‘Super Troopers 2’ Starts Production With Broken Lizard Team Intact
by Scott Shilstone / Deadline Hollywood
Action, chickenf*ckers! Those lovable, raunchy state troopers are back on set today as they start filming on Super Troopers 2, the sequel to the 2001 cult hit film. The news was posted on Broken Lizard’s Facebook page.
Back in March, the comedy troupe launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $2M for the film’s budget, ultimately surpassing their goal at the end of 30 days with a total of $4.4M. The team promised that the more money they could raise, the more they could spend on “bigger stunts, bathrooms for the women on set (men will still have to use the woods), louder explosions, cameos from real Hollywood actors, more bearf*cking, and maybe Kate Upton.”
Super Troopers 2 is shooting outside of Boston. The Broken Lizard team of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske are back for seconds as writers and stars. Chandrasekhar also is back in the director’s chair.
The original comedy from 15 years ago was about five zany Vermont state troopers who take delight in pranking people they pull over. Super Troopers premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $2.5M. The pic grossed $18.5M at the domestic box office after its February 2002 release.
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