Not Moore of the same for 'Fahrenheit' sequel


For Michael Moore, it's no longer a story of "Harvey & Me."

The documentarian is making a sequel to "Fahrenheit 9/11" but instead of turning to Harvey Weinstein for distribution, Moore will collaborate on the project with Overture Films and Paramount Vantage.

The companies will co-produce and co-finance the film, with Overture releasing it in the U.S. on all platforms and Vantage handling international rights and release.

The movie is untitled but will include the words "Fahrenheit 9/11 1/2" in its title. It is described as a "follow-up" to its predecessor, but unlike most sequels, Moore will not pick up where the 2004 film left off. Instead, he will explore the role of the U.S. in the world during the nearly eight years since President Bush took office.

"This is going to tackle what's going on in the world and America's place in it," Par Vantage chief Nick Meyer said.

Moore is beginning production, with shooting likely to take place in the U.S. and abroad. The movie is expected to be released sometime between second-quarter and early fourth-quarter 2009 and, unlike "Fahrenheit," will not seek to influence the presidential contest. (partialdiff)