‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ To Begin Production This Year

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 8th, 2012 at 10:52 am,

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While in attendance at the junket for their delayed Three Stooges movie – which finally hits theaters this month – the Farrelly Brothers provided an update on another long-gestating, belated comedy project of theirs: Dumb and Dumber 2, a proper sequel to the filmmakers’ 1994 breakout hit starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as the incorrigibly dim-witted duo that is Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.

Word got out last fall that a second Dumb and Dumber flick is being actively developed, with Carrey and Daniels both poised to reprise their iconic comical roles. According to the Farrellys, there is indeed some actual fire behind that particular cloud of smoke.

Peter Farrelly has revealed that production on Dumb and Dumber 2 is “set” to begin by September of this year, based on a script draft penned by writing duo Sean Anders and John Morris (She’s Out of My League, Hot Tub Time Machine). Similarly, both Carrey and Daniels are in line to return for the sequel, according to the slightly more “mature” (re: older) of the two Farrelly siblings.

Dumb and Dumber 2 is expected to catch up with Lloyd and Harry in real time, some 18 years after the events of its predecessor (a la Clerks 2 and this week’s American Reunion). As Bobby Farrelly has previously put it, the driving force behind this sequel will be to see “what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life” – and exploit it for maximum comedic effect, naturally.

It’s an idea that most fans (the Screen Rant staff included) have been cautiously optimistic about so far. That optimism stems from an enduring affection for the original Dumb and Dumber flick, while the caution is due to the poor track record of belated sequels – to say nothing of the Farrelly Brothers’ unmemorable output over the past decade (Fever Pitch, The Heartbreak Kid, Hall Pass).

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Interestingly, while offering the Dumb and Dumber 2 production update, Peter Farrelly also took a moment to address the widely-disliked prequel Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd (which he and his brother were not involved with):

“We did not do ‘Dumb and Dumberer’. That was a studio thing. So we’ve always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim [Carrey] called up. Jeff [Daniels] always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. Jim was busy, but he called and said, ‘We’ve got to do this thing again.’ He had just watched ‘Dumb and Dumber’ and he said, ‘This is the perfect sequel. Let’s do it.’”

Carrey, like the Farrellys, has been accused of running on fumes in some of his more recent comedy vehicles (Yes Man, Mr. Popper’s Penguins) and could make a return-to-form with Dumb and Dumber 2. That both he and the Farrellys have something to prove with the long-coming sequel should only help to ensure that it amounts to more than just a lackluster attempt to cash in on its predecessor’s enduring popularity.

We will continue to keep you up-to-date on the status of Dumb and Dumber 2 as more information is released.

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Source: Peter Farrelly [via Coming Soon]

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  1. SO i guess Daniels got over his “Dumb and Dumber ruined my career” schtick. What a douche.
    Having said that … can’t wait! :)

    • The original, by my thinking, was one of the funniest movies ever made. Can’t wait for the sequel, so long as Carrey and Daniels reprise their roles!

      • Oh, I agree. I just remember Daniels saying that taking that part ruined his film career.

        • That’s curious. Wonder why he would think that? I believe the original was a modest hit. Perhaps it was just a coincidence in timing that roles started drying up for him.

        • He didn’t say that. He said that after wrapping, the film will either ruin his career or shoot it to the next level. Check IMDb or his interviews on it.

  2. YES!!! This is good news Dumb and Dumber is one of my favorite movies. Now if I can just find some way to force that god forsaken prequel from my memory

    • lucky for me i never watched the prequel :P

      On a side note… Triplets, Dumb and Dumber 2… what’s next, Mrs Doubtfire 2, with special guest Dustin Hoffman as Tootsy?

      • yes jimmy you are extremely lucky. I remember laughing one time throughout the entire movie and it wasn’t even at the main characters it was at Bob Sagat

    • great movie ,one of my favs the prequel did stink so they wont have trouble topping that crap ,thank god carrey and daniels realize the potential!

  3. This is amazing news! :D

  4. Hmmmmmm. This and the Twins(Triplets) just smack of April Fools but as that was yesterday I can only assume we are past such infantile prattling.

