But Wait! Could The Dumb And Dumber Sequel Be Alive Again?
We might as well start calling the Dumb and Dumber sequel “Ghostbusters 3” for all the “will they/won’t they” drama involved in making this flick a reality. After Warner Bros. dropped out of the project just yesterday, after months of sitting on the project, it seemed like the rumors might go away for at least a week.
And in no time at all, we may soon get another company stepping into their place, with Red Granite Pictures frontlining the list of possible financiers for Dumb and Dumber To, according to Deadline’s sources. Red Granite was founded only two years ago and has a trio of promising films coming out later in the year, including Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Streetwith Leonardo DiCaprio, Scott Cooper’s thriller Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, and Alexandre Aja’s horror fantasy Horns with Daniel Radcliffe. The projected $35 million budget makes this a modest investment for what will probably be one of the bigger comedies of whatever year it gets released in. Deadline reports around five distributors are ready for snag the domestic rights as soon as someone steps in.
The fact is, the project’s pre-production time would need to get rolling pretty soon so that scheduling won’t collide with Daniels’ killer work on HBO’s The Newsroom, and Carrey will be filming the Jared Hess heist comedy that used to be called Loomis Fargo. And the Farrelly brothers would be…probably directing something middling to terrible. At least there’s definitely a script, and there’s no way on Earth it can be worse than that spinoff piece of shit. So somebody should put their money where their mouth is, so long as their mouth is stuck to a frozen chairlift.
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