More than a decade after the first “Ace Ventura” sequel, a third film is in the works for the Pet Detective.
However, due to the film’s plot (and Jim Carrey’s progression away from low-brow humour), the movie will likely happen without the original star.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, film studio Morgan Creek has enlisted writers Justin Heimberg, his brother Jason, and Jeff Sank to come up with a script for the project.
The storyline is said to follow Ventura’s son as he works to fill his father’s pet-snooping shoes.
There have been no announcements about possible directors or cast members as of yet.
The series’ first two installments, 1994′s “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and 1995′s “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls,” brought in more than $180 million across North America.
“Dumb and Dumber,” another Carrey film from the same period, also spawned a sequel (“Dumb and Dumberer”) that didn’t involve Carrey nor his co-star, Jeff Daniels.