'Super Troopers 2' Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Raise $2 Million for Sequel

A promotional image from "Super Troopers". Newscom
A promotional image from "Super Troopers".

It's been almost 15 years since the first "Super Troopers" hit theaters and became a cult classic.

Now, the gang from Broken Lizard are back and making a sequel. The guys just launched an Indiegogo campaign with the goal to raise $2 million from now until April 24.

All the original troopers are back -- Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske.

Chandrasekhar and Heffernan spoke to ABC News about the comeback and why crowd-funding makes sense for this movie.

"The first one was so difficult to get made," Chandrasekhar said. "Mostly because we were starring in it."

He added that the likes of George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh were attached to the script as producers, but it never came together. And when they decided to go the independent route, the investors wanted guys like Ben Affleck to play the lead. They stuck to their guns.

"We finally made it and to some degree, it put us on the map and showed our sense of humor was good," he said.

Chandrasekhar, who played Thorny, said it took so long to get rolling on a sequel because they wanted to make sure to get it right. In fact, the gang said they have written some 16 drafts and will write another five or six before production starts.

"Also, short of changing all the cops to super heroes, the studios aren't the most friendly place at the moment for this type of movie," he said.

Enter IndieGogo. And with funding, Broken Lizard is currently trying to figure out ways to make sure donors get something valuable.

"The first 'Super Troopers' was a very grassroots movie," Heffernan said. "It was something that people found and told their friends about. This approach seems to be a very cool way to get them involved in that same way and get a movie made in that same grassroots feel."

Both Chandrasekhar and Heffernan said they still run into classic lines from the film as fans come up and ask if they'd "like another drink right meow" or give Heffernan, who played Farva, a hard time if he tried to order fast food.

As for plot points, the guys said they are keeping it under wraps, but that it won't be a prequel -- which was one rumor floating around the Internet.

"We are going to pick up the story where we left off and we will be cops," Heffernan said.

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