While most guys won’t admit it, one of the most surprisingly entertaining hits of 2012 was the musical comedy Pitch Perfect which pitted two acapella groups from the same college against each other in the Super Bowl of acapella singing competitions. Despite looking like a boring girlfriends movie, once you sank your teeth into the surpassingly sharp witted and meta story, you found yourself enjoying a movie about acapella competitions.
The fun isn’t over though, as the success of the original film has promoted Universal to move forward with a sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which is being planned for a 2015 release at the moment.
Producer and actress Elizabeth Banks gave an update on the progress of the film to SlashFilm today in which she states the script isn’t quite done yet but shooting is expected to begin at some point around mid-2014.
We’re working very hard on the script,” Banks told SlashFilm’s Germain Lussier, “but I don’t anticipate we’ll shoot it until maybe first or second quarter of next year.”
This is in line with Universal’s plan to release the sequel at some point in 2015, likely early or late in the year. It’s doubtful that the studio will put the acapella comedy up against the massively epic summer slate of films that include Batman vs. Superman, Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron to just name a few.
Still, the film has gained a huge following and more importantly the respect of critics which means amid all the awesome superhero testosterone of 2015, one of the most anticipated film is aca-awesome in it’s own way.