Controversial American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is making a sequel to his Palme d’Or-winning film of 2004, Fahrenheit 9/11, a scathing attack on the Bush administration’s “war on terrorism’.
The new project, which is being produced for Overture Films and Paramount Vantage, will be marketed to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs until 25 May.
As yet untitled, the sequel is due for release in 2009. It will pick up where its predecessor left off – the Iraq war rages on, America is in recession and Bush’s questionable popularity has dwindled.
Fahrenheit 9/11 is the highest grossing documentary in history, having grossed $119.1m in the US and another $100m internationally. (Source: Variety)