Calling all Super Trooper fans: The highly anticipated sequel of the hilarious comedy has officially started filming.
Earlier this year, production company Broken Lizard announced the sequel just 14 years after the first film’s release at the 2001 Sundance Festival. The crew revealed that the movie would only be made IF the Indiegogo campaign completely raised $2 million. Within only a couple of hours, the project raised $1.3 million and then on day two was completely funded.
Kevin Heffernan, who plays the infamous Farva, shared details about the creation of Super Troopers 2 and what the fans should expect:
“The hard part about writing a script is usually nailing down your characters, and how they speak. The fun thing about jumping back into Super Troopers was that we know all those characters already and exactly what kind of stuff would come out of their mouths. We know their points of view, we know how they responded to situations. We know Farva, my character, is going to be an a**hole.”
Erik Stolhanske, also known as Rabbit, also noted:
“We’re just better at constructing scenes and we’re a little more technical now, which is helpful in terms of focusing where scenes and stories are going. With the first Super Troopers, it started out as ten random scenes that were basically sketches, and from there we put a plot together. This time, we came up with the plot first and we’re plugging a lot of funny bits into it. So it’s just a different approach—maybe better, maybe not—but certainly evolved.”
The Broken Lizard crew also held a 7-hour live telethon, which gave fans an opportunity to enjoy entertainment, flash sales, challenges, and interactions with the cast and crew of the original Super Troopers. Due to the success of the event, the team decided to do a second telethon as a way to attract more backers to the project so it can reach $5 million.
Now, just six months after the closing of the campaign, the Broken Lizard gang has officially kicked off the first day of filming. Stolhanske took to his Facebook page and shared a funny photo of himself and Heffernan on the set.
“And so it begins. First day shooting Super Troopers 2.”
The film is set to open in theaters next year.
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