There’s a sequel coming for Super Troopers, the 2001 comedy from the dudes of Broken Lizard–that’s Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, Paul Sote, and Steve Lemme. It was Lemme who confirmed the news, in an interview with Us Weekly.
“You know, it was a combination of having to settle some of the legal disputes about making a sequel, while also negotiating terms for it,” he told the magazine. Fox is set to distribute, but Broken Lizard will need to raise funds for the production, with a minimum budget of $27 million. Lemme teased the possibility of a Kickstarter “to raise the last little bit.”
He went on to say that the plan for now puts pre-production work in November 2014, with filming to kick off in early 2015. He didn’t delve into the sequel’s plot, though he did make a promise regarding the first film’s opening scene, which involved a surreal exchange between Chandrasekhar and Stolhanske, both highway cops, and a car full of stoners.
“I think it’s one of the more unique and interesting stories I’ve seen in awhile. But the movie picks up pretty much where we left off in the first one. It’s a few years later,” Lemme said of the sequel. “The biggest difficulty was trying to top that opening scene, which so many people have complimented us on. I think we’ve done it.”