|Jim Carrey in 1995's "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls."
Plans to film a third installment of "Ace Ventura" will likely go forward without original pet detective Jim Carrey in the fold.
The Hollywood Reporter says movie studio Morgan Creek has hired writers Jeff Sank, Justin Heimberg and his brother Jason to pen the script to the popular comedy franchise.
Calling on Carrey to star in the film will be difficult, given that the storyline is expected to focus on the detective's son, who attempts to follow in his dad's footsteps.
The first two comedies, 1994's "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and 1995's "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" racked up over $180 million in North America and established Carrey as a superstar in Hollywood.
There is no director or cast attached as yet.