David Spade Reveals a 'Joe Dirt' Sequel Unncessarily in Development
Former "Saturday Night Live" star and comedian David Spade has run the gamut of comedy "greatness" lately with roles in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. So it's no surprise that to keep his flawless track record intact that he's going back to the well for a sequel to his 2001 comedy Joe Dirt. Taking part in a Reddit AMA (via ComingSoon), Spade was asked about a follow-up to the mildly amusing comedy that's now 13 years old, and the comedian revealed that a sequel is currently in development. However, it might not get the big screen treatment as some fans (we assume they have to be out there) might be hoping for. Read on!
When asked about a Joe Dirt sequel, Spade responded:
"We wrote a sequel, and we may wind up doing it on Crackle.com, because they want to be the first web address to do a sequel to a movie. Because Sony owns them, and it's a Sony movie. We're trying to find a way to make it for the budget, but we really want to do it. And keep it good."
It's been so long since the original film debuted, so what's the hold-up? Spade explains:
"We're putting it together now and seeing if we can keep it as funny and with the music we like for a lower budget. All the movies you hear about being made now keep running into budget problems, this and that, and it sounds boring, but it's just a new world, where they can't make those $15-30 million comedies anymore. It's either $3 million or $200 million, there's almost no in-between, so everyone's adjusting to either a summer tentpole Avengers-type movie, or learning to get down and dirty and gritty and making a smaller movie. I just don't want to burn the fans and want to make it good, so me and the other writer are combing through the sequel and trying to make it make sense and have good music and be funny within the parameters. So hopefully it will be soon, or it will be too pointless."
The last film was made when Kid Rock was still relevant, so it seems like the film is already too pointless. Crackle.com is responsible for some solid content, like Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" web series, but just the thought of this sequel feels a little desperate and sad for Spade. It's not as if the first Joe Dirt was a comedy masterpiece, though segments with Christopher Walken and Dennis Miller brought some funny moments. Even some of the best, highest grossing comedies don't need sequels, so what makes this so special? Anyway, Spade hopes to get Walken and Kid Rock back to reprise their roles in some capacity, but we'll see if this sequel even gets off the ground. Do you want a Joe Dirt sequel?