‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ Is Moving Forward

Published 2 years ago by , Updated October 27th, 2011 at 10:15 am,

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It’s “only” seventeen years after the fact, but now Dumb and Dumber 2 is not only semi-officially in the early stages of pre-production, but the sequel could also be Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s next directorial effort.

The Farrelly Brothers revealed earlier this year that they were planning a proper Dumb and Dumber followup – unlike the widely-despised 2003 prequel, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, which the filmmakers were not actually involved with. However, they’ve (essentially) been too preoccupied with their passion project (next year’s Three Stooges movie) over the past several months to give a sequel much additional thought.

Deadline is now reporting that Dumb and Dumber 2 has begun to actually make its way down the production pipeline. Screenwriting duo Sean Anders and John Morris – the sole scribers behind She’s Out of My League, as well as co-writers of Hot Tub Time Machine and Mr. Popper’s Penguins – have been hired to script the Dumb and Dumber sequel for the Farrellys.

While neither Jim Carrey or Jeff Daniels are “certain” to reprise their roles as dim-witted buds Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, the plan is for them to return – along with (obviously) the Farrellys and original Dumb and Dumber producers Charles B. Wessler, Brad Krevoy, and Steve Stabler.

Bobby Farrelly previously indicated that, in terms of plot, Dumber and Dumber 2 will pick up with Lloyd and Harry in real time (ie. some twenty years after the first movie) and imagine just what those knuckle-brained characters would “realistically” be doing at that point in their lives.

In other words, think of Kevin Smith’s approach to Clerks 2 (for better or for worse) and you’ve got the gist.

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While there are certainly moviegoers who would want to see Lloyd and Harry (dis)grace the big screen again – especially if Carry and Daniels are playing them – the general masses tend to not get so enthused about any Farrelly project nowadays. Most of their directorial efforts over the past decade (Stuck on You, Fever PitchThe Heartbreak Kid) have been given a tepid general reception at best – and even many (former) fans now seem to find the filmmakers’ particular brand of shock-tastic gross-out humor tired, rather than hilarious.

On the other hand: the Farrelly’s last release, Hall Pass, was arguably a (barely) serviceable raunchy comedy in its own right. Plus, there’s still the hope that The Three Stooges will mark a humorous return to comedy form for the siblings, which could generate more interest in another Dumb and Dumber movie. It would probably help more if the Farrellys were actually writing the sequel too – seeing how Anders and Morris have a somewhat underwhelming scripting resume – but still…

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We will keep you posted on the status of Dumb and Dumber 2 as more information is released.

Source: Deadline

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  1. We got no food, we got no job, OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLIN OFF!!!!
    A sequel would be great.

  2. Please be better than When Harry Met Lloyd.

    • Honestly, can that be all that difficult? Loved the original and that’s the only reason I sat through the prequel. That was horrible.

    • it probably will be better

  3. For God’s sake don’t even TRY to make this movie without the original actors! DON’T YOU DARE!!!!!!!

  4. “Dumb and Really Dumb”

    while i’m against the initial idea of a sequel, i had have to see a trailer or synopsis to get a real opinion about it.

    Like Clerks, didnt want a sequel but while it was very different than the first. I still really enjoyed it. I have been surprised before.

    heres hoping they can still do it.

  5. Up for this, the first film is a classic comedy – but only if Jim and Jeff are on board. If not they should stop this right now. If they are on board, this has a massive ammount of potential!!

  6. The only possible way this could work at all is if both Carrey and Daniels return, otherwise whats the point. The first is my all time favorite comedy. No matter how many times I see it, its always as funny as the first time I saw it. I wont even bother to see this if they dont come back.

  7. As I mentioned above, I love the original, I think it was the Farrelly Bros. best film but I’m very hesitant to get on board for this. Not sure what story is left to be told there and I really hope they avoid trying to recreate the magic by introducing both their wives who are just as dumb as them.

  8. I’m probably the only person in the world who enjoyed When Harry Met Lloyd… I don’t even know why, I know it’s terrible lol

    I’m pretty excited about a sequel though, especially with it being scribed by the guys behind She’s Out of My League and HTTM. Love those movies.

  9. ONLY if we get a true sequel with returning of Jeff and Jim.

    Good day for 90s flashbacks. Beavis and Butthead are back tonight and now this!

  10. i just poopped myself

  11. Dumb and Dumber is one of my favorite movies. I dont want a sequel without Carrey and Daniels. If they are back then heck yes, no way it can be bad right? lol

    Im excited for this really :D

    • it’s my all time favorite movie.

      YOU TOTALLY REDEEMED YOURSELF!

  12. Wait! What the heck was ‘Dumb and Dumberer’?

    • IT WAS A PRE-QUAL,and a poor one that

  13. The soundtrack was one of the best parts about Dumb and Dumber. It set the whole tone for the movie. They will have to put music like Crash Test Dummies into the new one to get the same feel. However, I dont think that the sound can be replicated.

    • Well, you know the studios. They’ll probably make them put in a “modern” soundtrack. God, if they make Harry and Lloyd do their shenanigans to “Baby”…

  14. well this sounds great but i still don’t really care. let me know when jim and jeff are signed on the dotted line for this movie then we’ll talk….

  15. Dumb and Dumber is a classic movie but why a sequel?

    I mean Jim Carrey’s career has gone downhill since Bruce A and Jeff Daniels, no one knows where he is.

    I just hope this idea works out or this sequel might be worse than Indiana Jones 4, no knows.

  16. Harry: “I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.”
    Lloyd: “I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver’s full of s**t, man.”

    Classic movie. Without Jim Carrey or Jeff Daniels it wouldn’t be the same. Let’s hope for the best!

  17. Sweet

  18. Just when i think they cant get any worse, they go and do something like this……… and TOTALLY REDEEM THEMSELVES!!!

  19. First time through it was fair….Saw it again about a month ago for the first time in about 13 years…….Whatever I found funny the first time really slipped away the second time…..Who know though……Maybe a more mature version of the guys might actually be funnier….But I wouldn’t place any bets….

  20. LOL a sequel awesome hope they put jim carrie and daniels back in no good without them, my favorite all time part; oh look frost, hey its okay i saved a seat for ya. lol oh man i loved that movie when i was a kid id watch it over and over and piss my family off.

    His head fell off, yeah he was pretty old lmao.

  21. Only if Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels return!!!

  22. “are those your skis”? “both of them”?
    jim and jeff, only!
    then, bring it

  23. Cool, I like it, I like it a lot! Jeff and Jim only please! Dumb and Dumberer was very weak, weak acting, weak story, bleeh. With a great script this would be a funny film.

  24. It better be good. The plot is what will determine it’s success and having Jeff and Jim in the movie. Please blow us away with the comedy in that movie

  25. A dumb and dumber 2 would be great IF it was well written AND had the original cast. Dumb and Dumber was such a blast to watch, every line was hilarious, even 17 years later, so #2 has HUGE shoes to fill! They need to get it right. So no stupid 13 year old humor, there’s no need for bouncing naked breasts all over (there’s plenty of that on other flicks) nor F bombs flying every third word in the script. A foul sequel and it ruins the legacy of #1.

  26. I love dumb and dumbert

  27. Sea Bass should return in some capacity or maybe have both guys married with kids.

  28. I still have Dumb and Dumber on VHS. I’ve watched it like a bazillion times. I hope this one is good.

  29. Cant wait it better happen or whats the point in talking about it finally