It’s that time of year again. Time for the guys in Broken Lizard to get everyone’s hopes up with rumors of a sequel to Super Troopers. Now as you can deduce from the opening there, we’ve been down this road before. Several times, for almost a decade at this point. It’s sorta like when your best friend keeps telling he’s totally going to start a business and get his life going, but always ends up sitting around eating Cheetohs in your garage instead. At least that’s how we feel around here.
“You know, it was a combination of having to settle some of the legal disputes about making a sequel, while also negotiating terms for it,” Lemme told Us of what took so long. “The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together. Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it, with a minimum budget of $27 million, which we’ve just about raised. There may be a Kickstarter launched to raise the last little bit.
“Without revealing the plot of Super Troopers 2, Lemme, 45, added: “I think it’s one of the more unique and interesting stories I’ve seen in awhile. But the movie picks up pretty much where we left off in the first one. It’s a few years later. The biggest difficulty was trying to top that opening scene, which so many people have complimented us on. I think we’ve done it.”
Well that’s all well and good. I didn’t know that the opening segment was the height of the movie though. Lemme also adds that there’s no fear in the movie losing its trademark looks:
“Everybody who had a mustache in the first one will grow it back,” said Lemme. “Now the guys who didn’t grow mustaches for the first one want to have a mustache. We’re making them earn it, not sure how we’ll haze them, but they better be prepared.”
I will sleep easier tonight, for sure. I just hope that Comedy Central is running Beerfest again too. That’ll make it a lot easier.
(Via US Weekly)