In an interview with Us Weekly, Super Troopers star and member of the comedy team Broken Lizard Steve Lemme confirmed that a sequel to the cult hit is coming. One of the most quotable comedies in the last decade, Super Troopers is a film that fans have been wanting a follow-up to for years. Lemme and the rest of Broken Lizard have been well aware of the fan interest, and he explained to Us Weekly the reason for the delay.
“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. 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.”
Should they end up turning to Kickstarter, it would not be the first big-name movie using the service to get their film funded. The Rob Thomas-directed film adaptation of Veronica Mars set a Kickstarter goal of $2 million and brought in over $5 million from fans and released the film to great critical success in 2014 – ending up with a certified fresh rating of 72% on Rotten Tomatoes.
While Lemme did not reveal anything about the plot, he did confirm that mustaches will making a comeback, with everyone who had a ‘stache in the previous film growing them back for the sequel. Because, let’s be honest, a highway patrol officer without a mustache is hardly a highway patrol officer at all. If you have gone this long into your life without having seen the 2001 comedy, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Despite being over a decade old, the jokes still hold up and it is a solid movie all around.
Filming is set to begin in early 2015, but no word yet on when the completed project will be released to the liter-a-cola loving masses.Source: US Magazine