The Broken Lizard comedy troupe is turning to its fans to fund the long-awaited sequel
Broken Lizard, the comedy troupe behind “Super Troopers,” announced Tuesday that it’s launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund a sequel to the cult hit film.
“Super Troopers 2” will reunite all five troopers from the original (Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske) as they continue their shenanigans, fighting evildoers along the Canadian/Vermont border.
Broken Lizard must raise a minimum of $2 million by Apr. 24. If the funding goal is met, pre-production will begin in May, with principal photography starting this summer. However, if the $2 million minimum goal isn’t reached, the script goes back on the shelf, probably for good.
Those who donate enough to the campaign can get some serious perks, including: drinking against the cast at a Beerfest Tournament; joining the guys in Colorado for a 100-percent legal cannabis outing; and keeping some of the film’s most recognizable props, which include one of the actual patrol cars used in the new movie.
“We finally have the chance to make ‘Super Troopers 2.’ But since we refused to write a sequel where the highway cops have morphed into super hero-vampires, Fox Searchlight proposed the following deal: they’ll release the film, but we have to raise all of the money,” Chandrasekhar said.
“Super Troopers” was an unexpected hit at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Fox Searchlight. Broken Lizard went on to create other cult comedies such as “Club Dread” and “Beerfest.”
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