‘Super Troopers 2′ Could Start Shooting This Year

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 1st, 2013 at 1:18 pm,

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It took a while for the independent comedy Super Troopers to find its audience, but today the film is widely regarded as a cult hit. The 2001 film may have been lacking in comedic star power, but some quotable dialogue, memorable on screen shenanigans and strong chemistry between its core group of actors – a fivesome who are best friends in real life and members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe – created enough laughs to wiggle its way into the comedy zeitgeist.

The group has made three films since (Club Dread, Beerfest and the The Slammin’ Salmon), but none have proven to be as successful as Troopers. The lack of recent success and the notable demand from fans has caused the group to seriously consider a sequel – an idea they’ve tossed around for a number of years – and it finally looks like one is officially in the works.

Guy Speed got the scoop from the Lizards themselves, who said there was a finished script that they hope to start shooting later this year. Said group member Kevin Heffernan:

“There will be a ‘Super Troopers’ sequel. We put it off for a while and then came back to it. We wrote the script and handed it in to Fox and now we’re just negotiating the time and the place and hopefully shoot it some time this year. I have to start growing my mustache now.”

Of course, many Lizard fans have heard this song and dance before, but they have to be more encouraged this time around because its coming straight from the source. It’s far from a confirmation that Super Troopers 2 is truly happening, but the fact that a major studio is already involved (at least according to Heffernan) adds a big dose of validity to a rumor that’s been circulating for some time.

Though some of the group’s loyal fans have stood by their less successful films, there’s no question that most of them would rather see the group return as their favorite Vermont highway patrolmen than make another standalone comedy.

Jay Chandrasekhar in Super  Super Troopers 2 Could Start Shooting This Year

Jay Chandrasekhar in ‘Super Troopers’

It certainly looks like both sides want a sequel to happen, but we’ll have to see if Fox thinks it’s a worthwhile investment. There’s also the question of all five members’ schedules aligning in time to shoot the film this year. They are far from the busiest guys in Hollywood, but several of the members do have other acting and directing endeavors they’ve been pursuing in recent years.

Four months ago, we learned Jay Chandrasekhar – who directed and starred as Ramathorn in Super Troopers – was hired to direct the Yogi Bear sequel, and Heffernan – who played Rodney – has become somewhat of a sitcom regular, appearing in episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep and Arrested Development.

We’ll keep our eyes on Super Troopers 2 as it develops. Hopefully, Car Ramrod will be reuniting soon.

Source: Guy Speed

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  1. Exciting, I’m seen everything with the exception of Club Dread. Super Troopers gets watched once a year and is a favourite beer movie for sure. I really enjoyed both beer fest and the slammin salmon but their brand of comedy is def an acquired taste. My wife sits completely stone-faced through super troopers why my sides are splitting

    • Yea. Club Dread is a good one. I think its my third favorite behind Super Troopers and Beerfest. I’m glad that they are finally getting it together. I wonder if Jay is gonna direct or if someone else is gonna step up. It would be cool to see maybe Lemme or Soter direct. I think both have directing experience. With Chandresekhar being busy with Yogi Bear that might be the way to go. Depending on that movies time schedule. But I agree it is an acquired taste, they might not make the best movies, reception wise but they just make their movies to their taste and id rather watch a movie that the filmmakers enjoy any day, over a movie that some big name studio is making just to make fans happy. and for money. Broken Lizard does what they do because they love doing it and thats why i stick by them

  2. Wasn’t there speculation floating around about them doing something of a prequel, where they play their own characters’ fathers as Troopers back in the 70’s?

  3. I’ll have a liter of cola. YOU BURGER PUNK! Lol can’t wait, laughed my a$$ off watching the first. Mother of god,lol. YOU BOYS LIKE MEXICO? WOOOOOO.

  4. I saw Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme last year at a comedy club here in Lexington. They both said Super Troopers 2 is coming for sure. So this is great news that they may start shooting this year.

  5. i have to share this right meow

  6. So here’s my plan for box office gold…
    Along with Super Troopers we already have an Anchorman sequel coming, so IMO all we need now is a MacGruber sequel and they can all be released together as a triple bill.
    Heck we can even have some Drive-Ins re-open and they can all screen on one night. Let’s say April 20th next year. 😉

  7. One of the greatest comedies in history. Love that they’re producing a sequel, but the first will be a tough act to follow.