Sequel movie in the works for The Inbetweeners as stars get a payrise.
‘Inbetweeners’ co-writer Damon Beesley has confirmed there is to be a follow-up to ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’.
The 2011 summer film which was a huge success, focused on four British male teenage friends taken from the popular E4 series; regularly attracting over 3 million viewers the film is described by some as the UK equivalent of the ‘American Pie’ movies.
Due to the movie’s low budget the films stars were payed just £500,000 each. However after the film netted 45 million for its makers, The Sun reports the young stars, Joe Thomas, James Buckley, Simon Bird and Blake Harrison can now expect a cool £2.5 million each for reprising their TV characters for the sequel movie.
Damon, who created and co-writes the series/film with Iain Morris, said: “I don’t want to give too much away at this stage but yes, we have been developing an idea for a sequel.
“We miss working with Simon, Joe, James and even Blake too much not to give it a go.”
Damon said he wants “to make sure that we can do justice to a follow-up”. With possible idea being to focus on the friends at Neil’s stag do.
A source said: “The Inbetweeners took off like a rocket, far beyond many expectations.
“The budget was low and no one got shedloads of money up front so understandably everyone wants to cash in the second time round.”
The first ‘Inbetweeners Movie’ is due to launch in the US on September 7.