Over the weekend, we announced that shooting had officially begun on the sequel Super Troopers 2. We were treated to the first set photo from Erik Stolhanske, who appeared with Kevin Heffernan. Now, a couple more cast members have shared their own behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. And one thing is for certain, the mustache is out in full force!
The Broken Lizard gang are back, shooting scenes on location at their old stomping grounds of Spurbury, Vermont. Kevin Heffernan has shared a first look at Jay Chandrasekhar, who is reprising his role as Arcot 'Thorny' Ramathorn. The actor is also returning to direct this second installment, having helmed all of the Broken Lizard movies thus far except for 2009's The Slammin' Salmon, which was directed by Kevin Heffernan. That farcical comedy served as the gang's last big screen outing.
Steve Lemme also shared a new set photo featuring Kevin Heffernan, while Jay Chandrasekhar also offered a look at the set. It has been a very long 14 year wait for Super Troopers 2. The film is actually up and running with help from all the Broken Lizard fans out there in the world. Broken Lizard launched an IndieGogo campaign earlier this year, with a goal of $2 million. The comedy troupe arrived at that goal in just one day. The production has gone onto raise over $4.5 million. And now, the boys are putting that money to good use as they bring their Vermont State Troopers back to the highway for a lot of fun and some danger.
It was reported back in March that Super Troopers 2 already has distribution. At this time, the Broken Lizard gang, which is comprised of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske, have not bestowed fans with a complete rundown of the plot. What they are planning is a surprise. And hopefully it's a good one.
Super Troopers was released in 2002 and was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. Always looking for action, five over-enthusiastic but under-stimulated Vermont State Troopers raise hell on the highway, keeping motorists anxiously looking in their rear-view mirrors. Between an ongoing feud with the local cops over whose you-know-what is bigger, and the state government wanting to shut them down, the Super Troopers find themselves precariously and hilariously heading toward calamity as they try to avoid extinction. The film quickly became a cult comedy favorite soon after it's release, and it lives on in infamy to this day.
While no plot details have emerged as of yet for the sequel, backers who pledged at least $10 to the cause got access to the script. None of those backers have revealed anything as of yet, keeping in the spirit of the team's goal to shock and surprise its fan base. It's probably a given that most fans aren't really going to Super Troopers 2 for the plot, anyway, but are more excited about the weird jokes and quotable dialogue. You can check out these latest photos as shooting continues this week. At this time, the long-awaited sequel does not have a release date.
First day on Super Troopers 2. pic.twitter.com/tHsrSKdqgE— Jay Chandrasekhar (@jaychandrasekha) October 23, 2015