Last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers, director David Wain confirmed the long-running rumor that there will be a prequel to his 2001 satire Wet Hot American Summer — and if all goes well it will star his original cast. From MTV:
David Wain, who directed the 2001 cult hit — starring the likes of Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper — was a guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night (June 17), and he casually confirmed the prequel that was rumored in late May.
The very best part? Wain plans on the main cast returning. Think about that: 2014 minus 2001 equals … nearly a decade and a half. And this is a prequel. And they’re playing the same characters. Even Wain gets how hilarious this is.
“Now we’re gonna do a prequel where it’s the same actors who were 30 playing 16-year-olds then, and now they’re gonna be in their mid-40s also still playing 16 and it takes place before the events of the movie,” he said.
It should also be noted that these actors will come with a much heftier price tag these days. Either way, we can’t wait. Check out Wain’s interview below.