American Reunion secures another original cast member

American Reunion secures another original cast member

The American Pie series is looking to make its first return to a theatrical release since ‘American Pie: The Wedding’ which was in theatres during 2003. Since the third instalment in the franchise the American Pie series opted to produce several direct to DVD films of which there have been four instalments to date beginning with ‘American Pie Presents: Band Camp’ in 2005 to the most recent ‘American Pie Presents: The Book of Love’ in 2009.

The fourth instalment in the theatrical release series if you will, ‘American Reunion’ is currently scheduled for a release during 2012. Casting news has previously included Jason Biggs, Sean William Scott, and Eugene Levy as all having signed on for the film with Tara Reid, Chris Klein, and Mena Suvari remaining unconfirmed so far.

It is now being reported the Alyson Hannigan will be returning in the next film, which is good news for those excited at the news of the new film given her character plays quite a central role due to her relationship with the character Jim.

Looking back over the box office performance of each film in the theatrical series it’s not difficult to wonder why the studio is keen to return to the series, each film managed to gross over $230 million worldwide with the second film achieving a gross return of approximately $287 million, all from very modest budgets.

Let us know your favourite American Pie film in the comments section below, I’m going to kick things off by saying for me the third film is a personal favourite.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.