class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-122417″ title=”Bruce Almighty” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />While it didn’t exactly break new territory or impress many critics, Bruce Almighty proved to be a commercial hit with its simple premise and charming allure, raking in an estimated $484M worldwide and spawning a less-than-desirable spin-off that’s better left unmentioned.

It’s no surprise, then, to hear that Universal are looking to capitalise on its success with a long-awaited sequel.

According to the ever-reliable folks over at Variety, feelers have been sent out to screenwriting duo Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (Hot Tub Time Machine) in the hopes they’ll dream up a story worthy of telling.

Directed by Tom Shadyac, Bruce Almighty starred Jim Carrey (The Mask) as a guy who, after becoming disillusioned by the forces at will, is awarded the powers of God to teach him just how difficult it is to be ruler of all things. Jennifer Aniston (The Break-Up), Morgan Freeman (Red) and Steve Carell (The 40 Year Old Virgin) co-starred.

No further information is known at this point, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as and when anything new is reported.

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