    I’ll watch this.

    • They wrote another article on this months ago dude.

  5. Anchorman 2 and Dumb and Dumber 2!!! oh s*** yes!

  6. This is great news! I will be there opening night to see this. I own the original and watch it when I need a good laugh. Hoping for the best.

  7. !!! Yes!!!

  8. This is awesome news!

  9. i miss jim carrey. havent seen him in a movie since yes man. i thought jim doesnt do sequels? glad he is doing this one though. i hope he does an ace ventura 3!!!

    • I would love to see Ace Ventura 3 as well. Hope Carrey realizes what made him a star in the first place and revisits it! First things first, though. Let’s get Dumb and Dumber 2 made!

  10. The original was hilarious glad to see Daniels and Carrey reprising their roles. I can’t wait to see this and literally laugh all the way through the movie.

  11. Which sequel are you more excited for? Anchorman 2 or Dumb and Dumber 2?

  12. I’m guessing this is almost the end of the line for the Farrellys, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. You always want to get your next project funded before the current project comes out in case it’s a flop. (The 3 Stooges looks like a big one!) The Farrellys and Carrey probably can’t get any new projects funded, so they’re going back to sequels.

  13. this is the greatest news ever!!!! mock-ing-bird-ing-yea-yea

  14. Very excited about this news …I personally think the Prequel sucked !

  15. my like has now been completed

  16. “Pull over to the side of the road.”, “No it’s a cardigan but thanks for noticing.” Can’t wait.

  17. Still no update yet… I really hope this gets made! favorite dumb and dumber quote anyone??? – bitly.com/I9eCHs < mine

  18. I have been looking forward to this movie since I first heard about it. Pleaseeeeee make it! I’m 29 and remember going to see the first one. It was and still remains a classic comedy. Its an original and I would love to see an original sequel. I’m sick and tired of remakes. Keep originality alive. I think there is a huge market eager to see this movie. If you dont like it, don’t see it. But don’t knock it down for those of us who are wishing for see it.

  19. i am another one that can’t wait for this to happen. i just read an update today saying it is official dumb & dumber 2 has been green-lighted there all set for production. both Jim & Jeff are returning as Harry and Lloyd they said there taking the stupidity to the next level. there putting a message on the bottom saying kids don’t do this at home its that stupid.

    maan its all over the news. i also herd over the years that when jim & jeff made the first they were basically hanging out putting alot of themselves into it. so basically thats what there gonna do again as from what i read from this post.

    jim calls jeff so it sounds like there friends and both love comedy so im guessing when they do get together for this its gonna be like old times for them and the movie is gonna go off with bang.

    how can dumb & dumber 2 not be good when the two leading roles want to do this and are gonna just hang out being themselves. i mean there isn’t much story to any dumb & dumber movie 1st or not. so just hang out do alot of dumb s*** with alittle bit of story then bam a big hit.

    please bring back the mutts cutts dog van ya know the big doggy van that was in half the movie. that van is classic for dumb & dumber its like the ecto#1 the dog van has to be in.

    plus harry and lloyd need to travel again its what made the movie a big hit cause it brought alot of comedy like the manly love bathroom scene with seabass or lloyd peeing in bear bottle scene.

    if there gonna bring back some old jokes that were in part 1. then switch it up like let harry get caught in the bathroom for his own manly scene or have lloyd do his own shitting his brains out scene basically switch the old jokes between them.

    i can’t wait for this Dumb & Dumber 2 is looking closer even before other squeals being said to be made beetlejuice 2 and *cough hack*ghost*cough*busters* hack*3 lmao.

    theres a director the two leading actors are returning universal pictures company picks it up and gives it a green light set for this summer so i don’t see anything that could stop this newly dumb & dumber 2 train because everything is set this time…YES!!!

  20. I hope they also return to his best selling flicks Ace Ventura etc!

  21. Harry can you really believe we’re doin it?

  22. Man this is gonna be good. I got to see this. I wish i was there while it was being made. Thanks Jim carrey and Jeff daniels for bringing back comedy. It hasnt been the same….. Your friend…. Albert Franco

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