Dumb & Dumber Sequel Gets Cut Loose By Warner Bros.
It looked like all of the pieces were finally in place. Following the disastrous Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, a real sequel to the great 1994 comedy Dumb & Dumber was finally coming together with both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels attached to reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne and both Peter and Bobby Farrelly handling director duties. But now the project has hit a serious speed bump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has decided to drop the in-development project from their slate, leaving the Farrellys to try and shop the property to other studios. The stars are apparently still set to reunite as Lloyd and Harry, and it's been reported that the story would see the two men on another cross-country trip, this time searching for a kidney for Harry's illegitimate daughter. We haven't heard much about the film since last September, when it was said that the script was close to completion.
One of the biggest motivating factors behind Warner Bros. decision was the performance of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which also featured Carrey. The proposed Dumb & Dumber To would have had a small $30 million budget had WB decided to make it, but the magician comedy had a similar budget and only ended up making $22 million at the domestic box office. THR adds that if the project does end up getting made by someone else, the original studio "still would get a licensing fee and a share of back end." So in some ways it could be seen as a win-win for them.
There always looms the question about whether we actually want another Dumb & Dumber movie, though. Even ignoring the bad prequel, it's been more than a decade since the Farrellys made a legitimately good comedy. Do you hope that someone picks up Dumb & Dumber To, or would you rather just see it go away? Answer our poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.
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