Fans of Super Troopers might want to pay more than just attention if they want to see Super Troopers 2 come to life.
Steve Lemme, Broken Lizard member and one of the first film’s stars and writers, has revealed that the sequel is very close to becoming a reality; there’s just a small matter of money.
In an interview with US Weekly, Lemme said that Kickstarter might be used to gather the last bit of funds needed.
“The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together,” Lemme said. “Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it. We’re close. There may be a Kickstarter launched to raise the last little bit.”
The first film, released in the U.S. back in 2002, told of the Five Vermont state troopers, all round pranksters – with a knack for screwing up – that try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime. The film only made $23 million in worldwide box office receipts, but that’s not too bad when you consider it had a production budget of around $3 million.
The critical reception was generally mixed, but Super Troopers has amassed a cult following over the years.
So, what’s in store for those state troopers this time around?
“I think it’s one of the more unique and interesting stories I’ve seen in a while,” Lemme says. “But the movie picks up pretty much where we left off in the first one. It’s a few years later.”
Most importantly, that facial hair is coming back.
“Everybody who had a mustache in the first one will grow it back,” he says. “Now the guys who didn’t grow mustaches for the first one want to have a mustache. We’re making them earn it, not sure how we’ll haze them, but they better be prepared.”