The Broken Lizard comedy team confirmed to MovieCultists that they have written three drafts for Super Troopers 2, the project is financed, they’ll soon be taking the movie to Fox, and that Brian Cox plans to reprise the role of Captain O’Hagan, from the cult classic original.
This info was revealed during an interview with Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske — four of the five members of Broken Lizard, the guys behind Super Troopers, Club Dread and Beerfest. The interview was primarily devoted to their newest comedy, The Slammin’ Salmon, which opens on December 11th.
“We have the financing,” Chandrasekhar said. “So we’re going to try to make a deal with Fox.”
“We’re like, three drafts into it,” Lemme added. “It’s funny, because we have an independent financier — we have a lot of independent financiers — who are like, ‘Give us that fucking movie.’ And we’re like, ‘We will, we will but we have to go through a studio first.’ But it’s a great thing to go to a studio and say, ‘We have the money.’”
The guys also revealed that the movie will take place just after the first one left off.
The Jay Chandrasekhar-directed Super Troopers, was originally released in 2002, and starred Cox and Chandrasekhar, along with André Vippolis, Joey Kern, Geoffrey Arend, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Camille Hickman, Marisa Coughlan, Aria Alpert, Daniel von Bargen, James Grace, Michael Weaver, Dan Fey, Jim Gaffigan, Chloe Kai O’Connor, Amy de Lucia and Christian Albrizio.
The film centered on five Vermont state troopers, who were avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, that attempt to save their jobs and out-do a local police department by solving a major crime.