If you asked someone to list the Top 10 funniest movies of the ’00s, it’s very likely that the Broken Lizard movie Super Troopers would be on it–or at least it would be if they’re even remotely cool. It’s certainly become a huge cult favorite, having made nearly four times as much in DVD release as it did theatrically. Over the years, ComingSoon.net has spoken with various members of Broken Lizard and they’ve hinted that a sequel may be coming.
Talking with Broken Lizard members Jay Chandraskehar and Kevin Heffernan earlier today for their new movie The Babymakers, not exactly a Broken Lizard movie but one that has similar sensibilities to other movies the duo has done together, we asked them about the long-in-gestation sequel.
“We’re hoping to make ‘Super Troopers 2′ as a group if we can work out a legal situation with Fox Searchlight,” Jay told us. “They’re into it, they like it.”
“We’ve written a script, we’ve handed it into them, they loved the script,” Kevin added.
“We have an issue with the first film and the accounting so if that can all be resolved, I think we’ll end up making it,” Jay said rather openly… and we hope he won’t get in trouble from his lawyer for doing so.
Jay also told us that a sequel to 2006′s Beerfest, their big studio movie for Warner Bros., might actually happen. “We’ll also probably make ‘Potfest,’ which was a joke, but then Willie (Nelson) said he would do it, and Snoop Dogg and Cheech (Marin), they both said they would do it and we’re like, ‘We can probably do this.’ You go into the TSA, that’s the number one movie they ask for. I think there may be an audience for that. There are also films we’re working on – we may do an umpire movie, playing minor league umpires.”
In the meantime, Jay’s busy developing a script for something called Shotgun Wedding with his Babymakers star Olivia Munn that he hopes to get rolling on soon. Meanwhile, Kevin has been doing a stand-up tour with Steve Lemme from Broken Lizard and they’re developing various television shows for NBC, but don’t expect to see a Broken Lizard television show any time soon.
“It is an exhausting process to write a Broken Lizard movie because you’re trying to get five people to come to an agreement on it, so it takes a year,” Jay said. “I don’t know that our process would work on this basis that we’d have to generate a script a week. I don’t know if it could be consistently what we do, unless it’s a sketch show. It’s not that I don’t believe in sketch shows, I’m just not watching those. I’m watching all these other dramatic shows. I know these two guys will write their own show but they only have to work with each other and then if they’ll have me come and guest star, I’ll give them ideas or if they want to send me scripts, I’ll note them up and they’ll take the jokes I like and throw the rest out, but it’s an easier dynamic.”
Look for the rest of our interview with the duo where we talk about The Babymakers, in theaters and on VOD this Friday, August 3, and about Jay’s prolific work in television later this week.