Those who follow the Broken Lizard comedy team have been awaiting word that Super Troopers 2, the sequel to their classic 2001 indie comedy, is officially happening for a long, long time. And will continue to wait.
Last we heard a script for the movie had been completed, but some legal complications had to be sorted out first. Now comes word that said script has been turned in to Fox Searchlight, but said legal complication still needs to be worked out. If it is—and they do seem to think it will eventually be resolved—then the movie is a go.
Details of this legal issue are unknown, though Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan, two Broken Lizard members who were promoting their new (non-Lizard) movie The Babymakers (which is directed by Chandrasekhar, stars Heffernan, and arrives in theaters and on VOD services this Friday, August 3rd—Read our review here!), spoke to ComingSoon and shared an update.
The duo said:
“We’re hoping to make ‘Super Troopers 2’ as a group if we can work out a legal situation with Fox Searchlight. They’re into [it], they like it.
We’ve written a script, we’ve handed it into them, they loved the script.
We have an issue with the first film and the accounting so if that can all be resolved, I think we’ll end up making it.”
Another popular movie from Broken Lizard is 2006’s Beerfest, which isn’t as beloved as Super Troopers but is about as good as drinking with friends movies get. At the end of that movie, a sequel called Potfest was joked about with a Willie Nelson cameo. But fans liked the idea too much to let it remain a joke and voiced their excitement to see it become an actual movie.
Apparently, surprising as it may be, Potfest is also a possibility:
“We’ll also probably make ‘Potfest,’ which was a joke, but then Willie (Nelson) said he would do it, and Snoop Dogg and Cheech (Marin), they both said they would do it and we’re like, ‘We can probably do this.’
You go into the TSA, that’s the number one movie they ask for. I think there may be an audience for that.”
Again, nothing is official yet. But it is looking more and more likely that both Super Troopers 2 and Potfest are a matter of time and patience from fans.
Are you excited to see these sequels from Broken Lizard? Or are you more into their original comedies?