Forget "Dukes of Hazzard 2" -- Is "Super Troopers 2" On Tap for Broken Lizard?

by | August 14, 2006 | Comments

Even though last year’s "Dukes of Hazzard" raked in a respectable $80 million at the box office, don’t look for another go from the Broken Lizard crew. "Dukes" director Jay Chandrasekhar and fellow Lizard Kevin Heffernan told RT they’re over it, and after this month’s "Beerfest" they plan on turning their attention to more Broken Lizard projects, including "The Greek Road," "The Babymaker," and … "Super Troopers 2!"

A direct-to-video "Dukes of Hazzard" prequel is already being filmed without the involvement of the Broken Lizard guys, but they seem ok with that. "Beerfest" kicks off the first release from Warner Bros. in a three-year deal, and they’ve got a few more crazy scripts up their sleeves.

This month, the Broken Lizards compete in every drinking game known to man in "Beerfest"

"The Greek Road"

One such project is a completed script called "The Greek Road," which the Lizards (Heffernan, Chandrasekhar, and fellow members Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske) have finished co-writing. They are in talks with Warner Bros. to secure funding for the period pic, which is set in ancient Greece and would require a larger-than-normal budget for a Broken Lizard movie.

And what is the plot for this next pic? Heffernan explains, "The movie we really want to do next is called The Greek Road. It’s set in ancient Greece, it’s a comedy. The general idea is that I play a fellow by the name of Plato — he is a freshman wrestling recruit at Athens University, and he’s failing his freshmen seminar, Basic Thought."

"So they bring in this hotshot senior to tutor him. His name is…Socrates. So Socrates tutors him and they end up road tripping to the Olympics to wrestle. And then the gods try to stop them. It’s a period piece. Steve is Socrates, and then Eric, Paul and Jay play Zeus, Poseidon and Hades who are trying to stop us from getting to the Olympics."

Chandrasekhar says "The Greek Road" will likely start filming in spring 2007; but first, he’d like to squeeze in another Broken Lizard production this fall:

"The Babymaker"

"I want to make a movie with Kevin called "The Babymaker," said Chandrasekhar. "He plays a former high school football star who’s married and he and his wife want to have a kid, and they try for a year and they just can’t have a kid. Sothey go to a doctor and the doctor says, "Your sperm is no good," and he goes, "Nah, trust me dude, the sperm’s good." And [the doctor] says, "It’s no good, I’m telling you it’s no good," and he goes, "IT’S GOOD."

And so he eventually tells his wife that five years ago he donated 20 batches of sperm to a sperm bank, and they don’t take it unless it’s good. He did it because he needed a little extra money for his wife’s ring. And she’s furious; "You have other kids out there, you bought my ring with beat off money!" So he goes back to the sperm bank and says, I need my sperm back…And they say, well we only have one batch and we promised it to somebody. So then he goes and puts together a little team of his friends, and they go and try to do a sperm bank heist."

"Super Troopers 2"

But what of a sequel to the beloved cult hit, "Super Troopers?" Though fans have long been screaming for a sequel, reprising their Vermont State trooper characters is not on the immediate horizon for the five-some. However, they are considering the sequel in the future and have settled on a loose story — it would be called "Super Troopers ’76," and it will be a prequel in which they play the equally inept fathers of their "Super Troopers" characters.

"The joke is that we’ll make it Super Troopers ’76, set during the bicentennial," Chandrasekhar told RT. "We’ll have a little shaggier hair and mustaches…we might do it, I don’t know. That movie has sort of a special place in a lot of people’s hearts, so all we can do is f*ck it up…So I don’t know…I’ve been writing some little gags and I have a little file of "Super Troopers 2" gags, and we’ll see if we turn that into a flick or not."

In the meantime, Broken Lizard’s "Beerfest" sloshes into theaters August 25. Check out the trailer and Beer Olympics photos from the flick!

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