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American Pie Franchise Fans Have Surprising News

In 1999, "American Pie" took the comedic world by storm with its brand of edgy, sex-based hijinks. The film was a massive success, grossing over $235 million at the worldwide box office (per Box Office Mojo) and garnering a mildly positive 61% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics crediting it with reviving the teen comedy subgenre. "American Pie" also spawned three main sequels, with the latest entry "American Reunion" dropping in 2012. The movie series also spawned a whole host of straight-to-DVD spin-offs that mostly focused on the younger male relatives of Seann William Scott's Steve Stifler character, with Jim's (Jason Biggs) goofy dad, Noah Levenstein (Eugene Levy), being the only character from the main franchise to regularly appear in these films.

However, since "American Reunion," there's been no real word on the future of the franchise. In 2017, Scott cast doubt on the chances of another film, as the last one didn't exactly perform all that well at the box office (per Forbes). However, some recent news just dropped related to the "American Pie" franchise, and it's a surprising bit of information for fans who have been clamoring for more.

American Pie is finally getting a new installment

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the "American Pie" franchise is finally getting a new installment from writer/director Sujata Day, who will write the script and help develop the film. Day has previously written, directed, and starred in the 2020 comedy film "Definition Please," as well as appeared in the HBO comedy series "Insecure." Currently, there's no news regarding what the story will be or if previous cast members will appear, but the report does describe it as a new interpretation of what the film could be about, and that the concept was pitched by Day.

A fresh and original take on "American Pie" is likely just what the film series needs. While the original films were quite successful with audiences, the landscape for comedies has shifted in recent years, so it's unlikely that the franchise's particular crude brand of humor would go over well with present-day viewers. Still, this is a surprising development for the all-but-dead series, and it'll be interesting to see how much of the slate this new entry wipes clean.