14 years after the release of Zoolander, and nearly 8 since the rumblings of a potential sequel to the 2001 comedy, Paramount Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for the sequel.
Zoolander 2 (stylized as 2OOLANDER) features the return of Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander, the dimwitted male model who was brainwashed to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia by corrupt fashion executive (Will Ferrell). Ferrell will reprise his role from the first film as Jacobim Mugato, along with Owen Wilson as Hansel McDonald, Christine Taylor as Matilda Jeffries, and Billy Zane as himself. The movie will also feature Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Justin Bieber, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Nathan Lee Graham, Ariana Grande, and Mika.
There hasn’t been much information revealed about the film outside of the teaser, which features some jokes about Derek’s intelligence and the title of the sequel. There also is a reference to Derek’s brain still having the trigger of “Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood in his head (a plot point of the first film).
Check out the teaser and see what you think. The sequel, directed by Stiller, will release February 12, 2016.