Like an Arrested Development movie or Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, a sequel to the hit Broken Lizard comedy Super Troopers has always been right on the edge, while still giving fans that pipedream vibe. But now they are talking, and talking seriously about the second movie as they prepare to release their next film, The Slammin’ Salmon, at Slamdance later in the month. The guys over at MovieWeb got a chance to sit down with BL’s Paul Soter and Jay Chandrasekhar to discuss their upcoming trip to Park City with their current film, as well as the pressing questions about their future ventures.
Regarding Super Troopers 2, Chandrasekhar said simply that “the best thing for us to do is sit down and write the movie. And then we can say, ‘Here it is.’ And we’ll see what happens from there.” And though they have not actually finished the script, they do have a rough outline as to how the sequel might play out:
“The big picture is that we are on the Canadian Border. And in reality, what has happened is that the government has found places where the markers were off, or wrong. And there are these areas of land that were thought to be Canada, but are actually part of the US. We are enlisted to patrol this area that was always thought to be Canadian soil. But no, it is actually the United States. We are enlisted because they have to send someone there to help make it part of the US territory now. We get recruited to be the highway patrolmen there. And we are surrounded by all of these Canadian people that aren’t happy about this. We essentially have to impose US law on a bunch of Canadians that aren’t at all happy about it.”
It’s rough, but it certainly has potential. What worked with the first Super Troopers wasn’t necessarily the base story, but the performances and memorable moments within said story. I have my doubts though, as Broken Lizard has been really up and down lately. Club Dread was a sad, humorless affair while Beerfest was almost as funny as Super Troopers. So we just don’t know what we’re going to get when these guys return to these beloved characters. Chances are that it will be funny, but only time will tell.
Would you be excited about a Super Troopers sequel?