Broken Lizard, a comedy troupe consisting of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, formed at Colgate University in 1990, is responsible for “Super Troopers” and a handful of other outings, though none as successful as the hilarious story of a group of too-laid-back Vermont state troopers more focused on hijinks than their jobs.
Despite its relative success — the film grossed $23 million on a $1.3 million budget — it’s been a challenge for the group to put a sequel together. However, in August, Chandrasekhar confirmed that a script has been approved and that a Kickstarter campaign might be used to help round out financing.
Broken Lizard members Kevin Heffernan (Farva) and Steve Lemme (Mac) told podcaster Bert Kreischer that they have a deal in place to distribute the sequel, but the studio won’t pay for production or marketing — and Fox wants the gang to come up with at least $15 million. Just like they did for the original, the group will have to raise the money themselves.
“We’re hoping that it’s not going to be that hard because there are people with money out there who are fans,” Heffernan said.
They’re even considering using Kickstarter (which famously funded the Veronica Mars movie).
“We don’t have that kind of money, so Kickstarter seems like a legitimate way to do it,” said Lemme.
Members of Broken Lizard have said several times that they’d like to begin filming later this year and release the film in 2015.