Jim Carrey would not let Spike Jonze direct the Ace Ventura sequel

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The 2 Ace Ventura films aren’t remembered notably fondly lately past how a lot enjoyable it’s to say “do not go in there” when exiting a room, however 1995’s Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls might’ve nearly been a bit cooler than what we ended up with. That’s as a result of famously hip dude Spike Jonze made a pitch to direct the movie, however star Jim Carrey rejected him as a result of he was only a no person on the time. Carrey shared that enjoyable reality on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition, the place he was showing on a panel to debate Chris Smith’s documentary Jim And Andy: The Nice Past. That film is in regards to the making of Man On The Moon, and Jonze occurs to be a producer on it, so Carrey is taking the chance to gush about how a lot he’s wished to work with Jonze ever since rejecting him all these years in the past.

Right here’s his full quote, by way of Display screen Crush:

I’ve been desirous to do one thing with Spike perpetually. I used to be silly sufficient to show him right down to direct Ace 2, trigger I had no thought who he was. And he got here in and pitched all types of shit, and he was about to take over the world and I didn’t realize it. I used to be like “I don’t know, this man’s new.” And I’ve been kicking myself ever since.

Jim And Andy was lately picked up by Netflix, and whereas it’s not the identical factor as Spike Jonze’s Ace Ventura 2, at the very least the 2 of them set to work collectively ultimately.

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