‘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. Dumb and Dumber is the most quoted comedy ever. If Jim and Jeff are in it then this will be a box office hit. I alogn with 1,000 others I know would be standing in line. Dumb and Dumberer was crap and with generic actors boo. Please bring back the real Harry and Lloyd and do this up right.

  2. The day I see the preview of Dumb and Dumber 2 on tv…I will have tears of joy..With the original characters

  3. Can we buy tickets now??

  4. Dis gon be goo

  5. And let me be the first to suggest the title should be “More Dumber”.

  6. It won’t be a movie without Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey. End of story.

  7. “pills are good” pills are good” lol

    • “Look what a butt on that. Yeah he must work out.”

  8. please not another one!

  9. I cant imagine that it could come close to the first one. But hope it makes it one of the funniest movies of all time in my opinion.

  10. The first one wasn’t that funny anyway. They are talking like this is some kind of classic. Same old Hollywood crap with a couple of amusing one liners thrown in to give the movie geeks something to talk to each other and laugh about.

    • THen by God, if you didn’t like the first one, please, by all means, don’t go see the second one. The truth is, the movie was absolutely hysterical and even made my late father, then in his mid-60s, cry from laughter…. and he never thought a comedian could out=do Jerry Lewis. People love to come on here and b**** about movies that aren’t stupid-ass love stories or bang=em up, shoot-em up Westerns or Die Hards. Accept the damn movie for what it was…… INSANELY FUNNY and AMUSING!

  11. This may be popular with some but not me. Jim Carrey’s recent, disgraceful, and obnoxious rant against the late Charlton Heston and those of us who wish to keep our second amendment rights intact, will cost this actor, and those associated with him, considerable box office revenue. I was for a time a fan of Jim Carry. Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty two of his best imho. His rant was nothing more than an attempt to prop himself up in the eyes of the Hollywood crowd. The resulting crap-storm that ensued from his video caused him to recant a bit,however, until he provides us an authentic and heartfelt apology, I will avoid films to which he is attached.

    • shut up

    • I don’t watch Ben Hur because Heston’s ties to the NRA. I like to hold grudges against those that voice their opinions, if they’re different than mine. Ok. Actually I don’t. Everyone has an opinion. Granted, he used his visibility to make his point known, so too did Heston. Should people completely turn their back on Heston, or anyone else for that matter for voicing their opinion on guns? I guess so.

    • You stupid dumb-ass. It’s so typical for some right-wing Hitler wanna-be to come one and whine about an actor’s stance for or against something that pertains to the racist, bigoted masses. If Heston can come out and target political figures, then any other entertainer has the same AMERICAN right to do the same. Not everyone is a clone of you… thanks GOD…. and yes, I believe in Him. You might be reeeeeaaaaallll surprised if you make it to Heaven and see how many Democrats actually make it, boneHEAD.

  12. Firstly thank goodness I was waiting for a sequal to dumb, and dumber since I watched it when I was a kid years after it came out. Secondly I actually liked the prequel movie especially when Harry left a note for his father on the gym floor with mustard, the finishing the note in ketchup telling his father that they were out of mustard, then making his father the janitor clean up the entire gym floor.

    Lastly wasn’t there already a 3 stooges movie that didn’t do too well?

  13. Finally a movie for the learning impaired, It’s about time, it is so hard to find a movie for people with IQ’s of 40 or less. Looks like the same people lining up for Anchorman 2 can get right back in line for D &D2.

  14. so you’re telling me there’s a chance!

    • Like one in a million lol, lol, lol.

  15. Awesome! Dumb and Dumber is a comedy classic. Jim Carrey is a comedic genius along with Jeff Daniels. I laughed so hard in the last movie i had milk coming out of my nose. I would like to see a real sequel for the Mask as well with Jim Carrey that was a sweet movie also. I look forward to this awesome comedy.

  16. I think the dumb and dumber movie should feature George W Bush in a special guest appearance.

    • He should have a big supporting role like play Harry’s father

  17. Dumb and Dumber 2 will be the greatest comedy ever. Add some controversial elements like George W Bush in the movie and some other famous idiots and this will be a smash!

  18. No Jim Carey…no Jeff Daniels? NO People to see this movie to make a good profit! Those two characters where the heart and soul of dumb and dumber! BRING THEM BACK! It will be worth the money!

    • Ohhhh – and let us not forget ‘Sea Bass’! (aka Cam Neely)

  19. I would stand in the LONGEST line for this movie! Only if they can get the original characters!!!

  20. Wow, that is the best news I’ve heard in a long time! The original is amazing. I remember watching it in the theater and literally laughing so hard that I cried.

    I’m talking about a place called Aspen, where the beer flows like wine and women flock like the salmon of capistrano.

  21. remember that 128 million box office was almost 20 years ago. In todays box office, it would be closer to 250 million!

    THANK YOU UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, for seeing the Genuine value in bring this the BEST comic team EVER back..
    one last time. WB Studio are a JOKE!!!!

    When Universal makes 150-250m on this, they will be laughing at your blind ways!!

  22. I like it a laaat

  23. Isn’t this a movie about O’Bama and Biden?

  24. The name of the movie should be Dumber and Older, or Older and Dumber

  25. If the Fast and the Furious 4533567 can make money, this will too.

  26. Carey has shot himself in the foot with all his recent shenanigans (Super Trooper reference). He’s over the hill for the role and his tired old comedic routines are just that…tired. He does much better work in serious roles like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which I think was his best work. HIs earlier works are obviously classics, but who wants to see a washed up actor in one of their old movies. Like watching Gilligan s Bob Denver show up in his sailor suit at age sixty…just sad. The only positive would be to watch the positive tank and seal the demise of his career. Doubt me? How many hits did Carey’s cold dead hand parody receive on Youtube.

    • Justin Bieber and Psy have near 1 Billion hits. They are the 2 most talented entertainers in the world. That is a fact and cannot be argued. Youtube hits cannot be argued. They are etched in stone and are the Pure Truth.

  27. I’m guessing they would be able to make the sequel hilarious considering how much different life is today )internet, cell phones, iPads) and how dumb they would be in certain modern situations.

  28. America thought it was going to be recast with Obama and biden!

  29. Jeff Daniels on the toilet…that was hysterical!

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