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'Super Troopers 2' Has a Script and Studio But Still Needs Financing

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April 24, 2014
Source: ScreenCrush

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The last time we heard anything about the potential for Super Troopers 2 had the guys from Broken Lizard saying that they were hoping to shoot the film last summer. But the season came and went, it's almost a year later, and production still hasn't commenced on the sequel, 13 years after the original debuted in 2001. However, it sounds like they're not done trying to make it happen yet. Stars and writers Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme recently chatted on the “Chewin’ It With Kevin and Steve” podcast (via ScreenCrush) and revealed the script is finished, and a studio has agreed to distribute, but they need money.

Here's what Lemme said during the podcast:

"The script is written, the deal has been agreed on with the studio, we are in the stage though where we need to raise the financing. It’s nothing out of the ordinary. The studio is just the distributor and we are the ones who have to bring the money to the table. So it’s a lot of money that we have to raise."

This is why it takes so long to make movies in Hollywood. It doesn't matter if you have a script or if you have interest from the studio, because at the end of the day, you still have to get someone to finance it. A studio will distribute your film to theaters, but that doesn't mean they'll produce it or help finance the film. Considering the cult status that the original Super Troopers has achieved since its release 13 years ago, maybe Kickstarter would be a viable option to get some money? Either way, it doesn't sound like the film is coming anytime soon until Broken Lizard gets some cash. Do you still want Super Troopers 2?

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  • Cocaino Weaver
    They definitely need to Kickstarter this shit. If it worked for something as silly as Veronica Mars then it can damn well work for Super Troopers. Heck I bet billions of fans would pitch in a heartbeat.
  • avconsumer2
    Odd. Smells fishy. Either they're not shopping it around enough or the script is just terrible? With 23.1 gross on the first one, should really sell itself.
    • Brian Sleider
      Except all their other work has been shit.
      • Akirakorn
        Beerfest was good, just didn't take itself seriously like Super Troopers did. (i.e. instead of the characters making jokes, the characters were the jokes) But I agree, it has been too long for an iffy sequel (as most are) without Broken Lizard making a 'great' second film.
  • Brian Sleider
    Meh, it will be direct to DvD fodder. These guys are not that funny.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    I got 5 bucks
  • cobrazombie
    Maybe they were a one-hit wonder.
  • Nielsen700
    I smell a Kickstarter campaign.
  • Jim
    has no one seen slammin salmon? that was excellent
  • Michael Doucet
    I would contribute to get the movie shot. To this day Super Troopers is one of my favorite movies.

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