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Funny or Die Will Start Making Several Movies a Year

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Comedy aficionados and people bored at work around 2:00 p.m. have long sought the solace of the website Funny or Die. Now, they and everyone else will benefit from the minds behind the site even more, as Funny or Die creators Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy will team up with producer Scott Steindorff to create several movies a year.

The goal, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is for Funny or Die to be the next National Lampoon.

“The hope is that in one of the two or three movies, we find the next Animal House or breakaway comedy,” Steindorff told the Reporter.

The collaboration with Steindorff, according to the Reporter, made sense because he also looked at the site's long-term potential rather than the possibility of creating one movie and then moving on.

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The plan for the upcoming films is to make them using a low budget, promote them on the website, and from their try to gain theatrical distribution. Most Funny or Die movies are shot in about a day; these will likely be produced over the course of 15 to 20 days.