Broken Lizard Hopes to Film 'Super Troopers 2' Sometime This Year
The original Super Troopers premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and played in theaters a year later in February of 2002, and questions of a sequel have persisted ever since. The Broken Lizard comedy troupe has since made Club Dread, Beerfest, The Slammin' Salmon, The Babymakers, and Freeloaders, but it's safe to say that none of those follow-up projects were as iconic as the group's breakout effort. But it looks like they're going back to what worked, as Guy Speed (via ScreenCrush) has an interview with Kevin Heffernan (who played Farva) who says the comedy sequel could finally get underway this year. Read on!
We last heard that Super Troopers 2 secured financing way back in 2009, but though multiple drafts were written, it sounds like the writers and the studio couldn't agree on a script, until now. Here's what Heffernan told Guy Speed:
“There will be a Super Troopers sequel. We put it off for a while and then came back to it. We wrote the script and handed it in to Fox and now we’re just negotiating the time and the place and hopefully shoot it some time this year. I have to start growing my mustache now.”
I just did a spit-take with an entire liter of cola. This is good news for fans of Team Ram-Rod, and there's certainly precedent for a long delay in between franchise entries: there were 28 years between Tron and Tron: Legacy, 25 between The Hustler and The Color of Money, and 22 between Wall Street and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, just to name a few. If Super Troopers 2 actually does go before cameras this year, we can assume it will be released in 2014, making it only a twelve year gap between the sequel and the original. But are people still interested in seeing Thorn, Mac, Foster, Farva, and Rabbit again?