The proposed Dumb and Dumber sequel isn’t going to happen at Warner Bros.
Although it appeared that things were on the right track at the studio, executives decided they weren’t interested in putting together a follow-up to the hit 1994 comedy.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the Dumb and Dumber sequel is out for the proverbial count. The Hollywood Reporter explains the film could likely find a home at another studio. Of course, that depends on whether anyone is willing to take a chance on the project.
The website suggests that Warner Bros. may have decided to pass on the project after Jim Carrey’s recent comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone tanked at the box office. Despite the Dumb and Dumber sequel’s $30 million budget, Warner Bros. didn’t feel the project was worth the investment.
According to Coming Soon, the follow-up would take place 20 years after the original movie. Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey on still on-board to reprise their roles as Harry and Lloyd. Bobby and Peter Farrelly will also return to direct. Now that Warner has decided to pass on the project, the filmmakers will begin seeking someone else finance and release the sequel.
Director Peter Farrelly said earlier this year that fans of Dumb and Dumber should have no problem with the sequel. Instead of trying to offer up something drastically different for the follow-up, Farrelly insists that they aren’t deviating from the film’s winning formula. Farrelly seemed happy with the progress they’ve made with the script.
“It’s exactly like the first one. We pick up 20 years later. We explain what they’ve done for the last 17 or 18 years. We take off from that and it’s just a lot of laughs… If you liked ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ you’ll like this because it’s the same and more. It’s really fun,” he explained.
Are you surprised the Dumb and Dumber sequel was rejected by the folks at Warner Bros.? Do you think the sequel will ever get off the ground?