Broken Lizard Chimes in With a Super Troopers 2 Update
The very last time we wrote about Super Troopers 2 was in May of 2007, more than a year ago. At the time, Broken Lizard member Paul Soter said that Super Troopers 2 had been put on hold. Since then we haven't heard a word about the sequel at all, but with Broken Lizard's newest comedy Slammin' Salmon premiering at Slamdance in January, new updates are finally starting to arrive. MovieWeb spoke with Jay Chandrasekhar recently who mentioned that "we are currently in the process of writing Super Troopers 2." While that's a step in the right direction, he added that it doesn't mean it's actually happening.
"The best thing for us to do is sit down and write the movie. And then we can say, 'Here it is.' And we'll see what happens from there," Chandrasekhar told MovieWeb. That means, like Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (which took 7 years to finally get written), it's just a matter of actually finishing a script that everyone likes, and that still make take time. As for the story in the sequel, while fellow Broken Lizard member Paul Soter and Chandrasekhar seemed to be joking at first, this is the general idea.
"The big picture is that we are on the Canadian Border. And in reality, what has happened is that the government has found places where the markers were off, or wrong. And there are these areas of land that were thought to be Canada, but are actually part of the US. We are enlisted to patrol this area that was always thought to be Canadian soil. But no, it is actually the United States. We are enlisted because they have to send someone there to help make it part of the US territory now. We get recruited to be the highway patrolmen there. And we are surrounded by all of these Canadian people that aren't happy about this. We essentially have to impose US law on a bunch of Canadians that aren't at all happy about it."
In the minds of Broken Lizard, that plot sounds it like has some potential. Or at least it reminds me a lot of John Candy's Canadian Bacon. I do know I'm not the only one that's still anxious to one day see a Super Troopers sequel, even though the original film first came out back in 2001. I'm a big Broken Lizard fan and the guys seem to have disappeared recently. Hopefully the premiere of Slammin' Salmon will give them the energy they need to finish the Super Troopers 2 script and get it made. Even with that ridiculous plot they described (if it is indeed accurate), I'm definitely up for seeing them reprise their state trooper roles!
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
wow, the plot does seem a little thin, but then again the first troopers was even more thin and is still one of the best comedys I've ever seen.
r0kst4r on Jan 4, 2009
slow news day, i suppose
Trystan on Jan 4, 2009
Sounds like it has comic potential - border adjustments do happen (for instance with the various borders Sweden shares with its neighbours). The differences in the national character between Americans and Canadians (whether real or generalised) is well-known and should be fertile ground for comedy.
wioota on Jan 5, 2009
I loved supertroopers, just watched it again last week and I would go see it the first week it was out. Who cares if the plot isn't oscar worthy, it is a movie that u can go in a just enjoy. I would love this to happen!!!
midnightlight on Jan 5, 2009
As a Canadian I have to admit it's very tricky to use Canada and Canadians as a backdrop for any non-Canadian comedy...just look at The Love Guru....Canadian Bacon along with Strange Brew (SCTV) and Brain Candy (Kids In The Hall) could be great influences on Broken Lizard...
Christopher M on Jan 5, 2009
I don't think Broken Lizard has had a successful film since Super Troopers so I'd be glad to see them revisit those characters again. They kind of typecasted themselves in their first film because it's really hard to see them playing anyone else now (especially Farva). Though the plot sounds kinda weak I'm sure they'll pull it off once they start improving and collaborating on set.
peloquin on Jan 5, 2009
i thought they were writing a prequel about their fathers being troopers and such. wasn't that the word a year ago?
Michael on Jan 6, 2009
All my friends love this movie, I watched it and completely hated it and thought it was incredibly stupid. I love Reno 911 and many other stupid comedies, but this... it was pure crap imo.
Richard on Jan 6, 2009
@ Richard..: You, sir, are and idiot.
jb on Mar 2, 2009
@ peloquin you are also an idiot. Beerfest is even better than super troopers and almost all of the same cast is in it...
Leeroy on Mar 31, 2009
Your reason for my incompetence is subjective. Come back with some concrete evidence saying that Beerfest is better and I'll take you seriously.
peloquin on Mar 31, 2009
For all who are complaining about the plot... DID ANYONE EVEN SEE THE FIRST FILM?!! The plot was absolutely ridiculous! That's the point. Ludicrous situations give rise to exactly the type of comedy these guys are looking to portray. Such a non-sensical scenario is rife with all the things people love about the Broken Lizard movies. So yeah, thanks. Get off it. The movie MAY or MAY NOT suck. But that proposed plot line won't be it's make or break pivot.
GrifterZed on Apr 11, 2009
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