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There are very few comedy sequels that actually manage to be as good as the original, and even fewer that manage to be better. Fans of Broken Lizard's 2002 cult comedy Super Troopers are hoping that the long-awaited sequel can be one of those few movies, and we are a little bit closer to finding out if that is going to be the case. The Broken Lizard gang recently announced that, after a break, the final days of filming on Super Troopers 2 have finally begun.
Thanks to a few updates from Broken Lizard's Twitter account, we know that the boys are heading to Boston to finally wrap up shooting the crowdfunded sequel. In a recent update to the Indiegogo page, Erik Stolhanske said that shooting is expected to commence in the first week of September, and that they were only a few weeks away from finally finishing the movie. »
Exclusive: RatPac Entertainment and Def Pictures have sold an untitled feature film pitch from Steve Lemme to Lionsgate Films. Lemme, an actor and writer who is a founding member of the Broken Lizard comedy group, will script a throwback comedy that pays homage to the 90’s hip-hop scene and centers around two rival breakdancing crews preparing for a dance-off in their home town 20 years after their original battle. The idea came about when Lemme realized so many A-list… »
Following its crowdfunding success early in 2015, Broken Lizard’s follow-up to the cult 2001 comedy Super Troopers went before the cameras in October of last year, and now director and co-star Jay Chandrasekhar has taken to Twitter to share a Cannes poster for Super Troopers 2, which we have for you here…
Super Troopers 2 sees Chandrasekhar joined by fellow Broken Lizard members Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, along with the returning Brian Cox. As yet there’s no word on a release date, but the film is being distributed by Fox Searchlight in the States, while the international rights are up for grabs at Cannes.
- Gary Collinson
"Super Troopers" first premiered at Sundance in early 2001, and for the last 15 years has been building its cult-movie bona fides as vocal fans endlessly quoted their favorite lines and demanded a sequel. That wish became a reality last year, when Broken Lizard launched a highly successful Indiegogo campaign to fund the next installment — asking for $2 million, the production ended up making more than twice that. Now, per co-writer/director/star Jay Chandrasekhar's Twitter, the film has its first official poster. Read More: 'Super Troopers 2' Crowdfunding Campaign Zooms Past Zach Braff The original film, released theatrically by Fox Searchlight in February of 2002, concerns five highly unprofessional state troopers in Vermont whose antics near the Canadian border inspire much laughter. Different ideas for a second "Super Troopers" have floated around for a decade, with Chandrasekhar mentioning the possibility of a prequel as early as the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con. »
- Michael Nordine
Fox Searchlight will distribute the comedy crime mystery in North America, as it did on the 2001 original that grossed $18.5m.
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, Paul Soter, and Steve Lemme of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard reprise their roles as state troopers with a penchant for pranks. Brian Cox returns as Captain O’Hagan.
Chandrasekhar will once again direct and Richard Perello produce the story in which the troopers are dispatched to patrol the border with Canada.
Super Troopers 2 supporters raised $4.4m in 28 days on IndieGoGo last year and it remains one of the highest crowd-funded films.
“We couldn’t be more excited to finally make this sequel,” said Chandrasekhar. “We plan to deliver big laughs and bigger mustaches.”
“Super Troopers is one of the all-time comedy classics and we’re extremely »
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For almost a year, Graffiti with Punctuation editor Blake Howard and I have been discussing doing a series of essays about a topic of mutual interest - portrayals of masculinity on screen. The aim is to explore our favorite elements of the topic, to get quite personal and to come up with something hopefully compelling.
We've now begun that journey over the next few months starting with the first piece by Blake. It took him to some challenging places, but the result is intimate, passionate, complex and ultimately wonderful and sets a tone for promising reading to come. I urge you to check out the piece in our features section, or by clicking here and to leave feedback on it if possible.
Chinese helmer Lu Chuan is attached to direct and produce the Tristine Skyler=penned adaptation of Peter Hessler's memoir "River Town" for Fugitive Films. »
- Garth Franklin
Being developed by CW Seed and shortform digital series production unit Blue Ribbon Content, Billy Gerber will produce the shorts. It isn't clear if any of the Broken Lizard guys are involved in the project.
No word on what the story will be. The original centered on two brothers (Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske) who travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a 'Fight Club' with beer games.
The plan is to launch the series later in 2016 on its 10th anniversary.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Hard to believe, but the cult comedy Beerfest is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Released way back in 2006, the movie only made $19.1 million at the box office. But over the past decade, it has gained a loyal following. And those fans will be happy to know that this raunchy laughfest is being resurrecting as a digital series. Though, it doesn't appear as though original creators Broken Lizard are involved.
Beerfest the series is being developed by CW Seed, The CW's online destination for original content. The show will be produced in conjunction with Blue Ribbon Content, which is Warner Bros.' short form digital content production unit. Beerfest will blast its bubbly mayhem across computer screens and other streaming devices later this year to coincide with the movie's original August 25, 2006 release date.
Original Beerfest producer Billy Gerber is spearheading this project, and will serve as an executive producer. He »
A decade after Broken Lizard’s beer-soaked Warner Bros feature comedy Beerfest came out, the title is being revisited as a digital series. The project is being developed by CW Seed, in conjunction with Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros’ shortform digital series production unit. The idea is to launch the series later in 2016, marking the film’s 10th anniversary. Billy Gerber, who served as producer on the original movie, as well as The Dukes Of Hazzard movies, is… »
9 items from 2016
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