Today comes a ridiculous piece of news that a sequel to the surprise hit comedy, White Chicks, has been given the go-ahead. The Wayans Brothers and Sony are going to be developing the project, with one of the other Wayans brothers, Keenen Ivory Wayans returning to direct the sequel. Keenen, Shawn and Marlon Wayans are writing and producing the movie.
The first White Chicks movie starred Shawn and Marlon as two FBI agents who go undercover and dress up as, you guessed it, white chicks to protect a couple of heiresses (I’ll leave it up to you to discuss the many, many, issues of THAT premise…). The all-important plot of White Chicks 2 (I wouldn’t be surprised if a subtitle gets added to that) is being kept under wraps for the moment. I’m sure that similar to (or rather, the same as) the first one, it will involve Shawn and Marlon putting on make-up again.
As much as it’s groan-inducing to think that they’re making another movie from this premise, from a business point of view it’s not that much of a surprise. White Chicks made over $70 million domestically, and $42 million internationally, from a budget of only $37 million. I’m sure money is the reason for this sequel, as I don’t think there’s much to tell that wasn’t covered in the first one.
I’m unfortunate enough to have seen White Chicks (it was a boring Sunday, and the rental was at hand in my house, if I remember right), and I’ve gotta’ say it’s one lame and stupid comedy. All the obvious (read: stereotypical) gags you could think of – from fart jokes to unfunny gender play – sets it comfortably amongst the Wayans Brothers’ other less-than-funny comedies. The only time I remember laughing was at the Terry Crews dinner table scene where he shows of his massive tongue.
I know, I know….
What do you think of the Wayans Brothers making a sequel to White Chicks?
White Chicks 2 is currently in the pre-production stages and doesn’t have a release date yet.