Earlier this month, Warner Brothers decided to put their in-development sequel to Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s hit 1994 comedy Dumb And Dumber into turnaround, leaving the brothers able to shop it around to other studios. At the time, it was noted that the likely saviors for the project looked to be Red Granite Pictures, the folks behind Martin Scorsese’s upcoming The Wolf Of Wall Street, with distribution to be handled by Universal Pictures.
Well, some fast deal making has been done and he Brothers have indeed announced that the film will go on with Red Granite and Universal as partners –
— Farrelly Brothers (@farrellybros) June 18, 2013
Dumb And Dumber To had been in development at Warner subsidiary New Line for the past several years and was thought to be a lock with Carrey and Daniels’ participation. However, the studio balked at the rather low budget of $30 million when the similarly priced The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in which Carey co-starred bombed at the box office earlier this year. The original Dumb And Dumber cost $17 million to make and grossed more than $247 million.