‘Super Troopers 2′ Needs $15 Million Budget; Could Use Kickstarter

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Fans of the cult comedy film Super Troopers (2001) have been clamoring for a sequel for several years, but the filmmakers – a group of friends known as the comedy troupe Broken Lizard – pursued other comedic endeavors in the ten years that followed, which ultimately became a string of critical and commercial failures (Club Dread, Beerfest, The Slammin’ Salmon). However, those flops, combined with the insistence of their loyal and passionate fan base has prompted the Lizards to finally put Super Troopers 2 into action.

A few months back, we heard that a finished script was turned in to 20th Century Fox and that the group was ready to start shooting later this year. The only remaining hurdle was securing funding and according to the Lizards themselves, that’s one hurdle they haven’t been able to clear yet.

While appearing as guests on comedian Bert Kreischer’s podcast, Bertcast, earlier this week, group members Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme said that the studio has agreed to distribute the film, but that it will not provide a budget for production or marketing, which Fox execs said needs to be at least $15 million in total.

The deal basically puts Broken Lizard in the same position it was in when it made the first film. The Lizards will have to raise the money themselves independently – like they did for Super Troopers – by asking friends and private investors.

Said Heffernan:

“We’re hoping that it’s not going to be that hard because there are people with money out there who are fans.”

If all else fails, the group is considering using the fundraising site Kickstarter, which has proven to be successful for projects such as the Veronica Mars movie.

Said Lemme:

“We don’t have that kind of money, so Kickstarter seems like a legitimate way to do it.”

Kevin Heffernan and Steve L Super Troopers 2 Needs $15 Million Budget; Could Use Kickstarter

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme

While not getting studio funding may seem like a setback for the project, Heffernan and Lemme said they were happy with the deal, considering that it takes care of distribution and that it means there will be no studio meddling when it actually comes time to shoot.

Said Heffernan:

“We certainly don’t have any interference with the studio. We can make the movie we want to make.”

The fact that the studio wouldn’t be involved with production may be the best piece of news for hardcore fans who want to see a no-holds-barred sequel to the film they love. What’s also nice to see for fans is that the filmmakers seem determined to make Super Troopers 2 happen no matter which fundraising route they have to take. They also told Kreischer that they weren’t working on any other films, which suggests that their sole focus is on the Super Troopers sequel.

Would you contribute some hard earned cash to see Car Ramrod ride again? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to how Super Troopers 2 develops. We’ll let you know when production gets underway.


Source: Bert Kreischer’s Bertcast

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  1. If you go kickstarter offer people the ability to pay to reenact one of a number of famous scenes with the actors. I’d pay $500-1000 to taste the snozzberries.

  2. Well DOGECOIN raised $30,000 to send the Jamaican Bobsled team to the Olympics. I think people would be up for it.

  3. This is not what kickstarter is for. Stop begging for money. Im not paying for a movie to pay for a movie. This s*** is getting out of control.

    • This is actually exactly what Kickstarter is for. Raising funds for a project. What do you think it’s for?

    • Well if the kickstarter included a ticket to the film somehow, that would kill both birds with one stone. It would be nice knowing the majority of my money went to production and not to line the pockets of some s***** middle man. As someone who makes film, I very much agree with the fact that folks who have clout shouldn’t be using kickstarter to double dip their fans.

    • Like it says, if you would take time to use your head and read instead of assuming your precious being will in some way be hurt by any of this, is that Kickstarter would be a last resort for these guys. I doubt they will need it for any more than half of that $15 million. Also, most projects like this would include tickets to see the movie for something like twice the normal price of a regular ticket. That’s fundraising and you don’t have to be a part of it if you don’t agree with whatever the cause is. You certainly don’t have to b**** about it to the open public on the internet like a whiny little child.

    • Actually…. It is exactly what kickstarter is for. That was one hell of an ignorant comment.

    • Doesn’t get much dumber than you, guy, LOL.

  4. Id donate some money right meow, if I could…

    • What you sayin meow?

  5. “Fans of the cult comedy film Super Troopers (2001) have been clamoring for a sequel for several years”

    We have?

  6. Oh hell yes I’m a police officer and I thoroughly enjoyed Super Troopers! Let’s get that 2nd done! C’mon fans help raise that money so we can enjoy some more of their cheap and harmless shenanigans lol ! Puh pow!

  7. Um yeah, I wouldn’t consider Beerfest a failure at all. Just saying.

  8. I would certainly contribute. Don’t have much, but every little bit helps, right? Let’s do this thing! !

  9. virgins

  10. evil shenanigans if someone says shenanigans again..

  11. I would contribute to the film via kick starter and know lots of others who would too!

    • Shenanigans! Ohhhhh *hands chief pistol*

  12. How about Beerfest 2 instead??

  13. I love Super Troopers, and Beerfest. And I’d love to see a Super Troopers 2. But needing $15 mill seems a bit much. None of their movies have topped $20 mill in the box office world wide.

  14. Instead of the ice bucket challenge, they should have a syrup chug challenge. lol

    • Instead of the ice bucket challenge they should have a syrup chug challenge? lol

  15. Omg I’m so excited for this movie. I just have to say though, there should deffenity be a cover of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers song – Give it away, Singing “give it away, give it away, give it away Moew!”

  16. You guys ROCK keep it up and I will support