Though Judd Apatow’s latest flick, This is 40, didn’t fare as well with the critics as his previous movies, the director is still moving forward with the story that he began in Knocked Up. According to a recent interview with Getty (via HeyUGuys), Apatow is planning yet another sequel to his 2007 original that will again follow Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters as their oldest daughter, played by Apatow’s real-life oldest daughter, Maude, goes to college.
Here is what Apatow said about it: “When we first met Maude’s character, Sadie, she was 8-years-old, she didn’t understand where babies come from and know we see her five years later and she’s just cursing and screaming and having teenager problems so I’m thinking that maybe in the next one she’s in college…”
In the interview, he directly referenced the work of François Truffaut, a French filmmaker who made a series of films following the character of Antoine Doinel at various stages of his life. It famously began with The 400 Blows, which has since become a watershed work in French cinema. The series lasted five installments.
It will be interesting to see if Universal Pictures feels the same way about Apartow’s lofty cinematic goals.
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