The Big Lebowski is a cult classic of immense proportion. While not massively successful at the box office, it’s appeal has lingered thanks to a hardcore set of fans who even go as far as holding an annual celebration of the film called Lebowski Fest.
The film was written ad directed by the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, and stars Jeff Bridges and John Goodman as a couple of losers. Actors as illustrious as Sam Elliott. Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and John Turturro also appear.
While the film may not immediately strike anyone as having sequel potential, there is a possibility of The Big Lebowski 2 being in the offing. Digital Spy reports Turturro, who played Jesus Quintana in the original, as recently saying:
“The Big Lebowski was a great movie. We hope to make a sequel. I can’t talk about it, but it comes down to Jesus in the jumpsuit.”
Short and sweet maybe, but important nonetheless. The fact that he can’t talk about it would imply that he’s either been sworn to secrecy, or the Coens haven’t yet worked out a plot. Julianne Moore and Phillip Seymour Hoffman have also apparently been formally approached about a sequel.
I’m actually not that big a fan of the original movie. I know, heresy, burn me at the stake and all that. But, maybe a second film would convince me it is a great classic that I’m somehow missing out on. I hope it gets made if for no other reason than it pleasing the huge amount of fans that the first has garnered.