Broken Lizard fans have been waiting for the comedy group to make a sequel to their 2001 breakout hit Super Troopers. But then again, the members of Broken Lizard have also been been waiting for the opportunity to make the film. Unfortunately, what the group has euphemistically been calling a “legal thing” has been holding things up from moving forward.
There will be a Super Troopers sequel. We put it off for a while and then came back to it. We wrote the script and handed it in to Fox and now we’re just negotiating the time and the place and hopefully shoot it some time this year. I have to start growing my mustache now.
The group has been working on a screenplay for Super Troopers 2 for some time. Back in 2009 while doing the publicity rounds for Broken Lizard’s The Slammin’ Salmon, Heffernan and troupe-mate Steve Lemme confirmed to me that they had been working on a script “over the course of the last few years.” They also squelched the rumor that the film was going to be sequel with them playing their Super Trooper characters’ fathers.
There’s been no official word yet from studio Fox Searchlight confirming that they have a script in hand, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for news.