE LOVE AMERICAN PIE -> ROMANIA !!

  24. Stifler and cadence.

  25. Yes. Just with Oz and Heather possibly getting things started again shows me that a 5th part would make sence.

  26. Yeah , they should make another American pie , how come it’s so hard for them to get a proper plot? …………… I mean they got bunches of plot best one could be gyms dad weds stiffmeisters mom , or stiffler unites with his brothers(joining seriese)

  27. I’m in my fifties now but, I can still relate to these movies. I like them all. They accomplish the feat of bringing me back in time to high school and the times that followed.They are a well done series of movies that capture the times in life that we all can relate to. I would love to see them continue forever as an ongoing chronological documentary of what happens to our high school buddies. “Til Next Time”

  28. I love American pie series pls do next movie it will awesome. …American pie 5(vacation)

  29. At the last movie at the end they all said that they should plan on getting togetherag again !!! I think tht if they do make another one it should be in the theAter and the original cast should be in it.. love these movies