It’s been almost twenty years since ‘Almighty Bruce’ hit theaters. And after all these years, we learn that a sequel to the still crazy scenario could have seen the light of day.
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In 2003 released at the cinema Almighty Bruce. The film features a once again unleashed Jim Carrey. The famous Canadian-American actor plays Bruce Nolan, a reporter. If there is no apparent reason to be, the character is constantly in a bad mood. One day, he even gets angry with God. The latter then summons him and gives him his powers for a week. With a key challenge: to do better than him. But if Bruce can’t do it, it could trigger the apocalypse…
Almighty Bruce remains to this day one of the biggest public successes of Jim Carrey’s career. For a budget of just over 80 million dollars, the feature film brought in nearly 500 million. Faced with such a box, a sequel could have been quickly started. This is what the screenwriters of the film intended to do.
Bruce could have had the powers of Satan
Almost twenty years after the film’s release, Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe were recently asked about Almighty Bruce by SYFY. And the writers revealed that they had proposed to the producer of the feature film a sequel titled “Brucifer”. They even did it from the day the first installment hit theaters. Their idea was to give Bruce the powers of Satan this time instead of those of God. His wife Grace, played by Jennifer Aniston, is said to have died at the start of the film, and Bruce would have used his new powers to resurrect her.
Also according to Koren and O’Keefe, Jim Carrey was enthusiastic about this idea. He would therefore have been ready to resume his role if the sequel had received the green light from the producers. But that has never been the case. The latter were not thrilled with this proposal. The idea of the two screenwriters was therefore not adapted.
Another sequel that flopped
As a reminder, Almighty Bruce still got a sequel, but centered on a different character. Released in 2007, evan almighty this time starring Steve Carell in the shoes of a politician whom God asks to create an ark. But this feature film was much less well received than its predecessor. It grossed less than $175 million at the worldwide box office. It would even have cost Universal several tens of millions of dollars. The studio therefore probably regrets not having produced the sequel pitched by Koren and O’Keefe instead…