The Broken Lizard comedy troupe found themselves with a cult following after the release of Super Troopers in 2002. While the movie didn't exactly do an impressive job at the box office, its subsequent home video releases have made it its own kind of underground hit. Now Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske are reaching out to that same fanbase to help them get a sequel made, and it's already working like gangbusters.
Broken Lizard launched an IndieGogo campaign for Super Troopers 2 about five fours prior to this report, and in that time the project has already made 30 percent of its targeted $2 million goal. Thus far, over 5,600 fans have contributed to the movie, and that has led to more than $597,000 in donations. There are 31 days left to collect money, and it seems that the feature will have no problems reaching that goal.
To help promote the fundraising campaign for Super Troopers 2, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske actually reprised their parts as Thorny, Farva, Mac, Foster and Rabbit, respectively, for a special trailer promotion. Check it out below!
As noted in the video, there are some pretty big perks for those who contribute, but it's the biggest donations that really get the best stuff. For example, a donation of $25,000 will be rewarded by all of the Broken Lizard members being groomsmen or bridesmaids at the donor's wedding. The big prize, however, is for a $35,000 offer, which will be rewarded with the actual patrol car that is used in the movie.
It does make plenty of sense that Super Troopers 2 would want to go this Veronica Mars-esque route. The idea of Broken Lizard making the sequel has been getting pitched for years, and has kept going thanks entirely to fan demand. An IndieGogo campaign actually allows the potential audience to have a say in whether or not it gets made, and right now it's looking very positive.
According to the campaign website, the plan is to start production as soon as the fundraising period is complete, and there is a hope that the start of production can be scheduled this summer. The current goal is to have the sequel out some time in early 2016. Right now, whether any of that happens is pretty much up to you, so if you really want to see a Super Troopers 2, and are willing to pay more than the price of a movie ticket to make sure it happens, donate now.