In 2001, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe wrote and starred in the comedy “Super Troopers” about five goofball Vermont state troopers who are forced to save their jobs by actually solving a crime instead of pulling pranks all day. The film was a moderate box office success and was a hit on home video, and in the past 15 years, it has become a cult classic. Now, the long-awaited sequel has started filming, confirmed by the Broken Lizard Facebook page with the cheeky comment: “Action, chickenf**kers: back on set and we just the first new scene of #SuperTroopers2.” Check out the photo below.
The sequel is the result of a widely successful crowdfunding campaign. On March 24th, 2015, Broken Lizard announced that they had studio permission, but were required to acquire production funding themselves. They launched an Indiegogo campaign with an initial goal of $2 million. They reached it within 26 hours, and by the end of the campaign, had totaled $4.4 million for the film.
Broken Lizard consists of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, all of whom met at Colgate University. Though all collaborate on writing and acting, Chandrasekhar and Heffernan serve as the primary directors. The troupe has made five films together: “Puddle Cruiser,” “Super Troopers,” “Club Dread,” “Beerfest,” and “The Slammin’ Salmon.”
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“Super Troopers 2” will be distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. There is no current release date at this time.