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A full 13 years after he treated moviegoers to a combination of humor, warning, and disgust with his gross-out fast food documentary Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock is apparently back in the director’s chair. He’s reportedly returning to his roots with a sequel, titled Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken, but from the sounds of things, it won’t take a trip to the movie theater to give it a look.
Rather, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Spurlock is in the process of negotiating a deal with YouTube for the rights to his latest. It would reportedly be exclusive to the site’s YouTube Red subscription service.
In 2004, Spurlock earned an Oscar nomination with Super Size Me, which documented the occasionally grisly results of him eating an entirely fast food-based diet. Specifically, he ate every meal at McDonald’s during the course of a month, bringing in more than 5,000 calories per day while undergoing shockingly quick weight gain and the deterioration of his physical health.
He ultimately got fit again by way of a vegan diet in the following months, but his fateful month putting away one Big Mac after another has not been forgotten. The sequel, however, reportedly places Spurlock in less of the guinea pig role―it sees him attempt to open a chicken-based fast food location of his own, giving a glimpse into the industry side of the equation.
YouTube Red is a paid version of YouTube which runs users $9.99 on a monthly basis, although it does (at the time of this writing, at least) offer a one-month free trial. The amount being discussed for the film’s rights is reportedly $3.5 million.
Chris Tognotti is a frequent contributor for the Daily Dot. He’s a news and current events writer based out of Berkeley, California, and a co-host of the podcast Now We Know. While he specializes in domestic politics and opinion writing, he’s also savvy on sports, video games, and film.