I thought the original Meet the Parents was a pretty solid family comedy, with the main source of laughs obviously coming from the brilliant rivalry between Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. I never did see the sequel, Meet the Fockers, but after it made a staggering $279 million in the U.S. alone, it became Ben Stiller’s most successful movie to date and another sequel was almost guaranteed. Now, according to the Risky Biz blog, the third installment is finally moving forward over at Universal.
The movie is called Little Fockers, and will focus on the children of Ben Stiller and his wife, played by Teri Polo. Stiller, Robert DeNiro and Owen Wilson are all in talks to return, but director Jay Roach will be involved as a producer only. The search is on for someone else to shoot the movie, with possible candidates being Paul Weitz (American Pie), David Wain (Role Models), and Peyton Reed (The Break-Up, Yes Man). The original script was written by Larry Stuckey, but John Hamburg, writer of the first two movies and director of Along Came Polly and the upcoming I Love You, Man, has since been brought in for a rewrite. What do you think, is this something you want to see, or is a third Fockers flick too much?