Fans of the 2001 Broken Lizard comedy “Super Troopers” have been hoping for a sequel to the film for years. While there have been rumblings and rumors since 2012, Steve Lemme has confirmed that it’s finally happening.
Lemme, who starred in the original film about five Vermont state troopers, told Us Weekly earlier this week that Fox plans to distribute the film as long as the money is raised for it. “The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together,” Lemme told Us Weekly. Lemme said they’ve almost got the $27 million budget they need, but plan to make a Kickstarter to raise the rest. “Super Troopers” director and co-star Jay Chandrasekhar alsotold fans on Reddit last month about their Kickstarter plan. Lemme said they plan to start filming early next year.
Although the Broken Lizard gang said they had a prequel in mind back in 2006, this new movie is definitely a sequel and is set to pick up where the first film left off. Lemme didn’t share much more about the new movie, but said that it will definitely top the original opening scene and the troopers’ mustaches will be returning, because of course. “Everybody who had a mustache in the first one will grow it back,” Lemme said. Apparently the guys who didn’t have one want one now, and Lemme is contemplating ways to make them work for it. “Not sure how we’ll haze them, but they better be prepared.”