The film “” quickly became a modern classic and cemented as a major box office draw.
There was even a sequel written, and Ferrell had a $29 million offer to reprise his role as Buddy the Elf, according to.
But don’t expect to ever see it: Ferrell told THR he didn’t like the premise.
“I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, like, ‘Oh no, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money,’”. “And I thought, ‘Can I actually say those words? I don’t think I can, so I guess I can’t do the movie.’”
However,, co-star James Caan last year said there was more to the story.
Ferrell, he said, didn’t get along with filmmaker.
“We were gonna do it, and I thought ‘Oh my God, I finally have a franchise movie. I can make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do,’”. “The director and Will didn’t get along very well. Will wanted to do it, and he didn’t want the director. He had it in his contract. It was one of those things.”