It’s a pretty impressive feat when a movie studio convinces a few stars to actually agree to film a sequel. But when a studio gathers an enormous ensemble cast and persuades them, after 12 years, to all sign on to the project, it’s a work of divine intervention.
Recently there has been some buzz over the fact that the entire major cast of the original American Pie will be returning for the aptly titled American Reunion. Even some of the minor characters like M.I.L.F. Guy #2 (played by John Cho of Harold and Kumar fame) and Stifler’s mom (played by Jennifer Coolidge) are signed on for the comeback. The film will return to the lives of the original characters in a hopeless attempt to try to forget about the embarrassing collection of straight-to-DVD spin-offs.
The question, then, is whether or not the movie will be viable to audiences today. Even though the fact makes me feel like an old man, American Pie came out in 1999. I was 10. I didn’t even understand what happened to that poor apple pie. Those 16-year-old boys who giggled every time someone Tara Reid uttered the word “penis” will be closing in on 30 by the time the film is released in 2012. The audience has grown up since then. Let’s just hope the boys grew up as well.
The red band trailer was released on Thursday, and you can view stills from the film here.Tags: Alyson Hannigan, American Pie, American Reunion, Jason Biggs, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cho, Tara Reid