Jim Carrey has revealed he would be interested in doing a sequel to The Mask — though only if it was made by a “crazy visionary filmmaker”.
The actor famously starred in the 1994 film as banker Stanley Ipkiss, who turns into a green-headed, mischievous gangster after finding a magical mask.
While speaking about his role in the upcoming video game adaptation Sonic The Hedgehog, Carrey also laid out the one condition he needs to have guaranteed before he could reprise his The Mask role.
“I don’t think in terms of sequels and stuff like that, I mean, this one [Sonic The Hedgehog] is kind of right for it because we have not evolved the character [Dr. Eggman] fully yet,” Carrey said. “The Mask I think, myself, you know, it would depend on a filmmaker. It depends on a filmmaker really. I don’t want to do it just to do it. But I would only do it if it was some crazy visionary filmmaker. Sure.”
The original film, released in July ’94, followed lowly bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss who comes across a magical mask that allows him to transform into a zoot-suited gangster with cartoonish powers and seeming immortality and uses them to rid his town of crime and win the heart of a singer connected to the local crime lord.
A standalone sequel without Carrey called Son of the Mask was released in 2005, though it was critically panned.
FROM THE WEB