No sooner had word surfaced that TBS was passing on Broken Lizard’s Quality Time sitcom pilot, the quintet of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske had moved on to their even bigger passion project — a sequel to their first big-screen breakthrough, Super Troopers.
Broken Lizard launched an Indiegogo campaign today seeking at least $2 million to produce Super Troopers 2, and already raised more than $180,000 of that in the first three hours.
UPDATED: As of 5 p.m. EST Wednesday, the guys have just about raised all $2 million. Only took a little more than 24 hours. Congrats!
As they explain on their Indiegogo page:
We’ve been waiting for years to do this, and meow the time has come. Our mustaches are thick, furry, and authoritative. The script is written and we’re getting all antsy in our pantsy to start shooting. There’s just one problem:
While the studio has given us permission to make the sequel, and agreed to distribute it (at least in the USA and Canada), we need to fund the movie ourselves.
So this is how it works: if we’re able to raise at least $2,000,000 in the next month, we’ll be able to get to work on a barebones version of Super Troopers 2 this summer. But $2,000,000 is the bare minimum we’ll need to get into production.
We’ve got some big stuff in the script, and if we’re able to raise enough money, you’ll get to see all of it. The more we raise, the more amazing stuff we can put in the movie. More action, more cameos, more shenanigans, and fine, more Farva.
Or watch this new video interview they conducted with Collider:
Or see them announce their campaign at theCHIVE: