Broken Lizard's Upcoming Schedule - Slammin' Salmon Next
by Alex Billington
November 1, 2007
For those who may not know, Broken Lizard is the comedy team behind Super Troopers, Club Dread, and last year's Beerfest. They are one of my favorite filmmaking groups and I've been anxiously awaiting details on their next few films. They've got quite a busy schedule (at least six other films in the works), especially considering the impending strike, however they've settled on a project titled Slammin' Salmon as their next. They'll start shooting in January with independent financing that came about because they wanted to get this made but didn't want to wait for the strike.
In a change from the norm, Kevin Heffernan of Broken Lizard will be directing instead of Jay Chandrasekhar, who directed the first three aforementioned Broken Lizard films. Kevin and Jay will also star alongside the rest of Broken Lizard's members: Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. The story, to be written by the troupe, revolves around a restaurant owner and former heavyweight champ who pits his wait staff against each other in a Glengarry Glen Ross-like competition.
On top of shooting Slammin' Salmon, the guys have at least four other films in the works. Ambulance Chasers and another untitled project are in the works under Warner Brothers' first look deal. Taildraggers has already been announced at Participant Pictures as well as Pony Bush at Dimension Films. Also still not mentioned is the long-awaited sequel Super Troopers 2, that has had some minor developments over the last year, and The Babymaker that was supposed to be their next film.
They've got one packed schedule of films, but you know what, that's awesome! These guys can keep pumping out comedic gold for as long as I'm watching movies and I'll still love it!
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