“Simpsons” Film Sequel Potential Increases

FOX’s “The Simpsons” recently aired their 600th episode in the midst of its twenty-eighth season and as far as everyone knows the plan is to continue with the series for at least a few more years.

Sadly the likely means the chances of a sequel to “The Simpsons Movie” are slim, but longtime producer James L. Brooks recently told LRM that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a sequel happening:

“Fox very much wants us to do another one, and maybe we will and maybe we won’t – that’s where it is. How do we divide our labors, and do we believe in the idea we have? We may go into a more active exploration of a second movie soon.”

That’s a more open stance than Brooks has taken in the past to the question, usually offering the reply of a flat ‘no’, even so it sounds like a very long way off. The first film opened in 2007 and made $527 million worldwide from a production budget of just $75 million.