Well that didn’t take long. Just two days after announcing their campaign to crowd fund $2 million to make “Super Troopers 2,” the comedy troupe Broken Lizard has already exceeded its goal, meaning the sequel can begin filming this summer.
On Tuesday, the comedy team confirmed the rumors that it would seek help from its devout fan base to make a follow up to the 2001 cult classic. According to the crowdfunding page on Indiegogo, a script for the film already exists and it’s been green lit by the studio. However, the Super Troopers themselves had to raise the money needed to get it made. That’s where the fans came in. In just 48 hours more than 24,000 people helped exceed the $2 million goal (as of this writing the campaign is up to $2,536, 212).
Breaking past the minimum required to make the film is fantastic news for Farva (Kevin Heffernan) and the gang. As they lay out in the sketch video to announce the campaign, the money only serves to make the “barebones” version of the movie. However, the script is apparently jam-packed with action, celebrity cameos and much more.
“We’ve got some big stuff in the script, and if we’re able to raise enough money, you’ll get to see all of it. The more we raise, the more amazing stuff we can put in the movie,” the page reads.
“Super Troopers 2” will bring back the original cast including: Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske), Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Mac (Steve Lemme), Foster (Pauil Soter) and, of course, Farva. Currently there’s no word on other returning cast members like Captain O’Hagan (Brian Cox), but with the boys teasing celebrity cameos, it’s not out of the question we’ll see some old and new faces. Since the release of the original, the gang has been cranking out comedies like “Beerfest,” “Club Dread” and “The Slammin’ Salmon.” However, none of their films had the same cultural impact or attracted the same cult following as “Super Troopers.” So, it makes sense for the Broken Lizard boys to want to get back in their old police threads and start wreaking some havoc on those who would dare to speed down their highway.
Although the movie has exceeded its goal, the “Super Troopers 2” Indiegogo campaign has another month left before it closes. Fans can head over to the site to make contributions and receive a bevy of cool prizes for their efforts. If the group can be trusted to keep its word, the film should start shooting this summer – even though we want it meow (couldn’t resist).
Let the troopers explain things to you by watching the promotional NSFW sketch below.