Philip Seymour Hoffman will make a great Leslie Nielsen and/or CGI bear.
In the same interview in which he noted Dirk Diggler is probably dead, Paul Thomas Anderson has revealed that he'd soon like to shoot some comedy that isn't immediately surrounded by human misery. And he's got some unlikely inspiration for such a film.
Asked by Moviehole if wife Maya Rudolph might inspire him to try his hand at comedy, PTA responded with affirmation and a glowing review for Ted, saying:
You mean like full blown comedy? Soon hopefully. I have to write it. It sounds daunting. [laughter]
I'd like to make a film like Airplane. That never gets old. Or Ted. It was a big hit. Why? Because It's great. Movies that are that big a hit are never fucking bad. I mean, there's no such... You know, people aren't that stupid, that movie's a hit because it's hilarious. I hope [Seth MacFarlane] makes another film.
Consider this the unofficial announcement for Punch-Drunk Love 2: This Time Adam Sandler Plays All the Sisters, Too.