Apparently, it will be the first sequel ever produced exclusively for Crackle, and the comedian is trying to find a way to bring Joe Dirt 2 in for a very low budget without losing any of the quality. He explains.
"We wrote a sequel, and we may wind up doing it on Crackle.com, because they want to be the first web address to do a sequel to a movie. Because Sony owns them, and it's a Sony movie. We're trying to find a way to make it for the budget, but we really want to do it. And keep it good."
He went onto discuss the logistics of getting the movie made, and that the soundtrack needed for the sequel may prove to be a problem for the low budget.
"We're putting it together now and seeing if we can keep it as funny and with the music we like for a lower budget. All the movies you hear about being made now keep running into budget problems, this and that, and it sounds boring, but it's just a new world, where they can't make those $15-30 million comedies anymore. It's either $3 million or $200 million, there's almost no in-between, so everyone's adjusting to either a summer tentpole Avengers-type movie, or learning to get down and dirty and gritty and making a smaller movie. I just don't want to burn the fans and want to make it good, so me and the other writer are combing through the sequel and trying to make it make sense and have good music and be funny within the parameters. So hopefully it will be soon, or it will be too pointless."
David Spade went onto confirm that fan favorites from the first film, Christopher Walken and Kid Rock, are in the script and will hopefully return to reprise their characters. He also explains how the original is one of his own personal favorites.
"I loved the Joe Dirt movie. It's the one I hear about the most, right behind Tommy Boy. I grew up in Arizona, and the co-writer, Fred Wolf, grew up in Montana, and we'd see guys like that all the time. Shirts off, carrying gas cans, questionable life, never knew where they were going or coming from, and I grew up with my brother Harry, a cage of rattlesnakes in his room, and guns, and craziness, in a small copper-mining town outside of Scottsdale, AZ.
I would ask Christopher Walken and Kid Rock to be in it again. And to take less money, if at all possible, than the amount they took the first time. Christopher Walken was great, and he always had funny things to say. He worked on a movie called Mouse Trap and explained how it's different working with an actor dog than an actor mouse. It was one of the best conversations I've ever been involved with. And Kid Rock was my idea and I didn't know him, so we called him out of the blue, and he liked Tommy Boy enough to take a leap of faith and do this. He's very cool, and he's actually a very nice guy, which no one would believe, especially me. But he's one of my few showbiz buddies that I still talk to a lot."
He also talked about the infamous Joe Dirt mullet wig.
"The Joe Dirt wig was itchy. And one time, I walked away from the set at a TV studio when we were doing some Dennis Miller stuff, and I got lost, and I had my janitor's uniform on, and the security guard wouldn't let me back into where I was supposed to go, and I didn't have a cell phone, so I had to sit there for 15 minutes until some PA came to look for me, and I had to explain to them that I was dressed as a janitor with a wig on, and that was an actual story, that sounds fake but it was funny to me. Long story short: I loved the wig, I thought it was hilarious, it was hard to wear all summer but it cracks me up. I think it's in some vault somewhere in the Smithsonian right now, surrounded by guards."
The actor also has two more sequels in the works, as he prepares to return for both Hotel Transylvania 2, which already has a 2015 release date, and Grown Ups 3, which shoots this winter.
"I think the next thing I'm doing is the voice in Hotel Transylvania 2, I thought that movie came out really well and especially Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez did a very good job with it. It was a very sweet, funny movie. The next one comes out next year. And there's talk of a Grown Ups 3. We are all very, very good friends. And have the best time on those movies. It's very genuine and we all crack each other up."