Zoolander 2 not axed, says Justin Theroux
According to the screenwriter, he is still working on a sequel to the 2001 film, which starred Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Christine Taylor.
His comments came after Ben Stiller, who played the lead character in the first film, wrote on his Twitter page that the film's male model Derek Zoolander had not the "means or intellect to fund [his] own comeback".
Speaking to Movieline, Theroux said: "Today and yesterday I was with Ben, and today, we continued to break story. I have not gotten word from anyone to put pencils down, so I am continuing as though we are proceeding with that film."
He added that he didn't know what the meaning was behind Stiller's tweet, noting: "We're operating as though it's absolutely going [ahead]".
The first film told the story of a clueless fashion model, who is brainwashed to kill the prime minister of Malaysia.