Although fans wish the sequel was in theaters “right meow,” Super Troopers 2 is expected to begin production later this year.
Fans of Broken Lizard’s 2001 comedy have been waiting patiently for a follow-up to the 2001 cult classic for years. However, it would appear the sequel is finally starting to build up steam.
According to Contact Music, Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan were on-hand at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, Oregon last week for a Q&A session. The pair revealed that Super Troopers 2 should begin shooting very shortly.
“There is going to be a sequel. It’s actually happening right now. We just sealed the deal with Fox, who owns the rights. The script is written, and later in the year we’ll do the shooting,” Heffernan said of the follow-up.
Cinema Blend reports that Broken Lizard has been trying to get a sequel off the ground for quite a few years now. News of a script first arrived back in 2009 when the group was putting together the comedy Slammin’ Salmon.
Jay Chandrasekhar and Paul Soter said at the time that Super Troopers 2 would take place at the border between the United States and Canada. When the boundary between the countries is reassessed, the cops are brought in to keep the proverbial peace.
Although a sequel is said to be happening, it’s unknown if the movie will follow this storyline. As of this writing, new details about the script have not been released.
When it arrived in theaters back in February of 2002, director Jay Chandrasekhar’s Super Troopers earned an estimated $23 million worldwide. Although this isn’t exactly an extraordinary amount of money, the comedy soon developed a cult following on home video.
Right now it’s currently unknown when the follow-up will arrive in theaters. However, fans of the comedy can rest easy knowing that a sequel to their favorite movie is probably going to happen.
Are you excited about the possibility of Super Troopers 2?