American Pie Director To Bake Another For Universal Pictures

Published June 26th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

"American Pie" screenwriter Adam Herz will receive a seven-figure payday to start from scratch and script the sequel to his hit teen sex comedy for Universal Pictures. The studio initially had Herz and "Pie" filmmakers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz onboard to supervise development of the sequel, for which they had hired "Slackers" scribe David H. Steinberg (HR 1/24). But the studio has decided to return to Herz to write the script. Universal holds sequel options for several members of the original cast, which included Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Sean William Scott and American Beauty’s Mena Suvari. "Pie" producers Warren Zide, Craig Perry and Chris Moore are expected to return to produce the sequel. No word has surfaced about story ideas, but previous reports suggested that the story might pick up when the teens return home after their first year of college or have the gang take a trip to Europe. Universal Pictures executive VP producer Allison Brecker, who oversaw the original, is supervising the sequel. Herz is represented by Endeavor, managers JC Spinks and Chris Bender and attorney Jason Sloane--Hollywood Online

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