While they are out promoting their most recent film The Slammin’ Salmon — for which we just posted a trailer the other day — the fine gentlemen of Broken Lizard have been talking to the press. And anytime these guys talk to the press, the prospect of a sequel to their cult hit Super Troopers is bound to come up.
In speaking with Movie Cutlists, Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar said that they “have the financing So we’re going to try to make a deal with Fox.” Star Steve Lemme added that they were “three drafts into” a script for Super Troopers 2 and with the independent financing they’ve already secured, it should make getting a studio deal a lot easier.
When talking details of the plot, the Lizard guys weren’t saying much. Though they did reveal that Brian Cox, who pretty much stole the first one as Captain O’Hagan, will definitely be in the sequel. This adds to the plot details we previously reported, which Chandrasekhar revealed back in January 2009:
“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.”
For my money, a sequel to Super Troopers can be taken only one way: it’s a good thing, hands down.
The Slammin’ Salmon is in theaters on December 11, 2009.