Nearly 14 years after the original spawned catchphrases and games that are probably still heard in college dorms to this day, it looks like the cult-classic film Super Troopers from comedy troupe Broken Lizard will be getting a sequel.
After earning its benchmark number of $2 million in just 24 hours, the Indiegogo campaign for the sequel ended with nearly $4.4 million from more than 50,000 fans, making it the second-biggest crowdfund campaign for a film, and one million shy of the record set by the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign in 2013.
Broken Lizard is made up of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. The group secured a distribution deal for the proposed sequel leading up to the campaign with 20th Century Fox, and produced a teaser video to get fans excited about the prospects of a sequel.
While the campaign fell short of the ultimate goal of $5 million, plenty of stretch goals were hit along the way. Depending on their contribution, donators will get a host of incentives including autographed scripts and DVD cases, exclusive tickets to future screenings of the movie, being personally called a chickenf*cker in a YouTube video and more.
However, the stretch goals the campaign just missed are even more interesting. If the goal of $4.5 million was attained, live bears would have somehow found their way into the movie. Yes, real, live bears. If $5 million was reached, Brian Cox, who played Captain O’Hagan in the original would’ve returned in some capacity.
The original Super Troopers was released in 2001 and followed the exploits of five dimwitted Vermont state troopers that somehow were able to take down a drug ring. Though it wasn’t very successful in its theatrical release, the film garnered a huge cult following when it was released on DVD.
Super Troopers 2 is slated to start filming in the summer with a release date still to be determined. If you feel like you missed out, you can always donate more money in the hopes of getting live bears or Brian Cox in the film.