Last we heard, the long-awaited sequel to Broken Lizard’s cult comedy hit Super Trooperswas the next movie for the comedy group with hopes of filming that summer. At the time the script was written and turned in, and a studio was in place for distribution. All that was left to do was to secure financing. That was just about a year ago now.
Unfortunately securing that financing appears to have been more difficult than anticipated. So naturally the Broken Lizard gents are looking where everyone looks these days when securing financing proves difficult: the fans. Thanks to the crowdfunding boom, projects like Super Troopers 2 still have a chance to be made…though much help is needed. That’s where you come in.
Continue reading for more and to see the Indiegogo campaign video.
Here’s the full pitch from Broken Lizard:
Join us and make SUPER TROOPERS 2: the time is meow!
Weâ€™re Broken Lizard.
Several moons ago, we made a little indie movie called Super Troopers, which we debuted at Sundance in 2001. Weâ€™re proud of how it turned out and apparently it struck a chord with many of you out there because almost daily we get asked â€œWho wants a mustache ride?â€ (“Who doesnâ€™t?”) or â€œDid you chug real maple syrup?â€ (“Yes, and we will never, ever, ever do it again.”) or â€œHow is the view from sugar heaven?â€ (“Sweet.”)
But more than anything else, we get asked:
“When are you gonna get off your asses and make Super Troopers 2?”
Well, guess what chickenfuckers? We finally have an answer.
With your help, we can make Super Troopers 2 this summer.
Weâ€™ve been waiting for years to do this, and meow the time has come. Our mustaches are thick, furry, and authoritative. The script is written and weâ€™re getting all antsy in our pantsy to start shooting. Thereâ€™s just one problem:
While the studio has given us permission to make the sequel, and agreed to distribute it (at least in the USA and Canada), we need to fund the movie ourselves.
So this is how it works: if weâ€™re able to raise at least $2,000,000 in the next month, weâ€™ll be able to get to work on a barebones version of Super Troopers 2 this summer. But $2,000,000 is the bare minimum weâ€™ll need to get into production.
Weâ€™ve got some big stuff in the script, and if weâ€™re able to raise enough money, youâ€™ll get to see all of it. The more we raise, the more amazing stuff we can put in the movie. More action, more cameos, more shenanigans, and fine, more Farva.
And hereâ€™s the other thing: to get Super Troopers 2 a wide release â€“ to get it into a theater near YOU â€“ we need to prove that thereâ€™s a real demand to see it, and not just a dozen stoners who keep asking for it over and over.
That means: the more people who contribute to help make the movie, the better our chances of getting a wide release, and coming to a theater where you can enjoy our new shenanigans in their full, cinematic splendor.
Now, some of you might be thinking to yourself “$2 MILLION?! That sure seems like a lot to raise in just 31 days.” You greatly underestimate the power of crowdfunding and the internet. In just ten or so hours since launching, Super Troopers 2 is already well past the $1 million halfway point. It’s incredible just how quickly and how aggressively fans get behind the things they want to see become a reality. Kudos, fans. Everyone clearly wants Farva to get out of that trunk (this will make sense later).
If you want to donate or are thinking about donating—which isn’t just about giving someone your hard-earned coin to make something they want to make, but also about being a part of something, even in the tiniest aspect, that you’re passionate about or just simply interested in in a way you otherwise wouldn’t be able to be a part of it—you can learn more about the project and the various rewards being offered over at its Indiegogo campaign page.
Rewards include your very own Super Troopers shirt, sunglasses, badge, and of course, mustache; larger offerings like a VIP premiere and after party package, roles in the movie both as an extra or in a speaking part, and being a producer; or the largest of offerings, such as attending a baseball game with all of the Broken Lizard crew, a private comedy show for 100 people, all of the Lizards attending your wedding as the groomsmen (or bridesmaids), and even the chance to keep one of the police patrol cars used on screen in the movie (which also comes with the $10,000 Be A Producer tier, so a pretty good deal if you happen to be Richie Rich…in which case, hey Richie, where’s that $10 you owe for that oddly specific bet you made with me that they’d never make a movie about you starring Macaulay Culkin?!). There’s even some standalone perks, including the chance to attend or compete in a real Beerfest Tournament in Chicago.
You now have the information. Go forth, and do with it what you will.