A few days back, it was announced that a new AMERICAN PIE flick was going to hit theaters and that Universal’s hope was that all of the original cast might return. I cracked wise about how the only two folks who have actually had a career post-PIE, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott, probably would have little to no interest in returning to the series. Matter of fact, Scott has openly said that he’s closed the book on Steve Stifler.
Well, I was wrong in my assumption. It turns out that Scott is actually one of the driving forces behind the new PIE installment. According to Worst Previews, Scott dropped during a recent COP OUT press junket that he’d been actively developing the new PIE sequel with Universal and that, if the circumstances were right, he’d return to play Stifler.
Here’s a bit of what he had to say:
"I'll probably work on just developing it. I've been working on it for a year and a half, just developing it," Scott said. "I don't know if I will ultimately [return]. But if it's awesome and it's really funny... If it's done for the right reasons to see these guys at 28-30 years old, could be great."
He went on to say that there is already a story idea and that it will not only focus on the married couple from the third film. "It would be everybody back," Scott explained. "The idea would probably be the kind of high-school reunion. It would be centered around that. Just catching up with everybody."
"I love seeing these guys at that age, they are fatter, Stifler is chubby. It's that age where you're 29-30, and you go 'is this really where I thought I was going to be?' It's kind of a different point in your life. There might be something there."
In other Scott news, Kevin Smith (director of COP OUT) has said that he’s developing his new hockey flick, HIT SOMEBODY, with Scott in mind for the lead. Smith is hoping that if SOMEBODY does well at the BO, Scott might experience a shift in his career that propels him into leading man roles, much like what happened with Tom Hanks early in his career.
It’s a nice thought, but I think that people dig Scott when he’s completely unhinged. There’s something lurking behind his eyes, something mischievous, that is one-of-a-kind to Scott and unfortunately is under-utilized in most of his movies. The AMERICAN PIE flicks caught it, THE RUNDOWN caught it and there are moments of it in MR WOODCOCK and ROLE MODELS, but it has been dormant for awhile now.