Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing rumours that Sacha Baron Cohen had secretly shot a new Borat movie with Collider reporting that it was already essentially completed and had screened for some industry folks. Cohen, it seemed, was taking a page out of Michael Moore’s playbook by releasing an “October surprise” just prior to the upcoming U.S. election in November. Now more details are finally starting to materialize as we are hearing that the movie has found a home at Amazon and will indeed get a streaming release next month. The details of the story and the various stunts are still mostly unknown but some short clips of him shooting segments in character as the Kazakh reporter have found their way onto YouTube. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Deadline, Amazon has landed the worldwide rights to the sequel to the 2006 film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which is expected to premiere in late October on Amazon Prime. The rumoured title for the new movie that has been floating around is apparently not legit but the real title will be revealed shortly. The follow-up supposedly features Borat being forced to go undercover to interview people because he has become so famous as a result of the first movie.
It seems clear that this will be more overtly political than the previous film as well, which should not be a surprise to anyone who saw Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series Who is America?. Either way, considering the lack of big releases over the next month or so, the movie is in a great position to get a ton of exposure and potentially have an influence on the election. Whether Borat quotes and Halloween costumes are destined to make a major comeback in the near future remains to be seen. Are you psyched to see a new Borat movie?