Jay Chandrasekhar Set to Direct an Unnecessary 'Yogi Bear' Sequel
by Ben Pearson
October 2, 2012
After the success of Super Troopers, the Broken Lizard guys have never quite been able to capture that magic again together as a comedy troupe. They came close with Beerfest, but mostly fans have been wishing for a Super Troopers sequel (which is reportedly on the way). Director Jay Chandrasekhar has done some other work on the side, helming WB's adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard as well as making a name for himself as a TV director with work on "Arrested Development", "Community", and "Happy Endings", and now Deadline reports he's been hired to direct Yogi Bear 2, a sequel to the CG/live action hybrid.
The 2010 Yogi Bear was one of the most critically reviled films of the year with a 13% on Rotten Tomatoes, and aside from Justin Timberlake's surpsingly goodBoo-Boo impression, there wasn't much to like about it. Even appearances by generally likeable actors like Anna Faris, T.J. Miller, and Andrew Daly weren't enough to keep it from being a stinker. But that didn't stop it from making over $200 million worldwide. Any time a family film puts up those kind of numbers, regardless of the quality, chances are we're going to see a sequel. I'm just sad that Chandrasekhar is the one who will have this garbage on his resume in the end. Thoughts?