Even though it’s been over 10 years since the raunchy cult comedy Super Troopers hit theaters, a sequel is still very much in the works. In a recent interview with IFC at SXSW, while promoting their new movie The Babymakers, the film’s actor and director Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan gave away some information for the highly anticipated follow-up.
“We’re hoping to make ‘Super Troopers 2′ eventually,” stated Chandrasekhar. “We’ve written the script and as soon as we figure out a little sort of legal thing with Fox, I think we’ll hopefully get a chance to make it.” Heffernan also added that, “it’s ready to go.” The director also stated that he hopes Super Troopers 2 will be his next project.
I’m sure fans of the original are currently rejoicing at this bit of news, but that’s really all the information they gave away, which is an expected move on their part. And with a sequel like this, it’s not really going to matter what the actual plot is, as fans are bound to show up regardless. As for their “legal thing” with Fox, it lies with the Broken Lizard group recently financing films on their own. They will need to figure out legal rights for this sequel with the studio, who made over $23 million globally on a $1.5 million budget back in 2001.
Although the duo have worked together on several films since Super Troopers like, Beerfest, Club Dread and the upcoming Babymakers, none have taken flight like the 2001 cult comedy. I can only assume that the other members of their comedy troupe Broken Lizard — Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske — will be re-joining the force for Super Troopers 2.
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