Fans of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe and their movies have a special place in their hearts for the group’s first successful flick, Super Troopers, which tells the story of a department of Vermont state police who tend to not take their work too seriously and are facing losing their jobs if the state decides to shut them down and let the local police department handle things.
Whether you like Broken Lizard’s movies or not, none of the movies that have followed Super Troopers have come nearly as close to being as lastingly quotable and hilarious as that movie is to this day. Because of that, fans have been waiting patiently for another chapter in the lives of these lovable cops for the near-eleven years since the first film was made…and now they may just be close to getting their Super Troopers 2.
Speaking to IFC at SXSW recently, troupe members Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan confirmed that a sequel was coming, and that they’re hoping it will be soon.
Chandrasekhar explained, saying:
“We’re hoping to make “˜Super Troopers 2″² eventually.
We’ve written the script and as soon as we figure out a little sort of legal thing with Fox, I think we’ll hopefully get a chance to make that.”
Heffernan also chimed in, saying “It’s ready to go.”
Super Troopers is easily one of my personal favorite comedies and I’m also a fan of Broken Lizard’s other flicks as well, so this is good, good news. Of course, it’s also hard to get too excited when you see something involving FOX and “legal things” that need to be sorted out.
Hopefully, if we’re lucky, it’s not too complicated a problem to solve and the crew can get to work on Super Troopers 2 after their latest movie, The Babymakers, is released.