(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
Farrelly brothers Peter and Bobby are finally moving onto a project that they have long wanted to do: a second instalment for the 1994 hit comedy, Dumb and Dumber. With the intention to bring back Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, Sean Anders and John Morris (Sex Drive) have been hired to start writing the script to bring back this senseless yet lovable duo.
Carrey began giving hints for a sequel whilst promoting his latest film Mr. Popper’s Penguins, but this is the first confirmation we have had with the Farrelly brothers focusing on The Three Stooges, which is set to be released in the US on 4th April, 2012. Sean Anders and John Morris have also been busy co-directed the Adam Sandler comedy, I Hate You Dad, which will be released in the UK on 7th September, 2012.
As long as we have waited for a sequel, the brothers have wanted to make one. Unfortunately, New Line went forward with Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd in 2003, which didn’t go down as well as expected. Luckily, it didn’t kill the franchise.
The original Dumb and Dumber film made on a $16 million budget, grossed nearly $250 million worldwide. Original producers Charles B. Wessler, Brad Krevoy and Steve Stabler will return, as will the Farrelly’s Conundrum Entertainment partner Bradley Thomas.
With the hopeful return of Carrey and Daniels too, this could be really good.