Sequels are great, but they cost money to make. So, the creative team at Broken Lizard launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise at least $2 million to finance the sequel to their 2001 cult comedy hit, “Super Troopers.”
In the official campaign video, posted Tuesday (Mar. 24), Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, and their glorious mustaches pull over motorist Rodney Farva (Kevin Heffernan) to urge him to make a contribution to the cause for running a stop sign.
“As it turns out, the only way we can make this movie is if we raise the money ourselves,” says Chandrasekhar, who is slated to direct and reprise his role as Vermont State Trooper Arcot 'Thorny' Ramathorn.
The first film, which was made on a low-cost budget of $3 million and grossed $18 million, ended up becoming quite the underground hit, with fans dressing up as troopers and reciting the flick's most quotable lines at special screenings for years after its initial release.
In addition to the usual incentives that come with a donation, like tickets, posters, and t-shirts, donors can receive a cannabis-filled outing with the cast, film props, and even a role in the movie.
“If the audience is really out there like we think they are, we’ll find out,” says Chandrasekhar.
You can make an arresting donation of your own right here.